It has been a busy week for me. I have spent my time in school, coaching students in their lead up to half term, and I have been busy with business meetings and my own personal development.
Over the last few months I have been studying towards my professional senior coach (PSC) and Accredited Senior Coach (ASC) status with The International Institute of Coaches and Mentors (IIC&M). On Friday I was given the fantastic news that I had passed both and had achieved my PSC and ASC accreditations. What a difference it made to my Friday evening and my outlook for the weekend. My results lifted my mood, I was excited and the sense of achievement was very satisfying. Acknowledging my success with a celebratory drink enabled me to reflect on the work I had done, the increased knowledge I had gained and the positive impact it had on me and my personal development.
There is a story behind how I started my PSC/ASC and committed to a deadline for completing it. Earlier this year during a personal development webinar, I was introduced to another IIC&M coach based in Canada. He wanted to achieve his PSC/ASC like me and we listened together to what was required to achieve it. He quickly committed to completing everything by the 29th May whilst I was still getting over the shock regarding the amount of work that needed to be done. Not to let the ‘UK’ side down, I took up the challenge and committed to do the same.
I am so glad that I did because I would still have been thinking about it today instead of now having PSC/ASC after my name. So now, being a senior coach with the IIC&M means that I am:
- Committed to continually raising my coaching standards within my profession
- Part of a talented group of IIC&M Accredited Coaches who are truly making a difference to their clients
- Consistent in coaching my clients in line with the IIC&M’s Standards and Ethics, Key Values and Coaching Competencies
On top of all that I have made a fantastic new friend in Mark Cannon and use our regular Skype calls to catch up and share knowledge.
I have achieved my PSC/ASC goal by pushing myself out of my comfort zone and working hard. I feel a huge sense of achievement, my confidence and self esteem have grown and I feel good inside and out. Acknowledging my success and the positive feeling it has given me has already encouraged me to sign up for my Cognitive Reprogramming Practitioner Course. Bring it on, is all I have to say!
Have a great week everybody and for those of you who are off for half term, enjoy your time off and have fun.
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