I am thrilled to share that I have earned the prestigious designation of Master Certified Coach (MCC) by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). I’ve joined the elite group of only 4% of credentialed coaches in the United States who have attained the MCC level.

ICF is the leading global organization of professional, personal, and business coaches with more than 40,000 members and over 35,000 ICF credentialed holders world-wide.  ICF offers the only independent and internationally recognized coach credentialing program.

What does this mean?

To my clients:  It means I have even greater depth and breadth of skills to partner with and support you as you explore fresh perspectives, challenges, and opportunities.

For the coaching profession: It demonstrates accountability to the highest professional standards and adherence to a strong code of ethics, including almost 3,000 hours of coaching clients, over 200 hours of coach-specific training, as well as being assessed in coaching competence both orally and in writing by experienced, independent assessors under strict examination conditions.

And to myself:  It demonstrates a never-ending commitment to learning and giving.  When I entered the Leadership Coaching Program at Georgetown University 13 years ago, I looked at MCCs with awe and wonder.  Now after continuous commitment to continued growth and learning, and a focused effort of the past year, I can now call myself a Master Certified Coach.

I couldn’t have done this without all my clients along the way, my mentor coaches, Ellen Fulton and Jennifer Starr; my fellow coach, Sue Nicholas; and my number-one supporter, Mark Boster.