ICF – PCC – What does that mean… and
Jerry Seavey, PCC
Why didn’t I do it sooner?
Over the years colleagues (as well as clients) have asked me why I had not applied for ICF (International Coach Federation) credentialing, since I had far more coaching experience than is required by ICF. My answer was that I didn’t think I needed it.
The coaching industry has changed, and recognizing that, I have changed my mind. ICF credentialing is far more than added credibility, it is about the increased competency gained by studying for the ICF exams and the benefits received from Mentor Coaching.
Think of the last time you spent hours trying to resolve a challenge that was beyond your current knowledge or skill base. Then, someone more experienced asked you a question or directed you to focus your attention differently, and from this perspective you gained a new insight and recognized a crucial next step.
This is the value of a Mentor Coach, supporting and guiding you toward your objectives. Whether your goal is to be more effective in your coaching or you want to obtaining your ICF accreditation, by working with a Mentor Coach you demonstrate that you are taking concrete actions to become more successful in your coaching abilities.
As an ICF accredited PCC, I am now offering Mentor Coaching sessions. Whether you want to apply for ICF credentialing or want an objective observer that can give you strength-based feedback to take your coaching to a higher level, as a Mentor Coach I provide support for your development and coach you on your coaching.