One question I am asked occasionally is “what are your credentials?”
What they are really asking is ‘how do I know you are qualified?”
Ultimately, I guess you have to decide.
I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Grace College of the Bible (now Grace University) of Omaha, NE with a double major in Bible and Church Music in 1980. My husband and I have been involved for nearly 30 years in church ministry and worship leadership.
When I decided to become a life coach, I enrolled in World Coach Institute, an ICF (International Coaching Federation) approved school. I received certification as a Professional Coach in the areas of Life, Relationship & Bereavement.
The specific certifications are:
Master Certified Coach (MCC)
Certified Professional Coach, (CPC)
Certified Life Coach (CLC)
Certified Relationship Coach (CRC)
Certified Bereavement Coach, (CBEC)
Certified Group & Laser Coach (CGC, CLaC)
Currently I am a Certified Coach Master Class Instructor at World Coach Institute: worldcoachinstitute.com
I am pursuing an additional Professional Coach Certification (PCC) from the International Coaching Federation. This is the umbrella organization that oversees:
- Developing coaching core competencies
- Establishing a professional code of ethics and standards
- Creating an internationally recognized credentialing program
- Setting guidelines through accreditation for coach-specific training programs
- Providing focused discussion through Communities of Practice (CPs)
In March of 2014, Green Hope Coaching with Kathy Burrus was the 2nd place winner of the Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition hosted by Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs, Bluffton, OH.
In October, 2015, Kathy was awarded the SO NOW Professional Network of Women’s Business Award winning a cash prize of $2500 to help in the growth of her business. To learn more about a chapter near you in NW Ohio, go to http://sonownetwork.com/.
Ultimately, all of those credentials could just be a piece of paper saying I jumped through the right hoops. The proof comes in whether or not our partnership is of benefit to you. Email me now to set up a free 20 minute discovery call to find out.