A Member’s Voice

Thomas Leonard asserted that coach certification should be based on demonstration
of proficiency (quality) rather than clocking hours (quantity). At a conference
in 2002, Thomas reemphasized this point, saying many of us were already great
coaches due to natural abilities or previous professional training and experience.
When he affirmed how much the world needed us, I knew he was talking to me.
For these reasons, I pursued my certification through IAC and strongly encourage
other coaches to support this incredible organization.

Kristi Arndt, PhD, IAC-CC

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