IAC® Certification Overview
Coaching is a transformative process for personal and professional awareness, discovery and growth, and the expansion of possibilities.
As the coaching profession grows, and the practice of coaching evolves and transforms, it is imperative there be a coach certification process designed specifically to uphold, and advance, the highest standards of coaching excellence.
What does that look like?
Because many professionals from various industries are transitioning into coaching, or use a coaching approach a variety of ways in their business or practice The IAC® Certification Process™ focuses on the distinct qualities of masterful coaching.
We do not require a set number of training hours in order to assimilate coaching skills, necessitate logging coaching hours, require training from a particular coach training program, nor value one style of coaching over another. Measuring the number of hours one has coached is vastly different from measuring the skill with which one coaches. Evaluating coaching style is not the same as evaluating coaching mastery.
Measuring the number of hours one has coached is vastly different from measuring the skill with which one coaches. Evaluating coaching style is not the same as evaluating coaching mastery.
Our certification is based on both a cognitive understanding of coaching AND demonstration of coaching mastery.
The standards for IAC certification are high. Uncommonly so.
This is because of masterful coaching must reinforce leading edge communication skills, a keen awareness of human and cultural differences and how to work with these effectively, the ability to generate innovative and client-centered ways to shift perspective, thus expanding possibilities, and the importance of co-creating sustainable plans to produce uncommon results.
This is the hallmark of the IAC® certified coach.
There are 3 professional designations offered by the IAC®:
- Masteries Practitioner
- Certified Masteries Coach (CMC)
- Master Masteries Coach (MMC)
There are multiple pathways to becoming a certified coach. Keep reading to learn more about the process and your options.