Lessons from the Certifiers


by Natalie Tucker Miller, MMC

“Our only security is our ability to change” – John Lilly

There are many reasons the IAC has attracted and kept my attention for the several years I’ve been involved. First as a member, then later a volunteer, a certified coach, and a certifier.

Of the primary reasons, the willingness and ability of the Board of Governors and Certification Board to assess what members desire and require, coupled with the awareness of the changing needs of the profession, personally excites me.

How this applies to certification is significant. Last month, the IAC introduced an innovation of the pathway to the Masteries Practitioner designation. This has been met with nothing short of vibrant enthusiasm, which certainly reinforces the decision.

Another way to support members and evolve our process is being introduced this month.

Effective this month, coaches will have the option of submitting their recorded sessions for scoring one at a time. The same requirements still apply (a different client for each recording, 30 minutes or less, etc.), and the scoring process remains the same. You can find all of the requirements here.

Although this is being considered a “trial period”, assuring this to be a viable process for all involved, the hope is that it will be adopted permanently.

This does not change anything with the current options — all previous options remain. This is an additional option for coaches who would prefer to submit one recording, receive scores, then submit a second recording shortly afterward.

The intention is to offer more streamlined opportunities for coaches applying for certification, while maintaining the rigor that our members and coaching clients have come to value in an IAC certified coach.

Please, as always, feel free to comment (below), or send a private response to LeadCertifier@certifiedcoach.org. After all, it’s our members who provide the feedback that fuel the IAC’s innovation and evolution!

Do you have a question that you’d like to ask the certifiers? Submit your questions here: http://certifiedcoachblog.typepad.com/blog/ask-the-certifiers.html

Natalie Tucker Miller, MMC, is the Lead Certifier and a certifying examiner at the IAC, as well as Past-President. Natalie is founder of Ageless-Sages.com Publishing (www.ageless-sages.com), and creator of the literary genre, Picture Books for Elders™.




Please send your questions on the IAC Coaching Masteries® and the certification process to certification@certifiedcoach.org.

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