thousands of ways a coach can become credentialed, the
process of becoming an IAC Certified Coach made the most
sense for me. To me, the key questions are: Can you coach?
Do you know what's ethically appropriate and what's not?
Are you accountable? My IAC Certification says "Yes" to
I became an
IAC Volunteer because the organization runs on volunteer
labor. Always has. Even though I know the IAC is a very
lean machine, it costs money to serve thousands of
members. I'm pleased to support the organization with my
Ruth Ann Harnisch, IAC-CC
President, The Harnisch Family Foundation
believe in the power of coaching. I dedicate 100% of my
professional time to coaching. For me, having a coaching
certification is very important.
is from diverse sources and institutions, but I don't have
one "certificate", therefore the certification for me was
aligned with IAC's philosophy. IAC looks for people who
master the proficiencies (great fundamentals for coaching),
regardless of the way they acquire them (as long as they
are able to pass the exam) and who show that they
can coach. So that was perfect. A good coach is someone
who has a strong foundation and can show that he/she knows
how to coach.
I have also
been involved in the process of creating the Masteries,
where I came across the great people leading the
institution and their faith and strong belief in coaching,
a belief I completely share with them.