Brilliant Christmas Present!

Updated: Jan 12

Yesterday, I was delighted to receive a little something in my inbox from the International Coaching Federation... It was confirmation that my Associate Certified Coach Status has been upgraded to Professional Certified Coach Status!



The International Coaching Federation is the largest professional standards body for Coaches in the world. As of December 2020, there were 39,787 members across 148 countries.


The UK has 2,857 members. All of these members need to have completed ICF recognised coach training qualification. Of these 2,857 members, less than a quarter (680) have attained Professional Certified Coach status, and only 3.7% (105) are listed online, so as you can imagine, I am over the moon to have gained this credential!


Working towards PCC has been my ambition since I qualified as a coach in 2017. For me, it demonstrates my commitment to professional development and standards. The journey is stretching and challenging and is as much about self-discovery as it is about being a better coach.


I would like to say a massive thank you to all those people who have been part of my coaching journey to date. I have been trained by some amazing coaches, firstly through my Practitioner Diploma with the Academy of Executive Coaching & Middlesex University and then more recently my Post Graduate Certificate training with Barefoot Coaching and Chester University. As part of the credentialing process, I’ve also been mentored, assessed and supervised by a number of other coaches to make sure my coaching practice is at the required level for this specific credential.


I absolutely LOVE coaching. I have an amazing client base of talented, accomplished and ambitious professionals who all really do make my job an absolute pleasure, so a big thank you to them as well!


Thanks for reading and I very much hope Christmas brings something amazing for all of you as well! Here’s to 2021!















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