Prestigious MCC Designation From ICF

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Credential From Professional Coaching Association Connects Clients To Coaches With Superior Skills

January 2, 2012 (Chicago, IL) — Tom Kelly recently earned the prestigious designation of Master Certified Coach (MCC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF). The ICF is the leading global organization of over 14,700 professional personal and business coaches and offers the only independent and internationally recognized coach credentialing program. By earning the Master Certified Coach credential, Tom Kelly has made a solid commitment to the profession of coaching.

Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaches work with clients in many areas, including business, career, finance, health and relationships.

Coaching credentials offered by the ICF benefit both coaches and consumers. By acquiring an ICF Credential, consumers know that a coach is creditable and has proper coaching experience. ICF Credentialed coaches meet the highest professional standards and adhere to a strong code of ethics. ICF Credentialed coaches must meet several requirements including obtaining a minimum number of coaching experience and coach-specific training hours. In addition, coaches who apply for a credential are assessed in their coaching standards and competence both orally and in writing by experienced, independent assessors under strict examination conditions.

Mr. Kelly has been a Professional Business Coach since 2002, when he founded Potential In Motion, Inc., a coaching company that specializes in sales people, entrepreneurs, and small business owners. He has held the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation since 2004, and is excited about achieving the Master Certified Coach designation. “I’ve been working towards the MCC since I became a coach.”, Mr. Kelly said. “There are currently less than 500 coaches that hold the MCC designation, so I’m now part of an exclusive group of coaches. It’s quite an honor.”

ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching is a distinct service and differs greatly from therapy, consulting, mentoring or training. Individuals who engage in a coaching relationship can expect to experience fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, enhanced thinking and decision-making skills, enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence in carrying out their chosen work and life roles.

The International Coach Federation is the leading global organization for coaches, with over 14,700 members in more than 95 countries, dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high ethical standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches. The ICF is the only organization that awards a global credential which is currently held by more than 6,500 coaches worldwide. For more information on how to become or find an ICF Credentialed coach, please visit our Web site at