Some of the most notable questions we receive from our students who are on their coach-education journey, are “Will acquiring an ) credential really make a difference in my coaching career?” It is a legitimate question, worthy of exploration. One might also ask, “Why obtain a coaching credential when a license in this profession is not required by law?” Again, this is another great question, and based upon our experiences here at The International Coaching Group, Inc, dba Coaching Out of the Box®, we believe the following adequately and thoughtfully answers these questions for all aspiring and current coaches – especially those who are committed to the profession.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF CREDENTIALING:
- Clients expect coaches to be certified or credentialed coaches, 77% of them. This is up from an ICF-commissioned Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC)
- survey in 2007 where only 52% of coaches reported that their coaching clients expect the coach they hire to be credentialed.
- According to 83% of coaching clients, it’s crucial for coaches to be credentialed.
- A coach with credentials is more likely to be recommended than without a credential.
- Enhancing the teaching knowledge and abilities of coaches
- Adherence to the highest moral and professional standards
- Coach Education Hours
- Coach Experience
- Mentor Coaching
- Performance Evaluation
- Credentialing Exam