I have been a career and work life "coach" for many decades. I have made my living this way and supported myself and my son as a coach. I thought, "what can I learn after operating successfully for all this time... before the ICF was even rolling?" My answer now is... A LOT. I now have a common language with my peers, feel that I am a part of something bigger and know that I AM a coach at heart and that has been a long desire but I have really worked primarily as an Instructor, Mentor, and Consultant. It is nice to be able to put language to what I have done, what I believe and who I am.