It's very exciting and rewarding to be a professional coach. Since starting this journey, I have remained committed to continuing my education and moving upward. Part of that plan is to become an International Coach Federation Master Certified Coach (MCC). This is the highest level of coach credentialing the ICF offers and is a qualification I don't take lightly. When I became a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) I was especially proud and so very excited. But I also realized I was representing a high standard of coaching excellence set out by the ICF and the many other PCCs in the field. So moving toward the role of an MCC suggests even more responsibility not just to clients but to the profession.
Over the years, I've had the privilege and honor of collaborating with many master coaches. Often they have shared with me their insights and practice points that I've been able to weave into my own practice. Based on their mentorship and advice, I feel poised to take this next big step in coaching.
Becoming an MCC requires additional training and education. Here again, I've been fortunate to train with some of the most incredible people. I never get tired with advancing education, especially when it's from committed and exceptional colleagues.
Probably the most rewarding part of moving toward this objective is getting all of the required coaching hours with clients. To become an MCC, one needs a total of 2500 client coaching hours. My time with clients has proved to be so enriching, and with every session, I walk away having learned more about coaching, myself and of course the richness of the client.
I'm excited to be on this journey, keep checking in and I will update my progress on here periodically. And to all those that have helped get me to this point in my career - thank you!
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Scott Howard is a professional executive coach and leadership coach focusing on human empowerment and maximizing potential.