Did You Know...
Currently, just about anyone can call themselves a coach... so how do you
know what you're getting when you hire a coach? One way is to work only with
coaches like Kimm who have received coach-specific training and have earned, or are in the
process of earning, coaching credentials issued by reputable organizations in the
Coach Federation is the leading recognized regulatory body in the coaching
industry and has developed accreditation standards for
coach-specific training as well as rigorous
credentialing standards based on demonstrated competencies and logged
Association of Coaches is another important organization in the coaching
industry, originally founded by Thomas Leonard who is widely recognized as a
pioneer in the field. The IAC promotes a rigorous competencies-based
certification program for coaches.
Working with a coach certified from an ICF-accredited training program gives
you greater assurance that you will receive quality coaching. Further, members
of the ICF and the IAC are bound by strong ethical standards set forth by each
organization, another positive attribute to look for in a coach.
Kimm Viebrock has earned her Associate Certified Coach credential from
the ICF and is a graduate of one of the oldest ICF-accredited training programs in existence today. Kimm is
also a member of both the ICF and the IAC and takes the codes of ethics of both
groups very seriously.