What qualifications do coaches have?

Masterful coaches demonstrate excellent listening skills, build deep rapport and trust, are focused on the client, and they are both generalists and specialists. They usually have a depth of education (including coaching certification), knowledge and experience about more than one industry or organization, understand the implications of actions and decisions within organizations, and can gather data and apply it to real-world information for the executives they coach. The best coaches model the behaviors they coach others to develop; for example: integrity, self-confidence, focused actions, follow-through, trusting relationships, and successful business experiences.

I am a Professional Certified Coach (International Coach Federation) and a Board Certified Coach (Center for Credentialing and Education) with over 30 years experience in the fields of leadership and management and a specialty in helping clients leverage their strengths to create over the top results. I have an MA in International Management and have been a business leader as well as a nonprofit executive.