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Guest blog by Tina Smith, Enhanced Relocation: Arrive and thrive!

I’m excited to announce that Linda Spencer, my Co-founder at Enhanced Relocation has recently been awarded Professional Certified Coach (PCC) status by the International Coach Federation (ICF). This is such a great achievement!

To help you understand how much of an achievement this is, let me explain what it means.

What is coaching?

Coaching is an ongoing professional relationship that helps people produce extraordinary results in their lives, career, businesses or organisations. Through the process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance and enhance their quality of life. Coaching acknowledges you as the expert on your own life and assists you to move from where you are now to where you want to go. This can be done via individual or group sessions and be initiated for many different reasons, including relocation.

Who are the International Coach Federation?

The ICF is a major force in developing and promoting the coaching profession and its standards.

The ICF is the world’s largest organisation of professionally trained coaches and offers the only globally recognised, independent credentialing programme for coach practitioners.

What is a Certified Coach?

ICF Credentials are awarded to professional coaches who have met stringent education and experience requirements and have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the coaching competencies that set the standard in the profession. Achieving credentials through ICF signifies a coach’s commitment to integrity, understanding and mastery of coaching skills, and dedication to clients.

What does being a Professional Certified Coach mean?

The PCC is the second highest professional certification awarded by the ICF. There are around 21,000 credentialed ICF members worldwide, of which around 800 are in the UK. The Office of National Statistics tells us that there are currently 66,040,200 people living in the United Kingdom.  Of these 800 who have become internationally accredited just 326 are coaches who have obtained PCC status.  That is less than one in every 200,000 people in the UK!

When I asked Linda what she has learnt on her coaching journey, this is what she shared:

The study of adult development, psychology and personal development really can be used in the world of work. One-to-one coaching is where Linda finds theory and practice meet; they inform each other to deliver learning, development and performance benefits for coachees.

“The saying ‘people all have one thing in common: they’re all different’, is totally true!”

Each of the hundreds of clients Linda has worked with has been unique, with their own particular mix of influences, paths to becoming who they are and their own ‘right-now’ challenges. But there are also many similarities linked to us all wanting to lead meaningful and constructive lives.  It always impresses Linda how coaching allows her clients to create their own unique ways forward and what they can achieve in the process.

Linda is grateful for the learning opportunities gained with each engagement, for the freedom of being an independent practitioner, and for the feeling of connection when working with her clients. She finds it a truly rewarding profession.

“Coaching has made me a more complete person and helping others to fulfil their potential is extremely gratifying.”

What can coaching do for you?

Linda has discovered a number of reoccurring positive outcomes across the clients she has coached over the years. Coaching can:

  • Help you know yourself better and enable you to stand in your own power and look out at the world with comfort and confidence.
  • Help you explore challenges and widen perspectives to see things in a new way.
  • Give you courage to make a change, and tenacity to make the change stick.
  • Start a process that gets you looking towards the future with curiosity and optimism.

What is it like to be coached by an accredited coach?

Could coaching be good for you?

Why not give it a try!

Contact Creative Vectors Coaching today for a no obligation discussion about what is possible.