Goals help us stay focused. When we set goals they can sometimes seem a long way off. So we often need to break them down into smaller short term goals. One goal I set a few years ago was to become credentialed through the International Coach Federation(ICF). I started on a training path which began in 2005. I started researching coach training programs. I found one that I felt good about that matched my professional and business needs. I finished that program earlier this year. I remember in the beginning thinking I would stretch the schooling over several years so I could use the credits for my professional license LCSW as CEU’s. However I found it frustrating to try and slow my learning process down to meet some arbitrary constraint that I had established for myself. So in 2007 I decided to set the goal to finish my training program and gain enough hours to apply for my PCC which stands for Professional Certified Coach credential. Well I applied and have been waiting to hear from them. I received several emails stating my application was under staff review. Last night I returned from a nice dinner with family to find a large envelope in my mail.
So as of July 9th, 2008 I am now an ICF Credential Coach at the PCC level.
I decided to share it with those who have been kind enough to keep up with my wanderings here on my blog. I figured it you liked Bambi then you might like to know that I reached my goal.