Our ACC – PCC – MCC Stories by ICF Vancouver Chapter Coaches

Whether you are an internal or external coach (or both), why does having an ICF ACC, PCC or MCC certification matter?

That’s what I asked some ICF Vancouver colleagues who have recently achieved their certifications.

Pooja Khandelwal, MBA, MCC, Career Navigation and Transition Consultant at The University of British Columbia

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“As an internal coach at UBC, I went for my MCC credential to meet the professional standards of excellence pursued at my institution.

Having acquired it, I realize it has stirred a life-long commitment to engage in the rigor and study of coaching excellence.

This credential has given me enhanced confidence that gets reflected in the depth of my coaching partnerships.

I strongly encourage all coaches to pursue the path of credentialing to maintain the rigor and reap the professional benefits credentialing offers.”

 Vanessa Wiebel, RST. CST. PCC  Getting you back on your horse for positive change  Business & Lifestyle Coach

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“As an immigrant to Canada in 1994, I lost my all my previous University credits.  Over the last 20 years living in Canada I met many “professionals” claiming expertise not having it. I was tricked, my time and money was wasted.

I realized the importance of accreditations and regulating bodies. Therefore I believe holding a PCC lets my client know I continue to value ethics, deepening my training and have been screened thoroughly by a professional international accredited Association-body.

Anyone hiring me is assured “to be in good hands”, and to go through a coaching process with tested methodology.  Truly benefiting their set goals and values.”

Sheida Shakib-Zadeh, ACC, Director of HR & Training, Pizza Hut Restaurants

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“For me the journey of becoming certified by ICF was as important, if not more important than the end goal of achieving my ACC.

I am very proud to wear the coveted ACC pin, and have found that clients expect and appreciate knowing I am part of an International coaching organization.

What really helped was the journey and taking a coach approach toward attaining my ACC. I talked to a fellow coach who helped me honour my commitment to have my credential by a set date, and I stayed connected to my Essential Impact community.

Once I submitted all the paperwork and completed the knowledge exam, ICF confirmed my ACC credential almost immediately!

For me, the journey was both enjoyable and exciting because of what I learned about myself along the way.”

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