1/18/2018 — Henry Dumas, small business management coordinator for Moore Norman Technology Center in south Oklahoma City, recently earned the prestigious designation of Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF). ICF is the leading global coaching organization with 27,000-plus professional personal and business coaches and offers the only independent and internationally recognized coach-credentialing program. By earning a PCC credential, Dumas has made a solid commitment to the profession of coaching.
Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaches work with clients in many areas, including business, career, finance, health and relationships.
Coaching credentials offered by ICF benefit both coaches and consumers. By acquiring an ICF Credential, consumers know that a coach is creditable and has proper coaching experience. ICF-Credentialed coaches meet the highest professional standards and adhere to a strong code of ethics. ICF-Credentialed coaches must meet several requirements including obtaining a minimum number of coaching experience and coach-specific training hours. In addition, coaches who apply for a credential are assessed in their coaching standards and competence both orally and in writing by experienced, independent assessors under strict examination conditions.
Henry is one of four ICF- Credentialed Coaches in the State of Oklahoma who currently hold the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation.
Henry is in his fourth year at Moore Norman Technology Center, part of their Business & Industry Services Division where he works one on one with business owners in the district to stabilize and grow their business. He works to engage, enlighten and empower clients to gain clarity in terms of what matters most, then develop solid action plan to achieve their goals.
ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching is a distinct service and differs greatly from therapy, consulting, mentoring or training. Individuals who engage in a coaching relationship can expect to experience fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, enhanced thinking and decision-making skills, enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence in carrying out their chosen work and life roles.
The International Coach Federation is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high ethical standard, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches across a variety of coaching disciplines. ICF is active in representing all facets of the coaching industry including Executive, Life Vision and Enhancement, Leadership, Relationship, and Career Coaching. Its 27,000-plus members located in more than 135 countries work toward the common goal of enhancing awareness of coaching, upholding the integrity of the profession, and continually educating themselves with the newest research and practices. Learn more at Coachfederation.org.
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