Fernanda, the coach

Today I completed a Professional Coach Training Program, which I started in August last year.  I chose to do my training with CTI (Co-active Training Institute) which is one of the oldest organizations to provide such training for professional coach and they are also accredited by ICF (International Coach Federation). As the profession isn't regulated, such international organizations serve as a way to keep the standards high and provide credentials to those who are willing to undertake the process.

It is bittersweet to have finished, but also highly gratifying. I am grateful for having accepted the challenge, and a bit sad because it is an amazing experience to be in a room with other human beings that are there willing to expose themselves and find their own truth so they can help others find theirs. I am also grateful Mark pushed me to do it. He says I am great at it, but I Britishly think I am probably just ok.

Starting this training has definitely changed my management style back at Facebook and some of my relationships. It was definitely a transformative experience that put me face to face with large questions for my own development, my fears, trauma, and a lot more.

Some people from my professional network ping me in private to ask about getting mentoring or coaching from me. I feel humbled and happy to learn you think I can help you, and probably will take on engagements of this type in a few months.

For now, I will go back to my sabbatical which I committed to, and will plan when I will start my certification with the International Coach Federation.

"We coach not for a problem to be solved, but for a life to be lived"


Popular Posts