International Credentialing

by Janine Preesman
(Pretoria, Gauteng< South Africa)

Hi Bill

I've been surfing quit a bit and looking at various training options. I see that New Insights is a member of COMENSA and CETASA, in my reading I've seen some folks suggest to look for a training provider who is also a member of ICF (International Coach Federation). Is NIA a member of ICF, if not why not and what benefit does it have to be a member of that body?

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Oct 18, 2011
Response to Janine
by: Bill Burridge

Hi Janine

Thanks for your question.

At the risk of being seen as lazy could I ask you to click on the FAQ button in the left hand menu and scroll down to the question:

"Who accredits this kind of training and do you carry such accreditation?"

The short answer is that accreditation from a body like ICF could be quite useful if you have ambitions to get into corporate and executive coaching where they take more interest in yopur memberships.

We have been COMENSA and CETASA members since inception but have not gone the route of ICF accreditation as there is an administrative burden and cost associated with this that would have to be passed on to our trainees. We do not believe the benefit/cost ratio is substantial enough to warrant it at present.

In personal or life coaching by far the most important credential is your ability to produce great results with your clients. That is currently where we have chosen to focus our efforts.

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