You want to use your talents and passion for something more than a mundane 9–5, and the idea of becoming a professional coach sounds, well, pretty amazing. It’s got the freedom and flexibility we all crave, plus the envious opportunity to do meaningful and fulfilling work. Yet, you can’t seem to shrug off that little voice inside your head echoing a common doubt: Is professional coaching really a “thing?” You know you have what it takes to be successful as a coach; you can just feel it in your bones. But that inner critic (perhaps goaded by the peanut gallery in your everyday life) still questions whether this is a legitimate profession. OK then, it’s time to silence all this conjecture with cold, hard facts and stats. Let’s drop the mic on critics of professional coaching (even the one in your own head!) with these five serious truth bombs.
From the Society for Human Resource Management’s SHRM certification to HR Certification Institute’s PHR, aPHR, GPHR, or SPHR-CA; there are dozens of ways to add letters, credentials, and certifications to your name. But when it comes down to aligning your purpose with career progression AND your wallet, there’s one set of letters that adds the greatest impact.
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