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On May 10, 2016, Kathie England was the first coach to be awarded the designation of Certified ADHD Organizer Coach® by The Institute for Applied Coaching™. This designation required review of two recorded coaching sessions with a client diagnosed with ADHD. These recorded sessions, which were reviewed by ICF-credentialed assessors, exceeded the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) level of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) markers. It also demonstrated the competencies of the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PACC). Additional requirements included course work (more than 200 hours) from Coach Approach for Organizers™ and evidence of a significant number client coaching hours.
On May 16, 2014, Kathie was one of the first two coaches awarded the designation of Professional Certified Organizer Coach® by The Institute for Applied Coaching™. “This designation was earned by demonstrating the knowledge and proficient use of core coaching skills both in a stand-alone competence and in their integrated use within the organizing process.” These are the words on the certificate indicating this achievement. Further explanation states: “This professional submitted a complete and detailed application reflecting comprehensive coach training and mentoring, and significant client coaching experience, as well as substantial organizing client experience and commitment excellence as a professional organizer. Her coaching skills were evaluated by ICF-credentialed assessors.”
Certified Organizer Coaches® are a specific, skilled sub-group of both coaches and organizers who provide a service that is a distinct synergy of both fields. These individuals have completed the Coach Approach for Organizers™ training and met other requirements to be eligible for application including live and recorded coaching demonstrations. Application for this new credential opened in 2009 and six applicants received their COC® credential that first year. Several more organizers obtained certification in 2010 and ten more in 2011. A large group is on track for certification in 2012 as the benefits of this credential become recognized by the public and the industry.
“Professional organizers who have learned and are using coaching skills in their organizing client work have better results. Their clients become clearer about what they want from their lives and from the organizing work. They partner with the organizer coach in the creation of new structures and systems. Because clients are more engaged in the process, the transfer of skills and commitment to maintenance is greater. Follow-up and accountability are built into the relationship.” www.CoachApproachforOrganizers.com
Kathie obtained this certification in 2009
Certification by the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers (BCPO®) is a voluntary, industry-led effort that benefits the members of the organizing profession, as well as the public. It is the recognition of professionals who have met specific minimum standards, and proven through examination and client interaction that they possess the body of knowledge and experience required for certification. This program recognizes and raises industry standards, practices and ethics. For the public, while the CPO® designation is not an endorsement or recommendation, certification of professional organizers maximizes the value received from the products and services provided by a CPO®. www.CertifiedProfessionalOrganizers.org
Kathie obtained this certification in 2008.