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Curriculum Vitae

 

"Your life is an occasion. Rise to it."

- Suzanne Weyn, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Imporium

What does it take to be a certified Coach?

Becoming a coach involves extensive training and meeting strict requirements. It generally entails attending 181.5 hours of classes with Master Certified Coaches, individual study, coaching clients for at least 105 hours, receiving over 12 hours of personal coaching from a Master Certified Coach, undergoing observed coaching for 16 hours with feedback from a supervisor, and passing oral and a proctored written exam. These components combined provide trainees with the necessary knowledge, practical experience, and evaluation to become skilled coaches. To obtain a Professional Coach Certification (PCC) from the International Coaching Federation (ICF), one must also complete an additional 500 client coaching hours.

Education and Certifications
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CTI, Co-Active Training Institute, 2020)

  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) (ICF, International Coaching Federation)

  • Certified End of Life Coach (CEOL, 2022)

  • Positive Intelligence program (Shirzad Charmin, 2020)

  • Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) (The American College)

  • Group Benefits Administrator (GBA) (University of Pennsylvania, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans)

  • B.A. in Communications with a concentration in Leadership Development and Management (Michigan State University)

Career Experience
  • After 16 years, I retired as the Director of Benefits for Stryker, leading the benefits team that cared for 18,000+ U.S. employees. I oversaw employee benefit programs, including health, welfare, and well-being for the U.S. and employees on assignment.

  • I was an Employee Benefits Consultant and Manager at National City Bank for 11 years before Stryker.

  • I worked full-time at a property and casualty insurance agency while in college. 

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