An achievement is defined as a great accomplishment, something that has been achieved with great effort or skill. It usually implies the completion of something important or difficult.
On March 6, 2023, my daughter, Meredith, achieved a goal that she has been pursuing for several years after leaving the legal and accounting fields.
Since graduating from the University of Miami Certified Professional Coaching program and attaining the level of Associate Certified Coach, she has been determined to achieve the Professional Certified Coach accreditation from the International Coaching Federation.
The ICF is a global organization that is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards and providing certification by meeting several competencies.
Not content to just open a practice and call herself a Life Coach, Meredith wanted the training and experience in order to feel qualified to coach others. She views coaching as being very different than therapy, consulting, or just giving advice.
Coaching provides for a partnership between the coach and the client so that the client can identify goals and move forward toward achieving those goals. The coach is there to be supportive and collaborative with the client.
Meredith has been working on this goal for years. It required 125+ hours of training, 500+ hours of coaching experience, performance evaluations, and completion of the Coach Knowledge Assessment. She described the Coach Knowledge Assessment as “one of the hardest tests I have ever taken in all of my educational endeavors including high school, college, and a master’s degree.”
Reflecting back on this success, she said “achieving this goal took mindset, faith, determination, gratitude, support, love, and lots and lots of patience.”
Currently, her practice is growing, and she strives to hone her skills. If you want to discuss her journey with her or find out more about coaching, you can contact her via email at [email protected] or visit her website www.MeredithKimmel.com.
Meredith’s success is truly the definition of achievement.