This past Thursday, February 24th, I completed a training begun in June 2009 and received certification as an Integral Coach™ with Integral Coaching Canada (ICC).
I am deeply grateful to Laura Divine and Joanne Hunt, founders of ICC, and my instructors for the final 9 months of the program, and to Leslie Williams and Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, who led me through the first 5 months back in 2009.
Deep bows as well to Kevin Snorf and James Baye, who coached me during the initial and final training modules, respectively. Their insights, support and leading by example remain invaluable sources of both inspiration and motivation.
Thanks too to the 19 souls who moved through these last 9 months with me, especially my estimable study group, Steve, Almu and Erich, and our courageous and patient mentor, Jill Malleck. I’m tempted here to start naming everyone else, but won’t–I love you all, you know that, so stop your whining and get to work.
Almost finally, thanks to RO, LA, DP, JL and RG for their courage working with me for months as official volunteer clients during this training, especially RO, who was first in 2009 and survived, and to MM, MT, MS, and MS who helped me hone my skills as unofficial volunteers. What’s up with the M’s?
To my eight “speed coaching” friends–MM, JC, SD, BB.1, DD, BB.2, FV and KO, who helped me prepare for certification week’s live coaching session, I’m glad the windburn and whiplash have subsided, and to PW in Ottawa, for your courage in a room full of strangers.
Finally, as always, deepest love and thanks to the incomparable Marianela Medrano-Marra—esposa, compañera, amante y amiga.
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