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To ensure quality education, ICF accredits coaching education organizations that meet the high standards set forth by ICF and ICF Coaching Education. To find ICF-Accredited Providers we suggest that you use our Education Search Service (ESS) below. The search for a coach education program is a highly individual process that depends greatly on your personal preferences and goals. The ESS is designed to give you basic information about all ICF-Accredited Education Providers.


For further information, please contact this training organization rather than the ICF office. The ICF recommends all approved programs equally and cannot recommend one program over another.

Organization Name: Perspective in Action
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Program Name: Coach Competencies Collective
Program Type: CCE
Program Hours: Core: 24 Resource Development: 0 Total: 24
Organization Description: Perspective In Action is a private practice founded by Cathy Shaughnessy, MCC. Since 2008 Perspective In Action has provided Executive Coaching, Mentor Coaching, Coach Education and Coaching Tools for public and private sector organizations in Canada, and for individual coaches around the world.
Program Description:
This program, launched in 2022 and based on the new ICF Coach Competencies is open for registration now … the Coach Competency Collective.
You can have the benefit of regular access to coach competency development with a trained Master Certified Coach all year long, so you can keep on growing!
It’s a membership program for coaches that provides tips, techniques, strategies, and solid competency education that will align your coaching with ICF standards of practice.
Plus, you will listen to debriefs of recording coaching sessions and share your own recordings for evaluation. All in a safe and confidential learning space.
As a member you will receive:
Monthly recording review sessions, where you will listen to a segment of a real coaching session, and a walk-through of the debrief by Mentor Coach Cathy Shaughnessy
Opportunities to contribute your own recorded coaching sessions for review in the group.
Monthly learning sessions where you will cover individual ICF competencies and markers to deepen your learning
Private online networking group
Downloadable resources to build your reflective practice
Enroll now and we’ll save your seat in this exclusive, members-only mentor coaching opportunity.
Organization: Perspective in Action
22 King Street South, Suite 300
Waterloo, ON N2J 1N8
Phone: 226.779.8078
Student Contact: Cathy Shaughnessy, BA, CEC, Professional Mentor Coach, ICF Assessor
Phone: +1(226) 779-8078
Learning Method: Virtual
Language: English
Coaching Specialties: Business/Organizations, Coaching Other Coaches, Executive, Internal, Leadership, Life Vision & Enhancement, Personal/Organizational
Approval Start Date: May 1, 2022 Accreditation Renewal Date: May 31, 2023