Updated: Apr 18
As a manager and a leader in the companies that I worked for throughout my
professional life, I had the opportunity to participate as a mentor in formal internal
mentoring programs, as a facilitator in change management and total quality initiatives,
and as a coach to interact as appropriate to support, depending on the situation, some
of my direct and indirect reports in the organization.
Two years ago, while transitioning into my semi-retired life, I reflected upon the need to
dedicate the rest of my life to the things that I really enjoy (travel, learning, my hobbies),
and to give back to my professional community, and to others as much as I could from
the knowledge and experience that I accumulated through the years, and in the areas of
expertise that I felt most passionate about. In my case, project management consulting
and mentoring and coaching. In each of these areas, my mission is to help others
identify their true potential, become better performers at whatever they do, and to align
their personal and professional goals and objectives with their values in life. This is why
I decided to get formal training in coaching.
158 hours of formal training, and 100 hours of actual coaching later, brought me to
where I am right now as a professional coach with a ACTP Diploma from Erickson
International, and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International
Coaching Federation (ICF).
My biggest satisfaction in life, after creating a family and raising my kids, were my
professional achievements and being able to give back to others as much or more as I
was blessed with in my personal and professional life from my mentors and friends.
Now it is my time to carry it forward!