In comparison to other helping fields, coaching is still in the early stages of development.  As a result, there are not yet official requirements around training or credentialing before someone can advertise themselves as a “coach.”

However, there are reputable organizations such as the International Coach Federation and the Center for Credentialing & Education, which are putting standards, governance, and oversight into place to ensure coaching develops into a field as recognizable and reliable as counseling.

Use this knowledge to pick the right coach for you – one that not only is a good fit in terms of personality and approach, but also has the deep training, practice, and knowledge necessary to ensure you are receiving coaching of the highest quality. As you research and talk to different coaches, don’t hesitate ask them about their background, training, and approach.

That said, here is a bit about my background – I’d be happy to answer any specific questions you have once we connect over the phone or email.

Coaching Credentials and Certifications:

Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coaching Federation

Certified Professional Coach (CPC), Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching
Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP)


Saybrook University, Mind-Body Medicine (Graduate studies on the PhD track)
Columbia University, MA, Social-Organizational Psychology
Rutgers University, BA, Economics

Other Certifications:

Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Reiki Level 1
Hogan Assessments