LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Visit International Coach Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach Paul Jackson on his small-scale farm in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, and you'll encounter grass-fed cattle and sheep, as well as a herd of horses with an unexpected vocation. With his spouse, Sarah, Paul runs Leadership with Horses, which provides equine-assisted coaching and leadership-development programming to clients from the fields of business and education.
Paul explains the natural relationship between professional coaching and horsemanship in the fifth video in ICF's award-winning Credential Legacy series. The video is posted on ICF's Credential Legacy microsite at ICFCredentialLegacy.com and on YouTube.
"In this video, Paul Jackson so eloquently talks about coaching as building a relationship, focusing on communication and noticing reactions—our own and those around us. And it all is anchored in standards, competencies and professionalism," said ICF CEO/Executive Director Magdalena Mook. "The ICF Credential, as Paul says, allowed him to work with clients who would not have engaged his services otherwise. That's a strong and important endorsement."
The video series is the latest component of ICF's ongoing Credential Legacy Campaign, which spotlights testimonials and industry research illustrating the numerous personal and professional benefits associated with the pursuit and achievement of an ICF Credential. The first video, featuring ICF Professional Certified Coach Julia Mattern (USA), premiered in March 2014. The second video, featuring ICF Associate Certified Coach Janez Hudovernik (Slovenia), premiered during International Coaching Week 2014. The third and fourth videos in the series featured ICF Master Certified Coach Elena Espinal (Mexico) and Professional Certified Coach Inta Sellick (Australia), respectively.
The International Coach Federation is the leading global organization for coaches, with more than 24,000 members and 13,000 credentialed coaches in more than 100 countries worldwide. ICF is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high ethical standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches. Coaching is a distinct service and differs greatly from therapy, consulting, mentoring or training. ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. For more information, please visit our website at www.coachfederation.org.
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SOURCE International Coach Federation