Dear family & friends,
I would be extremely grateful if you would support my crowd funding to help me raise tuition fees so I can become a fully certified coach for our sisters! I plan to start the training in the summer, so I have just about three months to raise the funding.
I am currently in my third year as a full-time student in psychology. It has been my wish that I would also be certified as a coach so that I can offer coaching while progressing to do my Masters for counselling.
The certification that I am going for is the training modules offered by the Erickson coaching school, which is the standard for coach training. I opted to do my training with this school because the Ericksonian coaching model is highly regarded in the coaching world so I believe they can give me the best training to become a coach. The certification process has five modules altogether, which will earn me the Erickson Certified Professional Coach. With this certification I can then apply for the Professional Coach Certificate with the International Coach Federation, an accrediting body for coach training schools.
Having this training and certification is a big deal for me because with it I can conscientiously and ethically offer help to the women who are coming to me. Because I am studying psychology, I often get women, especially Muslim sisters who are finding it difficult to find qualified help from someone who also understands their views of the world around them and the unique challenges they face while living in the West. However, I have always felt it unethical to be counselling them when I don’t yet have the proper qualification to do so. And turning them away breaks my heart. While I will still need training on a Master’s level to do counselling, I believe that with a coaching training and certification, I can then offer help in just as, if not even more, empowering ways.
And I can do this with your help! Any amount you choose to donate will be significant not just for me but also for the women in whose lives I will be able to make a difference.
Check out the Erickson coach training curriculum for more information on the program here: https://erickson.edu/art-science-of-coaching-progr...