Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Milestone: Certified First Distance-Learning Student

Sharmee Pratt - Certified CARE-Ready™ Life Coach

Pennsylvania, USA ---- C and C Connections certified the first distance-learning student to complete its online CARE-Ready Coach Certification Program. This distinguished accomplishment was made by Sharmee Pratt, a resident of Hannibal, Missouri.

"My desire was to achieve certification in a field that I have already been operating in over the last few years," explains Sharmee. "I am currently active in Christian ministry and have been over the last 4 years."

When she enrolled in April of 2019, she came to the program with experience working with women from various walks of life, including homeless women, those with chemical dependency, and stay-at-home moms.

"We have history with Sharmee," reflects Carol Green "We were associate pastors in a local church in St. Louis, MO over 20 years ago, and she was a member of that same church. She reconnected with us almost a year ago and even at that time she expressed a desire for a deeper understanding of the necessary skill-sets to achieve an even better way of doing things."

Sharmee has traveled around the United States as well as out of the country to help implement Godly principles in the lives of others. She's also written 6 books in which she teaches both men and women how to grow in Christ.

"We were honored that such a special woman and friend chose our CARE-Ready Coach Certification program to enhance her work, ministry and outreach," Chris Green concludes. "She was a highly motivated student and advocate for our program."

As affiliate members and International Statesmen with iChange Nations™, Chris and Carol Green have partnered with United Graduate College and Seminary International to offer an accelerated, ministry-accredited life coaching certification program. Their collaborative purpose and mission has been, to offer leaders, working in under-served communities, high-quality tools that empower and equip them to be more effective in their humanitarian efforts.

As the world's leading producers of CARE-Ready Coaches™, Chris and Carol Green teach and train community, government and education leaders, human service organizers, business visionaries, and neighborhood dreamers how to be much more effective by embracing the principles of CARE (Compassionate Accountability with Respect and Empathy) in their professional and personal lives. They LISTEN to people, LIFT people and LAUNCH people. Then they equip and empower them to do the same for others.

Many coaching, mentoring and community outreach programs employ what is known as a "deficit model" of working with people. That's where you focus on the problems (deficits) of a person, and then apply a set of pre-determined, cookie cutter steps and treatments to address their issues. The deficit-based model is what many well-meaning Helpers use, but it rarely works long-term, leaving Helpers wondering why their clients fail to break the cycles of addiction and recidivism.

However, CARE-Ready Coaching™ mirrors the principles found in the proven, Best Practice strategies of Strength-based, Solution-focused models. CARE-Ready coaches are trained to connect with people in order to build a relationship/ partnership that empowers the client; thus allowing the client to discover the solutions that will work best for them.

Also, while many coaching programs focus on how to target potential high-paying affluent clients, and high-paying speaking opportunities, the Greens train, equip and empower Care-Ready Providers and Coaches™, who are willing to take on the most often overlooked people of society; those who live in under-served communities, who can least afford, but benefit the most from professional guidance.

If you want to be trained and empowered to coach or mentor with a purpose that's greater than yourself, EXPLORE THAT POSSIBILITY at