“Congratulations to our new CARE-Ready Life Coaches," commented Chris and Carol Green, whose coaching and consulting business, C and C Connections, LLC, serves as the organizer and facilitator of the training. "These powerful women and men were an absolute delight to work with over the past 10 weeks."
The newest CARE-Ready Life Coaches™ worked through 10 weeks (15 hours) of instruction, successfully passed an online exam, submitted their personalized life coaching field manuals, and made class presentations to express how they were each going to meet the challenges of implementing their coaching models in their communities.
The newest CARE-Ready Life Coaches are: Jasmaa Grant, Christopher Green, Amethyst Roberson and Hosea Roberson.
The online ceremony featured congratulations from Ronald Parsons (graduate of Spring 2021) and Dr. Latinia Shell (graduate of Summer 2021).
Parsons sent a personal message that was read: "I would like to congratulate everyone graduating today. You are now CARE-Ready Life Coaches. Becoming a life coach, I'm sure, has been very rewarding; and being a life coach comes with a lot of rewards. But it also comes with a lot of responsibilities. I wear a lot of hats - I'm a certified peer specialist and instructor, a mentor, and a suicide prevention gatekeeper. I'm an assistant counselor, training to be a counselor. I work in the schools as a prevention intervention specialist, and I hold group sessions at the county jail.
But it's the hat of CARE Ready Life Coach that ties all the others together for me. Being a life coach is not about giving others the answers, but helping and allowing them to find it for themselves. It's about listening. I didn't know or have that before.You now have more tools in your toolbox to help others in the workplace, with your family, and in your everyday life! Keep your head up and utilize the gift that God has given you. And again, congratulations!"
Dr. Shell speaking virtually to the new coaches shared: "I had the good fortune of not only being a student in the program and receiving my coaching credential, but also a client, and that's really what brought me back to get my certification. I was actually a client and it changed my life in ways I can't even put words to it. I am a professional counselor, so this is what I do, but this program transformed my life in such a major way. So I said I have to go back and get this training. I implemented it in my work immediately and my clients started making major changes in ways I had not seen previously."
Dr. Shell went on to share a powerful message, reading an excerpt from Parker Palmer's, Let Your Life Speak, and imparted words of wisdom and encouragement to the class and the online audience.
With the successful graduation of this class, Chris and Carol Green have now trained and launched 95 CARE-Ready™ Life Coaches and 25 CARE-Ready™ Responders, who are disbursed and embedded in 30+ organizations, businesses, agencies or ministries across nine states: California, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.
As the founders of the STEP Forward Life Institute and affiliate members of, and International Statesmen with iChange Nations™, Chris and Carol Green have partnered with UGCSI to offer an accelerated, ministry-accredited life coaching certification program. Their collaborative purpose and mission has been, to equip leaders, working in under-served communities, with high-quality tools that empower them to be more effective in their humanitarian efforts.
Learn more about the CARE Ready Life Coach Certification Program at https://www.candcconnections.com/life-coach-certification