Manas is only one of numerous HR professionals, HR leaders, and OD trainers who have been looking to enhance their portfolios and expand their repertoire by becoming ICF-certified coaches.
Why are Manas and other HR leaders like him increasingly pivoting to ICF coaching certification?
We decided to find out from a few of the HR professionals and HR leaders who were part of our ICF coaching program. These HR professionals and leaders have on average a minimum of 15 years of experience in the industry.
What inspired you to become an ICF coach despite being proficient in the HR domain?
How has becoming an ICF coach benefitted you personally and professionally?
ICF coaching certification gives credibility.
“ICF is a highly respected brand. Credentials from ICF have great value and respect which have helped me position myself. Also, the inherent competencies that we learned and practiced have helped me elevate my level of conversation.”
Enhance leadership skills
Excel in HR role
I have been able to create a genuinely motivating climate for performance and support within my business domain and outside. ICF Coaching has enabled me to build self-belief, self-awareness, and empathy among leaders. Non-performers regained confidence and their performance improved through my coaching.
I empowered employees to visualize their professional development within the organization. This helped maintain employee engagement and reduced attrition. As a result, the management has developed deeper faith and belief in me.”
Work with high-rung leaders and executives
Professionally, ICF coaching was a huge add-on to my credibility in creating an impact on high-performing leaders and enabling them to make better decisions in their roles. ICF coaching helped me, an HR leader, look at things from different perspectives, which helped me in engaging people with empathy and care.”
As an ICF coach, I am able to engage with leaders in a way that contributes to their growth and the organization’s growth. Impactful combination results in a systemic level change to create a win-win for both the HR leader and the organization.
The ICF coaching program has made me more self-aware. My listening skills have developed, especially the quality of listening with an intent to listen. The ICF coaching process has enabled me to be in the present, every moment. In fact, becoming an ICF coach has helped me maximize my potential.”
Before they signed off, we asked our new ICF coaches to leave one message for their peers- other HR professionals, HR leaders, and OD trainers who aspire to be ICF coaches.
What advice would you offer to aspiring HR Leaders and professionals regarding ICF Coaching?
“When we look at ICF coaching as HR professionals, we should see it as a complementary skill – Swaraj Mishra
“ICF coaching is a must-have competency for HR professionals. We as HR professionals can add value and bring the best out of people, especially in this era of disruptions.” – A. V. Sivaram
“Become an ICF coach. It’s a life-changing experience!!!” – Bijoy Francis
People are the prime movers in an organization. So HR professionals must set aside their own agenda and be fully present with stakeholders to support them. Coaching helps achieve this. – Saswati Basu
It’s a great feather in your cap as it helps in managing people really well – Payel
Go through coach training as it helps you to develop the ability to reflect and understand yourself better. – Debi Prasad Das.
An HR professional who is also an ICF coach can be a game changer and is well positioned to act as a catalyst in an organization. – Ashwini Karumbaiah
ICF coaching is a necessary skill for self-development and the development of people working in your organization – Mitalee
Few more reasons why HR professionals/HR leaders/OD trainers should go for ICF coaching
We are giving you a few more reasons why ICF coaching competency should definitely become a part of your skill set.
1. Remaining relevant in your profession
According to The State of the Global Workplace: 2022 Report by Gallup, catering to the holistic well-being of employees will become an important necessity for businesses in the near future. The onus of this will, naturally, rest upon HR. A holistic welfare approach means HR professionals must look beyond mere performance and work on employees’ potential. ICF coaching is the best tool for that.
2. Millennials want to work with coaches, not with bosses!
Another major change HR professionals must prepare for is working with the millennials. This generation of workers does not conform to the command and control model, where implicit obedience is the norm. Telling someone to do something might still work for entry-level employees. But those higher up would perform best if HR professionals acted as accountability partners, a role ICF coaches excel at. To sum it up, millennials do not need trainers, they need coaches who can partner for their growth. HR professionals doubling as coaches can play this role to perfection!
3. Access to diverse people management tactics
The above trends in the global workplace stress overwhelmingly the need for professional ICF coaches, a need HR professionals and OD trainers can capitalize on.
That is why coaching is considered the next natural, logical step in the professional growth of HR professionals/HR executives/OD trainers.
In fact, coaching completes the HR professional/HR executive/OD trainer.
Why opt for ICF coaching with Regal Unlimited?
Here’s why opting for Regal Unlimited’s ICF-ACC program would prove to be a winning move for you.
- You get 2 Master Certified Coaches with 20+ years of collective coaching experience as core facilitators and mentors
- You get the full benefit of our experience training 300+ coaches in the last 8 years.
- You get the experience and wisdom of Regal alumni, an illustrious tribe of 300+ professionals who pay it forward by supporting and mentoring aspiring coaches who opt for our ICF coaching program
- We have a 100% strike rate in ICF credentialing. You can become part of the winning percentage!
Make the winning move! We are sure it will be a game-changer for you!