Please allow me to introduce myself: I’m Jeannette Marshall, Director of Accreditation and part of the one AC Leadership Team. I’ve been a member of the Association for Coaching since 2002 when I naively answered a plea to help support the newly developing AC Membership Function. Thinking there would be many better qualified than I to undertake this role, it was some months before I realised that I was the only applicant in the frame!
Fast forward 16 years and I’ve now held various roles within the AC from Membership Secretary, Head of Membership, Head of UK Operations, AC Coach Accreditation Assessor Lead, Head of Accreditation, Vice Chair UK to Chair UK – so I guess you could say the AC is well and truly part of what I do and Membership of the AC has certainly underpinned my coaching work. Maintaining and upholding standards is a huge element of what I do on a day to day basis and I’m lucky to be supported by fantastic teams (the AC Accreditation Team – more about those later!) and the Assessor Team who contribute their time, energy and professional experience to enable me to get on with the job in hand. And both of those teams are ably supported by the wider AC internal administrative functions and the wider AC Regional, Leadership and Global Teams.
My current role in the AC is to oversee all of the AC Accreditation Schemes – currently Individual Coach Accreditation, Coaching Supervisor Accreditation, Coach Training Accreditation and Recognized Course Leader as Coach. We are about to launch a number of new Accreditation and Recognition initiatives, so watch this space!
Over the coming months I’ll be sharing what I do on a regular basis here at the public blog, so please check in regularly to take a look at what myself and the AC Accreditation Team are up to – let’s enjoy the accreditation journey together!
For those of you who are members (or considering joining the AC community) a highly-valuable benefit of being an AC member is exclusive access to our very own social media platform and virtual network. Once a member has set up an online profile there is opportunity to build professional connections, enter into inspiring conversation in our forums and join a variety of groups!
Those on the path to AC Accreditation (or just generally interested in learning more) are encouraged to consider joining the AC Accreditation Group. The purpose of this AC member-only group is to be a dedicated area to build professional networks, have a dedicated place for accreditation resources, conversations and learning, where we can connect with AC Members and gather feedback, ideas and thoughts.
Have a member login already? Here’s a link to the AC Accreditation Group