Qualifications to coach pro bono with CFE:
CFE acknowledges that there are many different kinds of coach training programs, accreditation bodies, views on what constitutes “credentialing”, and areas of specialty within coaching, each subscribing to different models and even definitions of coaching.
We also acknowledge that in the absence of a singular body that provides oversight and ensures the quality and rigor of the multiplicity of coach training programs currently in existence as well as the competency level of professional coaches in the marketplace, it is virtually impossible to levy a singular set of standards/qualifications for coaching with CFE that will include all those who have received coach training and could be impactful coaches within our organization. (Note: For further insight into the issue of credentialing in the coaching industry, this article may serve as a helpful read.)
That said, for the sake of our credibility as an organization and our commitment to competently serve members of the general public who identify as BIPOC, CFE has a duty to implement standards that are widely recognized and accepted both nationally and globally. We have thus developed a set of criteria that we are comfortable asking our coaches to meet as qualifiers to coach with our organization. If you are aligned with the mission of CFE and your training/credentials are not represented in one of the three categories below, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the possibility of an alternate path to qualification.