What is it about titles?
I have several hang-ups about titles.
I don’t want to have my name followed by a bunch of titles. It feels pretentious.
But when I approach it from a coaching mindset, which is non-judgmental and curious, I might ask: “what is the purpose of the title or sharing the title with others?” It might be to celebrate, inform, qualify, or a multitude of other reasons.
Interestingly, when I first started my coach training with iPEC in 2012, one of my main goals was to earn the coaching certificate. I felt it would be necessary to demonstrate credibility as a coach. At the end of the official training, I was in much less of a rush to get the title, and I was more focused on continuing to hone my coaching skills.
Recently, I earned my Professional Coaching Certification (PCC) from the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Maybe I’m sharing this with all of you as a means to celebrate. It is nice to be recognized for the time and energy that I have invested in coaching others. It has truly been a pleasure supporting my surgeon colleagues, and I look forward to making a continued impact on the lives of my colleagues and patients with this coaching mindset.
Maybe I’m sharing this with all of you to inform. The PCC title means that since late 2018, I have partnered with more than 25 coachees during more than 500 coaching session hours to empower their best practice. Experience builds confidence. Like the end of my coach training, humility helps us know that we are always learning.
It is a major milestone for SurgeonMasters as a company. We have always been about quality training. We always strive to meet the standards of professionalism in coaching for our trainees, our clients, and our community.
Throughout my coaching I have been making a positive impact on other people’s lives. Ultimately, I think the reason I’m sharing this achievement with you is it means SurgeonMasters is inching closer to my vision that collectively we will have a major positive impact on the lives of many physicians, surgeons and their patients.
Reach out to me if you would like to learn more about the coaching mindset and how it has helped me and others.