Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Credential-holders are trained (125+ hours), experienced (500+ hours) coaches. They have demonstrated knowledge and proficient application of the ICF Core Competencies, Code of Ethics, and definition of coaching. Earners show a commitment to high ethical standards and have demonstrated, through rigorous assessment, competence in using a variety of behaviors and skills in their work with clients. The PCC must be renewed every three years. MORE
At least 125 hours of coach-specific training
More than 500 hours of coaching experience
Completed 10 hours of mentor coaching
Knowledge and performance assessments
ICF Core Competencies
The ICF Core Competencies were developed to support greater understanding about the skills and approaches used within today’s coaching profession as defined by ICF. These competencies and the ICF definition of coaching were used as the foundation for the ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA). The ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. The Core Competencies are grouped into four clusters according to those that fit together logically based on common ways of looking at the competencies in each group. The groupings and individual competencies are not weighted—they do not represent any kind of priority in that they are all core or critical for any competent coach to demonstrate. MORE
ICF Definition of Coaching
ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
ICF Code of Ethics
The ICF Code of Ethics describes the core values of the International Coach Federation (ICF Core Values), and ethical principles and ethical standards of behavior for all ICF Professionals (see definitions). Meeting these ICF ethical standards of behavior is the first of the ICF core coaching competencies (ICF Core Competencies). That is “Demonstrates ethical practice: understands and consistently applies coaching ethics and standards.” MORE
Sebastian is a very good coach. His way of initiating change on the basis of a person’s value system and point of view is very convincing because it always starts at and broadens the person’s horizon. During our discussions I was impressed by his verbal skills – he always found the right words for each situation.
Having Sebastian as my personal coach has been a great decision. Coming from very different culture, upbringing and experiences, his powerful questions challenged many of my entrenched “by default” beliefs and habits. His engaging, energetic and casual style was also very effective in helping me to think and act from a light and relaxed mood. Sebastian is a fresh breeze of air in the world of coaches, and I highly recommend him!
It wasn’t easy for me to admit that I didn’t know all the answers, but that is how my coaching journey with Sebastian started. It’s mindblowing how he always takes me from a state of ‚I don’t want to do anything’ to a state of ‚I’m going to move mountains’. And more than that, he helped me change my perspective and what I believe is possible in my fashion advisory business. Through our conversations I started seeing more possibilities and a big future for myself. I’m very grateful for the value he brings to my life through his coaching, friendship and as the caring person he is. That’s why I always recommend him to everyone without hesitation.
The training with Sebastian was a lot of fun! And at the end I was perfectly prepared for my challenge. Since I’m a competitive sportsman myself, I know exactly which qualities are essential for a coach. He’s patient, competent and if there’s a problem he always finds a solution. It’s been a great time!
Working with Sebastian allowed me to ask myself the questions that I would not have otherwise had the courage to ask. Unlocking some of these answers has made a visible difference in my personal relationships and my professional performance. I have gained more respect and trust from my peers and superiors because I have been able to better define myself with the help of Seb. I highly recommend his coaching sessions to all professionals, no matter what career-stage they are at.
Sebastian is a great person that I admire. The workshop was inspiring and meaningful. Sebastian is a great facilitator. With his accommodating and energetic style he helped me and everyone else to get deeply involved in the content of the workshop. Today I am purposeful because of what I have learned. Thanks a million.
I had the unique pleasure to work closely with Sebastian at a leadership conference in Singapore last week. I was very impressed by his professionalism and willingness to take a stand for people. If given the opportunity to work with Sebastian in the future, take advantage of being in the presence of an extraordinary man that will inspire you to greatness!
The workshop facilitated by Sebastian was unbelievably valuable. He has helped us to redesign and improve how we work together. With great empathy, he also helped us to clearly define our own goals and to reach them step by step. Be ready to put yourself out there and you will get tremendous value working with him – for your business and also for life.