Kim Richardson earns ICF Associate Certified Coach Accreditation
Kimberly Richardson, coordinator for instructional coaching and member of the organization effectiveness CLT for Hampton City Schools, earned an International Coach Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach Accreditation: Associate Certified Coach (ACC).
Richardson completed the requirements through Results Coaching Global with over 166 hours of training. It included a robust oral exam where she had to demonstrate mastery of the ICF’s core competencies in a live coaching conversation with auditors scoring her. In addition, she completed an eight-hour written exam. Richardson was also required to have 10 hours of coach mentoring by a professional certified coach.
To complete the certification, Richardson had to provide a coaching log demonstrating a minimum of 100 hours of coaching experience with at least eight clients. The final requirement was completion of the ICF’s Coach Knowledge Assessment. This is a three-hour assessment and the applicant is required to score at least 70% to pass.
“What I love most about being a coach is helping people discover and walk their own path and being a support in that process,” said Richardson.
Richardson has served in education in a variety of capacities for 21 years. She coordinates and delivers professional learning for administrators, school staff, and instructional coaches. She previously served as principal of Forrest Elementary School and assistant principal at Smith Elementary School. She worked in the Newport News Public School system for nine years before coming to HCS.
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