Education & Training

Education & Training

My education in the field of psychology actually started in high school when I was very inspired by a teacher who taught a basic Psych 101 Class. From there, I went on to college and received two degrees in Psychology, a Pupil Personnel Services Credential as a School Psychologist and went on to earn my MFCC license:

• BA in Psychology, CSU, Chico.
• MA in Psychology, CSU, Chico.
• PPS Credential, CSU, Chico.
• MFCC License, California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

When I entered the financial services business, there are a number of courses and tests you need to complete and pass in order to work with clients. There were also annual refresher courses required to ensure a high level of training. The three main regulators in that industry are The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), The Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) and The California Department of Insurance:

• FINRA Licenses: Series 6, 7, 22, 24, 26, 63.
• California Department of Insurance Licenses

The coaching/consulting business does not require licenses and credentials, but I wanted to get advanced training in this field so I could provide a high level of service to my future clients. After researching a number of training organizations, I chose The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) that is headquartered in San Rafael, California. CTI is an industry leader, and over the last 20 years they have trained over 35,000 Co-Active coaches worldwide. They are global in scope and train more new coaches every year than any other training program:

• Co-Active Professional Coach (CPCC) from The Coaches Training Institute