Victoria, Canada, November 7, 2014: The Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC) has awarded Pratap Nambiar of Singapore the prestigious Chartered Business Coach (ChBC) designation. This global credential, the first-ever chartered-status designation for business coaches and the industry’s most advanced credential, is reserved for the world’s most senior coaches.
Chartered Business Coaches have attained a record of excellence and leadership in their field. To achieve their ChBC designation, they have completed a WABC-approved, in-depth professional development process that includes a comprehensive self-assessment portfolio independently examined by representatives from the Professional Development Foundation (PDF) and Middlesex University in the UK.
Chartered Business Coach is the third and highest level in WABC’s three-tiered certification system for business coaches. Certified credentials, the most rigorous type available to individual professionals, are based on strict guidelines—they require validation, must be renewed and can be revoked if necessary.
Wendy Johnson, WABC president and chief executive officer, comments, “The Chartered Business Coach singles out the world’s top business coaches, the ones who have the most experience, skills and training. A Chartered Business Coach is at the pinnacle of our emerging profession—a leader, an influencer, an example to us all.”
Pratap Nambiar is the Executive Chairman of Thought Perfect Pte Ltd, a Singapore based company that delivers business performance coaching to CEOs in the Asia Pacific region. He has over 35 years of corporate experience having held senior leadership positions in leading MNCs around the world. He assesses leadership effectiveness and in the last six years has spent a few thousand hours coaching business leaders to utilize their full potential.
Says Pratap “Leaders need to continue to grow their minds. The complexity of thinking needs to keep pace with the ever increasing external complexities of doing business. Self transformation to overcome adaptive challenges is a tough journey that few leaders can make on their own.”
Business coaching, which includes niches such as corporate and executive coaching, is one of the fastest-growing professional services in the world. Says Ms. Johnson, “Our primary goal at WABC is to develop the highest level of professional standards and qualifications for business coaching. Offering rigorous professional designations for business coaches, such as ChBC, is central to what we do as an association. Our key activities include offering a superior system of qualifications for business coaches and a world-class accreditation process for business coaching training programs, and building and maintaining public trust in our industry.”
The Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC) is the first global professional association to exclusively represent the business coaching industry. Since its inception in 1997, WABC has dedicated itself to raising the profile of business coaching—still an emerging profession—and differentiating it from coaching in general. By engaging in disciplined self-regulatory activities to increase public trust in our industry worldwide, WABC has done more than any other organization to identify the tasks, qualities and skills of the business coach. WABC’s activities set the gold standard for business coaching and help decision-makers around the world when they screen, hire, train and evaluate business coaches. Our membership—now spanning over 30 countries and steadily growing—includes internal and external coaches who work with entrepreneurs, managers, CEOs, presidents and business professionals from all industries in the public, private and non-profit sectors—from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.
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