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At Connecting Humans, Our team's rare and unique combination of worldwide experience offers a comprehensive understanding of the intricate and complex issues faced by clients across various industries.
At the heart of what we do is our commitment to helping others and making a difference in their lives.
This drive and purpose, combined with our rare combination of critical skills such as professional coaching, project management, change management, mental health, and psychological safety, as well as our rich and diverse work experiences across multiple continents and industries, sets us apart in Canada.
Our passion for connecting with clients and offering them empathetic and personalized solutions is evident in the meaningful and lasting impact we have had in just a few short years of existence.
Insights on our certifications
and what they mean for you...
ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
At Connecting Humans, we are certified ICF's Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
The ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) is a recognized and respected certification in the coaching industry.
To become a PCC, coaches must meet the following strict requirements:
Complete a minimum of 125 hours of coach-specific training.
Complete at least 500 hours of paid coaching experience.
Complete 10 hours of Mentor Coaching
Successfully pass a performance evaluation
Successfully pass the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) 3-hours exam, which covers five broad domains (setting the foundation, co-creating the relationship, communicating effectively, facilitating learning and results, and coaching foundations and knowledge base.)
Agree to adhere to the ICF Code of Ethics.
By working with an ICF PCC coach, you can be confident that:
your coach has completed a substantial amount of coach-specific training.
your coach has a wealth of practical experience, with actual paid coaching.
your coach has passed a rigorous written and oral assessment, demonstrating their knowledge and skills
your coach is maintaining high standards of professional conduct.
Overall, the PCC certification indicates that your coach is a highly trained and experienced professional in the field of coaching, committed to ethical practice and continuous development.
PMI Project Management Institute
At Connecting Humans, we are certified PMI's Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP).
The Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world's leading professional organization for project managers.
PMI certifications demonstrate a project manager's commitment to professional standards, knowledge, and expertise in project management.
The PMI ACP certification requires a combination of project management experience, education, and examination. To become PMI ACP certified, an individual must :
1. have at least 2,000 hours of general project management experience, with at least 1,500 hours of experience specifically in Agile project management,
2. as well as 21 contact hours of formal Agile project management education.
3. In addition, the individual must pass the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® 3-hours exam, demonstrating their mastery of Agile principles, practices, and tools.
By working with a PMI-ACP coach, you can be confident that:
your coach has significant project management experience, with a focus on Agile methods (Lean, Scrum...)
your coach has received formal Agile project management education.
your coach has passed a rigorous exam that demonstrates their mastery of Agile principles, practices, and tools.
Overall, the PMI ACP certification indicates that your coach is a highly qualified and knowledgeable professional in the field of Agile project management.
Prosci Change Management
At Connecting Humans, we are certified in Prosci's Change Management Program.
Prosci is a globally recognized leader in change management, and their certification program provides individuals with the tools, processes, and methodologies necessary to effectively manage and lead change initiatives in any organization.
To become Prosci certified, individuals must :
1. complete a comprehensive program of 24 hours that includes both online and in-person training,
2. apply holistic change management methodologies and tools to a real-life project.
3. successfully pass a comprehensive assessment to ensure that individuals have the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully lead change initiatives and support their organizations in becoming more agile and adaptive to change.
By having a coach certified in Prosci Change Management, clients can trust that they are working with a professional who understands the importance of change management in achieving organizational goals and can provide guidance and support in navigating through the change process.
Our certification in Prosci Change Management is a testament to our commitment to providing the highest quality of services and ensuring that our clients have the tools and support they need to successfully navigate change and achieve their goals.
Mental Health Professional
At Connecting Humans, we are certified in 3 complementary programs for Mental Health & Psychological Safety
As we navigated through the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, we couldn't ignore the toll it took on the mental health of our clients. It's during these times, that we realized the importance of being equipped to address the mental distress of our clients, beyond just the standard Project Management, Change Management and Professional Coaching services we offer. Hence, we took it upon ourselves to be properly educated and certified in the field of mental health and psychological safety. Our aim is to provide our clients with a well-rounded support system that addresses their mental wellbeing as a cornerstone of our approach.
Certified Psychological Health & Safety Training from Canadian Mental Health Association
We were certified with the “Certified Psychological Health & Safety” training from the Canadian Mental Health Association. This training provided us with an in-depth understanding of the mental health challenges faced by individuals and organizations, and how to address them effectively. We learned about the importance of creating a psychologically safe work environment and how it can improve employee engagement, productivity and overall well-being.
Mental Health First Aid from Mental Health Commission of Canada
We were also trained in “Mental Health First Aid” from the Mental Health Commission of Canada. This training equipped us with the necessary skills to recognize and respond to signs of mental health challenges in individuals, providing them with the necessary support and guidance. We learned about different mental health conditions and how to provide immediate support to individuals in distress, until they can receive professional help.
Workplace Mental Health Leadership Program from the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University
Finally, we also underwent the “Workplace Mental Health Leadership Program” from the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University. This program provided us with a comprehensive understanding of the workplace mental health landscape and how to lead organizational initiatives to promote mental health and well-being. We learned about the importance of promoting a culture of mental health and the role of leaders in creating a supportive and inclusive workplace.
By having a coach certified in in mental health and psychological safety, you can be confident about the following:
Knowledge and understanding of mental health challenges: The coach has received extensive training on mental health challenges faced by individuals and organizations, including common mental health conditions and how to recognize them.
Ability to provide support in times of distress: With certification in Mental Health First Aid, the coach is equipped with the necessary skills to provide immediate support to individuals in distress until they can receive professional help.
Commitment to promoting mental health and well-being: By undergoing the Workplace Mental Health Leadership Program, the coach has a comprehensive understanding of the workplace mental health landscape and the importance of promoting a culture of mental health.
Ability to create a psychologically safe work environment: The coach has received training on the importance of creating a psychologically safe work environment, and how it can improve employee engagement, productivity, and overall well-being.
In short, you can be confident that your coach has received comprehensive training in mental health and psychological safety and is well-equipped to provide you with the necessary support and guidance to address any mental health challenges you may be facing.
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