BCC: Board Certified Coach 

CCE Board Certified CoachThe Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) created the Board Certified Coach (BCC) credential in 2011 to provide independent verification that coaches have met professional competency standards established by the CCE and subject matter experts. These standards reflect the commonly accepted knowledge, skills and abilities expected of a Professional Coach. 

The BCC is a mark of quality. It demonstrates to the public that a Professional Coach has: 

  •     Met educational and training requirements
  •     Passed a psycho-metrically sound coach specific examination
  •     Obtained experience in the field of coaching
  •     Received professional peer references
  •     Sworn accountability to an enforceable code of ethics
  •     Committed to at least 100 hours of continuing education every five years.


PCC: Professional Certified Coach

International Coach Federation

A coach receiving the PCC credential coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF) has met these requirements:  

  • Completion of an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (like iPEC's)
  • At least 750 hours of client coaching experience
  • Completion of at least 40 hours of continuing education every three years.

Founded in 1995, the ICF is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches. Based in Lexington, KY (USA), the ICF also operates Regional Service Centres in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. With more than 17,000 professional coaches representing more than 100 countries, the ICF is the voice of the global coaching profession.

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. ICF's core purpose is to advance the art, science and practice of professional coaching. The ICF exists to build, support and preserve the integrity of the coaching profession through programs and standards supported by their members.


CPC: Certified Professional Coach

The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)

The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) offers the most comprehensive and experiential Certified Professional Coach training program in the world. As the originator of Core Energy Dynamics™ paradigm and the Core Energy Coaching™ process, iPEC has created the most effective leadership framework and change process in use today. Founded in 1999 by Bruce D Schneider, MCC and PhD, the Institute graduates Professional Coaches certified in its core energy paradigm and coaching process with specialties in life, career/transition, health and wellness, relationship, sales, business, corporate and executive coaching.

The only way to create sustainable change, and exponentially greater results, is to help people change the way they think and feel—to address their thoughts and emotions. By helping clients break through limiting thoughts and emotional responses and replace those emotions with supportive, empowering beliefs, iPEC coaches are able to move clients to take powerful and consistent action. This is the heart of iPEC's approach: the Core Energy CoachingTM process.

The iPEC coach training program includes:

  • A Mentor Coach who focuses on skill development
  • A strong business development program
  • A specialization-focused track of learning. Coach Trainees select from one of the nine major specialties within the coaching industry and then embark on a focused effort to become an expert within that specialty area
  • A system that engages all learning preferences (seeing, hearing, hands-on), live training and a total of 350+ hours of training by the end of the program.

iPEC’s Standing

  • iPEC's graduates are some of the most thoroughly trained and well-rounded coaches in the world.
  • iPEC has been accredited by the International Coaching Federation (see description below of ICF) since early 2002.
  • iPEC is an ICF-Accredited Coach Training Program. Upon successful completion of iPEC's program, a student becomes a Certified Professional Coach—as recognized by the ICF.
  • Offering dual certifications in coaching and its proprietary assessment, the Energy Leadership Index™, iPEC is committed to graduating master-level coaches.

For a more complete description of the iPEC Coach Training Program, download "9 Keys to Choosing the Right Coach Training Program For You."


ELI-MP: Energy Leadership Index, Master Practitioner

Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)

Energy Leadership™ is a comprehensive iPEC graduate-level course that creates a tremendous shift in awareness and consciousness—for all who experience it. The certified ELI-MP is licensed to administer, analyze and coach clients concerning the implications of iPEC's highly respected and well validated Energy Leadership Index Online Assessment. An ELI-MP's deep experience in applying Energy Leadership principles, skills and processes supports them and those they coach in being “everyday leaders”—recognizing and embracing the powerful influence that each and every one of us has on every being, encounter and experience in our lives. We are all leaders—Energy Leadership enhances our ability to lead by example with power, purpose and passion. 


IAPLC: International Association of Professional Life Coaches, Board of Advisors

Affiliate Link to The International Association of Professional Life CoachesThe International Association of Professional Life Coaches (IAPLC) is dedicated exclusively to the life coaching industry with membership standards based on training, coaching experience and client references. While many professional coaching associations admit members with specific coaching training and certification, the IAPLC offers a premier user-friendly international online directory for life coaches who hold a variety of credentials.

As a Member of IAPLC's Board of Advisors, Deborah and a handful of other seasoned Master Coach entrepreneurs collaborate with the Association's Founder. Their insight and direction are essential to maintaining the highest standards of education, collaboration, service and integrity for IAPLC’s members and the global coaching community.


KRMT: Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher and Usui/Holy Fire II Reiki Master Teacher

Reiki Membership Association Professional Member

Reiki is a form of energy work focused on enhancing life experience in all areas. It reduces stress, increases relaxation, fuels creativity and fosters healing. I liken Reiki to a form of energetic meditation or prayer with the Reiki Master Teacher serving as a consecrated channel for the flow of infinite Universal Source energy to support insight, healing and empowerment.

A professional Reiki Master Teacher is one who has substantial experience and has received training and attunements through a licensed Reiki Master Teacher. As a Professional Member of the Reiki Membership Association of the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT), my Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher and Usui/Holy Fire II Reiki Master Teacher credentials were acquired through the Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki® and Usui/Holy Fire II Reiki Ryoho Lineages via Master Teachers David Teich, Jenni Prince and Deanna Kayyali and ICRT Licensed Master Teacher Lynn Boggess.

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IARP: International Association of Reiki Professionals, Reiki Master Teacher

Reiki Membership Association Professional MemberWith thousands of members in over 50 countries, the International Association of Reiki Professionals® (IARP) provides a forum for recognition, support and growth—professionally, personally and spiritually. Members demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism and service in the practice and teaching of Reiki.

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REV/SC: Minister and Spiritual Celebrant

Universal Life Church

As a minister and spiritual celebrant ordained by the Universal Life Church, I am licensed to officiate at civil and trans-denominational spiritual services of all types. It is my particular honor to preside over celebrations of major life milestones and transitions such as:

  • Birth, dedication, naming, baptism and christening;
  • Coming of age, confirmation and graduation;
  • Commitment, union, marriage and renewal of vows;
  • Home blessing; and
  • End of life transition, funerals and memorials.

Serving as a spiritual celebrant is a natural complement to the partner, teacher and guide roles I embody as an Empowerment Coach and Reiki Master Teacher.


DG: Deeksha Giver 

Deeksha Giver

A form of energetic meditation or prayer, Deeksha is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning Oneness Blessing. This Divine blessing of personal awakening activates energetic potential, balances the chakras, and guides the recipient on a unique, individual journey into higher states of consciousness leading to a realization of Oneness. Deeksha Givers foster and convey constructive energy to affect a neurobiological shift that diminishes the illusion of separation and enhances the reality of love, joy, and unity. I was initiated as a Deeksha Giver by Rev. Dr. Patricia Keel, a teacher and officiant licensed through Oneness University in Chennai, India.


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