achievement-awards-coachingThe Achievement Awards are coaching and mentoring’s most prestigious awards from the IIC&M for success and achievement through coaching or mentoring.

If as a coach or mentor you are proud of your achievements why not gain international recognition by asking your clients to support your entry to the IIC&M’s Achievement Awards.

The Achievement Awards celebrate the achievements of coaching or mentoring clients by awarding the coach or mentor with an internationally recognised Achievement Award. These awards highlight the vision, the commitment, and the will to succeed of those who have used coaching or mentoring to ensure achievement. Get the international recognition that your coaching or mentoring deserves.

achievement-awards-mentoringIf your clients think you’ve got what it takes to become a winner, ask them to tell us about your coaching or mentoring and their achievements and you could be collecting your Achievement Award in the new year.

WHAT ARE THE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS?

The IIC&M’s Achievement Awards are internationally recognised awards for coaches and mentors who have worked with their clients to lasting success and achievement. Effective coaching or mentoring enables clients to achieve their dreams, their aspirations, and their goals. The IIC&M’s aim is to recognise coaches who create this achievement through their coaching skills – to give you, as the coach or mentor, the reward and recognition that you deserve.

Being recognised through the Achievement Awards builds your professional reputation, and all Achievement Awards finalists will be celebrated at the next International IIC&M Conference. The use of the Achievement Awards logo on your web-site, stationery and literature is a mark of your coaching or mentoring excellence.

The quality that all winners of the Achievement Awards show is that they will all be able to demonstrate the success and achievement of their clients. Coaches or Mentors may be individuals who are working with clients in an organisation or coaching individuals. Winners show, not only their coaching or mentoring skills, but also the outstanding results achieved by their clients.

HOW TO ENTER THE COACHING and MENTORING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS!

Enter the Coaching Achievement Awards by sending your entry by email to awards@IICandM.org.  Each application will be acknowledged by email.  The closing date for the 2015 awards is 31st July, 2015!

The Achievement Awards are internationally recognised awards for coaches and mentors whose clients can demonstrate lasting success and achievement through the benefits of coaching or mentoring.  Although the Achievement Awards are run by the IICM, these awards are open to all coaches and mentors, whether Members or not of the IICM. The Achievement Awards are a means of recognising and rewarding coaching and mentoring excellence. Being entered for these coaching or mentoring awards will promoted your skills as a coach or mentor. Winning one of the Achievement Awards allows you to use the Achievement Awards logo on your web-site, material, and literature; and will build your professional reputation.

The quality shared by all entrants and winners of the Achievement Awards is each entry will demonstrate the outstanding results, the achievements and successes of each client.

The quality that all winners of the Achievement Awards show is that they will all be able to demonstrate the success and achievement of their clients. Coaches or Mentors may be individuals who are working with clients in an organisation or coaching individuals. Winners show, not only their coaching or mentoring skills, but also the outstanding results achieved by their clients.

The IICM is looking for entries that demonstrate the achievement and success of clients through the skills utilised by their coaches or mentors. Therefore entries are welcome from all coaches and mentors – from those employed by organisations to coaches and mentors who are self-employed (in any capacity).

GETTING STARTED

If you know you’ve got what it takes to be an applicant and to become a finalist, the application process is a simple one. We need to receive your application form detailing your details, your coaching or mentoring case study, and supporting evidence from your client of their achievements and successes.

As the information submitted will include sensitive information, all information received by the IIC&M is treated in the strictest confidence. Only that which is detailed in the application as information to be published will be made available to the public.

ELIGIBILITY

Any coach or coaching client is eligible to apply. Both Members and non-Members of the IIC&M may apply. A coaching or mentoring client may apply on behalf of their coach or mentor. Where this is the case, we would request that the client notifies their coach or mentor of their intention. Where the application is from a coach or mentor employed by an organisation and the client is the organisation, we would request that the coach or mentor gets permission from their employment organisation.

Each element of the entry has a maximum word count – no entry will be eligible if the entry exceeds the word count in one element of the entry. Please verify your word count carefully – remember that using Microsoft Word Count includes bullets, paragraph numbers and other functions.

DOCUMENTATION

Your application form must be submitted on standard A4 with your name in the header of each sheet submitted and your organisation details and contact details (email address, address, telephone number, website) in the footer of the first page. Only documentation submitted at the time of the entry of the application will be taken into consideration. It is our preference that all documentation is submitted by email but where documentation is submitted by post, it should be submitted as individual pages and should not be bound or laminated. All documentation submitted must be submitted in typewritten format. It is important to remember that all documentation submitted supporting the standards of the coach or mentor must show and support the achievements and success of the client.

The application submitted must include the following information as a minimum:

  • Coach or Mentors training and qualification
  • Coach or Mentors accreditation/credential
  • Coach or Mentors first language
  • Client’s name
  • Client’s organisation name (where applicable)
  • Client’s contact details (email address, address, telephone number, website)
  • Client’s first language
  • Coaching or Mentoring language
  • Evidence
  • Major changes brought about in the client’s life (up to 5)
  • Coaching or Mentoring beyond the call of normal duty
  • What impressed the client most about the Coach or Mentor (up to 5)
  • The reason why the client thinks that the Coach or Mentor deserves an Achievements Award (max 500 words)
  • Any memorable moments from the coaching or mentoring sessions (in bullet form, including benefits brought about by these moments) (up to 5)
  • Would the client recommend this coach or mentor to a colleague or friend – Yes or No
  • Goals, Success and Achievements (up to 5)
  • Date coaching or mentoring commenced
  • Date coaching or mentoring completed (if the coaching/mentoring is complete)
  • Where was the client at the start of the coaching or mentoring relationship? (max 100 words)
  • Successes in bullet form and highlight how these relate to the goals (up to 5)
  • Achievements in bullet form and highlight how these relate to the goals (up to 5)
  • Return on Investment – Value for Money (does not have to be financially related) (max 100 words)
  • Testimonial/Quote(s) that can be published (max 250 words)
  • Case Study (max 5,000 words)

Your application can include photographs, graphs, charts, table, etc.; and the words count towards the total number of words within your application.

All documentation must be submitted in English. Where English is not the first language of the client or the coach, the first language must be included in the submitted documentation.

Where the client selects to submit the information directly to the IIC&M, the coach or mentor must provide the client with the outline requirements for the entry.

PUBLICITY

The IICM will assume approval from the coach as part of the entry. The details of all winners (name, company name, web-site) with a 150-word outline and photograph will be published on the IIC&M’s web-site.

The IICM will run a publicity campaign after the Coaching Achievement Awards are awarded. The information submitted for this campaign will include the details listed in the paragraph above, unless the IIC&M is informed otherwise. We will ensure that the national press of the country of each winner is included in this publicity campaign. Therefore where you have contacts with your national press please do not hesitate to provide these details as part of your application. As with any publicity the IIC&M cannot guarantee press coverage.

Outline details of all coaches and mentor who enter, will be published on the IICM’s web-site.

COLLATING YOUR APPLICATION

Reading through this section of the notes will ensure that your application is completed successfully. Please do not hesitate to contact awards@IICandM.org where you have any questions before you submit your entry.

There is no restriction to the number of applications that are submitted for each coach or mentor. It is important that each application is supported by the evidence from the client, is completed accurately and within the guidelines published in this documentation.

Evidence
The evidence included for each application must include:

  • major changes brought about in clients life (this must include a minimum of 3 major changes)
  • coaching or mentoring beyond the call of normal duty
  • What impressed the client most about the Coach or Mentor (up to 5)
  • The reason why the client thinks that the Coach or Mentor deserves an Achievements Award (max 500 words)
  • Any memorable moments from the coaching or mentoring sessions (in bullet form, including benefits brought about by these moments) (up to 5)
  • Would the client recommend this coach or mentor to a colleague or friend – Yes or No

Goals, Successes and Achievements:
The application must include:

  • Goals, Success and Achievements (up to 5)
  • Date coaching or mentoring commenced
  • Date coaching or mentoring completed (if the coaching/mentoring is complete)
  • Where was the client at the start of the coaching or mentoring relationship? (max 100 words)
  • Successes in bullet form and highlight how these relate to the goals (up to 5)
  • Achievements in bullet form and highlight how these relate to the goals (up to 5)
  • Return on Investment – Value for Money (does not have to be financially related) (max 100 words)

Testimonial(s)/Quote(s) that can be published (max 250 words):
A testimonial of no more than 250 words that could be published can be included. Where this testimonial is published, it will only include the name and, if applicable, organisation of the client, where the client has provided permission.

Case Study (max 5,000 words):
The Case Study must clearly document in detail in the Goals, Successes and Achievements section of this submission. Although not important to the application, the case study can include details of coaching tools, methodologies, and skills used. The Case Study must not exceed 5,000 words.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

The application process is a simple process which is followed by a robust verification and judging procedure. To ensure that your application will be verified and judged through the judging process, it is important that your application follows the application process and the details found in this process.

THE JUDGING PROCESS

The Achievement Awards Panel includes those found in the Accreditation Department, members from the IIC&M’s Standards and Ethics Department, and a number of renown coaches and mentors.

Each application will be seen by each member of the Achievement Awards Panel and will progress through the various stages of The Judging Process.

Stage One
Stage One of the judging process is to ensure that the application is a valid application.

Where the application is not found to be eligible and the application has been submitted in advance of the submission date, the applicant will be notified of the reasons that their application is not eligible. Where the timescale allows, the application may be corrected and re-submitted. Where an application is re-submitted, it must be re-submitted in full.

Where the application is not found to be eligible and the application has been submitted within two-weeks of the submission date, the applicant will not be notified of the reasons that their application is not eligible.

Stage Two
Each application will be judged on the detail in every element of the application.

This process will include, but is not exclusive to:

  1. Goals – were the goals stated at the beginning of the coaching relationship successfully achieved?
  2. Goals – was the original goal updated and the new goal successfully achieved?
  3. Were the achievements made significant?
  4. How far did the client travel through their coaching experience?
  5. Reasons that the coach deserves the award
  6. Were the coaching sessions above and beyond the expected?
  7. Memorable moments and benefits from these
  8. To what degree the opportunities were investigated
  9. Were the benefits to client greater than those expected?
  10. Return on Investment – Value for money

Stage Three
Case study – the detail and benefits described in the case study. The details of the coaching or mentoring beyond the call of normal duty.

On completion of these steps, a shortlist of finalists will be generated.

Stage Four
A member of the Achievement Awards Panel will interview each finalist.

Stage Five
The Achievement Awards Panel will review all finalists entries and their answers to the interview questions. The winners will be announced end of November, 2015.

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