Anna Corbett, BCC, received her bachelor’s in sociology and master’s in counseling from Purdue University. She is also a Certified Choice Theory/Reality Therapy Instructor, Certified NLP Coach, Certified HeartMath Coach/Mentor and Certified Peace Ambassador.
We recently spoke with her about the work she is doing and the Board Certified Coach credential.
Tell us about your current role at work.
During this chaotic time in history, when it is easy to slide into powerlessness and despair, feeling that there is so much out of your control, it is essential to look at what you do have control over, in the moment. Because of my deep concern about how women, the primary caregivers, are navigating this uncharted territory, I am hosting a weekly complimentary Zoom gathering with women across North America. It is a time where women can safely come together, step into a pause, and quiet the mind and soul. We learn and live self-care practices to enhance the immune system, build resilience, awaken the intuitive wisdom of the heart, and mindfully design life during this time and beyond.
By choosing these strategies that are within our control and making them daily practices, we are moving from chaos and confusion to clarity and calm, moment by moment. We are able to step into our world from an empowered, heart-centered state of being, successfully navigating through this uncharted territory. I am also completing my book, Your Soul’s Journey: A Woman’s Guide for Healing, Health & Miracles, available December 2020.
Why did you decide to pursue the BCC credential, and when did you receive it?
Earlier in my career, I was a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I knew the professional benefits of licensing and credentialing. With a cross-country move before me, I closed my counseling practice after 25 years. Longing to continue to work with women, I transitioned from counseling to coaching by attending a yearlong certified coaching program. When I learned of the BCC credential through the Center for Credentialing & Education, especially in health and wellness since my passion and focus have always been in that area, I knew instantly that I wanted that professional verification. I received the BCC credential in March 2012.
How has obtaining the BCC credential helped you in your career?
The credential has opened many doors for me in areas of health and wellness. Credentialing is very important to health professionals and my credibility with them has been heightened. I found my own identity and confidence shifted as a board-certified health and wellness coach. As a lifelong learner, I really appreciate the requirement of continuing education. It keeps me involved in the professional community and helps me stay current.
What would you say to others who are considering pursuing or renewing this credential?
I would really encourage you to pursue or renew this credential. It will give you credibility in the health and wellness field without which you are not as easily acknowledged. It is also a client “consumer protection plan” that indicates you have specific professional training that has been recognized by an outstanding national credentialing organization.