Michael, make way for me!
It is most apt to take the reverse role this time, writing about you instead of you writing about yourself, with me editing your blogs, over the last 3 years!
I wish to honor you for winning the very exclusive and world class BrandLaureate Brand Icon Leadership Award ’13 in the Transformational Leader category as the ultimate honor for the best!
I really got inspired by what you said on winning this award, “it is really more for the coaching community than it is for me! Indeed, coaching has gone full circle!”
Having worked with you closely for the past few years, I know first-hand the hard work and sacrifices you put in as a transformational coach leader to elevate the coaches in the coaching community, which includes me.
For sure, you have this unrelentingly determination and mission of ‘growing a vibrant coach community’ to be recognized as professional and respectable people who hold the skills and mindset to make a positive difference to others. It is on your lips, your writings, your coaching programs, your coaching work and your strategic leadership in the Malaysian Association of Certified Coaches (MACC, for short).
You are a rare one who walks the talk. You literally eat, breathe, and dream coaching! In the most innocent and casual of conversations, you personify the coach in you; listening deeply, and asking questions that drive me up to space sometimes!!! Because of you I grew a lot, especially in the depth and width of coaching knowledge, skills and more importantly in inculcating a coaching mindset.
It looks like you just don’t work hard alone. In your own words, you work strategically smart; looking at the bigger picture always, widening your networking, elevating your profile and building your personal brand!
Indeed, you are a true icon of corporate leadership in coaching, no less, who has broken away from the crowded field of coaches!
Kudos, Mike. There are many world class awards to be won, and I know you will continue to do more for the coaching community, especially in winning accolades for CCA and MACC to be recognized as exemplary coaching school and coaching association respectively not only in Malaysia but globally.
Here’s wishing you God’s abundant blessings as you continue to pursue this noble mission of transforming lives and communities – through coaching!