Dr. Grady Batchelor, author of the forthcoming Leading with Coaching and Mentoring: Inspiring Engagement and Excellence in the Workplace, is a certified executive coach and management consultant who speaks and leads workshops that inspire business professionals to lead with coaching and mentoring to achieve goals, deepen awareness, ask challenging questions, take action, and hold themselves and others accountable. Grady is a sought-after and award-winning consultant and coach who consistently gets results and inspires clients. Grady is described by his clients as “a dedicated partner,” “achieves results,” “a true change maker,” “an expert,” “a person of vision,” and “one of those rare master teachers.”
Grady is currently Dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at American Public University System where he oversees the Certified Professional Coaching and Mentoring program, Center for Teaching and Learning, Competency-Based Education, General Education, Alternative Learning including badging, micro-credentials, non-credit certificates and certifications, and several other strategic initiatives. He is also President of Grady Batchelor & Associates, Inc., an award-winning management, marketing, and e-learning consulting and coaching practice and Managing Director of Global Workplace Skills Library. Grady holds a doctorate in management specializing in organizational development and change from Colorado Technical University, a master of business administration in advanced management studies from Touro University, a master of arts in management from Bellevue University, a bachelor of science in human resources management from Bellevue University, and associates degrees in information analysis and instructional technology from the Community College of the Air Force. He is also a Professional Certified Coach, Certified Professional Coach, Certified Management Consultant, and a Certified Manager.
Professional Certified Coach (PCC®)
The Professional Certified Coach (PCC®) is a professional designation awarded by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and demonstrates completion of at least 125-hours of coach-specific training, 500 hours of coaching experience and passing a coach knowledge assessment on the ICF definition of coaching, 11-core competencies of coaching, and a code of ethics. Additionally, as a Professional Certified Coach, I am committed to adhering to the ICF Code of Ethics and completion of ongoing Continuing Coach Education (CCE).
Certified Professional Coach (CPC)
The Certified Professional Coach (CPC) designation is the standard of excellence you should require when selecting a professional coach. Recognized throughout the world, CPCs are recognized for their knowledge, skills, and abilities to work with clients to create personal and professional change within individuals, groups, and teams. I am a graduate of the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), an International Coach Federation (ICF)-Accredited Coach Training Program, a rigorous 320+ hours of study, specialized training in business and executive coaching, examination and demonstrated coaching competencies to meet the needs of my clients and the certification requirements of iPEC and the ICF.
As a Certified Professional Coach, I am committed to completing ongoing annual professional development and adhering to the ICF’s Code of Ethics and the Center for Credentialing and Education’s Board Certified Coach Code of Ethics.
Certified Management Consultant (CMC®)
The Certified Management Consultant (CMC®) designation is the Gold Standard that executives should take into account when selecting a management consultant. Recognized in 46 nations across the globe including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Japan, China, and many others, CMCs are recognized as experts in their profession; their Mark represents their achieving highest global standards of excellence and ethical practices as a professional consultant. As a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), I have completed a rigorous process of examination and have demonstrated my ability to meet the needs of my clients and the certification requirements of the Institute of Management Consultants USA (IMC USA).
I am required and pledge to adhere to IMC USA’s Code of Ethics. This pledge guarantees the integrity of my work and quality to all of my clients.
The earning of the CMC® Mark by a management consultant is no trivial matter; it can be likened to an attorney passing the Bar examination, an accountant receiving a CPA, or an engineer obtaining their PE license. The CMC candidate must submit to the most rigorous vetting process in the profession that includes receiving satisfaction surveys from clients, taking in-depth examinations covering consulting competencies and ethics, and sitting for a panel interview by fellow CMCs.
Therefore, when you hire a CMC® you can be confident that the consultant who has earned the CMC® designation has a history of excellent performance in delivering results to clients; has met world-class standards of competence, ethics, and client satisfaction; and has maintained this level of professionalism through education and periodic certification renewal. Less than 1% of all consultants worldwide have achieved this level of excellence.
For more information on the Institute of Management Consultants USA or the CMC®, visit IMC USA’s website at http://www.imcusa.org.
Certified Manager (CM®)
The Certified Manager (CM®) designation is a professional credential that verifies the competencies associated with an individual’s ability to manage and potential to lead. CM certification is achieved by meeting the education and experience eligibility requirements of the Institute of Certified Professional Managers, and passing a series of three CM assessment exams covering the analytical skills, knowledge and decision-making skills associated with managing and leading. As a Certified Manager, I adhere to the ICPM Certified Manager Code of Ethics.