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Five Influencers Licensed At The Champion Influence Coaching Certification Program

Feb 18, 2019 01:19PM ● By Kathleen Maris
Five influencers participated in the Champion Influence Coaching Certification Program held at the Hampton Inn & Suites North on February 1-3, 2019 in Florence, S.C.

The Champion Influence Coaching Certification Program is a three-day weekend intensive with a completion ceremony. Attendees were led through interactive sessions designed to teach techniques to operate as coaching leaders within their organizations, enter into the coaching industry, and/or enhance an already existing coaching practice. The intensive program equipped the leaders to utilize the Champion Influence Model of Coaching to transform coachees through awareness, active listening, and choice making methods. The training team also designed and delivered systems that taught principles of public speaking and effective facilitation skills.

Participants were Edith Robinson, Crystal Jackson, Lashonda Nesmith-Jackson, Tonya Session-Blanding, and Jessica Cohen. Each influencer is now licensed to facilitate the Champion Influence Coaching & Leadership Curriculum as well as serve as an independent Certified Champion Influence® Coach in their respective domain of expertise.

Leadership Strategy & Consulting, LLC is a team and leader development firm with solutions focused efforts in guiding individuals and groups – particularly women, teams, and organizations – to be champions in leadership, athletics, education, and business. The principal is Toyinda L. Smith, the creator of the Champion Influence Initiatives. The next certification program will be held June 28-30, 2019 in Hartsville, S.C. For more information, you may contact the firm at