Southlake, TX (PRWEB) June 14, 2011
As a leader in the life coaching industry, The Gardner Institute (http://www.gardnerinstitute.com) is an avid supporter of contributions made by others to advance the life coaching profession. For this reason, The Gardner Institute was a table sponsor at the 2011 Prism Award and Banquet, held June 9 at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas.
Hosted by North Texas Coaches, the founding chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and which The Gardner Institute is a member, the annual Prism Award was created to recognize, honor, celebrate, and learn from organizations who have embraced coaching as an integral part of their leadership strategy. This year’s Prism Award event included a showcase of best practices, reception with award nominees, dinner, and awards program featuring keynote speaker Shaunna Black, president of Shaunna Black and Associates, a global operations management consulting firm.
Of the five nominees, this year’s Prism Award winners – Lewisville Independent School District and McKesson Financial Services -- were recognized for successfully meeting the following objectives:
- Recognizes organizations for their commitment to coaching and the successful integration of high impact coaching practices that drive performance
- Highlights the value organizations gain from the coaching profession and the successful partnership between businesses and certified coaches
- Accelerates the understanding and impact of professional coaching on organizations in North Texas
Dr. Jayne Gardner, founder of The Gardner Institute (http://www.gardnerinstitute.com) and an ICF-certified life coach, invited both clients and life coach students to attend the Prism Award ceremony as her guest at The Gardner Institute table, including representatives from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Ideal Impact, Inc., White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, and M. Gale & Associates.
“The Prism Award is an excellent opportunity to not only learn about new coaching techniques, but how they helped companies become more effective and achieve business results,” explains Dr. Gardner. “I, personally, look forward to this event each year as I always learn something new and especially enjoy watching my clients and students get motivated to make great things happen!”
For more information about The Gardner Institute, go to http://www.gardnerinstitute.com.
About The Gardner Institute (http://www.gardnerinstitute.com)
The Gardner Institute is an Executive Coaching and Coach Training company based in Southlake, Texas. The company provides a variety of business and life coaching services led by their hallmark, proprietary coaching program, Mindset for Success. Founded in 1995, The Gardner Institute trains and maintains a cadre of coaches trained in coaching fundamentals and the Mindset for Success coaching model, which is one of only two programs in Texas accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
About International Coach Federation
With more than 18,000 ICF members in 150 chapters in 80 countries, ICF (http://www.coachfederation.org) is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches. The ICF provides the only worldwide recognized Coaching Credential. The ICF Credential ensures the public that a coach has committed significant time and resources to achieving and maintaining excellence.