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RiseSmart career coaching curriculum receives accreditation from International Coach Federation
[May 18, 2017]

RiseSmart career coaching curriculum receives accreditation from International Coach Federation

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Coach Federation (ICF) has awarded accreditation to RiseSmart's proprietary coaching and monthly professional development programs. RiseSmart, the leading provider of contemporary career transition services, is now providing its career coaches with accredited continuing education credits through an internally developed curriculum. Through its ICF-accredited programs, RiseSmart ensures that coaches remain current with best practices and program participants receive the highest level of service.


ICF's stringent accreditation process requires that professional development programs, such as RiseSmart's, align with ICF's Code of Ethics and Core Competencies for coaches. These programs and their leaders are also obliged to follow ICF's stringent Code of Conduct for training programs.

On average, RiseSmart career coaches have 12 or more years of experience in HR and recruiting. A large percentage of RiseSmart's coaches have master's degrees, PhDs and have authored at least one book on human resources, coaching, employment or related topics. ICF accreditation ensures that RiseSmart coaches continue to build on their educational foundation.

"A great coach can make all the difference in a job search," said RiseSmart President and CEO, Sanjay Sathé. "Coaches help job seekers decide on a direction for their job search and future career path, develop network and interviewing skills, provide emotional support, and help create the right behavioral changes. That's why hiring and deeloping the industry's best coaching team has always been a top priority for us. Our reputation for delivering results, our high standards, and our strong emphasis on continuing education allows us to attract the industry's most talented HR experts."

As part of RiseSmart's ICF-accredited training program, its career coaches can receive dozens of core competency and resource development credits for the training they undergo during RiseSmart's proprietary coaching certification and professional development. These continuing education credits allow RiseSmart coaches to keep abreast of the most recent trends and best practices, and to remain in good standing with their individual coaching accreditations.

"At RiseSmart, we strive to invest in the professional development of each and every coach," said Kimberly Schneiderman, career strategist and practice development manager at RiseSmart.  "We pursued ICF accreditation to continue attracting and growing the very best in the business and we believe to be the only outplacement firm to be accredited for internally-developed coaching programs."

A RiseSmart study found that within one year of being laid off, only 28 percent of all 7,400 job seekers surveyed landed a new role without career coaching. This suggests that a coach can make a large difference in employees' chances of landing a new role.

ICF is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing professional coaching by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals.

For more information about the ICF accreditation program, visit For more information about RiseSmart visit

About RiseSmart

RiseSmart, a Randstad company, is the leading provider of contemporary career transition services for organizations in more than 40 industries and 70 countries. RiseSmart's results-oriented approach to outplacement and redeployment combines highly personalized services with proprietary, cloud-based technology for job seekers. The company provides its corporate customers with outplacement efficiency, specialized training, and secure, cloud-based reporting. Founded in 2007, RiseSmart delivers landing rates exceeding 80 percent and time-to-placement 60 percent faster than national averages. The company has earned awards and recognition from more than a dozen organizations, including Bersin by Deloitte, Gartner Inc., the Brandon Hall Group, and Fortune magazine. For more information, visit


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