HOW DID I BECOME A CERTIFIED FORBES COACH?
Forbes approached me to join the exclusive Forbes Coaches Council. Forbes Coaches Council is an invitation-only organization for successful business and career coaches. Forbes Coaches Council members are hand-selected, to become part of a curated network of successful peers and get access to a variety of exclusive benefits and resources, including the opportunity to submit thought leadership articles and short tips on industry-related topics for publishing on Forbes.com. After a vetting process, application, and a vote, I was offered and accepted to join this exclusive membership. Though they share a unifying mission of helping others, Forbes Coaches Council members all take unique routes to this goal. Some work at large global companies while others have founded their own practices. As experts in career change, leadership development, business strategy, marketing, finance and more, many members are bestselling authors, speakers and consultants.
The honor is reserved for small business owners who exemplify a model in which their clients can gain personal and professional confidence. With networking opportunities, strategic business tools and the opportunity to have our articles published to one of the biggest online communities the internet has ever seen.
Scott Gerber, the founder of Forbes Councils, says, “We are honored to welcome Valerie Martinelli into the community. Our mission with Forbes Councils is to curate successful professionals from every industry, creating a vetted, social capital-driven network that helps every member make an even greater impact on the business world.”