Pathways equate to Choices
It's important to plan a learning journey that matches your coaching goals. But, it needs to be flexible and if needed, changeable.
Certification pathways are where one program can lead into another, or where learning credits from partial completion of one program, can be credited to another program. Because, even the best laid plans, goals, or intentions can change.
Coach training certification then leads to a coaching credential (optional but highly regarded). Too often we are approached by coaches who have completed non-ICF certified training only to find that it doesn't pathway to an ICF credential. Their choices are limited, time consuming and expensive. So, even if you don't think you will need a credential, keep the option open by pursuing ICF Accredited Training.