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Awards, Certificates and Distinctions

Associate Certified Coach (TM) ACC – Designation Certificate

ACC_Credential_CertificateThe International Coach Federation has conferred upon Barb Girson, Columbus, Ohio with the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) designation.

This credential is awarded to business coaches with 100 hours or more of documented professional coaching experience, completed 60 hours or more of coaching specific training, and have demonstrated knowledge and proficient use of core coaching skills through a comprehensive application and evaluation process designed to ensure high standards for the coaching profession.



Registered Corporate Coach (TM) RCC – Designation Certificate

WABC Registered Corporate Coach

The Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC),Victoria, Canada has recognized Barb Girson, Columbus, Ohio with the Registered Corporate Coach (RCC) designation. This credential is awarded to business coaches who have learned key principles, skills and techniques for coaching effectively in businesses and organizations.

Registered Corporate Coaches are trained in both internal and external coaching. As internal coaches, they work with executives and managers to strengthen the organization’s corporate culture. As external coaches, they work with businesspeople at all levels to help them succeed personally and professionally.

Wendy Johnson, WABC president and chief executive officer, comments, “The Registered Corporate Coach designation has been obtained by nearly a thousand practitioners worldwide. Coaches who have earned this designation are committed to our emerging profession. They’ve invested serious time and effort in developing specialized skills to bring out the best in others.”


Certified in Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ)

Conversations occur at all levels of an organization. They are essential for creating shared meaning about what needs to get accomplished and why. Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ) is important for leaders, teams, and individuals. It provides a framework for the way we connect, listen, interact, interpret, and influence others in all kinds of situations.

Train the Trainer – Everything DiSC – Certificate of Achievement

As an Everything DiSC trainer, Barb Girson provides the latest assessment and resolution strategies at the instructional level.  Barb Girson offers sales professionals the

means to effectively train their sales force management to become collaborative and to reduce conflict within their organizational unit.


Certificate of Achievement Trained DiSC Facilitator

As a Trained DiSC Facilitator, Barb Girson offers workshops to help CEO’s, Executives, Sales Professionals, Sales Teams and Entrepreneurs understand themselves and others to improve their performance.

Workshop Topics Include:

  • Fostering Teamwork & Reducing Conflict
  • Improving Communications
  • Understanding Your Selling Style
  • Adapting to Different Buying Styles


Nominated NAWBO Member of the Year 

NAWBOLOGONAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) is a professional organization that is a one-stop resource to propelling women business owners into greater economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.

Barb Girson is an active member of NAWBO contributing her talents in the following ways:

  • Board Member November 1, 2013 – 2015
  • VP Membership – Head of membership committee
  • Conducts Monthly Huddle
  • Participates in Visionary Committee

Barb Girson’s leadership resulted great returns!

  • Grew membership from 117 to 176 (133% increase)
  • Speer-headed successful Women, Wisdom and Wine Events in the spring and fall
  • Contributed to success of membership renewals propelling Columbus chapter to achieving Top 5 ranking in the Nation (as of Oct/Nov 2014)

Thank you to the membership committee contribution and the collaboration with the NAWBO Board of Directors for achieving this success.


Stevie Award


Stevie Award 2016 Stevie Award 2015 Stevie Award 2014
Stevie Award 2013 Stevie Award 2012 Stevie Award 2011

Barb Girson received acknowledgement from the Stevie Award for her participation as a judge for Women in Business for several concurrent years.  

Formed in 2002, The Stevie Awards was created to produce recognition for accomplishments, efforts, and contributions of companies across the globe. Paul Tharp of the New York Post referred to The Stevie Awards as, “The Oscar Awards of business.”



Ezine Articles – Diamond Author

“Barb Girson has earned the “DIAMOND” membership distinction. This is a status that can not be bought and can only be earned by sending in high quality articles.  Only a small fraction of the thousands of authors ever obtain this level.”  Other achievements Barb Girson has received on



Affiliations_ICF-membershipInternational Coach Federation Certificate of Membership

Barb Girson is the immediate past president of ICF Columbus.


Constant Contact All Star Award Winner

– Barb Girson & My Sales Tactics™

Constant Contact All Star Award - Email Marketing ExcellenceConstant Contact®, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTCT), a leading provider of email marketing9, event marketing, and online survey tools for small organizations, today announced the winners of its All-Star Awards for best practices in Email Marketing, Online Survey, and combined use of the tools. Winners were selected for meeting Constant Contact’s best-practice standards for the use of Email Marketing or Online Survey. [Read the entire article on how Constant Contact selected its winners based on criteria such as low bounce rates, click through rates, and more!] .


Applause Award Winner – WAHM (Work At Home Moms)

WAHM - Work At Home Mom Applause Award

– Barb Girson & My Sales Tactics™ Work At Home Mom (WAHM) assists working mothers with inspirational articles to help with with balancing life with their business. Articles are contributed by successful mompreneurs who share their experiences, tips and tricks with others. The applause award recognizes leaders who strive to provide an abundance of resources. To view other articles contributed by Barb Girson of My Sales Tactics, visit


Certified Constant Contact Email Marketing Expert Trainer

Constant Contact Expert Trainer Certificate of Completion

– Barb Girson, of My Sales Tactics™ Learn from the pro’s Purpose, Passion, & Power of Email Marketing to Build Your Business’s Sales. Inquire about My Sales Tactics’ current programs to help you grow your business or train your sales team on a variety of email marketing topics such as:

  • Email Marketing Industry Standards and Best Practices
  • What makes a good quality marketing email (email marketing basics)
  • Strategies to building your client sales list or database
  • Increasing email click-through and campaigns
  • Introductory Tutorial to using Constant Contact


Completion of Conflict Resolution Training offered by Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio

Barb Girson attended and completed training on various topics related to conflict resolution including:

  • Resolving personal and professional disputes
  • Resolve disputes with clients, employees, supervisors, co-workers, vendors, family members and neighbors
  • Conflict Resolution using a “needs” rather than a “rights” based approach
  • Five different conflict resolution approaches
  • Tips for choosing the right conflict resolution approach
  • Three critical pieces of information to get from the other party to resolve conflict
  • Finding solutions that will satisfy both you and the other party.


AAPN Speaker Certificatebility Professional Network Honors Barb Girson for Guest Speaking

Barb Girson was a guest speaker at Ability Professional Network’s Career Institute networking meeting lab.





2014 International Women’s Day Award Honoree

Barb Girson awarded Mistress of Ceremonies certificate for 2014 International Women’s Day.





Rotary Club Honors Barb Girson for Speaking

Thank you for speaking -Rotary ClubBarb Girson is committed to donating time and service to support community and charitable organizations on a regular basis.





Guest Speaker Certificate of Appreciation

Scioto Ridge Guest Speaker

Scioto Ridge Job Networking presented Barb Girson this certificate for guest speaking. Scioto Ridge Job Networking offers its members access to networking opportunities for professional to find quality jobs.  In addition, they offer their members access to materials to help them build their skills for a rapidly changing job market.



Contributing Author Amazon Awards – Including Co-Author of Amazon Best Seller!

Contributing Author Badge Celebrating MomsCo-Author The Gratitude Book, Amazon Best Seller

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