Research paper final results

I meant to post this last month, but it got caught in the draft folder.
I received the results of the research paper/case study I did for my final assessment for ICA. This was one of the more challenging things I’ve ever done. Only two months ago, I didn’t know what on earth I’d be doing for this paper, until I reached out to fellow coaches and students for feedback. One coach friend of mine, Rob Stringer (, knew I had created a coaching team in my men’s organization. In this team, I’d been training non-coaches in the fundamentals of coaching as a means of creating a better support structure. Rob suggested I do a case study on my own project. As it turns out, it was a brilliant idea, and I rolled up my sleeves and got started. On April 20th, I submitted my paper. Last night, I got my results back — scoring a 96%, which translates to High Distinction.  I’ve only heard of one higher grade, and have learned that many students received grades in the 80’s and even 70’s, which makes this a true accomplishment.  I received some terrific feedback from the instructor who graded my paper.  I proudly display that feedback here:

Dear Andrew

Congratulations on successfully completing your research paper, this is a great achievement.

This is a very interesting case study and you have done extensive work in designing, developing and implementing this program. The outcome of this is a very interesting and informative account of a coaching model, approach and methodology for implementation. I think it would be really worthwhile for you to seek out opportunities to share this with coaching colleagues through either a publication or presentation format.

What you haven’t included and you might like to explore, is how does what you have done relate to what others have done in a group or self coaching context? If you do present the project to other coaches it would be useful to have explored this in some depth.

Well done on this achievement and your result is 96%.

Laurene Vaughan

ICA Trainer

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