Congratulations to Stephan Jollard, NATO Joint Force Development’s Resource Manager, who has become the first of our NATO candidates to complete the ILM Level 7 Certificate for Executive and Senior Level Coaches and Mentors. Commander Jollard was presented with his certificate by M2M2’s Gary Henderson during our recent visit to NATO in Norfolk, Virginia, in the USA.

Stephan said: ‘‘To improve its own global performance NATO offers professional development opportunities to dedicated team members. This is a challenging programme that demands a lot of commitment.

‘The qualification is one of my greatest achievements of recent years and I’m very proud of it. One of my goals was to become a professional coach, and now I am, I really am.

‘When I struggled, I was resilient and received exactly the right support from the M2M2 team, who were at my side whenever they were needed.

“I already have my first clients, so the certificate is not just a piece of paper but increases and demonstrates my credibility. I intend to practice as much as I can to make the next step to the Level 7 diploma within about a year. Of course, I’m sure I can count on the same support and encouragement from M2M2.’