This award is given to one recipient (or to a team of recipients from one entity/organization) by Christian Coaches Network International. The award is established to honor Judy Santos’ life and legacy as it impacted the Christian coaching movement.
Judy Santos was the founder, President & Executive Director of Christian Coaches Network (to later become Christian Coaches Network International) for its first 12 years and a pioneer in the training of professional coaches through Coach University and the Christian Track at the Institute for Life Coach Training. She also mentored coaches privately for many years.
Through Christian Coaches Network, Judy established a high standard for skills and competency in the profession through a three-tiered credentialing system and a clear statement of faith for those holding themselves out as distinctly Christian coaches.
It is impossible to quantify the impact Judy’s life had on our then-nascent profession, but a few simple facts speak volumes. At the time of her passing, Judy had established the largest Christian coaching association in existence, with hundreds of members and email subscribers, and had personally trained more students in a distinctly Christian approach to professional coaching than anyone in the world. Her contributions will be felt for generations to come.
As such, it is most appropriate that Judy’s legacy should be honored and encouraged in others through the establishment of this award for excellence in our field.