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International Coach Federation

Leading global, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession.

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Founded in 1995, the ICF is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches. Based in Lexington, Ky. (USA), the ICF also operates Regional Service Centres in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Latin America.

With more than 21,000 professional personal and business coaches representing more than 100 countries, the ICF is the voice of the global coaching profession.

The ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

Our core purpose is to advance the art, science and practice of professional coaching. The ICF exists to build, support and preserve the integrity of the coaching profession through programs and standards supported by our members.

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  • 2016 ICF Global Coaching Study

    The coaching profession grows and evolves daily, creating new opportunities for professional coaches and new challenges to overcome. The 2016 Global Coaching Study, based on a 2015 survey commissioned by ICF and conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, uses information and insights from more than 15,000 professional coach practitioners and managers and leaders who use coaching skills to provide an up-to-date picture of coaching today.

    The 2016 ICF Global Coaching Study was designed to engage with as many coach practitioenrs as possible to provide an up-to-date picture of the coaching profession and empower coaches to embrace the opportunities and meet the challenges ahead. The study was also designed to recognize the growth of coaching cultures within businesses and organizations. For this reason, it was widened to include managers and leaders who use coaching skills within their organizations.

    Study results are based on the outcomes of an online questionnaire launched...
    More Information » coachfederation.org/2016study

  • 2016 Building a Coaching Culture with Managers and Leaders

    In 2016, ICF and HCI once again partnered to investigate the prevalence and outcomes of strong organizational coaching cultures.

    The resulting piece of signature research explores the role that managers and leaders using coaching skills play in building strong organizational coaching cultures.


    More Information » coachfederation.org/about/landing.cfm?ItemNumber=3...

  • 2015 Building a Coaching Culture for Increased Employee Engagement

    Building a Coaching Culture for Increased EmployeeBuilding a Coaching Culture for Increased Employee Engagement explores the relationship between strong organizational coaching cultures and increased employee engagement.

    The 20 question survey, geared toward human resources, talent management, and learning and development professionals, was administered to 340 respondents from organizations of various sizes across diverse industrial sectors.


    More Information » coachfederation.org/about/landing.cfm?ItemNumber=3...

  • 2014 Building a Coaching Culture Final Report

    A growing number of organizations recognize the value in building a coaching culture that offers employees at all levels the opportunity to grow their skills, enhance their value and reach their professional goals. Still, questions remain: What does a successful coaching culture look like? What's more, how can organizations design a coaching culture that is impactful, sustainable and aligned with strategic goals? Building a Coaching Culture explores these questions by investigating the components of a successful coaching culture and the state of organizational coaching today.

    Building a Coaching CultureBuilding a Coaching Culture is a signature piece of research conducted in partnership between ICF and the Human Capital Institute (HCI) in order to examine the ways in which companies and leaders establish and support a coaching culture and to further identify the motivation, application and outcomes of coaching practices today.

    The survey, geared to...
    More Information » coachfederation.org/about/landing.cfm?ItemNumber=3...

  • 2014 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study

    How aware of professional coaching is the general public? What do people think of coaching? What drives consumers to seek out a coach? The 2014 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study tapped into the minds of individuals from around the world for answers to those questions.

    The 2014 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study helps you better understand the minds and motivations of consumers. A follow-up to the 2010 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study, the objectives of this study are to ascertain the awareness of the coaching profession and to gain insight both from those who are aware of the coaching profession and/or the ICF and those who are not. The survey also provides insight into clients’ reasons for engaging in a coaching partnership, the perceived value of certification and credentials for coaches, and overall client satisfaction with and feelings about the coaching experience. Available in 16 languages, the survey was administered to 18,810 individuals representing 25 co...
    More Information » coachfederation.org/about/landing.cfm?ItemNumber=3...

  • 2013 ICF Organizational Coaching Study

    ICF contracted the services of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP International Survey Unit (ISU) to undertake a Global Organizational Coaching Study designed to gather reliable, in-depth information from people within organizations who make decisions about coaching. The objectives of this important study were:

    • To find out how coaching fits into organizational structures;
    • To find out why the firm initiated coaching and discover if there are now specific criteria that trigger the use of coaching;
    • To find out how coaching is defined within the organization and how the roles are defined;
    • To find out the perceived pros and cons of different types of coaches;
    • To ascertain the level of training, qualification and/or accreditation that organizations require of their internal coaches;
    • To discuss the criteria that organizations use to identify the most suitable coaches;
    • To ascertain how coaching decision-makers go about finding the m...
      More Information » coachfederation.org/about/landing.cfm?ItemNumber=8...

  • 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study

    Being at the forefront of coaching industry research, the International Coach Federation (ICF) has completed one of the most ambitious pieces of global research ever conducted–the 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study. This remarkable study not only provides a status report of the growing coaching profession, but also identifies various challenges and opportunities facing the coaching profession globally. See more information at Coachfederation.org/coachingstudy2012


    More Information » www.coachfederation.org/coachingstudy2012

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  • In her shoes as “her” November 17, 2017 8:00am

    One of my coaching clients beautifully described recently what he had realized to be the error we often make when putting ourselves in the shoes of others. He pointed out the difference between a superficial kind of standing-in-her-shoes and a deeper investigation. Are you just standing in her shoes as you, or are you really […]
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  • Farewell from the Global Board November 14, 2017 1:00pm

    Einstein was right about the subjective experience of time flow. I feel that four years flew by very quickly, and with all the memories so fresh and alive in my head, it is quite hard to believe that some of them are from the beginning of 2014, when I entered my first ICF Global Board […]
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  • My “Secret Ingredient” for Getting More Coaching Clients November 14, 2017 8:00am

    As a coach and speaker by trade, I’m often asked by other coaches what they can do to get more clients right away. Without a second’s hesitation, I always respond the same: If you want to get more, you need to be more first. I like to think of it as my “secret ingredient” for […]
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  • What Is Executive Coaching? A Look at How It Can Help You November 13, 2017 8:00am

    An executive coach is a qualified professional that works with individuals (usually executives, but often high potential employees to help them gain self-awareness, clarify goals, achieve their development objectives, unlock their potential, and act as a sounding board. They are not consultants or therapists (although many have consulting or therapist backgrounds) and usually refrain from giving […]
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  • Good Question! November 10, 2017 8:00am

    When it comes to coaching, questions are the engine that drives deeper exploration and richer conversations. When you ask a question and the reply is “Good question!” or “THAT is the question,” BINGO! Together you have probably just identified the real issue, goal or barrier. I so often see “Good question!” create such a fine […]
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  • Motivating The Motivators – Helping Coaches Sustain A Thirst For Success November 9, 2017 8:00am

    Motivation is defined as the willingness or desire to succeed at something. Motivated people have a strong desire to improve their quality of life, have a sense of fulfillment and are goal-oriented. Motivational coaches have these qualities in abundance and are able to pass these on to others. People come to coaches to maximize their potential—whether […]
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