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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

News: International Coach Federation 
  • The One Quality Leaders Have to Have September 20, 2018 4:00am

    What truly sets leaders apart? It’s not a charismatic voice or a degree from Harvard.  According to science, it’s simply the act of taking responsibility for making decisions that affect others. Parents thinking about what sport to sign their kids up for, bosses delegating projects, military leaders deciding on war strategies—these are all leaders making ...read more. The post The One Quality Leaders Have to Have appeared first on International Coach Federation.
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  • Executive Presence: Coaching in a VUCA World September 19, 2018 4:00am

    Disruption is pushing us ever faster toward an incredibly smart and creative future—one that demands dynamic leadership skills as: Computers double their capabilities every 12 to 18 months Intelligence explodes at a pace both incomprehensible and overwhelming Customers’ expectations become even more demanding and immense How can we up our game as we coach leaders ...read more. The post Executive Presence: Coaching in a VUCA World appeared first on International Coach Federation.
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  • Power of the Mind and the Little Voices Inside Our Heads September 18, 2018 4:00am

    Wai’s recent column inspired me to share a personal story and find direct relevant connections to our roles as coaches. On July 29, I participated in the “Traversée du Lac.” This is a 1.8 km swim whereby we swim from one side of Switzerland’s Lake Geneva to the other side. It is not a race; ...read more. The post Power of the Mind and the Little Voices Inside Our Heads appeared first on International Coach Federation.
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  • Why Letters Matter: The Importance of Being ICF Credentialed September 17, 2018 4:00am

    One of the common questions I hear from coaches, regardless of their time in the industry, is “Do I need a credential to get clients?” My honest answer is “Not necessarily.” Many of us know coaches who do not hold credentials yet still have a full roster of clients and maybe even a waiting list.  ...read more. The post Why Letters Matter: The Importance of Being ICF Credentialed appeared first on International Coach Federation.
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  • Don’t Let Your Sizzle Fizzle! September 14, 2018 4:00am

    I got Oprah-ed! I jumped on the opportunity to enjoy Oprah Winfrey and her trailblazers’ “Life You Want” tour.  I’m living the “Life I Want,” but a check-in always provides a directional boost.  As a lifelong learner with a growth mindset, a weekend-long deep dive into my dreams was a welcome retreat. The weekend opened ...read more. The post Don’t Let Your Sizzle Fizzle! appeared first on International Coach Federation.
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  • Applying Positive Psychology Coaching to Your Practice September 13, 2018 4:00am

    “If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.” —Abraham Maslow  It’s the quest of many clients to find purpose to their lives. For me, Positive Psychology Coaching (PPC) offers a toolkit enabling clients to increase their self-awareness and optimize ...read more. The post Applying Positive Psychology Coaching to Your Practice appeared first on International Coach Federation.
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