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. The coaching process helps clients both define and achieve major goal areas, both professional and personal, faster, and with more ease than would be possible otherwise.
The ICF is the largest worldwide resource for professional coaches and the source for those seeking a coach. A nonprofit organization formed by individual members around the world, members include Executive Coaches, Leadership Coaches, Life Coaches, and many others.
ICF Core Purpose
To advance the art, science and practice of professional coaching.
Big Audacious Goal
Coaching is an integral part of society and ICF members represent the highest quality in professional coaching.
ICF Core Values
We are committed to reliability, openness, acceptance, and congruence, and consider all parts of the ICF Community mutually accountable to uphold the following values:
We uphold the highest standards both for the coaching profession and our organisation.
We set and demonstrate standards of excellence for professional coaching quality, qualification and competence.
We value the social connection and community building that occurs through collaborative partnership and co-created achievement.
We are inclusive and value the diversity and richness of our global stake- holders. We put people first, without compromising standards, policies and quality.