Become a coach.

For many, coaching is a life-changing experience that dramatically improves their outlook on work and life while improving leadership skills. Coaching helps people tap into their potential, unlocking sources of creativity and productivity. As a professional coach, you will have an opportunity to create positive change and achieve extraordinary results with your clients.

“Being a coach is so rewarding and so critical with all that’s going on in the world.”

Julie Cookson, ACC

“We’re here to give the client tools that they can use in the post-coaching relationship so that they can grow and move closer toward their goals.”

Cheryl Procter-Rogers, PCC

“The ICF Framework provides a baseline structure for any coach to begin their journey irrespective of their chosen domain.”

Geetika Agarwal, ACC

“Coaching is about relationships. It’s more than a conversation. The relationship between a coach and a coachee is really a partnership where we are co-creating possibilities — different kinds of solutions and outcomes that perhaps the coachee wouldn’t necessarily come up with on their own.”

Jenn Wicks, PCC

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This site is a roadmap for you on your journey. Each section covers an important part of the process of becoming a qualified professional coach, and developing the skills and competencies to transform the lives of your clients.

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International Coaching Federation

What is coaching?

The International Coaching Federation (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 results can be life changing. Clients often say they’ve created a new outlook on life – finding inspiration, courage, confidence, and answers to long-burning questions within themselves.

What is ICF?

ICF is the world’s largest and most recognized organization of professionally trained coaches. Representing executive coaches, life coaches, leadership coaches, relationship coaches, career coaches and more, ICF’s mission is to advance coaching so that it becomes an integral part of a thriving society.