What is Coaching?

ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach's responsibility is to:

  • Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve
  • Encourage client self-discovery
  • Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
  • Hold the client responsible and accountable

This process helps clients dramatically improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential. Click here to read more.

What Is ICF?

Founded in 1995, the International Coach Federation (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.

Read more about the value of an ICF Credential as a coach and the coached.

ROI on Coaching

Coaching generates learning and clarity for forward action with a commitment to measurable outcomes.The vast majority of companies (86%) say they at least made their investment back.

Click here for more information on the Return on Investment.

Source: ICF Global Coaching Client Study was commissioned by the ICF, but conducted independently by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Find a Coach Service

Looking for a coach?  The Metro DC Chapter of the International Coach Federation offers a free online service to assist individuals in identifying and selecting coaches best suited for their particular situations. You can use the Find a Coach Service to business coaches, leadership coaches, relationship coaches, spiritual coaches, life coaches, and much more.

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