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.

With more than 16,000 professional personal and business coaches representing over 90 countries, the ICF is the voice of the global coaching profession.

ICF's Core Purpose: To advance the art, science and practice of professional coaching.

ICF's Core Values:

  • Integrity: We uphold the highest standards both for the coaching profession and our organization.
  • Excellence: We set and demonstrate standards of excellence for professional coaching quality, qualification and competence
  • Collaboration: We value the social connection and community building that occurs through collaborative partnership and co-created achievement.
  • Respect: We are inclusive and value the diversity and richness of our global stakeholders. We put people first, without compromising standards, policies and quality.

For more information on ICF, please visit www.coachfederation.org.