Want to Be a Coach

The International Coach 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. 

Coaching is a distinct service and differs greatly from therapy, consulting, mentoring or training. Individuals who engage in a coaching relationship can expect to experience fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, enhanced thinking and decision-making skills, enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence in carrying out their chosen work and life roles.

Members of ICFTN specialize in a variety of coaching areas, including:

  •          Executive Coaching

  •          Life Coaching

  •          Leadership Coaching

  •          Relationship Coaching

  •          Career Coaching

  •          Health Coaching

  •          Business Coaching

  •          Other skilled coaching fields

If you are serious about becoming a coach the first step is training.  Start by choosing an ICF approved coach training program. These programs are located all over the world, and many offer distance learning. You can start your search for a program through the ICF Training Program Search Service on ICF's Web site, Coachfederation.org.  To learn more about coaching and research training schools before starting your journey visit https://coachfederation.org/icf-credential.