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The International Coach Federation is the leading global organization for coaches, with over 17,000 members in more than 90 countries, dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high ethical standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches. The ICF is the only organization that awards a global credential which is currently held by over 4,800 coaches worldwide.

News from International Coach Federation:

New International Coach Federation Video Spotlights Coach's Volunteer Endeavors

ICF Professional Certified Coach Inta Sellick describes life-changing service trip to Kenya in latest Credential Legacy video.
LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – International Coach Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach Inta Sellick has built her career providing Lea…

International Coach Federation Video Spotlights Innovative Coach Training Program

ICF Master Certified Coach Elena Espinal discusses her training program for visually impaired coaches in new Credential Legacy video.
LEXINGTON, Ky., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – As an Executive Coach and the founder of the coaching and training firm Team Power, International Coach Federat…

New International Coach Federation Video Spotlights Slovenian Credential-Holder Janez Hudovernik

ICF Associate Certified Coach shares the story of his Credential Legacy in latest ICF video, demonstrating the personal and professional benefits of achieving an ICF Credential.
LEXINGTON, Ky., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Janez Hudovernik is a runner, an Executive Coach and a father of six.…

International Coach Federation Opens Nominations for 2014 International Prism Award

ICF Prism Award program honors outstanding organizational coaching programs from around the globe
LEXINGTON, Ky., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The International Coach Federation (ICF) has opened nominations for the 2014 ICF International Prism Award at Coachfederation.org/prism. The Pris…

Latest Research Commissioned by International Coach Federation Illustrates Coaching's Global Reach

ICF industry research spotlights regions where coaching is on the rise
LEXINGTON, Ky., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – New consumer research from the International Coach Federation (ICF) provides coaches from 25 countries powerful insights into the mindset of the consumers they serve.
Commiss…

New International Coach Federation Shows Link between Age and Awareness of Coaching

Global study demonstrates sharp contrast between ages of consumers utilizing professional coaching services.
LEXINGTON, Ky., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Industry research recently released by the International Coach Federation (ICF) shows strong links between the age of a consumer and h…

International Coach Federation Consumer Research Illustrates Significant Value of Coaching Credentials

Global study shows consumers seek out, are more satisfied by, credentialed coaches.
LEXINGTON, Ky., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – New research released by the International Coach Federation (ICF) shows growing consumer awareness of the professional credentials and certifications held by B…

New International Coach Federation Research Offers Demographic Insight Into Coaching Consumers

2014 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study and accompanying infographic help answer the question, "Who is buying professional coaching?"
LEXINGTON, Ky., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Gender and age may both play a larger-than-expected role in a consumer's decision to enlist t…

International Coach Federation Releases Results of 2014 Global Consumer Awareness Study

Follow-up to organization's benchmarking 2010 study shows an increased awareness of coaching in key markets.
LEXINGTON, Ky., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The International Coach Federation (ICF) has released findings from the 2014 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study. A follow-up to the…

Professional Coaches to Celebrate International Coaching Week May 19 – 25, 2014

Events planned worldwide to give members of different communities across the globe the opportunity to "Experience Coaching" firsthand
LEXINGTON, Ky., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Professional coaches around the globe will host events to help members of their community experience…

International Coach Federation Provides Coaches Three Opportunities to Go Global in 2014

Registration is now open for ICF Global Conferences in Cleveland, Malmo and Rio de Janeiro.
LEXINGTON, Ky., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Professional coaches are invited to enhance their professional and personal development and connect with coaching colleagues from around the world by re…

International Coach Federation Experiences Unprecedented Growth in March 2014

ICF breaks single-month record for new members by almost double and celebrates the continued rapid growth of its credentialing program
LEXINGTON, Ky., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The International Coach Federation (ICF) reported unprecedented growth in March 2014, setting a single-month r…

International Coach Federation's Science of Coaching Event to Provide Intensive and Interactive Educational Experience

ICF Advance 2014 will deliver in-depth content covering the theories that underpin coaching.
LEXINGTON, Ky., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Registration for ICF Advance 2014: Science of Coaching is open to the public. This International Coach Federation (ICF) event will take place May 29 –…

International Coach Federation Premieres Award-winning Credential Legacy Video

ICF-produced video tells the story of Professional Certified Coach Julia Mattern's career journey
LEXINGTON, Ky., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The International Coach Federation (ICF) has premiered the first video in its new Credential Legacy series. The video, which tells the story o…

International Coach Federation Hires New Regional Service Centre Managers in Moscow and Kuala Lumpur

New hires will enhance ICF's member services for professional coaches in Eastern Europe and Asia
LEXINGTON, Ky., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The International Coach Federation (ICF) has added two new Regional Service Centre (RSC) managers in Europe and Asia to support its growin…

ICF Professional Certified Coach Shares Three Tips for Success in Long-Term Love

NY-based Relationship, Career and Life Coach Offers Strategies for Finding a Partner and Building Strong Foundation for Long-Lasting Connection
LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – A growing number of individuals and couples at a variety of points along the relationship spectrum…

International Coach Federation Announces Results of 2014 Global Board Elections

Goldvarg, Moritz and Barr elected officers; Oliver and Petrauskiene join as directors
LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Elections for the International Coach Federation (ICF) 2014 Global Board of Directors have been finalized with the naming of this year's Vice Chair,…

ICF Volunteers Named 2013 President's Award Winners

ICF Markers Core Team members Holm, Langner, Krigbaum and Mathews honored for their contributions.
LEXINGTON, Ky., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The members of the International Coach Federation's (ICF) Markers Core Team were awarded with the 2013 ICF President's Award during the t…

International Coach Federation Reveals International Coaching Week 2014 Dates

Professional coaches around the world will celebrate International Coaching Week from May 19 – 25, 2014.
LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — International Coaching Week 2014 (ICW) will take place May 19 – 25, 2014, the International Coach Federation (ICF) has announced. During th…

Isikkent Schools Wins 2013 International Coach Federation International Prism Award

Coaching culture provides foundation of daily life and learning that benefits teachers, parents and students
LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Isikkent Schools was named the winner of the 2013 International Coach Federation International Prism Award during an ICF-hosted O…

International Coach Federation Names 2013 Chapter Award Winners

Three chapters recognized for successful coaching-related marketing and community service campaigns.

LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Three International Coach Federation (ICF) Chapters have been recognized for their achievements with 2013 ICF Chapter Awards. The annu…

Five Tips for Beating Back-to-School Stress

International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach offers practical steps to help busy families successfully transition through this busy season
LEXINGTON, Ky., Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Whether you're dropping your firstborn off at kindergarten or packing lunches for a p…

Organizational Coaching Benefits Both Individual and Corporate Productivity, Finds 2013 Organizational Coaching Study

International Coach Federation study provides insights on the value and impact of coaching within organizations.
LEXINGTON, Ky., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –  The International Coach Federation has released the executive summary for its 2013 Organizational Coaching Study. The executiv…

10,000th International Coach Federation Credential-Holder is New Zealand-based Leadership Coach Lesley Fraser

ICF reaches milestone in certification program designed to ensure coaches' competence while serving consumers, inspiring continuous development
LEXINGTON, Ky., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Lesley Fraser, a New Zealand-based Leadership Coach, is the 10,000th professional coach t…

International Coach Federation Reports That New College Grads Can Benefit Significantly from Professional Coaching Services

ICF-credentialed coach cites aspects of the job search where professional coaches can help recent grads succeed
LEXINGTON, Ky., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – New college grads are entering a slow-to-recover job market that's particularly inhospitable to individuals with limited work e…

International Coach Federation Launches New Website, Blog

Coachfederation.org offers improved user experience and timely, high-quality content
LEXINGTON, Ky., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The International Coach Federation (ICF) has launched a new and improved website and blog at www.Coachfederation.org.
"In order to enhance our global r…

Working Practices Are Defined for the Global Coaching & Mentoring Alliance (GCMA)

LEXINGTON, Ky., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The dialogue at the first meeting of GCMA in Dublin, Ireland on February 27, 2013 affirmed the purpose and established core objectives, values and guiding principles for all parties in the alliance. The Alliance was formed by the Association for Coa…

Partnership Leads to Creation of the Global Coaching & Mentoring Alliance

Three Coaching Organizations Team up to Advance Coaching
LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – The Association for Coaching (AC), European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC), and the International Coach Federation (ICF), have teamed up to create the Global Coaching & Ment…

Coaching World's Updated Look and Direction Adds New Resources for All Coaches

LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Coaching World, the International Coach Federation's (ICF) quarterly, digital magazine, has received a makeover. The launch of the fall issue reveals the new look and upgraded content. It's now geared toward resourcing coaching profe…

Banner Health, United Nations Secretariat and Roche Turkey Win 2012 ICF International Prism Award

Companies Reveal Success Through Coaching
LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Banner Health, United Nations Secretariat and Roche Turkey were named the 2012 ICF International Prism Award winners at the ICF Annual International Conference in London, UK. An honorable mention was also a…

2012 International Coach Federation Conference Hits the UK

Sold-Out Conference in London Indicative of Flourishing Industry Despite Economic Instability
LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Nearly 1,000 coaches will gather for the coaching industry's premier, sold-out Annual International Conference. The industry's larg…

Largest Coaching Event Comes to London

The International Coach Federation's Annual Conference Sold Out
LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The coaching industry's largest gathering of coaching professionals is coming to London. Nearly 1,000 professional coaches from a record-breaking 55 countries are att…

'Life Coach' Added to Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Professional Coaches Express Gratitude for the Acknowledgement
LEXINGTON, Ky., Aug. 17, 2012 — For the first time Tuesday, the word "life coach" appeared in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. "I think it's great," says Michelle Hollingshead, Presi…

International Coach Federation Releases Results of 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study

Final Report now available for purchase
LEXINGTON, Ky., July 3, 2012 — The International Coach Federation (ICF) has completed one of the most groundbreaking pieces of global research ever conducted – the 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study. The complete detailed findings of the year-long stu…

Results of 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study Now Available

Final Report now available for purchase
LEXINGTON, Ky., July 3, 2012 — The International Coach Federation (ICF) has completed one of the most groundbreaking pieces of global research ever conducted – the 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study. The complete detailed findings of the year-long stu…

Coaches and Clients Agree on the Need for Qualifications

New data highlights the growing expectations for professional coaches
LEXINGTON, Ky., June 15, 2012 — According to results of the 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study, more than three in four (76%) of all coaches agree that "The people and organizations who receive coaching expect their coaches…

Celebrate Professional Wellness Month with a Life or Business Coach

LEXINGTON, Ky., June 5, 2012 — If you are looking to promote a healthy work environment, encourage less stressful professional practices, and help employees become more efficient, June is a great time to start by partnering with a professional coach.
This month is Professional Wellness Month, a…

One Way to Increase Your Revenue – Join a Professional Association!

LEXINGTON, Ky., April 11, 2012 — According to results of the 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study, professional coaches that belong to one or more professional associations generate on average $49,700 USD in annual income from coaching alone. Conversely the average annual coaching revenue among tho…

2012 ICF International Prism Award Nominations Now Open

LEXINGTON, Ky., March 27, 2012 — The International Coach Federation (ICF) has opened nominations for the 2012 ICF International Prism Award. The award honors organizations that have enhanced performance standards and business achievement through their commitment to coaching as a leadershi…

Professional Coaches Now Offering More Services in Addition to Coaching

LEXINGTON, Ky., March 1, 2012 — Newly published research on professional coaching shows coaches are offering more services and skills to their fields of practice. Information released from the 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study shows almost all coaches (94 percent) offer one or more additional ser…

Global Coaching Profession Celebrates International Coaching Week

LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 29, 2012 — Thousands of people from around the world experienced the proven power of coaching, many for the first time, during International Coaching Week (ICW), February 5-11, 2012.
Leading up to International Coaching Week the ICF encouraged coaches to share their planne…

Coaches See Opportunities Ahead for the Profession

Increased Awareness and Data Supporting ROI/ROE Identified
LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 22, 2012 — According to the 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study conducted by the International Coach Federation (ICF), increased awareness of the benefits of coaching, and credible data on the Return on Investment (RO…

Untrained Individuals and Marketplace Confusion Pose Challenges for Coaching

LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 14, 2012 — Professional coaches from around the world identified that untrained individuals calling themselves coaches and marketplace confusion about the benefits of coaching to be the two biggest challenges facing the coaching industry, according to a recent study by t…

Global Study Reveals Average Annual Revenue from Professional Coaching

Results of 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study now available
LEXINGTON, Ken., Feb. 9, 2012 — Research just released from the 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study shows the global average annual revenue that is generated by professionals providing coaching services to be approximately $47,900 (USD). This…

Total Revenue from Coaching Reaching Almost $2 Billion

Data released from the 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study
LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 8, 2012 — Professional coaching is a multi-billion-dollar industry, according to new global research produced by the International Coach Federation. The 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study found that the estimated global r…

2012 ICF Global Coaching Study Reveals True Size of a Growing Industry

Executive Summary now available
LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 7, 2012 — Newly published research on professional coaching shows coaching is growing globally. Information just released from the 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study commissioned by the International Coach Federation (ICF) shows an estimate…

Coaches Worldwide to Celebrate International Coaching Week, Feb. 5-11, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 26, 2012 — Professional coaches around the world will gather to share the proven power of coaching during International Coaching Week (ICW), February 5-11, 2012.
ICF Chapters and coaches will take time to celebrate the art of professional coaching and what it offers by hosti…

Janet M. Harvey to Lead International Coach Federation Global Board

LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 25, 2012 — Janet M. Harvey, MCC(1) took office as the International Coach Federation (ICF) Global President on January 1, 2012. She leads a team of 12 officers/directors from five countries who will serve on the 2012 ICF Global Board of Directors.
Harvey is an ICF Master Certif…

ICF Credential Holders Surpass 8,000

LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 18, 2011 — ICF Credentialed coaches have reached a record 8,000, marking an unprecedented commitment to coaching excellence and the coaching industry's highest standards.
A total of 8,027 professional coaches representing 80 countries now hold one of three credent…

European Economic and Social Committee Publishes Code of Conduct for Coaching and Mentoring in Self- and Co-Regulation Database

ICF and EMCC code of conduct for self-regulation of coaching published by European Union
LEXINGTON, Ky. and BRUSSELS, Oct. 5, 2011 — A Code of Conduct for Coaching and Mentoring jointly prepared and submitted by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and European Mentoring and Coaching Counc…

Peter Goryalov and Irina Goryalova Named ICF 2011 President's Award Winners

LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 30, 2011 — Executive Leadership Coaches Peter Goryalov and Irina Goryalova of Bulgaria were awarded with the International Coach Federation (ICF) President's Award during the 2011 ICF Annual International Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Each year, an indivi…

ICF Announces 2011 ICF Chapter Award Winners

LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 26, 2011 — The International Coach Federation (ICF) honored six ICF Chapters with an ICF Chapter Award during the 2011 ICF Annual International Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The annual Chapter Awards recognize chapters who have successfully implemented coaching…