What is Coaching?

Business and organizational leaders, managers, professionals and individuals engage coaches to advance their careers and enhance their personal lives. But what actually is coaching? 

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires a person to maximize their personal and professional potential. The process of coaching often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity and leadership.  

When you work with a coach, you set out on a path to greater personal and professional fulfillment. 

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International Coaching Federation

What is the International Coaching Federation (ICF)?

ICF is the world’s largest and most recognized organization of professionally trained coaches. In 2020, ICF became the hub for all things coaching. It’s more than a membership organization for trained professional coaches – we’re bringing together, in one place, several key aspects of the growing industry. Our vision is that coaching is an integral part of a thriving society. We’re leading the global advancement of the profession and empowering the world through coaching.