International Coach Federation

The art and science of professional coaching

he International Coach Federation (ICF) is the largest worldwide resource for professional coaches, and the source for those who are seeking a coach.

We are a nonprofit organisation formed by individual members-professionals who practice coaching, including Executive Coaches, Leadership Coaches, Life Coaches and many more, from around the world.

Formed in 1995, today the ICF is the leading global organisation, with over 16,000 members, dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high professional standards, providing independent certification, and building a network of credentialed coaches.

We exist to support and advance the coaching profession through programmes and standards supported by our members and to be an authoritative source on coaching information and research for the public.