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Explore what it takes to become a coach and get started on your journey. Get informed. Find Education. Join ICF. Earn a Credential. Change the World.
Explore the journey to becoming a qualified professional coach and developing the skills and competencies to transform the lives of your clients. Read more on the ICF Global Become a Coach site here https://becomea.coach/get-informed/
There’s so much more to ICF. We’re passionate about making sure our coaches and the institutions that train them are well equipped to do their jobs. But beyond that, we support, encourage and invest in the larger coaching industry. Learn more on the ICF Global Become a Coach site here https://becomea.coach/get-involved/
ICF Members receive a multitude of benefits, starting with access to educational research, networking opportunities, and globally recognized credentialing and accreditation services. All of ICF’s endeavors are focused on coaching — from informing the public on how coaching works to conducting industry research. ICF builds, supports, and preserves the integrity of the coaching profession through standards and programs. Membership is not only an investment into a coach’s future, but also an investment into the future of coaching.
Yes! The ICF Global Coaching Client Study shows most clients reported improved work performance, better business management, more efficient time management, increased team effectiveness, and more growth and opportunities. The same study found that coaching clients noted greater self-confidence, enhanced relationships, more effective communications skills, better work-and-life balance and an improvement in wellness. Nearly 70 percent of individuals indicated they had at least made back their initial investment. The median suggests that a client who achieved financial benefit from coaching can typically expect a ROI of more than three times the amount spent.
According to the same report, the vast majority of companies (86 percent) say they at least made their investment back. In fact, almost one-fifth (19 percent) saw a ROI of 50 times their investment, while another 28 percent saw a ROI of 10 to 49 times the investment. Nearly all companies or individuals who hire a coach are satisfied. According to the ICF Global Coaching Client Study, a stunning 99 percent of people who were polled said they were somewhat or very satisfied with the overall coaching experience. For more details, go to the ICF Research Portal ( https://researchportal.coachfederation.org/), as well as press releases about ICF’s return-on-investment research.
Yes! We believe that obtaining a credential/accreditation is an investment that demonstrates and distinguishes professional practice. It is similar to gaining a degree or a professional designation and differentiates a credentialed/accredited coach from anybody who may call themselves a coach. The value of such a designation therefore is quite significant.