The International Coach Federation (ICF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to professional coaching. As of April 2017, ICF has approximately 30,000 members in 140 countries. ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole.
Standing on this foundation, the coach’s responsibility is to:
- Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve
- Encourage client self-discovery
- Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
- Hold the client responsible and accountable
Professional coaching is a life-changing experience that can dramatically improve your outlook on work and life while improving your leadership skills. Coaching helps you tap into your potential, unlocking sources of creativity and productivity.
According to an ICF Global Client Study, individuals who partner with coaches have reported several benefits, including improved:
- Self-confidence (80%)
- Relationships (73%)
- Communication skills (72%)
- Work performance (70%)
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