What is Coaching?

International Coaching Federation (ICF) Definition of Coaching

ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

Core Values

We are committed to reliability, openness, acceptance and congruence and consider all parts of the ICF community mutually accountable to uphold the following values:

  • Integrity: We uphold the highest standards both for the coaching profession and our organization.
  • Excellence: We set and demonstrate standards of excellence for professional coaching quality, qualification and competence.
  • Collaboration: We value the social connection and community building that occurs through collaborative partnership and co-created achievement.
  • Respect: We are inclusive and value the diversity and richness of our global stakeholders. We put people first, without compromising standards, policies and quality.