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Welcome Two New Members To ICF Foundation Board of Trustees

2022-06-28T14:22:43+00:00January 31, 2022|Blog, ICF Foundation News|

Charged with the responsibilities of guiding and directing the strategic plans and goals for achieving the mission of the ICF Foundation (ICFF), nine individuals serve on the ICFF Board of Trustees (BOT).  They bring to their work a unique blend of experience and understanding to guide the passionate conviction that social change is accelerated [...]

Building a Rich and Sustainable Pro Bono Coaching Program

2022-06-28T14:22:51+00:00January 15, 2022|Blog, Coaching for Social Impact|

The ICF Slovak Charter Chapter, which began in 2007 with seven members, has grown to nearly 100 members in 2021. In the early years, they focused on basic services and creating awareness of: professional coaching; ICF core competencies & ethics; and ICF credentials. Now the group is reaching out to other countries, chapters, and [...]

Unleashing the Power of Generosity– #GivingTuesday

2022-06-28T14:31:13+00:00November 29, 2021|Blog, ICF Foundation News|

For the last nine years, the global generosity movement has been growing each year under the umbrella of Global Giving Tuesday.  The ICF Foundation has participated in that movement for more than five years raising awareness about the need for positive social impact in our society today. Global Giving Tuesday is an international nonprofit [...]

Foundation’s Converge Session Inspires New ICF Member

2022-06-28T14:31:18+00:00November 16, 2021|Blog|

For many Coaches new to ICF membership, their first step is to learn as much as they can about their professional organization.  New member Lynne Melis, ACC, ICF South Africa Charter Chapter, is no exception.  When her chapter pulled her name from a “lucky draw” to be one of four sponsored members to attend [...]

Coaching for Social Impact: How to Get Started

2024-02-08T15:52:23+00:00September 17, 2021|Blog, Ignite|

Pandemics, climate change, refugee crises – doesn’t it seem like the world needs coaching more than ever?  This is a great time to start coaching for social impact.  Here is our primer on how to start: What is Coaching for Social Impact? Coaching for social impact means to amplify and accelerate systemic change in [...]

Coaching for Social Impact Pro Bono Project: Many Hopes

2022-06-28T14:34:32+00:00August 15, 2021|Blog, Coaching for Social Impact, Social Impact Leader|

The ICF Foundation believes the global effectiveness of social system change organizations increases with professional coaching. As coaching clients gather new insight, they sometimes influence others around them, like a pebble tossed into a pond, creating an expanding circle around them (O’Connor & Cavanagh, 2013). Our overall intent is to partner with organizations that [...]

Three Takeaways on the Coaching Industry’s Recovery from the Pandemic

2022-06-28T14:34:39+00:00July 30, 2021|Blog|

Posted originally on Coaching World Web page. As a coach, it’s not news to you that the pandemic brought with it a unique set of challenges for the industry. From meeting new needs to finding new ways to connect, it’s been a year of anxiety, adjustment and adaptation.   As a follow-up to its 2020 ICF Global Coaching Study, the International Coaching Federation (ICF) committed to perform a snapshot survey to continue gauging the depth and range of the impact COVID-19 [...]

Coaching takes flight

2022-06-28T14:34:45+00:00July 21, 2021|Blog|

We've been sharing our stories about pro bono projects completed during the global pandemic featuring work done by ICF members and and by Chapters. This story provides excerpts from an article submitted by Farah Nic, ACC, Flight Angels (Coaching individuals within the aviation industry (e.g., pilots and flight attendants) Taking a courageous step I [...]

Experience Drives Successes for ICF Turkey

2022-06-28T14:34:53+00:00June 30, 2021|Blog, Ignite|

ICF Turkey is an experienced chapter for conducting pro bono coaching projects. Through our 14 years of experience we have developed a series of beliefs and understandings about what makes pro bono coaching effective: We believe that sustainability is the most important factor to see long-term impact of pro bono coaching projects. We understand [...]

Council of Ambassadors Spotlight: Contributing to Thriving Societies and Eliminating Disparities

2022-06-28T14:34:59+00:00June 15, 2021|Blog, Council of Ambassadors, ICF Foundation News|

Around the world, coaches with International Coaching Federation (ICF) Foundation’s Council of Ambassadors provide encouragement and support to ICF Members and Chapters who engage in pro bono work with Social Impact Organizations. These 18 volunteers answer questions, locate information, and collaborate as they share the vision thought of the Foundation’s question “What is Coaching’s [...]

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