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Building a Rich and Sustainable Pro Bono Coaching Program

2022-01-18T13:25:13+00:00January 15, 2022|Uncategorized|

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 organizations, [...]

Unleashing the Power of Generosity– #GivingTuesday

2021-11-30T13:24:48+00:00November 29, 2021|Uncategorized|

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 network [...]

Foundation’s Converge Session Inspires New ICF Member

2021-11-16T19:25:09+00:00November 16, 2021|Uncategorized|

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 Converge [...]

Coaching Compassionate Leaders Must Start Early

2021-11-02T14:46:52+00:00October 30, 2021|Uncategorized|

Leaders come and go, but the ones that make the most profound difference are those that lead with a compassionate heart. Although genuine, proactive compassion ideally begins in childhood, adult leaders may tap into their compassionate hearts with the skilled support of a compassion-focused Leadership Coach. For many beginning leaders, those compassionate hearts may have [...]


2021-09-17T11:04:26+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 the [...]

Fempower coaching: together we move forward

2021-09-07T12:50:21+00:00August 30, 2021|Blog|

 “ I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  Maya Angelou I personally have a better insight about coaching through the above quote from the great American poet. I feel that through coaching, anyone could have that sudden [...]

Coaching for Social Impact Pro Bono Project: Many Hopes

2021-08-31T18:21:50+00:00August 15, 2021|Blog|

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 are [...]

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

2021-08-03T11:58:25+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 has on coaches around [...]

Coaching takes flight

2021-07-21T20:37:34+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 was [...]

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