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3 Ways Charitable Giving Can Improve Your Life

By |2018-11-27T15:25:40+00:00November 27th, 2018|Blog|

In the spirit of celebrating the ICF Foundation’s #GivingTuesday efforts, we’d like to share how charitable giving not only benefits the organization you give to, but it also creates a multitude of benefits to, the giver. Here are three ways that charitable giving can positively impact your life: 1) Make You Feel Happier and Allow [...]

Understanding and Applying the ICF Core Competencies to Your Nonprofit Work

By |2018-11-13T16:05:28+00:00November 13th, 2018|Blog|

As the director of a nonprofit and a volunteer coach for other nonprofits, I know it can be hard to keep the ICF Core Competencies at the forefront of your coaching when trying to help others. Clients seek coaching to optimize their lives, whether it’s to get unstuck, improve performance and/or increase self-confidence. At times, [...]

Lessons in Pro Bono Coaching from ICF Mexico

By |2018-11-06T16:03:21+00:00November 6th, 2018|Blog|

When you start pro bono coaching work, you will quickly realize that enthusiasm and high spirits are not enough to make an impact on your clients.  In my case, this is the story of how ICF Mexico overcame challenges and built a pro bono coaching structure that became able to generate critical mass by providing [...]

Life Coach Training Creates Positive Change for Local Non-Profits

By |2018-10-18T14:45:45+00:00October 18th, 2018|Blog|

The ICF Foundation’s mission is to connect and equip professional coaches and organizations to accelerate social progress through coaching. The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Professional Life Coaching Certificate (PLCC) program participants are doing just this; each year, part of the program requirements for students is to complete a passion project of their choosing. Many students choose [...]

Seek Those who Fan your Flames

By |2018-09-27T16:47:38+00:00September 27th, 2018|Blog|

“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” ― Rumi (In Your Light) How appositely this wonderful and much loved Rumi quote sits with our quest for social progress in engaging [...]

2018 Gift of Coaching Awards

By |2018-09-14T20:59:49+00:00September 14th, 2018|Blog|

Has your chapter conducted a pro bono coaching initiative prior to the start of 2018? If so, the ICF Foundation encourages you to apply for The Gift of Coaching Awards. The Gift of Coaching Awards recognize and celebrate ICF Chapters with impactful pro bono coaching initiatives making a difference in their communities and the world. [...]

How Can We Expand Access to Coaching?

By |2018-07-30T20:24:29+00:00July 30th, 2018|Blog|

As coaches, we know how powerful and impactful coaching can be. We see how our clients become more effective, more impactful, more centered, more fulfilled and happy. For those clients who are working inside organizations, their coaching may translate into better business decisions, more effective communication with teams and peers, more profitable partnerships with customers [...]

Igniting Impact – Using Data to Create Social Change

By |2018-07-17T01:14:29+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Blog|

Knowing what makes a difference, makes all the difference. Daily, we are bombarded with disappointing and sad news from around the world.  On the surface, it's easy to create a generalized perception of why these events are occurring, and to whom they are occurring. I’d like to take moment to encourage you to look deeper. [...]