How to Become an ICF Life Coach

How to Become an ICF Life Coach

If you happen to be charismatic, energetic, and of a helpful nature, becoming an ICF life coach is probably a good idea. The entire process of becoming a life coach is simple and anyone with the right attributes and bent of mind can easily become good life coaches. First up, you should identify a particular area in life that you want to specialize in, for example, providing help on matters related to finance, how to improve personal relationships or help people choose their careers and … [Read more...]

ACC Exam: Becoming an ICF Certified Coach

ACC Exam: Becoming an ICF Certified Coach

Have you thought about taking the ICF ACC exam in order to help take you to the next level in your coaching career? Consider becoming an ICF Certified Coach today. ICF Credential Paths: The Associate Certified Coach Requirements The ICF currently offers three coaching credentials and there are: • The Associate Certified Coach • The Professional Certified Coach • The Master Certified Coach The Associate Certified Coach credential is ICF’s first level of credentialing for … [Read more...]

Training Program Search Service (TPSS) : Looking for an ICF Approved Coach Program?

Training Program Search Service (TPSS) : Looking for an ICF Approved Coach Program?

Are you looking for an ICF approved coach training program? I will strongly suggest you search for one on the training program search service (TPSS). Who is the ICF? The International Coach Federation (ICF) is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals. According to the ICF, their training programs have gone through a rigorous … [Read more...]

Advance Your Coaching Career with ICF CCE

Advance Your Coaching Career with ICF CCE

If you are a coach looking to undertake supplemental or advanced education that’s accredited by the International Coach Federation, enrolling in an International Coach Federation Continuing Coach Education (ICF CCE) program might be a good option. For coaches aspiring to become a successful coach, continuous learning is a must. By enrolling in an ICF CCE program, you can acquire new knowledge and use the units that are earned to achieve credentials for Associate Certified Coach (ACC), … [Read more...]

Professional Coaching Ethics: The International Coaching Federation Code of Ethics

Professional Coaching Ethics: The International Coaching Federation Code of Ethics

What is the International Coaching Federation Code of Ethics? It is defined by the ICF as guided moral principles designed to provide appropriate guidelines, accountability and enforceable standards of conduct for all ICF Members and ICF Credential-holders. What is a Code of Ethics? Basically, a code of ethics is a set of guidelines designed to help individuals in a particular profession conduct business honestly and with integrity. And so when you join an association or a professional … [Read more...]

The ICF PCC Certification: The Right Path to a Successful Coaching Career

The ICF PCC Certification: The Right Path to a Successful Coaching Career

Several coach training providers around the world today currently offer the ICF PCC certification. The professional certified coach’s credential is one of three designations conferred on an individual by the International Coach Federation. There are typically two credentials most often pursued from the ICF – the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and the Professional Certified Coach (PCC). Who is The International Coach Federation? The International Coach Federation (ICF) is a reputable … [Read more...]

Definition of Coaching by ICF: What Coaching is Not!

The definition of coaching by ICF is the most universally recognized one in the coaching industry. It is a definition you will see repeatedly everywhere even on non-coaching business websites and blog pages. The Definition of Coaching by ICF What is Coaching? The ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. However, one of the best definitions I have read on coaching … [Read more...]

To Be or Not to Be an Associate Certified Coach?

To Be or Not to Be an Associate Certified Coach?

So, Shakespeare’s famous quote has been circling in your mind and of late you’ve been contemplating whether or not you should go pro and become an Associate Certified Coach. While it’s not mandatory for a coach to be certified, some statistics show that it is probably worthwhile to get certified: · 77% of coach practitioners agreed that clients expect them to be certified or credentialed (2016 ICF Global Coaching Study). · 83% of consumers who experienced a coaching relationship … [Read more...]

The PCC ICF Credential Paths

The PCC ICF Credential Paths

The PCC ICF is one of three designations that is conferred on an individual by the International Coach Federation. There are typically two credentials most often pursued from the ICF – the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and the Professional Certified Coach (PCC). The PCC is the second level of ICF credential. The International Coach Federation The International Coach Federation (ICF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the coaching profession. It is the leading global organization … [Read more...]

Mentor Coaching: The ICF Coach Mentor Competencies

Mentor Coaching: The ICF Coach Mentor Competencies

Do you have what it takes to become a coach mentor? If yes, great! Because believe it or not, coaches do need mentors to help them be the best that they can be for their clients. As you become a mentor to other coaches, your leadership skills grow as well as your confidence and knowledge in your chosen profession. What is Coach Mentoring as defined by the ICF? The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines Mentor Coaching as providing professional assistance in achieving and … [Read more...]