International Coach Federation

Founded in 1995, the 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 credentialed coaches. ICF also operates Regional Service Centers in North America Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Latin America.

With more than 20,000 professional personal and business coaches representing more than 100 countries, the ICF is the voice of the global coaching profession. 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.

The College of Executive Coaching was one of the earliest ICF Accredited Coach Training Programs and the first to offer training in Executive Coaching, use a Center for Creative Leadership Coaching Model, train coaches in the use of assessments and appreciative inquiry in coaching. The College of Executive Coaching is a post-graduate institute open to professionals with graduate degrees. The founder of the College of Executive Coaching, Dr. Jeffrey E. Auerbach, MCC, has served as the Vice-President, and currently is a Director on the Global Board of Directors of the International Coach Federation.

Notice: Please check with the International Coach (ICF) directly about their credential application requirements as they continually update their requirements and the College of Executive Coaching is not responsible for changes that ICF may make to their requirements.

A Member of

  • ACTP: Accredited Coach Training Program
  • BCC: Board Certified Coach
  • PHR, SPHR, GPHR Approved Provider
  • IOC: Institute of Coaching