Members can connect with a worldwide community of coaches and participate in a wide range of programs. Through this invaluable ICF network, each coach’s expertise becomes the resource of all coaches. ICF is continually adding new Chapters to its extensive worldwide network. Check out the ICF Chapters listing for a Chapter Host near you.ICF Austin Membership Benefits include:
Build Leadership Skills
ICF Members may volunteer for a variety of leadership roles within the organization, including local and international positions. Connect with your local Chapter to discuss local needs. Look for communications for international needs in the news section of Coachfederation.org, as well as in other member communications. Learn more about leadership roles here.
Attend Conferences Worldwide
Members can attend ICF Conferences, which provide all-inclusive training and educational programs, as well as high-impact networking opportunities. Membership includes a discount on conference registration fees. Find more information here.
Participate in the Coach Referral Service (CRS)
ICF Credentialed Members may host a member profile on the CRS as part of their membership. Routinely promoted in ICF communications, the CRS increases a coach's visibility as individuals and companies seeking coaching services use the CRS to find the right coach for their needs. Learn more about CRS here.
Enroll in an ICF-approved Coach Training Program
There are thousands of coach training programs, but ICF can help you narrow your search. More than 220 programs have gone through rigorous reviews and demonstrate they align with ICF’s Core Competencies and Code of Ethics. By completing an ICF-approved training program, you can be confident you are getting a high-quality education. Search approved programs here.
Apply for an ICF Credential
Achieving credentials through ICF - the only globally recognized, independent credentialing program - not only makes a coach more marketable in a competitive market, but also signifies a coach’s commitment to integrity, an understanding of coaching skills and a dedication to clients. ICF Credentials are awarded to professional coaches who meet stringent education and experience requirements and demonstrate a thorough understanding of the coaching competencies. All ICF Members are provided complete information about the ICF Credentialing Program, including ICF’s individual credentialing and Coach Training Programs. ICF Members also receive a discount when applying for a credential. Learn more about the benefits of becoming an ICF Credentialed coach!
Gain Continuing Coaching Education
ICF Chapters and Communities of Practice can apply for Continuing Coaching Education Units (CCEUs) for hosting ICF seminars and conferences. Coaches can use these credits when establishing or renewing an ICF Credential. By selecting ICF-approved events for CCEUs, members are assured the education provided aligns with the ICF Core Competencies,Code of Ethics and Definition of Coaching. Search the ICF Event Calendar to see current events.
ICF Awards Outstanding members are recognized each year with international and local awards.
ICF Annual Report Members can learn about ICF’s accomplishments in its Annual Report.
ICF Logo & Membership Certificate
To build credibility, align your brand with ICF. Coaches with a current ICF Membership may use the ICF logo on promotional materials, including their website, in email communications, on business cards, and more. They can also display their membership certificate to let clients know they are part of ICF. Learn about logo usage guidelines and download the logo here.
ICF Partner Programs (ICF Media Partners and ICF Business Solutions Partners)
The ICF partners with various groups to offer special pricing and discounts on goods and services to ICF Members. See a list of current partners and review offerings here.
Other Member Discounts
ICF Members receive discounts on a variety of offerings, including conferences and events (both local and global), ICF Credentialing applications, research findings, and other special offers.
CF Career Centre
Through the ICF Career Centre, members may post their resume for free, review job openings, and post a job opening in their organization for a reduced fee. Visit the Career Centre here.
Members-Only Content and Updates
Members have access to member-only content on Coachfederation.org. Additionally, members will receive regular update emails containing deadlines, new offers and other news items. Select updates are provided in several languages. Learn about ICF's translation policy here. Be sure to read Coaching World.
ICF seeks to facilitate the exchange of information among researchers and practitioners studying coaching theory, methodologies and outcomes. ICF Members have access to all materials available in the ICF Research Portal and receive discounts when purchasing research reports sold by the ICF. Additionally, members will have the opportunity to assist with ICF research efforts when future studies are conducted. Information on future studies will be provided on Coachfederation.org, as well as in other member communications. Visit the ICF Research Portal. Visit the ICF Shopping Cart to see available reports for sale here.
Social Media Channels
In addition to connecting in-person, there are a number of ways to connect with fellow coaches online, in addition to theICF Blog, including ICF's Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn accounts. Visit these areas and get involved in the discussion.