About ICF

Founded in 1995, 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 credentialed coaches. The ICF’s core purpose is to advance the art, science and practice of professional coaching.

Definition of 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.

ICF Chapters and SIGs

As of October 2010 there are 16,837 ICF members in over 100 countries, and more than 140 chapters. ICF has nearly 30 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that focus on a variety of areas, such as Equine coaching, or Coaching Social Entrepreneurs and Global Visionaries, or Conflict Coaching, to mention but a few.
Giuseppe serves as 2010 and 2011 ICF Conference Educational Steering Committee Member.

ICF in Turkey

The ICF Turkish chapter has been very active in promoting the coaching profession and the high professional and ethical standards ICF requires for their members. As of October 2010 there are 188 members in Turkey Giuseppe serves as ICF Turkey Board Member for the period 2010-2012.