ICF New Mexico is a vibrant community of professional coaches who practice in a variety of specializations in all parts of the state. We are a charter chapter and closely aligned with the International Coach Federation (ICF), the premier professional organization for coaches.
Our chapter has several purposes, among them to foster the following:
1) Local Networking:
- Learn about and share opportunities.
- Collaborate in providing resources and solutions to clients.
- Discuss issues of professional concern with members who understand the highlights and challenges of being a coach.
2) Professional growth and CCEU’s through educational programs.
3) Leadership opportunities.
Here in our state, ICF New Mexico offers a community for practicing coaches through regular programs and events, chapter communications, and advancement of the profession of coaching in the local community. We have over 50 ICF-enrolled members of our chapter, along with additional associates.
The Work of ICF
Since it was formed in 1995 the non-profit ICF has grown to more than 18,000 members worldwide in 110 countries, with 120 chapters in over 50 countries. ICF is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high professional standards, providing independent certification, and building a network of credentialed coaches. The ICF exists to support and advance the coaching profession through programs and standards supported by members and to be an authoritative source on coaching information and research for the public.
To Build. . .The ICF maintains a high visibility for the profession through public relations, publicity campaigns, marketing strategies and the Coach Referral Service (CRS). The CRS is an independent, non-profit ICF service which makes it easy for people to find the right coach for their needs.
To Support. . .The ICF develops and implements programs that assist in the professional development of its membership. In addition to the professional development opportunities of global and regional conferences, the ICF provides professional growth opportunities through its local, regional and virtual chapters throughout the world. Continual support is available through the ICF Web site and publications.
To Preserve. . .The ICF developed and promotes an industry-wide Code of Professional Standards. ICF also developed the first universally accepted Certification process which will preserve the integrity of coaching through standardized credentials that assist consumers in choosing professional coaches, as well as a stringent Accreditation process for coach training programs.
International ICF Website: www.coachfederation.org
To join ICF New Mexico, click here.