The following information is reprinted with permission from the International Coach Federation.

ICF Core Coaching Competencies

The following eleven core coaching competencies were developed to support greater understanding about the skills and approaches used within today’s coaching profession as defined by the International Coach Federation.

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ICF Ethical Guidelines

Founded in 1995, the International Coach Federation is the  governing body of  its 17,000 Professional Coaches in 95 countries.  ICF Coaches aspire to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects positively upon the coaching profession; are respectful of different approaches to coaching; and recognize that they are also bound by applicable laws and regulations.

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ICF Recommendations for Selecting a Coach

“Choosing a coach can be a daunting task,” said ICF President Diane Brennan, MBA, MCC. “There are thousands of people out there who call themselves a coach-how can you determine which is right for you (and is truly a coach)? The ICF is here to stop the confusion and make this process easier for those who want to benefit from a coaching relationship.”

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