Supporting ICF Coaches in Edmonton & Northern Alberta

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the professional association of personal and business coaches that seeks to preserve the integrity of coaching around the globe. It supports and fosters development of the coaching profession; has programs to maintain and upgrade the standards of the profession; conducts a certification program that is the gold standard for coaches worldwide; and conducts premier global conferences and other educational events for coaches. With a presence in over 70 countries, and over 26,000 members worldwide, ICF is the voice of the coaching profession.

About the ICF Edmonton Chapter


Our Vision

 “Professionally certified coaches growing and serving through connection, collaboration, and community”

 As an officially sanctioned charter chapter, we exist to actively promote awareness of coaching to the community at large and to create a credible presence and voice for professional coaching in the greater Edmonton area.  Moreover, our Chapter is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by providing support, education, training and resources to both practicing and aspiring professional coaches helping them enhance their skills, grow their expertise and build their practices.

As a member of ICF, you may elect to automatically become a member of the Edmonton Chapter.  Our chapter represents a group of professionally trained personal and corporate coaches and our mission is to support and encourage the development of professional coaching through:

  • Networking with other professional coaches
  • Creating Professional development opportunities to earn Continuing Coach Education Units (CCEU’s)
  • Supporting individuals looking to become coaches to find the information and training they need
  • Promoting the standards and ethics in coaching practice
  • Educating the community about professional coaching and the value to be gained from partnering with a coach
  • Assisting coaches in obtaining their credential through ICF Global
  • Helping coaches build their own professional coaching business

If you have any questions about ICF, the Edmonton Chapter, finding a coach, membership or becoming a coach, we invite you to reach out to any of our board members. Alternatively, you may complete the form on the Contact Us page and our Chapter Assistant will respond to your request for information

Why You Should Join the ICF

Professional coaching has grown rapidly over the last several years. While this presents coaches with many new opportunities, it also creates a more competitive marketplace. In the 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study, coaches said their No. 1 obstacle was “untrained individuals who call themselves coaches.” Coaches need credibility to set themselves apart and a community to grow alongside. ICF Members get instant credibility by using the ICF brand and by becoming part of the largest community of professionally trained coaches. The ICF provides world-class products and services so that members can achieve their goal of transforming lives, one client at a time.

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What is professional coaching?

Professional Coaching is emerging as one of the fastest growing processes for facilitating personal and professional growth and development. It is a way of interacting with people that transforms or stretches their visions, values and abilities by eliciting their greater creativity, learning and flexibility.

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IGNITE Initiative Update -  IGNITE is an initiative of the ICF Foundation.  Through IGNITE we leverage the power of coaching in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.    Many of you will remember our Chapter's IGNITE work last year.  Through pro bono coaching we helped the leadership of the Red Deer Public School District and Inclusion Alberta to become better at what they do: moving us closer
Chat With Your ICF Edmonton President - The Edmonton ICF Chapter is dedicated to serving our membership and meeting & exceeding your needs as a member. My name is Charlene Kushner and as your new Director of Membership, I feel it is important to hear your thoughts, questions, concerns, and any feedback that you want to share with me or the board to create the chapter you
Join The New Ambassador Program - Your board is excited to announce a new opportunity for experienced and new members to participate in a collaborative mentorship in 2021.  The goals of this newly created Ambassador Pilot Program are designed to: support onboarding and the development of new coaches increase and improve member engagement build a stronger culture of communication, knowledge sharing, and skills building provide reciprocal


May 11,  2021
Tools and Assessments - Community of Practice Webinar

Join us for a real conversation about how to support your clients by using effective tools and assessments.

May 17,  2021
Myths and Legends in Popular Neuroscience: Why it Matters to EQ and Coaching - Webinar

This session will unpack and explore recent advancements in neuroscience and how the expanding knowledge is steering away from the more popularized concepts of how the brain works and evolved, and why this might matter to our clients and coaching.

June 08,  2021
Coaching Session Prep - Community of Practice Webinar

How do you get in the zone for a coaching session? What, if anything, do you do to prepare for what needs to be worked on? We will discuss routines and rituals that help to create a welcoming learning environment.