Benefits of Membership
- Enhanced credibility – Gain credibility by identifying yourself with the world’s largest community of professionally trained coaches. ICF’s 20,000-plus members stand out in a crowded marketplace by using the ICF logo on promotional materials, including their website, in email communications and on business cards. ICF Members also have access to tools and resources to grow their businesses, such as printable marketing materials, templates for press releases and media alerts, cutting-edge education around marketing and business development, and more. By committing to high standards, ethical practice and coaching excellence, ICF Members present a unified voice in the conversation around coaching and its future.
- Global and local connections – One of the most valuable aspects of ICF Membership is being part of a community of coaches who understand and share your challenges and joys. Network with local coaches, develop your leadership skills and help your local community flourish by engaging with fellow coaches. Connect with the ICF Ottawa Chapter community by attending an event, contributing your ideas for program learning and participating in volunteer opportunities.
- Lifelong learning and professional development – Grow professionally with opportunities to advance your education and challenge yourself. Join the 15,000-plus coaches worldwide who have set themselves apart in a crowded marketplace and demonstrated their commitment to outstanding professional practice by earning ICF credentials (CCEU’s) ICF Members enjoy a significant discount on initial and renewal applications. ICF Members also benefit from discounted registration for local and regional conferences.
- Cutting-edge insights – As an ICF Member, you’ll enjoy access to timely tools, tips and information to help enhance your professional practice and grow your business. ICF’s robust portfolio of industry research will help attune you to the latest trends impacting our profession. Publications, such as Coaching World magazine and the ICF Blog, will help you expand your knowledge, add to your coaching toolbox and transform your clients’ lives by being the best coach you can be.