International Coaching Week May 15–21

About International Coaching Week

International Coaching Week (ICW) is an annual weeklong global celebration of the coaching profession. ICW 2017 is scheduled for May 15-21, 2017.

Originally started in 1999 by ICF Member Jerri N. Udelson, MCC, ICW is intended to educate the public about the value of working with a professional coach and to acknowledge the results and progress made through the coaching process.

During this week, coaches around the world offer a variety of activities and pro bono services in their local communities to enable others to Experience Coaching and its benefits firsthand.

In service to our community, ICF Chicago is excited to collaborate with the Chicago Foundation for Women, by providing from 3-5 hours of pro bono coaching for CFW’s giving councils and circles. The CFW is a grant making organization, dedicated to increasing resources and opportunities for women and girls in the greater Chicago area. The Foundation promotes increased investment in women and girls, raises awareness about their issues and potential, and develops them as leaders and philanthropists.

Starting the week of May 15th, ICF coaches will contact interested CFW individuals to establish times and dates for all coaching sessions, to be completed by June 26th.

What You Can Do to Help:

  • Sign up to volunteer for the “Experience Coaching” week. We are assigning roles now, so don’t delay!

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  • *Requirement: The participating coach will need to be a member of the ICF Chicago Chapter. Click here for information on becoming a member of ICF.
  • Spread the word about ICW to the members of your personal and professional network, as well as via social media.

To learn more about the ICF’s International Coaching Week 2017 celebration, visit