Our Mission and Values

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The premiere coaching community that advances and supports coaches and our profession.

ICF-Chicago seeks to advance the art, science and practice of professional Coaching. The ICF-Chicago Chapter is a non-for-profit, professional organization of life and business coaches. We are the Illinois chapter of the ICF, the largest worldwide resource for business and personal coaches dedicated to building, supporting, preserving and advancing the integrity of the coaching profession. We are one of the largest chapters within ICF Global. Over 450 ICF-credentialed life and business coaches call ICF-Chicago their home chapter.


ICF Chicago is the premier coaching community that advances and supports coaches and our profession.


ICF Chicago fosters coaching excellence and enhances credibility of the coaching profession, while providing opportunities for professional growth and development of coaches.


We, at ICF Chicago, commit to the core values of the International Coach Federation (ICF) Global and pledge to conduct our business and all interaction while upholding the following:

  • Integrity: We uphold the highest standards both for the coaching profession and our organization, demonstrating personal integrity while adhering to the vision, mission and values of ICF Chicago at all times.

  • Excellence: We consistently support and challenge each other to become expert and masterful coaches.

  • Collaboration: We value the social connection and community building that occurs through collaborative partnership and co-creative achievement. We seek new opportunities in the Chicago area to make a lasting impact through our coaching and community involvement.

  • Respect: We are inclusive and value the diversity and richness of our global stakeholders. We put people first, without compromising standards, policies and quality.

  • Education: We embrace lifelong learning and on-going professional development.