ICF Professional Coaches Achieves New Milestone: 50,000 ICF Members Worldwide

There are now more than 50,000 ICF Members in more than 150 countries! Congratulations on this milestone and thank you for being a part of the world’s largest coaching community!  

“The coaching profession has been growing ever since ICF was first founded in 1995. It is such an honor to see the organization soar to 50,000 professionals around the globe, furthering the vision and mission of ICF,” said ICF CEO Magdalena Nowicka Mook. “More importantly, coaching is now accessible and embraced by all sectors of our society, bringing about changes in private sector, governments and social progress organizations. Professional coaches support their clients so they can thrive and reach their full potential, wherever they choose to share their talent and passion.” 

Steve Weiss, vice president for ICF Professional Coaches, added, “When associations reach the benchmark of 50,000 members worldwide, it traditionally means they can now see their membership growing and thriving in more than 150 countries, which is definitely the case with ICF.”  He continued, “With the proper go-forward strategies, these organizations are also generally on a path to 100,000+ members and that means true, transformational impact for their profession.”

ICF Membership has quickly grown over the last 26 years since ICF’s founding. In the past 10 years, we have seen an increase of 160%, and more than 20,000 new members have joined in just the last five years alone. We also recently set an ICF record for the highest number of new members in one month: We welcomed 2,193 ICF Members in December 2021.  

As an ICF Member, you represent the very best in professional coaching, and we are so appreciative of your commitment to high standards and ethics in coaching. Every day you help ICF carry out its vision and mission. Let’s continue empowering the world through coaching!  

We will publicly announce this milestone at the end of January, so please look for additional information and ways to help us celebrate in the next Member Update. 

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