Welcome to ICF Washington State
ICF Washington State is a Charter Chapter of the International Coach Federation formed in 1998 and managed by a dedicated and energetic Board of Directors. For more information about our Chapter go to the About tab on this website. 

On June 4, ICF will deactivate any member who expired on March 31, 2015 and has not yet renewed to date. Action you can take: Expired Members can reinstate their ICF memberships this year by visiting Coachfederation.org/renew.


The 2015 ICF Washington State Coaching Fishbowl

Join us on Thursday, September 17 at the Talaris Conference Center for an evening of live interactive coaching! 


  •    Sharpen your coaching skills!
  •    Strengthen your competencies!
  •    Hear from a panel of seasoned coaches!
  •    Make new coaching friends!
  •    Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres!
  •    Earn CCEU’s!


Watch for registration details in coming editions of the newsletter.



The ICF Washington State Chapter is proud to host our 3RD Annual PRISM EVENT SYMPOSIUM AND AWARD CEREMONY November 3rd at the Washington State Convention Center. Join us as we create an event to inspire leaders, talent development professionals, and coaches (internal and external) helping them to create greater impact on their organizations through the development and evolution of coaching programs that deliver measurable results. We’re focused on the impact of coaching in thriving organizations.  

In 2015 the purpose of the ICF WA State PRISM is threefold:

1)    To recognize organizations using coaching effectively in ways that encourage more organizations to use coaching

2)    To educate organizations about coaching effectiveness

3)    As a Chapter, to facilitate opportunities to increase the community network.  This will foster a vibrant new business opportunities and create reciprocity between member coaches and organizations.

Our guiding principles are to:

1)     Elevate consciousness for what ICF coaching is
2)     Increase application of coaching for effectiveness
3)     Encourage action research for what makes coaching work and the impact on organizational results that occurs.

We are thrilled and honored by your contribution to this worthy event.  For more information about what it means to volunteer for 2015 PRISM please click on the following links:

2015 PRISM
Volunteer Opportunities

 Project Management, Janet Harvey

 Nominations Outreach, Debra Ward

 Sponsor Support - Rose Singer

 Marketing - Karen Fenstermacher

 Judging Nominees - Sam Magill

 Symposium – Need Volunteer Leader

 Evening Showcase – Need Volunteer Leader

 Logistics – Need Volunteer Leader

ICF Credentialing Changes Effective October 1, 2015

Beginning later this year, ICF will change the requirements for attaining an ACC and PCC credential.


Changes to ACC and PCC requirements began as conversations with credentialing teams, and were developed following research into best practices regarding similar professional certifications across multiple industries and fields. ICF board members considered and discussed the proposed changes, and voted to adopt the following at the May 21, 2015 board meeting.

What will change?

ACC Credential - ICF will require applicants to complete 100 hours (same as current) of client-coaching experience since the start of their coach-specific training. Applicants would still be required to have a minimum of eight clients and at least 75 hours as paid. Additionally, at least 25 hours must have occurred within 18 months of the application for the credential.

PCC Credential – ICF will require all applicants to complete 500 hours (down from 750) of client-coaching experience since the start of their coach-specific training. Applicants would still be required to have a minimum of 25 clients and at least 450 hours as paid. Additionally, at least 50 hours must have occurred within 18 months of the application for the credential.

Purpose of the changes

The reasons for these changes are as follows:

·  To raise the standard of credentialing.

·  To provide a clear demonstration of experience as a direct result of coach-specific training.

·  To increase emphasis on recent client-coaching hours to ensure credentialing of coaches who are in current practice.

Are there plans to change the MCC requirements?

ICF is currently studying the MCC requirements, and will appropriately communicate any future changes to that model when and if any are complete and scheduled to be implemented.

Timing of changes

On October 1, 2015 at 12:00AM (New York), we will begin allowing those that meet the requirements to apply under the new criteria. 

Applicants will still be able to continue to apply under the previous criteria until September 30, 2016 at 11:59PM(New York). 


For any additional questions, please contact me at george.rogers@coachfederation.org.

Kind regards,

George Rogers

Assistant Executive Director


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Upcoming events

Thursday, September 17, 2015 6:00 PM • Talaris Conference Center in Seattle

Thank you to our chapter sponsors.






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