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. 

Update 2015 PRISM Program

Greetings ICF WA State Chapter Members,

We have a terrific vision for this year’s initiative – “Coaching as Innovation” – and the all volunteer team are creating ways to bring our community of organizations and engaged coaches together to learn and celebrate.

We learned from many of our local organizations that preparation for a November 2015 award process was too early and we choose to honor the request to move our Symposium day and Award evening to June 7, 2016.

Please keep the date, November 3, 2015 marked for 2015 PRISM and then ADD the date, June 7, 2016.

Our sub-committee team leaders met this week and brainstormed some new solutions that offer multiple ways to engage in learning together starting in November and then planned for each quarter leading up to the June 2016 main PRISM event.

As the details are available next week, we will post information about the event November 3 and, planning for symposium presenters and sponsors continues with new timelines. Stay tuned!

Thank you to our excellent team of volunteers who are excited to build the new experiences and continue supporting coaching excellence in organizations.  Thinking of volunteering?  Come join the fun and be part of shaping coaching excellence in our region.

PRISM Committee Chair, Janet Harvey, MCC

Purpose and Scope for our Chapter PRISM Initiative

·      Recognize and honor organizations in ways that encourage more organizations to use coaching

·      Educate about coaching effectiveness inside of an organizational context

·      Facilitate opportunities to increase community networking and reciprocity

·      Increase utilization of programmatic coaching solutions through learning and exchange

Transform | Expand | Thrive – ICF WA Webinar Series

The Resilient Coach
As coaches, we support others in creating sustainable and satisfying lives and careers – and sometimes forget to pay attention to our own.  Pause for an hour and join this webinar to invest time in your self-care, resilience and wholeheartedness through reflection and dialogue drawing on the work of Dr. Brené Brown, founder of the Daring Way™ and author of New York Times best-sellers Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection.   This session will be facilitated by Susan Mann, a professional certified coach, senior faculty member of The Daring Way™, and 2008 graduate of the Hudson Institute of Coaching.   

Date:  Tuesday October 13, 2015 

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

Speaker: Susan Mann

About the Speaker:

Susan Mann

Certified ICF Coach | Global HR Leader

Daring Way™Senior Faculty & Consultant

Register Here!

ICF Washington State offers 1 CCEU for each of our webinars. To earn CCEU credits, you must attend the webinar live. No CCEU credits are offered if you watch the recordings.We welcome all leaders, trainers, HR professionals, and Coaches from every field to join us in this highly educational webinar series.

This Webinar will be recorded and made available for registered participants only.

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

Monday, October 12, 2015 10:00 AM • Bellevue Regional Library
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 5:00 PM • Webinar - Adobe Connect
Tuesday, November 03, 2015 5:00 PM • Washington State Convention Center

Thank you to our chapter sponsors.





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