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International Coaching Federation Launches Team Coaching Advanced Certification and Accreditation

New Offerings Available Now. 

Lexington, Kentucky, USATo address the increasing demand for team coaching — one of the fastest growing disciplines in coaching — the International Coaching Federation (ICF) introduces two new team coaching offerings.

The ICF Advanced Certification in Team Coaching, for individual coach practitioners, and ICF Advanced Accreditation in Team Coaching, for coaching education providers, bring visibility to team coaching competencies; set standards of practice; and build trust, value and integrity among clients and coaches alike. 

“Effective teamwork has a significant impact on organizational performance — whether it’s in a hospital operating room, across virtual offices of a multinational company, or around a small conference table of a local nonprofit. But great teams don’t just happen,” said Carrie Abner, vice president of ICF Credentials and Standards. “Team coaching can be a vital element to the success of teams.”

Team coaching is critical to harness teams’ collective expertise, energy and experience to accelerate performance and improve results within a team and across an organization.

“Now, through ICF Advanced Accreditation in Team Coaching education and the Advanced Certification for Team Coaching, practitioners can develop and demonstrate their competence in this complex discipline and the value they can offer to teams and organizations,” Abner said.

In any profession, proper preparation typically begins with education. With the ICF Advanced Accreditation in Team Coaching, coaches are now able to easily identify and trust in specialized education programs that will prepare them for the team coaching discipline as well as for the advanced individual certification. 

“The Advanced Accreditation and Certification in Team Coaching are the result of a partnered effort across ICF to truly deliver on what team coaching practitioners need to succeed,” said Luke Davis, ACC, CAE, vice president of ICF Coaching Education. “We know that the better the education or training a coach receives, the more likely they are to make an impact through their work. This is especially true for working with teams.”

These offerings demonstrate yet another way that ICF continues to set professional coaching standards and advance the coaching profession. Coaches will be better equipped to work in this complex discipline, and coaching clients will be able to more easily distinguish between those coaches who have expertise in team coaching from those who do not. In choosing an educated and certified team coach, organizations and other clients will find new ways to work and thrive.  

More about the new offerings:

ICF Advanced Certification in Team Coaching

Coach practitioners will be able to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities in team coaching with the ICF Advanced Certification in Team Coaching, which is offered by ICF Credentials and Standards.

The rigor of the ICF ACTC is significant, with requirements for education, experience, guided reflective practice and an independent assessment designed for team coaches by team coaches. This rigor allows earners to truly distinguish themselves in the marketplace as an advanced practitioner. 

“We are grateful for the many team coaching practitioners around the world who contributed to the development of the ICF Advanced Certification in Team Coaching, and we are pleased to provide this new certification to recognize the knowledge and skills of individual team coaches and advance team coaching practice worldwide,” said Abner.

You can learn more about the advanced certification on our website.

ICF Advanced Accreditation in Team Coaching 

Coaching education providers can now apply for ICF Advanced Accreditation in Team Coaching through ICF Coaching Education. Education is an important component to any coach’s development, and team coaching requires a specific set of competencies and knowledge.

With the Advanced Accreditation in Team Coaching through ICF Coaching Education, education providers can demonstrate that their education meets the needs to prepare coaches for this complex discipline. 

Plus, this accreditation aligns with the requirements of the ICF Advanced Certification in Team Coaching, so individual coach practitioners now have a straightforward, simple education path towards achieving the advanced individual certification.

“This new accreditation represents the highest standards of team coaching education and training, and we are eager to partner with coaching education providers globally to ensure coaches have the knowledge and skills to help teams excel,” Davis said.

You can learn more about the accreditation on our website.


About The International Coaching Federation 

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the world’s largest organization leading the global advancement of the coaching profession and fostering coaching’s role as an integral part of a thriving society. Founded in 1995, its 50,000-plus members located in more than 140 countries and territories work toward common goals of enhancing awareness of coaching and upholding the integrity of the profession through lifelong learning and upholding the highest ethical standards. Through the work of its six unique family organizations, ICF empowers professional coaches, coaching clients, organizations, communities, and the world through coaching. 

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