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Communities of Practice

ICF Communities of Practice (CPs) are a great way to build your global network while advancing your coaching knowledge. CPs provide a platform for sharing best practices, emerging trends, tools and tips among coaches to advance their professional development and deepen their subject matter expertise. Plus, CPs are a free ICF Member benefit and offer Continuing Coaching Education (CCE) units needed for ICF Credential renewal.

These virtual groups offer professional development and network-building opportunities through a variety of outputs, including:

  • Webinar presentations from subject matter experts.
  • Facilitated discussion sessions.
  • Community discussion boards.

Each CP is steered by volunteer co-leaders who help facilitate the learning and organize the conversations, ideas and trends that emerge from the group. Active participation in the live sessions and online discussion threads is encouraged!

Each CP offers a live session once a quarter. All sessions are recorded and available on demand in the ICF Learning Portal, so you can rewatch or view on your own time if you missed the live session.

Topics/Areas of Focus

CPs are intended for ICF Members and other coaches who are interested in one or more of the following topic areas:

  • Career Coaching
  • Coaching and Human Capital
  • Coaching Science
  • Coaching Supervision
  • Ethics
  • Executive and Leadership Coaching
  • Health and Wellness Coaching
  • Internal Coaching
  • Life Vision and Enhancement Coaching
  • Team and Group Coaching


ICF Member Pricing: Free. CPs are an ICF Member benefit, and ICF Members can participate in as many CPs as they’d like — completely free of charge.

Non-Member Pricing: $35 USD for a 60-minute session and $45 USD for a 90-minute session.

Stay Informed

ICF Members: Look for upcoming sessions in the Member Update and/or on the Learning Portal.

Non-Members: If you would like to receive monthly updates regarding upcoming CP sessions, as well as other learning and development opportunities, please fill out our interest form below.

Joining a CP

CPs are open to all ICF Members. To become an active participant in a CP, please follow the appropriate link below and fill out the information form. After you complete the form, you will be added to the list to receive more information about that particular CP and its sessions.

  • Career Coaching Community of Practice

    Co-Leaders: Joshua Lissauer, ACC (USA), Kharrthikheyan T N, PCC (India)

    This Community of Practice focuses on assisting clients with career / job direction, work life balance, job search strategies, career changes and transitioning to retirement.

  • Coaching and Human Capital Community of Practice

    Co-Leaders: Rachel Karu, PCC (USA), Nicole Flower, USA

    This Community of Practice focuses on integrating coaching into organizations, performance management, training development and succession planning.

  • Coaching Science Community of Practice

    Co-Leaders: Tünde Erdös, MCC (Austria), Sari Vuohtoniemi, MCC (Finland)

    This Community of Practice focuses on evidence-based practice, neuroscience, behavioral science and current research in the coaching world.

  • Coaching Supervision Community of Practice

    Co-leaders: Kathryn M. Downing, PCC (USA) and Leen Lambrechts-Noël, MCC (Belguim)

    Coaching Supervision is a collaborative learning practice to continually build the capacity of the coach through reflective dialogue for the benefit of both coaches and clients. This community will explore the importance of reflective practice through interactive webinars, subject matter expert presentations and community discussions.

  • Ethics Community of Practice

    Co-Leaders: Cathy Liska, MCC (USA), Philippe Mathijs, PCC (United Arab Emirates)

    This Community of Practice focuses on how ethics impact the coaching profession by exploring ethical dilemmas and discussing best ethical practices.

  • Executive Leadership Coaching Community of Practice

    Co-Leaders: Afsheen Ismail-Wey, PCC (Switzerland) and Timothy Tiryaki, PCC (Canada)

    This Community of Practice focuses on methods for coaching C-suite executives, high-level decision-makers and organizational leaders.

  • Health and Wellness Coaching Community of Practice

    Co-Leaders: Shiri Ben-Arzi, PCC (Israel) and Ellen Kocher, ACC (Switzerland)

    This Community of Practice focuses on health, wellness, and medical coaching. This community caters to coaches who work to educate and support clients to cultivate positive lifestyle changes, address medical and health challenges, promote overall well-being and engages coaches who work with caregivers and healthcare professionals.

  • Internal Coaching Community of Practice

    Co-Leaders: Kim Miles, PCC (USA)

    This Community of Practice focuses on the skills, challenges and best practices for coaches working in organizations and internal coaching programs.

  • Life Vision and Enhancement Coaching Community of Practice

    Co-Leaders: Ki Woyke, ACC (USA) and Abirambika Ravivarman, ACC (India)

    This Community of Practice focuses on coaching clients to identify and achieve their personal and professional life goals.

  • Team and Group Coaching Community of Practice

    Co-Leaders: Mohamed Sharaf Eldin, PCC (Egypt) & Katerina Kanelidou, MCC (Greece)

    This Community of Practice focuses on the unique challenges and opportunities of coaching teams, groups, systems and organizations of people.

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