The foundation of ICF's values is a shared commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging as we work to make coaching an integral part of a thriving society.
At ICF, it is our vision to make coaching an integral part of a thriving society, and to make that happen, we must first ensure coaches have the ability and support to thrive in their own right. Each day we are working towards creating a more diverse, equitable, inclusive and just coaching profession for all professional coaches and clients worldwide.
After conducting our diversity audit, ICF has established four DEIB meaningful focus areas and goals for fiscal year 2024. These areas were strategically developed to ensure we are creating an inclusive and equitable coaching community in two capacities: ICF operations and stakeholders.
As members of the ICF community, we ascribe to the core values of professionalism, collaboration, humanity and equity. The foundation of these values is a shared commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
Learn More about the DEIB Focus areas and goals for the fiscal year 2024.
MRGs offer an opportunity for underrepresented ICF members, stakeholders, and allies to have a space to share, develop, and network with one another.
In 2022, we conducted our first member belonging survey. We shared the aggregated results with all respondents in our State of Diversity White Paper. As a reminder, the member belonging survey was distributed to over 23,700 ICF members. Members were selected randomly, and more than 1,800 responses were received (7.5% response rate).
We compiled the results of the survey into a summary document, in which the key findings are filtered based on demographics. Please refer to the white paper for exact response rates for each demographic group.
The International Coaching Federation places diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at the forefront of everything we do. We commit to valuing the unique talents, insights, and experiences that every coach and client brings to the world. To that end, we have established the Global Diversity Council to oversee, support, and influence our stakeholders to reflect on our blind spots and be aware of opportunities for improvement.
At ICF we are committed to a world where diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) are a fundamental aspect for all.
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