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We aspire to build and maintain the most comprehensive and highest-quality body of knowledge on the science, art, and practice of coaching. Our purpose draws from the United Nations Action Plan for People, Planet, and Prosperity and intersects with our thematic pillars: the future of work; the future of coaching; the future of education; the future of social policy; and the future of planetary ecology.


The ICF Thought Leadership Institute is a think-tank of collective wisdom, supported by four distinct communities:


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The remarkable thinkers whose insights enliven our convenings challenge us to see the complexity of global issues while exploring our five thematic pillars from a wide range of perspectives. Join our expanding network of visionary thinkers. | Join Our Network

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