What is Coaching

ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. The process of coaching often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity and leadership.

We all have goals we want to reach, challenges we’re striving to overcome and times when we feel stuck. Partnering with a coach can change your life, setting you on a path to greater personal and professional fulfillment.

Experience Coaching

Experience Coaching is our key strategic focus area by which we seek to create Coaching Awareness and thereby GROW Coaching. Our Experience Coaching initiatives allow for people from all walks of life to experience the power of Coaching through a free of cost Coaching experience with a professional ICF coach. Know more about our recent Experience Coaching events here.

Apart from public events to share the experience of coaching, we also welcome requests from individuals who wish to have a probono coaching session with one of our Chapter coaches. To avail of one, write to

You can also find Experience Coaching resources, read inspiring stories of clients who have experienced coaching, provided by ICF here

Looking for a Credentialed Coach

If you want to get started on Coaching, and seeking to work with a professional Coach from our Chapter who holds an ICF credential, look no further. Use our ICF Chennai Chapter Credentialed Coach Finder service below. ICF Credential-holders are part of a self-regulating group of elite coaches who provide accountability to clients and the coaching profession as a whole. They pursue and complete rigorous education and practice requirements that provide unquestioned legitimacy to their commitment to excellence in coaching.

Using the CCF service, you may identify and reach out directly to the coach(es) of your choice based on their information like credential level, coaching speciality, experience etc.

Note: The terms of engagement between the client & the coach is left to their mutual discretion, and the Chapter will not be involved with the same.

Consider Becoming a coach

For many, coaching is a life-changing experience that dramatically improves their outlook on work and life while improving leadership skills. Coaching helps people tap into their potential, unlocking sources of creativity and productivity. As a professional coach, you will have an opportunity to create positive change and achieve extraordinary results with your clients.

ICF is recognised globally as the gold standard in Coaching. Achieving a credential through ICF signifies a coach’s commitment to integrity & excellence.

To know more about the various pathways to becoming a coach.

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