Welcome to ICF Gulf Coast

Welcome to the ICF Gulf Coast chapter. We are a growing community of ICF credentialed executive/life/career coaches from the neighboring states of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and the Florida panhandle. Our chapter models a strong commitment to:

  • Increase member engagement
  • Provide programs that enhance coaching skills and effectiveness
  • Utilize marketing strategies to increasing the exposure of the coaching profession
  • Make it easy for individuals and organizations seeking a coach in the Gulf Coast States to learn about and contact qualified coaches.


To establish a strong and sustainable chapter committed to creating support and connection among ICF credentialed coaches in the Gulf Coast area built through strategic alliances.

Next Event


Ann-Marie McKelvey Presents:
Simplify: A Leadership Quality with Powerful Questions & Direct Communication
Wednesday, October 18th | 12:00pm  to 1:00pm (CST)

ICF Master Certified Coach Ann-Marie McKelvey, Buddhist Chaplain, Psychotherapist and Founder and Director of the Mindfulness Coaching School, unpacks engaged mindfulness through the lenses of the Core Competencies Powerful Questions and Direct Communication.

Based on the business life of Steve Jobs, the first 40 minutes Ann-Marie will share the importance of simplification in all aspects of our lives, and thus the lives of our clients. The remaining 20 minutes will hold a demonstration coaching session with a volunteer client and community Q & A.

Upcoming Events

Deborah Brown-Volkman

Deborah Brown-Volkman Presents:
Let Go of Your Client’s Results
Wednesday, November 15th | 12:00pm  to 1:00pm (CST)

As coaches, we worry if we are serving our clients well. They come to us for help, guidance, and results, and when it seems to “us” that they are not reaching their goals fast enough, we worry that it is a reflection on our coaching. This Q&A inspired presentation will discuss why as coaches we make client results our results and how to let go of our “need to please” so we can coach clients effectively. When we are no longer focused on “how” we are coaching clients, or how fast they are moving, we can truly be with our clients and help them transform their lives.