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.

Executive Coaching Special Interest Group

New coaches and experienced coaches alike have an opportunity to leave a powerful impression with prospective corporate clients, but frequently struggle with their message and communicating the value of executive coaching. What value do they bring to the client and their sponsor? What is the process of executive coaching? How do you measure ROI? Even more fundamentally, what is executive coaching?

In the December 6th kickoff we will explore the key components to position yourself and your work for repeat business from corporate sponsors. This 90-minute Executive Coaching Special Interest Group (ECSIG) meeting will be facilitated by Craig Juengling, PCC, coaches will discuss key learning objectives such as:

  • What the research says about how to be an effective executive coach?
  • What is executive coaching and how to coherently present it.
  • Building the business case for executive coaching.
  • What distinguishes you as an executive coach?

To register, send us an email through the Contact page.

*Joining this ECSIG is a $30 annual commitment for any dues paying member of the ICF Gulf
Coast. Your $30 goes to support the overall financial health of our Chapter.

Next Event

ICF Gulf Coast Annual Workshop

Presented by Chris Wahl
March 28-29 | Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Targeting Coaching Interventions to Your Client’s Stage of Development
Join us at the 2019 ICF Gulf Coast Chapter Annual Conference as we welcome Chris Wahl, MA Ed, MCC, an expert on adult development theory to the campus of Tulane University in New Orleans. During the conference you’ll learn about the stages of adult development, how adults evolve, and what their own development makes possible for them. You will also likely see yourself in your own development and gain new perspectives on self.

Dr. Carole Pemberton

Dr. Carole Pemberton Presents:
Resilience in a VUCA World
Wednesday, April 17th | 12:00pm  to 1:00pm (CST)

VUCA has become a recognized term to describe the turbulence and speed of change that employees are experiencing. Employees describe their organizations as now having high and increasing expectations of resilience, and research identifies resilience as one of the top predictors of career success. Resilience has become a ‘buzz word’ but coaches are presented with clients who at times feel stretched beyond their resilience capacities by the relentless of pressure, or clients who manage the pressures until a disruption in another part of their life drains their resources.

Krista Martin, MBA, CPCC, PCC Presents:
Create Programs that Sell: The Fast Track to More Clients, Income and Impact
Wednesday, May 15th | 12:00pm  to 1:00pm (CST)

You need three things to grow your business: you need to know who your ideal clients are, where they hang out and you must have an irresistible offer. Too often I see entrepreneurs fail to work with their ideal clients because they haven’t put together the right offer So, in this interactive presentation, you’ll learn how to package, name & price your services so that you can raise your rates and the two most common mistakes that solopreneurs make when putting together their programs that costs them $1,000 (and what to do instead).