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

Judy Micale

Judy Micale Presents:
Talk Tuesday! with ICF Gulf Coast Chapter
Tuesday, February 19th | 6:00pm  to 7:00pm (CST)

The ICF Gulf Coast Chapter is excited to announce a new Virtual meetup for our members Talk Tuesday! For the past year the Board discussed ways to get our members more involved and excited about our Chapter. We have held a yearly face-to-face workshop as well as monthly webinars but we wanted our members to have more and feel connected with each other. Finally we chose to launch a virtual meetup beginning this month! Learn More >

Renaye Thornborrow Presents:
Life Coaching Isn’t Just for Grownups – Three Skills Every Child Should Learn Before the Age of 10
Wednesday, February 20th | 12:00pm  to 1:00pm (CST)

When faced with challenges or disappointments, most kids don’t have the tools to handle them. As a result, they often get down on themselves or give up on themselves – developing belief systems that can hold them back for the rest of their lives. As coaches, we’ve seen the impact of childhood events on adult clients over-and-over again! Coaching isn’t just for grownups. It’s a game changer for our youth when they learn how to break through limiting beliefs and proactively create supportive beliefs to help them thrive. Life coaching can help kids learn how to use the power of their thoughts to handle the ups and downs of growing up and to develop a mindset for creating happiness, confidence, and success in life. In this session coaches will learn about three mindset skills that all kids should learn before the age of 10 and how they can use stories and activities to coach kids (the skills work for grownup clients too).

Chris Wahl Presents:
ICF Gulf Coast Annual Workshop
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.

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).