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Professional coaching can help you unlock your potential and help you discover your most excellent self. Benefits of coaching include: greater self-efficacy, renewed self-perception and increased confidence.

The ICF Gulf Coast Chapter continues to grow since our founding in 2013. This growth is due to the commitment of our members and their excellence to coaching the coaching profession.

Essential Membership

Essential Membership ($60 yr)

If you are a Global ICF member, you are eligible for our Essential Member rate which includes discounted membership and extra benefits.

    • Continuing education monthly web conferences worth 1-1.5 credits each. ($135 value)
    • 15% discount to Annual Conference ($60 value)
    • Free attendance to our virtual or in-person meet ups (areas where supported)
    • Listing in our membership directory
    • Voting member status
    • Board service eligibility 

Premium Membership

Premium Membership ($90 yr)

If you are a Global ICF member, you are eligible for our Premium Member rate which includes Essential membership level benefits plus:

    • All Special Interest Group featured by the chapter ($60 value)
    • Highlighted on "Featured Member" Sections of the website.

Featured member

Local Affiliate Member

Affiliate membership ($150 yr)  
If you are not
Global ICF member, we welcome you as part of our coaching community as an Affiliate member which includes access to our robust schedule of professional development events and extra benefits.

  • Free attendance to continuing education monthly web conferences ($135 Value)
  • 15% discount to Annual Workshop ($60 Value)
  • Free attendance to our virtual or in-person meet ups (areas supported)
  • Listing in website membership directory

Gulf Coast Member Benefits

Out of the vast number of International Coach Federation affiliated global chapters, the Gulf Coast Chapter is one of the truly unique virtual coalitions. 

Spanning an east-west territory of some 600 miles the chapter roughly includes members within 200 miles of the Gulf Coast from Southwest Louisiana to the Central Florida Panhandle.  In addition other ICF members often remotely join us from areas where either no other chapters exist or virtual gatherings are preferable. 

Besides geographical proximity and the ability to participate as an active member from the comfort of your home office or work space here are some other benefits of membership:

  • Coaching credibility.  As in many professions, an association with a regional professional group is attractive to clients and potential clients.
  • Education.  The Gulf Coast Chapter provides stimulating monthly webinars that not only provide information and the opportunity for dialogue on topics current to the coaching profession, but continuing education credits for credentialed members and those pursuing certification.
  • Annual conferences.  Although ICFGC touts itself as a virtual chapter, our organization acknowledges the value received from in person meetings.  Each spring an annual two day workshop provides the chance for not only an engaging learning opportunity, but time to network and socialize with colleagues. 
  • Special Interest Groups.  Coaches have a specialty or niche area of focus.  Those looking for a more extensive experience in their area of interest may take advantage of: 
    • Executive Coaching. Executive coaching focuses on 
    • Business Development.  This group concentrates on the fundamentals of operating an external coaching business such as marketing, networking, financial management, and administration.
  • Talk Tuesdays: The Coaches Virtual Salon.  A chance to network with peers in an informal virtual environment.
  • Chapter Leadership. It’s said the benefit derived from being a member of an organization is proportional to the amount of effort invested to the betterment of that group.  ICFGC not only prides itself on an active membership group, but on strong chapter leadership.  Any member has a chance to create an impact in a growing organization such as ICFGC through serving on the Board, assisting in the plans for annual conferences or webinars, or leading a special interest group.  Your help is wanted and needed.
  • Peer Networking.  What profession doesn’t benefit from the insight and rich relationships enjoyed with fellow colleagues experiencing some of the same joys and areas of opportunity as you do?

International Coaching Federation

The International Coach Federation (ICF) is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals.

Why ICF? 

ICF is advancing the coaching profession so coaching becomes an integral part of society. Our members lead this journey by representing the highest quality in professional coaching... learn more

Ethical Coaching

ICF has taken the lead in developing a definition and philosophy of coaching and establishing ethical standards among its members. Through its own Code of Ethics, Ethical Conduct Review Process, Program Complaint Process and Independent Review Board (IRB), ICF sets professional coaching standards while also giving consumers a venue to file ethics complaints about ICF Members, ICF Credential-holders or ICF-accredited training programs. learn more


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. learn more


It allows coaches to separate fact from fiction, reach sharper conclusions and ultimately make better decisions. At ICF we’re here to arm coaches with the knowledge they need to excel at their craft and their business. We’ve put all the work into conducting and curating the research and making it easy to access and add to. learn more

ICF Partners

The ICF also provides membership advantages through its business solutions and media partners who offer member discounts or special pricing on products and services. ICF Members can take advantage of partner offers when they are logged in to their membership page. learn more

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