Every year, the International Coach Federation (ICF) selects one week for ICF coaches around the
world to celebrate coaching. In 1999, Master Certified Coach Jerri N. Udelson first introduced
International Coaching Week (ICW) to educate the public about the value of working with a
professional coach and acknowledging the results and progress made through the coaching process.
ICF Coaching Week is officially May 7-13, 2018. As described by ICF Global CEO/Executive Director
Magda Mook, “ICW is a global celebration and an opportunity to experience professional coaching.
During this week, we encourage individuals and organizations all over the world to understand and
explore and to test and discover the possibilities that coaching provides.”
For ICW, each of ICF’s 131 chapters puts their own spin on promoting the benefits of coaching by hosting educational events on coaching and offering complimentary coaching in their community.
Traditionally, ICF-North Texas has coordinated with one or more organizations to provide pro bono
coaching. North Texas coaches participating in ICF in prior years have expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to offer their time and talent to working with individuals, especially those experiencing coaching for the first time. Our chapter’s 2018 pro bono coaching event is being planned
for this summer. More details are forthcoming.
Please join us in this opportunity to share your coaching best with individuals perhaps seeking some
internal signal amid the 24/7 noise of their lives or maybe facing some hard-edged challenge that just
won’t let go. We all know that even one short coaching session can provide an initial pivot to a new
take on the world. And from there, a journey shifts to new subtle possibilities. We have so much to
give. Let’s do this.
Catherine A. Oleksiw, Ph.D., PCC
ICF-NT President, firstname.lastname@example.org