ICF’s definition of coaching

Definitions of coaching by the ICF, International Coach Federation, and Menslab for understanding the characteristics of the profession

According to the ICF – the International Coach Federation, the largest organization in the world for certification of coach training programmes and for independent certification of professional coaches, coaching is:

partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires then to maximize their personal and professional potential.

At Menslab we think of coaching as a professional relationship developed on solid competencies. The coach is an expert in a process that by means of questions and observations accompanies the client to define the wished-for results clearly, acquire new perspectives, and become aware of his/her resources while gaining new learning useful for developing possibilities of action and making quality choices which will produce concrete results