The path after completing coaching training is not easy to navigate. From where to find paying coaching clients and ICF accreditation requirements, to finding a sense of belonging in a professional group, the initial steps towards ICF accreditation are not easy for any coach! This is even tougher for people who have historically been systemically marginalized. Research1 shows that when we serve the most in need, everyone benefits. Thus, we start with a pilot program focusing on BIPOC coaches. By serving a marginalized group, ultimately, we all benefit
What is the Coaching Pathway Program?
ICF WA is creating a strategic alliance with Coaching for Everyone (CFE), a nonprofit that offers ICF accredited coaching training and programming for BIPOC professionals who desire to certify as coaches. CFE graduates can apply for the Coaching Pathway Program in 2023.
In 2023, the Coaching Pathway Program will offer 10 selected participants one year of supported programming:
After completing the program, participants will be closer to completing the requirements for their ACC certification and will have formed a supporting professional community.
How can you contribute?
We are looking to raise US$9,000 for the program. Please contribute what you can, whether it’s $25, $50, $100, $500, $1,000 or more. Please note that as we are a 501c6 organization, your contribution is NOT tax deductible. Unless you let us know otherwise, we would like to acknowledge your contribution in our chapter communication.
1Sheridan, Emma. 2021. “The Curb Cut Effect: How Universal Design Makes Things Better for Everyone.” Medium. February 2, 2021. https://uxdesign.cc/the-curb-cut-effect-universal-design-b4e3d7da73f5.