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Coaching Pathway Program

The Coaching Pathway Program (CPP) was founded in 2023 as a pilot program that offers coaches who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color, a pathway that gets them closer towards becoming ICF certified. Check out our donation page to further understand the motivation behind the program. The CPP was born out of listening sessions held by founding members of the chapter's BIPOC Coaches Connect, who expressed the need for increased BIPOC representation in the coaching profession at all levels of the profession.

2023 being the first year of the pilot program, ICFWA created 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.

The program includes:

  • opportunities to accumulate coaching hours that count as paid for ICF certification purposes through reciprocal peer coaching and ICFWA's University Partnerships program, 
  • mentor coaching,
  • cohort gathering circles that support CPP participants' growth and development
  • ICF membership

In 2023's pilot program, 10 CFE scholars were selected for the program from a pool of high caliber applicants. the program was a success, and contributed to ICF Washington State being a finalist in the ICF Chapter Excellence Awards. We are currently planning for the 2024-2025 cohort. Your support and donation will help our equity efforts become reality! To learn more about the program, please visit the links below:

A look at our 2023 cohort participants!