About - ICF Philadelphia

ICF Philadelphia

Welcome to ICF Philadelphia!

Whether you're already a coach, looking for one, seeking to become one or simply investigating the profession of coaching, welcome! We hope the resources in this website will be of value to you and entice you to learn more. As a charter member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), we are proud to be a part of the international emergence and growth of the profession of coaching.

Please accept our invitation to come in, make yourself at home, explore, discover, and join us!

ICF Philadelphia is the Greater Philadelphia Region's resource for professional coaches and those organizations and individuals seeking a coach. Our members include professional full-time coaches, part-time coaches, individuals transitioning into the coaching profession and those interested in learning more about coaching. 

ICF Philadelphia is a Charter Chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and our membership fully supports the ICF Bylaws, Standards, Practices, Coaching Core Competencies and Ethics Pledge. In addition to providing the region with a centralized directory when looking to hire a coach, ICF Philadelphia is dedicated to supporting the coaching community through its monthly meetings, networking events, conferences and continuing education opportunities.

Core Values

ICF Philadelphia seeks to embody these Core Values:
Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect, Innovation, Diversity

Vision and Core Purpose

In service to humanity flourishing, we lead the local advancement of the coaching profession in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

ICF Global Vision Statement

To be in service of humanity flourishing.

ICF Global Core Purpose

Lead the global advancement of the coaching profession.


In 1998, two coaches sat around a small table at the City Line Diner imagining what a community of coaches in Philadelphia might look like. This small gathering quickly blossomed into three members and then four. Before long, a name and a larger venue needed to be chosen. For many years our name was the Philadelphia Area Coaches Alliance, or PACA, for short.

Today we’re known as ICF Philadelphia. With over 140 active members and 475 affiliate members, ICF Philadelphia is the premier professional resource for both coaches and clients in the Greater Philadelphia area. Members’ practices include areas of expertise in Executive Coaching, Corporate Coaching, Business Coaching, Career Coaching, Group Coaching, Individual Coaching, Health and Fitness Coaching, Transition Coaching and various other specialties.

Member coaches have access to forums sharing best practices and stay abreast of trends affecting the coaching industry and the potential impact on their clients. Monthly programs feature professional development and educational events, networking opportunities, mentoring and credential support, Special Interest Groups (SIG), and pro bono coaching opportunities.

The “Find A Coach” feature on this website is designed to help individuals and organizations identify coaches with expertise to best suit their needs. To learn more about selecting a coach, go to the "Looking for a Coach?" tab on this site.

To keep up with the latest news and information about ICF Philadelphia, be sure to connect with us on our News Blog, Twitter: @ICFPhillyFacebook, and LinkedIn.