Benefits of Joining ICF Metro DC


Welcome to the Metro DC Chapter of the International Coach Federation! Our nearly 900 member coaches make up the largest ICF chapter in North America. Our chapter is a vital resource for networking, education, community outreach and general camaraderie. Each member brings something unique to our community, and we look forward to providing programs and support that meet your particular interests and needs. If you don’t see what you want, please contact us at All suggestions are seriously considered and you will hear from a board member regarding your request.

To Join
Joining the Metro DC Chapter is easy ... AND FREE. When you join ICF Global at the regular membership fee, just select "Washington, DC-Metro area, USA" as your local chapter. There are no additional chapter membership fees. You will receive a welcoming e-mail and a call from our membership committee -- the first step in opening our vast network of coaches to you.

Find a Coach Service
The chapter offers member coaches the option of participating our online Find a Coach program to increase their visibility to people seeking coaching services.

Member Rates to Promote Your Events
You can promote your next workshop, seminar or speaking engagement on the home page of the website at half of what it costs non-members.

Mentor Coaches
We maintain a list of seasoned coaches who are available to be hired as mentors for the PCC and MCC certification process.

Members-Only Content
All members have access to “members-only” content on the chapter website.

Chapter Newsletters, Announcements
ICF Metro DC's member newsletter, News & Notes, comes to your e-mail inbox twice a month to let you know the latest on what's happening in our chapter. Additional e-mails may be sent with urgent announcements that can't wait until the next News & Notes, but please know that we are mindful of keeping the e-mail traffic light.

Continuing Education
Each month, the chapter provides opportunities to earn Continuing Coaching Education Units (CCEUs).

Event Discounts
Members enjoy discounted rates for chapter-sponsored events.

Throughout the year, ICF Metro DC provides members numberous opportunities to interact and connect with one another. Calendar highlights:

  • Monthly Meetings
    Monthly meetings are held at alternating venues in Maryland and Virginia to encourage participation from across the DC Metro area.  For a nominal fee, dinner is provided, followed by a learning session on hot topics in coaching. CCEU units are available for most learning sessions. New members are invited to introduce themselves at each meeting. Come and let’s get to know each other!
  • Annual Capital Coaches Conference
    We are proud to host a robust gathering of coaches at our annual conference, a full-day event typically held in October. At our conference, participants hear from noted leaders in our field and have the opportunity to meet with other coaches during numerous breakout sessions. It's a great opportunity to get involved with ICF on the local level. Keep an eye out for your chance to present or facilitate a discussion on a topic of interest to you at next year’s conference.
  • Holiday Party
    We end each calendar year with a holiday gathering. Each year we partner with a charity and ask guests to come with a small donation. Our intent -- beyond that small, suggested donation -- is to keep this event free of charge so that all may come and share successes from the prior year and plans for the next. Check out the December calendar for dates and other information.

What’s Missing?
If you haven’t seen what you need in this quick recap of membership benefits, please let us know. Ours is an emergent community of great minds and passionate hearts dedicated to the profession of coaching. We hope you will enjoy and be proud of your association with us.