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Press Release

August 22, 2023

International Coaching Federation Reconvenes for First Hybrid Converge Post-Pandemic

–The Global Biannual Event Brings Together Professional Coaches to Learn, Grow, Connect, Lead and Inspire-

Lexington, Kentucky, USA  The International Coaching Federation (ICF) announces open registration for the ICF Converge 2023 event. This biannual gathering for professional coaches from around the world will take place August 23-26, 2023, at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida.

ICF Converge 2023 offers a unique opportunity to emphasize the power of coaching. The event connects coaches to share insights, experiences and best practices.

“We have been so lucky to see the engagement of our credentialed coaches and ICF members around the globe, that continues despite the virtual nature of our events over the past three years,” said ICF CEO Magdalena Nowicka Mook. “The ability to make meaningful personal connections with like-minded professionals who understand the value of coaching is an opportunity we have immense appreciation for. We are thrilled to be able to again bring this community together in a way that supports the sharing of learning, innovation and a sense of belonging among professionals.”

ICF Converge 2023 is a dynamic global event designed to strengthen interactions within the coaching community and enable exceptional learning opportunities on topics or growing importance such as: fostering human connection, cultural fluency, inclusive leadership, trauma-responsive coaching, inclusivity, and more.

ICF Converge 2023 focuses on five key themes to guide unique learning experiences for attendees. They are:

  • Expand and diversify your coaching business. This theme will encompass topics such as defining or refining your brand, expanding your reach through social media, diversifying your target audience, and more.
  • Explore evidence-based practices and theories that underpin coaching. This theme will explore coaching education best practices, research, developing a coaching culture, and more.
  • Envision the future through examples of innovation, creativity, and impact. Within this theme, sessions will consider topics such as forecasting trends, innovation models, social impact, and more.
  • Align your coaching practice with established core competencies. This theme will include coaching core competencies, credentials and standards, coaching ethics, and more.
  • Learn new skills and techniques that elevate your expertise. This theme covers skills development, mentor training, leadership development, coaching supervision, and more.

Sessions will be varied in style to maximize engagement, including keynote sessions, signature talks, coaching spotlights, pre-conference workshops, 90-minute workshops, and 45-minute sessions. In partnership with Wordly, ICF will offer live translations in up to 25 languages for all Converge sessions. Attendees who are unable to participate in-person have access to On-Demand Registration + Livestreaming, offering access to over 60 recorded sessions, live streaming of 12 curated sessions, and opening and closing keynotes, in addition to more than 40 Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units.

ICF Converge 2023 will feature both an opening and closing keynote address from noteworthy speakers. The opening keynote, led by Diana Kander and titled, “Unleash Your Curiosity,” will explain a methodology to level up questions we ask ourselves in the search for better solutions to problems. Ms. Kander is a New York Times bestselling author of the book The Curiosity Muscle. The closing keynote, to be delivered by Sebastian Terry and titled, “Goal Setting to Live Well,” will focus on reframing perspectives to realize and attain personal and professional ambition, while removing boundaries to maximize potential. Mr. Terry is the creator of the 100things Philanthropic Movement.

Driven by the changemaker mentality of professional coaches, ICF Converge 2023 also will incorporate community engagement efforts. Attendees will have opportunities to volunteer their time and expertise. ICF will lead a service project with Mustard Seed of Central Florida through which attendees will help rebuild the lives of families and individuals who have suffered disaster or personal tragedy by providing household furnishings and clothing.

ICF Converge 2023 also will include a welcome reception and exhibitor showcase, networking breakfasts and learning circles, drinks reception, the ICF Coaching Impact Awards, and a gala on August 25 with dinner and dancing.

Prospective attendees can register at ICFConverge.com

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About the International Coaching Federation

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the world’s largest organization leading the global advancement of the coaching profession and fostering coaching’s role as an integral part of a thriving society. Founded in 1995, its 50,000-plus members located in more than 150 countries and territories work toward common goals of enhancing awareness of coaching and upholding the integrity of the profession through lifelong learning and upholding the highest ethical standards. Through the work of its six unique family organizations, ICF empowers professional coaches, coaching clients, organizations, communities, and the world through coaching.

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