International Coaching Federation

Promoting global advancement of coaches worldwide


The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals. Like Thunderbird, ICF supports lifelong learning and a commitment to excellence in thought leadership. With the partnership as an ideal platform for both organizations to align resources and talents, we collaborate to achieve shared goals in coaching and global management education, research and service.


  • Share best practices and cutting-edge information in the areas of global management, learning and coaching

  • Create exchanges for research or training purposes

  • Develop collaborative research projects, workshops, publications or conferences

  • Foster chapter and regional cooperation

  • Deliver coach training and/or coach sourcing

 Thunderbird offers global leadership for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Its foresight and innovative way of delivering executive education led to the partnership with the International Coaching Federation to bring amplifying and accelerating force to learning and lasting results for its students."

Magdalena Mook

CEO, International Coaching Federation