LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 1,000 coaches will gather for the coaching industry's premier, sold-out Annual International Conference. The industry's largest gathering of coaching professionals—executive, leadership, life, career coaches and more—will take place in London, UK, October 3-6.
Professional coaches from more than 55 countries will gather for several days of accredited education, networking, collaboration, and celebration during the International Coach Federation's 17th Annual International Conference. Speakers from more than a dozen countries are scheduled including three diverse Mega Catalysts (keynotes): an inspirational businesswoman who's known as Britain's "most colorful charity leader" Camila Batmanghelidjh; renowned vulnerability researcher and accomplished author Brene Brown; and poet and organizational development expert David Whyte. This year's Provocateur, who will play host and challenge attendees, promises some humor as he is the co-founder of Europe's top improv group the Comedy Store Players-- Neil Mullarkey.
This year's high attendance at the Conference is indicative of the growth of the professional coaching industry despite an economy in flux. According to the 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study, conducted by PwC, there are an estimated 47,500 professional coaches across the world bringing in an annual income close to $2 billion. Many organizations and corporations, such as the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Verizon Communications, are seeing coaching as an effective action plan to combat the complex and uncertain job market.
WHAT: 17th ICF Annual International Conference
WHEN: October 3 – 6, 2012
WHERE: The Novotel London West, London, UK
Interviews with ICF officials and coaches can be arranged throughout the week. To set up an interview, please contact Lindsay Bodkin at +1.901.619.1496, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the official Facebook page, Facebook.com/ICFHQ and Twitter handle @ICFHQ. Plus see what others are saying about the event on Twitter using #ICFGlobal.
MORE INFORMATION: To find out more about conference events and speakers, please visit the Conference website at Coachfederation.org/london2012
ABOUT COACHING: The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires people to maximize their personal and professional potential. According to the 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study, conducted by PwC, the approximate annual worldwide revenue produced by coaching is $2 billion (USD). Results from the 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study are available upon request. Please contact the ICF for more information.
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL COACH FEDERATION: The International Coach Federation is the leading global organization for coaches, with more than 18,000 members in more than 100 countries, dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of Credentialed coaches. For more information on how to become or find an ICF Credentialed coach, please visit www.coachfederation.org.
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SOURCE International Coach Federation