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ICF is the leading global organization for coaches and coaching.

About International Coaching Federation (ICF)

ICF is the leading global organization for coaches and coaching. It is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals.

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The Genesis

Sep 2015

Official Establishment

Recognizing that Bengaluru comprises many credentialed coaches, six individuals – Krishna Setlur, Rajat Garg, P.K. Narayanan, Winston Jacob, Akhilesh Chaturvedi, and K. Satyanarayanan – came together in 2014 to establish a local chapter of ICF. This group formed a committee, addressed legal and organizational procedures, leading to the official establishment of the ICF Bengaluru Chapter in September 2015.

About ICF Bengaluru

Dec 2015

'Charter Chapter' Status

The ICF Bengaluru is dedicated to propelling the development of professional coaching in the city and neighboring areas. A regional arm of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), it functions as a not-for-profit Society and attained the status of ‘CHARTER CHAPTER’ on December 9, 2015. ICF Bengaluru comprises a thriving community of coaches.

A spotlight on the chapter’s journey of elevating coaching excellence


Members with over two decades of corporate experience


Members hold ICF Professional Certified Coach credential


Members hold ICF Associated Certified Coach credential

Within the folds of our community, we have members from varied backgrounds, including seasoned leaders – CXOs, MDs, and VPs, functional heads, entrepreneurs and established professionals like educators and doctors, have all successfully transitioned into fulfilling careers as coaches. This transition allows them to bring to the coaching table, their valuable expertise, adding a distinctive layer to the success stories defining our community.

From varied paths

Leadership CXOs, MD, VP, etc.

Functional Heads - HR, Business Development, Branding, Finance, etc.


Professionals - Educators, Doctors

Spanning diverse coaching niches

Leadership Coaches

Executive Coaches

Career Coaches

Wellness Coaches

Life Coaches

Parenting Coaches

Entrepreneurship Coaches

Startup Coaches

Women Leadership

DEI Coaches

Team Coaches

Group Coaches

Caregiver Coaches

Retirement Coaches


Coaching is an integral part of a thriving society, and every ICF Member represents the highest quality of professional coaching.


ICF exists to lead the Global Advancement of the Coaching Profession.

Our framework for achieving the mission

Meet the Team Driving the Mission

Profile - Rachel Gojer, President

Rachel Gojer


Profile - Shamiq Hussain, Vice President

Shamiq Hussain

Vice President

Profile - Anant Krishnan, Secretary​

Anant Krishnan



Mandar Chitale


Bhavani Jois - Director, Membership​

Bhavani Jois

Director, Memberships

Preeti Kumari - Director, Partnerships​

Preeti Kumari

Director, Partnerships

Rashmi Saran - Director, Credentialing​

Rashmi Saran

Director, Credentialing

Shanti Sharma - Director Learning and Events, ICF Bengaluru Charter Chapter

Shanti Sharma

Director, Learning & Events

Shivani - Director, Marketing & Communication​


Director, Marketing & Communication

Surabhi Aswal - Director, DEIB​

Surabhi Aswal

Director, DEIB

Profile - Dr. Varundeep Sachi, Director - Social Impact

Dr. Varundeep Sachi

Director, Social Impact

ICF Code of Ethics

At ICF Bengaluru, we uphold the principles outlined in the ICF Code of Ethics, a guide describing shared values, principles, and standards of behavior embraced by ICF members worldwide. By adhering to the ethical guidelines set in the Code, our chapter ensures to maintain the trust, confidentiality, and respect in the interactions held within the coaching community.

The Code of Ethics includes five (5) main parts

  1. Introduction
  2. Key Definitions
  3. ICF Core Values and Ethical Principles
  4. Ethical Standards
  5. Pledge