Professional Coach – what does that mean?
The International Coaching Federation (ICF)* has developed an international standard to support greater understanding about the skills and approaches used within today's coaching profession.
The base for this standard is 11 core competences. These competencies are used as the foundation for the ICF Credentialing process examination. You can only call yourself Professional Coach if you meet the demands according to ICFs standard.
*) ICF is the largest organisation for Professional Coaches and is established all over the world. ICF is a non profit organisation.
Link to ICF: www.coachfederation.org/ICF/