ICF Bangkok Charter Chapter
Advancing coaching profession in Thailand.
ICF Bangkok Charter Chapter is local communities of ICF professionals in Thailand. The Bangkok Chapter brings global coaching organisation into reach.
Build. Support. Represent
We build community of local members, support professional development whereas represent the highest professional and ethical standards
of coaching profession in Thailand.
เราสร้างสังคมของสมาชิกในประเทศไทย สนับสนุนการพัฒนาวิชาชีพ ในขณะเดียวกันก็เป็นตัวแทนของมาตรฐานวิชาชีพและจริยธรรมสุงสุดของวิชาชีพโค้ชในประเทศไทย
ICF Bangkok membership
Updated March 31, 2022
In 1995, Professional Coach Thomas Leonard started the International Coach Federation (ICF) as a nonprofit organization for fellow coaches to support each other and grow the profession. The following year, a president was appointed and a board of directors established. The first ICF Chapter was established, and by May 1996, there were more than 60 ICF Chapters worldwide.
2012 ICF Bangkok Chapter was formed by pioneers, leaded by Dr. Terdtoon Thaisriwichai to play an integral role in this growth by serving as the face and voice of ICF in their local communities of Thailand. He became the first President of the Chapter. He and his Leadership Team educated coaching in Thailand through the Chapter activities and closely worked with public entities, educational institutions and private organizations to promote understanding of coaching and the ICF Bangkok Chapter.
2016, ICF Bangkok Chapter Leadership Team under Panu Satienpoch’s leadership was recognized by the Global Board Chair of ICF with 2016 Chair’s Award. The key achievements of the Leadership Team included hosting a successful conference with 200-plus attendees during International Coaching Week 2016, relaunching the chapter’s website and Facebook page, and creating new professional development offerings for chapter members. Leda Turai Petrauskiene, MCC, Immediate Past Chair of the ICF Global Board, presented ICF Bangkok’s Leadership Team with the award during a January 16, 2017, reception at the Siam Kempinski Hotel.
2018, Khanittha Lolak, PCC - President at the time, relaunched to its members the ICF Mission that says “ICF exists to lead the global advancement of the coaching professional”. This is to confirm the ICF Bangkok Chapter’s purpose to enhance professional coaches in Thailand with ICF Ethical Standard and Core Competencies. ICF Bangkok Chapter represents
In 2019, ICF Creating new organizations (family organizations), each with a unique focus and dedicated board and staff. Chayapa Kanjanataweewat, PCC- President of 2019 and leadership team made strategic decision that laid down the foundation for ICF Bangkok growth.
In 2020, ICF changed its names to 'International Coaching Federation' reflecting its broadened scope of service. Under Vitawat Kasemvudhi, PCC-President of 2020 ICF Bangkok has been legitimated by local authority, and incorporated as an association, reaffirming its legally nonprofit status.
Early 2021 ICF Bangkok has signed and become the Charter Chapter, reflecting its proven status as credible coaching organization. It still pursues the global vision that ICF leads the way in transforming lives, society thrives and clients throughICF coach practitioners with excellence. Yorde Leelawejabootr, PCC has realigned Chapter's structure and goals with ICF Global four strategic pillars for 2020-2023:
Build Coaching Ecosystem that nurtures growth of ICF Professionals for impact
Create Integrated Community that brings best Membership Experience
Leverage Events/Platforms that position ICF coaches a gold standard
Initiate Process that boosts Engaged Volunteer Leader
As of December 2021 there are 259 members, and 187 credential coaches. The members are entitled to enjoy benefits provided them in many terms through various member benefits, continuing professional and business development, global community and local network.