About Us

Joy GoldmanA Message From Chapter President Joy Goldman, PCC

Welcome to the ICF Maryland Chapter website! We are a vibrant organization committed to serving our members, most of whom are professional coaches. I invite you to explore our website and get to know us and the services we offer. We also invite you to consider joining our association and get involved. Since our foundation in 2010, we have been inspired by visionary leaders and volunteers who have built a warm and inviting atmosphere where professional coaches and those interested in the profession of coaching can network and grow professionally. We are a chapter that others describe as innovative, professional, engaging, and fun.

So how can you benefit from joining ICF Maryland?

  • Professional Development: We provide cutting edge programming through our local and virtual events which focus on hot topics in the field of coaching. We partner with local and regional ICF chapters so that programming offered by other States is accessible to you, sometimes at a member rate. These events offer CCEU’s to help you renew your ICF credential.
  • Professional Networking: We realize that coaching can be a lonely business, so we host networking events throughout the year to provide opportunities to meet and network.
  • A Familiar Community in YOUR Neighborhood: We also offer a growing number of Regional Groups which offer more opportunities for coaches to meet, network and offer support to each other.
  • Business Development Support: For those who are new to coaching and are attempting to grow your own business we have a Community of Practice which focuses on business growth and development.
  • You Become Part of a GLOBAL Community: We are a local chapter of ICF, which is a global organization. Throughout the year, we keep our members updated on global trends in coaching, as well as discounted rates offered through ICF Global Strategic Partners.
  • A Resource Library: We offer resources for new and seasoned coaches and those who are thinking of entering the profession of coaching.
  • A Tangible Way to Give Back to YOUR Profession: Finally, we have an amazing group of members who are involved in the board and associated committees. I invite you to think about getting involved. We'll take one hour, and we'll take more!


I have been involved with ICF Maryland since inception. When time is a diminishing commodity, why did I choose to become a volunteer with this chapter? Simply, because my life is richer because of it. I am a better coach; I am a better human being; I have a professional network of kindred spirits, not just locally, but globally.

Give us a try: Like a fine wine, once you have a sip, you’re going to want the bottle!


Our Mission

We are a local/state chapter of the world’s largest international non-profit coaching association. ICF-MD was formed in 2010 to meet the growing need of coaches throughout the state of Maryland to connect, learn, and promote the profession of coaching. We co-exist and collaborate with other local chapters on the east coast, including Metro DC. We provide regular networking and professional development opportunities for members and non-members in a variety of ways. By participating in chapter events, or events co-sponsored with collaborating chapters, you can earn CCEU’s toward and ICF credential or membership renewal.