Career Coaching Organizations

Coaching Organization Profiles

Coaching organizations provide support, training, and resources to ensure professional growth within the coaching industry and as a certified career coach.

TCE is not a career coaching organization and we do not grant career coaching certifications. We support business building efforts of career coaches.

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Career Planning & Adult Development Network (CPADN) is an international non-profit association of career practitioners who work with adults in job and career transition.

The network publishes a bimonthly newsletter and a quarterly journal that is sent to all members. The Network was established in 1979 and is the first fee-standing professional association that has provided professional development services for career counselors, career coaches, outplacement consultants, university career placement staff, human resource specialists, job search trainers and resume writers.

For more than 20 years, the Network has trained and certified more than 7,500 Job & Career Transition Coaches and Job & Career Development coaches in North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Graduates of our Job & Career Transition Coach certification workshops work in scores of government organizations including the U.S. Army; U.S. Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Air Force; NASA; CIA; Secret Service; TSA; Veterans Affairs; State Department; Internal Revenue Service; Postal Service; as well as numerous colleges, universities, businesses and agencies.

For more info, please call the Career Planning & Adult Development Network at (408) 828-3858 or send an email to Richard (Dick) Knowdell, Executive Director.

Career Thought Leaders Consortium (CTL) is a think tank of career industry leaders. Our goals are straightforward:

  • To create, innovate, and share best practices that work today
  • To identify, forecast, and share trends that will work tomorrow
  • To share articles, blogs, and other intellectual capital through our library postings
  • To establish industry-wide standards for performance across all career-industry disciplines
  • To collaborate with our peers on thought leader projects around the globe

For more info, call Career Thought Leaders toll-free at (855) 333-5793.

Career Directors International (CDI) is committed to delivering industry innovation and unlimited potential for resume and career professionals, and places top priority on introducing new member opportunities in education, connection and empowerment.

While our focus is on helping career entrepreneurs to attain 6-figure success without the stress, the breadth and depth of our offerings has allowed us to develop a robust and active membership of resume writers, career coaches and counselors, job developers, recruiters, outplacement specialists, HR practitioners and other specialists from private practice, civil service, academia and military.

For more info, please call Career Directors International at (321) 752-0442 or send an email to info@careerdirectors.com.

Co-Active Training Institute (CTI®) is the largest in-person coach training school in the world and the only program to teach CTI’s ground-breaking Co-Active Model in highly interactive courses.

Whether you’re looking for an accredited coach training program, comprehensive leadership training, professional coaching certification, or powerful coaching skills to help you be more successful in your business and life, you will find it with CTI. More than 65,000 coaches, leaders, consultants, managers, and new career explorers have been trained through CTI.

CTI-trained coaches come from varied backgrounds such as entrepreneurs, CEOs, scientists, medical and technical specialists, parents, educators, therapists, and community leaders. Many will go on to focus in a specialty segment such as relationships, executives, career, transitions, and more.

For more info, please call the Co-Active Training Institute at (800) 691-6008 or send an email to admissions@coactive.com.

International Coach Federation (ICF) is the largest worldwide resource for business and personal coaches, and the source for those who are seeking a coach. The ICF is a nonprofit, individual membership organization formed by professionals worldwide who practice business and personal coaching.

The ICF exists to build, support and preserve the integrity of the coaching profession through programs and standards supported by the individual membership.

ICF accredited coaching certification training programs meet or exceed the following requirements:

    1. Establish and administer minimum standards for credentialing professional coaches and coach training agencies.
    2. Assure the public that participating coaches and coach training agencies meet or exceed these minimum standards.
    3. Reinforce professional coaching as a distinct and self-regulating profession.

The ICF credential is awarded to professional coaches and coach training agencies who validate that they meet or exceed these minimum standards.

For more info, please call the International Coach Federation at (888) 423-3131.*

*All coaching certifications posted on our website are not accredited by the ICF. Coaching certifications accredited by the ICF are clearly noted.

The Academies is accredited by International Coach Federation as an Approved Coach-Specific Training Hours program, trains coaches in a small group, interactive learning format with regular coaching feedback around various career coaching scenarios.

Coaches are trained in the Academy’s Master F.I.T.™ model, as well as in career assessments, career branding, networking, resume writing, employment interviewing, and career “futuring” to ensure you have the skills necessary to find career significance and security amidst a changing business landscape.

For more info, please call The Academies at (559) 547-8200.


Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches
, established in 1990, is the premier professional association dedicated to elevating the skills, credibility, visibility, and profitability of specialists in the fields of resume writing, career coaching, and career counseling.

The membership includes retail resume professionals and career coaches, complete career centers, career counselors, university placement personnel, government career counselors, recruiters, and job and career transition coaches.

For more info, please the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches at (800) 822-7279.

Life Purpose Institute is dedicated to helping people discover their life purpose and create a life they love.

Students complete either the Life Coach or Spiritual Coach Certification Program. All of the foundation programs are approved for 60 hours of ICF coach-specific training hours and may be applied to the Board-Certified Coach (BCC) certification.

Students receive quality training in a small group that includes extensive practice and feedback, as well as personal support from the instructor. The Life Coach Training is provided in a 3-month, 6-month or 5-day training program. The Spiritual Coach Training is provided in a 6-month or 5-day program only.

Once you have completed our program, you will become a Certified Life Coach (CLC) or Certified Spiritual Coach (CSC) and will be able to help clients make progress in all areas of their lives. The career exploration process is part of the Life Coach Training. Exploring clients’ life purpose is addressed in both programs.

For more info, please call the Life Purpose Institute at (858) 484-3400.