International Coaching Week Comes to the Triangle at Free Symposium Wednesday, May 22

Public Invited to Find Out What Professional Coaches Can Provide for Them Through Interactive Symposium.

Raleigh, NC, May 04, 2013 --( The International Coach Federation’s (ICF) Raleigh Area Chapter ( has announced that it will host a free coaching symposium titled “Coaching: The Secret Strategy to Your Ultimate Success,” at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22 at Hotel Indigo, located at 151 Tatum Drive in Durham, N.C. Networking will take place a half hour prior to the symposium. As the premier event taking place during International Coaching Week, this symposium is designed to raise awareness of how professional coaching helps people increase their productivity, attain their goals and lead more fulfilling lives. Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane has officially declared Monday, May 20 through Sunday, May 26 International Coaching Week in the city as part of this celebration.

ICF Raleigh wants people to know when and how they can find a coach locally or anywhere on the globe.
- Listen to life, health, executive, organization and career coaches talk about how coaching can be a secret strategy;
- Experience the power of coaching during roundtable coaching sessions immediately following the panel, and
- Walk away with a better understanding of coaching, and learn some tools and tips that can be used right away to achieve ultimate success.

Admission is complimentary, but due to limited seating ICF Raleigh is requiring registration on its website at

“Our strategic focus is to connect, strengthen and leverage our entire membership and the clients we serve,” said Sackenna Gordon-Jones, ICF Raleigh Chapter president. “This allows us to represent the coaching profession in a consistent and credible way, and in so doing achieve our mission of ‘in service of humanity flourishing.’ As a rapidly growing organization, we are very excited to engage with members of the local community.”

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- The International Coaching Federation defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching is a distinct service and differs greatly from therapy, consulting, mentoring or training.

- Individuals who engage in a coaching relationship can expect to experience fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, enhanced thinking and decision-making skills, enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence in carrying out their chosen work and life roles.

About The International Coach Federation – Raleigh Area Chapter:
The International Coach Federation (ICF) is the leading global community for advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches. The International Coach Federation Raleigh Area Chapter is a chartered chapter of the ICF. The chapter brings together individual coaches representing a wide variety of coaching specializations. For more information, visit

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