ICF Client Log Consents

Dear Esteemed Client:

We are grateful you have chosen to work with us at one or more pivotal points in your career and request your consent to be included on an internally held log of client coaching hours, which I refer to as the “ICF Log” below.

Scope of Your Consent (What It Means)

If you initial above, your information (as detailed below) will be included on an internal record maintained by Segal Coaching LLC, as required by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), that tallies Anne Marie Segal’s client coaching hours.

You are not consenting to sharing your name and other personal information beyond Segal Coaching LLC.

Overview

As a recent member of the ICF, I am excited to let you know that I have nearly completed the requirements to apply for a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential – it’s mid-level certification – and expect to apply before the end of this calendar year (although the review process may continue for a few months, so I will likely have the PCC by Q1 or Q2 2023). 

I also have been accepted into and will complete a 100+ hour Leadership & Performance Coaching Certification at Brown University School of Professional Studies this spring and may apply for the final ICF credential, Master Certified Coach (MCC), later in 2023 or 2024.

I am pursuing these credentials not because I believe they will make me a “better coach” but to have more opportunities to engage with organizations that value the PCC and to obtain ICF qualifications to mentor and teach other coaches. In addition, as you are undoubtedly aware, I am constantly iterating my practice to better serve the needs of my clients. I will likely also offer workshops geared toward executives who wish to coach their teams and direct reports.

As part of my upcoming PCC application, I need to log and certify that I have completed 500 client coaching hours. As part of the MCC application thereafter, I will need to certify 2,500 (cumulative) client coaching hours. Other hours, such as facilitating, mentoring, consulting or writing do not count toward the credential. Only coaching hours will be included on the ICF Log.

Details About the Consent

Not only do I need to certify that I maintain an ICF Log, but I also must certify that I have affirmative consent from each person to be included on it. If you consent, the ICF Log will include your first and last name, email address and certain information about the coaching (i.e., start and end date, number of hours coached and whether it was group or individual coaching) but not any information about the purpose of our engagement or topics discussed. 

Thankfully, in recent years and with the passage of GDPR and other privacy laws, the ICF revised its policies. Previously, this information was required to be disclosed to the ICF (which is the primary reason that I did not seek a certification near the start of my coaching practice, as I was not in agreement with sharing client names). This requirement has been dropped. Instead, coaches maintain the log internally and make certifications under their ICF ethical obligations.

Further Information

If you are interested in knowing more, you can view a sample ICF Client Log and the ICF statement on confidentiality at this link.

You can also download a copy of this letter for your records.

If you have any questions or would like to give your consent, you can reach out to my new assistant, Teresa Shafir, at tshafir@segalcoaching.com or to me at asegal@segalcoaching.com

No Requirement to Consent

While I believe there is no “downside” to giving your consent and would greatly appreciate your support as I undertake this next step in my journey, you do not need to consent in order to continue working with us.

Thank you in advance!

-Anne Marie