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COVID-19 Resources for Coaches

ICF is committed to providing our Members and Credential-holders with the support and resources you need to care for yourself and meet the needs of your clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last updated: June 17, 2020, at 9:40 a.m. (New York)

ICF Cares Learning Resources

We’ve gathered virtual resources in the ICF Learning Portal to assist you in supporting your coaching practice as well as supporting your clients.

Recording Now Available—Staying the Course: What Coaches Can Do in the Time of COVID-19

The coronavirus global crisis has impacted all small businesses, and coaches are not immune to the vast changes that the pandemic has triggered. It’s having an impact on our businesses as well as our own and our client’s brains. And yet, there are things that coaches can be doing now and in the future, that will affect their overall well-being and business success. In this recorded webinar, ICF Advance Provocateur Ann Betz, PCC, and ICF Business Development Series host William Arruda will share strategies to help you keep your coaching practice moving forward.

General Resources

World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Microsite

WHO COVID-19 Situation Reports


Mapping 2019-nCoV
Via Johns Hopkins University

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. CDC) COVID-19 Landing Page

Wellness, Hygiene and Self-care Resources

Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Homes and Residential Communities
Via U.S. CDC

Show Me the Science: How to Wash Your Hands
Via U.S. CDC

Feeling Anxiety About Coronavirus? A Psychologist Offers Tips to Stay Clearheaded
Via University of California San Francisco

Navigating a “Black Swan” Event – On or Off Wall Street
Via Thrive Global

Why Relational Connection is So Important During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Via SmartBrief

Yoga with Adriene

Live Online Meditation
Via Copper Beech Institute

COVID-19: Tips for Mindfulness and Coping with Anxiety
Via Mayo Clinic

Resources for Virtual Learning and Professional Development

ICF Chapter Virtual Events

ICF Communities of Practice

Coaching in Times of Crisis
Via ICF Coaching World

Referring a Client to Therapy: A Set of Guidelines

When and How to Refer a Client to Therapy or Other Helping Professionals

Video Series: Making the Shift to Virtual Coaching

During this crisis, many organizations are recommending that their employees work remotely and limit their person-to-person contact. ICF has partnered with author and coach Jennifer Britton, PCC, who specializes in remote work with teams, to create these short videos to help you transition from in-person to virtual coaching. You can also share many of the tips in these videos with your clients who may be experiencing a shift to remote work.

Video 1: Getting Started

Explore what is different in the virtual space and how the ICF Core Competencies show up.

Video 2: Top 10 Things to Keep in Mind

Learn 10 things you can do as you transition into the virtual coaching space.

Video 3: Building Trust and Connection Virtually

Learn how to leverage the virtual space to create trust and connection with your clients.

Remote Working Whitepaper

Jennifer has also written a whitepaper on transitioning to remote work. Download the paper here.

Resources for Zoom Users

How to Keep Uninvited Guests Out of Your Zoom Event
Via Zoom Blog

Zoom Basics

Zoom Advanced Features

Zoom Settings

Resources for Supporting Your Clients

Supporting Clients Through Coronavirus-related Stress
Via ICF Coaching World

COVID-19 Implications for Business
Via McKinsey & Company

8 Questions Employers Should Ask About Coronavirus
Via Harvard Business Review

Lead Your Business Through the Coronavirus Crisis
Via Harvard Business Review

Coronavirus Could Force Teams to Work Remotely
Via Harvard Business Review

How to Reassure Your Team When the News is Scary
Via Harvard Business Review

COVID-19: Steps to Prepare a Remote Work Policy
Via HR Dive

That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief
Via Harvard Business Review

Coping with COVID-19 and Beyond: Leading Through the A.R.C. of Change
April 7 Webcast via Human Capital Institute

A Mindful Approach to Helping Your Team Through the Current Global Crisis
Via Headspace

Business Life After Corona: Gazing at the Horizon
Via Guldkanten

Resources for Your Business

COVID-19 Resources
Via Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance

Global Dashboard on COVID-19 Government Policies
Via U.S. Chamber of Commerce

How to Communicate Your Coaching Story During COVID-19
Via ICF Coaching World

Resources for Training Providers

Are you an ICF-accredited training provider with questions about how to pivot from in-person to virtual training? The ICF Coach Training team has a list of accredited providers with extensive virtual training experience. These colleagues look forward to answering your questions and supporting you as you take your training online. Contact the ICF Coach Training team at to get connected!

We’ve also curated the following resources to support training providers during these unprecedented times.

Going Online in a Hurry: What to Do and Where to Start
Via The Chronicle of Higher Education

Advice for Instructors Teaching Online for the First Time
Via Inside Higher Ed

How to Be a Better Online Teacher
Via The Chronicle of Higher Education

What Online Teachers Have Learned from Teaching Online
Via Inside Higher Ed

Breakdowns Can Be Breakthrough Moments

Resources for ICF Chapter Leaders

Issue Roundup: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Via American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)

About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Via Events Industry Council

TSE Special Report: COVID-19
Via Trade Show Executive

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