If you are a Life Coach in Idaho, please consider membership with the Idaho Life Coach Association. Proud to be at home in Boise, Idaho, the ILCA is happy to serve the public as its trusted coaching resource. The Idaho Life Coach Association offers several membership options, unique to each of our members. If you would like to know more about how to become a member, please contact us for more information and an application!


Benefits of membership:

Credibility: Because the life coaching industry is so young, it can be challenging for a coach to prove their credibility to the public. Because our members meet minimum experience, education, and background qualifications, the ILCA provides a standard of quality that can be trusted by the public. 

Education: It is very important that coaches continue to learn and grow in the industry. The ILCA requires each member maintain 10 continuing education credits and offers opportunities for progressive education through our mastermind and our eventual annual conferences.

Collaboration: A healthy industry is one of unity and collaboration. The ILCA provides a space for coaches to share and receive knowledge and experience, which helps the industry strengthen and flourish. 

Referrals: When a member of the community reaches out for a referral to a great coach, the ILCA facilitates that referral through our rotating list. The community also has access to our online directory, where they can get a glimpse of each of our members. 

Visibility: Through our monthly blog, member spotlights, and speaking opportunities, the association provides a variety of ways to expose your talents and give you a platform to grow your credibility and audience. 

What to expect as a member: 

Meetings: The Idaho Life Coach Association hosts a mastermind, available to all of our members.

Directory: We proudly display our members on our website directory.

Referrals: When the association gets a call from an inquiring member of the public, you benefit from a rotating referral list. 

Participation in our monthly blog: Our association posts a blog article and member spotlight monthly, and we invite our members to contribute. 


Active Membership:

We welcome those who are experienced coaches in the state of Idaho to join us in strengthening our profession. Every strong and successful profession has an association to back it up and Idaho is deserving of this benefit. As a strong unit, we can make coaching a respected and well sought after service. The benefits of being an Active Member are camaraderie, new and progressive information, referrals, speaking opportunities, writing opportunities, and mentoring opportunities. We intend to make your experience great!

Requirements: 

  • Actively coaching in the state of Idaho

  • 250 hours of verified coaching experience

  • Description of coaching education and training

  • Maintenance of 10 continuing education credits per year

  • Clean background check

  • Payment of $150 annual fee plus background check $40 (bi-annual)

Opportunities:

  • Welcome to participate in quarterly business meetings

  • Welcome to attend monthly member meetings/education

  • Given opportunities to speak at member meetings

  • Given opportunities to write for ILCA's monthly blog

  • Made "Member Spotlight" upon rotation

  • Placed on a rotating referral list

  • Placed on the website directory and encouraged to use our logo

  • Full voting rights during voting engagements


Associate Membership:

We value our Associate Members for the symbiotic relationship they provide within our association. Associate Membership offers a great way to build relationships with fellow professionals who add value to the coaching experience. The benefits of this membership option are referrals, opportunities to share your profession within meetings and blogs, and an opportunity to learn more about coaching. Active Members love having a great list of dependable resources to offer their clients!

Requirements:

  • Actively coaching outside the state of Idaho OR practicing in a closely related field such as consulting, counseling, social work, nutritionist, chiropractor, doctor, hypnotherapy, etc.

  • Explanation and proof of training and education

  • Clean background check

  • Payment of $100 annual fee plus background check $40 (bi-annual)

Opportunities:

  • Welcome to participate in quarterly business meetings

  • Welcome to attend monthly member meetings/education

  • Given opportunities to speak at member meetings

  • Given opportunities to write for ILCA's monthly blog

  • Made "Member Spotlight" upon rotation

  • Placed on a profession appropriate rotating referral list

  • Placed on the website directory and encouraged to use our logo


Affiliate Membership:

Our Affiliate Members are an important resource to our members. They provide the services we need, as coaches, to build a successful business. From printing services, publishing, and insurance, our Affiliate Members do it all. Our members appreciate having a valuable resource at hand whenever needed. The benefits of this membership are referrals and the opportunity to learn more about coaching.  Please consider being a dependable resource for our members!

Requirements:

  • Practicing as a business or individual and engaged in a supportive service for the coaching industry such as publishing, advertising, editing, technical support, etc.

  • Explanation and proof of training and education

  • Payment of $75 annual dues

  • (Dues can be negotiated according to membership discount offers)

Opportunities:

  • Welcome to participate in quarterly business meetings

  • Welcome to attend monthly member meetings/education

  • Placed on the website directory and encouraged to use our logo

  • Made "Member Spotlight" upon rotation


Student Membership:

Our most valued members are our Student Members. They are the future of our profession and the birth of new coaching strategies. Our Student Coaches keep new questions alive and keep experienced coaches sharp. We are excited to offer them guidance and education. The benefits of Student Membership are apprenticeship opportunities, education about coaching, resources, and opportunities to earn experience hours. We intend to assist our members in becoming expert coaches!

Requirements:

Sponsored by an active member

Proof of current training program and/or hired coach

Clean background check

Payment of $50 annual dues plus background check $40 (bi-annual)

Opportunities:

Welcome to participate in quarterly business meetings

Welcome to attend monthly member meetings/education

Given opportunities to become a coach's apprentice

Given tools and resources to become a high quality coach