The Department of the Air Force (DAF) values coaching as an enterprise imperative for transformative development across the Total Force. The DAF’s coaching program aligns with the National Security Strategy's emphasis on investing in our people and SECAF's priority to ensure force readiness. By fostering personal and professional growth, our coaching program enhances the capabilities of Airmen and Guardians, ensuring a strong, agile, and resilient force, equipped to face pacing threats. The DAF is dedicated to empowering the Total Force with a variety of coaching options, designed to suit all ranks and grades.
What is Coaching?
Formal Coaching is a structured partnership between a “certified” coach and a client where the coach leverages intentional conversations and thought-provoking questions to support individuals in achieving their goals, self-discovery, and unlocking their potential.
Applying “Coaching Skills” is the informal application of coaching techniques used to challenge thinking and improve a individual’s growth and development.
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FIND A COACH THROUGH DAF INTERNAL COACHING CADRE
Connect with Airmen and Guardians who have become credentialed coaches through an accredited coach training program. Sign up and embark on your coaching journey to help navigate through personal and career challenges. Enrolling to receive coaching services from the DAF coaching cadre supports the Air Force’s strategic vision to build an internal, self-sustaining coaching program and ecosystem. Eligible Ranks: All (target ranks set by HAF).
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FIND A COACH THROUGH BETTERUP INC.
Access a global network of certified professional coaches and learning resources through *BetterUp Inc. Match with a coach that suits your needs and gain key in-sight on how you can grow to become a better leader, follower, and peer for your organization. Eligible Ranks: All (target ranks set by MAJCOMs).
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FIND AN EXECUTIVE COACH THROUGH FLATTER INC.
Hone your leadership skills with one-on-one executive coaching from *Flatter Inc. Engage with professional executive coaches with years of experience that can help you identify blind-spots and surface new leadership capabilities. Eligible Ranks: GS-15s, SESs, CMSgts, Colonels, General Officers.
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FIND A COACH THROUGH THE TREASURY EXECUTIVE INSTITUTE (TEI)
Join the Federal coaching community and gain access to a network of certified coaches. Connect with a coach and other like-minded professionals across various federal departments, facilitating collaboration, knowledge sharing, and growth. Eligible Ranks: GS-14s and GS-15s or equivalent and above (Civilians Only).
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FIND A COACH THROUGH THE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
Join the EAP to unlock your potential! With personalized lifestyle coaching, you can conquer obstacles, achieve your goals, and reach new heights. Whether it's improving your health, enhancing your relationships, or boosting your work performance, our expert coaches will provide you with the support, resources, and accountability you need to succeed. Eligible Ranks/Grades: All Air Force civilian personnel—including NAF employees; Guard and Reserve: and family members (civilians only).
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QUESTIONS AND FEEDBACK
For questions on program requirements, or if you have feedback, please contact “AF/A1DI Coaching” at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BECOME A COACH THROUGH *FLATTER INC. CCFC
Complete the 16-week, 80-hour, International Coaching Federation (ICF) accredited Coaching Culture Facilitator Course (CCFC) and become a credentialed coach in the DAF Cadre and Coaching Community of Practice. Eligible Ranks: E-6 to E-9, O-3 to O-9, GS-09 to SES. Please note that, due to limited course seats, target ranks are set by HAF. *Applicants are to apply for CCFC on MyVector.
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BECOME A COACH THROUGH FICTP
Apply for the award-winning Federal Internal Coach Training Program. The FICTP program is recognized and accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Complete 136 hours of training over 7-8 months and become an ICF-credentialed coach. Eligible Ranks/Grades: E-7 and above, O-4s and above, and GS-12s and above.
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COACH TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Seeking or already completed a certified coach training opportunities outside of the DAF program? Ensure that the training meets credible criteria. Once an accredited training is complete, you can apply to become part of the DAF Cadre.
Coach Training Criteria
Become a DAF Coach Application (CAC Required)
LEARN COACH SKILLS THROUGH CLDS
Unlock your leadership potential with the Air Force’s Civilian Leadership Development School (CLDS). Enhance your skills, broaden your expertise, and prepare for future leadership positions through interactive workshops and individual coaching.
Discover new ways to learn coaching skills on AF e-learning. Access high-quality training and development courses to enhance your career with valuable knowledge and skills.
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