International Coaching Week (ICW) starts today. To celebrate this important week in the coaching industry’s calendar we have a whole week of inspiring, enlightening and informative blog posts lined up thanks to our growing team of enthusiastic bloggers representing a wide variety of coaching styles and interesting topics-all designed to educate and inform both fellow industry professionals and anyone who is actively seeking a coach to support them in making positive and significant changes in their life.

Before the week really kicks off, we thought it would be useful to introduce a potted history of the ICW event and let our readers know how it started and why the event has become so important for professionally accredited coaches. Below is an interview with Jerry Udelson, the founder of International Coaching Week.