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International Coach Federation Announces 2018 Young Leader Award Honorees

ICF celebrates the next generation of leaders in the coaching profession with new awards program. Lexington, Kentucky, USA—Six coaches from around the world have been named winners of the International Coach Federation’s inaugural Young Leader Award. ICF made the announcement as part of the Association’s annual International Coaching Week (ICW) observance. Launched in 1999, ICW …read more.

International Coach Federation Opens Nominations for New Awards Programs

Recognition programs will celebrate experienced coach practitioners and emerging leaders in the coaching profession. Lexington, Kentucky, USA—The International Coach Federation (ICF) has opened nominations for two new awards programs. The Circle of Distinction program recognizes experienced coaches who have made significant contributions to ICF and the coaching profession over the course of their careers. Eligible …read more.

New Awards Programs: Deadline is January 8

The deadline to submit a nomination for the 2018 Circle of Distinction and the 2018 ICF Young Leader Award is January 8 at 12 Noon (New York). ICF Circle of Distinction recipients will be experienced coach practitioners who have made their mark on ICF and the coaching profession. Young Leader Award honorees will be coach …read more.

ICF Celebrates Young Leader and Circle of Distinction Honorees

ICF’s inaugural classes of Young Leader Award winners and Circle of Distinction honorees were recognized and celebrated by their colleagues during last month’s Midwest Region Coaches Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Young Leader Award honorees embody the core values of ICF and represent a diverse community of emerging thought leaders. Learn more about this year’s winners …read more.

How to Use Your Life Story to Sell Your Coaching Services

I came across a coach’s bio the other day and as amazing as her accomplishments were, she came across as arrogant and over-confident. Let’s call her Maria.* She had the perfect rags-to-riches story of being an orphaned, teen-aged, run-away mother who started and sold a seven-figure business due to her own personal awesomeness. Now she …read more.

What It Takes to be a Great Coach: Lessons from My One-Year-Old Son

I have come to understand that in order for me to best serve as a coach, I need to be open to and even seek out every learning opportunity. I never imagined, however, that my greatest teacher would come in the form of my young son. Although the youngest (and smallest) teacher I have ever …read more.

International Coach Federation Announces 2017 Prism Award Honorees

AFCC Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation Corp. and EY earn top coaching honors during ceremony. Lexington, Kentucky, USA—The International Coach Federation (ICF) named AFCC Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation Corp. (AFCC) the winner of its 2017 ICF International Prism Awardduring an award ceremony at ICF Converge 2017 on August 25, 2017. EY (formerly Ernst & Young) was …read more.

Taking off the Blinders: A Q and A with Dr. Barbara Walton, MCC

With a full slate of clients, including individuals, couples and teams, ICF Global Past President and Master Certified Coach Dr. Barbara Walton sometimes needs to enlist the assistance of some trusted colleagues. Weighing in at approximately 1,000 pounds, with a taste for carrots, apples and peppermint candies, the coaching pros Barbara partners with aren’t likely …read more.

Reaching Out with ICW in Oman

Great things happened during last year’s International Coaching Week (ICW) in Oman, thanks to the support of enthusiastic ICF Oman Chapter Members. The Chapter is relatively young, established in 2015 and has 33 members to date. ICW is an excellent way for us to reach out to make people aware we exist and what our …read more.

DISC vs. MBTI Assessments

I am often asked about the difference between DISC and MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®) and if there’s an advantage in using one over the other. Both DISC and MBTI are assessment tools that provide insight into personality and behavior. Both are widely respected and used by individuals, organizations, institutions and corporations worldwide. There are, however, …read more.

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