2017 ICF Global Board of Directors
Hilary Oliver, PCC (United Kingdom)
Chair, ICF Global Board
Hilary works as an executive and leadership coach, facilitator, trainer, coach-mentor and coach supervisor in her own private practice. Hilary has been coaching internationally as a professional coach for 15 years, and prior to that had over 20 years of experience in a wide range of business sectors and executive positions. Hilary enjoys working with all levels of leadership and loves working with the younger leaders of today. In her personal life, she is a long-distance endurance walker and has a passion for travel.
Wai K. Leong, MCC (Malaysia)
Vice Chair, ICF Global Board
Wai K. brings with him more than 33 years of leadership experience with 15 years at the senior management and board levels. As a leader, coach and trainer, he has accumulated more than 3,000 hours of Executive Coaching experience and coached and trained more than 10,000 leaders in Asia. He is the director of an ICF-accredited coach-training program. He has authored two books on leadership and coaching and pioneered the development of a coaching-based system and software to help organizations develop a coaching culture. He is also Hogan Certified.
Tracy Sinclair, PCC (United Kingdom)
Secretary/Treasurer, ICF Global Board
Tracy has nearly two decades of experience in the field of leadership development. As a Corporate Executive and Board-level Coach, leadership development designer, and facilitator, Tracy has worked with executives and leaders around the globe to support and enhance their professional and personal development. She spends much of her time developing leaders’ own coaching capability as a core leadership competency and is dedicated to the development of the coaching profession and the coaching community. Tracy is also coaching supervisor, Mentor Coach, and trainer of coaching and coaching supervision. She served as president of ICF United Kingdom from 2013–2014.
Jean-François Cousin, MCC (Thailand)
Jean-François has been an Executive Coach for more than a decade. Previously, he served in senior leadership positions in Asia and Europe for a global company. Jean-François coaches CEOs, CXOs and board members worldwide on topics including leadership development, board relations, strategic planning, organizational and cultural change management, on-boarding and role transition. A longtime member of the ICF Singapore Charter Chapter, Jean-François has contributed to multiple coaching conferences and actively supported the launch of ICF Bangkok. Dedicated to the growth of the coaching profession, he has advocated coaching to numerous corporate audiences, co-authored two books promoting coaching and written Game Changers at the Circus about unleashing greatness in organizations with a coaching culture.
José Augusto Figueiredo, ACC (Brazil)
José acts as President for LHH Brazil and Executive VP for Latin America. He also coaches CEOs and works as a consultant for cultural transformation projects at LHH. An ICF Member since 2009, he is past president of ICF Brazil and served on the regional board for ICF Latin America. He also serves on the boards of the Brazilian Association of Human Resources in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro (ABRH-SP and ABRH-RJ) and The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro’s Graduate School of Business. He is deeply committed to team-building and people integration, supported by enthusiasm and motivation, facilitating the pursuit of synergies and problem-solving.
Leda Turai Petrauskiene, MCC (Lithuania)
Immediate Past Chair
Leda is a Leadership and Executive Coach, trainer and coaching supervisor. She has more than 15 years of international experience in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. She was awarded one of Hungary's highest presidential awards, the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary, for developing and facilitating cultural and economic relationships between Hungary and Lithuania.
Marcia Reynolds, Psy.D., MCC (USA)
Marcia has 35 years of experience in organizational training and development, with 20 years as an Executive Coach. She also teaches classes and presents at conferences around the world, with an emphasis on emotional intelligence and advanced coaching skills for leaders. She is a past president of ICF and of the Association for Coach Training Organizations, Training Director for the Healthcare Coaching Institute at Virginia Tech, and on the faculty of coach-training programs in Russia and China. She earned her doctoral degree in organizational psychology from the Professional School of Psychology and holds a master’s degree in communications from San Francisco State University and a master’s degree in adult education from Arizona State University.
Valerie Robert, ACC (Switzerland)
Valerie is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Nestle Skin Health. Prior to that, she was the CHRO for Archroma, where she led global HR and corporate communications. She also served as HR VP for Firmenich’s global commercial divisions and corporate talent and as an HR director for Procter & Gamble, where she also spent her early career. At P&G, she created the organization’s global coach-training curriculum and led the organization’s Global Executive Coaching Practice from its inception. Valerie holds an MBA from France’s EDHEC Business School and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Women on Boards program. She speaks fluent English and French and basic German.
Sara Smith, MCC (USA)
Sara Smith is CEO and Principal of Smith Leadership LLC, where she helps individuals, athletic coaches and their teams and organizations create positive change and develop their competitive advantage through emotional intelligence. She spent nearly 30 years with IBM as a sales representative, manager/leader, internal consultant and coach. She served as a co-leader for ICF’s Southeast Region and is a past member of the ICF Global Nominating Committee. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Texas Christian University (TCU) and served as an adjunct professor in the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Cox School of Business teaching Leader as Coach. She’s also taught emotional intelligence at TCU’s Brite Divinity School and Phillips Theological Seminary.
Magdalena N. Mook
ICF CEO/Executive Director
Magdalena is the Executive Director and CEO of the International Coach Federation (ICF). She joined ICF in 2005 and has supported ICF with extensive experience in fundraising, development, consulting and association management.
Previously, Magdalena worked as Assistant Director of National Policy and Director of Development with the Council of State Governments (CSG). Prior to CSG, she served as program manager for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.
Magdalena’s formal education includes an M.S. in Economics and International Trade from the Warsaw School of Economics in Poland and completion of the Copenhagen Business School’s Advanced Program in International Management and Consulting. She is also a trained coach through the College of Executive Coaching, and she holds a certificate in the Fundamentals of Systemic Coaching.
Magdalena is fluent in Polish, Russian, and English, and has a working knowledge of French.