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ICF Awards

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) recognizes and annually honors its individual members, Chapters, and organizations that have demonstrated a remarkable commitment to advancing the art, science and practice of professional coaching in their communities and beyond.

  • Prism Award

    The ICF International Prism Award celebrates businesses and organizations that have built strong coaching cultures and demonstrate the positive effects of coaching. This award sets an organization apart from others and differentiates the quality of its achievements, performance and results. Whether you are an internal or external coach, you may nominate an organization that you work with.

  • Circle of Distinction

    The ICF Circle of Distinction celebrates the best of the coaching profession and ICF. Circle of Distinction members are experienced coach practitioners who have made their mark on ICF and the coaching profession.

  • Young Leader Award

    The ICF Young Leader Award celebrates coach practitioners age 40 and under who are poised to lead ICF and the coaching profession into the future. You may nominate yourself or another coach you feel should be recognized with this honor.

2022 ICF award winners will be announced at the ICF Awards Gala

We invite you to attend our upcoming virtual ICF Awards Gala, where we will celebrate excellence in coaching and its impact in the world. The Gala will consist of two components. You are welcome to attend either or both sessions. 

Awards Ceremony – October 13 at 5 p.m. EDT (New York) 

Help us congratulate the 2022 winners! During this ceremony, ICF Global Board Chair Pat Mathews, MCC, and ICF CEO Magdalena Nowicka Mook will announce the 2022 winners of the International Prism Award for Organizations, the ICF Circle of Distinction, and the ICF Young Leader Award.  All winners will receive awards made of sustainable, eco-friendly materials.  

Get to Know the Winners Session – October 14 at 9 a.m. EDT (New York) 

This is your opportunity to ask award winners about their success stories and learn tips and insights that you can use yourself. Damian Goldvarg, MCC, will present our 2021 and 2022 award winners, and he will moderate the question and answer (Q&A) portion of this session. You will also have a chance to connect more deeply with award winners when we divide all attendees into breakout rooms. Submit your questions in advance here. 

Sign Up for 2023 Award Updates

Please fill out the following interest form to learn more about the 2023 awards program, including when the nomination period will open.

Watch the Most Recent Award Ceremony

At ICF Converge 2021, recipients of ICF awards were recognized, including the International Prism Award for Organizations, Young Leader Award and Circle of Distinction award. Watch a recording of the ceremony below.

Other Awards

  • Chair's Award

    From 2007–2017, the ICF Global Board Chair presented an award to an individual or group in recognition of the work they had done to advance ICF’s mission and vision.

  • Chapter Recognition

    ICF Chapters are the voice and presence of ICF and professional coaching in their respective communities. ICF celebrates high-performing Chapters through its Chapter Recognition Program.

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