Circle of Distinction Honoree: Beverley Alridge Wright, PCC
The ICF Circle of Distinction program 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. This year, ICF inducted the first Circle of Distinction class during the 2018 ICF Midwest Region Coaches Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. In the coming weeks, we will profile each of this year’s honorees here on Coaching World.
Beverley Alridge Wright, PCC (USA), is founder and CEO of Wright Choice Group, as well as a former president of ICF North Texas.
“My favorite ICF memory is still creating an internal coaching business that changed the culture in my division of IBM from startup to steady state and being awarded the ICF Prism Award in 2005 and again in 2009. It is my favorite because it was a true team effort that affected the 1,500 people that reported to the managers and executives that we introduced to the power of coaching that achieved verifiable business results while improving employee satisfaction and engagement,” said Beverley.
Beverley enjoys partnering with clients who are committed to achieving their personal and professional goals with the support of a coach.
“My desire is to inspire the world of work by coaching people who are leaders that are worthy to be followed. I love it,” she said.
Though she retired from IBM and started her own company, Beverley is still an active mentor and community leader while expanding her business as a coach and leadership consultant.
“I mentor both formally and informally as well as coach some Millennial leaders. It will take me a couple of years to execute my full strategy for supporting more clients by offering digital products in addition to my private clients. In 10 years, I would expect to have that done and spend most of the time being of service to these leaders. I hope to have become what one of my favorite quotes by Marian Wright Edelman suggests is one way of lighting the path for others. She says: ‘Be a good ancestor,’ and I aspire to be that to those leaders coming behind me.”