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International Coach Federation Opens Nominations for Two Awards Programs

February 14, 2019

Circle of Distinction and Young Leader Award programs will accept nominations through April 3. Lexington, Kentucky, USA – The International Coach Federation (ICF) has opened nominations for its second class of Circle of Distinction inductees and second annual Young Leader Awards. The Circle of Distinction program recognizes experienced coaches who have made significant contributions to …read more.

International Coach Federation Announces 2019 Global Board Officer Election Results

January 9, 2019

Announcement of 2019 Vice Chair and Secretary/Treasurer concludes annual elections. Lexington, Kentucky, USA—The 2019 International Coach Federation (ICF) Global Board has finalized its officer elections. Sara Smith, MCC (USA), will once again serve as ICF Global Board Vice Chair. Rajat Garg, MCC (India), is the Board’s new Secretary/Treasurer. Smith and Garg will work with 2019 …read more.

International Coach Federation Celebrates 1,000th Master Certified Coach

November 30, 2018

Lyne Desormeaux becomes the 1,000th coach currently in possession of ICF’s top professional designation. Lexington, Kentucky, USA—One thousand coaches worldwide now hold the International Coach Federation’s (ICF’s) Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential. Lyne Desormeaux, Psy.D., of New York, New York, USA, became ICF’s 1,000th MCC on November 15, 2018. Lyne is a longtime ICF Member …read more.

International Coach Federation Announces 2019 Global Board Election Results

November 27, 2018

Jean-Francois Cousin, MCC, elected as 2019 ICF Global Board Chair. Lexington, Kentucky, USA—The results of the 2019 ICF Board of Directors election have been finalized. Jean-Francois Cousin, MCC (Thailand), has been elected to a one-year term as 2019 ICF Global Board Chair. He was also selected to serve a second two-year term as an ICF …read more.

Further Memorial Details for Kay Cannon, MCC, Announced

November 2, 2018

ICF Past President Kay Cannon, MCC, passed away at her home in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, on October 29, 2018, following a seven-month battle with glioblastoma. You can read more about Kay’s life, legacy and impact on ICF here. A public visitation was held in Lexington on November 1, 2018. A second visitation will be held …read more.

ICF Remembers Kay Cannon, MCC (1958–2018)

October 31, 2018

Kay Cannon, MCC, ICF Global Past President, passed away on October 29, 2018, at her home in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. Kay was an ICF Member for nearly two decades, joining in 1999 after the launch of her Executive Leadership Coaching and Consulting practice. In 2003, she earned her Master Certified Coach Credential. Her clients included …read more.

International Coach Federation Announces 2018 International Prism Award Winners

September 27, 2018

Ireland’s Health Service Executive receives top honors for its coaching program. Lexington, Kentucky, USA- The International Coach Federation (ICF) named Ireland’s Health Service Executive the winner of the 2018 ICF International Prism Award during a ceremony at the Human Capital Institute’s Learning and Leadership Development Conference on September 26, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The …read more.

International Coach Federation Achieves Credentialing Milestone

August 30, 2018

Alexandra Claes is global coaching association’s 25,000th Credential-holder. Lexington, Kentucky, USA—Just five years after the International Coach Federation (ICF) awarded its 10,000th credential to a Leadership Coach in New Zealand, the world’s largest coaching organization has surpassed another credentialing milestone. Last week, Alexandra Claes, an Executive Coach currently based in Germany, earned her Associate Certified …read more.

International Coach Federation Announces 2018 Prism Award Finalists

July 27, 2018

Organizations celebrated for building sustainable, high-impact coaching cultures. Lexington, Kentucky, USA—Four organizations from diverse industry sectors are finalists for the International Coach Federation’s (ICF) 2018 International Prism Award. Airbus, Co-operative Bank of Kenya, Ireland’s Health Service Executive and the University of British Columbia will compete for ICF’s top honor for organizations that use coaching. ICF’s …read more.

New ICF Resource Helps Coaches Understand When and How to Refer Clients to Therapy

July 10, 2018

International Coach Federation white paper provides guidelines for professional coach practitioners. Lexington, Kentucky, USA—The International Coach Federation (ICF) has released a pair of resources to guide professional coaches through the process of referring a client to psychotherapy. Referring a Client to Therapy: A Set of Guidelines is a white paper by ICF Senior Research Analyst …read more.


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