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Prism Award

The International Prism Award honors businesses and organizations with coaching programs that:

  • Fulfill rigorous professional standards
  • Address key strategic goals
  • Shape organizational culture
  • Yield discernible and measurable positive impacts

2018 International Prism Award

Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) was named the winner of the 2018 ICF International Prism Award during a September 26, 2018, ceremony in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

HSE’s Prism nominating coach was Irene Harris, ACC.

The 2018 Honorable Mention recipient is the University of British Columbia (UBC). UBC’s Prism nominating coach was Donna Howes, PCC.

Additional finalists were Airbus, nominated by Brian Chaloner, PCC, and the Co-operative Bank of Kenya, nominated by Eileen Laskar, MCC.

ICF hosted the Prism Award ceremony in conjunction with the Human Capital Institute’s 2018 Learning and Leadership Development Conference. Delegates from all four finalist organizations were invited to attend the full conference and share their organizations’ coaching success stories with more than 280 HR and talent management professionals from around the world.

2019 Prism Nominations

ICF will open nominations for the 2019 ICF International Prism Award on March 12, 2019. The nomination deadline will be April 23, 2019, at 2 p.m. (New York).

Nomination Worksheet and Scoring Rubric

We will publish the 2019 Prism Award nomination worksheet and scoring rubric in early January.

Webinar for Nominating Coaches and Coaching Sponsors

If you are an ICF-credentialed coach or an HR or talent development professional who wants to spearhead your organization’s Prism nomination, register now for “Preparing Your Prism Award Nomination: Strategies for Success.”

Join us March 12, 2019, at 9 a.m. (New York) to learn more about the 2019 Prism nomination process and discover strategies for preparing a successful nomination.


2019 Prism Nomination Webinar

Local Programs

Some ICF Chapters and regional groups also honor local organizations with Prism Awards each year. Please contact your local Chapter for more information.

If you are an ICF Chapter Leader interested in launching a local Prism Award program, contact ICF Communications and Awards Manager Abby Heverin at

Prism Program Contact

  • Abby Heverin

    Communications and Awards Manager

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