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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.

In the weeks ahead, members of the ICF community will hear more about each finalist organization’s coaching success story on and the Coaching World blog.

2019 Prism Nominations

ICF will publish information about the 2019 Prism nomination form and selection process in early 2019. Nominations for the award will open in March 2019.

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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