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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 Panel of Judges

ICF is now accepting applications for the 2018 Prism Panel of Judges. We’re seeking candidates who have experience delivering coaching in organizations, creating a coaching capacity within organizations, and developing and implementing tactics for measuring the effectiveness of coaching. Judges should also be familiar with best practices for training internal coach practitioners and/or managers/leaders using coaching skills.

The time commitment for judges typically ranges from 25–40 hours (depending on the number of nominations). Scoring work, finalist selection and honoree selection will take place from April until August.

The deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, March 20, at 12 Noon (New York).

2018 Nominations

ICF will accept nominations for the 2018 International Prism Award April 4–May 30, 2018.

The award will be presented at the Human Capital Institute’s 2018 Learning and Leadership Development Conference, September 26–28, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

To be among the first to receive more information about the Prism Award as it becomes available, please complete the form below.

2017 Honorees

AFCC Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation Corp. (Winner)
Prism Nominating Coach: Glenn St. Onge, PCC (Canada)
Read a case study of coaching at AFCC (PDF).

EY (Honorable Mention)
Prism Nominating Coach: Tricia Christian, ACC (USA)
Read a case study of coaching at EY (PDF).

2017 Finalists

The Ann and John Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University
Prism Nominating Coach: Amber Barger, PCC (USA)
Read a case study of coaching at DINL (PDF).

China HP Inc. Dalian Site
Prism Nominating Coach: Rachel Kot, PCC (Hong Kong)
Read a case study of coaching at China HP Inc. Dalian Site (PDF).

St. Michaels University School
Prism Nominating Coach: Ian Chisholm, PCC (Canada)
Read a case study of coaching at SMUS (PDF).

View photos from the 2017 Prism Award Ceremony.


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

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