The ICF Professional Coaches Global Board of Directors is a body of elected members who govern the affairs of the organization, which is a membership association for trained, professional coach practitioners. Its purpose is to lead the global advancement of the coaching profession through its members and chapters worldwide. The Board of Directors is comprised of no more than nine members who have been nominated based on competencies of exceptional boards. Each director serves a two-year term, with a maximum of two terms.
The elected 2023 ICF Professional Coaches Global Board of Directors is currently serving. As the 2024 election approaches, more information and key dates will be posted here.
As ICF continues to evolve into a large, complex global organization, we require governance with an expanded set of knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal attributes to continue leading the organization and the profession of coaching into the future. ICF Professional Coaches is a membership association for trained, professional coach practitioners. Its purpose is to lead the global advancement of the coaching profession through its members and chapters worldwide.
The ICF Professional Coaches Board of Directors is a body of elected members who govern the affairs of the organization. The Board of Directors is responsible for strategic development, policy creation, fiscal and management oversight of the organization. The Board of Directors represent, serve and advocate for more than 40,000 ICF-credentialed coach members worldwide. It is up to the Board of Directors to clearly define its expectations, goals and measures of success based on information and input from ICF staff.
Watch the video below to hear from ICF Professional Coaches Board Members on why you should apply for a position on the 2023 Board of Directors. Or, watch on ICF’s Vimeo.
Ideal candidates will have experience leading at the executive level of complex multi-national organizations, have previous board experience (private, public or not-for-profit), and a deep understanding of the ICF ecosystem as well as emerging trends in the coaching profession. A typical work cadence might require up to 10 hours weekly dedicated to project work, meeting attendance, professional networking and advocacy.
For additional information please see our bylaws.
ICF Members in good standing who hold an ACC, PCC or MCC Credential may apply for an open seat on the ICF Professional Coaches Board of Directors.
Please review the following requirements for eligibility to serve on this Board of Directors:
These required competencies incorporate the universal competencies for all ICF Global Boards of Directors and Trustees:
The Chair of the ICF Professional Coaches Board of Directors is the chief elected officer of the organization and shall serve as Chair of the Board of Directors. The Chair shall also serve as an ex-officio member of all committees. The Chair shall address the membership at proper times to communicate matters and suggestions that may promote the welfare and increase the usefulness of ICF. The Chair shall perform other necessary duties, including duties prescribed by the Board of Directors.
The Chair shall possess the following qualifications in addition to those outlined for the Board of Directors (above), as well as any additional competencies as identified and approved by the ICF Professional Coaches Board of Directors.
Completed applications are reviewed by the ICF Professional Coaches Nominating Committee to narrow the field of applicants based on criteria for Board membership, competencies required for the 2025 Board of Directors, and diversity and representation. The committee will invite selected applicants to participate in an interview, submit a brief presentation, and complete a personality inventory assessment. Once candidates are selected for the ballot, all applicants will be notified of their status and an election is will be held.
Tonya Echols, PCC, CDE (USA)
Chair and Global Board Representative
Manbir Kaur, MCC (India)
James “Jim” Wetrich, PCC (USA)
Secretary / Treasurer
Jihane Labub, ACTC, MCC (AUE/Morocoo)
Director of Member Representatives
Graziela Cajado-Ogland, PCC. MBA (United Kingdom)
Kevin Kan, PCC (Singapore)
Jass Malaney, PCC (Singapore)
Jurgita Miscallef, PCC (Spain)
Sophia Toh, PCC (USA)
Dumisani Magadlela, PCC, PhD (South Africa)
Global Board Chair
Magdalena Nowicka Mook (USA)
Steve Weiss (USA)
Vice President, ICF Professional Coaches
The ICF encourages people from diverse backgrounds, institutions, and experiences to apply. The ICF does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.