Explore all the recipients of ICF Awards since 2005. Note that the Circle of Distinction and Young Leader awards were offered between 2018 – 2022 only.
Intel Corporation | Read the Case Study
In 2021, ICF also recognized a Special Response to COVID Pandemic Honorable Mention. This was awarded to F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Roche Italia and the Global Rare Conditions Teams for their notable response during these challenging times.
International Trade Administration | Read the Case Study
Vancouver Coastal Health | Read the Case Study
Cleveland Clinic | Read the Case Study
SAP SE | Read the Case Study
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center | Read the Case Study
Tata Consultancy Services | Read the Case Study
Procore Technologies, Inc. | Read the Case Study
Salud Integral en la Montaña (SIM) | Read the Case Study
Note that this award was only offered from 2018 – 2022. See the 2022 winners.
Elena Espinal, MCC (Mexico)
Elena is one of the first Master Certified Coaches (MCC) in Latin America. She is the founder of the Coaching Con Vision program, which was recently featured in Forbes. Elena’s contributions to the professional coaching world have consistently raised the bar in terms of innovation, commitment, and the highest standards in ethics and delivery. She has founded numerous coaching schools in Latin America since 1998, all of which have been accredited by ICF. Her dedication to integrating cultures from around the world has established new uses for coaching, including with governments as they strive to integrate the indigenous cultures of their countries. Elena was nominated by Laura Bicondoa, MCC; Diana Ajzen, MCC; and Susana Warman, MCC.
Fran Fisher, MCC (USA)
Fran is one of the early thought leaders, trainers and pioneers of ICF. In the early 90s, Fran was on the first committee to establish standards for ICF credentialing and became one of the first MCCs. Those who know her claim that she is, without a doubt, one of the early influencers of coaching methodologies that will eventually result in positive social change worldwide. To her core, Fran embodies a Circle of Distinction honoree. Fran was nominated by Patrick Williams, MCC, EdD; Annie Gelfand, MCC; and Adria Trowhill, MCC.
Soren Holm, MCC (Sweden)
Soren is one of the first coaches in the Nordic region. As a result, Soren dedicated considerable time into establishing public awareness of the coaching profession. He co-led the development of the ICF Nordic Chapter and served as its second president. He also played a key role in bringing together the European ICF chapter leaders to support ICF’s growth in Europe and served five years on the ICF global board. Perhaps his biggest contributions to the industry have been in his work with credentialing, ultimately leading the development of the PCC Markers, which earned the committee members the 2013 ICF Presidents’ Award. Soren was nominated by Lena Sobel, PCC; Richard Bentley, PCC; and Anja Lindberg, PCC.
Philippe Rosinski, MCC (Belgium)
Philippe has pioneered a global approach to leadership and coaching that supports an increase in creativity, impact, fulfillment, and meaning. The Harvard Business School selected his first book, Coaching Across Cultures, as its featured book recommendation in the category of business leadership. Within ICF, Philippe co-founded the ICF Belgium Chapter. He is considered around the world to be the pioneer of intercultural and global coaching, making him an obvious choice for the Circle of Distinction. Philippe was nominated by Eva Benesova; Rose-Marie Fernandez, PCC; and Teruko Kagohashi, PCC.
Note that this award was only offered from 2018 – 2022. See the 2022 winners.
Marina Jankovic, MCC (United Kingdom)
Marina has had a positive impact through coaching in underprivileged communities. In 2021, she created a leadership coaching conference for the Microloan Foundation through which she raised funds to empower hundreds of women and children in Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. Marina finds time to give back and work towards elevating the coaching profession. She empowers coaching communities to contribute to reducing environmental destruction through mentoring experienced and aspiring coaches. Marina has published the Amazon best-selling book, Your Time To Shine: Awaken Your Greatness to Change the World. Marina received recommendations from Zoran Todorovic, MCC, and Dennis Knight.
Ricardo Melo, PCC (Argentina)
Ricardo is the creator of the first network and online portal for Spanish-speaking coaches. A pro-bono coach and collaborator of the First Virtual Marathon against Bullying, he provided training tools to help end bullying and improve self-esteem. In addition to training hundreds of people through his International ICF-accredited school, he trains fellow coaches in his program, “I Am a Coach and Now What?” Ricardo has been working for 10 years in an interruptive way to democratize coaching. Today, he leads the program, “Coaching in Slippers,” for NGOs in deprived neighborhoods. His motto is, “to leave coaching in a better place than we received it.” Ricardo received recommendations from Samuel Stamateas, ACC, and Lesio Andreggiani.
Shruti Sonthalia, PCC (India)
Shruti is a deeply passionate coach educator. She has mentored and assessed coaches from around the world to receive their coaching credentials and played a pivotal role in establishing transformational coaching in India. She is also a thought leader in coaching for social impact. She has designed and delivered coaching for humanitarian organizations such as Peace Corps in places like Fiji and Madagascar. Passionate about building communities, she co-founded the Corona Quilt Project, an initiative to enable authentic expression, belonging, and connection, that culminated into public art installations across Indian cities. Shruti is committed to making the ICF network a more inclusive and expansive space, and she is a member of the ICF Foundation Council of Ambassadors. Shruti received recommendations from Dr. Uttara Pattanaik, PCC, and Vijayalakshmi Chari.
Ireland’s Health Service Executive | Read the Case Study
University of British Columbia | Read the Case Study
AFCC Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation Corp. | Read the Case Study
EY | Read the Case Study
GlaxoSmithKline | Read the Case Study
Rogers Communications | Read the Case Study
SAP | Read the Case Study
J.K. Organisation | Read the Case Study
CareSource | Read the Case Study
Isikkent Schools | Read the Case Study
Defense Acquisition University | Read the Case Study
Royal Australian Navy
Hilary Oliver, PCC
2017 ICF Global Board Chair Hilary Oliver, PCC, elected to present the 2017 Chair’s Award to all ICF Members around the globe, in recognition of the work they each do daily to advance the mission and vision of ICF.
Hilary made the announcement during the August 24, 2017, opening session of ICF Converge in Washington, DC, USA. In lieu of a traditional trophy, she shared with Converge attendees a sculpture that was gifted to the ICF Global Board by ICF Poland in March 2017. Converge attendees had the opportunity to take selfies with the sculpture during the event.
As a token of appreciation, ICF Members were mailed a bookmark inspired by the design of the sculpture. Members are encouraged to take selfies of their own with the bookmark and share it on social media using #ElevateICF
ICF Bangkok Leadership Team (Thailand)
William Arruda (USA) and McIlheney (United Kingdom)
Kees de Vries, PCC (Netherlands)
ICF Markers Core Team
Dora Hegedüs, ACC (Hungary)
JOEY RESTAURANT GROUP
BC Housing of Canada
The TINE Group | Read the Case Study
ibm.com (North America)
Solaglas Windowcare (United Kingdom)
British Broadcasting Corporation
SYSCO Food Services of Canada
NASA (APPEL 4-D Systems)
Deloitte and Touche
University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)
Peter Goryalov and Irina Goryalova (Bulgaria)
Kim Freedman (USA)
Josie McLean, PCC (Australia)
Neil Scotton, ACC (United Kingdom)
Sir John Whitmore (United Kingdom)