The ICF Circle of Distinction program celebrates the best of the coaching profession and ICF. Circle of Distinction members are experienced coach practitioners who have made their mark on ICF and the coaching profession. Circle of Distinction members are chosen for their impact on and contributions to ICF, the coaching profession, and social change; thought leadership; as well as their mission, vision, and core values.
Congratulations to the newest individuals inducted into the ICF Circle of Distinction:
Read the full press release for these award winners.
Svetlana was the first credentialed coach in Russia and founded the first native Russian coaching school in 1997. In addition, Svetlana organized the first coaching conferences in Moscow and St. Petersburg and has developed an independent Coaching Leaders Award in Russia.
Marilyn is one of the pioneering advocates for a diverse, inclusive coaching profession as well as integrating coaching and cultural competencies. She wrote Breaking Free from Bias, (three) book chapters and has delivered 50 programs and interviews, many for ICF chapters globally, as well as developing her own Culturally Intelligent programs for coaches and leaders. Her service as a leader includes both ICF and ACTO boards, the ICF Advance Cultural Competency Advisory Team, and serving as an ICF Coaching Ambassador in Latin America and Asia Pacific.