Congratulations to the 2023 ICF Coaching Impact Award winners. The prestigious awards celebrate the best of the profession and ICF through a variety of categories that reflect the different facets of coaching.
Winners come from regions around the world and reflect the gold standard of the coaching profession. A special ceremony to honor their outstanding achievements in the coaching profession will be held during ICF Converge 2023.
ICF is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2023 Coaching Impact Awards; and grateful to the dedicated team of volunteer evaluators who selected the 2023 ICF Impact Awards winners after a rigorous evaluation process.
The Professional Coaches category honor individual coach practitioners who have made an impact in the profession and at ICF (an evolution of the ICF Circle of Distinction and Young Leader Award). Nominations for the Professional Coaches category may be made by anyone. You may nominate yourself or another coach for any of these subcategories.
Coach practitioners who have made their mark on ICF and the coaching profession. Candidates for this award hold an active ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential and have been an ICF member for at least 10 years.
Winners: Tünde Erdös, MCC (Austria) and Tracy Sinclair, MCC (UK)
Finalist: Jane Creswell, MCC (USA)
Coach practitioners who have made their mark on ICF and the coaching profession. Candidates for this award must hold an active ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential and have been an ICF member for at least seven years.
Winner: Lina El Assaad, PCC (UAE)
Finalists: Salman Amjad, PCC (Saudi Arabia) and Goldie Uttamchandani, PCC (Spain)
Coach practitioners who are poised to lead ICF and the coaching profession into the future. Candidates for this award must hold an active ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential and have been an ICF member for at least five years.
Winner: Moon Li, ACC (UK)
Finalist: Koushik Chatterjee, ACC (India)
The Organizations category will celebrate businesses and organizations that have built strong coaching cultures and that demonstrate the positive effects of coaching (an evolution of the ICF Prism Award).
A company or organization that has built a strong coaching culture within and demonstrates the positive effects of coaching. Nominations for the Organizations category must be made by an ICF credential-holder.
Winner: AstraZeneca (nominated by Jennifer Fickeler, PCC)
Finalist: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (nominated by Courtney Holladay, PCC)
A company or organization chosen by the evaluators based on the impact that coaching has had on their organization and the number of years the coaching program has been in place.
Winner: OQ (nominated by Benita Stafford-Smith, MCC)
Finalist: Best Buy Canada (nominated by Denna Deachman, ACC)
The Coaching Education category will recognize coach educators and ICF accredited providers who are leading and innovating coaching education (a new recognition). Candidates for each of the subcategories must be from or are an ICF accredited provider with faculty or staff who have been ICF members in good standing for at least five years.
An ICF accredited coaching provider that has exhibited the highest standard of excellence in the profession, demonstrating outstanding leadership and strong moral character. The provider must be currently accredited by ICF and have held ICF accreditation for a minimum of five years. Nominations for the Coaching Education category may be made by anyone.
Winner: CoachME/Beckett Mclnroy Consultancy- Bahrain (nominated by Trudy Beckett-Mclnroy)
Finalists: Coach Masters Academy- Singapore (nominated by Ben Koh) and Corporate Coach Academy- Malaysia (nominated by Michael Heah, MCC, PhD)
A individual coach educator, instructor, or trainer who exhibits the highest standard of excellence in their field, demonstrating outstanding leadership and strong moral character. Candidates must either hold an ICF credential or have at least eight years’ experience teaching coaching education programs.
Winner: Linda McLoughlin, MCC (Ireland)
Finalists: Gillian McMichael, MCC (UK) and Rachel Petero, PCC (New Zealand)
An individual coach educator, instructor, or trainer who exhibits the highest standard of excellence in their field, demonstrating outstanding leadership and strong moral character. Candidates for this award must have been affiliated with an ICF accredited provider for at least two years and have five years’ experience teaching coaching education programs.
Winner: Héléne Thériault, PCC (Canada)
Finalists: Timea Piroska, PCC (Hungary) and Guy Woods, PCC (Ireland)
The winners of the ICF Coaching Impact Awards are selected based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes a review of the nominee’s qualifications, experience, and impact on the coaching profession, an organization, the ICF community, and beyond.
Please visit the ICF Coaching Impact awards page where you can find helpful FAQs and, if necessary, can reach out to the ICF Support Team.