The ICF Young Leader Award celebrates coach practitioners age 40 and under who are poised to lead ICF and the coaching profession into the future. Honorees embody the core values of ICF and represent a diverse community of emerging thought leaders.
Congratulations to the newest ICF Young Leader Award winners:
Read the full press release for these award winners.
Johana has led coaching efforts throughout all of Central America and has participated in press interviews to share updated information about the scope of the discipline of coaching, to enhance the industry’s credibility. She has conducted over 5,000 hours of direct coaching over the past 12 years, impacting individuals, groups and teams alike.
Ester has worked in several countries and has proven to be a role model for young coaches across the world. Her time has been dedicated to several pro bono coaching activities, aimed to enhance public good. Additionally, Ester has presented coaching, mentoring and supervision demo-sessions at many conferences in an effort to promote high professional standards and introduce colleagues to new methodologies, coaching trends and niches.
Tomas runs a dedicated long-term training program to upskill youth workers in the coaching discipline to better support young people. Additionally, he has partnered with innovative teachers and mentors across Slovakia to help equip them with coaching skills and methods, while concurrently exploring the potential of integrating these principles in formal education. He also contributes to several other efforts for organizations including the European Union, Erasmus+, and more.
Lenka is a founding member of the ICF Czech Chapter and has been representing the ICF core values for 15 years. She has developed a specialized coaching program for the blind and is the founder and CEO of Koucink Centrum in Prague, where she provides coaching for corporate clients, and founded the Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) Coaching Training School.