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Leadership, Governance and Involvement

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the global organization for coaches and coaching. Many opportunities exist at both the local and global levels to become involved with ICF and help advance its mission.

We are achieving our vision through the work of six unique family organizations. Each organization has a dedicated board that oversees the strategic direction of its affairs, funds and property.

The International Coaching Federation Global Board provides strategic direction for and coordination of the complete ICF ecosystem.

  • International Coaching Federation (ICF)

    The International Coaching Federation (ICF):

    • Develops and advances the art, science and practice of professional coaching worldwide
    • Advances and advocates for the interests of professional coaches and coaching worldwide
    • Develops and implements strategies and direction for the ICFGE and its nonprofit member organizations as well as the field of professional coaching worldwide
    • Carries on programs and conferences that advance the interests, education and training of professional coaches and that enhance the impact of coaching worldwide
    • Preserves and advances the organization’s brand and relationships with member organizations and key stakeholders worldwide
    • Oversees and coordinates ICF’s nonprofit member organizations worldwide

    ICF operates as a membership organization. Its members include the six family organizations.

    The ICF Global Board of Directors is comprised of:

    • One designated voting representative from each of the six family organizations
    • No more than five at-large directors, selected by a Nominating Task Force
    • The CEO, who serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member

    2023 ICF Global Board

    Dumisani Magadlela (South Africa)
    ICF Global Board Chair
    Dumi is an executive coach, coach-trainer and leadership skill development facilitator. He is a founding board member of Africa Board for Coaching, Consulting and Coaching Psychology (ABCCCP), an association promoting coaching development across Africa. He co-founded and chaired the Ubuntu Coaching Foundation (UCF) at The Coaching Centre (TCC) to help poor communities access affordable coaching. Dumi serves on multiple coach-development faculties globally, including the Global Team Coaching Institute (GTCI).


    Cheryl Procter-Rogers, MCC (USA)
    ICF Global Board Vice Chair

    Cheryl, an award-winning PR and business strategist, is currently an executive coach and associate director for EY’s Americas Coaching Practice. For over 40 years, she has worked with executives and Fortune 100 companies — as an executive for DePaul University, Home Box Office (HBO), and Nielsen Marketing Research; and as a consultant, leading her firm A Step Ahead, she has worked with Coca-Cola, Nissan, Allstate, McDonald’s, and McCain Foods. She holds multiple degrees including a master’s in Leadership and Change Management from DePaul University.  


    Shweta Handa-Gupta, MCC (India)
    ICF Global Board Secretary/Treasurer
    Shweta has been recognized as the India #1 and among the top global coaches for CEOs and boards. She currently coaches promoters of India’s top business houses, founders, and CEOs, as well as Fortune 500 business leaders worldwide. Shweta is the co-founder of QuadraBrain Transformation Solutions, which specializes in “making complex change simple.” Shweta is dedicated to helping business leaders from across the world measurably enhance their strategic output, leadership effectiveness, and bottom-line impact, while facilitating timely global impact on peace, climate, and education.


    Directors At Large

    Kara Exner, PCC (Canada)
    Kara is on a mission to help more people do more good in the world. She recently published Be the Change(maker), a book based on her research about those who make a difference. She’s been a leadership coach since 2005, a volunteer leader with ICF since 2008, and a mom of teenagers since 2017. She’s a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute and has a master’s degree in adult and continuing education and a bachelor’s degree in psychology. 


    Pat Mathews, MCC (USA)
    Pat is dedicated to supporting leaders as they build productive partnerships, teams, and workplaces. She served as the program director of the Georgetown University Executive Coaching Program and as a founding member of the Georgetown University Institute for Transformational Leadership. She has coached and supported leaders in corporate, government, and nonprofit sectors. She is the co-author of the highly acclaimed book Professional Coaching Competencies: The Complete Guide and is a contributing author to On Becoming a Leadership Coach.


    ICF Family Organization Representatives

    Zoë MacLeod, ACC (Canada)
    ICF Coaching Education Representative
    Zoë is the associate vice president of Professional and Continuing Studies at Royal Roads University. She is a certified executive coach, change agent and educational consultant working in the fields of leadership, executive coaching, project and change management, strategic HR, and effective organization design and development. Zoë has developed numerous graduate-level certificate programs and courses, and she works to ensure that they are applied, relevant and focused on current and future needs of people and organizations. 


    Joydeep Bose (Singapore)
    ICF Coaching in Organizations Representative
    Joydeep is the managing director and Group CHRO for Olam International Limited, which he joined in 2003 during its startup stage to set up the Human Resources function. Over the years, he has played a key role in the expansion of Olam, growing from a privately held company with 2,500 employees to a publicly listed company with more than 40,000 employees. Headquartered in Singapore, Olam is a leading food and agri-business that supplies food, ingredients, feed and fiber to 25,200 customers worldwide. 


    Gowri Ramani, MCC (India)
    ICF Credentials and Standards Representative
    Gowri an executive coach, has more than three decades’ of global corporate leadership experience, and she specializes in coaching senior corporate leaders. She supports not-for-profit leaders by providing pro bono coaching via platforms like United World Coaches. She is also a registered mentor coach and a trained coach supervisor.  She is passionate about helping leaders create new possibilities and grow to be the leaders they are meant to be. Her coaching is anchored on “Reflect, Reframe, Reimagine” — a unique blend of leadership experience and masterful coaching. 


    Yene Assegid, MCC, PhD (Belgium/Africa)
    ICF Foundation Representative 
    Yene has worked in leadership and personal development for more than 28 years. Her focus is coaching and designing/delivering leadership training. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies, multinationals, United Nations agencies, European Union institutions, and civil society organizations in Africa. She is appreciated for her capacity to relate to people and create safe environments for effective learning at all levels of management. Her journey allowed her to naturally learn and understand the global mindset, cross-cultural dynamics in leadership development, change management and team building. 


    Tonya Echols, PCC (USA)
    ICF Professional Coaches Representative                                                                      Tonya is an award-winning international executive coach, leadership/organizational development consultant, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategist. Tonya has over 27 years of experience in corporate management, digital and traditional media, technology, and finance and works with organizations across a variety of industries and Fortune 500 companies. With a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University and as a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Tennessee in Business Administration-Accounting, Tonya is a doctoral candidate in leadership psychology at William James College.


    Donna P.A. Eiby, MBA (Australia)
    ICF Thought Leadership Institute Representative
    Donna’s passions are people and the planet. She believes that we should strive for the utopian vision of each and every human, operating in service to both. To do this, we need (among many other actions) to rebuild the social structures and rhythms of our existence. The ICF Thought Leadership Institute, as part of the wider coaching community, has enormous potential to contribute to these social structures and rhythms while scaffolding the ties that bind every human being to each other and the world. 


    Ex-Officio

    Magdalena Nowicka Mook (USA)
    CEO, ICF

  • ICF Coaching Education

    ICF Coaching Education:

    • Develops and manages the accreditation of coaching education organizations
    • Provides coaching education organizations with a platform for the development of best practices for coaching education
    • Provides coaching education organizations and their leadership with an opportunity to network and exchange ideas and best practices

    ICF Coaching Education is a non-membership entity.

    The ICF Coaching Education Board of Directors is comprised of :

    • Four directors who were selected by a Nominating Task Force
    • The VP of ICF Coaching Education (a staff role), who serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member
    • The CEO, who serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member

    2023 ICF Coaching Education Global Board of Directors

    Zoë MacLeod, ACC (Canada)
    Chair and Global Board Representative 
    Zoë is the associate vice president of Professional and Continuing Studies at Royal Roads University. She is a certified executive coach, change agent and educational consultant working in the fields of leadership, executive coaching, project and change management, strategic HR, and effective organization design and development. Zoë has developed numerous graduate-level certificate programs and courses, and she works to ensure that they are applied, relevant and focused on current and future needs of people and organizations. 


    Micki McMillan, MCC (USA)
    Vice Chair
    Micki is CEO and a founding partner of Blue Mesa Coaching, a coaching, coach education/training and consulting firm. As CEO, she leads the executive coaching, leadership development and whole-systems-thinking processes that have benefited organizations such as Merck & Co., Inc., the Coca-Cola Company, Yale School of Medicine, DTE Energy, Trinity Health and Royal Dutch Shell. Micki’s combination of coaching expertise and business acumen enables her to facilitate lasting change while meeting objectives for fast turnaround and measurable results. 


    Peter James, PCC, PhD (USA)
    Secretary/Treasurer
    Peter is a credentialed executive coach with experience as a successful military, corporate and academic leader. While he specializes in leadership development, transformational change and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives for organizations, his passion truly revolves around the shifts that individuals and teams make as a result of coaching. To that end, the “coach approach” to many of his engagements is evident, as clients are able to realize goals and objectives that may have once been thought of as out of reach. 


    Cristina Custodio, MCC (Puerto Rico)
    Cristina helps social leaders realize their dreams of a better world, in their own style and on their own terms. She serves as a coach to a variety of social leaders in education, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, community development, economic sustainability, the environment, public health, STEM and the arts. Cristina holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and a bachelor’s in History, Literature, and Latin American Studies from Harvard University. 


    Lynda Mansson, ACC (Switzerland)
    Lynda has a passion to help mission-driven leaders, teams and organizations achieve their goals by bringing out the best in people. As the director general of MAVA — a family philanthropic foundation focused on biodiversity conservation — Lynda leads the development and implementation of its strategy, working closely with the founding family. The Foundation has programs that cover sustainable economy in the Mediterranean, Switzerland and West Africa, and that cover sustainable economy.


    Pamela Richarde, MCC (USA)
    Pamela is an action-oriented executive coach, master facilitator and consultant, with expertise in leadership and business. She brings a wealth of experience gained from over 27 years in senior level management, business and professional development. Pamela also significantly contributed to the design, standards and systems development for coaching and coach training in multicultural, virtual training environments that span the globe. She has led hundreds of courses and coached thousands of hours, working with individuals in a variety of cultures, regions and business contexts.

    Ex-Officio

    Luke Davis (USA)
    Vice President, ICF Coaching Education

    Dumisani Magadlela (South Africa)
    Global Board Chair

    Magdalena Nowicka Mook (USA)
    CEO, ICF

  • ICF Coaching in Organizations

    ICF Coaching in Organizations:

    • Advances the application of coaching practices and professional coaching standards within organizations, including both for-profit and nonprofit entities
    • Advances and advocates for the interests of coaching professionals operating within organizations
    • Facilitates and encourages the development of a coaching culture within organizations, both for-profit and nonprofit
    • Develops and carries on various education and training programs, including workshops, conferences and webinars on the implementation of best practices in coaching within organizations
    • Undertakes research on a variety of topics and issues intended to benefit and educate professional coaches operating within organizations
    • Supports coaching standards addressed to the full range of coaching roles in organizations
    • Provides a forum for those managing coaching within their organization to gather and exchange ideas, discuss important issues and share best practices

    ICF Coaching in Organizations is a membership association for for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

    The ICF Coaching in Organizations Board of Directors is comprised of:

    • Four directors selected by a Nominating Task Force
    • The VP of ICF Coaching in Organizations (a staff role), who serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member
    • The CEO, who serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member

    2023 ICF Coaching in Organizations Global Board

    Iftikar Ali Nadeem, MCC (Saudi Arabia)
    Chair
    Iftikhar is the director of organizational excellence at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. He is responsible for developing and delivering high-impact leadership programs at all organizational levels. He previously adopted coaching as a strategic executive and leadership development engagement, which led to measurables results. Iftikhar has managed large-scale change and transformation programs in various organizations, including higher education, petrochemicals and trading enterprises. He has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in industrial engineering and a doctorate in applied psychology.


    Preeti D’mello, PCC (India)
    Vice Chair
    Preeti is vice president and global head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) and LeaD Academy for Tata Consultancy Services, a global IT services and consultancy company. In her role, she devises lasting and impactful strategies and spearheads large-scale global leadership and coaching programs that deliver high-value business outcomes. She serves as chairperson of the Diversity Inclusion Working Group on Gender Parity for the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and is a member of the International Society of Female Professionals.


    Joydeep Bose (Singapore)
    Treasurer and Global Board Representative 
    Joydeep is the managing director and Group CHRO for Olam International Limited, which he joined in 2003 during its startup stage to set up the Human Resources function. Over the years, he has played a key role in the expansion of Olam, growing from a privately held company with 2,500 employees to a publicly listed company with more than 40,000 employees. Headquartered in Singapore, Olam is a leading food and agri-business that supplies food, ingredients, feed and fiber to 25,200 customers worldwide. 


    Sasa Kerec, ACC (Croatia)
    Sasa is a sales lead at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, He manages a broad territory, including 87 countries across Europe, Africa and Asia. Sasa is a people leader who drives several big internal transformational projects. He is an internal volunteer coach, an associate facilitator for coaching and leadership trainings, and one of the leaders of the HPE Coaching Network. He has a Master of Business Administration and a bachelor’s degree in computer science.  


    Heather McBride Leef (USA)
    Heather is the managing director leading Deloitte’s DEI Institute. Heather has a long-standing passion for equity and belonging; she is committed to the collaboration and collective actions necessary to advance successful diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts in the workforce, marketplace, and society. Heather received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in accounting from Bucknell University and her executive coaching certification from Columbia University. She is a member of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


    Denise Russo (USA)
    Denise is a multi-certified coach with more than 17 years’ experience leading teams focused on engaging and empowering leaders at all levels. She not only coaches, but she also leads a large multinational team of coaches, is a global vice president at SAP, and is a writer for the Forbes Coaches Council. She is an innovative, proactive, customer-focused problem solver with impressive performance and in-depth experience in short-and-long-term strategy consulting, as well as coaching high-performance teams and leaders. 

    Ex-Officio

    Robert Garcia (USA)
    Vice President, ICF Coaching in Organizations

    Dumisani Magadlela (South Africa)
    Global Board Chair

    Magdalena Nowicka Mook (USA)
    CEO, ICF

  • ICF Credentials and Standards

    ICF Credentials and Standards:

    • Develops and manages ICF’s professional credentialing and standards programs
    • Develops and manages additional credentialing and micro-credentialing programs based upon evolving specialties within the coaching profession
    • Develops and encourages standards of ethical and professional practice within the coaching profession

    The ICF Credentials and Standards Board of Directors is comprised of:

    • The VP of ICF Credentials and Standards (a staff role), who serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member
    • The CEO, who serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member

    2023 ICF Credentials and Standards Global Board

    Boris Dobiš, ACC (Slovakia)
    Chair
     
    Boris has been an ICF Member for almost 10 years, and he previously was active in various corporate sales positions. Intensively engaged with coaching since 2008, he is currently a board member of the ICF Slovak Charter Chapter, and he served as the chapter president from 2016-2017. Based in Bratislava, Boris runs his own business as an external coach, facilitator, trainer and consultant. 


    Gowri Ramani, MCC (India)
    Vice Chair and Global Board Representative 

    Gowri is an executive coach, has more than three decades’ of global corporate leadership experience, and she specializes in coaching senior corporate leaders. She supports not-for-profit leaders by providing pro bono coaching via platforms like United World Coaches. She is also a registered mentor coach and a trained coach supervisor.
    She is passionate about helping leaders create new possibilities and grow to be the leaders they are meant to be. Her coaching is anchored on “Reflect, Reframe, Reimagine” — a unique blend of leadership experience and masterful coaching. 


    Dawna Atamanchuk, ACC (Canada)
    Secretary/Treasurer  
    Dawna has had a long-standing passion for learning and performance, believing that everyone has immense potential when given the right environment to learn and grow. Personal and professional development have been at the heart of Dawna’s focus for many years. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program through Royal Roads University. In 2019, she ran a half marathon in Antarctica, which allowed her to challenge herself and meet new people — all while having lots of fun. 


    Maria Ines CollesMaria Inès Colle, PCC (Argentina)
    Inès is an executive coach with more than 15 years’ experience empowering leaders and organizations to achieve their goals and evolve. While based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she has worked globally since 2014. Her corporate background includes management positions in marketing and HR, and she has integrated this experience into her practice as an external coach, trainer and coaching supervisor. An active member in her local ICF charter chapter for 10 years, Inès has contributed to several committees. 


    Suresh MJ, PCC (Singapore)
    Suresh is a leadership professional, technology mentor and coach with more than 30 years of corporate experience. He has coached and mentored executives and professionals at all levels, uplifting their professional aspirations and personal dreams. Suresh motivates future-proofed sustainable solutions by empowering and inspiring teams. His focus on peoples’ development, success and excellence has led to success in a variety of sectors, including technology and government. His “present-to-listen” approach embraces a conversational comfort. 


    Charles Nyambe (Namibia)
    Charles is currently the president and managing director of Special Olympics International, Africa Region. He oversees program operations and governance in Special Olympics in the Africa region, providing strategic direction and leadership development to accredited country boards of directors. His many accomplishments include receiving the Namibian National Sports Administrator award from the National Sports Commission. In 2021, he was awarded the highest sports honor in Namibia by the Sports Commission, the Lifetime Award, which is equivalent to being inducted into the Hall of Fame. 


    Ksenia Rosina, PCC (Ireland)


    Ex-Officio

    Carrie Abner (USA)
    Vice President, ICF Credentials and Standards 

    Dumisani Magadlela (South Africa)
    Global Board Chair

    Magdalena Nowicka Mook (USA)
    CEO, ICF

  • ICF Foundation

    The ICF Foundation connects and equips professional coaches and organizations to accelerate and amplify impact on social progress through coaching.

    The Foundation is a non-membership body, established as a 501(c)(3) tax- exempt education and research-oriented legal entity.

    The ICF Foundation’s Board of Trustees is comprised of:

    • No fewer than three and no more than nine members, selected via a Nominating Committee
    • Three of these members hold the offices of President, Secretary and Treasurer
    • The Executive Director of ICFF serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board

    At least one-half of the Board of Trustees shall be comprised of ICF Members in good standing.

    2023 ICF Foundation Board of Trustees 

    Yene Assegid, MCC, PhD (Belgium/Africa)
    Chair and Global Board Representative 
    Yene has worked in leadership and personal development for more than 28 years. Her focus is coaching and designing/delivering leadership training. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies, multinationals, United Nations agencies, European Union institutions, and civil society organizations in Africa. She is appreciated for her capacity to relate to people and create safe environments for effective learning at all levels of management. Her journey allowed her to naturally learn and understand the global mindset, cross-cultural dynamics in leadership development, change management and team building. 


    Rashmi Shetty, PCC (India)
    Secretary 
    Rashmi coaches chief experience officers (CXO) and senior leaders with her framework of VOICE and helps enhance their vocal presence. She is the founder and director of The Third Eye, as well as an international and national award-winning broadcaster and podcaster. Her weekly human library audio podcast “U n’ I with Rashmi Shetty” won the Hubhopper Best Interview Podcast award in India in September 2022. She was recently selected as a top creator in India by LinkedIn for its Creator Accelerator Program. The Bhagavad Gita is her inspiration.


    Jeff Cheah, PCC (Malaysia)
    Treasurer

    Jeff is passionate about giving back and creating ways for coaches to give their service to those who are underprivileged. He is an executive leadership coach and facilitator. Jeff holds several certifications including Certified Master Performance Coach and Certified Coach with Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder-Centered Coaching. As he found purpose and passion in coaching, he has committed time and served as vice president (2016-2018), president (2018-2020), and immediate past president of the ICF Malaysia Chapter, promoting coaching awareness and mentoring new coaches.


    Wang Hsiu Ching (Brazil)
    Wang believes everybody desires to be a better person and contribute to what they believe in. When people improve, a better society is built. The change must start with ourselves but is not limited to us. This gives good reason to join efforts that help more people access coaching. Over her 30-year career, she has acquired diverse experience in themes and positions, such as project manager, market access manager and accountant. Currently, Wang is an executive and career coach, as well as founder of 4Coach. 


    Rania Laing, PCC, FCIM (UAE) 
    Rania’s vision is for leaders and organizations to thrive through social impact in communities. She believes in a collaborative approach when working with partners and clients to deliver tangible results. Rania has over 25 years of experience across a broad range of industries. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Hult Ashridge EF executive coach. She also is the founder and CEO of Your Neuro Coach Consultancy and Purposeful Innovators, a nonprofit, and the former president of ICF UAE Chapter.


    José Piñero, ACC (USA)
    José is co-founder and chief mentor atThe Cultivation Company, a diversity consulting firm focusing on empowering women and minorities. His firm coaches women and minority professionals at a variety of companies, including Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and Google. He has led the diversity and multicultural marketing initiative for Microsoft as the voice and an advocate for Latino opportunities. Before Microsoft, José performed brand management at Procter & Gamble. In his spare time, Jose plays electric guitar, reads psychology books, travels, and spends time with his loved ones.  


    Willy Toro, PCC (Peru)
    Willy has provided consultancy for more than 25 years. He is CEO and founder of Maximize® and is a registered mentor coach. He has established companies in Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay and Germany, in the areas of advertising, marketing, food supplements, finance, coffee, education and technology. Willy has founded and contributed to a number of organizations including Fintech, associations, chambers of commerce, charities, churches, and a home-schooling platform — preparing high performance teams in different countries, with different backgrounds, and for different purposes to achieve goals with excellence.


    Sundar Visvanathan, ACC (India)
    Sundar is an executive and leadership coach with five years of coaching experience. He has coached on executive presence, self-leadership and leadership, emotional regulation, performance culture and conflict management. His clients include chief experience officers (CXO), leaders, entrepreneurs and business owners. Sundar also has 35 years of corporate experience in a variety of sectors including manufacturing, automotive, retail, information and communication technology and management consulting. His focus areas have included change and transformation, organization and business development, business strategy and planning, operations, and customer relations.


    Ex-Officio

    Coura Badiane (USA)
    Vice President, ICF Foundation

    Dumisani Magadlela (South Africa)
    Global Board Chair

    Magdalena Nowicka Mook (USA)
    CEO, ICF

    Learn more about the Foundation and its work by visiting the link below.

  • ICF Professional Coaches

    ICF Professional Coaches is a membership association for trained, professional coach practitioners. The ICF Professional Coaches Board is a body of elected members who govern the affairs of the organization.

    The ICF Professional Coaches Board of Directors is comprised of:

    • No more than nine members, nominated based on competencies of exceptional Boards
    • Three of these members hold the offices of Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer
    • The VP of ICF Professional Coaches, a staff role, who serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board
    • The CEO of ICF serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board

    Each Director serves a two-year term, with a maximum of two terms. The Chair is elected annually and can run for a second term.

    The Nominating Committee will present at least one nominee for each vacant or expired seat on the Board, and all ICF Professional Coaches Members (formerly ICF Members) have a voice in the future of their organization and can vote.

    2023 ICF Professional Coaches Global Board

    Rosarii Mannion, PCC (Ireland)
    Chair                                                                                                                                       
    Rosarii is a senior HR leader currently employed as the national director of People and Change at Ireland’s TUSLA Child and Family Agency. She is a passionate believer in maximizing organizational performance and engagement through promoting the benefits of a coaching culture. Rosarii is a chartered director, mediator, and executive and conflict coach.    She serves as board chair of Pobal, an organization that works on behalf of the Irish Government to support communities and local agencies toward achieving social inclusion and development.  


    Kevin Kan, PCC (Singapore)
    Vice Chair
    Kevin is a multi-award-winning professional coach, mentor and business leader who is passionate about customer/employee experience and loyalty. He is an advocate and writer for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI); a regular speaker at conferences; a contributor to Forbes, Marketing Magazine, and Human Resources Magazine; and an advisory council member for the Harvard Business Review.   He leverages experience from his 30-plus year career with corporate and multinational organizations, including AIMIA, American Express, Hewlett-Packard IBM, PwC Consulting, KPMG Consulting and Solution 6. 


    Manbir Kaur, MCC (India)
    Secretary/Treasurer                                                                                                   
    Manbir is an executive and leadership coach who has been coaching for more than 10 years. She is also a positive intelligence coach, conversational intelligence enhanced skills practitioner and a team coach. A qualified computer applications professional with an executive MBA, she was a financial technology professional for 15 years before transitioning to coaching. Manbir is a keynote speaker, an HBR Ascend contributor and an author of two leadership books, Are You the Leader You Want to Be? and Get Your Next Promotion.   


    Tonya Echols, PCC (USA)
    Director of Member Relations and Global Board Representative
    Tonya is an award-winning international executive coach, leadership/organizational development consultant, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategist. Tonya has over 27 years of experience in corporate management, digital and traditional media, technology, and finance and works with organizations across a variety of industries and Fortune 500 companies. With a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University and as a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Tennessee in Business Administration-Accounting, Tonya is a doctoral candidate in leadership psychology at William James College. 


    Jurgita Micallef Kolosinskaite, PCC (Spain)
    Jurgita is a seasoned leadership and executive coach. With 20 years of HR experience in international public (e.g., European Parliament) and private organizations around the world, she most recently was head of HR for EMEA in a global technology company. Jurgita holds a master’s degree in public administration and a post-graduate diploma in business administration. Driven by a higher purpose to serve and give back to society, Jurgita is a volunteer coach for the UN staff in Africa and a passionate advocate for women’s empowerment. 


    Jihane Labib, MCC (UAE)                                                                                                Jihane is a multicultural executive coach. She integrates a diverse mindset with an inclusive coaching approach to empower corporate leaders and teams, enhance collaboration, and increase impact at a global level. She guides leaders and organizations to impact business performance and people growth collectively and reliably.Jihane holds an MBA and a master’s in governance and human resources. She has 12 years’ experience as a marketing director in multinationals and is the founder and director of Coachinglab Academy. Jihane is multilingual in Arabic, English, and French.   


    Jass Malaney, PCC (Singapore)                                                                                          Jass is an award-winning executive leadership coach, keynote speaker, and neuroscience-based behavioral change enthusiast. For 20 years, she has coached high-potential leaders to elevate their leadership. Starting at the World Bank in strategic planning, her expertise lies in understanding cultural differences, global systems and business factors for success. She has held different positions across the ICF ecosystem, was a recipient of Singapore’s Prime Minister’s Award, has published the journal “Coaching Resource Guide,” and is working on the book Elevated Leadership. 


    Kaveh Mir, MCC (United Kingdom)
    Kaveh supports individuals, groups and teams in five areas: performance, well-being, engagement, leadership, and transition. Kaveh has coached senior executives from international organizations such as Deloitte, Amazon, HSBC, Novartis, Mars, Salesforce, Lego, CNN, Google, and Warner Bros. Kaveh’s methodology follows the foundational knowledge of coaching, including humanistic psychology, constructivism, linguistics, positive psychology, systemics and neuroscience.  Prior to his career in executive coaching 19 years ago, Kaveh held various senior executive roles. He is a tutor, group and individual mentor, and assessor at the Henley Business School.  


    James Wetrich, PCC (USA)                                                                                              Jim has worked in the health care industry for 41 years, including in senior positions at Abbott Laboratories and Molnlycke Health Care. He is an adjunct instructor at the Texas Wesleyan University, and he has served on numerous boards and advisory boards in nonprofit and for-profit corporations. His extensive education includes master’s degrees in both business and health care administration, and a certificate in executive coaching from the University of Texas at Dallas.  Jim and his wife, Nancy, have two sons and a granddaughter. 


    Ex-Officio

    Dumisani Magadlela (South Africa)
    Global Board Chair

    Magdalena Nowicka Mook (USA)
    CEO, ICF

    Steve Weiss (USA)
    Vice President, ICF Professional Coaches

  • ICF Thought Leadership Institute

    ICF Thought Leadership Institute facilitates interaction between innovators, researchers, technologists, venture capitalists, press and influencers to build and maintain the most comprehensive and highest-quality body of knowledge on the art and practice of coaching.

    ICF Thought Leadership Institute is a non-membership body, established as a 501(c)(3) tax- exempt education and research-oriented legal entity.

    The ICF Thought Leadership Institute Board of Directors is comprised of:

    • No fewer than five and no more than seven directors, selected by a Nominating Task Force
    • The VP of ICF Thought Leadership Institute, a staff role, who serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board
    • The CEO of ICF, who serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board

    2023 ICF Thought Leadership Institute Global Board

    Anna Gallotti, MCC, MA (France and USA)
    Chair
    Anna has 20+ years’ experience as a coach. She is CEO of Share Global Coaching and founded the Group Coaching Institute. Anna is an active member of ICF, including as an assessor for MCC credentials. She published three books and numerous articles for Forbes and social media. She speaks English, French and Italian fluently, and she has a good knowledge of Spanish. 


    Jose Miguel Justel, MCC, PhD (Puerto Rico)
    Vice Chair
    José is the former general manager for Universia Puerto Rico, a university collaboration project sponsored by Santander Bank. He has held multiple international corporate positions at Universia, earning him the distinction of “Dir Red,” from Santander, for his exceptional performance and contributions. His academic accolades include a doctorate in industrial-organizational psychology and a post-graduation in diplomacy and international relations. He now heads Just Tell & Done, his organizational mentoring and coaching company. 


    Pinar Dolen, MBA (Switzerland)
    Treasurer
    Pinar is a visionary and results-oriented technology executive with a proven track record of leading business transformation by leveraging technology and analytics. She currently leads the data and analytics transformation for Louis Dreyfus Company as the global head of data science and the chief data and analytics officer. Coming from an engineering background, Pinar has worked in consulting, consumer goods and agriculture, and she has a passion for generating value and growing people. 


    Donna P.A. Eiby, MBA (Australia)
    Secretary and Global Board Representative
    Donna’s passions are people and the planet. She believes that we should strive for the utopian vision of each and every human, operating in service to both. To do this, we need (among many other actions) to rebuild the social structures and rhythms of our existence. The ICF Thought Leadership Institute, as part of the wider coaching community, has enormous potential to contribute to these social structures and rhythms while scaffolding the ties that bind every human being to each other and the world. 


    Marcus Ranney, MBBS/BSc (India)
    From sick care to wellbeing, Marcus Ranney’s career journey over the past two decades have led him from the patient’s bedside to a wider stage as he now creates global impact via systemic change by championing wellbeing. 

     

     


    Melvin Smith, PhD (USA)
    Melvin is a professor in the Department of Organizational Behavior and isfaculty director of executive education at the Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management. He is also chairman of the board of the Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching (GSAEC).  Melvin received his PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of Pittsburgh. He is co-author (with Richard Boyatzis and Ellen Van Oosten) of the book, Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth (Harvard Business Review Press).


    Michael “Woody” Woodward, PCC, PhD (USA)
    Woody is a clinical assistant professor of executive coaching at New York University, where he co-founded and now leads the Master of Science in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting (ECOC) program. He is author of The YOU Plan and has appeared on the Today Show and CNN among others. Prior to academia, Woody served as an HR consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (PwC) and as a project manager for IBM Business Consulting Services.


    Ex-Officio

    Alicia Hullinger, PhD (USA)
    Vice President, ICF Thought Leadership Institute

    Dumisani Magadlela (South Africa)
    Global Board Chair

    Magdalena Nowicka Mook (USA)
    CEO, ICF

Additional Leadership Opportunities

  • ICF Chapters

    ICF Chapters are led by local ICF Members. Volunteer opportunities vary among chapters but may include serving on a local Chapter board or committee or assisting with local public relations/marketing efforts.

  • Chapter Regulatory Liaisons Network

    The Chapter Regulatory Liaisons Network gathers input from all over the globe from volunteer Chapter representatives who monitor and discuss regulation issues impacting the coaching profession. Contact ICF Headquarters to volunteer.

  • Communities of Practice

    ICF Global Communities of Practice (CPs) provide a virtual venue for coaches with a shared interest in a specific topic to advance their professional development; deepen their subject-matter expertise; and share best practices, emerging trends, tools and tips.

    Each CP is steered by volunteer co-leaders who help facilitate the learning and organize the conversations, ideas, and trends that emerge from the group. CPs are designed to promote active participation from their members: Sharing and discussion is always encouraged.

  • Global Committees, Task Forces and Core Teams

    Volunteer groups are meant to ensure more effective and efficient decision-making and ensure all ICF volunteer work is tied to the objectives of the Strategic Plan. The Board will create more task forces, panels, and focus groups, as specific needs arise.

    If you are interested in serving as a volunteer for a future opportunity, please fill out this form or click the button below.

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