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The ICF Professional Coaches Board of Directors is a body of elected members who govern the affairs or the organization, which is a membership association for trained, professional coach practitioners. Its purpose is to lead the global advancement of the coaching profession through its members and chapters worldwide. The Board of Directors is comprised of no more than nine members – nominated based on competencies of exceptional boards. Each director serves a two-year term, with a maximum of two terms.
As ICF continues to evolve into a large, complex global organization, we require governance with an expanded set of knowledge, skills, abilities and personal attributes to continue leading the organization and the profession of coaching into the future. ICF Professional Coaches is a membership association for trained, professional coach practitioners. Its purpose is to lead the global advancement of the coaching profession through its members and chapters worldwide.
The ICF Professional Coaches Board of Directors is a body of elected members who govern the affairs of the organization. The Board of Directors is responsible for strategic development, policy creation, fiscal and management oversight of the organization. The Board of Directors represent, serve and advocate for more than 40,000 ICF-credentialed coach members worldwide. It is up to the Board of Directors to clearly define its expectations, goals and measures of success based on information and input from ICF staff.
Ideal candidates will have experience leading at the executive level of complex multi-national organizations, have previous board experience (private, public or not-for-profit), and a deep understanding of the ICF ecosystem as well as emerging trends in the coaching profession. A typical work cadence might require up to 10 hours weekly dedicated to project work, meeting attendance, professional networking and advocacy.
For additional information please see our bylaws.
ICF Members in good standing who hold an ACC, PCC or MCC Credential may apply for an open seat on the ICF Professional Coaches Board of Directors.
Please review the following requirements for eligibility to serve on this Board of Directors:
These required competencies incorporate the universal competencies for all ICF Global Boards of Directors and Trustees:
Strategic Thinking and Direction Setting
Systems Thinking and Innovation
Relationship Building and Self-management
Business Acumen and Leadership in Complex Organizations
The Chair of the ICF Professional Coaches Board of Directors is the chief elected officer of the organization and shall serve as Chair of the Board of Directors. The Chair shall also serve as an ex-officio member of all committees. The Chair shall address the membership at proper times to communicate matters and suggestions that may promote the welfare and increase the usefulness of ICF. The Chair shall perform other necessary duties, including duties prescribed by the Board of Directors.
The Chair shall possess the following qualifications in addition to those outlined for the Board of Directors (above), as well as any additional competencies as identified and approved by the ICF Professional Coaches Board of Directors.
The ICF Professional Coaches Nominating Committee (the members of which can be viewed below) will conduct an initial review of completed applications to narrow the field of applicants based on criteria for Board membership and requirements for the 2022 Board. They will invite selected applicants to participate in an interview, submit a brief presentation and complete the Hogan assessment. Once candidates are selected for the ballot, all applicants will be notified of their status and the ICFPC Nominating Committee will hold the election. The results of the election will be announced no later than 30 November 2021.
ICF Professional Coaches’ bylaws require that the Nominating Committee members represent the diversity of our membership, possess appropriate experience within ICF, demonstrate competence in the task of addressing leadership talent for Board service and embody a global mindset.
The current Nominating Committee includes the following members:
Grace Thomas, PCC (Australia)
Terry Hoffmann, PCC (USA)
Michael Boey, PCC (Singapore)
Julie Cohen, PCC (USA)
Zsofia Juhasz, PCC (Australia)
María López-Herranz, PCC (Spain)
José Morales, PCC (USA)
Navid Nazemian, PCC (United Kingdom)
Sarah Obeid, ACC (Saudi Arabia)
Karl Van Hoey, MCC (Belgium)
Catherine Tanneau, MCC (France)
Linda McLoughlin, MCC (Ireland / United Arab Emirates)
Vice Chair, ICF Global Board Representative
Rosarii Mannion, PCC (Ireland)
Secretary / Treasurer
Kaveh Mir, PCC (United Kingdom)
Director of Strategic Initiatives
*This officer position was an addition for the 2021 calendar year only.
Tonya Echols, PCC (USA)
Rajat Garg, MCC (India)
Emily Kamunde-Osoro, ACC (Kenya)
Kevin Kan, PCC (Singapore)
Marjorie Woo, MCC (China)
Pat Mathews, MCC (USA)
Global Board Chair
Magdalena Nowicka Mook (USA)
Sara Smith, MCC (USA)
Immediate Past Chair
The ICF encourages people from diverse backgrounds, institutions, and experiences to apply. The ICF does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.