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August 9, 2023

International Coaching Federation Recognized with Four 2023 Power of Associations Silver Awards

[LEXINGTON, KY]— The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is pleased to announce it has been recognized with four 2023 Power of Associations Silver Awards. The awards, presented by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), honor associations that have demonstrated excellence in association management.

“I am very proud of the four awards that ICF received this year from ASAE,” said Magdalena Nowicka Mook, ICF CEO. “They reflect such a diverse scope of our activities and point to the very fact that as One ICF, we have an impact that travels far and deep.”

ICF received awards for the following initiatives: 

Global Cultural Competency in Coaching Workshop Series

Cultural competency and communication are foundational for all aspects of diversity and inclusion initiatives and coaching. To reach the entire ICF ecosystem, the DEIB department developed content that staff and volunteer facilitators then conducted trainings with for non-chapter affiliated members and trained chapter leaders, who in turn trained their chapters.

ICF Coaching Education Global Knowledge Community

In 2020, the ICF Coaching Education Board of Directors and staff identified the need for increased support and professional development for coach educators and trainers. To address this need, ICF Coaching Education launched the Global Knowledge Community — a vibrant, virtual venue that allows coaching education providers and educators to collaborate globally. This virtual engagement platform provides a place for coach educators and trainers to build community, engage with one another, and foster growth and collaboration.

ICF Imagine 2022: The Global Conference on Coaching Education and Training

As a growing field, it is vital for coach educators to continue their development to provide the highest quality education to the future coaches of the world. In response to this call to action, ICF Coaching Education developed the first-ever ICF Imagine conference, a global conference on coaching education and training, held virtually on October 25-27, 2022. ICF Imagine 2022 saw nearly 300 participants from more than 50 countries. The program featured three days of virtual content, three keynote speakers, three roundtable discussions, 20 breakout sessions, and networking via a virtual platform.

2021-2022 Coaching for Social Impact Project

In 2021, the ICF Foundation, with collaborator Many Hopes, began an initiative to offer pro bono professional coaching services to leadership teams of organizations in Northern Ireland, Bolivia, Ghana, Guatemala, Kenya, Malawi, and Peru. Together, they made it possible for these organizations to rescue, equip, and educate more than 900 children over the 12-month period. Every team achieved or exceeded its goals due to their improved leadership effectiveness, and all leaders and team members surveyed agreed that coaching helped to accelerate their strategic plans and amplify their missions.

“Congratulations to the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Foundation for exemplifying the impact associations have on the industries and professions they represent and on society at large,” said ASAE President and CEO Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE. “It’s always so incredibly satisfying to see associations going above and beyond their everyday mission to change the world. We’re very proud to spotlight this award-winning initiative.”

Learn more about ICF’s award-winning programs at


About International Coaching Federation (ICF) Foundation

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the world’s largest organization leading the global advancement of the coaching profession and fostering coaching’s role as an integral part of a thriving society. Founded in 1995, its 50,000-plus members located in more than 160 countries and territories work toward common goals of enhancing awareness of coaching and upholding the integrity of the profession through lifelong learning and upholding the highest ethical standards. Through the work of its six unique family organizations, ICF empowers professional coaches, coaching clients, organizations, communities, and the world through coaching.

About The Power of Associations Awards

ASAE’s Power of Associations Awards recognize the associations’ economic and societal contributions locally, nationally and globally. ASAE will celebrate The Power of Associations Award winners during its annual Summit Awards Dinner on September 28, 2023, at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.


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