The ICF Coaching Impact Awards celebrates the best of the profession and ICF through a variety of categories that reflect the different facets of coaching.
The nomination period for the 2023 ICF Coaching Impact Awards season is now closed.
Award winners will be notified of their status by the end of June.
Winners will be publicly announced and recognized during a special ceremony at ICF Converge 2023, which is taking place August 23-26 in Orlando, Florida, USA. They will also participate in a panel session at Converge 23. (Registration, travel and lodging are complementary for award winners.) ICF Coaching Impact Awards winner’s will also receive sustainable trophies from recycled materials.
The Professional Coaches category will 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.