As ICF continues to evolve into a large, complex global association, we require governance with an expanded set of knowledge, skills, abilities and personal attributes to continue leading the organization and the profession of coaching in the future.
ICF Professional Coaches is a membership association for trained, professional coach practitioners.
The ICF Professional Coaches Global Board is a body of elected members who govern the affairs of the organization. The Board 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. The Chair is elected annually by ICF Members and can run for a second term. Three Directors are elected by the current sitting board to hold the offices of Vice Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, and Director of Strategic Initiatives.*
*Note: the Director of Strategic Initiatives is an additional officer position that was added for the 2021 calendar year only.
The Vice President of ICF Professional Coaches (a staff role) and the CEO of ICF serve as ex-officio, non-voting members of the Board. The Immediate Past Chair also may return as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board.
The ICF Professional Coaches Nominating Committee presents at least one nominee for each vacant or expired seat on the Board, and all ICF Members in good standing have a voice in the future of their organization and can vote.
The elected 2021 ICF Professional Coaches Global Board of Directors is currently serving. As the 2022 election approaches, updates will be posted here.
Completed applications go through an initial review by the ICF Professional Coaches Nominating Committee to narrow the field of applicants based on criteria for Board membership and requirements for the 2021 Board.
Selected applicants will then be asked to participate in an interview. Once the Nominating Committee has selected candidates for the ballot, all applicants will be notified of their status and the election will be held.
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 assessing leadership talent for board service and embody a global mindset.
This year’s Nominating Committee includes the following members: