LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Coach Federation (ICF) has opened nominations for its second class of Circle of Distinction inductees and second annual Young Leader Awards.
The Circle of Distinction program recognizes experienced coaches who have made significant contributions to ICF and the coaching profession over the course of their careers. Eligible coaches must be ICF Members in good standing and hold a current ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Credential or higher.
Circle of Distinction candidates must be nominated by a peer or colleague. Members of the global coaching community can learn more about the recognition program and nominate a coach for the Circle of Distinction at coachfederation.org/circle-of-distinction.
The Young Leader Award celebrates coaches under the age of 40 who are poised to lead ICF and the coaching profession into the future. Eligible coaches must be age 39 or under at the time of nomination, be an ICF Member in good standing and hold a current ICF Credential. Coaches can learn more about the program and nominate themselves or a colleague for a Young Leader Award at coachfederation.org/young-leader-award.
The deadline to nominate a coach for either award is April 3, 2019, at 2 p.m. (New York).
ICF will announce the 2019 Circle of Distinction honorees and Young Leader Award winners on October 3, 2019. The global coaching community will formally celebrate their achievements later that month at ICF Converge 2019, in Prague, Czech Republic.
"Recognizing our members for their accomplishments, passion and commitment is the very least that we can do to honor these extraordinary individuals. Both awards allow us to celebrate individuals that exemplify the values of our organization. I am excited to open the nomination process, and look forward to celebrating this year's honorees," ICF Global CEO/Executive Director Magdalena Nowicka Mook said.
2019 marks the second year for both recognition programs.
"It's exciting to see these awards programs open for the second year. Those who have worked tirelessly to distinguish themselves in the profession and our up-and-coming young professionals deserve to be recognized. ICF is very excited to recognize these individuals in Prague this year," said 2019 ICF Global Board Chair Jean-Francois Cousin, MCC.
The International Coach Federation (ICF) is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high ethical standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches across a variety of coaching disciplines. ICF is active in representing all facets of the coaching industry, including Executive, Life, Leadership, Relationship and Career Coaching. Its 25,000-plus members located in more than 135 countries work toward the common goal of enhancing awareness of coaching, upholding the integrity of the profession, and continually educating themselves with the newest research and practices.
Abby Tripp Heverin, ICF Global Communications and Awards Manager
SOURCE International Coach Federation