“I became a coach because of my passion for people’s stories. The power and magic of each unique tale serves as a cornerstone of my foundation as a coach. The ability to hold someone’s story in my hand is the gift that keeps on giving.”
Trishia S. Lichauco, ACC
ICFNE President-Elect 2016-2017
For five days, I stalked and chased; I asked and I answered; I inspired and was inspired. This was the level of energy I am still feeling from the Global Leaders Forum in Poland. I am still buoyed by the experience of connecting with coaches from all over the world, and it makes me proud to be associated with ICF.
“Act local, think global” is the message that we all heard. Whether at break out groups, plenary sessions, lunch tables, or on the dance floor, the sense of community and camaraderie was palpable. That we are anchored in and with the leading coaching organization whose values are grounded on integrity, excellence, collaboration and respect is a testimony to our own standards as professionals.
With unbridled gusto, I represented YOU, our ICFNE members. It didn’t take long for me to be approached with greetings like, “You’re New England, right?” With fervor and zeal, I replied, “Yes – I am New England and proud to be!”
ICFNE enjoys a long standing reputation as a pioneering and progressive chapter. One of the five biggest in North America, we boast robust programming initiatives, sustainable resources from sponsorship, and an ever-growing number of members (608, to be exact!). It is our privilege and obligation to stand tall and celebrate this legacy as well as to continue to foster it. We have every reason to be staunch supporters of our brand – ICF New England – because we don’t just talk about it. We do the work!
ICF Global aims to advance the coaching profession by continuing to develop standards of credentialing requirements, remaining a top influencer the industry, and by maintaining a high level global presence. On the local level, we will build community and find ways to stay connected.
I hope you will join me in the energy and admiration for those in ICF Global and ICFNE who have come before us to make us who we are today. And as an ICF credentialed coach, please remember to introduce yourself as such. You get to say, “I am an International Coach Federation credentialed coach with the New England Chapter!”
Stay tuned for a visit by members of ICF Global! Meanwhile, here are some interesting ICF facts…
ICF Membership Growth:
- 30,000 members from 140 countries
- Credential milestone last year: 20,000 ICF Credential-holders
ICF Chapters Growth:
- Newest Chapters are Arkansas-Oklahoma, Bahrain, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Jordan, North Florida, and Tunisia
- Currently have 131 chapters and charter chapters in more than 70 countries
- Compared to March, 2016: 125 chapters in 60 countries
Regional Advisory Councils:
- Bridge between ICF Chapters and Global (ICF-NT met with the Northeast RAC in Warsaw)
- Work to create synergy in regions and offer guidance on how to best serve members in local communities
ICF Global Leaders meeting:
- 2016 in Charlotte, NC: 170 leaders from 56 countries (first year)
- 2017 in Warsaw, Poland: 203 leaders from 68 countries
Strategic Plan to Expand the Scope and Influence of ICF by:
- Establishing a Thought Leadership Institute to capture what coaching is today and inform our decisions for the future
- Expanding activities of the ICF Foundation
- Creating offerings for organizations and corporations building coaching cultures
The ICF Global Leaders Forum (GLF) brings together representatives of all 130 Chapters and Regional Advisory Councils. During this collaborative four-day event, participant coaches explore how ICF continues to develop sustainability in leadership for our global community, build upon success, and learn from challenges. It offers opportunities for attendees to share experiences about membership engagement, strategic planning, leadership team development, and creating additional impact in individual ICF communities through breakout sessions and presentations.