ICF Washington State is a Charter Chapter of the International Coach Federation formed in 1998.
As a coaching community, we are committed to service with excellence, leading for transformative change and inspiring action that can be carried through with ease. We foster collaboration for the future across our region within and among coaches, business enterprises, education and government.
Washington State Announces the 2013 Prism Award Recipient
Please join ICF Washington State in congratulating Microsoft Corporation! Microsoft was named the recipient of the 2013 ICF Washington State Prism Award at a celebration of organizational coaching excellence held at FareStart Restaurant in Seattle on October 22, 2013. The two other nominees for the award were PEMCO Insurance and Philips Healthcare Imaging Systems Sales.
The three organizational coaching programs nominated for this year’s award were evaluated according to four criteria: fulfilling rigorous professional standards, aligning with key strategic goals, yielding measurable results, and sustaining coaching within the organization.
Microsoft’s coaching program for high potential leaders demonstrates how organizational goals, strategic priorities and workplace needs are being addressed through coaching. Microsoft is committed to developing high potential leaders. Executives describe the “high potential” talent as the “work engine of our company, the experts – the ones willing to take a risk.”
The current coaching program for high potential leaders started in 2008 and continues to this day. 1800 high potential leaders around the world have received coaching during the past five years. The ongoing goal is to shift leaders from the transactional to the transformational – to challenge business leaders to move away from their “expertise” to have a broader impact as a transformational leader.
Carol Hedly, Denise Novosel, Sally Dewitt, and Anne Schlosser accepted the award for Microsoft. Joining them were Brian Underhill and Maté Rivera-Uribe of CoachSource.
ICF Global adopted the PRISM AWARD in 2005 to recognize organizations that demonstrate how professional coaching benefits both people and results. This year saw the inaugural award from the ICF Washington State Chapter, which will continue presenting this award annually to organizations in Washington State. What organization will you be nominating for the 2014 ICF Washington State Prism Award?
Thank you to our Prism event sponsors:
The first annual Allied Professional Networking event proved a great success!
Click here to read about the event and see the photos.
We offer several types of events:
- Large, in-person Chapter Meetings geared toward the art and practice of coaching.
- Teleseminars to provide coaches with tools and information to build their businesses.
- Regional in-person meetings with our various Satellite Groups.
Be sure to register when planning to attend an event so that you receive approved CCEUs for ICF credentialing purposes.
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ICF WA State in the NewsCoach of the Year 2012
- announced at the ICF Washington State First Annual Awards Gala November 1st. Click here to read more.