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Ignite Social Progress

“Coaching is much bigger than coaching. Coaches are at the forefront of a way of being that the whole world needs to get to, where the core theme is compassion for all people and caring for all of nature and for our only home.”
—Sir John Whitmore


The International Coach Federation Foundation offers a transformational partnership in accomplishing the vision of igniting social progress. Through building capacity among the supporters of social change we are the catalyst for delivering impact and making the seemingly impossible, possible.

Together, we will move the world forward.

Coaching will fill the gap between what is needed from humanity and what is currently present, enabling transformations across the globe. Coaching will enable society to thrive.

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Board of Trustees

Paula Cushing

Paula previously orchestrated the design of IBM’s Coaching Strategy and associated development offerings.

David Brown

As CEO of Performance Consultants, David Brown is responsible for leading one of the pioneering firms in coaching, leadership development and performance improvement in the world.

Ann Dorgan

Ann Dorgan, PCC

For the last 20 years Ann has worked as a strategic advisory, executive coach, facilitator, leader in the private, public and non-profit sectors at the director level and above.

Janet Harvey, MCC

Janet recognizes the importance of global coaching standards and values the opportunity for modeling and inspiring a deepening commitment to excellence and advancement of the art, science and practice of professional coaching.

Morel Fourman

My work is driven by a love for people and nature and an unstoppable commitment to making a difference—at scale.

Mark Thompson

Mark C. Thompson is a senior operating executive and three-time New York Times bestselling author with 30 years experience coaching senior executives.

Dave Wondra, PCC

With more than 30 years of business experience, 20 years of executive leadership practice, and five years being part of and leading the global board of the world’s largest professional coaching association (International Coach Federation), Dave Wondra brings an extraordinary skill set to today’s C-suite executives.

Sir John Whitmore (1937–2017)

Honored with the 2007 President’s Award by the International Coach Federation and rated as the Number One Business Coach by the Independent newspaper, Sir John was one of the leading figures in the international coaching community.

Magdalena Mook

Magdalena N. Mook is the Executive Director and CEO of the International Coach Federation (ICF). She joined ICF in 2005 and has supported ICF with extensive experience in fundraising, development, consulting and association management.

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Engaging Humanity Through Education

When we share the power of coaching with our world, we have the power to impact communities and lives. That is what Ignite is about—engaging humanity through education.

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How You Can Help


Connect with your local ICF Chapter’s pro bono projects or review our website for international project needs.


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