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’s vision is that coaching is an integral part of the thriving society. Through our mission, we will connect and equip professional coaches and organizations to accelerate and amplify impact on social progress through coaching. We offer transformational partnerships to bring the power of coaching for greater good, demonstrating that coaching works by building capacity in organizations around the globe.

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.

Board of Trustees

Morel Fourman

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

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.

Maria Elena Retter, ACC

María Elena Retter is a management consultant and executive coach who is passionate about helping leaders transform themselves and their organizations to achieve results.

Saima Butt, MCC

For Saima, coaching and societal progress are inextricably linked. Her purpose is to connect people with the abundance of their potential.

Dr Dumi Magadlela

Dumisani is a Certified International Executive and Leadership Coach based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a Coach Trainer, Leadership Development Facilitator, Organizational Strategy Session Facilitator, and Speaker.

Lisa Nitze

Lisa has 30 years’ experience leading organizations and initiatives working with government, corporations, foundations, nonprofits, and educational institutions to develop and implement strategies for building sustainable social systems change and for maximizing social impact.

Magdalena Mook

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.

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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