After an incredible 2018, we are thrilled to announce the members of our 2019 executive leadership team. These leaders will guide us through the next year as we continue to pursue our mission of accelerating and amplifying the impact on social progress through coaching.
Morel Fourman, CEO and principal consultant for Gaiasoft, will serve as our 2019 President of the Board of Trustees. He brings years of leadership and capacity building experience to this role. Morel is an articulate, inspirational leader and change agent. He has three decades of experience as an inventor and architect of governance, management and collaboration systems for global corporations, national governments and international organizations. We are excited to work under Morel’s leadership.
“I am deeply honored to be elected to lead the Foundation, and I will work with my colleagues on the Board of Trustees, ICF Members and our global partners to ensure the impact of social progress through coaching is realized,” Morel said.
In addition to Morel, Trustee and ICF PCC Ann Dorgan will sit on our executive team as Treasurer. Ann is based in Seattle, Washington, USA, and she is the CEO of Gumball Enterprises, a leadership development, design, and delivery company. ICF ACC Maria Elena Retter will join our executive team as secretary. She is based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, where she is an Executive Coach and consultant at The Dash Group, a boutique consulting firm.
We also added two new members to our Board of Trustees: ICF MCC Saima Butt and executive consultant Lisa Nitze. Saima is the co-founding director of Change Advantage, a business delivering coaching, training, mentoring and facilitation to executive leaders who want to create and drive change. Her purpose is to connect people with the abundance of their potential, and she views coaching and societal progress as intrinsically linked. Nitze has 30 years’ of experience leading organizations, governments and corporations to develop and implement strategies for building sustainable social systems change and for maximizing social impact. She previously served as CEO of Social Venture Partners Seattle, leading a team responsible for engaging and educating more than 500 philanthropists investing in social enterprises and collective impact initiatives.
Dumi Magadlela, Ph.D., an executive and leadership coach based in Johannesburg, South Africa, will also return to our Board of Trustees for a second term in 2019.
Here at the Foundation, we envision the greatest possible contribution of coaching to a thriving society. We hope 2019 will be our greatest year yet, led by the remarkable people on our Board of Trustees. Let’s get to work!