ICF Foundation Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees guide and direct the strategic plans and goals to achieve the mission of the ICF Foundation. These leaders unique blend of experience and understanding will guide our passion that social change is accelerated and amplified through coaching.

Yene Assegid, PhD, MCCYene Assegid, Ph.D., MCC

Yene has worked in leadership and personal development since the 1990s. Her focus is on Transformational Leadership coaching as well as designing and delivering leadership training for executives and management teams. She works with Fortune 500 companies, multinationals, UN Agencies and European Union Institutions, and with civil society organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

She is appreciated for her capacity to relate to people and creating safe environments for effective learning at all levels of management. Her journey has given her a deep understanding of the global mindset, cross-cultural dynamics in leadership development, change management, and team building.

Yene is an accomplished leadership motivational speaker and researcher and an avid writer. Her most recent books are: Leading With Heart and Rebellious & Resilient published in 2021.

She holds a PhD in Transformation, Learning and Change from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Yene is the founder of EveryonesWorld, Ltd., a social enterprise focusing on leadership development for women.

Wang Ching, PCC
Vice Chair 

Wang believes everybody desires to be a better person and contribute to what they believe in. When people improve, a better society is built. The change must start with us, but not limited to ourselves. This gives good reason to join efforts to help more people to access coaching.

Over her 30-year career, she has acquired diverse experiences of themes and positions, such as project manager, market access manager, and accountant. Currently, Wang is an executive and career coach, and founder of 4Coach since 2011.

Rashmi Shetty, PCC

Rashmi is the Founder Director of The Third Eye. A Masters in Public Administration and the Gita her inspiration, her foray into broadcasting, introduced her to the power of VOICE using which she coaches women transitioning to senior leadership roles and loves its impact.

A National & International Award for scripting & narrating Radio Documentaries underlined her calling to her. She hosts a podcast on personal journeys. She’s an active member of Climate Coaching Alliance and served with ICF Bengaluru Chapter as Director of membership.

 Jeff Cheah, PCCJeff Cheah, PCC

Jeff is passionate about giving back and creating ways for coaches to give their service to those who are underprivileged. He is an Executive Leadership Coach and Facilitator.

Jeff holds several certifications including Certified Master Performance Coach and Certified Coach with Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder-Centered Coaching.

As he found purpose and passion in Coaching, he has committed time and served as Vice-President (2016-2018),  President (2018-2020), and currently served as the Immediate Past-President of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Malaysia Chapter promoting coaching awareness and mentoring new Coaches.

José PiñeroJose Pinero, ACC

José Piñero is Co-Founder & Chief Mentor at The Cultivation Company, a diversity consulting firm focusing on empowering women and minorities. His firm coaches women and minority professionals in companies including Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. He has led the diversity and multicultural marketing initiative for Microsoft as the voice and an advocate for Latino opportunities. Before Microsoft, José performed brand management at Procter & Gamble.

In his spare time, Jose plays electric guitar, reads psychology books, travels, and spends time with his loved ones.

Rania Laing, FCIM, PCC

Rania is a lifelong learner studying mind and energy sciences. Qualified as an ICF Credentialed PCC Coach, Brain-Based Coach, NLP MasterPractitioner, MBIT Coach, EFT Level 2 Practitioner, TA Coach. Experience includes professional business writer and commissioning fine artist with work published in leading dailies and monthlies including Reuters,Finance Today, Khaleej Times andGulf News.

She believes that “The only future for long term customer and stakeholder value lies ininnovation strategies that deliver a positive impact on financials as well as individuals,society, community and the environment.”

Sundar Visvanathan, PCC

“Inspiring Leaders to lead better” is the value proposition of Sundar Visvanathan. His purpose is to enable the dreams of people to become a reality and to inspire people to transform to a better version of themselves. He believes that Leaders can lead better by knowing more about themselves, by knowing what their stakeholders perceive about them and consciously modifying behaviour patterns (say, improving 1 or 2 key behaviours). He partners with the Leaders (and those aspiring to be Leaders) in their leadership journey by being a “Transformation Catalyst” in enhancing their leadership effectiveness and in turn enabling them to be a better version of themselves. This “Journey Partnering” has helped Sundar’s Clients to balance their Personal, Professional and Social lives and to become a better Human Being.

Sundar does this by creating a safe & trusted space for Leaders and through a series of focused conversations. He is fully “present” during these conversations, actively listens to both the said and unsaid, facilitates to explore possibilities, mind-set shifts, arrive at action plans, performance enhancement and scaling up. He holds the Leaders accountable for both their present and future.

Sundar meets his purpose through Coaching, Mentoring and Professional Speaking (as appropriate). His Clients include CXOs, Leaders, Executives and Entrepreneurs.

Coura Badiane, MBA, CAE
ICF Foundation Vice President, Ex-Officio

Dumisani Magadlela, MCC (South Africa)
Chair, Ex-Officio

Magdalena MookMagdalena Mook
ICF CEO, Ex-Officio