Ignite – to set in motion

2019-01-31T16:37:08+00:00January 31st, 2019|Blog|

The ICF Foundation’s Ignite Initiative spread around the globe in 2018. In line with the Foundation’s mission to connect and equip professional coaches and organizations, thirty-five zealous ICF chapters conducted meaningful projects that accelerated and amplified social progress through coaching. These projects were in support of United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goal #4, Education. Coaches [...]

2019 Board of Trustees Announced

2019-01-15T17:10:10+00:00January 15th, 2019|Blog|

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 [...]

2018 Reflections from the ICF Foundation

2019-01-03T18:19:15+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Blog|

As the new year approaches and many begin to reflect on the past 12 months, you may be asking yourself “What did I accomplish?” or “What do the next 12 months look like?” ICF Foundation Trustee Morel Fourman reflects on the work the Foundation has completed, looks towards the future and shares what inspires him [...]

How to Become More Optimistic

2018-12-13T17:37:43+00:00December 13th, 2018|Blog|

One of the biggest challenges people face today is staying optimistic. We are living in times of big changes and are bombarded daily with bad news; stories that affect us and impact our hope of the goodness of mankind. We can get caught up in the wave of negativity the media showcases. It brings us an [...]

3 Ways Charitable Giving Can Improve Your Life

2018-11-27T15:25:40+00:00November 27th, 2018|Blog|

In the spirit of celebrating the ICF Foundation’s #GivingTuesday efforts, we’d like to share how charitable giving not only benefits the organization you give to, but it also creates a multitude of benefits to, the giver. Here are three ways that charitable giving can positively impact your life: 1) Make You Feel Happier and Allow [...]

Lessons in Pro Bono Coaching from ICF Mexico

2018-11-06T16:03:21+00:00November 6th, 2018|Blog|

When you start pro bono coaching work, you will quickly realize that enthusiasm and high spirits are not enough to make an impact on your clients.  In my case, this is the story of how ICF Mexico overcame challenges and built a pro bono coaching structure that became able to generate critical mass by providing [...]

Life Coach Training Creates Positive Change for Local Non-Profits

2018-10-18T14:45:45+00:00October 18th, 2018|Blog|

The ICF Foundation’s mission is to connect and equip professional coaches and organizations to accelerate social progress through coaching. The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Professional Life Coaching Certificate (PLCC) program participants are doing just this; each year, part of the program requirements for students is to complete a passion project of their choosing. Many students choose [...]

Seek Those who Fan your Flames

2018-09-27T16:47:38+00:00September 27th, 2018|Blog|

“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” ― Rumi (In Your Light) How appositely this wonderful and much loved Rumi quote sits with our quest for social progress in engaging [...]

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