Charged with the responsibilities of guiding and directing the strategic plans and goals for achieving the mission of the ICF Foundation (ICFF), nine individuals serve on the ICFF Board of Trustees (BOT).  They bring to their work a unique blend of experience and understanding to guide the passionate conviction that social change is accelerated and amplified through coaching.

Each member of the BOT serves a two year term. During that time, they help set the future direction for the foundation, provide input for developing income sources, and promote the Foundation and its mission (to support coaching research, pro bono coaching and other studies related to the coaching profession). The mission also includes the intent to bring coaching to people across the world necessitating a diverse and accomplished group of individuals.

 In January 2022, the Board of Trustees has welcomed two additional members, Jeff Cheah and Rashmi Shetty.

Jeff 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. As an Executive Leadership Coach, he has helped leaders discover how a difference in their behavior, can lead to positive business outcomes. Jeff is also certified on multiple Assessment Tools, and has conducted over 70 Coaching Workshops.

He 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 service as Vice-President (2016-2018), President (2018-2020), and currently serves as the Immediate Past-President of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Malaysia Chapter promoting coaching awareness and mentoring new Coaches.

Rashmi Shetty, PCC

Rashmi Shetty is a Post Graduate in Public Administration from Madras University. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from ICF, a certified NLP practitioner, a Certified Professional Values Analyst, and a Certified DISC Assessor. She has completed the first level of Reiki, EFT, and Transactional Analysis.

Rashmi believes that societal-change conversations organically enhance the coaching process. She believes that coaches can affect the climate crisis through coaching for social impact. She served with the ICF Bengaluru Chapter as Director of membership and is with the Climate Coaching Alliance in Asia and globally.

With 17 years in the Voice Industry as an RJ, Voice over artist and emcee, her coaching on Self-expression is an amalgamation of all nuances learned on that journey. She coaches in Voice and Self. Rashmi has also received a National & International Award for scripting & narrating Radio Documentaries which she says has provided clarity to her calling.

In July 2020 she was honored with the “Iconic Woman award – Making a better world for all” by the Women Economic Forum. Rashmi’s considered her journey with all India Radio’s 101.3 F.M Rainbow, to be a meaningful one that lasted a decade. She turned chat show host for two years. For one year “Folks with Different Strokes” and later “Inspire” to tell people that there are many roads to choose from to make a difference in society. She has taken on various other projects to broaden her listener base.  This passion she continues today with her podcast which she started in February 2021.

Experienced, Current Board Members Include:  Lisa Nitze, Chair; Saima Butt, Treasurer;  Wang Ching, Secretary; Morel Fourman, ICF Global Board Representative;  Yene Assegid; Ann Dorgan; and Jose Pinero.  Ex-Officio Members: Coura Badiane, Foundation Vice President; and Magda Mook, Executive Director and CEO of ICF.

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