Ed Modell Leads International Coach Federation Global Board

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 10, 2011Lexington, Kentucky, USA—Ed Modell, PCC1 took office as the International Coach Federation (ICF) global President on January 1, 2011. He will lead a team of 15 officers/directors from eight countries who will serve on the 2011 global ICF Board of Directors.

Modell is a certified Executive and Life Coach specializing in working with government, small business, and non-profit executives and professional service providers. He is a Past President of the Metro DC Chapter of ICF and a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute’s certification program. He served as the Chair of the global ICF Regulatory Committee for two years and was a co-founder of the ICF Conflict Coaching Special Interest Group.

Joining Modell on the 2011 ICF Board is: (*Indicates new member to the global ICF Board of Directors.)

  • President-Elect: Janet Harvey, MCC2, (USA);
  • Past President: Giovanna D’Alessio, MCC1,(Italy);
  • Secretary/Treasurer: John Annesley, PCC, (Australia);
  • Vice President: Damian Goldvarg, PCC (Argentina/USA);
  • Vice President: Meryl Moritz, MCC (USA);
  • Vice President: Cheryl Vermey, ACC3 (USA);
  • DirectorJeffrey Auerbach, MCC (USA) *;
  • Director: Philip Brew, MCC, (UK)
  • Director: Ira Dressner, PCC, (USA);
  • Director: See Luan Foo, PCC, (Singapore) *;
  • DirectorKaj Hellbom, ACC, (Finland) *;
  • Director: Krissy Jackson, ACC, (Switzerland);
  • Director: Marilyn O’Hearne, MCC, (USA);
  • Director: Pat Obuchowski, PCC, (USA); and
  • Director: Bernie Siegel, PCC, (USA) *.

ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching is a distinct service and differs greatly from therapy, consulting, mentoring or training. Individuals who engage in a coaching relationship can expect to experience fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, enhanced thinking and decision-making skills, enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence in carrying out their chosen work and life roles.

The International Coach Federation is the leading global organization for coaches, with 17,800 members in more than 100 countries, dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high ethical standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches. The ICF is the only organization that awards a global credential which is currently held by nearly 7,000 coaches worldwide. For more information on how to become or find an ICF Credentialed coach, please visit our website at

Credentials awarded by the ICF: 1PCC: Professional Certified Coach 2MCC:Master Certified Coach; and 3ACC: Associate Certified Coach.

Meryl Moritz joins faculty of DARCO Coaching

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 1, 2010 – Effective October 2010, Meryl Moritz, Master Certified Coach joins the faculty of DARCO Coaching.  DARCO Coaching is a training school whose audience comprises Hassidic and Orthodox Jewish women.  Women with backgrounds as diverse as nutritional consultants, classroom teachers, rabbinical lawyers, social workers, speech therapists, retail establishment owners, etc., learn coaching skills to augment their communication and relating styles.

Moritz says of DARCO’s founder, Miryam Werdyger, “Miryam is a visionary yet a pragmatist.  When she herself was studying coaching skills at New York University, she felt transformed.  With transformation came a feeling of obligation: to carry this message to women in her community. The ethos of the community maps beautifully to how a coach thinks and works with people. She fulfilled her vision in 2009.”

Moritz has an international reputation as an executive coach and coach educator.   A Certified Mentor Coach since 1999, Moritz has mentored coaches in the United States and abroad. Moritz and Werdyger met when Moritz was on faculty of New York University’s SCPS Department for Leadership and Human Capital Management and Werdyger was a student.  For information about DARCO Coaching and to find out how to enroll in the program, contact

Meryl Moritz forms alliance with TED

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 1, 2010 – Effective this month, Meryl Moritz, Master Certified Coach, joins the ranks of other expert coaches in supporting TED Fellows by serving as their pro-bono thought-partner, inspirer, and facilitator of progress toward their big objectives.

The TED Fellows program is designed to bring together young world-changers and trailblazers who have shown unusual accomplishment and exceptional courage. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, and Design.  Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference and TEDGlobal — TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.

Moritz will serve indefinitely as a coach-mentor to young people whose desires map with her experience and interests.


It’s that time of year again…to set goals

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 1, 2009 – It’s that time of year again…to set goals (and remember the goals you failed to meet last year.)  Despite how insistent our society is on having goals, many of us collectively shudder at the prospect of writing goals down on paper, fearing we won’t achieve them, as we didn’t last year. It’s truly mystifying how we say we fervently want to do something, but often fail to follow through.

Executive Coach Meryl Moritz has light to shed on this topic when she hosts a Wisdom Circle session on Saturday, December 5 for the 14th annual ICF International Conference at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Moritz, a master certified coach herself, says that mastering the competency of planning and goal setting is critical to successful coaching.  “When was the last time someone asked you, ‘What do you really want?’ Or ‘what will success look like?’” The coach’s curious cross-examination of her client is the first step toward creating a safe environment where insights are abundant, and energy is created and channeled into new direction.

The best examples of planning and goal setting look messy and unformed at the outset.  The coach and client embark on a spelunking (cave exploration) adventure.  Both parties step into the unknown, the dark, the ‘as-yet-undiscovered.’  Coaching, of course, isn’t the first or only discipline to focus on planning and goal setting.  Sister disciplines of psychology, hypnosis, and others have helped pave and continue to light the way.

To find out more about planning and goals setting, attend this session and others in the Orlando conference, visit  To find out more about Meryl Moritz and her firm Meryl Moritz Resources, visit, or call 1-914-793-3936.

Meryl Moritz appointed to 2010 Global Board

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November  1, 2009 – To fill the vacant seat left by Ed Modell, PCC, (who will serve the ICF as President-Elect in 2010), the International Coach Federation Nominating Committee selected Meryl Moritz, MCC, (USA) to serve as Director through 2011.  Moritz is a founding member of the International Consortium of Coaching in Organizations (ICCO) and a sponsor of the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations. A Certified Mentor Coach since 1999, Moritz has mentored executive coaches in the United States and abroad. She was on faculty of New York University’s SCPS Center for Management where she taught coaching in a professional certificate program.  Moritz will co-present Planning and Goal Setting, a WisdomCircle for a Core Competencies session, with Anita Hussl–Arnold, MCC, at the 2009 ICF Annual International Conference in Orlando, Florida, USA. See the ICF Conference Web site for more information.

The ICF is delighted to announce the three new Board members and four returning Board members who will serve on the global ICF Board beginning January 1, 2010:
President-Elect: Ed Modell, PCC (USA)
Directors-at-Large (terms expiring 2011): Meryl Moritz, MCC (USA) (new)
Directors-at-Large (terms expiring 2012):
• John Annesley, PCC (Australia);
• Philip Brew, MCC (UK);
• Damian Goldvarg, PCC (Argentina/USA) (new);
• Marilyn O’Hearne, MCC (USA); and
• Cheryl Vermey, ACC (USA) (new).
An in-depth interview with the 2010 global Board of Directors will be included in the December 2009 issue of Coaching Worlds

11th International Coaching Conference Scheduled November 1-4, 2006

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 2, 2006 – In three weeks, November 1-4, St. Louis, Missouri, will host the International Coach Federation’s (ICF) 11th International Coaching Conference 2006 “Quantum Thinking on Human Potential” at the St. Louis Renaissance Grand Hotel. Thousands of professional coaches from all over the world will assemble to share best practices and learn from one another. In the past ten years, one of the fastest growing occupational titles domestically as well as globally has been that of “Coach.”

ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC) Meryl Moritz, who is a leadership coach herself and principal of the NY-based coaching firm Meryl Moritz Resources, will be one of four MCCs who will demonstrate coaching to the entire convocation. Ms. Moritz’s will be the final demonstration, Friday afternoon at 4 p.m., when she will coach a St. Louis-based executive. Moritz and her client-du-jour will meet only minutes before their coaching takes place. The audience will have an unusual glimpse of what typically happens behind closed doors between and executive and his or her coach and will be able to ask questions of the Coach and the Client.

To find out more about Meryl Moritz Resources, call 914-793-3936, or visit

To find out more about the ICF international conference, visit

Meryl Moritz to Speak at International Coach Federation NYC Conference on October 4, 2006

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 1, 2006 – Executive coaching is something heard of but seldom seen except by the privileged few whose companies hire coaches for them or who are willing to foot the bill on their own. To demystify the subject, Executive Coach Meryl Moritz and one of her Australian clients, entrepreneur and world-traveler Katie Gallagher, will be on stage at the International Coach Federation’s – NYC Coaching Conference at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 4, 2006 for a live coaching demonstration called “Do the Bright Thing.”

Moritz, who is a certified master coach, says that executive coaching is an evocative experience for both the coach and the person being coached. “The coach begins a cross-examination of her client, first attempting to understand who this person is, and then learning what he or she really wants from coaching. The questioning is never random but rather builds to a point where action is the natural next step. The ultimate objective is to create an environment where insights abound. Often the coach is pelted with insights herself. It is a very empowering proposition for both parties.”

Only after fully appreciating who”the client is and what he or she wants to achieve, does Moritz decide on a coaching direction. After coaching hundreds of executives for thousands of hours each year, Moritz has created a proprietary coaching program that accelerates the executive’s development. Called Personal Global Positioning Systems, it takes its lead from the locator systems now featured in top of the line cars.

To find out more about Meryl Moritz Resources, call 914-793-3936, or

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“Coach” – One Of The Fastest Growing Occupational Titles

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August  18, 2004 – In the past ten years, one of the fastest growing occupational titles in the country has been “Coach.” With the proliferation of coaches, a public concern arose: what skills make a good coach (or a coach good)? The International Coach Federation (ICF), a world-wide association of professional coaches, addresses this concern with its rigorous certification process. “Master Certified Coach” or “MCC” is the highest of three levels of credentials awarded by the ICF.

In July, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Meryl Moritz, MCC and Principal of the organizational coaching firm Meryl Moritz Resources, will join the faculty of New York University’s Center for Management in the School of Continuing Professional Studies.

Ms. Moritz began her coaching career after 8 years as a management consultant, preceded by 7 years as a senior executive in two global corporations. She founded Meryl Moritz Resources to help organizations create coaching cultures in which leaders are masters of dialogue and respecters of the contributions of all players on their team.

As an ICF credentialing examiner, Ms. Moritz will bring the ICF’s standards into her teaching of the next generation of leadership coaches. She will be facilitating classes on the foundations of coaching, related disciplines, theory, and skills. She will supervise studies of students who are aiming to earn certification from NYU as an organizational and executive coach and ultimately examine their competencies in a final Master Class setting.

To find out more about Meryl Moritz Resources, call 914-793-3936, or visit

To find out more about NYU’s Certificate in Coaching programs, visit

International Coach Federation European Coaching Conference – May 18-20 in Brussels

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May  1, 2004 – In two weeks, May 18-20, Brussels, capital of Europe, will host the International Coach Federation’s (ICF) European Coaching Conference 2006 (ECC 2006). Hundreds of professional coaches from all over the world will assemble to share best practices and learn from one another. In the past ten years, one of the fastest growing occupational titles globally has been that of “Coach.”

Meryl Moritz, a leadership and executive coach herself and Principal of US-based coaching firm Meryl Moritz Resources, will be a speaker at the ECC2006, co-presenting with Ralf Friedrich the results of their two-year coaching engagement at a Japanese firm in a session called “How Coaching kept Communication Afloat During a Change Management Initiative.”

Mr. Friedrich, Moritzís collaborator in this engagement, is founder of the Germany-based coaching/consulting firm GePros. The two will share the process by which they coached all members of the corporationís senior management and trained senior management to in turn coach their direct reports to successful adoption of a new organizational structure.

To find out more about Meryl Moritz Resources, call 914-793-3936, or

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The HR Forum 2004

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October  1, 2003 – When the luxury ocean liner Norwegian Dawn sails out of New York Harbor on May 13th, 2004, Executive Coach Meryl Moritz will be one of the invited guests, but with a mission. That mission is to help human resources executives in the floating HR Forum 2004 take a breather and do for themselves what they usually help others do: focus on their personal and professional hopes and dreams, and devise strategies for achieving them.

Delegates to The HR Forum average 21+ years of experience in the HR industry. During the Forum’s two and a half days at sea, delegates attend seminars, workshops, clinics, and industry “brain-shares” with their peers. Ms. Moritz will be on hand for private coaching consultations with executives who outline their goals prior to the session in a confidential questionnaire. Typically, executive coaching involves several meetings per month for a six-month stretch or longer and focuses on honing the executive’s leadership presence; leveraging individual strengths and delegating weaknesses; inventorying team strengths and playing to them to build an even more winning team. But Ms. Moritz will dramatically accelerate that course for Forum delegates and hit the high notes in a single session of her proprietary coaching program Personal Global Positioning Systems.

To find out more about The HR Forum 2004, visit To find out more about Personal Global Positioning Systems, call 914-793-3936, or email

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