Ed Modell Leads International Coach Federation Global Board

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 www.coachfederation.org.

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

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