2020 ICF Global Leaders Forum
The Global Leaders Forum (GLF) prepares chapter representatives for a leader’s journey. As partners in our vision to see coaching be an integral part of a thriving society, you will learn about important operational and strategic aspects of your role as an ICF volunteer leader in an atmosphere of learning and networking with global peers.
This year is an historic year for GLF. With the global pandemic continuing to impact every community around the world, your role as a leader is more important than ever! GLF training has always been designed to orient leaders to some of the most critical aspects of ICF Chapter leadership and governance, hear and share best practices, and have questions answered. We are still committed to bringing you the very best content and training for effective chapter leadership. Due to our unusual circumstances, this year, we will ensure that you have training on how to lead during crisis situations in addition to inspiring keynote presentations and small group “compass conversations” focused on key topics including ethics, social progress, and strategic partnerships.
Anda Suta is a Learning Millennial developer who uses coaching, facilitation techniques and mentor-coaching approach. She accompanies managers, high-potential millennials, teams, HR people and internal or external coaches who want to discover and to reach their potential.
Anda has been an active volunteer in ICF Romania since 2016 as Vice President, and starting April 2020 will become President. She has a desire to contribute actively on creating a strong sense of togetherness in the world and to educate the market regarding professional coaching.
Barb Rosen Schreiber
Barb is a professional certified coach (PCC), adult educator (MEd), organizational development professional and Principal of her own business, Lead with Impact. With over 25 years of experience in banking, pharmaceuticals, insurance and health care, Barb has lead the implementation of national and global performance management and employee engagement initiatives, mentoring programs and emerging leader development in addition to her focus on bringing coach-like conversations into the corporate world as a facilitator of coaching programs.
Barb is an active member of the ICF Toronto Chapter. She joined the Board in 2015 as Community Outreach Co-Lead.
Don Whittle is the Director of Membership Experience for the International Coach Federation, where for the past 12 years he has seen the organization grow from 13,000 members to its current 35,000 members from around the world. His primary responsibilities have been engaging and retaining members, along with growing the Regional Development Team.
Don has over 17 years of nonprofit experience from the Olympic sports world as manager of athletes’ grants for the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs. During this time, he also managed international relations and supervised U.S. teams at 4 different Olympic Games.
Don graduated from the University of Arizona and was a NCAA All American in swimming.
George M. Nuthu is a Leadership Development Coach and Consultant whose mission is to inspire and influence leaders to discover their potential, draw out their passion, develop their proficiency and demonstrate high performance so that their teams drive up productivity and their organizations deliver profitability.
As a Leadership Development Professional, George brings a wealth of experience of over ten years of working with close to 2500 leaders in local and international organizations from East, West and South Africa, South-East Asia and the Middle East.
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An action-oriented coach, facilitator and a sought-after speaker on topics related to leadership, coaching cultures & women development and empowerment Lara Atallah is an Executive & Leadership Coach. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), and a Group Certified Coach (GCC) accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Lara has served as a Member of the Board of Directors of ICF Egypt Chapter for three years as the Chair of the Marketing & Branding Committee. She has coaching experience for almost half a decade and is the pioneer of coaching retreats in Egypt. As a coach, Lara is known for her empowerment, compassion, understanding and gentle motivation.
Laurie J. Goetz, MBA, ACC, works primarily with executive clients in the financial services industry, using a growth mindset approach to help them gain insight and perspective, as well as agility. She holds an MBA in marketing from the University of Dallas and a BSBA in organizational behavior from Boston University. Laurie completed the Executive and Professional Coaching graduate certificate program through the University of Texas at Dallas and was awarded her Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credentials by the International Coach Federation (ICF). She currently serves as Director of Membership for the ICF - North Texas chapter.
Lori Russo is a 21-year veteran of Stanton Communications. She leads strategic planning and impactful communication campaigns for clients including the American Statistical Association, the American Association for Public Opinion Research, the American Nurses Association, W. L. Gore & Associates and others.
Lori works extensively with international press and is an active member of the National Press Club, serving on its prestigious Headliners Committee. Prior to joining Stanton Communications, Lori was a news producer and assignment editor at an ABC Television affiliate. She is a graduate of Towson University, with a degree in mass communications and journalism.
Meredith Parfet is the CEO and Founder of Ravenyard Group, a crisis management consultancy with expertise in communications and strategy (www.ravenyard.com). Ravenyard is unique in its emphasis on supporting the wellbeing of leaders in crisis. Meredith is an accomplished investor, an ambitious entrepreneur and a passionate philanthropist. She has nearly two decades of asset management and hedge fund experience, including acting as the Chief Operating Officer for two alternative investment funds. She also co-founded Denali Venture Philanthropy, an investment organization that funds entrepreneurs who are committed to social change. She has led organizations of all sizes, including one with 600 direct reports, and four startups.
For Saima coaching and societal progress are inextricably linked. Her purpose is to connect people with the abundance of their potential. She holds a vision for humanity in which people come together to generate social change for an equitable place for all to thrive.
She is co-founding director of a 20-year old business. Leaders are drawn by her passion in applying strategic thinking and intuitive awareness in delivering focused outcomes.
Within the ICF family Saima holds an MCC, is an ACTP Programme Director, certified Mentor Coach and a member of the ICF Foundation Board of Trustees.
Sara Krisher is the founder of STAND TALL, a confidence building company. She is committed to teaching leaders to lead from the front of the room with confidence. Her unique approach incorporates techniques that go beyond the technical aspects of delivering a presentation to address the mindset needed to encourage authenticity.
Sara is a professional member of the National Speaker’s Association and an international speaker. She is a Master Trained Narrative Coach through Learning Journeys International Center of Coaching and holds the ACC credential through the International Coach Federation. (Soon to be PCC).
Shahira Rifaat, PCC is an Executive and Leadership Coach since 2007. She is one of Egypt’s pioneers in the Coaching Industry. She is a founding Board Member of ICF Egypt since its inception in 2015. During her Presidency tenure, ICF Egypt was the only Chapter in the Middle East to receive the ICF Annual Global Chapter Recognition Award twice in a row for 2017 & 2018. She is a certified Intelligent Leadership Executive Coach from John Mattone. She is the third Enneagram Accredited Professional & Trainer from the International Enneagram Association in the Middle East. She is also a certified Hogan Assessor.
As a professionally trained and accredited coach for the last 5 years with over 300 coaching hours, Susan has partnered with professionals in middle level to C-Suite positions in helping them unlock their potential. Her passion for coaching saw her serve as a Board Official of the ICF, Kenya Chapter for the last three years as Organizing Secretary, President-Elect and Chapter President.
Susan holds a Masters’ degree in International Business Administration and her skills include individual, group and team coaching; banking and financial management; among others.