2021 Global Leaders Forum
The 2021 Virtual Global Leaders Forum (GLF) is a cross-sector network of volunteers, speakers, influencers , and staff designed to provide and explore resources to improve and expand ICF's ecosystem and community footprint. As in previous years, this year's 2021 Global Leaders Forum will exclusively address our coaching chapters' critical needs and concerns and concerns and enhance our volunteer s’ leaders' aptitude for leadership . aptitude . The Global Leaders Forum's focus is to develop volunteer leaders ' astuteness through networking, education , and information - sharing – all focused on growing coaching competence, social and civic awareness , and economic consciousness.
The 2021 ICF Global Leaders Forum will be a virtual program this year . It will include a diverse line - up of pre-recorded content, live presentations , and unique interactive discussions and exercises.
OnDemand Session will be released the week of March 8, 2021.
Live Interactive Sessions will be offered in two time zone options. The programming will be the same each week. You are welcome to attend both week s if you prefer or select one. The dates and times are as follows:
Option 1: March 23 – 25, 2021 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM (New York) Each day
Option 2: March 30 – April 1, 2021 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM (New York) Each day
2021 GLF Session Information: https://coachingfederation.org/global-leaders-forum
Meet the Speakers: https://coachingfederation.org/global-leaders-forum/speaker-bios
2021 GLF Learning Portal Landing Page: https://learning.coachingfederation.org/GLF-2021
Alicia Hullinger is Vice President of the newly formed ICF Thought Leadership Institute where she is developing a transdisciplinary network of thought leaders who, through dialogue, research, and practice will collaborate on the future of coaching and beyond. The Thought Leadership Institute is building what will one day become the Global Digital Library of Human Development and Coaching. As a sociologist, Alicia is interested in pathways of interconnectedness and integration and asks questions on how to enhance relationships within ourselves, with each other, and with our one home. Previously, Alicia was consulting with organizations on social change models in the areas of cooperative business models, sustainability, alternative agriculture, social movements, and coaching research. Alicia holds a doctoral degree in sociology from the University of Kentucky.
Amy holds a B.A.bachelor’s in Psychology and with a minor in Business from Westminster College, and has a Masters master’s in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. She is an NYU Certified Life Coach, a Certified Master Career Coach with GetFive, Time Management Coach, and a trained Recovery Coach through CCAR in addition to her ICF Credential (ACC). She is currently serving as the President of the Board of Directors for the New York City International Coaching Federation Chapter. For Amy, shifting into coaching was a natural transition given her first career was working in the non-profit sector in the substance abuse field. Her breadth and depth of knowledge and experience working with individuals, families, and communities have has given her the unique ability to connect with people and transform their lives and careers. She has over more than 20 years of non-profit and entrepreneurship experience. She has’s created a non-profit organization, worked with the DEA Educational Foundation, and a national non-profit organization working to reduce teen substance abuse and support families impacted by addiction.
Anik Clemens is the Senior Development Manager for North America for the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She joined ICF Global in October 2018, after being a member of ICF Central Florida for 3 years and serving as the Treasurer on the ICF Central Florida Board for 2 years. As Senior Development Manager North America, she supports 29 local ICF chapters in the U.S. and Canada (the Northeast and Southeast Regions), ensuring a positive experience for current and prospective ICF members, credential holders, and volunteer leaders. Her goal is to serve and help expand the global professional coaching community.
As Vice President for the ICF Professional Coaches Organization, Ann leads global development through membership growth strategies, collaborative relationships with stakeholders, and promoting ICF excellence to external audiences to elevate the profile of coaching as part of a thriving society.
Ann has a deep passion for coaching and its positive impact on relationships and human potential in our globally connected world. It is through this work Ann finds her personal purpose to inspire growth and understanding so that we may all live in a more inclusive world.
While many people have a bucket list, Ann has a bucket OF lists. She keeps her stuff in Omaha, Nebraska USA but finds her home anywhere she is in the world.
Carolina Stilhano is graduate in Journalism with a postgraduate in Marketing and has many courses in Communication & Digital Marketing. She has more than 17 years of experience in Marketing and Communications, especially in Human Resources market helping big companies to grow and development in new environments regarding branding. She was responsible for big projects and accomplishments in companies like, Merck, Fedex, Catho and YPO. She is passionate by Technology, being Mentor Volunteer for startups in Sao Paulo. She is also a Teacher Invited from a business school in Brazil (SENAC), sharing her knowledge of Online Marketing, Public Affairs & Social Media. Since 2017, Carolina is Staff Member from ICF supporting Chapters and Members in Latin America. Today, Carolina is Regional Development Manager from ICF Professional Coaches, and she is based in Brazil.
Carrie Abner is an experienced association executive who has advanced professional associations at the local, state, national and international levels. With a passion for bringing together diverse communities of practitioners through common purpose and voice, Abner has more than two decades of experience in communications, domestic and foreign policy, and nonprofit management in her roles at the International Coaching Federation, The Council of State Governments and the International Council for Voluntary Action (InterAction).
She currently serves as vice president of ICF Credentials and Standards, where she works to strengthen and grow the certification of coach practitioners around the world and ensure the highest standards for professional and ethical practice in coaching.
Abner previously served as assistant director for communications at The Council of State Governments, where she worked with state legislators, supreme court justices and executive branch leaders to foster collaboration and sharing of best practices across the states. Her past experience includes management of U.S. federal grant projects related to prevention of violence against women, as well as the protection of refugee women and children in humanitarian crises.
Carrie holds a Master’s degree in international affairs from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
With a passion for international development and relations, Coura has experience in association management, economics, project & program management, strategic thinking, business development and strategy, and multi-cultural communications. Fluent in French and Spanish, Coura currently serves as the Vice President of the ICF Foundation.
Her previous experience includes positions with the World Bank. Northwestern University, the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and the Radiological Society of North America.
Coura holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Keller Graduate School of Management, Devry University, Naperville, IL and a Master in International Development (MAID) from the American University, Washington, DC.
Daniel Pink is one of the best-selling nonfiction authors of the last decade. His books on work, business, and behavior have won multiple awards, been translated into 39 languages, and have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. Pink was the host and co-executive producer of Crowd Control, a National Geographic Television series on behavioral science. He also appears frequently on NPR, PBS, and other TV and radio networks in the US and abroad. He has been a contributing editor at Fast Company and Wired as well as a business columnist for The Sunday Telegraph. His articles and essays have also appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The New Republic, and other publications. In 2007, he was a Japan Society Media fellow in Tokyo, where he studied the country’s massive comic industry. For the last six years, London-based Thinkers50 has named him one of the top 15 business thinkers in the world. His TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the 10 most-watched TED Talks of all time, with more than 22 million views. His RSA Animate video about the ideas in his book, Drive, has collected more than 17 million views. Before venturing out on his own 20 years ago, Pink worked in several positions in politics and government, including serving from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University, where he was a Truman Scholar and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School. He has also received honorary degrees from several colleges and universities, including Georgetown University and the Pratt Institute. Pink and his wife live in Washington, DC. They have three children—a college senior, a college sophomore, and a 10th grader.
Erin Hyland is the Founder and Principal of Navigatrix Collaborative, LLC, a coaching and consulting practice. Her work centers on execution of strategic initiatives, performance enhancement and effecting change. Erin has worked with individuals, teams and organizations at different stages of development. Her clients have included individuals in a new role or implementing a challenging project, entrepreneurs finding their footing as a start-up, and mature organizations and teams making a shift or implementing interdisciplinary projects. Erin leverages over more than a decade in strategy consulting and project management of large-scale projects to support her clients in building a solid foundation and the requisite skills to execute successfully on their priority initiatives. In her coaching practice, Erin’s clients clarify objectives, seek out what's possible, identify needs and assess/leverage resources, engage key stakeholders as supporters, allies or partners, and build out a roadmap that breaks complex, ambitious aims into manageable, implementable components. Erin has a BS bachelor’s in Biology biology from Cornell University and a MS master’s in Uurban Pplanning from Columbia University. Other credentials include Certified Professional Coach with Leadership that Works, ProSci Certified Change Practitioner, Advanced Facilitation with Future Search Network and Level 2 Team Diagnostic Survey for team coaching. Her community and volunteer engagements include serving as Board Director, Professional Development for the ICF NYC Charter Chapter, as a District Committee member and Education Committee Co-Facilitatory for NYC District 39’s Participatory Budgeting process, and as the Glass Ceiling Committee Co-Chair for the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS).
Fiona Toy is the ICF Strategic Development Director for Asia Pacific. ICF Membership in the Far East, Southeast Asia and Oceania has grown to over 5,600 members and Fiona works to support the continued growth of ICF and professional coaching in the region. She will also seek to identify additional areas of opportunity for ICF, ensuring the organization’s long-term strength and sustainability.
Fiona is based in Sydney, Australia and in addition to her work with ICF, since 1999 she is an experienced association and event management professional working in the non-profit, small- and medium-enterprise sector. She also has extensive professional experience in the music and film industries.
Jonathan Powell (MS) is a positive psychology coach and character development specialist who focuses on empowering diverse leaders and lifelong learners with the skills and tools to build confidence, character and resilience. He’s proud to serve as VP of Community Outreach for the ICF Charlotte Area Chapter in North Carolina. By coaching his clients toward a more robust sense of well-being, Jonathan fulfills his purpose to co-create significant positive ripples in the world. Alongside his presence, his intuitive and compassionate approach to professional partnership leads to embodied clarity and a range of shifts that make space for an enhanced human experience. He’s grateful for the abundance in his life and the joy that his work brings him. Additionally, he believes in the generative potential of thriving Black communities and appreciates excellence, honesty, different perspectives and positive relationships.
Kathy is the Co-Founder of the Systemic Coach Academy of New Zealand and runs Thinking Spaces which provides Board level Team Coaching, Strategic Thinking Pods and Leadership Retreats. Kathy has a wealth of experience having been privileged to coach senior leaders in Government and Private sector organizations in the Channel Islands and Europe and now in New Zealand. Her clients have included senior partners in blue chip global Law and Accountancy firms, Board Directors in the Finance Sector, and many Heads of Service in Government Departments. After 30 years abroad Kathy decided to sell her Channel Island based company and has returned to the country of her birth, setting up several new companies across learning and development and hospitality sectors. Kathy is the current ICF Australasia Chapter President.
Kirsten Dierolf, M.A., MCC, MASFP is the owner and founder of SolutionsAcademy, a global ICF accredited coach training academy. She also coaches executives and teams. Kirsten has designed and delivered several global initiatives for leadership development for large international corporations.
Kirsten is member of the ICF assessor teams for MCC and PCC and a subject matter expert on teamcoaching and mentors MCC candidates through innovative programs and individual mentoring. She currently serves as the president of the German Chapter of the International Coaching Federation.
Kirsten was instrumental in founding the first peer reviewed journal for Solution Focused work in organizations “InterAction” in 2008 which she edited from 2008-2016. She is the author of “Solution Focused Team Coaching”, co-author of “The Solutions Tango” and “Coaching plain and simple” and editor of “Solution Focused Practice around the World” published as the result of the first global conference of Solution Focus which spanned all applications of SF, an initiative she spearheaded in 2017. She is a “virtual guru” and has been delivering online programs since 2008 when nobody even thought that this is possible. She speaks 7 languages and has worked on all continents (except Antarctica).
Kristin Kelly has served the International Coaching Federation since 2007 in numerous capacities (including marketing, membership, and leadership development) before her current position as the Assistant Director of Ethics, Policy, and Compliance. The ICF is the world’s largest membership organization, accreditation, and credentialing body for professionally trained coaches.
She’s actively involved with ICF’s management company (Associations International), including the Recognizing Achievement and Happiness (RAH) Committee. She has served on the team that developed ICF’s New Employee Onboarding Process, the ICF Internal Communications Task Force, and has been a driver in the co-creation of ICF Culture and values for the staff.
Kristin is a graduate of the University of Kentucky (BA) and lives with her husband Jacob, their children Dillon and Azalea, and their rambunctious dog Sprinkles in Lexington, Kentucky. When she isn’t working, she can be found making memories with her kids, in the kitchen testing a new recipe, sampling a donut in every city she visits, and finding ways to incorporate Seinfeld quotes into everyday conversation.
Luke brings over fifteen years of experience as both a leader in higher education and a non-profit executive focused on operations, program management, and human resources leadership. He has a M.Ed. in Adult & Higher Education from the University of Missouri – Saint Louis and a B.S. from Western Kentucky University. He is also a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) as well as a Society of Human Resources Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).
He currently serves as the Vice President of ICF Coach Training for the International Coaching Federation leading the advancement of coach training, education and program accreditation. Luke previously served as an Executive Director of National University College as well as Founder & CEO of Make It Matter, LLC – a boutique consulting organization focused on helping individuals and companies find purpose and meaning in today’s workplace. He frequently focused on helping associations and organizations realign their branding, human resources policies and overall organization, efficiency, and strategy. He also previously served as the Executive Director & CEO of CAMPUSPEAK, the nation’s premier programming company for higher education. Luke also has served as an adjunct faculty member with several colleges and universities instructing leadership development courses and curriculum.
Luke is a member of various professional associations such as ASAE-The Center for Association Leadership, SHRM-Society for Human Resource Professionals, ATD-Association of Talent Development, and a proud alumnus of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
Magda Nowicka Mook
Magdalena Nowicka Mook brings experience in fundraising, coaching, consulting, and association management. She is the CEO and Executive Director of the International Coaching Federation(ICF), where she acts as a partner to the ICF's Global Board of Directors. Magda is a trained professional coach and systems’ facilitator.
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Mark is an executive and leadership coach, a published author (The Brink –How Great Leadership Is Invented –Morgan James Publishing, 2014,) and a leadership consultant and trainer. As the President and Founder of Pinnacle Coaching, his career has spanned over 25 years working globally with top-tier business & organizational executives and prominent thought leaders. Additionally, he has spent over 14 of those years training high-level coaches to do what he doesthrough Accomplishment Coaching’s ICF (International Coach Federation) accredited Coach Training Program, where he is responsible for training coaches to do what he doesand the development of innovative delivery methods for coach training. In his private practice, his clients are C-level executives in the private sector, civic leaders in the public sector, professional athletes and teams, startup innovators, visionary creatives and front-line disruptors in their respective markets. His specialties include leadership training & development, mastery of dynamic communication, effective relationship and team building, crisis leadership, culture reinvention and implementation, market disruption, DEI initiative implementation, radical innovation, thought leadership and working with fear and the unknown as assets in unpredictable environments.
Michele Johnson is a Senior Researcher, and industry-leading client and supplier experience expert and is currently the Vice President of Client Services for MMR Research Associates. She has established and led global teams in 15+more than 15 markets. Leading the Kantar relationship with P&G Proctor & Gamble Co. for 4 years, she supported nearly all of P&G’s brands and categories in various project management and account management roles over 28 years. She has experience across CPG categories including: hair care, cosmetics, over-the-counter OTC medicines, oral care, personal cleansing/skin care, food and beverages, diapers and wipes, feminine care, and household paper products. Michele has conducted hundreds of concept tests, product tests, claims research, choice studies, and line optimization research projects.
Akasha is an associate with Cultivating Leadership. He stands for people’s growth and is especially interested in adult development across cultural differences. He does a good bit of work helping to foster diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in organizations and institutions of higher learning. He facilitates retreats and other experiences for connecting people across social identity differences, such as the Leading Inclusively lab at Cultivating Leadership, men’s retreat for heterosexual men and men from the LGBTQI+ community and developmental lab experiences for White and Black, Indigenous, People of Color. He teaches Gender Inequality and Developmental Psychology at St. George’s University in Grenada. He founded Sawubona Development Network as part of his commitment to making adult development and complexity principles more accessible to the Caribbean region.
Akasha holds a Ph.D. in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University. He is a professional certified coach (PCC).
Rainer Pratl is the Strategic Development Director for EMEA at ICF Professional Coaches. Rainer develops and implements strategies that strengthen ICF’s presence and influence. He focuses on member growth and deepening member engagement with the goal of establishing and growing healthy chapter communities.
Rainer has a wealth of experience working with volunteers in non-profit membership organizations. He is an experienced leader of international and virtual teams, skilled in building and leading cross-cultural teams and complex projects.
Originally from Austria, Rainer has lived in London for the last 15 years. In previous roles he worked as a Corporate Development Manager at Walgreens Boots Alliance, as a Consultant at McKinsey & Co and as a Restructuring Manager at the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). Rainer has an MBA from London Business School and a PhD in Finance and Accounting.
Robertson is a veteran corporate executive who has led global sales, marketing, human resource, and talent management organizations. As a leader she has relied on her coach training and capabilities to engage organizations to thrive and achieve results. As a human resources and talent management leader, she has served as a trusted advisor and coach to senior leadership. While at Verizon and MCI, she designed innovative coaching programs—both of which were recognized by the International Coaching Federation as winners of the International Prism Award. Based on her experiences, Robertson authored The Coaching Solution: How to Drive Talent Development, Organizational Change and Business Results. The book’s purpose is to share best practices and lessons learned on how to utilize and embed coaching in organizations. Recently, Robertson joined the International Coaching Federation as the Vice President of ICF Coaching in Organizations, a new business unit dedicated to the advancement ofcoaching in organizations.Robertson holds an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a BA from Drew University; she has also completed studies at the University of London and the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. She is an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SCP).
Rosarii Mannion is a senior experienced HR Director having held key roles most recently when she worked as National HR Director in Irelands largest employer the Health Service Executive with 120,000 employees. Throughout her career she has held a number of senior leadership roles. She is a passionate believer in maximising staff performance, staff engagement and promoting the benefits of coaching and mentoring in the workforce. She was awarded ICF Ireland Business & Executive Coach of the Year in 2017. In 2018 she was awarded the Ireland HR Leader of the Year. Rosarii is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, a qualified Mediator, Executive and Conflict Coach and holds a BA, HDip, MA and MSc and is currently pursuing a PhD. A global executive coach working at PCC level and leading a thriving international coaching practice, learn more at www.rosariimannion.com
Trent Funk is currently the Strategic Development Director for International Coach Federation (ICF) covering the Americas and Caribbean for the Pro Coaches Family. He joined the ICF in late 2019 with extensive background in customer experience, business development, international operations, and team building. He brings diverse experience from leading multi-national contact centers for Xerox as the Vice President of Customer Care, to guiding Saddleback Leather as Chief Operating Officer. He has led in the areas of IT, HR, marketing, retail, healthcare and government as well as being a veteran of the United States Army serving in both Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Trent is passionate about growth and has spent the past 20 years helping business and people in their pursuit of excellence.
Tyler Parker is the Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator for the International Coaching Federation, a graduate student at the American University and a Contributing Writer for Walker's Legacy. At ICF, she has gained experience in social media practices, public relations and strategic communications.
In 2019, she earned her bachelor's degree with honors from the University of Kentucky with a degree in broadcast journalism. Beyond that, Tyler is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, Society of Professional Journalists, the American Society of Association Executives and a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Tyler's favorite quote is by Maya Angelou "Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it."
Will Leach is the founder and CEO of the Mindstate Group. The Mindstate Group provides behavioral science-based tools and resources to help you build consistently effective marketing creative that drives people to listen, care and act. Will is also the founder and CEO of TriggerPoint, a leading behavioral research and design consultancy. TriggerPoint works with the world’s largest brands to solve their biggest behavioral challenges.
Will has over more than 25 years of behavioral insights experience, including running PepsiCo’s behavioral research lab, and is a behavioral design instructor at the Cox School of Business BLC at Southern Methodist University and Texas A&M’s Human Behavior Lab. Will is also the author of the best-selling book “Marketing to Mindstates: a Practical Field Guide to Applying Behavioral Design to Research and Marketing” and a 2two-time winner of the EXPLOR Award for behavioral science research innovation. Will is an expert in using behavioral psychology to optimize marketing creative and is a frequent contributor to Forbes, where he writes writing about behavioral economics and behavioral marketing.