The International Coach Federation (ICF) recognizes and annually honors its individual members, Chapters, and organizations that have demonstrated a remarkable commitment to advancing the art, science and practice of professional coaching in their communities and beyond.
The Circle of Distinction program celebrates the best of the coaching profession and ICF. Circle of Distinction members will be experienced coach practitioners who have made their mark on ICF and the coaching profession. The inaugural class will be introduced in June 2018. ICF is currently accepting applications for the Circle of Distinction selection committee.
The ICF Young Leader Award celebrates coach practitioners under the age of 40 who are poised to lead ICF and the coaching profession into the future. Honorees will embody the core values of ICF and represent a diverse community of emerging thought leaders. The first Young Leader Award honorees will be introduced in June 2018. ICF is currently accepting applications for the Young Leader Award panel of judges.
In 2005, ICF Global adopted the Prism Award, a concept developed by the Greater Toronto ICF Chapter that recognizes businesses and organizations that demonstrate how professional coaching—used as a leadership strategy—pays off on many fronts. This award has become the epitome of what professional coaching can accomplish at the corporate/organizational level.
ICF Chapters are the voice and presence of ICF and professional coaching in their respective communities. ICF celebrates high-performing Chapters through its Chapter Recognition Program.
Each year, the ICF Global Board Chair presents an individual or organization with the ICF Chair's Award (formerly the President's Award) in recognition of the work he or she is doing to advance the mission and vision of ICF. There is no application process for this award.