ICF Nominations Are Now Open | Circle of Distinction and Young Leader Awards

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Nominations are now open for two ICF awards programs: Circle of Distinction and Young Leader.

The Circle of Distinction program recognizes experienced coaches who have made significant contributions to ICF and the coaching profession over the course of their careers. Eligible coaches must be ICF Members in good standing and hold a current PCC Credential or higher.

To nominate a peer or colleague for the Circle of Distinction visit coachfederation.org/circle-of-distinction.
Please note that self-nominations will not be accepted for this program.


The Young Leader Award celebrates coaches under the age of 40 who are poised to lead ICF and the coaching profession into the future. Eligible coaches must be age 39 or under at the time of nomination, be an ICF Member in good standing, and hold a current ICF Credential.

Coaches can learn more about this program and nominate a peer, colleague or themselves for the Young Leader Award at
coachfederation.org/young-leader-award.


The 2019 Circle of Distinction inductees and Young Leader Award honorees will be announced on October 3, 2019.

They will be formally celebrated at ICF Converge 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic. Each award recipient will receive a complimentary conference registration and travel/hotel stipend from ICF Global.

The deadline to submit nominations for both programs is April 3, 2019, at 2 p.m. (New York).