First Non-North American to Serve as President of the ICF:Press Release

International Coach Federation welcomes Karen Tweedie, PCC, of Australia to the role



LEXINGTON, Ky., Dec 16, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —



 On January 1, Karen Tweedie, PCC(1), will make history as she assumes the role as the International Coach Federation’s first non-North American president. The Australian will join 15 other officers and directors-at-large from 10 countries to form the 2009 global ICF Board of Directors.

Tweedie has been coaching professionally in both the public and private sector for 16 years and has held various positions of ICF leadership, including: President of the International Coach Federation Australasia in 2005; Secretary/Treasurer of the global ICF Board in 2007; and President-elect of the global ICF Board in 2008.

“I am thrilled to be leading the ICF into 2009. It is a great honor for me, as well as those in the Australasian region, to have the opportunity to serve as the first non-North American president of this global coaching association,” said Tweedie.

“There are many opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for the ICF and professional coaching at large in the coming year, but with the expertise and collective knowledge of the global Board, I am certain that we, as an international association, will continue to advance the art, science and practice of professional coaching throughout the world.”

Joining Tweedie on the 2009 ICF Board is: (*Indicates new member to the global ICF Board of Directors.)

    -- President-elect: Giovanna D'Alessio, MCC(2), (Italy);
    -- Past President: Diane Brennan, MCC, (USA);
    -- Secretary/Treasurer: Tom Hatton, PCC, (Ireland);
    -- Vice President: Marilyn O'Hearne, MCC, (USA);
    -- Vice President: Lene Ronning-Arnesen, PCC, (Norway);
    -- Vice President: Garry Schleifer, PCC, (Canada);
    -- Director: John Annesley, PCC, (Australia);
    -- Director: Philip Brew, MCC, (UK);
    -- Director: Sylviane Cannio, PCC, (Belgium);
    -- Director: Daniele Darmouni, MCC, (France);
    -- Director: Ira Dressner, PCC, (USA) - beginning his second term on the
    -- Director: Janet Harvey, MCC, (USA)*;
    -- Director: Krissy Jackson, ACC(3), (Switzerland)*;
    -- Director: Ed Modell, PCC, (USA)*; and
    -- Director: Pat Obuchowski, ACC, (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 over 15,000 members in 92 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 over 4,400 coaches worldwide..

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


SOURCE International Coach Federation

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SOURCE International Coach Federation

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