When the current board took up office in January 2014 our first job was to sign off the revised strategic plan and refresh the Chapter’s goals. Our vision continues to be that ICF Ireland is recognised as a leading voice of coaching in Ireland.
We support the ICF global purpose: In service of humanity flourishing. We are committed to advancing the science and practice of coaching. We work with the ICF definition of coaching which is: To partner with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires then to maximise their personal and professional potential.
In 2014 this vision is supported by the GIVE Proposal.
This year, for the first time, an ICF Coaching Awards Gala is being organised. In addition we are increasingly involved at an international level with ICF colleagues. This will help amplify our voice and speaks clearly to our vision.
In summary, the three pillars of our work are:
- Deliver a Gala awards evening that celebrates coaching in Ireland
- Create a calendar of events, master classes and AGM
- Ensure events are linked to CCEUs
- Support regional group meetings and encourage the development of new groups
- Use social media to encourage connection and discussion among Chapter members and encourage new members to join
- Annual member survey to find out your needs
- Support for credentialing and CPD
- Build links with EMCC and AC
- Regular updates from me as your Chapter President
- Implement our communications strategy and overcome barriers to the growth of the profession
- Increase understanding of the benefits of coaching
- Raise our profile through activity during International Coaching Week
In addition to working according to ethical guidelines, the board is committed to developing and growing the profile of the ICF Ireland. We are passionate about the profession of coaching. In our role as coaches in service of humanity flourishing, we are seeking ways to support local communities in Ireland. To this end, we are developing an outreach initiative supporting peace and reconciliation work which will show the power of coaching for change.
Please take some time to reflect on this vision and contact us with any feedback and suggestions. Our primary aim is to serve you, our membership, and the strengthen the profession that we are all part of.
With best wishes
Mary Anna Wright, ACC
President, ICF Ireland Chapter