Coaching World Issue 13: March 2015 - Page 5

Here at ICF Headquarters, the first few months of 2015 can best be summed up in one word: Busy! In the first two months of this year, we’ve welcomed our new ICF Global Board Chair, Dave Wondra, PCC, to our offices for a whirlwind visit; worked with a team of subject-matter experts to deliver 14 hours of cutting-edge education through the 2015 Business Development Series and wrapped up final preparations for Global Leaders Forum 2015, an event bringing together ICF Chapter Leaders from around the globe to acquire education that they’ll take home to enhance your ICF experience at the local level. Editor’s Note 20 Years of Advancements This busy-ness is a good thing, because it points to ICF’s immense growth and evolution in the 20 years since our founding. What began as a venue for professional coaches— primarily based in North America—to connect with and provide support to one another has evolved into a diverse global organization that sets the standards for our profession, promotes consumer awareness and provides you, the coach, with the tools, resources and research to help you succeed in your career. This issue of CW reflects our ongoing commitment to advancing your knowledge of theories and models that can support your coaching. On page 21, psychologist Hendrie Weisinger, Ph.D., shares insights into the science behind pressure—along with some surprising information about how so-called “clutch” situations really impact human performance. Meanwhile, if you’re looking to improve your own performance as a coach, turn to page 14 to discover a model that’s changed the way coaches work at Florida State University. In this issue, we’re also continuing the momentum we built during the 2015 Business Development Series to help you advance your coaching business: Turn to page 7 for an introduction to pipeline management and page 18 for tips on using Instagram to enhance your personal brand. As ICF celebrates 20 years of advancing coaching and looks forward to our next two decades, we want to ensure that CW is evolving, too. Please let me know how this magazine can better serve you as your look to the next stage of your journey: Email me at Abby Tripp Heverin Coaching World Communications Coordinator 5