We are delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the ICF Ireland Coaching Awards for 2023. We are accepting nominations for the following categories:
This year we have changed the nomination process to make it more streamlined and approachable. Eligible applications will be judged by an external panel of credentialled coaches from outside of ICF Ireland to ensure fairness and impartiality in the judging process.
Deadline for Nominations
Applications will be accepted up to 5 pm (Ireland time) on the 1st of September 2023. There will be no extensions to this deadline. Applications received after this time will not be accepted. The judging panel may also decide to withhold an award if suitable nominations aren’t received.
Read through each of the descriptions below for the three different award categories. Please pay particular note to the eligibility requirements stated. To start the nomination process, click on the relevant link below and complete the online form as fully as possible. When completing the nomination form, if you are logged into Google, you will be able to save your nomination form as you work through it.
What’s the benefit of winning an Award?
Winners will be presented at an event in November (details to be confirmed shortly) and will receive a visually stunning award and certificate! In addition, ICF Ireland will provide logos and materials that can be used to promote their award, along with showcasing the winners on our various social media platforms. Winners will be featured in future newsletters, the front page of the ICF Ireland website and offered the chance to host or speak at an ICF Ireland webinar or live event.
The Coach of the Year Award focuses on the Coaching profession. Individuals nominated will demonstrate exceptional commitment and competence to coaching and its practice by clearly explaining how they have supported the wider coaching profession.
This award is open to any coach who:
- Is an ICF Ireland member
- Currently in good standing
- Holds either a current ACC, PCC or MCC credential
Coaches may self-nominate themselves for this award by completing the online application form. Coaches may also provide the contact details for their coaching supervisor (if they have one) and up to five clients who will be contacted to provide a testimonial in support of their nomination. Please ensure you have agreed permission and consent from each person before completing the application form.
Ready to apply?
The Rising Star of the Year Award recognises the efforts and development of newly qualified coaches. Nominees will be individuals who have started or completed their first formal coach-specific training of more than 60 hours within the previous two years and have demonstrated strong coaching competencies and coach development.
- Open to any new coach and regardless of whether they are an ICF Ireland member.
- Who has completed or started their first formal coach-specific training (of at least 60 hours) within the previous two years
- Whose practice is based in, or mainly supports clients based in, Ireland.
- Has an ICF Ireland member endorsing and supporting their application
Coaches may self-nominate themselves for this award by completing the online application form. Coaches must provide the contact details for the ICF Ireland Member who is supporting their application. They may also provide contact details for up to five supporters of their application. These supporters may be clients, coach trainers, a coach supervisor or organisational representatives who will be contacted to provide a testimonial in support of their nomination. Please ensure you have agreed permission and consent from each person before completing the application form.
Ready to apply?
The President’s Award focuses on the impact of coaching within Ireland and is open to any individual, circle, education provider or other organisation. It covers a broad range of initiatives, ranging from internal organisational initiatives, educational initiatives, or initiatives focused on society. The key requirement is that any initiative must demonstrate how coaching has impacted an organisation, society or sector within Ireland.
- Open to any organisation, individual, coaching circle, or collection of individuals who have run or are running an initiative that can demonstrate an impact on some aspect of Irish society (or organisation) through coaching.
- The initiative must be currently running or have been run within the previous 18 months.
- The application must be endorsed by an ICF Ireland member in good standing.
Applications may be submitted by any ICF Ireland member who is in good standing. They may also provide contact details for up to five supporters of the application. These supporters will be contacted to provide a testimonial supporting the nomination. Please ensure you have agreed permission and consent from each person before completing the application form.