We acknowledge three exemplary programs.
ICF Georgia, a charter chapter of the International Coaching Federation, has announced the winners of its 2020 Prism Awards for coaching excellence. The Home Depot is the winner in the For-Profit category. The Atlanta Federal Executive Board is the winner in the Government category. Georgia State University, The Robinson College of Business EMBA program is the winner in the Education category. The winners will receive their awards at a virtual ceremony on November 12, 2020.
The ICF Georgia Chapter Prism Award program honors organizations that have achieved the highest standard of excellence in coaching programs that yield discernible and measurable positive impacts, fulfill rigorous professional standards, address key strategic goals, and shape organizational culture.
“We are excited to bring the Prism Award back to ICF Georgia Chapter. We are especially honored to present these three incredible organizations as examples of how a strong coaching culture can impact the success of an organization. We look forward to continuing to highlight organizations that show leadership in developing their teams which ultimately results in benefits to their customers and our local communities here in Georgia,” said Tonya Echols, PCC, ICF Georgia Chapter President.
The Home Depot established a coaching department in 2018 to equip internal talent with the tools and resources that would enable associates to maximize their career potential.
Program Director Shannon Ramers commented, “Since the inception of our Talent Career Center, its impact has grown tremendously in many ways such as extending the reach of our one-on-one coaching program and the launch of multiple online resources to meet associates where they are today. The Talent Career Center been a game-changer for us as it empowers associates to drive their careers and has resulted in improved organizational performance. We are so proud of the team and are honored to be recognized by the ICF.
The Atlanta Federal Executive Board provides coaching to employees of federal agencies within metro Atlanta and the southeast. Metro Atlanta has the largest concentration of federal agency employees outside of Washington D.C. and the Board offers year-long coaching engagements to employees across the southeast. “It is with great pleasure that the Atlanta Federal Executive Board accepts the ICF Georgia Prism Award. Our hope is to continuously facilitate leadership development through professional coaching, education, and networking opportunities for federal staff in the Atlanta region. We have incorporated coaching as a cornerstone for our Leadership Government leadership development curriculum to ensure federal leaders are equipped with coaching as an ever-present framework to develop, retain and sustain our federal workforce” said Joel Bridges of the Atlanta Federal Executive Board.
The Georgia State University EMBA Program offers its students a 360-degree feedback survey along with individual coaching. In their leadership coursework, they are asked to write about their learnings and the personal impact of the coaching. Their participation is tied to their grade for this course.
Program Director Robin Mladinich said “We are pleased to be honored by ICF Georgia for our coaching program at the Robinson College of Business EMBA program. We feel our commitment to provide required coaching for each student tied to their leadership coursework is an essential ingredient for student transformation and sets our EMBA program apart.”
The International Coach Federation (ICF) is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high ethical standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches across a variety of coaching disciplines. Its 23,000-plus members located in more than 120 countries work toward the common goal of enhancing awareness of coaching, upholding the integrity of the profession, and continually educating themselves with the newest research and practices. Visit www.coachfederation.org to learn more.
Our local ICF Georgia chapter offers a supportive community, opportunities for professional development, networking, and an enjoyable way to connect with coaches from all backgrounds and specialties. The chapter actively promotes awareness of coaching to our communities with a variety of programs including virtual and in-person meeting, webinars, and other events throughout the year. Learn more at www.icfgeorgia.org.
Denise Hall, 404-229-3223