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International Coaching Federation Switzerland

ICF Switzerland Board Elections

As ICF Switzerland continues to evolve into a more influential and larger association, we require governance with an expanded set of knowledge, skills, abilities and personal attributes to continue leading the organization and the profession of coaching in Switzerland.

ICF Switzerland is a membership association for trained, professional coach practitioners and serves everyone who is interested in coaching in Switzerland and beyond.

The ICF Switzerland Board is a body of elected members who govern the affairs of the organization. The Board is comprised of no more than seven members, three of whom will hold the offices of President, Vice President and Treasurer. Each Director serves a two-year term, with a maximum of two terms.

The election for the 2021 ICF Switzerland Board of Directors is now open!

ICF Switzerland Members in good standing are eligible to vote for candidates seeking open positions on the 2021 ICF Switzerland Board of Directors. All members are encouraged to participate in the elections process by reviewing the candidates’ information and making an informed choice. Your voice is important in the process, and we thank you for participating.

The deadline to submit your ballot is 10h00 CET on November 27, 2020.

The ICF Switzerland Nominating Committee has completed a thorough review of the candidates.

The following candidate has been selected to serve a second term as an ICF Switzerland Board Director.

Returning Board Director

Dear Member,

Serving as your Vice President for the last  year has been a rewarding and at times challenging experience as this year has been unprecedented. Building on the knowledge and experience gained during my first two-year term on the board, I would like to continue to contribute to ICF Switzerland for a second term.
There is much to do and I have clear ideas how to move the association forward so please give me your trust and your vote!

Warm regards,

 Linkedin profile of Nina Giustiniani

The Nominating Committee has selected the following three (3) candidates to fill the remaining three (3) open Director positions.

Please take a look at each candidate’s profile below to find out about their motivation and the energy they wish to bring to ICF Switzerland.

New Board Candidates

Lisa Christen, ACC 

Motivation letter

Linkedin profile 

Video presentation

Lisa Christen is an international Executive Coach, Leadership Consultant and expert in developing the “human” skills needed to succeed in the 21st century. Lisa is an official member of the invitation-only Forbes Coaches Council and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Coaching McLean / Harvard Medical School. She has been featured in news outlets such as CNN Money, Forbes, and Coaching World. 

Heidi Friedrichs, PCC 

Motivation letter

 Linkedin profile 

Video presentation

Heidi's purpose is to evoke transformation and lead change. She lives this purpose by leading organizational and cultural transformations in the corporate world and focusing on the people side of these - by coaching leaders to be at and do their best, and by utilizing energetic tools as a Reiki Great Master.

Heidi loves building bridges between multiple disciplines, embracing the richness, and unfolding the magic when joining them, e.g. by integrating coaching and energy utilization in business transformations. 

Romina Henle, PCC 

Motivation letter

 Linkedin profile 

Video presentation

Romina is the founder of Dance In Your Essence, a boutique consultancy and Coaching firm, and part of the ICFS Leadership team since 2016. She is passionate about creating choreographies to organizational, relational and individual well-being. To her well-being means alignment of actions to the reference value system. She is a professional certified coach (PCC) by ICF, trained by CTI and CRR Global both in London and Instanbul. She loves that, through her work, she gets to know different realities. She has been working in various industries such as packaging, insurance and the energy sector. The scope of her work is both local and international. To name few places in which she has been delivering her services: F2F in Bangkok and Dubai as well as virtually in Taipei and Tel Aviv.

ICF Switzerland Board Criteria

  • ICF member and ICF certified 
  • Knowledge of and previous involvement with the ICF 
  • Specific skills needed for the different open positions 
  • Previous experience of board and volunteer work 
  • A service mindset and time to give to ICF 

Election Process

Completed applications will go through an initial review by the ICF Switzerland Nominating Committee to narrow the field of applicants based on the set election criteria.

Selected applicants are asked to participate in an interview with several members of the Nominating Committee in October / early November. Once the Nominating Committee has selected candidates for the ballot, all applicants are notified of their status and the election are open to our members at the set date. This year the election is open from 16. – 27. November at 10h00.

We will announce election results no later than November 30, 2020. 

ICF Switzerland Nominating Committee

This year’s Nominating Committee includes the following members:

  • Elias Gharbi, PCC, President
  • Nina Giustiniani, PCC, Vice President
  • Debbie Brupbacher, ACC, Treasurer
  • Gillian Walter, PCC, Board Member
  • Afsheen Ismail-Wey, ACC, Board Member



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