The International Coaching Federation has had a successful period of global growth and was interested in doing some more intensive work strengthening its presence in India. I have done several ‘deep dives’ living and working in China, Australia and India and so we initiated a discussion of how I might be able to help them with this effort.
In a six month project, I did a ‘deep dive’ into understanding ICF and its culture, interviewed key local leaders, and worked with ICF staff to develop strategies for enhancing ICF’s presence in India. A final report outlined goals, actions and evaluation criteria. In addition, I developed a more generic set of guidelines for ICF to apply a similar process to other geographic areas.
Since then, thanks to a much more profound understanding of the Indian culture, ICF managed to grow its presence in India significantly, hired a permanent staff person in India and continues establishing strong ties with India’s leading businesses and corporations that utilize professional coaching in their leadership development.
This project included assistance with:
- Global outreach strategies and planning
- Primary stakeholder interviews