Magdalena Mook

CEO/Executive Director, International Coach Federation (ICF)

Magdalena Nowicka Mook joined ICF in 2005 as an Assistant Executive Director and was named CEO in 2012. period, the number of active ICF Credential-holders worldwide grew from 1,200 to more than 27,000.

 During Mook’s tenure, awareness of coaching and ICF has expanded globally. Market research conducted by ICF and its research partners has explored diverse topics including the building blocks of coaching cultures in organizations, the use of coaching skills by managers and leaders, the impact of coaching on millennials and first-time people managers, and the role of coaching in successful change management initiatives.

 Mook has also overseen the curation of scientific research on topics including the effectiveness of coaching, keeping coaches “fit for purpose,” referring coaching clients to therapy and coaching supervision.

 Through her work as CEO of the ICF Foundation, Mook is a tireless proponent of coaching’s ability to accelerate and amplify social progress. The Foundation’s work builds the capacity of leaders in social system change organizations through pro bono coaching.

 Mook is a trained professional coach. She received her master’s degree in economics and international trade from the Warsaw School of Economics. She also graduated from the Copenhagen Business School’s advanced program in international management and consulting. She is a Vice Chair of the International Section Council of the American Society of Association Executives; a member of the founding board of the Institute for Organizational Mindfulness; and a member of the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, the Forbes Nonprofit Council and the Association for Talent Development.