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International Coach Federation Hires New Regional Service Centre

Managers in Moscow and Kuala Lumpur

LEXINGTON, Ky., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Coach

Federation (ICF) has added two new Regional Service Centre (RSC)

managers in Europe and Asia to support its growing membership in these

regions. The new hires will improve the level of service to ICF

Chapters and Members while expanding the ICF's presence in two regions

of rapid growth for the coaching profession.

"The ICF is at a turning point in its growth and development. Since

2006, our membership has grown 87 percent, and we are poised for

continued global expansion and scale. The addition of two new staff

positions in our most rapidly growing regions represents one of many

benefits we are adding in 2014 to enhance the value of ICF Membership

and advance the coaching profession worldwide," said ICF Master

Certified Coach and 2014 Global Board Chair Damian Goldvarg, Ph.D.

Alla Kazajeva is ICF's new Moscow-based Europe, Middle East and Africa

RSC Manager. She brings to ICF more than two decades of experience in

sales and business development. She managed several projects in

Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Baltics for

agricultural equipment manufacturers including Kverneland, AG BAG and

Ziegler. Kazajeva holds a master's of business administration with a

marketing concentration from Riga International School of Economics

and Business Administration and a bachelor's degree in fishing

industry technology from Far Eastern State Technical Fisheries

University. She speaks Russian, English, Latvian and basic German.

Kazajeva resides in Moscow with her husband and 16-year-old daughter.

Felix Lee is ICF's Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based Asia-Pacific RSC

Manager. He joins the ICF from Vanbreda International, part of CIGNA

International, where he served as a team leader in claims analysis

from 2008 - 2014, and as a customer service representative from 2005 -

2008. Prior to joining Vanbreda, he was a processing executive for

HSBC Data Processing Malaysia and a surveyor officer at the

market-research firm Synovate. Lee holds a bachelor's degree in

business studies, administration and management from HELP Institute

(University of East London). He speaks Standard Malay, English,

Chinese and basic Thai. Lee resides in Seri Kembangan, Selangor,


The ICF has also announced the promotion of Kristin Kelly to manager

of ICF's North America RSC. She will fill the position vacated by Matt

Varney, who was promoted in January to ICF's newly created Director of

Chapter Development and Education position.

Kelly joined ICF's marketing and communications staff in 2007,

focusing on growing ICF's presence across multiple social media

channels, managing the ICF Blog and facilitating email marketing for

the organization. Kristin holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from

the University of Kentucky. As a student, she completed internships

with Habitat for Humanity, the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red

Cross, marketing firm Preston-Osborne and publisher Smiley Pete

Publishing. Kelly resides in Lexington, Ky., with her husband, Jacob.

Kazajeva, Lee and Kelly join a global RSC management team that

includes Sydney-based Asia-Pacific RSC Manager Fiona Toy;

Brussels-based Europe, Middle East and Africa RSC Manager Isabelle

Maes; and Buenos Aires-based Latin America RSC Manager Stephanie


"It has been five years since ICF decided to create its first Regional

Service Centres, and it is with great satisfaction that we add new

managers to our team now," said Magdalena Mook, ICF Executive Director

and CEO. "Alla, Felix and Kristin will provide additional support to

members worldwide so they can be effective ambassadors for

professional coaching and the ICF."

The International Coach Federation is the leading global organization

for coaches, with more than 20,000 members and 10,000 credentialed

coaches in more than 100 countries worldwide. ICF is dedicated to

advancing the coaching profession by setting high ethical standards,

providing independent certification and building a worldwide network

of credentialed coaches. Coaching is a distinct service and differs

greatly from therapy, consulting, mentoring or training. ICF defines

coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and

creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and

professional potential. For more information, please visit our website



Abby Tripp Heverin, +1.859.219.3529


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