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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
ICF HEADQUARTERS CONTACT:
Abby Tripp Heverin, +1.859.219.3529
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