Friday, November 9, 2012

President’s Award recipient honored

Posted on Friday, November 09, 2012 by International Coach Federation

Business and Executive Coach, Dora Hegedus, ACC, was awarded with the International Coach Federation (ICF) President’s Award during the 2012 ICF International Conference in London, UK. Each year, the president of the ICF presents an individual or organization with the ICF President's Award, in recognition of the work he or she is doing to promote coaching in a humanitarian capacity.

“This year's ICF President's Award winner inspired me through her word and deed as a role model for the values of ICF that we all hold sacred; integrity, excellence, respect and collaboration.” ICF President Janet Harvey, MCC, explained, “Her inspired invitation to initiate a coaching chapter in Hungary was followed by consistent influence and inspiration for community outreach that built high awareness about the positive impact of coaching and a commitment to bring unity and alignment with ethical conduct and practice for all coaches in the country.”

Dora Hegedus
ICF Hungary was founded in 2008. Having only 12 members in 2010, growth became the major goal, and a little more than a year they became chartered chapter. Today they have over 100 members and the highest retention rate in the world. The focus is now on promoting coach credentials. This year the chapter received the I Care For Award for a project that offered free coaching services to 50 people who were left unemployed after MALEV Hungarian Airlines went bankrupt. The Chapter gained national media attention and multiplied their membership. The total initiative provided 700 hours of coaching at an estimated $100,000.

“Looking back on the last five years as a founding board member at ICF Hungary, the work and our results seem simple, though it was not easy,” says Dora. “To find the right cause, dedicate energy with pure intent and full responsibility, have faith in yourself and others, and be able to motivate team members without finances is challenging. But this creates such a centripetal force by which people, potentials and possibilities are drawn to. ICF is an amazing professional and human community, it’s a pride and joy to belong to and work for. I feel touched and more than honored with the award.”

Beside her leadership role at ICF Hungary, Dora leads the roundtable of the largest Hungarian coach associations. Together they accepted and signed the ICF-EMCC Code of Conduct last November, each making it the professional standard for all their members in Hungary. Unique in the world, these associations have decided to cooperate for the sake of the profession, with the aim to promote coaching and to become the point of reference for coaches and clients.

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