Damian Goldvarg, MCC, inducted into the inaugural ‘CIRCLE OF DISTINCTION’ by the International Coach Federation

Honored by the ICF as being one of six coaches whose long-term contributions have shaped the coaching profession.

During part of its annual International Coaching Week festivities, the International Coach Federation (ICF) is recognizing the achievements and contributions of six coaches from around the world by inviting them to the Association’s newly formed Circle of Distinction later to be inducted during the 2018 Midwest Region Coaches Conference, June 21–23, 2018, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

From the ICF’s announcement “Launched earlier this year, the Circle of Distinction program celebrates the best of the coaching profession and ICF. Individuals invited to join the Circle of Distinction are experienced coach practitioners who have made their mark on ICF and the coaching profession”. 

It is with great pride that we acknowledge and recognize this inaugural class of the Circle of Distinction. It is an honor to have them among the leaders of our organization and we appreciate their many contributions to the coaching profession and to ICF.” -Magdalena Mook, ICF CEO/Executive Director

Nominations were based on five criteria:

  • Contribution to and leadership in the coaching profession
  • Career achievement
  • Contributions to ICF
  • Thought leadership
  • Alignment with ICF’s core values

To learn more, go to https://coachfederation.org/blog/profile-damian-goldvarg-phd-mcc


Dr. Damian Goldvarg is a Master Certified Coach, Certified Mentor Coach and Accredited Coach Supervisor (ESIA). He has worked for more than 30 years in 50 countries in leadership development training, executive coaching, and facilitation. He trains professional coaches, mentor coaches, and coach supervisors worldwide. He wrote 5 coaching book, the first one in English published last June (2018): Professional Coaching Competencies, the Complete Guide.  He was the ICF Global Chair in 2013 and 2014.


The International Coach Federation (ICF) is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high ethical standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches across a variety of coaching disciplines. ICF is active in representing all facets of the coaching industry, including Executive, Life Vision and Enhancement, Leadership, Relationship, and Career Coaching. Its 33,000-plus members located in more than 140 countries work toward the common goal of enhancing awareness of coaching, upholding the integrity of the profession, and continually educating themselves with the newest research and practices.