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The International Coach Federation (ICF)


I became aware of the work of Terrance Barkan CAE and GLOBALSTRAT through ASAE and learned about the quality work and thought leadership that they offered. 

The growth of the International Coach Federation (ICF) had been significant for many years but we had a problem focusing our efforts for the best long-term outcomes. As always, the opinions within leadership were plentiful and the possible directions that were considered were rather diverse. Our Board of Directors was certain that it was the time to engage a knowledgeable, experienced and unbiased party to help us to develop a plan.

GLOBALSTRAT was one of the several groups responding to our request. Based on the thoroughness of that proposal and a deep understanding of the issues we were facing, it was clear that they were the right partner in this endeavor.

Terrance and his team conducted a lot of research independently of the information we provided them. They were very attentive to the needs and desires of the staff and the Board for information, input or explanation. The plan they designed for us was very comprehensive and provided us with a detailed and specific roadmap on how to continue our growth globally. 

The plan called for some strong positions and necessary actions that by some may have been considered unpopular. GLOBALSTRAT was persistent. They used sound logic and business reasoning to support their recommendations. As a result, they managed to convince  the Board to pursue the plan. 

We are glad they did – three years later we are still observing an unprecedented growth worldwide, our retention rates continue to increase, even with an increase in membership dues, and the sharper focus of the organization seems to be attracting more professional and seasoned coaches as members.

GLOBALSTRAT, with their experience, expertise, industry insights and a track record of always staying current in the affairs of global associations is a proven resource for anybody who plans to grow internationally or for those that want to strengthen their international presence.



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The Post American World

"The Post-American World" by Fareed Zakaria, 2008, Norton ISBN978-0-393-06235-9



 Key Concepts:
As countries and regions of the world rise in prosperity, influence and political importance, the relative dominance of America will decline. However, America retains a unique opportunity to act as a critical power in a new, multi-lateral world based on the rule of law, free trade and mutual interests.

Why is this important for associations?
The international reputation of America has taken a beating during the Bush administration. However, the United States remains a beacon of hope and admiration around the world. The opportunity for the United States, and by proxy, its Associations, is to take advantage of the goodwill towards the US by treating other nations and organizations with respect and collaboration rather than overt domination. The new Obama administration should provide an atmosphere for more US engagement internationally. 

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