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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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Have you read an outstanding book on globalization, business strategy, social technologies or not-for-profit management that you would like to share? Let us know what you have read that has illuminated your view on these subjects.


The World Is Flat

"The World is Flat" by Thomas Friedmanm 2007 Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN978-0-312-42507-4Key Concepts:
Defines and describes globalization and why it is relevant to everyone and every industry. Uses factual observation, plain language and an absence of hyperbole.

This book started the mainstream discussion and greater awareness of the nature of globalization. For anyone that has not had the opportunity to observe the effects of globalization first hand, the book gives an accurate and balanced view into the state of globalization, what it is, what it looks like and how it is practiced world-wide.

Why is this important for associations?
The book highlights the commonality of the global community's need for better skills, education and information sharing to solve problems and improve the human condition. Associations play a critical role in the process of information dissemination and standard setting. 


Top 10 Legal issues for International Associations

This WhitePaper is created by Jefferson Glassie, partner at the Pillsbury law firm in Washington D.C.

All organizations that conduct business internationally face a very similar set of legal challenges and conditions. Whether you are holding an international meeting, establishing chapters in another country or want to expand a certification program globally, you need to be mindful of the legal landscape.

This concise paper outlines the top 10 legal concerns that most organizations should have on their legal checklist.

Request you free copy of the PDF version today!



“Wikinomics – How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything” by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams, 2006 Portfoloio – Penguin Books ISBN978-1-59184-138-8Key Concepts:
Mass collaboration or "user generated content" represents a profound shift in how intellectual property is being created.

The book documents examples of how communities of common interest are creating everything from the online encyclopedia "Wikipedia" to products for major corporations, such as Proctor & Gamble, to the development of television programs by the viewers.

Why is this important for associations?
The concept of User Generated Content has been used by associations for some time, although normally with a much more controlled governance structure than defined in the book. Associations should consider the potential gains they would realize by opening their organizations to greater user input and trusting their members with more control over the future direction of their organizations.

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