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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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About the Union of International Associations (UIA)

The Union of International Associations (UIA) is a non-profit, independent, apolitical and non-governmental institution in the service of international associations.  Since its founding in 1907 the UIA has focused on documenting the nature and evolution of international civil society, including international non-governmental organizations (NGO) and inter-governmental organizations (IGO). 

Founded by two Belgians more than one hundred years ago, Henri La Fontaine (Nobel Peace Prize laureate of 1913) and Paul Otlet, they wanted to “assess and describe the degree of internationalism prevailing throughout the world”.  At the time, there were only an estimated 350 international bodies. Today, the UIA tracks the activities of more 65,000 international associations and organizations that span virtually every area of human activity. 

Publicly the UIA is best known for the Yearbook of International Organizations, the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential, the International Congress Calendar, and its former journal Transnational Associations.  The UIA also enjoys Associate Status with UNESCO and consultative status with ECOSOC.

In its on-going efforts to facilitate understanding of the nature and complexities of the international community of organizations the UIA has become a cutting-edge technical centre with high standing in the academic, governmental, and business domains.

The UIA achieves its aims through the documentation of global civil society, the publication of research reports and by hosting the annual Associations Round Table, bringing together hundreds of associations professionals to share information and insights.