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Magdalena Nowicka Mook

CEOInternational Coaching Federation

Lexington, KY

Member Since January 2024


Strategic Planning
Cultural Competence


Magda acts as strategic partner of the ICF’s leadership, including the Board and variety of committees and task forces. Specializing in strategic planning, cultural competence, ethics, international affairs and board governance, she also oversees organizational budgets and manages professional staff of the ICF. Magda is also a trained coach – she received her training from the College for Executive Coaching, and also holds a certificate in the Fundamentals of Systemic Coaching.

Published content

Navigating the most generationally diverse workforce in history


Managers are facing an unprecedented challenge: navigating a five-generation workplace. Sorting it out in ways that meet needs without heightening disparities is no small task.

Employers are experiencing a trust shortage: Here’s what you can do


The future of trust is here—and it’s no longer just at the heart of personal relationships, but also at the core of organizational strategy and success.

20 tips to gain trust and credibility in the workplace

expert panel

Apply these best practices to add your voice to the conversation and take your seat at the table. Whether you're launching your career in your industry of choice for the very first time or you're a new hire fulfilling your latest role, it may take some time to prove your worth on the job and gain the trust of your leaders, direct co-workers, and other cross-departmental teams. In theory, employers must ensure that leadership, from the top down, is creating a psychologically safe environment for their employees to feel heard and share ideas or concerns. But if the organization that you signed up for is not being proactive about putting policies in place to improve its company culture, experts from Fast Company Executive Board offer 20 best practices to assist aspiring leaders who want to enhance their chances of having a seat at the table in their workplace.

Navigating Workplace Trends That Become Transformations


Trends are notoriously temporary. Long-term shifts, which are currently being fueled by the integration of AI and the rise of Gen-Z, will far outlast the trendy drivers.

11 ways to boost your leadership EQ and gain employees' respect

expert panel

Apply these emotional intelligence strategies to improve your department and company work culture. According to a survey published by Statista Research Department, 52 percent of organizations have employed senior leaders based on their emotional intelligence (EQ) skills. The ability to gain the loyalty of the team you are trying to lead successfully often relies on your willingness to actively listen to the concerns and aspirations of your employees. It's only then that you'll be able to access your staff's support and strengthen the type of team morale that can move companies forward. To provide some practical examples of what this type of leadership approach looks like, experts from Fast Company Executive Board explain how elevating their EQ has helped them to enhance their team relationships for the better and made them more approachable and trustworthy—a leader that their direct reports can trust.

Company details

International Coaching Federation

Company bio

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the leading global organization for coaches and coaching. ICF is dedicated to coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals.


Social impact & nonprofit

Area of focus

Setting High Standards
Providing Independent Certification
Building Worldwide Network

Company size

51 - 200