The International Coaching Federation (ICF) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Indian Society for Training & Development (ISTD Delhi) aiming to cultivate coaching cultures within organisations across India.

ICF is a leading non-profit association dedicated to advancing the coaching profession while ISTD is an esteemed autonomous organisation focused on evolving and improving HRD/Training practices in India.


“We are thrilled to partner with ISTD to foster coaching excellence and cultivate coaching cultures within Indian organisations,” stated Magdalena Mook, CEO of ICF.

“This collaboration reaffirms our global commitment to advancing coaching standards and empowering professionals worldwide,” she said.

The strategic alliance between ICF and ISTD Delhi is poised to leverage their respective strengths to promote thought leadership, educational initiatives, and coaching practices within organisational learning and development frameworks.

Together, they aspire to elevate coaching practices and nurture L&D professionals across India.

Anita Chauhan, National President of ISTD expressed, “As we embark on this transformative journey with the International Coaching Federation, we are thrilled to expand our horizons and enhance our commitment to nurturing talent and fostering excellence.”

“This collaboration signifies a significant step forward to empower individuals and organisations,” she said.

Dr. Anubha Walia, National Council Member & Chairperson of ISTD Delhi, stated, “As leaders in the field of training and development, we must embrace innovative approaches such as coaching to drive organisational growth and employee development.”

“This partnership with ICF underscores our commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions to our stakeholders,” she stated.

Steve Weiss, VP of Professional Coaches at ICF, added, “By pooling our expertise and resources with ISTD, we aim to create impactful development opportunities for our members in India. Together, we will unlock the full potential of individuals and organisations through coaching.”


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