Ethical Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities

Magdalena Nowicka Mook (ICF CEO and Executive Director),
Dr. Riza Kadilar (President of EMCC Global),
Katherine Tulpa (Global CEO of AC & Executive Director, Wisdom8),
Anjali Nair (IAC),
Panel discussion

Abstract: Leadership comes with responsibilities and influence to visualize, materialise, values, objectives and opportunities for the organisations they lead. Leadership within the field of coaching, some may argue is a nuanced position in professional life. How do you lead while remaining true to the tenets of coaching: serving others to meet their developmental and wellbeing needs? How do leaders ethically adapt to the changing landscape of coaching and be socially responsible? How do leaders work to create inclusive workplaces? This session will discuss various aspects of leadership challenges and opportunities within their coaching leadership roles.

Magdalena Nowicka Mook (ICF CEO and Executive Director

Magdalena Nowicka Mook brings experience in fundraising, coaching, consulting and association management. Currently, she offers her vision and strategic direction as the CEO of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), where she acts as a partner to the ICF’s Global Board of Directors. Magda is a trained professional coach and systems’ facilitator.

Ms. Mook has also held positions with the Council of State Governments, where she was the Assistant Director of National Policy and Director of Development. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service has also utilized Magda’s international business acumen, bringing her in for coordinating technical assistance programs and implementing special projects in four European countries. Magda is a frequent speaker on subjects of trends in coaching and leadership development as well as regulation and ethics.

Ms. Mook received her M.S. in Economics and International Trade from the Warsaw School of Economics, Poland. She also graduated from the Copenhagen Business School’s Advanced Program in International Management and Consulting. She is a member of the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, Council on Non-profits, ATD, ASAE International Section Council and the Advisory Board for Institute of Organizational Mindfulness.

Magdalena is fluent in Polish, Russian, and English, and has a working knowledge of French.

Dr. Riza Kadilar (President of EMCC Global)

Alumni of Stanford University, HEC Paris, METU, and INSEAD, Dr. Riza Kadilar is a PhD in media economics. His professional career includes senior level bank management in France, UK, Netherlands and Turkey. 

He is the author of five published books, and columnist at Bloomberg Businessweek Turkey.

He contributes to the democratization of learning and development with his online learning platform (RK Academy) and also with his EMCC Quality Award recipient online micro credential course (MOOC) on coaching and mentoring.  Dr. Kadilar is a visiting professor in various universities, and has delivered numerous motivational speeches during the last twenty years in more than thirty countries, and recently on online platforms reaching more than ten thousand individuals.

Katherine Tulpa (Global CEO of AC & Executive Director, Wisdom8)

As a pioneering leader within her field, Katherine is the Global CEO of the Association for Coaching, a leading professional coaching body, and Executive Director of Wisdom8. Described by others as someone who ‘pushes the boundaries’, and who role-models, ‘collaborative-based’ leadership, Katherine specializes in cross-cultural and global/top team coaching, having worked with CEOs and their teams from across 40 different nationalities. She is the recipient of the awards for Influencing and Impacting the Coaching Profession and was made Coach/Mentor of the Year, by Coaching at Work. She is also an author, speaker, and lecturer, with recent contributions in Leadership Coaching, Excellence in Coaching, and Diversity in Coaching (Kogan Page), and is on the Editorial Board for Coaching, an International Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice.

Anjali Nair (President of the International Association of Coaching – IAC)
President, International Association of Coaching I Founder, The HR Studio I OD Consultant
I Certified Coach (IAC-CC)
Anjali Nair brings over 23+ years of experience as an HR business partner, OD consultant,
and leadership coach. She has worked across industries with organizations ranging from
Public sector organizations, the education sector, MNCs, non-profit organizations, and startups.
She is a member of the Governing Board of the International Association of Coaching (IAC, and currently serving as the Global President (2022-23). She is
passionate about creating platforms to coach women leaders and has led multiple programs
for women entrepreneurs, in leadership and educational leaders.
Education: MBA (PGDM- HR), MLL & LW, and MSc Chemistry (IIT-Roorkee)

is a coaching psychologist, researcher and educator. She is the Director at her coaching boutique Eclorev, co-founder of the Coaching Ethics Forum and Visiting Fellow, Centre for Positive Psychology, Buckinghamshire New University, UK and Ethics group discussion lead at the Institute of Coaching. Her recent research has looked at how coaches understand their development with a number of publications arising from this work. Her recent publications are: Positive Psychology Coaching in the Workplace (2021) and The Ethical Coaches’ Handbook: A Guide to Developing Ethical Maturity in Practice (publication 2023), and Ethical Case Studies for coach development and practice: A Coach’s Companion (Forthcoming, late 2023) she has also authored chapters on various topics within coaching psychology and positive psychology. Wendy-Ann regularly coaches a small number of one-to-one clients. She designs and delivers lectures, trainings and workshops internationally in a variety of settings including universities. Her interest is supporting the development of coaches through coaching psychology, positive psychology, and increasing ethical awareness and practice. 


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