Fourth Annual ICF Washington State Awards Gala

Coaching Stories: Celebrating Partnerships


Date:                          April 14, 2016  5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location:                   Talaris Conference Center, 4000 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98105

Mark your calendar now for the fourth annual ICF Washington State Awards Gala being held April 14 at Talaris Conference Center near University Village, from 5:30-8:30pm!

This evening of celebration and networking honors our work as coaches.  This year we are opening up the Gala to include more stories from our members not just those who are honored with an award.  The emphasis will be on honoring both our success stories and the meaning and fulfillment we get from being partnering with clients and one another as professional coaches.

Nominations are also currently being accepted for ACES Award - Advancement of Coaching Excellence and Service. This year we are also planning to share stories of our work with clients

The ACES Award recognizes a coach who authentically acts, motivates and inspires excellence and commitment to achieving goals that advance the development of coaches and the coaching profession and the coaching community. 

The stories we share will honor individual coaches for demonstrated coaching excellence, significant and sustained client impact, and leadership in the coaching profession.  We are interested in stories that highlight the ICF competencies, ethics and core values of Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration and Respect.

Gala Recognition Nominations and Stories due by:          Thursday, March 17, 2016  

We will share stories at the Gala in a variety of formats – in writing in the program, orally with one another and visually through storyboards.   Please share a story by completing and submitting a form ( by March 17, 2016.  Once we receive all the submissions, we will contact you to talk about the best format for your story. 

Submit nomination form to Sandra Jones at  If you have questions, you may contact Nina Simonds at  or 206-402-6486.

Gala attendance is available by purchasing individual tickets or sponsor a table of 10 and get event recognition for your organization!  To purchase tickets, tables or sponsorships go to our event page

It promises to be an evening of camaraderie, celebration, networking and fun as we recognize the story of coaching. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Gala Awards Committee

Click here for the Story Submission Form ICF WA State 2016.doc

Click here for the Coaching Story Interview (2).doc

Click here for the ACES Award nomination form

Click here for the Gala Recognition Award guidelines

Click here for the client Testimony/Photo Authorization and Release Form