Coaching Partnership

Academia Partnership

The ICFWA Team with the UWB Graduate Program Adviser

ICF WA Coaches during the launch


UW Bothell Business School Team and ICF WA Team after a successful completion of collaboration through coaching - Associate Dean P.V. (Sundar) Balakrishnan; ICFWA Past President Anu Arora, ACC; ICFWA Past President Sharmin Banu, MS, PCC; Program Manager Angela Harris Wilson, MBA; Dean Sandeep Krishnamurthy, Ph.D.

ICF-WA University Partnership Expands

An exciting new phase of pro-bono partnerships with local universities has expanded this year. ICF-WA continues its strong partnership of three years with UW Bothell, coaching students in the MBA and MS in Accounting programs. In Spring quarter this year, we launched a pilot partnership with UW Tacoma, and started coaching students in Washington State University’s EMBA program.

Our goal is to elevate the value and impact of coaching in the business world for leaders who may not be exposed to the benefits of coaching until later in their business careers. Students in both UW programs have said they would recommend coaching to a peer or friend after working with an ICF-WA coach. Our coaches say they’ve had a valuable experience, coaching a diverse group of business leaders in multiple industries.

Coaches provide three (3) one-hour sessions per student each quarter. Some coaches may elect to coach more than one student and/or continue for more than one quarter in our University Programs. Our volunteer coaches hold an ACC, PCC, or greater credential, have completed an Accredited Coaching Program with 50 hours of coaching experience, or have multiple years in the coaching profession. All coaches offering pro-bono service to leaders must carry liability insurance.

We are in the midst of summer quarter at WSU and have just completed spring quarter coaching at UWB and UWT. We will be looking for volunteer coaches for fall (September) for the UWT and WSU programs, and next spring (March) for the UWB program. Please complete the coaching application form if you meet the requirements and are interested in volunteering.

Volunteer coaches, having completed the form above, will be contacted to confirm your availability for each quarter as we form the coaching pools for each program. We hope you will join us! Any questions about our University Program or Pro-Bono Coaching Opportunities, contact UP Director, Anne Reeve at

Our contacts for each program below: 

Amy Funkhouser Watkins - UW Bothell MBA and MS in Accounting programs 

Desiree Briel Rodi - WSU EMBA program 

Anne Reeve - UW Tacoma MBA (Becoming A Leader) program 

Sandeep Krishnamurthy

The X Factor - UW Bothell Business School Dean from ICF Washington State