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ICF Nigeria Launches Ignite Project, Partners UI

L-R: Malini Kumar, ICF Nigeria Coach, Prof. K. O. Adebowale, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Admin), Gloria Hauwa Gbemudu, ICFNigeria Ignite Project Manager, Prof. A. I. Olayinka, Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Adenike Adeyemo, Deputy Vice Chancellor (RISP), Prof. A. B. Ekanola, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), Titi Akisanya, ICF Nigeria Chapter President, Adaora Ayoade, ICF Nigeria Chapter Vice President at the launch of IGNITE project and MOU signing at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State.

International Coach Federation (ICF Nigeria) joins other ICF Chapters worldwide as it launches a landmark initiative called IGNITE engaging humanity through education. The initiative which was flagged-off recently is in partnership with University of Ibadan.

Ignite Initiative is in line with ICF Foundation’s mission to connect and equip professional coaches and organizations to accelerate and amplify social progress through pro-bono coaching.

The project supports the United Nations 2030 SDG #4, Education. ICFN will offer the gift of coaching through the transformational power of Coaching on pro bono basis to top leadership of the University over a period of 6 months.

The recipients are the Vice Chancellor of the institution and the leadership team comprising of the Deputy Vice Chancellors, Deans and Provosts. This initiative is aimed at driving a trickle down positive impact on the people the University serves.

Speaking at the MOU signing in Ibadan, Project Manager International Coach Federation, Gloria Hauwa Gbemudu stated that “Coaching is the bridge between what is possible and what is needed to achieve our highest potential. The Ignite project is all about amplifying and igniting social progress through the power of coaching”.

She added that , six (6) ICF credentialed coaches from the Nigeria Chapter who have undergone rigorous educational requirements and have excelled in practice will donate over $23,562 ( N8.6 million plus) worth of coaching hours to the recipients.

The coaches are Adaora Ayoade, Adeyanju Olomola, Malini Kumar, Barbara Lawrence,Sochi Ilomechina and Gloria Hauwa Gbemudu. The IGNITE project is yet another testimony to the commitment of ICF Nigeria to promoting excellence in the coaching profession. ICF Nigeria remains committed to increasing the awareness and impact of Coaching, in addition to the expansion of the coaching experience in Nigeria.

ICF Chapter in West Africa, was established in January 2015 with a core group of trusted coaching professionals who had one thing in common, passion to advance coaching in the region. With a start-up membership of 10 members the membership base doubled to 20 in just three months and the Nigeria Chapter was formally launched in May 2015.

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