About Us

The International Coaching Community is one of the largest professional organizations for coaches around the world, with more than 12,000 coaches certified in 67 countries. ICC is a non-profit company registered in London, England, founded by Joseph O’Connor and Andrea Lages in 2001.

We are committed to developing the coaching profession at all levels through a complete training of the highest standards of quality, which includes Trainings for Life, Business, Teams and Executive Coaching.

Certified Trainers

Guillermo Mendoza Executive Coach, motivational speaker, writer, empowering individuals and organizations to transform getting the results they want faster and better.

Guillermo Mendoza is a certified International Executive Coach by the ICC and is a member of the ASTD (American Society for Training and Development), Houston chapter.

He worked for ten years for Microsoft, developing a successful career as General Manager for the Caribbean and Central America region including opening subsidiaries in Costa Rica, Guatemala and Panama. He then worked as independent consultant for many companies including Microsoft Mexico, the BSA Business Software Alliance, Crestron, Multimedia, and Visionaria Business Development.

As CEO for SeguriData, the leader software company in electronic signature, he helped achieve the National Technology Award in 2005 given by the Mexican Government. He later joined Grupo Multimedia, a leader in Audio/Video in Mexico as General Manager working with business units for home automation, consumer electronics, corporate and residential A/V Integration and electronics wholesales.

Guillermo contributes to the development of executives and businesses with a dedicated focus on EXECUTION; making things truly happen in organizations and move effectively towards goals with concrete results, one of the biggest challenges faced by organizations today that he helps to solve.

Guillermo’s mission is contribute through sharing with coaching, workshops, consulting, public speaking and writing to help people and companies better their transformation, achieving higher levels of well being, abundance, balance and happiness. He delivers trainings in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Maria Bruederlin International Executive Coach & ICC Certified Trainer. Co-Founder of Impact Coaching Solutions

Maria Bruederlin sparks the desire for transformation, empowerment and leadership; she is a natural leader, advocate for diversity, intuitive coach and a catalyst for leaders ready to bring mindfulness into their organizations.

Maria is the co-founder of Impact Coaching Solutions in the U.S.A. She is an International Executive Coach, ICC Certified Trainer and Personalysis Certified Practitioner. She has a lifetime of experience both professionally and personally with organizations, diversity and transition.

“It’s all in the delivery” is the motto she uses to teach your organization that our nonverbal communication is as important as the verbal, ”if we pay close attention to our communication we can influence our outcomes professionally and personally.” This is one of the ways she brings higher performance to groups and individuals.

Her passion for community, responsive observation, intuitiveness and disarming sense of humor has helped her move forward and through obstacles throughout her life. The key lessons from those journeys are the gems and treasures she brings to her clients with applicable tools for success.

She creates awareness, develops leadership, and teaches skills that bring a positive shift in the professional and personal lives of women and men, and in the results of their organizations.

Along with her partner, Guillermo Mendoza, they deliver leadership and coaching certification programs, executive coaching sessions and keynote presentations to accelerate leadership and transform lives.

Maria provides the following services in English and Spanish:

  • Coaching Certification Programs
  • Leadership Development Programs
  • Coaching Skills for Executives
  • Personalysis Assessments
  • Executive Coaching
  • Team Coaching

Dr. Karyn Trader-Leigh has provided Talent Development, Change Management, and Organization Development, consulting for more than 25 years. She is the co-owner of KTA Global Partners a Human Capital Consulting and Capacity Building firm based in metropolitan Washington, D. C. USA. Karyn is certified as a coach and international trainer by the ICC-International Coaching Community. She focuses on executive and leadership coaching, the design of coaching systems to support development of emerging leaders, and coaching practices as a leadership style enhancing business results and high performing organizations. She is passionate about the development of human capacity and leveraging cultural and social intelligence across human interactions.

he also offers research, organization assessment, and diagnostic skills. As a researcher she has been involved in global and national studies several of which resulted in publications. Her article on Identifying Resistance in Managing Change; a case study in the U.S. State Department was recognized by the publisher for being downloaded globally 5000 times. She brings a breadth of experience from work with government and private sector, NGO’s and multilateral institutions, such as: IMF, United Nations, NASA, DOD, Glaxo, Save the Children, Sodexho, and Thyssen Krupp. She has consulted in Eastern Europe, lectured in the Peoples Republic of China, presented papers in Britain, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and The Czech Republic and lived and worked post conflict environments in West Africa.

Prior to managing a consulting practice, she worked as a Director of Human Resources, Employee Relations Director, and Director of Training and Organization Development in Aerospace and IT organizations. She has also served as Program Director and Researcher for the Joint Center for Political & Economic Studies and Associate Professor Hampton University School of Business.

As a certified coach she is committed to supporting accountability for achieving personal and professional goals, capitalizing on strengths, and mindfulness of behaviors and mindsets that limit one’s contribution to the collective or impede full realization of human potential. She provides pro bono coaching to Women Veterans (Officer and Enlisted) transitioning from the US ARMY.

Academic credentials: Doctorate in Organization Change, Pepperdine University, MA, International Transactions School of Public Policy, George Mason University, Ethnic and Conflict Management Training from Central Eastern University and the Open society Institute in The Czech Republic, training at the Cleveland Gestalt Institute, member of International Coach Federation (ICF), International Leadership Association (ILA) and the Institute for Coaching Professional Association (ICPA) an affiliate of Harvard Medical focused on scientific foundations (evidence based) of coaching.

ICC Membership Benefits

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Lifetime Membership

Our community offers a lifetime membership that doesn’t require annual dues or renewal.

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Global Networking

Contact members around the world through the exclusive social network for certified coaches.

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Continuous Training

The ICC Academy offers free webinars and distance courses with international trainers.

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Global Support

ICC coaches rely on a personal profile on the ICC website to refer clients to and endorse their certification.

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Exclusive Benefits

ICC offers its members exclusive discounts for training programs and international events.

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Reference Network

Become part of the recommendation network for ICC coaches so that clients can contact you.

Board of Directors

Joseph O'Connor

Joseph O'Connor

ICC Co-Founder and Global Director

Joseph O’Connor is one of the most well-known and respected coaches and coaching trainers in the world. He has taught in North and South America, Hong Kong, Singapore (where he was awarded the National Community Leadership Institute medal), New Zealand, and most European countries.


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Andrea Lages

Andrea Lages

ICC Co-Founder and Global Director

Andrea Lages is an executive coach, a writer, a consultant, and one of the most respected coaching trainers in the world. She has trained coaches in over 30 countries. She is a trainer and co-creator of the Master’s in Executive Coaching at the University of Derby in England.


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Alejandro Feiges

Alejandro Feiges

Global Director and Trainer

Alejandro was certified as an international coach in 2006 by Andrea Lages and Joseph O’Connor and is now one of the global directors of the International Coaching Community, along with Andrea Lages, Joseph O’Connor, and Alexandra Lemos. He is also specialized in ontological coaching and NLP at a Master’s level.


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Sonia Colombo

Sonia Colombo

Global Director and Trainer

Sonia has a Degree in psychology and a Master in industrial psychology. She has worked in human resources management for over twenty years, and is a trainer to Capacity Building Management, Leadership, Coaching, Customer Service, and Team Development, among others. She is the founder and president of the Dominican Coaching Society.


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