How do you see ICF today? I’m hopeful that within the organization there are people who are willing to push back, to ask questions, to challenge the status quo.
Jay Perry is a Master Coach who helps people to take advantage of both business and personal challenges in unique and powerful ways. With a background in professional theater as an actor, teacher, director, stage manager, and theater owner, Jay approaches his work with a sense of playfulness and a passion for developing creative communities. In the 1980s, he applied these skills in creating and operating the Actors’ Information Project (AIP), whose purpose was to empower performing artists to take charge of their careers and lead healthy lives. A significant number of well-respected coaches got their start as members or employees of AIP. Jay has coached and led workshops for thousands of people around the world on topics such as coaching mastery, business planning, leadership, transformational change, coaching skills, communication, and career planning. In 1991, he began working with legendary coach Thomas Leonard and participated in the creation of Coach University (inaugural faculty member) and the International Coach Federation (serving on its Board of Directors.) He is currently on the faculty of AADCA (The ADD Coaching Academy.)