News and Notes

By Judy Feld, MCC
Assoc. Director, ACTP Graduate Certificate Coaching Program
University of Texas at Dallas
School of Management

New Credentials, Prism Award


New Credentials

We are proud of the Executive and Professional Coaching Program at UT Dallas and proud of all of our graduates. Recent graduates from our twelfth cohort are already joining the ranks of ICF credentialed coaches. Our earlier cohorts also continue an impressive record of professional development. We want to congratulate the following coaches who have received a new ICF credential, and continue to be involved in the UT Dallas community:

Neil Colica, ACC, Cohort 8A; July 2012

Richard Winters, ACC, Cohort 7B; July 2012


Congratulations to UT Southwestern and Dr. Bill Behrendt on winning the PRISM award


On June 21, 2012 the North Texas Chapter of the International Coach Federation, (ICF) honored UT Southwestern Medical Center for its leadership coaching excellence programs with the 2012 Prism award (nonprofit category). Bill Behrendt, Ph.D., Vice President for Human Resources and Cohort 5B graduate, accepted the award and spoke on the panel. The Prism Award recognizes DFW organizations embracing coaching as an integral part of their leadership and business strategy and delivering quantified transformational results from that strategy. Judy Feld was the nominating coach.

“The transformative power of coaching in organizations is measured by the initiative’s effectiveness, strategic application to key business issues, and its return on investment to the organization,” says Jim Cooper, Prism Event Chair and Cohort 4 graduate. For the panel the nominees presented their results in areas including leadership development, change management, team effectiveness, culture, performance and organizational alignment, all which support their reputations as employers of choice.

For more about the winning program at UTSW please see the feature article below. Photos from the award dinner are at left.


Judy Feld, MCC, was the 2003 ICF President. She has been a full-time executive and professional coach since 1995 and is the co-founder of the Executive and Professional Coaching Program in the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas http://coaching.utdallas.edu/. She teaches “Foundations and Structures of Coaching”; “The Business of Coaching”; and “Strategic Alliances for Coaches.” Feld is the co-author of SmartMatch Alliances http://www.coachnet.com/info/resources-smartmatch.html and a mentor to innovative coaches www.coachnet.com.