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Alicia Hullinger

Alicia Hullinger, Ph.D.


Alicia Hullinger, Ph.D. is the Executive Director/VP of ICF Thought Leadership Institute (TLI). As a Cultural Sociologist who received a doctorate in sociology from the University of Kentucky and a Certification in Coach Training from Coach Academy International, Alicia is passionate about social change models and making the world a better place. Prior to joining the TLI team, Alicia was the founder of Consulting for PLACE, a consulting firm that promotes cooperative models and builds community partnerships, and a senior research consultant for The Land Institute, a nonprofit research organization developing sustainable agricultural systems. Among her many publications, Alicia worked with a team of TLI researchers to publish the peer-review article “The Grand Challenge for Research on the Future of Coaching” in The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science in 2022.

Her purpose is to live compassionately bold by partnering with individuals and organizations to be the change they want to see in the world. Alicia collaborates with change agents who are committed to human development and want to enhance the overall well-being of people and planet. Alicia’s unique perspective as a Cultural Sociologist and Executive Director/VP of ICF Thought Leadership Institute offers a holistic, integrated approach to the problem-solving process. Alicia’s work is grounded in the ethical principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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