Joel DiGirolamo is the Director of Coaching Science for the International Coaching Federation (ICF), a professional organization of over 40,000 coaches in 150 countries. Joel leads a research team whose goals are to advance the understanding of how coaching works, measure the efficacy of coaching, and to provide tools and information to assist coaches in their progression toward becoming an expert coach. Robust research is the foundation of tools that can be used to build high performing organizations. Joel is passionate about developing innovative and robust research that will provide this foundation for continued exploration. He has more than 30 years of staff and management experience in Fortune 500 companies and is the author of two books, Leading Team Alpha and Yoga in No Time at All. Joel holds a master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Kansas State University, an MBA from Xavier University, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the Society of Consulting Psychology (SCP), the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Joel is an Associate Editor for Consulting Psychology Journal.
What inspires you?
The unlimited potential of humans working together across the globe.
What relationship has been most influential in your life?
My relationship with others in the psychology and coaching professions.
What’s on your bookshelf?
“Unconditional Positive Regard Reconsidered” (article) by Paul Wilkins, 2000