President's Message

Dear ICFLA Community,

I am honored and privileged to assume the role of President of the International Coaching Federation, Los Angeles (ICFLA) for 2021. I appreciate the confidence the Board of Directors and Membership has shown in my ability to lead this organization and thank Camille McKinney for her leadership over the past year. Additionally, I would like to thank the former Board Members and Associate Directors whose term ended in  December 2020. This group has dedicated several years of service and countless hours to ICFLA.

2020 tested our resolve, yet as a community, we persevered and emerged with new clarity and purpose. Importantly, we discovered that our profession is more important to the foundation of our society than ever before, and for us to realize our collective potential in 2021 and beyond, we may need to evolve our skills. That's where we begin 2021 at ICFLA.

Each year we have a theme, and I couldn’t be more excited to introduce our theme this year. It is a reflection of my journey and yours: Growth through development and connection. 

At its very core, "growth through development and connection" means that each action your Board takes will support our individual and community development and connection, to propel our growth in ways we have yet to experience. For many, it starts with introductions, education, and training (and CCE's!). 

Let’s take a closer look at what we have planned in 2021:

  • We will reimagine how our programming verticals like Special Interest Groups, Chapter Meetings, Teleclasses, and Coaching Cafes interact to deliver education and skills training. 
  • We will reach out to the community at large, in some cases for the first time, and in other cases, we will remind the community that the best group of ICF-credentialed coaches in the United States is right here in Los Angeles. We will work to raise our awareness so that people looking for Coaches find ICFLA Coaches.
  • We will invite speakers with cutting-edge methods and insights to deliver powerful presentations about how their strategies may work for us.

I believe our future success lies with our ability to guide people to their personal and professional best, and help them discover new paths forward that bridge gaps to increase their success.

We are ICFLA. We deliver outstanding results for the communities we serve, and we are just getting started. I look forward to 2021 and all its possibilities. Please join us on this amazing journey.

I look forward to hearing from you. I am open to your suggestions, questions, and new ideas. 

Happy New Year!






John Volturo

2021 ICFLA Chapter President


P.S. For now, we will continue to serve you virtually. We hope to see you all at the Skirball in the middle of 2021.