Joel DiGirolamo, MBA - Oversight Member

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Joel DiGirolamo is the Vice President of Research and Data Science for the International Coaching Federation (ICF), a professional organization of over 50,000 coaches in 156 countries. Joel leads a research team whose goals are to advance the understanding of how coaching works and to understand how coaching is evolving and enhancing society. 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 and the author of numerous academic papers and book chapters.

Selected Publications

Hullinger, A. M., & DiGirolamo, J. A. (2020). A professional development study: The lifelong journeys of coaches. International Coaching Psychology Review, 15(1), 8-19.

DiGirolamo, J. A., & Tkach, J. T. (2019). An exploration of managers and leaders using coaching skills. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 71(3), 195-218.

Hullinger, A. M., DiGirolamo, J. A., & Tkach, J. T. (2019). Reflective practice for coaches and clients: An integrated model for learning. Philosophy of Coaching: An International Journal, 4(2), 5-34.

Tkach, J. T., & DiGirolamo, J. A. (2017). The state and future of coaching supervision. International Coaching Psychology Review, 12(1), 49-63.