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About Us

ICF Oman Chapter is a membership organization, it was established in 2015 and is operating under the auspices of OSHRM.

ICF Oman is standing for creating awareness around the benefits of coaching to individuals, organizations and supporting the member coaches in Oman.

What is ICF?

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the leading global organization for coaches and coaching. ICF is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals. (More information: click here)

Chapter Leaders

2022 – 2024

Ghaya Mohammed Ali Al Barwani


Ghaya has been a corporate executive in Banking & Finance, a member of ICF since 2018 and serving the community of Professional Coaches in Oman since 2020. 

Her goals are to serve ICF Oman Chapter Members by:

✤ Encouraging their Professional and Business Development as ProfessionalCoaches in Oman

✤Highlight the amazing profession of coaching and the amazing work ICFOman Chapter Members in the service of Sultanate of Oman

✤ Engage the community at large and demonstrate the Ethical andInternational standards of ICF Coaches in Oman

✤ Enhance the reach of ICF Oman Chapter

Carolann Philips

Vice President

Carolann has been a member of ICF since 2016 and serving the community of Professional Coaches in Oman since 2023. 

Carolann Philips is an accomplished professional with extensive experience in the talent development landscape as a behavioral skills trainer and an executive coach. She holds an ICF credential at the PCC level, along with credentials in multiple coaching methodologies, including, neuro linguistic programming, global leadership coaching, organizational development, and stakeholder centered coaching.  

Currently serving the community of Professional Coaches in Oman as vice-president (2023), her vision is to champion excellence in coaching and cultivate a vibrant coaching community that empowers others to thrive and create meaningful impact.

Abdullah Alfahdi

Community & Outreach Chair

Abdullah Alfahdi is a multifaceted professional with a wealth of experience spanning across various domains. Abdullah is ACC from the International Coach Federation (ICF) certified in 2022, a Technical Assessor certified by OPITO in 2018, and an Operation Training Simulator Trainer certification acquired in 2010.

With two decades of experience in Gas Processing, Refineries, and Petrochemical Operations, Abdullah has honed his expertise and taken on multifarious roles such as Simulation Trainer, Mentor, Assessor, and Capability Coach. 

As a part of ICF Oman, he aims to foster meaningful relationships, collaborating with individuals and local organizations, all the while advocating the transformative power of coaching. 

Ahsan Jalal

Education and Programming Chair

Ahsan has been a member of ICF since 2022 and has been serving the community of Professional Coaches in Oman since 2023.


Ahsan Jalal is a Management Consultant, Talent Management Expert and Coach.
His vision for ICF Oman is to cultivate a culture of continuous learning and professional growth within our Chapter, ensuring that every member is empowered with cutting-edge coaching skills and knowledge. To facilitate comprehensive, relevant, and innovative educational programs that reflect the highest standards of coaching excellence.

Gurbinder Singh Punn

Marketing & PR Chair

Gurbinder sits at the intersection of humanity and enterprise, spanning over 30 years of rich experience in human resources, talent development, and executive coaching. Based in Muscat for the past two decades, Gurbinder serves a global organization, relentlessly driving business results through effective people strategies.

Known for his transformative leadership, Gurbinder has served in various prestigious roles, including Vice President and Academic Chair for Indian School Muscat and District Director for Toastmasters International in the Middle East. 

His vision is to inspire, engage and enrich ICF Oman members and the wider society through powerful marketing and public relations initiatives. He is committed to expanding our reach, sharing success stories, promoting coaching benefits, and thereby contributing to a world where coaching is an integral part of personal and professional development.