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The Prism Award

The PRISM Award

Honoring Organizations That Innovate With Coaching

The PRISM Award recognizes and celebrates organizations who have created excellence and enhanced effectiveness through their commitment to and utilization of coaching as a part of their leadership strategy. 

The PRISM Award will be be presented on September 29, 2020 by ICF Minnesota at a special awards ceremony.. Nominations must be submitted by midnight on June 15, 2020.  Click here for eligibility for nominating coaches and organizations. 

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ICF Minnesota Recognizes Medtronic with the 2018 ICF MN PRISM Award for Excellence in Coaching

Global healthcare company with its Operational headquarters in Minnesota was recognized with the ICF MN PRISM Award for organizational excellence in coaching.

Medtronic plc, a global healthcare solutions company committed to improving the lives of people through medical technologies, services, and solutions, was awarded with the ICF Minnesota Prism Award at the 2018 ICF Minnesota Awards Ceremony on September 18th at the Metropolitan Ballroom. The award reflects Medtronic’s commitment to enhancing organizational effectiveness by using coaching as part of its leadership development strategy. Medtronic was one of three organizations nominated for the award. The other nominees included Best Buy and the City of Minneapolis, Business Licensing Division, who also demonstrated how coaching is making a positive difference in their organizations and were recognized for their coaching initiatives.


Our 2018 Prism Award nominees


Cheryl Doggett, VP of Global Learning and Leadership Development for Medtronic, both presented for Medtronic and accepted the ICF MN Prism Award. Cheryl stated, “Medtronic is committed to investing in its talent and building strong coaching capabilities in our global leaders. We are honored to be recognized for our dedication to grow our world-class talent, who develop and lead high-performing teams, in support of our Mission.” 

Medtronic’s mission is to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. Over the last five years Medtronic has developed a global Center of Expertise (COE) and suite of coaching offerings as part of its overall leadership development strategy reaching all levels of the organization. Medtronic’s coaching programs have significantly increased engagement, shaped the leadership culture, and delivered a return on investment (ROI) of over 200%. Medtronic has an operational priority at the direction of CEO Omar Ishrak, to build a world-class people leadership culture and capability. This priority aligns with Tenet 5 of the Medtronic Mission: To recognize the personal worth of employees by providing an employment framework that allows personal satisfaction in work accomplished, security, advancement opportunity, and the means to share in the company's success.

Best Buy

Best Buy believes in the value of helping people achieve their fullest potential. “Our employees are our most valuable asset” is a sentiment shared by all Best Buy leaders, said Suz Roemer Feely, Lead Coach, Leadership Coaching and Development at Best Buy. The company’s coaching program touches all leadership levels across Best Buy’s extensive corporate headquarters, field operations and Canada. Best Buy leaders also understand the value of accelerating development. 

The coaching effort began more than three years ago as the Best Buy shifted into growth mode, after a period of rapid transformation, which required leaders to build focus, adjust quickly and lead more effectively. Recognizing the impact 1:1 coaching provides, an internal coaching function was created. It quickly expanded into embedding coaching principles into training for both corporate and field leaders and is currently included in trainings for new store general managers, as well as in leader assimilation and corporate leadership trainings. 

City of Minneapolis, Business Licensing Division

Coaching was deemed an essential effort to enhance the effectiveness of the division and the program put in place was a resounding success and became a model for future culture change initiatives within the City. The 9-month coaching process resulted in a 36% increase in scores on the employee engagement survey, a reduction of 50% in the overall number of grievances and improved relations with the City Council. 

Linda Roberts, Business Licensing Interim Manager, received the following feedback from a member of the City Council, “since you’ve taken over there’s innovation and ideas coming from your division and increased employee recognition that we’ve never seen before.” 

We congratulate Medtronic for winning the ICF Minnesota Prism Award and recognize the outstanding use of coaching at Best Buy and in the City of Minneapolis, Business Licensing Division. 

Past PRISM Award Recipients

2018 - Medtronic
2015 - Pregnancy Choices
2013 - Barr Engineering Company

Past PRISM Award Nominees

Thrivent Financial Crossings Group
Better Futures Minnesota
Target Corporation
Initiative Foundation of Central Minnesota
Fairview Physician Associates
Itasca County
Pepsi Beverages Company

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The Prism Award is ICF Minnesota’s highest honor for organizations that demonstrate how their coaching initiatives have addressed key goals, shaped organizational culture and yielded discernible and measurable positive impacts.

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