Margaret Krigbaum

After eleven years of professional practice as a lawyer, Margaret began her professional transition to coaching at the end of 1994, in the years of the profession’s beginnings. With more than 15 years of experience as a coach she has worked with innumerable clients including directors of Fortune 500 companies, C-Suite, and senior executives as well as executives and professionals in the worlds of finance and the law.
Margaret coaches her clients on those areas particularly significant to them, including the development of the executive attitude and leadership, strategic planning, the development of communication and the evolution of teams, the development of the image and the personal and professional brand. Through mentoring, she contributes to the evolution of expert coaches’ professional competencies.


Her clients operate at an international level: the United States, Europe and Asia. She has offered coaching to more than 2,000 clients and teams in 26 different countries.

Margaret is a leader and a pioneer of the coaching profession and has obtained the certification of Master Certified Coach from the International Coach Federation. She was chair of the ICF credentialing and continuing coach education committee until 2005 and chaired the Education Committee for the 2007 ICF conference in which 1800 coaches took part. In addition to these activities, she was vice-president of the ICF and chair of the ICF’s Application Review Committee. She received the ICF’s Jennifer White Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Coaching Profession.

Her experience as a speaker and facilitator of workshops includes activities undertaken for clients such as Ipsen Pharmaceutical, AT&T, the American Society of Business Women, the American Red Cross, Wells Fargo, Women in Leadership at Lucent (WIL), Accor Hotels, Yum! Brands, Burger King, Starbucks, the National Association of Women Lawyers and Toyota.

She has appeared as a speaker in numerous ICF international and European conferences as well as having given presentations both for her clients and at coaching conferences in Japan, France, the United Kingdom, China, Australia, Brazil, Sweden, Singapore, Mexico and many other locations. She has contributed as an author to many recent publications: Rutledge Companion to International Business Coaching, Working Wisdom, and The Law & Ethics of Coaching.