ICF Singapore Chartered Chapter 2015-2016 Executive Committee Nominee

Suman Balani Bio

Suman is a Gallup-Certified Strengths and an Erickson Solutions Focused Executive Coach. She brings together a unique blend of coaching skills with a strong business building background to help organisations build authentic leaders and high-performing teams.

Prior to her coaching career, Suman has over 15 years experience in senior management positions spanning the Payments, Technology and Healthcare services sectors.

Suman holds an Executive Masters in Coaching and Consulting for Change (Clinical Organisational Psychology) from INSEAD Business School.

Suman serves as a Board Member for the Society for the Physically Disabled providing strategic guidance and governance for the society.

My background and experience with ICF

I have been a member of ICF for over 3 years and am currently serving on the Executive Committee (Singapore Chapter), leading initiatives to provide coaching to the community, to help serve the flourishing of humanity through coaching.

In addition to providing pro-bono coaching to over 11 leaders from the NGO sector, I have helped to build the number of Coaching for Community Partnerships and created significant awareness of the Programme and the value of Coaching in the not-for-profit sector in Singapore. I am proud that some of our partners are now venturing to set-up structures to implement paid coaching – which in turn provides new opportunities to our coaches.

What I envision contributing to the ICF Singapore Chapter

I look forward to building upon the success of the Coaches for Community Programme by (1) establishing more channels to serve (2) reviewing the model to find ways to monetize our services within the allowable ICF guidelines, as extensions to the C4C initiative.

As vice-treasurer, I will leverage my relationships in the payments sector to resolve the current payment issues and hopefully enhance the on-line payments experience offered by the ICF Singapore Chapter.