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Date : 15 Oct 2019, Tues
Time : 10 am to 11.30 am Singapore time
Venue : Online Webinar
Time : Free for ICF Singapore members 
S$10 for non ICF Singapore Chapter members
CCEU : Core competencies: 1.5

We will explore difficult coaching scenarios and how we could work with them through using coaching supervision. 

Scenarios such as contracting, confidentiality, stuck/swirling/chaotic clients, clients not showing up or changing times, clients evoking in us feelings of uncertainty, fear, anger, judgment, not good enough, clients asking for advice, feedback, favours, etc.

Or perhaps we might have self-doubts such as:

· How do we know our blind-spots or our unconscious bias?

· When we are colluding and not challenging, or challenging when we need to be compassionate?

· What is our impact on the client and how do we find out?  

The list can be endless. Human beings are complex. When we move into a close, safe, vulnerable, caring relationship with another person, many of our patterns and our clients’ patterns get activated and sometimes, unbeknownst to us and them.  

The session will show how coaching supervision deals with these situations, the tools and techniques that are used. 

We will be engaging in experiential learning including live demo and role play, so bring your difficult situations to the session. You will realise that you are not alone and many coaches face similar situations.

Learning outcomes:

a. Learn how supervision can be a useful tool to deal with difficult situations

b. Experience and gain insights into how supervision works 

c. Learn from the shared situations and feel supported

About the speaker - Leanne Lowish

Leanne Lowish did her coach training in 2003 and was trained as a coaching supervisor with Coaching Supervision Academy (CSA) in 2006. She brought CSA to Asia Pacific in 2013. Currently, she is a High Performance Executive Coach, facilitator, coaching supervisor and culture consultant for a consultancy that works with global organizations to achieve sustainable business results through transforming their culture by creating mindset shift and effective behavioural change in their people. 

Leanne is a New Zealander who has lived and worked in the UK and Europe for 25 years. She is now based in the US and runs a business in UK, US and Asia Pacific. Her multi-cultural foundation enables her to appreciate and hold diverse perspectives simultaneously. 

Having worked extensively in various corporate functional and L&D roles, public sector posts and Non-Profit Organisation’s, she is most drawn to corporate transformation at a large scale. Yet holding the belief that all change starts within individuals, she is deeply curious about how people think, feel and navigate the complexities and ambiguities of living in an era characterized by exponential change.

Event Date Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Event End Date Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Cut off date Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Individual Price 10.00

Our aim is to serve you better and help you succeed as an ICF Coach. We want to know what is key for you in 2020 & Beyond. Come and partake in an intimate session with our chapter Presidents and fellow members. Have your voice be a part of how our community evolves. 

This session is specially curated for ICF members who have 1 - 8 years of experience in the coaching profession, or coaching-related experience.

We welcome:

- newly joined ICF members

- coaches with coaching practices

- internal coaches

- HR, L&D, business leaders who apply coaching in their professional roles

Morning tea will be provided. Seats are limited to the first 18. Exclusively for ICF Members only. Please log in to register.

Date : 1st October 2019
Time :10am - 12.30pm
Venue : NJ Relish, 2 Finlayson Green, Ascott Raffles Place, Singapore 049247
Fee : Free for all attendees. 

Event Date Tuesday, 01 October 2019
Event End Date Tuesday, 01 October 2019
Cut off date Wednesday, 02 October 2019
Date : 30 Sep 2019
Time : 6.30 pm to 9 pm
    6.30 pm to 7.15 pm    Light snacks and networking
    7.15 pm to 9 pm         Session
Venue : NJ Relish, 2 Finlayson Green, Ascott Raffles Place, Singapore 049247
Fee : $25 for ICF Singapore Chapter member
  $35 for Non ICF Singapore Chapter member


Coaching Supervision
What is it; Why is it important; and How is it different from coach mentoring or coaching the coach?

Coaching Supervision is becoming an increasingly important form of professional development for coaches.
While the ICF currently recommends it but does not require its members to receive supervision, the two largest European professional associations, the EMCC and the AC, both require supervision of their members. It may just be a matter of time before the ICF also requires coaching supervision.

Please join us to learn what coaching supervision is and how it is done.

The team of presenters all hold a Diploma in Coaching Supervision from the Coaching Supervision Academy - Dr. Sabreena Andriesz, MCC, Nancy Hughes, MCC, Jose Ferreira-Filho and Hermann Ditzig. Sabreena, Nancy and Hermann are past presidents of the ICF Singapore chapter.

Dr_Sabreena_Andriesz Nancy_Hughes
Dr. Sabreena Andriesz, MCC Nancy Hughes, MCC
Jose_Ferreira Hermann Ditzig
Jose Ferreira-Filho Hermann Ditzig
Event Date Monday, 30 September 2019
Event End Date Monday, 30 September 2019
Individual Price 35.00

Webinar - Abrasive leaders rub their co-workers the wrong way.

These executives, managers, and professionals (including physicians and attorneys) who engage in interpersonally aggressive behaviour (also known as workplace bullying) exact a high price in terms of both employee emotional distress and costs to the organization. At the same time, employers feel helpless to intervene, especially when dealing with an abrasive leader whose technical expertise is of critical importance to the organization.

Executive coaches are perfectly positioned to offer a solution to workplace bullying through the specialty practice of coaching abrasive leaders.

Dr Laura Crawshaw, Ph.D., BCC will share a coaching model which incorporates action research and concepts derived from evolutionary psychology, emotional intelligence theory, and the Dr Crawshaw’s research. Through case examples and discussion, participants will gain insight into why bosses bully, how to distinguish an abrasive leader from other types (e.g. adequate, irritating, avoidant and aberrant executives) and how to quickly establish a trusting coaching alliance.

The presentation will cover specific techniques to overcome characteristic client defensiveness, develop awareness, and help abrasive leaders relinquish their destructive management styles in favour of interpersonally-productive strategies. Even coaches who elect not to coach abrasive executives will benefit from learning how to defuse client defensiveness encountered with non-abrasive clients.

Please join Dr Crawshaw in learning about this professionally rewarding, specialty coaching niche that offers rapid, permanent solutions for employers struggling to address workplace bullying.

Session outcomes

Participants may expect to learn:

  • How to motivate abrasive leaders to accept coaching
  • Forming the coaching alliance
  • The three phases of the coaching process

About the speaker: Dr Laura Crawshaw, Ph.D., BCC

Dr Laura Crawshaw, Ph.D., BCC specializes in researching and coaching abrasive leaders, serving an international clientele of organizations over the past forty years, including over 40 Fortune 500 companies and the United Nations. She founded the Executive Insight Development Group, Inc. in 1994, the Boss Whispering Institute (dedicated to research and training in the specialty practice of coaching abrasive leaders) in 2009, and co-founded the Consortium on Abrasive Conduct in Higher Education (CACHE) in 2013.

Dr Crawshaw’s book, Taming the Abrasive Manager: How to End Unnecessary Roughness in the Workplace (Jossey-Bass Management Series), was released in 2007. She has published in the Consulting Psychology Journal on workplace bullying, and her article entitled Coaching Abrasive Leaders: Using Action Research to Reduce Suffering And Increase Productivity In Organizations appeared in the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations.

Dr Crawshaw speaks internationally, holding degrees in clinical social work and organizational behaviour. She is a member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations, the American Psychological Association, the British Psychological Society, the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, the International Association on Bullying and Harassment at Work, and the International Coach Federation. She is also a Founding Fellow of Harvard’s Institute of Coaching.

Event Date Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Event End Date Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Individual Price 10.00

We are pleased to announce that WholeTree Foundation for Youth Wellness is inviting ICF Members to the screening of the Coaching Movie called LEAP. All members and their families are invited to attend.

Kindly register for the event even though it is complementary as the details of the event venue will be sent to you nearer to the date. As a gesture of our goodwill to the community, members who attend are requested to make a small donation at the event site.

All collections will be donated to the WholeTree Foundation to support its projects to support youth mental wellness.
Date : 25th August 2019
Time : 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Venue : The RED Box ( to be confirmed prior to the event date)
Fee : Free for all attendees. 

Event Date Sunday, 25 August 2019
Event End Date Sunday, 25 August 2019
Cut off date Sunday, 25 August 2019
Event date : 29 Jul 2019 (Monday)
Time : 6.30 – 9.00 pm (Light snacks will be provided)
Venue : NJ Relish, Ascott Singapore, Raffles Place, 2 Finlayson Green                      Singapore 049247 
Event title : How to find your Voice
Price : $25 for members (Please log in to register for the event)
  $35 for non-members
CCEUs : To be updated 

 A highly experiential session with tangible outcomes to support you in your coaching sessions and business building.

You will walk away with a written down, personalised mission/vision statement that would support you in creating personal impact. You will also learn useful tips on finding and growing your Voice to harness your coaching presence and communicate more effectively and confidently.


Participants will:

  1. Discover your cohesive personal mission statement
  2. Know what to say that adds value and engages your audience
  3. Find your Voice (both inner and outer) and, communicate effectively and confidently
  4. Strengthen your coaching presence

About the speaker: Ricky Lien


Ricky Lien, Communication and Voice Coach, specialises in Voice & Executive Presence and Coaching in EQ & Leadership behaviours. He coaches executives to excel in achieving excellence in leadership styles, communication, conflict management, presentation skills, and impromptu speech. He supports his clients to fully understand and incorporate the use of rational and emotionally intelligent, influencing communication.

Ricky is a Master Coach for the Art of Communications (AoC), a subject in the full-time MBA program at INSEAD Business School, Singapore for over 6 years. Ricky founded Mindset Media Pte Ltd, which provides change agent and executive coaching services to move people from their current state to a desired future state. Having served in corporate life as an Executive in Sales, Quality Improvement, and Communication disciplines, Ricky brings a solid foundation of life, business and coaching experience.


Sign up by 22 July 2019 to secure your seats!


Members $25 (Please log in to register for the event)
Non-members $35 

NJ Relish, Ascott Singapore, Raffles Place, 2 Finlayson Green. Singapore 049247


Event Date Monday, 29 July 2019
Event End Date Monday, 29 July 2019
Individual Price 35.00
Date : 25 Jun 2019 (Tuesday)
Time : 6.30 to 9.00 pm (Light snacks will be provided)
Venue : NJ Relish, Ascott Singapore, Raffles Place, 2 Finlayson Green. Singapore 049247 
Title : Synchronicity & Intuition: Coaching in a Quantum World
Price : $25 for members (Please log in to register for the event)
  $35 for non members
CCEUs : To be updated 


In today’s world of rapid change and complexity, careful analysis and planning alone no longer deliver the results they once did. We need a new coaching and leadership paradigm: we need to develop the ability to listen and watch for synchronicity.

When you work with synchronicity you:

  • Understand deeper issues both within yourself and your coachee,
  • Are more able to help your coachee attract and make sense of those “out of the blue” people and events that help with decisions in business and life.
  • Help the coachee move to a more meaningful live and career path

In this unique session Phil will share his original PhD Leadership and Synchronicity research which draws on quantum physics, biology, spirituality and psychology and suggested that the heart has the ability to “intuit the future” and provide answers to some of our most puzzling problems, and that synchronicity is the messenger.


Participants will:

  1. Learn to access the power of your heart, synchronicity and intuition for enhanced impact as a coach
  2. Boost business and life success by listening to the heart which already “knows” the answers to many of your coachee’s most puzzling issues
  3. Learn how to apply Phil’s research conclusions to access synchronistic and Intuitive wisdom to help you and your coachee navigate today’s complex global world

About the speaker: Dr Philip Merry, Founder & CEO of PMCG

Phil Merry, a global leadership consultant, coach and speaker for 39 years in 59 countries focusses team excellence, cultural intelligence, spiritual fulfillment, mindlesness (yes mindlessness) and BEING happy. Former head of leadership training and OD for Reuters he works with global organisations and is a United Nations consultant. Organisor of Singapore’s first happiness conference, he created the Search (and book) for Singapore’s Happiest People.

Singapore resident since 1990, Phil is the only person in the world with a grounded theory PhD in Leadership & Synchronicity.


Members $25 (Please log in to register for the event)
Non members $35 

NJ Relish, Ascott Singapore, Raffles Place, 2 Finlayson Green. Singapore 049247

Event Date Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Event End Date Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Individual Price 35.00