Events Archive

Peer Coaching Community of Practice (CP)

The Peer Coaching CP is a collaborative learning space for coaches to practice coaching, observe different coaching styles, and share insights on different case studies to elevate your coaching skills in line with latest ICF’s Competencies. Leveraging on a variety of approaches, including reviewing challenging case studies, coaches will have the opportunity to connect and interact with other professional coaches, deepen their understanding of ICF core competencies and experience the collective wisdom of the group. Learn to use the power of reflection and feedback to sharpen your coaching skills. Each CP session will come with 1.5 CCEUs.

This Peer Coaching CP will be facilitated by Suman Balani PCC, Executive Leadership & Group Coach, Joanne Teh PCC, Leadership & Team Coach and Jenny Toh ACC, Life Coach.

 Suman Balani, founder of Flourish Consulting,has over 25 years of leadership experience in healthcare, payments and technology sectors, including positions in corporate strategy, business operations, strategic product marketing and technology innovation. Leveraging on her strong corporate track record, Suman has brought the benefits of coaching to organisations by helping leaders build capacity for sustainable performance whilst concurrently displaying emotionally intelligent conduct.  As a ICF Mentor coach, Suman delights in up-skilling coaches towards mastery through real-life practical experience in support of their credentialling journeys. She is a Certified Master Transformational Coach, an Accredited Boss Whisperer and is certified in numerous assessment tools. Suman serves as a volunteer in not-for-profit Boards and was the ICF SG Chapter President in 2019. Suman also holds an Executive Masters in Coaching & Consulting for Change (Organisational Psychology) from the INSEAD Business School.

 Joanne Teh PCC, founder of NextGen Coach, runs a coaching/OD practice that focuses on enabling leaders to create sustainable change for themselves and their teams, to bring about measurable business impact and increase staff engagement for their organisations. With more than a decade of corporate experience in the financial and government sectors, complemented by years of leadership coaching for a diverse range of companies from large multinationals to up-and-coming start-ups, Joanne strives to deliver tangible, practical and transformative impact to each of her clients. Joanne is passionate about supporting coaches on their credentialing journeys and to achieve mastery of their craft, as positive change agents for their broader community. Joanne is a Certified Team Coach and a Certified Agile Coach. She also holds an EMBA from Quantic School of Business and Technology, an MA from Harvard University, and a BA from University of Chicago.

 Jenny Toh ACC, founder of River Life Coaching, is also currently a derivatives legal counsel in ING Bank N.V.  Jenny coaches individuals to align their career and life goals with their values and strengths. She is currently working on her certification as a Positive Intelligence Coach. Jenny is a qualified lawyer in UK, Singapore and Malaysia.


Event Date Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Event End Date Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Cut off date Tuesday, 20 April 2021


We are partnering with YWLC (Young Women Leadership Connection), to deliver a discovery webinar followed by coaching sessions to the members of YWLC.

The theme of the program is "Be The Change". Through this program, the goal is for the participants to experience the power of coaching and equip them with the clarity necessary to enable the change.

Coaches signing up for this program need to COMMIT to:

The event on Wednesday 14th April 2021 from 7:00 - 8:30pm via Zoom for the full duration

  • Mandatory to attend the full session
  • It will include 1 x 45 minute coaching session (1:1) in breakout room


1) Current, live ICF Singapore Chapter member

2) Minimum ACC credential

3) Mandatory to attend the full event on Wednesday 14th April 2021 from 7:00 - 8:30pm

Please sign up HERE, latest by Sunday 21st March 2021.

Coaches who have been selected for the above event will be informed latest by Friday 2nd April 2021.

Note : Due to overwhelming responses, we might not be able to select all coaches who apply and priority will be given to coaches who fulfil the above requirements on a first-come-first-serve basis

Event Date Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Event End Date Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Team Coaching CP – Lead by Swee Heng

The main purpose of the Team Coaching CP is to allow members to learn team coaching from one another.

At each session, there will be a short topic presentation relating to team coaching, followed by discussions and sharing of knowledge, experiences, skills, tools, cases and resources. The CP is also a good platform to address your team coaching challenges as well as a test bed for new team coaching ideas or tools. It is also an excellent opportunity to network and make more friends. 

The Team Coaching CP session is held every 2nd Monday of the month from 8 pm to 9.30 pm (SG). The CP is organized by like-minded folks and if you are interested to be part of the planning committee, do contact Events and CP team via at

As PCC, Swee Heng has more than 10 years experience coaching executives and teams in Asia Pacific to be higher performing by inspiring leaders and team members to share in the leadership. He is the Global Director of the Team Coach Certification Program, deriving great satisfaction in grooming more Shared Leadership Team Coaches who can make an impactful difference at the workplace and community. Swee Heng has published a book “Coaching In The Moment — How busy leaders can make more impact with less time”. Swee Heng’s 31 years of management, operations and HR experiences gathered in Reed Elsevier, Deloitte and the Singapore Ministry of Defense, has also helped him to be a grounded leadership and team coach, co-creating practical and effective solutions with each client.

Event Date Monday, 12 April 2021
Event End Date Monday, 12 April 2021
Cut off date Sunday, 11 April 2021

Life Coaching Communities of Practice (CP) is hosted by Ruchi and Anupama

Ruchi Parekh is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) certified by the International Coach Federation focusing on Life Coaching for Executives with Leadership Development. She is also an Accredited Belbin Facilitator. Belbin Team Roles are used to identify behavioural strengths and weaknesses in the workplace. Whether developing people, resolving conflict or fine-tuning high performance. Ruchi is a lawyer by profession having practiced law in India and in Hong Kong. While she enjoyed law, she had a deep sense to do something more meaningful, helping people more directly and driving towards their passion.

 Anupama Murali is an ICF Associate Certified Coach. She brings a rich experience of over 15 years in the corporate world, coupled with an equal number of years in voluntary work allowed her to steer her own life in a way that is consistent with her values. She partners with her clients to Elevate their Impact by empowering them to develop the 'Achieve with Equilibrium’ mindset. A mindset that empowers transition from Clutter to Clarity, Self-Doubt to Self-Belief, Being Stuck to Seeing Possibilities and much more. She believes that this mindset helps people from a reactive life to intentional living which then enables them to be their Best Version professionally and personally. Her clients see her coaching style as gentle and deeply transformative. She is also a Mind Management and Breath-based Meditation teacher for adults and youth who has taught over 100 programs in Singapore. Anupama is a passionate musician who performs Indian music in Singapore and a mother of an assertive 10 yr old girl.

Event Date Friday, 09 April 2021
Event End Date Friday, 09 April 2021
Cut off date Thursday, 08 April 2021

Singapore Youth Coaching Communities of Practice (CP) 

The coaching profession today continues to build and establish its applications in different domains of our society today. Coaching as a practice with youths today is definitely one of those domains where many professional coaches operate both professionally or through various volunteer space. So as coaches continue to serve in this space, impacting the lives of all these young people, how can we as a coaching profession come together to learn, grow and innovate together so as to meet the growing demands of our young people? How can coaches today continue to strive towards improving and increasing their area of expertise and knowledge so as to create a definite impact in our leaders of tomorrow? It’s not an easy task to challenge to overcome but we certainly hope to tackle some of it through the Youth Coaching CoP Sessions.

Objectives of this CP: 3 C’s

• C - Collaborate with each other – Providing an avenue where coaches can come together to leverage and synergize on each other’s strengths

• C – Community building – Rallying and supporting this group of coaches doing this work

• C – Commitment to grow – Setting benchmarks of professional standards and conduct as we work with young people

SINGAPORE YOUTH COACHING is hosted by Joe Chan, Josephine Ong and Parul Singhai

A youth work practitioner for the past 15 years at REACH Community Services Society (RCSS), specializing in working with children and youths in the community. Joe enjoys the challenges and thrills of this work starting as a case worker himself overseeing individuals, families and programmes till today where he is heading REACH Youth Service of RCSS in a few locations. With his dedication to coach his team of social workers, counsellors and youth workers, the team reaches out to over 800 youths every month all over Singapore through its holistic services and programmes


  Josephine has had more than 28 years of private and public work experiences in education, training, automotive, leisure, non-profit, and fitness and health. She enjoys working with young people especially in the areas of academic and career, relationships and leadership mentoring and coaching by helping them discover their interests, strengths and goals while articulating them into actionable small steps of progress and accountability in a safe and positive learning environment. Josephine currently manages her business (R&D Education and Training Services) and is a certified Exercise and Nutrition Science professional, a qualified Music educator, a DISC profiling facilitator, a Phi Theta Kappa leadership instructor, a 7 Habits facilitator, and an Image and Etiquette consultant. She is trained in Agile Leadership, Solution-Focused in Coaching, a Master Practitioner of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and an accredited ACC coach with the ICF.

  Parul is a Solution Focused Coach with a specific interest in working with Gen Z youth. The experience of growing alongside her own third-culture young adult sons and their peers has given her a unique perspective. She hopes to complement Joe and Josephine in making the Youth CoP stronger. In her 23 years in Singapore, she has worked as a full-time mother, a volunteer at the ACM and National Gallery, and as an editor for a literary agency. Meanwhile, she is an active member of the South Central Community Centre working at the grassroots level to support the community. As an avid student of the Vedantic Philosophy and Yoga for years, Parul brings a deep mindfulness element to her coaching. Her motto is, ‘When there is harmony between the mind, heart and resolution, then nothing is impossible’ - Rig Veda

Event Date Thursday, 01 April 2021
Event End Date Thursday, 01 April 2021
Cut off date Wednesday, 31 March 2021

COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE - Health and Wellness Coaching (CP)

Health affects everyone indirectly or directly. But sometimes a serious illness can come unexpectedly, changing the world of our clients and their outlook on life instantaneously, and making even the smallest of tasks seem like massive obstacles. 

Integrating into coaching – how they can overcome the challenges that arise out of health condition(s) – we can help them find their new normal and move them forward to function and perform optimally, both at work and in their personal lives. 

Focus of this CP: 

• Create your Health Recovery coaching model, structure, and powerful questions.

• Understand best practices, sensitizing oneself, and tools that can be used to coach recovery warriors. 

• Create an understanding if mindfulness is beneficial and how it can be incorporated in the practice.

The Coaching for Health Recovery and Performance Community of Practice is hosted by PreetiKurani 

PreetiKurani is a Transformative High-Performance Coach who works with businesses, leaders, and individuals to help transform perspectives for elevating impact at work and in their personal lives. She combines focus, intuition, creativity, and open communication to help people move forward and achieve their goals while staying congruent with their values.

Preeti comes with 20 years’ experience in business, sales, and people development within the luxury industry and working with different cultures and countries. She is Certified in Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholders Centred Coaching Program for Leaders and Teams, and a Professional Co-Active Coach. She also runs workshops in different areas related to performance thinking, self-management, and professional skill-building.


Tricia is a certified professional coach, with a niche in supporting women with Cancer. Her keen listening skills & non-judgmental approach provides a safe space for her clients to explore their fullest potential. Tricia guides clients through a journey of self-discovery; fresh perspectives; renew optimism; and to build on each individual’s innate wisdom, in spite of their health and emotional challenges. Tricia believes that reassessment & personal growth should be lifelong. She has been featured by Straits Times, radio station, magazines and invited to speak at health awareness events for her work in the cancer community.

Combined with her professional credentials & passion to serve,  Tricia continues to contribute her time, effort, skills and compassion with volunteer organizations such as Breast Cancer Foundation, National University Hospital, SPARKS ( ADHD support group), A New Vision ( Funding Cataract surgeries), HCA Hospice Care to creating a positive community impact

Event Date Monday, 29 March 2021
Event End Date Monday, 29 March 2021
Cut off date Sunday, 28 March 2021
 Date:   1st March Monday
 Time:  8-9.30pm 
 CCEU:  Provided

A lively, interactive discussion as Dr. Patrick Williams guides a presentation and discussion on the power of emotional awareness and courageous vulnerability in coaching, what he metaphorically calls “Getting Naked with Your Clothes On".

You will learn how to notice and navigate emotions in coaching (both the clients and yours) Distinctions between transformative and transactional coaching will be presented along with the use of metaphors, emotions as messengers, and a special demonstration of Head/Heart technique along evidence based research on emotional agility, presence, and "going under the surface" in coaching conversations.

Learning Outcomes:

1) Distinguish between transactional and transformational co

2) Learn how to elegantly notice and work with emotions in coaching

3) Learn the Head/heart communication technique for getting to 'the heart of the matter'

4) Using metaphor is coaching


About the Speaker

Dr. Patrick Williams is a psychologist turned Executive Coach (HP, IBM, Kodak) Philanthropist and Educator.

A founding member of the International Coach Federation, Dr. Williams is an inaugural recipient of its Circle of Distinction Award, a Master Certified Coach, a Board Certified Coach, and a member of the Forbes Coaching Council.

As an Educator, he is a Founding Member of Harvard University’s Institute of Coaching department and has taught graduate students at Colorado State University, Denver University, Loyola University, City University of London, served as a curriculum consultant for the Coaching Certificate program at Fielding International University, and was named Educator of the Year by the New England Educational Institute (2008).

Dr. Williams is also Past President of ACTO (Association of Coach Training Organizations) a Global Visionary Fellow (Foundation of Coaching) an Honorary VP of the International Society for Coaching Psychology, and a Lifetime Member of the Association of Humanistic Psychology.

Event Date Monday, 01 March 2021
Event End Date Monday, 01 March 2021
Cut off date Monday, 01 March 2021