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Ontological Coaching and a brief about the two models

This session will be an introduction to Ontological Coaching which is based on an exploration of the clients’ interpretations of the world and their way of being. By its very nature, this approach to coaching is a philosophical one and supports coachees in a reflection of who they are, rather than simply setting goals and achieving them.
Another aspect of ontological coaching is the emphasis on the transpersonal element: we are not individuals growing up in isolation, but are shaped, as we will see, by the world we are immersed in. Ontological coaches, take a systemic perspective and claim that an individual cannot be effectively coached without some understanding of the world and the systems which the coachee inhabits in.

Speaker Bio

RuchiRuchi is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with a focus on interpersonal relations and life coaching. Her main objective is to help her clients move forward in life, find fulfillment, success and happiness. Guiding individuals through a transition is part of this process, making them feel empowered and accomplished. Ruchi is also a professionally trainer lawyer who has practiced in India and Hong Kong


SaritaSarita is an HR professional and an Associate certified coach (ACC). She has a successful career spanning 17 years within the Human Resources and coaching sectors.
Sarita specializes in working with clients to have them understand and realize their true self and work towards achieving their fullest potential. She is passionate about transformation through awareness. She supports individuals and teams by guiding them to their own inner wisdom, purpose and power for skillful action to achieve results they want.
Sarita started her coaching journey in 2009-10 with Executive Coaching and then went on to pursue life coaching in 2012-13. She further completed Ontological coach education in 2016-17. Sarita is committed to ongoing lifelong learning, to deepen and advance her own coaching practice, and to bring the best value to her clients. Witnessing individuals and teams elicit their highest potential is her greatest reward!
Prior to her own coaching practice since 2012, Sarita has 12 years of HR business partnering experience with multi national organizations within the service industry in Asia.

Event Date Thursday, 21 September 2017
Event End Date Thursday, 21 September 2017
Individual Price 10.00

As a coach, how do I know that my coaching is ethically on the right track? Ethics is about interactions between two entities. What are some of those entities that we as coaches interact with and what are the various aspects within those interactions. How does ICF support me in my journey towards ethical coaching?
Learning points:

  • Understand ethics as interactions between two entities
  • Learn ways of how ICF supports coaches in their ethical journey
  • Data on ethical issues faced by clients

Core Competencies: Ethics
CCEU: 1.0

ICF Singapore Members : Free (Please log in to register for the webinar)

About the presenter:

Rajat GargRajat Garg is a Master Certified Coach (MCC) with more than 17 years of experience. He works with CXO, VP and board level professionals across global organisations and helping them become more successful. He sits on the Independent Review Board of International Coach Federation. In his last avatar, he worked as Vice President Accenture India and led the Technology Consulting Practice. He sits on boards of start-ups and IIT Bombay Alumni Association. He is an IIT Bombay and INSEAD Alum. He is passionate about growing leaders and also mentors them in the art of coaching.
He runs a boutique leadership firm Coach-To-Transformation ( and believes strongly in the concept of ethical coaching. He also runs a coach network for larger coaching programs under the CoachasaService ( branding.

About the facilitator:

TarunaTaruna is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC). Taruna works with her clients to Be the Best That they Can, given their unique set of circumstances and mindsets. She guides her clients to Realign and Redefine Goals for a Holistic living. Her Trust based Coaching Relationship enables clients to experience a safe space where fresh possibilities and options emerge and transformation begins. She focuses on Life Coaching – Work-life balance, Career path, Personal & Professional Leadership, Self-esteem and Relationship management. She designs and delivers Workshops and Seminars for Youth Empowerment and Skills for Success in the age of disruption.


Note : Registration will close at 2359 hours on 18th September 2017.

Event Date Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Event End Date Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Cut off date Monday, 18 September 2017
Individual Price 10.00

ICF Singapore Members Networking

Come join us to chill out, share a laugh and network with fellow coaches!

Everyone is welcomed!

Note: Cash Bar Only

Event Date Friday, 15 September 2017
Event End Date Friday, 15 September 2017



"We say what we say and people listen what they listen.  In between their speaking and your listening is the potential for a thousand things to go wrong."

The traditional view of communication is based on the assumption that listening is basically "to grasp" the content or real meaning issued by the communicator through the words used in the communication process.  In essence, communication is likened to a radio with a transmitter sending a signal and a receiver receiving, but not altering, that signal. As a coach, you know there is so much more to listening. 

You know that are a multitude of things to be listening for in a coaching conversation.  You know that your own biases and filters can disrupt the signal and throw you off center.  Listening is, in fact, one of the most important things a great coach does. Unfortunately, most of us were never taught how to listen well or deeply nor were we taught what to listen for to generate more impact. 

Join us for this thought provoking and interactive exploration that will expand and deepen your ability to coach and lead.  We will:

  • Challenge the myths and long held assumptions of listening
  • Consider how your own perspective on the world - your world view - filters and impacts your listening
  • Present and discuss 10 things to be listening for in your coaching (and yourself)


Speaker Bio

About Terrie Lupberger, MCC

Terrie is a Master Certified Coach, Author, and senior Executive Coach. She has been coaching and contributing to the development of the coaching profession since 1995. For nine years she served as CEO of an international, coach training and leadership development organization. She is a former Board Member of the International Coach Federation and The Association of Coach Training Organizations, and has been a member of the ICF Credentialing Committee since 2002. She presently is the Director of Training for Newfield Asia and teaches executive coaching and leadership at the University of Miami, ITS in London, and Newfield Asia in Singapore.

Terrie is a contributing author to two books on coaching, A Coach's Guide to Emotional Intelligence and The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching. She is presently completing a book for coaches, You ARE What You Practice, on how to develop practices for clients that will help them break through their perceived limitations and make change stick.

Earlier in her career, Terrie was a senior manager in finance and a partner in a consulting firm working with IT professionals. Terrie's varied organizational experience combined with her studies in human potential and philosophy have resulted in a unique world view and approach to working with clients that help them have greater impact and influence. Her international coaching clients are senior level managers and leaders in various industries including health care, education, finance, advertising, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, technology and manufacturing.

About Chris Balsley, PCC

Chris Balsley maintains a thriving and diverse professional coaching practice with thirty years of outstanding experience in supporting his clients. Focusing on inspiring professionals to be the best leaders they can be, especially in the face of adversity, Chris dedicates a large portion of his career to helping individuals and teams increase their performance and shift their moods intentionally. He accomplishes this by teaching them how to mitigate the effects of workplace stress, by training them how to listen and speak more powerfully, and by demonstrating to them the connection between leadership and the human body.

He has been with Newfield coach training program as a senior leader since 2005. He has worked with Newfield internationally where he presents and teaches coaching in both English and Spanish to international and multi-cultural audiences. He has been a lead somatic trainer for Newfield Asia since 2010.

When he is not teaching others how to coach, Chris coaches leaders at all levels of organizations from C-suite to mid-level managers in multi-national corporations, fortune 100 companies and in the military. He holds certifications in the Leadership Circle 360° Profile and in Agile program management. His client list includes McKinsey and Company, Dr. Reddy's laboratories, Medtronic's, ESI a subsidiary of Hunter Douglas. Additionally, Chris is a former senior presenter and executive coach providing training for Magis Group LLC from 2009-2011. These training services include military units deploying to and returning from Afghanistan and Iraq in which over 10,000 soldiers were trained. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Chris is a current practitioner of yoga with 20 years of experience, a licensed and active skydiver with 350 jumps and he is a 2nd degree black belt in Chinese Shaolin King Fu.

His latest accomplishment is the publishing of his first hard-back book: "Stop Controlling, Start Leading. 27 Secrets for Effective Leadership at Work, Home and Play". In this book Chris lays out powerful and simple leadership concepts, tools and stories from emotional, physical and linguistic perspectives.

Event Date Monday, 04 September 2017
Event End Date Monday, 04 September 2017
Individual Price 35.00


Note: ICF Members only

Join us for Peer Coaching and connect with other coaches as we co-create a space for learning, sharing and mutual support in service of further developing ourselves as professional coaches. We will be facilitating the case study format - a tried and true peer coaching process that delivers valuable learning for all present. We will need a 'case provider' for the session, so let us know if you would like to submit a current coaching challenge as the case study. You will gain 2 ICF Core Competency CCEUs towards your certification or renewal. To ensure full engagement, participation is limited to the first 8 member coaches that register. Open to current ICF Members only.

Register here

Hope to see you there!
Isabel & Kathrin

Your Hosts:

Isabel SchererIsabel Scherer
Isabel with a Business Management & Accounting education background, originally pursued a career path in the vibrant Fashion world as a Marketing and Sales Country-manager. For the last 3 Years she has made her own career transition into Business Consulting, HR; finding her true vocational fulfilment as a coach and trainer for mutual personal grow & career development.

While initially Isabel envisioned herself leading a large international company, she now finds fulfilment serving as Director of Keystone Business Consulting which includes professional coaching services for individual employees, teams and leaders. She lives her motto which is by asking and teaching others how to ask the right questions to releases the potential within and around them.

Kathrin Krause-HarderKathrin Krause-Harder
With a background in Political Science and Sociology, Kathrin spent most of her professional career in the TV news business. She has worked and lived on three continents and calls Singapore home since 2008. Being interested and involved in human performance and leadership throughout her professional career, she eventually completely transitioned into the Learning & Development field by completing her studies in Professional Human Resource Management, which led then to a further interest in developing her skills as a coach. Her focus is now on intercultural training, women in leadership programs and business coaching.

Event Date Monday, 04 September 2017
Event End Date Monday, 04 September 2017
Individual Price 10.00

Pro Bono Laser Coaching Sessions with Leaders from Ministry of Social and Family Development

We are calling for all coaches to join us as a Volunteer Coach for laser coaching sessions (20 mins) for this special event. Please confirm your participation by registering if you wish to volunteer coach.

There is a first come first serve limit of 15 spaces.

Thank you for giving the gift of coaching to others.

Event Plan for the Day

1.00pm Registration & Networking
1.30pm Introduction by MSF
1.45pm ICF Presentation
Topic: Introduction to Coaching
2.45pm Q & A
3.00pm Tea Break & Networking
3.30pm Laser Coaching sessions
4.30pm Closing Sharing Experience
Event Date Thursday, 31 August 2017
Event End Date Thursday, 31 August 2017


Topic: COP - Mindfulness Practice ( For ICF Members Only )

Our fellow ICF Singapore member, Jennifer Davis (Psychotherapist, Mindfulness Coach and Trainer) has volunteered to facilitate a continuing monthly Interest Group on Mindful Coaching.  

Note: Exact address will be shared with those who have registered.

Come join us! 

  • Deepen our own mindfulness, awareness and presence as coaches
  • Enhance our knowledge and understanding of how mindfulness applies in specific client coaching situations, such as presencing, self-management and partnership.
  • Practice different mindful techniques together
  • Broaden our range of mindful interventions to offer clients
  • Cultivating a network and friendships with other coaches

To register:

To join our first group meeting or to find out more, please email to Jass / Jennifer at

Event Date Monday, 21 August 2017
Event End Date Monday, 21 August 2017
Individual Price 10.00