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"Beware of the stories you tell yourself, for you will surely be lived by them."

This quote is attributed, perhaps erroneously, to Shakespeare, but it makes perfect sense. Everything we do, every memory we hold, every emotion we feel has a story wrapped around it. If you want to change anything in your world, there is an element of changing the stories, or the narrative that you tell yourself. It is for this reason that narrative coaching can be such a powerful approach to change; it goes to the essence of who we are and how we view our world.

You will learn about:

  • What the narrative approach is
  • Why it is so powerful
  • And give some tips to begin to bring elements of this method to your own coaching sessions


Ben Koh John Raymond, Principal and Head of Coaching, Executive Coach.
John has been involved in coaching since it began to take hold in the Australasian region in the mid-1990s and he is passionate about the professionalization of the industry. To this end, John has held leadership positions and contributed to various committees in the coaching industry over many years. His most recent contributions have been through his role as Council Ambassador for the ICF Foundation. He was also a member of the Standards Australia working party, which wrote the guideline for ‘Coaching in Organisations’ - a global first.

John is very experienced professional working with senior level executives and teams across the Asia Pacific region. He has coached and trained managers & leaders at many levels in private and public sectors in Australia and abroad. He has worked with organisations within industries including Legal, Banking, Insurance, Social Media, Music, Advertising, Publishing, Education and Government departments. Currently John is the lead on several of the IECL’s major programs. He holds a Master of Coaching Psychology (University of Sydney); Doctoral Program Recipient (University of Wollongong).


Jass MalaneyJass Malaney, PCC, is an internationally experienced Executive Leadership Coach, facilitator and trainer, she inspires senior leaders to elevate their strengths to develop strategies, discover solutions to challenges and realize their personal and organizational goals.

She currently serves on the ICF Singapore Chapter Executive Committee as the Immediate Past President and has been actively involved with building the Coaching Community in Asia. She has served as the Chapter President (2017-2018) President Elect, (2016-2017), Vice President (2012-2013), PR Chair (2011 -201 2). She played key organizing roles in the Asia Pacific Coaching Conference in 2010 and 2012. She organised the Symposium on “Coaching for Future” during the Coaching Week 2015. She has edited and published the Coaching Journal "Coaching Resource Guide".

This is a In-Person Session at the following location
Date: Wednesday July 18th, 2018
Time: 11.30 am to 1.00 pm

Venue: Cafe and Bar Gavroche, 69 Tras Street, Singapore, 079008
Tel: 6225 4869

The nearest train station is Tanjong Pagar
Fees: S$10.00
To Register click here

Event Date Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Event End Date Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Individual Price 10.00

Topic: Using ICF Core Competencies to Begin and End Your Coaching Session

ICF has worked hard to create core competencies to make sure that their coaches offer the most effective and rewarding coaching sessions. Learn how to use them to perfectly set up the coaching agreement and to wrap up your coaching session.

Learning outcome:

1.) Five questions that will set up the coaching agreement. 

2.) One trick that will let you know what your rst question should be. 

3.) Bonus wrap-up questions that will make your client aware of how valuable coaching is.

CCEU: 1 (core competencies 1)

About the Speaker: Laurie Lawson

LAURIE LAWSON, CEC, PCC is a Career and Transition Coach located in New York City.

Combining her management skills with her coaching experience, she has provided coaching and/or training for the following organizations:

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center – Goddard, MD

iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) – US/UK/Canada

International Coach Federation Global (ICF) - Ireland/Canada/Italy

International Coach Federation (ICF) – New York City/Dallas-Fort Worth/Metro DC Fitness Magazine – New York City

Points of You – Israel

Career Gear – New York City

British Broadcasting Company (BBC)

Laurie is a Certified Empowerment Coach from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coach Federation (ICF), a Certified EQ Mentor Coach, a Certified DoLquest Expert, a Certified Trainer for Points of You, The Coaching Game, and recently completed the ICF's PCC Markers Training.

She is the Past President of the International Coach Federation of New York City, a Final Exam Assessor/Mentor Coach for iPEC, Executive Producer of The Coaching Game TV Show, Creator/Co-Host of Coach Chat Radio and the international radio show Meaning in Madness.

Event Date Monday, 09 July 2018
Individual Price 10.00

Topic: Mastery Monday - Calling All Aspiring and Renewing ACC Coaches

Individual Price: $10 (for non-members)

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

The ACC (Associate Certified Coach credential) is the first milestone of the ICF credentialing journey. It is a pledge to recognizing standards in professional coaching. With more and more individuals joining the Coaching industry, there is growing concern, and interest, from clients to ensure they are hiring 'legit' Coaches.

Deciding to embark on your ACC, or to renew your ACC as a continued commitment, is the right thing way to assure your clients that you're practicing with standards and ethics. However, the credentialing journey can sometimes be confusing, and we all want to be successful in our applications the first time around.

In this 45 minute webinar, we will cover

  • the latest updates effective 31st July that will affect ALL ACC applications
  • introduction to the ACC markers
  • quick tips to prepare for your Coach Knowledge Assessment online test
  • Q&A segment for new applicants, as well as renewals

This webinar is for

  • Coaches who are just started or graduated from their Coach Training
  • Coaches who have been actively coaching and now want their ACC
  • ACCs who need to renew their credential by December 2018

If you are an ACC thinking of attaining your PCC, there is a session for PCCs scheduled on 6 August. Look out for event alerts in July.

If you have further questions about this event, or would like to submit a query you'd like addressed in the Q&A webinar segment, please email

About the speaker:

Lin TanLin Tan

Lin has over 14 years experience in Coaching and is 1 of 8 Master Certified Coaches in Singapore. Coaching since 2004 and certified with the International Coach Federation since 2006, she brings over 4,000 hours of coaching experience into her work with organization and individuals.

As a registered mentor coach with the ICF, Lin has trained and mentored since 2006 close to 300 Coaches from all over the world in coaching skill sets, and helped over 60 of them achieve their professional certifications. She spearheaded one of the very first ACTPs established in Singapore back in 2010, and is currently the Director of Training of a regional school that offers Coach certification courses (ACSTH) in Singapore and China. She is a finalist of the ICF Young Leader's Award 2018 in recognition of her contributions to the Coaching scene.

Lin is a member of the ICF Singapore Chapter Executive Committee and leads the Credentialing initiatives to support Singapore Coaches in achieving their professional certifications.

Event Date Monday, 02 July 2018
Event End Date Monday, 02 July 2018
Individual Price 10.00

COP: Mindfulness Meditation for Coaches

The Mindfulness Coaching COP will be facilitating a meet on the 27th of June, to encourage coaches to take some quiet time to recharge, re-balance, and rejuvenate through mindfulness meditation. During this time, we will facilitate a selected guided active meditation technique, followed by a sharing session and some tea.

What to Wear

Anything loose / comfortable. We will be sitting on floor cushions, or chairs for those who prefer to use them.

About Facilitator

Ranjan Raman (Co-Chair, Mindfulness COP)
As an experienced and certified mindfulness meditation facilitator, executive coach, performance consultant, and regional leader with some of the largest technology companies in the world, Ranjan facilitates a unique blend of “simple, effective, and practical” science-based meditation techniques that aim to recharge, re-balance, and rejuvenate for enhanced health and overall well-being. Ranjan is a certified active meditation facilitator, a certified performance consultant, certified professional Co-Active coach (CPCC), and an ICF Associate Certified Coach(ACC). He is currently a regional leader at a global technology multinational, and is also the founder of Mindfulmeets.Com.

Event Date Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Event End Date Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Individual Price 10.00

Topic : Integrating the art of visual coaching into your coaching conversation.

Approximate 80% of the world's population use visual as their primary sense making mechanism. Before we learn our letters as a child, everything is a visual. Even as an adult, as we move into the creative parts of our brain for goal setting, sense-making, etc, most of us see images in our minds' eyes.

What if that inherent visual ability of the human psyche can be worked into your coaching practices? How will it look like? How much further will your client be able to go, if he/she is able to communicate thoughts and ideas otherwise challenging to put into words?

Visual Coaching encompasses the integration of visual tools into your current coaching methodologies that potentially brings about richer and deeper dialogue with your clients, that goes beyond breakthroughs limited to using just words in regular sessions.

Take away & learning outcomes:

  • Awareness of the power of visuals in coaching
  • Basic iconology and visual metaphor usage
  • "Live" visual coaching experiments with one another
  • Tips & tricks to get you started.

CCEU: 1.5 (core competencies 1, resource development 0.5)

Speaker Bio

About Gerauld Wong

Gerauld WongGerauld is a Learning and Development Specialist who believes strongly in the statement, “When you grow, your team grows”. He had been supporting people in personal growth and development, which then as a direct impact supported the growth of countless organizations and schools for the last 12 years.

Gerauld specialises in transfers of learning (concept to application) through the purposeful usage of experience. Using a range of methodologies such as Brain-based Learning, Adventure Therapy, Experiential Learning, to name a few, and platforms such as Impact Teaching, Greenlight Classrooms, he is able to engage participants of his trainings in a purposefully fun and effective manner to bring about learning in an applicative environment.

Note : 7:30-8:00pm - Networking / 8:00-9:15pm - Program

Event Date Monday, 25 June 2018
Event End Date Monday, 25 June 2018
Individual Price 35.00

COP: Parent Coaching-Finding our unique Parenting Solutions

Coaching for Parenting is a Community of Practice support group designed for coaches seeking to bring coach-like approach into their relationship with children and themselves as parents.

The demands of juggling personal, professional and family obligations combined with an increase in social isolation and expectations, have led to a need for greater support for parents. Often stock answers offered by many parenting programs feel inadequate to really shift the dynamics at home.

What if there was a way to communicate to our children without the need to ‘control’? What if there was a way to inspire responsibility in children from within? What if there was a way for parents to reprogram our own minds at a deep level so that the way we think of our children and parenting shifts from within?

Coaching for Parenting aims to explore these questions with a heartfelt aim to create greater peace, freedom, and choices for families, and to truly clarify and live through shared family values and goals.

Join us to be a part of a support group where we can develop our parenting through a structured coach-like approach. This CoP is facilitated by Halbert & Avni, who will draw upon their personal experience as parents and coaches, to create a safe environment of learning and mutual support. The first session aims to share:

  • the purpose, expectations and agreements for participation
  • the approach and road-map of Coaching for Parenting CoP
  • and understand your vision of parenting and answer your questions

We look forward to meeting you to engage in a deep learning journey! 

About Facilitators

Halbert LouisHalbert Louis
B.Eng (NTU), Ms in Counselling (Monash U), Associate Certified Coach ACC, Triple P certified Parenting Practitioner, Director & Trainer of Connect Consultancy & Training.

 Halbert is the Founder & Director of his own company, Connect Consultancy & Training (CCT). As an approved service provider of parenting workshops with Singapore’s Ministry of Social & Family (MSF), CCT has conducted numerous parenting workshops in both primary and secondary schools all over Singapore in the past 5 years. CCT also conducts an evidence-based parenting program called “Positive Parenting Program” with dozens of schools in Singapore. Apart from that Halbert has also conducted corporate mental wellness programs such as Stress Management with numerous clients.

He is also a registered counsellor with SAC and provides both counselling and coaching services mainly on marriage & parenting issues. He has been married for 26 years to Ms Bong Louis and have 2 daughters, Rachel, 24 and Renee, 22.


Avni MartinAvni Martin
BSc, Professional Certified Coach PCC, Coach Trainer, Facilitator, Head of ICF Science & Research of Coaching Committee

Avni is the founder of Martin CCS, which provides coach training programs and customised workshops to empower excellence in individuals and teams. Prior to that she worked in Corporate Leadership Development, Change Management and HR Consultancy.

As the Head of Coaching Science & Research Committee and Executive Committee Member of ICF Singapore Chapter, Avni is passionate about research and leads two pioneering projects that advance the awareness, excellence and advancement of coaching in the industry and community.

Being married with 3 children, Avni strongly believes in educating and sharing coaching skills with families. Previously Avni has designed and delivered, workshops for parents and children ranging from 9-21 years old.

Event Date Tuesday, 19 June 2018
Event End Date Tuesday, 19 June 2018
Individual Price 10.00

Topic: The Relationship of Chinese Traditional Culture in Coaching

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

This webinar will introduce some basic Chinese traditional concepts related to coaching and the OAR model. Paul would guide participants through some simple practices to experience these concepts. After that, he would give participants more inclusive concepts and ideas that could help them go deeper into coaching foundation and the Chinese culture.

Learning Outcome:

- Understanding basic Chinese traditional culture related to coaching practice

- Knowing something about Ontological coaching, somatic and OAR model

- Knowing a little more about yourself based on Ontological being and get the route to practice

CCEU: 1 (Core Competencies 0.5, Resource Development 0.5)

 About the Speaker: Paul Sheau Cheun Ma

Paul received natural science training during the university period. After completing his MBA training, he devoted himself to the information­ comm industry. During Taiwan’s high­tech growth and high­speed expanding period, he acted as a business specialist to a sales/marketing vice president in the technical industry, before he started his own business. Due to the importance of human resources, personal growth and organizational development, after many years of professional career, he decided to return to the campus to pursue a doctoral program at National Central University to practice human resource development. During that time, he also taught in universities in areas related to corporate management, entrepreneurship and leadership. He has been teaching for more than 20 years. 

 In 2012, he finally took effective action and went to Singapore to learn Ontological Coaching. In order to allow more people to experience the benefits of coaching, he joined ICF Asia Pacific's support team last year. He puts together many years of professional and teaching experience accumulated in his career to help coaches and the business community to achieve better achievements and happiness.

Event Date Wednesday, 13 June 2018
Individual Price 10.00