Events Archive


Does Mindfulness underpin all we do in Coaching and Life?
Bring a work or life issue you'd like to explore and we will lead you through an exercise to discover whether mindfulness underpins all we do in coaching and life.  We will begin with a gentle introduction to mindfulness, devote time to a practical exploration of mindfulness and conclude with an overview of what is happening globally with mindfulness in the workplace.  


Jane Grafton, ACC
Jacqueline Carter

Event Date Monday, 20 May 2013
Event End Date Monday, 20 May 2013
Cut off date Monday, 20 May 2013

Visioning for your Coaching Practice and Beyond
During this workshop, Denise and Anisha will create a space for you to reflect, discuss and make some decisions around something close to your heart – your coaching practice. You will engage in thought-provoking exercises and meaningful conversations that will help you uncover your personal values, strengths and resources that will support you in the next stage of your coaching journey. With the insights, feedback and support you will receive from the facilitators and from your peers, you will leave with clarity and confidence around the first steps towards taking your practice to the next level - having begun to discover what that means to you


Denise Wright, CPCC
Anisha Kaul, ACC

Event Date Monday, 20 May 2013
Event End Date Monday, 20 May 2013
Cut off date Monday, 20 May 2013

Please note that the session will be slightly longer than usual.


Jonathan Marshall, PhD, will lead participants through a simulation, which some people may find intense and even anxiety provoking. Those who push themselves through the discomfort are likely to revivify their sense of purpose, passion, and direction. 

We hope that this brief experience will be very rewarding and insightful. We also hope that it will increase coaches' ability to create with the client opportunities for ongoing learning, during coaching and in work/ life situations, and for taking new actions that will most effectively lead to agreed-upon coaching results.   

Speaker Bio:

Psychologist and assistant professor of leadership studies at the National University of Singapore, Jonathan works with executives, government leaders, and high functioning individuals from over 50 nations to improve their performance and well-being.

He began his work in leadership as a naval officer and assistant squadron commander to 130 sailors in the Singapore Navy. (Although his photo may not make it seem likely, he is a third generation Singaporean.) He was a dot com-er in a leading start-up, which became Yahoo! Mail. Pursing his interest in helping people, he went on to do a doctorate in psychology at Stanford University; his research focused on the application of meditation, yoga, and medical hypnosis for the treatment of chronic depression. His post-doctoral work was at Harvard University where he held specific responsibilities for conducting psychotherapy for faculty, staff, and students at Harvard Business School. He was on the starting team of the Psychology Division at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Jonathan is currently on faculty at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore where he recently received two commendations for teaching excellence and he created a coaching program for students. His academic interests include research on people who have attained profound and pervasive levels of well-being.

Jonathan runs a leadership training, coaching, and psychotherapy practice. He was the leadership consultant to Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and he has received public endorsements from multinational CEOs and military leaders up to the rank of two star generals (Deputy Chief of Joint Staff).  


Cost for ICF Members: $15 (Credit Card or PayPal in advance), $20 (cash at the door)
Cost for Guests: $30 (Credit Card or PayPal in advance), $35 (cash at the door)

Event Date Monday, 29 April 2013
Event End Date Monday, 29 April 2013
Cut off date Monday, 29 April 2013


Please note the change of venue: the AGM will take place at the American Chamber of Commerce.

Please click on this link for more info


Event Date Monday, 25 March 2013
Event End Date Monday, 25 March 2013
Cut off date Monday, 25 March 2013

It's not news to say we often live our lives with many conflicts: with our own priorities and desires, between ourselves and others (even those we deeply love), and with the world of “stuff” (where we are sometimes convinced that our computer “has it in” for us). However, there is a direct path to integrating our lives: to unifying all our efforts, activities and relationships. The more undivided we are, the less effort is required to attend to what's important for us, and the more peace we bring to every place we go.

The way is straightforward but it takes courage and persistent focused attention. Nearly all of us could use some guidance. At our event we will take up this topic with fresh language, spirited dialogue and engaging exercises. If you attend and fully bring yourself to the event, you'll definitely take some strong steps toward integrating your life and see a way to continue afterwards.

Subjects that will be covered in this session:

  • Keeping your life balance so that you can succeed in what’s important to you.
  • The unconscious emotions and beliefs that keep you living in a state of disorder and distress.
  • The roots and sustaining practices for genuine success.
  • Being happy, fulfilled and thriving in all aspects of your life.

Speaker Bio:

James Flaherty, MCC, is the founder of New Ventures West, an organization that has been training coaches for 25 years and offers certification in several countries around the world. He is the author of Coaching: Evoking Excellence in Others, which is widely recognized as a seminal text in the field of coach education and is used internationally in universities and coach training institutions.

James developed his approach to coaching by integrating recent discoveries in linguistics, developmental psychology, twentieth-century philosophy, and biology into the practical and customized methodology known as Integral Coaching®.

He designed the Professional Coaching Course (ACTP) and dozens of other programs, and over the past two decades he has led coaching and leadership courses involving thousands of people throughout North America, South Africa, Asia and Europe. He has coached top executives at many Fortune 500 companies and is a highly sought speaker at meetings and conferences.

James was educated at the University of California in psychology and literature. He is currently writing a second book entitled Integral Coaching.

He lives in San Francisco with his wife Stacy and has a grown daughter he adores. In addition to being a voracious reader, he practices yoga and qigong. He loves travel and he owns a large collection of CDs, mostly in the classic, rock, and jazz genres. He is a longtime Zen student, studying with Norman Fischer of Everyday Zen.

Cost for ICF Members: $40
Cost for Guests: $50

RSVP: Please confirm your attendance by Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at 11:00am.

Event Date Saturday, 23 March 2013
Event End Date Saturday, 23 March 2013
Cut off date Saturday, 23 March 2013


Dear ICF Community,

The next Peer Coaching event on will take place on Thursday, March 14th. Please find below details for registration.

Request for Volunteers!

We are calling out for 2 volunteers for the roles mentioned below. Each role distinctly value-adds to your coaching and facilitating skills and is a great opportunity to put into practice the art of professional coaching in a safe learning environment supported by your peers. Please mention which role you would like to volunteer for, when you sign up for the evening.

  • Case Provider– brings a current issue he/she would like help on. He/She will obtain insight and creative out of the box ideas to move his/her case forward! Basic guidelines are provided by the Peer Coaching Chair to support the writing up and presenting of the case. All participants will sign a confidentiality form prior to the session.To preserve confidentiality, all copies of the case will be returned to the Case Provider at the end of the session
  • Moderator –facilitates the ICF Peer Coaching process and is responsible for keeping time and process on track. Great skill to add to your portfolio!


Important Information

To ensure coaching professionalism, the 2010-2011 ICF Singapore Executive Committee has established that, ALL participants are requested to have at least 60 hours of coach training as well as being a practicing coach in order to attend.

Session: 14 March 2013

*The attendee is accountable to pay SG$10 to the ICF Singapore, as cover charge for the event venue. You will be provided with a receipt upon payment. The permanent venue is a key step in ensuring stability-growth of the Peer Coaching event. We look forward to your support and thank you for your understanding. Payment may be made in cash or in check to: International Coach Federation – Singapore Chapter.


The Peer Coaching Circle is a professional body, open to all practicing Coaches who are ICF members (with a minimum of 60 hours of coach training) and will entitle you to valuable CCEU hours towards your on-going learning. The structured process provides Coaches with the opportunity to receive inputs on a current real-life coaching challenge.  Confidentiality is key to the process and a prerequisite for all participants.

We welcome the participation of new and seasoned coaches each month. To find out more please contact me at for further details or call me on +65-94504379.  

We look forward to welcoming you into our Circle. 

Warm regards,

Maria Pressentin

Vice President II & Peer Coaching Chair

ICF Singapore
Event Date Thursday, 14 March 2013
Event End Date Thursday, 14 March 2013
Cut off date Thursday, 14 March 2013

You are invited to a “Meet the Candidates” event on
Monday, 11 March 2013 from 6.30pm to 8.00pm to get to know your Nominees better.

We are pleased to announce the following slate of Nominees for the position of:
President Avital Carmon (PCC)
  Jass Malaney (ACC)
1st Vice President Donald Huse (ACC)
2nd Vice President Elfarina Zaid (ACC)
Treasurer Brigitte Deden (ACC)
Asst. Treasurer Sara Varela
Honorary Secretary Deborah Lightwood
Asst. Secretary Susanne Goldenbeck
Council Members
(in alphabetical order)
Janine Daniels
Jetteke Hofman-Hesselink
Anisha Kaul
Han Ee Lim (ACC)
Laurent Vuibert (ACC)

For more information about the Nominees, please click here 

Kindly note that this meeting is open to current ICF Members only and is free of charge.


Event Date Monday, 11 March 2013
Event End Date Monday, 11 March 2013
Cut off date Monday, 11 March 2013