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The first offsite retreat for the 2012 - 2013 Executive Committee!
Event Date Monday, 16 April 2012
Event End Date Monday, 16 April 2012
Cut off date Monday, 16 April 2012


We're pleased to invite you to a special event with visiting MCC Coach, Christopher McAuliff from San Diego, California, U.S. Christopher is a well known coach and accomplished speaker within the ICF community. He's hosted and produced "The Coaching Show" for the past 8 years on, interviewing global coaches and coaching leaders.

  • Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012
  • Time: Networking: 7:00 – 7:30pm, Program: 7:30-9:30pm, including 15 min break
  • Meeting Topic: Breakdown: How to move yourself and your clients from stuck to action!

In this session, Christopher will give coaches tools to deal with client problems...and our own. We will examine our relationship to problems, to our client's problems and to what it means to be stuck. Then, we will demonstrate new tools and explore new and more powerful ways to deal with being stuck...and how to get into Action.

Learning outcomes for members:

  • New Relationship with Problems
  • New Relationship with Client Problems
  • Introduce Tools to deal with these.
  • Practice with Tools to deal with Stuck Clients..and get them into Action!

The ICF Core Competencies covered are:

  • #8 – Creating Awareness
  • #9 – Designing Actions
  • #4 – Coaching Presence
  • #3 – Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client

Speaker Profile:

An engaging fast pace and quick wit has audiences raving about Christopher McAuliffe as a speaker. His authentic and playful style has a lively interactive approach, which provides practical, real-life tools and solutions, as well as opportunities for the audience to create real value.

As the founder and CEO of Accomplishment Coaching, LP, Christopher McAuliffe has created an international company that provides:

  • High-level ontological coaching,
  • Leadership development,
  • Coach support systems, and
  • The World's Finest Coach Training Program.

Christopher holds the MCC Credential, the highest level of coaching certification from the International Coaching Federation.

Christopher is also the host and producer of a weekly interview radio show, "The Coaching Show" on for audiences around the world. "The Coaching Show" provides leaders and coaches everywhere access to interviews with the top thought leaders in the development of people, leadership, and the coaching profession.

In addition, Christopher is also the Training Director for the ICF Accredited "Coach Training Program" of Accomplishment Coaching, and still works with a limited number of clients in his private coaching practice.

In every role, Christopher lives into the vision of the company: "The greatness of human beings unleashed: Power and Possibility for all!"

Christopher supports many philanthropic activities, and participates on boards of some non-profits organizations, including the Sustainable Global Leadership Alliance, and as two-time Past President of the San Diego Professional Coaches' Alliance.

Christopher is living his dreams with his wife and two children in San Diego, California.

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

After three meetings guests are kindly requested to register as ICF members through the ICF website

We look forward to welcoming you at this special event!

Event Date Thursday, 12 April 2012
Event End Date Thursday, 12 April 2012
Cut off date Thursday, 12 April 2012

ICF Singapore Executive Committee 2012-2013

Annual General Meeting Announcement

From the Honorary Secretary
ICF Singapore Annual General Meeting (AGM) Announcement

Dear ICF Member,

Notice is hereby given that the International Coach Federation, Singapore Chapter will hold its Annual General Meeting on Monday, March 26, 2012 at 7.30 p.m. at:
The American Club (10 Claymore Hill, Singapore 229573)

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

Agenda for the meeting:

  • Opening of the Meeting
  • President's Report
  • Approval of Audited Financial Statements
  • Election of Executive Committee Office-bearers and Council Members
  • Election of Honorary Auditors
  • New Business
  • Closing of Meeting

In line with ICF Global Best Practices and our Chapter's vision of Raising Standards, we are pleased to announce online voting for the ICF Singapore Executive Committee 2012-2013.

Slate of ICF Singapore Executive Committee 2012-2013 Nominees:

We are pleased to announce the following slate of nominees for the position of:

  • President Avital Carmon (ACC)
  • 1st Vice President Denise Pang (PCC)
  • 2nd Vice President Maria Pressentin (ACC)
  • Treasurer Donald Huse (ACC)
  • Asst. Treasurer Brigitte Deden (ACC)
  • Honorary Secretary Deborah Lightwood
  • Asst. Secretary Sim Wei Shan

Council Members (in alphabetical order):

  • Anna Maria Sarmiento
  • Douglas Robinson
  • Elfarina Zaid (ACC)
  • Harmeet Anand
  • Jass Malaney
  • Russell Bennett
  • Susanne Goldenbeck
  • Tom Abbott

You are invited to a "Meet the Candidates" coffee/tea on Tuesday, 13 March 2012 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the American Club to get to know your nominees better. Please click here to register.

More information about the nominees can be found here.

If you are not able to attend the AGM, please refer to the "Voting Instructions" below:

Voting Instructions:

Kindly note that only current ICF Members are eligible to vote.

1) Online Voting
ICF members can now vote online by clicking here. Each ICF member is only allowed to vote once for each ExCo position. Online voting is opened from 5th March 2012 to 23rd March 2012 at 6.00 p.m. (Singapore time).

2) Hard copy ballot
ICF members who are not able/do not wish to vote online, hard copy ballots will be provided during registration at the AGM. All hard copy ballots are to be submitted by 7.45pm sharp.

Kindly note that each ICF member is only allowed to vote once for each ExCo position. If you have already submitted an online vote, you will not be given a hard copy ballot.

For more information, please email

Denise Pang
Honorary Secretary, ICF Singapore

Event Date Monday, 26 March 2012
Event End Date Monday, 26 March 2012
Cut off date Monday, 26 March 2012

139Thank you for your support and participation in Peer Coaching in February! March brings us to the first Supervision session with Dennis Heath. Dennis is an Executive Coach, ACC accredited and has been coaching at senior levels in the private and public sectors since 2004. His background includes thirty years in sales and management positions with multinational telecoms manufacturers in the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific. Dennis is undergoing the final phases of training as a coach supervisor; as well as supervising coaches who wish to undertake supervision as part of their ongoing development; he will be part of a small team contracted by the Singapore Civil Service College to supervise their Associate Coaches. Supervision will be mandatory for all coaches engaged by the College.

Session Overview

Supervision is as valuable to the experienced Coach as it is to the novice. In many ways similar to a normal coaching, a supervisory session seeks to bring awareness to the Coach of his or her relationship with a particular coachee. Supervision shines a spotlight on what may be going on between Coach and coachee at the subconscious level and then enables the Coach to explore how this is affecting the coaching relationship. In the peer group session, Dennis will conduct a supervisory session with a volunteer to demonstrate how supervision works.

Professional Supervision Benefits

  • Call on support when inevitable doubts and insecurities arise, challenging the coach when their personal issues become evident in their work.
  • Give a degree of protection to the person being coached by ensuring that he or she is working in ways that are competent and ethical.
  • Strengthen their coaching skills and knowledge, and deepen their self-awareness.
  • Handle challenging coaching situations.
  • Pay attention to the ethics of coaching.
  • Gain an appreciation of the nature of their relationship with the coachee, both conscious and unconscious.
  • Understand the Coach/coachee partnership and its relationship to the bigger system of Coach/coachee/organisation/industry/world.

Calling for Volunteers

In order for this session to take place we would require a coach volunteer to bring a situation for the supervisory session.

Confidentiality is key! We will provide a confidentiality form for record, in all sessions.

Please contact if you are interested!

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.

Next Session

The next Peer Coaching Circle will take place on Thursday, 15 March, 2012.

  • Schedule: 7pm Networking; 7.20pm Introductions; 7.30pm Session Begins (Process takes 1 hour)
  • Venue:The Reiki Center, 42-A Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427766;
  • Registration:
  • Fee: SG$10/Pax* (payable online via Paypal or cash at the door)
  • RSVP by: 12pm, 14 March 2012 Click here to register.

*Payment of SG$10 to the ICF Singapore is to cover the 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 Circle. We look forward to your support and thank you for your understanding. Payment by cheque should be made out 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 (with a minimum of 60 hours of coach training). To find out more please contact me at for further details or call me on +65 9238 3297.

We look forward to welcoming you into our Circle.

Event Date Thursday, 15 March 2012
Event End Date Thursday, 15 March 2012
Cut off date Thursday, 15 March 2012

To view the list of candidates, please click here.

Come and meet the candidates for the ICF Singapore Executive Committee 2012-2013, this evening (Tuesday, 13th March 2012) from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the American Club. Each candidate will be making a brief presentation on their experience with ICF Singapore and what they envision contributing to the chapter in the coming year.

The slate of nominees are:

President  Avital Carmon (ACC)
1st Vice President  Denise Pang (PCC)
2nd Vice President Maria Pressentin (ACC)
Treasurer Donald Huse (ACC)
Asst. Treasurer  Brigitte Deden (ACC)
Honorary Secretary  Deborah Lightwood
Asst. Secretary Sim Wei Shan
Council Members (in alphabetical order)  Ana Maria Sarmiento (ACC)
Douglas Robinson
Elfarina Zaid (ACC)
Harmeet Anand
Jass Malaney
Russell Bennett
Susanne Goldenbeck
Tom Abbott

Online voting for the ICF Singapore 2012-2013 is open until 23rd March 2012 and your vote counts! Please email if you have not received your unique link to vote online.

Best regards,
Denise Pang
Honorary Secretary
ICF Singapore

Event Date Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Event End Date Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Cut off date Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Event Date Monday, 27 February 2012
Event End Date Monday, 27 February 2012
Cut off date Monday, 27 February 2012

Are you a Coach that's passionate about 'giving back'? Do you have coaching skills and talent that you'd like to contribute pro bono to a non profit organization?

Do you know a Non-Profit Organization that would benefit from professional coaching...a workshop...or mentoring? Not sure how to get involved? Then please come to our Coaches For Community Information meeting.

  • Meeting Topic: Coaches for Community Information Meeting
  • Date: Wednesday, February 15th 2012
  • Time: 5:30-7:00pm
  • Location: The American Club
  • Cost: $5.00, tea and coffee will be served

To mark international Coaching week (Feb 5 thru 11), our Chapter is launching a new initiative with a new page on our website: Coaches for Community. This will allow us to significantly scale up our abilities to match those of our members who are keen on pro bono coaching with good opportunities.

Community Projects Co-Chairs Don Huse and Douglas Robinson will be hosting an Information Meeting on February 15th to meet with ICF members to introduce the website and talk about your interest in finding opportunities to provide pro bono coaching here in Singapore. One of the officers from Center for Non-Profit Leadership has been invited to join and engage with us, sharing about the many NPOs that come to CNPL for coaching assistance and hearing from us what our interests and capacity are.

If you have any questions, please contact

Note: Event registration ends on February 14th at 12.00 noon.

Event Date Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Event End Date Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Cut off date Wednesday, 15 February 2012