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Note: ICF Members only

Join us for Peer Coaching on November 28th, 3pm - 5pm. Come along to 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. There will also be time to connect and network with the other coaches present and we will also briefly review the ICF Core Competencies. You will gain 2 ICF Core Competency CCEUs towards your certification or renewal. To ensure full engagement, participation is limited to the first 12 member coaches that register. Open to current ICF Members only.

Hope to see you there!
Anisha & Saba

Event Date Monday, 28 November 2016
Event End Date Monday, 28 November 2016
Individual Price 10.00

Speaker Bio:


Raymond Thomas is a speaker,consultant, and facilitator specializing in leadership development for middle to senior management.Heis also the founder and director of The Leadership Paradigm and has been running his consultancy practise since 2008. 

Raymond has almost 30 years’ experience in leadership roles with large multinational corporations, specializing in Leadership Management and Sales, Marketing and Operations. He has engaged and inspired change elements, especially in the area of leadership communication, sales and marketing, innovation and process management. Being a process oriented individual, he coaches’ leaders to characterizes, review, optimize and fine-tune systems to the needs of the stakeholders.

Raymond currently works with the banking, healthcare, manufacturing and service industries, where he coaches leaders to formulate and revise leadership frameworks, identify development needs based on competency gaps and coach high potential talents for succession planning.

Raymond has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (State University of New York at Buffalo, USA) & a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia). He is also ACTA certified, DiSC Certified Behavioural & Career Consultant (Institute of Motivational Living) and certified in conducting Watson Glaser II Critical Thinking Skills. He is also certified in Emergenetics (Thinking and Behavioural preferences) and C-Vat Types profiling.

Raymond is a Professional Speaker with the Association for Professional Speakers Singapore where he served as the President in 2014-2015. Raymond is also an adjunct lecturer at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Singapore Institute of Management (SIM).  In addition, he was a recipient of the Teaching Merit Award from SIM in 2014.

Cognitive Effectiveness and Coaching

Cognitive effectiveness clarifies goals, examines assumptions, discerns hidden values, evaluates evidences, accomplishes actions, and assesses conclusions. More than ever, we must be able to clearly reason through problems and to present arguments in a logical, compelling way or even to reasonably challenge “standard operating procedure” or workflow processes. As adaptability, flexibility and resilience become an emerging skill for success in the modern business world, cognitive effectiveness becomes even more important for leadership and coaching. Managing our mindsets within dynamic conditions and learning to adapt as outside influences continue to transform seemingly static situations into complex environments.

In this session Raymond Thomas will step you through.

1) Components and key structure of cognitive effectiveness.

2) Cognitive and reasoning model.

3) Applying cognitive effectiveness in coaching.

Event Date Monday, 21 November 2016
Event End Date Monday, 21 November 2016
Cut off date Monday, 21 November 2016
Individual Price 35.00


Our ICF Past Presidents Nancy Hughes (MCC) and Sabreena Andriesz (MCC), will be holding a series of talks/sessions on topics to support ICF credentialed coaches develop their coaching mastery. 

During these 90 minute mastery sessions we will be focusing on the one of the ICF Core Competencies.

The objectives of the sessions will be:

  • To further develop our self-awareness and enhance our coaching competencies.
  • To facilitate deep conversations among peers that connect us to a learning community

Sabreena and Nancy will facilitate the group through discussion, whole-body learning and experiential exercises with the intention of creating a deeper level of understanding the coaching stance that we take on.

Your eligibility for these sessions depend being an member of ICF Singapore, holding at least 500 hours of coaching or have earned the  ICF PCC credential.

Please be there at 10.15am to greet everyone and settle in. We will be starting promptly at 10.30am.

Speaker Bio

Nancy_HugesNancy Hughes, MCC is an executive coach with over 20 years of experience in leadership development, including coaching, facilitation and creating executive education programs. Known for her authentic, open, honest, and flexible approach, she enjoys challenging her clients to maximize growth. She works with senior to middle managers within large, multinational, and government related companies. When clients partner with Nancy they benefit from her significant international experience and cross-cultural awareness. Fluent in English and French, she has lived and worked in the United States, France, and Taiwan before settling in Singapore in 1998.

Nancy earned her bachelor’s degree in French and international economics from Swarthmore College, and her master’s degree in European studies from the Centre Europeen in Nancy, France. She is professionally trained as a coach from Corporate Coach University and Newfield Network and is certified with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) where she holds the designation of Professional Certified Coach (MCC). Nancy is a member of the International Coaching Federation; one of the founding members of the ICF Singapore chapter and was President of the Executive Board of the ICF Singapore Chapter from 2006-2008.

SabreenaSabreena Andriesz MSoc Sc, MCC, CBC

Known for her integrative approach, Sabreena is passionate about partnering her clients towards the fulfillment of their desired performance targets and catalyzing individuals and their organizations to live and work with authenticity and courage. Sabreena has devoted the past fifteen years to senior executive coaching and team development with over 3,500 hours of coaching experience in diverse industries focused primarily on leadership development.

Sabreena is a Master Certified Coach, with a Masters degree in Social Science and is accredited to administer various psychometric testing instruments; she continues to hone her skills through her doctoral studies in Organizational Development and Change. Sabreena is Past President of the International Federation Singapore Chapter from 2009 to 2011 andcontinues to serve her professional community of practice through mentoring, supervising and facilitating small and large group learning.

Limited to 20 participants to maximize the benefit. First come, first serve basis. Please note this is an ICF members only event.

Event Date Friday, 18 November 2016
Event End Date Friday, 18 November 2016
Cut off date Friday, 18 November 2016
Individual Price 10.00


Topic: COP Life Coaching : How to create awareness about Life Coaching and brand ourselves?

After a first meeting dedicated to life coaching definition and context we will be exploring more about how to create awareness about our specialty and to brand ourselves as coaches in a more effective way.

  • How to create awareness about the practice? What channels, synergies and activities we can create or use to showcase “Life Coaching”
  • Personal branding is defined as “The total experience of someone having a relationship with who you are or what you represent as an individual” so how can we brand ourselves as coaches?

During this session, we will use:

  • Study Cases or YOU can be the case.
  • Tips and best practices from the best coaches.

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.

NawalNawal is a Personal Development Coach/NLP Practitioner specialized in life and Career transitions. She combines intuition, creativity and honest communication to help people unleash their potential, move forward and achieve their goals while staying congruent with their values. Her customized global and practical approach opens doors and windows to various perspectives and possibilities while uncovering the client’s UTP: Unique Talents and Potential.

Nawal has 20 years experience in marketing, brand management, communication and HR strategy in different fields, cultures and countries. She holds a Master Degree in Human Resources, she is Certified Professional Coach, MBTI Certified. Certified in Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholders Centred Coaching Program. and holds a Globsmart Profile© certification. She is a founder of UTP Coaching Solutions. She runs coaching workshops in different topics related to expatriation, cross-cultural awareness, positive thinking and self-management. She also conducts talks at conferences about change and well-being.

COP Life Coaching
Testimonials/First sessions
COP Feedback

 “The session is well organised and conducive for open sharing where everyone’s thoughts and ideas were heard. I look forward to more of such sessions with an even bigger group where new perspectives can be generated!”

 Joe Chan, RSW
Master Solution-Focused Practitioner (IASTI) - REACH Youth

"It was really inspiring meeting other coaches who are just as passionate about Life Coaching as I am. Nawal and Ruchi did a great job in making us all feel welcome and provided a space where everyone was comfortable bringing forth their ideas. Even though it was just the first meeting, we had some great discussions on many topics surrounding Life Coaching which helped us think about Life Coaching as a whole, as well as ways we can increase the awareness of Life Coaching in Singapore. Can't wait for the next meeting!"

 Ping Chung Wong, Quercus Advisers

Event Date Thursday, 10 November 2016
Event End Date Thursday, 10 November 2016
Cut off date Thursday, 10 November 2016
Individual Price 10.00


We are delighted to welcome ICF Singapore members back to Peer Coaching! Come along to 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. Over the years, peer coaching has taken on various formats including case studies and workshops by members of the community on different topics. Over time we may introduce different formats such as fishbowl coaching, coach-the-coach, coaching supervision, tools and best practice sharing, etc. In this first, re-launch session 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 (see below for details). There will of course be time to connect and network with the other coaches present and we will also briefly review the ICF Core Competencies. You will gain ICF CCEUs towards your certification. To ensure full engagement, participation is limited to the first 12 member coaches that register.

The session will last approximately 2 hours (timings are not precise):

  • Welcome, networking and check-ins (20 minutes)
  • Overview of peer coaching using the case study format (10 minutes)
  • Review of ICF Core Competencies (10 minutes)
  • Facilitated peer coaching process using a *case study provided by one of the coaches present (60 minutes)
  • Closing circle (20 minutes)

If you would like to submit a case study, please send an email to with "Case study for submission" in the subject line. As the case provider, you will present a real and current coaching challenge (ensuring confidentiality) that you would like help on. You will receive insights from the new perspectives offered by the other coaches in a facilitated session which follows a specific structure and format. Guidelines will be provided on how to write up and present the case. All coaches present will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement.

We look forward to welcoming you on the 31st of October.
Anisha & Saba

Your Hosts:

Anisha_kaulAnisha Kaul, PCC
An organisational psychologist by training, Anisha transitioned from a career in strategy and human performance consulting into leadership development, and now specialises in coaching leaders, teams and groups. Drawing from her training on an eclectic mix of methodologies and tools including Immunity to Change, Systemic Team Coaching, Co-Active and Group Psychodynamics, Anisha’s coaching is underpinned by solutions-focused and systemic approach, ensuring that change cascades beyond the individual and team, creating value for the entire organisation. Anisha currently serves as Immediate Past President of ICF Singapore.



sabaSaba Hasanie, ACC
Saba is an Executive Coach and Facilitator with over 16 years of experience in the leadership development space. Having worked in North America and Asia, across various industries including Financial Services, Technology, Insurance, Government and FMCG, Saba utilises a neuroscience-based approach with her clients. Currently working on her Doctorate in Applied Neuroscience for Leadership at Middlesex University, Saba is excited about the insights she can bring from this field to the peer coaching space. Saba currently serves as Vice President of ICF Singapore.


Please note that this event is for ICF Member only.

Event Date Monday, 31 October 2016
Event End Date Monday, 31 October 2016
Cut off date Monday, 31 October 2016
Individual Price 10.00



From August until December there will be monthly Community of Practices around Mindfulness in Coaching.

This event is specially organized for ICF members only.

The focus will be to:

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

You are welcome to register and join all of them or some of them. The session will be facilitated by Jane Grafton and all are invited to share.

Speaker Bio

Jane_GraftonJane Grafton, ACC specializes in Corporate Based Mindfulness Training and Coaching. She has worked with workplace mindfulness since 2003.Jane’s background is in project management, training and development, HR Management and Leadership.

She completed Coach Certification Training at both Georgetown University, Washington DC and Results Coaching Singapore. She holds an MBA, a Certificate in Neuroleadership and is MBTI, Firo-B and TMS accredited. In 1991 she was awarded the MBE for Leadership Development in the British Army.

 Amongst many other benefits, clients report improvements in self awareness, focus, sense of personal direction, depth and meaning, less stress, fewer habitual thought patterns and fixationand overall increased sense of happiness.

Event Date Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Event End Date Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Cut off date Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Individual Price 10.00


Organisational and Relationship Systems Coaching™ (ORSC™) is the 1st ICF systems based accredited coaching programme (ACTP) by CRR Global.  It is founded more than 15 years ago. Join us as we strive to offer an insight into some of ORSC™ philosophies such as systems based approach and relationship systems intelligence.

No person is an island. We are all part of complex systems such as families, business partnerships, teams, organisations and communities. They are like spider webs; touch one strand and the whole structure moves. This is a key tenet of Systems Theory. This can be disconcerting for those of us seeking to coach an individual to become more effective. We can do great work with the individual only to find an unintended impact (good or bad) on the individual’s team, family, department, colleagues or organisation. Many of us have had the experience of working with an individual towards growth only to find that their colleagues, family, team or organisation powerfully resisted that change.

Organisation and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC™) is different from working with individuals in that ORSC looks less at individual behaviour and more at the interactions between individuals. Organisation or relationship systems have a natural drive towards evolution and/or resolution. An ORSC coach has one primary job: to reveal the system to itself. By helping the system to see itself – its strengths, its obstacles, its potential – the ORSC coach can create the groundwork for the system to find its own answers.

ORSC founders Marita Fridjhon and Faith Fuller worked for more than 15 years with teams, couples, organisations and families. They trained in multiple modalities to create a body of work which combines the best of cross functional approaches to working with systems. ORSC represents a blend of: general systems theory, process work, constellations, emotional and social intelligence, organisational development theory, interest based bargaining, Co-Active coaching and Positivity research.

Join us Nicola Shearer and Elfarina Zaid for an experiential evening exploring the world of ORSC.


About the Speakers


Nicola Shearer  MEng (Oxon)  MBA CPCC

Nicola Shearer is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and a Systems Facilitator and Consultant specializing in the area of Inclusive Leadership Development. Nicola has designed and delivered innovative content for leadership programmes or coached at a senior level with BP, Cargill, GSK, Goldman Sachs, Google, Nestle, Reed Elsevier, Sodexo, Solvay, Total, Ubisoft, & Unilever. Clients also include Public Sector Leaders and Social Entrepreneurs.

Nicola coaches leaders on developing a strong base of authentic leadership skills from which to inspire others. She works with in-tact teams to develop their vision and values, create inclusive work environments and to move through change and transitions. She also facilitates leadership development programmes for multinational cross culture cadres across Asia.

Nicola’s global coaching and facilitation work is based on over 20 years commercial and organizational development experience living and working in UK, China, Taiwan, South Africa, Sierra Leone and Japan. This includes 10 years as a commercial executive in the Energy Sector.

Nicola has been trained by the Coaches Training Institute in Co-Active Coaching and by CRR Global in Systems & Team Coaching and is a member of the International Coach Federation (PCC credentialing pending) and The Association for Coaching UK. She also holds a Masters degree in Engineering from Oxford University, an MBA from Durham Business School, is accredited in Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), FIRO-B and trained in the Cultural Orientations Indicator and a number of 360 feedback tools.

Nicola is currently based in Singapore with her family and works across Asia Pacific.



Elfarina Zaid is the Director of Elf Coaching, a boutique leadership firm founded in 2009 aimed at
engaging executives and multinational organizations to create innovative, learning cultures to lead with purpose in Asia. Elf Coaching is a partner with CRR Global - responsible for managing ORSC™ programmes in Singapore & Malaysia under CRR Singapore. Today, CRR Global is represented in 25 countries.

Elfarina Zaid is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and an Accredited Partnership Broker. She is a Faculty member of Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and an Associate Coach with the Civil Service College.

She was 2nd Vice President of ICF Singapore (2013-2014) and co-organized Asia Pacific Coaching Conference 2012. Elfarina holds a Masters of Science in Innovation and Bachelors in Business Management with Singapore Management University. Her Master’s thesis focused on “Coaching for Innovation in Asia”. 

Elfarina is a recipient of the Global Leadership Coaching Award by the World Coaching Congress and International Coach Federation Cultural Competency Scholarship Award. She has also co-authored a conference paper with her client on the successful case study on “Improved Employee Retention Through Active Engagement and Focused Action” for International Petroleum Technology Conference, Kuala Lumpur. 

Elfarina has worked and lived in Australia, Middle East and France. Some of the clients she has worked with includes Clarins, Coach Inc, Luxottica, Volvo, Ford Motor Company, World Vision, UNICEF, NUS, SMU, BASF, KNB, Harding Safety, government ministries and agencies. 

Based in Singapore and working internationally, she focuses her work in leadership, innovation, coaching, cultural diversity and multi-stakeholder collaboration. 

Event Date Monday, 24 October 2016
Event End Date Monday, 24 October 2016
Individual Price 35.00