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Title: Listening With Your Whole Body

Session Description: To fully meet, understand and appreciate our clients requires more than the ordinary ways of listening that we have learned in our culture. Even useful modalities such as active listening or paraphrasing fall short here. Listening as a coach calls on us to unify our entire selves, cognitively, emotionally and somatically. Each of these centers of intelligence has unique wisdom that we can tap into by settling into our bodies with awareness, openness, discernment and tenderness.

At this highly interactive/experiential workshop you will learn methods for listening that will take you far beyond what is possible through analysis or even intuition. A process will be started that will endlessly unfold as you practice it, leaving you ever more attuned, spontaneous, creative and fresh in your client conversations.

 width=James Flaherty, MCC, is the founder of New Ventures West, co-founder of Integral Leadership LLC, and 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 New Ventures West's 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 and dozens of other programs, and over the past two decades he has led coaching and leadership courses around the world. He has coached top executives at many Fortune 500 companies and is a highly sought speaker at meetings and conferences.

Event Date Monday, 07 March 2016
Event End Date Monday, 07 March 2016
Cut off date Monday, 07 March 2016


IMPORTANT: This event starts at 7pm, and Maria begins her workshop at 730pm, early than the usual meetings. This event will be held at The Hub Singapore, near Rocher (Downtown line), as well as Bugis, Dhoby Ghaut. Parking at Laselle or Burlington Square.

Maria Pressentin is the Head of Professional Services and Consulting Partner at the Ken Blanchard Companies, responsible for Asia’s group of consultants and the Dean for development.  Maria also performs enterprise consulting, executive coaching and is a master trainer.  She is an academic researcher who has published several leadership papers in the past 8 years.

Maria Pressentin will be introducing Situational Leadership II (SLII) focused on the following outcomes:

  • Creating a common leadership language between leaders and followers in the organization.
  • Generate more effective conversations through quality and quantity of interactions.
  • Helping individuals be self-reliant in achieving their goals.

Coaches will be able to learn an introduction to the SLII model:

  • 3 skills
  • 6 conversations

…that will effectively help your clients engage their reports in optimally motivating conversations in a fraction of the time, while helping them build trust with the people they lead.  As a result, both parties will be leaving the interaction with a sense of positive well-being and working more cohesively.

Speaker Bio


Maria Pressentin has been working with the ICF Singapore Chapter for 4 years and was previously a member of the ICF Council as an Assistant Treasurer and as the 2nd VP.  She has a strong enterprise-corporate background and is the holder of two master-degrees, ICF accredited ACC and currently a PhD candidate focusing on Leadership-Innovation-Entrepreneurship.

Event Date Monday, 29 February 2016
Event End Date Monday, 29 February 2016
Cut off date Monday, 29 February 2016


Most change-projects stumble and most organizations fail at embedding a coaching culture. A main reason is inadequate leadership styles disengaging employees.
In this interactive session, global executive coach Jean-Francois Cousin, MCC, will engage participants on a journey to discover what changes must happen at a deep level within leaders so they become the change catalysts able to unleash higher performance and Greatness in their organizations, and what critical support coaches and HR Leaders can offer.
Through several playful activities, you will

  • recognize which particular elements of a coach posture best inspire leaders to evolve the way they lead transformations and anchor necessary shifts within themselves (notably about sense of self-worth, authenticity, vulnerability, comfort with not-knowing and uncertainty)

  • understand how leaders then naturally embody coaching values and are equipped and motivated to propagate them and help others play together at their best

  • discover farther-reaching impacts of embedding coaching values in a organization, particularly on innovation, collaboration and agility

Speaker Bio


Jean-Francois Cousin, MCC, is a global executive coach and former senior leader who has served CEOs, C-Suite executives, and leadership teams in five continents.
He believes that each person and each team have greatness potential and makes it his mission to support both individuals and teams to catalyze it.
Through coaching, Cousin helps his clients find out which further steps they need to take and how to take them in order to change their game and contribute the greatest performance at their organization.
Cousin particularly supports his Clients to

  • unleash a level of authenticity in leaders that compels them to 'change the game'

  • shift relationships from broken to productive

  • transform any team into a great one

  • generate leaders at all hierarchy levels

He advocates how coaching works and yields higher employee’s engagement and accountability, bolder and more profitable growth-strategies, and a greater contribution to society.
Cousin’s clients include Asian and Western companies in the automotive, communication, construction, consulting, consumer goods, energy, finance, healthcare, hospitality, IT, luxury brands, manufacturing and retail sectors, and non-profit organizations.

His latest book 'Game Changers at the Circus' was recently published to wide acclaim. Marshall Goldsmith wrote that the book “is full of surprises-many counter-intuitive ideas that can help leaders change even the most stagnant and inflexible organizations into thriving, dynamic performers.’


Event Date Monday, 25 January 2016
Event End Date Monday, 25 January 2016
Cut off date Monday, 25 January 2016

The purpose of the meeting is to provide new and prospective members with an overview of ICF including activities and events in Singapore, navigating the ICF local and global website, credentialing requirements and addressing questions. Whilst this meeting is targeted at new members, we welcome anyone who is interested in attending.

Event Date Friday, 22 January 2016
Event End Date Friday, 22 January 2016
Cut off date Friday, 22 January 2016


Professor Paul Brown came to speak to ICF in September 2014 about the modern neurosciences and the future of coaching.   This was one of our most heavily attended session in years and due to popular demand, professor Brown has agreed to visit us once again!

This is an opportunity to hear more, catch up on surprising recent developments, and think about the future of coaching and HR.

Speaker Bio:
 width=Dr. Paul Brown is a consulting clinical and organizational psychologist and executive coach and supervisor.

Paul has been a Visiting Professor in Organizational Neuroscience at London South Bank University and in Individual and Organizational Psychology, the Nottingham Law School. Paul consults and teaches widely, especially in SE Asia. In 2012 he co-authored ‘Neuropsychology for Coaches: understanding the basics’ (Open University Press / McGraw-Hill Educational): published a first novel on the ethical dilemmas of an executive coach in 2013 (‘River Dragon’, Spartacus Press): and in 2015 a co-authored book ‘Neuroscience for Leadership: harvesting the brain gain advantage’ will appear. (Palgrave / Macmillan). As a founding member and later Chairman and Fellow of APECS (The Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision) Paul has a long-standing interest in the development of executive coaching as a fully-fledged profession. He lives in Laos and works particularly in Vietnam as well as visiting the UK on a quarterly basis.

Event Date Wednesday, 02 December 2015
Event End Date Wednesday, 02 December 2015
Cut off date Wednesday, 02 December 2015


Professor Chris Argyris was a pioneer in the field of Organsiational Behaviour and the person who coined the term The Learning Organisation.  Many of today's leading thinkers on leadership were his protégées, including Peter Senge and Otto Scharmer.

Our speaker, Rob Bier, studied with Professor Argyris and his colleagues between 1993 and 1999.  

In this highly interactive session, Rob will lead the group through a dynamic collective, interactive process to create a Learning Organisation.  Through this he will reveal in action some of Professor Argyris' key concepts, including The Ladder of Inference, Double Loop Learning, and others.

Professor Argyris was very skeptical about most so-called knowledge in the business community, because he felt it wasn't really knowledge if you couldn't act on it.  And much of the advice in the business world, particularly in the world of leadership, doesn't pass the "actionable" test.  So in this session we will see whether we can put our collective knowledge to work in real time.

Professor Argyris was the founder of the Yale School of Management, and later became the James Bryant Conant Professor of Education and Organizational Behaviour at Harvard College and the Harvard Business School.   He was the author of numerous books and papers.

Speaker Bio 

Rob Bier spent 25 years in a business career that spanned general management, entrepreneurship, private equity, and strategy consulting, so his current work as an organisational consultant and executive coach is rooted in a deep and practical understanding of the challenges of leading and building businesses.

He has lived and worked in six countries.

Over the years Rob saw that the success of an organisation depends more on people than numbers, yet many companies don’t behave this way.  Instead, they mistake the numbers for the business, and treat people as the means to an end. This is what led him to reinvent himself as a consultant and coach.

Rob is a dad to his two kids, aged 12 and 9. Together they love rock climbing, travel, and learning new things. He has studied at Stanford and Harvard, and has done studied under several deep thinkers in the field of organisational development including Chris Argyris, Nathaniel Branden and Nancy Kline.

Rob is currently writing his first book, “The Big Ride: How Leaders Are Actually Created”.

Event Date Monday, 30 November 2015
Event End Date Monday, 30 November 2015
Cut off date Monday, 30 November 2015

Early bird registration is EXTENDED until August 15, 2015 only!

This year’s BIGGEST International Coaching and Leadership Event in South East Asia is in Manila!


Who should attend:

  • CEO’s, Executives, leaders, managers
  • Coach practitioners (external or internal)
  • HR, OD, L&D managers, Educators, Trainers, Consultants
  • Government and corporate purchasers of coaching services and products
  • People in career transition who want to become a coach
  • Anyone interested in the subject of Coaching

    Information & Registration:

Event Date Friday, 06 November 2015
Event End Date Friday, 06 November 2015
Cut off date Friday, 06 November 2015