Communities of Practice
WELCOME TO COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE (CoPs) - ICF SINGAPORE CHAPTER
What are Communities of Practice?
Communities of Practice (CoPs) are groups of coaches interested in a specific topic area. These communities are designed to provide a platform for sharing best practices, emerging trends, tools and tips among ICF Members to advance their professional development.
CoPs provide a meeting location (Café, Co-Working Space, etc.) for coaches with a shared interest in a specific topic to advance their professional development; deepen their subject-matter expertise, and share best practices, emerging trends, tools and tips.
Each CoP is steered by passionate volunteer leaders who help facilitate the learning and organize the conversations, ideas, and trends that emerge from the group. CoPs are designed to promote active participation from their members: Sharing and discussion are always encouraged.
As ICF Singapore Chapter 2020 ExCo Member and Director of Learning, I am very excited to lead this initiative on behalf of the Singapore ICF Chapter, allowing members to meet, share and learn together. From Members for Members.
“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller
Are you interested in becoming a Leader of a Community of Practice? If you are passionate about a specific coaching practice and you love to share and discuss with a peer with similar interests, please raise your interest and share a few lines around your passion for the practice.
Send Email with your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put into Subject Line “I AM INTERESTED to become CoP Leader”
WELCOME TO COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE (CoPs) - ICF SINGAPORE CHAPTER :
Internal Coaching Community of Practice (CoP)
The use of Internal Coaches to provide coaching within organizations is the fastest growing segment of coaching practitioners. To support this growth and development, the Global ICF had included this as a key strategic focus for 2020 and beyond. The Singapore chapter shares this commitment and wants to create a Community of Practice for Internal Coaching to provide a place for Internal Coaches to come together to share best practices, emerging trends, and tools and tips in how to build strong coaching cultures within their organizations.
The Internal Coaching Community of Practice is hosted by Hermann
Hermann is a CSA accredited Coaching Supervisor who has been an Executive and Leadership Coach for over 20 years. He has served on the Singapore ICF Chapter’s Executive Committee for 7 years, having been President in 2016-2017. His current interest in Internal Coaching was stimulated by a research project he co-led with the Center of Creative Leadership (CCL) looking at the infrastructure needed to support organizational coaching programs.
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Peer Coaching Community of Practice (CoP)
The Peer Coaching CoP is designed to practice coaching, be coached, observe coaching, share feedback to elevate your coaching skills in line with ICF’s Gold Standard in a safe space. Meet and interact with other coaches and observe different styles and at the same time deepen your understanding of ICF core competencies. Use the power of reflection and feedback to grow.
Peer Coaching Community of Practice sessions are hosted by Chhaya and Avni
Avni Martin is an Professional Certified Coach (PCC) certified by the International Coach Federation who runs an ICF Accredited Coach Training School in Singapore, training, coaching and mentoring coaches through ACTP, ACSTH, CCE courses and Mentor Coaching Programs. Avni also runs Teams & Organisational Coaching for Corporates.She's currently training to be an Ennegram and NLP Master Practitioner as well as completing her professional development journey to become a Master Certified Coach.
Born in India, brought up in UK, with a degree in Chemistry from Imperial College London, Avni has lived and travelled in over 30 countries, worked in HR Consulting, Leadership Development and is a mother of 3 young children.
Chhaya Dias, Life Coach/ Founder of The Balance Beam, has a (M.Phil) in Psychology with working experience in India, Japan and Singapore as a Coach, Counsellor, Teacher and Facilitator. She is a Certified Emotional Intelligence Assessor & Practitioner, a graduate of Coach U (Adv. Coach Training) and an NLP Practitioner. She is currently pursuing a Certificate in "Inner Child Healing therapy". Her Coaching practice focuses on professionals, entrepreneurs and executives working with challenges like balancing competing priorities, strengthening relationships, navigating change and transitions, alleviating stress, creating wellbeing and personal development.
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Life Coaching Communities of Practice (CoP)
“Life Coaching is about transformation - from a caterpillar into a butterfly” C.Martin. What is Life Coaching? How different is Life Coaching from therapy? Why clients come to see us and how do we help them effectively?Let’s kick off our first meeting as a Community Of Practice by setting the foundation of our specialty and defining the boundaries and possibilities.We will then brainstorm together the topics we would like to discuss for further meetings.This session will be mostly interactive and lively so please come and join us.
Life Coaching Communities of Practice is hosted by Ruchi Parekh
Ruchi Parekh is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) certified by the International Coach Federation focusing on Life Coaching for Executives with Leadership Development. She is also an Accredited Belbin Facilitator. Belbin Team Roles are used to identify behavioural strengths and weaknesses in the workplace. Whether developing people, resolving conflict or fine-tuning high performance. Ruchi is a lawyer by profession having practiced law in India and in Hong Kong. While she enjoyed law, she had a deep sense to do something more meaningful, helping people more directly and driving towards their passion.
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Singapore Youth Coaching Communities of Practice (CoP)
The coaching profession today continues to build and establish its applications in different domains of our society today. Coaching as a practice with youths today is definitely one of those domains where many professional coaches operate both professionally or through various volunteer space. So as coaches continue to serve in this space, impacting the lives of all these young people, how can we as a coaching profession come together to learn, grow and innovate together so as to meet the growing demands of our young people? How can coaches today continue to strive towards improving and increasing their area of expertise and knowledge so as to create a definite impact in our leaders of tomorrow? It’s not an easy task to challenge to overcome but we certainly hope to tackle some of it through the Youth Coaching CoP Sessions.
Objectives of this CoP: 3 C’s
• C - Collaborate with each other – Providing an avenue where coaches can come together to leverage and synergize on each other’s strengths
• C – Community building – Rallying and supporting this group of coaches doing this work
• C – Commitment to grow – Setting benchmarks of professional standards and conduct as we work with young people
SINGAPORE YOUTH COACHING is hosted by Joe Chan and Diana Petrov
A youth work practitioner for the past 15 years at REACH Community Services Society (RCSS), specializing in working with children and youths in the community. Joe enjoys the challenges and thrills of this work starting as a case worker himself overseeing individuals, families and programmes till today where he is heading REACH Youth Service of RCSS in a few locations. With his dedication to coach his team of social workers, counsellors and youth workers, the team reaches out to over 800 youths every month all over Singapore through its holistic services and programmes
With a background in teaching and education management, I have turned to coaching to continue enabling growth, self-empowerment and success in the field of education. As an educator for the past 12 years, I have accumulated a wealth of experience and gained important insight in understanding the areas that parents, teachers and school leaders need to explore and expand to provide better support for healthy learning. I now coach parents, teachers and educational leaders who aspire to create positive learning environments that meet the well-being and educational needs of those under their guidance.
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Coaching for Health Recovery and Performance (CoP)
Health affects everyone indirectly or directly. But sometimes a serious illness can come unexpectedly, changing the world of our clients and their outlook on life instantaneously, and making even the smallest of tasks seem like massive obstacles.
Integrating into coaching – how they can overcome the challenges that arise out of health condition(s) – we can help them find their new normal and move them forward to function and perform optimally, both at work and in their personal lives.
Focus of this CoP:
• Create your Health Recovery coaching model, structure, and powerful questions.
• Understand best practices, sensitizing oneself, and tools that can be used to coach recovery warriors.
• Create an understanding if mindfulness is beneficial and how it can be incorporated in the practice.
The Coaching for Health Recovery and Performance Community of Practice is hosted by Preeti Kurani and Tricia Pang
Preeti is a Transformative High-Performance Coach who works with businesses, leaders, and individuals to helptransform perspectives forelevating impact at work and in their personal lives. She combines focus, intuition, creativity, and open communication to help people move forwardand achieve their goals while staying congruent with their values.
Preeticomes with 20 years’ experience in business, sales, and people development within the luxury industry and working with different cultures and countries. She is Certified in Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholders Centred Coaching Program for Leaders and Teams, and a Professional Co-Active Coach. She also runs workshops in different areas related to performance thinking, self-management, and professional skill building.
Tricia is a certified professional coach, with a niche in supporting women with Cancer. Her keen listening skills & non-judgmental approach provides a safe space for her clients to explore their fullest potential. Tricia guides clients through a journey of self-discovery; fresh perspectives; renew optimism; and to build on each individual’s innate wisdom, in spite of their health and emotional challenges. Tricia believes that reassessment & personal growth should be lifelong. She has been featured by Straits Times, radio station, magazines and invited to speak at health awareness events for her work in the cancer community.
Combined with her professional credentials & passion to serve, Tricia continues to contribute her time, effort, skills and compassion with volunteer organizations such as Breast Cancer Foundation, National University Hospital, SPARKS ( ADHD support group), A New Vision ( Funding Cataract surgeries) , HCA Hospice Care to creating a positive community impact
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Coaching Resources Communities of Practise (CoP)
As a Coach, we are on a journey to evolve and grow. This COP on Coaching Resources is to create a space for collaborate learning, sharing of content and deepening our knowledge with evolving information related to coaching. It is an opportunity to meet and broaden your network and friendships, with other coaches who are at a similar point in their coaching careers.
Professional coaching is constantly evolving in methodology, application and research. Recognizing the importance to all coaches to are creating a platform to discuss a new modality, a new book or article or even review how I am showing up as a Coach?
This group is open to all coaches, you may be new, seasoned, or aspiring to be a coach, you are either credentialled or on the path to credentialing. We get together once a month to deepen our knowledge and learning as a way to provide support for those who are navigating their way in the world of coaching.
Focus of this CoP:
• What kind of coach do I want to be?
• What it takes to get your Credentials (for ACC/PCC/MCC)
• How to grow beyond ACC/PCC/MCC
• How to know and define my Coaching Niche.
• Various type of Coaching in the Industry – and what it means to be an Executive Coach, or Life Coach, Health Coach.
• Individual vs. Team Coaching vs Group Coaching
• Network Places, Must Read Books / Articles
• Coaching offering and Pricing in the industry
• How can I get Coaching hours from Pro-Bono vs Paid vs. volunteer coaching
Coaching Resources Community of Practice sessions are hosted by Jass Malaney
JassMalaney, PCC, is the Past President of the ICF Singapore Chapter. She is an Executive Leadership Coach & Keynote Speaker. Prior to becoming a Coach, she has held senior leadership roles including working as a Diplomat at the United Nations, The WorldBank.
She is an advocate forProfessional Coaching and organized Laser Coaching sessions and presentation for Corporates and Non-profit sectors. She launched the campaign Every leader needs a Coach, Make sure yours is ICF Credentialed to promote Credentialled Coaches. As a way to engage and create learning tribes, she launched the Communities of Practice (COP). She has served as the Chapter President (2017-2018) President Elect, (2016-2017), Vice President (2012-2013), PR Chair (2011 -2012). She played key organizing roles in the Asia Pacific Coaching Conference in 2010 and 2012. Chaired the first Symposium on “Coaching for Future” during the Coaching Week 2015. Conceptualised, edited and published a Coaching Journal "Coaching Resource Guide".
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