Speakers

Meet Our 2018 Speakers

Hetty Einzig, PCC – Keynote speaker

Hetty brings 30 years of psychology and executive coaching experience to global leadership development within the business sector. She is a best-selling author and her career has spanned the arts, media, health, NGO’s, strategy, and design of large-scale global corporate culture change programmes. A key focus is women’s leadership. A Director of The Flourish Initiative, a Senior Consultant with Performance Consultants International and Analytic-Network Coaching, and an Associate of Leaders’ Quest, she teaches on the Executive Coaching Diploma at the IMI in Dublin, and is the Editor of Coaching Perspectives, the AC global magazine. She holds a Masters in Psychoanalytic and Systemic Approaches to Consulting with Organisations from the Tavistock Centre (UEL), a Certificate in Coaching Supervision from Oxford Brookes, and a Masters in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute (UL). She is married with two Millennial daughters.

Her new book, The Future of Coaching: vision, leadership and responsibility in a transforming world, published by Routledge is out now.

Coaching for a Better Future and Respons-able Leadership

Coaching is at a crossroads.  We can develop sharper toolkits to support higher performance or we can see ourselves in service to transformational change and better futures – at work, in society, for the planet.

Hetty invites us to explore authenticity, re-think thinking and embrace values-led and purpose-driven coaching to partner with leaders at every level to build the collaborative capacity to navigate complexity and respond with authentic strength to the challenges our world and workplaces face.

Format: Closing Plenary

 


Ginny Baillie, MCC

Ginny Baillie, MCC, has run her own one woman coaching business for 20 years, often working in collaboration with other coaches. She works at senior levels to inspire developmental leadership and is the architect of leadership behaviour communities throughout global organisations. She believes that businesses are barely scratching the surface of the talent they have and partners with companies to liberate this. She has wide industry experience in telecoms, international media, universities, finance, global pharmaceutical, IT, public service, health, freight, local council, publishing, and insurance

She has tried many different coaching business models, made plenty of mistakes and had many successes. She is always interested in latest thinking in how people make sustainable changes and whats going on in the coaching industry. She champions strong business practice for coaches through her business The Profitable Associate and writes The Real Business of Coaching column in Coaching at Work. She believes a strong coaching business is fundamental to delivering transformational success.

Perspectives on What the Future Holds for Coaching (panel session)

Ginny will be moderating our opening debate.

From their own particular perspective and focus, our diverse panel will share their views on: what the future might hold for coaching, the factors driving change in current practice and thinking, and how they believe the profession of coaching will evolve. The session is highly interactive with the audience encouraged to question the panel by the moderator Ginny Baillie.

Format: Panel Debate with Q&A

 

Dr Nicola Bunting, MCC

Dr. Nicola Bunting (MCC since 2006), is a transformational, international executive coach, working with CEOs and their senior teams in FTSE 100 & Fortune 500 companies in 5 continents. Coaching since 1999, Nicola is the author of “Who Do You Want to Be? How to Embrace Change and Live Your Dream,” and is a popular speaker and ICF coach mentor. Nicola’s areas of expertise include international coaching, team development, and the Enneagram (for individual and team development), as well as energy management.

Her coaching company is La Vita Nuova and Nicola is the creator and Director of World Class Coaching Academy, the exclusive new program for aspiring executive coaches with a passion for excellence, who want to develop a thriving international coaching business and an extraordinary life.

Breakout Session – Dancing with Energy: Peak Performance Coaching

Do you know how to cha cha cha?! Whether or not you love dancing, dancing with energy is the new paradigm for maximising your potential fulfilment and unique brilliance, both as a coach and as a coachee. Imagine feeling lit up with energy and inspiration, at the top of your game physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually. How would dancing with energy transform your coaching? How would peak performance coaching inspire your clients to reach their own peak performance, personally and at work? This interactive session explores how you can consistently enjoy new levels of energy and inspiration, beyond our conventional definitions and typical limitations. And how crucial an ingredient this is for powerful coaching and to share with your clients in 2018 and beyond. Recent studies evidence that 45% of clients are suffering from actual or impending burnout. Most coaches and most of our clients suffer from compromised energy, with significant consequences for personal fulfilment, work performance and company/business results. It doesn’t have to be this way. Combining cutting-edge perspectives on how to reach and sustain what Csikszentmihalyi calls Flow, or dancing with energy, states in hectic and demanding times and environments (every day!), I will share how we can use our intuition, self-awareness and emotional and spiritual intelligence to create and enjoy transformative levels of energy. And how to transform our coaching skills and practice and our clients’ performance as a direct consequence. Dancing with energy is the new coaching frontier and we will explore the dance steps together in my session.

At the end of this interactive session your takeaways will include:

  • Understanding why energy management is critical for masterful coaching;
  • Assess and understand your own current energy dance more clearly;
  • Insight into the different ways physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy interact and which area you might want to start with;
  • Your own printed guides/hand-outs for your individual energy management journey.

Format: Interactive Presentation with Q&A

 

Nicola Cairncross

Nicola Cairncross trained as a coach with legendary Thomas Leonard in 1998/1999 when he pioneered distance learning and cutting-edge marketing techniques that changed the direction of her life completely.

Mother of two, five times Author (with two Amazon No 1 best sellers), Nicola is perhaps best known for “The Money Gym” book and coaching programme. Mentioned in the UK press many times, she hosts 3 podcasts including “Own It!” for entrepreneurs & small businesses, her own “Clicks & Leads” and for fun, co-hosts & produces “Write Club The Podcast” for authors and readers everywhere.

Based most of the time in her beloved Stoupa in Greece, Nicola mentors & coaches many entrepreneurs and business owners. The focus is on how to build a powerful brand online, created online communities and best of all, digital products and recurring income. She shares the latest online marketing & mindset  techniques via video training & live webinars within NicolaCairncross.com

Panel Session – Perspectives on What the Future Holds for Coaching

From their own particular perspective and focus, our diverse panel will share their views on: what the future might hold for coaching, the factors driving change in current practice and thinking, and how they believe the profession of coaching will evolve. The session is highly interactive with the audience encouraged to question the panel by the moderator Ginny Baillie.

Format: Panel Debate with Q&A

Breakout Session – Building A Powerful Personal Brand Online, Attracting The Ideal Client

In this interactive workshop, Nicola shares her proven “Be Everywhere Online (In Under 20 Minutes A Week)” system, which creates a powerful personal brand, makes you stand out from the crowd, attract pre-qualified clients, charge premium prices and never have to feel like you are selling again.

Nicola will share her experience and answer your questions about how you can apply the system yourself.

Format: Interactive Workshop with Q&A

 

Athina Dova

Athina P.Dova holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law with Specialization in Labour Law and Labour Relations as well as an MSc in International Business and Management. Last year she took a certification in Game Theory Strategy from Yale University and recently a certificate in Design Principles & Mechanics in Gamification.

Athina has worked as a trainee labour lawyer for the HR Department of Alpha Bank and as an HR professional in organizations such as General Electric and Upstream S.A. Athina is co-founder and Head of Operations for OWIWI, responsible for research and development of the HR models as well as the analysis used in their assessment tool.

Breakout Session – Time for a New Era in Coaching – a Millennial View

Born between 1980 and 2000, Millennial’s have grown up in a time of rapid technological and demographic change giving them a set of priorities and expectations different from previous generations. Well educated and skilled in technology (Digital Natives), they are very self-confident, able to multi-task, and have plenty of energy. Millennial’s also have high expectations for themselves, and prefer to work in teams, rather than as individuals… however they also harbour a desperate desire for older generations to invest in them and often seek out mentorship to help them channel their focus.

To meet the expectations of Millennial’s, employers and coaches will need to make major adjustments in their engagement models and learn to embrace and strategically leverage technology (rather than fear it), if they are to be part of the cultivation and nurturing of Millennial’s, who are our future leaders.

We will explore how new technologies are impacting the future coaching environment and how it can help coaches unlock significant new business development opportunities.

Format: Interactive Presentation with Q&A

 

Lisa Farr

Lisa Farr specialises in helping coaches and consultants to attract more clients with less effort. She has over twenty-five years experience in marketing and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, which puts her in the top 3% of marketers worldwide.

She has helped hundreds of coaches to improve their marketing and get more clients. Her passion is to support them in becoming more financially successful through doing what they love. She focuses on how to market yourself based on authenticity and integrity rather than manipulative sales talk. Many clients report doubling, or even tripling, their income as a result of working with her.

Breakout Session – Five Steps to a Highly Profitable Coaching Business

One of the biggest challenges many coaches face is ensuring a continuous stream of clients and income. As a result of working with hundreds of coaches on their marketing, Lisa Farr has had an inside track in learning which are the most successful strategies for building a highly profitable coaching practice.

In this session you’ll discover exactly how to take your business to the next level and make more money without working extra hours.

What You Will Learn:

  • Fascinating research on how buyers of executive coaching actually find their coach
  • The number 1 strategy to increase your income without working extra hours
  • How to discover the true value of your coaching – and how this affects pricing
  • Top techniques to give you the biggest breakthrough in your business
  • Where the future may be taking us with marketing a coaching business

Format: Interactive Presentation with Q&A

 

Morel Fourman

Morel Fourman is the CEO of London-based Gaiasoft International and a member of the ICF Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Morel is passionate about the role of coaching as a measurable “impact multiplier” in large organisations and in global change. Morel has twenty years’ experience designing strategy execution processes and online platforms originally for global multinationals.

Morel is the design lead for Gaiasoft’s team, delivering governance, performance management and measurement systems. Morel’s current assignments include working with World Bank for devolved governments in Kenya and for the UK Foreign Office assisting Ministry of Planning in Libya.

Morel’s work is driven by a love for people and nature and an unstoppable commitment to making a difference – at scale. Morel is author of books and papers on performance management and several international patents.  Morel holds an MA in Engineering Science (Balliol College, Oxford) and MSC in designing microelectronic systems from Brunel University.

Lunch Session – ICF Foundation & Ignite Discussion

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the most ambitious human effort of the 21st Century. Success of the SDGs will shape life conditions for generations to come. The ICF Foundation (ICFF) is working in partnership with pioneering ICF chapters and coaches to bring the power of coaching to delivering the SDGs. Ignite is initially focussing on the Education SDG. Their vision is to build coaching into the approach to achieve each and all SDGs through pro-bono coaching delivered by participating chapters – because coaching works . When Ignite catches on, billions of pounds of projects funding global social progress may one day include coaching as an “impact multiplier.”

Please come to the ICFF presentation to hear more of how you can be involved with social progress in the UK through your UK ICF Chapter.

 

Karen Foy

Lunch Session – Support the Growth of Local ICF Groups

We welcome current, past and future local group leaders and anyone interested in supporting or starting a local group.

Last year the UK ICF Board had a target to increase the number of local groups (LGs) and our members rose to the challenge with 12 new local groups. This year we would like to formalise how we can best support those groups and how they can support UK ICF to build a national network. We have a wide range of local groups, some have been operating as long as 18 years and of course our newly established ones. We would like to learn from the experience you have all gained in building and maintaining a local network and explore how we can use that knowledge to build a formal ICF network of local groups.

Karen and Steve will be joined by Hilary Oliver, immediate Past President Global ICF, to hear your views and suggestions and particularly find out:

  • What makes a local group an ICF group?
  • What do coaches seek from a local group?
  • How UK ICF can work more closely with local groups to build a local presence
  • What sort of support UK ICF can offer local groups
  • Is there an appetite for building a network of speakers for local groups

We intend to use this information to build our on-going strategy to bring the UK ICF to local areas and we will be inviting interested coaches to join a working group to make this happen.

Format: An informal focus group where UK ICF would like primarily like to hear from you. Hilary will be listening but also adding in her knowledge and ideas from her time leading the global organisation sharing what is happening around the world to make our global community more local for coaches.

 

Steve Hancock

Steve graduated from Leeds with a BSC (Hons) Management degree and has spent over twenty years working in Operational Managerial roles within various industries in National Operational and Account Director roles for blue chip companies including General Electric and Mitie Technical Facility Management.

Steve’s background has been focused around managing multiple customer service accounts for UK wide coverage and ensuring that professional delivery of services with a strong emphasis on the customer services, achieving performance targets and development of long term relationships.

Steve works with his wife Alison at Effective Business Management. When not working on the UK ICF Chapter work Steve enjoys going to live music events, experimenting in the kitchen and family time out and about exploring the great outdoors.

Lunch Session – Support the Growth of Local ICF Groups

We welcome current, past and future local group leaders and anyone interested in supporting or starting a local group.

Last year the UK ICF Board had a target to increase the number of local groups (LGs) and our members rose to the challenge with 12 new local groups. This year we would like to formalise how we can best support those groups and how they can support UK ICF to build a national network. We have a wide range of local groups, some have been operating as long as 18 years and of course our newly established ones. We would like to learn from the experience you have all gained in building and maintaining a local network and explore how we can use that knowledge to build a formal ICF network of local groups.

Karen and Steve will be joined by Hilary Oliver, immediate Past President Global ICF, to hear your views and suggestions and particularly find out:

  • What makes a local group an ICF group?
  • What do coaches seek from a local group?
  • How UK ICF can work more closely with local groups to build a local presence
  • What sort of support UK ICF can offer local groups
  • Is there an appetite for building a network of speakers for local groups

We intend to use this information to build our on-going strategy to bring the UK ICF to local areas and we will be inviting interested coaches to join a working group to make this happen.

Format: An informal focus group where UK ICF would like primarily like to hear from you. Hilary will be listening but also adding in her knowledge and ideas from her time leading the global organisation sharing what is happening around the world to make our global community more local for coaches.

 

Joy Harcup, PCC

Joy works with CEOs, Directors, Partners and other senior executives, in national and international organisations, in the private and public sectors. She helps clients to develop a mind set and take action to be successful resilient leaders in the current challenging and ever changing work environment. Joy has been an executive coach for 14 years and, since 2001, has held Chair or Board/ Governance roles in the not for profit and public sectors. Previously she practiced as a lawyer and then was Head of Learning and Development at an international law firm, based in London. She therefore has in-depth knowledge and personal experience of client service, management and leadership.

Joy is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF) and has an MBA (Distinction) from Bath University. She has also co-authored research, published in the academic journal Management Learning, on how executive coaching leads to individual and organisational change. She is also a speaker in the UK and internationally at coaching conferences. A previous Director of the UK ICF for 6 years, Joy is a former President of the UK ICF Chapter. She was part of the Board team that won an ICF Chapter Award for Inspiration and Excellence in 2015. Further, she has been a member of the Global ICF Ethical Code Review Committee. Over the last 7 years, she has represented the UK ICF on various governmental and industry coaching committees in the UK, looking at professional standards. She is currently a member of the Future of Coaching Collaboration group (FCC), hosted by Coaching at Work magazine, which promotes collaboration between the coaching professional bodies, academia and organisational sponsors of coaching, and thought leadership in professional coaching.

Lunch Session – Building a Coaching Culture with Leaders and Managers: Current and Future Trends

When and how are leaders and managers using coaching skills in their organisations? This workshop explores the signature global research, conducted by the ICF and Human Capital Institute (HCI), into developing a coaching culture in organisations, through leaders and managers using coaching skills. It examines the business benefits of coaching cultures and the ways in which companies and leaders currently establish and support a coaching culture in organisations. It looks at the trends in training leaders and managers in coaching skills. Also discussed will be the likely future trends in this area given the rise of technology and the growing millennial work force.

 

Dr Simon Hayward

Dr Simon Hayward is founder and CEO of leadership consultancy Cirrus, winner of the CIPD Best HR/L&D Consultancy 2017. Simon has a wealth of strategic leadership experience gained over 30 years and has developed major leadership programmes for clients across Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America and is considered a trusted advisor by many including Standard Chartered, BA, BT, and Three.

Simon’s book, Connected Leadership: How to Build a More Agile, Customer-Driven Business, was published by FT Publishing in December 2015. His second book, The Agile Leader: How to Create an Agile Business in the Digital Age, will be published by Kogan Page in June 2018.

Simon has a DBA and MBA from Manchester Business School and an MA (Hons) in English from Oxford University. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. He has won several awards and is a regular conference speaker and media commentator.

Simon lives in Cheshire and is a father of three, a keen runner and a fundraiser for cancer charities.

Panel Session – Perspectives on What the Future Holds for Coaching

From their own particular perspective and focus, our diverse panel will share their views on: what the future might hold for coaching, the factors driving change in current practice and thinking, and how they believe the profession of coaching will evolve. The session is highly interactive with the audience encouraged to question the panel by the moderator Ginny Baillie.

Format: Panel Debate with Q&A

Breakout Session – Navigating the Agile Leadership Paradox

In the digital world how we lead and how we want to be led has changed. In this interactive session you will explore how becoming an agile leader has become the number one leadership challenge for managers in both the public, private and not for profit sectors. Agile leadership is focused on a key paradox and you will learn about this paradox and how to coach leaders in developing the mind-set and behaviours needed to lead effectively in the digital, networked society. Simon will share his research-based work in defining agile leadership characteristics suitable for creating agile ways of working in organisations large and small. He will cover:

  • The main barriers to an agile culture in the digital age
  • Connected leadership to create a purpose-led organisation able to flex in times of change
  • Disruptive leadership to challenge the status quo and recreate the organisation when needed
  • Agile ways of working to accelerate innovation and output.

Format: Interactive Workshop with Q&A

 

Dr Sarah Hill

Dr. Sarah Hill is a Managing Partner at Dialogix. Her early career in a wide range of different sectors in the UK formed the basis for the behavioural work she does today as a Dialogue and Structural Dynamics Interventionist with individuals, teams and across whole systems. She coaches CEOs and Senior Leaders from a range of different cultures and countries, within large and small, corporate and not-for-profit organisations. Through her experience as a supervisor of coaches and practitioners in this field she has been described as the “consultant’s consultant“.

Sarah is author of “Where Did You Learn To Behave Like That?“. What led to the book was her support for the notion that behind every leader’s behaviour is a childhood story that can be a force for good, but also has the potential to wreak havoc, particularly when under pressure. Working globally, she has become an internationally recognised expert in childhood story work.

Breakout Session – Enable Command of the Future by Daring to Coach on the Past 

In this interactive workshop, Sarah Hill will provide a conceptual framework for doing childhood story work with leaders and facilitate an exploration of the place and purpose of exploring a leader’s childhood story.

Her premise is that every leader in the world is shaped by their formative experiences. Whether they are aware of it or not, their earliest memories are influencing the way they show up; how they interact with others and what triggers their greatest reactivity.

Exceptional leadership coaches are able to skilfully solicit the childhood story that underpins a leader’s characteristic behaviour, helping them access an unprecedented depth of understanding about themselves. Enabling command of this story can be singularly the most transformative act any leader may experience in a coaching relationship.

Format: Interactive Workshop

 

Veronica Lysaght

As Strategic Regional Director, Veronica partners with the Regional Support Team members to drive the ICF Global strategic plan at the local level. In addition to co-ordinating Member Experience and Regional Development team members, she acts as a catalyst for sustainable Chapter and regional growth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

She has 17 years’ experience coaching and was a member of ICF before taking on this role. Veronica has worked in a number of occupations including accountancy, journalism and politics before seeing a Career Coach and training in this field. She has lived and worked in four countries and is currently based in London, UK.

Breakout Session – Regulations & Data Protection

Are YOU ready for the GDPR changes?

New General Data Protection Regulations will come into effect just days after the 2018 UK ICF conference. Veronica will discuss the regulation and the impact this is likely to have on your business. She will also answer a number of frequently asked questions around practical aspects of what GDPR means for you.

If you have any worries or questions about GDPR then come to this session to understand the real impact for your business.

Format: Presentation with Q&A

 

Rob McCargow

Rob is AI Programme Leader at PwC where he with works with partners across academia, government, technology vendors, start-ups, and other key stakeholders, in order to drive innovation within the Firm and develop new services for clients.

He is an evangelist for responsible technology and promotes awareness of the growing ethical agenda relating to AI. He is an advisory board member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on AI, an adviser to The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in AI and Autonomous Systems, and a TEDx speaker. Rob is particularly focused upon the issues and policies relating to the impact of automation on the workforce, the future skills agenda, and ensuring that the benefits to be delivered by AI are equitably spread across society.

Breakout Session – Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Its Impact on the Future Coaching Profession

The development and use of Artificial Intelligence across all sectors is being driven by technological advances and commercial pressures. As with all change it brings opportunities as well as threats and challenges. How quickly we can adapt and identify the opportunities and benefits offered by these changes will depend on our awareness of them and our ability to embrace these changes in our role as coaches.

In this session Rob will explore; the potential impact of automation on the workforce and the future skills agenda; how AI is converging with other enabling technologies such as virtual reality; the scale and speed of the anticipated shifts; how business leaders should prepare; and how we might exploit the opportunities it offers for our profession.

Format: Interactive Presentation with Q&A

 

Clare Norman, PCC

Clare previously worked in learning and development roles in large corporates, and headed up development for leaders of all levels at Accenture. She won awards for her ground-breaking behaviour change programmes. She is a prolific blogger, and has written magazine articles on coaching, action learning and coaching supervision, a book, “Being a Sunbeam” and a digital book, “Seeing Beyond the Blind-spots”. Clare has 17 years of coaching experience, and is a PCC.

Having worked as an internal and external coach herself, Clare is familiar with the ethical dilemmas facing both. She is a certified coach supervisor, and a mentor coach, for internal and external coaches. Clare sees coaching supervision as vital, to support coaches to stay sharp and stay safe; and her mentor coaching clients say that she challenges them to pay attention to their blind-spots and to operate at their edge.

Breakout Session – Discussion: Supervision and Mentor Coaching – Dancing to Different Rhythms

In this interactive workshop Edmée and Clare will explore and discuss the different roles of Mentor Coaching and Supervision, their benefits and when you might draw on each. The workshop will include demonstrations and case studies that will bring the two approaches and their respective applications and benefits to life in a highly practical way.

Format: Discussion with demonstrations and case studies.

Prof Jonathan Passmore

Jonathan is a chartered and licensed psychologist, author and coach. He is director of Henley’s Centre for Coaching and Behavioural Change and professor of Psychology at the University of Evora. Prior to this he has held board level roles in the public, private and not for profit sectors. His consulting experience includes time with PWC, IBM and as managing director of Embrion. He has written widely with thirty books and over 100 scientific papers and book chapters, including a eight volume series of 2million words for Wiley reviewing the evidence behind workplace practices from IT based training to action learning, and from online coaching to authentic leadership. His work has been acknowledged through multiple awards, most recently the BPS Special Group in Coaching Award 2017 for ‘Outstanding Contribution to coaching’ and the Division of Occupational Psychology award 2018 for his contribution to psychology practice.

Breakout Session – Continuous Professional Development: It’s all about the evidence stupid! 

In this session Jonathan will explore the importance of continuous professional development for coaches. He will argue coaches need to place greater focus on evidenced based practice and that our journey to mastery requires the coach to actively plan, engage and reflect on learning in a goal directed and purposeful process. By the end of the session participants will reflect on their own personal development and what their next steps should be in the evidenced based journey to becoming the best coach they can be.

Format: Interactive Presentation

 

Claire Pedrick, MCC

Claire is an MCC Master Coach coaching leaders and developing people in organisations to use the simplest learning from coaching mastery to transform the conversations they have at work.

Claire has been coaching for 30 years and founded 3D Coaching in 1998. She now has a team of world class coaches and trainers working with her. Her belief is that a coaching style is simple and she is in demand as a coach, speaker and trainer across organisations in the public and not-for-profit sectors.

“Everything has been useful. The coaching, the mentoring, the master classes… but maybe it’s more how you do things than what you do which is the learning for me. As you told me during our last session: mastery comes with being, not doing, and it is true inspiration to work with you, listen to you guide a masterclass or a course, or be mentored by you”

Breakout Session – Let Your Partner Lead the Dance

Developing as a coach is about becoming even braver and doing less of the work in every conversation as we move from ACC to MCC. Bringing the ICF core competencies alive through the image of a dance, Claire will share what she is learning about facilitating someone’s thinking. You’ll discover some simple and deep tweaks to apply straight away as you journey to coaching mastery.

Whether you’ve coached for 40 hours or 4000 there will be something for you that you can learn today and apply tomorrow. It’s especially useful if accreditation is your goal. Everything will be based on the ICF MCC competencies.

You’ll deepen your understanding about:

  • Co-creating the start of every conversation and getting to new learning
  • The value of using presence, tone and position and pace to create challenge and awareness
  • Where to look
  • Why ending well can enable our partner to continue the dance and get even more value over the next few days and hours after the conversation
  • Keeping the system in mind
  • Why adding value is easier than we think
  • And why we don’t talk to the wavy people

Format: Sharing insights with a demonstration, a conversation and a chance to practice

 

Edmée Schalkx, PCC

Edmée is a leadership coach and certified Mentor coach with a track record in coaching business leaders, professional coaches and blended learning programmes.  She is a keynote speaker and writer on subjects related to cultural awareness, the development of the culture competency and the impact of culture in organisations and individuals.

She works in  four languages.

Edmée is a real globetrotter. Born in  Venezuela, Dutch parents, she has lived and worked in several countries. Edmée holds a Masters in Anthropology from the London School of Economics, and is a Professional certified coach from The Success Unlimited Network Coaching School in the USA. Edmée  founded and presided the Dutch Chapter of ICF, and was the Chair of the certification and accreditation commission for the ICF 2011 – 2013 and is an active member of the ICF Accreditation and certification core group.

Breakout Session – Culture – the Invisible Barrier to Effective Coaching

During this interactive session we will explore how the trends and skills of the future will affect coaching in specific. More and more we are becoming a global economy but we remain local creatures. Whilst constantly criss-crossing through cultures we are becoming less aware how culture impacts our behaviour, thinking, buying, eating, job hopping, etc. Behaviour (thus culture) is still defused locally, information goes across cultures more and more and each piece of information becomes loaded with cultural information we need to be aware of to be effective coaches. During this session we will:

  • Look at trends that coaches need to be aware of
  • Explore how these trends affect people’s work, buying habits, managing, enterprising, learning
  • Pick out 2 or 3 trends and though a coaching magnifying glass we will discuss the effects on culture during coaching
  • What is culture and how it impacts coaching

Format: Interactive Presentation with Q&A

Breakout Session – Discussion: Supervision and Mentor Coaching – Dancing to Different Rhythms

In this interactive workshop Edmée and Clare will explore and discuss the different roles of Mentor Coaching and Supervision, their benefits and when you might draw on each. The workshop will include demonstrations and case studies that will bring the two approaches and their respective applications and benefits to life in a highly practical way.

Format: Discussion with demonstrations and case studies.

 

Aboodi Shabi, PCC

Aboodi Shabi is a master coach and facilitator who has worked with thousands of executives, coaches and leaders since 1996.

A long-time contributor to the coaching profession, Aboodi was founding co-President of UK ICF and the first UK member to serve on the global ICF Board. He has written several articles and papers on coaching, and is on the editorial board of Coaching at Work magazine.

His international background – born in London to an Iraqi Jewish father and a Lebanese Christian mother – has given him a sensitive antenna for different perspectives and a deep curiosity and understanding about people and what makes them tick. He has grounded this personal experience with years of immersion in the study and practice of ontological coaching.

Aboodi is also an invited facilitator on mastery in coaching for various European coaching schools, and a regular speaker on the international coaching conference circuit.

Breakout Session – Dancing to a Different Tune – Increasing your Range as a Coach

During this highly experiential session, you will explore how to build range as a coach, focussing on moving beyond your own preferred personal style.

We will work with four main archetypal energies (Queen/King, Lover, Warrior and Magician) and explore the benefits and challenges of each.

You’ll discover your preferred archetypes, see the benefit of stepping into less familiar archetypes and expanding your repertoire as coaches. We’ll also look at how to support clients in expanding their own range of possible ways of being by using this model.

The session will be lively and interactive, using music and dance to help you experience these energies as you move and engage with others.

During this session, you will:

  • Gain clear understanding of how these different energies can support your coaching,
  • Gain deeper understanding of your own preferred archetypes
  • Identify practices to help you develop in the less-preferred archetypes and build range and capacity.

Format: Interactive session with group exercises and discussion.

 

Ilias Vartholomaios

Ilias Vartholomaios is the CEO and co-founder of Owiwi, a company that he founded in 2014 with Athina Polina Dova. Owiwi is a game-based, talent assessment platform that measures Soft Skills in prospective & existing employees and helps recruiters identify strengths and areas of improvement through an engaging and fun experience.

Prior to Owiwi, Ilias held positions across diverse sectors such as Shipping, Securities and Renewable Energy with cross-functional roles that enabled him to develop a strong sense of divergent thinking to perceive new solutions to existing problems by combining various schools of thought.

Ilias holds a master’s degree in International Business Management from ALBA Graduate Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Brunel and has further supplemented his knowledge through various certifications in Gamification, People Analytics, Consumer Neuroscience, Digital Marketing and Data Driven Marketing.

Panel Session – Perspectives on What the Future Holds for Coaching

From their own particular perspective and focus, our diverse panel will share their views on: what the future might hold for coaching, the factors driving change in current practice and thinking, and how they believe the profession of coaching will evolve. The session is highly interactive with the audience encouraged to question the panel by the moderator Ginny Baillie.

Format: Panel Debate with Q&A

Breakout Session – Time for a New Era in Coaching – a Millennial View

Born between 1980 and 2000, Millennial’s have grown up in a time of rapid technological and demographic change giving them a set of priorities and expectations different from previous generations. Well educated and skilled in technology (Digital Natives), they are very self-confident, able to multi-task, and have plenty of energy. Millennial’s also have high expectations for themselves, and prefer to work in teams, rather than as individuals… however they also harbour a desperate desire for older generations to invest in them and often seek out mentorship to help them channel their focus.

To meet the expectations of Millennial’s, employers and coaches will need to make major adjustments in their engagement models and learn to embrace and strategically leverage technology (rather than fear it), if they are to be part of the cultivation and nurturing of Millennial’s, who are our future leaders.

We will explore how new technologies are impacting the future coaching environment and how it can help coaches unlock significant new business development opportunities.

Format: Interactive Presentation with Q&A

 

Anna-Marie Watson, ACC

Anna-Marie, a Performance Coach (ACC) with a serious passion for the outdoors, loves to pop on her walking boots and head out for walking and talking coaching conversations. A former British Army Officer, she has been at the forefront of leadership and personal development for over 17 years supporting high performing individuals across four continents; from snowy Arctic tundra to hot and sandy deserts. Anna-Marie is also an elite ultra-runner placing 2nd lady in the “toughest footrace on earth” the Marathon des Sables.

Alongside a Post Graduate Certficate in Applied Coaching from the University of Derby and Master’s in Teaching from the University of Sydney; she is an accredited Analytic-Network and mBraining coach and eDISC and iWAM practitioner. She is qualified Mountain Leader, Outdoor First Aid trained and a member of the British Mountaineering Council with vast international expedition experience. Anna-Marie is also the ICF Executive and Leadership Community of Practice (COP) co-leader.

Lunch Session – The Coaching ‘Walkshop’

Head outdoors for a breath of fresh air, stretch your legs and connect with fellow coaches along the banks of the River Thames during lunch. In this fully experiential session Anna-Marie will share her passion of coaching outdoors and provide the opportunity for you to reflect on your insights, discoveries and learnings from the morning sessions; share ideas and design future actions.

During this interactive session you will:

  • Discover the art and science of walking and talking coaching.
  • Explore the benefits of movement and connection to nature to support your coaching practice.
  • Experience walking and talking coaching.

Gentle Reminder: This session will be held outdoors so participants are kindly requested to wear appropriate footwear and clothing – it might rain!

Format: Initial brief with Q&A; then coaching conversations in pairs outdoors.

 

Janet Wilson, PCC

Janet is driven to support people as they make choices around their lives, work and contribution to the world. Her interest in Ethics has resulted in her developing and delivering UK ICF webinars over the past 4 years and being invited to speak at ICF conferences around the world. Janet is passionate about supporting conversations that matter, offering different perspectives to help people reframe and engage with the challenges they face in new and positive ways.

A coach and member of the ICF since 2003 Janet served as President of the UK ICF Chapter (2016 and 2017) where she contributed to the development of professional coaching in the UK and collaborated with professional coaches across the globe to support the growth of the coaching profession.

With a background in marketing and higher education, Janet has worked in South Africa, the Middle East and UK.  Her personal experience of executive level leadership serves her well as an executive coach with senior leaders, board members, CEOs and directors. Janet has developed particular skills in small group development, and significant experience as a group coach and action learning set facilitator. Janet works in Leadership Development and has delivered programmes in health-care, charitable and private sector organisations.

Breakout Session – Managing Ethics in Coaching

The ICF prides itself on the promotion of the highest ethical professional standards in coaching, and members are guided by a robust Code of Ethics. However, in these times of unprecedented change, we are increasingly facing choices and dilemmas which we have not encountered before and which may not yet be covered by the guidelines. Increasingly we see coaching being applied in new and innovative ways, including with new technologies, and these too are raising new areas to consider and explore. And our clients often bring similar challenges as they consider their choices in new landscapes.

In this interactive session Janet and Georgina will offer you the opportunity to explore these new challenges in coaching, and use one another as a resource to co-create ways to remain “fit for purpose”.

Format: Discussion forum and group workshop

 

Georgina Woudstra, MCC

Georgina Woudstra MCC is an executive coach with 25 years experience of  working with Chief Executives and senior leadership teams. She is also the Principal of the Executive Coach Studio, which she founded as a place for advanced coach development. She has been described by clients as having “strong presence and credibility”, as being “experienced and wise” and a coach who “has extraordinary empathy” allowing her to be “challenging but gentle”.

Georgina is a successful entrepreneur in her own right. Alongside various other qualifications, she is a graduate of Corporate Coach University and holds an Advanced Diploma in Coach Mastery, a Diploma in Transactional Analysis and a Certificate in the Supervision of Coaches, Mentors and Consultants. She is also  the author of “Talking Teams” a regular Coaching At Work column and co-author of ‘Coaching Global Top Teams’ in Leadership Coaching: Working with Leaders to Develop Elite Performance (Kogan Page).

Breakout Session – Managing Ethics Coaching

The ICF prides itself on the promotion of the highest ethical professional standards in coaching, and members are guided by a robust Code of Ethics. However, in these times of unprecedented change, we are increasingly facing choices and dilemmas which we have not encountered before and which may not yet be covered by the guidelines. Increasingly we see coaching being applied in new and innovative ways, including with new technologies, and these too are raising new areas to consider and explore. And our clients often bring similar challenges as they consider their choices in new landscapes.

In this interactive session Janet and Georgina will offer you the opportunity to explore these new challenges in coaching, and use one another as a resource to co-create ways to remain “fit for purpose”.

Format: Discussion forum and group workshop

Breakout Session – Team Coaching – Art or Science? Exploring the Myth 

Team coaching is one of the fastest growing areas in the whole field of coaching. There is a great deal of focus on the science of team coaching with emphasis on theory, tools, assessments and models of team performance. In this session we will look the art of team coaching through the lense of:

  • A philosophy of team coaching
  • The role and stance of the team coach
  • Team coaching practices
  • Being a team coach

Format: Highly interactive workshop and might just change your mind about what team coaching can be!

UK ICF Conference
Tuesday 7th May 2019
London

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