International Coach Federation Hong Kong Chartered Chapter








December 2020:


A Message from Mathilde:

Dear Chapter members and friends,
What a year we’ve had! What a journey it has been!  As we wrap up the year, I would like to close with a few words acknowledging the people who have worked very hard for our community.

As professional coaches, we are used to change and the call to support people going through change. This year has brought unprecedented challenges to all of us.  It has challenged us how to work remotely, how to cope with homeschooling, how to take care of our health, how to understand global development, and how to plan for a different future.  We have learnt to empathise, grow our resilience, and show patience at home and at work.
In the midst of all these challenges, the word GRATEFULNESS comes to mind:
...gratefulness for being alive;
...gratefulness for belonging to a profession that supports people with growth;
...gratefulness for belonging to a wonderful community in Hong Kong to whom our friends, families, and workplaces belong.
When I look at our Chapter, I am grateful that we share the energy, passion, and commitment with a common desire to raise the standard of professional coaching in Hong Kong!  Change is a process, but without our volunteer leaders' contributions, including the Asia-Pacific ICF Regional Team leaders, nothing would be achieved!  So thank you for your fellowship and camaraderie for this cause.

I want to thank the 2020 ICF Hong Kong Board for their commitment towards the Chapter - Chris Chan, Salina Chan, Helen Tse, Genevieve Jame, Lola Chetti, Don van de Pol, and Bernard Kuhl. You have given so much of your precious time and energy to take care of our Chapter and make 2020 a successful year.  It has been a journey fostered with respect and collaboration, bound by a shared goal. We have learned so much from each other. I also want to thank Helen Tse, who leaves the Board after serving for three years.  Over the years, her participation has seen her lead areas in membership, corporate outreach, and community outreach.  What a legacy she leaves behind for the new Board to work with.  Thank you!
To our Hong Kong Chapter members - despite not seeing you in person, we have managed to engage with one another (thanks to technology!) For those who joined us this year, renewed a credential, joined a webinar, or volunteered in an Experience Coaching program as a project leader, volunteer, or supervisor, - thank you for making this extraordinary year possible. 

To our partnering organisations - The Asian HR Association, The Women's Foundation, Mother’s Choice, The Nesbitt Center, HKUST, and to all our contributing speakers, from all over the world, who provided outstanding content for us. A HUGE THANK YOU for your partnership! May 2021 bring more opportunities for us to collaborate.

Thank all those who applied to join the Chapter Board.  Your nomination and spirit are so important to our Chapter's life. Thank you for stepping forward!   

Lastly, I want to congratulate and thank the four new Board members who will be joining us in 2021.  Thank you for your service and for lending us your expertise to build and grow our Chapter in 2021.  I look forward to working with you all soon!

I am excited that together, we bridge the gaps to bring ICF coaches closer to the broader community in Hong Kong.  The work to strengthen this bridge continues in 2021 - and we will need the contributions and talent of all our members!  I look forward to collaborating with you again in the new year. 

I would also like to relay the invitation to our joint online event to "appreciate and impact together" this coming Tuesday (22 Dec) from 6 pm. Please click the following link to find out more about the event and how to register:  

Think Broader Joint Online Gathering
For now, let's take a good rest and appreciate our blessings. I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas and a luminous start to 2021.
Warm regards,
Mathilde Poirieux
ICF Hong Kong Chapter President
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October 2020:

 ICF Hong Kong Chapter 
2021 Board of Directors


Dear members,

The ICF Hong Kong Chapter Board of Directors is pleased to call for nominations for election to the 2021 Board of Directors.

The deadline for submissions is 5 November 2020

Serving in a leadership position with ICF Hong Kong is an exciting opportunity to exercise leadership and business skills while contributing to the local coaching community in Hong Kong.  As members of ICF Hong Kong, we have a responsibility to identify, encourage, and ultimately vote for volunteer leaders to represent our Chapter. 

For 2021, we are looking to strengthen the Board by adding three (3) new roles and filling two (2) existing seats on the Board of Directors. These additions will expand next year's board size to 12 and enable it to maximize its full capabilities to meet its objectives in 2021 and beyond.

The Board is looking for candidates who have strong industry connections and skills in any of the following areas:

  • IT Communications
  • Event and Project Management 
  • Digital Marketing / Public Relations
  • Content Management / Research

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for consideration, please register your interest by downloading and completing the attached form below.  Please email this form and the following information to Genevieve James at

  • Application Form (download below)
  • 1-Page Bio 
  • Full contact details

The application deadline is 5 November 2020

The ICF Hong Kong Chapter, Board of Directors, are elected by Chapter members at the Annual General Meeting. According to our Articles of Association, Directors are elected on a 2-year term.  They are required to go through a selection and interview process conducted by an independent nomination committee. A shortlist is submitted to the Board, and nominated candidates are presented to Chapter members for election at the AGM.  Please note that applications are only open to registered ICF Hong Kong members.

Download Application Form

15 December 2020, Tuesday, 7pm
(Details to follow soon)

ICF Hong Kong is committed "to being a leader in advancing the excellence of the coaching profession in Hong Kong and helping the coaching community reach the highest standards and values as defined by ICF Global."

Warm regards,

Genevieve James, ACC

Honorary Secretary & Board Member



June 2020

2020 ICF Membership deadline is June 30, 2020

Due to COVID-19, ICF extended the 2020 membership renewal deadline to Jun 30, 2020.  If you are unable to renew your ICF Membership by June 30 you will have a two-month grace period. If you are unable to renew by August 31, 2020, you will lose access to your Member Benefits on that date.  Click here for more information.


Jan 2020

Dear Chapter Members and Friends,

I hope the Year of the Rat has started kindly for you, and wish you and your family good health and happiness for the year ahead.

Firstly, thank you for your contributions in electing a new board at last year's AGM.  This year we are grateful to have 9 board members on the chapter leadership team.  We are working hard to put together a calendar of interesting and exciting events for you.  Some highlights include:

  • CCE Events and Webinars by ICF accredited speakers
  • International Coaching Week (May 2020)
  • Ignite and Light the Fire Community Outreach
  • ICF Global/Hong Kong 2019 Survey Results 
  • Corporate Outreach Events
  • Membership Events
  • …and much more
We have assigned each Board Member with a specific role to oversee within our Chapter. Please feel free to get to know them and contact them with any questions you have.

Please meet your ICF HK Chapter Leadership Team for 2020

These are testing times for everyone in Hong Kong.  As coaches, we have a lot to offer our community through our coaching knowledge and expertise that can make a difference.  So please continue to take good care of yourselves, keep healthy - in mind, body and spirit, and stay connected with each other through ICF Hong Kong.  

Together we are stronger.  

We look forward to seeing you soon!
Mathilde Poirieux (ICF HK President)
and the ICF HK Board

February 2020



COACH INSIGHT - ICF Hong Kong March 2019 Newsletter

MARCH 2019 


In our first chapter newsletter for 2019, we talk about the season to renew your ICF membership.  We also share the new Board's vision for 2019, and introduce the new members of the board and their expectations for the year.  Finally, we we highlight some upcoming events in the coming for more.


Greetings from the President of ICF Hong Kong
January 2019
Greetings from ICF Hong Kong! I am writing to you to let you know that I have been elected by the ICF HK Board of Directors to be the next President of the Chapter.  It is a great honour and joy for me to be able to serve you and our community in such a for more.











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