Newsletter – April 2024

Out of the starting gate

Your ICFHK board has made a strong start for 2024. Our focus and our commitment to you is to present a comprehensive and varied programme built around the mission, connecting our diverse coaching community through partnerships and growth.

Throughout the first quarter we have delivered high quality thought leadership engagements together with social gatherings. In the background we have been building opportunities for you to roll up your sleeves in making an impact in our local society through connections with NGOs.

As we all orient ourselves around a post-pandemic landscape, we do encourage you to join our in-person activities. We genuinely believe these events will help to grow you and your coaching practices, helping you to achieve and optimise your ICF qualifications.

For those who are due to renew your memberships then we do encourage you to do so – ICF membership and accreditations are globally recognised and a true door opener with many firms in the territory and region. And for those who need to renew your accreditation, there are a vast number of online talks and speakers which you can listen to and watch – and importantly your virtual attendance will go towards the number of required hours.

After logging into the members area, you can click on the Learning Portal:
New Learning Opportunities

ICF is more than just a qualification, as we in your Hong Kong Chapter continue to demonstrate – it’s a community determined to support you in your coaching journey.

So join with us as we move into Q2 2024 and enjoy the ride.

Best regards,
Nigel RAYMONT
Vice President, ICF HK

Supervision as A Key Enabler For Professional Coaches

Do you ever find yourself wondering after a coaching session, as if something was unfinished, or if a part of you had been touched, but you’re unsure what and why, and how to approach the next session with this same coachee? — As coaches, we’ve probably all been there! 
This event will be an opportunity for us to discuss our needs as coaches: the need to reflect and to step back on our practice, and the need to self-care and manage our efforts, stay in our role, face ethical complexities…

Workshop Lead: Mathilde Poirieux
Date: May 2, 2024
Time: 10am-12pm
Venue: 3/F, The Hive, 33-25 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan
Fees: ICF Members $100, Non-members $250

What’s covered?

  • What is coaching supervision vs. mentor coaching and regular coaching
  • Benefits of a regular reflective practice as a coach
  • A guided reflection on: “who do I coach” and “who I am as a coach”
  • Experience of peer supervision with a simple framework
  • Open Q&A

Key Takeaway

  • Understand what is coaching supervision and its benefits,
  • Experience a peer supervision practice,
  • Gain understanding about diverse coaching practices from peers, in the comfort of a smal group in-person gathering
  • Connect with members who are committed to their growth as a coach
Master our ICF competencies #3 and #4

Establishes and Maintains Agreements and Cultivates Trust and Safety – Fundamentals of Coaching competencies.

Let us use the opportunity to learn and practice these skills together in a safe environment.

How do we ? Establish agreements for the overall coaching engagement as well as those for each coaching session. Also create a safe, supportive environment that allows the client to share freely. Maintain a relationship of mutual respect and trust.
Understand and Consistently Apply : Establish and Maintain Agreement and also Cultivate Trust & Safety.
Together let us learn, practice & apply!
Venue: Online (Zoom link will be provided upon registration) We look forward to seeing you there!
Time: 6:30 pm to 8 p.m. HKT, Wednesday, April 29, 2024
Fees: Complimentary for ICF members; Non-members fee: $150

Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to gain insights and stay ahead of the curve in the coaching industry!

Master our ICF competencies #3 and #4

Establishes and Maintains Agreements and Cultivates Trust and Safety – Fundamentals of Coaching competencies.
Let us use the opportunity to learn and practice these skills together in a safe environment.

How do we ? Establish agreements for the overall coaching engagement as well as those for each coaching session. Also create a safe, supportive environment that allows the client to share freely. Maintain a relationship of mutual respect and trust.
Understand and Consistently Apply : Establish and Maintain Agreement and also Cultivate Trust & Safety.

Sessions to be held in Mandarin

🔹 1.5 valuable CCE credits for Core Competencies and take your coaching expertise to the next level.

🔹 Fees: Complimentary for ICF members; Non-members fee: $100
⏰ Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. HKT, Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Don’t miss this opportunity to invest in your growth, connect with a supportive community, and enhance your coaching effectiveness.

🚀An Inspiring Session with Rebecca Rutschmann and AI Coach Alpina! 🤖

The session with Rebecca Rutschmann facilitated by Arunanjali (Anu) Maria left us buzzing with excitement and insights! It was a fantastic opportunity to delve into the world of AI coaching with her introduction of AI Coach Alpina.

🌟 CCEU ICF Core Competencies 1&2 🌟

At our inaugural session of Practice Makes Perfect session facilitated by Patrick Mak and Lisa Sha, we explored Competency 1 & 2 with fervour, leading to enriching discussions and profound insights.

🌟 Emerging Trends in Coaching 🌟

Patrick Mak presented the current state of the coaching industry in Asia, emerging trends shaping its future, and increasing demand for business opportunities, based on the ICF Global Report on Trends in Coaching.

🌟 New Member Meet – Bi-lingual Session! 🌟

Led by ICF HK Member Engagement Directors Patrick and Mehroo, we recently hosted a New Member Meet where we had the opportunity to share the Board’s vision and values as well as unveil the exciting lineup of activities of our members, and it was an absolute success!

🎉 Successful completion of our inaugural collaboration with Ignite! 🎉

Recently, we celebrated the closing ceremony of this transformative initiative. Special thanks to our ICF HK Social Impact Director and Lead Coach, Shiela Cancino and Project Lead, Ryan Shean. We were also honored by the presence of PathFinders’ CEO, Catherine Gurtin, whose leadership has been instrumental in driving positive change.

🎉 Celebrate ICF HK – Fair Employment Agency Social Impact ICF Ignite partnership 🎉

The event, buoyed by the enthusiastic feedback, celebrated collaborative efforts and highlighted the impactful partnership led by our ICF HK Professional Development Director and Lead Coach Arunanjali Maira, Project Lead Jasmin from FEA, and other dedicated coaches, aiming to extend coaching initiatives with NGOs in Hong Kong for broader community benefit.

🎉 Celebrate ICF HK – Foundation for Shared Impact (FSI) Mentoring Program 🎉

FSI’s Mentoring Program, facilitated by ICF HK, culminated in a transformative six-month coaching journey where ten skilled coaches guided mentees through self-discovery, leading to remarkable growth and empowerment, with overwhelmingly positive feedback emphasizing the invaluable impact of coaching in unlocking potential and fostering development.

🎉 Congratulations to our coaches reaching their milestones🎉
Join us at ICF HK
WhatsApp/WeChat Groups

To better connect with our members, we created two social chat groups: WhatsApp (link as below) and WeChat (name: ICFhongkong, QR code as shown on the right).

Welcome to click the link or scan the QR code to join the social communities. If you have any questions on WhatsApp or WeChat groups, please contact us at communications@icfhk.org.

Building on the momentum of growing our community of coaches and increasing our presence and visibility across channels, ICF HK invites you to follow us on Instagram where you can stay updated on the trending news on coaching and leadership development. Tag us at @icfhongkong if you have anything valuable to share!

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