Newsletter – February 2024

Dear ICF HK Community,

It is with immense honor and excitement that I assume the role of President for ICF HK. Alongside our esteemed Vice President, Nigel Raymont, and our dedicated board members, I am wholeheartedly committed to driving ICF HK to unprecedented success.

Before diving into our vision for the future, I wish to extend heartfelt appreciation to Tony Williams, our outgoing President, for his exceptional leadership over the past two years. Additionally, we express gratitude to Astrid Kirchner, Murielle Gardret, and Renee Conklin, who have been invaluable contributors to the board and are stepping down. Your dedication has laid a strong foundation for our continued growth.

Under the leadership of our predecessors, we have made significant strides. Our focus on enhancing digital experiences and communication has resulted in record-high participation in our professional development events and social impact projects. Furthermore, strategic partnerships have enabled the creation of paid coaching opportunities for our members, marking just the beginning of our endeavors in this area. While celebrating these achievements, we remain steadfast in our commitment to fostering meaningful engagement both online and offline.

As we welcomed the new year, the ICF Hong Kong 2024 Board convened for an invigorating strategic planning session. Fueled by collaboration and innovation, our discussions have paved the way for exciting developments ahead.

Here’s a sneak peek into what’s on the horizon:

Vision & Mission: Connecting our diverse community through partnerships and growth to build an inclusive sustainable future.

Values: Integrity, Learning, Fun, and Agility.

The energy within our boardroom was palpable, and the enthusiasm contagious. We stand on the cusp of greatness as we enter the new year! Join us on this exhilarating journey as we stride towards a future abundant with growth, learning, and shared triumphs.

Our aim is to bridge the gap between East and West, creating value for our local community through coaching, benefiting both the giver and receiver of coaching alike.

On behalf of the ICF HK Board, I extend warm wishes to everyone for a joyous, healthy, and prosperous Year of the Dragon.

Warm regards,

Angela LEE
President, ICF HK

親愛的ICF HK社群成員們,

我非常榮幸且興奮地擔任ICF HK的主席一職。與我們尊貴的副主席Nigel Raymont以及我們專業的董事會成員們一起,我將全心全意致力於將ICF HK帶向前所未有的成功。

在踏入未來願景之前,我想向我們即將卸任的主席Tony Williams致以衷心的感謝,感謝他在過去兩年裡的卓越領導。此外,我們也要感謝Astrid Kirchner,Murielle Gardret和Renee Conklin,他們一直是董事會的寶貴貢獻者並將卸任。你們的奉獻為我們持續增長奠定了堅實的基礎。








我代表ICF HK董事會向大家致以熱烈的祝願,祝大家龍年快樂、身體健康、事業成功。



CCEU Event: ICF Core Competency 1 & 2

Demonstrating ethical practice and embodying a coaching mindset are fundamentals of coaching competencies.

Join us for an enriching session to learn and practice these skills together in a safe environment: how do we understands and consistently apply coaching ethics and standards of coaching, also develop and maintain a mindset that is open, curious, flexible and client-centred.

🗓️ Save the Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024

⏰ Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. HKT

🎙️ Facilitator: Arunanjali Maria

Event Highlights:

🔹 Topic: Core Competency 1 (Demonstrates Ethical Practice) and Competency 2 (Embodies a Coaching Mindset).

🔹 Format: Interactive Zoom discussion

🔹 Fees: Complimentary for ICF members; non-members welcome with a fee

🔹 CCE Credits: Earn 1.5 CCE credits for Core Competencies.

Join us for engaging discussions to deepen your understanding of these essential competencies. Invest in your growth, connect with fellow coaches, and elevate your coaching skills! 🚀

Join us for a Member Connection session in Mandarin

This session promises to be insightful and engaging as we connect with our Mandarin-speaking community to kick off the year on a positive note. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to network, share ideas, and build connections within our diverse community.

📅 Date: February 27, 2024, Tuesday

⏰ Time: 20:00 – 22:00

🎙️ Host: Partick Mak & Lisa Sha, ICF Hong Kong Board Members

Format: Interactive discussion on Tencent Meeting


Best wishes for Spring 2024
Introduction of ICF HK and Member Engagement Initiatives
Sharing: Latest Trends and Topics of Interests

We look forward to seeing you there! 🚀

ICF HK 2024 Kick-off Social on Feb 23

As we embark on this new year, let’s celebrate our shared passion for coaching and set the stage for growth, collaboration, and success. Kick off the new year with celebration, connection, and growth at the ICF HK 2024 Kick-off Social!

This is a fantastic opportunity to expand your professional network and forge new friendships in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Limited seats. No entrance fee. Buy your own drink. Whether you’re an ICF member or a non-member coach, everyone is welcome to join!

📅 Date: February 23, 2024, Friday

⏰ Time: 18:00 – 20:00

🏛️ Venue: Pottinger, Botanical Garden, 1 Arbuthnot Road, Central

🎙️ Hosts: Mehroo Turel & Arunanjali Maria

🎟️ Price: No entry fee. (Please pay for your own food/drink)

Mark your calendars for the ICF HK 2024 Kick-off Social and get ready to connect, learn, and thrive alongside the vibrant coaching community in Hong Kong.

Spark a positive change in our community and strengthen engagement through the power of coaching!

ICF HK is looking for dynamic and self-motivated ICF credentialed member coaches who can offer their dedicated time and service in coaching individuals from participating NGOs (Non-profit organisations) under the ICF Foundation’s Ignite Initiative.

Under the Ignite Initiative, ICFHK is preparing to provide pro bono coaching to partner organisations, whose mission is aligned with the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goal.

If you want to be a part of this remarkable mission to demonstrate the positive impact of coaching for social progress, please fill in this form below by Feb 28, 2024.

The engagement period for the 1st Batch is between April and September 2024, and for the 2nd Batch is between September 2024 and March 2025. No need to sign up again if you already did last year; we have your record in our database.

If you would like to nominate an NGO to be supported by ICF HK, please complete the form. We will contact those shortlisted nominees.

For further information or queries, don’t hesitate to contact the Social Impact Directors at

📹Video: ICF Hong Kong Board 2024 Strategic Planning

ICF Hong Kong 2024 Board members recently convened for a dynamic and highly productive strategic planning session!

Unlocking the Power of Your 3 Brains

Our first ‘Thought Leadership’ event of 2024 was a smashing success! Despite the mid-week rush, our community came together for an enriching evening led by Christoffel Sneijders MCC on “Unlocking the Power of Your 3 Brains – Head, Heart, and Gut.”

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

The Women Entrepreneurs Network HK and ICF Hong Kong hosted a kick-off event, where the 2nd cohort of coachees, coaches, and mentors came together to ignite a journey of empowerment, growth, and mentorship.

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

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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