Newsletter – July 2024

Dear ICF HK Members Community,

Here we are: already midway through the year. It is astonishing how quickly time flies when you’re having fun! As I reflect on our journey together, I feel immense pride for the numerous milestones our chapter has achieved together.

All of this success would not be possible without the strength of our vibrant member community. Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet, once said, “Be with those who help your being.” To me, this sentiment is epitomized by the ICF HK board. Being surrounded by individuals that endlessly support one’s growth is crucial, and this community has provided a supportive and nurturing environment akin to the mentoring and development I deeply value.

This support encouraged me to join the board as the Marketing Communications Director. In my role, I am particularly proud of launching advertising options in our newsletters. This initiative has enhanced our outreach and increased community engagement, allowing us to share more resources, insights, and opportunities with our members. It has been gratifying to not only see the positive impact this has had on our communication and the value it has brought to our members but how the spirit of camaraderie and commitment to our shared vision bolsters this work. It has been a privilege to serve this community, and I am confident that ICF HK will continue to thrive and reach new heights under the guidance of our exceptional board and dedicated members.

Now, the time has come for me to bid you all a fond farewell as I embark on a new adventure. After 22 wonderful years, I will be relocating from my Hong Kong home. The experiences and relationships I have built here are irreplaceable, and I will carry the memories and lessons learned with me as I move forward.

While I may be moving on to a new chapter in my life, I will always remain connected to this wonderful community. I look forward to hearing about your future successes and staying in touch.

With heartfelt gratitude and best wishes,
Rini Adhikari
Marketing Communications, ICF HK Board 

Your Chapter Needs YOU!

Are you a member of ICFHK? Here’s your chance to become a Board member and make a difference! 

This is an excellent way to ‘give-back’ to this pivotal coaching community where you will help to develop and deliver valuable programmes to serve other coaches and the society.  We have big ambitions and you can help!  Contact us today to learn more!

Current Openings: We need to fill two Board positions – Professional Development and Marketing Communications – to replace the outgoing board members.


  • Must be an ICFHK member
  • Either an ACC/PCC or on track to become ACC
  • Must have a Hong Kong ID

Show Your Interest:

Next Steps: ICF HK Board President/Vice President will meet up for a coffee to discuss your interests, skills, availability, and passion.

Official Board Membership: We can onboard you immediately with an endorsement at the next AGM in December 2024.

Join us in developing and delivering valuable programmes that serve other coaches and the HK community. We have big ambitions, and you can help!

🚀 Practice Makes Perfect: ICF Core Competency 4 – Cultivate Trust and Safety 🚀

Cultivating Trust and Safety is one of the most crucial competencies for a coach. Join this session to sharpen your coaching practice and deepen your skills.

Cultivate Trust and Safety: Partner with clients to create a safe, supportive environment that allows them to share freely, maintaining a relationship of mutual respect and trust.

Event Details:

  • Sessions: Held in Mandarin.
  • Hosts: Patrick Mak, ICF HK Board Member, and Jane Song, ICF MCC.
  • Credits: Earn 1.5 valuable CCE credits for Core Competencies.
  • Fees: Complimentary for ICF members; Non-members fee: $100.
  • Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. HKT, Tuesday, July 30, 2024.

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

We are thrilled to announce ICF HK’s Social Impact partnership with OneSky, an NGO dedicated to early childhood development in Asia, as part of the ICF Foundation’s Ignite Project. Led by Coach Magdalene Wong and supported by volunteer coaches and ICF HK Social Impact Directors Mehroo Turel and Shiela M. Cancino, this initiative aims to make a significant impact on vulnerable young children and their caregivers.


Unlock your coaching potential and embark on a journey towards true mastery. Our Transformational Coach Training (ICF ACTP Level 2) programme, led by experienced coaches, provides comprehensive training to help you transform yourself and your coaching. Combining insights from positive psychology, transactional analysis, emotional intelligence, change management, and leadership development, this programme will elevate your skills and empower you to make a profound impact on your clients. Secure the early-bird discount before 24th August 2024 and unlock your path to transformational leadership.

🌟 ICF Hong Kong Summer Social: Record High Turnout Rate! 🌟

We are thrilled to announce a 120% turnout rate at our ICF Hong Kong Summer Social event, where enthusiastic coaches from around the globe gathered despite the heavy rain. Special thanks to Mehroo Turel, Angela Lee, and our seven board members for making this a vibrant and engaging event, fostering connections and growth within our coaching community.

🌟Celebrating a Successful “ICF Credentials Exam Tutorial” Session🌟

We had a fantastic turnout of 48 coaches, enriched by the insights from our panelists – Renee Conklin, Rita Tsui, Terry Pan, and Philbert Chin. Attendees engaged actively, asking numerous questions about exam preparation, format, and experiences, making the session both informative and valuable.

🌟 Recognizing the Achievements of Our Coaches! 🌟

🎉 We are thrilled to celebrate the significant milestones our outstanding coaches have achieved, highlighting their dedication, determination, and professionalism. This milestone is just the beginning; let’s continue to inspire, innovate, and create positive impacts together. 🚀

🌟 Join ICF Hong Kong and Elevate Your Coaching Career! 🌟

At ICF Hong Kong, our mission is to connect our diverse community through partnerships and growth, building an inclusive and sustainable future. We bridge the gap between East and West, creating value for our local community through coaching, benefiting both givers and receivers alike.

By joining the ICF Hong Kong Chapter, you’ll access:

  • Professional Development: Attend regular ICF Core Competencies CCEU events and coaching tools learning sessions.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect at quarterly in-person social events with like-minded coaches, industry leaders, and potential clients.
  • Credentialing Support: Engage in ICF Credentialing Tutorial sessions.
  • Peer-to-Peer Coaching: Join a supportive group of coaches for mutual professional growth.
  • Exclusive Indemnity Insurance: Enjoy discounted rates for better professional protection.
  • Member Materials: Access exclusive content, including research, tools, and best practices in coaching.
  • Discounted Fees: Save on ICF credentialing, events, conferences, and training programs.
  • Leadership Opportunities: Contribute to the coaching community in Hong Kong through chapter leadership roles.
  • Social Impact Initiatives: Participate in pro bono coaching projects and social impact initiatives.
  • Partnership Projects: Collaborate on low bono coaching projects and partnership initiatives.

Act Now: ICF membership fees increase from USD 235 to USD 270 on August 1, 2024. Don’t miss out on these benefits—join ICF Hong Kong today and start enhancing your coaching journey immediately!

Join us at ICF HK Social Media 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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