Future Workforce Global Summit in Berlin

The Germany Charter Chapter of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and New York University (NYU), invite you to the two-day conference on the topic “Navigating the intersection of coaching, technology and the workforce of the future”.

International coaches, HR representatives, scientists, educators, industry leaders and government representatives are expected when ICF Germany and NYU host the Future Workforce Global Summit in Berlin on June 20th and 21st, 2024, the first conference of its kind in Europe.

For the first day of the Future Workforce Global Summit, current topics from the world of work will be discussed, including the role of urbanization in talent development. The use of artificial intelligence in HR and the topic of diversity and inclusion in the workforce are also on the program. NYU SPS will kick-start this global summit with the collaboration, research, and practical innovation needed for businesses and academic institutions to succeed in the evolving and increasingly technological future of work.

The second day of the conference is themed “FutureFit: Navigating the Intersection of Coaching, Technology and the Future Workforce.” The focus here should be on the exchange between coaches and HR managers. Aspects such as market development in coaching or quality assurance and possible applications in the area of digital coaching should be part of this dialogue. The participants should, among other things, gain an insight into the role that digital coaching technologies can play in talent development. Magda Mook, CEO of ICF global, will give a keynote speech on the topic of quality and the future in coaching.  They’re excited to spotlight the important role of digital coaching in shaping the future of work, including ethical, business, legislative and technical implications.

Tickets can currently be purchased online, ICF members can get a 10% discount with the code 2024_ICF. The conference language is English.

For Additional Information follow the below link:
https://coachingfederation.de/event/nyu-sps/

ICF Ireland coaching support for Waterford Chamber Regional Leaders Programme

ICF Ireland, Waterford Chamber of Commerce and Waterford Chamber Skillnet are excited to announce their new partnership. They are joining together to augment the coaching support on the highly successful and impactful Regional Leaders Programme for the coming 2024/2025 session.

The Regional Leaders Programme is designed by the business community, for the business community. The programme provides an important platform for experienced leaders to enhance their career, testament to its seven years success and its in excess of 500 alumni. Together these alumni ensure a powerful network of business people supporting each other.

Building on other ICF partnerships such as with Ulster University and Northside Partnership, ICF Ireland continually seeks opportunities to enhance the role and impact of coaching in society. This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced ICF coaches in Ireland to work with a range of business leaders, bringing their own expertise while also strengthening their coaching muscle and network across a variety of industries and contexts.

We are therefore looking for ICF coaches to volunteer some time over the course of the programme to support aspiring and experienced managers/ senior leaders to reach their leadership goals and potential. This prestigious programme boasts a significant breadth of impressive leaders across industry at various stages of their leadership journey. This is an opportunity that would suit ICF coaches  with experience in industry, business and entrepreneurism, even if early on their own coaching experience.

The commitment involves:

Each coach agrees to coach two people, for a minimum of three sessions over a six month period, between September and April. This equates to six meetings in six months.

Meetings can take place virtually and at a time convenient for coach and coachee. The meetings can be scheduled directly with the coachee or can be arranged by Waterford Chamber.

In return, ICF coaches are welcome to attend any of the monthly networking and speaker events which Waterford Chamber hosts on this programme. Volunteer coaches are also invited to the opening and closing lunches in the beautiful Faithlegg House Hotel.

To apply:

Please click on this link to complete the brief online application form, clearly outlining your suitability for the volunteer role and how you can bring value to the Regional Leaders programme.

Deadline for completed applications is Wednesday 15th May COB.

Should you be successful in this process, we will follow up with you for a brief bio and photo for inclusion in the programme brochure.

How to make your coaching business a success

This program is designed to provide you with all the necessary tools and knowledge you need to make your coaching business a success.
You will learn to identify your target market and define your passion and vision for your business; create a clear and compelling value proposition that will resonate with your potential clients; the process of setting up your business, from choosing between a sole trader or limited company structure to implementing efficient business systems that will streamline your operations.
Marketing is also a crucial part of any coaching business, we will explore effective marketing strategies that will help you attract and retain clients.; discuss how to use social media, email marketing, etc to build your brand and connect with your target audience. We will help you to create a professional and user-friendly website that reflects your brand and attracts potential clients and provide tips on how to
optimize your website for search engines, and more…..

Using Silence to Maintain Presence and Evoke Awareness

On a scale of 1 to 10, how comfortable do you feel with extended silence in coaching? Laura Janusik, also known as Dr J Listen, has worked with hundreds of coaches and found that beginning coaches often cringe at the idea of silence, and more experienced coaches say Silence
is a primary factor in being an effective coach. In reality, silence is the key to client transformation, and client transformation is the reason you became a coach. So, why is silence so hard for some coaches? Silence is a part of listening, and Laura is leveraging her world-wide expertise in teaching and training Listening to help coaches with research-based solutions in silence that work. So, sit back, Listen Well, Hear More, and learn how you can Transform Lives even better through silence beginning today. 

ICF Ireland 2023 Award Winners

On the enchanting evening of Saturday, 11th November 2023, within the illustrious Dining Hall at Trinity College, a sense of anticipation and camaraderie filled the air. It was a night unlike any other—a night where the Irish coaching community converged to celebrate our shared journey. We were graced by the wisdom of Professor David Clutterbuck, who illuminated the path of coach maturity and underscored the vital role of a systemic approach, especially in the context of the ever-evolving landscape marked by the rise of AI. Amidst the grandeur of the evening, we also commemorated a significant milestone—20 years of the ICF Ireland chartered chapter. However, the true stars of the night were the winners of our prestigious 2023 awards, whose dedication and excellence continue to inspire us all.

We are therefore delighted to announce the winners of this year’s awards:

On the enchanting evening of Saturday, 11th November 2023, within the illustrious Dining Hall at Trinity College, a sense of anticipation and camaraderie filled the air. It was a night unlike any other—a night where the Irish coaching community converged to celebrate our shared journey. We were graced by the wisdom of Professor David Clutterbuck, who illuminated the path of coach maturity and underscored the vital role of a systemic approach, especially in the context of the ever-evolving landscape marked by the rise of AI. Amidst the grandeur of the evening, we also commemorated a significant milestone—20 years of the ICF Ireland chartered chapter. However, the true stars of the night were the winners of our prestigious 2023 awards, whose dedication and excellence continue to inspire us all.

We are therefore delighted to announce the winners of this year’s awards:

🏆 Coach of the Year: Kathleen Fanning 

🌟 Rising Star of the Year: Caitríona Farrell 

🌍 President’s Award: Place-Based Leadership Development Initiative

These exceptional coaches and initiatives truly embody the essence of coaching excellence, and their contributions to our profession and society are nothing short of remarkable.

Kathleen Fanning- Coach of the Year 2023

In a field of inspiring nominations, Kathleen Fanning stood out for her energy, passion for coaching, and, above all, her humanity. Her dedication to core competencies, values, and ethics was evident in every aspect of her practice. Kathleen’s commitment to continuous learning and development has not only benefited her clients but has also had a profound impact on the wider coaching community and society. Her ability to touch lives through her coaching is a testament to the art of coaching itself.

Caitríona Farrell- Rising Star of the Year 2023

Among several impressive Rising Star nominations, Caitríona Farrell shone brightly. Her depth in self-reflection and self-awareness, coupled with her unwavering commitment to growth and development, set her apart. Caitríona’s holistic approach to coaching and her dedication to authenticity are truly admirable. As a Rising Star, she has already begun sketching a path towards a future filled with promise and potential.

Place-Based Leadership Development Initiative – President’s Award

The Place-Based Leadership Development Initiative emerged as a stand-out candidate for the President’s Award due to its ambitious scale, replicability, and potential impact on Irish society. With coaching at its core, this initiative has embarked on a journey into complex territories, transforming the way community leaders work and collaborate. Its potential for wider transformative change is undeniable, showcasing how professional coaching can positively impact the places we live and work.

While we celebrate these exceptional award winners, we also want to acknowledge and pay tribute to all who were shortlisted and those who applied. The high standard of coaching excellence within our community is a testament to the dedication and passion of each and every one of you. The thriving Irish Coaching community we have today is a result of the collective work and commitment across our profession.

As we continue to grow and evolve as a community, let us draw inspiration from the remarkable individuals and initiatives that make our coaching landscape richer and more vibrant. Thank you for being part of our journey, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for us all.

Con, from Con Photography, who was the official photographer on the evening, has created an online gallery of the images taken on the evening.  You can view and download the pictures here:  https://gallery.conphotography.ie/-icfireland/gallery

Please use these photos, along with any others you might have taken, to spread the word about just how vibrant our coaching community in Ireland truly is.

Are You Truly Honouring Your Ethical Commitment?

Being a part of the ICF community isn’t just about flaunting a title; it’s a professional commitment and pledge. When you wear the badge of ICF Member or credentialled coach (ACC, PCC, or MCC), you pledge to be responsible—not just to your clients but to a broader circle that includes sponsors, colleagues, and the society we’re all a part of.  This is at the heart of the ICF Code of Ethics.

Joining esteemed organisations like the ICF or EMCC is more than just a marketing gimmick. It’s a vote of confidence from you to your future clients. You’re telling them, “I take this seriously, so you can trust me.”

What Does ‘Ethical’ Mean to You?

Ethics aren’t just checkboxes on a to-do list. For many, it’s the safety net that protects both coach and client. For others, it’s the moral compass guiding every interaction. How about you? If you’ve trained in an ICF-accredited coaching program, you’ve delved into the intricate details of the ICF Code of Ethics. However, ethics evolve—the code was last refreshed in September 2019. When did you last revisit it?

The Four Pillars: More Than Just Guidelines

The ICF Code includes four primary areas of responsibility: clients, practice and performance, professionalism, and societal impact. While confidentiality might be second nature to many coaches, how well do you know the other facets? Could you say with certainty that your current practice embodies these principles?  If you were to point to your coaching agreements, policies and procedures, would they cover everything encompassed within the ICF Code of Ethics?

Even in Marketing, Integrity Matters

Self-promotion can sometimes feel like navigating a minefield. You want to stand out but crossing ethical lines—even unintentionally—can tarnish your credibility. Saying you offer “proven results” isn’t just risky; it can be misleading if you don’t have the data to back it up. The ICF Code isn’t a set of shackles; it’s a guiding light even in how you present yourself.

You’re Not Alone

We all need a little help sometimes. The ICF offers a rich tapestry of resources to support you in understanding the ICF Code of Ethics and what it might mean for you and your practice, from a community of ethical practice,  FAQs, video series, research and more.  And don’t forget the invaluable Ethics CCE Course—it’s not just for renewing your credential, it’s about renewing your commitment.  It’s also available to anyone for free, whether you are an ICF member or not.

Why Not Take a Moment?

Pause. Give yourself a 10-minute window to review the ICF Code of Ethics. Conduct an audit with yourself. What’s working well, and where might you need to adjust? You owe it to yourself—and those you serve.

Coaching at the Speed of Thought with Tony Latimer, MCC.

Masterful coaching is a fully present, connected and in-the-moment experience. In this Demo, Tony will demonstrate how to create a deep subconscious to subconscious connection with your clients for perfect Presence and fast breakthrough.

Based around a coaching demo, this session addresses ICF Competencies 2-8; however the greatest learning and new insight your coaches can expect from this will be going deeper into competencies 3. Establish Agreements, 5. Maintains Presence, 6. Listens Actively and 7. Evokes Awareness