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.

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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.

Developing Competency in Coach and Client Wellbeing

CF Ireland in partnership with ICF Germany and ICF Romania provide an interactive moment for coaches to engage with other coaches to define the core elements of coach and client wellbeing.

The session takes learning from Module 6 of CoachIT(www.coachit.online) : Coach Wellbeing, further as each participant will contribute to the exploration of their own and others learning needs and the mindset required. 

This set of needs and frames will be considered as a part of the client system to see where the coach can actively support the client in achieving their own digital wellbeing to benefit optimally from the coaching session.

Participants will understand the impact on the environment of the coach and the client wellbeing, understanding how wellbeing of the mind can impact on the coach and the client understanding the somatic experience and impact on wellbeing and finally understanding parallel process and transference in the balance or blockages to well-being.

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…..

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

Unlocking the door to exploring your Potential – A live demonstration of how coaching works for those with the courage to try something new.

Are you ready to take your dreams to the next level and unlock your full potential? Watch the video below for an exciting and transformative experience that will help you to understand how coaching can help you to grow into the YOU that you want to be!
This demo was was done as part of ICW 2023.

May Monthly Update

International Coaching Week is just around the corner (8th – 14th May) and we’re excited that so many members have already embraced the theme of the week and offered a wide range of different activities to promote the power of coaching to the general public. It’s still not too late to get involved and you can find full details here: https://icfireland.com/event/international-coaching-week-8th-14th-may-2023/This is a great opportunity to promote the value of coaching across society and we’d encourage members to join with us in promoting the various ICF circles and members’ events by sharing details with your own networks and social channels – together we can raise awareness of the power of coaching.
Pro bono coaching opportunities
The ICF Ireland board is currently identifying a number of partnership opportunities which enable us to share the power of coaching with organisations working to improve society and in support of the UN SDGs (https://sdgs.un.org/goals ). Our goal is to support these organisations and enhance their impact in the work they do improving the lives of people and the planet. For members it will provide an opportunity to broaden areas of work and for some to gain coaching hours. We’ll be sharing more details in the coming weeks and months – so stay tuned!
What does it take to start your own coaching business?
Join us for our next ICF Ireland webinar at 12:30pm on the 17th of May 2023 when Roland Hesse presents a thought provoking session that covers many of the different aspects involved in setting up a sustainable, thriving, coaching business. Roland is an experienced Managing Director who made the transition from employee to founder and in this webinar will highlight all of the different aspects to setting up a successful coaching business. To register, please sign up here: https://www.icf-events.org/chapter-event/how-to-make-your-coaching-business-a-success/
Calling all Coach Supervisors
The ICF is currently conducting research into coaching supervision. If you have served as a coaching supervisor within the past two years, you are encouraged to share your insights on what is required for effective coaching supervision by completing the following survey: https://intlcoachfederation.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3CchugblKGF90WOPlease note, the deadline for completing this survey is 1pm on the 8th May 2023.
Upcoming Community of Practice Events
ICF Communities of Practice (CPs) are a great way to build your global network while advancing your coaching knowledge. CPs provide a platform for sharing best practices, emerging trends, tools and tips among coaches to advance their professional development and deepen their subject matter expertise. Plus, CPs are a free ICF Member benefit and offer Continuing Coaching Education (CCE) units needed for ICF Credential renewal.
Executive and Leadership Community of Practice: Coaching in Crisis: Second Order Coaching on May 8 at 4 p.m. (Dublin). Leadership during times of crisis puts even the most seasoned decision-makers to the test. Join Tom Kolditz, ACC, for a discussion about the dynamics of crisis leadership and how to best assist clients in navigating these situations.Coaching Science: Coaching Millennials: A Qualitative Study on May 17 at 2 p.m. (Dublin). John Schaffner, PhD, will share his research about how coaching benefits millennials. Learn how coaches can encourage emotional access to others, efficacy enhancement, learning to see, learning to help, and the identification of the self.If you miss any of the CP sessions, don’t worry. The newly enhanced ICF Learning Portal offers you access to past CP session recordings. With upgraded filtering options in the course catalog, it’s now easier than ever to find the content you need. If this is your first time accessing an CP on the enhanced ICF Learning Portal, please find instructions here.
ICF Thought Leadership
The ICF Thought Leadership Institute is a global hub of shared knowledge for human development designed to help create and reveal the future of coaching.In April the Thought Leadership Institute released a number of updates that you might be interested in.With the shifts in workplace cultures and expectations following the pandemic, they’ve just released updates to the Future of Work collection with fresh perspectives on these rapidly changing workplaces. – view hereThe Future of Planetary Ecology Collection explores the many ways coaching can support, and even lead, sustainability efforts across disciplines – View hereUnleashing the power of coaching in education: the world is changing at an astonishing pace, As educations systems struggle to keep pace, the question becomes: how do we prepare people to thrive in a time of extraordinary change? Download and read the newly released Manifesto for the Future of Education – view here.
If you’d like to know more about the ICF Thought Leadership Institute, visit here: https://coachingfederation.org/thought-leadership-institute
ICF Reciprocal Coach
ICF Reciprocal Coach is a global peer to peer coaching platform where ICF members can engage in various rounds of peer to peer coaching for a nominal fee.  This can be a great way to build hours, keep your coaching muscles active, or gain recordings for coach mentoring or performance evaluation purposes. 
There are various rounds starting in May and June.  If you’re interested, you can checkout and register here.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh!

Hello ICF Ireland Family & Friends,

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! (Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh!) 

With today’s festivities and the first day of spring on Monday, I can’t believe how quickly the year is moving on. Since last month’s update:

  • Five new members have joined ICF – bringing the number of Ireland Charter Chapter members to 532!
  • ICF Ireland exhibited at Kingstown College’s first-ever Coaching and Mentoring Conference on 8 March in Dublin. Eileen Jameson presented Paula King with ICF Ireland’s President’s Award to honour how her dedication to coaching has significantly impacted Irish society, raising wellness and helping humanity flourish in Ireland. And we met 30+ people who are interested in ICF membership!

And before you go on to enjoy the day, I want to remind you to do a few things to ensure you get the full value of your ICF membership:

  • Sign up for the FREE 28th March webinar with Prof. Jonathon Passmore: Developing a Coaching Mindset. In this thought-provoking session, Jonathan will explore the concepts of self-awareness and self-development through the lens of Competency 2: “Embodies a Coaching Mindset – Develops and maintains a mindset that is open, curious, flexible and client-centred.” The session invites attendees to consider their own development processes through five questions. By the end, attendees will better understand Competency 2 and be able to reflect more deeply on how they are using self-development to hold a coaching mindset.
  • Renew your membership if your anniversary date is coming up.
  • Join ICF to enjoy membership benefits and become a part of the ICF Ireland family.

My very warmest wishes,

Stephen Clements
ICF Relations