APAC 2017 Coaching Conference


Strengthen our coachin mastery along 4 streams (personal development, coaching skills enhancement,
group and team dynamic-shifts, organizational and social transformations)

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Pre-Conference on 25th May 2017 : “Creating Behavior That Lasts: Becoming the Person You Want to Be” by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith


Main Conference on 26th May 2017 : Opening Keynote by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith “A Buddhist Approach to Changing What You Can Change and Making Peace with What You Cannot Change”


Main Conference 27th May 2017 : Keynote Speaker Dr. Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu “Coaching and Leading with Heartfulness”




Learn practices to enhance your well-being, aware of the harmony within yourself and others, become more mindful and empower your best self to serve effectively as a coach and as a leader


Bojjhanga Archery for Mindful Coaching

Dr. Woraphat Phucharoen is the CEO of the Ariyachon Co., Ltd. and the founder of Bojjhanga Institute and Bojjhanga Archery Club.  He is highly respected among top executives in the corporate world where he’s considered a thought-leader for both people and societal development focusing on the ultimate happiness and harmony of Mankind.  He is a bestselling author and award winner, teaching and helping people become great coaches within a framework of deep Buddhist philosophy utilising a simplified way of teaching.  His contributions society in both the public and private sectors arewell recognised nationally including awards and numerous invitations to participate on national tv.

Précis Session Description: Bojjhanga Archery for Mindful Coaching
Bojjhanga in Pali language represents 7 factors of enlightenment namely, mindfulness, state investigation, energy, rapture or happiness, calmness, concentration & equanimity.  These factors are most important for leaders and coaches alike.
Through the art of practicing archery harmoniously and consistently, people learn to apply Bojjhanga with fun and mindfulness in an action-learning atmosphere.

Great coaches eliminate their own biased thoughts and prejudices to access a state of empty mindedness.  With empty mind, deep listening to our coachee is possible, and intuition can emerge.  Bojjhanga Archery is a great tool to help train our minds, monitoring and keeping track of thoughts.

Participants will learn to access and understand Bojjhanga through archery in the safe learning environment of the conference, learning how to be congruent within themselves according to the 7 factors, gain insights and wisdom and will be ready to help others as a coach or as a leader. 


Yoga Psychology and its application in Coaching

Alka Shesha, PCC has over 19 years of experience working in People Development – as a leader, facilitator and coach. Her clients include large companies from the FMCG, travel and construction industries and several global social sector organizations. She is a certified Yoga practioner from 100 year old school, The Yoga Institute, Santa Cruz, Mumbai.

Alka is the founding member of Magic Bus, one of the leading Indian non-governmental organizations today, reaching out to over 3,00,000 young people.

Atul Mathur, PCC and mentor coach, has over 19 years’ experience in senior level coaching and in developing leaders, teams and organizations. His clients include some of India’s best known companies across different industry segments and management levels. He has had 16 years or prior work experience in industry in advertising, software and management consulting. He is a trained Yoga teacher from the Bihar School of Yoga, Munger.

Précis Session Description: Yoga Psychology and its Application in Coaching

Yoga Psychology is the science and art of our inner working. It’s an ancient approach to studying mind and helping the restraint of its continuous fluctuations, bringing harmony to self and the environment. These techniques, tried and tested over thousands of years, can be used to support development of coaching presence, a core coach competency as well as other coaching competencies.

Participants in this session will gain an understanding of Yoga Psychology, components of the mind (Citta) and mind states (Vritti). Understanding these fundamental internal blockages to self growth, especially in context to mindfulness and harmony, participants can explore the contribution that Yoga Psychology can bring in not just coach’s professional growth, but also the development of leaders, organisations and society as a whole.


Let´s dance Tango together! Co-creating the coaching relationship
by building awareness of our body and ability to dance with others.

Dr. Elena Espinal (Ph D), MCC has 29 years of experience in leadership development training and coaching, facilitation, strategic planning, and team building services.

Elena has worked in more than 30 countries with individuals and organizations, especially Europe, Kenya and Tanzania, Israel, India, China. She is bilingual: English-Spanish, and speaks and understands French, Italian and Portuguese.

She’s worked with Fortune 500 companies, Governments and NGO´s, and for the last 6 years, she has been a committed worker for establishing Diversity and Inclusion in Companies and Governments and has formed the first group of 14 blind coaches creating today an organization for generating work for them, called: Coaching con Visión (Coaching with Vision).

Elena has written 2 books, one available in this moment: Crafting the Future, where she develops assessments about our relationship with future today, and the possibility of co-creating future, coming from a different way of thinking and relating.

Damian Goldvarg (Ph D), MCC has 20 years experience in executive assessment, coaching, leadership development, talent management, facilitation, strategic planning, and team building services and was ICF Global President (2013-14). He has authored 3 books on personal growth and coaching, including: Coaching Competencies and Mentor Coaching in Action.

Damian is certified a Coach Supervisor by Coaching Supervisory Academy and facilitates certifications on Mentor Coaching and Coaching Supervision. Originally from Argentina, he has extensive experience working with people from different cultures and social backgrounds and has worked with individuals and organizations in over 40 countries, including the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, offering services in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Précis Session Description: Let´s dance Tango together! Co-creating the coaching relationship by building awareness of our body and ability to dance with others.

This presentation provides tools and opportunities for coaches to become more effective, improve service to humanity and bring higher levels of somatic awareness and the importance of collaboration with others to attain goals.

There’s a cultural interpretation of relationships that’s usually outside of our awareness, which we may not consciously choose although it can be observed in the mood surrounding the relationship.

By becoming more aware of their bodies participants will learn to explore coaching presence, build trust and develop listening skills by learning to dance Tango with a colleague. Learning basic Tango steps help develop awareness of how to “dance” with others.

Facilitators invite participants to listen to the bodies of self and others, to build trust in themselves, their dance partners and the process and to support each other in the dance.As the dance progresses, so too does the possibility of creating a new observer for interpreting relationships.


Inviting Vulnerability and Courage to our Lives and Practice

Nancy Hughes, MCC is a certified executive coach with over 20 years of experience in leadership development, coaching senior leaders, group facilitation, and creating executive education programs. Known for her open, honest, and flexible approach, she enjoys challenging her clients to maximize growth and potential. Nancy is a graduate of Corporate Coach U and Newfield Network. She holds the designation of Master Certified Coach (MCC) from the International Coaching Federation and is on the global ICF certification assessment team. Nancy is a founding member and a Past President of ICF Singapore. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Frenchand International Economics from Swarthmore College, and a Master’s degree in European Studies from the ‘Centre European’ in France. Nancy lived and worked in the United States, France, and Taiwan before settling in Singapore in 1998. An avid sports person, she combines her love of horses into work through Equina- horse-assisted coaching.

Avital Carmon, MBA, PCC,is a certified executive coach and facilitator ofteam meetings and learning interventions. Her area of expertise is leadership development with a particular focus on presence and impact, transition and change, and effectivecommunication. Her clients appreciate her authenticity, candor, flexibility, and results oriented approach. Prior to becoming a professional coach, Avital spent over 15 years working as a consultant, researcher, and manager of large architectural projects.Before settling down in Singapore twelve years ago, she lived and worked in the US, France and Israel. This wealth of experience provides her with a rich understanding of cultures, people and organisations. Avital earned an MBA from INSEAD and holds professional coach certifications from the Coaches Training Institute and the International Coach Federation (CPCC, PCC). She is committed to contributing to the development of the coaching profession and is a Past President of ICF Singapore.

Précis Session Description: Inviting Vulnerability and Courage to our Lives and Practice

The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential body of work based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The focus of this session will be on the topic of Vulnerability, defined by Brené Brown as uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure.

Participants will be invited to reach a new level of mindfulness and to share practices that can transform the way we live, love, parent, coach and lead. Thoughts, emotions and behaviours that hold us back will be explored, and new choices and practices to help participants move toward more mindful, authentic and wholehearted living will be discovered.

A metaphor of an “Arena” will be used – a powerful structure for exploring vulnerability and courage. Through thought provoking videos, integrated time for self-reflection and facilitated conversations and sharing, participants will explore how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions and the birthplace of joy, innovation, creativity and change.


Outer balance a pathway to inner balance. Look in the 'mirror' and feel for your center.

Sue Fuller-Good is a Specialised Physiotherapist with over 27 years clinical and corporate experience. She works deeply and practically with individuals, corporate teams and groups on their somatic intelligence to increase wellness and reduce stress. Focusing on the mind-body connection, her work brings people into a better, more balanced relationship with their bodies and livelihoods through mindfulness and awareness activities aimed at increasing their energy, wellbeing and overall sense of vitality.

Sue is also a lecturer, inspirational speaker, globally competitive ultra-distance athlete, intrepid rock and mountain climber and mother of two. She is a passionate student of neuroscience and human behaviour, anatomy and physiology. She is intrigued by how these link.

Her high energy level, lifetime love of all sport and yoga as well as her love of adventure has brought her a unique and very deep understanding of the body and the mind.

Précis Session Description: Outer balance a pathway to inner balance. Look in the 'mirror' and feel for your center.

The body learns by experience and practice. Using this learning capacity as well as the ability to sense their bodies from the inside, delegates will discover how to use this information to connect with themselves more deeply. Participants will experience hownew patterns can be imprinted into their nervous systems.

During this session, using fun exercises and postures, participants will be taught a new paradigm for body language. Learning how to look, listen and feel more intently, in order to create balance and presence.Inherent somatic patterns will be discovered, interpreted and potentially shifted through movement.

The session will begin with creating mindful awareness of posture and of inherent body communication. By comparing the body state present at the outset and end of the session enhanced somatic awareness will be developed.

The mindful use of investigation, curiosity and compassion will underpin the whole workshop and easily learned mindfulness practice tools will be shared.



Learn new skills, approaches and techniques to enable your clients and colleagues to live up to and perform at their full potential, and discover new ways to grow your business


Reflective Supervision: An Inclusive Experience For Accessing Our Humanity And Transforming

Felicia Lauw (ICF PCC) is an executive coach, coach mentor, supervisor and seasoned change management practitioner who has over 20 years of strategizing, designing and implementing business and organization transformation change.

She has been supervising coaches for the last 6 years for a coaching company and a coaching school. Her coaching client demographics include C suites, VPs, HoDs, and key managers from FMCG, Financial Institutes, Hospitality and Logistics industries globally.

Felicia is also a faculty member at International Coach Academy (www.coachcampus.com).

Felicia is in her 40s and has held senior management positions with Accenture, Cap Gemini and DBS Bank Ltd. She had the opportunity to travel and work on extremely challenging transformation projects often involving human behavioral change, and often in a global and multi-cultural environment in the United States, France, South Korea, China and South East Asia. Felicia now lives in Singapore and works globally in English, Chinese and Cantonese.

Jacki Nicholas is an executive coach, facilitator and supervisor with 30+ years’ experience. Her background in corporate finance, management consulting and organisational development bring breadth and perspective to her coaching and leadership work.

Her clients comprise executives from diverse industries across Asia and beyond.Jacki also coaches widely with academic institutions including INSEAD, Singapore Management University and Tsinghua University. She works with leaders, teams and professional coaches in an integral way across multiple intelligences to build their capability, capacity and way of being.

Jacki tutors with the Coaching Supervision Academy and is a mentor coach with New Ventures West. She speaks and writes on leadership, coaching and supervision, and is a published author in Europe and Asia, where she has lived since 1999. In 2008, she conducted the first global research into Group Executive Coaching, and in 2010 brought professional coaching supervision to Asia. Her qualifications span psychology, finance, change management, hypnotherapy, NLP, coaching and supervision.

Précis Session Description: Reflective Supervision: an inclusive experience for accessing our humanity and transforming

Supervision provides a safe space for coaches, professionals and leaders to reflect on their work and selves. Regular supervision leads to greater consciousness, capability and presence, enabling supervisees to bring their wisdom and compassion to the world in a more impactful way.

This workshop gives participants the opportunity to experience the purpose and power of supervision in both theory and in action including, a Guided Mindfulness Visualisation to centre and align individually and as a group, Explanation of Supervision including Creative Supervision Techniques and an exploration of the Four Cornerstones of Supervision - relational presence, contracting, models & tools and energy management.

Participants will experience a state of mindfulness and be able to apply this practice to centre themselves in life, work and when under pressure and take away several creative techniques for exploring self and client issues.


“The Choice”– A simple Yet Powerful Mindset Shift To Help Leaders Achieve The Results They Desire

Brenda Bence works with C-Suite executives, senior leaders, and leadership teams across the world to help them achieve positive career- and life-enhancing changes.

A Harvard Business School graduate, Brenda spent the first 20 years of her career building mega brands for Fortune 100 companies, where she was responsible for billion-dollar businesses across 4 continents and 50 countries.

In 2002, Brenda founded her own company. Now with offices in the U.S. and Asia, she provides executive coaching and professional speaking services across six continents. Brenda’s proprietary leadership development programs have been listed in Leadership Excellence’s annual ranking of the best development programs worldwide.

Having been a senior executive herself, Brenda understands the challenges of top leadership positions. She has coached over 700 leaders from more than 60 different nationalities and 70 different industries.

Brenda has also authored numerous books which have won more than 30 book awards.

Précis Session Description : “The Choice” – a simple yet powerful mindset shift to help leaders achieve the results they desire

In this enlightening, engaging, and participative session, senior executive coach Brenda Bence will share the #1 trait needed for a truly successful coaching to take place (and it may not be what you think it is!).

Based on her experience coaching hundreds of executives across the world, Brenda will reveal a simple-to-grasp yet powerful “choice” that every leader has before them – whether leading self or leading others.

This technique can be used effectively whether you are a business leader, an HR executive, or a coach, and has produced positive results across dozens of cultures. Brenda will share fascinating case studies which demonstrate the power behind this choice, a choice which can quickly turn struggling leaders into peak-performance executives.


The Courage To Create: How Masterful Coaches Trigger Transformation

In addition to coaching leaders in global companies, Dr. Marcia Reynolds has delivered workshops and speeches in 35 countries and has presented at the Harvard Kennedy School, Cornell University, and the Moscow School of Management in Russia.

Marcia is a true pioneer in the coaching profession. She was the 5th global president of the International Coach Federation and a past president of the Association for Coach Training Organizations. She is the training director for the Virginia Tech Healthcare Coaching Institute and teaches for coaching schools in Russia and China.

Interviews and excerpts from her books Outsmart Your Brain, Wander Woman, and her latest, The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations into Breakthroughs have appeared in many publications around the worldand she has appeared onABC World News.

Marcia’s doctoral degree is in organizational psychology. She also holds two master’s degrees in education and communications.

Précis Session Description: The Courage to Create: How masterful coaches trigger transformation

Do you long to create powerful, breakthrough results with your clients or employees on a consistent basis? The foundation of masterful coaching depends on two things: full-body presence and courage. In this session, participants will learn how to go beyond transactional, results-focused coaching to using transformational, awareness-based, breakthrough coaching where clients see themselves and the world around them in a new way.

Participants will learn how to access their intuitive mind to help their clients break down hardened walls of resistance and see through their long-standing blind spots. Yet it is not enough to know how to do this, it’s necessary also to know how to summon the courage to take people on this amazing yet uncomfortable journey. Coaching is a science as well as an art and this session will teach participants how to create what feels like magic in their coaching by activating personal presence and courage.


Thai Coach Modelling: Integrated Approaches Towards Super-Conscious

Dr. Poll Theerapappisit has been involved with the “Thai Coach” Discussion Group since its beginning in December 2012 and become a Co-Founder and Thai Coach Master since 2014. Dr. Poll has a wide range of coaching practices over 10 years along with his professional passions in architectural design, urban/regional planning and tourism studies.

During 1994, he became a forest temple monk where he learned and practised Buddhist meditation techniques and has since practised and expanded his knowledge of these philosophies and techniques.

Since 2009, he has undertaken several Western-style coaching courses and programs in order to integrate them with Eastern concepts. At present, he works part-time as an academic and also as a coach. His particular interests are Buddhist-based coaching models and philosophies.

Session Description: Thai Coach Modelling: Integrated Approaches Towards Super-Conscious

Integrated approaches to Thai Coaching techniques showcase original ideas in combination with several established models and soft-skills for ultimate coaching outcomes. During this break-out session Dr. Poll will take coaches on a transformational journey of learning new ideas in coaching practice - Thai Coach Modelling. Its concepts of spiritual law and core models will be discussed for example, the M-THAI Model a core model of Thai Coach. THAI stands for T-Trust, H-Head, A-Attention and I-Insistence, which are all linked with M-Mindfulness and the Law of Interdependence (Flow Concept).

The “Middle-Way” process of ultimate coaching concepts will be explored including how they are balanced with other models like Talent SCANN (psychosomatic assessments with 40 talent traits), Lotus and Star Models.

There will be a storytelling session from those being coached to share lessons learned with the audience and practical exercises will enable participants gain a greater appreciation of the methodologies presented.


Dancing with the Sounds - Achieving a Greater Awareness of Your Mind and Body in Creating Coaching Presence.

Al Falaq Arsendatama, PCC

Al Falaq Arsendatama, PCC. As an executive coach Al works with senior leaders and talent individuals to develop and harness their potentials through clarity and vision of who they are in the journey of transformation to become their best self. In the field of mindfulness Al has been practicing meditation and dynamic awareness since 2002 taught by Clairvision, the school of enlightenment in Australia. In his leisure time, Al enjoys playing electronic music.

Laurencia Lina, ACC

Laurencia Lina, ACC. Lina works as Transformational Coach who enjoys creating space for her clients to experience deep opening and realization. Lina is also a belly dancing instructor specializing in tribal style. She often brings her experience of belly dancing to teach clients how to become more mindful of their mind through body exercise.

How would you feel if your coaching presence resonated with sounds? In this enlightening session, you will be guided step-by-step on how to enhance your senses from within your body with various styles of music. Combining sounds from Balinese and Middle Eastern music mixed with electronic tunes we will celebrate coaching presence in a creative and fun way. A variety of dance movements will be added to enrich your experience of sensing the feelings in your mind and body. Finally, as we close the session we will light up the space by creating a choreography and allowing the rhythm to move us in harmony.



Learn effective ways to enhance a sense of belonging in groups/teams, develop more productive relationships and unleash team potential for sustainable performance


Coaching in China – With An Original Integrated Coaching Model To Help Clients Make Effective And Mindful Choices In A Fast Evolving Country

Catherine Ng has been a pioneering executive coach and coach trainer in Asia Pacific since 1995. She is the founder and CEO of Enrichment Consulting and Coaching Institute and a Master Certified Coach (MCC) with International Coach Federation (ICF), as well as the former President of its Beijing Chapter. Catherine has over 26 years experience in managing large companies in developing markets, and 19 years in corporate coaching, with a training and coaching style that has been described as sharp and insightful.

Devoting her life to bringing up corporate coaches in China, Catherine orginated the Dialectical Approach of Team Coaching and CDCA® model that integrate Western and Eastern philiosophy that are being taught in the Professional Coach Program (PCP) (approved by ICF for 238 ACSTH hours). She has authored/ co-authored three books to date including “The Dialectical Approach of Team Coaching”, “Life Should Not Be With Boundaries”, and “Life Dialogue”.

Session Description: Coaching in China – An Original Integrated Coaching Model to Help Clients Make Effective and Mindful Choices in the Fast Evolving Country

In this session participants will be introduced an original coaching model - CDCA®,integrating Eastern and Western philosophies to help individuals and teams make centred and mindful choices in enhancing personal and team effectiveness.

Preserving harmony and balance is very culturally ingrained in China, but after thirty years of economic advancement, society has grown more individualistic especially amongst the middle class, who strive to stay ahead in an increasingly competitive society. Finding balancein navigating between this competitive environment and the still very strong family and cultural traditions and virtues is increasingly challenging, often resulting in off-centred and less than mindful choices, off-balancing families, teams, and in turn society in the process.

The CDCA model enables clients return to a more centred and harmonious state and make more effective and mindful choicesintegrating the practicality of the West with the traditions of the East.


Zen Meditation And Theory U impacts In An Organizational Transformation

Susumn Araki, PCC has 25 years of corporate experience in Research, Sales and Marketing and served as COO in Japan for Fortune 500 company. He is also cultural sensitive following experience working in USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland

He has practiced his leadership based on various theories, such as John Kotter, Henry Mintzberg, Warren Bennis, Ken Blanchard, Bernard Bass, Robert Greenleaf, Patrick Lencioni and Daniel Goleman.

Susumn’s coaching style is ontological coaching, focusing on beliefs, values and “being” of his clients, thus helping clients grow personally and professionally.

He is also master practitioner of Zen Meditation which informsstrengthens his approach of focusing on his clients way of being.

Précis Session Description: Zen meditation and Theory U impacts in an organizational transformation

Theory U is now widely recognized as an effective framework and support for organizational transformations. Its spiritual side enhances the real power of organizational transformation by connecting people to something greater.

In this session, participants will be introduced to the spiritual side of Theory U in connection with the emptiness of Zen meditation.

Organizations can reach a brighter future by enabling ‘presencing’ –a similar state to the emptiness state in the center of a Zen meditation. Leaders can reach a ‘presencing’ or emptiness state through meditational practice.

Transformational coaches will learn the process to guide leaders from a ‘downloading’ state to ‘presencing’ and ‘performing’ states, through a meditational transformation from various attachments towards emptiness and a rich resourceful state.


The Hidden Power of Teams – A “Live Learning Lab” in Team Coaching

Denise Wright, CCPC, specialises in leadership, team and organisational development, working frequently in the areas of culture change, team development, women leadership, executive and team coaching and coaching supervision across diverse geographies and industry sectors. She partners with organisations to evolve new levels of shared vision, strategy, leadership and collaborative high performance.

During her past 26 years in Asia, Denise has led and been an active member of several high-performance teams such as Coca-Cola, Disney, and AC Nielsen.

She has contributed to the development of coaching and facilitation in Asia through mentoring and supervision and serving on the EXCO for IAF and ICF Singapore. Her qualifications include a Bachelor's degree (BSSc) in Psychology and Social Anthropology, a certificate in Coaching Supervision (Bath, Consulting Group, UK), various coaching and team facilitation certifications and Chief Editor and author for "Coaching in Asia: The First Decade” (published 2010).

Anisha Kaul, PCC, CPCC, has spent over 18 years working in the areas of leadership, team and organisational development. An organisational psychologist by training, Anisha transitioned from a career in management consulting to leadership development and now specializes in coaching leaders, teams and groups, and facilitating retreats. Anisha’s strengths-based, solutions-focused and ‘whole person’ approach to professional development ensures that change cascades beyond the individual and team, creating value for the entire organisation.

Anisha has worked in the UK and Asia with leaders and teams across functions and in a variety of industries including the private sector, government, education, health, not-for-profit and start-ups. Anisha holds an MSc in Organisational Psychology, is a Certified Co-Active Coach (CPCC), a Certified Solutions-Focused Coach (CSFP) and is certified in Systemic Team Coaching. An active member of the global coaching community, Anisha currently served as President of the International Coach Federation, Singapore Chapter from 2014-2016.

Cathy Johnson, MBA, PCC, works with senior leaders and teams across Asia to support them in making sustainable changes in their presence with others and in how they communicate. With over 30 years of international corporate experience, Cathy understands the challenges faced by leaders whose work is crucial to organizational success.

Originally from the US, Cathy moved to Singapore in 1998, she has worked with people with a wide range of experience, education levels, functional expertise, backgrounds and cultures. She loves her work.

She is a certified professional coach (ICF – PCC, New Ventures West), a certified Leadership Transition Coach (Fischer Group International), a senior facilitator and speaker. She is a faculty member for the yearlong Professional Coach Certification program of New Ventures West, an Associate Facilitator with the Civil Service College of Singapore and an Associate Coach with The Center for Creative Leadership.

Précis Session Description: The hidden power of teams – A “Live Learning Lab” in Team Coaching

This workshop will equip team coaches with tools for tapping into the rich information available to teams “beneath the surface” of their interactions i.e. the human dynamics of group behaviour.

In a “live learning lab” participants will be guided through group dynamics in action and then in their groups take a “meta” perspective to deconstruct learning around the “under the waterline” aspects of team working.

The presenters will share their stories and experiences to model the level of openness and courage it can take to work effectively at this level.

Participants will appreciate how working with team & group process can help teams tap into their potential and transform their relationships, internally and externally, leading to increased engagement, performance and impact.

Participants will leave having explored the hidden aspects of high performance teams, the who of team coaching plus tools to apply this to their work with teams.


The Power of Team Coaching in Organizations

Wai K holds an MCC credential from ICF and has more than 15 years experience as a professional coach. He works with organizations, equipping leaders with coaching skills to enhance team performance and builds individual leadership talents.

He specializes in working with organizations to help them create a coaching culture. Wai K is an author of 2 best-selling books on coaching and he currently contributes to ICF Global as a board director.

Wai K has trained more than 10,000 leaders on coaching and leadership skills and have accumulated more than 3000 hours of coaching. He runs a coaching academy that trains coaches to achieve the ICF credentials.

Wai K brings with him more than 15 years of senior leadership experience in the corporate world and his clients are among the fortune 500 list of companies such as IBM, Siemens, Microsoft, DHL, Nestle, Singapore Airlines, Coca Cola and Prudential.

Précis Session Description: The Power of Team Coaching in Organizations

Team coaching is about harnessing the full potential of teams by working together in trust, harmony and balance. It is about supporting the team to appreciate their differences and leveraging on the diversity of their experiences and skills to produce amazing results.

The team coaching process helps individuals in teams, develop confidence and abilities to bring out their best so as to collaborate and synergize within the team environment. The team coach requires specific competencies to generate these results due to the presence of group dynamics.

In this session, participants will learn the distinctions between group and team coaching and the stages of team development. They will learn how to build trust in teams and the critical stages involved in process. The challenges of being a team coach and the skills required will be highlighted in the session.


Unlocking Your Coaching And leadership To Support Fulfilling Team Success

Noppadon Tungwatcharin is a Success Coach, speaker, facilitator, and the founder of MAX Potentials, who truly believes in human’s potential to succeed and is passionate in serving his clients achieve the fulfillment that they deserve in all areas of their lives.

After leaving his highly successful banking career in 2008, Noppadon has been learning, transforming, supporting, and working with corporates, non-profit organizations, and general public in such as areas as Living Passionate Life, True Leadership for Sustainable Success & Fulfillment, Leader as Coach, Life Coaching as a Way of Life, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. His passion, life vision & mission is to “Bring the smiles back to Thailand, the Land of Smile, once again”.

Noppadon is certified by ICF as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programmimg. He currently resides in Bangkok with his wonderful wife, Pornpiroon, and a lovely daughter, Natsha.

Précis Session Description: 4 C's Coaching Model to Unlock Clients' Leadership Potential for Fulfilling Team Success

Leadership Coaching is one of the cornerstones of coaching providers worldwide and is sought after by organizations seeking leadership growth.

Qualified coaches using a leadership coaching model capable of delivering results oriented leadership transformation are in demand amidst increasingly challenging and complex corporate worlds these days.

In this session, participants will learn four critical components for leadership success the “4 C’s Model of Leadership Coaching”, comprising Critical Thinking (what to think), Courage (how to overcome fear), Connect (how to connect and deal with people with ease) and, and Character (how to develop and bring out leadership character from the inside out).

Participants will leave with an appreciation of the significance and importance of each component in the 4 C’s Model and as Leadership Coaches, will be able to apply the tips and techniques from the session to support clients on their leadership journey with ease and confidence.



Learn how to leverage the power of coaching to transform corporate or public organizations -and even society- for greater outcomes, harmony in diversity, and sustainability


Creating Coaching Cultures in organizations for greater engagement and lasting outcomes

Magdalena N. Mook is the Executive Director and CEO of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and has supported ICF with extensive experience in fundraising, development, consulting and association management.

Prior to joining International Coach Federation in October 2005, Magda held a position of Assistant Director of National Policy and Director of Development and the Council of State Governments, a national association of state officials in all three branches of government. During her tenure at CSG, Magda also worked closely with the USAID’s US-Asia Environmental Program, overseeing the grants program in 11 nations of South-East Asia.

Magda’s formal education includes an M.S. in Economics and International Trade from the Warsaw School of Economics in Poland and completion of the Copenhagen Business School’s Advanced Program in International Management and Consulting.

Magda is professionally trained as a coach and systemic facilitator and is fluent in Polish, Russian, and English and has a working knowledge of French.

Précis Session Description: Creating Coaching Cultures in Organizations for Greater Engagement and Lasting Outcomes

Coaching is being accepted as a powerful modality of working with individuals. New trends, however, indicate that some organizations see a great value in applying coaching in a more systemic way at different levels and throughout the enterprise. Research shows that such organizations investing in building coaching cultures benefit from greater employee engagement and enjoy greater financial results compared to companies of similar size and market segments.

It’s also importantto note that not only commercial organizations see the benefit of utilizing coaching – school systems, universities, not-for-profit organizations, governments all offer interesting case studies of leveraging coaching for the greater good and social progress and transformation.

Research indicates most professional coaches believe coaching can have a significant impact in furthering the goals of long-term societal change. Participants in this session will be able to deepen their understanding of the benefits of creating coaching cultures within organisations.


East Meets West: Exploring The transformational Impact of Wisdom In Coaching And Society

Marilyn O’Hearne, MA MCC, Thomas Leonard Achievement Award recipient, is a globally experienced (since ’98) Culturally Intelligent Leadership, Team, and Mentor Coach.

Marilyn provides a trustworthy, secure launching pad for rocketing from overwhelm to transformation. Her training and experience include US, UK and Bali based coaching programs, living in Spain and Brazil and teaching, training, speaking and coaching extensively in Asia Pacific.

Her passion for intercultural competency in coaching led her to: Developing Culturally Intelligent Coaching (CQ) Programs; 6 years, ICF Global Board of Directors and coauthoring “The Intersection of Culture and Ethics” for Law and Ethics in Coaching.

Referred to as an “old soul” from an early age, Marilyn has been fascinated with culture and committed to peace since age 9. Marilyn spends 40 minutes a day in contemplative prayer, tuning into Wisdom. “Marilyn is a gentle, spiritual soul, and yet powerful and provocative at the same time.” (Coach trainee).

Dr. Woraphat Arthayukti is semi-retired with past work experience in academia and with management experience in multinational companies after which he trained as a coach. He currently sits on Boards of an energy company, a Bangkok-based institute affiliated with the University of North Carolina Chapel Hills, a wildlife foundation for the preservation of Asian hornbills, and the Orchid Society of Thailand.

He has been studying the Thai Forest Lineage of Theravada Buddhism for a number of years. He has a great interest in nature, wildlife and the environment and writes articles and books and has a number of upcoming book projects.

Woraphat’s coaching interest is life coaching as it gives him the greatest satisfaction. He establishes easy and warm rapport with his clients and is proficient in English, Thai or French and is very much at ease in American, French and Thai cultures.

Session Description: East Meets West: Exploring the Transformational Impact of Wisdom in Coaching and Society

We live in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous) world where everything quickly changes and nothing feels certain. Research shows this undermines confidence.

By tapping into Wisdom, we can leverage coaching’s power to transform ourselves, organizations and even society for a more harmonious, sustainable world Participants are invited to join this new conversation in coaching and to explore, experience and apply mindful Eastern and Western concepts, and practices to learn how Wisdom filters and focuses our attention in our VUCA world.

And Wisdom guides us in ethical decision making. By quieting our minds to access unitive Wisdom, we become fully Present and Intuitive, leading to more masterful coaching and results. Participants will discover their defining word of Wisdom to enrich their coaching toolkits for transformational impact. Wisdom, in this context, is defined as the discerning application of accumulated learning acquired through our whole self, including our senses.


Coaching Cultures In Asia: Trends, Challenges And Opportunities

Dr. Brian Underhill is the co-author of Executive Coaching for Results: The Definitive Guide to Developing Organizational Leaders (Berrett Koehler: 2007).

He is the Founder and CEO of CoachSource, the world’s largest executive coaching firm, with over 1,000 coaches in 51 countries. Brian previously spent 10 years managing executive coaching operations for Marshall Goldsmith.

Some of his clients include Dell, Microsoft, Wal-Mart and the State of California.

He holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and is an internationally sought-after speaker. Brian lives in Silicon Valley, CA where he is an avid soccer and racquetball player, worship leader, as well as dad to active 12 and 15 year olds.

Dr. Atchara Juicharern, PCC, is founder and MD of AcComm & Image International. She has developed and coached leaders at all levels during their transitions and in people management strategy.

With 15 years of experience in the Airline industry, she led and managed people from Asia Pacific and USA. Atchara was awarded “the best manager of the year” in 1997 while working with Northwest Airlines.

Atchara has Ph. D. from an international program in Management Development at National Institute of Development Administration. In 2012, she received Distinguished Alumni Award from the Institute by her personal & professional achievement, ethical demeanor and using her knowledge and skills to the benefits of organizations and community.

She also successfully completed a world-renowned Executive Education Program “Leading Professional Service Firms” at Harvard Business School. In 2014, she was recognized as one of the ten wonder women in business by WOMAN PLUS Magazine by GM Group.

Charlie Lang has been a pioneer of Executive Coaching in Asia having been one of the first professionally trained coaches in Hong Kong in 2002. He has developed one of the most important coaching organizations with offices in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo, working with over 80 carefully selected Executive Coaches and Facilitators across Asia.

Charlie is a prolific thought leader and author in the areas of Corporate Culture, Leadership and Coaching, having written over 200 articles as well as the 2 books, "The Groupness Factor" (in 2005) and "The Coach Factor" (in 2012).

Charlie is also a very experienced public speaker and facilitator who has shared his expertise on multiple international conferences in Asia and overseas. He is particularly passionate about the topic of corporate culture transformation as he has seen the tremendous positive impact it can have on all stakeholders of an organisation.

Gary Wang is a believer in, and role model for, human potential and is an advocate for coaching leadership. Gary runs MindSpan, China’s best-known and most-respected executive coaching company serving 240 leading clients across in Asia Pacific, Israel, South Africa, Europe and North America.

Prior to MindSpan, Gary was a Greater China BU Head for DuPont Imaging Technologies and a senior manager in Sony Consumer Electronics business. He is a passionate Human Capital champion and an avid marathon runner.

Description of Panel Discussion: Coaching Cultures in Asia: trends, challenges and best practices

‘Embedding a coaching culture’ has been all the buzz for a while in organizations, as the benefits intended are most attractive... Now, what is the reality in Asia? Boom or bust of coaching cultures?

In a no nonsense panel discussion, leading global and regional experts will share their latest findings about organizations attempting to roll-out a coaching culture. They will single out the challenges, analyze their root-causes, and share proven best practices for introducing a coaching culture that really works.

Participants will learn what works and what doesn’t, and take away concrete tips to embed in your organization - a coaching culture that really sticks!

Moderator: Brian O. Underhill, Founder of CoachSource and the Alexcel Group


- Dr. Atchara Juicharem, founder and MD of AcComm & Image International, Thailand

- Charlie Lang, Managing Partner of Progress-U Group Asia.

- Gary Wang, Managing Director of MindSpan, China


CEO talk: From Self to Society

Lorenzo O. Chan is the Retail Organization Head of the Pioneer Group of Insurance Companies, President of Pioneer Life Inc., and EVP of Pioneer Insurance and Surety Corp. He graduated with a double degree in Finance & Quantitative Methods from Fordham University, New York.

As head of Pioneer’s Retail Organization, Lorenzo strives to overhaul insurance services by making them more simple, comprehensible and relevant. He champions insurance as a retail product – from the development of innovative & suitable products, engaging processes and affordable prices to accessible distribution channels such as rural banks, microfinance institutions, remittance centers, pawnshops, telcos and malls.

Pioneer benefits millions of Filipinos through itsMicroinsurance programs. Its Migrant Workers program covering all agency-deployed land-based Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) is the largest provider in the country today.

Lorenzo develops and runs innovation workshops for Pioneer & other partner organizations, engages millennials at Pioneer, and shares Pioneer’s lessons from its efforts at revolutionizing insurance.

Précis Session Description: From Self to Society

The session will capture Lorenzo O. Chan’s experience as a coachee as he rose through the ranks leading to an account of how coaching was used during pivotal moments in the company’s history - in managing conflict and “rallying the troups” so to speak. Today, coaching and mentoring forms a vital part of Pioneer’s internal program to develop future leaders from among the millennials.

The story tackles how coaching continues to be utilized as a primary tool with direct reports and they with their subordinates. With a view towards the company’s future and our role in society, Pioneer’s coaching culture is continuously evolving – being used to espouse Company values, to prepare for succession, most especially to learn how best to work with millennials - as future staff, intermediary, supplier & client base. They are after all a generation unlike any other.


‘Taking The 'Fear' SPACE Out Of Feedback’: An Evidence-Based Relational Approach To Creating Powerful Feedback Conversations In Business And Coach & Mentor Practice

Dr. Lise Lewis, MBA, Chartered FCIPD, Master Coach Practitioner (EMCC) is the International President of EMCC. She is also owner of Bluesky International through which she delivers internationally accredited Coach/Mentoring and Coach Supervision training and individual/team coaching.

As a Leadership Coach and Mentor Lise works with people motivated to achieve professional development goals that leverage existing strengths and gain results that can exceed expectations.

She is a globally recognised speaker on mentoring and coaching topics including her doctoral research and the work of EMCC. Lise has published several research articles in professional journals and is currently authoring a book for business leaders, coaches and mentors based on her research into creating the conditions for receptivity of feedback.

As well as loving her work as a coach, Lise enjoys family time with her husband, children and family dog. She is also keen to keep fit practising samba drumming, tap dancing, swimming and cycling.

Précis Session Description: Taking the ‘Fear’ out of Feedback’

In an organisational context some say it takes courage to offer feedback, especially to those in more senior positions, due to the perception of the possible impact affecting career development.

We may believe we have the capacity to accept what others think of us and to also be able to give transparent feedback. However, how true is this in reality and also within different cultures?

Comments perceived as ‘criticism’ are likely to be avoided resulting in offering favourable observations only. Diluting the feedback in this way leads to doubt about the authenticity of what may been seen as superficial conversations.

To support the developing emphasis on relationship in coaching / mentoring text participants in this session will be introduced to case studies on feedback in leadership development and how the PPR Coaching/Mentoring Framework© created from Lise Lewis’s doctoral study supports a practitioner’s ‘way of being’.

4th Coaching Survey: an Asia Coaching Benchmark; CHINA | INDIA | HONG KONG

This unique study borne out of a collaboration amongst seven coaches and HR professionals from Shanghai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Brussels has several firsts and is therefore special. It is the first study of its kind done simultaneously in 3 markets. Three dimensional in perspective, it was designed by both academia from Tongji University and practitioners from the industry. Valuable input was sought from three sources - company representatives, internal and external coaches. The findings will reveal insights about the markets, how evolved they are, and throw light on the way forward in this field. It will also dispel some common myths regarding coaching in these markets and Asia in general. A ‘must attend’ for coaches and clients interested in or operating in Asia. The project team would also like to invite researchers and coaches in other Asian countries to join future coaching studies.


Provocateur Session by Dra. Elena Espinal “Working Together: ‘Seeing’ Conversations and ‘Listening’ to the Context"