APAC 2017 Coaching Conference


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Message from APAC Founder

Dear Participant(s),

Thank you very much for visiting our Conference website. I hope you will decide to join our Conference. Then be assured of great days ahead---amazing, delightful, exciting, fun, interesting, mindful, stimulating and uplifting.

Come to Bangkok, the venue for our Conference. It is in the “land of smiles” and understandably one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. For good reasons—varied and superb cuisine, attractive sights and sounds, wonderful shopping outlets, vibrant life, diverse culture and warm, hospitable and polite people.

Our Conference theme is “Harmony and Mindfulness for Humanity” much needed for a fast-changing but vulnerable world, within a context of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, as demonstrated by “Brexit” and the US Election results (“Trumpism/ Trumponomics”). Embracing harmony and mindfulness as a way of life is our modest, humble and probably wise way to respond to the current world.

A Conference like this, celebrating APAC’s 10th Anniversary, entails the orchestrated collaboration of many people. I would like to acknowledge the many contributions and wonderful teamwork of Potchanart Seebungkerd (Jimi), Conference Chair and Jean-Francois Cousin, Programs and Speakers Chair, and their resourceful and hard -working team members.

Do come to Bangkok. Connect and network, engage and enjoy, and sing and dance. Have a great time at the Conference and in Thailand.

See Luan Foo
APAC Founder

APAC President’s Message

As we commemorate APAC’s 10th anniversary in 2017, we honor and celebrate the prolific and exciting journey of APAC as the Coaching Voice of Asia Pacific. Highlighting this remarkable celebration is the APAC2017 Coaching Conference. In this historic event, every delegate is afforded a refreshing, unique, meaningful, fun-filled and life-changing experience that centers on Harmony and Mindfulness, the key ingredients that the entire humanity needs today.

We, coaches, have been a witnessto numerous success stories related to the transformative power of coaching. With such a huge impact coaching has on people, we in APAC envision a society that utilizes coaching for every person’s life success. We therefore exist to bring the power and value of coaching to every workplace and home. We embark on well-designed activities, including conferences, probono coaching for NGO communities, research, coach development programs, and many others. APAC has since been a prime mover in advocating the awareness and practice of coaching in the Region.

By joining the APAC2017 Coaching Conference, you do notonly enrich yourself, butyou also become part of anupstanding coaching advocacy. You will be instrumental in spreading the word about the wonders of coaching, and you will help shape the coaching landscape in the Region. You will be part of an enduring legacy.

Let us therefore make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Let us create a feast of powerful experiences from this Conference – enjoy every moment, absorb as much, build relationships, strengthen friendships and challenge yourself to look for something new and different. And most importantly, bring home from this event a more invigorated and a renewed SELF more equipped tocreate a better life and a better future for one’s self and for others.

I thank and applaud those who, in one way or another, have helped us achieve yet another milestone–the organizing team, our speakers, sponsors and partners, our ever-supportive ICF global colleagues, fellow coaches, clients, friends, and everyone who offered a helping hand.


Julius Ordonez, MCC
APAC President

Past President of APAC (2009-2011)

Welcome to APAC2017

Dear APAC2017 Participants

2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the official registration of the Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches as an organization. APAC2017 also marks the largest Coaching Conference ever held in Thailand at a time where Executive Coaching has taken off in a big way in the Kingdom. APAC is itself a regional organization that conducts its activities mostly online as its members come from most countries in Asia Pacific, but every two years or so we make it a point to hold a Regional Conference in an Asia Pacific city to allow members to renew their relationships face to face, learn from one another, and strengthen the bonds of being part of the APAC family.

The theme of this conference “Harmony and Mindfulness for Humanity” is a fitting topic in a rapidly changing world and brings into focus the important role coaching can play to make the world a better place.

I hope that you will enjoy your personal interactions with coaching colleagues during the main conference, and with both coaches and corporate executives from corporations based in Thailand during the pre-conference.

I also hope that you will find your stay in Thailand an enjoyable one.

Dr. Woraphat Arthayukti
Past President of APAC (2009-2011)
Bangkok, Thailand.

First Vice President of APAC ( 2015 - 2017 )

Dear Participants,

It gives me great pleasure to extend a warm welcome to you to the APAC 2017 Coaching Conference. 
For a decade the Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches APAC has been transforming with past and present Presidents and Excomembers keeping our vision alive, staying true to our purpose and values and creating a culture that is one of a kind.
After 3 APAC Coaching Conferences with resounding success in 2010, 2012 and 2014 delegates for the APAC 2017 can look forward to be awed and inspired by a groundbreaking line up of magnificent thought leaders andvisionary thinkers whose sessions are sure to create new and innovative ways to broaden minds and challenge thinking to give delegates priceless learning and a competitive edge in coaching.

It will be an extraordinary opportunity to network, to connect with friends, form new friendships, have fun and enjoy the company of like-minded professionals.

I would like to express my heartfelt thanks, deepest appreciation and gratitude to Potchanart Seebungkerd, 
Jean- Francois Cousin, the organizing team and the many helping hands for bringing this conference to life and made this conference the best ever.

I wish you an engaging, fulfilling and rewarding conference 

Warm Regards,
Lydia Goh 
First Vice President of APAC ( 2015 - 2017 )
Past President  of APAC   ( 2011-2013)

Immediate Past President of APAC

Dear Delegates,

As an immediate past president, I wholeheartedly welcome all of you and congratulate you on the opening of the APAC2017 Conference which is organized by APAC.

It is my great honor to make a few congratulatory remarks at this significant event. I am deeply grateful to APAC President - Julius Ordonez, APAC2017 Conference Chair - Potchanart Seebungkerd and all of those who have worked so hard in organizing this conference.

As being the coaching voice of Asia Pacific, APAC has organized the conference 4 times since 2010 in Singapore, pursuing to share coaching values and positive energy for people and to advance coaching fields in Asia. APAC has cultivated coaching culture in Asia through contribution of pro-bono coaching services. Based on such valuable achievements, APAC will have it’s 10th anniversary in 2017 and I would like to express my pleasure “Happy APAC 10th anniversary!” I trust APAC will have further development and progress coaching in the future.

With APAC2017 Conference, you can experience and enjoy the moment of meeting people and feeling friendship together. All learning and insights from what people share to each other at the Conference will be the best memory in your both professional and personal life.

Wish your happy and happy days with APAC2017!

Thank you and I love you all!

Sincerely Yours,
Sabrina Park
Immediate Past President of APAC

Chair of Organizing Committee

Dear APAC2017 Participants,

Welcome to the land of smiles, warm hospitality and friendship.    

Being a Thai and as a Chairperson of the Organizing Committee for APAC2017 Coaching Conference, I feel honored for this privilege to host you all to my home town, although we are in a one year period of paying the highest mourning tribute to our beloved late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej who passed away on the 13th of October 2016. He is and will be forever our greatest role model of a selfless giver and will also be our source of spiritual drive to make this conference the best ever for humanity. You will be able to touch and feel the innate nature of Thai people in harmony and mindfulnessreflecting from being his inhabitant, not only at the Conference but also throughout the country. 

The Organizing Committee, comprises of multiple nationalities and multi skilled members, we have put our efforts, hearts and souls in designing and organizing this conference to reflect APAC’s vision of being the Voice of Coaching in Asia Pacific combined with the intention to deliver the best take away by carefully selecting and designing every touch point for your best experience in attending the Conference, whether you are business leaders, human resources leaders, coaches or someone who is interested in the coaching profession, in the best aspect that we are aware of. The highest intention is to create Harmony and Mindfulness through the coaching practice and to create the force for you to pay it forward for Humanity wherever you go and whoever you choose to be.

With warmest regards,
Potchanart Seebungkerd (Jimi)
Chair of Organizing Committee
APAC2017 Coaching Conference
Bangkok Thailand

Chair of APAC2017 Program and Speakers Team

Chair of Program and Speakers Team APAC2017

Enjoy a deeply transformational experience at the Conference!

A warm welcome to APAC2017 in Thailand’s beautiful and fertile ground for mindfulness, growth and harmony!
As we designed the conference program and invited extraordinary speakers from 5 continents, our highest intention was to create an experience of deep personal and collective transformations for coaches, business and HR leaders, in a space of 'mindfulness and harmony' that unleashes more of your personal greatness and elevates your contribution to others, teams, corporations and society.

The conference sessions, coaching festival and open spaces will all support you to

  • be on a HIGH - nourished, energized, connected
  • feel STRETCHED - like at a spa, enjoying a succession of comfortable and uncomfortable moments
  • adopt compelling new habits of MASTERY, as coaches and leaders

And you shall best grow along the conference program by

  • joining the conversations with other participants on APAC2017 social media before the conference
  • showing up with authenticity and vulnerability, and with all of your hopes, your fears and your doubts about your profession
  • connecting at a deep level with participants who are most different from you
  • embracing the discomfort of unfamiliar or provocative talks
  • seizing the chance to unlearn and reinvent your approaches to coaching and leadership
  • anchoring your learning and commitments on the go, and hanging them to… our Banyan tree branches!

The whole Program and Speakers Team is at your disposal to heighten your conference experience, please let us know of any

wish or question you may have!
Warmest regards from all of us,
Jean-Francois Cousin (MCC)
Chair of APAC2017 Program and Speakers Team