My Reflections as Chairman of the International Coaching Week 2019
Chairing the ICW 2019 reinforced many Leadership Principles that have proven to be golden time and time again. These struck a chord with me.
International Coaching Week is a global celebration of Coaching. I am honoured to chair this event for ICF in Malaysia. Sharing my reflections on key principles that have led to this year’s success:
“Experience Coaching” is Powerful.
Participants’ positive shifts toward coaching were consistently observed after the coaching experiences. These sessions created more buy-in compared to any other mode. Coaching works!
Team of Strengths
Putting a team based on Strengths was crucial. When we are leveraging on Strengths, work was lighter, more fun and resulted in fast high-quality outputs.
Momentum of Encouragement
In projects, we inevitably hit roadblocks. Bounce-back was fast with showers of encouragement. Encouragement came quietly through the high participation rates and swiftly when the coaches sensed a dip. This kept everyone a little higher, a little happier.
It may seem easier to do it the way it was done before. Yet, to do so would sacrifice Innovation and Creativity. The team was quick to try out new ideas and ask “Why not?”. This was a game changer especially our ambition to expand Participant Reach.
Thank You to our Participating Organizations
Special Thanks to our the ICW Committee and The Executive Committee of ICF
This experience was personally an invaluable one. I would like to thank all the coaches that participated in the International Coaching Week and to my Committee – Emi Kawauchi (Co-Chair), David Khaw (Social Media), Michelle Tan (Events Planning), Jo Anne Ng (Advisor) and the Executive Committee of ICF Malaysia – Jeff Cheah (President), Grace Lee (VP), KC (Events), Tang Wee Hen (Membership), Shantamala Navaratnam(Treasurer), Michael Kim (Secretary) and Azman AR (IT).
Special thanks to Don Hummons as a guest speaker of the closing and Mel Leow for making this happen.