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4 Themes
Flourishing in a virtual and non-virtual world
Connecting people through compassion, diversity, inclusion and collaboration 
Growing leaders and teams in a changing world
Co-creating the future and designing new workplaces
Monday 12th October: 10am   

Unhurried Conversation - Setting you up for summit success

(Please note this will not be recorded)

Davia McMillan, PCC 

Setting you up for summit success, we invite you to open your 2020 TRANSFORM experience by sharing in an unhurried conversation to truly connect with other summit participants. We use a simple and safe process to make sure when one person speaks, everyone else listens, so the speaker is not interrupted. Sometimes there are long pauses between speakers, sometimes not. What's important is that people share what is true for them, knowing that they aren’t going to be interrupted, so they worry less about being judged, and express themselves more clearly.

Monday 12th October: 12 noon


Rachel Petero and Kristal Kinsela-Christie 

A journey to identify your Cultural responses in a COVID Recovery 

Kristal Kinsela a descendant of both the Jawoyn and Wiradjuri nations, from IPS Management Consultants in Australia and Rachel Petero Ko Waikato te iwi; Ko Waikato te awa; Ko Taupiri te Maunga; Ko Te Whero Whero te Tangata; ko Tainui te Waka, from RISE 2025 in New Zealand.


Drawing on their experiences as Mauri and Aboriginal women our culture ambassadors will take you on a journey; to reflect and connect on your understanding of bias. We will explore Indigenous perspectives on how to connect deeper and respond mindfully. Our close out session will focus on COVID19, and the experiences of minority and vulnerable peoples and what they can do differently during this time.

Monday 12th October: 6pm 
John Leary-Joyce :  What are the learning from the impacts of Covid-19? 

John Leary-Joyce, MA Executive Coaching and Founder/Chair of the global Academy of Executive Coaching. He combines a 45 years of Gestalt psychological experience with practical team and business experience. John has an MA Executive Coaching is ICF PCC, international trainer, conference presenter and author of highly acclaimed Fertile Void, Gestalt Coaching at Work and Systemic Team Coaching. 

  • Learning from the Impacts of Covid, John will enable you to: Generate personal insight into how you coped with Covid from a range of perspectives
  • Understand how you and others managed different environments eg Personal Relationships, Community, Culture, Work
  • Reflect on how that is likely to affect what you do and how you feel post Covid
Tuesday 13th October: 10am

Dr Timothy R Clark, PhD 

Psychological safety and transformation


In 2020, organisations around the world share at least two goals: The first is to create a sanctuary of inclusion. The second is to create an incubator of innovation. These goals can only be accomplished when leaders model and reinforce psychological safety to activate the full potential of people. Psychological safety means that it's not expensive to be yourself, but it's not a binary proposition. 

Based on his new book, The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety: Defining the Path to Inclusion and Innovation, Dr. Timothy R. Clark, an Oxford-trained social scientist and global thought leader, will share his breakthrough research on the topic of psychological safety and provide global best practices for coaching engagements.

Tuesday 13th October: 6pm


Dr Alison Hodge, PhD

Mapping the territory and dynamics of team coaching

(Note this session will note be recorded)

Dr Alison Hodge, PhD will provide you with a lived experience of the Map, the many complex factors that as team coach/coaches you may need to consider when managing such an assignment.  The Map itself personifies the diversity and need for inclusion both existentially and practically.  It has just been published for the first time in a chapter that I have co-authored with David Clutterbuck in "Coaching Supervision: Advancing Practice, Changing Landscapes" (Birch, J. & Welch P.  (Eds) 2019 Routledge, London).
Wednesday 14th October: 12 noon

Benjamin Harvey, PCC

How to build your business to become a highly successful coach

In this 90+ minute interactive session Benjamin Harvey will cover the most effective way to package your coaching services and enter the current market in order to create a highly successful coaching business.

You will discover what:

  • works best for one-to-one, one-to-many and none-many styles of coaching including the different durations of coaching sessions, number of sessions, price points and marketing concepts to navigate this new landscape. 
  • how to effectively build your own signature coaching system to ensure that you stand out in the market place without being lost in a sea of sameness. 
  • how to confidently express the value you provide so that people are eager to take the next step with you even if they have never met you before or heard of you.
Wednesday 14th October: 7pm #Connect

Prof Philippe Rosinski

Coaching Across Cultures

Prof. Philippe Rosinski, MCC will show how coaches and leaders can improve their creativity and impact by treating cultural differences as a source of richness and as an opportunity to go beyond current cultural limitations. You will discover how the Cultural Orientations Framework (COF) assessment -a roadmap and assessment tool to navigate the cultural terrain- can bring your individual and team coaching to the next level by:  

• Learning how to release higher creativity, achieve greater impact, as well as promote unity by making the most of alternative cultural perspectives;

• Discovering how to go beyond current cultural norms, values, and beliefs (and stereotypes) when working with people; and

• Acquiring a vocabulary to describe salient cultural characteristics -the Cultural Orientations Framework (COF)- and learn how the COF assessment tool can be used to promote individual, team and organizational development.

Thursday 15th October: 9am

Erica Dhawan

Digital body language: build trust and connection, no matter the distance 

During this unprecedented time of change and uncertainty, we must collaborate faster and more often than ever before. We feel like we’re connected – but are we really? How do we build inclusive and inspired conversations remotely? In this interactive program, expert Erica Dhawan teaches you the art and science of Digital Body Language, the key to 21st century collaboration in our new normal. This virtual session will help you replace the challenges of digital work and build a culture of maniacal clarity that fosters the highest performing teams and business relationships.

Insights from the 60 minute session include:

  • Learn the digital body language signals and cues that you are broadcasting (even if you don't intend to) 
  • Show others you understand their feelings and hear their ideas using digital empathy — even in emails, conference calls, video meetings, and IMs
  • Learn how to keep cross-team collaborations aligned, build trust, and foster motivation digitally
  • Build trust and connection, no matter the distance
Thursday 15th October: 12 noon

Tammy Turner

TEAMING: the anatomy of future focused organisations

Tammy Turner, MCC, is a systemic practitioner and coaching supervisor, who has been coaching teams to develop sustainable learning cultures since 2001. She’s recently authored Team Coaching: Passing trend or organizational staple? and The blind spot of being of service to create a better future in Systemic Coaching.  

Tammy invites you to this experiential session is aimed at fostering rich dialogue to better understand what may be required to deliver team coaching, foster collaborative leadership to team and for all involved to teaming to work well together. She will guide you through:

  • What is teaming and why is it important to sustainable organisations of the future? 
  • What is required for the team, organisation and the team coach to work together sustainably throughout a team coaching engagement?
  • What’s your role as a team coach to enhance your client’s perspective to include the wider organisational imperative to team? 
  • What’s your role as organisational development professional in introducing teaming to your stakeholders?
Thursday 15th October: 6pm

Peter Hawkins 

How coaching can step up to contribute more to the great challenges of our time  

Prof Peter Hawkins will share global research into why what has made coaching so successful in the 20th century is not sufficient for 21st century coaching needs.  Peter will present both the key steps in Systemic Coaching and the five stages of the inner and outer work we all need to do in our coaching practice: moving from eco-curious, to eco-informed, to eco-aware, to eco-engaged, and to eco-active. 

You will be supported to explore: 

  • Why coaching needs to step up to deliver value to all the stakeholders of the coachee, including those they lead, colleagues, investors, customers, partners, their local community and also the wider ecology. 
  • How coaching needs to move from expensive personal development for the already highly privileged to eco-systemic coaching, creating value for all stakeholders.
  • How we as coaches can raise our game by focusing on the positive difference we are and could be making in the human and more-than-human world and how we can step up to contribute more during this unprecedented time of uncertainty?

Friday 16th October: 12pm  #Flourish
Creative Conversation: The case for coaching - for leaders, buyers and coaches 

For full information about this session and our world-class panelists refer to our Panelists Page

"The Case for Coaching" to enable us, as coaches and HR professionals to clarify our unique and valuable offer to better help and enable our clients (organisations, leaders and teams) understand and apply coaching to help build readiness, receptivity, support and execute change management processes necessary to survive and thrive in an uncertain and disruptive world.
Monday 19th October: 10am #Connect
Shirzad Chamine

Developing your mental fitness to your full potential 

Mental fitness enables you to handle life’s great challenges without feeling stress, upset, frustration, or impatience. You perform better, feel better, and have healthier relationships.

Shirzad Chamine  will share his pragmatic neuroscience-based tools, tested with 500,000 participants, to build your mental fitness. He’ll reveal the 3 core mental fitness muscles associated with peak performance and the ability to maintain a positive mindset even in the midst of the most challenging of times. Takeaways include:

  • A 10-second technique that helps you go from feeling stressed or overwhelmed, to calm, clear-headed, and laser-focused in action

  • The 10 ways we self-sabotage and which ones are affecting your performance, relationships, and peace of mind the most

  • How to strengthen the 3 core mental muscles so you can shift from just surviving this period to generating lasting gifts and opportunities personally and professionally

  • How to use the free Saboteur Assessment to attract significantly more clients and have an immediate transformative impact on them.

Monday 19th October: 6pm

Climate Coaching Alliance Dr Josie McLean, PhD, Eve Turner and Dr Alison Whybrow 

What are coaches being called to do now? 

Climate Change is one of the most daunting challenges that we face today. Every single one of us is responsible, and every single one of us can do our bit to help better the situation. But more so, we are each embedded into multiple systems through our lives and our work. Just like a ripple in a pool of water, we can transform others through our own transformation and awakening as we face into the context of our overheated globe. Coronavirus has given us a very different view of the depth of interdependence across all elements of our society and the natural world. There have been truly transformational responses to the pandemic that are allowing us insights into what we might hope will emerge when this pandemic subsides. 

How do we take this opportunity to transfer the learning to the unfolding crisis that climate change presents? In this webinar, we explore how the more-than-human world of our shared ecology can be a conscious part of every coaching conversation and provide frameworks to support those conversations and coach development. Additionally, we will identify why there is no ethical reason not to explore these topics with your clients. Indeed, it may be unethical not to! 

Tuesday 20th October: 12 noon #Flourish
Renee Hasseldine

Standout with your Signature System 

Renée Hasseldine, inspires and motivates with her zest for life and entrepreneurial brilliance. Her infectious enthusiasm for business and ability to communicate in such a succinct and understandable way has positioned her as a dynamic leader in the area of Intellectual Property creation. 

When it comes to extracting knowledge, skills, and experience out of thought leaders’ heads and turning it into pictures, Renée is a superstar. 

She understands the struggle of a coach to stand out and sell your services. In her Standing out with your own signature system she will teach you to: take your service and make it something tangible and visible that your clients can grasp and want; how to  transition from 1:1 to group work; and use the 4 visual models that you need to create your own signature systems.

Tuesday 20th October: 6pm  #Cocreate
Sarah McCann-Bartlett

HR and the Future Workplace

What if we updated our view of change to more appropriately reflect the current reality of continuous disruption that comprises our world and workplaces? What if we expanded our view of change to embrace the reality that there are not always clear indicators of success or failure, and instead recognise that change is actually an open-ended development process, often with no clear end point?

Sarah McCann-Bartlett FAICD MAHRI, CEO if AHRI is an experienced leader of membership and trade bodies, with a mission is to help members achieve their goals by providing world leading insight and advocacy for the HR industry. Sarah will share with us: 

  • The emerging trends that will shape our future workplaces
  • Essential skills, not soft skills
  • How HR’s role is evolving
Wednesday 21st October: 12pm #CoCreate

Dr Ben Palmer, PhD

Coaching for empathy,  compassion and other emotional skills  for today and in the future workplace 

Dr Ben Palmer, PhD will outline how emotional intelligence skills can be developed in coaching using practical tools, techniques and frameworks. The session will involve experiential activities and breakout room activities where you’ll have the opportunity to practice applying some of the tools and techniques with other participants. You will leave this session with a deeper appreciation of how to assess and develop EI in your coaching practice having learnt from the facilitator, content, experiences and participants who attend with you. 

You will leave this session being able to:

  • Talk about the importance of developing EI skills with your clients
  • Being able to apply practical tools and techniques in your coaching practice with clients to improve core skills of EI (i.e., self-awareness, empathy and self-management)
  • Improve your coaching efficacy by applying the same tools and techniques with yourself.

Wednesday 21st October: 6pm  #Connect
Creative Conversation: Celebrating diversity and inclusion in a global world

For full information about this session and our world-class panelists refer to our Panelists Page

The path to inclusion is action based. This panel will look at some useful questions; including at what has worked well in the past which we can expand on; and how we can build on this success by adding more. And what are some new approaches that may work even better. We will also be exploring who needs to be involved in this dialogue, and how we can embed policies, practices and ways of being/doing to ensure diversity, inclusion and equity.

In essence, if we do what we have always done, we will get what we have always gotten… 

In 2020 we invite the discovery of innovative ways forward based on the answers we will discover together - finding the pathway to the affirmative actions which will ensure diversity, inclusion and equity.

Thursday 22th October: 10am

Dr Louise Mahler, PhD 

Designing and presenting virtual learning programs mastery workshop

Dr Louse Mahler, PhD and Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming brings to you the power of observation that elicits discernible, positive change and together with an understanding of the psychology behind high-stake engagements and the structures for handling emotion, combine to build the Mahler Method. The Mahler Method teaches you the vital techniques to ‘be heard’ in hostile environments. It means there is greater emphasis on voice instead of body. As a consequence, vocal mannerisms can be magnified and more annoying, but at the same time there is more vocal opportunity.

Whether you have a zoom or auditory alone, with a diminution of visual stimulus it is time to help guide the thinking and attention of the listener. It is easier to do if you follow the simple building blocks and rules. When we lose one sense it is time to really develop another. This is a fresh opportunity for you to: 

  • Find your TV personality and discover your radio voice
  • At least look like you are listening
  • Know the building blocks to design for engagement

Thursday 22nd October: 2pm  #Flourish
Dr Damian Goldvarg, PhD, MCC

The coaching mindset

In this interactive webinar Dr. Damian Goldvarg, MCC will present the key elements of the new core competency from the ICF Coach Competency Framework: the coaching mindset. He will explain the behaviours to take into consideration in exploring the “being” of the coach and will facilitate small group discussions on the use of self as instrument in the work with clients. By the end of the session participants will be able to identify the key elements of the new competency and explore ways to integrate the new competency to their professional practices.
Friday 23th October: 12 noon
Creative Conversation: Coaching Supervision- bringing out the best in coaches and why it matters 

For full information about this session and our world-class panelists refer to our Panelists Page

ICF has relatively recently acknowledged supervision and the provision of 10 CEUs for coach development.  More organisations request or appreciate coaches are being professionally supervised and some coaching accrediting bodies incorporate supervision in the accreditation requirements. And more ICF credentialed coaches choose to invest in supervision by working one to one with a supervisor or by being part of group supervision or peer supervision groups.

The ICF says “Coaching Supervision is a collaborative learning practice to continually build the capacity of the coach through reflective dialogue for the benefit of both coaches and clients. (It) focuses on the development of the coach’s capacity through offering a richer and broader opportunity for support and development… and creates a safe environment for the coach to share their successes and failures in becoming masterful in the way they work with their clients.”

In this panel, we will be discussing what supervision is and how it supports coach mastery, as well as why it is increasingly becoming naturally more part of a coach’s professional development practice


Monday 26th October: 2pm  

Christina Gerakiteys, CEO, Singularity University Australia

Anything is Possible Moonshots Workshop 

Moonshot thinking has inspired innovation throughout history. To continue to create, we need to imagine first. Sometimes we have to start over.

Most organisations operate with a solid Unique Selling Proposition. The brave organisations, the ones impacting lives on a global scale - moonshot. So set your mind to an impossible idea and use technology to bring it into reality.

You need courage and persistence. You need to think big. You may not think it’s possible. Moonshot thinking is choosing to be bothered about how you can make it real.

So think differently. Change things. Be the change. Be audacious. Find the way. Be unstoppable. Have impact. 

Join us for Christina Gerakitey’s, Singularity University Australia CEO, MoonShot Workshop! Let’s fire up your space ship and launch your know how, so you can:

  • Identify and validate your own and your clients’ purpose in an uncertain world.
  • Develop a moonshot vision aligned to your purpose.
  • Create a practical action plan to take beyond the workshop into your future role or practice.

Monday 26th October: 6pm


Diane Hanna, PCC

Demonstrating the power of coaching supervision 

Diane is a trusted and certified coach & coach supervisor who has spent the last 16 years working as a coach and coach supervisor, she is qualified at postgraduate level in coaching and coaching supervision, is an accredited mentor coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF PCC) with 1500 + hours of coaching,  has a breadth and depth of coaching & supervision skills & approaches  as well as a deep psychological understanding of people.

Diane has worked across private, public and third sector organisations offering, coaching, coaching supervision, leadership 121 & team coaching, coach & supervision education at master’s level, coaching culture consultancy as well as training for managers to develop their coaching skills. Most recently working with Macmillan providing 121 coaching for Professionals, the provision of Supervision to Coaches & coaching leaders within the NHS. 

Diane works with positive intent and regard for her clients and works collaboratively with them to achieve their goals. She believes in working towards a more empowering reality for clients, which sometimes means it is challenging and rewarding for a client. The session will be interactive with a demo of 1:1 supervision and an opportunity for participants to reflect on what they notice and how they respond to supervision. 

Tuesday 27th October: 9am 
Richard Day, PCC: AI, Coaching And You 

Richard Day helps individuals and businesses increase their Impact, Influence and Income... everywhere! He is a Professional Speaker, Corporate Facilitator and a Life and Business Coach and has worked within the Leadership, Business and Personal Development industry both nationally and internationally for 30 years.

He has a Bachelor's Degree in Human Performance and a Diploma of Education and has recently completed a Grad Dip. in Leadership and Organisational Coaching through Charles Sturt University. After his first tertiary degree he began working with elite level sports athletes and teams as a sport conditioning specialist and an executive health coach in the corporate sector and then moved into the leadership and peak performance space within the corporate sector to explore the concept of authentic leadership and how it manifests in the corporate world.

Richard Day, PCC session is AI, Coaching and you!  From this session you will take away an :

1. Increased awareness of technology and opportunities in the coaching space;

2. self check-in around technology, equilibrium and balance; and

3. The value of your coaching presence.


Tuesday 27th October: 6pm


Lyra Puspa, PCC

The Neuroscience of leadership resilience 

(Please note this session will not be recorded)

Lyra Puspa, PCC is a trainer, mentor, and assessor of the first and only International Coach Federation (ICF) ACTP program held in Indonesia. She is also a PhD Candidate of Business and Organizational Neuroscience at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK and holds the role as the VP Membership of European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) Asia Pacific Region. She was also the former Chairwoman of Indonesian Applied Neuroscience Synergy Association (SINTESA) and initiated Indonesia Applied Neuroscience Board that connects multidisciplinary experts in the field of applied neuroscience. In this session, you will gain deeper understanding of the neurofunctional, neurobiological, and neurochemical components of resilience. You will also learn on how brain-focused coaching may activate and foster the neural mechanisms of resilience for leaders.

Lyra will enable you to:

  • Understand about the neurofunctional, neurobiological, and neurochemical mechanisms of resilience
  • Learn how brain-focused coaching may activate and foster the neural mechanisms of resilience for leaders
  • Experience simple practices to build the neural mechanisms of resilience that are easy and highly practical to apply at work and in daily life
Wednesday 28th October

Thursday 29th October: 2pm

Professor Paul Brown 

What on earth are women doing in organisations?

No doubt, Professor Paul Brown’s provocative question got your attention. Professor Paul Brown PhD, Professor of Organisational Neuroscience, Monarch Business School Switzerland - a proud member of EFMD. Visiting Professor, Henley Business School. 

This keynote proposes that feminine virtues will be key to the future of the sustainable organisations, but wonders how they will be introduced in a way that recognises women as being in organisations in their own right, not just being the best men they can be.

We invite you to join Professor Paul Brown’s webinar which will provoke you to: understand the beginnings of the biological bases of behaviour, and especially female-male brain differences; gain an appreciation of how human energy gets focused on the strategic and operational goals of the organisation; and be aware of the concept of employees as self-regulating systems, not simply there to be ‘motivated’. 

Thursday 29th October: 6pm #LeadersTeams
Creative Conversation: Tackling ethical dilemmas in coaching and organisations

For full information about this session and our world-class panelists refer to our Panelists Page

Do coaches and our stakeholders have a low level of ethical literacy? Or perhaps there’s a lack of clarity about possible actions and processes when there is something ‘grey’ occurring.

This panel will discuss the complexities of ethical literacy and pragmatism in coaching; highlight the value of supervision when navigating these frequent occurrences; and work to create some practical next steps for coaches who desire to make the jump to true professionalism.

Friday 30th October: 12 noon

Creative Conversation: Developing Collaborative Cultures 

For full information about this session and our world-class panelists refer to our Panelists Page

Creating Collaborative Cultures prepares us as leaders, HR professionals and coaches for generative conversations about collaboration for considered responses and responsive change.  Building our knowledge and understanding as individuals , in teams, in organisations and communities; growing our capacity and capability for agile, compassionate change.  
Monday 2nd November: 12 noon #LeadersTeams
Dr Josie McLean, PhD 

Seizing the day: an engaging, fulfilling and prosperous new reality  

Join Dr Josie McLean,PhD for this two-hour workshop, founded on doctoral research into shaping sustainable and sustaining or flourishing, organisations. 

Given the current and expected continuing context of heightened volatility and  uncertainty, we have an opportunity to hasten the work of reshaping our organisations to be more effective and adaptable – participating in generating a more desirable, sustaining future for our children. 

We will explore living systems (or complexity), as a different way of making sense of what is happening and discover how we might respond differently from an organisational perspective. Shifting our way of thinking of an organisation from a machine to a living system has implications for the Personal (leadership), Cultural and Structural elements of an organisation. We will identify what needs to change to respond and adapt more effectively and explore two ways of seeding those changes – both involve the principles of group coaching as a methodology. There are connections to systemic coaching too. 

The evidence supports the theory and indicates that this approach is also ‘good business’. The shift in perception or consciousness identified in this workshop enables increased learning, productivity, engagement, satisfaction and ongoing adapt-ability. 

This presentation is ideal for executive and organisational coaches who work with leaders, and HR and L&D practitioners who are responsible for leadership and organisational development to enable future fit capability.

Monday 2nd November: 6pm

Katharine St John Brooks

Ten Top Tips for delivering an effective internal coaching service

Katharine St John-Brooks is an executive coach and consultant specialising in the strategic use of internal coaches. She works mainly in the UK and trained as a coach in 2003. She holds an MSc in Organisational Behaviour; an MA in Professional Development (Coaching) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting.


In 2014 Katharine wrote her acclaimed book: “Internal Coaching: The Inside Story”. The 3rd edition of “The Complete Handbook of Coaching” (Sage, 2018) includes a brand new chapter about internal coaching written by her as does “Coaching Supervision” (Routledge, 2019).


Katharine will outline ten key aspects of setting up an internal coaching resource that have significant impact on its effectiveness. She will be drawing on the experiences of hundreds of internal coaches, coach sponsors and learning development professionals to highlight hard lessons learned: what works well and what works less well.This will be followed by a short deep dive into the issue of Purpose. Why is it so important to articulate why an internal coaching resource is being set up? Katharine will share answers provided by some major organisations.

Tuesday 3rd November 10am
Alex Goryachev

Ten Reasons why innovation is relevant to organisations in Australasia 


Our world is forever changed. Countries, companies and communities across the world must find new ways to keep business and society going. Innovation is the bridge to overcome some of the greatest challenges that we are facing together. The future will now look different, and the potential for positive change is immense. 

To survive and thrive in the “next normal”, we must embrace innovation. While obvious to everyone, it’s easier said than done. Innovation is the thing that every leader demands, yet many don’t understand what it is and how to enable it. Many organizations maintain the status quo by “celebrating” innovation, instead of truly welcoming it. 

Together we will explore trends and best practices to enable pragmatic innovation in your organization. Prepare for an unconventional keynote that will empower you to transform your organization and your team.

Tuesday 3rd November: 12 noon #CoCreate

What is Coaching’s Greatest Possibility for humanity and the planet

Dr Belinda Hayes PhD, CPCC, PCC

ICF Foundation reflects the passion and commitment of coaches to make a difference. Each of us want to make a difference. This session delves into how we can create, though our emerging potential as coaches, the difference. When we apply coaching to humanity’s greatest challenges the seemingly impossible becomes imaginable. The imagined becomes compelling and with human will, the compelling becomes possible. This in turn, multiplies the impact of coaching for societal progress. 

This session, immersed in small group dialogue and wider room sharing, will strive to create shared meaning for social progress and question how we as coach leaders flourish as a whole and not just as the parts.

This presentation gets to the very spirit and inspiration of coaching. It provides and opportunity to collaborate on what can be achieved and where the insertion points are with social change organizations.

This session will support you:

  • Acknowledge commitment and responsibility as a coach (updated core competency 2 embodies and coaching mindset & specifically 2.4 “remains aware of and open to the influence of context on self and others” Also considering the revised Code of Ethics: #28 “Am aware of my and my clients’ impact on society. I adhere to the philosophy of “going good” versus “avoiding bad”)
  • Gain clarity regarding coaches role in impacting societal progress.
  • Understand how coaches can engage in coaching’s greatest possibility for humanity.
  • Learn about the current social impact data collected from ICF Foundation initiatives

This session covers 75% Core Competencies and 25% Resource Development

Tuesday 3rd November: 6pm  #Connect
Marie Quigley, MCC

Embodied coaching: Listening to the whole self

Do you sometimes leave your sessions feeling your client’s inner wisdom is not being recognised by them?

Have you ever worked with clients who go around and around in circles talking about their issues but not creating new awareness to move forward?

Do you wish you could deepen your own coaching presence in the work you do with clients? 

If you are saying yes to any of the above join Marie Quigley, MCC and experience how integrating an embodied approach in your coaching can be hugely impactful both for your success as a coach and on your client’s awareness of themselves and achievement of their goals.  

During this session you will: experience the power of paying attention to the wisdom of your body; learn ways to increase your coaching presence and connect deeply with clients; and empower your clients to tap into their resourceful energy and create sustainable change within. 

Wednesday 4th November 10am

Dr Lynn Harrison

From abrasive to impressive: Coaching the abrasive leader

 Drawing on her research with abrasive executives, in this interactive session, Dr. Lynn Harrison, MCC, will share not only insight into the causes of this counterproductive managerial behaviour, but effective strategies for coaching such individuals. Using a systemic lens, she will describe ways to assess the leadership pattern, how to determine whether coaching can be beneficial, specific techniques for working with abrasive managers and their organizations, and pitfalls to avoid in this kind of coaching.

You will have an opportunity to share their own experiences of coaching and/or working with abrasive leaders as well as learn some tried and tested ways to address this highly deleterious problem, helping those who are perceived to be abrasive to become impressive leaders. Your take-aways from this session will be:

  • sight into the early signs of problems caused by abrasive leadership behavior, including some of the systemic issues that contribute to the phenomenon
  • A step-by-step coaching process that can help bring about a sustained change in the behavior of these leaders
  • Space to share perspectives and experiences with other coaches who have worked with this phenomenon
Wednesday 4th November: 6pm #Connect
Judy Ryde and Eve Turner

So I Think I Know Me 

The Indian philosopher Krishnamurthy said: “You might think you are thinking your own thoughts, but you are not you are thinking your culture's thoughts."  2020 has given us many examples to consider, including the Black Lives Matter movement.  And many countries have their own history and stories, including with indigenous peoples.  This workshop goes back to some basic questions.  We believe that to empower diversity and inclusion we need first to understand ourselves, where we have come from and the implications of that.  We bring our own culture and assumptions into all we do, whatever our role: leadership, coaching, mentoring and supervision practice.  To fully understand this, we need to discover and acknowledge the norms, prejudices and assumptions that we fall into.  

This workshop takes a creative, reflective and exploratory approach to help us understand these assumptions, in a hopefully fun way, which will give lots of opportunity to get involved, do exercises, and have take aways to put in place in your own practice.   Using simple questions to surface assumptions with time to work in breakout rooms, we hope that by the end participants will have discovered and challenged often unconscious thoughts that we hold to be truths. We may unearth thoughts and feelings we would rather not own, but by doing so in a safe environment, this will help us understand why we react in certain ways.  People will leave with ways of working with their own clients, mentees, supervisees and teams.

Thursday 5th November: 9 am

Dr Brett Richards, PhD

Growing agile and resilient organisations and leaders through 21st-century disruption  

Dr. Brett Richards, Ph.D., is the founder and President of Connective Intelligence Inc., a niche consultancy which specialises in the development of customised training and organisational development solutions in a wide range of industries, globally.  

Brett offers deep expertise in executive development, team dynamics, innovation and strategic thinking.  Alongside the clients he serves with Connective Intelligence, Brett is also a sought-after practitioner instructor at the Schulich Executive Education Centre affiliated with York University’s Business School.

Brett completed his Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems. His dissertation focused on organisational innovation and cognition, and he has developed a new empirical tool to assess an organisation’s ability to grow through innovation and adaptive change called, the OGI® (Organizational Growth Indicator). He is a published author in both business and academic publications. He recently wrote a book for business leaders called, Grow Through Disruption: Breakthrough Mindsets to Innovate, Change and Win with the OGI., available on Amazon.


Thursday 5th November: 12 noon
Creative Conversation: Elevating Coaching and Thriving in a Future Workplace

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Elevating Coaching and Thriving in a Post Pandemic Workplace involves sharing a creative conversation as to how coaches and HR professionals can better enable organisations to Reveal, Acknowledge and Resolve personal problems and business issues that have arisen so far, as a result of the crisis, increase their Resilience in the face of adversity, Return to some semblance of normalcy, Reimagine a sustainable, collaborative and innovative future and Reinvent or Reform their passionate purpose, leadership, business, social and strategic agendas to co-create their “new normal".
Friday 6 November: 10am LIVE EVENT ONLY

Unhurried Conversations

What next?

(Please note this will note be recorded)

Davia McMillan, PCC

We invite you to close your 2020 TRANSFORM experience by share an unhurried conversation to connect with other summit participants, on the topic: what have you learned and what will you do about it?  
Friday 6th November: 12 noon #Connect
Panel: Solving the Australasia’s Greatest Challenges 

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Solving the Australasia’s Greatest Challenges to enable us, as coaches and HR professionals to help our clients re-energize, see and resolve many of the problems that have emerged as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic, to emerge stronger, innovate and rebuild for the longer term, in ways that are more inclusive, sustainable, equitable for society, governments, industries, and organisations as a whole?


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