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Client Breakthroughs: How to Coach in the Discomfort Zone

ICF Singapore Members : Free (Please log in to register for the webinar)

Summary of Topic:

Do you long to create powerful breakthrough results with your clients on a consistent basis? Attending this session will help take your coaching to the next level of mastery. You will learn how to create what feels like magic in your coaching by activating your presence and courage.

The foundation of masterful coaching depends on two things: presence and courage. In this session, you 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.

First, you will learn what are the most common coaching fears, keeping you from being fully present with your clients. Once you release your fears and barriers, you are better able to help your clients break down their hardened walls of resistance and reveal their blind spots.

Then the session will look at the power of disruption in coaching when amazing mental shifts occur. Dr. Reynolds will show how breakthroughs happen in the brain and how you can use the “discomfort zone” to help your clients create the awareness they need for change.

Finally, Dr. Reynolds will share the latest research on “therapeutic presence” from a neuroscience perspective and teach participants how they can create this phenomenon for themselves in their coaching. The session will include many examples and methods for coaches to use when their clients are stuck or resistant.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Deepen your understanding of the difference between transactional and transformational coaching by learning how they differ in the brain.
  2. Discover your personal barriers to transformational coaching.
  3. Learn new methods of using your coaching presence to create new awareness and breakthrough moments in your coaching.


About the presenter:

Dr. Marcia Reynolds PsyD., MCCDr. Marcia Reynolds PsyD., MCC

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Dr. Marcia Reynolds, president of Covisioning LLC, is fascinated by the brain, especially what triggers feelings of connection, commitment, and possibility. She draws on her research as she helps leaders have more effective and meaningful conversations through both executive coaching and her training programs that she has delivered in 38 countries. Dr. Reynolds’s doctoral degree is in Organizational Psychology and she has two Master’s Degrees in Education and Communications

Dr. Reynolds is a pioneer in the coaching profession. She was one of the first members and the 5th global president of the International Coach Federation and has returned to the board as a Global Director this year. She is also a past president of the Association for Coach Training Organizations, the training director for the Healthcare Coaching Institute at Virginia Tech, and on faculty for the International Coach Academy in Russia and Create China Coaching in China. She regularly presents at several ICF Chapters every year. This year, I have presented to ICF Lebanon, ICF Oman, ICF Saskatchewan and will be presenting webinars to ICF LA and ICF Australasia. She has been the Keynote Speaker at several Coaching Conferences

She has authored many books. Interviews and excerpts from her books Outsmart Your Brain, Wander Woman, and The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations into Breakthroughs have appeared in many places including Fast Company, Psychology Today, and The Wall Street Journal and she has appeared on ABC World News.

About the facilitator:

TarunaTaruna Aggarwal, ACC, Life Coach

Taruna is an ACC Coach with fifteen years of significant experience in Human Resource Development focussed on Executive Search for Pharmaceutical and IT sector. Taruna has experience in setting up successful Startups.

Taruna strongly believes in the Power of Transformation as being inherent in each-one of us. Expanded awareness is the precursor to all change. Replacing limiting beliefs and behaviours aligns us with our Authentic Self ;which unfolds an enriching and fulfilling life experience. Taruna facilitates and helps her clients to Unravel this Real Self.

Life Coaching is a powerful yet unexplored tool for transformation. Taruna believes in Coaching for Everyone and wants to take the benefits of Life Coaching to as many people as possible.

Life Coaching is a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires clients to maximize their personal and professional potential. In the trust- based, safe-space that Taruna creates, her clients experience new energy and neurochemistry. This enables them to ask questions for which they have no answer, create new awareness and discover new possibilities & options. They exercise discretion and choose to take concrete action that moves them forward.

Taruna serves individuals and corporate clients. She is especially passionate about workplace equality and aims to empower confident women leaders. She is building a community of empowered women from all walks of life through her focussed Group Coaching and Power Meetups.

Taruna is an ACTA Certified Facilitator and Trainer. She facilitates workshops aimed at bolstering the foundations of success through Resilience, Grit, Self-Discipline and Persistence. She facilitates several signature workshops including Leader as a Coach, Self Compassion and Mindfulness, Be Your Own Coach programs for school children and youth with a focus on honing Social and Emotional Intelligence.

For ICF Singapore, Taruna manages and facilitates the monthly Webinars. These webinars are a platform for Continual Learning for fellow coaches.

Note: Registration will close at 2359 hours on April 25 2018

Event Date Thursday, 26 April 2018
Event End Date Thursday, 26 April 2018
Cut off date Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Individual Price 10.00

The International Coach Federation, Singapore Chapter will hold its' Annual General Meeting on Thursday, March 29th, 2018 at 6:30pm at Froth, No. 2 Finlayson Green, Ascott Raffles Place, Singapore 049247

The 2018-2019 Executive Committee will be announced at the AGM.

Online voting will start at 0000 hours 8th March 2018 and close at 0000 hours 29th March 2018. Invitations via email will be sent individually to all members. For those unable to vote online, a hard copy ballot is available on 29th March 2018, at the start of the AGM from 6.30-7pm. Ballot will officially close at 7pm 29th March 2018.

Kindly note that each ICF Singapore Member is only allowed to vote once. If an online vote has been submitted, a hard copy ballot will not be provided.

Details of the candidates will be made available on the ICF Singapore Chapter website homepage, closer to the date of election.

Celebrate & Initiate:

This is our annual member celebration! It is a chance to review all that we've done as a chapter this year, explore upcoming initiatives, get involved in new projects, welcome feedback, thank the current ExCo, and welcome in new chapter leaders.  

Formal AGM Agenda:

This is also an official event as ICF Singapore Chapter is a registered society in Singapore.

  • Opening of the Meeting
  • President's Report
  • Approval of Audited Financial Statements
  • Overview and Voting on Constitution Changes
  • Election of Executive Committee Office-bearers and Council Members
  • Election of Honorary Auditors
  • New Business
  • Closing of Meeting


If you have any questions you would like the Exco to address or some general comments you would like to submit before the event, please send them to us at

The AGM is exclusive to current ICF Members ONLY and is free of charge.

Event Date Thursday, 29 March 2018
Event End Date Thursday, 29 March 2018

ICF offers to you the Communities of Practice, a venue for coaches in similar fields to communicate best practices and new ideas.

Topic: Learn the basics of Social Media Marketing to further your practice and build your business.

This session will teach the participants the basics of how to use social media platforms Facebook and Instagram for marketing and promoting their services and practice.

They will gain the basic knowledge with tips on how to optimize and make the most of these free platforms available to them.

Social media platforms present unique marketing opportunities.
Marketing through them is completely different from traditional offline marketing. It is the process of building awareness about you, your products or services through the various social media channels.

Registration: S$10.00

We will need a minimum of two registrations to carry on the event.

Ruchi is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with a focus on interpersonal relations and life coaching. Her main objective is to help her clients move forward in life, find fulfillment, success and happiness. Guiding individuals through a transition is part of this process, making them feel empowered and accomplished. Ruchi is also a professionally trainer lawyer who has practiced in India and Hong Kong. She is running a successful coaching practice in Singapore with the help of social media marketing and is keen to share her knowledge with fellow coaches.

Event Date Thursday, 15 March 2018
Event End Date Thursday, 15 March 2018
Individual Price 10.00

Avni Martin, PCC, Mentor Coach, Trainer, Head of ICF Singapore Science & Research & Project Facilitator Nancy Hughes, MCC, Mentor Coach, Leadership Coach & Facilitator Debbie Hogan, PCC, Mentor Coach, ACTP Course Trainer Dave Hogan, PCC, Mentor Coach, ACTP Course Trainer

Join us on for an engaging feedback and discussion about the Recorded ICF Core Competency Coaching Session. It aims to deepen our understanding of the competencies, its applications, common challenges, and explore ideas to overcome them. The session will also explore ways to sharpen the core competency markers. These sessions are part of a pioneering project led by Avni to create video demonstrations of the 11 ICF Core Competencies to be published on the ICF Singapore website for members. 

Date, Time & Location: 8th March, 1-3pm, 78 Bayshore Road, Singapore 469991

This event has very limited spaces due to small venue size and for the purpose of the project priority will be given to those coaches who are participating in the recorded sessions as ‘coaches’ or 'clients'. Advance registration is essential, $10 for members, $15 non-members.

Please email to register and venue details.

Event Date Thursday, 08 March 2018
Event End Date Thursday, 08 March 2018
Cut off date Thursday, 08 March 2018
Individual Price 15.00

The Neurobiology of Somatic Coaching: Embody Your Social and Emotional Intelligence

ICF Singapore Members : Free (Please log in to register for the webinar)

In recent years there’s been an explosion of research about the brain and body. But our knowledge of of this vast field – not to mention our ability to put it to use – is scant at best. Help clients take practical steps toward better living and stronger leadership by turning new research into applied practice. Learn how to build the social and emotional intelligence you – and your clients! – need to achieve greater satisfaction and success.

  • Explore how & why body, brain, and behavior are inextricably linked
  • Learn practical tools to cultivate qualities of social and emotional intelligence such as courage, composure, resilience, compassion, and clear communication
  • Develop your coaching presence & help clients grow their leadership presence
  • Discover straightforward, science-based principles and practices that reliably build social and emotional intelligence

About the presenter:

Amanda BlakeAmanda Blake
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When smart people get stuck, they turn to Amanda Blake to help them tap their next level of intelligence.

As a Master Somatic Leadership Coach, Mandy has devoted her life to the spread of one simple message: when you learn to access the smarts hidden in sensation, you open the door to more courage, connection, and contribution than you ever imagined possible.

She has been praised for her ability to facilitate pragmatic, profound changes for clients from Sydney to San Francisco to Istanbul. She holds a degree in Human Biology from Stanford University, and has taught leadership programs for the likes of Nike, NASA, and beyond.

But really, she’s here to show you how you can become your best self, build a better world, and have a blast along the way.

When she’s not teaching people practical ways to leverage the links between body, brain, and behavior, you can find her swing dancing with her sweetie to corny country songs, backcountry skiing in the Sierras, or learning cool ninja tricks from her nephews.

Her flagship online course, the Body = Brain Virtual Salon, begins again in 2017. Discover how you can embody your brilliance at

About the facilitator:

TarunaTaruna Aggarwal, ACC

Taruna is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC). Taruna works with her clients to Be the Best That they Can, given their unique set of circumstances and mindsets. She guides her clients to Realign and Redefine Goals for a Holistic living. Her Trust based Coaching Relationship enables clients to experience a safe space where fresh possibilities and options emerge and transformation begins. She focuses on Life Coaching – Work-life balance, Career path, Personal & Professional Leadership, Self-esteem and Relationship management. She designs and delivers Workshops and Seminars for Youth Empowerment and Skills for Success in the age of disruption.

Event Date Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Event End Date Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Cut off date Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Individual Price 10.00

Communities of Practitioners

Life Coaching

ICF offers to you the Communities of Practice, a venue for coaches in similar fields to communicate best practices and new ideas.

COP: Life Coaching – With a focus on Body and mind Coaching to incorporate holistic coaching, wellness and mindfulness

Topic: Coaching the Body Language

This COP will focus on the body language, and how coaches can use tools and tips to help their clients increase awareness about their non-verbal communication and the impact of physical languages in their lives. Coaches will also learn about the basics of body language, discuss practical tools to manage body intelligence; And do some interactive exercices to illustate the importance of body language.

Note: We will need a minimum of two registrations to carry on the event.


RuchiRuchi is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with a focus on interpersonal relations and life coaching. Her main objective is to help her clients move forward in life, find fulfillment, success and happiness. Guiding individuals through a transition is part of this process, making them feel empowered and accomplished. Ruchi is also a professionally trainer lawyer who has practiced in India and Hong Kong.

Geraldine GauthierGeraldine Gauthier Geraldine Gauthier, the founder of W2P Consulting (Wellness To Performance), is an associate certified coach and personal trainer with fifteen-year experience as an executive and a change management expert in Paris, London, Hong Kong and Singapore.

She helps people reconnect their body and mind to better perform and reach a greater sense of balance and success in their complex lives.

Her innovative programmes combine professional coaching with wellness, fitness and body intelligence for leaders, executives and people transitioning in their professional lives.

Work Better, Live Smarter is her professional motto.

Event Date Thursday, 22 February 2018
Event End Date Thursday, 22 February 2018
Individual Price 10.00

Synopsis :
Mastering our Inner Game of Performance

How can individuals and teams consistently get in "the zone"?

Flow is an optimal state of consciousness, a peak state, where we both feel our best and perform at our best. We believe that flow can be nurtured in anyone, anywhere in the workplace, at home and in ourselves.

During this experiential session, Han Ee will walk us through the 4-stage Flow Cycle. We will identify the obstacles that hinder us from reaching our potential and identify the mindfulness–based triggers that will enable us to move beyond just “surviving” to thriving wherever we are. We will also discuss how this translates to teamwork and organizational development.

Speaker Bio

About Han Ee

Han EeHan Ee’s work as an executive coach is to help leaders and organizations to excel in their inner game of performance.

He is also the first Singaporean to be qualified by the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) to deliver the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program by Jon Kabat Zinn.

As the CEO of Singapore Sailing, Han Ee endeavours to realize the Federation’s aspiration of achieving a breakthrough at the Olympics.

Event Date Monday, 19 February 2018
Event End Date Monday, 19 February 2018
Individual Price 35.00