Leading change
Embracing transformation:

What makes coaching work?

October 28th, 2019

Rue Washington 40, 1050 Brussels

The CHANGE begins with YOU, it is personal.

Inspire and empower You and your people to create a change-ready organisation.

Agape International Coaching Conference is a journey through new perspectives in which you will experiment how you can maximize your personal and professional potential, through the science and art of coaching. Come, explore how you harness the power of change. Transform your mindset, rewire your thinking and make change happen for you and your organization!

On October 28th 2019, world-class master coaches and mentors are coming together in the heart of Europe, in Brussels, to share their wisdom and experience with the senior executives in position to drive change, coaches, business leaders and professionals.

300+

participants

7

international speakers

4

practical workshops

WHY COME

CONTENT IS KING

At Agape International Coaching Conference Brussels 2019 we will tackle leading change topics and we will discover how to embrace transformation in order to create a mindset for sustainable change.

PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS

Attend one of 4 workshops focused on the benefits of coaching, emotion and cognition of change, how to develop a mindset of change, all these seasoned with valuable insights from our PCCs and MCCs worldwide renowned speakers.

ACCELERATE YOUR GROWTH

We want to explore together the most important competencies in coaching and to discover the power of purpose: why are we making this CHANGE? How coaching help you turn individuals that work together into teams that flourish and inspire others?

NETWORKING

Exchange knowledge and ideas with +200 attendees and best in class professional coaches during the interactive World Café sessions. Experience a unique opportunity for multicultural networking.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Tim Gallwey

For over forty years I have focused my efforts on the importance of what I call The Inner Game. I have learned many things on this journey while all the time in both my personal life and my public work, there has been one overriding passion. For both individual and for society, there must be a re-balancing of the importance we give to “the inner domain,” that which takes place within human beings as distinct with all that goes on in external world.”

Janet Harvey, MCC

Experienced with individuals at the Board of Directors, “C” Chair, Executive and Senior Management levels, Janet assists executives in adopting effective habits of perception and behavior to lead and accelerate corporate strategies. Typical engagements address executive development in the following areas: articulate and inspire through clarity of vision, enable respectful challenge, debate and catalyze synergy for strategic business choices, risk/reward critical thinking about investments and shareholder value, plan leader succession and architect sustainable cultural / strategic change.

Prof. Philippe Rosinski, MCC

Philippe was the first European to have been designated Master Certified Coach by the ICF and he is the author of two great books for professional coaches: “Coaching Across Cultures” and “Global Coaching”.Philippe is a world authority in executive coaching, team coaching, and global leadership development. He helps leaders, teams and organisations deploy their multifaceted potential to achieve sustainable performance and meaningful success.He holds a Master of Science degree from Stanford University and he is a professor at the Kenichi Ohmae Graduate School of Business in Tokyo and is regularly invited in other academic institutions.

Dr. Ben Koh, MCC

Ben is firmly committed to advancing the art, science and practice of professional coaching. He is considered among the most influential thought leader on transformative coaching. He is the Founder of Coach Masters Academy – a coaching academy with a global presence in more than 18 countries.

WORKSHOPS

Live-Demo For Coaches

Facilitators: Dr. Ben Koh, MCC and Janet Harvey, MCC

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Mobility: A New Approach To Change

Facilitator: Renato Ricci.

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“LeaderShift” Workshop

Facilitator: Dan Mocanu.

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Leadership Mastery

Facilitator: Daphna Horowitz, MCC

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

08.30 - 09.00

Attendees Registration

09.00 - 09.40

Grand Opening. Speakers Presentation

09.40 - 10.45
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Ben Koh
MCC, Singapore

Fostering Transformative Learning: Enabling Change that is Deep & Sustainable

Historically, coaching has been focused toward achieving improvement with respect to a specific behavioral performance. This involves promoting the development of that person's behavioral competence through careful observation and feedback and asking powerful question to stimulate critical thinking. In recent years, the science of coaching has evolved and has expanded meaning. It goes beyond result optimization to achieve peak performance to guiding people towards deep learning. Impactful coaching that enables sustainable change is inherently a reflective process that involves people gaining awareness on how they regulate their thoughts, feelings and actions.
In this keynote speech, Dr Ben Koh explains the science behind how an evocative inside-out coaching approach can surpass conventional problem-solving and solution-creating approach in enabling change that is deep and sustainable. You will gain an understanding on how expanding people’s thinking capacity as the premise for authentic change and developing learning agility as the key predictor for future potential.

10.45 - 11.50
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Philippe Rosinski MCC, Belgium

Intercultural coaching to promote sustainable change

In this keynote session, Philippe will show how we can improve our creativity and impact by systematically integrating culture into coaching. Cultural differences of all kinds are often a source of misunderstandings and difficulties. However, intercultural coaching allows to treat cultural differences as a source of richness and as an opportunity to go beyond current cultural limitations. You will learn about a broad, inclusive and dynamic concept of culture that contrasts with the traditional static and binary view (which tends to perpetuate limiting stereotypes). You will experience firsthand the Cultural Orientations Framework (COF) assessment, a roadmap and assessment tool to navigate the cultural terrain. You will discover how the COF can be used to facilitate individual, team, organizational and societal development. Philippe will share lessons from his international experience of promoting sustainable change, individually and collectively. You will also have a chance to raise your own cultural awareness, as well as discover how to broaden your cultural repertoire.
11.50 - 12.20

Coffee Break

12.20 - 13.30
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Tim Gallwey
USA

The Inner Game Of CHANGE

In a Workplace that Works = property within and without. Picture this: teams of individuals working together in a way that they moving towards their common external goal, but doing so in a way that they are growing in the direction of their own inner outcomes as a part of the human family. Every day they are learning from their experience, how to learn to accomplish as much internally as they do externally. In the process, their culture changes as they change, families change, compassion grows with each breath of courage. It is the intent of this keynote that you will leave with the hope that such a way of working is possible.
13.30 - 14.30

Lunch Break

14.30 - 16.30
WORKSHOPS

live-demo for coaches

Janet Harvey
USA

Ben Koh
MCC, Singapore

Powerful coaching is inherently a reflective process that involves people gaining awareness on how they perceive their current situation and construct their meaning, and then uses this emerging understanding to create a new and empowering frame to guide future actions. Finally, here is your opportunity to listen in a live, real coaching session. We bring to you the “Up Your Mastery” workshop presenting 2 MCCs delivering LIVE demos. After the coaching conversation, you will have an opportunity to hear him break it down and talks about the coaching process. Get ready to go further in your coaching practice.

Leadership Mastery: The Transition from Expert to Leader

Daphna Horowitz MCC
Leadership Coach & Mentor

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What does it means to be an expert and a leader?

As experts we’re valued for our knowledge and experience. We’re often promoted to leadership roles because of our talents. Yet, once we’ve reached a level of success, we seem to hit a glass ceiling where other skills are needed for us to progress any further. In fact, being the expert holds us back unless we learn to let go of expertise and embrace leadership skills. This is what leadership mastery is all about.

Leadership Mastery doesn’t always come naturally and we often feel overwhelmed and out of our depth when we reach the stage of transition from expert to leader. The transition that needs to happen here relates to our mindset. The good news is that leadership can be learnt.

In this 2-hour workshop, Daphna Horowitz takes us on a journey of leadership mastery.
We begin by learning the 4 pillars of leadership and how these are impacted in times of change. We then explore the leadership mastery cycle that leads us through the 5 levels of leadership. At the end of the workshop, you will walk away with a leadership manifesto to guide you in creating a leadership strategy that sets you up for making the change from talented professional to extraordinary leader.

Daphna weaves stories of her experience of working with leaders and their teams around the globe together with her personal stories of overcoming challenges and climbing Africa’s tallest mountain, Kilimanjaro to create an interactive, impactful workshop experience.

We often spend time thinking and strategizing about our business.

Now it’s time to do the same kind of thinking about our leadership.

“LeaderShift”: Affecting change through perspective shifting. Where leadership meets coaching

Dan Mocanu
ICF Romania

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THE PROBLEM:The impossible dream:

everyone should be a leader

The reality:

everyone already is! but… in what?

While everybody agrees that leadership makes or breaks individual performance, team results and companies’ success, despite the 3,070,000,000 references on Google and the wealth of information on leadership, courses, workshops, dedicated schools, programs, specialized coaches, consultants and trainers, somehow leadership continues to eludes us.It is no wonder that we think that somehow it is something you are either born with or not. So why does leadership continue to elude us? Why sometimes we are drawn to a cause and are participating fully while most of the time we are left cold even though the cause may be good for the organization or company? Why we do what we do and don’t do what we don’t’ do?What if the legacy approach to leadership is wrong? (since it didn’t change leadership much) What then? What if the answer lies somewhere else, and is a kind of “Cirque du Soleil” a “LeaderShift”?In this masterclass we explore an unconventional approach to leadership through the art and science of coaching. We will be taking on some key approaches from coaching to cause immediate breakthroughs in leadership.Participants will have the opportunity to participate actively and contribute directly from their smart phone, tablet, or laptop connected to the Internet by using MentiMeter a web application that takes input and aggregates results in real time from audience that doesn’t require any installation.A few questions we will explore :
  • What is the current strategy for leadership development?
  • Where we keep failing at?
  • How can we approach leadership development differently?
  • What kind of results can we expect from the new approach?

Mobility: A New Approach to Change

Renato Ricci
Director and Co-founder TIGS

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When we think of changing something, whether it's a habit or attitude, a reaction of doubt and fear often comes up.Change just for change, without a purpose, is untenable.In the 1970s, an American named Tim Gallwey created the concept called the Inner Game. In it people learn through a process that combines performance, learning and enjoyment. In this learning format, which gave rise to what we call Modern Coaching, the word change has been replaced by the term Mobility. Mobility is moving toward a desired outcome in a pleasurable manner and within a possible time. In this interactive panel, each participant will:
  • understand how Mobility is much more powerful than simple change;
  • learn how to use this concept in people development processes such as coaching, mentoring and leadership;
  • reflect on how changes are processed within the changes.
This concept, created by Gallwey, was and is used by large companies in their management, innovation, and leadership processes - such as Apple, Coca-Cola, IBM, Harley Davidson, Rolls Royce and others. How to make a change in an enjoyable way? This is the main point of Mobility concepts. If you want to improve your strategies for success in changing environments this workshop is for you.
17.00 - 18.00
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Janet Harvey
MCC, USA

The Heart of CHANGE: The Way IN is the Way OUT

If you are a successful business executive than you will know the truth of this statement. Life challenges, roadblocks and obstacles stand stubbornly, and often invisibly in the way of your progress. Yet, somehow you persist. With grit, passion and tenacity you kept moving and continue to achieve. What if even 10% of that energy used for sheer will as your engine for success were available to you for another purpose, e.g. creativity, innovation or maybe personal restoration? This is possible when you go beyond sheer will to the heart of change. That heart is in fact an internal call to be self-authoring and self-ruling as we exercise our inner authority to choose how to relate to the conditions of our lives. This is a state of being called living sovereign. In this keynote session, Janet will challenge assumptions and habits so that you may evoke a new mindset about the source of motivation in life.

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So much of personal and professional success in the early stages of your life is based upon an outer definition of success, effectiveness and expected conduct. Then a moment arises when you pause, take a breath and realize that you are operating in ways that are not deeply respectful nor congruent with your core self. Questions arise without satisfactory answers: “Is this all there is?” or “What am I doing this for?” Clients often arrive to a professional coaching engagement with these questions, in a state of despair, wondering how did life unfold to that moment. Asking “why” is less useful than asking “what is wanted now?” This change in question holds hope and exploring it provides a shift in mood as well as the possibility to convey a deeper truth for each person. In the pause and moments taken for internal examination, you have the possibility to discover a fulfilling answer for the existential question, “For what purpose am I alive?”

In this session exploration you are invited to adopt the mindset that what you want for your contribution to life, the planet, society, community, workplace, family and yourself is accessible by awakening your heart to recognize flow in your own life. Flow supports you to connect with your unique inner wisdom, to know your own true self and the experiences in life that intrinsically motivate and support your state of bliss. No person starts out life in this way. Human beings don't come with an operator's manual. We're always a work in progress. How you approach perceived obstacles and how you navigate your way through, defines you and either opens or closes the doors of opportunity in your life, in any context. Choosing to invite change through a connection to your wholeness, is a generative act. Being connected to your internal resources, capability and innate creativity, even for the moment of this thought, is the beginning of moving forward. Build a new habit for listening within and you will claim your unique and vital motivation as a lifelong source of quality and fulfillment.

Session Outcomes

  • Connect with your internal motivation that transforms the impossible into the possible
  • Learn ways to sustain that connection and ignite your innate creativity
  • Gain perspective about the source of discomfort as the source of shift
  • Reflect on your relationship with time so you discover your pathway to continuously self-disrupt toward your desired future
18.00 - 18.30

Conference Closing. Raffle Draw

CONNECTED EVENTS

Tim Gallwey
Author of The Inner Game

Practical Tools to Achieve High Performance

Fundamentals and tools

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Brussels, Belgium
29 - 31 Oct 2019 | 9.00AM - 6.00PM

Practical Tools to Achieve High Performance

Brussels, 29-31 Oct. 2019

Fundamentals and Tools

Dr. Ben Koh, MCC
Singapore

Re-defining Professional Coaching

Core Training for Professional Coaching

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Brussels
29 - 31 Oct 2019 | 8.30AM - 7.00PM

Re-defining Professional Coaching

Brussels, 29-31 Oct. 2019

Core Training for Professional Coaching

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CONFERENCE TICKETS

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EARLY BIRD

190

160*

  • 1 seat welcome package
  • 2 coffee breaks
  • conference materials
  • 1 lunch break, 1 workshop
  • *price available until Sep. 30
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PREVIOUS  EDITIONS

The first edition of the conference was organized in Romania, Iasi, in October 2018. It brought together more than 140 participants from 13 countries, 3 continents.
Mrs. Tracy Sinclair, the International Coach Federation (ICF) Global Chair 2018 officially opened the event. There were 4 MCC and 4 PCC, 2 ACC and Mrs. Hilary Oliver, International Coaching Federation (ICF) President 2017.

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The second edition took place in Cluj, on March 27, this year in the presence of the Mayor Emil Boc, who welcomed and supported the organization of such an event in the heart of Romania, in Transylvania.
The theme: Good leaders manage teams. Great leaders change lives. There were 400 participants from 27 countries at the event and many other on-line participants who attended the conference through live streaming. 4 MCC Keynote speakers and and 6 facilitators who supported workshops came from: Singapore, UK, Portugal, Beirut, Finland, Sweden, Bulgaria and of course Romania.

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