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.
Ben Koh MCC, Singapore
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.
Philippe Rosinski MCC, Belgium
Tim Gallwey USA
Janet Harvey USA
Ben Koh MCC, Singapore
Daphna Horowitz MCC Leadership Coach & Mentor
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.
Dan Mocanu ICF Romania
“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 :
Renato Ricci Director and Co-founder TIGS
Janet Harvey MCC, USA
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.
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.
Tim Gallwey Author of The Inner Game
29 - 31 Oct 2019 | 9.00AM - 6.00PM
Dr. Ben Koh, MCC Singapore
29 - 31 Oct 2019 | 8.30AM - 7.00PM
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.
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.