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2016 ICF Australasia Conference

2016 ICF Australasia ConferenceUnlocking Potential26 - 28 October 2016    |    Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Queensland

Panel Session

Session Title: What is the criticism we want people to be making about coaching?

Thought leaders such as Seth Godin extoll that if you are not being criticised it is unlikely you are producing important, disruptive, and game changing work.  Coaching started out this way, as an industry that opened up new doors.  A relevant question today is are we staying innovative and agile or are we in danger of becoming mediocre, predictable and attached to being established? 

This panel will explore the topic of what coaches need to do to stay current for today and prepared for tomorrow. And tomorrow is not only about us current members of the coaching industry, but also the next generation of coaches – what are we leaving for them?

To discuss this thoroughly the panel will explore questions such as what we need to do differently to avoid becoming stale, over governed, traditional and boxed in, while still remaining relevant, front of mind, adaptable, safe and ethical?

The audience will be challenged to think about the criticisms that we do want to hear about our industry and those we don't want to hear.  

John Raymond (PCC), our panel convener will explore with our diverse panel their emerging thinking, their controversial opinions, the edges they agree on, and those they don't. 

Our panel members are diverse, passionate about coaching and hold strong views:

  • David Clutterbuck a prolific commentator in the coaching and mentoring industry - but aren’t really the same thing?
  • Tammy Turner (MCC) long known for her passion for coaching supervision - but where is the balance between choice and regulation?
  • Geoff Abbott with a strong academic perspective on coaching – but how does the precise nature of academic research encourage agility and innovation in the industry?
  • Magda Mook naturally a strong advocate of the ICF and professional associations - but can they keep up in a rapidly changing world?

It will be a rip-roaring conversation - not to be missed if you care about the future of coaching.


Panel Convener: John Raymond PCC

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Panelist: Professor David Clutterbuck

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Panelist: Tammy Turner MCC

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Panelist: Geoff Abbott

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Panelist: Magdalena N. Mook

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