What a fantastic week we have had representing the UAE coaching industry at the HR Summit and Expo 2019!

As the final day of the show draws to a close, we reflect on activities and events that we have participated in this week at the HRSE. This year was the first year that the ICF UAE Charter Chapter offered event delegates educational and experiential activities about coaching both on and off stand. Our objective was to raise awareness of the ICF standards for coaching, our presence in the UAE, as well as a direct experience of a one to once session.

Nehad Tadros and Rania Laing kicked off week on Sunday with a full day workshop ‘Building a Coaching Culture for Strategic Change Management’ for the pre-summit events which were held for delegates at the Dusit Thani Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road. We had high levels of participation and engagement with many attendees agreeing it was not IF they introduce coaching but HOW they introduce coaching into their organisations.

Monday to Wednesday saw delegates and visitor experience coaching in our ICF Coaching Hub, located in prime position directly in front of the main entrance to the event. Incredibly, we had over 35 credentialed coaches and members delivered coaching sessions to over 150 pre-registered and walk-in coachees during the three days. The response was overwhelmingly positive with 100% feedback they had a valuable and professional one to one coaching session delivered with respect and integrity.

We would like to thank each and every one of our coaches and volunteers for representing the ICF UAE Chapter with the highest professionalism. They were true ambassadors of the ICF brand and of coaching as a professional vocation.

Nehad also delivered a very well-attended seminar in the Orange Room titled ‘Helping HR Lead Change Through Coaching’ on Tuesday.

Building on this event we are inviting our stand visitors and other UAE businesses to #ExperienceCoaching through our corporate outreach program. We will bring the ICF Coaching Hub to the office with our pop up stand and deliver the coaching experience to both management and staff.

Please contact vicepresident@coachfederation.ae for a discussion and to book.