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My Neighbor: Reflections on Systemic Coaching and the Environment

I’ve always believed that the creation is a manifestation of the Creator.  That we can have a glimpse of the majesty, glory and awesomeness of the Creator and at the same time enjoy the blessings of His creation for humanity.   I’m an advocate for the stewardship of the goodness and integrity of the environment.  As…

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President’s Log: Jen Ocsena

DEFYING CHALLENGING TIMES First, some background. Tell us a little about yourself today as a coach and how you got here. After years of a successful run in sales, I yearned for more one on one interactions that would give me a better sense of fulfilment other than monetary compensation and a career that would have a…

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President’s Log: Paui Del Rosario

First, some background. Tell us a little about yourself today as a coach and how you got here; an interesting fact about yourself that people probably don’t know; and a brief description of your time as president of ICF Philippines. I have always been in the field of learning and development. My first exposure to coaching was…

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President’s Log: Mela Chamberlain

Today we will read about the views of Mela Chamberlain, 2016-2017 ICFP President. Tell us a little about yourself today as a coach and how you got here.  My coach training started as a sales leader in one of the insurance companies. I was drawn to coaching because it was consistent with my own selling…

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President’s Log: Alma Horn, ACC

Tell us a little about yourself today as a coach and how you got here I am an Executive Coach and have been coaching full time for the past 4 years. As a past HR practitioner and Training Academy Head, I was invited to attend a Coaching Training by a Master Coach.  I learned that…

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President’s Log: Ruby Palma, ACC

Today we will be reading the responses from Ruby Palma, 2014-2015 ICFP President. Tell us a something about yourself today as a coach and how you got here. I am an Ilonga by upbringing. After graduating from high school in Ilo-Ilo, I went to university at UPD where I got my degree in Business Economics.…

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President’s Log: Nemy Lim

Today we are privileged to hear from Nemy Lim, 2013-2014 ICFP president. First, some background. Tell us a little about yourself today as a coach and how you got here; an interesting fact about yourself that people probably don’t know. I retired from corporate life in mid-2010 after being with two pharmaceutical companies for 35…

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President’s Log: Luchi Vitales

Tell us about yourself today as a coach and how you got here People, and people management, have always been in my DNA. It has been the undercurrent of my professional life. I retired from Monde Nissin on January 31 of this year have established my own firm – A & N Business Consultancy. What…

Work in Progress

Work in Progress

As I was painting the walls of our house a few weeks ago and working on some of my DIY projects, I thought to myself, “I’m glad our house is still a work in progress.” Though we did not get the privilege of building the house from scratch, I am grateful that there are still…

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President’s Log: Julius Ordonez, MCC

The American patriot Thomas Payne is known for the famous saying, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” Indeed, the current environment seems appropriate for the invocation of such a statement. A recent PwC survey indicated that 7 of 10 managers have experienced at least one crisis in the last five years, with the…

Do you need Coaching?

Do you need Coaching?

Do you need coaching? Rhetorically though, who doesn’t need coaching? It’s a rare bird who would go on in life believing that counselling in one form or another is not needed. But in fact, that’s probably a question that hardly crosses our minds ordinarily, unless we find ourselves stumped with a particular concern, whether it…

The Importance of Connecting to our Deepest Cares

The Importance of Connecting to our Deepest Cares

What do you long for? What do you care about most deeply? These are 2 questions I often ask my clients during a coaching session. Granted, getting clear with the client about their goals, outcomes, and standards by which they measure success is very important and necessary, it’s also important to take a look at…

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Road to 100: A first for ICF Philippines

04.07.2021 A day to remember for ICF Philippines. Thank you and congratulations to the community for hitting its first 100 professional coach members. The Road to 100 is an active initiative of the community to support the coach members in their engagement, grow their professional network, take part in co-creating opportunities in upgrading and promoting…

5 Random Questions To Ask Yourself to Heal, Accept Your Space And Find Yourself Again

5 Random Questions To Ask Yourself to Heal, Accept Your Space And Find Yourself Again

Myke Celis, ACC shares tips from his recent best selling book under the #BestMeEver Series, now on Amazon.

Future of professional coaching

Future of professional coaching

Keeping up with trends and changes in the world of professional coaching is an important aspect of the work of the International Coach Federation (ICF). This is why ICF invited 19 coach practitioners, considered subject matter experts, representing different continents and countries, diverse backgrounds and varying experience levels to a two-day meeting in Fort Lauderdale,…

August 27, 2014 ICFP Planning for 2014-2015

August 27, 2014 ICFP Planning for 2014-2015

The ICF Philippine Chapter Executive Committee will be engaged in planning our 2014-2015 priorities and programs during this month of August. In lieu of a learning session, the chapter will host a one hour and a half interactive planning focused group session on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 6:30-8:00pm at the Fully Booked to gather inputs…

July 30, 2014 ICF Philippines Annual Meeting and Election of Officers Through Online Voting

July 30, 2014 ICF Philippines Annual Meeting and Election of Officers Through Online Voting

While ICF Philippines Chapter held its Annual Meeting on July 30, 2014 and aimed to conduct the election of officers for the term July 2014 to June 2015, the chapter has implemented online elections, enabling members to vote online using the Google Form Official Ballot. The email with the link to the Official Ballot has…

ICFP Professional Development Calendar, March 2014-February 2015

ICFP Professional Development Calendar, March 2014-February 2015

Dear Fellow ICFP & ICF Members: We are pleased to announce the Professional Development Calendar for the rest of 2014 and early 2015.  We shall continue to have Learning Sessions (LS) and Peer Group Coaching (PGC) on an alternating basis. Please note that the LS are open to all ICF Members and their guests, however,…

ICF Philippines Founder is now MCC

ICF Philippines Founder is now MCC

ICF Philippines Chapter Founder JULIUS C. ORDONEZ attains the highest global coach credential — Master Certified Coach (MCC) — given by the International Coach Federation (ICF). He now joins an elite circle of MCCs in the world. Ordonez had to pass a stringent assessment and accreditation process to acquire this prestigious ICF designation. There are…

Coach Cultural Competence Scholarship

Coach Cultural Competence Scholarship

Dear ICF Members: We are pleased to inform you about the Coach Cultural Competence Scholarship in Honor of Former ICF Global Director, See Luan Foo. The funds for the scholarship is made available through the ICF Foundation which is a separate non-profit entity from the International Coach Federation. The Philippines is listed as one of…