Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
The WA Chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF) is partnering with the Heart Foundation during International Coach Week 2010. Qualified coaches are volunteering their services for a three day COACH-A-THON in the foyer of the QV1 Building in the CBD. Coaching is one of the fastest-growing professions in the modern world, yet many people are unsure of what it actually involves. According to Jack Busch, president of the ICF’s WA Chapter, “one of the best ways to find out about coaching is to experience it firsthand. And that’s what COACH-A-THON is about: professional coaching can cost around $200 per hour, but for a donation to the Heart Foundation you can receive your own personalised coaching session on a topic of your choice.”

The ICF defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential”. People seek out the services of a coach for many reasons. Some use a coach to help them get ahead professionally, to become financially more secure, or to be a better leader. For others, it is the need for support during a time of significant change, such as a divorce or a re-location. Many people hire a coach to help them set and achieve goals, or to reach a goal faster.

In an ICF Global Coaching Study (2006) people who had experienced Coaching reported benefits in many aspects of their lives, including increased self-confidence, more fulfilling relationships, improved communication and enhanced interpersonal skills. Also acknowledged were increased clarity around career opportunities, work performance and work-life balance. Study participants distinguished between the benefits of therapy and coaching as follows: therapy is a valuable tool for dealing with past and present issues in your life, while coaching provides you with an action-list for moving forward towards future goals.

The Coach Week COACH-A-THON will be held in the CBD in the foyer of the QV1 building May 25-27
For further information please contact:
Jack Busch [email protected] 0417 923 655
Mary Jo Harris [email protected] 0439 915 511
Bruce Brodie [email protected] 0421 124 461
Michele Toner [email protected] 0411 067 541

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International Coach Federation Australasia Coach Week

International Coach Federation Australasia (ICFA) Coach Week is an annual weeklong celebration of the coaching profession, this year to be held during the week 24 to 29 May.

Originally founded in 1999 by ICF member Jerri N. Udelson, MCC, Coach Week is a designated time each year for coaches and clients to educate the general public about the value of working with a professional coach and to acknowledge the results and progress made through the coaching process.

During this extended commemoration, coaches around the world offer a variety of activities and pro bono services in their local communities to share what coaching has the ability to do.

Ten local areas around Australia and New Zealand will be holding events and activities to celebrate Coach Week commencing 24 May 2010.
Jack Busch
P: 0417 923 655
W: www.icfaustralasia.com/CoachWeek.php


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