Coaching Conference

29 February 2024

Empowering the World through Coaching


Thursday, 29 February 2024

9.00 am - 1.00 pm

Penang Skills Development Centre
1, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bandar Bayan Baru, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia

Please contact Patricia Liaw at +60123130546

RM 300 per pax (excluding 6% SST)

Session Description



EMPOWERING THE WORLD THROUGH COACHING Modern leadership and professional development are changing. With the adoption of new technology and updates to company culture policies, top talent in as many as 80% of organizations around the world are looking for meaningful ways to improve themselves, become better leaders, and move the needle toward organizational goals. A coaching culture helps meet these demands.




TOPIC: World with or without COACHING and it’s IMPACT

“How can individuals be influenced and inspired through COACHING?





TOPIC: Building and Sustaining Coaching Culture in Organization


Your Take-aways

  • Understand how coaching can impact leadership in corporate setup.
  • Live demo by MCC
  • Live engagement with Keynotes Speaker & Panel Speakers


Core Competencies

Resource Development



About The Speaker(s)



DR.FRANCES PENAFORT works as an Executive Leadership Coach, Coach Mentor, Coach Supervisor as well as a Coach Educator in her own coach certification program viz,, Frances’ Coaching School. She holds her coaching philosophy as; partnering with leaders in their journey of discovering themselves, evoking their awareness and transforming to become the leader they are meant to be. Armed with her MCC coaching credentials, Frances is passionate about supporting leaders in a wide range of issues such as Executive Leadership, Executive Presence, Team Empowerment, Disruptive Mindset, Behavioural Skills and Cross-Cultural Diversity.


Frances is an active contributor to ICF – being the First Elected President of ICF Malaysia Chapter. She was a Board Director in the ICF Global Thought Leadership Institute, in the ICF Global Enterprise Board, in the ICF Ethics Global Board. She was the key-note speaker for ICF International conferences in Malaysia (2022) and a speaker at the ICF International conference (2021) with 2000 delegates from 80 countries. She was a speaker at Asia Pacific Conferences and Webinars as well as a podcast speaker for US and UAE.

Frances is also the first and only lady MCC  coach in Malaysia that has an ICF coaching school called Frances Coaching School and an author of her recently published book entitled “I’LL NEVER WALK ALONE”



Vellu has over 22 years experience in multinational environments in the semiconductor industry.  Having started off his career in software engineering, Vellu worked his way through several different functions before finding his passion and purpose in HR. He is currently the HR Director for Micron Malaysia where he works with the leaders to deploy effective people programs and solutions through enabling strong organization and leadership culture.

Through his years of experience in the industry as well as being an ICF credentialed (ACC) coach, Vellu works with leaders, and other individuals to uncover their common limiting beliefs, behaviours as well as mental roadblocks and facilitates a change in mindset and behaviours to fulfil their purpose.



Rita Shah is a Master Certified Coach – one of only 1,800 coaches globally awarded the highest credential for coaching expertise by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).  Prior to her professional coaching career, she held senior roles in multi-national organisations, start-ups and as an entrepreneur.

Now in her 15th year as an executive management and women in leadership coach, she specialises in one-to-one and team executive coaching, working with leaders transitioning into new roles that require a different set of skills and mindset; supporting women in leadership and developing a sustainable high performance culture while maintaining a healthy balance.

Rita brings cutting-edge knowledge of the brain sciences to the understanding of human behaviour to unlock her clients’ adaptive capacity on their journey to fulfill their potential. Clients continue to thrive long after coaching has concluded, as the focus on creativity, agility and resilience helps them make significant and long-term shifts. She goes the extra mile to support her clients, and is appreciated for taking a holistic view of their lives.

Clients value Rita’s ability to bring about clarity and focus through her thought-provoking, energising and supportive approach. Her exceptional ability to listen deeply without judgement and give insightful feedback creates a safe and creative space for her clients to self-reflect, expand their perspectives, break through personal barriers and cultivate long-term and sustainable mindset and behavioural shifts to accomplish their goals and achieve results.

​Her international corporate and commercial experience, and understanding of different cultures and motivations, enrich her work with leaders of all nationalities. Rita continues to work with clients internationally and across industries, including banking & finance, insurance, technology solutions, FMCG, manufacturing, energy, media and education –  supporting succession planning, talent development and DEI strategies.

Rita is Founder of The Success Lab, a boutique executive coaching and leadership development consultancy and Partner of the International Organisational Neuroscience (ION) Partnership. She was Board Director of ICF Malaysia Chartered Chapter from 2014-16 and is a Business Mentor at the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. She was honoured as a Global Coaching Leader in 2017.



Teresa has over two decades of experience in renowned multinational corporations, where she spearheaded global cross-functional teams to achieve strategic business objectives. Her expertise spans program management,  quality engineering, start-up leadership, customer engagement and knowledge management.

Teresa is currently the Director of the Program Execution Office at Intel Corporation, Within the organization, she assumes a central role as the facilitator to enhance the organization’s workforce through leadership and soft skills training. Teresa is passionate about empowering others to reach their full potential. She is a Certificated Chief Master Coach (CCMC) and a member of ICF. In addition to her corporate role, Teresa actively contributes to the coaching community by working with the leaders and individuals to unleash their potential. She also dedicates her expertise and time to cross-industries coaching circles as well as mentoring and coaching programs aimed at empowering underprivileged university students.

Professional Certifications: Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certificated Chief Master Coach (CCMC), Scrum Master, Six Sigma Green Belt, Data Science Associate (EMCDSA),



Coach Fuad brings with him over 30 years of experience in Human Resource Management in Maybank Group of which 15 years as a Human Capital Director handling workforce of more than 18,000 people.  He started full time coaching in 2021 and has been coaching first time managers to transition into their new roles, coaching Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) on life and career goals.  Coach Fuad is passionate about coaching to address performance issues among sales force and sales managers.  He is also into team effectiveness coaching aimed at alleviating performance and leveraging on collective strength.Coach Fuad also trains and among his signature programs are Handling Difficult Conversations, Get The Result You Want and Team Dysfunctions.  He is a Certified Master Coach, NLP Certified Practitioner, Certified LAB Profile Practitioner, HRDF Certified Trainer and he holds a Master in Human Resource Management.

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