ICF Malaysia International Coaching & Leadership Summit Speakers

The ICF Malaysia presents the 2017 International Coaching & Leadership Summit Wednesday, 8 November.
Better Leadership with Coaching Culture!

The International Coach Federation’s (ICF) local registered ICF Malaysia Charter Chapter is in her 12th year. We are proud to present the 3rd biennial Conference this November 8th, bringing together coaches, business leaders, human resource professionals, and all parties interested in leadership development across Asia Pacific as well as from other continents.

The conference theme is: Engage | Empower I Thrive

We are most grateful to have such a diverse and passionate group of speakers, to contribute a  transformational learning-experience with interactive content and actionable take-aways for our participants.

Christian van Nieuwerburgh – Ph.D & Raja Yousef Al-Laho – ACC

Prof. Christian van Nieuwerburgh (PhD) is Professor of Coaching and Positive Psychology at the University of East London (UK). He is a highly sought-after executive coach, researcher, and consultant with significant
leadership experience. Christian is particularly interested in intercultural coaching, the creation of coaching cultures and the use of coaching within educational settings. He publishes extensively in the field and is the
author of An Introduction to Coaching Skills: A Practical Guide (Sage, 2017) and the editor of Coaching in Education: Getting Better Results for Students, Educators and Parents (Karnac, 2012) and Coaching in Professional Contexts (Sage, 2016). He is currently completing two books: Coaching in Islamic Culture (Karnac, in press) and The Leaders’ Handbook for Coaching in Schools (Corwin, in press). Seen as a thought-leader within the fields of coaching and positive psychology, he regularly speaks at conferences in Europe, the US, Australia and the Middle East.

Mrs. Al-Laho has over 20 years of experience in the provision of consultancy, training and coaching. And has specialized in the development and performance and worked in many projects and training programs for companies public and private institutions . She has also provided training and orientation and Coaching for many entities and Executives in Kuwait and Gulf. Mrs. Al-Laho has several important professional accreditations from internationally renowned organizations: She is a global Accredited Coach by International Coach Federation (ICF), Certified Mentor Coach and certified trainer for Persona Global Tools; and the founder for the first Coaching school in Middle East – Mashar Coaching School- since 2013, 130 professional coaches have been graduate from this school. Raja is Executive Coach, Trainer, Speaker & writer. Raja is co—author of the book “The Principles and Practice of Coaching in Islamic Culture”(Karnac)

We are pleased to announce, as part of our lineup the day of the Summit, Christian and Raja will launch and sign their new book:  “Coaching in Islamic Culture: The Principles and Practice of Ershad.”  This will take place during the networking reception from 5:30-6:30pm.

Summit Topic: Unlocking potential of coaching in Islamic Culture

In this interactive session, Raja and Christian will explore the implications of coaching within Islamic cultural contexts and present the “Ershad” coaching framework, which has emerged from considerable work in the Middle East and Gulf region. The presenters will outline the methodology and raise important considerations about interculturally sensitive coaching. Recent findings about the Ershad methodology from a knowledge exchange project involving the University of Oxford will be shared.

Topic Areas:

• Coaching in Islamic Cultures
• Intercultural sensitivity
• Concept of “worship” in Islamic culture and its relation to coaching conversations
• Role of faith (belief) in coaching conversations
• Coaching for aligning beliefs,values and actions in Islamic culture.
• Application of Ershad model to all cultures.

Experience Christian and Raja and their fascinating topic on November 8th!

The official ICF International Coaching & Leadership Summit Venue Partner –
Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC)

The Official ICF International Coaching & Leadership Summit Hotel –
Le Meridien Putrajaya  

All Summit participants will receive a preferred rate within the window of November 3rd through 12th, 2017.
This rate includes breakfast and the free shuttle to/from the PICC the day of the Summit.


Engage | Empower | Thrive
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Wednesday, 8 November 2017