What are you doing to mark International Coaching Week (ICW) next month (17-23 May)? 

ICW was launched in 1999 as a global celebration to promote coaching, educating the public about the value of working with a professional coach.

The International Coach Federation (ICF) has organised a host of events in a number of countries and languages. These include a pre-celebration event on 4 May with coach Marshall Goldsmith, and on 17 May, a session in Spanish on ‘Sexy, crazy and poderosas (powerful)’, another in English in Germany on working with improv, and another in Spanish on co-creating the coaching relationship.

ICF Oregon is offering a free coaching in challenging times experience session, ICF Bangkok a session on ‘Defying the COV-19 time with internal coach’, and Antonio Simancas is offering a session in Spanish on stimulating creativity.

On 18 May, events include ICF Los Angeles’ exploration of the ROI & ROE of coaching, Stefano Fadone’s of team coaching, in Italian, and ICF Spain’s of an ethical attitude in coaching. Many others are taking part through the week.

UK-based Coaching York, a network of coaches serving organisations and communities in York, is taking part for the eighth year, with the theme Renewal, Reinvention and Respect in the Covid Context. Sessions include on 17 May (and on 20 May), Steve Gorton’s Re-igniting your team’s synergistic spark, Margaret Inglesant’s Does fear of being found out hold you back and Rob Cooper’s Re-igniting your career.