Learning and Sharing Forum

News Date: 
18 March 2010

A half-day Learning and Sharing Forum on Leadership Coaching launched by YBhg Prof Dato' Dr Ansary Ahmed, President/CEO on 18th March 2010 was organised by School of Professional and Executive Education (SPEED) and its partner, Teamcoach International Sdn Bhd.

The objective of this forum is for coaching practioners to share their experiences and together learn how to enhance coaching as a leadership development tool. More than 50 participants attended to hear eminent speakers giving presentation on coaching.

Antoinette Zuehlke was the first speaker on Leadership Coaching - The Future. She talked about effective leadership commonly viewed as central to organizational success. The focus is on developing leaders across the organization rather than only at the top. We need to look beyond competencies, which may focus on “what needs fixing,” and instead focus attention on the whole person and on strengths and natural talents.  The question is how to accomplish that?

Antoinette has 14 years’ international experience, including 5 years in consulting working with a variety of organisations and industries. She holds a M.Sc. in Organisational Psychology and also Hospitality Management Diploma.  She also holds an Honours Degree in Psychology and Bachelors in Psychology, Sociology and Criminology.

The second speaker, Puan Norhasniza Abdul Hamid touched on Leadership Coaching Case Study which explores the role of coaching in supporting leadership development in a Malaysian Government Linked company (GLC). It describes the collaboration roles and functions of divisional HR personnel and internal and external coaches in implementing the program.

Puan Norhasniza has 8 years working experience in a GLC environment especially in HR, Customer Service and People Development. She is a Certified Solution Focus Coach by Canadian Council of Professional Certification. She also completed her Business Coach program with Leadership University, USA.

All participants were given a certificate of attendance by SPEED.