The Session Speakers

An overview of all our parallel session speakers

All the parallel session speakers are listed here – alphabetically by session title.  If you want more detailed information about a presenter and/or the session they will be running, click on the ‘Presenter Session and Bio’ link.

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Päivi Äijälä & Anjariitta Savolainen

Beyond Zen – team coaching based on Automatic Stress Detection/h2>
Stream: Reflect
Area: Coaching
Type: Workshop
Style: Mainly Lecture

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Rolf Pfeiffer

C-suite mentoring

Stream: Learn
Area: Mentoring
Type: Workshop
Style: Mainly Lecture

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Dr Catriona Bradley & Katherine Morrow

Coaching a profession – the implementation of a new continuous professional development model

Stream: Reflect
Area: Coaching
Type: Workshop
Style: Lecture

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Denis Kelly

Coaching as an enabler of transformational change

Stream: Transform
Area: Coaching
Type: Workshop
Style: Lecture

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Professor David Lane & Dr Michael Cavanagh

Coaching as of 2008, 2018, and look forward to 2028

Stream: Transform
Area: Coaching
Type: Workshop
Style: Mainly Lecture

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Pedro Angulo

Coaching for performance

Stream: Learn
Area: Coaching & Mentoring
Type: Workshop
Style: Discussion

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Dr Andrew Parsons, Amanda White, Anne Pike & Aga Kehinde

Coaching in support of cancer patients and their families

Stream: Learn
Area: Coaching
Type: Workshop
Style: Discussion

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Dr Kimcee McAnally & Dr Terry Hildebrandt

Coaching supervision research – global perceptions and practice

Stream: Learn
Area: Supervisiom
Type: Workshop
Style: Mainly Lecture

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Tim Bright

Coaching with cultural differences

Stream: Learn
Area: Coaching
Type: Workshop
Style: Lecture

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Dr Maria Brown, David Ringwood & Dr Feena May

Compassionate leadership – coaching leaders to turn empathy into action

Stream: Learn
Area: Coaching
Type: Workshop
Style: Lecture

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Chris Underhill & Steve Crump

Developing an international organisation for deaf children through mentoring

Stream: Transform
Area: Mentoring
Type: Workshop
Style: Lecture

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Antoinette Braks

Discover breakthrough findings in vertical development and transform your coaching presence

Stream: Transform
Area: Coaching
Type: Workshop
Style: Lecture

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The conference will be opened by:

Dr Riza Kadilar

Dr Riza Kadilar was elected EMCC President in November 2017 and has a PhD in Media Economics. After a BSc degree at METU in Industrial Engineering, he obtained his MSc degree at Stanford University, and completed his MBA at HEC, Paris. His past professional career includes senior level bank management experience in UK (deputy general manager, Sabanci Bank plc), the Netherlands (management board member, TEBNV), and Turkey. Since 2006 he’s been working for a French international investment banking group as their senior country manager and representative for Turkey.

Prior to taking up his role as EMCC President, Dr Kadilar was the president of EMCC Turkey. He has provided executive coaching to a large number of executives in Turkish business environment, delivered on many coaching programmes, and has advised in setting of up mentoring programmes for various leading institutions. He is an assessor/verifier for European Commission Executive Office for SMEs, and a visiting professor at two leading Turkish universities. He is a scientific committee member at Institut du Bosphore (Paris), and a trustee and board member at Hisar Education Foundation (Istanbul). He regularly speaks at international conferences. He is the author of five published books in Turkish on executive coaching, is an editorial board member of ‘GTR: Global Trade Review’, a London based leading trade finance magazine.

Mary Mitchell O’Connor

Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD is Minister of State at the Department of Education with special responsibility for Higher Education having been appointed on 14 June 2017. Minister Mitchell O’Connor previously served as Minister of Business, Enterprise and Innovation from 6 May 2016, leading on the creation of sustainable full employment across all regions of the country, seeing, for the first time in almost a decade, over 2 million people employed in Ireland.

In October 2018, the Minister introduced the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018 in Seanad Éireann. The enactment of this legislation will enable QQI to introduce the International Education Mark (IEM). This is a key element of the Government’s International Education Strategy which aims to foster and strengthen Ireland’s reputation as a destination of choice for international students. The Minister is dedicated to supporting the Irish education system in becoming more internationalised, by encouraging and assisting with the development of further links and relationships between Ireland and many partners at individual, institutional and country level.

The Minister has shown great leadership in the area of promoting Gender Equality within Ireland’s Higher Education Institutions. In November 2018 in tandem with the publication of her Gender Action plan, the Minister introduced a Senior Academic Initiative, which constitutes 45 female only professorships in departments that have significant under representation of female academics. This progressive, re-balancing initiative will be conducted over three years, 15 posts per year.

Earlier in 2018, the Minister led the Technological Universities Bill through the Houses of the Oireachtas. She pioneered the development of the first Technological University in Ireland: Technological University Dublin which was officially established on 1 January 2019 and is now the largest University in Ireland. The Technological Universities legislation forms part of the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 initiative. These institutions provide increased opportunitities for individuals, enterprise, and the community to make a global impact and drive regional development across the country.

Minister Mitchell O’Connor is committed to leading the development of national policy on equity of access to higher education for all students; overseeing a range of support measures, which facilitate greater levels of participation by disadvantaged students, mature students and students with disabilities.

Pedro Angulo

Pedro Angulo is EMCC Ireland President. He is a customer focused professional with over 15 years HR/change management consulting experience. He has worked in senior management roles in AIB, Prospectus, Penna, Deloitte, IBM Business Consulting Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dublin and previous to that as Human Resources Manager with Eircom. Pedro has led the design and implementation of large-scale change and human resource interventions with both national and international clients in the public and private sectors. Pedro has special expertise in leadership and organisational development, performance management, executive coaching, change management, organisation design, and resource planning.

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Shelley Crawford, Anja Puntari & Roberto Degliesposti

EMCC International – creativity and innovation in coaching, mentoring, and supervision trainingcreativity and innovation in coaching, mentoring, and supervision training

Stream: EMCC
Area: Mentoring, Coaching, and Supervision
Type: Workshop
Style: Experiential

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Jafar Akhavan-Moossavi & Mick Lavin

EMCC International – EMPOWERing Diversity and Inclusion

Stream: EMCC
Area: Mentoring & Coaching
Type: Workshop
Style: Experiential

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Tom Battye

EMCC International – supervision competence framework

Stream: EMCC
Area: Mentoring, Coaching, and Supervision
Type: Workshop
Style: Experiential

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Dr Riza Kadilar & Stephen Murphy

EMCC International – the future beyond 2021

Stream: EMCC
Area: Mentoring, Coaching, and Supervision
Type: Workshop
Style: Experiential

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Nigel Cumberland, Ana Oliveira Pinto & Anita van Vlerken

EMCC International – the future of mentoring

Stream: EMCC
Area: Mentoring
Type: Workshop

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Nadine Hemmer

Enhance your coaching practice with psychological flexibility

Stream: Learn
Area: Coaching
Type: Workshop
Style: Experiential

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Squadron Leader Carolyn Pezaro & Flight Lieutenant Andy Armstrong

Feedback – take it like a champ!

Stream: Transform
Area: Coaching
Type: Workshop
Style: Lecture

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Kirsten M Poulsen & Berit Jebjerg

Group mentoring

Stream: Learn
Area: Mentoring
Type: Workshop
Style: Lecture

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Julie Allan

How to use self to maximum effect in coaching

Stream: Learn
Area: Coaching
Type: Workshop
Style: Experiential

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Anja Puntari & Cristina Nava

Introduction to emotional awareness in coaching, through the use of flowknow® business coaching cards

Stream: Learn
Area: Coaching
Type: Workshop
Style: Mainly experiential

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Rosarii Mannion, Professor David CLutterbuck & Paula King

KEYNOTE: Myths and legends of embedding a coaching and mentoring culture

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Matthias Diederichs & Renke Ulonska

Leadership competences in times of digital transformation

Stream: Reflect
Area: Coaching
Type: Workshop
Style: Mainly Experiential

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Ghada Mohamed Shana’a

Limiting beliefs … are they real?

Stream: Transform
Area: Coaching
Type: Workshop
Style: Mainly Lecture

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Sylviane Cannio

Manage life transitions with the evolution loops

Stream: Transform
Area: Coaching
Type: Workshop
Style: Lecture

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Jane Booth, Neyire Ashworth & Jane Cook

MASTERCLASS (LEARN): Executive Leadership Coaching adapted for practical Professional Development work with an international artist

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Paula King & Dr Chandrika Deshpande

MASTERCLASS (TRANSFORM): Well-being and performance: Making the Case for a culture of wellbeing in organisations

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Dr Roxanne Reeves

Mentoring as an empowerment tool for women in the #metoo #timesup era

Stream: Learn
Area: Mentoring
Type: Workshop
Style: Experiential

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Dr Julie Haddock-Millar & Dr Chandana Sanyal

Mentoring programme monitoring and evaluation in practice

Stream: Learn
Area: Mentoring
Type: Workshop
Style: Mainly Discussion

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Sue Halden-Brown

Mistakes management and their transformative potential in coaching

Stream: Transform
Area: Coaching
Type: Workshop
Style: Lecture

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Dilek Er Taşkent

NSPMethod – know your brain, know yourself….and transform yourself

Stream: Transform
Area: Coaching
Type: Workshop
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Dr Jacqueline McCartney

Reflection and reflexivity – what’s the difference?

Stream: Learn
Area: Coaching & Mentoring
Type: Workshop
Style: Experiential

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Lisa Ott & Else Iversen

Reverse mentoring – not only a matter of age

Stream: Reflect
Area: Mentoring
Type: Workshop
Style: Discussion

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Pamela Fay

Seven perspectives and seven others – an exploration into the seven eyes of supervision

Stream: Learn
Area: Supervision
Type: Demonstration
Style: Mainly Experiential

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Dr Sally Bonneywell & Sue Cruse-Jungling

So you want deep reflection? Try writing coaching

Stream: Reflect
Area: Coaching
Type: Workshop
Style: Lecture

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Becci Martin

Social impact and transformational change

Stream: Transform
Area: Coaching
Type: Workshop
Style: Mainly Experiential

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Jennifer Gervès-Keen & Dr Ronnie Kurchner-Hawkins

Strategic integration of executive coaching

Stream: Transform
Area: Coaching
Type: Workshop
Style: Lecture

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Dr Louise Sheppard & Eva Kovacs

Successful chemistry sessions – good practice from the perspective of coaches and buyers

Stream: Transform
Area: Coaching
Type: Workshop
Style: Discussion

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Akram Sabbagh

The godfather – it’s not personal, sonny, it’s strictly business

Stream: Transform
Area: Coaching
Type: Workshop
Style: Discussion

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Jonathan Reitz

The power of digital assessment insight – leverage assessment data for real life transformation

Stream: Transform
Area: Coaching
Type: Demonstration
Style: Experiential

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The psychology of great masterminds – a secret resource?

Dr Paul O Olson

Stream: Transform
Area: Coaching & Mentoring
Type: Workshop
Style: Mainly Lecture

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Doug Strycharczyk & Dr John Perry

Understanding and Assessing Mindset and Mental Toughness – bringing evidence-based practice to Coaching and Mentoring

Stream: Learn
Area: Coaching & Mentoring
Type: Workshop
Style: Mainly Lecture

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Glenn Treacy

Unleashing the potential of the non-violent communication paradigm

Stream: Transform
Area: Coaching & Mentoring
Type: Workshop
Style: Experiential

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Dr Alison Hodge

What impact does the client team have on me as team coach? A live demonstration of group supervision exploring coaches’ relationship with groups and how this impacts on their practice as team coaches

Stream: Reflect
Area: Supervision
Type: Demonstration
Style: Mainly Experiential

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