Päiväys ja aika
Date(s) - 03/06/2020
18:00 - 19:30


Like in any field of discipline, it is evident that conducting research has an important role to play both in building the credibility of the coaching industry and developing coaching as a profession. By participating in research or doing research yourself  you can grow as a coach, shape your practice and boost your business.

The purpose of this webinar – a synergy chapter effort between ICF Finland and ICF Austria – is to inspire coaches and organisations to engage in coaching research by discussing the tangible benefits and key ROIs of doing and/or participating in coaching research. Tünde Erdös and Sari Vuohtoniemi share their experiences around participating in the comprehensive VU-Ashridge-CWRU coaching presence research project, each relating their experience from a different perspective: the researcher’s and the participating coach’s.

By participating in this webinar coaches from ICF Finland and ICF Austria will obtain 0.75 CCEs and 0.75 RD points.

Members of ICF Finland, please sign in below. If you are a member of ICF Austria or not yet a member of ICF Finland but would like to participate in the webinar, we welcome you to register by sending an e-mail to icf@localhost with 3.6.2020 Webinar Registration in the title of the e-mail.

The webinar will be held at 18:00 – 19:30 in Helsinki – UTC+2 (17:00 – 18:30 in Austria – CET).


About the speakers:

Tünde Erdös, MSc. in Executive Coaching, ICF MCC, EMCC Senior Practitioner, PhD(c).

For 15+ years now, Tünde has been working as an external executive coach for middle management and executive positions. Currently, she is writing up her PhD dissertation on coaching presence. The research project that was awarded a Harvard Grant with Institute of Coaching, McLean’s Hospital, a Harvard Medical School Associate for its innovative research design using artificial intelligence and human interactions to measure outcomes. The project was also accredited by ICF (International Coaching Federation).

Coaching is leadership and leadership is coaching. Doing scholarly work is about joining the global thinking regarding the future of best practice in coaching leadership and leadership coaching both as a business and a profession. The inspiration of doing research is to encourage coaches and leadership to base their practice harmoniously on professional wisdom and empirical evidence. She trusts that research will enhance our understanding of what works for coaches, coaching clients and leadership and will thus inform our practice in the service of whoever we are called to serve.

Recently, she has been elected Director of Professional Development, Research and Ethics at ICF Chapter Austria and have become Ambassador for Global ICF Coaching Science Community of Practice to foster the applicability of science in coaching and leadership. Today, there are two books in line for publication: one by McGraw Hill Publishing on Non-verbal synchrony and self-regulation in goal attainment, and the other coming out as a Coaching Science Practitioner Handbook. For more information: www.ptc-coaching.com; www.coachingpresenceresearch.com

Sari Vuohtoniemi

Sari Vuohtoniemi M.Soc.Sci., Social Psychologist, BBA, ICF PCC

Sari Vuohtoniemi has 20 years of experience of leadership and team development of which 13 years as a professional executive and leadership coach and supervisor. She has hold leadership, executive, management team and expert role positions in international companies and start-ups and works currently as an entrepreneur. Her mission is to support people and teams for unleashing their true potential and her special expertise is executive and leadership coaching, leadership team coaching and developing leadership, coaching skills for professional coaches and leaders, self-awareness, self-leadership, emotional intelligence, resilience and coaching cultures. She has served as a President Elect at ICF Finland. For more information: www.truepotential.fi/en.

Sari was one of about 180 coaches who participated in Tünde’s global and extensive PhD research mentioned above together with her executive coaching clients. After that Tünde and Angelis Inglesias decided to write a book, called – The Coaching Science Practitioner Handbook’ and asked also Sari and her client along with a dozen other coaches to write a chapter to the book. The purpose of the book is to inspire and encourage coaches to engage in research and to attract scholarly work. The authors wish to make a major contribution to establishing coaching as a more rigorously evidenced field of discipline. The Coaching Science Practitioner Handbook shows you the inside workings of a research project through the eyes of the coaches who experience it. This book helps you create a framework to improve your coaching practice. This book will be a resource guide for best research practices and we truly hope it becomes essential reading for coaching practitioners, coaching training providers, coaching psychologists, professional coaching bodies, managers and human resources specialists alike. The book is available in Amazon. 1% of the book’s profits will go to International Coaching Federation Foundation.


The amount of seats is limited, so register already today.


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