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Coaches Roundtable Series #4 - What serves us best now – open topic to be agreed at the meeting, embracing the essence of coaching in discussing with respect, listening without judgement, and showing empathy and care

Coaches' Roundtable Series 



" What serves us best now" 

– open topic to be agreed at the meeting, embracing the essence of coaching in discussing with respect, listening without judgement, and showing empathy and care

August 20, 2019 (Tuesday)

Coaches’ Roundtable Series, Topic #4


If you’re an experienced coach, a new coach or a coach-in-training, you probably enjoy deep conversations. The Coaches’ Roundtable Series is an opportunity for all kinds of coaches to engage in deep group conversations about topics that we care about.  Through these kinds of conversations, we gain new insights, clarify our own thinking and generally equip ourselves to engage in deep, wise conversations with our clients as well. Here’s how it works:

Everyone sits in a circle and the facilitator asks the opening question. Each person in turn around the circle gets a chance to speak about the question. Anyone can pass but no one can go out of turn. As each participant adds their ideas and perspectives to the conversation, the whole group explores the topic from many different angles. The process is very stimulating as the conversation moves in ways that no one can predict. Everyone in the circle has a chance to express themselves and to engage in listening to a range of other opinions and views. The process continues around and around the circle until it feels complete.

In coaching we are not only concerned about our clients’ issues, but also their whole person, their context, as well as our coaching presence we bring that will best serve our clients. Therefore, in service of our clients, our fellow coaches, coaching as a profession and mindset, and our community, the topic for this roundtable will be open and to be agreed at the meeting in embracing the essence of coaching: discussing with respect, listening without judgement, and showing empathy and care.

Some Benefits of the Roundtable Process:

  • A chance to discuss in-depth some of the biggest issues we face as coaches
  • Very stimulating way to explore a complex topic with a personal touch
  • Equality of opportunity to speak: a non-hierarchical model
  • Coaching skills practice:
    • Listening practice
    • Impromptu speaking to influence
  • Community building through sharing views and providing mutual support
  • Networking …really getting to know the in-depth views of others around the room, and therefore to make valuable connections
  • Attractive and valuable for all experience levels of coaches


  Angela Spaxman is one of pioneers of executive coaching in Hong Kong with   more than 20 years of experience as a   leadership coach, career coach and   facilitator. She works with   international leaders, managers and entrepreneurs in   Asia to achieve breakthroughs in leadership effectiveness and life   fulfilment. In   the increasingly complex and dynamic environments of global business, Angela   helps her clients develop the greater awareness and breadth of concern that are   necessary to navigate   the delicate balance between short-term profitability and long-term common good.

Angela was the Founding President of HKICC in 2003 and also a Past International President of the International Association of Coaching. She was a part-time teacher of coaching at HKU-SPACE for more than 10 years. She is the Founder and Lead Coach at Loving Your Work, a Hong Kong-based career coaching organization and she collaborates with Acumen Global Partners to design and deliver leadership development and organizational change programs. Angela’s decades of personal development, her well-grounded confidence and her natural curiosity allow her to create strong coaching relationships that generate new insights and the clarity and courage to change. 

Date : 20 August 2019 (Tuesday)
Time : 7pm - 9pm (Meet and Greet at 6:45pm and formal discussion promptly at 7:10pm)
Venue : 8th Floor, Hung Tak Building, 106-108 Des Voeux Road Central , Hong Kong
Fee : HK$200 for members, HK$300 for non-members

Maximum 20 people in the circle on a first-register basis. Others may participate as observers.


Event Properties

Event Date 20-Aug-2019 7:00 pm
Event End Date 20-Aug-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 2
Individual Price HK$200 for members, HK$300 for non-members
We are no longer accepting registration for this event


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