President’s Message


Dear members and friends,

The Chinese New Year is upon us and in fact the new year has already started on the third of February this year according to the Chinese Lunar calendar. As per tradition we engage in spring clean to welcome the new year and this would mean not just cleaning and clearing physically but also mentally and electronically. For the wellbeing of yourself, your family and your coaching counterparts and stakeholders, what cleaning and clearing can you do so you can be at your best in the Year of the Ox?

Rather than a mystical animal, the cow is very much a domestic animal which convey strong, hardworking, humble and loyal characteristics. After a year of disruption, we look forward to rebuilding although it may not be fast or immediate. Can we learn from the trusty cow to help us make this the best year of our lives? Which of these characteristics could you embrace to start the new year with?

As highlighted in my last message in December, HKICC has embraced a new mission and in striving to build “A Coaching Community to Inspire and Nurture People to be Their Best”. We envision HKICC as a warm and welcoming community where tribal elders are passionate in passing down wisdom and know-how and providing guidance to the more junior members of the community, who will in turn help build and contribute back to the profession by engaging in their own adventures in bringing coaching to more corners of our society. To this end we would like to ask for your help.

HKICC is currently conducting a survey to better understand how we are doing and what you would like to see more from us. Please help us build a better community for you by spending 5-10 mins to complete this survey before Chinese New Year: Click here for Member Survey

And in supporting and working with the community, and learning more about the wisdom dwelling in our community, we would also like to ask you to complete another survey about your coaching practice and what it takes to be a professional coach that is run by the Good Coach, who we partnered with in the Coaching Forum in 2019. The survey will take about 20-30 mins and closes at the end of February: Click here Goodcoach Survey

Talking about our community, we are delighted to welcome our new members and thank members who renewed since my last President’s Message:

New: Kimberly Lau, Mehroo Turel, Monica Locsin, Rinkoo Ramchandani, Sabrina Grandolfo and Satoshi Tanaka

Renew: Alic Koon, Allan Lee, Alvin Ng,  Angela Spaxman, Anthony Betts, Cynthia Chan, Dagmar Boettger, Ian Cheng, Iris Kloth, Jeff Hasenfratz, Jessie Qin,  Kevin Chuc, Leona Wan, Margie Poon, Natina Wong, Nicholas Wai, Paul Goff, Robert Edmonson, Steven Lawrence, Suzanne Silver and William Tong.

As we enter our 20th anniversary this year, I would like to give a big bear (virtual) hug to members who have been with us for more than 10 years:

Bonnie Chan, Charlie Lang, Cynthia Chan, Iris Kloth, SK Shum, Suzanne Silver

as well as those celebrating their 5th anniversary with us:

Vicky Lee

Thank you for being part of our growing community and we look forward to seeing you in our upcoming activities. As a preview, we are in talks with a new NGO platform about pro-bono career coaching opportunities, which we hope to announce very soon. In addition, we are also working on updating our website and upgrading our CRM system to better support you. If you would like to help us do this better, please contact me ( as we can definitely use some help in project manage this. If you would also like to see us do better in our marketing and social media efforts, we would also like to hear from you and get your help. Thanks in advance.

Warmest regards, 
Nicholas Wai
February 2021

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