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Folashade Adefisayo, Ajibola Ponnle, Maryam Aliko Mohammed will Lead the conversation at 2024 International Coaching Week in Nigeria.

Nigeria is set to witness the convergence of some of the very best in the life coaching industry as the Nigerian chapter of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) hosts the 2024 edition of its annual International Coaching Week from May 13th-15th with the theme “Innovate, Elevate, Celebrate.

International Coaching Week 2024: Webinars, Calls, and Flagship Conference

Annually, the International Coaching Federation (ICF) celebrates its Global International Coaching Week (ICW) in 143 nations worldwide. This event aims to educate the public about the benefits of working with a professional coach and to celebrate the progress made through the coaching process.

This year’s coaching week offers a variety of ICW events including a virtual webinar with ICF-accredited Master Certified Coach (MCC) Abiola Orojo, a courtesy call on business and government organizations and will close out on Wednesday, 15 May 2024, with a Flagship Conference, welcoming leading coaches, career professionals, and business leaders at an in-person event at the Mike Adenuga Centre, Alliance Française, Ikoyi.

President Ekong: ICW as Catalyst for Change

Akanimo Ekong, President of the International Coaching Federation Nigeria Charter Chapter, emphasized the significance of the International Coaching Week, stating, “This global celebration is a powerful platform to illuminate the transformative potential of coaching. It’s more than a profession; it’s a proven methodology that empowers individuals, organizations, and even nations to achieve lasting, positive change.”  He further encouraged everyone to “explore, experience, and embrace the profound impact that coaching can have on every facet of life.”

Diverse Industry Leaders to Drive ICW Conversations

An excellent lineup of industry leaders from across Africa will lead insightful conversations at this year’s ICW. Former Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo, will deliver the keynote. There will also be a power-packed fireside chat featuring immediate past Lagos State Commissioner for Establishments Training & Pensions and Founder/CEO of Human Investment Group, Ajibola Ponnle; the CEO of IRMP Consulting and Membership Director for ICF Nigeria Charter Chapter, Charles Okeibunor; School Lead at Kaduna International School and People & Organizational Development expert, Maryam Aliko Mohammed and Managing Partner of RESILIGENT, Remi Adebonojo.

Book Launch: African Voices in Coaching

A significant highlight of the event will be the launch of a 400-page book on coaching from 18 different authors from all over Africa. It combines stories, research, approaches and benefits of coaching with diverse perspectives and experiences that showcases the dynamic world of coaching from an African perspective.

Coaches, coaching enthusiasts, counselors, entrepreneurs, career professionals, human resource professionals, representatives of corporate bodies, CEOs, and a cross-section of the general public are welcome to participate in the conference, live panel discussions, and other engaging activities lined up throughout the week by registering free at https://icfnigeria.org/events/ and following the activities @icf_nigeria on Instagram.

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