For the first time, Riga will host an extensive conference ICF Coaching Conversations 2017, dedicated to the business development and coaching.

The international conference “ICF Coaching Conversations 2017” dedicated to business development and coaching will be held from 9-10 March 2017 at the National Library of Latvia. This year’s theme is “Neuroscience and Leadership”. The two-day programme includes several addresses and speeches by internationally acclaimed experts and practical workshops. The conference is organized by the ICF (International Coaching Federation) branch in Latvia.

The ICF conference will be held for the sixth time, but this year the organization has notably enlarged its scope – it is planned that around 400 business leaders, HR managers and experts from the region will take part in the conference and practical workshops.
Among speakers will be coaching authorities and experts as Amy Brann, the author of books “Make Your Brain Work” and “Neuroscience for Coaches” and Parisa Zarnegar, who holds a PhD in neuroscience from the Karolinska Institute of Sweden and is a consultant to companies such as SEB, Swedbank, Ernst & Young, Nordea, as well as several national bodies in Sweden, etc.

The participants of the conference are invited to practical workshops led by foreign experts and coaches from Latvia: Katrīna Ošleja (President of ICF Latvia), Iveta Apine, Mārtiņš Vecvanags, Jelena Zlygosteva, Gita Meldere (Members of the Board of ICF Latvia) as well as Thomas Bothe, a practicing strategic and leadership coach in Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and the UK, and the author of the book “Create Trust in Your Leadership”.

Scientific research into leadership development is one of the top themes globally.

The theme of current conference is the role of neuroscience in leadership – how companies and leaders can motivate their employees and successfully get them involved? How to achieve and maintain a balanced lifestyle in business? What are the essential skills for leaders nowadays and what are the most important recent changes?

Katrīna Ošleja, President of ICF branch of Latvia: “Nowadays, innovations mean the synergy of several disciplines. HR management and leadership visibly show the trend of business management in relation to research into the human brain. Unfortunately, the success of many companies is based on overloading the team with work, which leads to burn-out syndrome. Neuroscience provides opportunities to elaborate unique methods that help companies to be successful and maintain the health and joy of living of their employees. The invited speakers will discuss methods based on neuroscience and applicable by leaders in order to inspire and motivate their employees and achieve better results.

The full conference programme and admission tickets are already available on the conference page:

About ICF Latvia

ICF is the world’s biggest non-commercial association of professional coaches and the resource for people looking for coach services. The federation consists of professional members from all over the world including leadership, business and life coaches. ICF activities are dedicated to the development of the coaching profession and coaching, establishing high professional standards, providing independent certification, and creating an accredited coaching platform globally.

Information in detail:
Laura Kuršīte
ICF Member of the Board
+371 26555098,