International Business Development and Coaching Conference to Discuss Creating Intelligent Teams

The international business development and coaching conference ICF Coaching Conversations 2018 >11 Secrets of Great Teams will be held in Riga on March 7th and 8th, 2018. The two-day programme includes several internationally recognised expert keynotes and practical masterclasses.

The conference and masterclasses are expected to attract business managers, entrepreneurs, startup founders, HR managers as well as development specialists, coaches, consultants and experts not only from Latvia, but the whole region. Experienced experts and practitioners from the Netherlands, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, Latvia, Lithuania etc. will speak at the conference.

The conference theme is: >11 Secrets of Great Teams. Various factors have an impact on teamwork – technology, the environment, products etc. If team interrelations are based on respect and high self-motivation, the team will find ways to make the company successful. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to explore how to adapt their “I” and develop intelligent teams, providing a unique contribution towards achieving the team’s goals.

President of the ICF Latvia Chapter Gita Meldere: “There’s no “I” in team. Each team member has to adapt their “I” to “We”, continuously developing their abilities to improve internal relations and cooperation. In turn leaders face the challenge, through first knowing themselves, to create and maintain the team as a platform, where people develop both as personalities and as professionals, building an intelligent union together.”

For the second consecutive year ICF Latvia will recognize outstanding organizational coaching initiatives by awarding businesses and organizations. The ICF Latvia Prism Award aims to popularize coaching as a leadership and employee development instrument. In 2017 the ICF Latvia Prism Award was won by Accenture Latvia, acknowledging the company’s outstanding results. Application for the ICF Latvia Prism Award 2018 is already open. The deadline for application submissions is: January 20, 2018. More information:

The conference is organised by the ICF (International Coach Federation) Latvian Chapter and reputation management agency Lejiņa & Šleiers.