Thursday, 08.03.2018.

Conference venue: The Great Hall of Latvian University, Raiņa bulvāris 19, Riga


Register for the conference and get ready for an energy-filled afternoon by enjoying delicious coffee and snacks provided by our partners at Augļu Serviss and Cup & Cino.

The conference will be opened by the President of ICF Latvia – a personal and business development coach, and owner of Lumina Learning BalticGita Meldere (LV).

Aija Auškāpa (LV) is the Manager of Latvia’s most popular band Brainstorm and the CEO of it’s record company. Her 15 years of experience in music production and brand management helped Brainstorm to go both gold and platinum.

Leading the “Brainstorm Recording Company” for more than 10 years and working hand in hand with Latvia’s most popular modern musicians there has been no shortage of worries, happiness and sadness, several kilos of salt have been eaten and several boxes of champagne have been drunk.

Aija’s keynote will be the story of how the group and their surrounding team have built their ship, and how they are navigating it through the vast waters of the world.

Gains: opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the music business, and find out sound travels from a musician’s head to a sold-out arena concert.

Māris Olte (LV) is an Environmental Researcher, Journalist and Presenter who escaped the city and has called Ērgļi his home for over 10 years. He graduated from the University of Latvia Biology Faculty and has since been carried away with environmental research. As he says himself – he works on “fish public relations”. He is able to talk about the necessity for the environment and animals to work together as a team from the perspective of the environment, especially as he lives outside the city near nature.

Elena Chelokidi (RU) is an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Team Leadership Master. She has more than 500 hours of individual and team coaching sessions under her belt. Elena’s expertise is in the communications field and she has 15 years of experience in leadership and management roles, which makes her great at coaching HR specialists as well as other coaches.

The team, as an organism, is characterised no only by the characteristics of its’ participants, but also by independently developed features. The lessons learned in the lecture will introduce various team attitudes and define situations where even the most amazing coach won’t be able to help the team.

Elena will introduce 3 various team subconscious behaviour models (Wilfred Bion theory). Based on this information it will be possible to evaluate and define if it will be possible to successfully use coaching methods when working with the team.

Informal discussion and talks about new impressions with other conference participants during a delicious coffee break, provided by our partners at Augļu Serviss and Cup & Cino.

In 2018 ICF Latvia will recognize outstanding organizational coaching initiatives for the second consecutive year.

The award honors businesses and organizations with coaching programs that fulfill rigorous professional standards, address key strategic goals, shape organizational culture, and yield discernible and measurable positive impacts. In 2017 the ICF Latvia Prism Award was won by Accenture Latvia.

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The panel discussion on the invisible curtain of team coaching will include Marion Latour (NL) – trainer and coach at the Bert Hellinger Institute Netherlands, Andrew Jones (UK) – a business psychologist who has consulted more than 200 organisations, Paulius Rate (LT) – an ICF accredited coach (PCC) and business trainer, who has worked as a coach and trainer for the past 7 years expanding awareness and powerfully unfolding personal potential, and Elena Chelokidi (RU) – an ICF Professional Certified Coach (ACC) and Team Leadership Master with more than 500 hours of individual and team coaching sessions under her belt.

Moderator: Thomas Bothe (DE) – a strategic coach and trainer for top management teams, has coached and trained in total more than 2000 entrepreneurs, CEOs and managers both individually and in small groups.

Graham Bird (UK) is a top course leader and facilitator with more than 25 years of experience in the field of executive learning and development. His most recent activities include the delivery of leadership and team development programmes to Oxford Leadership’s clients – BASF, Metro, SEB, O2, Lufthansa, Novartis, Pepsico and many more.

The next decade and beyond will see changes like never before in the way organisations and teams work, and this will require a different type of leadership. Traditional leadership mindsets, styles and ways of operation within most global organisations are simply not suited to coping with the speed, volatility, complexity and ambiguity of this new operating environment.

During his session Graham will look at the different ways in which leaders can inspire their teams to execute strategy, accelerate performance, master change, and make consistently good choices, faster, and together.

A look back on conference topics after an inspirational and dynamic day, as well as further conversation in an informal atmosphere. Refreshments and a delicious surprise will be provided by our partners at Latvijas balzams!