2019 European Best Practices Forum


Driving Value in Corporate Executive Coaching

An Invitation Only Event

This conference is one of the first pan-European forums for corporate human resource professionals who currently lead executive development and coaching initiatives in their organizations. Presenters and participants will engage in a frank discussion about the myths and realities of executive coaching in corporate settings, sharing best practices, learnings and insights.

The Forum is fully subscribed and we are accepting RSVPs for the waiting list only.

A By Invitation Only Opportunity

We invite you to join a small yet powerful cohort of human resource leaders who are looking to build their professional networks, to learn more about best practices and different approaches related to key issues in coaching.


Participants will have the opportunity to network with peers and hear from thought leaders on:

• Screening and selecting coaches – ensuring coaches and methods align with your culture

  • Observations and impacts of the industry's trend toward centralized coaching
  • Pros and cons of current technology used to manage coaching
  • Internal coaching versus external coaching -- how results compare and where this works
  • Measuring the impact of coaching –- evaluating and justifying the investment

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Sponsored by: CoachSource

The most experienced coaching firm in Europe, and the world.


Keynote Speakers & Panelists


David B. Peterson, Ph.D.

Director, Center of Expertise,
Leadership Development & Coaching

Louise Buckle

Director, Head of Partner
Development & Coaching

Carla Costa

Talent Management for
International and ACEER

Vera Gramkow

Global Head of Talent &
Performance Development

Eva Kovacs

Executive Coach, Head of
Internal & Executive Coaching

Charmaine Kwame-Odogwu

National Programme Lead for
Coaching & Mentoring
National Health Service Leadership Academy

Navid Nazemian

Global Head of HR - Group Finance

Mohsin Siddiqui

Global Head,
Organisational Effectiveness

Brian O. Underhill, Ph.D.

Founder & CEO
CoachSource, LLC

Designed for HR Executives

This by-invitation only event will include panel discussions, presentations by thought leaders and interactive workshops where you can immediately apply new insights. The conference supports networking opportunities for strong peer-to-peer learning and a way to make important professional connections with Europe's leading human resource leaders.


Partial list of attendees include:  Agilent, Aviva, Baloise, Bayer, BT, Carey Group, Coca Cola, Dell, Deutsche Bank, Generali, GSK, Informa, ING, Johnson & Johnson, KBC Bank, KPMG EMA, The LEGO Group, L'Association Nationale des Des Directeurs de Ressources Humaines, Marvell, Medtroni, Ministry of Justice UK, National Health (NHS) Leadership Academy, National Instruments, Phillips, Pinsent Masons, Pivotal, Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd., Royal Dutch Shell, Salesforce, Sephora, Swiss Re, Vodafone Group, and Willis Towers Watson.

Hotel lobby

Hosting Venue


Central London, next to London Eye


London County Hall
Westminster Bridge Rd.
London SE1 7PB, United Kingdom

Welcome Dinner (Optional)

OXO Tower Restaurant
11 September @ 18:00 - 20:30pm

8th floor, Oxo Tower Wharf
Bargehouse Street
South Bank, London SE1 9PH
United Kingdom

OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie is an iconic landmark on London's South Bank where attendees are invited to take in the incomparable views of St Paul's and the city's skyline while enjoying a relaxing dinner on the evening before the Forum.

Event Details

An Exclusive Executive Cohort

This cohort will include only HR leaders who oversee or directly manage the corporate executive coaching function. Participating corporations include Google, ING, Phillips, KPMG, Generali, GSK, SwissRe and many more. This is a "no-sell zone" -- no external executive coaches or professional services representatives are invited. Content and collaboration is solely developed by practicing human resources leaders who are actively involved in executive and leadership development.


Attendance is solely invitation only and as the first event of its type, attendance is complimentary. Invitees are responsible for their own travel expenses. Please let us know if you need assistance with hotel rooms.

TIME: 10:00 - 17:00

Morning snacks, lunch, and afternoon tea provided

Afternoon Tea Service overlooking the river  (17:00 - 18:00 - optional)

Dinner evening before, 11 Sept (optional)


Invitees may substitute a delegate in their stead, if the delegate is also at least partially responsible for the executive coaching function within the company. As space is limited, invitees may cancel no less than 1 month prior to the event (or a charitable donation would be appreciated to the ICF Foundation).


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