18 Feb 2021
On Monday 25th January, 15 coaches convened on Zoom for the inaugural Anglo-Saxon Coaching Community in Germany for (near) Native English Speakers. Born from a conversation about coaching communities in a chance meeting at ICF CoachingTag 2019, the idea was rekindled when we – that is, Andrew Bunting and Judith Martin - connected again during the covid-19 lockdown in autumn 2020.
Sensing there was a heightened need for collective resilience through community and human connection, we decided to do something to initiate a supportive forum for native English-speaking coaches who have found their way to Germany, but have yet to find a “home” among like-minded professionals.
In our kick-off session, we were positively surprised by the enthusiasm for our initiative, as well as the breadth of thinking as to what our shared vision might be – from focusing on the cultural connection to changing the world together! We are excited to see where the journey takes us and are looking forward to getting to know each other more in our coming gatherings.
The plan is to meet on the last Monday of each month, at 19.00 for one hour. Our target group is Anglo-Saxon and expat/international coaches living in Germany whose working language is primarily English at native level. It is not meant for those coaches who have completed their coach training in German and who work predominantly in German. Coaches should be professionally qualified and trained, as well as dedicated and committed to the profession, but they do not have to be a member of any specific professional coaching body or association.
For more information, please take a look at the ICF Events page and sign up via Eventbrite for a Zoom link and passcode for our next meeting on Monday, 22nd February. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with either of us: Andrew Bunting –firstname.lastname@example.org/0173-3602882; Judith Martin –Judith@judithmartin.eu/0172-9486 503.
If you think this might be something for you, it’d be great to have you with us!
Andrew and Judith