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President's Message

Yu-Lin Kong, ICF Los Angeles President

August 2017


Yu-Lin Kong

I’ve been reflecting on my coaching practice and one piece I’ve been working on is bringing more of myself to my coaching conversations. In some of my work with one of my mentor coaches, I learned that I tend to hold back insights, reactions, intuitions. To no surprise, this is consistent not only in my coaching but also in other aspects of my life. As such, I’d like to use this opportunity to share a little bit about myself.

Some of you may already know, I am a master of Shaolin Kung Fu. I’ve studied with a 34th generation Shaolin Temple warrior monk in NYC for nearly 20 years. I carry many of the lessons from my martial arts training in my life and work, and is a large contributor to my coaching presence, ICF’s core competency of Co-Creating the Relationship. (Click here to read more about ICF Core Competencies). Speaking of coaching presence! Check out this article: The Power of Presence in our Lives on  ICF’s Blog! Rather than write about my experience as a Master of Shaolin Kung Fu, I’m sharing a short video of when WuTang Clan needed footage for one of their album releases at the end of my message. :)

ICF Converge is Next Month!

Will I be seeing you at the ICF Converge 2017? I’m excited to connect with coaches from all around the world and continue my own development as a coach! At current count, there will be more than 1,460 attendees joining from over 60 countries around the world! If you haven’t registered, ICF Converge is almost sold out. Register here.

Also, check out this article on the Ten Steps for Proving the ROI of Coaching by Nader Bechini who will be one of the speakers at ICF Converge.

Here’s me!

If you ever hold yourself back, may you be inspired to share a little more of yourself with the world. In the words of Marianne Williamson: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”

Coach powerfully!


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