Navigating the External and Internal World of Coaching

A network session with Priti Bhave, Victor Seet, and Saurav Atri on Wednesday, 23 August 2023, 7PM – 8:15PM SG/HK time.

Are you an External Coach (EC) or Internal Coach (IC)? If you have experienced both roles, which is your preference and why?

According to APAC’s 5th Coaching Survey, more companies plan to increase their overall focus on coaching, and 80% companies say that they will train their leaders to coach team members. Currently, 23% of companies engage external coaches, 8% companies are dependent on internal coaches, and the majority of companies, 69%, are using a combination of both external and internal coaches.

While more than 80% of companies and coaches agree that coaching is mainly facilitating self-help, 43% of companies say that coaches should also provide advice and guidance, 36% expect coaches to provide expertise and recommendations for implementation of action plans and 22% expect coaches to give instructions. While ECs across APAC agree that the focus of coaching is mainly to facilitate self-help, ICs across APAC agree that coaching does more than that.

At this Coach Connect, we have a panel of 3 coaches who have experience with both external and internal coaching to share their insights. Come and mingle with fellow coaches and bring your questions and sharing to collectively drill deeper into the differences and insights between internal and external coaching.

About the speakers:

Priti Bhave is an experienced talent management professional with deep experience and passion to build talent by enabling continuous learning, focus on self-awareness and support people to thrive in their roles – today and in future. An executive coach, behavioral assessment expert and a facilitator, she is passionate about helping leaders create connected and trusting workplaces for themselves and others around them. As a coach she believes that the individual can drive change and has the power to empower. She believes in a balance of challenge and empathy to hold people accountable for their goals. She has been an external as well as an internal coach and currently leads the Talent and Development function for APAC for a global Insurance organization.

Victor Seet is an in-house team coach at Motion For Impact, a creative and experiential agency. Victor is also an external coach and coaches ten individual clients a month. He also facilitates workshops for organizations on an ad-hoc basis. Victor is Newfield certified in the ontological approach to individual and team coaching. He is also a CliftonStrengths coach and integrates the strengths-based approach with ontology. His mission is to bring hope and courage to break through limits and expand human potential. His practices in coaching, training and people development span over two decades and across clients in the spaces of hospitality, pharmaceuticals, finance, technology, logistics, education, government agencies and non-profit.

Saurav Atri is a keynote speaker and moderator. Saurav is also an executive strengths coach, ACC Coach and led Gallup’s flagship learning programs for leaders for clients across APAC and Middle East regions. He brings his expertise in employee engagement, strengths-based development, management and leadership to deliver transformative experiences for his audiences generating many ‘aha’ moments. He has worked for large Global Organizations in a leadership capacity such as Manulife Insurance leading their Global Learning, Gallup Organization as Regional Director heading their business for ASEAN and in a secondary hat as a Subject Matter Expert and Director of Talent Sourcing for the Asia, Pacific, Middle East and Europe regions.

Topic: Navigating the External and Internal World of Coaching

When: Wednesday, 23 August 2023, 7PM – 8:15PM SG/HK time

Where: On APAC’s Zoom

I. APAC Members – FREE
II. Non-members – SGD 10.00


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Category: Coach Connect: A network session for fellow coaches to get to know one another and chat on a given theme.

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