December 13, 2011
Hosted by Patricia Hirsch, MCC, MBA

Edmee Schalkx


“Congratulations! You Hired a Coach!”


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Edm?e Schalkx, PCC

Professional coaches are ambassadors to promote the coaching profession & to educate the general public on what coaching is, why hire a coach and ethics & agreements of a certified coach. Edm?e wrote, “4 tips when choosing a coach” for what a client should look for in a coach: what agreements to expect and (should) be critical regarding services & contracts. A resident of The Netherlands, Edm?e noticed many people called themselves coaches but mainly gave advice and consultancy. She began an ICF Chapter with other coaches who believed in professionalization of coaching. In 2009, she joined the Commission for Certification & Accreditation of the ICF-CPAC and in Jan 2011, became Chair of the commission, and says that coaches need to want to get certified. Edm?e will talk of a coaching agreement as a competence of ICF & as a contract. She believes that clients should be educated on what they can expect when working with a coach.

Professional Coach and leadership development through On-Demand solutions. 25 years of experience in talent, organizational and SME development and training for large international corporations and governmental entities in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Author of “Congratulations! You hired a coach” 2011, and “Networking a tool of success”(2006) among other publications.

Coaching: 6 years Leadership, self-development, in international development cooperation, healthcare, banking, food and government sectors in Europe, Africa and Latin America.

ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) since 2005

Coaching Excel Transformational Coaching at Mastery Level, Life Coach Lab 2011
Professional Coach Certification ICF, since 2005
International Coaching Certificate, Success Unlimited Network, USA.
Master Social Anthropology, London School of Economics
B.A. Anthropology and Economics, The American University, U.S.A