Giving back to the community with free Coaching During Challenging Times Event on May 17

Make a difference by volunteering as a Coach, and helping find Coachees for this opportunity! 

International Coaching Week (ICW) is an annual world-wide celebration of the power and impact of professional coaching. This year ICW is May 17–23, 2021, and the theme is “Defying Challenging Times”.

As part of ICW, and to expand awareness of the profession of coaching, ICF Oregon is hosting an Experience Coaching During Challenging Times event on May 17.

Our goal is to support the public during these challenging times by offering an experience of coaching.  The desired impact is to support as many people as possible during the event to improve their resilience, provide new ways of thinking and being, and to create a positive ripple effect in the broader community.

The 90-minute event will begin with introductory remarks explaining what coaching is. Then each coachee will be paired with a coach in a private breakout room for a 45-minute laser coaching session, followed by a wrap-up in the main Zoom room with a large group debrief.

How can you help? We’re looking for 50 volunteer coaches, and 50 coachees to take part in the event. Coachees can be anyone who would like the support of a coaching session, is available for the entire event, and can access Zoom.

Date: Monday, May 17

Time: 5:00 – 6:.30 pm PST

Via: Zoom

For coaches: If you’d like to volunteer as a coach, please complete the form below by Wednesday, May 12th and we’ll be in contact with more details.

For coachees: If you know someone who would be interested in being coached (think teachers, medical professionals, child-care workers, front-line workers, service providers and so on), please reach out to them and encourage them to fill out the form below by Monday, May 10th.

If you would like to experience coaching but are unable to attend the event, please contact Janet at

Rescheduling will be possible during International Coaching week, from May 17-21

Want to know more, or to help with the event?
Contact Kirsten Meneghello at

To learn more about all the ICW events taking place around the world,
visit at ICF Events