A big thank you to the wonderful ICF Australasia Queensland Branch Coaches who generously gave their time to support UQ students in Semester 1 2021. 

Each year ICF Australasia Queensland Branch partners with The University of Queensland (UQ) to deliver pro bono coaching to students from the Business Economics and Law Faculty(BEL)   The coaching program sits alongside the Career Mentoring Program offered by the Student Employability Team and aims to set students up for success as they transition from study to future employment.  

Employability at UQ is a learning process through which students reflect on a range of experiences to develop an understanding of their personal employability and the positive contribution they can make to society, based on an ethos of lifelong learning and ongoing personal and professional growth. Coaching supports students on this journey and helps to unlock students’ potential and a greater awareness of the difference between coaching and mentoring.

The program’s success is best exemplified through student testimonials, such as: 

“Coaching sessions enabled me to figure out my aspiration for my life, which can be the standard for me to choose my career path and actions.” 

”It’s hard to put into words how much he helped me understand myself better, both professionally and personally”

“Personally, I feel more confident in my ability to articulate the value I could add to an organization”

 “I can be a better version of myself; I want to focus more on the journey and not the outcome.” 

Coaching aims to create value and a deeper level of learning for each student who participates in the initiative.   If you are an ICF coach and want to take part in the upcoming Semester 2 program beginning in September, please register interest here.

A big thank you to last Semester’s coaches: Josie Thomson, Dale Harrison, Beth Berghan, Sylvia Bellamy, Marty Doyle, Eleanor Groat, Julie Kuiters, Beverley Unitt, Caroline Wagner, Trish Coleman, Julie Barton, Robyn Freshwater, Patrick Verryn, Meredith Wilson, Gretel Breytenbach, Eric Tham, John Adcock, Julie Street, Karen Schulz