By Matt Trenchard - posted on April 30, 2020

International Coaching Week Events: Coaching for COVID

International Coaching Week (ICW) kicks off on 3rd May 2020 and North Point Academy is proud to continue to support this annual global celebration of, in the words of the ICF, “coaching’s power to positively impact individuals, organizations, communities and the world.”

Now more than ever, people are in need of support through these times of uncertainty because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Which is why this year, our theme is “Coaching for COVID”.

Over the course of the week, we will be running three free virtual events in support of ICW that you can sign up for now!


Monday 4th May: Virtual Group Coaching
Time: 4:30pm UK / 7:30pm UAE
Duration: 90 mins
Register here

This is open to everyone who has been impacted by COVID-19. During this session we will be discussing one of North Point Academy’s coaching models, ‘The Journey’ in order to explore how to move from where we are now, to where we would like to be.

These sessions run every Monday, at the same time.


Wednesday 6th May: Introduction to Coaching
Time: 1pm UK / 4pm UAE
Duration: 2 hours
Register here

What will I learn?

  • The transformational impact of coaching 
  • What is coaching – and what it is not!
  • Coaching tools to aid your goal achievement

Who is this for?

  • Aspiring coaches
  • HR or L&D professionals
  • Leaders wanting to empower people
  • People looking for transformational change

Thursday 7th May: Interview with Andreas Grammas from Oman Insurance Company (OIC)
Time: 1pm UK / 4pm UAE
Duration: 1 hour
Register here

Oman Insurance has been established in the UAE since 1975. As Head of Human Resources, Andreas Grammas has played a large part in the journey to build a culture of coaching within the company, starting with their Future Leaders and Emirati Nationals.

Our co-founder Matt Trenchard will be hosting Andreas, while he discusses his discovery of coaching, the impact of coaching on both himself and his organisation and how a coaching approach has helped Oman Insurance adapt to COVID-19.

We look forward to celebrating International Coaching Week with you!