International Coach Federation Switzerland

The Use of Coaching in Swiss Companies

Invitation to a panel discussion – September 15, 2015

Three personnel development managers talk about their experiences regarding the use of coaching in their organizations. 

How is coaching used as a learning and development approach to effectively and sustainably foster the abilities and skills of employees? How effective is coaching, and what criteria and evidence is available to showcase that it is worth investing in coaching. What are conditions for the effective use of coaching in the organization? 

The panel talk is followed by an open discussion with all participants and a joint aperitif. 


The participants of the panel: 

Thomas Lienhardt is Head of Talent Management & Learning at Georg Fischer AG in Schaffhausen. Before joining Georg Fischer AG, Thomas was in several senior HR positions at Credit Suisse, Zurich Insurance Group and Alpina Insurance. Thomas holds an Executive Master’s degree in Applied Psychology from the Northwestern University of Applied Sciences and Arts. 

Lori Palmer is Program Director, Mastering Service Learning Program at Zurich Insurance.  She previously worked in the US and Italy for General Motors in various Organizational Development roles.  Prior,  she headed up People and Organizational Development for  The Global Fund.  Lori holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from University of Detroit Mercy and a Coaching Certification from CTI’s Co-Active Coaching.

Peter Staub is Employee & Leadership Development Partner at the Basler Kantonalbank and Bank COOP. Also, after 20 years of leadership experience in different roles in Retail Banking (BKB, UBS) and training in Solution Focused Coaching, he works as an independent coach supporting executives and professionals in career and personal development.


Organizer: EMCC Switzerland and ICF Switzerland


EMCC Switzerland and ICF Switzerland are the largest associations of a global alliance with a local presence in multiple locations in Switzerland. The two organizations pursue the following objectives: 

  1. Enforce standards in professional coaching in a local and global environment. 
  2. Support of members in the commitment to ethical and professional principles. 
  3. Promoting the teaching and practice of professional coaching. 
  4. Representation of professional coaching towards business and the public.

Please enroll by September 07 with:


Rita Kunz


September 15, 2015; 18:30 


Kramgasse 73, 3000 Bern (Altstadt)


Free entrance


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