Lexington, KY – The International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the Oman Energy Association (OPAL) have established an innovative partnership through a formal agreement signed during the ICF MENA Conference’s “Impacting the Future.”
This historic agreement marks the first of its kind between an Omani organization and ICF, aiming to deliver diverse coaching services to OPAL members while promoting and cultivating a coaching culture and its positive impact on organizations. These services will now form an integral part of the offerings provided by OPAL to its esteemed members.
“We are thrilled to form a strategic alliance between ICF and OPAL, dedicated to fostering a coaching culture across OPAL member companies,” stated Robert Garcia, ICF Vice President of Coaching in Organizations. “Together, we aim to inspire, empower, and drive profound growth through coaching that will enhance leadership capabilities and excellence across organizations.”
Under the collaboration, OPAL and ICF are committed to providing professional coaching support to OPAL member companies, aiming to foster coaching cultures across the OPAL membership. The alliance will actively encourage and showcase the tangible Return on Investment (ROI) of embracing a coaching culture within member companies.
The two organizations will join forces to conduct webinars, providing insights into the myriad benefits of cultivating a coaching culture within companies and facilitate connections to approved continuing education providers capable of delivering comprehensive training for those interested in coach training.
Additionally, ICF will support existing OPAL training centers in achieving accreditation, enabling them to train interested parties directly and further enhancing the overall impact of this collaborative venture.
“This alliance not only fortifies our dedication to excellence but also marks a significant stride in furthering progress and development within our industry,” Abdul Rahman Al Yahyaei, CEO of OPAL, stated. “We look forward to the positive impact this collaboration will bring to our member companies and are excited about the transformative journey ahead.”
This groundbreaking partnership signifies a pivotal step in advancing professional coaching within Oman’s energy and minerals sector, underlining both organizations’ dedication to fostering growth, development, and a culture of excellence.
About the International Coaching Federation:
The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the world’s largest organization, leading the global advancement of the coaching profession and fostering coaching’s role as an integral part of a thriving society. Founded in 1995, its 50,000-plus members located in more than 160 countries and territories work toward common goals of enhancing awareness of coaching and upholding the integrity of the profession through lifelong learning and upholding the highest ethical standards. Through the work of its six unique family organizations, ICF empowers professional coaches, coaching clients, organizations, communities, and the world through coaching. For more information, visit www.coachingfederation.org.
About OPAL Oman:
Oman Energy Association (OPAL) is an NGO and a non-profit organization focusing on the Energy & Minerals sector. The organization was originally formed in 1998 when like-minded companies embarked on a common desire to promote industry standards, and create a forum to resolve common problems, and share best practices. OPAL aims to strengthen its services through a single platform for agreeing and promoting work standards to increase competencies and professionalism. The long-term target of OPAL is to have the Oman’s Energy Industry in a world class level, internationally competitive and as a figurehead in the sustainable management of Hydrocarbons and Renewable energy. For more information, www.opaloman.org .