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Michael Bungay StanierThe Neuroscience of an Irresistible Coaching Experience

As a coach, you want your clients to find each interaction with you to be enthralling, inspiring, provoking. You want to be irresistible!

When that magic happens, they’re having a good time, you’re having a good time, they’re going to stay a client longer, and they’re going to be a powerful source of referrals for you. Everybody wins.

And yet … there are times when your coaching session falls a little flat. It’s frustrating, and it’s not always clear why sometimes it works, and why sometimes it doesn’t.

In another fun, practical session, Michael Bungay Stanier shares the four neuroscience drivers of engagement and translates them into ways you can “level up” on the coaching sessions you run.

Whether you’re new to the game, or a veteran, whether you coach one-on-one or teams, this is the session you’ve been looking for to make your coaching an irresistible experience.

Thursday, September 5th9:00 EST

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Michael Bungay StanierHow Coaching Can Transform an Organization: A Non-Fantasy Panel Discussion

Coaching is the essential leadership behaviour. It’s a style of leadership that drives both productivity and engagement and can underpin some of the key transformations 21st Century organizations are facing.

But it’s not always easy to embed coaching as a force for change in organizations. In theory, people are all for it. In practice, the organization always pushes back and the “status quo” fights to exert itself.

In this panel discussion Michael Bungay Stanier, author of The Coaching Habit, hosts three champions for coaching as a force of organizational change. Michael J Leckie has embedded a coaching-approach in Gartner, GE and in his current role as CLO of Bloomberg. He brings a specific brilliance about Coaching x Change Management. Patricia Gorton is the Director of Talent and Development for DTCC, the largest financial organization you’ve never heard of. Her genius is Coaching x Agile. And a mystery guest will champion the cause for Coaching x Innovation.

If you care about coaching thriving in your organization, this will be an engaging, gritty and provocative panel discussion that’s not to be missed.

Thursday, September 5th17:00 EST

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John SpenceFormula for Excellence

In this information-intensive session, you will learn John Spence’s Formula for Business Excellence which addresses four key areas that every organization must focus on to achieve success. This concept is based on more than 30 years of John’s experience running companies and coaching executives around the world. John’s ideas in this area are sought out by startups to the Fortune 10 and will give coaches not only valuable information they can share with their clients but a clear understanding of how to build their own businesses.

John will share his approach to coaching and some of the best ideas he has learned working with hundreds of different companies in a wide array of industries. In addition, he will share how to position themselves as “Trusted Advisors ” so their clients will have the confidence to see them as integral parts of their personal and organizational successes.

Thursday, September 12th9:00 EST

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Sam HornI Can’t Believe I Wrote The Whole Thing!

Have you seen the careers of such coaches as Marshall Goldsmith, Cheryl Richardson and Rich Litvin soar because they wrote quality books? Do you have an idea for a book - but want to make sure it will be a business ROI before you invest time, money and resources into making it happen? Wise decision.  Sam Horn, former Executive Director of the world-renowned Maui Writers Conference and bestselling author of Tongue Fu!, POP! And SOMEDAY is Not a Day in the Week, shares a checklist of how you can finish, publish and market a quality book that achieves your business goals and adds value for all involved.  

You’ll love Sam’s inspiring quotes, success stories, and action steps of how to get your books and blogs out of your head and into print so they serve as a pebble in the pond of your business success and legacy. As Sam says, “I’ve never met ANY authors who were sorry they wrote their book; I’ve only met authors who were sorry they didn’t write it … sooner.” Join us for his highly motivating session so you can turn your writing dreams into a rewarding reality.

Thursday, September 12th17:00 EST

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Richard E. BoyatzisResonant Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence: Inspiring Us to Be Our Best

Great leaders move us. They move us through a basic human process - our emotions. Although they talk of strategy and competition, the great leaders establish a deep emotional connection with others called resonance. They are literally, in tune with others around them. Their own levels of emotional intelligence allow them to create and nurture these resonant relationships. They use their EI as a path to resonant leadership through mindfulness, hope, and compassion.

Unfortunately, most people in leadership positions lose their effectiveness over time. Because of the cumulative effect of the damage from chronic stress, effectiveness in leadership and maintaining resonant relationships is not sustainable But, humans can revive themselves, neurologically, hormonally, and emotionally. This process of renewal can reverse the ravages of chronic stress. Through renewal experiences, a person can become more cognitive, perceptually and emotionally open. They can innovate and learn. They can make informed, astute decisions. They can be open to motivating others.

Based on decades of research into emotional intelligence competencies and longitudinal studies in their development, Professor Richard Boyatzis will lead the audience through examples of what resonance looks and feels like, as well as ideas as to develop someone's "resonant leadership" capability, their emotional intelligence, and the experiences of mindfulness, hope, and compassion. He will help the participants experience the Positive Emotional Attractor that is an essential beginning to sustained, desired change at all levels. The process of change examined will address how to help individuals and teams develop, organizations adapt and grow, and even communities and countries move closer to what they can be.

Thursday, September 19th9:00 EST

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Michael NeillCoaching from the Inside-Out: Understanding the Vertical Dimension in Transformative Coaching

Traditional coaching takes place primarily in a horizontal dimension – coaches assist their clients in getting from point A to point B. Yet lasting change nearly always happens in the vertical dimension – a deepening of the client’s ground of being and greater access to inspiration and inner wisdom. While this has generally led to an either/or approach to success and personal growth and a sharp division between therapy and coaching, transformative coaching (or, as I like to call it, ‘coaching from the inside-out’) uses the vertical dimension to facilitate change on the inside even as the client continues to move toward their goals on the outside.

Transformative coaching begins with the premise that people will automatically get more out of their lives when they gain more insight into how life works. Because when we really understand how something works, from a sliding door to a car to gravity, we don’t have to think about it anymore and can just get on with it. We walk in and out, drive, and fall to the ground with a sense of ease and simplicity.

In the same way, when we know who we are and where our experience comes from, we don’t have to overthink things. We can live our lives and follow our guidance knowing that when we’re up, we’re up when we’re down, we’re down, and love, peace, connection, and insight are available all the time, regardless of how we’re feeling.

In other words, if there’s something you want to create or do in the world, knowing how things actually get created and done is of universal benefit. All boats will rise with the tide of this deeper understanding.

Thursday, September 19th17:00 EST

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Whitney JohnsonBuild an A Team - How To Help Your Clients Build a Team of High Performers and Become a Boss People Want to Work For

High growth organizations need high growth individuals. The only way your client’s organization is going to get where it wants to go, is if their people take them there. In this session, we will walk you through our proprietary S Curve of Learning framework as codified in the award-winning Build an A Team (Harvard Business Press, 2018) and how you can use this to help your client calibrate for growth. We will explain how to identify where your client and their teams are on their current S Curve of Learning.

We will also explain how to optimize their current curves to build a high performing team––as well as provide actionable insights on how to manage people at different points along the curve. As your client makes it possible for each team member to learn, leap and repeat, jumping from one learning curve to the next, they will not only build a high performing team but become a boss people want to work for and a boss people love.

Thursday, September 26th9:00 EST

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Michael NeillCoaching from the Inside-Out: Coaching Demonstration with Q&A

During this live coaching demonstration, Michael Neil will bring on one of his clients and coach them live using his methodologies. Attendees will get the chance to see high-level coaching in action and observe directly how a leading coach can establish trust, listen with complete focus, deeply understand their clients’ needs, ask powerful questions and communicate effectively during a real-life coaching situation.

The first part of the call will be the speaker introducing the client and what methodologies and process they are going to use to coach them. During the second part, the live coaching demonstration will take place. The third part is a debrief of the demonstration for attendees to learn which tools and methodologies the coach used in which context and understand how to create similar results with their own clients, especially when it comes to their coaching presence, listening ability, the power of the questions asked as well as clarity and effectiveness in communication. The fourth and final part is a Q&A with the audience, helping them to integrate their learnings and gain additional clarity on how to implement their learnings with their own clients.

Thursday, September 26th17:00 EST

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Peter BregmanEmotional Courage and Coaching: The Key to Helping Your Clients Get Massive Traction on Their Most Important Work (and Getting Your Most Stuck Clients Unstuck)

We’ve all been there.  Whether it’s a particularly challenging issue or a difficult client, even the best coaches get stuck sometimes and don’t know how to help their clients move forward. And, despite what seems like our best efforts, clients don’t follow through on their own plans or fail to take the steps they agree they should take and say they want to take.

In this session, bestselling author Peter Bregman tackles this problem once and for all. Peter will unlock the secrets of highly successful coaching - no matter whom you are coaching - pinpointing the missing ingredient that makes all the difference: Emotional Courage.

In this webinar, Peter brings the ideas of his new book to life. You will

  • learn why emotional courage is the key to your strongest coaching;
  • learn specific techniques to apply the principle of emotional courage in your coaching; and
  • experience emotional courage in the moment so that you leave the webinar a stronger coach than when you came in.

Most importantly you will increase the rate and consistency of your client’s follow-through - the holy grail of coaching.

Thursday, October 3rd9:00 EST

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Peter BregmanLive Coaching Demonstration with Peter Bregman

Peter and his client worked together for six months as part of a large-scale coaching project. This is their first coaching conversation since early 2017 and their first live demo together.

Peter will begin the session by sharing his methodology, including the Bregman Partners definition of coaching and an overview of his QUICCTM Results Coaching Process. He will then coach his client for thirty minutes and facilitate a debrief. Because this is a live coaching session, there is no way to know exactly what will happen. During the debrief, he will explore, with you, his choice points and actions, and he will dive deeper into his methodology, including how he incorporates Emotional Courage principles in his sessions.

As you listen to the session, listen for how the session outcome fits into his client's larger goals, each stage of the QUICCTM process, and the way in which Peter helps his clients take and plan for future action.

Thursday, October 3rd17:00 EST

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LaTonya WilkinsCoaching People That Are Different From You - Common Missteps and How to Avoid Them

Calling all coaches!

Do you find yourself coaching people that are different from you? Perhaps they are of a different age, race, gender identity or sexual orientation.  As coaches, we pride ourselves on asking questions and listening so being different shouldn’t matter, right? Well, not exactly. We are still human.

In this highly interactive session, you will learn how to apply my science-based approaches to build thriving client relationships. You will also learn common missteps that humans take when interacting with people different from ourselves and how to recognize and avoid these missteps. This session will be highly interactive so come ready to participate!

Thursday, October 10th9:00 EST

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Eric KaufmannThe Blueprint to Conscious Leadership

Leadership is so critical these days, and leaders are getting a bad rap from employees: 82% believe that their leaders are ineffective, 67% are disengaged from their leaders, and 35% are actually willing to give up a pay raise just to see their boss get fired!

In a world where leaders are game-changers, we need conscious leaders - leaders that deeply engage because they are bold, curious, and kind.

This session outlines the foundation of how to satisfy employee’s deep desire for meaningful work, meaningful impact, and meaningful relationships; how to guide them to increase profit AND improve their community. Conscious Leaders know how to meet these expectations and ensure that the enhanced trust and productivity yield customer satisfaction. And Eric shares proven and practical steps for leaders to engage and empower their people with wisdom, Love, and Courage.

Thursday, October 10th17:00 EST

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Jean-Francois CousinLive Coaching Demonstration and Experience-Sharing with Jean-Francois Cousin, MCC

In his pre-summit session, Jean-Francois Cousin, MCC, offered “10 insights and 10 tips to coach at your very best”, harvested over 10,000 coaching-hours.

Find out if and how they play out, as Jean-Francois coaches a client live!

And then engage into a discussion and experience-sharing about:

  • what is our (way of) ‘being’ as a coach when our Clients access to their deepest insights in a session?
  • what limiting beliefs do we need to let go of, so that our way of coaching becomes most effective?
  • what can we do when we feel ‘stuck’ or clueless or when we do a ‘mistake’ in a session?
  • how can we accelerate our growth as coaches, hold ourselves to ever-higher standards and amplify the positive impact of our coaching?
  • how can we enhance our global credibility as coaches?

Thursday, October 17th9:00 EST

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Tammy TurnerTeam and Group Coaching - Passing Trend or Passing You By?

According to the 2017 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report, globalization, complexity, and disruption have perhaps contributed to an estimated 32% of organizations surveyed striving to be more adaptable and team-centric. As organizations flex within a complex global economy, trends such as remote working, profit for purpose and digital transformation generate intercultural project groups. These trends mean even the most experienced organisational coach will need to upskill to increase organisational capacity and engage their key stakeholders, well beyond the team in the room.

Yet are we as coaches prepared? And are organizations clear about what is required for team coaching to work sustainably to enhance their cultures? This session will dispel the myth that the progression from one-to-one coaching to team coaching is a linear progression. Instead, a shift in mindset and a revolution of thinking about organisational contexts is required. Real case studies will be examined to illustrate the complexity and nuances involved in working with teams and groups. Tips on how to work with these nuances will be provided.

You will learn how in the coaching space we have the tools and capabilities to guide organisations in achieving their future potential, but to do so we need to broaden our mindset to consider a whole of team approach to coaching. Tammy will show that when teams are given the opportunity to understand the wider team context and design their objectives accordingly, they become more engaged in the organisations’ greater purpose of delivering ideal outcomes, ultimately maximising organisational capacity in a complex global economy.

Thursday, October 17th17:00 EST

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Dr. David DrakePragmatic Enlightenment: Why the World Needs Elders and What it Takes to Become One

This session complements my 2018 WBECS Summit session on Enlightened Pragmatism: Bringing Wisdom and Design Thinking to Coaching. It focused on how coaches can evolve their practice; this session focuses on how coaches can evolve themselves.

We will look at what it means to be an elder in these times and four areas of development for those who want to be on that path. Each area is connected to one of the four phases in narrative coaching as a framework for preparing elders in ways that is both ancient and visionary.

The session draws on indigenous traditions in Australia and North/South America where there is a long history of honoring and developing elders to see what we can learn from them. It also looks at contemporary challenges and opportunities to understand what is called for now. We will look at both becoming an elder yourself and/or coaching elders-in-the-making.

To become an elder in and for these times requires a profound shift in how we see time and space such that we can stand for a bigger vision in any moment. The narrative elder framework offers a blueprint for those who want to bring greater wisdom into the world. The session will offer you a series of questions you can use to gauge where you and/or a client are on that path and to determine what is needed most right now.

The focus is on putting mindfulness in motion to do more than just cope. The session will offer you pragmatic actions you can take to awaken yourself such that you can connect, create and contribute at much deeper levels. It is part of a larger vision to develop more elders within coaching and to bring coaching into the process of developing elders.

Thursday, October 24th9:00 EST

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Dr. David DrakeLive Coaching Demonstration - Coaching for Wisdom: How to Connect with the Soul not Just Chase Another Goal

So much of coaching has historically focused on horizontal development and helping clients to achieve their aspirations. This is important in narrative coaching as well, though we do so by dropping into key moments rather than taking a linear path. In so doing, we engage clients in vertical development so they can make wiser choices and are more able to meaningfully enact them.

We also use integrative development principles to invite them to think ecologically in terms of space (how to create healthier environments that make it easier for them and others to flourish) and time (how to plant trees under whose shade they may never sit).

In this demonstration, you will gain insights on how to address patterns, not symptoms, how to look beyond the goal to see the client’s soul—and what they want at a deeper level—and how to think in terms of wisdom, not just progress. These distinctions are essential in a time when there is so much at stake and such a need to ask bigger questions about how we live and how we lead.

Thursday, October 24th17:00 EST

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Madeleine Homan BlanchardEffectively Breaking the Rules in Service of Your Clients

For coaches, there are rules to follow.  Every coach who has completed an accredited coach training program is aware of the rules (provoke discovery, ask open-ending questions, client has the answers, don’t give solutions, don’t give advice, don’t talk about yourself, etc).  Coaches are taught how to deliver “pure coaching” and the ICF requires coaches to demonstrate pure coaching competencies to achieve coach certification.

Over the past 25 years, the coaching profession has evolved.  There are a variety of coach training programs and an increase of individuals holding coach certifications or identifying themselves as professional coaches.  What does it truly mean for clients to partner with “professional coaches?” Clients quickly want answers, solutions, advice, and goal accomplishment. Coaches expect clients to bring their full selves to coaching sessions to explore deeply and move forward.  Do the current rules for coaching allow for coaches to bring their full selves that leads clients to think differently and develop? How often are coaches breaking the pure coaching rules in service of their clients?

Come to learn the distinctions required to think through these issues and answer these questions for yourself.

Thursday, October 31st9:00 EST

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Madeleine Homan BlanchardPanel Discussion: Effectively Breaking The Rules

For coaches, there are rules to follow.  Every coach who has completed an accredited coach training program is aware of the rules (provoke discovery, ask open-ending questions, client has the answers, don’t give solutions, don’t give advice, don’t talk about yourself, etc).  Coaches are taught how to deliver “pure coaching” and the ICF requires coaches to demonstrate pure coaching competencies to achieve coach certification.

Over the past 25 years, the coaching profession has evolved.  There are a variety of coach training programs and an increase of individuals holding coach certifications or identifying themselves as professional coaches.  What does it truly mean for clients to partner with “professional coaches?” Clients quickly want answers, solutions, advice, and goal accomplishment. Coaches expect clients to bring their full selves to coaching sessions to explore deeply and move forward.  Do the current rules for coaching allow for coaches to bring their full selves that leads clients to think differently and develop? How often are coaches breaking the pure coaching rules in service of their clients

Come and hear how MCC’s and Pioneers in the coaching profession are thinking about these issues, and answering these questions for themselves.

Thursday, October 31st17:00 EST

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Tracy SinclairHow to Fully Leverage the Power of Coaching for Systemic Change and Performance

In our pre-summit session, we shared some compelling data from the 2018 International Coach Federation (ICF)/Human Capital Institute (HCI) research on building a coaching culture for change management. This positioned what is happening with the growth and development of coaching within organisations and why coaching is a powerful strategic tool for systemic change and increased performance at the individual, team and organisational levels.

In this session, we explore in more depth how coaching can be implemented for maximum effect and positive impact. We begin by looking at some case studies of organisations who have successfully integrated coaching into their practices and processes to create what is called a “coaching culture” and we will share the key criteria that define and differentiates an organisation when working towards and achieving this goal.

This is followed by exploring the role of the coach practitioner in this process and how they can become a strategic resource to their organisational clients. The session will also look at the broader context and how coaching for systemic change and performance creates opportunity for people and organisations to thrive within the VUCA environment and what is sometimes called the “4th industrial or digital revolution”.

Finally, we will also share stories, examples, and anecdotes from our own experiences as coach practitioners and coaching culture specialists and seek input and questions from the audience to further enrich the discussion.

Thursday, November 7th9:00 EST

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Erica DhawanGet Big Things Done: Become a Standout Collaborator

Do you want to get noticed at work? Do you want to be the first in line for coaching opportunities? Do you want to build a powerful network?

In today’s world, smarts, passion, and plain old luck are not enough to put you at the top. Remaining a step ahead requires a skill that I call  “Connectional Intelligence.” This full summit session is designed to make you a Standout Collaborator and build a Powerful Network.

In this full summit session, I share my insights and a proven process that you can use to develop yourself as a collaborative coaching leader to get big things done. Through simple and practical advice, I will help you achieve and sustain change, growth, innovation, and success. In this course you will:

  • Build powerful connections to create your dream coaching network.
  • Influence more effectively within and outside your client base.
  • Become a collaboration change agent.

Thursday, November 7th17:00 EST

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Cy WakemanReality-Based Leadership – Ditching the Drama and Turning Excuses into Results

We are certainly in challenging times in our business world today. We have been in challenging times in the past and we will be faced with challenging times again at some point in the future. Here’s the reality check - The fact that times are challenging is not the source of our pain. The source of our pain is the absence of great leadership based in reality.

We must become willing to admit that our way of leading is simply not working – not creating the results or the quality of life that we would like. These times are calling for a new type of leader. We need leaders who are willing and able to recreate mindsets - their own and the mindsets of others - in order to change circumstances and lead in a new and revolutionary way.

A Reality-Based Leader is one who is able to quickly see and radically accept the reality of the situation, conserve precious team energy, and use that energy instead to impact reality. Better yet, a great Reality-Based Leader anticipates the upcoming changes and capitalizes on the opportunity inherent in the situation without drama or defense.

Thursday, November 14th9:00 EST

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Cy WakemanBusiness Readiness: Ensuring Our Teams Are Ready for What’s Next

For over 30 years, leaders have been taught how to soften hard news to reduce resistance and get “buy-in” to key strategic initiatives. Perhaps you’ve felt compelled to apologize for “all the change” that constantly rocks your organization. You’ve spent hours perfecting a process to approach, communicate and reinforce a new process, project or work situation, and yet our teams are at times battle fatigued, remaining unaligned with overall strategic objectives and ill-prepared to deliver on organization goals of the near future.

Resistance to change is among the top five generators of drama and emotional waste, and according to our research, it adds up to almost 2.5 unproductive hours per day per employee. To this, I issue a new call to greatness for readiness, which can be achieved by debunking the change myths that have fueled the need to sympathize with and coddle employees, preventing readiness for change.

So, what’s next?  How can leaders stop making change least disruptive to their people and instead deliver up ready, willing and able teams who ensure that change is least disruptive to the business? How can leaders move their teams beyond surviving change and call their teams to thrive in changing times and fuel innovation? Abandoning “change management” and focusing on “business readiness” gets people fluent in the now and ready for what’s next – vital to creating and sustaining great results.

This high energy session will reveal the modern leader’s role to deliver teams and talent that are ready for what’s next. Leaders will walk away with simple tools and practical strategies to ensure their teams are able to greet change with a “good to know,” quickly adapt, and deliver on the needs of the organization to meet the competitive demands of the market and customers.  After all, change isn’t hard – it’s only hard for the unready.

Thursday, November 14th17:00 EST

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Simon SinekFireside Chat with Simon Sinek

Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Simon teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people wake up every single day feeling inspired, feel safe at work, and feel fulfilled at the end of the day, he is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.

Simon is the author of multiple best-selling books and is fascinated by the people that make the greatest, lasting impact in their organizations and in the world. Over the years, he has discovered some remarkable patterns about how they think, act and communicate and the environments in which people operate at their natural best. He has devoted his life to sharing his thinking in order to help other leaders and organizations inspire action.

In this session, coaches will have an opportunity to ask Simon their burning questions about his astonishing insights into leadsership and organizational development empowering them to immediately apply the knowledge and skills they have gained from the session with their clients.

Thursday, November 21st9:00 EST

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David B. PetersonThe DNA of VUCA: Coaching Leaders to Deal with Chaos, Complexity, and Exponential Change

VUCA represents the Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity that characterizes the world that today’s leaders are grappling with. But if coaches want to help them thrive in this context, they need to leverage the DNA of VUCA – Diversity, Novelty, and Adversity --- the instruction set that prepares leaders to thrive and be successful in the midst of this swirling complexity and change.

This session will guide coaches through some of the disruptive forces shaping the future of leadership, business, and even executive coaching – such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, bio-monitoring, and advanced wearable devices -- and what they can do to prepare themselves and the leaders they coach to navigate, lead, and innovate successfully in this dynamic, ever-changing world.

Thursday, November 21st17:00 EST

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David GoldsmithThe Coaching Robots are Here! Now What do You do?

The Coaching Robots have arrived and are doing good work.   They aren’t everywhere yet and you still have some time! If you want to keep your job and continue to thrive there are some very specific steps you must take now in order to continue making the impact you want.

Most of the robots are programmed to handle very specific areas of coaching and in those areas they are doing good work.  It’s easy to dismiss these early stage players when in fact they are literally the foundation for the next generation of robots who will be smarter, more empathetic and better learners.    This growth will happen faster than you expect and will drive down pricing in ways that are hard to see today.

We will explore in depth the seven things you can do today to stay well ahead of the robots and keep your coaching practice many steps ahead of the robots.

Thursday, December 5th9:00 EST

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David GoldsmithStay Ahead of the Robots by Using Lessons Learned from Coaching Startup Founders

Not all coaching can be replaced by robots. Join a discussion with coaches Marcy Swenson and David Goldsmith as they talk live about the lessons learned from coaching startup founders and entrepreneurs. Startup founders must grow themselves extremely quickly to keep pace with their businesses, and coaches for this population must understand the important patterns in founder growth as well as the unusual physics of the startup ecosystem. There will be ample time for questions. These lessons are important to building your capability to provide coaching that robots can’t touch.

Thursday, December 5th17:00 EST

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Dan NewbyFrom Mystery to Workhorse: Decoding Emotions for Inspired Coaching

Emotions remain a mystery to most of us. We know they are all around us, but we can’t quite make out the shape of them. Is that the nature of emotions, or is it the way we understand them?

We, humans, have redefined our interpretation of emotions many times throughout our history. What we are just arriving at is a practical interpretation that allows us to see the logic and usefulness of emotions as a tool. Instead of them being amorphous and unpredictable, we can decode them into key elements that give them precise meanings. Rather than fighting with them, we can learn to navigate and leverage them. We can befriend them rather than viewing them as the enemy. In short, we can begin to see them as a normal part of being human much like breathing.

Emotional literacy is a must for every coach no matter their niche because we are all humans coaching other humans. Emotions are a door to the deepest part of our humanity, which makes them a powerful tool for inspired coaching.

Join Dan for a fascinating exploration of emotions and how understanding them more fully can enrich your coaching.

Thursday, December 12th9:00 EST

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Michael MokaHow do we Bring Indigenous in a Non-Indigenous World?

Executive education and tools are focused in growing the productivity and efficiency of people while in employment. A reality is that Executive education and tools are not relatable and relevant to an indigenous way of living and being. It also shows that people who take up this education are in management positions. In NZ we have a poor representation of indigenous people reflected in high management positions in non-indigenous organisations.

For organisations who want to be leading edge and want to hire more indigenous workers, Michael will give examples of how he has provided a platform for our indigenous people to embrace who they are, where they come from and use those very values to enhance organisations (Community | Corporate etc). Our role as Indigenous people is to embrace who we are, to bring those intrinsic abilities to our everyday decisions, lead the way around diverse thinking and show cohesiveness with people who do not identify with being indigenous.

Thursday, December 12th17:00 EST

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Heidi HannaBuilding Brain Health and Fitness at Work

Recent discoveries in neuroscience have provided a detailed framework for understanding human behavior and our resistance to change. What’s needed most, in this age of massive data aggregation in specific silos of science, are opportunities for us to integrate findings in an applicable way with real-world populations. Within organizations, we hold several keys to successful application of science, including support systems, shared meaning and purpose, accountability, measurement tools and more.

It’s important that health promotion professionals have an opportunity to fully understand the translation and application of the latest neuroscience, and then recognize how to communicate it most effectively within their training programs to employees with very little time and energy to engage in these types of offerings.

In this highly interactive presentation, Dr. Heidi Hanna will share the latest updates related to the neuroscience of health and behavior and offer a simple integrative framework for employee health and performance programming.

Participants will have the opportunity to experience evidence-based interventions and explore ways to incorporate brain health and fitness into their existing wellness platforms, including an integrative neuroscience assessment and other evidence-based assessments that can be used in their own program design. For every 50 minutes of discussion, participants will also engage in short, interactive practices such as breathwork, mindfulness meditation, social mapping, strategic humor, and more, to experience the practical application of the science.

Case studies will be presented, and all attendees will leave with a specific, customized action plan for improving the brain health and fitness of the employees, clients or patients they serve. In addition, each individual practitioner will also have in hand a personalized plan for boosting their own brain power so that they can sustain optimal energy levels while providing support for those in their organization or community.

Thursday, December 19th9:00 EST

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Dr. Gleb TsipurskyCoaching the Analytical Mind

Do you want to be an outstanding coach for CEOs, CFOs, engineers, doctors, lawyers, bankers, accountants, programmers, and many other clients who come to us for coaching with an analytical mindset? Do you struggle to connect with clients who are skeptical and demand hard data, evidence, and answers instead of intuitions, stories, and questions?

Do you feel frustrated when such clients push back against your authentic and courageous efforts to help them solve problems, and pull back when you try to build trust and intimacy? Fortunately, behavioral science research on emotional and social intelligence can help you help them get the coaching support they need.

This session offers case studies on effective use of emotional and social intelligence-based strategies by pioneering coaches to empower the growth of analytically-minded people, building on a series of ICF Core Competencies to provide you with clear take-aways on becoming an outstanding coach for analytically-minded clients.

ICF Core Competencies Covered in the Session

  • Creating awareness in analytically-minded clients of their emotions and situations when their analytical mindset may be causing them problems
  • Direct communication with analytically-minded clients, balancing hard data and research with stories and questions
  • Establishing trust and intimacy with the client, through using the kind of evidence that’s convincing to analytically-minded clients
  • Active listening, to determine whether your analytical client’s learning style is deductive or inductive and targeting their specific information consumption needs

Establishing the coaching agreement, focusing on preparing for the almost-inevitable conflicts and addressing emotions.

Thursday, December 19th17:00 EST

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Jonathan ReitzThe True Paradox of Coaching: How Your Client Changes and What the Data Says

It's the coach's dilemma:  you and your client get to a breakthrough.  The lightbulb goes on...the earth moves. We've all been there.  Your client KNOWS that everything will be different after this session.   

But when the next session starts, NOTHING has changed.  In fact, your client hasn't even taken a single step that you discussed in your session.  In this session, Jonathan Reitz, MCC will walk you through key data-driven insights that predict your likelihood of helping a client actually transform because of your work together.  

You'll learn to tailor your coaching presence to the topics your client wants to take on and set measurable targets based on a client's data profile using assessments and other publicly available data sources.  

You can raise the likelihood of making a measurable difference in your client's life.  This session looks at the paradoxical mix of data and coaching skills to make the most of it!

Thursday, January 9th9:00 EST

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Jonathan ReitzLive Coaching Demonstration: Demonstrating a Data Driven Coaching Presence

Masterful coaches tailor how they show up in order to serve a client at the highest level.  With training and experience, a coach learns to match the tempo and pace of client or to allow more space for reflection based on what the client is tackling.

Many adjustments are based on instinct and an ability to read what's going on in the conversation.  But what if you could factor in data about your client and about your coaching to give you and your clients an even higher likelihood of an impactful conversation?  

In this coaching demonstration, Master Certified Coach Jonathan Reitz will set the conversation up with an overview of the data sources that can provide a snapshot of potential adjustments to coaching presence to make the most of the opportunity!  

Your coaching presence will never be the same!

Thursday, January 9th17:00 EST

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Maya Hu-ChanLeading with an Innovative Mindset

Many of today’s leadership problems are critical and time sensitive; they require quick and decisive actions.   But at the same time, they are so complex and unprecedented that often leaders do not know how to act. There is a need to slow down, reflect, and approach the situation in an unconventional way - with an innovative mindset.

Thursday, January 16th9:00 EST

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Maya Hu-ChanCoach-Led Q&A Leading with an Innovative Mindset with Maya Hu-Chan

Many of today’s leadership problems are critical and time sensitive; they require quick and decisive actions. But at the same time, they are so complex and unprecedented that often leaders do not know how to act. There is a need to slow down, reflect, and approach the situation in an unconventional way - with an innovative mindset.

Participants will find themselves part of a fully-immersive, interactive learning experience, by seizing the opportunity to put their questions to globally recognized leadership educator., Maya Hu-Chan, During this engaging, deep-dive session, participants will explore Leading with an Innovative Mindset - empowering them to immediately apply the knowledge and skills they have gained with their clients.

Thursday, January 16th17:00 EST

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David ClutterbuckLive Supervision Demonstration with David Clutterbuck: Supervision Using the Seven Conversations of Coaching

When a coach feels that a coaching session didn’t go well, it’s tempting to assume that the problem lies in how they managed the spoken coaching conversation. But the silent conversations both coach and coachee have before, during and after the session also have a role to play.

In this supervision demonstration, David will support a volunteer coach in exploring these multiple conversations and their implications for future sessions with this and other clients.

Thursday, January 23rd9:00 EST

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Karen CappelloMeasuring Coaching Success

The true value of coaching is intangible and priceless. That being said, how do you measure the success of your coaching engagements in meaningful ways for your clients and their sponsors?

This training presentation is for you if you want to have more confidence in your coaching and you want your clients and those who’ve hired you to recognize what they have accomplished in a very profound way.

You will also be able to articulate the value of coaching to future clients so that they are certain that they want to hire you.

Thursday, January 23rd17:00 EST

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Anne SugarMy Blogging Journey - Opportunities and Pitfalls

This session will help you as a coach to share your thought-leadership and ideas to a broader audience.  One of the ways to build and demonstrate your unique value is to blog and write for online publications.  You will learn real life do’s and don’ts from my experiences starting out blogging and now writing for a wider audience at some key sites.

Thursday, January 30th9:00 EST

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Elena EspinalCoaching Contributing to Create the Future

Since I started coaching, 30 years ago, one of the unique characteristics of coaching was its orientation towards the future. Nobody does coaching to fix the past.

How do we ask about the future, when we are not clear about our relationship with the future?

Alan Kay (1972)said that the only way to be more or less sure of the future we will inhabit requires us to invent it. There is already a good amount of people, inventing the world that we are going to inhabit.

Change, innovation, and disruption mean that large companies with great histories are left out of the market in a few years.

Will coaches be able to generate conversations with the leaders that assist them in the construction of these futures? Can we challenge our clients in their linear thinking about the future? How power plays a role in this relationship?

The ICF has done a great job with the competencies because it has allowed transforming something that was an art into a technique. I think that now we need to start talking about the sensitivities to relate to changing times. In this preparation, we will learn that learning is a sub-product of action, and dealing with uncertainty is part of daily life.

Let's talk together about the relationship with the future.

Thursday, January 30th17:00 EST

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Camille PrestonRethinking Peak Performance in a Digital World

In the past, peak performance meant mastering your game and putting in the effort needed to stay on top of your game over time. As machine learning and AI continue to disrupt the workplace and leadership, simply mastering your game and sustaining your place is no longer an option. Today, whether you’re an employee, manager, or leader, life-long learning is part and parcel of reaching your peak performance and sustaining this performance over time.

This means that today’s leaders and the leaders of tomorrow need more agility than ever before. This session explores the challenges of being at our best in the digital world. Specific attention will be paid to the strategies we can use to reclaim control, rethink work, and find flow in a world where disruption is now the name of the game.

Thursday, February 6th9:00 EST

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Tara MohrAdvancing Women’s Leadership through Coaching

We find ourselves in an unprecedented historical moment for women, and for women leaders in particular. For the past decade, Tara Mohr has worked with women across diverse backgrounds and industries to help them play bigger in their careers and contributions. This workshop will cover three areas we must address as coaches working with women around their professional development and impact.

Attendees will learn coaching tools that have had a proven impact for thousands of women leaders. We will focus on three areas relevant for work with any client but that have particular salience for empowering women:

  • Quieting the Inner Critic: teaching clients how to move past self-doubt
  • Accessing the Inner Mentor: equipping clients to access a voice of clarity and wisdom in themselves
  • Unhooking from Praise and Criticism: practices to help clients move past good girl socialization, cope resiliently with criticism, and navigate feedback that often reflects gender biases.

Join us for a rich conversation about how we can advance women’s leadership through the container of the coaching relationship.

Thursday, February 6th17:00 EST

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Simon Alexander OngHow To Grow Your Coaching Business

In this session, Simon Alexander Ong will be sharing some powerful, inspiring and thought-provoking insights into how you can grow your coaching business in today’s world and serve those that want to experience the transformational impact of your work. Through stories, case studies and practical lessons, you will want to have a notepad and pen at hand to record all the ideas that you will be experiencing during this session!

Thursday, February 13th9:00 EST

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Dr. Relly NadlerLeading with Emotional Intelligence: Tools and Tips for Top Performance

We know Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the main success factor for being a top performer when compared with IQ and technical expertise. The question coaches and leaders have is: What do they do to improve their EI?

This session will focus on tools coaches can pass onto their clients to lead with more emotional intelligence.

Leaders demonstrate their Emotional Intelligence in relationship moments, often in 3-5-minute interactions. These micro-initiatives can create a macro-impact. Given the “crazy business” of most leaders, they want simple tools or templates that they can employ in the moment. In addition, what behaviors to avoid to not derail. We will explore multiple hands-on tools that coaches can use in their next coaching session.

One tool explores a paradigm shift from what employees want from their boss and what they actually get from their boss. Another tool looks at 5 steps how leaders can launch a project and how to hold employees accountable. Also, we will explore a tool that improves two critical EI Competencies: Self-awareness and Self-control.

Thursday, February 13th17:00 EST

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Harrison MonarthExecutive Presence – Develop Confidence, Competence and Influence Beyond Formal Authority

How do others perceive you? The fact is, no matter what you are trying to achieve, the answer to that question will dictate your level of success.

We live in a reputation economy. And while intelligence, expertise and hard work are important, they’re not nearly enough to get ahead. When you want to be seen as a mature and confident leader, influencing across organizational levels, building strong relationships, and mobilizing the right people to tackle complex challenges, you need executive presence.

In fact, one survey showed 89% of a sample of nearly 400 CEOs and corporate executives saying executive presence helps people get ahead, with 78% saying that limited executive presence can hold someone back.

What can we as coaches do to help aspiring leaders develop the characteristics of a strong executive presence?

Based on his extensive work with thousands of senior executives, ongoing research in the behavioral science and two decades of experience coaching leaders from the Fortune 500 on Executive Presence, Harrison Monarth will share key insights from the upcoming second edition of his bestselling book, Executive Presence—The Art of Commanding Respect Like a CEO (McGraw-Hill 2019).

Harrison will identify the specific personality traits, skills and behaviors that are commonly associated with executive presence in organizations. He’ll explain how he’s helped coaching clients develop strategic self-awareness around these characteristics and embark on building a powerful personal brand that conveys executive presence when it matters most.

In a lively fast-paced session, Harrison will illustrate how easily we create perceptions that detract from our executive presence, how science-backed emotion regulation strategies can help us convey calm and think clearly under pressure and which executive presence characteristics matter more in initial impressions, versus those that matter more over the long term, for sustained executive presence.

In the full summit, Harrison will share various case studies and coaching tips, techniques, and strategies he’s used successfully to help his coaching clients develop key executive presence behaviors that enable them to wield positive influence at the highest organizational levels. He’ll also point out specific pitfalls of developing a dark executive presence and how to guard against those.

Thursday, February 20th9:00 EST

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Harrison MonarthCoach-Led Q&A - Executive Presence: Develop Confidence, Competence and Influence Beyond Formal Authority with Harrison Monarth

Participants will find themselves part of a fully-immersive, interactive learning experience, by seizing the opportunity to put their questions to formidable coaching expert, Harrison Monarth, World-Leading Executive Coach and New York Times bestselling author.

During this engaging, deep-dive session, participants will explore Executive Presence - empowering them to immediately apply the knowledge and skills they have gained with their clients.

Thursday, February 20th17:00 EST

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Marshall GoldsmithMarshall Goldsmith: Coach-Led Q&A: Ask Marshall Goldsmith Anything!

Participants will find themselves part of a fully-immersive, interactive learning experience, by seizing the opportunity to put their questions to formidable coaching expert, Marshall Goldsmith, one of the world’s leading executive educators, coaches, and authors. During this engaging, deep-dive session, participants will be able to 'ask Marshall anything' and dig deep into his expertise and experience as one of the World's most recognised coaching thought-leaders - empowering them to immediately apply the knowledge and skills they have gained with their clients.

Thursday, February 27th9:00 EST

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Jennifer Garvey BergerUnlocking Leadership Mindtraps: Helping our Clients (and Ourselves) to Thrive in a Complex World

One of the hopes as coaches is to support the capacities of our clients to unlock their potential, but there are certain conditions that call for entirely new approaches. This is particularly true when clients (and coaches) are dealing with complexity, where the pace and rate of change and interconnectivity stresses our normal response reflexes and sends us into unhelpful patterns that get in the way of our success.

Worse still, we hardly know that we’ve gone down the wrong path at all and we keep spinning ourselves deeper and deeper into the traps our bodies and brains have set for us. This session will offer an eminently practical set of ideas specifically targeted in the questions we ask and the way we listen to our clients as they struggle in complexity.

Drawing on decades of research and practice, this Mindtraps framework, from my new book Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps: How to Thrive in Complexity, offers us ways to coach our clients in the present and then give them handholds for self-coaching in the future.  In this session, we’ll explore these traps, and we’ll look at ways to help clients (and ourselves!) recognise and ultimately unlock the traps.

Thursday, February 27th17:00 EST

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Nobantu MpotuloNobantu Mpotulo, Live Coaching Demonstration

The session is based on the principle that is used mostly in Southern Africa and other parts of Africa. This is called “Ubuntu” which means “I am because We Are” Ubuntu was used as the theme for launching the Ethical Coach Program in Ethiopia. Used in coaching Ubuntu ensures that the coach really sees the client.

In South Africa when you greet a person you say SAWUBONA, meaning I see you, I see everyone who has contributed to who you are, I see your dreams, hopes and aspirations. Using Ubuntu in coaching entails PRESENCE for both Coach and Client. It is based on bringing out the following Cs: Compassion, Courage, Curiosity, Connection, Commitment to Action

As a coach when you are applying Ubuntu Coaching the following process is followed. This process is coined RASEA by Nobantu

Receive: The coach receives what the client offers with compassion, curiosity, presence and unconditional acceptance

Appreciate: The coach appreciates the client for entrusting him/her with co-creating solutions, for the clients courage and what the client is working on

Summarize: The coach summarizes what he/she hears the client saying (I see you, I hear you)

Evoke: The coach explores what is evoked for the client and might share what is evoked for him/her

Ask: Coach ask WHO, HOW, WHEN questions to move the client to action

Thursday, March 5th9:00 EST

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Nancy E. ParsonsRefocusing Coaching to End the Glass Ceiling

Coaches and leadership development experts are key catalysts to ending the glass ceiling.  While efforts and investments in developing women leaders are at an all-time high, trends are going in the wrong direction.  I will share research showing the real reasons that the glass ceiling exists and why it stays so strong. What’s most surprising is that the reasons are not what most people think. That is why today’s solutions, including coaching, are not working or making necessary inroads.

While men and women both have personality strengths well suited for leadership roles, we found there are inherent, personality-based risk factor differences between men and women leaders.  These differences are holding women back while propelling men forward.

Equipped with these significant findings, coaches will be prepared to zero in on what is holding women back. Coaches can reveal clear insights while coaching and developing women with new tactics and effective approaches tackling the real struggles. With this personalized development, women can manage and prevent their risk factors from limiting their upward trajectory.

Leadership development consultants can also facilitate and expedite change by sharing research and new approaches for assessing and developing leader talent, including risk factors, with C-Suite, succession planning, and diversity executives.

Thursday, March 5th17:00 EST

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Georgina WoudstraTeam Coaching: Slowing Down to Speed Up – Part 2

Even teams comprising the most smart and talented people can get undone with the challenges of leading in today’s VUCA world. More than ever, the unpredictable environment confronts us with shifting and confusing issues everywhere we turn. There is no sign of this changing, indeed the demands are increasing. Leaning into this new reality, teams need to be more agile than ever before and to help themselves and those they lead to become responsive and energized rather than overwhelmed or immobile.

Team coaching has a more important role to play than ever, creating moments of reflection and open dialogue and exchange. Team coaches invite teams to pause, step back, listen and to have the tough conversations they have been avoiding in order to get the clarity to lead with greater connection, vision, and purpose.

As an experienced coaching practitioner, Georgina has been coaching chief executives and top teams for over 25 years, supporting them to lead in our complex and uncertain times. In 2017, she founded the Team Coaching Studio to provide advanced development for coaches walking the path to team coaching mastery. She did this with the passionate belief that the world needs more team coaches and that as a profession, we need to lean into what it means to BE a team coach, rather than the more simplistic focus on DOING team coaching.

In this coach-lead Q&A session, Georgina will answer any questions you have about Team Coaching and will share the TCS Team Coaching Competency framework that effective team coaches embody when working with teams. She will dive deeper into several of most impactful competencies for team coaches describe these competencies in action.

Thursday, March 12th9:00 EST

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Dr. Kym Harris-LeeStrategies for Coaching Professional Women of Color

Every coaching client has a story. Their story is made up of personal and professional experiences that inform how they see the world and how they believe they are seen in the world. professional women of color have dual experiences that cannot be detached from one another. They experience their careers as women and as women of color.  This is a duality that cannot be ignored in a coaching relationship. It is the filter through which they view the world. The filter has shades of positive experiences that serve them well. They also have negative experiences that are laced with stereotypes, biases, and microaggressions which leaves them feeling like they don’t belong.  

While this is not true for all women of color, many do find themselves faced with the challenge of navigating the tendency to be overlooked or discarded as a result of belonging to two underrepresented groups. The lived experiences of professional women of color must be considered and addressed, not dismissed by the coach, for the coaching relationship to progress successfully.

The intimacy of the coaching relationship requires trust. Trust is built on relatability, perspective, objectivity, and accountability.  A coach does not have to be a woman of color to successfully coach a woman of color. The coach, must, however, facilitate a process that helps remove the client’s mask and bring down her walls. It’s the only way to open the door to vulnerability, which is needed to advance the relationship.

A successful coaching partnership requires a willingness to hear their story, understand their perspective, and demonstrate empathy. This is what will move the client toward her goals and the outcomes the organization may have for her. This session will provide insight into the things a coach should consider in order to achieve successful outcomes when serving professional women of color.

Thursday, March 12th17:00 EST

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Annemarie LombardSensory Intelligence®

Sensory Intelligence® is an innovative profiling and training organisation started in 2003. The concept and theories are fully rooted in neuroscience, research, brain development, and learning and used for people development.  It helps individuals, teams, and families to understand how their 7 senses intuitively respond to the environment to influence daily productivity, well-being and relationships.

Through extensive online sensory profiling,  workshops and coaching, the solution provides value to coaches, leaders, work teams, healthcare professionals, wellness practitioners, parents, and teachers.  Sensory neuroscience gets unpacked in a practical and easy to understand format to help people develop awareness for self and others and self-regulate using the body and the senses.

The full summit session will unpack sensory intelligence(R) in more detail and focus on the value proposition for coaches and their clients:

  1. Sensory neuroscience and the environment - how the 7 senses influence daily attention, emotion, and behaviour
  2. Sensory processing styles - understanding sensory thresholds and how they influence productivity, wellbeing, and relationships
  3. Open plan office productivity - insights and strategies to balance  collaboration and distraction
  4. Relationships and teamwork - sensory diversity as a tool to drop labels and display empathy and care
  5. Wellbeing - sensory connections to be more mindful, engaged and present   

Dr. Annemarie Lombard is the Founder and CEO of Sensory intelligence® Consulting. She has a PhD in Occupational therapy, acquired through the University of Cape Town in 2012.  She has 30 years of global experience in people development and learning and practised as an occupational therapist for 15 years dealing with children with special needs, learning and attention difficulties before starting Sensory intelligence®.

She is the thought leader behind Sensory Intelligence®, a sensory processing subject expert and the author of the book “Sensory Intelligence: Why It Matters More Than IQ and EQ”, published in 2007

Thursday, March 19th9:00 EST

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Lisa Ann EdwardsThe Big Reveal: Insights from the World’s Largest Coaching ROI Study

Measurement of coaching has evolved from simple measures of client satisfaction, to monetary impact and now to sophisticated use of data analytics. In this session, you’ll learn what data says actually leads to financial impact… and it may not be what you expect.

This session will share findings of nearly 2 years of data collection and predictive analysis from two bodies of research, including the World’s Largest Coaching ROI Study.

Thursday, March 19th17:00 EST

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Annemarie LombardSensory Intelligence® Coaching in Action

Sensory Intelligence® is an innovative profiling and training organisation started in 2003. The concept and theories are fully rooted in neuroscience, research, brain development, and learning and used for people development.  It helps individuals, teams and families to understand how their 7 senses intuitively respond to the environment to influence daily productivity, well-being and relationships.

Through extensive online sensory profiling,  workshops and coaching, the solution provides value to coaches, leaders, work teams, healthcare professionals, wellness practitioners, parents, and teachers.  Sensory neuroscience gets unpacked in a practical and easy to understand format to help people develop awareness for self and others and self-regulate using the body and the senses. Dr. Annemarie Lombard, the founder, and CEO of Sensory Intelligence(R) is a registered occupational therapist and work with a wide group of clinical occupational therapists, trainers, coaches, and professionals to deliver sensory intelligence(R) across various industries.

The second full summit session will showcase a coaching session with a client to integrate the sensory intelligence framework, its simplicity, and application for the audience.

  1. Needs analysis and concern of our demo coachee
  2. The Sensory Matrix(R) results - comprehensive online assessment and results for our coachee - scores, and interpretations
  3. Making it real - how do the results relate to daily behaviours, concerns, irritations
  4. Understanding the coachee’s environment and how sensory thresholds account for ease of performance versus irritations and hurdles
  5. Sensory intelligence(R) interventions:
    1. Sensory snacks - quick and easy sensory tools to help anywhere, anytime
    2. Sensory diets - making the best lifestyle and stress management choices aligned to your sensory matrix(R) results
    3. Sensory ergonomics - environmental adaptations to reduce sensory overload

Thursday, March 26th9:00 EST

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Marilyn AtkinsonChange Management Through High Performance Teams


In this short workshop, Marilyn Atkinson, a celebrated expert on team development (for twenty-five years in thirty countries, and with multiple corporations) shows how you can begin the journey towards effective change management using solution-focused team development methodologies. She discusses types of teams and their functions, and overviews how to revive tired and discouraged teams. She gives examples of how to assist entrepreneurial teams to be at the top of their innovative game, producing new products and services.  



The objective of the presentation is to assist the viewers to overview their options in developing high-performance teams, with examples of how effectively this can be integrated into a change management initiative

Thursday, March 26th17:00 EST

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Beatrice “Bebe” W. HansenPresence-Based® Coaching

How do we support relevancy and immediacy in a coaching conversation?  How do we adapt our coaching moves for the complex contexts our clients are navigating?  How can we be more effective in accessing the whole of our client, including the body? What part does Presence play in coaching and coaching results?

Join Bebe Hansen for an enlivening session using the principles of Presence-Based®Coaching to support you as a coach to make developmental moves with your clients.  We will look at coaching tools around the Core Competencies of Coaching Presence, Trust and Intimacy, Active Listening, and Powerful Questions which support increased awareness, nimbleness, and capacity to work in complexity for both you and the clients you serve.  

Included are simple shifting moves and practices which are all underpinned by the cultivation of Presence.

Thursday, April 2nd9:00 EST

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Beatrice “Bebe” W. HansenLive Coaching Demonstration: Presence-Based® Coaching

This session will include some additional teaching on Presence-Based®Coaching moves as we explore working with the intersection of the Body (soma) and Being.  We are all familiar with the “doing” of offering coaching tools and models that support our clients to move towards the results they want.  How does our Being support Presence? How does our Being impact our effectiveness as coaches?  And how does the Body impact the coaching process?

Join us for a live coaching demonstration that applies some of the key principles of Presence-Based®Coaching at the moment.  We offer a new view of what’s possible as we build our own and our client’s capacity to create a more resourced state of Presence from which to take action.

These Core Coaching Competencies such as Coaching Presence, Trust and Intimacy, Active Listening, and Powerful Questions can underpin any change goal our clients undertake, with reliable results.

Thursday, April 2nd17:00 EST

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Jeff HullCoaching Leaders in a Time of Crisis

The current global pandemic has created an unprecedented challenge for all of us. In times of crisis, flexible, adaptive leadership becomes even more crucial for keeping teams, organizations and entire communities engaged and feeling supported. Coaches can be especially helpful at a time when leaders feel isolated, stressed and pressured to perform their best. 

How can we best help? What are the opportunities in the midst of a crisis to help foster resilience and agility in our leaders? What is the role of coaches in turning a crisis into a transformational moment – of growth, learning, and opportunity for leaders to step up? 

In this session, Dr. Jeffrey Hull will review key resiliency and adaptive “muscles” leaders need to build and utilize. He will share case studies—from coaching health care leaders at the front lines—and practices for coaches to elevate their impact at this crucial time.

Thursday, April 9th9:00 EST

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Daniel GolemanMichele NevarezTraining the Brain: The Key to Developing EI & Introduction to the 12 Self-Discoveries

Dr. Goleman will speak about the importance of training the brain (practicing) when developing EI. Michele Nevarez will then introduce the 12 Self-Discoveries as a tool for integrating EI within one's coaching practice. She’ll also share strategies for developing the client’s Inner Coach and EI Toolkit. An open discussion and Q&A will follow these talks.

Thursday, April 9th17:00 EST

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Dr. Paul WhiteUnderstanding the Millions of Newly Remote Employees: Implications for Coaching

While the number of employees working remotely has been steadily increasing over the last decade, recently millions of employees have been forced to start working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Working under unique circumstances, understanding this new group of remote employees and what they are experiencing is critical for effective coaching – both for the employees and their supervisors.  Hear the results of recent (and ongoing) research so you can accurately interpret these individuals’ viewpoints, reactions, concerns and what they are learning – so you don’t make incorrect assumptions that will affect how well you are able to help them.

Thursday, April 16th9:00 EST

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Marcia ReynoldsSeven Essential Practices for Breakthrough Coaching

From the early years of building the International Coach Federation, coaching was intended to be a Reflective Inquiry process, not just asking questions. Reflective techniques can quickly create new awareness and reveal a path forward with or without a follow-up question. The coach doesn’t have to fretfully search for well-crafted questions to have an effective, even breakthrough, coaching conversation. This session will expand your view of powerful coaching within the scope of the ICF competencies, give you examples and demonstrations of seven essential practices, and explore the mental habits needed to achieve mastery in your coaching.

Attending this session can help to demystify and simplify coaching, and bring clarity to the concept of mastery in the coaching process. You will also explore some of the crazy coaching beliefs that have been taken as truths over the years. The focus will be on helping you to apply what you learn immediately to strengthen your skills.

Thursday, April 16th17:00 EST

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Peter HawkinsSystemic Coaching - Delivering Value Beyond the Individual and Beyond the Team

This session will first show how the coaching approaches of the 20th Century need to radically change for the 21st century, based on the changing nature of organizations and leadership, as well as the disruptors affecting coaching.

It will then outline the approach of Systemic Coaching - where the coach partners with the coachee to co-create the coaching in service of the coachee’s many stakeholders and realising the potential of the coachee needed for the future.

It will show ways of getting the stakeholders involved in the contracting process, the evaluation and review of the coaching, as well as bringing their voices into every coaching session.

We will briefly also show how this approach applies in group and Systemic Team Coaching, delivering value beyond the confines of the team.

Thursday, April 23rd9:00 EST

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Peter HawkinsSystemic Coaching Demonstration with Peter Hawkins

During this live coaching demonstration, Peter Hawkins will bring on one of his clients and coach them live using his methodologies. Attendees will get the chance to see high level coaching in action and observe directly how a leading coach can establish trust, listen with complete focus, deeply understand their clients’ needs, ask powerful questions and communicate effectively during a real-life coaching situation.

The first part of the call will be the speaker introducing the client and what methodologies and process they are going to use to coach them. During the second part the live coaching demonstration will take place.

The third part is a debrief of the demonstration for attendees to learn which tools and methodologies the coach used in which context and understand how to create similar results with their own clients, especially when it comes to their coaching presence, listening ability, the power of the questions asked as well as clarity and effectiveness in communication.

The fourth and final part is a Q&A with the audience, helping them to integrate their learnings and gain additional clarity on how to implement their learnings with their own clients.

Thursday, April 23rd17:00 EST

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Shariff Abdullah‘Solutions Beyond Diversity’: Understanding Invisible, Implicit and Assumed Cultures

About Solutions Beyond Diversity:

Diversity is having a rapidly increasing influence on the future of work and, as a result, many of of our clients  are not able to sustainably manage the complex human interactions required for people to be agile so organisations are able to succeed in a dynamic environment.  It’s time for us to shift our world view, and take a cutting-edge approach to address one of the persistent challenges facing our society: Invisible, Implicit and Assumed Culture.

Invisible, Implicit and Assumed Culture:

Many parts of our respective cultures are obvious, visible and explicit.  We see, understand and develop skills to successfully navigate a complex, multi-cultural reality.

However, there are aspects of culture that are not obvious.  These are the cultural aspects that we assume, or that we learn about only indirectly -  or not at all. Many times, we find ourselves in conflict with others, simply because we did not see or understand the hidden aspects of their culture or our own.  In this Summit, we will learn practical tools for dealing with invisible, implicit and assumed cultures in order to harness the value of diversity while minimising the negative impact in a dynamic environment.

Supported Core Competencies:

  • Co-creating the Relationship
  • Coaching Presence
  • Effective Communication
  • Facilitating Learning and Results
  • Communicating Effectively

Thursday, April 30th9:00 EST

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Shariff AbdullahPanel Discussion: Further Down the Rabbit Hole of Invisible Culture

In dialog with Leslie Hamilton, a masterful executive coach and change facilitator, Shariff will explore ways to address practical issues of how Invisible Culture plays out in our day-to-day interactions with others and how to harness the value of diversity while minimising the negative impact of it in a dynamic environment.

In this discussion, we will explore practical ways to transform unseen cultural behaviors into growth opportunities - for oneself and one’s client.

Thursday, April 30th17:00 EST

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Senka HolzerResearch perspective: Shift in Value System – Shift in Well-Being

As a coach, you know you and your clients are at your best when you’re living in ways that are aligned with your values. What most of us are not aware of (and what our research convincingly showed) is that we operate within two completely different value systems, core and acquired values. Core values are one’s inherent values and intrinsic guiding principles, while acquired values are those we adopt along the way from outside sources, like our family, culture, and generation. Unfortunately, when lacking awareness of the different value systems, we may be living each day attempting to align ourselves with values that are not even our own!

The scientific study we recently conducted showed that focusing on acquired values reduces the levels of wellbeing. For competitive businesses or hard-pressed public agencies and institutions, focusing on employees' fulfillment can feel like a luxury. Yet research is remarkably consistent in suggesting that fostering social and emotional wellbeing in a workplace leads to less turnover, fewer sick days, greater overall job satisfaction and consequently, better productivity.

In this session Business & Executive Coaches will learn an exciting new approach for helping leaders at every level of the organization put this research into practice. We’ll share with you the results of the study, meaningful exercises, and key take-aways to help your clients unlock their team’s most powerful resource - intrinsic motivation, create healthy working climate and attract, retain and engage top performers. As a result, your clients and their teams will experience a lasting increase in levels of wellbeing, better motivation for work, more harmonious relationships, and a feeling that their lives are more purposeful.

Thursday, May 7th9:00 EST

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Ann L. ClancyAppreciative Coaching: Igniting Client Energy for Substantial Change

We’ve all felt frustrated by clients who might have made a change but didn’t. Maybe they let their limiting core beliefs stop them or their familiar patterns pull them back. How do we help inspire them to shift? How do we awaken them at a deeper level? What if there really were a way for us to consistently make deeper, positive impacts with our clients?

Your significance as a coach resides in how your very presence, life experience, and energy touch your clients in highly meaningful ways. Through tools such as positive inquiry, triggering associative connections and reflecting different pathways of knowing, you can literally help clients move their energy from a contracted state to one of expansion and choice.

The science and art of coaching has grown dramatically, especially seen in the scientific framing of energy and positive change. In this session, we share key principles and artful elements that underlie the science of positive change. We explore a research model for helping clients to self-organize at a deep level that shows the magical interplay of beliefs, memory, knowing, and emotions in the present moment. You will become more conscious of the key role you play in priming your clients’ potential for change

Appreciative Coaching is a quantum-based approach and methodology that holds a specific stance: that your clients (and you) are not objects to be fixed but rather dynamic energy-based beings in continual process. Your clients’ lives are embodied in energy and movement and they have the capacity to reinterpret and find meaning in their lives, especially through the igniting role you can play in triggering new connections of understanding for them.

This session covers the following ICF core competencies: establishing trust & intimacy, coaching presence, active listening, powerful questioning, creating awareness, and designing action.

Thursday, May 7th17:00 EST

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Amanda BlakeCan You (Really) Trust Your Gut? The Neurobiology of Intuitive Intelligence

Right now there’s an explosion of research about the brain and body. But our

knowledge of this vast field - not to mention our ability to put it to use - is scant at best.

In this highly experiential session, we’ll explore the neurobiology of your gut feelings and learn practical strategies to cultivate intuition in service of your own life and the lives of your clients. Come learn how to build intuitive capabilities that are as reliable and trustworthy as your intellect… and how to steer clear of those moments when your “intuition” seems to lead you astray.

Thursday, May 14th9:00 EST

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Amanda BlakeEmbodying Social + Emotional Intelligence - The Neurobiology of Experiential Coaching

It’s been well established that social and emotional intelligence are vital to success and satisfaction in life. But how do you cultivate those elusive personal qualities like resilience, courage, empathy, decisiveness, emotional regulation, and the ability to resolve conflict? The answer: through experiential methods that include and involve the body.

Our brains developed to be our social and emotional sense organ, and our brains extend throughout our entire body. Thus, our emotional responses to life, leadership, and social challenges all involve the body. Helping your clients develop the social and emotional intelligence they need to live and lead effectively requires a physical, embodied approach.

Take practical steps toward better living, stronger leadership, and more powerful coaching by learning how to turn new mind-body research into applied practice.

Thursday, May 14th17:00 EST

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Aga BajerCoaching Clients to Shape a Culture That Brings Their Vision to Life

The ability to cultivate a healthy and robust culture is an essential skill for business leaders today.

Research and empirical data indicate that organizational culture is one of the most powerful drivers of business performance. It impacts and alters everything that happens in our clients' organizations: their business results, their services and products, the relationships with their clients and suppliers, the way their people think, go about their work and interact with one another.  

With the right culture, the sky is the limit, and ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results. With the wrong culture,  performing at a high level becomes impossible.

And yet, in spite of its undeniable potential, "culture" remains the most overused and misunderstood word in the business vernacular. While most leaders recognize the importance of shaping a constructive culture in their teams, they are often at a loss as to what it is, where to start and how to continue evolving it.

Executive and business coaches today need to be in a position to support their clients in developing cultural evolution proficiency: the ability to cultivate a culture that brings their vision to life.

Thursday, May 21st9:00 EST

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Heidi HannaHelping Clients get Unstuck from Stress: Shifting Stress for Good

Stress is not a disease or disorder, but a personal relationship we have with the circumstances of our lives based on three primary factors: Stress Load (demand versus capacity), Stress Lens (perception and mindset) and Stress Signature (how stress shows up in short term signs and longer term symptoms).  

Using the Stress 360™ Coaching Framework and Assessment series, we can guide our clients through deeper awareness of and appreciation for stress in order to use the  energy and information it provides to fuel positive change. When we are able to effectively express and mobilize our innate stress reactions, we can release the negative effects of chronic stress and harness it for good.  

In this coaching demonstration, Dr. Heidi Hanna will model how to use the Stress Mastery Formula (assess, appreciate, adjust) using the Stress 360™ Framework of discovery.  She will work with a client on a specific “stress hijack” situation, to bring awareness to how the client is experiencing stress in a unique and personal way. 

Part 1 of the call will quickly overview the Stress 360™ Framework of assess-appreciate-adjust works in coaching situations, and the integrative neuroscience theory that supports the methodology. 

Part 2 of the call will be a live demonstration of a specific workplace situation that has triggered feelings of being stuck. Part 3 will be an open Q&A with the audience.

Thursday, May 21st17:00 EST

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