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The SIG meetings will be held either in person or virtually, and are intended to offer ICFLA members and non-members more connection points with ICFLA and other coaches around the world.

ICFLA members can register for one or more SIGs for free.

Non ICFLA members registration fee is $10 per session. However, we invite you to become an ICFLA member ($75) and register for these SIGs for free during the term of 1 year from the date you become a member. In addition to register for these SIGs for free, ICFLA members receive great other benefits listed here.

 

New Coaches SIG

Date: Monday, September 10th, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific

Leader: Liz Mohler
Digital Marketing Strategy Panel of Experts:

  • Martha Winterhalter
  • Margie Hanson
  • Patty Carran

Location: Meets In-Person at Hal's Bar and Grill
12751 Millennium Drive, #140
Playa Vista, CA  90094
(across from Cinemark Movie Theater in Playa Vista).

What you will learn:

  • Creating your ideal client profile for marketing
  • Strategies for building an online sales funnel
  • Manage online marketing as a Coach

Martha Winterhalter helps creative business owners calm the chaos of content creation so they can grow their audience. As the former publisher of the internationally acclaimed American Cinematographer magazine, she knows what it takes to develop and stay connected to your audience. With all the tools available today it has never been easier or more exciting to reach your ideal consumer. Working with her clients through workshops and one-to-one coaching Martha helps her clients create a marketing plan that is manageable and fun to implement.

Margie Hanson is a strategic online communications consultant and connections expert, specializing in content marketing and social selling. She develops & implements customized, relationship-based, online communications strategies that attract, connect, engage, and convert prospects into clients. Contact Margie when you're ready to be "In Control" of your Online Marketing Communications. Receive clarity, direction, know-how.

Her background includes over 25 years in consultative selling of voice and data networks to Fortune 500 companies and 18 years as owner of Communicating - Today's Way, Inc. serving small business owners and entrepreneurs. She started working with the internet at its inception into the business community or as she likes to say when it was a dirt road.

Patty Carran, President & Founder, Macro Communications, has designed and navigated her clients’ simple path to digital marketing for 30 years.

Her expertise includes graphic design, marketing, and streamlining business processes.
She has worked with entrepreneurs and teams within companies, such as Toyota, Honda, Kendall Jackson winery, and Taco Bell.

Patty has a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design with a Visual Communications major.

SIG Leader Liz Mohler, M.S., is a Coach, Speaker, and Trainer. She is the author of the audio CD, “If the Job Fits Get It! Securing a Great Job Fast.” Liz has worked as a Career Coach for over 20 years helping thousands change careers or grow their business. She helps people, "realize their potential, visualize their goals and actualize their dreams." With humor and open dialogue, she challenges individuals and groups to identify their motivators, their personal styles and the importance of communicating assertively to achieve their goals. Through written exercises, interaction and hands-on activities her participants leave feeling more engaged, focused and optimistic.

Next Session:

  • November 12th

 

Damian Goldvarg, Ph.D., MCCCoaching Supervision Virtual SIG

Date: Wednesday,  September 12th, 2018
Time:  12:00 - 1:30 PM Pacific

Leader: Damian Goldvarg, Ph.D., MCC, ESIA

Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom.us / Your link to join the conference will be sent after you register.

"A unique Zoom video link will be provided for each session upon registration. Be sure to register every time you plan to attend to receive the updated link.”

Supervision is a partnership in which the coach brings his/her work to a supervisor to explore challenges, ethical dilemmas, emotional responses and how the personal may intrude into the professional.

Damian Goldvarg, Ph.D., MCC, ESIA has thirty years of experience in executive assessment and coaching, leadership development, talent management, facilitation, strategic planning, and team building services. Originally from Argentina, he has extensive experience working with people from different cultures and social backgrounds. He has worked with individuals and organizations in over sixty countries, including the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, offering services in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

He is a Master Certified Coach and received his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Alliant University in California. He is also an Accredited Coach Supervisor (ESIA) and facilitates certifications on Professional Coaching (ACTP), Mentor Coaching and Coaching Supervision. He was the 2013-2014 ICF Global President.

Through his work with multinational Fortune 100 companies, governments and community-based organizations Damian’s coaching and consulting services have realized extraordinary results for his clients. These results enhance productivity and communication, impact the quality of leadership present within these organizations and improve the quality of the work and personal lives of those individuals he coaches and consults. He published four books in Spanish on personal development and coaching and several papers and book chapters.

Damian has a background in business and mental health with areas of expertise in emotional intelligence, communication, delegation, conflict resolution, behavioral interviewing, and 360 feedback. He is a member of ICF, EMCC, ACTO, Gay Coaching Alliance, National Speakers Association, and Toastmasters International.

Upcoming sessions dates: 

  • November 14th

 

Tom HenschelExecutive Coaching SIG

Date: Friday, September 14th, 2018
Time: 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Leader: Tom Henschel

Topic:  Assessments

Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom.us / Your link to join the conference will be sent after you register.

"A unique Zoom video link will be provided for each session upon registration. Be sure to register every time you plan to attend to receive the updated link.”

Are you an established executive coach looking for community? Or perhaps you’re curious about executive coaching. Or somewhere in between? No matter where you are if executive coaching is on your radar, this is your SIG!

Executive coaches all have their favorite instruments for jump-starting their clients’ growth. Join us this month as community members educate us about the tools they use and the benefits to their practice and their clients.

Turn on your video and jump into the conversation on the 14th!

Your host, Tom Henschel, has been coaching executives at companies like Mattel, Netflix, Lockheed and AECOM for more than twenty-five years. Most often he works alone as the head of Essential Communications. But often he subcontracts to colleagues. He was a founding coach at Corporate Coaching International and is a senior coach with Arden Consulting, Aria Consulting, and Executive Coaching Connections. He coaches in-person in the U.S. and via phone and video internationally.

Next Session:

  • November 9th

 

Career Coaching SIG

Leader: Elaine Padilla
Date: Monday, September 17th, 2018
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM Pacific Time
Topic:  A Conversation with a Seasoned Coach
Guest Speaker: Liz Mohler

Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom.us / Your link to join the conference will be sent after you register.

"A unique Zoom video link will be provided for each session upon registration. Be sure to register every time you plan to attend to receive the updated link.”

Liz Mohler, with more than 20+ years as a career coach, will share her insights into career coaching. No matter where you are in developing your career coaching practice, you’re sure to leave the session with tips/insights to better support your career coaching clients or launch your career coaching practice.

Send your questions in advance to Elaine Padilla at coachelainepadilla@gmail.com or ask your questions at the end of the session.

Liz Mohler, M.S., is a Coach, Speaker and Trainer. She is the author of the audio CD, “If the Job Fits Get It! Securing a Great Job Fast.” Liz has worked as a Career Coach for over 20 years helping thousands change careers or grow their business. She helps people, "realize their potential, visualize their goals and actualize their dreams." With humor and open dialogue, she challenges individuals and groups to identify their motivators, their personal styles and the importance of communicating assertively to achieve their goals. Through written exercises, interaction and hands–on activities her participants leave feeling more engaged, focused and optimistic.

Elaine Padilla has over 20 years of experience in higher education, the last 15 at the USC Marshall School of Business. In addition to working as an Associate Director in MBA Admissions Office, she is also an Associate Coach for USC’s Center for Work and Family Life.
She earned her MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business, a M.S. in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs from the USC Rossier School of Education, and a B.A. in Communication Studies form U.C. Santa Barbara. She recently became International Coach Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach.

 

 

Newer Coaches (Evening) Virtual SIG

Leader: Keith Miller

In observance of High Holidays this SIG will not be held on September 18th.  We will see you in November!  Thank you

Next Session:

  • November 20th

 

 

Integrating Technology Into Coaching SIG

Date: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Time: 
11:00 AM- 12:00 PM Pacific

Leader: Vanya Koonce
Guest Speaker: Pam Bateson

Topic: Futureproof learning: Sticky or Bust?

Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom.us / Your link to join the conference will be sent after you register.

"A unique Zoom video link will be provided for each session upon registration. Be sure to register every time you plan to attend to receive the updated link.”

Join the webinar and learn about Thrive Partners an online coaching platform founded in the UK. Directly from the founder, you will learn the four principles of success they use to thrive around the world from Seattle to Sydney, Dubai to Mumbai.

These principles guide the advice to their clients when they talk about delivering excellent, contemporary learning experiences:

  1. Interventions must be fast, easy and worthwhile – so it has to be as simple to access as Amazon or Netflix, and it has to deliver tangible results for the learner and the business.

  2. Interventions must train in core skills and soft skills – so that the skills that CEOs really want (like creativity, leadership, adaptability and problem-solving) are developed as routinely as product or compliance knowledge.

  3. Interventions must make the best of people and the best of digital – so while people have to be at the heart of learning experiences, we should scale this using digital technologies.

  4. Interventions must be inclusive, for the whole business – so, old or young, working in the office or on the move, the access must be easy and straightforward.

Pam says:
"If you’re not sticky, are you really being effective?

As organizations get leaner and sharper, and disruptive digital models strip costs to undercut traditional ones, demonstrable ROI is a must. We know that, as a learning and development community, learners start keen, but drop off quickly – and against this backdrop, can we always, honestly, justify our spend? Can we show how and where learning is happening, and use this to inform new curriculum interventions? And can we be sure that your whole business is learning as quickly as individuals can?  

It’s something we’ve got a lot more thoughts on, because at Thrive Partners, we can."

Pam Bateson is CEO & Co-founder at Thrive Partners, leaders in popular learning. Their core product, MyThrive, is already democratizing coaching with digital and helping organizations to learn as quickly as organizations. Get in touch to book your personalized learning benchmark or come along to learn more at our webinar. For more information explore Thrive Partners website.

About your host:

With an extensive education and background in psychology, human resources, personal growth, and entrepreneurship, Vanya Koonce draws on a wide range of coaching skills in her private practice, BeYourself.

Vanya is also the co-founder of an exciting new, interactive coaching app, AgilGoals, designed to provide business, executive, and personal development coaches a simple, innovative way to extend communication and offer their clients support outside of coaching sessions. Her excellent coaching reputation and development of the AgilGoals software app led Vanya to be invited by the “Jobs Vision Success SoCal” in Los Angeles to empower women as a mentor in their popular WoMentoring program.

Next Session:

  • November 27th

 

Building a Small to Medium Size Business SIG

Date: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
Time: 
12:00 noon - 1:30 PM Pacific Time

Leader: Mary Miller

Topic:  Pillars of Your Coaching Business

Location: Virtual Meeting via Zoom.us

"A unique Zoom video link will be provided for each session upon registration. Be sure to register every time you plan to attend to receive the updated link.” 

In this session, we will discuss a range of topics and consider the questions listed here.  What happens if I suddenly have too much work? Do I want to hire employees, or how else can I provide services and keep the expanded business?
Do I simply want a lifestyle business, or am I trying to build a business that can be sold because it has value?  Do I want my business to be purely coaching, or what other services do I provide/want to provide?

Mary Miller, J.D., PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP,  is an expert in business building and has been coaching executives, managers, emerging leaders, and forward-thinking individuals since 2001. She brings unique perspectives to her clients based on her past experiences, including her work as an attorney and a human resources executive. Mary has broad coaching experience, ranging from an entrepreneur with a product sourced sustainably from West African women farmers (Whole Foods Market now carries this product), to senior staff of The International Council on Clean Transportation (this non-profit was a pivotal player in the 2015 VW emissions testing scandal).

She also offers group coaching, including her Best Boss Ever™ group coaching program, for teams and executive groups; group coaching usually includes use of the DiSC™ and other assessments.

Next Session: 

  • November 28th

 

Damian Goldvarg, Ph.D., MCCMCC SIG Launch

Date: Thursday, September 27th, 2018
Time: 
12:00 - 1:30 PM Pacific

Leader: Damian Goldvarg, Ph.D., MCC

Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom.us / Your link to join the conference will be sent after you register.

"A unique Zoom video link will be provided for each session upon registration. Be sure to register every time you plan to attend to receive the updated link.”

This special interest group presents an opportunity to Master Certified Coaches to meet, network, and share challenges with experienced peers. Participants will be actively engaged sharing best practices and challenges in their everyday activities.
Requirement: to hold an MCC.

Damian Goldvarg, Ph.D., MCC, ESIA has thirty years of experience in executive assessment and coaching, leadership development, talent management, facilitation, strategic planning, and team building services. Originally from Argentina, he has extensive experience working with people from different cultures and social backgrounds. He has worked with individuals and organizations in over sixty countries, including the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, offering services in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

He is a Master Certified Coach and received his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Alliant University in California. He is also an Accredited Coach Supervisor (ESIA) and facilitates certifications on Professional Coaching (ACTP), Mentor Coaching and Coaching Supervision. He was the 2013-2014 ICF Global President.

Through his work with multinational Fortune 100 companies, governments and community-based organizations Damian’s coaching and consulting services have realized extraordinary results for his clients. These results enhance productivity and communication, impact the quality of leadership present within these organizations and improve the quality of the work and personal lives of those individuals he coaches and consults. He published four books in Spanish on personal development and coaching and several papers and book chapters.

Damian has a background in business and mental health with areas of expertise in emotional intelligence, communication, delegation, conflict resolution, behavioral interviewing, and 360 feedback. He is a member of ICF, EMCC, ACTO, Gay Coaching Alliance, National Speakers Association, and Toastmasters International.

Next Session: 

  • November 21st

 

 

Coaching Supervision SIG In-Person (w/trainees)

Date: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
Time: 
 5:00 - 6:30 PM Pacific

Leader: Damian Goldvarg, Ph.D., MCC
Trainees: Jamee Tenzer, Jason Sackett, & Belinda Teitel

Location: Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Supervision is a partnership in which the coach brings his/her work to a supervisor to explore challenges, ethical dilemmas, emotional responses and how the personal may intrude into the professional. All leaders are students of Damian Goldvarg’s coaching supervision certification program.

Supervision is a partnership in which the coach brings his/her work to a supervisor to explore challenges, ethical dilemmas, emotional responses and how the personal may intrude into the professional.

Jamee Tenzer, PCC is an Executive Coach, Trainer,and Mentor. For 17 years she has worked with Executives in industries including entertainment, non-profit, design, and technology.

Jamee served for 10 years as a Trainer for the International Coach Academy, and co-created three ICF Accredited courses; Deeper Conversations Coaching, Mentor Coach Certification and Real Coaching Sessions Unplugged.

Jason Sackett, PCC, LCSW, CEAP is a professionally trained coach supervisor based in Los Angeles, but supervising coaches across the United States and Europe whose clients work in finance, manufacturing, retail, legal, health care, and education industries.

Jason has over 12 years of formal coaching experience in corporate, university, health care, and small business settings. He has 25 years of total post-graduate experience including coaching, coaching supervision, mentor coaching, employee assistance, management consultation, training and development, clinical social work, and clinical supervision.

Belinda Teitel is a leadership coach, certified mentor coach, and a coach supervisor (certificate expected in June 2018).  Her experience spans the corporate sector, city, county and the federal government, and the nonprofit sector.  Belinda was instrumental in introducing and expanding the use of coaching among the nonprofit sector in the Los Angeles area by initiating an affordable coach training program at the Southern California Center for Nonprofit Management.

The program, presented by Dr. Damian Goldvarg, Master Certified Coach, successfully graduated over 100 new coaches in 7 years and is commonly utilized as a capacity-building tool in these sectors. Belinda recently launched her own coaching practice, Madrid Teitel Associates, and can be reached at Belinda@BMTeitel.com.

Damian Goldvarg, Ph.D., MCC, ESIA has thirty years of experience in executive assessment and coaching, leadership development, talent management, facilitation, strategic planning, and team building services. Originally from Argentina, he has extensive experience working with people from different cultures and social backgrounds. He has worked with individuals and organizations in over sixty countries, including the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, offering services in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

He is a Master Certified Coach and received his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Alliant University in California. He is also an Accredited Coach Supervisor (ESIA) and facilitates certifications on Professional Coaching (ACTP), Mentor Coaching and Coaching Supervision. He was the 2013-2014 ICF Global President.

Through his work with multinational Fortune 100 companies, governments and community-based organizations Damian’s coaching and consulting services have realized extraordinary results for his clients. These results enhance productivity and communication, impact the quality of leadership present within these organizations and improve the quality of the work and personal lives of those individuals he coaches and consults. He published four books in Spanish on personal development and coaching and several papers and book chapters.

Damian has a background in business and mental health with areas of expertise in emotional intelligence, communication, delegation, conflict resolution, behavioral interviewing, and 360 feedback. He is a member of ICF, EMCC, ACTO, Gay Coaching Alliance, National Speakers Association, and Toastmasters International.

Next Session:

  • December 5th

 


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