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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 ($90) 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.

 

Career Coaching SIG

Leader: Elaine Padilla
Date: Monday, November 19th, 2018
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 PM Pacific Time
Topic:  Share Your Favorites!

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.”

Share your favorite career coaching book/s or assessments with the group. Leave the session with a list of books you can recommend to clients or assessments you can implement. If you're an established career coach, what's your go to book or assessment for your clients? New to career coaching, which have inspired you? Participants, be prepared to recommend 1-2 books and/or assessments with the group.

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

Date: Tuesday, November 20th
Time:
6:00 - 7:30 PM Pacific

Leader: Keith Miller
Guest Speaker: Harriet Salinger, MSW

Topic:  Newer Coach or a stuck a bit? - Learn and explore as we connect with those who have walked across the coals. 

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.”

Why attend?

Are you curious to know HOW others created their personal success formula towards a thriving coaching practice?

What would you ask them?

Because you will have that chance on our calls!

Curious to know how they felt, and how they navigated forward anyway? What did they do to get out of their own way?

Want to feel connected to the courageous journey we are all on?

Our calls will be 30 minutes of content, and discussion, followed by a coach guest; a professional coach whose success has more recently expanded, a seasoned coach, and a coach who is at the senior stage of her/his career...sharing her/his own personal ‘way.’

How often do you have such a rich interaction available from such an authentic place? Come and feel the love, connection, and generosity.

Harriett Simon Salinger offers a unique type of counsel and companionship. Dubbed the “The Wise Woman” by clients, friends, and colleagues, Harriett has spent a lifetime in service to others, growing into that identity: first, as a clinical social work psychotherapist for 32 years; next as a Master Certified Coach for more than 24 years; and most recently as a professionally-trained Spiritual Director. Learn more about Harriett on her website or connect with her on Linkedin or Twitter.

Keith Miller, PCC, ELI-mp; past president ICFLA

Keith loves coaching and believes ‘Nothing feels better than being of service to another human.’

Keith has been a lead ICF trainer for over 10 years and currently coaches executives who want to create a shift within themselves, and within the culture they lead. Keith supports executives to be at the ‘cause’ of their life and work experience, instead of being at the ‘effect.’

 

Damian Goldvarg, Ph.D., MCCMCC SIG

Date: Wednesday, November 21st, 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.”

Note: This MCC SIG is for MCC credentialed coaches only.

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 in 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.

 

 

Integrating Technology Into Coaching SIG

Date: Tuesday, November 27th
Time: 
1:00 - 2:00 PM Pacific

Leader: Vanya Koonce
Guest Speaker:
Sal Silvester

Topic: The Measure of a Leader: Proving Behavior Change in Leadership Development and Coaching

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.”

"Can you prove your leadership development program is actually working? Organizations are paying top dollar to send their employees through training and coaching programs and rarely see a measurable and sustainable return on their investment. That’s because traditional leadership development programs are one-hit-wonders. They cover an overwhelming number of topics in one or two days and rarely provide ongoing reinforcement. On top of that, there is usually no true measurement beyond the typical smiley-sheet evaluations at the end of the training sessions. It doesn’t have to be that way. We can and we must do better. It’s time to prove our coaching and training impact for our clients, our businesses and the coaching and training industry as a whole.

In this engaging and entertaining session, Sal Silvester, Founder and President of Coachmetrix and 5.12 Solutions Consulting Group, presents the results of moving beyond smiley-sheet evaluations to measure actual behavior change. Sal will submit a mandate for measuring behavior change in leadership development programs and offer practical tools and tips that enable coaches, trainers and Organizational Development leaders to measure change in their programs. If you believe that more effective leadership leads to more effective business results, this is a must-attend session.

During this session, you’ll learn:

  • The measurement imperative: Why measure behavior change in leadership development?
  • Insights from behavior measurement of over 162 leaders and implications of how coaching and leadership development programs are best structured
  • Three critical factors to creating behavior change in leadership development programs
  • How to measure change in leadership development in general, and with behavior
    change specifically
  • Why it’s critical to set measurement expectations with your executive sponsor"

Sal Silvester is an industry thought-leader, innovator and internally sought-after executive coach and leadership development trainer. He is a blogger, keynote speaker and author of three books: Ignite! The 4 Essential Rules for Emerging Leaders that reached #1 on Amazon’s Movers & Shakers list; Unite! The 4 Mindset Shifts for Senior Leaders, an Amazon international best seller, and a collaboration with Marshall Goldsmith entitled Stakeholder Centered Coaching: Maximizing Your Impact as a Coach.

Working with teams and leaders is Sal's passion. His unique perspective has been nurtured through his experience over the past 25 years as an Army Officer, an executive at Accenture, and as founder of 5.12 Solutions and developer and founder of Coachmetrix to affect positive leadership behavior change that extends beyond the conference table to the kitchen table.

Sal is an International Coach Federation certified coach and a Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching certified coach. He is also a certified DiSC distributor and expert.

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.

 

 

Building a Small to Medium Size Business SIG

Date: Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:30 PM Pacific
Time

Leader: Mary Miller, J.D., PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Guest Speaker: Nikita Gupta, Nikita Gupta, MPH, RYT, Resilience Coach

Topic: Glass Half Full or Half Empty? Leveraging a Growth Mindset To Navigate Changes in Your Business

CCEs Available1.5 CCEs for Core Competencies

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 webinar, we will discuss the importance of leveraging the power of your mindset against the natural ebbs and flows of change in your business. Learn about the 4 most common fixed mindsets that limit business growth. Implement a growth mindset to bolster your business outcomes while enjoying the journey to success.

CCEs:
Topic meets the ICF Core Competency of “Co-creating the Relationship” under both #3 and #4.
This webinar will provide skills for recognizing limiting beliefs and ways to change them toward
an optimism that motivates efforts to success. Growth mindset is also imperative in supporting
coaches by building their confidence and ability to be present with their client.

Nikita Gupta, MPH, RYT, Resilience Coach, is a dedicated educator, facilitator and coach who works with diverse groups to promote thriving and holistic success. In 2014, she created the innovative GRIT Coaching program at UCLA in which trained coaches work one-on-one with students to promote academic and personal success. She also consults with various campuses across the nation to infuse coaching skills into all levels of the learning community. In addition, Nikita facilitates healing spaces in various institutional and wellness settings to encourage growth, healing and empowerment for the individual, community and culture. She holds a Master’s in Public Health from UCLA and is a trauma-informed yoga teacher. She has earned certifications in various healing and coaching programs including Fostering Success. To learn more about Nikita’s work, please visit:  Website  |  LinkedIn

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.

 

 

Coaching Supervision SIG In-Person (w/trainees)

Date: Wednesday, December 5th, 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.

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.

 


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