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Special Interest Groups

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.

 

 ICFLA Special Interest Groups Agreement

Media Release Policy - Please be aware that ICFLA may choose to record electronic and traditional media (e.g., photographs, video, audio footage, testimonials) at this event and attendees may appear in these recordings. By submitting a registration for yourself or someone else, or by attending this event, you grant permission for ICFLA to store those recordings in a database and to use them in future print, electronic, or other visual media for educational and promotional purposes."


Damian Goldvarg, Ph.D., MCCCoaching Supervision SIG

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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.

Registration:
ICFLA Members: Free registration
Guests: $10

"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 dates:

Next Sessions:

June 5th
July 3rd
September 4th
November 6th

Tom HenschelMastermind Special Interest Group

Date: Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
Time: 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Leader: Courtney Webster, PCC, CPCC, Coach and Facilitator, Executive Advisor

Topic: Rocking progress - TOGETHER!

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 coach looking for community? Looking to make 2019 your best year yet? Or perhaps you would value the accountability of checking in with your actions?  Or the support of feedback on a project?

No matter where you are with your goals for this year, feel free to JOIN us in this SIG.

Our promise to you? You will feel SUPPORTED.

How?

Our Mastermind SIG is a network of coaches and a place to experience giving and receiving, me time, excitement, mentors, feedback, accountability, professional development, ambition, celebration, growth, best practices, and community.

And that is just what our attendees experienced...big goals and dreams were shared, supported  and we left each other with promises of progress.

All are welcome - even if you missed the first one...

Turn your video on and join the Mastermind Gang!

COURTNEY BIRCH WEBSTER, PCC, CPCC, delights in working with new and established leaders in some of the most successful companies in the world to increase their effectiveness, productivity, engagement, impact, and joy by focusing on and leveraging their unique strengths and genuine brilliance.

As the founder of Your Recovered Life, Courtney is a dynamic and compassionate coach, known for helping clients make bold and courageous changes. Combining a wicked sense of humor with a keen understanding of the desire to find and live one’s purpose, she empowers her clients to identify and own their unique strengths in order to turn dreams into reality.

Courtney received her Certified Professional Co-Active Coach training and certification from the Coaches Training Institute, is a Professional Credentialed Coach through the International Coach Federation and is an Executive Strengths Coach through the Marcus Buckingham Company. In previous lives she was the top sales queen for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the on-air internet expert for a late-night series on FX, the coordinator for more reality sports shows than she can remember, and a producer for a documentary series on HBO that might make you blush.

Courtney has served on the board of the ICF-Los Angeles chapter for 7 years, including President in 2016, and looks forward to supporting the Board as Executive Advisor for a second year in 2019.

Next Sessions:

June 11th
July 9th
September 10th
November 12th

Tom HenschelExecutive Coaching SIG

Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Leader: Tom Henschel

Topic:  Managing Inherited Assessments

CCEs Available: 1.5 CCEs for Core Competencies

Registration:
ICFLA Members: Free registration
Guests: $10

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.”

Whether you're an established executive coach looking for community or someone curious about executive coaching — or someone in between! — this is your SIG.

In April, we explore the challenges and benefits of coaching in an organization that requires the use of their preferred assessments with your client.

Turn on your video and jump into the conversation on the 12th!

Your host, Tom Henschel, has been coaching executives at companies like Disney, Netflix, Cisco and AECOM for more than twenty-five years. In addition to leading his own company, he's a founding coach at Corporate Coaching International and is a senior coach with Arden Consulting, Aria Consulting, and Executive Coaching Connections. 

Next Sessions:

June 14th
July 12th
September 13th
November 8th


ICF Credential SIG

Date: Monday, April 22nd
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 PM Pacific Time

Leader: Elaine Padilla
Guest Speaker:
Mickey Gustafson

Topic:  The Credentialing Process

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 a new coach looking for winning tips to pass the CKA and receive your ACC, PCC or MCC? Are you a coach that has put off getting your credential, and want step by step tools to get it? Or to hear expert presenters on the code of ethics? Or perhaps you’re curious about coaching others to receive their credentials. No matter where you are, if attaining or upgrading your ICF Credential is your interest, the Credential SIG is for you!

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 the MBA Admissions Office, she is also an Associate Coach for USC’s Center for Work and Family Life.  Elaine earned her MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business, an M.S. in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs from the USC Rossier School of Education, and a B.A. in Communication Studies from U.C. Santa Barbara. She recently became an International Coach Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach.

Mickey Gustafson is a Member Experience Ambassador for North America with the International Coach Federation. She joined ICF in 2014 as a Credentialing Coordinator before transitioning to her new role in 2018. She has supported the ICF with extensive experience in customer service, marketing, and operations.

Next Sessions:

June 24th
July 22nd
September 23rd
November 25th

Gretchen HydoBuilding Business Special Interest Group

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Leader: Gretchen Hydo

Topic: Building Your Signature Speech

CCEs: 1.0 CCE for Resource Development

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 looking to generate more clients or business? Or to hear expert presenters business tools? Or perhaps you’re curious about coaching other business owner clients. No matter where you are, if building your coaching business is on your radar, this is your SIG!

Building a signature speech is a great way to generate interest and gain more clients. Speeches can be turned into workshops, which turn into private clients, which grow your business and open up opportunities for both corporate and community events.

Turn your video on and join us!

About Gretchen
Considered by many to be one of Los Angeles’ top coaches, Gretchen Hydo is a professional certified coach, keynote speaker and thought leader. Specializing in business, life, career, executive productivity, and relationship coaching she helps people from all walks of life who are ready to make significant and substantial changes.

Through her insight and ability to ask challenging questions, coupled with a defined process and purpose, she is able to uncover a clear path to achieving the kinds of goals that result in a better overall everyday experience.

Gretchen has spent the past ten years working, hands-on, with individual clients, name brands, and notable companies, providing entrepreneurial tools, public relations acumen, and real-world practical advice to produce unprecedented results. She has an extensive background in PR, marketing, and business strategy. She is a go-to expert for the press and is frequently featured in A-list publications such as Fast Company and the Chicago Tribune. She is also an instructor with the Life Purpose Institute and a mentor coach for the International Coaching Federation where she specializes in training coaches.

For more information, please visit, www.GretchenHydo.com or reach out by email.

Next Sessions:

June 25th
July 23rd
September 24th
November date TBD

 


Neuroscience Special Interest Group

Date: Friday, April 26, 2019
Time: 
10:00 - 11:30 AM Pacific Time

Leader: Ellen Cohen, J.D., CPCC
Presenter: Kenneth M. Nowack, Ph.D.

Topic: Sleep, Emotional Intelligence and Interpersonal Effectiveness - Natural Bedfellows

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.”

Inconsistent or insufficient sleep can be costly for business, impacting decision- making,judgment, interpersonal relations, absenteeism, safety, productivity and health, including immune functioning, susceptibility to illness and psychological well-being.  

Emotional and social competence facilitate effective leadership, and quality/quantity of sleep plays an important role in the ability to regulate emotions (Gujar et al., 2011). This session will summarize a recent study exploring the relationship between sleep, emotional intelligence and interpersonal effectiveness.  Implications for coaches to help individuals and organizations reduce both perceived and actual costs associated with poor sleep will be discussed.

Turn your video on and join us!

About Ellen Cohen
Ellen Cohen, J.D., CPCC, is an executive coach certified by CTI and the International Coach Federation (ICF), and is an enhanced practitioner in Conversational Intelligence (CIQ). She focuses her coaching on senior executives and lawyers across industries (e.g., banking, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, consulting, entertainment and healthcare) to enhance their professional impact, build high performance skills and cultivate wellbeing and resilience.  Prior to becoming a full time coach, Ellen spent over 20 years as an entertainment attorney in business affairs at Disney, Showtime, Sony, Fox and Microsoft. She also holds certifications in yoga, meditation, reiki and breath work. She received her BA from Brandeis University and her JD from Emory University School of Law.

About Ken Nowack
Kenneth M. Nowack, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and Co-founder of Envisia Learning (www.envisialearning.com) and Ofactor (www.ofactor.com). Dr. Nowak received his doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and has published extensively in the areas of 360-degree feedback, assessment, health psychology, and behavioral medicine. Ken serves on Daniel Goleman’s Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations and serves as Editor-in-Chief for the American Psychological Association journal Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice & Research.

He is the author of two coaching books, including “Clueless: Coaching People Who Just Don’t Get It” and “From Insight to Improvement: Leveraging 360-Degree Feedback.”  He has also published extensively in the areas of 360 feedback, habit/behavior change, and stress/resilience. He is the author of a well-known stress and health risk appraisal (Stress Profile) published by Wester Psychological Services, as well as other validated personality, career and 360-degree feedback assessments.

Connect with Ken:
Website | LinkedIn

Next Sessions

June 28
July 26
Sept 27
Nov 22


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