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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.

 

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

 

Victor BullaraBuilding a Small to Medium Sized Business SIG

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

Leader: Victor Bullara

Topic:  The Business of Coaching: 3 Strategies for Turbocharging Your Coaching Business Revenue

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 dig into three strategies in particular - Networking, Joint Ventures and 3rd Party Coaching Companies. Then take a deeper dive into each to discuss how to take action immediately, what to look out for and what to be prepared for, then Q&A.

Victor (“Vic”) Bullara, CEO, Executive Coach, has 34 years’ experience in the Human Resources profession and has focused his career on aligning HR programs and processes with the strategic business (operational) plans of his clients and employers. Vic’s experience includes 19 years as an HR Practice Leader for Ernst & Young and Development Dimensions International.

He implemented HR “best practices” at PepsiCo, Merck, Lilly, Boeing, Johnson & Johnson, Toyota, and Chrysler to name just a few. For the 14 year period before starting World Class HR, Vic was the Chief HR Officer for two high growth technology companies including one publicly traded, $300 Million firm.

Victor has a degree in Psychology and Organizational Behavior from UCLA and taught HR courses at UCLA and UC Irvine for six years. He is a certified Executive Coach, and a Certified Winslow Dynamics Consultant. He also completed (with “Distinction”) the Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence program through Case Western Reserve University. He is a mentor to executives in the UC Irvine Paul Merage (Graduate) School of Business, Executive MBA program. He is on the Advisory Board Reality Smash (a virtual reality content developer) and mentors CEO’s in the business incubator program at California State University Fullerton, Mihaylo College of Business and Economics.

More about Victor:

LinkedIn  |  Website

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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