C3 Chapter Events

Chapter Events 3
Stay tuned for more details about our upcoming Chapter Meetings! In the meantime, be sure to hold these dates and time (subject to change) on your calendar:
August 24: Skirball Center, Panelists: Tom Henschel / Dave Stachowiak / Anna Vocino
October 19: Skirball Center, Speaker TBD

December 15: Skirball Center, Holiday Celebration




Topic: Build your Brand through Podcasting

Moderator: Jonathan Wilson


Tom Henschel The Look and Sound of Leadership

Dave Stachowiak Coaching for Leaders

Anna Vocino, Fitness Confidential

CCEs: 1.5 Resource Development

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022


Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Pacific Time

  • Outdoor seating for sandwiches and cookies served between 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
  • The event starts at 7:00 p.m.  (doors will remain open to the courtyard for ventilation)

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



Registration Information:


Members & Students: $45.00

Non-Member:  $50

Skirball Covid Policy

At Skirball, we believe a welcoming environment is a safe one! When you come to visit, please be prepared to:

  • Show proof of full vaccination (ages 12+)
  • Wear an N95, KN95, KF94, or surgical mask while indoors (ages 2+)

The entire patio will be available to attendees if you are more comfortable sitting outside for dinner.




It’s a sizzling hot summer, and we’ve cooked up a great event for you! Join ICFLA for a panel discussion featuring three top podcasters and learn how to utilize podcasting to fire up your brand and take your business to the next level.

Each of the panelists has built a successful podcast audience and is ready to share their secrets with you. This event is for you if:

  • You want to start a podcast.
  • You have a podcast and want to take it to the next level.
  • You’re curious what makes a good podcast guest, and how to get booked on podcasts.
  • You want to tell your story and develop a brand.

There will be giveaways throughout the evening, including:

  • Complimentary consultation time for podcasting sessions from our panelists
  • 2 Pro Passes to the full, year-long WBECS 2022 Summit

Join us for a fun and interactive evening, with plenty of time to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones. We are back in person at the Skirball Center for the first time in over two years, and we can’t wait to see you there.


Panelist Bios


Tom Henschel

For more than 20 years, Tom Henschel has been coaching senior leaders to achieve The Look & Sound of Leadership™ at companies like Disney, Mattel, HP, and Citi.

The insight Tom has gained as an executive coach allows him to bring creative, experiential challenges to team meetings and off-sites. And the same timing, comedy, and energy that made him a successful actor on television and director in theatre distinguish the keynote speaking and corporate training he delivers on all aspects of communication skills.

The Look & Sound of Leadership, airing since 2008, is consistently cited as “What’s Hot” in the Business category on iTunes.

As a senior executive coach on the rosters of many coaching consortiums across the country, Tom is an active member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Association of Talent Development (ATD), which, in 2010, awarded him with their Lifetime Award for continuing contributions to the field of training and development.


Dave Stachowiak

Dave Stachowiak (STA-HOE-VEE-AAK) is the host of Coaching for Leaders, a top-rated podcast downloaded 25 million times. Apple Podcasts currently lists the show as the #1 search result for management and the #2 search result for leadership in the United States.

Dave has interviewed many talented thinkers, including New York Times bestselling authors Simon Sinek, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, Ambassador Susan Rice, Daniel Pink, Gretchen Rubin, General James Mattis, Daniel Goleman, Marshall Goldsmith, Seth Godin, Guy Raz, John Maxwell, Patrick Lencioni, and many others.

He’s also the founder of the Coaching for Leaders Academy, a year-long leadership development cohort. The Academy is an intimate group of managers, executives, and business owners who work personally with Dave and other participant leaders to develop their leadership excellence — and empower each other through global relationship building.

Dave’s credentials include a doctoral degree in organizational leadership from Pepperdine University, several international business leadership awards from Dale Carnegie, and graduation from Coach U. He serves on the board of the Global Center for Women & Justice at Vanguard University and co-hosts the Ending Human Trafficking podcast with longtime friend, Sandie Morgan.

Like most people, he’s never had it all figured out. Dave has been passed up for promotions, failed at launching his first business, and still fights through an occasional fear of speaking to people.

Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveStachowiak.


Anna Vocino

Anna Vocino is an actor, comic, voice-over-er, podcaster, and best-selling cookbook author of Eat Happy and Eat Happy Too. Celiac and gluten-free since 2002, Anna started a website to recreate gluten-free versions of comfort food favorites from her half-Italian, half-Southern Girl heritage.

In 2012, she partnered with the inimitable Vinnie Tortorich to co-host and produce the Fitness Confidential podcast, and her recipes these days are mostly free from sugars and grains — the Vinnie term is NSNG — No Sugars No Grains.

In her books, real food wins every time over counting calories and macros and eating fake diet shakes, powders, potions, and artificial sweeteners.

She likes hiking, books, cocktails, and Italy and loves her husband, daughter, and dog. If you laugh at her jokes, you’ll probably be fast friends. If you make her laugh, you’ll probably be best friends.

Follow Anna on Twitter and Instagram: @Annavocino.




For the first time ever we are both in person and virtual. We are excited to offer this live event on zoom for any audience member that cannot join us in person at USC. Please register to reserve your seat either in person or on zoom with the link below.

Topic: Reimagining Leadership for the Future in Los Angeles


  • Matt Auron, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Evolution
  • Alma Burke, Director, USC Department of Public Safety
  • Carol Geffner, Professor and Director of the Master of Leadership Program, USC 
  • Wendy Leshgold, President and Co-Founder, Fast Forward Group 
  • Andy Ortiz, SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer, Cedars-Sinai
  • Natalie Samarjian, President and CEO, Coro of Southern California

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time 

CCE’s: 1.0 Core Competencies / 1.0 Resource Development

Location: USC Marshall School of Business and Virtual on ICFLA Zoom Room

Note: For the in-person event, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or recent negative test results required to enter USC campus.

Masks are required on campus except when consuming food or drink.



We are thrilled to welcome you back to our first in person event in over two years!

To celebrate International Coaching Week 2022, Reimagine the Future, ICFLA C3 Events is proud to present a timely, inclusive, and essential conversation between leaders and coaches, Reimagining Leadership for the Future in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

The global and local economy is being transformed.  How will we prepare balanced global leaders with a heart for servant leadership in an increasingly polarized, technology-driven, fast changing world?

This timely and essential conversation among leaders and coaches will explore: 

  • The challenges and opportunities that leaders will be facing in the future, and the kind of leadership that will be needed to move the region forward.
  • The qualities and capabilities, as well as new models such as co-leadership, which will be required in the new landscape of leadership.
  • How coaches and consultants can be a force for guiding and delivering these positive changes in leaders.




Topic: Mastering the Art of Women’s Leadership

Speaker: Dr. Lois Frankel

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022

March C3 Recap
Tickets purchased 77
Attended 69

The name Dr. Lois Frankel has become synonymous with empowering women in the workplace. She is a pioneer in the field of executive coaching, an internationally recognized expert in the field of leadership development for women, and a sought-after keynote speaker. She is the author of the bestselling business bible for women, Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, and 11 books in the “nice girls” series.

Now more than ever, global leadership requires inclusivity, empathy, compassion, collaboration and deep listening; skills that are traditionally recognized as feminine leadership qualities. During this virtual event, Dr. Frankel talked about mastering the art of women’s leadership, and why it’s so vital in the current global climate.




Comments on the Event

“Lois is very passionate, and I deeply appreciate her POV and generosity to share her wisdom and experience. Thank you, Lois.”

“Great topic, fabulous, dynamic and effective speaker”

“Reinforced that women are coming into their own leadership more effectively”

“Provided opportunities for reflection on how my own beliefs about leadership have changed recently”

“Community in sharing and learning from all of the chapter- Thank you”

“Community, connection, the energy of the group while learning”


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Topic: Service: Gateway to Client Creation

Speaker: Melissa Ford

Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Melissa Ford starts our year in the right direction her life and coaching practice ARE a “LIVING SERVICE”   She is Raw, honest, and full of humor, as well as a brilliant master coach.  Melissa will take us through her journey to living service as a prosperous coach, she’ll remind us that coaching is about being human and discovering a deeper connection with yourself, others and the world. We are so excited for you to be able to join this conversation and learn tonight how you can begin to develop a prosperous coaching practice by using service as a gateway to client creation. Melissa lives in the Windy city of Chicago.




Comments on the Event

“What a special presenter, presentation and focus on service to kick off 2022! I read Melissa's book Living Service last year and so appreciated her honesty in sharing her journey and her guidance for other coaches. It was a pleasure to hear her speak last night and also connect with ICFLA coaching colleagues. Thank you for a superb chapter event.”

“Great topic for this challenging time of building a coaching practice ! Like the simplicity but courageous empathy toward the big emotional steps coaches can go through creating a private practice. Fantastic tool to have Melissa's book and listen from her own voice challenging us to think about our true value of service in this profession of coaching.  keep me vulnerable and with a strong desire of revisiting my internal value of what it means to serve others. Sincerely grateful!!!”

“It was excellent. Thought-provoking and gave tools for effective application.”


Attendees shared what they liked best about the event:

“Having a place and space where I can belong professionally in my process of learning and practice coaching”.

“The breakout rooms helped me feel engaged with the other members.  I really appreciated their insights.  The President and workshop facilitator were excellent, engaging, encouraging, welcoming.  This was my first meeting here and I am looking forward to future meetings.”

“The warm, engaging community. The topic content can be immediately applied to my coaching practice.”

“The energy and activity between live tweeting and the spinning wheel of names, this was engaging for so late in the evening.”