C3 Chapter Events
December 15: Skirball Cultural Center, Holiday Celebration
DECEMBER CHAPTER EVENT
Topic: ICFLA End of Year Celebration
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Pacific Time
Location: Skirball Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
- Dessert and candy bar available throughout the entire evening as well as coffee, tea, and wine.
- Doors open at 7:00 PM, agenda will begin around 7:30 pm
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
- Wearing a mask while indoors is encouraged
Members & Students:
Early bird: $35 if purchased by midnight on 12/5
Regular: $45 if purchased after 12/5
Early bird: $40 if purchased by midnight on 12/5
Regular: $50 if purchased after 12/5
Guests who won bingo can enter a raffle for a prize
Participation in the white elephant exchange
This event is an end-of-the-year celebration for ICFLA members and non-members alike to network with one another, reflect on the year’s accomplishments, and enjoy a pleasant evening filled with sweets, drinks, and fun. We will have a small white elephant gift exchange (bring something you’ve enjoyed and want to pass on – like a book! or a service/session you can offer). We’ll also be playing human bingo to go around and get to know our colleagues. We’ll be giving out prizes, awards, and introducing ICFLA’s 2023 board as well as honoring the current board. Come join us for a fun evening with your fellow coaches and friends!
OCTOBER C³ CHAPTER EVENT
Topic: From Idea to Print
- Monica Fernandez, Media Director, Red Hen Press
- Damian Goldvarg, MCC, Author
- Kim O’Hara, Book Coach to Best Sellers™ and Publishing Consultant
- Cat Williford, MCC, Coach, Speaker and Author
Moderator: Carrie Williams, PCC, ICFLA President
CCEs: 1.5 Resource Development
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 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.
- Event starts at 7:00 p.m. (doors will remain open to courtyard for ventilation)
Do you have a kernel of an idea, a gem of inspiration, a journal full of notes, or a complete book swirling around in your head? If you have ever been intrigued about the possibility of sharing your wisdom, helping others and establishing yourself as an expert by writing a book, join ICFLA for our October Chapter Event: From Idea to Print.
We have a panel of authors, a book coach and publisher ready to share their candid wisdom and experiences to help you take the next step toward your dream.
We’ll be getting the straight talk on topics like:
- Honing your book idea.
- Outlining your story.
- Doing your research.
- Establishing the discipline for a writing routine.
- Getting published.
- Leveraging your book to gain new clients, speaking gigs and other opportunities.
It’s time to turn the page and start writing.
Join us for an informative and interactive evening, with plenty of time to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones. We are back to in-person Chapter Events at the Skirball Center and we can’t wait to see you there.
There will be giveaways throughout the evening, including:
- Coaching sessions and books provided by the panelists
- 2 Pro Passes to the full, year-long WBECS 2022 Summit valued at $1,597 each!
Monica Fernandez is media director at Red Hen Press, where she manages the media and publicity of all Red Hen’s books, as well as the team of marketing and media interns who help the department run.
She also pioneers the Red Hen Reading Series in Pasadena; arranges the company’s participation in literary events across the country; promotes book news, reviews and press publicity across Red Hen’s social media networks and contacts; connects authors with media and interview opportunities; and liaises with Foreign Rights and Film Rights agents for prospective sale of language and film rights.
She has had several short fiction and creative nonfiction pieces published in The Chaffey Review, Rind Literary Magazine, Scribendi, The Left Coast Review, Creepy Gnome, and Pure Slush Magazine’s Envy anthology.
She graduated from the University of California, Irvine cum laude with a BA in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing, and from City University London with a MA in Creative Writing and Publishing. She is Filipino-American, a proud Hufflepuff, and a film and theater enthusiast.
Dr. Damian Goldvarg is a Master Certified Coach, Accredited Team Coach, Certified Supervisor (ESIA), and the Past President of the International Coaching Federation (2013 and 2014). He has 30 years of experience in leadership development, working in more than 60 countries.
He is a recipient of the 2018 Circle of Distinction from the ICF for his global contribution to the coaching profession and the 2019 Supervision Award from EMCC for his contribution to developing Supervision worldwide.
He is the author and co-author of eight books on coaching – six in Spanish and two in English – and has trained hundreds of professional coaches, mentor coaches, and coach supervisors worldwide in English and Spanish.
He is the co-leader of the Americas Supervision Network, Asian Supervisors Network, Spanish Speaking Supervisors Network, and Master Certified Coaches Network from Latin America and Spain.
Kim O’Hara helps coaches, thought leaders and executive clients author books when they have no idea how to be writers. After 40 years as a writer, Kim works with clients who have seen success in many areas of their lives and want that same level of accomplishment with a book. Kim’s clients’ books have appeared on the top five Wall Street Journal Business books, USA Today top ten lists, as well as number one non-fiction books in Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
Kim’s two-decade career in Hollywood as a movie producer and screenwriter is a notable perk, as she adds that special edge of storytelling when coaching her authors through their books.
She is a sought-after speaker for women’s leadership conferences such as the National Association of Women in Business and has taught teleclasses for ICF Los Angeles and Orange County. She has a popular weekly podcast, You Should Write A Book About That, where she talks to all kinds of writers about their lives… and of course writing. Her self-help book on the denial of abuse will be released in 2023, and she is in negotiations for her second book, House.
She can be found on social media on IG @kimoharacoach as well as LinkedIn. Her website is www.kimohara.com
Cat Williford is an internationally renowned coach, speaker and author since 1994. She has supported thousands of women to move from debilitating self-criticism, fear, and so-so results, into experiencing outrageous levels of self-acceptance, authentic confidence, and success on their terms.
In her just-released book, The Ovarian Chronicles, Cat shares her vulnerable honesty which gives women permission to get real, forgive, heal and recover their own resilience.
In 2019 Cat launched Your Heroine’s Journey Live show, coaching programs and retreats to help women unmask their own brilliant stories, heartfelt vulnerabilities and resilience.
Cat has held the coaching profession’s highest credential of Master Certified Coach since 1998 and has trained over 13,000 coaches internationally.
Carrie is a leadership and executive coach, speaker, and Amazon best-selling author, of “eyes on the prize, a kick ass guide to setting and achieving great goals”, as well as, the founder of LA based RainShadow Coaching.
She holds a graduate certification in evidence-based coaching from Fielding Graduate University, and an MA in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.
AUGUST C³ CHAPTER EVENT
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
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.
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 (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 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.
MAY C³ CHAPTER EVENT
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
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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.
FEEDBACK AND TESTIMONIALS
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”
JANUARY C³ CHAPTER EVENT
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.
FEEDBACK AND TESTIMONIALS
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.”