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Mastery Summit: Empowering Coaches to Success

October 20, 2023 @ 8:30 am - October 21, 2023 @ 1:30 pm

$50.00 – $150.00


Mastery Summit: Empowering Coaches to Success (a virtual conference sponsored by ICFLA)


  • Michael Stratford, MCC
  • Carly Anderson, MCC
  • Merle McKinley, MCC, MSC, ESIA
  • Fran Fisher, MCC
  • Carrie Williams, MCC
  • Damian Goldvarg, Ph.D., MCC, CSP, ESIA
  • Diana Ideus, MCC

Total CCEs: 6.25 Core Competencies, 2.75 Resource Development


  • Friday, October 20th, 2023 AND
  • Saturday, October 21st, 2023

Time: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM Pacific Time (BOTH DAYS)

ICFLA Members (full/community associate/student) $50
Non-Member student price – $100
Non-Member price – $150

If you are not a member of ICFLA, become one now and save on your ticket today!

Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom.us / Your link to join the conference will be sent after registering. Remember to log in before registering for the event.

NOTE: If you cannot attend the entire event, you can still learn from ICFLA’s MCCs! Videos of the presentations will be made available for a limited time to registrants of the event. Please note that viewing these videos will not provide CCEs. Only the live event counts toward continuing education credits.


Join us for an extraordinary two-day virtual experience designed for coaches at all levels and those curious about the world of coaching. Presented by Master Certified Coaches (MCC), this conference is your gateway to unlocking unparalleled coaching expertise.

Prepare to be immersed in a transformative journey of personal and professional growth. Engage with industry-leading MCC coaches as they share their wisdom, cutting-edge techniques, and breakthrough insights to elevate your coaching skills.

Join a community of like-minded individuals fostering connection and collaboration. Engage in interactive workshops, live coaching demonstrations, and thought-provoking discussions, and build lifelong relationships with fellow coaches.

Do not miss this opportunity to expand your coaching horizons. Join us at the ICFLA Mastery Summit and unlock your coaching potential today!

Schedule Day 1:

8:30 – 8:45   Welcome (CCEs: .25 Resource Development)

8:45 – 10:00   Michael Stratford, Respect for Uniqueness: The Ultimate Expression of Honoring Diversity (CCEs: 1.0 Core Competencies, .25 Resource Development)
In the coaching profession, the Keystone Principle is the recognition of the uniqueness of the client. This includes all the things that are part of the client’s world, context, life experiences, values, beliefs, and more. If we truly honor Diversity, we must recognize and leverage this awareness. The Core Competencies point the way to do this. This presentation will highlight those competencies and invite the coach to have the statement ‘seek first to understand’ be the default setting in their Mindset.

10:00 – 10:15   Break

10:15 – 11:30   Carly Anderson, How to Respond to Clients Asking for Advice While Still Meeting ICF Coaching Ethics and Standards (CCEs: 1.25 Core Competencies)
Many Coaches, especially those working for and within corporations, are consistently asked for their advice. Or it is expected they give advice as part of the coaching process. This is a challenge that is addressed repeatedly in the Core Competencies. To give advice is to go against the ICF Code of Ethics. So, what can you do? How to handle it? The Core Competencies provide clear guidelines. This presentation will provide a number of ways to respond and include opportunities to explore in break-out rooms and debrief together in the main room.

11:30 – 11:45   Break

11:45 – 1:00   Merle McKinley, Using Somatics to Deepen Your Presence (CCEs: 1.0 Core Competencies, .25 Resource Development)
Presence requires that we as coaches pay attention to multiple sources of “information” – what the client is saying and not saying, our own thoughts, and then our intuition. How can we as coaches learn to listen to these multiple sources and find our question or reflection that supports the client in discovering something new about themselves or the situation they are bringing to the coaching engagement? This is an interactive session that includes role-play and self-discovery.

1:00 – 1:30   Debrief / Networking / Closing (CCEs: .5 Resource Development)

Schedule Day 2:

8:30 – 8:45   Welcome (CCEs: .25 Resource Development)

8:45 – 10:00   Carrie Williams, Intentional Community: Creating a Network That Empowers and Elevates (CCEs: 0.75 Core Competencies, .5 Resource Development)
In this presentation, we will discuss what it means to create our own challenge community and how to build a network that calls us forward and helps us be our best selves. We will also learn how to grow and maintain our network and professional relationships authentically and with integrity in a way that supports and encourages every member.

10:00 – 10:15   Break

10:15 – 11:30   Damian Goldvarg and Diana Ideus, MCC Demo: A Credential Passing Session (CCEs: 1.25 Core Competencies)
In this interactive session facilitated by ICF MCC Assessor Damian Goldvarg, MCC Diana Ideus shares a coaching session that passed at the MCC level. Participants will share their reactions and develop clarity around ICF expectations for recordings at the MCC level.

11:30 – 11:45   Break

11:45 – 1:15   Fran Fisher, Shining LIGHT on MCC Behavioral Statements (CCEs: 1.0 Core Competencies, .5 Resource Development)
As an ICF MCC Assessor and Mentor, Fran will provide an insider introduction to the new MCC performance evaluation system that is currently utilized by the ICF MCC assessors. The new system includes individual Behavioral Statements under each Core Competency and the BARS rating system for each statement. The program will be a highly interactive learning environment and include a 10-minute video DEMO.

1:15 – 1:30   Wrap-Up and Appreciation (CCEs: .25 Resource Development)


About Michael Stratford

Michael Stratford – Master Executive Coach, Author, Speaker; “Provocateur of Personal and Business Transformation”

Michael is a champion of uniqueness and specializes in unorthodox thought leadership. When presenting, it’s been said he’s a blend of wise elder and wickedly irreverent comedian. But that doesn’t include the business savvy, range, and depth of experience garnered from 56 different jobs and the mastery born of over three decades of coaching clients from rock bands to Fortune 100 company executives and their teams.

He’s very excited that 2024 will be the debut of his long-awaited labor of love called MillionQuest: 7 Realms of Self-Mastery. It is a personal evolution revolution. It is a Self-Mastery Adventure and Gamified Experience both in person and online. It covers ALL 7 Realms he has encountered in over 30 years in the role of coach.

In the coaching world, he has created two ICF Coach Training programs, a Level 3 CTP called “The Coach Mastery Program: Designed with Mastery in Mind.” Which he’s been delivering in China since 2014. Now, he has added a Level 1 CTP called Beginning of Coaching Mastery: Designed with Presence in Mind. He has also been an assessor for the ICF since 1999.

In the field of Executive Coaching, he has earned a reputation for helping others achieve a level of excellence in communication, leadership, and team performance. Michael’s business client list is an exercise in diversification. It includes Finance/, IT, Energy, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Social Media, the Online Gaming World, Transportation, and even other consulting/ coaching providers. He has coached clients in every industry, in almost every profession, at every level, around the globe.

Michael is masterful in the Art of Provocative Inquiry for Leadership Development. His creativity, love of language, and sensing acuity have helped his clients align with emerging trends and personally congruent solutions.

In the field of Coaching, he was an early adopter (1992 was his first course), attaining the MCC designation from the ICF in 1999. In addition, he has created a curriculum for 5 coach training organizations, has trained over 8,000 coaches worldwide, and written four books on coaching, including Masterful Questions and The Game of Coaching

He continues to love the privilege of working with people who want to have a better life while being congruent with who they truly are.




About Carly Anderson

A passionate advocate for professionalism in coaching, Carly has been a trained coach since 1998 and has continuously ICF credentialed (PCC, then MCC) since 2001. Carly believes in continuous evolution of herself as a person and upgrading of coaching skills to be current and the best she can be for her coaching clients. Originally from Australia, Carly has lived in Laguna Hills, California, since 2002 and has been a longer-term member of ICFLA and a continuous member of ICF Global since 1999.

Carly has coached extensively within mid and larger organizations. Currently, her passion lies in coaching conscious humans who want to continue to evolve in order to serve their businesses or communities of choice best. Or those with an open mind willing to be reflective.

Carly leads a robust ICF-approved Mentor Coaching Program and has personally mentored hundreds of coaches in preparation to apply for their ACC or PCC credentials. As well as mentored at least 168 coaches (and counting) who have passed their MCC credential application.

A unique opportunity exists to hear 15 consecutive coaching sessions with one of Carly’s coaching clients in the Butterfly on the Wall Coaching Series.





About Merle McKinley 

Merle blends together her somatic and linguistic expertise to create a coaching experience that is insightful, revealing, and compassionate. Throughout her career, whether it be as a dietitian, business consultant, or coach, her deepest desire is that people align with and live the life they envision for themselves.

Merle spent 25 years employed by Dr. Fernando Flores. During those years, she served on teams responsible for process redesign and implementation. She has coached numerous individuals, teams, and executives in the U.S. and Europe.

She began her studies of Somatics in 1995, becoming a Master Somatic Coach in 2001. Through the practice of Aikido at Two Rock Dojo, where she holds the rank of Nidan (2nd-degree black belt), she continues to practice self-cultivation and a beginner’s mind.

Merle is on the educational staff of the Strozzi Institute’s Somatic Coaching Program and is credentialed by the EMCC as a coach supervisor.

Learn more about Merle at www.merlemckinley.com or at her ICF-approved training courses site www.presenceinaction.org



About Fran Fisher

Fran Fisher is a Master Certified Coach, visionary leader, international speaker, and published author. She specializes in mentoring coaches for their MCC accreditation and in delivering certified coach training for advanced-level mentoring.

Fran is recognized internationally as one of our pioneers in coaching. She founded one of the first coach training schools accredited by the International Coach Federation, served as a founding ICF Executive Board member, and has been serving as an ICF credentialing assessor since 1998.

In 2022, Fran received the honor of the highly esteemed ICF Circle of Distinction Award.

Fran’s vision is a world where everyone is enjoying a rich and fulfilling life, living true to their essence, life purpose, and values. She believes this is what the world needs of us—to be true to ourselves—and that coaching is the contribution we can make for this transformation in our world.

Check out Fran’s book Calling Forth Greatness, Seven Coaching Wisdoms for Transforming Your Life.




About Carrie Williams

As a certified professional coach and best-selling Amazon author, Carrie Williams works with individuals and businesses to help them get farther faster. As a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and one-on-one coach, Carrie works with teams and individuals to reach their goals in leadership, stress management, business growth, and team development. She has worked with top-ranked law firms, entertainment companies, and “Big Four” financial firms.

Through her workshops, speeches, and coaching, Carrie provides practical tips and inspiration to thousands of lawyers, entrepreneurs, and creative professionals every year. Her Amazon best-selling book Eyes on the Prize: A Kick-Ass Guide to Setting & Achieving G.R.E.A.T. Goals is a tool that enables anyone to tackle their goals at their own pace.

Carrie is the founder of Los Angeles-based RainShadow Coaching. She is a Master Certified Coach (MCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF) – the governing body and gold standard for the coaching field. She is a member of SAG/AFTRA, the Television Academy. She holds a graduate certification in evidence-based coaching from Fielding Graduate University and an MA in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.


About Damian Goldvarg

Dr. Damian Goldvarg, MCC, ESIA, is a Master Certified Coach and an Accredited Coaching Supervisor, working for over 30 years training coaches and coach supervisors globally. He was the ICF Global President in 2013 and 2014 and received the ICF Circle of Distinction Award for his contribution to the profession.




About Diana Ideus

Diana Ideus, MCC, is the current president of the ICF Los Angeles Charter Chapter. She has her Master’s in Executive Coaching and Organizational Behavior and is one of only 1300 coaches globally to have attained the level of Master Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation. Diana leverages her coaching, consulting, management, and leadership development, supporting leaders and entrepreneurs in fast-growth for-profit companies in tech, finance, and healthcare.

Diana founded Hawthorne Union with the belief that there was a better way to do business and that if we take care of our people they will take care of the profits. In addition to her work with leaders and companies, Diana teaches professionals how to coach at the university level and in courses approved by the International Coaching Federation.




October 20, 2023 @ 8:30 am
October 21, 2023 @ 1:30 pm
$50.00 – $150.00
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