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ICFLA Virtual August Chapter Meeting

August 18, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

$15.00 – $20.00


Topic: Reflect, Connect, Project: Harvest lessons learned over the past 18 months to support you going forward.

Facilitators: Dr. Heather Backstrom / Paul Tevis

CCE’s: 1.5 Core Competencies / 1.0 Resource Development

Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM Pacific Time

Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom.us / Your link to join the conference will be sent after you register.




Come engage in seriously playful curiosity with other coaches! In this dynamic and interactive workshop with Heather Backstrom and Paul Tevis, you’ll experience an interactive facilitative technique designed to include all and introduce tiny shifts in the way we meet, plan, decide and relate to one another, Using exercises from the Liberating Structures toolkit, you’ll unleash insights from the last 18 months, as well as look ahead to the future. You’ll engage in self-discovery activities and group dialogue to:

    • Reflect on personal and professional lessons and shifts.
    • Connect with who you are and where you are today.
    • Project your desired future with intentionality and action.

Liberating Structures is a set of 33 facilitative techniques designed to transform how people interact and work together. With Liberating Structures you can uncover personal and group discoveries that are interactive, imaginative and actionable. Learn more at: https://www.liberatingstructures.com/


About Dr. Heather Backstrom 

Dr. Heather Backstrom is an executive coach who is passionate about empowering women leaders. She has more than 20 years of experience in organization and leadership development including executive coaching, workshop facilitation and team enrichment. Her experience spans organizations in the for-profit, not-for-profit and public sector arenas including Toyota, City of Hope National Medical Center, JPL, City of Pasadena, First Entertainment Credit Union, the Star News and Women in Animation. With a passion for learning Heather is also an adjunct faculty member with the University of Redlands.

She loves to learn and have fun at the same time so she incorporates proven principles from improv into her work. As a student of improv, she has trained at The Second City, iO West and UCB (Upright Citizens Brigade).
Heather has a doctorate degree in organizational leadership from Pepperdine University. She is also a certified coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation. She served on the Board of Directors of Leadership Pasadena and is a volunteer with the Tournament of Roses Association. Heather has floated on the Dead Sea, walked on the Great Wall of China and ridden in a hot air balloon over Stockholm.

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About Paul Tevis

Paul Tevis works with leaders, groups, and teams to help them navigate change, particularly around issues of leadership, strategy, and culture. As an executive and team coach, Paul focuses on building clients’ own capacity to address their current and future challenges in these areas. He found his passion for this work in an unusual place – software development. Paul began his career as a software engineer, where he realized the most difficult problems to solve were not technical ones. The real challenges he saw arose from the question of how groups could work together effectively. Through his work on Lean and Agile processes, he discovered and fell in love with coaching and facilitation.
Paul has trained extensively as a coach and as a facilitator. He is an Organization and Relationship Systems Certified Coach (ORSCC). He is also an experienced improviser and a member of the Applied Improvisation Network, a worldwide organization devoted to bringing the collaborative tenets of theatrical improvisation from the performance stage to the larger world. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Philosophy from Rice University in Houston, TX.

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August 18, 2021
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
$15.00 – $20.00
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