Special Interest Groups


ICFLA’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are designed to provide our members with an opportunity to learn and grow in targeted topics of interest. SIGs are facilitated by ICFLA members with expertise in the selected topics.

SIGs are scheduled during opposing months from our Chapter Meeting schedule. See below for the 2020 SIG dates per topic.

Business Building SIG

Host: Gretchen Hydo, MCC

Schedule: 2nd Tuesday from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm PST

2020 Dates: February 11th, April 14th, June 9th, July 14th, September 8th, and November 10th



Many coaches love coaching but have no idea how to launch or maintain a successful practice. Marketing scares them and they feel overwhelmed by becoming an entrepreneur who suddenly has to create sales, an online presence, and keep on top of the day-to-day tasks of running a business. This Special Interest Group focuses on how to set up your systems, find clients, up your confidence, and grow your business. Bring your questions to this interactive 90 minutes!


Host: Tom Henschel

Schedule: 2nd Friday from 9:00 am to 10:30 pm PST

2020 Dates: February 14th, April 10th, June 12th, July 10th, September 11th, and November 13th


A self-directed learning group exploring coaching situations involving a coach, a client, and an employer. Come join our diverse, welcoming community as we support each other to elevate our executive coaching skills and impact.

Group & Team Coaching

Host: Diana Ideus, MCC

Schedule: 3rd Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:00pm

2020 Dates: April 21st, June 16th, July 21st, September 15th and November 17th



Per your request, ICFLA has launched a Group & Team Coaching SIG! Come join us to learn more about how to develop, launch and maintain a successful group or team coaching program!

Our 2020 topics include:

June: Group & Team Coaching 101: Structure and Mechanics

July: Group & Team Coaching 101: Trust and Session Demo            
September: Case Studies
November: Resources and Best Practices


Host: Dr. Damian Goldvarg, MCC; ESIA

Schedule: Last Tuesday from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

2020 Dates: February 25th, April 28th, June 30th, July 28th, September 29th, and November 24th

Coaching Supervision is an opportunity to reflect on your work with a colleague, to take a step back and from a  distance, and a collective “super-vision” space, explore what is working well and what could be different. Come prepared to share a challenge or success story with your peers and take your coaching to the next level!

Neuroscience SIG

Host: Ellen Cohen, J.D., CPCC

Schedule: Last Friday from 10:00 am to 11:30 am PST

2020 Dates: February 28th, April 24th, June 26th, July 31st, September 25th, and November 20th


Coaching is such a powerful and transformative tool to change behaviors and perspectives, but why?  In this Special Interest Group, we seek to examine the ‘why' by exploring the neuroscience behind various coaching methodologies, tools and frameworks, and other science based concepts to better understand how our brains and bodies respond and change through coaching. 

Previous sessions have focused on the neuroscience of well-being, Conversational intelligence, and other relevant topics. We love having our presenters from the ICFLA community so if you have a program, please let us know!