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 10:45 am to 11:45 pm PST

2021 Dates: November 9th


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!


: Tom Henschel

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

2021 Dates: November 12th


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 10:30 am to 12:00 pm PST

2021 Dates:  November 16th


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!


Host: Dr. Damian Goldvarg, MCC; ESIA

Schedule: 3rd Wednesday from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm PST

2021 Dates: November 17th


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!

Emotional Intelligence SIG

Hosts: Desiree Briel Rodi, ACC / Kathy Hadizadeh, PCC

Schedule: 4th Tuesday from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm PST

2021 Dates: November 30th


We will explore and spend some time together looking at the importance of emotions and feelings, models for labeling them, and various definitions and explanations of the purpose of emotions. We will also discuss our own comfort with emotions and how to leverage emotions in coaching.

Neuroscience SIG

Host: Ellen Cohen, J.D., CPCC

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

2021 Dates:  November 19th


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!