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Midwest Region Coaches Conference Program

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As the Conference Steering Committee Chair, I am honored, and better for the experience of leading an amazing team of professionals to create the 2018 Midwest Region Coaches Conference. I have great appreciation for the MRAC Executive Council, ICF Pittsburgh, and the Midwest Chapter Presidents for their vote of confidence and support!
We took a unique approach this year for the host city lead- ership; a collaboration of ICF Pittsburgh past and present Presidents.
Conference Committee Volunteers
• Wendy Maletta: Wendy Maletta, a Past President of ICF Pittsburgh, is a Marketing & Event Planning ex- pert. I personally asked her to step in and
be the Host City Committee lead to take
Host City:
Wendy Maletta-Chair Jody Bechtold Annette Ferrari
Kalie Leksell
Deb Madigan
Jane Rahenkamp Leah Rubenstein (Special Events Chair) Lynda Stucky
Diane Bickford-Chair Donna Billings David Goldman
Ann Huttner
Heather Moster Randy Fernandes
John Moore &
Nicole Pulito-Co-Chairs Garry Schleifer
Ndidi Yaucher
Meredith Williams
Pre-Conference Event:
Ann Huttner &
Evy Severino-Co-Chairs Mona Dine
J. Matthew Becker Heather Ramsey
Zach Prosser Jason Jones
Community Service Event:
Beki Fraser Cheron Freeman Evy Severino
ICF Pittsburgh Board:
Peter Gabriel
Amy Camp
Mona Dine Rosemary Hanrahan Lauren Lambrecht Tony Calaf
Christine Stack
Advisor: Bonnie Budzowski Admin: Roberta Rollings
some of the weight from ICF Pittsburgh. She generously and graciously stepped up, and with great expertise and creativity led the way for a most welcoming, exciting and robust Pittsburgh Experience.
• Evy Severino: Current President, Evy
Severino focused on keeping ICF Pittsburgh healthy, and not only rallied her board and local Pittsburgh vol- unteers to promote the event, but also
co-led the Internal Coach Pre-Conference
program and the Community Service Proj-
ect. I personally appreciate her warmth,
creativity and leadership.
City of Bridges! We hope you really enjoy
Pittsburgh. It is a renaissance city – resilient,
vibrant entering the 21st Century with hi-tech,
healthcare and education centers of excellence.
bridges the Pittsburgh region would be a series of fragment- ed valleys, hillsides, river plains, and isolated communities. The bridges brought people together, created pathways between communities, for commerce, labor, transportation, and of course, great cuisine. Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, with its proximity to three major rivers and countless hills and ravines. The result of more than 100 years of bridge building is a collection of most of the major types of bridge (suspension, cantilever, arch, etc.), primarily built from lo- cally produced steel, including about forty river spans.
Our theme, Creating Connections, is near and dear to Coaches. As Coaches we:
• Connect with our clients, help them make connections and build bridges to achieve their goals.
• Connect with other Coaches and Affiliated Profession- al Partners to provide the best and greatest service to our clients.
• Connect to build and sustain our business, and/or to ensure impact within organizations.
• Connect and build bridges to expand the knowledge and foster the growth of the Coaching Profession.
The Conference would not be possible without the many wonderful speakers and volunteers from many of the Mid- west Chapters. Volunteers have prepared for a year and a half, and many more volunteers will donate their time on-site at the conference.
Thank you Speakers and Volunteers for all of your creativ- ity, expertise, leadership and hardwork! The best thing about being a speaker and/or a volunteer are the number of newly created relationships and valuable professional connections!
Learning from the past, we enhanced the conference de- sign, expanded our marketing resources, and with MRACs support we strengthened operations by imple- menting new technologies, and by providing consistent administrative support from year to
Meredith Williams supports the Conference, MRAC and a few Midwest Chapters.
Lastly, we want to thank ICF Global for the ex- panded involvement with our Regional Conference this year. We are very appreciative of their sponsorship of our opening reception, the workshop provided by the Ignite team, and the wonderful Coach Award recognition sprinkled throughout the conference.
We love our Coach community. May you have a wonderful, safe and rewarding experience!
Anne Papinchak, M.ED, PCC
Conference Steering Committee Chair
Past President of ICF Pittsburgh Chapter Managing Partner, Papinchak Consulting LLC
Wendy Maletta
Host City Chair
Past President of ICF PIttsburgh Business Development Specialist, NFM+Dymun Marketing and Advertising
Anne, Evy and Wendy Evy Severino, PCC, SPHR
ICF Pittsburgh Chapter President Regional Lead, North America, Avvartes Partners
year, by hiring a virtual assistant.

ICF Midwest Region Coaches Conference
Steering Committee
Anne Papinchak Conference Chair
Wendy Maletta Host City Chair
Zach Prosser Marketing Chair
Susan Lieber Volunteer Chair
John Moore Sponsor Co Chair
Nicole Pulito Sponsor Co Chair
Diane Bickford Program Chair
Jason Jones Conference Brand Chair
Evy Severino
ICF Pittsburgh President
Susan Slocum Co Treasurer
Beki Fraser Co Treasurer
Meredith Williams Admin

We are the ICF Midwest Regional Advisory Council.
As chapter leaders, we support each other in the growth of our twelve chapters through communicating, sharing, and problem solving. Our work together is always in service of the profession of coaching.
Jim Milner, MCC
MRAC President
John Moore, PCC
MRAC President-Elect
Sara Krisher, ACC
MRAC Secretary
Beki Fraser, ACC
MRAC Treasurer
Ohio Valley
Ann Huttner, PCC MRAC Past President
Anne Papinchak, PCC
2018 MRCC Chair, Pittsburgh
Debbie Leoni
ICF Chicago President
Zach Prosser, ACC
ICF Cleveland President
Barb Girson, ACC
ICF Ohio President
Gina Marx, PCC
ICF Heartland President
Michelle Rembert, ACC
ICF Iowa President
Beki Fraser, ACC
ICF Michigan President
Shari Fruechte, ACC
ICF Minnesota President
Joe Cavanaugh III
ICF Nebraska President
Ohio Valley
Sandra Hughes, ACC
ICF Ohio Valley President
Evy Severino, PCC
ICF Pittsburgh President
St Louis
Ray Capelovitch
ICF Saint Louis President
Nicole Pulito, PCC
ICF Wisconsin President
MRAC Chapter Leaders
MRAC Executive Council

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Leveraging Internal Coaching to Impact Your Organization
Are you an internal coach looking for strategies to expand your internal coaching program?
Are you an HR/OD professional or Manager/Executive that already coaches internally and is looking to connect with other internal coaches?
Do you believe your organization can benefit from an internal coaching program and not sure where to start?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, be sure to attend this special half-day session designed by Matt Becker and Heather Ramsey, leaders of the ICF Global Internal Coaching Community of Practice, which currently serves over 450 international internal coaches.
During this intensive you’ll have the opportunity to con- nect with and learn from coaches who represent thriving internal coaching programs, including past recipients of the prestigious ICF Prism Award. The morning will start with a panel discussion of coaches who will provide a snapshot of their program and experience. Then, you will work in small groups, led by one of the panelists, in order to dig deeper and explore how to take your internal coaching program to the next level or build an internal coaching program that achieves results.
Whether you are new or have experience in internal coach- ing, this intensive is for you. Participants will:
• Learn the critical success factors to launching and sustaining an internal coaching program
• Identify how to secure your organization’s (or your business’) support for an internal coaching program
• Understand the various models utilized within inter- nal coaching programs
• Share strategies to elevate existing internal coaching programs
• Connect with experienced internal coaches from several different organizations and industries
Matt Becker
Coaching and Mentoring Manager at CareSource
Joan Cook
Associate Director/Executive Coach at
Mary Ann Djonne
Senior Adviser of Workforce Learning at the Mayo Clinic
Approved for 3.5 ICF Resource Development CCE Units
Carolon Donnally
Internal Coaching Program Manager for the Internal Revenue Service
Michelle Krebs
Director of Coaching at GlaxoSmithKline

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Personal Disruption
Whitney Johnson
Approved for 1.25 ICF Resource Development CCE Units
Pursuing a disruptive course isn’t just a nice thing to do, there’s a compelling business case: the odds of success are 6x higher and the revenue opportunity is 20x greater.
As a former award-winning equity ana- lyst on Wall Street and president and co- founder of Rose Park Advisors Disruptive
Innovation Fund with Clayton Christensen, Whitney John- son utilized the theory of disruptive innovation to invest in publicly traded stocks and private early stage companies. In her keynote, she will explain how the frameworks of disruptive innovation apply to you. If you want to be successful in unex- pected ways, Whitney will guide you down your own disrup- tive path.
These ideas are for YOU if you are:
• a high potential individual charting your career tra- jectory
• a leader trying to jumpstart innovative thinking in your company
• a self-starter ready to make a disruptive pivot in your business
These ideas are for your COMPANY if:
• revenue growth is peaking and you need to reinvent
• innovative thinking among your management team has stalled
• industry changes are making the future uncertain The fundamental unit of disruption is the individual.
The best way to drive corporate innovation is through personal disruption.
Disrupt yourself.
Allow others to do the same, and disruptive products, services, companies and countries will happen on their own. Companies don’t disrupt, people do.
Whitney’s research and work in disruptive innovation shapes how individuals and corporations manage change. She focuses on harnessing the core competencies required to building a team to leverage opportunities and unite when faced with adversity. This will be great insight whether you are coaching individuals internally, externally, or working with teams or leaders as they grapple with the disruptions in busi- ness and life and support them to powerfully move forward.
Shewrote Dare,Dream, Do:RemarkableThingsHappenWhen You Dare to Dream (2012). After publishing, Disrupt Yourself, in 2016, Whitney was recognized as one of the world’s fifty most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50 in 2017 and 2015. Through speaking, writing, coaching, and consulting, she synthe- sizes the key levers of change and how to use them effectively. Johnson is a frequent contributor for the Harvard Business Re- view, and a Linkedinfluencer.
Her new book - Build an ‘A’-Team: Play To Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve - will be pub- lished by Harvard Business Press in early 2018, building upon her work and research with teams and disruption. She speaks on innovation initiatives, and has delivered key- note speeches to audiences of 50,000+ on discussing dis- ruption, innovation, teamwork and organizational change.

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Align Your Speech, Language and Voice Skills for a More Authentic Relationship Between You and Your Client
Lynda Waltner Stucky, M.A., CCC Approved for 1.5 ICF Core Competency CCE Units
Do you communicate with your clients with speech and language skills that leave a significant, positive impact?
Are your speech, language and voice skills aligned with your values and the per- ceptions you want others to have of you?
Are your speech, language and voice skills congruent with your intention of building trust with your clients?
You can build trust and credibility as a coach, speaker or leader by changing the way you sound and the way that you speak. This presentation will help you achieve all that and more!
In this presentation, you will become more aware of your own speech, language and voice skills, and how they con- tribute to aspects of your coaching business.
Specifically you will:
Learn simple strategies to monitor and alter your speech patterns for more positive impacts.
Discover how you would like to be perceived so that you can communicate authentically through a perceptions exercise.
Explore the 9 speech, language, and voice competencies that every great leader has studied and mastered.
Understand which speech, language, and voice competen- cies contribute to likeability and trustworthiness.
Develop ear training techniques so that you can self-moni- tor your own skills.
Recognize which vocal traits you have that are strong (and should be leveraged) and which traits could be improved to have more impact
Learn the speech characteristics to avoid those that are distracting and sabotage your effectiveness.
Lynda Stucky, M.A., CCC, coaches mid-senior level ex- ecutives on using their speech and voice effectively to es- tablish credibility, position themselves within their compa- ny, and enhance their reputation as a topic authority. She provides training through one-on-one coaching and webi- nars to reduce foreign accents, “redd-up” regional accents, and teach speech and voice branding for image control. She is President of ClearlySpeaking, and is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist. She is the author of Voice Branding for Executives: How to Align Your Speech, Language, and Voice Skills with Your Professional Goals. Her background in speech pathology offers unique skills for dealing with professional communication skills in the corporate world. She believes communication skills should not hold anyone back from achieving personal and profes- sional goals.
Thursday, June 21, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Lead at the Front of the Room with CONFIDENCE!
Sara Krisher, ACC
Approved for 1.5 ICF Resource Development CCE Units
What if you could be injected with a con- fidence serum so you could conquer all aspects of your work like a super hero? You’d walk bravely into intimidating client meetings. You’d confidently speak with persuasive, calm authority. You’d answer questions and respond with self-assur- ance. Others would see you as a leader they could trust. They would come to you for answers and follow you willingly.
Well, it’s not as easy as an injection, but this kind of confi- dence is possible to achieve. Find out what it takes to own the space at the front of the room like a pro. You’ve got what you need to lead at the front of the room with CONFIDENCE!
• Manage speaking anxiety with 20 Confidence Boosters
• Remember what to say with a visual mapping technique
• Adopt a powerful new perspective to support authenticity
• Get answers to the most asked questions and tackle the technical
Sara Krisher is a Confidence Coach, Speaker, Trainer, and the Founder of STAND TALL, a confidence building company. She is dedicated to teaching leaders how to lead from the front of the room with confidence.
Sara Krisher’s sixteen-year career in commercial office furniture sales offered her the opportunity to experience hundreds of small company vendor interviews as well as multimillion dollar project interviews. Sara is the former Di- rector of Spoken Impact where she led the speaking group program. She worked with over 240 business profession- als in the Twin Cities in improving as presenters.
Sara is a professional member of the National Speaker’s Association. She is a Master trained Coach through Learn- ing Journeys International Center of Coaching. Sara holds the Associate Certified Coach credential through the Inter- national Coach Federation. She was the 2017 President of the ICF Minnesota Chapter and is currently on the board of the ICF Midwest Regional Advisory Council.

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
The Brain and Influence: The Neurochemical Impact on Your Influence Potential
Karen Keller, Ph.D., MCC
Approved for 1 ICF Core Competency CCE Units and .5 Resource Development CCE Units
This fast-paced, eye-opening presentation will lay the groundwork for how the neurochemicals in the brain deter- mine a person's ability to be influential. The decision-mak- ing process, behavioral indicators and mental messages resulting from the interaction between the brain chemicals and the Seven Influence Trait is represented in a frame- work showcasing the Feedback/Response Cycle of Influ- ence. Participants will learn how they can interrupt negative mental messages (reducing neurochemicals) and interject positive mental messages (enhancing neurochemicals) by coaching clients‚ awareness, understanding, and application of their influence traits. Participants will have the opportunity to practice each piece of the framework, causing a shift in and showcasing how to build a person‚ influence potential. Along with a breakout exercise, Dr. Keller will also do Hot Seat‚ coaching on selected topics from the audience, guid- ing participants through the process of identifying where a person is stuck in the Feedback/Response Cycle of Influence.
This presentation emphasizes the brain neurochemical-influ- ence traits-behavior‚ triad of influence.
Karen Keller, Ph.D., MCC, CEO of The
Keller Influence Institute, is author/creator
of the Keller Influence Indicator. She spe-
cializes in influence and human behavior.
Dr. Keller is the author of the Best Sell-
ing book, Influence: What’s the Missing
Piece? Dr. Keller speaks/facilitates train-
ing seminars on Influence Mastery for
companies such as; PepsiCo, American
Express, Pizza Hut, Paragon Medical, and Lear Corporation.
Thursday, June 21, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Communicating with IMPACT, The Business Attraction Factor
Patrick Donadio, MBA, CSP, MCC Approved for 1.5 ICF Resource Development CCE Units
It is all about connections. It’s not only who you know, it’s also who knows you! Developing personal and virtual relation- ships are the key to growing your coach- ing business! Learn how to attract clients and increase your bottom line by identify- ing/redefining your market(s) and apply- ing highly effective, relationship building marketing tools to the specific needs of each market.
Through this important, interactive seminar, you will learn Donadio’s IMPACT process to help you effectively stand out among your competition to attract business, build better re- lationships and increase sales by using cost effective tools, such as: personal notes, e-mails, telephone, marketing materials, websites, social media, seminars & speeches, articles, personal networking, referrals, media, etc.
Topics include:
• Marketing Communications Self Evaluation
• Discussion of Free/Low Cost Marketing Communica- tion Tools
• The Four Behavior STYLES of Buyers
• The Top Five Target Lists to Build Client Relationships
• Developing a Referral Based Selling System
• 7 Networking Tips to Get and Keep Clients
• Developing an Action Plan to Implement Your New Skills
Patrick Donadio, MBA, is a Certified Speaking Profes- sional (CSP), Master Certified Coach (MCC) and author of the book, Communicating with IMPACT. He specializes in Business Communications and Leadership Development. Patrick has taught and coached two generations of lead- ers and their organizations showing them how his IMPACT process can help them lead more effectively, communi- cate clearly, present more powerfully, create deeper rela- tionships, enhance credibility, increase sales, and achieve greater results.
Donadio serves on the board of the National Speakers As- sociation (NSA) and is one of only a few people in the world to have earned both the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the NSA, and the Master Certified Coach (MCC) designation from the International Coach Fed- eration (ICF), the highest distinction from both associations.
Patrick has worked with thousands of leaders and their teams, from Fortune 100 companies to niche industries and associations. He has been a national and international keynote speaker and trainer for over 30 years. In his desire to help C-suite executives and all leaders “grow their peo- ple” to greatness, Patrick has carefully taken his decades of experience and crafted a results-based, six-step process for Communicating with IMPACT.

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM
Let’s Create Space for Deep, Innovative Coaching Conversations
Donna Billings, CPPC, PCC
What are you passionate about? Please join us for deeper conversations during the conference. Open Space is a minimally structured process for groups of people to gather, identify critical issues, give voice to their passions and concerns, learn from each other and when appropriate, take collective responsibility for finding solutions.
We'll get you started. You take the conversations where they want and need to go.
Potential Conversational Starters:
• Seasoned coaches, what is your legacy to the world of coaching? Share the lessons you learned that will help sustain the coaching profession.
• How does ICF benefit our seasoned coaches?
• Our world is becoming more and more globally connected and demands on leaders are escalating. What is the impact and complexities of coaching across cultures and countries?
• The world's technology and reach is changing how we coach. What are the trends and how do we stay in front of the curve?
Over the course of her career, Donna Billings has worn many hats: a professionally certified coach, a senior level Organizational Development and Human Resource Manag-
er; a full-time MBA assistant professor; and both adjunct faculty and consultant in the former Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advance- ment. She was the architect and co-found- er of Duquesne’s Professional Coach Cer- tification Program. Donna was awarded Innovator Coach of the Year at the 2013 ICF Midwest Regional Conference for her work in developing this program.
Her diverse coaching career has spanned over 20 years. From coaching new leaders from around the world through a joint program of the International Coach Federation and the United Nations UNICEF to coaching corporate and ac- ademic executives both as an internal and external coach, she now coaches individuals who are considering retiring and are trying to decide, "What's Next?"
She is the author of Red and Purple Hiking Boots: An Older Woman's Trek to "It's Never too Late", a combina- tion memoir and coaching book.
To reach Donna Billings:
mail to: phone: 412.418.8738
http: //

Friday, June 22, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Trust the Process: What Really Happens When We Shift From Rescuing Clients to Releasing Responsibility?
Jennie Antolak, MCC
Approved for 1 ICF Core Competency CCE Units
Most of us would deny we ever rescued a client. We faithfully recite the statement, “We believe our clients are resourceful and they have the answers inside of them.” However, when the stakes are high, we are tempted to step in and expand awareness for them. We think we are simply helping by sharing a story, providing a bit of infor- mation, or suggesting alternatives in hopes that our efforts wake people up to better outcomes or solutions. The re- ality is the opposite often happens. When we step in, we take away their opportunity to discern what is important, discover their path forward and develop self-efficacy and resiliency. This keeps them playing small in the world and limited to the information we imparted on them rather than them stumbling and learning from each experience. In addition, it greys the lines of coaching impacting our per- sonal credibility as well as the validity of the entire field.
We invite all those committed to assisting others in living out their preferred narratives. Come hear compelling sto- ries and supporting data that reinforces the value of releas- ing responsibility and allowing clients to falter and still find their way to a greater story.
Jennie Antolak believes regret should not be the last thing we feel when we exit this world. As President of Learn- ing Journeys, The International Center of Coaching, she has made a career out of ensuring that many of us do not
have to look back on life hoping we would have reflected more, taken bigger risks or lived out our purpose. Antolak does so by providing one-on-one and group coach- ing, facilitating coaching certifications, and continually developing tools and re- sources that move people towards what scares and ignites them. To support her efforts, she has her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development, Practi-
tioner, Mastery and Narrative Coaching Certifications and holds the highest level of credentialing (MCC) from the In- ternational Center of Coaching.
ICF Inaugural Awards
The ICF Circle of Distinction program celebrates the best of the coaching profession and ICF. Circle of Distinction members are experienced coach practitioners who have made their mark on ICF and on professional coaching.
The 2018 inductees are:
• Teri-E Belf, MCC (USA)
• Judy Feld, MCC (USA)
• Damian Goldvarg, Ph.D., MCC (Argentina/USA)
• Keiko Hirano, MCC (Japan)
• Patrick Williams, Ed.D., MCC (USA)
• Beverley Alridge Wright, PCC (USA)
The ICF Young Leader Award celebrates coach practitioners under the age of 40 who are poised to lead ICF and the coaching profession into the future. They embody the core values of ICF and represent a diverse community of emerging thought leaders.
The 2018 honorees are:
• Rodrigo Acevedo, ACC (Uruguay) • Elena Chelokidi, PCC (Russia)
• Shweta Handa-Gupta, MCC (India) • Dr. Paras , Ph.D., MCC (India)
• Flame Schoeder, PCC (USA)
• Mariya Staykova, PCC (Bulgaria)

Friday, June 22, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Bridge to Sacred Space: Coaching That Moves Mountains
Sharon Eakes, MA, BCC & Nancy Smyth, MCC Approved for 1 ICF Core Competency CCE Units
This workshop is the Magnum Opus of coaching. It is about coaching from an inside connection. It is built on what de- cades of research in psychotherapy and coaching show, namely, that the ther- apeutic alliance is the best predictor of treatment outcome. (Cabaniss, D.L. M.D. 2012) This fast-paced, highly interactive workshop will give participants a broader experiential base from which to coach.
This foundational experience will provide both the men- tal construct to understand what moves mountains and the experience of being inside the mountain that moves. Coaches will:
• experience a place inside themselves that is so deep and profound it changes the world - the sacred space that transforms connections and results;
• gain a foundation on which all coach learning rests, to give strength and advance the coaching relationship, propelling past previous limits;
• embody and learn to access at will their boundless power to be a creative, life-changing force that every client desires;
• activate and install their experience for sustained learning.
Two Wise Women
Both Nancy and Sharon are Executive and Life Coaches with expertise in relationships and resilience. They are sea- soned presenters with 30+ years of experience. Together they co-facilitate the master coaching program for the Arbin- ger Institute, The Choice in Coaching. They have authored the insightful book, Chocolate or Lunch: How Choices Impact Relationships, a finalist in the prestigious Eric Hoffer 2017 Book awards. Nancy and Sharon generate fun experiences while creating powerful breakthroughs for their audiences. You can visit them at
Nancy Smyth, MCC
In the mid-1980’s, Nancy apprenticed with an Aztec Indian Medicine Man. Her apprenticeship was one of learning to see what is invisible to our physical eyes. She integrated this unique skill set into her ongoing work. In 2006, Nancy received her MCC credential. Her presence is delightfully tranquil while being powerfully transformative.
Sharon Eakes, MA, BCC
Sharon has a master’s degree in psychology, is a thera- pist and Board Certified Coach. In 2015 her book, Fresh Views on Resilient Living was published and placed first as an Indie Excellence Award Book. Sharon has presented at many national conferences and is an invited TV and ra- dio guest. She has the presence of a wise woman wrapped in a spirit of lightness.
Friday, June 22, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Somatic Coaching; Experience Transformation through Movement
Anthony Attan, PhD
Approved for .5 ICF Core Competency CCE Units and .5 Resource Development CCE Units
The somatic model of embodied coach-
ing reveals how physical movements are
connected to your client's inner states, and
how to leverage this to achieve coaching
outcomes. Learn how to use that knowl-
edge through one model in the experien-
tial session. Discover the compelling re-
search behind somatic coaching, acquire
new measurement tools, and put the
somatic model to practice. We'll move
through different personality patterns, reflect on how move- ment primes our thinking and feeling, and discuss the use of primed energies in a leadership context. Come prepared to move and grow.
Anthony Attan, PhD is Director, Learning and Organiza- tional Effectiveness team heading leadership development at Inovalon, Inc., in addition to his work as a consultant, coach, and researcher with Focus Leadership, LLC, includ- ing head facilitator of FEBI-Certification. He has particular expertise in personality-based coaching, leadership devel- opment, team facilitation and creating success in virtual teams. Anthony has also led the research into validating the FEBI personality coaching tool, and co-developed a related instrument for teams, called the Focus Climate In- dicator (FCI). Anthony co-authored the book The ABCs of Energy-Based Leadership was published in Coaching: International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, and is a contributor of the Association of Talent Develop- ment and Choice: The Magazine of Professional Coaching. He holds a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Friday, June 22, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
How to Effectively Sell Yourself, Your Ideas and Your Coaching
Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE Approved for 1 ICF Resource Development CCE Units
Do you find it difficult to differentiate yourself in today's com- petitive coaching marketplace?
Would you benefit from mastering how to be memorable for all the right reasons? Up to now the challenge for a certified coaching professional has been trying to learn the best way to make more sales more often and drive more business to your coaching practice. In sales, when everything else is equal, it's your presentation that makes the difference. Learn powerful presentation techniques that drive more business.
Question: Presentation Learning Outcomes Answer(s): Get the following results:
• The ease to speak more effectively in front of others
• An emotional connection to every client, every time
• Powerful buy-in for your point of view
• Memorable images from your client stories and examples
For over thirty-five years Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE has inspired and delighted audiences and conference orga- nizers with her entertaining high-content
speeches. For over twenty-five years she
has helped executives, sales teams and celebrity speakers perfect their presenta- tions.
Patricia is a Hall of Fame award-winning
speaker, sales presentation skills trainer,
in-demand executive speech coach, and
on-line training expert. Meetings and Con-
ventions magazine named her One of the
10 most electrifying speakers in North America. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance wrote that the sixth best way to invest in you is to learn presentation skills from Patricia Fripp.
The 3,500 member National Speakers Association elected Patricia as their first female President. Her presentation skills advice is virtually everywhere with her interactive, web- based training
With XTRAcredits her self-paced online courses are ap- proved for CORE and RD CCE.
Clients include Nutanix, Genentech, Concur, Cisco, Visa, and Microsoft.

Friday, June 22, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Social Progress Through Coaching: Creating YOUR Legacy
Magdalena Mook, Executive Director and CEO of the International Coach Federation & Dave Wondra, PCC, President of the Board of Trustees for the Foundation Approved for 1 ICF Resource Development CCE Units
The International Coach Federation Foundation brings you a session on social progress through coaching. We will share stories of transformational partnerships around the globe that are accomplishing the vision of igniting social progress.
In this interactive session, we invite attendees to discuss how coaches can build capacity among the supporters of social progress. Together, we will envision the catalyst for delivering outcomes and impact from our work. We will bridge the gap between what seems today to be impos- sible, but tomorrow will be made possible.
You will explore how you and your chapter can give back to the community, leaving a legacy and sharing coaching with the world.
Magdalena N. Mook is the Executive Director and CEO of the International Coach Federation (ICF). She joined ICF in 2005 and has supported ICF with extensive experience in fundrais- ing, development, consulting and associa-
tion management.
Magdalena is fluent in Polish, Russian, and En- glish, and has a working knowledge of French. With more than 30 years of business experience, 20 years of executive leadership practice, and five years being part of and leading the global board of the world’s largest pro- fessional coaching association (International Coach Fed- eration).
Dave Wondra brings an extraordinary skill set to today’s C-suite executives who seek transformational change. His client list in- cludes executives from a wide range of or- ganizations, including some of the world’s most prominent and well-respected com- panies. Dave was an early pioneer in the coaching field and continues to advance and support the profession throughout the world.
Prior to founding WondraGroup, Dave per-
formed operational, corporate, and senior executive hu- man resource roles at organizations ranging from privately owned to publicly traded. Through this work he enabled or- ganizational innovation and growth. Dave received his Pro- fessional Coaching Certification from the Hudson Institute of Coaching. Dave earned a Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation (ICF). Dave was Chairman of the ICF Global Board in 2015. In his role as ICF Board Ambassador to ICF Foundation, he was instrumental in developing the 3-year strategic plan.
Previously, Magdalena worked as Assistant Director of National Policy and Director of Development with the Council of State Gov- ernments (CSG). Prior to CSG, she served as program manager for the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.
Magdalena’s formal education includes an M.S. in Eco- nomics and International Trade from the Warsaw School of Economics in Poland and completion of the Copenha- gen Business School’s Advanced Program in International Management and Consulting. She is also a trained coach through the College of Executive Coaching, and she holds a certificate in the Fundamentals of Systemic Coaching.
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Friday, June 22, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Coaching Supervision (Not That Kind of Supervision!): Developing Coaches with The Seven-Eyed Model Jeff Nally, PCC & Damian Goldvarg, MCC
Approved for 1.5 ICF Resource Development CCE Units
Coaching supervision is often mistaken for managing a coach or looking over the coach's shoulder to critique or control the coach. It's time to dispel these myths and ex- perience coaching supervision as a reflective, collabora- tive dialogue that benefits the coach, her clients, and her coaching business. This session is led by two experienced coaching supervisors who will share the distinctions be- tween coaching, mentoring, and supervision. Participants will learn the Seven-Eyed Model of coaching supervision and experience supervision during the session. Find out what professional coaches already know: coaching super- vision is a deep, reflective experience with a professional peer that reveals a higher, "super-vision" perspective to im- prove the coach and her coaching practice.
Jeff Nally is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), a Certified Coaching Su- pervisor, a professional member of the Na- tional Speakers Association, and the Vice President of Marketing at the ICF Ohio Valley Chapter. He is an executive coach, coaching supervisor, and author who cre- ates no-nonsense neuroscience solutions with leaders to be more human at work. Jeff is the president of Nally Group Inc., a practice focused on the science of leader- ship and human interaction.
He has 26 years of professional experience in human re- sources, executive coaching, and leadership development. Jeff led the Executive Coaching Practice at Humana, Inc. and established Humana’s Women in Leadership Group Coaching Program.
Jeff is a co-author of Rethinking Human Resources, and Humans@Work with other HR and coaching thought lead- ers. He is a Results Professional Certified Coach through The NeuroLeadership Group and graduated with distinc- tion with a Certificate in the Foundations of Neuroleader- ship from The Neuroleadership Institute.
Jeff serves on the board of directors at Metro United Way, Spalding University’s School of Business, and the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation. Jeff was named one of the top Twenty People to Know in Human Resources by Business First of Louisville.
Dr. Damian Goldvarg is a Master Certified Coach (MCC), a Certified Speaker Professional (CSP), an Accredited Supervisor (ESIA), and the Past Global President of the
International Coach Federation (2013- 2014). He has twenty years of experience in leadership development training, ex- ecutive assessment and coaching, talent management, facilitation, strategic plan- ning, and team building services. Origi- nally from Argentina, he has worked with individuals and organizations in over forty countries, including the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia, offering services in En- glish, Spanish, and Portuguese. Through his work with multinational Fortune 100
companies, governments and community-based organiza- tions, Damian’s coaching and consulting services have real- ized extraordinary results for his clients. He also trains pro- fessional coaches, mentor coaches, and coach supervisors worldwide.
Dr. Zach Prosser President
Jan Maurer Program Chair
Cathy Geib Past President
Yan Maschke Program Co Chair
Jonathan Reitz Vice President
Simon Ellett Membership Co Chair
ICF Cleveland
Board of Directors
Harriet Russell Membership Chair


Friday, June 22, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Strategies to Create Books and Other Content to Establish Your Expertise and Grow Your Business
Bonnie Budzowski
Approved for 1.5 ICF Resource Development CCE Units
Whether starting or sustaining a coach- ing practice, expertise and experience aren’t typically a problem. The problem is framing your experience in ways that dis- tinguish you and attract best-fit clients in the limited time you have available. In this session, you’ll discover ways to leverage your intellectual property and experience with less time and frustration than you can imagine. You’ll take home practical tools and resources to help you get the job done! Here’s what you can expect:
• Discover five questions you need to answer before you type a single word
• Unlock the power of the content continuum to multiply your marketing efforts
• Match your readers, motives to buy with your high- est-power content
• Learn how to keep yourself on track and make your project manageable in the midst of a crazy schedule
• Discover answers to frequently asked questions about writing a book
A skilled marketing professional, Bonnie Budzowski is la- ser-focused on helping clients to leverage the power of a book and other content to attract prospects and differen- tiate a business from the crowd. As founder and principal of inCredible Messages, Bonnie works with coaches, con- sultants, and service professionals who want to establish themselves as thought leaders by writing a book.
Clients appreciate her business insight, editorial savvy, and her ability to provide accountability and support to get the job done. She is the author of Does Your Business Need a Book: Six Reasons the Answer Is a Resounding Yes!
Bonnie services as Marketing Chair for ICF-Pittsburgh. She is Past President of National Speakers Association (NSA) Pittsburgh. She is recipient of the NSA President’s Award for Distinguished Service for her work on Speaker Magazine.
Friday, June 22, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
In the Mind’s Eye: The Power of An Inspiring Vision
Angela Passarelli, PhD
Approved for 1 ICF Core Competency CCE Units and .5 Resource Development CCE Units
In this presentation, we will share cutting edge neurosci- ence research that demonstrates how crafting a personal vision optimizes the brain for development and change. A cornerstone of vision-based coaching is the ability to help others connect core elements of their past to their dreams and aspirations, creating an image of an ideal future that fosters hope and openness to new possibilities. This im- age of an ideal future, along with the positive emotions it engenders, motivates and sustains individuals on a path of intentional development. Through the process of vision- ing, a living statement emerges as a tangible product of the coaching process. When the vision statement is used ‚ first and frequently, it promotes the joyful pursuit of goals leading to lasting change.
In this interactive session we will:
• Explain Intentional Change Theory (Boyatzis, 2008) with a focus on translation of theory to practice as it relates to visioning.
• Share published and emerging research on visioning in the brain
• Discuss best practices for utilizing visioning in growth and development
• Provide opportunities to practice vision-related skills
• Renew your own energy by reflecting on your personal vision
Dr. Angela Passarelli is an Assistant
Professor of Management at the College
of Charleston, SC, and an instructor in
executive education at the Weather-
head School of Management, where
she is also a Research Fellow with the
Coaching Research Lab. Her research
focuses on how developmental relation-
ships support behavior change, partic-
ularly in the context of leader develop-
ment. She draws on neuroscience and psychophysiology to explore the implicit dynamics of these relationships. Her research has been supported by the Har- nisch Foundation at the Harvard Institute of Coaching and has been published in scholarly outlets such as the Lead- ership Quarterly and the Consulting Psychology Journal.
Angela has significant experience designing and delivering leadership development programs in both corporate and educational contexts. Currently, Angela teaches courses and non-degree programs on leadership, coaching, organi- zational behavior, and experiential learning and maintains an active coaching practice. She also serves on the Scien- tific Advisory Council for the Harvard Institute of Coaching.
Angela has a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University, an MS in educational adminis- tration from Texas A&M University and a BS in psychology and general business from James Madison University. She is also a Board Certified Coach.

Friday, June 22, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Expanding the Conversation Virtually: Tips and Techniques for Designing and Leading More Engaging Virtual Conversations
Jennifer Britton, PCC, BCC and CPCC Approved for 1.5 ICF Core Competency CCE Units
Increasingly coaches are being called upon to deliver coaching and other sup- port virtually. Whether it’s a team or group coaching session delivered by zoom, or a video-based on-demand program coaches are creating for marketing, there are many ways to develop and implement engaging virtual programming.
This will be an interactive session help-
ing coaches explore different parts of the virtual programming ecosystem - from group and team coaching to video-based learning and webinars. We’ll also explore best practices for designing and leading more en- gaging virtual conversations. Coaches will explore three techniques you can use to create more engaging virtual conversations and will be given a chance to map out their
own virtual session framework.
This 90-minute INTERACTIVE session will be led by Effec- tive Group Coaching and Effective Virtual Conversations author and coach Jennifer Britton, who has supported hundreds of coaches in sharpening their Group and Team Coaching skills and bringing their own programs out into the world.
From Corporate Boardrooms, to South American jungles, and Canada’s Lakeland beauty, coach and author Jennifer Britton has spent her career supporting better conversations and learning with groups and teams. Jennifer is a well-known author and thought leader in group and team coaching. Her first two books, Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2009) and From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2013) are used by many coach training schools. Since 2006 she has worked with hundreds of coaches through the ICF CCE approved Group Coaching Es- sentials and Advanced Group and Team Coaching programs. In her newest book, Effective Virtual Conversations, Jenni- fer combines her last 14 years’ experience as a virtual coach and facilitator with her experience as a global Leader and Di- rector with the United Nations and the international aid sector.
For her work in developing a coaching culture within health- care Jennifer has received the Prism Award for Excellence in Coaching (2016) and an Award of Excellence- Curricu- lum Design from the Institute for Performance and Learn- ing.
Jennifer is a PCC, BCC and CPCC. She holds a Bachelor of Science, and a Masters of Environmental Studies.
An avid blogger, connect with Jennifer online at EffectiveVir- (Virtual Facilitation) and Group- (Group and Team Coaching)


Friday, June 22, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Daring to Dive Deeply: Exploring Shame and Vulnerability
Suzanne Ricard-Greenway Approved for 1 ICF Resource Development CCE Units
In addition to being a Certified Daring Way Facilitator with Dr Brene Brown's programs, Suzanne is an executive coach and leadership development consultant with over twenty years of experience working in a variety of sectors in Canada and the United Kingdom. Bringing a fresh perspec- tive around vulnerability, personality differences and a solu- tion-focused approach, Suzanne partners with executives to help them identify strategies and solutions to lead their teams effectively, shift cultural mindset and achieve per- sonal and professional goals. Incorporating social psychol- ogy and neuroscience to her work, Suzanne's unique ex- pertise lies in cracking the code on human behavior to help clients improve the impact they are having and achieve the results they long for.
Suzanne served on the Board of Directors for the ICF Van- couver Charter Chapter for five years, including a term as President/Chair. Her qualifications include a Master's De- gree in Psychology, Post-Graduate Certificates in Neurole- adership and Public Health and several certifications that support her value for professional development.
Suzanne lives life to the fullest in North Vancouver, BC with her husband, daughter and son along with their dog Cail- lou. Humor is a must to survive in their household!
Friday, June 22, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
5 Easy Steps to Enrolling More Coaching Clients
Krista Martin, MBA, CPCC, PCC Approved for 1 ICF Resource Development CCE Units
As coaches, we are continuously working on our own per- sonal development so that we may co-create strong part- nerships with our clients and serve them to the fullest. Best- selling author and researcher Dr Brene Brown talks about how we are wired for connection, yet how the experience of shame that we ALL have can quickly isolate us and move us into patterns of disconnection from the people around us. When we get caught up in a shame spiral, we move out of coach position and are at risk of disconnecting mo- mentarily from our clients, colleagues or loved ones. This
highly-interactive workshop focuses on heightening personal awareness around shame triggers in order to build shame- resiliency and manage reac- tions. The armor and masks we use to protect ourselves from the discomfort of vulnerability will be explored and the strategies of disconnection‚ we revert to will be discussed. Tools and strat- egies for continued personal growth beyond the classroom will be provided.
When sales and service connect, there's a powerful impact.
Unfortunately, it doesn't matter that you're a great coach if you aren't serving your ideal clients and making a meaningful im- pact with your work.
In this interactive presentation, Krista outlines a simple framework for a powerful enrollment conversation that al- lows - without being salesy - the coach to lead the person on the other end of the conversation to a powerful and con- scious place of awareness and choice.
Since spaghetti isn't a business strategy (darn it!), this framework will prove to be instrumental in your enrollment conversations and will put an end to what Krista calls, "The Coaches Curse" (knowing how powerful coaching can be but not having many clients to serve). Specifically, you'll walk away with a clear roadmap for how to lead the en- rollment conversation, a clear understanding of why each piece of the framework works, have a chance to practice each piece, and see that sales don’t have to be pushy. It can be service. This presentation will leave you inspired, ready to take action immediately, and motivated to step into the perspective of "sales is service."
Krista Martin, MBA, CPCC, PCC, is the Pres- ident & Founder of Make Your Mark. As a sought-after speaker and business coach, she teaches coaches how to attract clients, make more money, and create a bigger impact.
She's the founder of the Six Figure Im- pact Academy and takes a stand for help- ing her clients build six figure businesses. The reach, impact, and personal transfor- mation that her clients achieve through the process is what makes this level of success so important.
Spending more than 12 years in the corporate world, she has extensive business, marketing and sales experience. As a Circle of Excellence Winner, she was recognized as being in the top 6% in the country and exceeded her sales quotas 7+ years in a row. She built and sold her first "side biz" and now enjoys helping her clients build their business so it fits into their lifestyle (instead of the other way around).
Krista is the former Director of Marketing for the Georgia ICF (International Coach Federation). Her passions include supporting homeless animals and shelters with the goal of helping every pet live in a happy and healthy home.
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Friday, June 22, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
What If Your Body Could Coach? Connecting to the Wisdom of Your Body in Coaching
Jim Smith, PCC
Approved for .5 ICF Core Competency CCE Units and .5 Resource Development CCE Units
Before humans developed our complex cognitive selves, we had bodies. Yet in today's world, as Ken Wilber observes, "the body is merely a vehicle to convey the Wise Brain from meeting to meeting." Funny, that, since Neuroscience now reminds us that our brain IS our body, and our body IS our brain. So, what if you could access ALL your forms of wis- dom: cognitive, sensory, emotional, intuitive, and even cellu- lar? What questions might your body ask, if it had a voice in your coaching?
In this workshop we will offer an immersive experience far beyond talking about your body. Participants should expect to be physically and emotionally challenged, and may find themselves out of their comfort zone of traditional learning. No slides, no experts or teachers, just an invitation to engage, pay attention, and learn how your own body can be your most powerful coaching tool.
Presentation Learning Outcomes
Participants in this session will:
• Review the brain-body connection now visible through Neuroscience and Neurobiology.
• Engage in physical movement and exercises to reveal new capacity and unobserved limitations.
• Bring attention to the way they hold their body as an instrument of coaching, their coaching presence, and the source of their coaching wisdom.
• Explore new tools for deeper work within themselves and with their clients.
• Experience the power and shift that comes from getting out of their heads when coaching.
Jim Smith, PCC, The Executive Happiness Coach®, is a global provider of executive coaching and culture trans- formation. Jim's passion is to create a Happier world and workplace, one Leader at a time.
Jim has coached leaders from twen- ty-seven countries and six continents to build greater leadership effectiveness and presence. Jim Smith, PCC, The Execu- tive Happiness Coach®, is a global pro- vider of executive coaching and culture transformation. He is a certified Body and Movement Practitioner through Mov- imiento Transformacional, based in Mex- ico.
Jim is a co-founder and past two-term president of the ICF Cleveland Chapter, and is an adjunct MBA Instructor for Baldwin Wallace University. He has published four books on Happiness, Leadership, and Coaching, and wants to do more video this year. He lives in a multi-generational com- pound and dances a little every day.
Finally, Jim wants you to know this: he worships Dark Cof- fee, Dark Beer, and Dark Chocolate... and deeply believes that Happiness is a Decision, not an Event!


Friday, June 22, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
It’s Not Personal, It’s Cultural!
Multicultural Intelligence in a Global World with Less Stress Harriet L. Russell
Approved for 1 ICF Core Competency CCE Units
Global mindset is key to success in today's world. Intercul- tural communications is a make or break skill. Overcome discomfort and stress of not understanding. Raise con- sciousness and confidence when working with multicultural clients and groups. Improve professional relationships with respect, honor, and trust. Increase your personal cultural awareness. Discover new perspectives.
Take a look at what is cross-cultural competence. We are not just what is seen externally, but what is unseen inter- nally. Explore some general cultural categories and behav- iors. Then apply these to how you, your clients and coun- terparts communicate and listen. From proper etiquette to develop more business, to the first introductions, to speak- ing English to non-native speakers, you will deepen your understanding of what makes others tick. In the coaching relationship you'll become more aware of cultural verbal and non-verbal cues, direct and indirect feedback methods, and special awareness for group coaching activities and encouraging participation.
In closing, learn Harriet's three A's model to reduce stress when interacting with people and cultures unfamiliar to you and for conflict resolution. Create Awareness and Accep- tance and see the Adjustment unfold. You will have greater effectiveness in global coaching.
This session will be engaging, content rich and interactive throughout.
For 35 years, Harriet Russell has been coaching people how to communicate more consciously and effectively with less stress. From managing Public Relations at Sony in New York City to translating for Peter Jennings and the ABC News staff at the Tokyo Economic Summit to jetting off to Minsk for the U.S. State Department to motivate entrepreneurs, Harriet under- stands it's not personal, it's cultural‚ and makes sure you do, too.
Harriet lived overseas for many years, and is fluent in sev- eral languages. Harriet was commended by the Fulbright Commission, given an award by Rotary International for creating friendly relations among peoples of the world, and founded a small English language library in Kyrgyzstan.
Harriet runs a cross-cultural coaching and training com- pany, working with organizations who want their people to work better together both internally and across borders, multicultural teams and relocating professionals.
Harriet has been interviewed by NBC, ABC, CBS, NHK (Ja- pan), Crain's Business, Asahi Shimbun Daily. She is an ac- tive member of ICF and local Membership Chair, National Speakers Association and Global Speakers Federation.
A published author by Encyclopedia Britannica and Indie Books International, her latest book is: Business Ease Over- seas: Building Cross-Cultural Relationships That Last.
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7:30 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
11:30 am - 5:00 pm 12:00 pm -12:15 pm 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm 12:50 pm - 1:30 pm 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Client
Business Science
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am 7:00 am - 7:45 am 7:00 am - 7:45 am 7:30 am - 8:30 am 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:30 am - 8:50 am
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm 10:00 am - 10:30 am 10:30 am - 11:30 am Client
Business Science Global
11:30 am - 5:00 pm 11:30 am - 11:45 am 11:45 am - 12:45 pm 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Client Business
Science Global
Quiet Room
Pre-Conference Event: Leveraging Internal Coaching to Impact Your Organization Community Service Coaching Sessions Social Gathering
Day 1 Conference Quick Start
Personal Disruption - Whitney Johnson BREAK/Visit with Exhibitors
Concurrent Breakouts
Open Space: Deep Innovative Coaching Conversations Fresh Finish - Organized fitness walk or biking activity Evening Reception (Off-Site)
Fresh Start #1 Yoga
Fresh Start #2 Downtown Run
Hearty Breakfast Buffet
Quiet Room
Day 2 Conference Quick Start & ICF Global Awards
Trust the Process: What Really Happens When We Shift from Rescuing Clients to Releasing Responsibility? Jennie Antolak
Open Space: Deep Innovative Coaching Conversations
BREAK/Visit with Exhibitors
Concurrent Breakouts
Community Service Coaching Sessions BREAK/Visit with Exhibitors
ICF Global Awards
Concurrent Breakouts
3rd Fl. Coat Check Washington Pennsylvania West
Penn City Grille Foyer 1 & 2 Allegheny 1 & 2 Allegheny 1 & 2 Allegheny 1 & 2 Foyer 1 & 2
PA East
WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio Heinz History Center
3rd Fl Coat Check
PA East
WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio Allegheny 1 & 2
Allegheny 1 & 2
Allegheny 1 & 2
PA East Foyer 1 & 2
Penn City Grille Foyer 1 & 2 Allegheny 1 & 2 Allegheny 1 & 2
SCHEDULE: June 21, Thursday
Align Your Speech, Language and Voice Skills for a More Authentic Relationship Between You and Your Client - Lynda Waltner - Stuckey Lead at the Front of the Room with CONFIDENCE! - Sara Krisher The Brain and Influence: The Neurochemical Impact on
Your Influence Potential - Karen Keller
Communicating with IMPACT, The Business Attraction Factor - Patrick Donadio
Cambria Butler
Somerset PA West
SCHEDULE: June 22, Friday
Time Event Location
Bridge to Sacred Space: Coaching That Moves Mountains
- Sharon Eakes & Nancy Smyth
How to Sell Effectively Yourself, Your Ideas and your Coaching - Patricia Fripp Somatic Coaching; Experience Transformation through Movement - Anthony Attan Social Progress through Coaching: Creating YOUR Legacy
- Magdelena Mook & Dave Wondra
PA West Somerset Butler
Coaching Supervision (Not That Kind of Supervision!): Developing Coaches with The Seven-Eyed Model - Jeff Nally & Damian Goldvarg
Strategies to Create Books and Other Content to Establish Your Expertise and Grow Your Business - Bonnie Budzowski
In the Mind’s Eye: The Power of An Inspiring Vision - Angela Passarelli
Expanding the Conversation Virtually: Tips and Techniques for Designing and Leading More Engaging Virtual Conversations - Jennifer Britton
Butler Cambria
Somerset PA West

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Client Business Science
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
6:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm 7:00 am - 7:45 am 7:00 am - 7:45 am 7:00 am - 7:45 am 7:30 am - 8:30 am
8:00 am - 12:00 pm 8:30 am - 8:50 am 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 9:00 am - 10:00 am Client Business
10:00 am - 10:15 am 10:15 am - 11:45 am Client Business
11:30 am - 3:00 pm 11:45 am - 12:00 pm 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
BREAK/Visit with Exhibitors
Concurrent Breakouts
BREAK/Visit with Exhibitors
Coach Approach: Making Way for the Rooney Rule
Jim Rooney, Stephanie Rooney, and Suzanne E. Anderson Taste of the Burgh, or Pittsburgh Pirates Game
Fresh Start #1 Hula Hooping for fun and fitness
Fresh Start #2 Meditation
Fresh Start #3 Run
Hearty Breakfast Buffet
Quiet Room
Quick Start & ICF Global Awards
Open Space: Deep Innovative Coaching Conversations Concurrent Breakouts
BREAK/Visit with Exhibitors
Concurrent Breakouts
Community Service Coaching Sessions BREAK/Visit with Exhibitors
Conference Highlights & Action
The Deliberately Developmental Organization (DDO) - Dr. Robert Kegan Conference Close - Prize Drawings
Foyer 1 & 2
Foyer 1 & 2 Cambria
On the Town
3rd Fl Coat Check
PA East
WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio Allegheny 1 & 2
Allegheny 1 & 2
PA East
Foyer 1 & 2
Penn City Grille Allegheny 1 & 2 Allegheny 1 & 2 Allegheny 1& 2 Allegheny 1 & 2 Allegheny 1 & 2
SCHEDULE: June 22, Friday
Daring to Dive Deeply: Exploring Shame and Vulnerability - Suzanne Ricard-Greenway 5 Easy Steps to Enrolling More Coaching Clients - Krista Martin
What If Your Body Could Coach? Connecting to the Wisdom of Your Body
in Coaching - Jim Smith
It’s Not Personal, It’s Cultural! Multicultural Intelligence in a Global World with Less Stress - Harriet Russell
PA West Somerset
SCHEDULE: June 23, Saturday
Time Event Location
Gen Z & ICF Core Competencies - Sandi Lindgren
Fear of Money? Make the Connection between your Money Story and Your
Business Success - Estelle Gibson
When Facts Don’t Change Clients’ Minds: Proven Neuroscience - Based Strategies That Can Help - Daniel Johnson
Coaching Across Cultures - Helping Leaders Lead Across Difference - Rita Wuebbeler
Butler PA West
Somerset Cambria
Dreamwork for Coaches; An Ancient Experience in a New Context - Will Sharon Relax & Write to Quickly Create Content, Connection & Attract the Right Clients (BLOGS, Social Media) - Kelly Epperson
Solving the Problem of Abrasive Leaders: Stop Workplace Suffering and Strengthen Organizational Health - Bonnie Artman-Fox
Leading-Edge Research on Executive Coaching: The Latest Perspectives from Executives, Leaders and Coaches - Brian Underhill
Somerset PA West
Cambria Butler


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Friday, June 22, 2018, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
“Coach Approach”: Making Way for The Rooney Rule
How a culture committed to diversity and inclusion led to transformation at the Pittsburgh Steelers and to organizations worldwide
Stephanie & Jim Rooney and Suzanne E. Anderson, M.Ed. PCC Approved for .5 ICF Core Competency CCE Units and .5 Resource Development CCE Units
Get an inside understanding of the Pittsburgh-originated Rooney Rule - one of the most talked-about initiatives for organizational diversity and inclusion. The Rooney Rule is a National Football League policy that requires league teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching and se- nior football operation jobs.
Jim Rooney, using his storytelling narrative style to illus- trate how his father, Dan, created the Rooney Rule using the same fundamental principals as the “Coach Approach” (based on ICF Core Competencies). The story describes how the Rooney Rule was able to thrive due to an 80-year commitment to a healthy corporate culture at his family's business, the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Join us where you will directly experience diversity coach- ing, understand the key attributes of coaching that are key to advance diversity and inclusion, and participate in a Q&A session where you can explore using it to assist your cli- ents, and/or advance this approach in your client’s organi- zation.
Jim Rooney is an organizational devel- opment professional and his wife, Steph- anie, is an ICF ACC Gestalt Certified Coach. They are co-founders of Rooney Consulting, an advisory group aimed at helping organizations improve their cul- ture through coaching and counsel.
Suzanne is an executive coach and orga-
nization development consultant focused in
the areas of leadership, diversity and inclu-
sion and team development. She is a coach, trainer, work- shop facilitator and public speaker.
Given today’s focus on diversity and inclusion, it’s all the more important that coaches get up-to- speed on this topic and know the role they
play in helping organizations succeed.
Suzanne E. Anderson, an Executive Coach with direct experience advancing diversity & inclusion, will join Jim to dis- cuss how professional coaches can use the ICF core competencies to build the capacity for implementing initiatives such as the Rooney Rule in their organizations.

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
GenZ and the ICF Core Competencies
Sandi Lindgren, PhD, LICSW, PCC Approved for 1 ICF Core Competency CCE Units
GenZ is the newest generation (currently aged 20 and younger) and soon to be the fastest growing generation in the workforce. Coaching youth is an emerging specialty area that is gaining in momentum and popularity due to the multiple benefits to the health, social, emotional and academic success of youth who experience coaching. A key to understanding and working effectively with GenZ, is to understand the stages and ages of adolescent develop- ment. The three stages: Early Adolescence (ages 11-14), Middle Adolescence (ages 15-18) and Late Adolescence (ages 19-25) each have their own challenges related to de- velopment and learning. Coaches who increase their un- derstanding of adolescent development are more likely to increase their ability to create meaningful connections with youth clients and move them forward with their goals. The ICF Core Competencies are based on coaching adults, adult development and adult learning. In this session we will walk through the ages and stages of adolescent de- velopment, and then explore the ICF core competencies related to coaching minor youth.
Sandi's professional mission is to support teens, young adults and professionals who serve them. She does this through individual and group coaching, supervision, mentoring, training and consultation with individuals and youth serving organizations through her company, iSup- portYOUth! LLC. Sandi is also a public speaker, trainer and curriculum writer for various youth serving organiza- tions and conferences nationwide on topics related to work- ing with youth and families.
Sandi Lindgren has a PhD in Professional
Coaching and Human Development., is a
licensed independent clinical social worker
(LICSW) and a certified professional life
coach (PCC) in Minneapolis, MN. She is
also the Clinical Director of Children Mental
Health Case Management at a mental health
clinic, P.O.R. Emotional Wellness. Her up-
coming book is titled Support YOUth: Suc-
cess Through the Latest Motivational
approach by BlackCard Books (tentative publication: fall 2018). She can be reached at
Saturday, June 23, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Fear of Money? Make the Connection between your Money Story and Your Business Success
Estelle Gibson‚ CPA, ACC
Approved for 1 ICF Resource Development CCE Units
Many coaches embark on their coaching career with en- thusiasm and passion to make a difference in the lives of their clients, but soon realize that remaining a viable busi- ness involves Marketing, Selling, Serving, Administration and dealing with Money! In this interactive and experien- tial workshop new and experienced coaches will make the connection between their money story and the success of their business.
Participants will:
• Get clear on the income goals and intentions they have for their business
• Understand the gap between where they are now and where they want to be with pricing, setting their fees and creating income
• Become aware of their money story and the limiting be- liefs that stop them, so they can begin to achieve their desired results.
Estelle Gibson‚ CPA, ACC is a Speaker and Financial, Business and Life Purpose Coach and Author of the upcoming book Transform the Heart of Your Business ‚ 5 Steps to Manage Your Money and Shift Your Money Mindset. She helps her cli- ents break free from financial depen- dency and empowers them to move past fear, confusion and self-sabotage with money and to learn powerful money strat-
egies, so they can use their gifts and talents to Create the Life and Business of Their Dreams.

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
When Facts Don’t Change Clients’ Minds:
Proven Neuroscience-Based Strategies That Can Help Daniel Johnson, CPC, CNTC
Approved for .5 ICF Core Competency CCE Units and .5 Resource Development CCE Units
Why do clients still believe in their limiting beliefs and sto- ries? Why are observable, measurable facts accepted as truth for one person but not another? Why is it that our thoughts seem to either work for us (raise our energy) or against us (drain our energy)? And how can neuroscience research findings help us be more effective coaches when working with clients whose thoughts are keeping them from achieving their full potential? Based on the work of brain researchers including Dr. Dan Siegel, Iain McGilchrist, and Mario Martinez, we'll explore four phenomena -- Priming, Amygdala Hijack, Confirmation Bias, and Prediction Error that can hinder a client's effectiveness and limit his or her potential. We'll look at what physiologically takes place in the brain when these phenomena occur and what a coach can do (based on neuroscience research) to be effective with a client under these circumstances.
After participating in this session, you will be able to:
• Define priming, amygdala hijack, confirmation bias, and prediction error
• Use coaching strategies supported by neuroscience to help clients when these phenomena occur
• Join us in this interactive, easy-to-understand session where we explore whether neuroscience supports the axiom seeing is believing or if it's really the other way around!
Dan Johnson, CPC, CNTC is President
of Performance Mastery and a Certified Neurotransformational Coach special-
izing in executive and team coaching,
leadership development, and talent man-
agement Combining his fascination of
neuroscience, energy, and spirituality with
his expertise in performance improvement
and measurable outcomes, Dan uses neuroscience-based coaching to accelerate measurable outcomes and insight for his clients in large financial institutions, manufacturing, retail, not-for-profit, government, agriculture, and health- care industries. His client roster includes corporate presi- dents, executives, healthcare professionals, private detec- tives, actors, and spiritual leaders. Dan graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in Financial Planning and an Master’s degree from Indiana University in Instructional Systems Technology. He earned the Certified Professional Coach designation from the In- stitute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and completed graduate coach training in Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching through the Center for Right Relationship. Dan is a third-year graduate of the In- dianapolis Gestalt Institute and earned the Certified Neu- rotransformational Coach designation through BeAbove Leadership. A longtime contributor to the coaching profes- sion, Dan served as President of the Indianapolis chapter of the International Coach Federation.
Dan is an award-winning facilitator known for highly-inter- active presentations. He taught coaching and leadership at Indiana University where he received the “Instructor of the Year” award.

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Saturday, June 23, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Coaching Across Cultures - Helping Leaders Lead Across Difference
Rita Wuebbeler, PCC
Approved for 1 ICF Core Competency CCE Units
Many leaders have more and more diverse backgrounds and/or are increasingly being asked to lead across non-tra- ditional borders - around the world and within their own organizations. As such, professional coaches need to un- derstand the main differences that these coaching clients might represent or face in terms of such key leadership issues as personal values, thinking, visioning, information gathering, decision-making, relationship-building, commu- nicating (verbally and non-verbally), information sharing, providing and receiving feedback, mentoring and devel- oping others, coaching others, resolving conflict, etc. This highly interactive, practical session will help coaches make strong connections with clients from cultural backgrounds different than their own - based on national cultures as well as differences in race, age, gender, sexual orientation, abil- ity, religion, etc. They will be more aware of the impact of culture on the coaching relationship and more able to adapt their own style and methodologies accordingly.
Rita Wuebbeler is an executive leader- ship coach with over 25 years of expe- rience helping global leaders and global teams. She believes that differences must be used as an asset to achieve business outcomes. She has lived in six countries and has worked with clients from over 40 cultures.
Rita brings expertise as a project man-
ager, global facilitator, leadership consul-
tant and diversity and inclusion facilitator. She began her corporate consulting career assisting medium-sized Ger- man companies in the US. She helped set up over 10 sub- sidiaries in the Southern U.S. Since 1990, she has been consulting with individuals, groups and teams in multiple business sectors: pharmaceuticals, technology, manufac- turing, automotive, health care, government, banking and publishing. She also facilitates diversity and inclusion work- shops for US government agencies (CIA, NSA, FBI) and corporate clients (Boeing, PepsiCo) focusing on LGBT cul- tural awareness.
In her coaching practice, Rita's work ranges from C-level executives to directors to emerging leaders. She applies the intercultural lens whenever appropriate and works with a number of behavioral style assessments to help her cli- ents achieve their desired coaching outcomes. She uses the Personal Leadership framework to help new leaders take leadership of the self and reduce reactivity during con- flict.
Rita holds a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics from Mainz University, Germany. She is a Certified Integral Coach and holds a Professional Certified Coach creden- tial from the International Coach Federation. She is a Se- nior Facilitator with Personal Leadership Seminars (www., a Qualified Administrator for the Intercul- tural Development Inventory (IDI), and a certified admin- istrator of the DISC Profile. She is a co-author of Cultural Detective: Germany and Cultural Detective: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Culture.

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Saturday, June 23, 2018, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Dreamwork Coaches; An Ancient Experience in a New Context
Will Sharon
Approved for 1 ICF Core Competency CCE Units and .5 Resource Development CCE Units
Neuroscience tells us that everybody dreams. History tells us that dreams have inspired scientific discoveries (Ein- stein, Bohr), music (McCarthy) and literature (Shelly, Ste- venson) to name a few.
Virtually all cultures prior to the modern age valued dreams as part of the human experience; it is only fairly recently that we have confined dreams to the analytic process and convinced ourselves that their meanings are clouded in mystery that can only be deciphered by experts. Coaching traditionally deals with what I call “Day School”. We work with the client’s waking experience and help them trans- form through the radical change that comes from the deep awareness they experience in the coaching process. “Night School”, the time that we are asleep, offers us an addi- tional pathway or dimension to the coaching relationship. In seeing dreams as messages from the soul or the self, we provide the client an opportunity to become aware of the fullness of their experience as a human being. The goal is to integrate what they learn in Night School to what they know from their experience in Day School and vice versa.
As coaching reclaims this experience for our clients we demonstrate how the fundamental tools of active listen- ing and asking powerful questions provide the client with the confidence to access and understand the different el- ements of dream messages. That understanding, like any transformative insight is co-created between the coach and the client. We listen to dreams with the same profound cu- riosity as we do the needs and values of our clients. By going on the journey with them into a dream we expand the intimacy and trust that is the cornerstone of the coaching relationship.
For the first 13 years of Will’s adult life he worked in psychiatric facilities, initially as a teacher in a children’s unit and then as a therapist at the VA. He holds a clinical degree from the Hunter School of Social Work.
Following a few years as an actor, bar-
tender and law school student Will taught
himself the basics of telecommunications
and bootstrapped his way into a technol-
ogy job on Wall Street. What followed was
a 30+ year international career in IT, real estate and risk management in financial services, advertising and consulting.
More recently as a coach he became interested in lever- aging the power of dreams in the coaching process. The context of coaching in seeing people as whole along with the basic tools of active listening and asking powerful ques- tions is the perfect combination for this work. Will uses Dreamwork with his clients who range from executives, art- ists and other coaches to help them understand their soul’s purpose. He also teaches a virtual course in Dreamwork three times a year.
Saturday, June 23, 2018, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Relax & Write to Quickly Create Content, Connection & Attract the Right Clients (BLOGS, Social Media) Kelly Epperson
Approved for 1.5 ICF Resource Development CCE Units
Discover how to quickly and easily write effective blogs, newsletters, and social media posts that result in instant credibility, exposure, and opportunities. Even if you don’t like to write or feel pressed for time, you can learn how to create short pieces that bring in big rewards. Writing ab- solutely can be doable, enjoyable, and lucrative. This ses- sion provides hands-on experience and immediate rewards that will serve you forevermore. This training is relevant as many people are afraid of putting themselves out there in writing. They overthink, over-analyze, and avoid. There are methods and tactics to creating short writing pieces for the ENTIRE YEAR that can be drafted in this training session. I have been writing a weekly newspaper column since 2001 and a weekly email newsletter since 2008 and never run out of things to say. These short writing pieces create a continuous stream of clients with no over-the-head sales gimmicks or marketing tricks. Consistency wins the race and gets the client. Knowing how to produce short pieces that serve the client serves the coach. I have the latest re- search on what words work magic and how to craft interest-
ing pieces that take no more than 20 minutes. This session is a win- win for coach and all their future clients.
Kelly Epperson has written 30+ books as
a ghostwriter, some for New York Times
bestselling authors, one that sold 3 million
copies. As book coach and editor, she has
helped countless clients fulfill their dream
of becoming an author. Her own writing
includes a weekly newspaper column, go-
ing strong since 2001, and Kelly is proud
to be a judge for the international Erma
Bombeck Essay Competition. Kelly was
hired by TV commentator/New York Times
bestseller Larry Winget and NY Times bestseller Suzanne Evans to be Book Coach for their exclusive programs.
Kelly speaks on all things Writing & Publishing and JOY & personal development. She offers workshops and courses (online and in person), retreats, and one-to-one coaching and consulting. Visit

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Solving the Problem of Abrasive Leaders: Stop Workplace Suffering and Strengthen Organizational Health
Bonnie Artman Fox
Approved for 1.5 ICF Resource Development CCE Units
Abrasive leaders rub their coworkers the wrong way. These executives, managers, and professionals (including physi- cians and attorneys) who engage in interpersonally aggres-
sive behavior exact a high price in terms of both employee emotional distress and costs to the organization. At the same time, employers feel helpless to intervene, espe- cially when dealing with an abrasive leader whose technical expertise is of critical im- portance to the organization. Based in brain science and research in the practice of coaching abrasive leaders, this work- shop will provide insight into why bosses bully, what it takes for employers to inter-
vene with abrasive conduct and an overview of the coach- ing process for abrasive leader turnaround.
With over 25 years as a Psychiatric Nurse and Licensed Family Therapist, Bonnie Artman Fox is an expert in re- lationships, specifically in how family dynamics show up in the work place. Bonnie works with senior leaders as a cat- alyst and coach to strengthen behaviors that drive healthy work cultures, team collaboration, and results. She is an Accredited Boss Whisperer® Coach specializing in coach- ing leaders to turn around abrasive behavior and reduce work place suffering.
Bonnie is a Professional Member of the National Speaker's Association and Secretary of the Pittsburgh Chapter. She is currently working on her first book "How Did My Family Get in my Office?" To learn more about Bonnie, go to Bon-
Saturday, June 23, 2018, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Leading-Edge Research on Executive Coaching: The Latest Perspectives from Executives, Leaders and Coaches
Brian O. Underhill, Ph.D.
Approved for 1.5 ICF Resource Development CCE Units
What do executives really want - and experience - through the executive coaching process? Learn about the latest re- searchfindingsonthis-andotherkeytopics-fromthe industry's most ambitious and most recent (2018) study: "Executive Coaching for Results." Nearly 1,000 respon- dents completed the study, including organizations, ex- ternal coaches, internal coaches and executives. This fun and interactive session will explore those differences in ar- eas such as the purpose of coaching assignments, what happens during assignments, criteria used in selecting a coach, and the measurement of coaching impact. We will be applying this leading-edge research to areas of coach- ing, and participants will also glean helpful insights for their coaching business by better understanding how the organi- zations, external coaches, internal coaches and executives who participated in this research think about coaching. For example, we'll look at the fascinating differences be- tween what executives want, and what organizations and coaches think they are giving them. We'll also explore tools for measuring coaching impact, and how you can apply the insights from this research into your coaching practice. Join industry expert and author Dr. Brian O. Underhill, Founder and CEO of CoachSource, as he shares from his latest re- search and personal experiences in leading global execu- tive coaching programs.
Brian O. Underhill, Ph.D. is an indus-
try-recognized expert in the design and
management of worldwide executive
coaching implementations. Brian is the
author of Executive Coaching for Re-
sults: The Definitive Guide to Devel-
oping Organizational Leaders (Berrett
Koehler: 2007). He is the Founder of
CoachSource, the world's largest exec-
utive-coaching provider, with over 1,100
coaches in 100+ countries, and the Alexcel
Group. Additionally, he previously spent 8 years manag- ing executive coaching operations for Marshall Goldsmith. Brian's executive coaching work has successfully focused on helping clients achieve positive, measurable, long-term change in leadership behavior. He has also helped pio- neer the use of mini-surveys‚ a unique measurement tool to help impact behavioral change over time. He is an interna- tionally sought-after speaker, addressing The Conference Board, Linkage, and regional ASTD, SHRM HRPS, PCMA events. Brian resides in Silicon Valley, California where he plays soccer, plays music as a worship leader and spend- ing time with his wife Julie and kids.


Saturday, June 23, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
The Deliberately Developmental Organization (DDO)
Dr. Robert Kegan
Approved for 1 ICF Core Competency CCE Units and .5 Resource Development CCE Units
In most organizations nearly everyone is doing a second job no one is paying them for—namely, covering their weaknesses, trying to look their best, and managing other people’s impressions of them. There may be no greater con- tinuous waste of a company’s most precious resource—the time and attention of its people. The ultimate cost?: neither the organization nor its people are able to realize their full potential.
What if an organization did everything in its power to cre- ate a culture in which everyone—not just select “high po- tentials”—could overcome their own internal barriers to change, using errors and vulnerabilities as prime opportu- nities for personal and company growth?
Harvard psychologist Robert Kegan is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on adult develop- ment. He and his colleagues searched for such companies, studied them for years, and, more recently, began helping organizations within and beyond the US to start their own journeys toward remaking their cultures into 21st century incubators for unleashing human and organizational poten- tial.
In this riveting and provocative talk, Kegan will give us a full tour of these pioneering organizations, their unusual practices, and shared principles. We will have the chance to hear from those who work in a DDO, sample an assess- ment instrument that helps us see how growth-oriented our own work setting may be, and even to try on a few “growth culture” practices for ourselves! Come expecting to be both challenged and inspired!
Key Objectives or Learning Outcomes:
• Overview of the Adult Human Formation principles crit- ical to Coaching and Facilitating Change
• Recognize practices and shared principles of pioneer- ing Deliberately Developed organizations
• DDO sample assessment instrument that helps us see how growth-oriented our own work setting may be
• Try out “growth culture” practices for ourselves
Robert Kegan is a William and Miriam
Meehan Research Professor of Adult
Learning and Professional Develop-
ment at the Harvard University Graduate
School of Education. The recipient of nu-
merous honorary degrees and awards,
his forty years of research and writing on
adult development have influenced the
practice of leadership development, ex-
ecutive coaching, and change management throughout the world.
At Harvard alone, he is regularly asked to teach in exec- utive development programs in the Schools of Business, Government, Education and Medicine. His seminal books include The Evolving Self, In Over Our Heads, The Way We Talk, and Immunity to Change, which is now available to 2.2 billion readers in their native language.
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Our host city chapter, ICF Pittsburgh, is excited to welcome you to Pittsburgh and answer any questions you have! Stop by during breaks to get great information from a Pittsbur- gher! We have maps of downtown, restaurant suggestions and guides with info on fun things to do while you’re here and when you come back!
We extend the spirit of the "Burgh's" Hospitality to welcome those who are attending our conference for the first time. Our Conference Ambassadors will be available to answer questions, as well as help you maximize your Conference experience and navigate all the Conference activities.
Thursday, June 21, 6:00-10:00 pm, http://www.heinzhisto- History Center
Join us at one of Pittsburgh's most spectacular venues to celebrate the Sixth Anniversary of the ICF Midwest Region Coaches Conference. We kick-off the conference experi- ence with a reception at the Heinz History Center. Relax, enjoy and get acquainted, or reconnect, with coaching col- leagues setting the stage for fantastic opportunities for pro- fessional growth and new connections to achieve your goals.
Explore Pittsburgh's rich tradition of innovation and discover 250 years of Western Pennsylvania history at the Senator John Heinz History Center, Pennsylvania's largest history museum and a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Directions to the History Center are available at the ICF Pittsburgh Host City Table.
Get involved with our exhibitor game (get your card at Reg- istration) and qualify for a raffle of prizes. Our Sponsors and Exhibitors make the conference possible. They are industry leaders who bring the latest in coaching products and ser- vices to enhance your coaching. This year our exhibitors will also compete for your recognition. The categories are: 1) most innovative, 2) most engaging and 3) most valuable to the coaching profession. Winners of the raffle and exhibitor contest will be announced after the closing keynote session.
The Coach Approach: Making Way for the Rooney Rule
Jim & Stephanie Rooney, a part of the family that owns the Steelers (NFL Football team), partnering with Suzanne E. Anderson, will provide a special program end of day 2 of the conference. Get an inside understanding of the Pitts- burgh-originated Rooney Rule—one of the most talked- about initiatives for organizational diversity and inclusion. The Rooney Rule is a National Football League policy that requires league teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching and senior football operation jobs.
Jim Rooney, uses his storytelling style to illustrate how his father, Dan Rooney, established The Rooney Rule. Dan used the fundamental principles of the ICF Core Competen- cies to bring this effort about.
On Friday evening starting at 6:00 pm informally connect with coaching colleagues while dining out at some of Pitts- burgh's best restaurants, recommended for you by local coaches. We have options to fit all tastes and budgets, with the emphasis on locally based establishments serving the freshest food for an authentic Pittsburgh experience. You can sign up on line in advance or stop by the ICF Pittsburgh Host City Table and we can help. Whether you choose to go out with new friends, old colleagues or simply join a group on your own, you’re sure to taste the finest offerings from Pittsburgh' s Foodie scene.
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Bowling Green State University
The Executive Master of Organization Development is a nationally renowned graduate program that can help you develop change leadership skills necessary for success in today’s global landscape. It was the first program of its type in the nation and emphasizes professional development to become a bet- ter leader. Students in the EMOD program earn a master’s degree in 18 months with a cohort of 20-25 experienced professionals. The program blends in-class and online instruction that allows students the flexibility to continue working while enhancing their education. Classes meet face-to-face three weekends each semester for
roughly 20 in-class hours per weekend.
choice, the magazine of professional coaching, cel-
ebrating over 15 years as the quarterly magazine committed to being the global print or digital unbiased source about coaching. Serving those who seek information about professional coaching and development, human resources, management, per- sonal and business dynamics and growth and is filled with articles, news, information and advertising related to professional coaching. Visit to subscribe today!
ClubExpress provides associa-
tions with an Internet platform to manage both front-office and back-office operations. ClubExpress combines the association website with the membership database, secure online member signup, renewals and expirations, credit- card processing, membership directory, discussion forums, event calendar and online registration, E-commerce storefront, commit- tees, documents, interests and other modules based on what as- sociations do. The platform includes a full suite of administration tools to run the organization. There is no programming or HTML experience required; everything is controlled by menus and dialog boxes, and all changes are immediately live. We use state-of-the- art security, there's no advertising and associations own their data
at all times.
Coaching Supervision Academy
Coaching Supervision Academy (CSA) has
been developing coaches’ range and capabil- ity as accredited coaching supervisors since 1999. Accredited by EMCC/approved by ICF, CSA’s Diploma program offers a broad range of conceptual models and tools and promotes traditional and contemporary methodologies, wrapped in a holistic approach, that encompasses body, mind, and spirit. Its hands-on, experiential learning and virtual webinars offer a robust program that is espe- cially appealing to experienced coaches. CSA offers programs in the UK, US, France, Switzerland, Australia, Singapore, and South Africa. The 9-month North America program uses the same faculty pool as the CSA UK location and includes 15 trainers, mentors, we- binar leaders and supervisors some of whom have over 25 years of supervision experience. For information and application contact or
Most prospective coaching clients begin their search online. Can they find you? At Coaching- Websites, we’re passionate about the coaching community and connecting you to new clients. We bundle all the necessary fea- tures and services into one all-inclusive, cost-effective and stress- free package. CoachingWebsites offers it all, from responsive, mobile-ready designs to online appointment requests. Use straight- forward editing tools to take control of your online message. Get powerful search engine optimization, print marketing, and even the ability to take credit card payments through your website. Don’t just get a website. Get the full package. CoachingWebsites - websites
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CoachPath, delivers programs and services de- signed to advance the success and impact of new and seasoned Coaches alike. We focus on your Coaching Skills, Business De- velopment and Personal Development with your success in mind. We know that developing and maintaining a successful Coaching Business is a Calling and a Commitment. We also know how to have fun in the process. CoachPath has ICF Approved CCE train- ings, Mentor Coaching, Mentor Coaching Groups, Supervision and Certification Guidance, and Free Q&A programming. CoachPath is the brainchild of 22-year veteran Coach Jille Bartolome, MCC. For more information check us out at and join us on the Adventure.
Duquesne University
Duquesne University’s Professional Coach Certifi-
cation Program (PCCP) is the only university-based program in Pennsylvania that is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). The PCCP is a blended learning program ideal for managers, leaders, and professionals hoping to enhance their innate coaching skills; internal trainers and organization de- velopment professionals charged with training and coaching other managers; individuals, including near-retirees, seeking a new and rewarding career as coaches; and practicing coaches who want to earn an ICF credential or to take their career to a higher level. This program aims to aid in the growth of each individual student. It is divided into 8 course modules, each of which builds upon the lessons learned in the previous one. Ultimately, by the end of the course of study, graduates will be prepared to implement coaching in organizations or in private practice.

The Goldvarg Consulting Group, Inc.
The Goldvarg Consulting Group, Inc. pro- vides leadership development solutions including executive coaching, leadership
training, key notes for conferences, and team building facilitation. We offer certifications on Professional Coaching (ACTP/ACSTH pro- grams), Mentor Coaching (35 CCEUs), and Coaching Supervision (150 CCEUs). Our programs are offered in person and virtually in more than 40 countries in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. For more information contact as at or visit our website
ICF Michigan
The ICF Michigan Chapter is supports and promotes the highest standards of professional coaching in Michi- gan, and are a vibrant community where coaches learn, grow, and succeed to best serve our clients. We are working toward creat- ing an event for you to maximize the transformational change your coaching provides the world at the June 2020 ICF Midwest Region Coaches Conference in Detroit, Michigan. Join us to drive your professional coaching to new heights surrounded by many of our iconic change leaders such as Motown (Music museum), Rosa Parks (her bus is at the local “Greenfield Village”) and the brilliance of the Henry Ford assembly line (factory tours available). This con- ference is sure to energize and freshen your approach with clients. Stop by the booth to find out more about Detroit and also join our
energized team of volunteers as we bring this event to you!
ICF Pittsburgh
ICF Pittsburgh is a diverse community of professional coaches and other interested professionals in our region. We are the professional coaching association for Western Pennsylvania/ Eastern Ohio serving practicing coaches, coaches in training, and businesses and individuals who appreciate the value and impact of professional coaching. We serve our members through high-quality programs that grow competencies and award CCE’s, community gatherings, and virtual experiences. We also en- courage and provide opportunities to serve the greater community.
The Keller Influence Institute
Dr. Karen Keller, founder/CEO of the
Keller Influence InstituteTM, is the lead- ing Influence Mastery expert working with clients from start-ups to Fortune 500s to increase their Influence Potential. She is author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller Influence: What’s the Missing Piece? Over 20 years of research and client work led to the creation of the Keller Influence Indicator® (KII®) – a scientifically validated and reliable method for the testing, analysis, and evaluation of a person’s influence potential. The KII®, referred to as the “Fitbit® of Influence,” is the ONLY tool in the world that measures an indi- vidual’s potential to be influential. Currently 92 countries and 43 in- dustries are represented in the KII® database. Dr. Keller facilitates workshops, provides keynotes, and works privately with clients, in addition to training coaches who utilize the KII® Assessment and programs. Like Dale Carnegie before her, Dr. Keller sees building Influence Potential as a process used by organizations to reach
and exceed their business goals by being influential.
Mindful Leadership
Mindful Leadership is a boutique executive coaching, coaching supervision, and leadership development firm. We develop Mindful Leaders who are self-aware and agile, who focus on build- ing effective relationships, achieving sustainable performance, and driving long-term business
results. We provide customized coaching programs and leader- ship consulting to mid-sized companies and Fortune 100-500 US and global organizations, consistently delivering value to hundreds of executives, managers, and their teams.
MHS Assessments
A leading publisher of scientifically validated as- sessments for more than 30 years, MHS serves clients in educational, clinical, corporate, public safety, government, military, pharmaceutical, and
research settings. MHS is sold in more than 75 countries and trans- lated into over 50 languages. MHS is dedicated to strong product growth, optimal user experience, and being digitally and globally driven.
Nally Group
Nally Group is a practice focused on the science of leadership and human interaction. Jeff Nally, PCC is President of Nally Group, an executive coach, coaching supervisor, professional speaker, and author who creates no-nonsense neuroscience solu- tions with leaders and coaches to be more human at work. Nally Group provides coaching supervision to coaches, executive coach- ing, and professional speaking engagements for corporations and conferences. Get results with the brain in mind with Nally Group.
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg State University Kansas offers Online MS and BS degrees in Human Resource and Workforce Development. Life's a journey, make the PSU MS or BS
part of yours! Contact: 303 807 6015 or email
Potentials Realized
Potentials Realized provides targeted
support for coaches in the areas of group and team coaching, virtual programming and coaching busi- ness development. Founded by Effective Group Coaching author Jennifer Britton, we offer a range of ICF CCE approved programs in the area of group and team coaching, and virtual programming. Stop by to pick up a copy of Jennifer’s latest books – Effective Virtual Conversations and the Coaching Business Builder – Planner and
Workbook. Connect with us at
Women For Change Coaching Community
We are a 501(c)3 organization which provides coaching for women with household annual in- comes of less than $40K in the U.S. and Canada. We’re at the conference to find coaches who want to give back by volunteering with our organization
in one of two ways. We’re looking for volunteers to connect us with other nonprofit organizations that serve this demographic of women, and/or who have fundraising experience and want to help W4C3 with a long-term sustainability plan. Stop by our booth and learn more if this sounds like you.

REGISTRATION POLICIES Payment and Inclusions
Full payment of the registration fee must be made via Pay- Pal at the time of registration. The conference fee does not include travel, accommodation, or personal expenses.
The Full Conference registration includes participation in any session from 12:00 pm on June 21 to 3:00 pm on June 23, 2018, including the Evening Reception on Thursday, June 21, breakfasts, lunches and snack breaks.
Attendance and full participation at the conference is lim- ited to registered attendees who have purchased a Full Conference Registration. There are options to purchase a One-Day Pass, or register for selected events.
The One-Day Pass registration includes participation in any sessions on the day for which the One-Day Pass is pur- chased, including breakfasts, lunches and snack breaks.
The Evening Reception Ticket includes participation in the Evening Reception on Thursday, June 21, 2018 only. Tick- ets will be sold on-site and via the website. All payments will be done via PayPal on the Conference website.
For 2018, there is a two-payment plan available during Early Bird registration only (February 1-May 1).
ICF Global members-1st payment $249 is due at time of ini- tial registration; 2nd payment $248 due by May 30 (will be invoiced through Paypal prior to May 30). If second payment is not received by May 30, registrant will be charged regular conference pricing (second payment of $348).
Non ICF Global members-1st payment of $313.50 is due at time of initial registration; 2nd payment $313.5 due by May 30 (will be invoiced through Paypal prior to May 30). If second payment is not received by May 30, registrant will be charged regular conference pricing (second payment of $410).
ICF Global Member Discount
ICF Global members are eligible for the “ICF Global Mem- bers” pricing outlined on the registration form. In order to be eligible for this pricing, please note the following:
Registrants must be a member of ICF Global at the time of registration (note: a membership with a local ICF chapter does not mean an individual is a member of ICF Global). Please direct questions regarding membership with ICF Global to Registrants must enter their ICF Global membership number in the ap- propriate field on the registration form at the time of regis- tration. Membership numbers may be obtained at
All ICF Global memberships expire on March 31, 2018. To remain eligible for the ICF Global member discount, mem- berships must be renewed by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018. Conference registrations for lapsed ICF Global memberships will remain in place; however, the difference between the discounted ICF Global member rate and the non-discounted rate will be required. The difference paid will correspond with the rate paid at time of registration (e.g. those who registered at the discounted ICF member Early-Bird rate - $497.00 – will have to pay the difference between the ICF Early-Bird rate and the ICF Non-member Early-Bird rate - $627.00).
ICF Global membership renewals for the discounted rate will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018. Mem- bers are encouraged to renew their membership regardless. Conference leadership will verify your eligibility for the ICF Global member rate with ICF Global after June 4, 2018.
Split Registrations
Conference registration is only for the person who is regis- tered ; one registration cannot be split between two people.
Conference Attendee Cancellations/Refunds
The cancellation and refund policy is as follows (note: all times Eastern Daylight Time):
• Cancellation on or before 11:59 p.m., May 14, 2018 - 100% refund.
• Cancellation on or before 11:59 p.m., June 1, 2018 - 50% refund.
• Cancellation on or after 12:00 a.m., June 2, 2018 - no refund.
• Refunds will not be given for any on-site registration op- tion.
• Early-Bird registrations that are cancelled and then re-registered will be subject to the rate in effect at the time of re-registration.
• Refunds or partial refunds will not be given if an attendee attends the conference but – for whatever reason – has to leave before it is over. This applies to Full Conference reg- istrations and Event passes.
Transferring Registration
Attendees who pay for a Full Conference Registration or an Event Registration may request a one-time transfer of the registration to one other person. Please email the Reg- istration Chair, for more information. Transfers will not be accepted after 11:59 p.m. on June 18, 2018. Other restrictions may apply.
Wait List
If the Conference is close to selling out, a wait list will be utilized. Policies regarding the wait list will be published at that time on the Conference website.
Program/Schedule Changes
For reasons beyond the control of the Conference, it may be necessary to change program content, speakers and/or time blocks. The Conference is not liable for any changes.
ICF CCE Units are awarded only for those conference ses- sions that are attended. Attendees must be present for the entire session to receive CCE Units. It is the attendee's re- sponsibility to get their name badge scanned before leaving the session room. Scanning will not be retroactive. Attend- ees, within three weeks after the conference, will receive a list of sessions attended and associated ICF CCE Units.
Attendees must wear their Conference badge to all official Conference events and sessions; no exceptions will be granted. There will be a charge of $50 USD to replace a lost badge. New name badges issued will not be scanned retroactively for any sessions you attended.
2018 Midwest Region Coaches Conference

Photography, Videography & Audio Recording
MRAC representatives, or contractors, will be selectively videotaping and taking photography of the event and par- ticipants for marketing and promotional purposes. Due to speaker contracts and copyright laws, personal photog- raphy, videography, and/or audio recordings of presenters and speakers during their sessions is strictly prohibited.
Cell Phones
With respect for colleagues and speakers, all cell phones should be turned off during education sessions and meetings.
Sharing of Information
Participant contact details will be kept confidential and will only be used for Conference purposes and not distributed.
Sale of Public Display of Merchandise
Sale or public display of any merchandise or products at any location other than that specifically permitted by the Conference is prohibited. Violators will be subject to can- cellation of their room reservations and revocation of their Conference participation.
Speakers alone are responsible for the content of their re- spective program, presentations and/or handouts, which are offered for informational purposes only. The views and opinions expressed in the sessions are not necessarily those of the ICF, MRAC, or the Conference and are not endorsed by the ICF, MRAC or the Conference. The ICF, MRAC, and the Conference disclaim any and all legal lia- bility or responsibility for the content expressed in the ses- sions or materials distributed as a part of the session.
Damages and Liability
The Conference accepts no liability whatsoever in respect to any loss or damage to the participant’s property or injury or death to the participant’s employees, agents or repre- sentatives arising from or in connection with this Confer- ence.
The Conference recognizes all state and federal anti-trust laws.
Failure to Perform
The Conference shall not be liable for any failure to perform or any delay in performing its obligations if the failure or de- lay is due directly or indirectly to any cause beyond the rea- sonable control of the organization, its agents or representa- tives, which shall include, but are not limited to, the following Acts of God: fire, flood, explosion, accident, civil disturbance or emergency or periods of armed conflict.
NOTICE: The 2018 ICF Midwest Region Coaches Conference (also referred to as “Conference”) Steering Committee reserves the right to change these and any conference-related policies without notice. Any changes will be made with the utmost care for the purpose of creating a fair and enjoyable conference expe- rience. Such changes will be effective immediately.
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