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Mission

It is our desire to strengthen your coaching skills so you can have a greater impact with your clients, making the world a better place.  In support of the ICF Gulf Coast Chapter Mission, we are intentional with our professional development and community building efforts contributing to the success of the coaches in our region. 

Program & Events

We are committed to providing relevant, enriching professional development experiences to our members.  We offer a wide variety of programs throughout the year, using primarily web-based learning opportunities that serve our geographically diverse membership.  Our programs are designed to help our coaching community learn, develop, network and share ideas.  Annually, we host a conference that allows for a deeper connection with the material and each other.

Upcoming events

    • 03/05/2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • 03/06/2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • New Orleans, Hotel Indigo, St. Charles
    • 14
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    Join us in New Orleans to explore TRANSITIONS

    Workshop Leader:  Chris Wahl, MA Ed, MCC

    Chris is a master-certified coach through ICF and is certified as a developmental coach. Chris brings a developmental perspective to her work with leaders, helping them build their capacity to succeed beyond challenges and to create a thriving professional life. Chris is the founder and creator of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certificate program, where she teaches. She is adjunct faculty member teaching adult development in Georgetown’s Transformational Leadership program and coaches in Notre Dame’s Executive MBA program. Chris has co-authored two books, Be Your Own Coach, and On Becoming a Leadership Coach, and has been a frequent guest and host on radio shows dedicated to conscious leadership.

    Workshop Objectives

    • Explore your own story and experience about transitions
    • Introduce and test frameworks and models to improve your coaching    effectiveness when working with clients in transitions
    • Recognize and normalize emotions that appear throughout transitions


    This workshop has been approved by the ICF for 4.5 Core Competency and 4.5 Resource Development CCEUs. 


    Thank you to the sponsors for our 2020 Annual Workshop:

            

     Click here to learn how to become a sponsor.
    For more information about 2020 Annual Workshop sponsorship, please contact president@icfgulfcoast.com.

    • 03/12/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom, Details provided in Part 2 of your Registration
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    A coaching agreement is one of the top three ways coaches are falling into trouble. We hear about the coaching agreement but what does it truly mean?  Is it a competency, a document or a concept? Point of fact–it transcends core competencies and expands into the legalities and ethics of our industry.

    In our discussion, we'll explore the coaching agreement and examine the ethical considerations central to it. You'll discover available resources and a tool for building a great coaching agreement. 

    Also, during the webinar, you’ll: 

    • Learn about the updates to the Code of Ethics that just launched in January 2020
    • Be able to ask questions at the end concerning ethics and the coaching agreement
    • Receive a handout titled “The Coaching Agreement – Protecting the Client, the Profession and You"


    1 Core Competency CCEU will be offered for this webinar.

    Cost:    

    $10.00  ICF Global Member & ICF Gulf Coast Members 

    $20.00  Non-ICF Guests


    PLEASE NOTE: You will need to complete a two-part registration for webinars in the Southeast Regional series. Part 1 will be on the ICF Gulf Coast website, followed by part 2 with the sponsoring ICF chapter. You'll receive a link to the webinar after both parts are complete.

    The ICF Southeast Regional Webinar Series is a collaboration between the 15 chapters in the Southeast Region. 

    Occurs 9 times in 2020!

    Continuing education offering with established industry experts

    Interact online with other coaches in the ICF Southeast Region AND globally

    Engage in high-quality professional development, while learning CCEUs

    The Gulf Coast ICF chapter is excited to host the November 2020 webinar for this series. 

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    Social Media for Coaches: Business Development SIG Meeting

    March 12, 2020

    6:30-8:30 pm Central

    Zoom meeting code provided on registration

    Wondering how to tune up or start a social media strategy for your coaching business? Join us for a presentation and discussion on effective approaches to online business development through social media.

    •   Social Media Strategy Pointers
    •   Where to Focus
    • Tips and Tests: Is it Worth the Effort?
    • Traps: What if You Get it Wrong?
    • Starting from Scratch
    • Research
    • ICF guidance

    Value Registrations

    First time SIG attendee? Contact Kirk or Deanna (below) for a special registration code for one free meeting.

    Free registration to Premium members, $15 for Essential members.

    Register for any two SIG meetings (we have two SIGs), and receive a complimentary upgrade to Premium membership.

    Meeting Hosts

    Kirk McCarley - Kirk@theseedsowercoach.com

    Kirk served as the membership director on the 2019 ICF Gulf Coast Chapter Board of Directors. He is located on the Florida panhandle.

    Deanna Vogt - Deanna@auroracoaching.com

    Deanna is Vice President ICF Gulf Coast chapter. She is located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

    About Business Development Special Interest Group

    The ICF Gulf Coast Business Development Special Interest Group (SIG) is for coaches in all niches and specialties. Beginners and veterans are equally welcome. We all have work we want to do to advance our coaching practices and this group has been specifically design for that purpose.  

    Please join fellow coaches from across the Gulf South who will share experiences, techniques, and tools that will aid your practice to become all you have envisioned. 

     

    • 03/19/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom, Details provided in Registration Confirmation
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    Join ICF Gulf Coast Chapter as we mark the 25th Anniversary of ICF Global with Anik Clemens, Regional Development Manager North America, ICF Professional Coaches, who will give us a look into what is ahead for the organization as it continues to move forward its vision of supporting the expansion of the global coaching profession.

    Topics will include:

    · ICF's New Six Family Organizations

    · Updates to the Core Competency Model

    · Changes to the Code of Ethics

    · ICF's Vision for 2020 and Beyond

    Join us for this exciting opportunity to learn more about the future of ICF and how it impacts you as coach in this special virtual experience.



    About Anik Clemens

    Anik Clemens is the Regional Development Manager and Acting Lead for North America for the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She joined ICF Global in October 2018, after being a member of ICF Central Florida for 3 years and serving as the Treasurer on the ICF Central Florida Board for 2 years. As Regional Development Manager and Acting Lead North America, she supports 56 local ICF chapters in the U.S. and Canada, ensuring a positive experience for current and prospective ICF members, credential holders, and volunteer leaders. Her goal is to serve and help expand the global professional coaching community.

    • 05/07/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    The ICF Gulf Coast Business Development Special Interest Group (SIG is for coaches in all niches and specialties. Beginners and veterans are equally welcome. We all have work we want to do to advance our coaching practices and this group has been specifically design for that purpose.  

    Please join fellow coaches from across the Gulf South who will share experiences, techniques, and tools that will aid your practice to become all you have envisioned. 


    Business Development Special Interest Group

    You’re invited to join this group of coaches working to strengthen their coaching practice and community.This SIG is for coaches in all niches and specialties. Beginners and veterans are equally welcome. We all have work we want to do to advance our coaching practices.

    Upcoming Topic is being developed and will be announced soon. 

    Our meeting is kicked off with coaches getting to know each other and sharing their practice goals, business development success strategies, and the challenges they are working on now.

    Your co-hosts, Kirk McCarley and Deanna Vogt

     

    Kirk McCarley - Kirk@theseedsowercoach.com

    Kirk served as the membership director on the 2019 ICF Gulf Coast Chapter Board of Directors. He is located on the Florida panhandle.

    Deanna Vogt - Deanna@auroracoaching.com

    Deanna is Vice President ICF Gulf Coast chapter. She is located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

     

    • 05/13/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom, Details provided in Registration Confirmation
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    In coaching there are a vast number of niches and methodologies, so many that it can get confusing. But when it comes to coaching approaches there are only a few, and they can be mapped along a ‘coaching continuum’. 

    The challenge is that within the coaching industry itself there is confusion as to what each approach looks like. If you call yourself a ‘transformational coach’, what exactly does that mean? Is that actually what you are and how do you know it? 

    In this webinar, Leon VanderPol, founder of the Center for Transformational Coaching & Living, will share a framework for understanding the primary differences in approach and what it takes to coach along the full breadth of the coaching continuum. By knowing each approach and also what it takes to coach that way, you will be better able to position yourself to meet the needs of your clients. 

    Key Takeaways:  

    1. understanding the distinctions between three primary coaching approaches.
    2. clarifying misconceptions about transformational coaching.
    3. learning what it takes to go deeper with your clients in a session.
    4. a framework for moving along the Coaching Continuum that can be applied immediately into coaching engagements.


    This webinar will offer Core Competency CCEUs for participants.

    **Please Note: In an exciting departure from our usual monthly schedule, this evening webinar will feature an international speaker. Please check the time based for your local time zone.



    About Leon VanderPol, PCC

    Founder & Director, Center for Transformational Coaching & Living

    Leon VanderPol has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the coaching field. He is the founder of the Center for Transformational Coaching & Living, a global coach training organization dedicated to enabling people to facilitate “being-level” transformation. Leon has developed a paradigm-shifting coaching approach called Deep Coaching that invites people to open to and realize the greatest possibilities that lie within themselves when they drop below the surface and get to essence. 

    In addition to directing the Center for Transformational Coaching & Living, Leon is an internationally recognized master coach trainer and mentor who previously served as faculty for the International Coach Academy from 2010 - 2017. He has trained and mentored thousands of coaches from over 90 countries.

    Leon is Canadian by birth, Dutch by descent, and since 1997 has lived and worked in Asia, calling Taiwan home for the past 21 years.

    • 06/17/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom, Details provided in Registration Confirmation
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    How do you expand your coaching presence using all senses, including that of intuition?  Intuition can be applied in the coaching process to create awareness for the client using your presence, active listening and powerful questioning. Learn more about the power of intuition in coaching in this workshop that can deepen your own impact in your coaching sessions. 

    Coaches are naturally curious and often highly intuitive.  While Intuition is listed as a sub-bullet under the Core Competency of Coaching Presence, coaches may be reluctant to ‘trust’ their intuition.  Some coaches might trust their intuition but then may not be sure how to use it without driving an agenda with a client.  This webinar is designed to explore the use of intuition as a practical tool that can deepen coaching presence and help to stimulate active listening, powerful questioning and creating awareness with their clients.


    3 Key Takeaways:  
    1.     Understand the interrelationships of using intuition to the Core Competencies:
    ·      Presence
    ·      Active Listening
    ·      Powerful Questioning
    ·      Creating Awareness

    2. Identify different ways one’s intuition can present itself.

    3. Know how to apply this tool of intuition as a coach as well as encouraging its use within one’s clients.


    This webinar has been approved for 1.0 Core Competency CCEUs.




    About Maureen Purcell

    Maureen Purcell is an accomplished career and life coach who partners with individuals who are seeking greater joy and purpose in their life and work. Her coaching practice supports and empowers those who pursue life balance, fulfillment, and continued growth. Maureen’s clients consistently discover it is by making changes within themselves that clears the path to expand meaningful life experiences. 

    Ms. Purcell brings whole-heartedness and presence to the coaching space for her clients and coaching students. Her signature strength is using her intuition and tapping into the intuition of her clients to guide them to new possibilities in their journey.  She is passionate about finding the magic between client and coach to help the client move forward toward their chosen goals.

    Maureen extends her love of coaching into the classroom as well.  She is an adjunct professor in Avila University’s Leadership Coaching courses as part of their Master’s in Organizational Development program. Outside the traditional classroom, she offers group mentoring and one-on-one coaching to those coaches who are growing themselves and their coaching practices. Maureen leverages the coaching process and core competencies as she mentors to bring forth the best in her coach-clients to fulfill any ICF credentialing or personal growth needs her coach-clients need.

    Her academic credentials include a Masters in Organizational Development and a Masters in Health Services Administration. Her coaching credentials include an International Coach Federation (PCC) designation, Emotional Intelligence certification and is a certified Mentor Coach.

CCEU's

Many of the programs offered by our Chapter qualify for Continuing Coaching Education Units (CCEUs) through ICF Headquarters. 

Attendees receive documentation of attendance by email after the event.

It is the responsibility of attendees to keep track of their CCEU certificates. However, it is possible to request replacements for lost certificates. For replacement cost and more information, please contact our events coordinator at events@icfgulfcoast.com.

Registeration Fees

Costs vary depending on the program length, type, and venue.  The Gulf Coast Chapter members generally receive a discount on all program fees. 

Click here to become a member.

Cancellations

Cancellations received three days prior to an event will be refunded less a 10% cancellation fee. No refunds will be accepted within three days of the an event. Should you have any questions concerning our cancellation policy, please contact our events coordinator at events@icfgulfcoast.com.

Audio/Visual Release Policy

Anyone who attends an ICF Gulf Coast Chapter event must agree to the following policy.

By participating in this ICF Gulf Coast Chapter event, you ("Participant") understand that portions of the event may be recorded or captured in videos, photographs, audio recordings and/or other media (the “Recordings”). The Participant agrees that ICF Gulf Coast Chapter and its related parties own all rights, title and interest in the Recordings and have the right and permission to use the Recordings even if they include Participant’s name, likeness, voice, biographical details, testimonial, or photograph for marketing, advertising or any other purpose in any media or format, online and/or offline, now or hereafter without further notice or compensation to the Participant for the use of such Recordings. If Participant does not want to be captured in any such Recordings, Participant should make special arrangements with ICF Gulf Coast Chapter on such matters. While ICF Gulf Coast Chapter will make good faith efforts to honor such privacy requests, the released parties shall not have any liability in connection with the same. 


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