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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

    • 10/22/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Virtual Meetup

    Talk Tuesdays: The Coaches Virtual Salon

    What is a Salon? A gathering of Coaches to share ideas, pose questions, and network across a variety of topics. 

    TALK TUESDAY EVENTS ARE FREE.  Please join us for the next Talk Tuesday on October 22, a meetup via Zoom format.

    Join us to learn together!

    We're serving up the next Talk Tuesday's topic:  Resources, tools are wonderful, and its is easy to catch shinny object syndrome.  What are the tools that have worked such as online calendars, and resources we have found to be a MUST have or flops and we would love others to avoid.  Join us to learn together!

    TIME CHANGE 7:30 pm EDT - 8:30 pm EDT (6:30 pm CDT - 7:30 pm CDT) for all remaining 2019 Events

    Are you enjoying the Virtual Salon? Consider serving as a host once or more in 2020. 

    Judy Micale

    Your Host: Judy Micale, PCC is your host of these events for 2019. Judy served on the board for the past three years as secretary. Judy is a bestselling author, national speaker, and is on the ICF register to mentor other coaches on their career path. Judy has an international client base. She believes that Communication + Compassion = Change

    Register for Talk Tuesday!

    Talk Tuesdays held on the 4th Tuesday every other month, are open to ICF Gulf Coast Members and coaches who are not yet members, and are free of charge. There are no CCEU’s offered.

    • 10/29/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom, Details provided in Registration Confirmation

    Program Description:

    Many leaders tell us their organizations are pretty good, but a little too nice. When we avoid having tough conversations because we don’t want to hurt people’s feelings, are we effectively communicating? The answer is no! Dr. Brené Brown’s research around Daring Leaders shows the number one barrier to braver leaders is the lack of courage to have tough conversations. 

    What would happen if leaders replaced being nice with being more courageous? What impact could this have with teams, with organizations, and with customers? 

    This webinar will help process the fears and feelings associated with saying what needs to be said and understanding the potential positive outcomes of the sharing of our unique perspectives.

    Join us for "Breaking the Ice of Nice™" with Laurie Hall, MSc, PCC of New Horizon Strategies, LLC.  As a "Dare to Lead™" certified facilitator, Laurie bases this webinar on Dr. Brené Brown's recent best-selling book of the same title. This webinar is designed to help coaches explore how to hone communication effectiveness by determining their unique Call to Courage. You’ll gain a better understanding of the fears and needs linked to giving and receiving feedback – and a specific tool to use going forward. Are you ready to Break the Ice of Nice?

    Topics Covered:

    • ·         Call to Courage
    • ·         Daring Leadership
    • ·         Vulnerability
    • ·         Resilient Organizations
    • ·         Team Effectiveness
    • ·         Communication and Feedback
    • ·         Dare to Lead

    Learning Outcomes:

    ·         Understand why Courageous Conversations matter to you.

    ·         Determine when you’re acting already courageously and what might be getting in the way when you’re not.

    ·         Learn a new tool to simplify and create confidence around the process for giving courageous feedback.

    About Laurie Hall

    Laurie Hall is a certified facilitator, certified coach, seasoned speaker, and founder of New Horizon Strategies, LLC (NHS). She provides executive, career and business coaching for individuals and groups to help people achieve their vision, goals and desires. She has coached clients from Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. and around the world. A frequent keynote and breakout session speaker on technical and motivational topics to inspire personal and professional growth, Laurie has presented at dozens of conferences and professional meetings from small groups to over 350 people. She holds a B.S. in BioProcess Engineering, an M.S. in Technical Management, 128 hours of Executive Coach Training, and has over 1,000 hours of coaching experience.

    • 11/07/2019
    • 01/02/2020
    • 2 sessions

    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

    Thursday, November 7, 2019

    The ICF Gulf Coast Business Development Special Interest Group (SIG) continues with our next meeting on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6:30 PM Central. 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 May meeting 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.

    The September meeting featured ICF-recommended principles and practices for bringing in more right-for-you clients by way of meaningful networking and well-targeted referrals. Take away resources, strategies, and action tips from resources created by ICF-featured business development experts and from your fellow Gulf Coast coaches.

    Your co-hosts, Kirk McCarley and Deanna Vogt

     Kirk McCarley


    Kirk is the membership director for your ICF Gulf Coast chapter. He is located on the Florida panhandle.

    Deanna Vogt


    Deanna is the treasurer for your ICF Gulf Coast chapter. She is located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.


    • 11/13/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting, Details provided in registration confirmation

    This Transformation Coaching Model will serve participants of any coaching niche as an entrepreneurial tool for their coaching practice. The Transformational
    Coaching Model helps coaches drill deeper using powerful questions to
    facilitate the client’s forward movement.  This model is inspired from the historical Old Testament leader Nehemiah. It is principle based, capturing responses from Nehemiah’s challenges of rebuilding the wall around Jerusalem.  Along with the tried and proven principles, the model is embedded with the ICF Core Competencies, specifically:  Creating the Coaching Agreement; Creating Trust and Intimacy with the Client; Coaching Presence; Active Listening; Powerful Questioning; Direct Communication; Creating Awareness; and Designing Actions.

    You will receive 1 Core Competency CCEU by attending this webinar.  Through the skilled use of the competencies as a coach, you will connect with your client as they move forward to change; bringing about a transformational process through the coaching session.  The principles of this Transformational Coaching Model and the placement of the competencies are written about in the book titled - Nehemiah Response: a coaching model , available on Amazon.