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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

    • 01/22/2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Zoom dial in information provided in confirmation email
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    Program Description

    As executive coaching has evolved, so has the need to creatively and effectively engage your client’s employer into your work. Integrating the employer and supervisor into your coaching means a potentially better outcome for your client. In the three dimensions of executive coaching: client, employer and coach… how do you as the coach navigate confidentiality, share assessment results, deal with challenging clients, or manage the upward transitions and possibilities of your developmental coachee?

    Learning Objectives:

    1) What work needs to occur before the engagement formally is initiated? How do we address confidentiality?

    2) How is the supervisor involved in the process? How do you manage the disengaged or toxic boss?

    3) How do you coach to the corporate sponsor’s strategic business objectives?

    4) How do you incorporate the client, supervisor and sponsor during the engagement and at the end?

    Facilitators for this SIG event are ICF Gulf Coast chapter members Craig Juengling, PCC, Ed Chaffin, PCC, and Annetta Johnson, ACC 

    This program has been approved for 1.5 Core Competency CCEUs.

     

    • 02/13/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom, Details provided in Registration Confirmation
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    Program Description:

    The ICF Arkansas-Oklahoma Chapter will be presenting a Panel Discussion on different coaching modalities, facilitated by ICF AR/OK Chapter President Lissa Qualls. The panel features board members from the Chapter sharing the modality in which they are certified. Each panel member will share ~10 minutes about their modality and discussion will follow.


    Mary Selzer - Team Coaching
    Kelly Gallagher - NLP
    Alison Nail-Malone - StrengthsFinder
    Rhonda Ellis - Internal Coaching
    Lissa Qualls - Conversational Intelligence

    1 Resource Development CCEU will be offered for this Business Development Webinar.

    Cost:    

    $10.00  ICF Global Member & ICF Gulf Coast Members 

    $20.00  Non-ICF Guests



    About ICF Southeast Regional Webinar Series

    The Gulf Coast ICF chapter is participating in this collaboration between the 15 chapters of the southeastern United States. Starting in 2020, the purpose of this professional development series is to offer webinars for a larger audience, tap into speakers who would benefit from a larger audience (100 or more participants), interact online with other coaches in the southeast and engage in high quality professional development while earning CCEUs. 

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

    • 02/19/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom, Details provided in Registration Confirmation
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    Program Description:

    Speaking to groups is the number one way to build a coaching practice, but only if who you’re being in front of the room is as present, authentic, and sincere as when you’re interacting with clients.  But, what’s the key to making it happen? 

    Never stop being a coach!  Apply the same core competencies to speaking as you do to your coaching.  Create a safe and supportive environment in your room that honors your audience’s agenda.  When you’re open and flexible in the moment, you create a dynamic synergy with your audience. 

    In this highly interactive and thought-provoking presentation, you will learn:

    ·   How to manifest a presence that’s warm and genuine while being profoundly audience-focused and intensely purposeful.

    ·   How the message you send goes beyond the words you speak.

    ·   What goes into creating a compelling, interactive presentation that evokes insight and encourages people to expand their thinking.

    ·   How to provide masterful coaching as you engage audience members.

    ·   How to make an offer from the stage that speaks to the needs of your audience members and lands like an opportunity for further exploration and growth … and how to stay unattached as you do it!

    The bottom line:  Talking with a client in a coaching setting is very much like speaking to a group of people you don’t know … if you approach it the right way.



    About Denise Hedges

    Denise is a passionate speaker and results-oriented business development and speaking coach with over 30 years experience in public speaking, sales, and marketing.  She’s traveled across the country for more than a decade, speaking to groups of business owners as small as six and to more than a thousand. 

    Denise has helped thousands of business owners move past any uncertainty or fear they have about sales and marketing, so they can attract more clients and make a lot more money!  She absolutely loves to speak, and loves to teach coaches, consultants, and other service professionals how to use speaking to build their practices. 

    Denise is a dynamic speaker with an innate ability to connect deeply with audiences of a hundred or a thousand.  Audience members are encouraged, motivated, and inspired by her authenticity and passion. 

    She’s been described as a coach with a capital “C.”  She holds the designation of PCC – Professional Certified Coach – one of the highest distinctions awarded by the International Coach Federation. 

    Denise is a certified graduate of Coach University and a member of the Coach U Faculty, teaching marketing and business development. 

    She also holds a Masters Degree in Counseling and a BA in Psychology from the State University of New York.  As a highly effective Introduction Leader trained by Landmark Education Corporation, Denise led Introductions to the Landmark Forum, a transformational program offered in more than 100 cities worldwide.  

    • 03/05/2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • 03/06/2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • New Orleans, Hotel Indigo, St. Charles
    • 20
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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. 
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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.

     

    • 04/15/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom, Details provided in Registration Confirmation
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    Program Description:

    This information packed webinar will cover two ICF Core Competencies: Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client​ and Coaching Presence​ as foundational to co-creating a strong coaching relationship.

    We will explore these competencies through three lenses: your coaching, your business practices, and your life. Darcy will share the mistakes she learned the hard way on her journey to becoming a Master Certified Coach, as well as where new coaches struggle in these areas as witnessed the last seven years that she has been the lead instructor and director of training for the UW-Madison Certified Professional Coaching Program, a rigorous 9-month, 150-hour ICF accredited program.


    This webinar has been approved for 1.0 Core Competency CCEUs.




    About Darcy Luoma

    Darcy Luoma is a master certified life coach, dynamic facilitator, and professional speaker. She has her Masters of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University, where her thesis research showed profound results that life coaching significantly increases overall life satisfaction and professional growth. Darcy served for 12 years as the Director of U.S. Senator Herb Kohl's office. 


    Darcy is now the owner and CEO of Darcy Luoma Coaching & Consulting, LLC, which focuses on creating high-performing people and teams (www.DarcyLuoma.com). She is thrilled to have been voted Madison’s favorite life coach multiple times! Darcy balances her thriving business with raising her two energetic daughters, adventure travel, and competing in triathlons. 

    • 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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    Program Description:

    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.




    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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    Program Description:

    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. 

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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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