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Ready to have a greater impact with your clients and make the world a better place?  ICF Gulf Coast offers a robust series of virtual events, including webinars, roundtable discussions, Special Interest Groups (SiGs) and other opportunities to grow your coaching skills.

All Gulf Coast chapter webinar listed times are in US Central time (New Orleans). Please convert to your local time zone here.

We look forward to seeing you soon! 

    • 10/21/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom dial in information provided in confirmation email
    • Stories are a compelling way to generate a sense of belonging, especially when the storyteller reveals authenticity and vulnerability.  We, as humans and as coaches, are wired to respond to stories. These stories trigger our ability to connect, empathize and make meaning.  It is through our storytelling that we find our way to BELONG. 

      This month, we’d like to explore the meaning of belonging as pertained to diversity, inclusion and justice and its impact on us as human beings and our work as coaches.  Our mindfulness and willingness to be take exploratory lead on these topic stands hand in hand with the ICF’s global mission to continue to be the leading voice for the global coaching community.  Your responses, stories and feedback will inform, enlighten and perhaps illuminate decisions of how we work in support the ICF global position on this matter.  As we continue our work, your input shapes our leadership perspectives on how to serve you better.

      In preparation for the session, please complete the attached survey, accessed here.  Then, consider and come prepared to share your own stories on this month’s theme:  

      Belonging’ in our chapter as pertains to Diversity, Inclusion & Justice 

      Here are a few thought provoking questions to consider:


    • How important is this topic for you personally?  Professionally?  
    • What thoughts are you having when you feel that you don’t belong?
    • How can you be supported to increase your sense of belonging? 
    • How can ICFGC support its members and interested members in DEI as individuals and as coaches?
    • What are examples of when D, I, and B are not manifest in your interactions with ICF and our chapter?
    •  If you are a member, how is D, I, and B reflected in our Chapter Board and its membership?

    Finally, belonging goes beyond diversity and inclusion.  While DIVERSITY is related to metrics and INCLUSION is related to behaviors, BELONGING is about feelings.  

    These meetings are open and free to local members of the ICF Guld Coast Chapters.  Co-hosts will be ICF Gulf Coast Chapter members Raymond Osbun and Angelica Alexander Defillo.

    • 11/11/2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Zoom, Details provided in Part 2 of your Registration

    An understanding of assessment is an essential competency within the leadership and executive coaching specialties. Not being a Core Competency, training in assessment is often not included in coach training programs (UT Dallas being the exception). This workshop presents fundamental “resource development” as it relates to assessment in coaching.

    What assessment is and core principles of assessment will be presented. In addition, the role assessment plays in an executive coaching engagement will be presented in detail along with best practices. Attend this presentation to better equip yourself to add value for your leadership and executive coaching clients.

    Key Learning Objectives: 

    Participants will learn: 

    - What is assessment (a verb, not a noun). 

    - How do assessments fit into the "Assessment and Goal Setting" phase of an executive coaching engagement? 

    - What are the best practices in doing assessment within a "coaching mindset"?

    Presenter Bio: 

    With an inexhaustible curiosity, Tom can be counted on for a highly collaborative, reliable, but flexible use of evidence based facilitation and coaching methods. Tom Krapu, PhD, PCC earned a PhD in counseling psychology where he emphasized assessment as well as test and scale construction. His extensive experience in 360 feedback methodologies and the use of assessments as a part of executive coaching engagements lead to his teaching assessment in the ICF certified executive coaching program in the Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas.

    Tom is sought out for his expertise in 360 best practices and is often chosen as an executive coach because of the depth of training and experience he brings in the area of assessments. Tom's optimistic, but real executive coaching approach increases the effectiveness and sustainability of the leaders and organizations where he coaches.


    $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.

    • 11/17/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom, Details provided in Registration Confirmation

    Has a line of poetry ever inspired you? Provided solace? Challenged your thinking? This presentation is designed to offer you an experience of working with a variety of poems (and poets) that you can potentially offer to your clients as a way to invoke, evoke and provoke. You will be provided several poems that are relevant to coaching, given a brief background on the poet, and offered ways that you might incorporate the poem into your coaching. Poetry can open the door to rich coaching conversations that might not otherwise have been possible. This program supports the Core Competencies of creating awareness (7) and facilitating growth (8).

    This webinar has been awarded 1.0 Core Competency and 0.5 Resource Development CCEUs by the International Coaching Federation.

    About Barbara Brantham

    Barbara Braham, Ph.D., MCC, is an executive/leadership coach who takes a developmental approach to working with leaders and their teams. She served on the faculty of the Georgetown Leadership Coaching Certificate program for a dozen years, where she taught a class on stages of development and coaching. She currently facilitates a monthly webinar series for coaches on how poetry can be an effective coaching move. She also leads a year-long Death School which helps people prepare for their dying. An accomplished author, she has written eleven books.

    About Chris Wahl

    Chris Wahl, MCC, is an executive coach whose clients include C-Suite leaders and their teams, as well as coaches who want to deepen their craft by knowing themselves better. Chris was the founder and creator of the Leadership Coaching Program at Georgetown University, where she directed the program for 14 years and continued to teach Team Development as well as Adult Development, all for a total of 20 years. As a certified developmental coach through the Interdevelopmental Institute, and  a certified scorer of the Maturity Assessment Profile, Chris helps coaches and clients understand their personal journey of development and the transitions they may experience. Chris has authored two books, been a podcast interviewer and interviewee, and a frequent speaker at conferences. Most recently, she has partnered with Barbara Braham to offer ICF-certified poetry webinars entitled “Poetry as a Coaching Move."

    • 01/19/2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom, Details provided in Registration Confirmation

    Who are you?  It’s the most powerful question in coaching—and the key to helping any client name, claim and unlock their core motivational power.  Find out how to do that through story typing, a uniquely energizing coaching framework for activating client insights about who they really are and how to leverage what’s best about them.  During this very interactive and application-focused session, you’ll experience how story typing can dramatically enhance coaching conversations and impact—and move your clients to a higher level of authentic engagement and inspired action.  Come for the fresh, easy-to-use coaching techniques; stay to explore your own most alive and charged-up self!  


    Key session objectives:

    • Explore story typing, a framework that includes the 12 unique story-based styles most likely to shape professional meaning, motivation, resilience and contribution quotient
    • Learn about narrative intelligence, the brain’s capacity to read motivational patterns in self and others
    • Practice three types of coaching applications (tactical, strategic and transformative)


    All participants are invited (but not required) to take the Professional Strengths, Values & Story Survey before the session:  

    This webinar has been approved for 1.0 Core Competency and 0.5 Resource Development CCEUs by the International Coaching Federation.

    About Cindy Atlee

    Partner, The Storybranding Group

    Founder, The Narrative Intelligence Group

    When I was a kid devouring pretty much every book in sight, I thought I’d be a novelist when I grew up. As an adult, I realized it wasn’t the craft of writing that I loved so much.  It was getting to know the fascinating characters who lived in great storylines.

    I loved finding out what they were like, what made them tick, what they were capable of, what they were most passionate about—and how they mattered in the world.  I never became a writer, but that early inspiration has everything to do with my actual career helping clients see and show others their best, most vibrant and valuable selves.    

    Right now, I’m principal of The Storybranding Group, where I help clients use the power of who they are to develop motivated leaders, engaged teams and inspired brands.  I’m also founder of the Narrative Intelligence Collective, where I’m ICF-approved to train coaches in my story-based methods and tools.   

    Much of my work includes the  Professional Strengths, Values & Story Survey (SVSS), an innovative typological tool I co-developed that measures individual and group “story type” in the workplace.  My coaching and leadership training includes certifications from the Coaches Training Institute, George Mason University, Georgetown University. 

Continuing Coaching Education Units

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.

Annual workshop

Each year in March, the ICF Gulf Coast Chapter hosts a face-to-face workshop in a great location within our service area. Even though most of our development opportunities happen online, we believe in the special relationships that being co-located with colleagues uniquely provides. Look for our announcements about the annual workshop in the spring of each year.

Opportunities to assist with this amazing event abound! Please reach out to events@icfgulfcoast.com and ask about being part of the annual workshop planning committee.

Registration Fees

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

Please explore our Membership options here.


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 agrees 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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