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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! 

    • 08/17/2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom, Details provided in Registration Confirmation
    Have you ever wondered what it’s like to build coaching into the corporate work environment? Internal coaching is still a fairly new thought that comes with many nuances, expectations and needs to be handled with care. This interactive presentation will give participants a glimpse into a case study of how an internal career & executive coaching practice was built into a Fortune 50 company. In addition to learning how to build a coaching practice, insight will be shared on how to land internal coaching roles - as there has been a strong increase of these roles over the last 3 years. 

    This webinar has been submitted to International Coaching Federation for CCEUs.

    About Tolu Akande

    Tolu Akande is a personal and corporate coach, serving individuals and organizations to walk in destiny – the place where opportunity and passion meet. 

    As a Professional Certified Coach accredited with International Coaching Federation, Tolu has committed his career to coaching excellence. Tolu’s coaching training focused on intercultural coaching and shaping leadership and career legacy. Tolu holds a master’s degree in International Relations and Conflict Resolution and does his best to bring a global perspective and approach to his coaching clients. 

    Additionally, Tolu is the principal coach and career & executive coaching department head at a Fortune 50 company. He’s also served on many management and executive teams with a focus on leadership development and conflict resolution. Tolu allows these experiences to fuel his coaching engagements while keeping the client as the focus. 

    Tolu’s goal for each coaching partnership is that leaders would experience clarity and action, like never before.

    • 09/08/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom, Details provided in Part 2 of your Registration

    This webinar will feature research that demonstrates how crafting a personal vision optimizes the brain for development and change. Anchored in Intentional Change Theory, 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 image of an ideal future, along with the positive emotions it engenders, can help to overcome inertia, motivating and sustaining individuals on a path of intentional development. Through the process of visioning, 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.

    Learning Objectives:

    In this webinar 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 working with vision in coaching

    Presenter Bio: 

    Dr. Angela Passarelli is an Associate Professor of Management at the College of Charleston, SC, and Director of Research at the Institute of Coaching, McLean/Harvard Medical School. She also serves as a research fellow with the Coaching Research Lab and an instructor of executive education at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University.

    Angela has a long-standing interest in how people, especially organizational leaders, transform as individuals and collectives to realize their full potential. This draws her to topics such as leader development, intentional change, experiential learning, emotional intelligence, organizational neuroscience, motivation, self-regulation, wellbeing, and developmental relationships. Her current research focuses on how coaching relationships support learning and behavior change throughout one’s career. In particular, she is engaged in work that examines how coaching outcomes are shaped by characteristics of the individual being coached, the interaction between the coach and coachee, and competencies of the coach. She also studies the efficacy of coaching interventions for special populations, such as women entrepreneurs, new working mothers, and physicians.

    Her work has been published in both academic and practitioner journals such as the Leadership Quarterly, Social Neuroscience, Organizational Research Methods, and the Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research. Angela also serves as a representative-at-large on the board of the Organizational Neuroscience division at the Academy of Management.


    $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.

    • 09/21/2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom, Details provided in Registration Confirmation

    “Generativity is Your Superpower: Celebrate Living Fully Potent”

    Free Chapter for Prep

    1.5 Core CCE

    Description: Slow down, get quiet, listen deeply, pause, listen again, receive something unfamiliar – your “blank” (not blind) space -- and be with it, open to what could emerge that is new and fresh. Every person has a set of mental blinders and emotional barriers that prevent seeing the world as it is. Anything that prevents you from seeing the world as it is, is worthy of your attention. Our brains develop specific boundaries in our thinking and feeling to prevent reality from being seen as it is occurring (scary, unknown) versus the reality your RAS operates from (safe, familiar) day to day. RAS = Reticular Activating Systems. To live fully potent requires putting the RAS on wobble, on purpose to let something new in, past the filters. This occurs through intentional reflection: on experience, on perception of the experience, on self-regard during the experience, on other-regard during the experience, on presence and choice in relationship with the experience and finally on habits, preferences, assumptions and bias that may shield what is actually occurring.

    Learning Outcomes:

    · Discover the mental blinders and emotional barriers that sustain your personal status quo and how to breakthrough so you work more compassionately with clients who seek and yet resist change.

    · Peer practice with ICF core competency skills that support being generative with clients to breakthrough paralyzing fear.

    · Apply practices that evoke resonance with clients and experience the amplifying and accelerating effect of a generative coaching approach.

     Bio - 

    Janet M. Harvey, Best Selling Author of the award-winning leadership and coaching book, Invite Change - Lessons from 2020, The Year of No Return is CEO of inviteCHANGE, a coaching and human development organization that shapes a world where people love their life’s work. As a visionary leader in the global professional coaching industry, Janet Harvey is an International Coaching Federation master certified coach and accredited educator who has engaged adults, teams, and global enterprises for nearly 30 years to invite change that sustains well-being and excellence. Being better humans together requires claiming a true self first and then choosing to live inside out as we transform, evolve and be resilient. As Janet shares, “coaching in its many forms has at its root the effect of awakening consciousness and doing so in a highly accelerated fashion that sustains.” Janet Harvey uses her executive and entrepreneurial experience to cultivate leaders in sustainable excellence through Generative WholenessTM, a signature generative coaching and learning process for people, processes, and systems. Her colleagues, audiences and clients regard her as a bold, curious, provocative, articulate, and compassionate human being. Janet has served as a global board leader for ICF, as a director from 2009-2013, as past president in 2012, as Chair for the Foundation of ICF 2013-2017, and more recently as Treasurer for the ICF Thought Leadership Institute 2020-2021.


    • 10/13/2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom, Details provided in Part 2 of your Registration

    In 2021, organizations around the world are striving to achieve two goals: First, to create a sanctuary of inclusion. Second, to create an incubator of innovation. These goals can only be accomplished when leaders model and reinforce psychological safety to activate the full potential of people. Psychological safety refers to “an environment of rewarded vulnerability”. But psychological safety is not a binary proposition. It's a matter of degree. When leaders nurture psychological safety to the highest levels, individuals are able to climb the ladder of personal vulnerability and do four things:

    1.Feel included 2. Feel safe to learn 3. Feel safe to contribute and 4. Feel safe to challenge the status quo

    And when organizations progress through the 4 stages, they can, in fact, create sanctuaries of inclusion and incubators of innovation.

    Learning Objectives: 

    ·         Participants will receive a deep understanding of the concepts, skills, and behaviors that will help participants create high levels of psychological safety in their organizations to unleash and accelerate the development of their people.

    ·         They'll also walk away with LeaderFactor’s What is Psychological Safety? eBook and the 4 Stages Behavioral Guide

    About Dr. Tim Clark: 

    Tim is founder and CEO of LeaderFactor and ranks as a global authority in the fields of senior executive development, strategy acceleration, and organizational change and is the author of five books including his most recent, “The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety” (Berrett Koehler 2020).

    Tim has a plethora of articles on leadership, change, strategy, human capital, culture, and employee engagement in publications such as Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company. He is a highly sought-after advisor, coach, and facilitator to CEOs and senior leadership teams. He has worked with leading organizations around the world.

    Dr. Clark earned a doctorate degree in Social Science from Oxford University and was both a Fulbright and British Research Scholar. He also earned a master’s degree in Government and Economics from the University of Utah. As an undergraduate at Brigham Young University, he was named a first-team Academic All-American football player where he completed a triple degree cum laude.

    This webinar has been approved for 1.5 Core Competency CCEUs by the International Coaching Federation. 


    $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.

    • 11/16/2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom, Details provided in Registration Confirmation

    “Top 3 Ways Coaches Get in Their Own Way"

    Making Our Hidden Narratives Visible

    Through this interactive class we’ll provide you with a unique lens for identifying how we might be getting in the way of our coaching by revealing some of our most common coaching blindspots. We’ll take you on a journey through the coaching space of client and coach, simulate coaching exchanges to mine our experience for blindspots, and learn ways to minimize them.

    We’ll be partnering with each other in dyads to explore our internal reactions to stressful coaching situations. We’ll explore how those reactions are a reflection of our patterns of thinking, feeling and wanting that are largely outside of our awareness and affect our coaching. The session is fun, dynamic, and revealing.

    In this talk, we’ll explore:

    ● How Our Hidden Narratives and Patterns Can Influence Our Coaching Choices

    ● How We Might Be Getting in the Way of Our Coaching In Ways We Don’t Know and Can’t


    ● The Impact of Our Blindspots on Our Coaching

    You’ll receive:

    ● A Guide to the Information and Gifts of Emotions

    ● A Feelings Inventory that you can use with your clients to support them in naming

    their emotional experience

    ● Reflection Exercises (for you and that you can use with your clients) to bring

    understanding to our emotional patterns

    Alison Whitmire



    Alison Whitmire is the President of Learning in Action, a company committed to healing the divide within and between people. Because we become divided from ourselves and others in ways we don’t know and can’t see, her company provides courses and instruments which bring awareness to the non-conscious, habituated patterns that separate us and create the possibility of healing our dividedness. Alison's scope of services ranges from seminars, webinars, workshops, coaching, and training.

    Alison is an authority in Emotional and Relational Intelligence, a Professional Certified Coach, a Master EQ Practitioner, a Certified Narrative Coach, a Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, and is Certified as a 200 RYT Yoga Teacher. Alison is a TEDx speaker and a 3 time TEDx Conference organizer. Alison is also the host of Learning In Action’s monthly Heal the Divide Podinar series.

    Alison spent 8 years running CEO roundtables and has thousands of hours of experience coaching CEO/owners. Earlier, Alison practiced as a CPA with Ernst and Young. She has an MBA from the University of Chicago and holds BBAs in Accounting and Finance.

    • 01/20/2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom, Details provided in Registration Confirmation

    Coach and Client: “A Deep Dive into Why Values Matter and How to Apply Them to All Relationships."

    1 Core CCE

    Amy Schoen shares how to discover a deeper way to look at your values, learn how to bring into focus what truly matters for your clients, and how to utilize these core values as a rudder for you to help with their life s decisions.

    This is an experiential workshop with opportunities to practice the concepts taught. The coach will learn why knowing one's relationship values versus personal values is instrumental to developing successful relationships.

    Core Competencies include:  Establishing Trust, Powerful Questions and Active Listening)


    Since 2005, Amy Schoen, a Certified Professional Life Coach (CPCC) through the Coaches Training Institute of San Rafael, California, has had a passion around helping singles and couples create loving and sustaining life partnerships.

    Amy completed Relationship Systems Training with The Center for the Right Relationship and maintains a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation through the International Coach Federation since 2016.

    She is the Creator of the Motivated to Marry Dating Secrets coaching program and has been helping her clients achieve incredible results through her private and group coaching. 

    As a professional member of National Speakers Association for over 15 years, Amy has been speaking at professional conferences on business and relationship topics. 

    Amy has appeared as a relationship and lifelong love expert in national print, TV and radio out-lets including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, ABC TV affiliate, CBS radio, YourTango.com and more.

    She is the author of Get It Right This Time How to Find and Keep Your Ideal Romantic Partner,” Motivated to Marry. A Better Way for Dating and Relationships” and 30 Very Good Reasons NOT to Get Married Un-til You Are 30! She also has over 30 episodes of Motivated to Marry podcast on Apple pod-cast.  For more information about Coach Amy, visit http://www.motivatedtomarry.com

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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