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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! 

    • 10/08/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom, Details provided in Part 2 of your Registration

    You have a great service. You KNOW you are a great coach. And yet you just aren’t closing the sales you want (or at the price point you want). 


    •          You have ever reached the end of a sales conversation and heard “I can’t afford it!”

    •          You have ever lowered your prices to ‘fit in’ to what you THINK the market will pay.

    •          You’re tired of constantly over-delivering and spending long hours working for a low price point.

    •          You want to raise your fee, but think “people won’t pay that!”

    Then join Chris Kenney for this in-depth sales mastery training. During this training -- designed specifically for coaches -- you will learn:

    •          How to close the sales you want at the price point you want

    •          How to position your services to create maximum impact during the sales conversation

    (and have your clients excited to say yes to working with you!)

    •          The Business Model for building a successful coaching practice (and why most people have this completely upside down!)

    •          Chris’s EXACT step-by-step Signature Sales System – used to close over 4 million dollars in coaching services. (You will leave the training with the exact system in place, ready to use on your very next sales call!)

    This webinar has been approved for 1.5 Resource Development CCEUs.


    $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.

    • 10/21/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom, Details provided in Registration Confirmation
    GRIT is a skill that is often overlooked and underused. Caroline Miller, a positive psychology expert, believes that in the current culture where so many are “swaddled,” it is easy to settle for mediocre.  Participants will have a greater awareness of GRIT, how GRIT can prevent the “shortcut” mentality, and will learn how to tap into their GRIT factor.

    3 Key Takeaways (please include knowledge, skills and/or coaching techniques):  

    1. Discover the value of GRIT and how it impacts your business and life.

    2. Four part formula for establishing your GRIT Factor.

    3.  How GRIT can help clients shift from mediocre to excellence.

    This webinar has been approved for 1.0 Core Competency CCEUs.

    About Jane Bishop

    Jane Bishop is the owner and CEO of Take The Next Step which emerged out of her passion and desire to help others “go for their it” with confidence and clarity. Using her teaching skills, education, and experience from academic, athletic and organizational environments, she invests in others and helps them create a sustainable shift and release their “it” factor.

    Known as someone who lives forward, Jane’s passion for life and encouraging others is evident, whether chatting with a friend over a cup of coffee, brainstorming with a leadership team, or addressing hundreds of professionals from a platform.  Her authenticity, her enthusiasm, and her innate desire to keep it all about the other person, provides the foundation for a captivating experience.   One of her favorite quotes is by John Mason: “You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.”  She believes when a person’s passion intersects with their purpose, they are at their best.  

    Jane holds the ICF ACC coaching credential, has degrees from three academic institutions, is a trained facilitator for DiSC, Emotional Intelligence, Basic Coach Training, and has over 700 hours of coaching. She is a published author with her solo work of The Bread Box, Life By The Slice and as a contributing author to the Amazon bestseller Overcoming Mediocrity: Remarkable Women. She has had published articles in periodicals, a former contributing writer for a local magazine, and a featured guest on blogtalkradio, Gwinnett Business Radio and LATalkRadio. She currently co-hosts the radio show Marketing Matters with Ryan Sauers. Jane served on the Board of ICF GA for 5 years as Secretary, Membership, Co-President, President, and Immediate Past President. She has also served as Chair if ICF Global Nominating Task Force and is on the virtual faculty of teaching coaching classes for Coaching4Todays Leaders/Coaching4Clergy.

    • 11/12/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CST)
    • Zoom, Details provided in Part 2 of your Registration

    Some of the current approaches to storytelling suggests templates, arcs, and other frameworks that may be technically accurate but only distract clients from diving deep. How can you support your clients through the emotional process of discovering meaningful stories that remind them of their integrity, ground them in their best self and help them find a stable “center” to weather these unprecedented levels of uncertainty? Learn a simple process for finding “who I am” stories with clients. The session will include a live demonstration so you can witness the process as Annette Simmons coaches a volunteer to find their own new story. You will learn more about several critical elements for coaching through storytelling:

    - Creating a safe place
    - Four buckets full of stories
    - The power of showing faith in both client and process
    - Eliciting sensory information to keep it experiential
    - Responding with heartfelt appreciations.

    About the Speaker

    Annette Simmons is a writer, trainer and consultant. She is the author of four books: The Story Factor (Basic Books, 3rd ed 2019) named as one of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time (Penguin, 2009), Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins (AMACOM, 2008), A Safe Place for Dangerous Truth (AMACOM, 1998), and Territorial Games: Understanding and Ending Turf Wars at Work (AMACOM, 1997). In the beginning Annette facilitated dialogue and delivered training that helped work groups overcome turf wars. In 1998, an original course on storytelling for leadership proved so successful it led to two new books about storytelling as a communication tool. Annette continues to provide leadership training, keynote speeches, and onsite training on all the subjects covered in her books.

    This webinar has been approved for 1.0 Core Competency and 0.5 Resource Development CCEUs.

    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.

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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