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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! 

    • 03/11/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom, Details provided in Part 2 of your Registration

    One of the most taboo and uncomfortable topics to discuss is how coaches feel when their client goes on the attack. While this can be a rare occurrence, it's bound to happen sooner or later. A coach's ability to maintain a coaching mindset, composure, and compassion is imperative to managing these delicate moments.

    The group will be invited to speak openly and vulnerably about times when they were mistreated by their clients, how it made them question themselves as a coach, and how they professionally dealt with their own feelings while respecting their clients.

    Participants will learn how to spot the three stages of fear-based resistance in their clients--and themselves. They will also learn tools to turn to when a future client inevitably becomes defensive (projecting their own fears/flaws) or otherwise adversarial. 


    Learning Objectives:

    Spot fear-based resistance and address it head-on. 

    Develop tools and techniques to maintain confidence, self-compassion, and emotional peace of mind in the face of professional drama.

    Form a clear plan to take advantage of peer supervision, mentoring, and other ethical resources instead of struggling in silence.


    Core Competencies:

    Demonstrates Ethical Practice, Embodies a Coaching Mindset, Co-Creates the Relationship, Cultivates Trust and Safety, Maintains Presence, Listens Actively, Evokes Awareness, Facilitates Client Growth


    Presenter Bio:

    Kathleen O'Grady, MCC, is the self-made authentic leader, and positively disruptive pioneer responsible for launching Raleigh Coaching, LLC in 2008. She did this to support individual and organizational clients by inspiring authentic leadership, creativity, and innovation. Why? Because every cell in her body was screaming at her to do so. She even left the 'stability' of corporate America during a global financial crisis to pursue her passion, on her terms. Her family and friends thought she was out of her mind, but they eventually saw that it was well worth the leap of faith.

    Driven to increase her level of impact, she later launched Raleigh Coaching Academy™ (RCA) to credibly educate and foster coaches who share her commitment to the coaching field's ethical integrity. RCA's Certified Authentic Leadership Coaching (CALC) program, dedicated to honoring individual uniqueness, is the most competitive edge one can harness. It is the only ICF approved coach specific training in the world designed for Authentic Leadership.  In other words, coaching to the soul versus just the goal.

    Kathleen's contribution as two-time Past President of the Raleigh-Area Chapter of the International Coaching Federation Board of Directors and various other committee and advisory roles helped lead the chapter towards receiving multiple Global Awards from ICF. She is a graduate of The Business Coaching Certificate Program at NC State University and studied Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction through Duke Integrative Medicine.  She holds the Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential through the International Coaching Federation and multiple assessment certifications. Kathleen's work has been featured in web articles by the NYTimes, Huffington Post, Forbes, and eFinancialCareers.com. 

    This webinar has been submitted for CCEU approvals.


    $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.

    • 03/17/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom, Details provided in Registration Confirmation

    Transactional Analysis (TA) is a theory of personality and communication that is widely used in psychotherapy, education, business and finally finding its way into coaching. 

    In this 90-minute presentation you will learn how to enrich your coaching practice by incorporating Transactional Analysis into your work with clients.  You will learn about the philosophy and key aspects of transactional analysis and how to apply them. Some of the concepts covered are the PAC model, drivers, injunctions and game theory. 

    3 Key Takeaways:  

    1 You will become familiar with the Ego-State Model and how to spot which ego state your client comes from to improve communication and relation-ship building. 

    2. Identify your client’s and your own drivers and injunctions to work more effectively with self-sabotaging behavior, inner critic and boundaries.

    3. You will be learning about psychological games, how to spot them and avoid getting trapped in them. 

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

    About Martha Curtis

    Martha Curtis has been practicing Transactional Analysis (TA) since 2008. After studying psychology in the UK she has worked in psychiatric and psychological research for the National Health Service (NHS) and academia in the UK before becoming a psychotherapist and opening a psychotherapy and counseling centre in Manchester. Her coaching training has been based on Positive Psychology and she is now focusing on her coaching practice in London, combining both, positive psychology and TA.

    Martha’s clients include creatives such as writers, actors, and musicians as well entrepreneurs and she provides expert support to a UK TV show for character research and scripting. She is passionate about supporting women’s sense of self-worth and runs regular events on personal growth and offers courses to coaches who are interested in adding TA to their practice.

    • 04/08/2021
    • (CDT)
    • 04/09/2021
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom, Details provided in Registration Confirmation

    Our yearly Gulf Coast chapter conference will be all remote for 2021, with 5 exciting sessions centered on our theme, Authenticity: A Facet of Resilience.

    We look forward to seeing you there! 


    8:00 a.m.          Welcome!  Housekeeping, special recognition

    8:15 a.m.          Getting Started 

    8:30 a.m.          Healing the Broken System of Trust Through Ethical Coaching 

    9:30 a.m.           Break

    10:15 a.m.        ICF Update 

    11:00 a.m.        Enriching Your Coaching Practice with the PCC Markers

    1:00 pm            Virtual Lunch - Reflection Questions and Speaker Learning 

    2:00pm             What The Heck is Coaching Supervision?


    8:00 a.m.          Welcome back, Meditation or self-care activity 

    8:15 a.m.          Overnight insights

    8:30 a.m.          Spirituality and Coaching: Tapping into Spirit to Build Resilience

    10:30 a.m.         BREAK – Sponsors 

    11:00 a.m.        The Essential Core of Comfortable Confidence

    1:00 p.m.          Virtual Lunch – ICF Gulf Coast Chapter Update

    2:00 p.m.          Virtual evals & final comments

    2:15 p.m.          Dismiss

    See full conference details here


    Healing the Broken System of Trust Through Ethical Coaching

    Janet Harvey, MCC 

    Participants will discover how unconditional curiosity evokes wonder, opportunity maybe even the possibility for something useful and enlivening. The choice to be curious and tenacious to learn is what drives change. Start from a place of listening. Listen with a firm intent to learn through an open exchange and open attention. Truly perceive another person on their terms. This is the path.

    Enriching Your Coaching Practice with the PCC Markers

    Lyssa DeHart, MCC and Maureen Purcell, PCC

    The PCC Markers are developed by ICF to be used as a guideline for coaching behaviors at the PCC level. They are a way to expand the understanding of the ICF Core Competencies and are used when evaluating recordings submitted to ICF in the PCC application process. The presenters will talk about their experience and training with the PCC markers and how they incorporate them into their coaching practices. The group will have time to discuss and pose questions about the benefits of PCC markers and how they fit in with the ICF Core Competencies. There will be time allowed for hands-on 'play' by the participants to get firsthand experience with the markers. 

    What the Heck is Coaching Supervision?

    Jan Berg, MCC

    I'm in love with coaching supervision! I've been a coach for 20 years and a mentor coach for 15. Frankly, I thought supervision was superfluous. Huh. Supervision is a most amazing modality to create growth, develop nuance, renew passion and boost your self-reflective practices. Come enjoy a conversation and even a demonstration about how coaching supervision differs from our more common practices.

    Spirituality and Coaching: Tapping into Spirit to Build Resilience

    Maureen Purcell, PCC

    This presentation will be an exploration of leveraging spirituality within context of coaching. Participants will consider how spirituality can be a tool for both coach and client to minimize resistance and build resilience that may arise in the coaching relationship. To explore this topic, there will be small breakout groups and large group interactions that will include mini-polls, discussions and experiential exercises. The ideal participant will come with a sense of curiosity about spirituality and an eagerness to exchange ideas and experiences that encourage the weaving of spiritual practices into coaching.

    The Essential Core of Comfortable Confidence

    Heather Coros, PCC

    We will explore The 5 Bridges to Comfortable Confidence:

    1. Pause to notice unwanted thoughts, indicator emotions, undesirable actions or rigid identities;

    2. Emotionally regulate through the default emotions;

    3. Get curious by seeing each interaction (failure) as part of a refinement process and a learning opportunity to refine and step toward the authentic goals;

    4. Recognize, hear and clearly communicate needs and desires based on new awareness in co-creating with ease;

    5. Design and take action toward your authentic goals to create your preferred desired emotions and amplify your success and joy.

    Then take a deep dive into Bridge 5 and create your Essential Core Goals and application in coaching others. 

    • 04/08/2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom, Details provided in Part 2 of your Registration

    New York Times bestselling author and Stanford lecturer, Shirzad Chamine, shows you how to significantly increase your impact as a coach. You’ll learn how to 100x your coaching impact by 10Xing your impact on each client and 10Xing your number of clients through:

    - Understanding/practicing the PQ Operating System, which is based on factors analysis w/ 500,000 people to identify the root-level negative factors (10 Saboteurs) and positive factors (5 Sage Powers).
    - Learn to attract new clients through use of science-based framework and terminology.
    - Deliver faster and deeper value to your clients through use of Saboteur and PQ Score assessments and related coaching.
    - Broaden your impact on your clients by using the PQ framework in a variety of applications ranging from performance to stress management, to relationships mastery, to conflict resolution.
    - Help your clients convert their coaching insights into new mental habits through daily practices that boost mental muscles.
    - Help your clients to spread the impact of your coaching through their teams and families, extending your reach and impact.

    To gain the most from this talk, please take the 5-minute online Saboteur Assessment. You’ll learn how you sabotage both your happiness and effectiveness as a coach, and how to use the assessment with your clients.

    Presenter Bio:

    Shirzad Chamine is the author of the New York Times bestselling Positive Intelligence. He has been the CEO of the largest coach training organization in the world, having trained faculty at Stanford and Yale business schools.

    Shirzad lectures on Positive Intelligence at Stanford University, where he guides graduate students through his popular six-week PQ training. A preeminent C-suite advisor, Shirzad has coached hundreds of CEOs and their executive teams. His background includes PhD studies in neuroscience in addition to a BA in psychology, an MS in electrical engineering, and an MBA from Stanford.

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

    • 04/21/2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom dial in information provided in confirmation email

    Executive Coaches need to understand the basic tenants of leadership in order to provoke new insight and learning with established and emerging leaders. Using an article published in the Harvard Business Review entitled How Managers Become Leaders by Michael Watkins*, the facilitator will discuss the seven seismic shifts of perspective and responsibility each leaders must master to make the leap to leadership.

    Craig Juengling, PCC will facilitate a discussion among the participants to develop new coaching conversations with their clients, a deeper insight into leadership competencies, and discuss a practical and meaningful homework assignment for client needed to drive home the seven principles. Participants are strongly encouraged to obtain the article for important pre-reading of the topic to be discussed. Go to Harvard Business Review site for additional information.

    Participants will:

    1) Understand the difference between managing and leading

    2) Using the seven shifts... create new insights and new learning resulting in a clear client path to leadership;

    3) Help clients set clear behavioral goals to demonstrate leading versus managing.

    *Michael D. Watkins is a cofounder of Genesis Advisers, a leadership development firm specializing in onboarding and transition acceleration, and a professor at IMD. He is the author of The First 90 Days and Your Next Move.

    ICF Gulf Coast member Craig Juengling, PCC will facilitate discussion among participants to drive home these key concepts.

    This SIG has been approved by the ICF for 1.0 Core Competency and 0.5 Resource Development CCEUs.

    • 05/13/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom, Details provided in Part 2 of your Registration

    Experienced ICF Coach, Trainer and Mentor Coach, George Nuthu, shows you how to appreciate the new ICF Code of Ethics (CoE) and apply ethical principles in your coaching practice and profession.

    You’ll learn how to:
    • Interpret the updated ICF CoE
    • Identify the difference between the updated CoE and old CoE
    • Incorporate ethical principles as an ICF Professional Coach;
    • Increase your level of ethical maturity towards your client, coaching colleagues and society

    About George Nuthu:

    George M. Nuthu is a Leadership Coach and Consultant (Coachultant) whose mission is to inspire and influence professionals, and especially leaders, to discover their potential, draw out their passion, develop their proficiency and demonstrate high performance so that their teams drive up productivity and their organizations deliver profitability. He believes that each leader is whole, creative and resourceful and only needs to partner with a trusted advisor or confidant in a thought-provoking process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. 

    As a Leadership Development Professional, George brings a wealth of experience of over ten years of working with close to 2500 leaders in local and international organizations from East, West and South Africa, South-East Asia and the Middle East. He is also Coach Trainer and Mentor Coach plus a Certified Professional Analyst in Behavior, EQ and Driving Forces. George has been a practicing lawyer and church minister, professions that has made him understand the intrigues and dynamics of human behavior.

    In the both ICF global and Kenya community, George is the Global Chair of the inaugural Dispute Resolution Panel, the Co-Leader of the Ethics Community of Practice and served as a member of the ICF Code Of Ethics Review Team 2018-9. Currently he is a member of the ICF Global Task Forces reviewing the ICF Definition of Coaching and Values plus Embedding Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in ICF. Locally in the ICF Kenya Chapter, he has served as the Chair of the Nomination Board, Member of the Education Board. He is the current Project Leader of the Ignite Project.

    This webinar has been approved for 1.5 Core Competency (Ethics) 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.

    • 05/19/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom, Details provided in Registration Confirmation

    How many of your clients think of conflict as a dirty word; something to be avoided at all costs? Do you get them over one hump only to find that they are immobilized the next time things get uncomfortable? What about the other end of the spectrum, the clients who were mandated to attend coaching because their brand of conflict leaves collateral damage? The ability and willingness to work through conflict constructively is something everyone needs. In this session, Liane will share the tools and processes to help your clients build a healthy conflict habit. Coaches will walk away being able to do the following: 

    • help their clients identify the costs of avoiding difficult issues
    • reframe people’s perceptions about conflict so that their natural conflict defaults don’t turn into conflict-avoidance, passive-aggressiveness; or nastiness;
    • teach a three-step process for working through any conflict constructively; and 
    • systematize conflict to neutralize and to normalize even the most difficult issues. 

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

    About Dr. Liane Davey

    Dr. Liane Davey is the New York Times Bestselling author of You First, Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along, and Get Stuff Done. She is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review and an organizational psychology expert for Quartz magazine. 

    As the co-founder of 3COze Inc., she advises on business strategy and executive team effectiveness and has worked with executives at companies such as Amazon, Walmart, Aviva, TD Bank, 3M, and SONY PlayStation. 

    Liane has a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology. Her new book, The Good Fight: Use Productive Conflict to Get Your Team and Your Organization Back on Track was released in 2019 and quickly became a #1 New Release on Amazon. 

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.

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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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