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ICF Advance 2020

ICF Advance 2020 provides a platform to connect with your coaching peers, deepen your knowledge of emerging subject matter that is influencing coaching, and expand your skill-set.

Join us online to learn from experts working at the intersection of theory and practice about cutting-edge topics impacting coaching and coaches today.

This event has been approved for 22.25 Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units.

Registration for the live ICF Advance 2020 is now closed. Register for ICF Advance 2020 OnDemand by clicking the link below.

  • Event Provocateur

    Ann Betz, PCC, is your Provocateur for ICF Advance 2020. In this role, Ann will help you explore emerging topics and consider how they can be integrated into your practice.

    Ann is the co-founder of BEabove Leadership and an international speaker and trainer on the intersection of neuroscience, coaching and human transformation.

    A certified professional coach for over 15 years, Ann is the author of a groundbreaking white paper on brain research and coaching. She contributes to Choice, Coaching at Work, Coaching World, and other coaching and HR publications.

    Ann is the lead author of Integration: The Power of Being Co-Active in Work and Life (John Hunt Publishing, 2015. She is also a published poet, using her understanding of the brain and consciousness to bring to life the wonders of the human soul. Ann speaks internationally on neuroscience, leadership and coaching (and occasionally poetry as well), and she excels at making the complexities of the brain come to life with depth, humor and simplicity.

    Read Ann’s blog on the brain at and on poetry at

  • Format

    As coaches, we wield enormous influence for our clients, our communities and our world. During Advance 2020, we’ll explore the forces that influence coaching, and explore how we can leverage the work we do to change the world.

    Each week, we’ll explore a different question:

    • In Week 1, we’ll ask, “How is the World Changing Coaching?” Session topics will include Executive Coaching in organizations and the democratization of coaching.
    • In Week 2, we’ll ask, “How is Coaching Changing for the Client?” Session topics will include the impact of toxic people on clients and the intersection of context and coaching with an emphasis on diversity, inclusion and belonging.
    • In Week 3, we’ll ask, “How is Coaching Changing the World?” During our sessions, we’ll explore the concept of compassionate presence, learn more about how our peers are using coaching in wild and wonderful ways to support clients, and explore why and how unique coaching methods and outreach work.

    Learning and connection will take place via a variety of session formats.

    • Exploration Sessions: In these informative sessions, a subject-matter expert will present details about an evidence-based theory related to coaching.
    • Integration Conversations: In these practical sessions, the Exploration Session subject-matter expert will join the ICF Advance Provocateur and attendees to discuss the application of the earlier presented evidence-based theory.
    • Spark Sessions: In these stimulating sessions, a subject-matter expert will present emerging trends related to coaching that will inspire and invoke new perspectives.
    • Collaborative Conversations: In these interactive sessions, the Provocateur will recap key takeaways from the week and attendees will participate in small group discussions sharing their inspirations, ideas and actions.
  • Schedule

    To view or download the full ICF Advance schedule, click the buttons below.

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

    For more information about Advance 2020 sponsorship opportunities, contact Senior Sales Director Toby Bishop at or +1.859.219.3560.

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