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  • Week One–The Coach

    Mixing Oil and Vinegar

    How coaching creates integration, and why this is critical for personal, interpersonal and group effectiveness

    Presenter: Ann Betz, PCC

    Session Type: Bookend Session

    Credits: 0.75 units in Core Competencies

    When we think of mixing oil and vinegar, we think of a conflict, a place of impossibility. No matter how hard you shake them, the molecules remain distinct. And yet, this metaphor has something to teach us about the true process of becoming more integrated, whether it is within ourselves, in our relationships, or in the organizations and groups where we participate. Like oil and vinegar, the power of integration lies not in creating homogeneity, but rather, in honoring each element while bringing them together in a relationship of synergy.

    In this opening Advance session, neuroscience and consciousness researcher Ann Betz, PCC, will look at the role of coaching in creating higher levels of integration by helping clients learn more about their distinct selves and connect these elements both internally and externally. Ann will also explore the relationship of integration to effectiveness, providing a clear and compelling map for coaches, showing how our work cannot only help but also contribute to better personal, interpersonal and group success.

     

    Beyond Presence: Coaching-Specific Success Factors in the Coaching Relationship

    Presenter: Anthony Grant, Ph.D.

    Session Type: Exploration Session

    Credits: 1 unit in Core Competencies

    This session will explore how coaching psychology can help us deepen our coaching presence and create more successful coaching engagements. Much coach-specific literature assumes that the same common factors that make a counseling or therapeutic relationship effective will apply to coaching. But, coaching is not therapy. Research from the University of Sydney’s Coaching Psychology Unit shows that there are coaching-specific factors we need to focus on if we are to create a truly effective coaching relationship. Attendees will learn about these factors and will access a free-to-use empirically validated scale.

     

    Integration Conversation: Beyond Presence

    Presenter: Anthony Grant, Ph.D.

    Session Type: Integration Conversation

    Credits: 0.5 units in Core Competencies/1 unit in Resource Development

    In this practical discussion, Anthony Grant will join provocateur Ann Betz, PCC, to explore how the knowledge behind the complex relationships between self-reflection, self-insight and well-being can be applied to coaching, as well as to discuss the implications of this research for those wanting to engage in an evidence-based approach to coaching. This interactive webinar will also include time for questions from attendees.

     

    Rethinking Trust and Intimacy

    Presenter: Katerina Kanelidou, PCC

    Session Type: Spark Session

    Credits: 0.33 units in Core Competencies

    Can any of the ICF Core Competencies exist without the third one: Trust and Intimacy? In this session, we will explore how our personal biases, cultural perspectives and own assumptions about trust can affect the space we create between ourselves and others. This will be a discussion around the neurophysiology of trust and how we can use it for more effective coaching conversations. Attendees will gain insights from recent coaching supervision research and will be able to identify three pillars of trust for coaches.

     

    The Number 1 Overlooked (But Vital) Coaching Approach

    Presenter: Amanda Blake

    Session Type: Spark Session

    Credits: 0.33 units in Resource Development

    As a coach, you are skilled at supporting clients in changing perspectives, narratives and belief systems. But if you’re like most coaches, you struggle when it comes to working with the body. When you try, your client looks at you like you have eight heads, so you back off. Maybe you’re not sure what move to make, so you don’t try at all. Or, maybe you’re really comfortable working this way, but you’d like to understand the neurobiological principles behind what makes embodied coaching so incredibly effective. If any of these ring true, this is the session for you. Join author and Master Somatic Coach Amanda Blake as she unpacks the science behind somatic and embodied approaches to coaching.

     

    Collaborative Conversation: The Coach

    Presenters: Katerina Kanelidou, PCC, Amanda Blake and Ann Betz, PCC

    Session Type: Collaborative Conversation

    Credits: 0.75 units in Core Competencies/ 0.75 units in Resource Development

    In this synergetic discussion, Katerina Kanelidou, PCC, and Amanda Blake will join provocateur Ann Betz, PCC, to discuss how embodiment and the development of trust and intimacy impacts coaching presence and will share how to apply these strategies to your coaching practice. This interactive webinar will also include time for questions from attendees.

  • Week Two–The Client

    Unlocking Emotional Intelligence: How Coaching Serves as a Vehicle for Developing EI in Leaders

    Presenter: Marci Heerman, ACC

    Session Type: Exploration Session

    Credits: 1 unit in Core Competencies

    It is said that great leaders move us—through emotions.  Harnessing the power of emotional intelligence (EI) in ourselves as coaches enables our clients to be even more effective as individuals and leaders of others. In this presentation, Marci Heerman, ACC, will cover the fundamentals of emotional intelligence and offer her perspective on how coaches can play a key role in unlocking EI as a strength in clients.  Understanding how EI impacts a leader’s ability to engage, motivate and energize others is at the heart of what distinguishes exceptional performance.  Join this session to see how a coach’s presence, self-management skills and ability to create awareness are directly related to achieving positive change.

     

    Integration Conversation: Unlocking Emotional Intelligence

    Presenter: Marci Heerman, ACC

    Session Type: Integration Conversation

    Credits: 1.5 units in Core Competencies

    In this practical discussion, Marci Heerman, ACC, will join provocateur Ann Betz, PCC, to explore how the knowledge behind the impact of emotional intelligence can be applied and how to develop this skill in our coaching clients. This interactive webinar will also include time for questions from attendees.

     

    When Coaching Meets Teaming

    The Art and Science of Coaching Teams

    Presenter: Alexander Caillet

    Session Type: Spark Session

    Credits: 0.33 units in Core Competencies

    An increasing number of organizations around the world are using teams to drive their business results, and many want help managing the human dynamics within their teams. While various approaches may be useful in promoting team development, coaching is uniquely valuable in enabling in-the-moment awareness and immediate behavioral change—helping to drive sustainable, long-term improvements in team performance. Experienced one-on-one coaches already possess critical skills that may be applied directly, with great positive impact, in a team context. For many, however, the way to translate coaching skills to team settings is far from clear, and they often resort to using other modalities, leaving their coaching expertise untapped.

    This session will present an approach that applies the true art and science of coaching to the world of teams. We will explore several core frameworks, tools and methods that are successful in team coaching for various types of organizations.

     

    Coaching Women: A 360-Degree View

    Presenter: Tara Jaye Frank

    Session Type: Spark Session

    Credits: 0.33 units in Core Competencies

    Coaching women in this day and age is about much more than strategic agility, communication skills and networking. Today’s professional woman wants more than pay and position—she wants to make a difference and create a harmonious life. We will explore a few of the emerging challenges for women at work, delve into the values that are driving their choices, and reimagine what it means to help them achieve true career satisfaction, today and into the future.

     

    Collaborative Conversation: The Client

    Presenters: Alexander Caillet, Tara Jaye Frank and Ann Betz, PCC

    Session Type: Collaborative Conversation

    Credits: 1.5 units in Core Competencies

    In this synergetic discussion, Alexander Caillet and Tara Jaye Frank will join provocateur Ann Betz, PCC, to discuss how to support teams and women in leadership by creating awareness of the nuances and differences in working with these groups and will share how to apply strategies to your coaching practice. This interactive webinar will also include time for questions from attendees.

  • Week Three–The Impact

    The Process of Change in the Brain and the Coaching Practice

    Presenter: Carlos Davidovich

    Session Type: Exploration Session

    Credits: 0.5 units in Core Competencies/0.5 units in Resource Development

    Life is permanent change; why is it so hard to embrace this reality? How is the process of change managed in our brain? Why does change impact us in a negative way? We will discuss the brain barriers to change as well as look at a five-step program on how to successfully support our coaching clients in overcoming those barriers to make permanent change in their lives. We’ll explore topics such as:

    • How the process of change is managed in the brain
    • The key players in our natural immunity to change
    • The emotional responses to change and how to deal with resistance to change
    • The innate tools we can apply to overcome the barriers to change

     

    Integration Conversation: Change in the Brain

    Presenter: Carlos Davidovich

    Session Type: Integration Conversation

    Credits: 1.5 units in Core Competencies

    In this practical discussion, Carlos Davidovich will join provocateur Ann Betz, PCC, to discuss how to apply the knowledge behind change management’s effect on the brain to coaching practice. This interactive webinar will also include time for questions from attendees.

     

    Flourish: The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People

    Presenter: Taryn Stejskal, Ph.D.

    Session Type: Spark Session

    Credits: 0.33 units in Resource Development

    In the face of adversity, why do some people flourish, while others fold? The essential condition required to live a flourishing life is not found in the absence of adversity, but rather in a person’s response to difficulty. Adversity is a trip we take. Resilience paves the road. Resilience is the willingness to endure hardship, and, as a result, to allow ourselves to be fundamentally changed forever. In return for our effort, we receive gifts of enhanced confidence, strength, wisdom and compassion.

    In this session, we’ll explore:

    • The Adversity Quotient and five core practices of particularly resilient people
    • How best to develop leadership competencies, including resilience
    • How to create a culture of resilience in your organization

     

    Collective Intelligence: Wisdom of the Crowds, Expertise and Diversity

    Presenter: Mariano Sigman, Ph.D.

    Session Type: Spark Session

    Credits: 0.33 units in Resource Development

    In this session, we will examine how groups can reach the most accurate judgments in typical situations when each member has only partial information. Data shows that diversity might be more relevant than expertise and that for optimal solutions, there should be a reasonable balance between exchanging information through dialogue and preserving independence of thought of each member. We will also ask how this may extend to more challenging problems (like ideological, moral or political) in which there is no right or wrong answer.

     

    Collaborative Conversation: The Impact

    Presenters: Taryn Stejskal, Mariano Sigman and Ann Betz, PCC

    Session Type: Collaborative Conversation

    Credits: 1.5 units in Core Competencies

    In this synergetic discussion, Taryn Stejskal and Mariano Sigman will join provocateur Ann Betz, PCC, to discuss how resilience and collective intelligence impacts coaching clients and the coaching process as well as how to apply these strategies to your coaching practice. This interactive webinar will also include time for questions from attendees.

     

    Weaving the Tapestry of our Learning

    Presenter: Ann Betz, PCC

    Session Type: Bookend Session

    Credits: 0.75 units in Resource Development

    In this closing session, Ann Betz, PCC, will revisit key themes from all ICF Advance 2018 presentations and conversations, summarizing what we as a group learned and discovered along the way. She’ll gather and share highlights from both in-person and online discussions, reflecting on what we found most intriguing and resonant as coaches—as well as what new questions are arising for our profession. You won’t want to miss this thoughtful wrap-up of our ICF Advance 2018 journey!

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