Upcoming events

    • 29 Sep 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • ROAM Galleria, 3101 Cobb Pkwy SE Suite 124, Atlanta, GA 30339

    Coaching Day
    September 29, 2023
    6.5 CCE (3.5 Core Development, 3 Resource Development)

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    8:30 - 9:00 am --  Open Networking, Continental breakfast

    9:00 - 9:30 am – Greetings from ICF GA, ICF Global and a few sponsors

    9:30 - 11:00 am – Keeping the Spark Alive 

    Marcia Reynolds, MCC, PsyD

    What makes coaching a dynamic and interesting process for both the coach and client? The insights that emerge from the special relationship that makes every conversation an awesome experience.

    We don’t coach to solve problems; we coach to release imagination and expand understanding. We don’t coach people to achieve goals. We serve to unfold knowing and strengthen courage. We don’t try to make people feel better about themselves. We coach them to see themselves and their worlds in more profound ways. They then act with more confidence and commitment.

    When we forget who we are as coaches, we lose sight of the gifts we provide.

    When we remember that honing our craft is a continuous journey and use our community to sustain our inspiration, we walk with purpose on our paths of mastery.

    This session will look at:    

    • What makes coaching such a powerful learning technology that activates sustainable change.
    • How the myths of coaching can trigger frustration and even boredom for the coach,
    • What essential coaching practices create the magical moments.
    • The presentation will include a demonstration, a fun practice session, and a Q&A.
    • When coaching is genuinely a spontaneous interaction that balances flow and structure, the coach can rely on curiosity and courage, not memory and tools, to ignite the spark that keeps the passion for coaching alive.

    11:00 – 11:15 am Break 

    11:30  - 12:30 pm – Gaining Passion and Innovation Through a Strong Coaching Culture

    Robert Garcia, MBA, ACC, CAE

    In an era where retaining high-performing talent and maintaining bench strength are strategic imperatives for businesses, the value of a strong coaching culture is undeniable. The International Coaching Federation (ICF) has benchmarked the criteria for strong coaching cultures and developed key elements to measure its impact on the organization. This ongoing research has revealed that coaching initiatives are most successful when they are aligned with the strategic goals of the organization.

    In this session we will explore the six elements that encompass a strong coaching culture including: employees and senior leaders value coaching, coaches and leaders get coach-specific training, coaching has a dedicated budget and how to request financial resources, the three coaching modalities (external coaching, internal coaching, and leaders using coaching skills) are utilized, and all employees have access to coaching. Using real-world examples from organizations with a strong coaching culture including Intel, Cleveland Clinic, TD Bank, SAP, and others, Robert will demonstrate how continued success can be achieved and explore the impact that coaching has on innovation, productivity, engagement, and passion!   

    Participants will hear first-hand experiences from organizations who have been successful in establishing a coaching culture among others.   

    At the end of the workshop, participants will:     

    • Gain experience in creating a coaching culture from organizations sharing challenges and successes of building a strong coaching culture
    • Deepen knowledge and understanding of specific enabling elements needed for creating a coaching culture in organizations    
    • Be inspired and confident with an action plan to take the next step to create a coaching culture in their organization

    12:30 pm -1:30 pm Networking Lunch – with special MCC only lunch with Marica Reynolds

    1:30 – 2:30 pm – Fireside chat time about Diversity, Equity, Including and Belonging (DEIB) With Tonya Echols, PCC, CPA, CIC and Dr. Kiki Ramsey, MCC

    Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) is not just another buzzword. It is a lived experience that plays a part in all of our lives. In this powerful conversation, two DEBI experts will come together to share their personal experiences, thoughts, and insights on how all can embrace DEIB. The conversation will delve into the importance of fostering an inclusive environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and heard, breaking down barriers that have hindered progress in the past and talk about how coaching can play a major role in breaking down barriers and fostering more inclusive workplaces.

    2:30 – 2:45 pm Break 

    2:45 – 3:45pm – Strategic 360 feedback: Make the right talent decisions

    David W. Bracken, Ph.D.

    Unlock the full potential of your talent management decisions with 360 Feedback! Join us for a thought-provoking session led by Dr. David W. Bracken, a renowned expert in IO Psychology and assessments. Discover the best practices and pitfalls of implementing a 360 Feedback process, explore the concept of "Strategic 360 Feedback," and learn how this powerful tool can shape leadership development coaching. Stay ahead of the curve as we delve into the evolving landscape of 360 Feedback and its implications for coaching. Don't miss out on this invaluable opportunity to gain insights from the industry's best. 

    4:00 – 4:15 pm Break

    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – The Lived Experience of Becoming a Coach: Navigating the Transition. John Christopher, Tolu Akande and more

    A panel discussion that brings together a diverse group of coaches at all phases of embarking on the rewarding journey of coaching, either as internal coaches within organizations or as external coaches serving clients independently or both.

    Join us as we delve into the captivating narratives of our dynamic panelists, each of whom has a unique and inspiring story to share. Throughout the event, we will explore their motivations for becoming coaches, their challenges, the pivotal moments that shaped their decisions, the transitions they have made while being a coach, and the invaluable lessons they have learned.

    The panelists will candidly discuss the transformations they experienced while transitioning from their previous vocations to coaching and during the coaching profession, shedding light on the personal growth and professional development that accompanied this change. Through their captivating anecdotes and profound insights, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the joys and struggles encountered by those who choose to pursue a coaching career.

    Whether you are already a coach looking to gain new insights or someone considering a career shift into coaching, this panel discussion promises to be an illuminating and enriching experience. Get ready to be inspired, motivated, and equipped with knowledge that will resonate with you professionally and personally.

    Don't miss this opportunity to engage with our extraordinary panelists and gain invaluable insights into the lived experience of being a coach and embarking on a transformative journey toward a more fulfilling career. 

    5:00 pm – 5:30 pm  Wrap -up

    • 11 Oct 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom Webinar

    Join us at The Big ICF-GA VIRTUAL Meeting: Gaining Coaching Clients Without Having to Find Them featuring Tolu Akande, PCC

    Event Description:

    For many coaches, coaching is purpose and passion work. Business development usually is not. Networking, business plans, pitching, selling, and social media can be very challenging. It can be a real struggle for many coaches, particularly BIPOC coaches to develop a sustainable client portfolio.

    With the growth of the coaching industry now valued at $2.8B (2019, ICF Study), there is money to be made for coaches. The question arises, “Is there a way to coach and do what I love without always having to be great at business development?”

    The answer is “yes.” This workshop will share best practices for developing a healthy clientele by cultivating multiple streams of clients. Participants will learn how to leverage coaching communities, coaching vendors, and coaching peers to keep “the main thing” the main thing: coaching people.

    Continuing Coach Education Units (CCEU): 1.5 TBD

    Featured Speaker:

    Tolu Akande, PCC, is a personal and corporate executive coach, serving individuals and organizations to walk in destiny — the place where opportunity and passion meet. Tolu has committed his career to coaching excellence.

    Tolu’s training focused on intercultural coaching and shaping leadership and career legacy. He 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.

    Currently Tolu is an executive coach at a Big 4 professional services firm. Previously, Tolu was the principal coach as well as career and 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.

    Event Pricing:

    Free - ICF-GA Chapter Members
    Free - ICF-GA Affiliate Members
     $15 - Strategic Partner Rate
     $20 - Non-Members and Guests
      $5 - Student Chapter Members 

    RSVP Process:

    Registration is now open. After you complete the registration process, you'll receive an email confirmation from the Wild Apricot system that includes the login instructions for the Zoom webinar. 

    • 12 Oct 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom Webinar

    Title:  The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Coaching
    Date: October 12, 2023 - 12 pm EST  (**This is a 1 hour session)
    Presenter: Joel DiGirolamo, Director of Coaching Science, International Coaching Federation
    CCEU: 0.5 CC  0.5 RD

    This interactive session will provide you with the latest information on artificial intelligence and how it is currently being used in Coaching settings. Technologies such as Chatgp, Machine Learning, and enhanced computing power may provide real-time assistance for human coaches within sessions with the challenge of utilizing these ethically and responsibly.

    Joel DiGirolamo is the Director of Coaching Science for the International Coach Federation (ICF), a professional organization of over 30,000 coaches in 140 countries. Joel leads a research team whose goals are to advance the understanding of how coaching works, measure the efficacy of coaching, and to provide tools and information to assist coaches in their progression toward becoming an expert coach. Robust research is the foundation of tools that can be used to build high performing organizations. Joel is passionate about developing innovative and robust research that will provide this foundation for continued exploration. He has more than 30 years of staff and management experience in Fortune 500 companies and is the author of two books, Leading Team Alpha and Yoga in No Time at All. Joel holds a master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Kansas State University, an MBA from Xavier University, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University.

    Since this webinar is being offered by ICF Global, registration requires a two-step process.

    The first step is to register with our chapter . Once you successfully register and make the payment, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to register with ICF-Global. Payment is only required during the first step. The second step authorizes ICF-Global to send you the Zoom link for the webinar.

Past events

21 Sep 2023 ICF-GA September 21st VIRTUAL Coach-A-Latte Conversations
14 Sep 2023 Southeast Regional Webinar: What if Questions were the Answer? Exploring the Principles and Practices of Appreciative Inquiry for our work as Coaches (ICF Central Florida)
13 Sep 2023 The Big ICF-GA September VIRTUAL Meeting: Using Ritual and Environment For More Powerful Coaching
23 Aug 2023 ICF-GA August 23rd Webinar - Summer Learning Splash: Elevate Your Coaching: How to Leverage the Power of Assessments for Enhanced Effectiveness and Revenue Growth
17 Aug 2023 ICF-GA August 17th VIRTUAL Coach-A-Latte Conversations
9 Aug 2023 ICF-GA August 9th Webinar - Summer Learning Splash: Launch to Success: Experimental Strategies for New Coaches
3 Aug 2023 Coach-A-Walkie-Talkie
19 Jul 2023 Southeast Regional Webinar: How Supervision Enhances Ethical Behavior
12 Jul 2023 ICF-GA July 12th Webinar - Summer Learning Splash: Positive Intelligence (PQ) Coaching for Mental Fitness
30 Jun 2023 Coach-A-Latte IN-PERSON ~Jasper
22 Jun 2023 ICF-GA June 22nd VIRTUAL Coach-A-Latte Conversations
26 May 2023 Coach-A-Latte IN-PERSON ~Jasper
24 May 2023 Mentor coaching and coaching supervision demystified. How can coaches take advantage of mentoring and supervision?
18 May 2023 ICF-GA May 18th VIRTUAL Coach-A-Latte Conversations
17 May 2023 Coach-A-Walkie-Talkie
16 May 2023 ICF Credential Webinar Series - Part 3: The Nuts and Bolts of Credentialing
11 May 2023 Southeast Regional Webinar: Building and Growing Your Brand for Business Success
10 May 2023 The Big ICF-GA May VIRTUAL Meeting: STRAIGHT TALK … What It Really Takes to Succeed as a Coach!
28 Apr 2023 Coach-A-Latte IN-PERSON ~Jasper
20 Apr 2023 ICF-GA April 20th VIRTUAL Chat-a-Latte Conversations
13 Apr 2023 Southeast Regional Webinar: Intuition and Coaching Mastery: How Can They Co-exist? (ICF Houston hosting)
12 Apr 2023 The Big ICF-GA April VIRTUAL Meeting: Cultural Competency in Coaching: Grow It, Show It, Share It
28 Mar 2023 ICF Credential Webinar Part 2: The ICF Advanced Certification in Team Coaching (ACTC)
16 Mar 2023 ICF-GA March 16th VIRTUAL Coach-a-Latte Conversations
15 Mar 2023 The Big ICF-GA March VIRTUAL Meeting: Do you speak Burnout?
16 Feb 2023 ICF-GA February 16th VIRTUAL Coach-a-Latte Conversations
9 Feb 2023 Southeast Regional Webinar: Use Change Resistance As A Gift
8 Feb 2023 The Big ICF-GA February 8th VIRTUAL Meeting: Mini Habits: A Small Tool for Big Success
25 Jan 2023 Rebuilding Trust & Safety on the Executive Team (Case Study) - ENCORE
19 Jan 2023 ICF-GA January 19th VIRTUAL Coach-a-Latte Conversations
12 Jan 2023 Southeast Regional Webinar: '7 Critical Emotions to Lead with Confidence and Grow Your Influence'
11 Jan 2023 The Big ICF-GA January 11th VIRTUAL Meeting: The Coach's Roadmap to Rapid Growth
14 Dec 2022 ICF-GA December 14th Just A Darn Fun Holiday VIRTUAL Event
13 Dec 2022 ATD Greater Atlanta End of Year Celebration
9 Dec 2022 ICF-GA December 9th Just A Darn Fun IN-PERSON Holiday Event
17 Nov 2022 ICF-GA November 17th VIRTUAL Coach-a-Latte Conversations
15 Nov 2022 ICF-GA November 15th VIRTUAL Meeting: Gaining Coaching Clients Without Having to Find Them
9 Nov 2022 The Big ICF-GA November 9th VIRTUAL Meeting: How Coaching SuperVision can Support Team Coaching Success: Embodying the Team Coaching Competencies
4 Nov 2022 Joint Event with ICF Tennessee - ETHICS AS YOUR NORTH STAR
27 Oct 2022 ICF-GA October 27th Leadership Community of Practice Meeting with Nadine Walley, ACC
21 Oct 2022 ICF-GA October 21st Networking Social at Tin Lizzy's Cantina
20 Oct 2022 ICF-GA October 20th VIRTUAL Coach-a-Latte Conversations
13 Oct 2022 Southeast Regional Webinar: The Four Stages of Psychological Safety (ICF Central Florida hosting)
12 Oct 2022 The Big ICF-GA October 12th VIRTUAL Meeting: The Single Most Crucial Thing Coaches Need to Know to Assist their Clients with Change
15 Sep 2022 ICF-GA September 15th VIRTUAL Coach-a-Latte Conversations
14 Sep 2022 The Big ICF-GA September 14th VIRTUAL Meeting: Team Coaching 101
31 Aug 2022 ICF-GA August 31st Webinar - Summer Learning Splash: Rebuilding Trust & Safety on the Executive Team (Case Study)
25 Aug 2022 ICF-GA August 25th Leadership Community of Practice Meeting with Jinnie Lee Schmid, PCC
24 Aug 2022 ICF-GA August 24th Webinar - Summer Learning Splash: Growing Clients for Your Coaching Business
18 Aug 2022 ICF-GA August 18th VIRTUAL Coach-a-Latte Conversations
11 Aug 2022 ICF Southeast Regional August 11th Webinar: Our Inner World: Coaching in the Presence of Trauma
10 Aug 2022 ICF-GA August 10th Webinar - Summer Learning Splash: Coaching Through Resistance Around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
27 Jul 2022 ICF-GA July 27th Webinar - Summer Learning Splash: Feedback Fest
21 Jul 2022 ICF-GA July 21st VIRTUAL Coach-a-Latte Conversations
16 Jun 2022 ICF-GA June 16th VIRTUAL Coach-a-Latte Conversations
8 Jun 2022 ICF-GA June 8th VIRTUAL Chapter Meeting: Get Known Everywhere, Using Publicity: For Coaches
31 May 2022 ICF-GA May 31st VIRTUAL Meeting: The 3-Minute Difference - Getting Your Clients Better, Faster, and Longer-Lasting Results
20 May 2022 ICF-GA May 20th Networking Social at Tin Lizzy's Cantina
19 May 2022 ICF-GA May 19th Lunch and Learn: Government Community of Practice
19 May 2022 ICF-GA May 19th Leadership Community of Practice Meeting with Reiner Lomb, PCC
19 May 2022 ICF-GA May 19th VIRTUAL Coach-a-Latte Conversations
11 May 2022 ICF-GA May 11th VIRTUAL Chapter Meeting: How to Design a Group Coaching Program
21 Apr 2022 ICF-GA April 21st VIRTUAL Coach-a-Latte Conversations
14 Apr 2022 ICF Southeast Regional April 14th Webinar: Three Keys to Negotiating Success
13 Apr 2022 ICF-GA April 13th VIRTUAL Chapter Meeting: How to Shift the Focus to Coaching the Person, Not Their Problem
31 Mar 2022 ICF-GA March 31st Leadership Community of Practice Meeting with Juli Shulem
17 Mar 2022 ICF-GA March 17th Lunch and Learn: Government Community of Practice
17 Mar 2022 ICF-GA March 17th VIRTUAL Coach-a-Latte Conversations
10 Mar 2022 ICF Southeast Regional March 10th Webinar: Fun with Coaching "Stuck"
9 Mar 2022 ICF-GA March 9th VIRTUAL Chapter Meeting: Power of Pause
17 Feb 2022 ICF-GA February 17th VIRTUAL Coach-a-Latte Conversations
10 Feb 2022 ICF Southeast Regional February 10th Webinar: From Expression to Impact: The Uses of Arts-Based Experiential Learning in Leadership and Personal Coaching
9 Feb 2022 ICF-GA February 9th VIRTUAL Chapter Meeting: Preparing for Tax Season
27 Jan 2022 ICF-GA January 27th Leadership Community of Practice Meeting with Jane Bishop
20 Jan 2022 ICF-GA January 20th VIRTUAL Coach-a-Latte Conversations
13 Jan 2022 ICF Southeast Regional January 13th Webinar: Speak Up and Influence: Stand Out as a Trusted Thought Leader
12 Jan 2022 ICF-GA January 12th VIRTUAL Chapter Meeting: The Power of Listening
8 Dec 2021 ICF-GA December 8th VIRTUAL Holiday Fun
18 Nov 2021 ICF-GA November 18th Lunch and Learn: Government Community of Practice
17 Nov 2021 ICF-GA November 17th VIRTUAL Coach-a-Latte Conversations
11 Nov 2021 ICF Southeast Regional November 11th Webinar: Assessments: What Coaches Need to Know

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