ICF washington state events

Chapter events are a gathering place in which members and allied professionals network together, and leaders and innovators provide instruction and guidance on topics, tools, coaching models and trends important today and in the near future for professional coaches and coaches-in-training.  Our Chapter invites our members and non-members alike to come learn, network, and discover what coaching can do for you, your business, and your future.

Webinars

The Lunchtime Learning Series is in full swing. Check out our upcoming classes!

If you have any questions about the online education, contact Natalia Skirtenko-Harm at natalia at new-ascent.com

ICF CCEs are available for attending Chapter Meetings and Webinars. Be sure to register online and check in at the event in order to receive them.

Upcoming Lunchtime Learning

Satellite Groups

Regularly scheduled member gatherings in specific geographic locations such as Bellingham, Tacoma, Bellevue, North Seattle and Downtown Seattle.  Contact Satellite Director Jody McCrain at jody at pasadacoaching.com 

Upcoming Satellite Events

Chapter Events

Held quarterly, the chapter honors our wonderful members and great coaches at the Gala Coaching Celebration Dinner,  we recognize our business partners and the value of networking with the Allied Professional Networking Event (working with LWHRA, ATDps, Seattle SHRM), we support coach education by demonstrating "live" coaching and mentor coaching at the Fishbowl event and we support and celebrate Businesses in the Puget Sound who are passionate about bringing a coaching culture to their organizations with our Coach Wise program and with the PRISM Event. Please see our events page and calendar for more information about these events. 

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • The BARN - 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
    Register

    May 22, 2019 - 6:30 at The BARN - 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

    Presented by

    Osnat Lustig, ACC
     
      1.5 Core Competency and .5 Resource Development 
    CCEUs
    Members $10, Non-members $20

    Hosted by ICF Washington State

    Description of Course

    What makes change stick?

    Sometimes all it takes is willpower. But all too often, it won't be enough to last.

    How many times were you successful in achieving and sustaining your New Year’s resolutions? When you committed to losing weight, gaining more focused, becoming a better listener, stopping procrastination, improving collaboration…

    Change can be hard.

    How quickly we revert to familiar behaviors and then feel bad for not sustaining the change.But in fact, we are actively yet unconsciously resistant to change. We devote a lot of psychological energy to ensure that the change we want does not happen. This is true for both personal improvement goals and professional ones.

    Immunity to Change™ is a research-based process which was developed by Harvard University professors Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow-Lahey. It is anchored in Kegan’s Constructive Development Theory, and is based on more than 30 years of adult development research and application.

    What you will learn:

    • What stands in your way
    • How to leverage this process to meet your intended goals
    • How to create your personal development tool

    Are your tired of experiencing old re-runs of your “New Year’s Resolutions”?

    Now you can finally do something about it.

    ICF CCEU Core Competencies:

    8 Creating Awareness / 9 Designing Actions / 10 Planning & goal setting / 11 Managing progress & accountability

    About Osnat

    Osnat Lustig, ACC, helps her clients learn to shift constraints into creative possibilities and actions. Her unique hybrid coaching approach blends drawing on unconventional resources to untangle complex issues, with navigating change through the lens of humanity.

    Retrospect and cautionary tales have informed her on her own immunity to change and having this tool on hand has fostered many positive moves in her life. She used this practice in facilitating her transition from a 30-year career as a leader in a multicultural and international corporate environment, to becoming a keen enabler supporting individuals who want to take charge of their own transitions.

    Osnat completed her professional coaching training with InviteChange and is ICF-ACC. She is trained in Immunity To Change®, Certified Professional Retirement Coach (CPRC), certified in PACT™ Polarity Approach to Continuity &Transformation, MBTI® Steps I&II, Organizational Dynamics (Antioch U), MS in Engineering (RIT), and BA in Design (Bezalel). Before moving to Seattle in 2014, she lived and worked for many years in New York City & Paris.

    Contact Osnat at connect@osnatlustig.com

    • Thursday, May 30, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Mercer Island Community Center, 8236 SE 24th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040
    Register

    May 30, 2019 - 6:00 pm  and Mercer Island Community and Event Center


     

    This event will qualify  for 2 Core Competency and 1 Resource Development CCEUs 

    Hosted by ICF Washington State

    Description of Workshop

    Our Spring Event is devoted to energy and creativity. It will feature inspiring speakers, working in concurrent breakout groups (everyone gets to experience all three breakouts), providing you with the opportunity to explore energy and creativity in a new way, and outside of the realm of our typical coaching experiences. We will also explore how ICF core competencies are connected with energy and creativity.

    You will have the opportunity to network in a relaxing atmosphere, meeting old friends and making new connections over drinks and appetizers.

    Come and enjoy our “energy and creativity” Happy Hour in a most inspiring place with stimulating company. Discover and learn from the experiential offerings of the evening to expand the power of your coaching.


    Keynote Speaker

    Anu Arora, Executive, Leadership and Career Coach, President ICF WA Chapter





    Breakout Workshops and Presenters

    Workshop title: Imagine That!

    Presenter: Mary Lee LaBay, Personal Coach, Hypnotherapist, Author, Instructor, Mary Lee LaBay, Inc.

    Known as a brave truth teller with vast insight and wisdom, Mary Lee’s superpower is to hold a deep and fertile space for people to work through their challenges and to conjure inspired and creative juices to find solutions outside the limitations of their everyday perspective. Strategies include energy, words, intelligence, intuition, proven and innovative strategies, spirits, star patterns, and more—in unique combinations as required to achieve personal growth goals. Her education includes a PhD in Psychology, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Gestalt Coach, Astrologer, Celtic Shamanism, and marvelously challenging life experiences.

    By developing her work as a soul-centered holistic practice, the deepest, most sustainable, results are produced. With a successful personal and spiritual coaching practice of over 20 years, she is the author of 5 books, including Hypnotherapy: A Client-Centered Approach and Exploring Past Lives: Your Soul’s Quest for Consciousness. She created and taught the professional hypnotherapy programs at Bastyr University and Bellevue College. She continues to provide professional training in hypnotherapy and past life regression in various locations privately, as well as through her online home study course.

    Workshop goal and brief description: To gain tools to connect with imagination and creativity. Participants will have a visceral experience to embody an empowered version of themselves, easily accessing their creativity through hypnotic trance technique.


    Workshop title: Engage / Enliven / Express

    Presenter: Sheila Goldsmith, Director & Owner, Improv Playworks, 25 plus years experience with group facilitation and improvisational theater.

    Sheila’s background in psychology eventually lead to her involvement with the art of improv and its many applications beyond comedy and entertainment. Thru her deep exploration of play she observed herself and others transform effortlessly on many creative levels. This lead to a new course in her life that resulted in the founding of a school of improv, Improv Playworks, and a production company, the Upfront Theater. Sheila has become skilled at applying Improv to groups of all ages and levels of ability. 

    Workshop goal and brief description: To develop teamwork, trust, direct communication, active listening, presence, risk taking, embracing failure, accepting other’s offers (“yes and”). To experience spontaneity, being in the moment, discovering how the next right thing can be spontaneous words of brilliance as well as something silly. The workshop will utilize established techniques from the world of applied improv.


    Workshop title: Living to Breathe

    Presenter: Anu Arora, Executive, Leadership and Career Coach, President ICF WA Chapter

    Anu was introduced to the ancient practices of visualization, breathing practices and meditation at a very young age by her grandfather who was an advanced practitioner himself. Many decades later she travelled back to India to study the breath work under the world known master, baba Ramdev. Those two weeks in Haridwar changed her life. She left over two decades of a glorious engineering career in high tech and aerospace engineering to further her training in these practices. Her journey to become a coach was inspired by this foundation that allowed her to be fascinated and curious about human life and its infinite potential. She has been a practicing breathing skills now for over 15 years and also teaches these skills in a variety of settings including one on one sessions.

    Workshop goal and brief description: To experience the internal generative power of breath through guided breathing techniques.

    The ancient art and science of breathing techniques called Pranayama (in Sanskrit) allow us to dynamically and consciously control the flow of our breath. These techniques are healing for the body, activating or calming for the mind and expansive for our consciousness. Different breathing techniques have different effects on our system. Some can energize our whole being while others move us into the parasympathetic nervous state in no time. We will practice five different techniques. You will experience increased physical vitality and mental clarity through practice of these techniques.


    • Monday, June 10, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033
    Register

    June 10, 2019 - 10 am - Kirkland Library

    Presented by

    Ann Kruse, ACC


     
    1.0 Core Competency  and .5 Resource 
    CCEUs
    CCEU cost: ICFWA Members $10, Non-members $20
    Hosted by ICF Washington State

    Description of Course

    “Everything was going so well. Then suddenly things changed. It’s like I no longer know who I am. I want to work with a coach because I need a new [pick one] job/career/spouse/body/car/haircut.”

    Does this sound familiar? How many times have you heard this from clients? Or from yourself?

    This person is in the Transition Zone. When you are in the Transition Zone, you are in between two states, and it can be very confusing. As coach, you can help your client best when you understand the two states and when you understand how transition zones work.

    What you will learn:

    • Stage Development Theory, the foundation for understanding the dynamics of the Transition Zone. We will practice identifying the stage your client is at. You will take home a Development Roadmap and a list of resources for further study.
    • How to recognize when a client is in the Transition Zone.
    • Three ways to help your client navigate the Transition Zone.

      The workshop will enhance your capability in these core competencies:

      • Powerful questions (6): Ask questions that reveal information needed for maximum benefit to the coaching relationship and the client.

      • Direct Communication (7): Use language that has the greatest positive impact for the client.

      • Creating awareness (8): Integrate and accurately evaluable multiple sources of information; make interpretations that help the client gain awareness and thereby achieve agreed upon result.


    About Ann

    Ann Kruse, JD, MSOD, CPCC, ACC has been working with clients facing complex business and professional challenges for 30 years, as a business lawyer, as an organization development consultant, and as an executive coach. She has work with many theories and methods for coaching and personal change. She has found Stage Development Theory to be the most enlightening in understanding human growth and development.

    • Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom Room
    • 75
    Register

    June 12, 2019, 12 noon - 1:30 pm PST 

    Presented by

    Gary Henson
     
    CCEUs 1.0 Core Competency & .5 Resource 

    Members $15, Non-members $25
    Hosted by ICF Washington State

    Description of Webinar

    Most coaches want so badly to make a difference in every client relationship. How do we know if we are delivering what our clients want and need? Should we ask them? Do we give them the permission to critique our coaching and let us know how we are measuring up to their expectations? How do we know for sure? Attend this webinar and find out what your clients love most about your coaching and how you can leverage your relationship with them to find high paying clients.

    What you will learn:

        • Learn how to ask your clients what primary value they are getting out of your coaching relationship

        • Discover Gary’s secrets to long term coaching relationships

        • Be introduced to Coach Gary’s method on how to attract the perfect client

        • Learn how to work less hours while dramatically increasing your income


        About Gary Henson

        Gary Henson (aka Coach Gary) has personally coached over 500 organizations and their employees as an industry expert business coach. Typically Gary works with leaders and coaches that are stuck working long hours, managing under performing employees and are struggling to produce enough profit. The average client works with Coach Gary for 23 months and 92% of them say “My business and personal life have dramatically improved since working with Coach Gary”. Over the last 29 years Gary has helped over 7000 coaches stay focused, work less hours and dramatically increase their income.

        Find out more about Gary’s work https://www.businesscoach.com


        • Thursday, June 13, 2019
        • 12:15 PM - 2:15 PM
        • Queen Anne Public Library, 400 West Garfield St (corner 4th Ave), Seattle, WA 98119
        Register

        June 13, 2019 - 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm - Queen Anne Public Library

        Presented by

        Ann Kruse, ACC


         
        1.0 Core Competency  and .5 Resource 
        CCEUs
        CCEU cost: ICFWA Members $10, Non-members $20
        Hosted by ICF Washington State

        Description of Course

        “Everything was going so well. Then suddenly things changed. It’s like I no longer know who I am. I want to work with a coach because I need a new [pick one] job/career/spouse/body/car/haircut.”

        Does this sound familiar? How many times have you heard this from clients? Or from yourself?

        This person is in the Transition Zone. When you are in the Transition Zone, you are in between two states, and it can be very confusing. As coach, you can help your client best when you understand the two states and when you understand how transition zones work.

        What you will learn:

        • Stage Development Theory, the foundation for understanding the dynamics of the Transition Zone. We will practice identifying the stage your client is at. You will take home a Development Roadmap and a list of resources for further study.
        • How to recognize when a client is in the Transition Zone.
        • Three ways to help your client navigate the Transition Zone.

          The workshop will enhance your capability in these core competencies:

          • Powerful questions (6): Ask questions that reveal information needed for maximum benefit to the coaching relationship and the client.

          • Direct Communication (7): Use language that has the greatest positive impact for the client.

          • Creating awareness (8): Integrate and accurately evaluable multiple sources of information; make interpretations that help the client gain awareness and thereby achieve agreed upon result.


        About Ann

        Ann Kruse, JD, MSOD, CPCC, ACC has been working with clients facing complex business and professional challenges for 30 years, as a business lawyer, as an organization development consultant, and as an executive coach. She has work with many theories and methods for coaching and personal change. She has found Stage Development Theory to be the most enlightening in understanding human growth and development.

        • Monday, June 17, 2019
        • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
        • Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave. NE,Shoreline, WA 98155
        Register

        June 17, 2019 -  Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA 98155

        Presented by

        Ann Kruse, ACC


         
        1.0 Core Competency  and .5 Resource 
        CCEUs
        CCEU cost: ICFWA Members $10, Non-members $20
        Hosted by ICF Washington State

        Description of Course

        “Everything was going so well. Then suddenly things changed. It’s like I no longer know who I am. I want to work with a coach because I need a new [pick one] job/career/spouse/body/car/haircut.”

        Does this sound familiar? How many times have you heard this from clients? Or from yourself?

        This person is in the Transition Zone. When you are in the Transition Zone, you are in between two states, and it can be very confusing. As coach, you can help your client best when you understand the two states and when you understand how transition zones work.

        What you will learn:

        • Stage Development Theory, the foundation for understanding the dynamics of the Transition Zone. We will practice identifying the stage your client is at. You will take home a Development Roadmap and a list of resources for further study.
        • How to recognize when a client is in the Transition Zone.
        • Three ways to help your client navigate the Transition Zone.

          The workshop will enhance your capability in these core competencies:

          • Powerful questions (6): Ask questions that reveal information needed for maximum benefit to the coaching relationship and the client.

          • Direct Communication (7): Use language that has the greatest positive impact for the client.

          • Creating awareness (8): Integrate and accurately evaluable multiple sources of information; make interpretations that help the client gain awareness and thereby achieve agreed upon result.


        About Ann

        Ann Kruse, JD, MSOD, CPCC, ACC has been working with clients facing complex business and professional challenges for 30 years, as a business lawyer, as an organization development consultant, and as an executive coach. She has work with many theories and methods for coaching and personal change. She has found Stage Development Theory to be the most enlightening in understanding human growth and development.

        • Tuesday, June 25, 2019



        North Seattle Satellite programs will resume September.

        • Wednesday, August 14, 2019
        • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
        • Virtual
        Register

        New Member Onboarding 

        ICF WA State Board invites you to join an upcoming Zoom ICF WA State New Member Onboarding Meeting.

        Our goal is to update you about the WA state ICF’s member education, coaching promotion and ICF community building opportunities for you.

        We will demo the ICF WA website and other SM sites.

        We will also tie in with the opportunity you have as a ICF Global member

        We will also take your questions and feedback.

         

        Join us!

        Presenters: Anu Arora and the ICF WA State Board


        Your Zoom room access information will be contained in the confirmation email you will receive upon registration.

        • Monday, September 16, 2019
        • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
        • Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave. NE,Shoreline, WA 98155
        Register

        September 23, 2019 - 6:30 pm - Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center


        Presented by

        Jody McCrain, CCPC, PCC


         
        1.5   Resource Development 
        CCEUs
        Members $10, Non-members $20
        Hosted by ICF Washington State

        Description of Course

        In his recent WBECS webinar, Dr. David Drake discussed the importance of helping clients change their story in order to change their outcomes. There is a powerful connection between a client’s story and behavior, yet often both the story and the behavior have become automatic and unconscious to the client.

        The same is true for us as coaches. As we work in the field and develop our style, we too create a coaching story. It is often automatic and unconscious and inherently holds our attachments and triggers and belief about coaching. It can determine the limits of our ability to hold space for our clients and direct the outcome of our conversations.

        Doing our own work to bring into light our mindset and limitations, our attachments and aversions, and our dreams and desires is part of our professional responsibility.

        Our time together at the North Seattle Satellite meeting you will be able to

        • discover your coaching story, and how it serves you.

        • what you want to change?

        • What are you blind spots?

        • look at your attachment style, and how that can impact your coaching.

        • the impact of your coaching story on the ability to create coaching presence.

        Join Jody McCrain as she walks us through this process of writing the coaching story that can improve our work and increase the success of our clients.

        About Jody

        Jody McCrain is a transformational Narrative Coach. She completed her coach training at inviteChange in 2010 after a twenty year career in education. She works with clients find the power in their stories and captures that energy to dismantle old beliefs and behaviors. She helps clients cross into their uncharted space and uncover their desired change. 


        Jody is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, an Enhanced Narrative Coach and certified Voice Dialogue Facilitator. She served on the ICF Washington State Board of Directors from 2010 to 2015 and as Chapter President in 2014. She holds a PCC

        credential from International Coach Federation (ICF).


        • Monday, October 21, 2019
        • Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave. NE,Shoreline, WA 98155
        Register

        October 21, 2019 - Time and Location

        Presented by

        Bruce Hostetter, ACC
          
        1.5  Core Competency or Resource Development 
        CCEUs
        Members $10, Non-members $20
        Hosted by ICF Washington State

        Description of Course

        This workshop combines visual media and improv exercises to generate an embodied awareness and understanding of the brain’s executive function. Executive function is what helps us to regulate behavior and shape our everyday experience. People with ADHD (and other non-typical neuro-types) often suffer in their lives due to a deficit of executive function.


        What you will learn:

        During this workshop you will learn how to recognize some of the ways in which clients with ADHD present this deficit, how executive function works, and simple strategies for working with clients who identify with ADHD.


            About Bruce

            Bruce Hostetter ACC, an ICF Satellite leader, intern student with International ADHD Coach Training (Laurie Dupar PCC instructor), works with creatives of all types, both individually, one to one, and in organizations, one to many. Bruce's focus and specialized training is in the area of ADHD coaching. Bruce uses his training and experience in improv, Gestalt practices, and visual media to enhance his approach to presence based coaching.

            • Wednesday, November 13, 2019
            • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
            • Virtual
            Register

            New Member Onboarding 

            ICF WA State Board invites you to join an upcoming Zoom ICF WA State New Member Onboarding Meeting.

            Our goal is to update you about the WA state ICF’s member education, coaching promotion and ICF community building opportunities for you.

            We will demo the ICF WA website and other SM sites.

            We will also tie in with the opportunity you have as a ICF Global member

            We will also take your questions and feedback.

             

            Join us!

            Presenters: Anu Arora and the ICF WA State Board


            Your Zoom room access information will be contained in the confirmation email you will receive upon registration.