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 Lyssa Danehy deHart at LyssadeHart at gmail.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

    • Monday, March 18, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave. NE,Shoreline, WA 98155
    Register

    March 18, 2019 - 6:30 pm - Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center

    We have just been notified that our original speaker, Maureen, is unable to facilitate on the 18th.  

    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).


    • Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom Room
    • 70
    Register

    Tuesday April 9, 2019, from 12 noon - 1:30 pm Pacific Time

    Presented by

    Carol Harris-Fike, PCC 


    CCEUs 1.5 Core Competency
    Members $15, Non-members $25
    Hosted by ICF Washington State

    Experiment with Three Somatic Practices 

    Description of Webinar

    The Power of Somatic's in Coaching has become evident in the study of the body/brain science and its impact on learning. Coaching is about supporting our clients in learning… experiencing a new awareness or seeing a new possibility. Learning begins in the body with making meaning of the sensations we feel and then express in thoughts and words. In this session we will experiment with 3 somatic practices that serve the coach and that might be offered to a client. We will explore the difference it makes to bring coherence among the body, emotions, and language around something that is getting in the way of the realization of a goal. We will explore ideas of how to use somatics within ourselves (the coach) to observe how the client is being around what he brings to coaching… and thus allow the client to make a new meaning… a new awareness… a new possibility to realize a goal.

    What you will learn:

    • Experiment with Three Somatic Practices; Balancing the Body, Emotions, and Language; Shifting Emotions by Choice, and Using a Body Scan. 
    • Share stories/examples demonstrating how somatics serves clients (presenter & participants) 
    • Discuss some Body/Brain Science in how somatics supports learning. 
    • Share a bibliography that supports the use of somatics in coaching.
    About Carol

    Carol Harris-Fike, Personal Leadership Coach & Mentor, supports clients around the world. She is a Program/Mentor Coach and Newfield Coach Coordinator as well as a member of the Certification Assessment Team for Newfield Network. She also is the liaison for Newfield to ICF and ACTO (Association of Coach Training Organizations); currently ACTO Board Secretary. Carol is co-owner of an Online Mentoring Program: Coach Deep. She is also in the ICF Mentor Coach Directory and has passed the ICF PCC Marker Assessors Training. Areas of expertise include ontological coaching, an understanding of the latest research in the science of the brain/body, somatic coaching, and an extensive study of energy through Reiki & Qi Chong. She is a Level 1 Certified in the Alba Method of Emoting.

    Carol is the author of 5 Life Energies: The Choice You Have in How Energy Shapes Your Life © 2009. She co-created JICT Images: Journey with Intuition & Creativity for Transformation © 2010, a box of 72 evocative images designed to create a metaphor for users that lead groups and individuals to the “heart of the matter”. Carol lives in Western Colorado and enjoys hiking and snow shoeing on her ranch in the San Juan Mountains. Learn more about Carol’s work at www.CHFcoach.com and www.CoachDeep.com. 


    • Thursday, April 11, 2019
    • 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Queen Anne Public Library, 400 West Garfield St (corner 4th Ave), Seattle, WA 98119
    Register

    April 11, 2019 - 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm - Queen Anne Public Library

    Presented by


    Lori VanderBilt MS, Transitions Coach, ACC

     

           


    1.5  Core Competencies 
    CCEUs
    Members $10, Non-members $20
    Hosted by ICF Washington State

    Description of Course

    In this experiential workshop, we will look at how “somatic noticing” helps us become more attuned coaches as we develop our skills in the core competencies. We will use the forms of InterPlay, which involves movement, storytelling, and voice to unlock the wisdom of the body. In addition to being accessible and fun, this active and creative approach offers eight practical body wisdom tools that are beneficial to both coaches and clients. You will tap into your own body wisdom as well as discover how to help your clients uncover new ways of knowing.


    About Lori

    Lori VanderBilt is a Transitions Coach who draws on the wisdom of the body, mind, and spirit in her work. She brings the experience and observation of 20 years as a Marriage and Family Therapist into her coaching practice.

    As a coach, she uses powerful conversation, a strength-based approach, and tools of self-reflection. As a Certified Leader in InterPlay, she brings experience with teaching body wisdom tools and improvisational skills. She has taught in the InterPlay Life Practice Program for Helping Professionals, a nine-month program in InterPlay tools, ideas, and practices.

    Comments from participants:

    “Lori is an articulate teacher who brings her groundedness and delight when she leads InterPlay. She brings a welcoming presence, as well as depth and clarity of professional insight as a coach.”

    “I had a wonderful time stretching out of my comfort zone, learning, connecting & play-ing together!! Thank you for your warmth, energy & the safe space you create.”

    “This was a great event. It had a nice flow that matched the energy in the room, energizing exer-cises that brought forth great sharing and personal insights and it was FUN! You are a wonder-ful facilitator and coach. Thank you for sharing your gifts and these great exercises with us.”

    “I loved the session! It is so nice when we get to build connections with other coaches in ways other than comparing resumes.”


    • Monday, April 15, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave. NE,Shoreline, WA 98155
    Register

    April 15, 2019 - Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave. NE,Shoreline, WA 98155

    Presented by

    Renée Louise Taylor


    1 Resource Development CCEU
    Members $10, Non-members $20
    Hosted by ICF Washington State

    Description of Course

    Create Your Intention Collage with Coaching Thru Art

    Have fun and engage your creativity to discover and visually express your intentions for this year.

    CoachingthruArt offers a fun, lively and supportive pathway to assist your move toward a more fulfilling life by combining Coaching and Art.

    As an artist and Certified Coach, Renée Louise Taylor creates and facilitates thought-provoking workshops that challenge participants to explore their inner passion. She strongly believes there is an artist in everyone as she creates a fun, supportive and lively environment in which participants can delve into art play, laughter, dance and simply letting go.

    http://coachingthruart.com/

    • Monday, April 29, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom Room - Access will be provided upon registration
    • 74
    Register

    April 29, 2019, 12 noon - 1:30 pm PST  

    Presented by

    Brit Poulson, Ph.D
     
    CCEUs 1.0 Core Competency and 0.5 Resource Development

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

    Description of Webinar

    During the webinar we shall cover:

    1. What reality maps are and why they matter.

    2. How blind spots block us from acting on our intentions.

    3. Quick introduction to the Clarity Compass Tool.

    4. The Facts vs. Stories Polarity of the Clarity Compass.

    What you will learn:

    • Asking powerful questions and active listening to assist clients in separating facts from stories.
    • Exploring how coachees can create more powerful stories.
    • Improving capacity for imaginative, resourceful, creative thinking with clients.
    • Moving past blind spots, generating increased awareness of self and other.

      About Brit:

      Brit is the owner and principal of Clarity Compass Consulting, www.clarity-compass.com, a leadership consulting firm specializing in transformative executive coaching and leadership development programs. Brit has been integrating the fields of management consulting, business psychology, and leadership coaching since 1983. Brit earned a Ph.D. in psychodynamic and group psychology at the Pacifica Graduate Institute. He also has an M.A. in human growth and potential from the University of West Georgia and a B.A. in accounting and Business Administration from Troy State University. Brit has been a psychology professor at four different U.S. universities and at Nankai University in China, as well as instructing at Inlingua in Italy. Brit’s rich experience includes his work as a Dale Carnegie course instructor, public speaker, psychotherapist in private practice, corporate trainer and executive coach. Brit was the lead facilitator for all of LIOS/Saybrook University public programs and is adjunct faculty for both the clinical and leadership masters programs. Brit’s combination of business expertise, human compassion, and incisive questions help his clients achieve unprecedented results. Book Author: “The Clarity Compass: See More Clearly. Have Creative Conversations. Live the Life You Want.” In the Media: Brit has appeared as an expert for a number of media outlets across television, print, and radio including ABC’s First Coast News, CBS Boston and the American Management Association. You can read more and access archives of Brit’s media events at www.clarity-compass.com/press/

      He has provided leadership support to organizations such as Philips Healthcare; Rabobank (De Lage Landen); T-Mobile; Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt; Immunex/Amgen; Microsoft; ARRYVE Consulting; IDRI; Philips Consumer Lifestyle; Xerox of Canada; Canadian Pacific Railway; Blue Cross Blue Shield; Amazon.com; and many others.


      • Wednesday, May 01, 2019
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
      • Zoom Room - Access will be provided upon registration
      • 75
      Register

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

      Presented by

      Anne Jolles, PCC


       
      CCEUs 1.5 Core Competency 

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

      Description of Webinar

      Bring the international phenomenon of Grace Trail into your coaching practice and your life, work and community! Hear the amazing story that began in Anne Jolles’ kitchen 18 years ago during a time of despair and helped her rise up. Learn what she heard and saw that has now grown into a coaching method and resiliency tool that is being used worldwide.

      What you will learn:

      Learn how to build and acquire beliefs and skills that will help you and your clients move forward and invite in hope, resiliency and grace more often.  By asking and reflecting on 5 key questions about the five components of GRACE –  Gratitude, Release, Acceptance, Challenge and Embrace – you will find that you are walking off your worries and walking toward hope and possibility.     

      Gratitude: What am I Grateful for? 

      Release: What do I need to Release? 

      Accept:  What is calling out for Acceptance? 

      Challenge: What is my next Challenge? 

      Embrace: What can I Embrace as possible?



        About Anne Jolles:

        Anne Barry Jolles is a renowned life coach, award-winning author, TEDx speaker, and creator of Grace Trail. Blending life experiences and research, Jolles created the Grace Trail and has shared it with tens of thousands as it evolved for over a decade. The trail has many forms, including an actual trail in Plymouth, MA, virtual trails, workshops, webinars, retreats and products, and has been featured by Good Housekeeping, NPR, Boston Globe and more.  Jolles thrives on helping courageous people take five steps to their best lives through her message of joy, hope, and resiliency.

        Please retain your confirmation email.  It contains the access information for the virtual program.

        • Thursday, May 02, 2019
        • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
        • Zoom Room - Access will be provided upon registration
        • 75
        Register

        May 2, 2019, 12 noon - 1:30 pm PST  

        Presented by

        Lynn Taylor


         
        CCEUs 1.0 Core Competency & 0.5 Resource Development 

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

        Description of Webinar

        This webinar is the performance of Masters level interpretation of the Individual Core Values Index™ . It offers better understanding of the new pathway to full self-actualization of a person’s innate unchanging human nature, not achievable without the CVI. You will learn how to coach a person up through all of the Maslow Hierarchy of Needs process, and then up through the Taylor self-actualization pyramid, learning to consciously shift from one energy to a different Core Nature Energy. This shifting between dominant human energies is how the human child develops their adapted personality, which is ego driven and emotionally based. How to identify key experiential life experiences, and relate these to current adult challenge situations. How to identify the core energy that was put to work in the child experience and how to unlock the adult experience by shifting into a different human energy, consciously before dysfunctional behavior kicks in.


        What you will learn:

        A new understanding of who you are at the innate unchanging level. A new understanding of the universal Human Operating System and how to manage yourself. Methodologies for consciously shifting from Being one energy into Being a completely different energy, authentically.

        How to Lift others into a more intentional and highly successful mode of operating—methods for delivery of a CVI report to a client. How to encourage and support each person’s understanding of self and of the mysterious human operating system which is made more visible and intentionally manageable by the CVI.


        About Lynn Taylor:

        Lynn stakes his company and his reputation around his “right person, right job” mission. He is creator of the Core Values Index (CVI), the only assessment to identify the unchanging human characteristics that dictate future job performance and align these with the responsibilities of a given role for guaranteed success. His training sessions deliver candid conversations that lead to significant team connectivity, transparency, trust, communication and ROI for organizations that partner with him. More than 2000 leaders have benefited from Lynn’s coaching and training. In his role as titular CEO of numerous companies he positioned more than 8000 individuals into their seat of highest and best contribution, increasing bottom-line performance beyond expectations. Lynn Taylor is a leading speaker for Vistage, the world’s largest CEO membership organization. His CVI-based training has been rated“…the best in the history of Vistage.”.  More information can be found here: www.taylorprotocols.com.

        Please retain your confirmation email.  It contains the access information for the virtual program.  Also, for this program only you are eligible for a free CVI assessment report and the link is included in the confirmation email you will receive upon registration.

        • Thursday, May 09, 2019
        • 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
        • Queen Anne Public Library, 400 West Garfield St (corner 4th Ave), Seattle, WA 98119
        Register

        May 9, 2019 - 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm - Queen Anne Public Library

        Presented by


        Elizabeth Buttrick 

               


         
        CCEUs Pending
        Members $10, Non-members $20
        Hosted by ICF Washington State

        Description of Course

        In today’s fast-moving professional environment, we're constantly surrounded by high-stakes change, leading to elevated levels of stress, and the risk of disengagement in us and the people with whom we work.

        As a leader, how do you support your professional community?

        Effective leaders must be able to thrive in spite of this instability, and inspire others to do so as well. It is not enough to understand the urgency; leaders need to shift from intention to practice.

        The framework of Holistic Leadership introduces a theory and actionable strategies for leaders to promote transformation within themselves and their organizations.

        The foundation for this work is Somatics which offers a cutting-edge approach for professionals to shift how they currently think, feel, and act, so they can start experiencing meaningful outcomes emerge from within stressful work environments.

        In this workshop, you'll learn the basics of coaching clients through the holistic leadership lens, including somatic strategies which are grounded in the mind-body connection, and that address issues related to leadership.

        • Effective communication
        • Emotional intelligence
        • Modifying behavior
        • Navigating change
        • Reducing stress


        This workshop will provide a unique lens on the ICF Core Competency of Facilitating Learning and Results, in particular Creating Awareness and Designing Actions. You'll leave feeling empowered to support your clients' wellbeing and holistic leadership success.

        About Elizabeth

        Elizabeth Buttrick brings together the best of leadership development and wellness. As a leadership consultant, executive coach, and craniosacral therapist with Sound Somatics, she helps leaders thrive by aligning their mind, body, and emotions.

        For more about Elizabeth click here.


        • Monday, May 20, 2019
        • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
        • Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave. NE,Shoreline, WA 98155
        Register

        May 20th, 2019 - 6:30 pm - Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center

        This program was originally scheduled for March 18 .

        Presented by

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

        Description of Course

        What’s crystal-clear in your mind turns to mush on paper. Why is that? Join writing coach Maureen Lander and learn how to transform your thoughts into words that empower. Discover how different types of writing—blogs, newsletters, emails, books, etc—require different writing styles, and review simple tips and doable strategies for your writing life. All offered in a friendly, judgment-free zone.


        What you will learn:

        • The Foundations of Good Writing
        • The difference between writing for a blog vs a newsletter vs email, etc
        • How unnecessary words dilute your message
        • Strategies to write an expert book

          About Maureen

          Maureen Lander started the new millennium with a second career as a freelance technical writer, focusing mainly on training materials. She then offered to help a family member write the story of her immigrant mother’s life—and Maureen’s world was changed. She enjoyed it so much, she decided to help others capture their story, as in memoirs, or formalize their message, as in expert books. After ghostwriting over twenty books, she decided to also coach aspiring authors in their quest to eloquently express whatever it is they have to say.

          Credentials:

          Graduate in Technical Writing, UW 2000

          Ten years as a technical writer

          Eight years as a ghostwriter and writing coach

          Currently enrolled in Certified Ghostwriter program, Cal State Univ. Long Beach, completion May 2019


          • 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.