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, January 21, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • New Location: Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave. NE,Shoreline, WA 98155
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    January 21, 2019 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm Shoreline-Lake Forest Part Senior Center

    Presented by

    Janet Livingstone
     
    1.5 Core Competency and .5 Resource CCEUs 
    Members $10, Non-members $20
    Hosted by ICF Washington State

    Description of Course

    Emotional Intelligence(EQ) is the key to how we interact with others and move through the world around us. Knowing about our EQ is a fundamental tool for improving our self-knowledge, self-esteem and level of happiness. And being a good coach begins with understanding and accepting ourselves so that we can be fully available to our clients. Awareness of our own EQ and that of our clients can help us connect with them on a deeper level and understand behaviors around: self-regard, assertiveness, stress tolerance and empathy, among others. EQ is an essential weapon in any good coach's arsenal of healing and shepherding clients’ growth.

    Join us for an engaging session on how knowledge of EQ can benefit coaches and coaching.


    About Janet

    Janet Livingstone is an instructional designer, trainer and executive coach. She is part of Boeing's China Strategy and Initiatives team, which delivers leadership development programs to aviation leaders from China. Janet is certified in EQ-i 2.0 and has lived and worked on four continents. She trained as a coach at Coaching Systems, Inc. in Prague, a program accredited by the European Coaching and Mentoring Council. Her coaching focuses on leaders and other humans in transition, especially those relocating across cultural borders for work, including C-suite executives and nonprofit leaders. In Seattle, Janet also enjoys being a member of Accelement, a nonprofit organization devoted to coaching and mentoring Seattle-based startup founders. As a result of her life experience, Janet speaks six languages - but not all at the same time. In her spare time, she likes to ski, write for a humor magazine, translate modern Slovak literature and sing karaoke (sometimes even in public).

    • Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom Room
    • 69
    Register

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

    Presented by

    Michael Kline, Master Certified RIM
    Practitioner and Trainer
     

    CCEUs .75 Core Competency and .75 Resource Development

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

    Free Your Clients of Negative Beliefs, Painful Memories, 
    and Emotional Triggers

    Description of Webinar

    This is an experiential journey that may feel like a combination of interactive guided imagery, somatic sensing and creative play. Participants close their eyes, and dip into a relaxing process of allowing their imagination to connect with resources, engage in dialogue, find emotions in their bodies and learn techniques for releasing those emotions verbally, visually and kinesthetically.

    RIM (Regenerating Images in Memory) is a tool that produces fast, easy, sustainable results freeing us of limiting beliefs and memories, empowering us to live our best lives. When we create a shift in perspective, we rely on will-power to create new behaviors. RIM goes deeper than a perspective-shift and actually changes how we feel instead of how we think. This makes change easier and often instantaneous.

    Neuroscience confirms that emotions occur in the body and when we resist what we’re feeling, those emotions stay stuck with us. What we resist persists. Because our nervous system imprints an imagined experience similarly to an actual experience, we can re-generate emotional body memories to create neurologically-rooted positive endings to old stories, without reliving the old hurt and pain. As with many coaching tools, RIM may have therapeutic benefits, yet the practice is NOT therapy. No special education or background is required to learn these skills.


    What you will learn:

    • Build your confidence in working with and allowing strong emotions. 
    • Learn how discoveries in neuroplasticity make anything possible for your clients. 
    • Expand your ability to serve as a neutral witness, allowing your client deeper discovery.
    • Create deeper awareness of underlying issues and limiting beliefs.
    • Discover the awareness connection to Emotional Intelligence

      About Michael

      Michael is the 11th of 12 children born into poverty to an alcoholic father living in a junkyard. He lost his mother to cancer at age 7 and was raised by an emotionally abusive aunt and uncle. Michael learned the powerful lesson of the junkyard; Resourcefulness is more important the resources. 

      His journey from junkyard to country club is proof that anyone can achieve anything. Michael is now a Certified Jack Canfield Speaker & Trainer, and Master Certified RIM (Regenerating Images in Memory) Practitioner & Licensed Trainer. He currently speaks and trains to business audiences about human potential, specifically in Leadership & Teamwork, Success Principles, Corporate Culture, Communications, Personal Growth, and Empowerment. 

      Currently, Michael works closely with Jack Canfield, assisting him with his prestigious Train the Trainer Program, developing the next generation of speakers and trainers around the world. Also, as a RIM Institute Licensed Trainer, Michael teaches advanced coaching skills to Certified Coaches. In his private practice, Michael serves professional women (and a few smart men) who want to make the second half of their life a heluva lot better than the first half. Learn more about Michael on his website.

      • Thursday, February 14, 2019
      • 12:15 PM - 2:15 PM
      • Queen Anne Public Library, 400 West Garfield St (corner 4th Ave), Seattle, WA 98119
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      February 14, 2019 - 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm - Queen Anne Public Library

      Presented by


      Janet Livingstone

       

               
      1.25  Core Competency and .25 Resource Development 
      CCEUs
      Members $10, Non-members $20
      Hosted by ICF Washington State

      Description of Course

      Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the key to how we interact with others and move through the world around us. Understanding our EQ gives us a fundamental tool for improving our self-knowledge, self-esteem and level of happiness. And being a good coach begins with understanding and accepting ourselves so that we can be fully present for our clients.

      Using an EQ assessment can also help us connect with clients on a deeper level and understand behaviors around: Self-regard, assertiveness, stress tolerance and empathy, to name a few.

      Learn how you can use EQ as an essential element in shepherding clients’ growth.

      Join us for an interactive session on EQ and its benefits for coaches and coaching.

      This session has 1.5 CCEU for core competencies and 0.5 CCEU for resources.

      About Janet

      Janet Livingstone is an instructional designer, trainer and executive coach. She is part of Boeing's China Strategy and Initiatives team, which creates and delivers leadership development programs to aviation leaders from Asia. Janet is certified in EQ-i 2.0 and has lived and worked on four continents. She trained as a coach at Coaching Systems, Inc. in Prague, a program accredited by the European Coaching and Mentoring Council.

      Her coaching focuses on leaders and other humans in transition, especially those relocating across cultural borders for work, including C-suite executives and nonprofit leaders. She is also a member of Accelement, a nonprofit organization devoted to coaching and mentoring Seattle-based startup founders.

      As a result of her life experience, Janet speaks six foreign languages... to anyone who will listen. Hobbies and life-values: humor, connection, karaoke, skiing, food/wine. Want to know more? cultureiskey.coach/about-janet/


      • Thursday, March 14, 2019
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
      • Zoom Room
      • 72
      Register

      Thursday March 14, 2019, from 12 noon - 1:30 pm Pacific Time

      Presented by

      Denise Hedges, PCC 

      CCEUs 1.5 Resource Development

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

      How to Create a Masterful Speaking Presence

      Description of Webinar

      Speaking to groups is the number one way to build a coaching practice, but only if who you’re being in front of the room is as present, authentic, and sincere as it is when you’re interacting with clients. But, what’s the key to making it happen? Never stop being a coach! Apply the same core competencies to speaking as you do to your coaching. Create a safe and supportive environment in your room that honors your audience’s agenda. When you’re open and flexible in the moment, you create a dynamic synergy with your audience. The bottom line: Talking with a client in a coaching setting is very much like speaking to a group of people you don’t know … if you approach it the right way.

      This is a highly interactive and thought-provoking presentation.

      What you will learn:

      • How to manifest a presence that’s warm and genuine while being profoundly audience-focused and intensely purposeful. 
      • How the message they send goes beyond the words they speak. 
      • What goes into creating a compelling, interactive presentation that evokes insight and encourages people to expand their thinking. 
      • How to provide masterful coaching as they engage audience members. 
      • How to make an offer from the stage that speaks to the needs of their audience members and lands like an opportunity for further exploration and growth … 
      • and how to stay unattached as you do it!

      About Denise

      Denise Hedges is a business development coach and speaking coach with over 30 years experience in sales and marketing. She specializes in training and coaching business owners to market themselves more effectively using the strategy of speaking. Denise works with coaches to help them move past any doubt about sales and marketing, so they can attract more clients and make more money! Visit Denise at her website.

      • Tuesday, April 09, 2019
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
      • Zoom Room
      • 74
      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
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      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.”


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