Spring Emergence - Restore Your Energy and Unleash Your Creativity

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


  • Pricing for ICF WA Chapter Members
  • Pricing for Friends of ICF WA
  • CCEUs only included if offered.

ICFWA has a No Refund Policy.
Registration is closed

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.