ICF WA State's Virtual Lunchtime Learning Series

Do you have limited time?  Do you want coaching education, but don't want to drive an hour to get it?  Do you have a computer?  Welcome to the Lunchtime Learning Series.  Each month we bring you a great training opportunity!

All our classes offer 1 to 1.5 ICF CCEUs! 

*depending on length of the class.

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

All new and renewed ICF Washington State Chapter Members get 1 (one) free coupon code to a Lunchtime Learning class of their choosing within the ICF year (1April-31 March) Coupon codes are class specific.  If you have any questions about the online education, contact Lyssa Danehy deHart 
LyssadeHart at gmail.com

The Lunchtime Learning Series is held on the Zoom virtual platform, if you are not familiar, please visit www.zoom.us.  Get a free account and download the app for your computer, tablet, or phone.  Check out our classes below.  We look forward to seeing you in a class soon!

Upcoming events

    • Monday, May 07, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom Room
    • 60

    Month day, 2018, 12 noon - 1:30 pm PST

    Presented by

    Tara Butler Floch, CPCC, PCC
    CCEUs 1.5 Resource Development
    Members $15, Non-members $25
    Hosted by ICF Washington State

    Description of Webinar

    One of the biggest challenges that Coaches face is powerfully enrolling committed clients.  Did you know that the average coach has only 1 paying client a year after they’ve been certified?  Furthermore, there are countless number of talented coaches who are undercharging for their transformational work in order to get a “yes” from potential clients because they can’t enroll prospects effectively at the rate they deserve.   If you want to have a sustainable, full practice full of committed clients then it’s key to master the art of client enrollment.  Unfortunately, most enrollment methods taught by the Marketing Gurus don’t work well for coaches, who want to have an authentic and genuine connection with their prospects and not be too “salesy”.   Conversely, giving away free sample sessions may give the prospective client a great coaching experience but rarely leads to a powerful conversation about working together.  This presentation Getting To a Powerful “Yes” – how to enroll clients to fill your practice with ease you will learn how to:

    • Create  the container to have deep learning and insight, and lead your prospect down a path to work with you, simultaneously
    • Create your own template using our methodology and process for client enrollment conversations
    • Frame  your enrollment conversations to create clear expectations for the experience (no bait and switch!)
    • Hold  a perspective that serves your ideal outcome and serves the client
    • Handle and navigate sticky issues around money
    • Get to a clear and powerful “yes” or “no” (no more wishy washy-ness!)

    Whether you have been a coach for a year or a decade, there will be great nuggets for you to learn from this presentation.  This methodology works well for both coaching and consulting services and can be used effectively with either individuals or a corporate environment.   Whether you are a leadership coach and consultant, or a life coach, this methodology can be customized to create a powerful enrollment conversation that will create a powerful, committed “yes” from clients who you know are meant to work with you. 

        About Tara

        Tara Butler Floch, PCC, CPCC is known as the Coaches’ Coach.  She has helped hundreds of emerging entrepreneurs create prosperous businesses since 2000, when she started her coaching and training company, Broadview Coaching.  Prior to starting her business, she was a Sales & Marketing Executive of 3 global companies, managing teams of up to 80 people.   Tara has always been passionate about helping others fully step into their full potential, passion and gifts. She loves combining that passion with her love of Branding, Marketing, Client Experience, and Business Development.  Through her Entrepreneurial Edge Coaching Program, most of her clients create thriving, sustainable, full practices in about a year.  They also have more freedom, work fewer hours, and focus on work that truly inspires them so they can make an even bigger impact in the world.   

        Please visit Tara's Website to learn more.

        • Tuesday, May 08, 2018
        • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
        • Zoom Room
        • 69

        May 8, 2018, 12 noon - 1:30 pm PST

        Presented by

        Lisa Zufall 
        CCEUs 1.5 Resource Development

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

        Description of Webinar

        This presentation is designed to help you understand the power of affiliate marketing, why the big players are doing it and how you can get in on it! Creating an active referral base grows business. Affiliate programs have been used for years by major corporations and bloggers to make passive income month over month. 

        What you will learn: 

        • How to grow your circle of influence instantly and build your community. 
        • How to create a steady stream of income, even while you sleep! 
        • How to collaborate with influencers and position yourself as an expert 

         About Lisa

        Lisa Zufall is the CEO of Birch Solution, Lisa has over 20 years of experience working with various business types, from startups, to Fortune 500 companies. A tenacious professional, Lisa is committed to developing systems that position the companies in her care as industry leaders. Birch Solutions is on a fearless quest to help businesses create online awesomeness through digital marketing and media. Their client list includes CVS, UHG and MASCO. They seamlessly engineer digital solutions that work for each individual client they work with. Visit her website for more information.

        • Wednesday, May 09, 2018
        • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
        • Zoom Room
        • 70

        May 9, 2018, 12 noon - 1:30 pm PST

        Presented by

        Michael Marx, Ed.D
        CCEUs 1.5 Ethics and Core Competency

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

        Description of Webinar

        You get a notification from the ICF (International Coach Federation) staff that someone has filed a complaint about you. The IRB (Independent Review Board) has determined that the case has legitimacy and you are asked to respond to the allegations. How do you feel? In this session, Dr. Marx of the ICF Global IRB will present the system and structure behind the ECR (Ethics Code Review). Participants will gain an appreciation for the ECR process which is more pedagogical and less punitive. They will be better able to apply the Code of Ethics to their work and their lives. 

        What you will learn:

        • Increase awareness of the ECR process 
        • Increase sensitivity to the feelings of the complainant as well as the accused 
        • Learn how to prevent an accusation 
        • Raise the ethical standard ICF members     

          About Michael

          Michael is an ICF Professional Certified Coach specializing in business coaching and corporate consultation. Michael is an onsite Suicide Prevention Advocate for REPS (Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide) in Steamboat Springs, CO. He also teaches the Ethics course as well as the Coaching Skills Mastery course for the Professional Christian Coaching Institute. Dr. Marx currently serves as the leader of the ICF ‘Global Community of Practice on Ethics.’ He also serves on the ICF Independent Review Board. Additionally, he is the past-president of Christian Coaches Network International and the author of Ethics and Risk Management for Christian Coaches (2016). Learn more about Michael at www.BlazingNewTrailsCoaching.com.

          • Thursday, May 10, 2018
          • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
          • Zoom Room
          • 66

          May 10, 2018, 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm PST
          Presented by

          Amanda Blake

          CCEUs: 1 Core Competency and .5 Resource Development

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

          Description of Webinar
          In recent years there’s been an explosion of research about the brain and body. But our knowledge of of this vast field – not to mention our ability to put it to use – is scant at best. Help clients take practical steps toward better living and stronger leadership by turning new research into applied practice. Learn how to build the social and emotional intelligence you – and your clients! – need to achieve greater satisfaction and success.

          What you will learn:

          • Discover how & why body, brain, and behavior are inextricably linked
          • Learn practical tools to cultivate qualities of social and emotional intelligence such as courage, composure, resilience, compassion, and clear communication
          • Develop your coaching presence & help clients grow their leadership presence
          • Discover straightforward, science-based principles and practices that reliably build social and emotional intelligence

          About Amanda

          Amanda Blake is author of the forthcoming book Your Body Is Your Brain, and creator of the Body = Brain course on the neuroscience of experiential learning.  In addition to teaching about the art and science of embodiment, she works with progressive leaders worldwide to help them become their best self, enjoy life more, and make a bigger contribution. Once an internationally competitive athlete, Mandy is skilled at cultivating high performance in herself and others.  She is a Master Somatic Leadership Coach and holds a degree in Human Biology from Stanford University.  She’s also a longtime yoga enthusiast, mountaineer, musician, and celebrator of life. Learn more at embright.org.

          • Friday, May 11, 2018
          • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
          • Zoom Room
          • 72

          May 11, 2018, 2:00 - 3:30 pm PST  - Zoom

          Presented by

          Sharmin Banu  & Anu Arora

          Hosted by ICF Washington State

          Description of Program

          When passionate and talented coaches get the right support and tools to extend their practice, amazing things happen in their careers and in the lives of the clients they serve. We have heard this from many coaches. ICF is aimed to do exactly that. Our state chapter is especially poised to make strides for its coaches and community. Not only we are large by the numbers (at 500 plus members), we are investing in big impact strategies.

          As we wrap up on Coach week, please come with us to learn about these strategies and engage in the “I-to-We” momentum we are building together.

          What you will learn:

          • How ICFWA is promoting coaching in the local communities and how you can partner

          • The resources ICF offers for you to thrive as a coach

          • How the ICF credentialing is changing to continue to raise the bar of our profession making it compelling and competitive

          • How ICF Global and ICFWA are creating a new future for the coaches by being futuristic themselves

            Sharmin Banu and Anu Arora, with sassiness and character, bring the grand finale to the Coach Week, Striding forward with ICF Washington. Join us!

            About Sharmin and Anu

            Sharmin Banu is the President for ICFWA and has been a member since 2009. She has been involved with the chapter for several years, including on the board since 2016. Sharmin is very passionate for ICF and is awed by its massive potential. A high tech veteran herself, Sharmin has been coaching technology leaders for the past eight years. More: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ sharminbanu/

            Anu Arora is the President-Elect for ICFWA. Anu brings 14-years of technology leadership experience to her wellness and leadership coaching practice. She helps her clients find their balance and get past the negativity that is holding them back. With her corporate clients, she builds training and coaching solutions for their engineering teams. She also gives talks and seminars on topics like ‘Self-Coaching for Higher Productivity’, ‘The Happiness Advantage’ and ‘How to be happy in a highly stressed environment’ in local schools and businesses. More:https://www.linkedin.com/in/ anuarora/

            • Tuesday, June 05, 2018
            • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
            • Zoom Room
            • 74

            June 5, 2018, 12 noon - 1:30 pm PST

            Presented by

            Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. 

            CCEUs 1.5 Core Competency

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

            Description of Webinar 

            Health of the Human Spirit begins with an overview of stress in the American culture and the problems associated with it. It continues with highlights of the stress emotions (specifically, anger issues), stress and disease, digital toxicity and Screen addictions and concludes with an expose on stress and human spirituality. 

            What you will learn: 

            • Define the terms, stress, resiliency and holistic stress management
            • Explain the four styles of mismanaged anger
            • Describe the relationship between stress and human spirituality

            About Brian

            Brian Luke Seaward is a renowned and respected international expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-Spirit healing and Corporate Health Promotion. Additionally, he is an Award-Winning author, photographer, teacher, celebrated film director/producer and much sought after inspirational Speaker. His mission, as expressed through his legacy of acclaimed books and public appearances, is to make this a better World in which to live by having each of us reach our highest potential. 

            The Wisdom of Brian Luke Seaward can be found quoted in PBS specials, the Chicago Tribune, The Huffington Post, College graduation speeches, medical seminars, boardroom meetings, church Sermons, and keynote addresses all over the World. He is respected throughout the international Community as an accomplished teacher, consultant, motivational speaker, author, visionary, and mentor. 

            A popular TEDX Speaker, he currently, he serves as the executive director of the Paramount Wellness Institute in Boulder, Colorado. Former Good Morning America host, Joan Lunden says, "Dr. Seaward's words have touched my life profoundly and helped me to find grace and dignity, the patience and Compassion needed to navigate my ever-changing course. They have helped me understand that it is the Way I choose to see the World that I will create the World I see." It's been said several times that Brian Luke SeaWard looks like James Taylor, dresses like Indiana Jones, and Writes like Mark Twain. 

            In the role of traveler, visionary, mystic, healer and mentor, Dr. Seaward has created a legacy in the field of Wellness and health promotion for all to share. Luke can be contacted at www.Brianlukeseaward.net

            • Wednesday, November 07, 2018
            • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
            • 75
            Registration is closed

            November 7, 2018, 12 noon - 1:30 pm PST
            Presented by

            Maria Nemeth PhD, MCC

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

            Description of Webinar

            As coaches, we always hope that our clients will greet our coaching with a sigh of relief, enthusiasm, or acknowledgement that we’re on the right track together.

            However, what happens in the coaching situation when clients become irritated or confused? Or even angry that the session(s) are not going the way they would like them to go?

            In working with coaches over the last 38 years, I have seen that there are phrases that we hate to hear: “I’m not getting much value from this coaching with you,” or “I don’t think I can go any further with this coaching.”

            Is this really true? Is our coaching of no value to this person? Or, is our client experiencing the Negativity Bias, a naturally-occurring point where they have always stopped themselves in going for a goal?

            What is the Negativity Bias? What’s the relevant research about it? How can we work with clients to go past this difficult point, with ease? And by ease, I mean for the coach as well as the client!

            Recent research says that our brains haven’t changed in their structure for about a hundred thousand years. This means that we have essentially the same brains that our prehistoric ancestors did, including the instinct to check out danger before anything else.

            When you, as coach, understand and can anticipate the Negativity Bias, you can turn a difficult situation from a possible breakdown into a powerful breakthrough for your client.

            What you will learn:

            • What the Negativity Bias is and where it comes from.
            • Some strategies for interacting with clients in the moment when they are experiencing the Negativity Bias to help bring their creative thinking back on line.
            • A simple tool Coaches can use immediately (for themselves and their clients) to go past the Negativity Bias with ease.

            About Maria

            Maria Nemeth, PhD, MCC, is the Founder and Director of the Academy for Coaching Excellence, and has been teaching and training for the past 30 years. An accomplished Clinical Psychologist working with people in crisis, she is also a well-known expert in leadership excellence, personal/professional development, and financial empowerment. Voted one of the 50 most influential people in wealth management in the UK, her work has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Maria is the author of two highly-acclaimed books: The Energy of Money, available in five languages, and its follow-up, Mastering Life’s Energies.

            Visit her website at Academy for Coaching Excellence

          Past events

          Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: Narrative Coaching, Where Belonging and Becoming Meet
          Monday, March 12, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: Buying Signals: Converting Casual Conversations Into Sales
          Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: Coaching in Organizational Settings – A Career Counselling Panel for Coaches
          Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: Clients Contemplating Suicide: How to Detect and Refer
          Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Expanding Coaching Presence through Intuition
          Monday, September 18, 2017 Is There an Inspired Thought Leader Inside of You?
          Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Putting Mindfulness in Motion
          Wednesday, August 23, 2017 StoryJacking: Rewrite the Narrative
          Thursday, June 15, 2017 From Crickets to Clients
          Thursday, May 18, 2017 The Four Basic Legal Agreements Every Coach Needs
          Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Coaching Mastery through Mentor Coaching and Coaching Supervision
          Tuesday, May 16, 2017 ICF WA Virtual Networking Event
          Monday, May 15, 2017 Getting Ready for Opportunity before it Knocks
          Monday, April 17, 2017 Take the Refreshing & Clarifying Pause: Unconscious Bias
          Thursday, March 16, 2017 Helping Clients Set B.I.G Boundaries and Overcome What Gets In the Way
          Thursday, February 23, 2017 Transformational Questions: From "What" to "Who"
          Thursday, January 19, 2017 Niche in a Nutshell
          Wednesday, January 18, 2017 ICF WA Virtual Networking Event
          Thursday, December 01, 2016 Voice Dialogue
          Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Conflict Management Coaching: The Joys and Challenges
          Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Masterful Secrets
          Monday, August 22, 2016 The Art of Mindfulness, Positive Psychology and Coaching
          Thursday, July 28, 2016 Reflective Journaling for Coaches
          Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Your Small Biz Test Kitchen: How to Create Purple Cow Products and Services
          Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Establishing Credibility as a Coach through Evidence-Based Strengths Strategy
          Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Turn Your Limiting Beliefs into Gold
          Tuesday, October 13, 2015 The Resilient Coach
          Thursday, June 25, 2015 Triggers: Creating Behavior that Lasts - Becoming the Person You Want to Be
          Thursday, April 30, 2015 Neuroscience of Learning