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 have access to all the past Lunchtime Learning classes through the Members Only Section of the Website. Each year we offer some special offer to those of you who renew or join by the March 31 deadline. The special offer changes each year.  So, keep your eyes open for an email from us in April with your Thank you for Joining/Renewing Special Offer. If you have any questions about the online education, contact Lyssa 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, September 24, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom Room
    • 72

    Date change to: September 24, 2018, 12 noon - 1:30 pm PST

    Presented by

    Sue Hawkes
    CCEUs 1.5 Core Competency

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

    Description of Webinar

    This program provides a strong foundation for understanding what it takes to make the most of a client’s capabilities and gives you a foundation for effectiveness to apply immediately. Learn what it takes to create trust so coaching results become constructive and significant. Find out how to intervene effectively while avoiding common pitfalls. Understand critical distinctions between coaching, managing, therapy, training and mentoring and how each contributes to professional development. Create a more productive and accountable relationship to get the results you and your client want and need.

    Learn how to establish trust with your clients and identify when things are going poorly to then proactively create a solution; the client relationship is improved from beginning to end. Happy clients lead to increased referrals and repeat business.

    What you will learn:

    • Learn to identify the common pitfalls of coaching and how to intervene effectively. 
    • Learn how to establish trust with any type of client using a customized approach. 
    • Learn to coach in integrity regardless of client circumstances

      About Sue

      Sue Hawkes’ passion is helping business leaders and their teams succeed. As a bestselling author, Certified EOS® Implementer, Certified Business Coach, WPO Chapter Chair, internationally recognized seminar leader, speaker and award-winning entrepreneur, Sue brings over twenty five years of business experience to her clients. She is CEO of YESS!® and has designed and delivered dynamic, transformational programs for tens of thousands of people globally.  She also cofounded and served as CEO of Ideal Coaching, a company that has trained and certified hundreds of business coaches worldwide. Sue loves working with individuals and leadership teams to improve performance and brings contagious energy to her clients. With expertise in leadership, communication, coaching, EOS® and team health, she helps leaders design and live successful, fulfilling lives in and out of the workplace. Sue also delivers workshops and keynote addresses globally. Visit Sue at: sayyess.com

      • Tuesday, October 09, 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
      • Zoom Room
      • 75

      Tuesday October 9, 2018, 12 noon - 1:30 pm PST

      Presented by

      Wayne Law, Ph.D. 
      CCEUs 1.5 Resource Development

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

      Description of Webinar

      When is the last time you thought about your exit plan for you in your small business?  Many of you got into business without even the slightest thought about it and you may well be leaving Hundreds of Thousands of dollars to waste.  Did you ever stop to consider what to do with your success? Did you plan to work at this forever? Who is going to carry on after you depart the business?

      In this session we will show you both how to give your business both the backbone it needs as well as the salability missing in so many small businesses today.  Know how to “plan your work and work your plan”. Learn how simple flowcharts can change the course and size of your business. See how laying a foundation of training can benefit you and your future growth!

      Bring your cell phone along as we will do a fun demonstration using its ability to text and allow you to see it work live to all of you at the same time.

      What you will learn:

      You will learn how to start out a workflow to automate some of the simple tasks that you do daily. We will drill down in a very specific example so you can see how to actually complete it. Understand how to use your daily workflows that will bring you more time in your schedule by using simple automation tools. Once done they can be used for onboarding new employees or simply a way to ease up your work load.

      At the end of the class you will understand how to: 

        • How to organize your business while moving forward
        • Use and refine your own internal systems by way of automation
        • Free tools that exist presently to get you moving NOW!
        • Have systems that work 24/7 and even when your away.
        • See how simple texting automation can change the way you work

        About Wayne

        Generous​ ​with​ ​his​ ​time​ ​and​ ​energy, ​ ​Wayne​ ​has​ ​been​ ​helping​ ​people​ ​build​ ​and​ ​grow​ ​their businesses​ ​for​ ​30​ ​years.​ ​While​ ​a​ ​management​ ​consultant​ ​with​ ​IBM​ ​and​ ​Xerox,​ ​he​ ​became continually​ ​more​ ​convinced​ ​that​ ​individual​ ​and​ ​group​ ​success​ ​had​ ​less​ ​to​ ​do​ ​with​ ​the​ ​logistics​ ​of business​ ​and​ ​more​ ​to​ ​do​ ​with​ ​mental​ ​limitations.​ ​During​ ​this​ ​time​ ​he​ ​developed​ ​his​ ​love​ ​to​ ​help others​ ​change​ ​their​ ​perspective.​ ​His​ ​philosophy​ ​on​ ​“changing​ ​one’s​ ​view”​ ​has​ ​been​ ​adopted​ ​by small​ ​business​ ​entrepreneurs​ ​to​ ​fortune​ ​500​ ​executives,​ ​bringing​ ​them​ ​success. 

        To​ ​help​ ​more​ ​people​ ​find​ ​the​ ​real​ ​reasons​ ​why​ ​their​ ​life​ ​or​ ​business​ ​is​ ​not​ ​working, ​ ​Wayne​ ​is currently​ ​working​ ​on​ ​a​ ​book​ ​addressing​ ​limiting​ ​belief​ ​systems​ ​and​ ​how​ ​to​ ​break​ ​free​ ​to experience​ ​unlimited​ ​success. His​ ​new​ ​“VU”​ ​fundamentally​ ​taps​ ​into​ ​“The​ ​Art​ ​of​ ​Being​ ​Fully Human”. To learn more about Wayne, please visit his website.

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

        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

        • Tuesday, December 11, 2018
        • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
        • Zoom Room
        • 75

        Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 12 noon - 1:30 pm PST

        Presented by

        Lyssa deHart, MSW, PCC
        CCEUs 1.5 Core Competency

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

        Description of Webinar

        Metaphors are all around us; they flow through the daily rhythm of our conversations. Unless they are wildly obvious, we may miss them. Join this fun webinar and learn to play with the power of visual language. Learn what metaphors and similes are and consider ways to use them with your clients artfully.

        John Geary said, “Whenever we describe anything abstract: ideas, feelings, thoughts, emotions, concepts, we instinctively resort to metaphors”

        Learning to use the metaphors that your clients bring to the conversation is far more powerful than scripting your metaphors into the coaching conversation. Metaphors are vivid doorways into who your clients are being, their deeply held beliefs, their vision of themselves and their sense of what they want. This awareness can give you a powerful tool to get curious with greater ease. 

        What you will learn:

        • The differences between Metaphors and Similes
        • Neuroscience + Metaphors
        • The power of using the Metaphors that your clients bring to your coaching conversations
        • Practice using actual client conversational prompts to begin to play with crafting powerful questions that get straight to the heart of your clients concerns.
        • And, connecting the use of client Metaphors to competencies of Direct Communication, Active Listening, Awareness, Powerful Questioning, and Trust and Intimacy.

          About First Name

          Lyssa Danehy deHart, MSW, PCC has over 20 years of experience working with individuals and organizations. She is a relationship expert, focusing on our relationship with ourselves and with our internal narratives. She wrote the bestselling book,StoryJacking: Change Your Inner Dialogue, Transform Your Life, (2017). Lyssa works as a Course Leader and Mentor Coach with inviteCHANGE. Lyssa loves working with coaches to support their development and confidence in weaving the ICF Core Competencies through their coaching conversations. She she offers several groups and works with individual clients to navigate the plot twist in life. To learn more about her offerings, please visit her website.

        Past events

        Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: The Real Reason Your Marketing Isn’t Working
        Wednesday, July 18, 2018 WEBINAR: PATHWAY TO CREDENTIALING
        Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: Don’t Just Write a Book, Write a New Revenue Stream
        Wednesday, June 13, 2018 1st Virtual Allied Professional Networking Event
        Wednesday, June 06, 2018 ICF Western Region Event with Dr. David Drake
        Tuesday, June 05, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: Health of the Human Spirit: Holistic Stress Management for the 21st Century
        Friday, May 11, 2018 Virtual Meetup: Striding Forward with ICF Washington
        Thursday, May 10, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: The Neurobiology of Somatic Coaching: Embody Your Social and Emotional Intelligence
        Wednesday, May 09, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: ICF Global Ethics Community - Ethics Complaint Process
        Tuesday, May 08, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: Affiliate Programs - How the big players extend their circle of influence and create a steady stream of income
        Monday, May 07, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: Getting to a Powerful YES - How to enroll clients to fill your practice with ease
        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