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

    • Wednesday, November 07, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • 72

    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
    • 74

    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, October 09, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: Keeping Your Legacy Alive
    Monday, September 24, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: The Customized Approach: Eliminate Stress in the Coaching Client Relationship
    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