September 11th ICF North Texas Coaches Luncheon Program
MCC Panel: On the Road to Coaching Mastery
by Judy Feld, Teresa Pool and Sara Smith
This interactive program is designed to demonstrate all the ICF Core Competencies with specific focus on:
- Powerful Questioning
- Active Listening
- Direct Communications
- Coaching Presence
You will experience a live coaching demonstration (demonstrating three levels of coaching), group discussions and an opportunity to ask questions.
No matter what your level of coaching, this program is designed to help you pick up something new about the being and doing of coaching.
Meet Our September MCCs
Judy Feld, MCC, is the founder of CoachNet. Ms. Feld is an executive coach with a highly regarded reputation worldwide. Judy was co-founder of the Executive and Professional Coaching Program at the University of Texas at Dallas and continues to serve on the faculty. She was also instrumental in the creation of the award-winning coaching initiative in UTD's Executive MBA program, and continues to serve as an executive coach in that program.
Click here to find out more about the September Core Competencies program! Read the intriguing article "Coaching a la Sherlock Holmes" by Judy Feld!
Teresa Pool, MCC, is the president of Transitions For Business. Ms. Pool coaches executive leaders and teams, helping them achieve their full potential. She also works closely with leaders to prepare them for succession and to thrive following a promotion. The University of Texas Executive MBA program employs Judy as a coach for high potential EMBA students and as an instructor, supervising coach and examiner for their Organizational Behavior and Executive Coaching program.
Click here to read the revealing article "Coaching Dominant Executives: Taking the Tiger by the Tail" by Teresa Pool!
Sara Smith, MCC, is the CEO of Smith Leadership. Ms. Smith is a business owner, coach, mentor of coaches, and leadership trainer. Over the past 15 years she has worked with global organizations and local teams to create coach-centered workplaces. Sara is expanding her practice to help athletic coaches create high performance teams through emotionally intelligent leadership and our kind of coaching.
Cick here to read the powerful article "Coaching Mastery" by Sara Smith!
CCEUs: 1 Core Competency
September 11 ICF North Texas Workshop
Jump Start for a Powerful Coaching Session
MCC Panel: Judy Feld, Teresa Pool, Sara Smith
1:30 to 3:30 PM (Immediately following the luncheon program)
Workshop Price: $59.00
Remember that coaching session that limped along while you were frantically searching your mind for where to go next? Do your clients ever make excuses and disappear after a few sessions? The Coaching Agreement is the most critical, yet least practiced, core competency in our toolkit. The better the agreement, the better the flow of the coaching session, and the more powerful the outcomes for our clients.
Join us as three of our MCC Coaches, Judy Feld, Teresa Pool and Sara Smith, guide you in taking your coaching to the next level and discover “the thing beneath the thing” that makes all the difference for your client meeting their outcomes!
- How to use the session “agreement” to build a strong foundation for the coaching session and reaching results
- How a powerful coaching agreement can discover the “thing beneath the thing”, the real issue that the client wants from coaching
- The role of Coaching Presence, Active Listening and Powerful Questions in creating the coaching agreement
- What the coaching agreement sounds like at all three levels of ICF competency (ACC, PCC, MCC)
- How to use the agreement as a touchstone during the session to maintain focus
- Recognition: Listening for clues and synonyms for “stuck”
Bonus content: Embracing “Stuckness” – how to create a space of relaxed, fertile exploration when you and the client don’t know where to go next.
We encourage everyone who registers for the workshop to also attend the luncheon session since we'll build upon the lunch-time demo in the afternoon.
CCEUs: 2 Core Competencies.
See above for brief bios on speakers and their articles.
As I write this letter, the schools in north Texas are jumping into action, the temperature is only going to be in the upper 80s, and September is just around the corner. We are truly in one of those change-times for the year.
Usually, I would use this space to talk about the immediate upcoming programs. I think the September luncheon and program are so strong that I don’t need to do that. It’s not often you have the chance to attend a luncheon session and a workshop featuring three Master Certified Coaches.
I really want to ask you to focus some advance attention on the October Prism day. I imagine that you sometimes feel like that proverbial “voice in the wilderness” as you talk with clients and potential clients about the benefits of coaching. Prism is an opportunity for them to see it first-hand. If you’ve never brought clients to Prism, I urge you to think seriously about it. Your clients will have a different view of coaching after they see how it fits in other companies and hear how other coaching opportunities abound for them. I think if you talk with any of the recent coaches who’ve worked with Prism winners, they will tell you that having their clients at Prism opened the door for future developments.
How do you get your clients to Prism? It starts with you being a sponsor of a half-table for four or a full table for eight people. Imagine having clients from several companies sitting together, sharing ideas, and hearing from the finalists. If they choose to leave after the lunch, you’ve reaped the benefit of them being there. For the last few years, that’s exactly what your clients got when they came. This year, they can also stay for the workshop.
This annual event is your opportunity to showcase coaching to your clients. This year’s Prism is a little different. Rather than an afternoon panel discussion with the finalists followed by a dinner, keynote address, and awards, this year has a bonus in the schedule. We’ll start in the morning with the panel discussion followed by a luncheon, keynote speech, and awards. But wait—there’s more. Our keynote speakers, David Emerald and Donna Zajonc, will stay to conduct a workshop on Coaching with 3 Vital Questions™ and TED* in Five Easy Steps! As coaches, TED* is one of those powerful tools in our arsenal. Their workshop will let you explore that tool deeper.
We hope to see you at some of our upcoming events. Until then, coach well!
By the way, have you taken your global survey on coaching? The International Coach Federation wants to hear from you, so please click here to respond.
Neil Phillips, PhD, PCC
President, ICF North Texas Coaches