8/8/2016 – Coaching for Respect: how unconscious respect/disrespect play significant roles in relationships

Speaker: Gregg Ward

_MG_2159_Gregg_Ward_nconv_960x-2Very often coaching clients use our sessions to vent their frustrations with their colleagues, bosses, friends and loved ones. Unfortunately, what we commonly hear from them are expressions of disrespect. So, it’s vital for coaches to understand how respect and disrespect play significant – yet unconscious – roles in relationships. This highly interactive and informative program, led by acclaimed speaker, consultant and executive coach Gregg Ward, who is also the author of the brand new book The Respectful Leader (Wiley – July 2016), will uncover the hidden world of respect and disrespect and demonstrate how they powerfully influence our clients’ behaviors at work and in their personal lives.
Key Programming Learnings:

– The Brain Science Behind Respect & Disrespect

– The Impact of “Cognitive Dissonance” and “Confirmation Bias” on Relationships

– The 3 Primary Things that People Respect/Disrespect in Others –

– How to “Coach for Respect” with Upset and Reluctant Clients

About Gregg Ward is a speaker, consultant and executive coach with over 25 years of experience who focuses on leadership, emotional intelligence and executive presence. He is the CEO of the Gregg Ward Group, and a Board Certified Coach, an Adjunct Executive Coach with the Center for Creative Leadership and is certified in the Leadership 360, FIRO-B, Workplace Big5, and DiSC assessment instruments. In addition to his many private coaching clients, he has served numerous organizations such as ADP, Booz Allen Hamilton, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Kaiser Permanente, QUALCOMM, The University of California, Warner Bros. Studios and city, state and federal agencies. Ward is also the author of the new book The Respectful Leader: seven ways to influence without intimidation. A Business Fable (Wiley, July 2016) and Bad Behavior, People Problems, & Sticky Situations: a toolbook for managers and team leaders (re-released by Indie Books International, 2015). He is based in San Diego where he plays tennis as much as humanly possible and volunteers as a Little League Umpire.
For more information, go to http://www.greggwardgroup.com

7/11/2016 – Coaching Clients Through Change

Speaker: David Berry

Continuing Education Credits:
BCC CEU – 1.5 hours
ICF CCE – 1.5 Resource Development

David Berry

A More Daring Life: Finding Voice at the Crossroads of Change

“A More Daring Life” is a call to leaders to deepen understanding, strengthen connection and commit to the exploration necessary to shake off the seduction of the status quo. In this program, participants will learn to articulate and amplify the three voices essential for thriving at a time of speed, complexity and change:


  • UNDERSTANDING: Since all meaningful change starts from within it is imperative that leaders possess the clarity and confidence to speak about their inner territory: the values, strengths, opportunities and aspirations that will guide their way
  • CONNECTION: Effective change leaders speak with the voice of connection. They create a vibrant network of reliance and commitment, enabling each person to contribute to something larger than themselves.
  • EXPLORATION: To speak with the voice of exploration is to commit oneself to purposeful and continuous learning. It is the leader’s commitment to cultivate a more robust conversation between the known and the unknown.

Through reflection, storytelling and collaborative conversation, participants will experience the power of their voice and how they will use it to lead an even more daring life.

David Berry, M. Ed., PCC is the author of A More Daring Life: Finding Voice at the Crossroads of Change and the founder of RULE13 Learning. He is also the former Vice President of Leadership & Learning at TaylorMade Golf Company. For more information, go to www.rule13learning.com

6/13/2016 – An Enlightenment Business

Speaker:  Chris Atley

Continuing Education Credits:
BCC CEU – 1.5 hours
ICF CCE – 1.5 Resource Development

CHris Atley

Business owners who are clear on their value will operate a business that is valued.  The value you give yourself is, in fact, the value others give you.   The cornerstone of perceived and real value is grounded in your thinking…and what is the root cause of your thinking?  Often, we can get stuck in ‘stinkin’ thinkin’ (thanks Zig Ziglar).  Our mindset can limit personal and business potential if the focus is on shame, blame, perfection or a need for total approval.  Taking personal responsibility and having a healthy sense of self are turning points in creating massive results.  When we shift our beliefs, our business will grow, leaders will lead, employees will contribute and clients or customers will be delighted.

The benefits of attending this session include

  • Learn how to identify the root cause of your thinking
  • Understand what it takes to get “unstuck”
  • Learn the bottom line results of shifting beliefs and thoughts

About the Presenter:

Chris has served as CEO of her coaching and consulting business since 2007, and is known for her ability to identify and remove the obstacles that keep people stuck from realizing their true potential, whether in business or life.  Chris is an award winning coach, a speaker and bestselling author.  Her expertise has been shared on Bloomberg Radio, Fox, ABC and the Saturday Morning TV Foundation.  She earned a Bachelor Degree in Psychology, is certified in the Belief Breakthrough Method, and is a Certified Coach and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner. For more information, go to www.chrisatley.com.

5/9/2016 – Lean into Discomfort

Speaker:  Miguel de Jesus

Continuing Education Credits:
BCC CEU – 1.5 hours
ICF CCE – 1.5
Core Competency

Miguel de JesusWhether we are aware of them or not, our emotions are embedded in everything we think, do and say on a daily basis.  Talent Smart indicates that emotional Intelligence is how we handle ourselves and others on the job.  As a coach, this is a skill worth exploring as it will enhance your ability to work more effectively with our clients.

The benefits of attending this session include:

  • Gain self-awareness by beginning to develop mastery of the emotions that have a negative impact on your decision-making and behavior.
  • Understand self-management and squash negative self-talk to achieve new levels of self-control.
  • Gain social awareness and discover how others view your EQ. Begin to understand how to create an EQ development plan.
  • Understand social awareness and develop the critical listening and observational skills that truly put you in the other person’s shoes.
  • Understand relationship management by beginning to develop mastery of the emotional component of conflict for improved relationships and teamwork.

About the Presenter:

Miguel is a highly accomplished, results-oriented C-level leader with more than 20 years experience leading business management, global sales/marketing, with two Fortune 500 companies.

A Leader in running a $150M Sales organization as a VP, Sales, and most currently providing Leadership and Sales Training to professionals as a Leadership Consultant and Coach.

He is a Digital Marketing professional helping business leaders, authors, speakers, coaches and other professionals to improve their Marketing efforts to gain more visitors, leads, and client conversions.

As a Keynote speaker, and Transformational change agent, Miguel brings his insights, and wisdom to public and corporate audiences.

His books, “Success Leaves Clues” and “So, What Do You Do”, are in release as of November 15, 2013. http://amzn.to/1ad6e0P

His most recent book “Let Your Emotional Intelligence Do The Talking! Is available in both Kindle and paperback version on Amazon. http://bit.ly/LetYourEmotionalIntelligence

For more information, go to: http://coachmiguel.com.

3/14/2016 – The Marketing Secrets of 7 Figure Coaches

Speaker: Adam Urbanski

Continuing Education Credits
BCC CEU – 1.5 hours
ICF CCE – 1.5 hours Resource Development

Adam UrbanskiMany Coaches never succeed in building a financially thriving business. Newer practitioners often struggle with attracting enough clients. And experienced coaches often end up overworked, having to support too many clients, and their income always depends on trading time for dollars – never giving them the type of freedom they dreamed of when they started their business.

The Marketing Secrets of 7 Figure Coaches” presentation helps participants break through mental blocks around the topics of marketing and practice development. Through real life examples, case studies and opportunities for brief group exercises participants will quickly gain an understanding of several highly effective marketing strategies applicable to coaches.

Newer coaches will learn how to quickly and easily attract their first clients and become profitable. Established professionals will discover simple strategies to increase their exposure, build an expert status, attract more and better quality clients, retain them longer, develop passive revenue streams, and systemize and automate their marketing efforts to build a thriving, highly profitable and enjoyable practice.

The benefits of attending this session include:

  • Develop a new marketing mindset and understand how promoting assessments, training, and coaching services and programs can be easy, fun and even lucrative.
  • Learn how to use new scalable marketing and business models that free coaches from trading time for dollars.
  • Find out why traditional networking is not an effective way of building your practice or business and how to use alternative, low-cost methods to quickly gain exposure to hundreds or even thousands of potential clients.
  • Discover simple-to-implement strategies to position you as an expert, and why it is an important element of creating a long-term success and profitability.
  • Understand how to create Knowledge Products™ and use them as Attraction Tools™ and passive revenue centers.
  • Formulate a plan to build an automatic, 26-step follow-up process to increase conversion of prospects to clients and easily generate more referrals.

About the Presenter:

Adam Urbanski is the go-to guy for successful service professionals who want to quickly attract more clients, increase their sales, and make more profits. His students and clients often multiply their revenues and profits by two, five, and even ten times in 90 days or less!  Known worldwide as The Millionaire Marketing Mentor® Adam built and sold his first 7-figure business in less than 10 years after starting with only $194 and a limited ability to speak English. Through his current company, the Marketing Mentors, Adam influences over 80,000 coaches, consultants, speakers, experts, online marketers and entrepreneurs, teaching them how to transform their limiting, time-intensive businesses into automated money making machines that Attract Clients Like Crazy®. To download Adam’s proven Million Dollar Coaching Business Blueprint go to http://themarketingmentors.com

2/8/2016 – Starting the Journey: Planning with the Coaching Client and Setting the Engagement Goals

Speaker: Tamara Furman

Tamara FurmanA hands on workshop that establishes best coaching practices when setting on the coaching journey with an individual client or a starting group coaching program. The workshop will teach the process of establishes a coaching plan and development goals with the client that address their concerns and creates a plan with results that are attainable, measurable, specific, and have target dates. Attendees will experience the process from the perspective of a participant in a group coaching program. Following the workshop attendees will be able to lead the process with their own clients.

At the end of the presentation attendees will:

  • Understand how to identify map the goals of their coaching clients for the duration of their coaching program.
  • Experience and be able to effectively set up client expectation for up to 6-12 months in advance.

With over 18 years of hands-on corporate experience as a senior HR leader, executive coach, team facilitator, strategic OD/HR consultant, trainer, facilitator, and entrepreneur, Tamara has successfully helped privately held, publicly traded and non-profit organizations in a variety of industries, such as financial services, sports and entertainment, healthcare, publishing, staffing, manufacturing, hospitality, electronics/technology, digital marketing, advanced education, and retail/e-tail. She worked internally as most senior HR leader at several organizations in San Diego as well as the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information: www.TeamFurman.com.


12/14/2015 – Coaching for W.A.R. (Workplace Authenticity and Relevance)

Speaker: Jason Martin

Jason MartinJason is a Change Strategist, Master Trainer, Executive Coach, Author, and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach™ with significant Fortune 50 experience, principally with Home Depot and Verizon. Jason guides leaders and teams in support of rapid organizational growth and enduring personal development. He has worked extensively in Retail and Technology, as well as coaching entrepreneurs around the world. Jason specializes in working with individuals and teams that are on the precipice of fundamental change.

Fulfillment lives at the intersection of who we are and what we do. This begs the question, “How can I be my authentic self and be seen as relevant in the workplace?” This interactive presentation demonstrates how to use the Gallup Strengths Finder™ assessment to amplify authenticity and rev up relevance for individuals and teams.

For more information: Jason Martin.



11/09/2015 – Generational Differences – Potential Impact on Coaching Style and Methodology

Speaker: Trudy Sopp

There are five generations in the workplace today embracing different, and sometimes conflicting, values. Coaching styles and methods need to take these differences into account in order to be effective. This presentation will increase your knowledge and understanding about what differences between these generations and in what ways you might need to change your practices.

About Trudy

Trudy Sopp, Founder of the Centre for Organization Effectivenesss, a leadership institute created in 1993 serving the public arena. Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Toronto. Frequently a guest speaker on the topics of power and politics, generations in the work place, board governance, and business etiquette.


10/12/2015 – The Global Leadership Profile: Developing Transformational Leadership Capacity

Speaker: Nancy Wallis

There is much evidence that we expect leaders in organizations to be able to think and act in ways that they cannot yet do. As people develop cognitively, they become more able to understand and take into account the perspectives of others while at the same time becoming more aware of their own responsibility for their emotions and life events. Leaders at later action logics have a greater capacity to understand and deal with complexity, uncertainty and ambiguity and thus are better able to lead transformational change in organizations today.

The GLP is one way to measure a person’s action logics and thus a way for coaches to incorporate a developmental perspective into their coaching process. This measure will be described, participants will conduct their own self-estimate, and we will discuss how knowing their clients’ action logics can help them gain deeper insight how their clients frame their stories, their challenges and their thinking. This will help coaches support their clients’ development by helping them see what pushes their buttons and why, where their learning edges are, how to develop an increased capacity to be self-directed, to take in deeper levels of feedback, to use power more mutually and to deal with paradox.

About Nancy


Learn about Nancy Wallis here

9/14/2015 – HR Panel Discussion

Engage in an interactive panel discussion with 4 seasoned HR professionals from a cross section of public and private organizations who will share their experiences and expectations for utilizing coaching services for their leaders and employees.  Come prepared with questions you have about Business, Leadership and Executive Coaching and how they are implemented inside each organization to create success.  Learn about the coaching outcomes of these organizations and what determines their use of coaching services.

  • Clarify the expectations for hiring or recruiting internal or external coaches
  • Define the qualifications, roles and responsibilities for coaches hired by the organization
  • Explain the process used for providing coaching services to employees and expected coaching outcomes