Log in

Missed our latest newsletter? Click here to keep up on the current ICF Philadelphia News and other announcements.



Upcoming events

    • 19 Nov 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom details will be sent day of teleclass

    ICF Philadelphia Presents....

    The Power of a Framework In Your Coaching Practice

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    7:00 - 8:30 PM ET via Zoom

    1.0 Core Competency CCEUs + .5 Resource Development CCEU

    Presented by Lara Heacock

    Coaching is powerful…yet can be challenging to describe. So, wait, we’re going to meet every other week, and in a few months I’ll have reached these goals, but what do we actually….do? Our potential clients don’t understand the process and a framework is a great way to explain it to an individual or to a stakeholder at a company. Your framework is also a great tool for keeping a coaching engagement on track. Use it to help manage client progress and accountability! Join this session to learn the power that having a framework can bring to your practice, and get started on creating yours.

    This Virtual Cafe will help you to:

    • Understand what a framework is
    • Discover how a framework can help you in your coaching practice
    • Learn how to create a framework

    Lara Heacock is a Leadership Coach on a mission to end burnout by helping leaders and business owners bring more kindness into their work (and life!). Lara is a certified coach, author of Practical Kindness, and co-host of the podcast Doing (good) Business. She is Editor in Chief of popular personal development blog KindOverMatter.com where she writes a weekly Monday Motivator. Lara’s corporate work can be found at LaraHeacock.com.


    • 21 Nov 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom - Details to be sent closer to event
    • 49

    In Partnership with ICF Israel

    The Process, Implications and Implementations of Changes in ICF Core Competencies

    This is a sneak preview of the new ICF Competency Model

    presented by ICFP member Pat Mathews (MCC)

    November 21, 2019 - 2PM EST via Zoom

    Registration is Limited to 50 People (ICF Philadelphia Members Only)

    • 2 Dec 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Call details will be sent day of teleclass

    Core Competency Practicum

    Monday December 2nd

    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    1.5 Core Competency CCEUs

    (Virtual Meeting via Zoom using Breakout Rooms!)

      Speaker -- Lynn Meinke

      As a seasoned coach educator, trainer, mentor, supervisor and assessor, Lynn Meinke, PCC is dedicated to enhancing each person’s coaching abilities by sharing her knowledge of coaching, especially the Core Competencies, how the PCC Markers support and augment the Core Competencies, and moving into more mastery. As a coach educator with 20 years experience teaching all levels of coaching education, she lives and breathes coaching by teaching in a university coach-training program as well as a coach-training institute. She also provides individual and group mentoring, supervision and coaching.

      She is the founder of Coaching Services International and the Centre for Coaching Education (www.CentreforCoachingEducation.com), which provides advanced topics for coaches desiring to deepen their coaching or expand their coaching repertoire.

      • 10 Dec 2019
      • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Zoom details will be sent day of teleclass

      ICF Philadelphia Presents....

      How to Leverage Community Relationships to Find New Coaching Clients

      Tuesday, December 10, 2019

      7:00 - 8:30 PM ET via Zoom

      1.5 Resource Development CCEUs

      Presented by Dr. Dawn Reid, ACC

      One of the most challenging aspects of running a coaching business is securing clients, especially for external, new coaches who are not targeting corporate

      spaces. However, many coaches overlook leveraging their communities, non-profit organizations, and the government as way to build strong relationships. This presentation will help you discover the importance of connecting with communities and government agencies as part of a segmented market within your coaching niche.

      This Virtual Cafe will help you to:

      • Understand how and why building relationships within communities is important for coaching businesses
      • Understand how and why building relationships within municipalities and government agencies is beneficial
      • Understand why becoming a certified MBE/WBE/DBE/VBE or SAM Vendo will help you leverage your relationships
      • Discover how to develop a segmented market niche for communities and government agencies
      • The downside of the process and what to do to make it easier for yourself

      Dr. "Coach Dawn" Reid is the CEO and founder of Reid Ready® Life Coaching, a certified MBE/WBE and registered SAM vendor. She is also a credentialed International Coaching Federation coach, and certified mindfulness trainer. Coach Dawn partners with entrepreneurs to identify, clarify, and achieve SMART-R™ goals, and create work-life harmony using her proprietary coaching model, MIND™. She also works with organizations in improving productivity, accountability and engagement through developing coaching programs, offering coach consultancy or delivering coaching programs, such as peer-coach training for teams, compliance coaching, external coaching services, and workshops on work-life integration or time management.


      • 12 Dec 2019
      • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Inn at Villanova, 601 County Line Road, Wayne, PA 19087

      ICF Philadelphia Invites You To

      December Dinner Meeting

      Getting What You Want: Setting Effective Boundaries with Others presented by Mark Sachs, PCC

      December 12th, 2019

      6:00 - 8:30 pm

      Inn at Villanova

      Earn 1.5 Core Competency and 1.0 Resource Development CCEUs

      Helping our coaching clients set better boundaries can be a transformational experience. Many clients may have difficulty setting them, whether in work or personal relationships, and our helping them get greater awareness about what may be going on and how to effectively set them can be very powerful. I first ask people in these workshops to think of someone, including themselves who may have difficulty setting them. Then I briefly go over what is a boundary, what fears people may have in setting them and what simple steps may they and their clients take to effectively set them. Although there will be limited time, I will have people talk in small groups about boundary issues they see their clients having and how they may be able to help them manage the issues. I will also have them briefly review elements in the Boundaries Handbook that I will give them.

      During this presentation you will discover:

      • What a boundary is and examples of setting one
      • Possible signs of difficulty with setting them and why it may be a challenge
      • Basic affirmations that can help your clients and you to be successful
      • The most important steps to successfully set and maintain them

      About Our Speaker

      Mark Sachs (PCC) is a leadership and executive coach who for more than 20 years has had a deep commitment to bringing out the best in people and improving the management of organizations. He has extensive experience coaching in government, for-profit, and non-profit organizations. He also coaches medical students and veterans. His coaching practice focuses on helping executives and managers develop their leadership skills. This work includes identifying personal strengths, communicating more effectively, fostering collaboration, managing others, setting boundaries, experimenting, and managing stress. Prior to his work as a consultant and coach he had a long career in public broadcasting. www.markasachs.com

      • 16 Apr 2020
      • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • The Inn at Villanova, 601 County Line Rd, Wayne, PA 19087

      Using Everyday Gestures to Deepen Meaning in Coaching

      Presented by Martha Lask, PCC

      April 16, 2020

      6 - 8:30 PM

      The Inn at Villanova

      2.0 Core Competency CCEUs and 0.5 Resource Development CCEUs

      In the context of coaching, “gestures” people make when speaking about something meaningful to them can be an important source of information for coach and coachee; they are a window to the wisdom of the body.

      In addition, because gesture often accompanies a strong feeling, it is a signal that the subject is significant to the person talking. Paying attention to gestures may help identify something new or deeper, something not yet brought to cognitive awareness.

      Then, by using inquiry to explore the relationship between the gestures and the words, we might arrive at a deeper understanding. We can:

      • Explore the relationship between the gesture and the meaning
      • Change the meaning by changing the gesture
      • Change the story if that would be helpful
      • Pull apart the gesture and the words and possibly change a pattern

      This interactive session will explore how, as coaches, to cultivate our observation of “gesture“ during the process of coaching. In this session we will explore “Spontaneous Gesture”: watching for the gesture that accompanies a story or description and exploring through questions and conversation why that particular gesture is connected to those words.

      We will talk about and practice how to “listen” for gesture and ask questions when coaching on the phone, in the same way as described above.

      About Our Speaker

      Martha Lask has consulted and coached at local, regional and national levels, and with a range of organizations, from large pharmaceuticals to small nonprofits. She brings special expertise in executive coaching, peer coaching and in facilitating dialogue across organizations, departments and supervisory levels.

      Martha is co-founder and co-director of MovingSystems, a company dedicated to compassionate, congruent and embodied dialogue by providing customized leadership development, coaching and consultation. Martha is adjunct faculty at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, (PCOM), OD and Leadership program (ODL) where she uses movement improvisation and contemplative practices to enhance and deepen coach awareness and skills in a course called, “Coaching for Leaders”.

      Martha facilitates the Leadership Exchange and Coaching Project, (LEC), now in its 15th year. LEC develops leadership capacity and provides structured peer support and individual coaching for leaders of Child Advocacy Centers across the country.

      Martha was trained in The LeaderCOACH Model by Perrone-Ambrose Associates, Inc and in ontological coaching by Integral Leadership and Coaching and has a PCC credential from ICF. She holds certificates in Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement and Social Presencing Theater and has an MS in Organization Development from American University, Washington DC.

      • 21 May 2020
      • 8:00 AM
      • 22 May 2020
      • 5:30 PM
      • 3624 Market St, Suite 1A South, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2615

      Dare to Lead™ | University of Pennsylvania, HR Learning & Ed

      May 21 - 22, 2020

      8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

      Daring Greatly and Rising Strong at Work.

      The world is desperate for daring leaders who are self-aware, know how to have hard conversations, hold themselves and others accountable, build trust, lead with empathy and connection, take smart risks that lead to innovation, reset quickly after disappointments and setbacks, and give and receive feedback – especially when it’s tough. We need to create spaces that re-humanize how we learn, work, and engage with each other.

      This is our call to courage. This is the future of leadership.

      Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program...what Brené refers to as a “skill-based playbook for leaders.” The most significant finding from her latest research is that courage is not an inherent quality (you either have it or you don’t) but rather it is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable.

      These skill sets are:

      Rumbling with Vulnerability: Facing risk, uncertainty, and emotional exposure with courage and clarity.

      Living into our Values: Identifying, operationalizing, and practicing the beliefs that we hold most important.

      BRAVING Trust: Creating or deepening connections in relationships and teams based on the seven elements of trust.

      Learning to Rise: Learning and growing from the failures, setbacks, and disappointments that are inevitable when we are brave with our lives.

      Through engaging group work, small group sharing, individual reflections, and facilitated discussion (all introduced by video teachings from Brené), you'll get this 'courage work' in your bones. Not only will it change how you work and lead, you'll become a better spouse, parent, and friend... you'll be more courageous in all areas of your life.

      As a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitators, Lisa Christiansen and Chris Cavalieri focus on developing these courage-building skills through facilitating workshops, trainings and one-on-one coaching to help individuals, teams and organizations drop the armor and lead daringly.

      Who is this for? This class is for anyone wanting to bring more courage to the classroom, boardroom, or living room. It is applicable for informal and formal leaders at all levels: frontline leaders, mid-level managers, and executives. Educators, technologists, students, clergy, manufacturers, military veterans, first responders, human resource professionals, healthcare professionals, engineers, non-profit personnel, business owners, and entrepreneurs have all benefited from this course and you can too.

      Brené who? Or total Brené fan? This workshop is designed for both and everyone in between. We will introduce the material and complete exercises to apply it to your day to day work.

      About Brené Brown

      Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy, and most recently completed a seven-year study on courageous leadership. She is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead, which also debuted at #1 on The Wall Street Journal and Publisher’s Weekly lists.

      Brene's Netflix Special - Call to Courage (April 2019)

      Brené's TED Talk - The Power of Vulnerability (June 2010)

      This all sounds great, but isn't it a little soft?

      Minouche Shafik, director, London School of Economics, says that

      "In the past, jobs were about muscles, now they are about brains, but in the future, they will be about the heart." Brawn and brains have lead us through the industrial and technical revolutions, but the next revolution will require leaders that are human-focused – leveraging diverse strengths, creating loyalty, and solving complex problems. Process optimization and technology can only take us so far – the next revolution is to begin to use our humanity to our advantage.

      "Leaders must invest a reasonable amount of time attending to fears and feelings or squander an unreasonable amount of time trying to manage ineffective and unproductive behavior." - Brené Brown

      What's Included:

      Light breakfast, lunch and snacks

      Official Dare to Lead™ workbook

      Upon completing the training, you will receive a "Dare to Lead™ Trained" certificate and digital LinkedIn credential. (This certificate will not allow you to facilitate the work as a Dare to Lead™ Facilitator.

      CEUs - ICF members receive 12 hours (Core Competencies). We are currently paving the way for the Dare to Lead™ program to qualify as continuing education credits for other certifications (CME, CNE, PMP, SHRM), check with your accrediting bodies to see if this will apply.

      The fine print

      Early bird registration: The early bird catches the discount. Each session will have a limited number of early bird tickets available. These seats fill quickly so reserve yours today.

      ICF Philadelphia Members: All ICFPhilly active members will receive a discount of $200 on general admission tickets. Please use the coupon code ICFPhilly200 when you order your tickets.

      We honor the work of educators, first responders, and non-profit leaders and are proud to offer them a discount of $200. Please use the coupon code SERVICE200 when you order your tickets.

      Photography and content rights: By registering for this workshop, you grant ICF Philadelphia the rights to use any photographs, material, or content for any legal use, including but not limited to, web and social media content, advertising, publicity, content, and future copyright purposes. I agree that no fees, royalties, or future compensation shall be payable.

      Only Dare to Lead Certified™ Facilitators are approved to facilitate this workshop at the permission of Dr. Brené Brown and BBREG (Brené Brown Research and Education Group). Brené Brown will not be facilitating this session. Only certified facilitators are authorized to issue Dare to Lead™ Trained completion certificates and LinkedIn badges to individuals that successfully complete the full training.

    The ICF Philadelphia Chapter offers various programs and events with expert speakers on a variety of coaching topics and business building.  Events enable members to create community connections and networking opportunities.  All payments for events are final.

    Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software