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    • 25 Oct 2021
    • 20 Dec 2021
    • 9 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 0

    nine sessions of learning together, sharing resources, and buoying each other up in our business journeys and coaching lives

    4:30-6:00 p.m. MT, every Monday 10/25 - 12/20/2021

    • 03 Nov 2021
    • 29 Dec 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • Zoom

    ICF High Country presents the final Book Club of 2021: Marcia Reynolds' Coach the Person, Not the Problem. "This book will free coaches from the cult of asking the magical question by offering five essential practices of reflective inquiry..." [Goodreads]

    Along with discussing the book, we will bring our own examples of terrible or excellent coaching from our favorite fiction books - or read new ones!

    This benefit is included in membership. Coaches who are not members are welcome for a $25 fee, or they can become members here!

    November 3rd and 17th, December 1st, 15th, and 29th, at noon MT.

    Amazon.com: Coach the Person, Not the Problem: A Guide to Using Reflective Inquiry eBook : Reynolds, Marcia: Kindle Store

    • 10 Dec 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83697180126?pwd=N2M0TlpPbSthOFRhT3FMYzVtQmRxQT09
    • 84
    Time and Action Mastery: How EXACTLY to spend your time to create and sustain a thriving coaching business.

    Presenter: Michael Charest

    Date: Friday, December 10, 2021 at 11:30 AM MT

    Fees: ICF High Country Members are free; Non-members $25

    While "live" attendance is required for the 1-hour CCEU, a recording of this webinar will be made available to all registered attendees.

    About our Program

    Coaches will gain peace of mind and confidence in knowing how exactly to spend their time to accomplish their business development goals.  They will be better coaches because of this and have a more successful business!

    Ready for a more organized, productive, and profitable use of your time?  Would you like to experience the sense of peace and confidence that comes with knowing exactly how to spend your time for the success your desire?

    Mastering your schedule and actions may very well be the most critical element of business success!

    17-year business coach, Michael Charest, draws on the famous “Stephen Covey Time Management System” and customizes it for the sales & marketing element of a coach’s business!

    This is a fast-paced, highly interactive, and comprehensive presentation.  NO FLUFF!  You will leave with your personalized time management blueprint for business success!

    What you will learn:

    NINE core activitiesyou should be spending your time on weekly

    The “Optimal Time Allotment” for each on a daily and weekly basis

    How to schedule them into your calendar so that you do them! 

    Bonus: What not to be doing and a clever “ROI” for releasing them!

    About the Speaker

    Michael Charest (Sher-est) is a 17-year veteran business coach, consultant, author, and speak­er. In 2000, he partnered with ICF and Coach U Founder, Thomas Leonard and embarked on his “Millennium Tour,” where they met thousands of coaches, most of whom were struggling to build their coaching businesses.  To help them, Michael founded Coach & Grow RICH, later Business Growth Solutions, and now Michael Rocks Coaching.  The focus was and is to help solo and micro businesses attract more clients, grow their businesses, and live the prosperous life they deserve!  Michael has coached over 500 individual and 1,500 small group clients, delivered more than 150 live talks and webinars, and created over 1,200 pages of business content, as well as a self-help book, From Grunt to Greatness!  He LOVES working with coaches so they can bring their magic to the world!

    Website: https://michaelrockscoaching.com

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-charest-6607322/

    • 11 Feb 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86426198354?pwd=cWhHTlg2akhzQ05kWUdFYU5iOHVqZz09
    • 97

    7 Steps to Mastering the 30 Minute Coaching Session

    Presenter: Merci Miglino, MCC

    Date: Friday, February 11, 2022 at 11:30 AM MT

    Fees: ICF High Country Members are free; Non-members $25

    While "live" attendance is required for the 1-hour CCEU, a recording of this webinar will be made available to all registered attendees.

    About our Program

    Do you want to learn the art of a 30 minute coaching session?

    In this 60-minute, highly interactive training/mentoring, Merci Miglino applies her 20+ years coaching and training experience, teaching and sharing the 7 steps coaches need to master in order to offer effective and impactful 30-minute sessions, especially in a time-compromised workplace.

    You will learn how to:

    1. Key your listening to the perspective, not the problem

    2. Apply laser-focused coaching techniques to get right to the core of the issue in a short amount of time.

    3. Overcome resistance to being direct in your communication (and how metaphors can help you do this).

      About the Speaker

      For the past 20 years, Merci Miglino has run a successful coaching practice and conducts training and coaching for numerous organizations including the International Coach Academy, CoachA, Blanchard Coaching, Laser Coaching, Clearing Beliefs, and several Employee Assistance programs.

      A Master Certified Coach (MCC) Merci hosts weekly Mentor Coaching groups and recently launched her ICF Credential Prep Course.

      Educated as a teacher and working as a journalist, paralegal, communications director and campaign manager, she worked in the rough and tumble world of the New York State Legislature serving as Director of Communications.

      A noted speaker, she has written a book, From Doormat to Diva© Taking Center Stage in your life. Merci serves up a cocktail of humor, insight, education and inspiration for life and business changing impact.

      Merci lives in Albany, NY with her husband, who she calls ‘Bub’.

      Website: https://mercimiglino.com/

      LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/merci-miglino-4362318/

      • 11 Mar 2022
      • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
      • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81063885097?pwd=RWhBOWQ5OFBkd0VZRmk4a2FnMGNxdz09
      • 99

      Creating Captivating Breakthrough Sessions: How To Powerfully Enroll New Clients, even in an Uncertain World

      Presenter: Tara Butler, CPCC, PCC

      Date: Friday, March 11, 2022 at 11:30 AM MT

      Fees: ICF High Country Members are free; Non-members $25

      While "live" attendance is required for the 1-hour CCEU, a recording of this webinar will be made available to all registered attendees.

      About our Program

      In a world that is rapidly changing and full of ambiguity, coaching has never been more needed. It is our opportunity as coaches to step up and help by supporting people through unprecedented times. Tara will be sharing how her enrollment strategies can help you serve others powerfully while also providing the opportunity for the right prospects to work with you.

      One of the biggest challenges that Coaches face is powerfully enrolling committed clients. It may seem particularly daunting now with the amount of ambiguity in our world. (Will somebody really pay for coaching if their job is on the line? With the fear of a recession?) The key to powerful enrollment conversations is for coaches to showcase their coaching skills while simultaneously, organically lead the right client to see the huge value of working with them to help them bridge the gap between where they are and where they want to be. If you want to have a sustainable, full practice full of committed clients then it’s key to master and love the art of client enrollment. Unfortunately, most enrollment methods taught by the Marketing “Gurus” don’t work well for coaches, who want to have an authentic and genuine connection with their prospects and not be overtly “salesy”. Conversely, giving away free sample sessions may give the prospective client a great coaching experience but rarely leads to a powerful conversation about working together.

      This presentation Creating Captivating Breakthrough Sessions – How To Powerfully Enroll New Clients, even in an Uncertain World you will learn how to:

      - Create the coaching container to have deep learning and insight, and lead your prospect down a path to work with you, simultaneously.

      - Create your own enrollment template using our methodology and process for client enrollment conversations 

      - Frame your enrollment conversations to create clear expectations for the experience (no bait and switch!)

      - Hold a perspective that serves your ideal outcome and serves the client 

      - Handle and navigate sticky issues around money  

      - Get to a clear and powerful “yes” or “no” (no more wishy washy-ness!) 

      Whether you have been a coach for a year or a decade, there will be great nuggets for you to learn from this presentation. This methodology works well for both coaching and consulting services and can be used effectively with either individuals or a corporate environment. Whether you are a leadership coach and consultant, or a life coach, this methodology can be customized to create a powerful enrollment conversation that will create a powerful, committed “yes” from clients who you know are meant to work with you. 

        About the Speaker

        Tara Butler Floch is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and Professional Certified Coach (PCC) who is known as the “coaches’ coach”. She has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs level up their businesses since 2000, when she started her coaching and training company, after being a Sales & Marketing Executive of 3 global companies and managing teams of up to 80 people. Tara has always been passionate about helping others fully step into their full potential, passion and gifts. She has used her deep knowledge of business development, marketing and branding to help hundreds of clients define their niche to make a greater impact with their clients, transform and grow existing businesses, and create meaningful, passionate, full coaching practices of ideal clients. Her mission is to widen her ripple effect in the world by helping great coaches build their businesses and help even more people transform their lives.

        Website: https://broadviewcoaching.com/

        LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tarabutler/

        • 08 Apr 2022
        • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
        • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82724552309?pwd=cUlsUERLc0JES3RPam9rWklQKzFsQT09
        • 99

        Relational Presence for Coaches

        Presenter: Tina Mertel PCC

        Date: Friday, April 8, 2022 at 11:30 AM MT

        Fees: ICF High Country Members are free; Non-members $25

        This session will NOT be recorded.

        About our Program

        Build a richer connection with clients that evokes your best coaching self in service of the client

        As coaches, our ability to be fully present and conscious with our clients is key to a successful relationship. Yet sometimes we can let the skills and tools we learned steal our focus away from being in the moment. And without a focus on our way of being with our client, our coaching relationship is less effective.

        While it’s important to intentionally improve our capacity for presence, exactly how can we do that? This 60-minute, highly interactive webinar will equip coaches with the Relational Presence methodology. This proven process will build your muscle of how to be with clients. Relational Presence allows coaches to access a way of being that cultivates trust and safety, enriches their coaching presence, deepens their active listening, and heightens evoking awareness within clients.

        For more on Relational Presence and Coaching, see this article: https://coachfederation.org/blog/a-way-to-be

        Please be sure to use your webcam for this webinar. This is a high participation event where attendees have the opportunity to practice the skills learned in the session. Be “camera ready” to interact with the other participants via webcam.

        Past Participant: “The kind of safe space held [on the webinar] was fantastic. It was feeling the comfort of the space and the acknowledgement showers that helped me to feel okay to speak. For me, invaluable.”

          About the Speaker

          Tina Mertel is a PCC-level coach and is certified in Relational Presence (also known as Speaking Circles®). She has a coaching practice, teaches groups within commercial and government sectors, and trains coaches in how to use Relational Presence with her co-leader, Pam Noda.

          Experience has taught her that being in Relational Presence with clients is the ground of coaching wisdom. From there emerges a coach’s sense of what to say when and which skills/tools to apply. From there emerges a client’s inner knowing and call to action. This combination is what yields inspired coaching from the coach and inspired results for the client.



          • 13 May 2022
          • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
          • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85392465286?pwd=R05aWDk5ek9zcHM0ZFhPVlVBZFpTZz09
          • 99

          Transformational Journaling for Coaches and Clients

          Presenter: Lynda Monk

          Date: Friday, May 13, 2022 at 11:30 AM MT

          Fees: ICF High Country Members are free; Non-members $25

          While "live" attendance is required for the 1-hour CCEU, a recording of this webinar will be made available to all registered attendees.

          About our Program

          During this interactive session, participants will be introduced to Life Source Writing™. This is a 5-step transformational journaling method that can help both coaches and clients alike to gain clarity, reduce stress and manifest desired results. In addition to being an awareness building and action planning tool, journaling and expressive writing are proven ways to improve emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual health. The writing and wellness connection will also be explored in this session.

          Transformational journaling is a powerful tool to integrate within the coaching relationship itself, and it is also a consciousness raising practice that can enrich and nourish us as coaches as we take time to listen within. In this session, we will explore journaling as a creative evidence-based practice to help our clients gain new awareness and take inspired actions aligned with their values and goals.

          Learning Objectives:

          • Explore the benefits of journaling for both coaches and clients
            • Who is journaling best suited for?
            • What considerations are needed to get the most out of journaling?
            • What is helpful and what can be harmful (not all writing is healing and transformational)
          • Experience Life Source Writing – a 5 step reflective and mindful journaling method for increased insights, clarity and well-being
          • Learn different ways to integrate journaling into your coaching work with clients
          • Consider how to use journaling within group coaching programs
          In terms of CCE details, a webinar of this nature have been granted 1 CCE credit per hour of the session.

            About the Speaker

            Lynda Monk, MSW, RSW, CPCC is the Director of the International Association for Journal Writing (IAJW.org). As a Registered Social Worker and Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, Lynda has a speciality in therapeutic journaling for self-care, burnout prevention, and personal growth. She regularly speaks and teaches on the healing and transformational power of writing.

            She is the co-author of Writing Alone Together: Journalling in a Circle of Women for Creativity, Compassion and Connection, as well as co-author of the international bestseller Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul: Choosing Happiness. She is also the author of Life Source Writing: A Reflective Journaling Practice for Self-Discovery, Self-Care, Wellness and Creativity and producer of the Creative Wellness Guided Meditations. She is co-editor, along with Eric Maisel, of the new book entitled Transformational Journaling for Coaches, Therapists and Clients: A Complete Guide to the Benefits of Personal Writing (2021, Routledge) and the forthcoming book, The Great Book of Journaling (Mango, 2022). Lynda was a previous co-leader of the Life Vision and Enhancement Community of Practice with the ICF. She lives with her family on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada. You can learn more about Lynda’s work on her websites at http://iajw.org and http://lyndamonk.com

            • 10 Jun 2022
            • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
            • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86403171561?pwd=WjNRSU4xYlZId0tOTEc4dVdlZXR5dz09
            • 99

            Ethical Use of Technologies As a Coach

            Presenter: Cathy Liska, CMC, CDP, MCC

            Date: Friday, June 10, 2022 at 11:30 AM MT

            Fees: ICF High Country Members are free; Non-members $25

            While "live" attendance is required for the 1-hour CCEU, a recording of this webinar will be made available to all registered attendees.

            About our Program

            Come ready to engage in lively discussion on how to ensure your use of technology stays within ethical lines!

            A highlight of points from ICF’s Code of Ethics and Ethics Interpretive Statements inform small group discussions about three different case studies specific to the use of technology as a coach.

            Learning Objectives:

            • Review points from ICF Ethics and EIS pertinent to technology and confidentiality.
            • When and how client information can be shared.
            • Using the Code of Ethics to inform choosing technologies.
            • Discuss the impact of web cams during coaching sessions.

              About the Speaker

              Cathy Liska is the CEO / Founder of the Center for Coaching Certification.

              As the Guide from the Side®, she coaches, trains, mediates conflicts, and facilitates internationally. Cathy is a sought-after trainer and coach, drawing from her 30 years of experience in business ownership and management.

              Her personal mission statement is “People.” Cathy is known for her passion in sharing the insight, experience, positive attitude, and information that empower others to achieve the results they desire.

              Cathy is currently serving as a Co-Leader of the ICF Ethics Community of Practice.

              Email: Cathy@CoachCert.com

              Website: https://www.coachcert.com/

              LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathyliska/

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