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    • 17 May 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 20 May 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Zoom


    About International Coaching Week
    The pandemic, politics, and many other forces have reshaped the world, the job market, and the workplace significantly in the last year. This session focuses on how coaches and job seekers can most effectively grow to reach goals. Panelists will share their expertise on trends, job searching, and remaining visible during this digital age.

    International Coaching Week (ICW) is an annual weeklong global celebration of the coaching profession. ICW 2021 is scheduled for May 17-23, 2021.

    ICW is intended to educate the public about the value of working with a professional coach and to acknowledge the results and progress made through the coaching process. During ICW 2021, the International Coaching Federation (ICF) will invite individuals and organizations from around the world to explore “Defying Challenging Times.”

    For a week, coaches around the world offer a variety of activities and pro bono services in their local communities to enable others to experience coaching and its benefits firsthand.

    ICF High Country is providing four daily 60 minute webinars May 17-20 discussing various coaching topics including:

    • Enhancing Your Personal Wellbeing As A Coach
    • Coaching Leadership Self-awareness
    • Recalculating Career Opportunities For Clients
    • Raising Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Awareness.

    International Coaching Week 2021: Public Events

    ICF High Country is excited to host four events enabling individuals and organizations to Experience Coaching during International Coaching Week 2021 (May 17-23, 2021).

    International Coaching Week is not only celebrated in the United States. Hundreds of events and initiatives are held in countries all around the word and in many languages: https://www.icf-events.org/international-coaching-week-events/.  


    Monday, May 17, 2021 from 12 - 1 pm MT - Register on Zoom here.

    ENHANCING YOUR PERSONAL WELLBEING AS A COACH

    In a world filled with new challenges and change, many people are struggling - mentally, emotionally, relationally... the list goes on. And the role as a coach - coming alongside and helping people - is more important than ever right now. We've all heard the saying, "You can't give away what you don't have," and that's especially important for coaches. Be inspired and equipped in this session to prioritize your own wellbeing so you can thrive in your life and coaching practice and help others succeed as well.


    Presenters:

    Valerie Davis, EMBA, SPHR, SHRM-SPC


    Valerie Davis has 29+ years of executive, leadership, and human resource experience in varies industries including financial, retail, and consulting services. Her specialist is strategic planning and leadership coaching with expertise i culture, engagement, and talent and strength development. Valerie is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Marketing from the University of Idaho and her Executive MBA from Boise State University.


    Genny Heikka, MBA


    Genny Heikka is an author, speaker and passionate coach who helps people reach their full potential. As the Owner and Founder of Her Team Success, she coaches women and teams toward greater confidence, impact and results. Certified in Emotional Intelligence and EQ-i 360, Genny has been helping people thrive for 17+ years and has served in a variety of leadership roles within corporate, non-profit and community organizations. She applies her experience in leadership, communications, marketing and branding to help her clients stand out and succeed, and has worked with organizations like HP Inc, Micron, Boise State University, Texas Roadhouse Restaurants and more.

    Todd Hess, MSOL, ACC


    Todd Hess is a certified coach who focuses on developing people through coaching by incorporating the simple practice of The Work of Byron Katie, where one learns to question their stressful thoughts. As Owner of Inquiring Mind Coaching, helping clients question their thoughts of anger, stress, or sadness to discover their truer selves. Todd is certified through the Clarity Coaching Institute and ICF. With 15+ years of experience as an HR executive leading Organizational Development and Leadership Coaching functions at Castlight Health, eBay, CallTower, Vivint SmartHome, and NICE inContact  to improve management skills, employee performance, retention, and revenue growth. Todd is passionate about developing people and ensuring organizational health across the United States, Europe, and Asia.


    Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 12 - 1 pm MT - Register on Zoom here.

    COACHING LEADERSHIP SELF-AWARENESS

    This session focuses on the role of leaders in building trust and improving conversations involving justice, inclusion, and equity in the workplace. Panelists will share ways to access the brain, heart, and gut for better decision-making and self-reflection, traits highly sought after in today’s leaders. Panelists will also demonstrate a coaching session showing how to use the brain, heart, and gut in accessing greater self-awareness.


    Presenters:

    Jan Bouch, Psy.D, PCC, MCCT, CEC, mBIT Coach, Certified Conversational Intelligence Coach


    Jan Bouch a former administrator with 35+ years of experience leading, coaching, and teaching. She has worked with directors in court systems (nationally and internationally), and private and not-for-profit entities across the country. She is in her 11th year teaching coaching skills to judges and court executives. Jan is certified as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC),  Professional mBIT (multiple brain integration techniques) Coach, and Conversational Intelligence Certified Coach.

    Anjali Pai, ACC


    Anjali Pai is the Director, Staff Development & Employee Experience at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) in Utah. In her current role, Anjali is a champion for employee engagement and high performance by fostering the development of a caring and supportive workplace culture. Previously, Anjali spent 10+ years actively engaged in internationalization efforts at the University of Utah and Kaplan International. She is a long-term volunteer with children and families in grief work at The Sharing Place. Anjali is certified as an Associate Certified Coach at ICF.


    Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 12 - 1 pm MT - Register on Zoom here.

    RECALCULATING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR CLIENTS

    The pandemic, politics, and many other forces have reshaped the world, the job market, and the workplace significantly in the last year. This session focuses on how coaches and job seekers can most effectively grow to reach goals. Panelists will share their expertise on trends, job searching, and remaining visible during this digital age. 

    Presenters:

    Lisa Hecht, ACC


    Lisa Hecht is an ICF-Credentialed Career Coach who helps young professionals and those in transition to find their best-fit, next-step jobs, careers or callings. She combines learning from her 32-year career at Hewlett Packard with Positive Psychology, career/calling assessments and tools, and the science of goals and motivation, to help clients discover their unique advantages and apply them to move into their next careers, all with a good dose of humor and warmth!

    Jennifer Kumar, PCC


    Jennifer Kumar, the Managing Director of Authentic Journeys, has over a decade of experience coaching US client-facing professionals in India who manage teams and projects in virtual environments. Jennifer understands some of the cultural missteps that professionals who work between the US, India, and other countries face, as she herself has lived and worked in India for 10+ years. She takes this experience to help teams and professionals like you to work more successfully across cultures, understand and mitigate cultural differences to build more effective working relationships, building your team, your reputation and your business. Jennifer is a Professional Certified Coach through ICF.

    Stephanie Renk, MBA, CPCC, CPRW


    Stephanie is the founder and co-owner of Idaho Next Steps Coaching, helping job seekers define their career goals, build career marketing portfolios, and prepare for interviews to land the job they want with confidence. Since the beginning of her career, she has supported veterans, professionals, students, and colleagues to obtain their goals by providing guidance and resources through every step of their journey. Stephanie is a certified professional career coach and resume writer through the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARWCC). 


    Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 12 - 1 pm MT - Register on Zoom here.

    RAISING DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION AWARENESS

    DEI (Diversity, equity, inclusion) = A journey of on-going learning for each individual that’s changing and evolving. This session will focus on addressing various questions: What does it mean for coaches? What is a coach's responsibility? What do clients expect to discover individually or in the workplace? What research is available to better understand DEI? How informed do you need to be to coach clients? Panelists will share their expertise and facilitate a dialogue amongst attendees.

    Presenters:

    Laura Alvarez Schrag, ACC


    Laura Alvarez Schrag is the founder and majority owner of Ponder Consulting, a world class provider of a wide range of business training and development solutions,  and business consulting to address the complex needs of her clients in the non-profit, corporate, public and private sectors.  Her extensive experience includes expertise in many arenas including Executive Leadership Coaching, Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, and Organizational Culture and Development. She is highly respected for her work with organizations large and small, in the United States and Latin America. Laura is a certified ACC Executive Coach through ICF.

    Linda Secretan, PCC, NBC-HWC (she, her, hers) on Shoshone Bannock Land


    Linda is a coach interested in change – how it begins, where it ends and how to support people as they navigate through its emergence wherever they find themselves in life’s interesting journey. Her work draws from a deep well of positive psychology research to partner with clients in kind curiosity and good humor, discovering and sustaining the changes they desire. Linda is an ICF certified Life Vision and Enhancement coach and Board certified Health and Wellness coach

    April Townsend, Ed.D., SEIP


    April is a developmental and transformational coach who is passionate and deeply committed to supporting the growth of her client’s leadership skills, supporting a personal and professional journey of self-discovery. Known as a trusted leader within local government, April spend 20+ years in executive leadership roles focusing on organizational and team effectiveness, leadership development, strategic leadership, change management, public sector budgeting, and policy development. April received her Doctorate in Education from Northeastern University and is certified as a Social and Emotional Intelligence Professional through the Institute of Social and Emotional Intelligence.


    • 26 May 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Book Club: Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Work

    Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 4PM MT

    Facilitated by Debra Armstrong

    Book Club Details (Members Only)

    This book club will meet monthly for four weeks (March 24, April 28, May 26 & June 23) to discuss Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Work by Wendy Wood.

    About the Book


    We spend a shocking 43 percent of our day doing things without thinking about them. That means that almost half of our actions aren’t conscious choices but the result of our non-conscious mind nudging our body to act along learned behaviors. How we respond to the people around us; the way we conduct ourselves in a meeting; what we buy; when and how we exercise, eat, and drink―a truly remarkable number of things we do every day, regardless of their complexity, operate outside of our awareness. We do them automatically. We do them by habit. And yet, whenever we want to change something about ourselves, we rely on willpower. We keep turning to our conscious selves, hoping that our determination and intention will be enough to effect positive change. And that is why almost all of us fail. But what if you could harness the extraordinary power of your unconscious mind, which already determines so much of what you do, to truly reach your goals?

    Wendy Wood draws on three decades of original research to explain the fascinating science of how we form habits, and offers the key to unlocking our habitual mind in order to make the changes we seek. A potent mix of neuroscience, case studies, and experiments conducted in her lab, Good Habits, Bad Habits is a comprehensive, accessible, and above all deeply practical book that will change the way you think about almost every aspect of your life. By explaining how our brains are wired to respond to rewards, receive cues from our surroundings, and shut down when faced with too much friction, Wood skillfully dissects habit formation, demonstrating how we can take advantage of this knowledge to form better habits. Her clear and incisive work shows why willpower alone is woefully inadequate when we’re working toward building the life we truly want, and offers real hope for those who want to make positive change.

    • 11 Jun 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom
    Register
    Coaching For Agility: the "Secret Sauce" for Success in a Disrupted World

    Friday, June 11, 2021 at 11:30 AM MT

    Presenter: Jeffrey Hull, PhD

    CCEU credits are free for ICF High Country members who attend the event, from start to finish, and complete a feedback survey

    The nonmembers/guests fee is $20 with completed feedback survey and attendance from start to finish.

    Program Details

    These are challenging times for us all. Working through the on-going disruption of COVID-has prompted most organizations to re-evaluate--and re-invent--just about every aspect of their business model, work environment and structure. The evolution of leadership roles, with more culturally sensitive, emotionally flexible approaches has only accelerated.

    And In spite of what we see in the politically charged 24-hour news cycle with autocratic leaders in power in many countries, there is also a broad, if quiet, revolution on the leadership landscape taking us in a completely different direction. This more collaborative, inclusive approach to leading, what I call a "beta-style", is focused not only on driving to a result, but also leveraging the talents and creativity of everyone.

    In this environment of revolutionary change, coaches are called upon to engage at a whole new level of intensity, partnership, and support. Research with over 1200 coaches exploring the focus areas for a client's success demonstrates that there are three fundamental energy domains where agility is key: cerebral, emotional, and somatic. It will no longer suffice for leaders to play a one-note game, even if rational, stoic, directive, or "visionary". Teams in today's disrupted world require emotional support, a sense of trust, inclusion, and belonging, and perhaps most importantly, a psychologically-safe community, if the goal is high performance. This new level of hyper-agility for leaders is a tall order to fill and coaches have a more crucial role to play than ever before.

    In this interactive webinar, we will discuss the results of years of research into three energetic systems that underpin leadership agility -- and walk through the six domains where developing the ability and capacity to flex between "alpha" and "beta" approaches makes all the difference. A framework for understanding these dimensions of leadership agility will be shared -- and we will walk through real-life examples of how coaching supports leaders to be effective on both a local and global scale.

    In addition -- but equally important to building the "agility muscle" in our clients, we must "walk our talk" and be role models for flexibility ourselves. In this context, we will also discuss how we can raise our own self-awareness of our strengths and growth edges in the way we show up as coaches -- for how we demonstrate, practice and reflect agility and resilience can be inspirational -- providing hope, encouragement for "what is possible" as we foster the new, hopefully, better 'normal'.

    Takeaways from this event include:

    1. How to coach clients to leverage the three energy domains of agility: cerebral, emotional & somatic

    2. Learn the six research-based dimensions of leadership agility and how coaches can become adept at navigating them, at an accelerated pace, with clients (and themselves)

    3. Gain tips for applying positive psychology principles to build your own self-awareness and "coaching agility" -- to increase your success and impact as a coach

    About Our Speaker


    Jeffrey Hull, PhD, BCC is CEO of Leadershift, Inc. a leadership development consultancy based in New York City and author of the best-selling book, FLEX: The Art and Science of Leadership in A Changing World, from Penguin-Random House in 2019. A highly sought after speaker, consultant and executive coach with over twenty-five years working with C-suite leaders worldwide, Dr. Hull is a Clinical Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School and adjunct Professor of Leadership at New York University. He is the Director of Education and Business Development at the Institute of Coaching, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate. Dr Hull has been featured in Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, Investors Business Daily, and a wide range of media.

    He can be reached at www.jeffreyhull.com.

    • 16 Jun 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Book Club Informational Meeting:

    Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 12PM MT

    Facilitated by Patricia Teall Vincent

    Pre-Meeting Details (Members Only)

    This meeting is to meet and discuss best times to offer the monthly book club starting in September 2021.

    This deceivingly simple book is 7 chapters on Humble Inquiry (compared with other kinds) that describe external and internal forces forming our instinct to tell rather than ask. The final chapter helps us focus on practicalities of changing those instincts. Schein steers us toward reflecting on our own listening skills as coaches and shores up our understanding of professional and executive clients' realities.

    Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling by Edgar H. Schein.

    About the Book


    Communication is essential in a healthy organization. But all too often when we interact with people—especially those who report to us—we simply tell them what we think they need to know. This shuts them down. To generate bold new ideas, to avoid disastrous mistakes, to develop agility and flexibility, we need to practice Humble Inquiry.

    Ed Schein defines Humble Inquiry as “the fine art of drawing someone out, of asking questions to which you do not know the answer, of building a relationship based on curiosity and interest in the other person.” In this seminal work, Schein contrasts Humble Inquiry with other kinds of inquiry, shows the benefits Humble Inquiry provides in many different settings, and offers advice on overcoming the cultural, organizational, and psychological barriers that keep us from practicing it.

    • 23 Jun 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Book Club: Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Work

    Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 4PM MT

    Facilitated by Debra Armstrong

    Book Club Details (Members Only)

    This book club will meet monthly for four weeks (March 24, April 28, May 26 & June 23) to discuss Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Work by Wendy Wood.

    About the Book


    We spend a shocking 43 percent of our day doing things without thinking about them. That means that almost half of our actions aren’t conscious choices but the result of our non-conscious mind nudging our body to act along learned behaviors. How we respond to the people around us; the way we conduct ourselves in a meeting; what we buy; when and how we exercise, eat, and drink―a truly remarkable number of things we do every day, regardless of their complexity, operate outside of our awareness. We do them automatically. We do them by habit. And yet, whenever we want to change something about ourselves, we rely on willpower. We keep turning to our conscious selves, hoping that our determination and intention will be enough to effect positive change. And that is why almost all of us fail. But what if you could harness the extraordinary power of your unconscious mind, which already determines so much of what you do, to truly reach your goals?

    Wendy Wood draws on three decades of original research to explain the fascinating science of how we form habits, and offers the key to unlocking our habitual mind in order to make the changes we seek. A potent mix of neuroscience, case studies, and experiments conducted in her lab, Good Habits, Bad Habits is a comprehensive, accessible, and above all deeply practical book that will change the way you think about almost every aspect of your life. By explaining how our brains are wired to respond to rewards, receive cues from our surroundings, and shut down when faced with too much friction, Wood skillfully dissects habit formation, demonstrating how we can take advantage of this knowledge to form better habits. Her clear and incisive work shows why willpower alone is woefully inadequate when we’re working toward building the life we truly want, and offers real hope for those who want to make positive change.


Meetings are open to members and guests. Guests are welcome to attend a maximum of two meetings before joining.

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