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  • National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) Credential Q&A
December 2017

The National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), a credential offered by the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching (ICHWC), is for those individuals who are interested in being credentialed as health and/or wellness coaches. 

Join Leigh-Ann Webster, Executive Director of the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching, for a Question and Answer session about this exciting new credential! 

Please note: This call will not be hosted or recorded by ILCT. If you are interested, please plan on attending the live call.

Date: Tuesday, December 5th

Time: 1:00 PM Eastern (10:00 AM Pacific)

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  • The 7-Layer Cake Model of Building a Full and Fulfilling Coaching Practice!
November 2017

There's so much to consider when building a coaching practice:

• Should I seem to coach anyone, or develop a niche?

• Where can I find paying clients?

• How do I introduce myself in different situations?

• Do I need a web site? Liability insurance?

• How will I know the best things to learn, without getting off track?

• What systems do I need to develop, and which can I ignore?

• And so much more!

Join  Dr. Jim Vuocolo, ILCT instructor and Director of Training, and our resident expert on marketing, as he discusses an exciting new offering from ILCT, specifically developed to help you launch your coaching business.

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  • Coaching Techniques and Practices: A Polishing Course
November 2017

Are you preparing to take the PCC or ACC Exam? Took coaching courses a while ago and feel a bit rusty? Renewing your ICF credential? Want to continue to enhance your mastery of coaching skills?

Join ILCT faculty member Lynn Meinke to discuss an exciting new offering from ILCT, developed to help you polish your coaching skills.

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  • Discover Your Relationship
October 2017

Creative Marketing for Coaches: Part 3
Discover Your Relationship

In this final call, we'll talk about how you can use your existing network to grow your coaching business. You'll gain insight in how you can pull it all together so your focus isn't casting "drift nets" out to the world to get clients, but is strategic, targeted and sincere in your communications outreach.

When you express why you do what you do, and speak to your prospective clients in a way that they hear and resonate with what you're sharing, you not only attract the clients you most want to work with, but you build a lifelong advocate and referrer of your coaching services.

Provided for ILCT Students as part of a three-part teleseries on business marketing for coaches.
Host: Terry Pappy, CEO of Better3, a full-service customer relationship marketing, branding and business development firm.

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  • Discover Your Client
October 2017

Creative Marketing for Coaches: Part 2
Discover Your Client

Take the work done in Part 1: Discover Your Why and develop a profile of your ideal client. This conversation will provide insight into the creative exploration of not only who you want to serve, but what their biggest pain points are and what their world is like.

You'll develop a continuity stream that molds perfectly with your why so that your work and who you serve gives you the greatest satisfaction and joy. When you are "in the zone" doing what you love because you're connected to your why, clients will seek YOU out.

Provided for ILCT Students as part of a three-part teleseries on business marketing for coaches.
Host: Terry Pappy, CEO of Better3, a full-service customer relationship marketing, branding and business development firm.

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  • Coaching Professionalism and Standards: An area of Ethical Complaints
September 2017

Coaching professionalism is paramount to our profession.  As coaches we “walk our own talk” right?  I know most of us work hard to be highly professional and operate with high standards, however an unconscious “slip of the tongue” might land you in some ethical hot water. 

The section of code I'm referring to has  been moved around a bit in the ICF Code of Ethics over the years and is not as visible as it was prior to the 2015 code update.

We will be discussing professionalism in coaching; what it is, as well as this section of code, it’s history, complaints, where to find it now.

Come join Tina Elliot, MBA, PCC, BCC, Ethics Specialist for a discussion coaching professionalism; what it means and how you can stay out ethical hot water by operating with high ethical standards.

What’s your Coaching Ethics I.Q.? Could you be treading in some ethical gray areas as a coach, and not even know it? Tina's next Coaching Ethics IQ class is beginning soon!

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  • Discover Your Why
September 2017

Creative Marketing for Coaches: Part 1
Discover Your Why

Reverse engineer your marketing and lead generation by discovering why you do the work you do. This goes well beyond the basics such as: "to have my own business, help people, make money, have more freedom," etc. and into a deeper realm of the essence of why you do the work you do.

Explore, define and create your why in this conversation and build the foundation for all of your marketing messages. Watch this TEDx video that started the sensation.

Provided for ILCT Students as part of a three-part teleseries on business marketing for coaches.
Host: Terry Pappy, CEO of Better3, a full-service customer relationship marketing, branding and business development firm.

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  • Developing Your Coaching Business
August 2017

A lot of students have questions when it comes to turning their coaching passions into actual practices and we’d like to help. As we work to set up the schedule for our next series of free teleconferences and courses for this Fall, Jim and Ellen would love to get your feedback on what questions you still have, additional resources you’d like us to provide, etc. and share some of the ideas we have. We hope you’ll join us for this lively discussion.

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  • Creating Wellbeing Webinar
June 2017

Presented by ILCT faculty member, Jim Strohecker

Do you want to create a wellness focus in your practice, business, or organization?

Do you want to learn effective tools to support the wellbeing of your clients, employees, or students?

Learn more about our whole person model, the Wellness Energy System, and our pioneering Wellness Inventory program.

Date: Thursday, June 15th 

Time: 2:00 PM Eastern

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  • Maximizing Client Success
May 2017

Join ILCT faculty members, Jeanne Erikson and Manon Dulude, to learn about this exciting new course, which pulls back the veil on the “art” of coaching, and shows you how and when to apply your coaching skills to address the “who” of each client. 

Date: Thursday, May 18th

Time: 12:00 PM (Eastern)

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  • The ABC’s of Coach Credentialing
April 2017

ACC. BCC. CLC. PCC. What is the credential for you? And do you really need to be credentialed?

Join ILCT’s Dean of Students, Ellen Neiley Ritter, as she reviews the different coaching credentials available and the requirements to achieve them.

This document is referenced during the call and may be helpful.

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  • Incorporating Complementary & Alternative Modalities within Your Coaching Practice
April 2017

Our clients want more. Wellness isn't just a buzzword, it is a way of life for many people. Wondering how to include complementary and alternative modalities such as Reiki or essential oils into your existing coach practice? Do you have ethical questions about incorporating such methods in your work? Join us on this call—ask your questions and hear from a former psychotherapist turned wellness coach, energy healer and aromatherapist.

 

DeeAnna Merz Nagel, LMHC, BCC, CIHC is a former psychotherapist turned wellness coach. Among other topics, she teaches coaches about alternative approaches to health and wellness and how to deliver these services ethically, whether in-person or via distance technology. She is considered a thought leader in the fields of telemental health and online coaching.

DeeAnna is a Board Certified Coach (BCC) through the Center for Credentialing and Education and a Certified International Health Coach (CIHC) through the International Association for Health Coaches. She is a member of the International Association of Coaching (IAC) and holds the IAC-Practitioner credential. As well as her coaching credentials she is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Aromatherapist and Certified Energy Healer.

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  • How to Be Direct without Crossing the Line: Preview
February 2017

Do you find yourself on the thin line of wanting to be direct without crossing the line into being too directive where you may lose clients, customers, direct reports (and fail your coaching exam)?

As a globally experienced Executive Coach, Leadership Coach, Coach Trainer and Mentor Coach, I see other coaches and the leaders I work with struggling to find this balance.

In my 7 session ILCT course you will discover how to:

  •  Deal with Ambiguity (Constant in our VUCA world! Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous)
  • use Intuition:That rapid, 2 second decision making provides a competitive edge and can even be life- and business- saving, as Malcolm Gladwell wrote in Blink.
  • Recognize Cultural Differences:so you are “just right” on the “Directometer”
  •  Expand (and shift) Perspectives by Using “You are” statements: speaking from your heart to the heart of the matter
  • deliver Clear, “Compassionate Edge” Feedback: speaking from your heart to the heart of the matter
  •  Transform through Metaphors: learn this successful “backdoor to the brain” (bypassing resistance) methodology!

without “crossing the line!”

“Marilyn’s course on Direct Communication has proven to be one of the most valuable I’ve taken in my coach training. Marilyn teaches the importance of being direct in each coaching competency; what I learned made me a better coach as well as a more efficient marketer of my own services!” - Becky Blitch

Join me for an informational call on How to Be Direct without Crossing the Line: Course Preview.

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  • Are Your Phone Conversations Confidential?
February 2017

Are Your Phone Conversations Confidential?
Best Practices for Coaches

We will discuss the aspects of phone technology and what coaches need to know to provide secure and confidential services to their clients.

Resources referenced during the call

DeeAnna Merz Nagel, LMHC, BCC, CIHC is a former psychotherapist turned wellness coach. Among other topics, she teaches coaches about alternative approaches to health and wellness and how to deliver these services ethically, whether in-person or via distance technology. She is considered a thought leader in the fields of telemental health and online coaching.

DeeAnna is a Board Certified Coach (BCC) through the Center for Credentialing and Education and a Certified International Health Coach (CIHC) through the International Association for Health Coaches. She is a member of the International Association of Coaching (IAC) and holds the IAC-Practitioner credential. As well as her coaching credentials she is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Aromatherapist and Certified Energy Healer.

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  • How Do Coaches Share Coaching Results Ethically?
February 2017

There is a lot being said on the internet about the results attained from working with a coach—and not exactly in an ethical manner.
The ICF Code of Ethics states that coaches are required to speak ethically about what is true to clients, prospective clients or sponsors about the potential value of the coaching process or of me as a coach.

Come join Tina Elliot, ILCT Faculty Member and Ethics Specialist for a discussion on some of the most ethical ways to share coaching results. She will also share some recent personal research on what some coaches think are ethical ways to share results.

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  • Demystifying Facebook
January 2017
Is social media a source of anxiety more than a source of revenue? Do you know the difference between likes on a post and a boost? Join ILCT faculty member, Michelle Armystrong, as she discusses the 7 "musts" for unlocking the power of social media to grow your business.

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  • Is Your Email Secure? To Encrypt or Not to Encrypt…
January 2017

Confidentiality is a crucial component of any coaching relationship, and now more than ever, so is the use of technology.  Join ILCT faculty member and Director of the Havanna Wellness Studio DeeAnna Nagel as she discusses the different responsibilities coaches have and the way to ensure that you are meeting them.

Click here to see the resources mentioned in the call.

DeeAnna Merz Nagel, LMHC, BCC, CIHC is a former psychotherapist turned wellness coach. Among other topics, she teaches coaches about alternative approaches to health and wellness and how to deliver these services ethically, whether in-person or via distance technology. She is considered a thought leader in the fields of telemental health and online coaching.

DeeAnna is a Board Certified Coach (BCC) through the Center for Credentialing and Education and a Certified International Health Coach (CIHC) through the International Association for Health Coaches. She is a member of the International Association of Coaching (IAC) and holds the IAC-Practitioner credential. As well as her coaching credentials she is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Aromatherapist and Certified Energy Healer.

  • Executive Coaching with the PeopleMap
December 2016

Did you know that you can gain corporate coaching experience while learning at ILCT? 

The Executive Coaching Practicum offers you the opportunity to coach two people over a five-month period in a company (FCCI Insurance Group) that is utilizing the PeopleMap System (as well as the Myers-Briggs and StrengthsFinder tools) with all of its employees. The coaching clients you will be coaching are in an Emerging Leadership training program. These people have been selected for this training and coaching because they are valued employees and are moving into significant leadership roles within their company.

During this informational call, you will hear more about this unique program from instructors Mike Lillibridge and Peter Metzner. They will be joined by the Head of Training and the top Trainer at FCCI.

Due to the nature of this exclusive training, it is offered to a limited number of students... don't miss your opportunity to learn more, ask questions, and save $100 on tuition!

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  • Building a Coaching Business in Diverse Communities
December 2016

Do you find it difficult and challenging to coach within communities of color? That sometimes your credentials aren't getting you into the places where you would like to *really* make a difference? Then this call is for you. Attempting to build a business within communities of color takes a slightly different outlook on business and skillset than most of us are used to building. Attend this call to find out how to best connect with diverse communities, how to best show your skillset (it's not what you think!) and how to grow a business the way YOU want!

Natisha Willis is a business coach and entreprenuer. You can learn more about her at natishawillis.com and check out her other calls, below. 

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  • Ethics: Coaching Agreements
October 2016

Join ILCT faculty member, Tina Elliot, to discuss important policies, terms and conditions for your coaching agreement.

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  • F.R.I.E.N.D.ship-based Marketing - How to Win Clients & Have Fun Doing it!
September 2016

When's the last time you actually looked FORWARD to meeting new potential clients? Most new coaches dread the idea of having to sell themselves in order to get clients, let alone "networking" in order to meet them. Well what if you no longer had to "sell" or "network"? That's what we'll be discussing in this call. I have created my own spin on how to have fun doing marketing and will show you exactly how to make it work for you. And in case you were wondering, yes - the F does stand for fun!

Natisha Willis is a business coach and entreprenuer. You can learn more about her at natishawillis.com and check out her other calls, below. 

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  • Getting Naked: On Being Emotionally Transparent…
September 2016

Pat will speak about the upcoming workshop in Chicago based on his new book, Getting Naked: On Being Emotionally Transparent at the Right Time, the Right Place, and with the Right Person (Ways to uncover your authentic self at Work, Home, in Relationships and Life)

This is a very good book for clients and has some learning opportunities you can bring into your coaching.

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  • What is Mastery? Part 2 - Live Coaching Demonstration
August 2016

This call is a follow up to the July call, What is Mastery? Part 1

Interested in watching a master coach at work? ILCT founder Pat Williams will be coaching one individual during this call and then talking about the dynamics and skills that were observed.

Read more about Mastery in Coaching, here.

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  • Creating Wellbeing with Your Clients - Wellness Inventory Certification Training
August 2016

Jim Strohecker, CEO of WellPeople, provides a look at the history of the modern wellness movement, wellness coaching, and the Wellness Inventory—a widely used assessment tool based on the work of Dr. Travis.

To watch the presentation, click the play button.

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  • Creating Your First Coaching Product - Write a Book in a Weekend
August 2016

One of the best ways to assist your clients that I've seen to date is offering lower cost products in addition to your coaching packages. Attend this course to learn how to create your first or next coaching product and in particular - write a book in a weekend! I know it sounds fishy - but I did it and I'd like to show you how.

Natisha Willis is a business coach and entreprenuer. You can learn more about her at natishawillis.com and check out her other calls, below. 

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  • Leverage Social Media to Grow Your Coaching Business
July 2016

Facebook has over 1 billion users - chances are high that your ideal clients use this platform too. Attend this call, facilitated by Natisha Willis, to learn how to leverage Facebook and YouTube to create a steady stream of content, create your first or next coaching product and create the next 90 days of emails to send to your followers. After this call, you'll be ready to use social media to your advantage!

Natisha Willis is a business coach and entreprenuer. You can learn more about her at natishawillis.com and check out her other calls, below. 

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  • What is Mastery? Part 1
July 2016

What is Mastery in Coaching? Join ILCT founder Pat Williams as he discusses this subject.

Next month's call will be a follow-up to this one—you'll get to see mastery in action as Pat does a live coaching demonstration.

When I was granted my Master Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation in 1998, I was both honored and dismayed. I was one of the founding members of the ICF and had indeed been coaching over 2500 hours since 1990, but I did not agree with the use of the word Master Coach. Master implies a level of observable and/or quantifiable skills sets that usually are attained through a long involvement in a profession, sport or other skill. And I think that has proven to be difficult to measure and get agreement on in the hundreds of Master Coach designation since then. (read the rest...)

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  • Cognitive Behavioral Coaching
June 2016

Join Pat Williams and Gladeana McMahon for a discussion of Cognitive Behavioral Coaching.

The aim of Cognitive Behavioural Coaching or CBC as it is known, is to develop ways of thinking and associated behaviours that are more productive and likely to assist an individual reach their desired goals in life.  The process helps clients move towards becoming the kind of person they want to be, attaining desired outcomes whether personal or professional.

If someone can talk themselves into being miserable and ineffective they can talk themselves out of such feelings and learn the associated behaviours that will lead to success. Whether emotional or practical, everything an individual needs to be successful can be traced back to a set of skills. CBC helps individuals develop such skills.

Cognitive Behavioural Coaching (CBC) is a powerful coaching model that draws on evidence based psychological models. The strategies, activities, techniques and exercises used are effective in helping individuals identify and challenge self-defeating thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Negative thinking leads to negative emotions and negative emotions lead to negative behaviours, all of which has an effect on an individual’s physiology.

Many common daily challenges such as stress, lack of confidence, perfectionism, loss of meaning and purpose, poor communication skills or being less successful at work usually lead back to an individual’s personal perception of self. Cognitive-Behavioural Coaching aims to help clients gain a perspective about whatever is at the root of that person’s difficulty. Coach and client work collaboratively to identify what might be stopping an individual from reaching his or her full potential and what action is needed to take charge of their situation.

Learn more at cognitivebehaviouralcoachingworks.com and gladeanamcmahon.com.

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  • Creating Your First Community-Based Coaching Program
April 2016

Creating your first coaching program can seem daunting IF you don't have a quick and easy program plan to follow. Attend this class to learn the quickest way to create your first or next community program, obtain a 3 step marketing/networking strategy that WORKS and receive an outline to create your curriculum. After this class, you'll have everything you need to get out into your local community and do what you do best - coach, speak and SERVE.

Natisha has graciously shared a couple of companion documents for this call.

Six-Session Lesson Plan

Natisha Willis is a business coach and entreprenuer. You can learn more about her at natishawillis.com and check out her other calls, below. 

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  • Coaching Youths: Update
April 2016

Join Pat Williams and Christa Colletti to hear about innovative ways of offering coaching to youths. The “Road to Success” youth program has been in operation since September 2012 with great success and is located at the G.W. Community Center, in Bunnell, Florida.  The program focuses on academics, life skills and pre-employment training. The following topics will be discussed:

  1. Pat and Christa's Road to Success program with GED and job training has been a huge success. Christa will discuss the newest curriculum for life skills.
  2. The program is now offering coaching with a wellness initiative through a State Farm grant.
  3. Pat has expanded his coaching to an after-school program called Community Problem Solvers at a high school student center.

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  • Up and Up!  Drumming for Personal Inspiration
March 2016

Join Pat Williams as he discusses a fresh perspective with Christine Stevens, founder of UpBeat Drum Circles.

Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC, MA holds masters degrees in both social work and music therapy. She is author of Music Medicine, The Healing Drum Kit and The Art and Heart of Drum Circles. The founder of UpBeat Drum Circles, she has appeared on NBC, PBS, KTLA, and is a featured speaker in the DVD Discover the Gift. She has trained facilitators from more than twenty-five countries in the evidence-based REMO group drumming HealthRHYTHMS program. Christine has worked with many Fortune 500 companies, survivors of Katrina, students at Ground Zero and most recently, led the first drum circle training in a war-zone in northern Iraq. 

Christine Stevens has generously extended an offer to members of the ILCT community to learn more about this topic at a 50% discount. Her online course, Change Your Life Through RHYTHM, regularly priced at $147, is available to you for $73, through the end of the month of April.

To take advantage of this offer, visit www.ubdrumcircles.com/courses and use the code: UBDRUM

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  • Body-Mind Awareness
March 2016

Body-Mind Awareness, noticing your breath and where you experience it in your body can deepen coaching: It enhances coaching presence; it provides more information in experimenting with possibilities and the rightness of choices, it assists us in shifting perspectives and it increases awareness of sensations.  

Join Dr. Lauree Moss and Ellen Neiley Ritter to learn more about somatic coaching and ILCT's Wellness Coaching certification program.

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  • Continuing the conversation on the newly updated ICF Ethics Code
February 2016

Things are rapidly changing in our growing industry. As the coaching profession’s visibility and exposure increases so does the need to operate ethically and protect ourselves from ethical complaints. There are only a few individuals who have a decade of real experience inside the ICF’s Ethics Independent Review Board. ILCT faculty member Tina Elliot is one of those people and she is willing to share her valuable insight with you!

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  • News and Updates on the BCC Credential
February 2016

Are you planning to pursue the Board Certified Coach credential? Are you already a Board Certified Coach? 

Join Pat Williams as he talks with Garry Fisher from the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) as they discuss some exciting new developments for this rapidly growing professional credential in the coaching profession.

If you have additional questions about the BCC credential, take a look at CCE's BCC FAQs page, read about ILCT's BCC credentialing paths, or contact us.

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  • The Points-of-You Method
January 2016

Regarding every person, object, situation, or opinion we experience, there are infinite points of view. The real challenge is to succeed in seeing points of view other than those we already know, to see things from a new angle. Change usually begins when we’re ready to see things from other points of view. The ability to do so is an important part of the growth process as well as personal, professional, and even organizational development.

One of the cornerstones of Points of You is the integration of the right brain, which controls intuition and emotion, and the left brain, which is responsible for analysis. This strategic combination is achieved by viewing a photo that touches our creative side, perceived as our female side, with a word describing a topic we deal with in our everyday lives, activating the analytical, or “male side” of the brain.

Our method exploits the special window of time created by this simultaneous stimulus wherein a struggle takes place between emotion and logic, momentarily “shorting out” the vigilant defense mechanisms in our consciousness. This “deliberate confusion” enables, via appropriate work, liberating us from the rigid checklists of “how it should be”, and enables other points of view to trickle into our consciousness. At the completion of the process, we’ve been exposed to and have internalized options that in our daily routine we wouldn’t have allowed to “pop up on our radar”, opening up to us more steps we can take, giving us that kick in the backside that moves us out of our stuck place.

For more information on Points of You, visit coachingtheglobalvillage.org

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  • Coaching Senior Transitions
January 2016

Have you thought about the potential for life enrichment for seniors via coaching?  Former ILCT student and Life Chapters Coach, Phoebe Van Ham, LCSW, BCC will share her experiences working with this population and the array of possibilities for coaching with seniors in various group living arrangements/communities at many levels of health or well-being. No matter how they got to this point in life, there are unawakened desires that can be tapped, creating joy, usefulness, purpose and a fuller sense of well-being in the lives of seniors.

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  • Presence
December 2015

... an essential Skill for the Coach AND the Client

As an ICF competency, Presence is defined as:

4. Coaching Presence—Ability to be fully conscious and create spontaneous relationship with the client, employing a style that is open, flexible and confident.

  1. Is present and flexible during the coaching process, dancing in the moment.
  2. Accesses own intuition and trusts one's inner knowing—"goes with the gut."
  3. Is open to not knowing and takes risks.
  4. Sees many ways to work with the client and chooses in the moment what is most effective.
  5. Uses humor effectively to create lightness and energy.
  6. Confidently shifts perspectives and experiments with new possibilities for own action.
  7. Demonstrates confidence in working with strong emotions and can self-manage and not be overpowered or enmeshed by client's emotions.

But what does that mean? And, how can you cultivate that skill and important state of being?

Come to this call to learn creative ways to facilitate PRESENCE and to also learn how to request it of your clients to prepare for the call or meeting with you.

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  • Perspective Shifting
November 2015

Growth often occurs as a result of shifting one’s perspectives and therefore, is an important tool in the coaches’ toolbox. Join Dr. Pat Williams to discuss the different approaches coaches can use with their clients, among them Reframing, Meta view, What if, As if, and Stepping into the Future.

Here are the two articles referenced in the call: 

Perspective Shifting and Points of You

The Pause that Refreshes

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  • Ways of Engaging Your Clients with Shadow Coaching and Whole Day Visioning Sessions
October 2015

In this call, led by Pat Williams, you will discover fun and engaging ways to begin work with a new executive or business owner: Vision retreats and shadow coaching in the workplace.

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  • Credentialing in Coaching
October 2015

There is often confusion when it comes to certifications and credentials in the coaching profession and whether you even need them. Join Ellen Ritter, Dean at ILCT, as she reviews the different options, requirements, and answers questions you may have.

Date: Friday, October 09, 2015 

Time: 12:00 PM Eastern

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  • Power vs. Force
September 2015

Pat Williams will present the work of David Hawkins and discuss how you can use this technique yourself and with your clients, with muscle testing for goals, behaviors, challenges, etc.

Companion Documents

Levels of Consciousness

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  • ICF Revised Ethics Code - How did it come to be?
September 2015

Things are rapidly changing in our growing industry. As the coaching profession’s visibility and exposure increases so does the need to operate ethically and protect ourselves from ethical complaints. There are only a few individuals who have a decade of real experience inside the ICF’s Ethics Independent Review Board. ILCT faculty member Tina Elliot is one of those people and she is willing to share her valuable insight with you!

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  • The Magic of Metaphors
August 2015

Metaphors can be a wonderful tool for working with your client; taking the coaching deeper. Join Master Coach Pat Williams as he demonstrates how to integrate this powerful technique into your coaching practice.

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  • 7 “Sins” That Get You Stuck and How To Pull Yourself Out Of The Muck
August 2015

Join ILCT faculty member Michelle Armstrong as she discusses the 7 "sins" that most coaches commit that get them stuck in the muck, how to identify them and most of all, how to get out of the muck and into success for your coaching business and life!

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  • Coaching Forum: Coaching Demonstration
July 2015

Interested in watching a master coach at work? ILCT founder Pat Williams will be coaching one individual during this call and then talking about the dynamics and skills that were observed.

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  • Do You Have an Identity Crisis?
July 2015

Join ILCT faculty member, Michelle Armstrong, for this free call on 11 strategies to develop and clearly convey your personal brand as a coach, how to market your brand to your ideal clients and do so while making a difference!

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  • Summer Slump: Super Charge Your Social Media
June 2015

Join Tracy Ray of Pink Pigeon Media as she discusses techniques for overcoming the summer doldrums and getting things moving again! Topics discussed will include:

• Planning a social media calendar

• Scheduling posts

• Guest Bloggers

• Giveaways

SUMMER SLUMP (PDF)

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  • Your Shadow: Don’t Leave Home Without It
June 2015

Join Pat Williams and explore how to impact your coaching and your own life by bringing light to the shadow—the place where both undesired memories and feelings reside, but also where future greatness and unrealized aspirations and goals need to be brought into the light.

The shadow side of our personality for many is wrongly accused of holding only our deep dark secrets, or human tendencies to be other than good and gracious. This is somewhat true, but the shadow also holds all that can be brilliant and creative aspects of our self, if we let some light shine on it, allowing a more complete and authentic human experience.

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  • Supervision (aka Peer Consultation): What role can it play in your coaching practice?
May 2015

This call provides a unique opportunity to listen to examples of actual coaching supervision/consult with participants being asked to bring in client cases that they may be struggling with, to receive input from one of the leaders in coaching, Dr. Patrick Williams, ILCT’s Director of Training.

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  • Relationship Marketing - When And How to Propose to Your Prospect
May 2015

Whether you're new to coaching or have been around for awhile, every coach needs paying clients in order to succeed in business. If you're having trouble getting people to accept your invitation to a Complimentary Coaching Session or hiring you afterwards, join Dr. Jim Vuocolo, Master Certified Coach and ILCT Director of Business Development on a free call to discuss when and how to propose coaching to your prospects for maximum success! 

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  • When You Selected the “Wrong” Client
April 2015

You have chosen the wrong client – now what?

A discussion on how to ethically manage a client relationship that is challenging or the wrong fit for you as a coach.

Join ILCT faculty member Tina Elliot as she discusses how to ethically close out a coaching engagement.

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  • Using Images Effectively
April 2015

Join Tracy Ray of Pink Pigeon Media as she discusses the ins and outs of using images in your online presence. Points covered will include:

• Importance of using images
• Finding Legal Images
• Saving Images for best SEO (show URLs)
• Trick for making the most of memes
• Easy photo editing

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  • Coaching Forum: April 2015
April 2015

Join Pat Williams as he discusses with Bill O'Hanlon: How to Write a Book in Record Time in the Midst of Your Busy Life for More Clients, More Income and More Impact

Bill O’Hanlon was trained as a psychotherapist, practiced for over 30 years, but now mostly writes books (he has written and published over 30 of them), does workshops (he has give over 3,000 presentations is over 40 countries around the world and in every State in the U.S.), and does online courses.

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  • For Bloggers: Giving Writer’s Block the Boot
March 2015

Join Tracy Ray of Pink Pigeon Media as she discusses overcoming the hurdle of writer's block. Points covered will include:

• Conquering fear
• Practical exercises
• Limit Yourself / Don’t Limit
• People love a good story

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  • What’s the most important element of Money Coaching?
March 2015

The coaching part, of course!

Coaches often don't feel comfortable working in the area of their client's money lives. This is unfortunate since no other profession possess the powerful tools that coaches routinely employ to help their clients create lasting change. 

Read more here!

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  • Practical Tips You Can Use Right Now for Finding Keyword Rich Blog Topics
February 2015

Join Tracy Ray of Pink Pigeon Media as she discusses the ins and outs of finding keyword-rich topics for your blog. Points covered will include: 

• Make a list of keywords
• Basic Google search: Relevance of results
• Keyword tools: Use ‘em for free to uncover gold
• The Curse of Knowledge: Expand Beyond What You Know 

Companion document for this call: Finding Keyword Rich Blog Topics

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  • Coaching Forum, February 2015: Interview with Laura Berman Fortgang
February 2015

Join Pat Williams as he interviews Laura Berman Fortgang, a pioneer in the life coaching field about her life, career, and book, Now What?: 90 Days to a New Life Direction.

Laura Berman Fortgang is recognized internationally as a pioneer in the personal coaching field and is the author of five business and personal self-help books including the national best-seller “Take Yourself to the Top”. Her two latest books, “The Prosperity Plan” and “The Little Book On Meaning” have garnered national awards. 

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  • Coaching Forum, January 2015: Do we, or don’t we, offer advice as coaches?
January 2015

The Coaching industry, my books, and the teachings of ILCT have been emphasizing for 20 years now that coaches avoid advising their clients. The key term of this teaching needs to be looked at honestly.

And what really goes on behind closed doors of coaches? I suspect many coaches give much more advice than they think they do. As you get mentoring and become a more reflective learner of your coaching, you will honor the code of eschewing the style of advice that include telling and directing, but will gracefully offer thoughts, resources, and your own experience or knowledge to the coaching relationship for expanding the client’s awareness and choice. After all, isn’t that the end goal? (excerpted from Pat Williams' article Do we or don’t we offer advice as coaches?)

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  • Navigating Social Media to Build Your Practice Part 7: LinkedIn
January 2015

Join Tracy Ray of Pink Pigeon Media as she explains how to harness the power of LinkedIn to build your coaching practice.

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  • How to Pitch to Magazines as a Go-To Source
December 2014

Let’s make you the one media outlets call when they’re looking for an expert. We’ll talk about how to develop relationships with editors and writers and how to find and respond to leads. Also covered: How to draft a focused press release.

Gay Norton Edelman is a writing coach, editor and author with over three decades experience in publishing. Her work has appeared in Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Faith & Spirit, Guideposts, Beliefnet, ThirdAge.com, Spirituality & Health and others. Her book The Hungry Ghost: How I Ditched 100 Pounds and Came Fully Alive was published in February, 2014. Learn more about her work at coachgay.com.

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  • Navigating Social Media to Build Your Practice Part 6: Blogging
December 2014

Join Tracy Ray of Pink Pigeon Media as she discusses blogging as a tool to build your coaching practice.

I. Quick blog overview
II. Starting from scratch
   a. Blog without a website?
   b. Defining your blog
III. Generating Post Ideas
IV. Proper use of images
V. Dealing with comments
VI. Getting the word out about your blog

Companion document for this call: Blogging

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  • Using the PeopleMap in Coaching
December 2014

In this call, ILCT faculty member, Lynn Meinke, hosts a panel discussion to hear why many of our faculty members are passionate about using the PeopleMap assessment in their coaching practice. Joining Lynn are Mike Lillibridge, developer of the PeopleMap, and Fred Meinke - a great time to learn from seasoned coaches.

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  • Leveraging the Holiday Season to Market your Coaching Business
November 2014

Join Katie Karppala to explore the power of your network, creating influence, and promoting your business through the holiday season. The call will explore basic principles around this subject, and then open up for a creative brainstorming session.

Katie Karppala, BCC, an ILCT student, is the founder of Authentic Dimensions Consulting, LLC, specializing in executive, life and wellness coaching, as well as teaching at Emory Continuing Education and Emory Corporate Learning.

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  • How to Pitch to Magazines as a Writer
November 2014

Now’s a great time to establish yourself as a freelance content-provider. You’ll learn how to figure out what print and digital magazines want, how to match your area of expertise with possible markets and how to structure a compelling story pitch.

Gay Norton Edelman is a writing coach, editor and author with over three decades experience in publishing. Her work has appeared in Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Faith & Spirit, Guideposts, Beliefnet, ThirdAge.com, Spirituality & Health and others. Her book The Hungry Ghost: How I Ditched 100 Pounds and Came Fully Alive was published in February, 2014. Learn more about her work at coachgay.com.

As a special offer to ILCT students and staff, Gay is offering her ebook How to Pitch to Magazines for half-price, $20. It includes templates, worksheets, links to sources of good stats, Do’s and Dont’s, and more. Go to coachgay.com, click on “How-to Books” in the menu bar and you’ll see the ILCT offer there. 

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  • Navigating Social Media to Build Your Practice Part 5: Twitter for Beginners
November 2014

Join Tracy Ray of Pink Pigeon Media as she discusses how to harness the power of the "Twitterverse" to build your life coaching business.

I. Quick, basic Twitter overview
II. Why use Twitter
III. Creating a powerful bio
IV. Following and being followed
      a. Hashtags
      b. Followers of Followers and those they follow
      c. Tools to find Followers 

Click here for the companion document to this call.

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  • Coaching Forum, October 2014
October 2014

Join Pat Williams as he interviews Dr. Michael Pantalon, addiction and motivation expert, and the newest member of ILCT’s faculty with his Progressive Recovery Coach Training program. Dr. Pantalon is a clinical psychologist, author of the motivation book, Instant Influence, and Senior Research Scientist at the Yale School of Medicine, where he has been developing and studying cutting-edge treatments for alcohol, cocaine, opiate, and tobacco use disorders, as well as, training hundreds of clinicians, coaches and non-professionals in evidence-based addiction treatment and motivational strategies, since 1997.

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  • How to Write Outstanding Blogs
October 2014

You need and want to blog. But where do ideas come from? What’s the ideal structure and length? Should you have or do guest blogs? How often should you post? Let's get you writing!

Gay Norton Edelman is a writing coach, editor and author with over three decades experience in publishing. Her work has appeared in Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Faith & Spirit, Guideposts, Beliefnet, ThirdAge.com, Spirituality & Health and others. Her book The Hungry Ghost: How I Ditched 100 Pounds and Came Fully Alive was published in February, 2014. Learn more about her work at coachgay.com.

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  • Navigating Social Media to Build Your Practice Part 4: Getting a Website - Where to Begin
October 2014

So, you need a website? Join Tracy Ray, of Pink Pigeon Media, as she discusses this important aspect of your coaching business. Should you do it yourself or pay someone to do it for you? Do you know how to choose a domain name? What is hosting? What are the necessary elements of a website? Learn the answers to these questions and more!

Companion document for this call: Module Four: Getting a Website

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  • Coaching Forum, September 2014
September 2014

The job search has changed dramatically in recent years. In this call, Pat Williams will discuss Advanced Job Search Coaching with ILCT faculty members Nancy Branton and Joan Runnheim Olson.

Find out how coaching benefits job-seekers and how much demand exists for this type of coaching. What are some of the changes we've seen in the ways employers find candidates; and how does that impact job search coaching? What are some of the greatest challenges facing coaches who work with job-seekers; how can coaching address them?

Click here to see current discounts for this class!

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  • Navigating Social Media to Build Your Practice Part 3: Facebook for Beginners
September 2014

New to marketing on Facebook? Join Tracy Ray, of Pink Pigeon Media to learn more about this big social media platform. Learn about the differences between profiles and pages, and how to create them, build followers, the basics of posting and more.

Click here for companion document.

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  • Coaching Forum, August 2014
August 2014

Catherine Morisset is a Coach at heart – in her life and her career, she walks her talk, and it’s made her a popular coach and resource as an organizational coach & facilitator. Her clients say she is not only experienced and knowledgeable, but that what makes it work is her common-sense and authenticity-based approach.

She has designed and delivered resilience, wellness, leadership and change management programs for large organizations, delivering them in Canada and internationally. She regularly presents at conferences focusing on organizational resilience, wellness and effectiveness.

We will discuss her work in 25+ years as a coach and trainer and the essence of her upcoming class at ILCT on coaching for resilience.

Clarification: The listing for the course discussed in the call, Coaching for Resilience: Part 3, has been updated. The class meets 6 times/weeks for a total of 8 hours and has a tuition of $415, which includes materials.

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  • Navigating Social Media to Build Your Practice Part 2: Using Social Media for your Coaching Business
August 2014

Join Tracy Ray of Pink Pigeon Media to begin exploring who your target market is and what social media platforms they use (Facebook, Twitter, & LinkedIn) to determine the best platform for you. Learn about the importance of blogging and online forums, as well as the 1 mistake not to make. 

Companion document for this call: Using Social Media for Your Life Coaching Business: 101

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  • Coaching Forum, July 2014: Coaching for Social Action
July 2014

Join Patrick Williams as he discusses the topic of Coaching for Social Action with ILCT faculty member, Elisabeth Garrett.

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  • Navigating Social Media to Build Your Practice Part 1: Social Media Overview
July 2014

Join Tracy Ray of Pink Pigeon Media for the first of this new series of teleconferences sponsored by ILCT and explore:

• What is Social Media?
• Top 7 reasons people turn to the Internet
• Big Picture: Social Media is like gears in a machine
• Which Social Networks should you use? (Making sense of it all)
• 17 Tips to a solid, basic Social Media Strategy

Companion document for this call: Social Media Overview

Tracy Ray is a Social Media Specialist who manages social pages for small businesses. She creates content on their behalf, broadcasts it on social pages and creates content to promote engagement. As a consultant, she guides do-it-yourselfers through the many ways they can improve their social pages and use them to their fullest.

Tracy lives in Georgia with her family and wirehair Dachshund. She is a photographer harboring a penchant for macro photography, an enthusiastic cook who is secretly addicted to online food porn and loves cheese beyond all reason.

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  • Why Coaching Doesn’t Help People… and Other Linguistic Barriers to Coaching Success!
June 2014

Join veteran ILCT faculty members Lynn Meinke, PCC and Dr. Jim Vuocolo, MCC for a discussion of how the language we employ serves to advance, or inhibit, the growth and understanding of coaching clients.

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  • Coaching Youths: The Road to Success Program
June 2014

Join Dr. Patrick Williams as he talks with ILCT student Christa Colletti about their experience as coaches in this program sponsored by Flagler County, Florida’s for out-of-school young adults ages 16-21. This successful program offers training in basic coaching skills for empowering conversations, job skills and life skills necessary for success, as well as mentoring the youths. Read more about the program, and join us for a call to see the positive impact coaching can have on youths.

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  • Change Your Questions, Change Your Results
June 2014

Join Pat Williams as he interviews Marilee Adams, Ph.D. as she discusses her Question Thinking methods and the tools and methods coaches can implement to move from Judger Mindset to the Learner Mindset and how that move can change our lives and those of our clients.

Marilee Adams, Ph.D. is president of the Inquiry Institute, a consulting, coach training, and educational firm that provides her Chief Question Officer program and workshops, online learning and keynotes , whose clients include global Fortune 100 companies and federal government agencies. She is an adjunct professor of Leadership at American University in the School of Public Affairs. She has presented her work on Question thinking to thousands and is now offering her course through ILCT.

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  • Coaching Forum, May 2014: Using Metaphors in Coaching
May 2014

Join Pat Williams as he discusses using metaphors in coaching with Kristen Truman-Allen.

Coaching is a relationship developed for the purpose of creating some change or to achieve a specific goal. Metaphor is an imaginative linguistic tool representing one thing in terms of another. This phenomenological study explored the experience of 10 coaching clients who participated in a qualitative telephone interview using semistructured openended questions. To qualify, each participant identified a moment in coaching in which something significant had happened and remembered that a metaphor was used in the conversation. Research revealed four themes; new awareness, personal shifts, life changes, and reminders—and eight subthemes: shifts in perspective, shifts in emotion, shifts in action, changes in way of being, transformations, physical cues, emotional cues, and verbal cues. The data revealed a cyclical pattern, proposing a model of self-generated change. The cycle begins with the metaphor evoking an awareness that generates a personal shift, followed by life changes. The metaphors become reminders to stimulate a re-awareness, thereby perpetuating the coaching conversation over time.

Kristen Truman-Allen PhD, RN, PCC is a health care leader serving as an Administrator of Nursing in Cheyenne Wyoming. She brings her experiences as Emergency nurse, Outward Bound expeditionary learning instructor and Organization Development professional into her coaching as a formal leader in organizations. She earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education and a Masters in Human and Organization Systems and in 2013 completed her doctorate in Human Development focused on professional coaching. Kristen uses metaphor and intuition in her coaching of teams and individuals to help create powerful personal growth. Kristen is the proud mother of four children ages one to 17 and is passionate about living boldly and authentically.

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  • Shifting Your Mindset: Becoming a Coach or Being a Coach
April 2014

Transitioning into a new profession is not always easy as often our expectations and mindset come into play, impacting forward movement. Where you are in this transition? This call will provide a wonderful opportunity to work with Katie Karppala, BCC, who specializes in working with other coaches to fine-tune their personal brand. Come willing to share and explore, or just get tips for moving forward as a coach.

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  • Coaching Forum, April 2014
April 2014

Enter into the world of men and masculinity. Today we’ll explore coaching with men. This includes how coaching with men may miss the mark due to assumptions and stereotypes as well as what works in coaching men.

Patrick Williams speaks with psychologist Ed Adams, recipient of the Practitioner of the Year Award of Division 51 (Men and Masculinity) of the American Psychological Association. Ed won this award in part because of his groundbreaking success as the founder of the non-profit organization Men Mentoring Men. We’ll explore the emotions, needs, perceptions, and language of men. Ed will report on his experiences doing therapy, coaching, and facilitating over a thousand men’s meetings. He’ll also explain why he has found that compassion is often the centerpiece of a man’s growth and happiness.

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  • Client Screening for Success Coaching
March 2014

How do you know if your client is ready for coaching? Or what kind of coaching? ILCT instructor Jeanne Erikson will address the professional issues surrounding this important issue.

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  • Connecting to Your Value as Coach
February 2014

Are you connected to your value as a coach? How you see your value as a coach will directly influence how you market your practice, how you set prices, and impact your success. This call will cover how emotional intelligence influences self-perception of your value as a coach, and discuss some practical exercises to create circuitry with your value.

Join Katie Karppala, BCC, founder of Authentic Dimensions Consulting, LLC, who specializes in executive, life and wellness coaching, as well as working with other coaches to fine-tune their personal brand and marketing.

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  • Coaching Forum, February 2014
February 2014

Join Pat for an update on the coach training program which ILCT has been conducting within a federal prison and how it has made a strong positive difference.

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  • Coaching Forum, January 2014
January 2014

Join Pat Williams for an interview with Patricia Cates from the Center for Credentialing and Education about news and updates about the BCC coach credentialing.

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  • Executive Coaching
January 2014

Join Pat Williams as he discussed Executive Coaching with ILCT instructor Mike Lillibridge.

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  • Tools and Techniques for Video Coaching
January 2014

Video coaching is on the rise, but to do it successfully, a little technical know-how goes a long way. Whether you're just curious or already have video clients lining up, join Joe and Ian from Practice Kit as they provide tips on apps, security and confidentiality, choosing a camera (for Mac or PC) and setting up the right recording space. 

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  • Coaching within Corporations and Organizations
December 2013

Dr. Mike Lillibridge's Executive Coaching Practicum is a unique class in which students are assigned two or more clients to work with throughout the 20 weeks, coaching clients who come from corporations, higher education, and a private school utilizing the PeopleMap assessment and many areas from positive psychology. 

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  • Coaching Forum, December 2013
December 2013

Mentoring vs. Supervision in Coaching

Join Patrick Williams as he discusses the meaning, differences, and the benefits of mentoring and supervision and whether you need them in your coaching practice.

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  • ILCT Specialist Certification Programs
December 2013

Join Ellen Neiley Ritter and Nancy Branton to learn more about certification programs offered bu ILCT, including the new Career Development Coaching Specialist certification.

Click here for an explanatory table of available certification paths. 

Click here form more information on ILCT's new Career Development Specialist certification.

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  • Coaching Forum, November 2013
November 2013

Pat Williams and Mairlyn O'Hearne share take-aways and the salient points from the ICF special event from October on cultural competency and diversity awareness.

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  • The Myth of Time Management
November 2013

It’s a complete misnomer. It doesn't exist! The proof is simple and has to do with the fact that time only moves in one direction—forward! As the old saying goes, "Time marches on!" And neither you nor I can stop, change or manage it! In this free call, Dr. Jim Vuocolo, MCC will show you a much better way to greater productivity and effectiveness - just in time for the holidays ahead!

Register now for "The Myth of Time Management" call. (Note: This call will be recorded for future use at ILCT and as content at http://www.MasterfulMindset.com Attendance implies consent to be recorded without compensation or royalties of any type.)

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  • Your Passion is Your Niche!
November 2013

Explore what it takes to connect to your true passion, find the courage to embrace it, support it, and how to leverage your passion to market the coaching practice you desire. Join Katie Karppala, BCC, founder of Authentic Dimensions Consulting, LLC, who specializes in executive, life and wellness coaching, as well as working with other coaches to fine-tune their personal brand and marketing.

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  • Coaching Forum, October 2013
October 2013

Coaching Demonstration

Join ILCT Founder and Master Coach Dr. Patrick Williams as he does a coaching demonstration with one of the attendees and then leads a discussion on techniques used and their impact.

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  • Do I Need to Have a Web Presence?
October 2013

Why do I need a web presence? Can I have “web presence” without a website? Join Ian from PracticeKit.com to learn about common misconceptions, practical do’s and don’ts and what to look for when you set out to establish a web presence to be proud of (or fix the one you’ve already got). Submit your questions and register for this useful call for any coach or counselor who wants more out of their online presence!

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  • 10 Steps Toward a Meaningful Life
October 2013

The pursuit of a meaningful life is an endeavor that presents many challenges. What is meaning? How does one identify intrinsically-meaningful goals? What ignites the motivation that fuels the voyage towards a more meaningful life?

The answers that modern science offers to these questions are sometimes narrow, and not always actionable, but combined into a single action-plan they can form a structured coaching process that becomes a powerful engine of change. Using concepts of Positive Psychology, Self Determination Theory, Self-Concordance Theory, Solution Focused Therapy, and the study of motivation, this process starts with the creation of a multi-dimensional vision, continues through the iteration over possible goals, and ends with the tools that sustain drive and motivation through the challenges of daily goal pursuit.

In this information call, ILCT instructor, research scientist, and entrepreneur Ran Zilca describes how he put together the process of Meaningful Goal Pursuit (MGP) while working closely with scholars like Deepak Chopra, Stephen Covey, Phil Zimbardo, and Sonja Lyubomirsky. In his own life, MGP has taken Ran on a 6,000 miles solo motorcycle ride, the sale of his company, and a move with his family to the other end of the world.

Read more about Ran’s course Meaningful Goal Pursuit

Read Ran's latest article: 10 Steps to a Meaningful Life from a Man Who's Found One

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  • Coaching Forum, September 2013
September 2013

Spiritual Development

Join Pat as he interviews ILCT faculty Dr. Elizabeth Ann Stewart, BCC, author and spiritual guide with over twenty-five years’ experience as a spiritual director. Committed to the transformation of consciousness and the well-being of our planet and all her people, she is a Christian who coaches those who seek a deeper connection to Mystery, to Love and to the waiting Heart of God. Her ILCT courses include Creating Sacred Context and Ways of Sacred Listening

Watch Dr. Stewart's brief video on spiritually-based life coaching here:

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  • Mindfulness in Coaching
September 2013

Join ILCT student Katie Karppala, BCC, as she explores the importance of Mindfulness in coaching and in our lives. She is the founder of Authentic Dimensions Consulting, LLC, specializing in executive, life and wellness coaching, as well as teaching at Emory Continuing Education and Emory Corporate Learning.

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  • Technology in Practice: Part 1
August 2013

Joe Wyrembelski is co-founder and technical and security lead at Lift Pattern, makers of Practice Kit.  In his daily work, Joe fields questions from coaches and counselors about the best ways to protect their privacy and those of their clients online.

In this first of a series of calls on technology in your practice, Joe will review the basics of encryption and confidentiality and answer common questions he’s heard such as:

“Do I have to buy a new computer to practice online?”

“Is Skype / Gmail / AOL ‘secure enough’?”

“How can I be sure I’m secure?”

“Can the FBI/NSA spy on my communications?”


During this call Joe Wyrembelski from Practice Kit covered important things that you can do to ensure security and confidentiality for you and your clients.  In his next talk he’ll be speaking about the things that your technology providers (and you as providers using technology) are responsible for; the questions you can ask to ensure they are on top of things; and how you can participate in achieving and maintaining compliance with HIPAA, FERPA, HiTech, etc.

Links to software Recommended in this Call

Ethical Framework for the Use of Technology in Coaching
A set of minimum standards and practices a coach working online must always adhere to in order to be considered to be working in an ethical manner. (link)

AntiVirus/AntiMalware
This great article from LifeHacker explains the difference and gives some good recommendations. Specifically, they recommend using a combination of Avast andMalwarebytes.

Password Managers
This article from How-To Geek, “Why you should use a Password Manager and How to get started”, reiterates much of what I covered about using a Password Manager and gives links and screenshots to help you along.

Data Encryption
These articles from How-To Geek do a great job of walking you through the basics of securing your dropbox folder.

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  • Coaching Forum, August 2013
August 2013

Pat’s Coaching Forum: Somatics in Coaching

Join ILCT Founder Dr. Pat Williams, MCC, BCC as he talks to ILCT faculty member, Dr, Lauree Moss, MSW, BCC, PCC about this interesting trend that is growing in popularity in the coaching world. Lauree is a mind-body psychology pioneer who for the last seven years has brought Somatics to her teaching at ILCT in her two courses “Body-Mind Coaching Tools for Wellness™” and “Body-Mind Life Coaching,™”.

Date and time for call:  Monday, August 26th 2:00 PM Eastern

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  • Coaching Forum, July 2013
July 2013

Join ILCT Founder Patrick Williams as he interviews Jim Strochecker about the current state of wellness coaching. Jim is the CEO and co-founder of HealthWorld Online, the world's first Internet network for wellness and complementary/alternative medicine, and the co-creator of the Wellness Inventory assessment and life-balance program and certification training which is taught through ILCT. 

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