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ICF Midwest Regional Conference Speaker Spotlight

The next ICF Midwest Regional Conference is not until 2018!  So, if you miss this conference, you’ll have to wait two more years for this kind of line up of speakers and content.

We’re especially excited this year for our line up of engaging speakers.  In addition to our keynote, Marshall Goldsmith, we will have Judith Glaser.  She will be leading a discussion on Conversational Alchemy: Conversational Intelligence at Work!

The key to success in life and business is to become a master at Conversational Intelligence. It’s not about how smart you are, but how open you are to learn new and effective powerful conversational rituals that prime the brain for trust, partnership, and mutual success. Conversational Intelligence® translates the wealth of new insights coming out of neuroscience from across the globe, and brings the science down to earth so coaches and their clients can understand and apply it in their everyday lives.

Drawing on decades of Neuro-scientific research, her work as an Organizational Anthropologist and her 35 years of success with her clients, Glaser will take us on a profound journey behind the scenes where Conversational Alchemy was created – and show us how to bring this inside of our coaching engagements. The focus will be how to move from Level I Transactional Conversations – to Level II – Positional – and most importantly into Level III Transformational Conversations.

Glaser’s session will enable coaches to see behind the scenes into fascinating evolutionary change to our brains that have given us capacities for creating our own ‘alchemy’ – conversations have the power to activate ‘co-regulation’ –person to person, team to team and organization to organization. Conversational Rituals are the activator of human alchemy!

GlaserJudith E. Glaser is an author, academic, business executive and organizational anthropologist. She is the founder and CEO of Benchmark Communications, Inc., an executive coaching and management consulting company based in Boston. Glaser is also the co-founder and chairman of the Creating WE Institute.  During her career, she has worked with clients including Clairol, Citibank, Pfizer, Burberry, American Airlines and Verizon.

Glaser has authored seven books, including best-sellers Creating WE: Change I-Thinking to We-Thinking & Build a Healthy Thriving Organization, The DNA of Leadership and Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results.  She has also had appearances on networks such as CBS and NBC for her commentary on leadership in the workplace.  www.conversationalintelligence.com

Join us and register here.

Have You Registered Yet for the ICF Regional Midwest Conference?

If not, what’s holding you back from registering?  The next ICF Midwest Regional Conference is not until 2018!  So, if you miss this conference, you’ll have to wait two more years for this kind of line up of speakers and content.

We have a fantastic line up of engaging speakers featured at this year’s conference.  In addition to our keynote, Marshall Goldsmith, we will have Karen Keller.  She will be speaking about Coaching Leaders to Influence by Choice NOT by Chance.

Everyone is a leader – or at least has the potential to be. Future leaders are asking, “If I’m not influential, how can I make a difference?” The demand for leadership coaching by individuals and organizations is greater than ever before. Coaches need to understand influence and how it applies to their clients’ needs. This session provides coaches the opportunity to create influential leaders by introducing them to the Keller Influence Indicator® (KII™). This assessment tool measures a person’s Seven Influence Traits™: confidence, commitment, courage, passion, empowering, trustworthiness and likeability. Today’s leaders are eager to unlock the door to becoming as influential as they can be. Come prepared to create, coach and learn!

KellerKaren Keller, MCC, Ph.D., CEO of Karen Keller International, Inc., is author/creator of the Keller Influence Indicator® (KII®). She is a clinical psychologist and Master Certified Coach specializing in influence and human behavior. Dr. Keller develops programs, materials and resources relating to the Art of Influence. Her latest influence report, SOCR®, incorporates a person’s Seven Influence Traits® as related to 5 Organizational Competencies. She is passionate about helping people and companies develop their influence potential and an influence culture. Dr. Keller speaks and facilitates training seminars on Influence Mastery for companies of all sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 corporations. Her list of clients includes Clemson University, PepsiCo, American Express, Pizza Hut, Paragon Medical and Purdue University.  www.karen-keller.com

Learn more and register here.

Sponsorship Opportunities for the ICF Midwest Regional Conference

How do you want to promote your business at the ICF Midwest Regional Conference?

There are a variety of packages to choose from, including:

  • Premier
  • Advantage
  • Exhibitor Full Table
  • Exhibitor Half Table

All provide exposure for your company and the opportunity to reach coaching professionals.  For more information, download this easy to use PDF guide here.

This year’s conference is highly anticipated.  Some highlights of what you will experience in June:

  • The dynamic Marshall Goldsmith for both the Opening & Closing Keynote
  • The opportunity to give back through the Coaching Service Project Thursday afternoon
  • Sponsorship packages to grow our businesses with a focused group of professionals
  • A full slate of dynamic speakers, expertise, and ideas to grow and develop your coaching business
  • Fun times in Indy with other coaches and/or your family

And, remember to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration.  You will receive $100 off the registration price, and…the first 100 people to register also receive a signed copy of Marshall Goldsmith’s book, Triggers.

REGISTER HERE!

Early Bird Registration Information

Happy Valentine’s Day.  In the spirit of sharing some love – here is a friendly reminder that the Early Bird Registration is now LIVE!

Here are is what you and your team can look forward to in June:

  • The dynamic Marshall Goldsmith for both the Opening & Closing Keynote
  • The opportunity to give back through the Coaching Service Project Thursday afternoon
  • Sponsorship packages to grow our businesses with a focused group of professionals
  • A full slate of dynamic speakers, expertise, and ideas to grow and develop your coaching business
  • Fun times in Indy with other coaches and/or your family

Register now to be a part of it all!

ICF Midwest Regional Conference Service Project

We are thrilled to announce the FIRST- EVER Community Service Project sponsored by the ICF Midwest Regional Conference!

The Promise Zone Project is located on the east side of Indianapolis.  Promise Zones are high-poverty communities where the federal government works with local leaders to increase efforts in achieving neighborhood-created goals and priorities.  This is your opportunity to leverage your strengths as a coach and participate in a new tradition.

More on what to expect:

  • You will make an impact through one-on-one coaching matching staff and volunteers of several nonprofits, plus small business owners on the near east side of Indianapolis.
  • As a participating coach, you will provide three coaching sessions (one hour each, the first two to be completed virtually prior to the conference and the final one to take place in person at the conference between 1 and 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 23rd).
  • Coaches must be ICF Global members and registered to attend the 2016 ICF Midwest Regional Conference in Indianapolis to participate.

Learn more here.

 

 

ICF Midwest Regional Conference Early Bird Registration Live February 1

We hope everyone’s new years are off to a great start.  We wanted to share some exciting news on the ICF Midwest Regional Conference.  The Early Bird Registration will be live February 1!

We all look forward to an exciting conference.  Here are some things to look forward to in June:

  • Remember, the dynamic Marshall Goldsmith will be delivering both the Opening & Closing Keynote.
  • You will have the opportunity to give back through the Coaching Service Project.  Be on hand Thursday afternoon that week to participate.
  • Sponsorship packages will be soon available.  This gives us all yet another way to grow our businesses with a focused group of professionals.
  • The slate of presenters is nearly set.  There is a variety of content, with something for everyone.  From the curious attendee, to the MCC, you will find a way to grow personally and professionally.
  • June in Indy is fabulous.  See our last post with fun activities and things to do with other coaches and/or your family while in beautiful central Indiana.

Visit Indy for the ICF Midwest Regional Conference

Indianapolis, or as the locals call it, Indy, is a great home for our ICF Midwest Regional Conference.  Here are some great reasons to come and explore the city during, before, or after the conference:

  • The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis:  The world’s largest children’s museum with interactive activities, fun for all ages.  To learn more go to:  https://www.childrensmuseum.org/
  • Mass Ave Arts District:  Known affectionately as Mass Ave, this five-block area is ripe with theaters, restaurants, art galleries and, most attractively for shoppers, a number of eclectic, independent boutiques. You’ll encounter unique finds on each block, from Stout’s Shoes (the nation’s oldest shoe store, established in 1886), to Silver In The City/At Home In The City (offering silver jewelry and unique gift items), to The Best Chocolate In Town (which is fairly self-descriptive).
  • Conner Prairie:  A recreated 19th-century village on 200 acres explores Indiana’s past through interactive exhibits.  More at:  http://www.connerprairie.org/
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway:  Whether it’s a day at the track, or exploring the museum, it’s a timeless tradition for race fans and sports fans alike.
  • Lucas Oil Stadium:  Home of the NFL team, the Indianapolis Colts.  It is a state-of-the-art retractable roof multi-purpose venue which features spectacular views of the downtown Indianapolis skyline. The stadium seats over 63,000 for football games and other events.

For more information on things to do, where to eat, and where to stay check out: http://www.visitindy.com/

Enjoy your time in Indy – it’s sure to be a fantastic conference and venue to enjoy!

Children's Museum of Indianapolis

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is the world’s largest children’s museum. It is located at 3000 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, in the United Northwest Area neighborhood of the city

Recreated 19th-century village on 200 acres explores Indiana's past through interactive exhibits.

Recreated 19th-century village on 200 acres explores Indiana’s past through interactive exhibits.

ICF Midwest Regional Conference Involvement

For those of you following our countdown…The ICF Midwest Regional Conference is 275 days away!  With Marshall Goldsmith as our keynote, and our theme The Crossroads of Coaching, we’re excited about the possibilities this year.

 So, how can you get involved?  We’re looking for dynamic, creative talent to lead our educational breakout sessions.  We know coaches come to the conference to extend their knowledge in a variety of coaching avenues.  This is an opportunity to share with your peers what you know about corporate coaching, brain science, positive thinking, or other areas of your expertise.  Just make sure that it addresses one or more of the ICF Core Competencies, can be approved for ICF CCE Units, and it fits with at least one of our program tracks below: 

·       The Crossroads of Complementary Disciplines

·       The Crossroads of Client Growth

·       The Crossroads of Research and Innovation

·       The Crossroads of Our Coaching Businesses

·       The Crossroads of Professional Development

 Get involved!  Click here to get the official application form and send in by October 15!

Get Your Calendars Out! 2015 ICF Midwest Regional Conference is Coming

icfimage-page-001_optMark your calendars! The 2015 ICF Midwest Regional Conference is coming. You don’t want to be left out. After a resounding success in Cleveland last year the conference moves to Kansas City, MO in 2015.

It makes sense that in the conference in the heartland of America has the theme, Getting to the Heart of the Matter.

Here is a statistic you can pull out when dinner conversation lags: Wright County MO, southeast of Kansas City MO is the mean center of the US population in 2010! Yes, it is true. The 2015 ICF Midwest Regional Conference will be held almost in the center of the US.

Just one more reason to get to the heart of the matter and attend the ICF Midwest Regional Conference.

Midwest Regional Recognition Award Nominations Close March 31st

The Midwest Regional Recognition Awards honor ICF Midwest Region coaches who exemplify ICF Core Values through outstanding contributions. For 2015, coaches can be nominated for:

  • The Avatar Award
  • The Community Outreach Award
  • The Innovation Award
  • The Leadership Award
  • The Thomas Leonard Achievement Award

Nominate exemplary coaches for awards no later than March 31, 2015. Selection criteria and application form can be found at www.icf-midwest.com/nominate. All nominees must be both a member of ICF Global and a member of an ICF Midwest Regional chapter. Award recipients will be announced at ICF Midwest Regional Conference in Kansas City, MO, June 18-20, 2015.

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