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Upcoming events

    • September 30, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    Please come join us as we share resources, ask thought-provoking questions, and educate each other. Our goal is to keep building a supportive, collaborative and fun community as we each grow a sustainable and thriving coaching business, whether you're a new or experienced professional coach.

    We normally meet in the Hudson Valley area but have moved all of our in-person events virtually for at least the months of April and May. This is a great opportunity for you to experience different groups from the comfort of your home and still be part of our ICF NYC community. The Zoom link will be sent via email after you register.

    Facilitated by Crystal Barrow

    This is a member-only event and member registration is complimentary.

    • October 07, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • VIRTUAL
    Register

    What the Body Tells Us about Next Moves

    1 CC and 0.5 RD 

    Enrich your clients’ coached experience through Dynamic Embodiment.  Explore how Dynamic Embodiment awareness and skills support the ICF coaching competencies of Coach Presence, Active Listening and Evoke Awareness.  

    Summary Details

    When: Oct 7, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30PM

    Presenter:Dr. Martha Eddy

    Format:  Virtual - Zoom Meeting, cameras will be enabled

    CCEUs1.5 TBD  

    Who is this event for: Coaches of all experience levels, and particularly those new to somatic/embodiment work

    The Event

    Learn from Dr. Martha Eddy, the founder of Dynamic Embodiment™ and author of Mindful Movement, the Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action.   We will define somatic awareness, explore principles of a somatic/embodied practice, discover why they are important in coaching work, and how they align with ICF Core Competencies.  Participants will experience first-hand Dr. Eddy's system of Active Witnessing, a multi-sensory form of active listening and will combine Active Listening with Non-verbal Movement Witnessing to evoke our Whole Person awareness. Through breakout learning,  discover new ways in meaningful practice on sensing and coaching presence and explore a case study on “When Presence Goes Awry.”  

    Event Agenda

    The following is provided for guidance, but the final program agenda may shift slightly.  

    • 7:00 to 7:10 PM  |  Welcome, Opening Remarks, Introductions 

    • 7:10 to 7:40 PM  |  Martha Eddy, CMA, RSMT, EdD  

    • 7:40 to 7:55 PM  |  Skills Breakout 

    • 8:00 to 8:20 PM  |  Case Study and Breakout

    • 8:20 to 8:30 PM  |  Closing Remarks and Recognitions

     

    Meet Our Presenter


    Dr. Martha Eddy, CMA, RSMT, EdD

    Moving for Life

    Founding Director//Director of Programming and Research

    DrMarthaEddy.com
    Drmarthaeddy
    Dynamic Embodiment: 
    Moving For Life
    Author of Mindful Movement
    Movers & Shapers Podcast here.

     

    Martha Eddy, DEP, CMA, RSMT, EdD and Licensed TBMC is an international advocate of Somatic Movement Education & Therapy & Somatic Movement Dance Education; author and lecturer on embodied cognition, eco-somatics, the interaction of neuro-motor and socio-emotional development, and the role of the body and movement in peace education and violence prevention. She co-founded Moving On Center in 1994 with Carol Swann in order to bridge Somatic Awareness with Social Change.  She is also a senior advisor to the newly forming Institute for Somatics and Social Justice in Philadelphia.

     

    In Martha’s most recent publication,  Mindful Movement. The Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action she shares specifics such as:

    • The history of the field of somatics and the evolution of its related fields – somatic psychology, somatic bodywork, somatic movement, somatic dance, social somatics, eco-somatics, somatics and spirituality, and body-conscious design. Watch Dr. Eddy’s lecture here.

    • What is somatic awareness – the body-mind connection and how is it infused in higher education.

    • Politics and Somatics: how does the body, race and activism impact the world? How is race important to one’s relationship to practicing or teaching Bartenieff Fundamentals, Body-Mind Centering®, Dynamic Embodiment, EastWest Somatics etc.

     

    Dr. Eddy’s teaching positions have been at universities including but not limited to: New York University, Princeton University, Teachers College, Columbia University graduate program, Barnard, Connecticut, Hope and Hampshire colleges, and San Francisco State University. Graduates of her programs – Dynamic Embodiment Practitioners (DEP), Certified Teachers of BodyMind Dancing (CTBMD), and Moving For Life Certified Instructors (MFLCI) are beacons of light and social action internationally.


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    • October 08, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    Bring your lunch, curiosity, and coach's presence! We're a dynamic and diverse group of professional coaches in our ICF NYC community. Each of us comes from a different cultural background with unique gifts to contribute, and we want to offer a safe and supportive space to share our insights and perspectives to learn from each other while having fun.

    In these meetings, we'll share our cross-cultural experiences with a loose structure with openness for interesting dialogues to emerge. Each meeting will have one topic we'll center our discussion around, and the group will decide on the topic we want to focus on in the following meeting. This is also a great place for you to practice active listening and broaden your horizons.

    Please join as our vision for the Virtual Lunchtime CoachCafe meetings is to get to know each other on a deeper level through meaningful dialogues that enriches us. The Zoom link will be sent via email after you register.

    Facilitated by Rei Perovic and Yoko Francis


    This is a member-only event and member registration is complimentary.

    • October 12, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)
    Register


    Diversity without Lip Service: A Coaching Guide for Challenging Bias by La’Wana Harris

    1 Core CCEU

    Join ICF NYC for its October Breakfast and a Book Club meeting to kick off your week with a mental boost! This month we delve into La’Wana Harris’s Diversity without Lip Service: A Coaching Guide for Challenging Bias.

    Summary Details

    When: Oct 12, 2020, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    Facilitator:  Lora Lebo, MHRM, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Format:  Virtual - Zoom meetingformat, cameras enabled

    CCEUs: 1 TBD

    About The Book

    Title: Diversity without Lip Service: A Coaching Guide for Challenging Bias 

    Authors: La’Wana Harris

    Publication Date: 2019

    Description: The ugly truth about diversity is that some people worry they must give up their power for others to have a chance. La'Wana Harris's Inclusion Coaching method helps people realize that sharing power isn't the same as losing it.

    The elephant in the room with diversity work is that people with privilege must use it to allow others equal access to power. This is often why diversity efforts falter--people believe in diversity until they feel that they have to give something up. How do we talk them through this shift?

    La'Wana Harris introduces Inclusion Coaching, a new tool based on cutting-edge research that identifies the stages of preparation, implementation, and "self-work" necessary to help individuals, teams, and organizations build a sustainable culture of inclusion. Harris's six-stage COMMIT model--Commit to courageous action, Open your eyes and ears, Move beyond lip service, Make room for controversy and conflict, Invite new perspectives, and Tell the truth even when it hurts--provides a proven process for making people aware of their own conscious and unconscious biases and concrete steps to make inclusion an embedded reality.

    Harris offers managers and diversity coaches new models to empower everyone from employees to CEOs to "do" inclusion and address deep-rooted biases that are often invisible. She addresses the growing need to challenge bias and build authentic cultures where everyone can feel a sense of belonging.

    "La'Wana Harris has opened this coach's eyes to the power of coaching practices to create new paths for diversity and inclusion work--whether or not you are formally trained as a coach. Please read this book and help create workplaces with honest engagement and access for all."

     --Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers 50 #1 Executive Coach and two-time #1 Leadership Thinker in the world

    About the ICF NYC Breakfast and Book Club

    Meetings will be held consistently on the second Monday of each month at 8 AM New York time (except where may be otherwise indicated).  Attendance at every meeting is not necessary.  You may participate based upon your preference for the book.  The intended purpose of this offering is to broaden and deepen our knowledge of current practices in the coaching profession and in the business world.

    Please register early!  If registration is low, or non-existent, for any specific book, we will revisit the selection and float a poll to the membership to select a replacement book.  We therefore encourage participants to register early for meetings so that we may assess interest at an early stage.

    Meeting Guidelines:

    • Please be sure to read at least portions of the book so that meaning, intent and application may be discussed with depth.  

    • As with any virtual call, please be prepared to have your video and audio on, with limited distraction.  Turn off all notifications.  

    • Come in your pajamas! We don’t care about how you look, only the intellectual contribution you bring.

     

    Meet our Breakfast and a Book Club Host


    Lora Lebo, MHRM, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC

    Director

    www.BigBoldIdeas.com

    www.linkedin.com/in/loralebopcc

    @BigBoldIdeas

                        

    Lora is a graduate of the University of Miami, attaining her PCC designation, and has more than twenty-five years of experience in Human Resources working for Fortune 500 Companies.  Lora earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Stockton University, and her Master of Human Resource Management from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University.  Lora also obtained her EO Investigation certificate from Cornell University and spent many years of her career conducting employment related investigations.  Lora holds her Senior Professional of Human Resources designation through HRCI and her Certified Senior Professional designation through the Society for Human Resource Management and is the founder of Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC.

     



    • October 13, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    The most important thing we bring to coaching is ourselves. Far beyond techniques and tools, it’s our coaching presence that enables the intuition, wisdom, trust and creativity required for the deepest transformations to take place in our clients.  

    Come join Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt and Karen Bummele for Morning CoachCafe to inquire, share, and reflect upon our coaching presence. We will explore questions such as: How can we show up as our best selves for ourselves and our clients? How can being deeply connected with our own wisdom help us hear what is emerging for our clients? What practices and techniques help us to stay present during the coaching process and dance in the moment with our clients? We will be discussing and exploring a variety of mindfulness and presence-based techniques and EQ skills backed by neuroscience and how we can support one another in our coaching journeys.

    We normally meet in the Financial District at a co-working space, but have moved all of our in-person events virtually for at least the months of April and May. This is a great opportunity for you to experience different groups from the comfort of your home and still be part of our ICF NYC community. The Zoom link will be sent via email after you register.

    Facilitated by Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt and Karen Bummele


    This is a member-only event and member registration is complimentary.

    • October 14, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    Register


    Are You Maximizing Your ICF Membership at the Global Level?

    Do you know all of the resources available to you as part of your ICF Membership? ICF Global will walk us through what is available to you and where to access it on the ICF Global website. 

    Summary Details

    When: Oct 14, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Presenter:  Anik Clemens

    Format:  Virtual - Zoom meetingformat, cameras enabled

    CCEUs: 1 RD

    About The Event

    During our August Town Hall, we heard from a number of you that you wanted more information about all of the resources that ICF Global has available to members as well as how to find them.  We know at times it can be overwhelming and confusing to navigate all that’s on offer at the Global and the chapter levels, and to know where to locate information as well as who is responsible for it. 

    To help us better understand Global’s role and offerings, Anik Clemens will walk us through what’s on offer from Global and how to access resources available to all members including, but limited to:  

    • Global’s Communities of Practice 

    • Reciprocal Peer Coaching program 

    • Mentor Coach Registry

    • Industry Research 

    • Research Portal

    • Archived Learning 

    • Global’s Business Development series

    • Standards

    • Credibility resources 

    Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions.  Please feel free to share them with us in advance or ask during Q&A portions of the presentation. 

     

    Meet our Presenter


    Anik Clemens

    ICF Global
    Senior Development Manager North America


    Anik Clemens is the Senior Development Manager for North America for the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She joined ICF Global in October 2018, after being a member of ICF Central Florida for 3 years and serving as the Treasurer on the ICF Central Florida Board for 2 years. As Senior Development Manager North America, she supports 28 local ICF chapters in the U.S. and Canada (the Northeast and Southeast Regions), ensuring a positive experience for current and prospective ICF members, credential holders, and volunteer leaders. Her goal is to serve and help expand the global professional coaching community.



    • October 14, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register


    Come join if you are a new member or a member interested in reengaging with the ICF NYC chapter. This is a great place for us to put names to faces and get to know each other without the hassle of commuting.  

    In this one-hour call, you will: 

    • Learn about the benefits of being an ICF NYC member  
    • Share your story and meet our Membership Ambassadors  
    • Find out ways to get involved and volunteer with the Chapter 
    • Get your questions answered and express your views 

    We want to learn about you and how we can support you in your coaching endeavors. We are looking forward to meeting you and getting to know you. The Zoom link will be emailed after you register.  

    Facilitated by Amy Bloustine, Chapter President and Rei Perovic, Director of Membership Engagement


    This is a member-only event and member registration is complimentary.


    • October 15, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register


    Come join if you are a new member or a member interested in reengaging with the ICF NYC chapter. This is a great place for us to put names to faces and get to know each other without the hassle of commuting.  

    In this one-hour call, you will: 

    • Learn about the benefits of being an ICF NYC member  
    • Share your story and meet our Membership Ambassadors  
    • Find out ways to get involved and volunteer with the Chapter 
    • Get your questions answered and express your views 

    We want to learn about you and how we can support you in your coaching endeavors. We are looking forward to meeting you and getting to know you. The Zoom link will be emailed after you register.  

    Facilitated by Amy Bloustine, Chapter President and Rei Perovic, Director of Membership Engagement


    This is a member-only event and member registration is complimentary.


    • October 15, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    Come join us for an evening of connection, support, and fun. As coaches and entrepreneurs, it can feel isolating working on our own sometimes. Think of our monthly meeting as the go-to place to tap into the power of the group for growing our coaching businesses.

    In our Mastermind-like format, each participant receives time to be supported and be accountable for their committed actions. We’re a community of compassionate and diverse coaches here to share ideas, resources, and insights. And of course, new participants are welcome!

    We usually meet at a co-working space in Manhattan but have moved all of our in-person events virtually for now. This is a great opportunity for you to experience different groups from the comfort of your home, and continue to be part of our ICF NYC community. The Zoom link will be sent via email after you register.

    Facilitated by: Rei Perovic and Matthew Pearson

    This is a member-only event and member registration is complimentary.

    • October 20, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • VIRTUAL
    Register

    Join us for an interactive skill building session to review key leadership frameworks and practical application when coaching clients in personal or organizational leadership. We will review other topics planned for the year and gain community input for programming.

    Summary Details

    When: Oct 20, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30PM

    Presenters:Tanea Flanders, PCC, and Olya Shapiro, ACC

    Format:  Virtual - Zoom Meeting, cameras will be enabled

    CCEUs:1.0 CC, 0.5 RD 

    Who is this event for:Leadership Coaches or those wanting to learn more about leadership coaching


    The Event

    Purpose: The Leadership Community of Practice is designed to provide a space to explore, discuss, collaborate, gain support, and build competence in coaching personal and organizational leadership. 

    Objective: The first session is designed to introduce a foundational leadership framework and generate discussion with coaches in applying various leadership styles to diverse coaching contexts.

    Learning elements:

    • Leadership Style Framework 

    • Discussion

    • Case Studies

    • Breakout Teams to explore 

    Outcomes: By the end of the session, attendees will have access to a common leadership framework, guidance on helping clients discover leadership styles most appropriate for them as well as supporting leaders in choosing a style that best enables engagement and impact during this challenging year.

    Event Agenda

    • 7:00 to 7:05 PM  |  Welcome and Opening Remarks 

    • 7:05 to 7:20 PM  |  Defining the Many Facets of Leadership

    • 7:20 to 7:40 PM  |  Choosing a Leadership Style

    • 7:40 to 8:05 PM  |  Case Study Application 

    • 8:05 to 8:30 PM  |  Debrief, Q & A and Request for Input

     

    Presenters

     Tanea Flanders, PCC, MA 
    Design You Coaching
    Founder and Coach
    Website
    LinkedIn

    Tanea is the Executive Director of Learning & Development for Columbia University where she leads a team responsible for leadership, management and professional skill development. Tanea also leads a private coaching practice, Design You Coaching (TM) that offers leadership coaching and organizational development. Tanea started her career as a Change Management Consultant for Accenture, Inc., and has served as the head of Learning & Development teams across multiple industries for over 20 years. She has led personal, leadership and team development initiatives in media, entertainment, technology, sales, legal, consumer products, technology, advertising, telecommunications, beauty, education, research and healthcare. Her most recent clients include WPP, VOLS, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Whitney Museum and Facebook.

    Tanea holds an MA in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, her BA in Psychology from Lehigh University, and Coaching Certification from New York University. She is an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and holds certifications in mindful leadership through the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI); Designing Your Life (DYL) created at Stanford University, facilitation through Development Dimensions Incorporated (DDI), as well as MBTI, DiSC, LIFO, and CPI 260.


    Olya Shapiro, ACC, CPA 
    Olya Shapiro Coaching - Founder and Coach
    Accomplishment Coaching - Program Coach and Leadership Trainer
    Website
    LinkedIn

    Olya Shapiro, ACC, CPA is an International Coach Federation-certified leadership coach working with executives and business owners stepping into the next level of professional success, creating larger impact, and building local mission-driven communities. 

    Olya’s background is in assurance and financial services, where she spent a decade working with a variety of clients - from S&P 500 companies, private investment, and asset management firms to pre-IPO technology and media startups. Inspired by her passion to empower others, Olya has started her private coaching practice and became an affiliate and a program coach at Accomplishment Coaching. 

    As a coach, Olya merges the worlds of business and spirituality taking a comprehensive approach to support her clients in creating deep transformation across all areas of life. She facilitates Feminine Leadership Circles in New York and California. She is proud to be a Mentor and Advisory Board member for City Tutors of City College of New York. 



    • October 22, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    As professional coaches, no matter which types of coaching we offer, it’s essential to possess powerful questions and leadership insights to guide our clients to embrace change, create new visions, and find inspiration.

    Come join Chris and Eileen for Virtual Lunchtime CoachCafe as we offer a forum for our members to discuss Leadership topics. Topics may include leading during times of change, leading others with a new vision, or coaching insights for various levels of leadership. Participants will have an opportunity to contribute cases for discussion.

    We have moved all of our in-person events virtually for now. Once we go back to meeting in-person, we will meet in the private residence in UWS. This is a great opportunity for you to experience different groups from the comfort of your home, and continue to be part of our ICF NYC community. The Zoom link will be sent via email after you register.


    Facilitated by Christine Alvarez and Eileen Springer


    This is a member-only event and member registration is complimentary


    • October 28, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    Please come join us as we share resources, ask thought-provoking questions, and educate each other. Our goal is to keep building a supportive, collaborative and fun community as we each grow a sustainable and thriving coaching business, whether you're a new or experienced professional coach.

    We normally meet in the Hudson Valley area but have moved all of our in-person events virtually for at least the months of April and May. This is a great opportunity for you to experience different groups from the comfort of your home and still be part of our ICF NYC community. The Zoom link will be sent via email after you register.

    Facilitated by Crystal Barrow

    This is a member-only event and member registration is complimentary.

    • November 05, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
    Register

    Bring your lunch, curiosity, and coach's presence! We're a dynamic and diverse group of professional coaches in our ICF NYC community. Each of us comes from a different cultural background with unique gifts to contribute, and we want to offer a safe and supportive space to share our insights and perspectives to learn from each other while having fun.

    In these meetings, we'll share our cross-cultural experiences with a loose structure with openness for interesting dialogues to emerge. Each meeting will have one topic we'll center our discussion around, and the group will decide on the topic we want to focus on in the following meeting. This is also a great place for you to practice active listening and broaden your horizons.

    Please join as our vision for the Virtual Lunchtime CoachCafe meetings is to get to know each other on a deeper level through meaningful dialogues that enriches us. The Zoom link will be sent via email after you register.

    Facilitated by Rei Perovic and Yoko Francis

    This is a member-only event and member registration is complimentary.

    • November 09, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EST)
    Register


    Join ICF NYC for its November Breakfast and a Book Club meeting to kick off your week with a mental boost! This month we delve into James Clear’s Atomic Habits.  

    Summary Details

    When: November 9, 2020, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    Facilitator:  Lora Lebo, MHRM, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Format:  Virtual - Zoom meeting format, cameras enabled

    CCEUs: 1 TBD

    About The Book

    Title: Atomic Habits

    Authors: James Clear

    Publication Date: 2018

    Description: No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

    If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you'll get a proven system that can take you to new heights.

    Clear is known for his ability to distill complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. Here, he draws on the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. Along the way, readers will be inspired and entertained with true stories from Olympic gold medalists, award-winning artists, business leaders, life-saving physicians, and star comedians who have used the science of small habits to master their craft and vault to the top of their field.

    Learn how to:

        make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy);

        overcome a lack of motivation and willpower;

        design your environment to make success easier;

        get back on track when you fall off course;

    ...and much more.

    Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits--whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal.

    “James Clear has spent years honing the art and studying the science of habits. This engaging, hands-on book is the guide you need to break bad routines and make good ones.”
    —Adam Grant,
    New York Times best-selling author of Originals, Give and Take, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg


    About the ICF NYC Breakfast and Book Club

    Meetings will be held consistently on the second Monday of each month at 8 AM New York time (except where may be otherwise indicated).  Attendance at every meeting is not necessary.  You may participate based upon your preference for the book.  The intended purpose of this offering is to broaden and deepen our knowledge of current practices in the coaching profession and in the business world.

    Please register early!  If registration is low, or non-existent, for any specific book, we will revisit the selection and float a poll to the membership to select a replacement book.  We therefore encourage participants to register early for meetings so that we may assess interest at an early stage.

    Meeting Guidelines:

    • Please be sure to read at least portions of the book so that meaning, intent and application may be discussed with depth.  

    • As with any virtual call, please be prepared to have your video and audio on, with limited distraction.  Turn off all notifications.  

    • Come in your pajamas! We don’t care about how you look, only the intellectual contribution you bring.

     

    Meet our Breakfast and a Book Club Host


    Lora Lebo, MHRM, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC

    Director

     

    www.BigBoldIdeas.com

    www.linkedin.com/in/loralebopcc

    @BigBoldIdeas

                        

    Lora is a graduate of the University of Miami, attaining her PCC designation, and has more than twenty-five years of experience in Human Resources working for Fortune 500 Companies.  Lora earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Stockton University, and her Master of Human Resource Management from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University.  Lora also obtained her EO Investigation certificate from Cornell University and spent many years of her career conducting employment related investigations.  Lora holds her Senior Professional of Human Resources designation through HRCI and her Certified Senior Professional designation through the Society for Human Resource Management and is the founder of Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC.

     



    • November 10, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
    Register

    The most important thing we bring to coaching is ourselves. Far beyond techniques and tools, it’s our coaching presence that enables the intuition, wisdom, trust and creativity required for the deepest transformations to take place in our clients.  

    Come join Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt and Karen Bummele for Morning CoachCafe to inquire, share, and reflect upon our coaching presence. We will explore questions such as: How can we show up as our best selves for ourselves and our clients? How can being deeply connected with our own wisdom help us hear what is emerging for our clients? What practices and techniques help us to stay present during the coaching process and dance in the moment with our clients? We will be discussing and exploring a variety of mindfulness and presence-based techniques and EQ skills backed by neuroscience and how we can support one another in our coaching journeys.

    We normally meet in the Financial District at a co-working space, but have moved all of our in-person events virtually for at least the months of April and May. This is a great opportunity for you to experience different groups from the comfort of your home and still be part of our ICF NYC community. The Zoom link will be sent via email after you register.

    Facilitated by Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt and Karen Bummele


    This is a member-only event and member registration is complimentary.

    • November 18, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
    • Virtual
    Register

    Please come join us as we share resources, ask thought-provoking questions, and educate each other. Our goal is to keep building a supportive, collaborative and fun community as we each grow a sustainable and thriving coaching business, whether you're a new or experienced professional coach.

    We normally meet in the Hudson Valley area but have moved all of our in-person events virtually for at least the months of April and May. This is a great opportunity for you to experience different groups from the comfort of your home and still be part of our ICF NYC community. The Zoom link will be sent via email after you register.

    Facilitated by Crystal Barrow

    This is a member-only event and member registration is complimentary.
    • November 19, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
    Register

    Come join us for an evening of connection, support, and fun. As coaches and entrepreneurs, it can feel isolating working on our own sometimes. Think of our monthly meeting as the go-to place to tap into the power of the group for growing our coaching businesses.

    In our Mastermind-like format, each participant receives time to be supported and be accountable for their committed actions. We’re a community of compassionate and diverse coaches here to share ideas, resources, and insights. And of course, new participants are welcome!

    We usually meet at a co-working space in Manhattan but have moved all of our in-person events virtually for now. This is a great opportunity for you to experience different groups from the comfort of your home, and continue to be part of our ICF NYC community. The Zoom link will be sent via email after you register.

    Facilitated by: Rei Perovic and Matthew Pearson

    This is a member-only event and member registration is complimentary.

    • December 03, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
    Register

    Bring your lunch, curiosity, and coach's presence! We're a dynamic and diverse group of professional coaches in our ICF NYC community. Each of us comes from a different cultural background with unique gifts to contribute, and we want to offer a safe and supportive space to share our insights and perspectives to learn from each other while having fun.

    In these meetings, we'll share our cross-cultural experiences with a loose structure with openness for interesting dialogues to emerge. Each meeting will have one topic we'll center our discussion around, and the group will decide on the topic we want to focus on in the following meeting. This is also a great place for you to practice active listening and broaden your horizons.

    Please join as our vision for the Virtual Lunchtime CoachCafe meetings is to get to know each other on a deeper level through meaningful dialogues that enriches us. The Zoom link will be sent via email after you register.

    Facilitated by Rei Perovic and Yoko Francis


    This is a member-only event and member registration is complimentary.

    • December 08, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
    Register

    The most important thing we bring to coaching is ourselves. Far beyond techniques and tools, it’s our coaching presence that enables the intuition, wisdom, trust and creativity required for the deepest transformations to take place in our clients.  

    Come join Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt and Karen Bummele for Morning CoachCafe to inquire, share, and reflect upon our coaching presence. We will explore questions such as: How can we show up as our best selves for ourselves and our clients? How can being deeply connected with our own wisdom help us hear what is emerging for our clients? What practices and techniques help us to stay present during the coaching process and dance in the moment with our clients? We will be discussing and exploring a variety of mindfulness and presence-based techniques and EQ skills backed by neuroscience and how we can support one another in our coaching journeys.

    We normally meet in the Financial District at a co-working space, but have moved all of our in-person events virtually for at least the months of April and May. This is a great opportunity for you to experience different groups from the comfort of your home and still be part of our ICF NYC community. The Zoom link will be sent via email after you register.

    Facilitated by Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt and Karen Bummele


    This is a member-only event and member registration is complimentary.

    • December 10, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Zoom
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    As professional coaches, no matter which types of coaching we offer, it’s essential to possess powerful questions and leadership insights to guide our clients to embrace change, create new visions, and find inspiration.

    Come join Chris and Eileen for Virtual Lunchtime CoachCafe as we offer a forum for our members to discuss Leadership topics. Topics may include leading during times of change, leading others with a new vision, or coaching insights for various levels of leadership. Participants will have an opportunity to contribute cases for discussion.

    We have moved all of our in-person events virtually for now. Once we go back to meeting in-person, we will meet in the private residence in UWS. This is a great opportunity for you to experience different groups from the comfort of your home, and continue to be part of our ICF NYC community. The Zoom link will be sent via email after you register.


    Facilitated by Christine Alvarez and Eileen Springer


    This is a member-only event and member registration is complimentary

    • December 14, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EST)
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    Join ICF NYC for its December Breakfast and a Book Club meeting to kick off your week with a mental boost! This month we delve into Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead.  

    Summary Details

    When: December 14, 2020, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    Facilitator:  Lora Lebo, MHRM, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Format:  Virtual - Zoom meeting format, cameras enabled

    CCEUs: 1 TBD


    About The Book

    Title: Dare to Lead

    Authors: Brené Brown

    Publication Date: 2018

    Description: Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas, and has the courage to develop that potential.

    When we dare to lead, we don’t pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don’t see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it with others. We don’t avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into vulnerability when it’s necessary to do good work.

    But daring leadership in a culture defined by scarcity, fear, and uncertainty requires skill-building around traits that are deeply and uniquely human. The irony is that we’re choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the exact same time as we’re scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines and AI can’t do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection, and courage, to start.

    Four-time #1 New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to our lives, and the past seven years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. She found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies all ask the same question: 

    How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? 

    In this new book, Brown uses research, stories, and examples to answer these questions in the no-BSstyle that millions of readers have come to expect and love.

    Brown writes, “One of the most important findings of my career is that daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are 100 percent teachable, observable, and measurable. It’s learning and unlearning that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with your whole heart. Easy? No. Because choosing courage over comfort is not always our default. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and our work. It’s why we’re here.”

    Whether you’ve read Daring Greatly and Rising Strong or you’re new to Brené Brown’s work, this book is for anyone who wants to step up and into brave leadership.

    About the ICF NYC Breakfast and Book Club

    Meetings will be held consistently on the second Monday of each month at 8 AM New York time (except where may be otherwise indicated).  Attendance at every meeting is not necessary.  You may participate based upon your preference for the book.  The intended purpose of this offering is to broaden and deepen our knowledge of current practices in the coaching profession and in the business world.

    Please register early!  If registration is low, or non-existent, for any specific book, we will revisit the selection and float a poll to the membership to select a replacement book.  We therefore encourage participants to register early for meetings so that we may assess interest at an early stage.

    Meeting Guidelines:

    • Please be sure to read at least portions of the book so that meaning, intent and application may be discussed with depth.  

    • As with any virtual call, please be prepared to have your video and audio on, with limited distraction.  Turn off all notifications.  

    • Come in your pajamas! We don’t care about how you look, only the intellectual contribution you bring.

     

    Meet our Breakfast and a Book Club Host


    Lora Lebo, MHRM, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC

    Director

     

    www.BigBoldIdeas.com

    www.linkedin.com/in/loralebopcc

    @BigBoldIdeas

                        

    Lora is a graduate of the University of Miami, attaining her PCC designation, and has more than twenty-five years of experience in Human Resources working for Fortune 500 Companies.  Lora earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Stockton University, and her Master of Human Resource Management from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University.  Lora also obtained her EO Investigation certificate from Cornell University and spent many years of her career conducting employment related investigations.  Lora holds her Senior Professional of Human Resources designation through HRCI and her Certified Senior Professional designation through the Society for Human Resource Management and is the founder of Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC.

     



    • December 16, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
    • Virtual
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    Please come join us as we share resources, ask thought-provoking questions, and educate each other. Our goal is to keep building a supportive, collaborative and fun community as we each grow a sustainable and thriving coaching business, whether you're a new or experienced professional coach.

    We normally meet in the Hudson Valley area but have moved all of our in-person events virtually for at least the months of April and May. This is a great opportunity for you to experience different groups from the comfort of your home and still be part of our ICF NYC community. The Zoom link will be sent via email after you register.

    Facilitated by Crystal Barrow

    This is a member-only event and member registration is complimentary.

    • December 17, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
    Register

    Come join us for an evening of connection, support, and fun. As coaches and entrepreneurs, it can feel isolating working on our own sometimes. Think of our monthly meeting as the go-to place to tap into the power of the group for growing our coaching businesses.

    In our Mastermind-like format, each participant receives time to be supported and be accountable for their committed actions. We’re a community of compassionate and diverse coaches here to share ideas, resources, and insights. And of course, new participants are welcome!

    We usually meet at a co-working space in Manhattan but have moved all of our in-person events virtually for now. This is a great opportunity for you to experience different groups from the comfort of your home, and continue to be part of our ICF NYC community. The Zoom link will be sent via email after you register.

    Facilitated by: Rei Perovic and Matthew Pearson

    This is a member-only event and member registration is complimentary.

    • January 11, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EST)
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    Join ICF NYC for its January Breakfast and a Book Club meeting to kick off your week with a mental boost! This month we delve into Mary Beth O’Neill’s Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart.  

    Summary Details

    When: January 11, 2021, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    Facilitator:  Lora Lebo, MHRM, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Format:  Virtual - Zoom meeting format, cameras enabled

    CCEUs: 1 TBD

    About The Book

    Title: Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart

    Authors: Mary Beth O’Neill

    Publication Date: 2000, second edition 2007

    Description: Coaching high-powered executives requires something extra. Executive coaches must become partners whose emotional investment in business outcomes equals that of their clients. They must have the strength and courage to face an organizational leader in a time of crisis and speak the unvarnished truth. They must be a force to be reckoned with. They have to have backbone and heart.

    When it was first published in 2000, Mary Beth O'Neill's book Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart helped to define the field of coaching at the senior and executive level. This second edition of O'Neill's groundbreaking book shares the secrets of O'Neill's success and details the techniques she's developed and refined over the course of her exceptional career. This edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded to include

    • Three Key Factors methodology for setting up client goals and the measures for those goals

    • Information about how to involve the client's boss in the coaching contract

    • More extensive material on live action coaching

    • Commentary on the use of assessment tools and instruments

    • A method to work with clients on the systemic patterns they want to change

    • An entirely new chapter devoted solely?to calculating the ROI of coaching work with the client

    • And more illustrative stories

    O'Neill teaches coaches how to deal with clients in terms of the "force fields" they create and react to, that is, the political and emotional climates within organizations that can ensnare both executive and coach and make for faulty decision making. O'Neill reinforces her observations on coach self-management and her systems perspective with a sound four-phase methodology for implementing both, a methodology that covers contracting, planning, live action intervening, and debriefing.

    Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart is written for anyone, no matter what their discipline or background, who is interested in helping leaders work through their dilemmas so they can transform their learning directly into results for their organizations.

    About the ICF NYC Breakfast and Book Club

    Meetings will be held consistently on the second Monday of each month at 8 AM New York time (except where may be otherwise indicated).  Attendance at every meeting is not necessary.  You may participate based upon your preference for the book.  The intended purpose of this offering is to broaden and deepen our knowledge of current practices in the coaching profession and in the business world.

    Please register early!  If registration is low, or non-existent, for any specific book, we will revisit the selection and float a poll to the membership to select a replacement book.  We therefore encourage participants to register early for meetings so that we may assess interest at an early stage.

    Meeting Guidelines:

    • Please be sure to read at least portions of the book so that meaning, intent and application may be discussed with depth.  

    • As with any virtual call, please be prepared to have your video and audio on, with limited distraction.  Turn off all notifications.  

    • Come in your pajamas! We don’t care about how you look, only the intellectual contribution you bring.

     

    Meet our Breakfast and a Book Club Host


    Lora Lebo, MHRM, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC

    Director

     

    www.BigBoldIdeas.com

    www.linkedin.com/in/loralebopcc

    @BigBoldIdeas

                        

    Lora is a graduate of the University of Miami, attaining her PCC designation, and has more than twenty-five years of experience in Human Resources working for Fortune 500 Companies.  Lora earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Stockton University, and her Master of Human Resource Management from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University.  Lora also obtained her EO Investigation certificate from Cornell University and spent many years of her career conducting employment related investigations.  Lora holds her Senior Professional of Human Resources designation through HRCI and her Certified Senior Professional designation through the Society for Human Resource Management and is the founder of Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC.

     



    • February 08, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EST)
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    Join ICF NYC for its February Breakfast and a Book Club meeting to kick off your week with a mental boost! This month we delve into Ibram X Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist.  

    Summary Details

    When: February 8, 2021, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    Facilitator:  Lora Lebo, MHRM, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Format:  Virtual - Zoom meeting format, cameras enabled

    CCEUs: 1 TBD

    About The Book

    Title: How to Be an Antiracist

    Author: Ibram X. Kendi

    Publication Date: 2019

    Description: Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At its core, racism is a powerful system that creates false hierarchies of human value; its warped logic extends beyond race, from the way we regard people of different ethnicities or skin colors to the way we treat people of different sexes, gender identities, and body types. Racism intersects with class and culture and geography and even changes the way we see and value ourselves. In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas—from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities—that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves.

    Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism. This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society.

    “Ibram X. Kendi’s new book, How to Be an Antiracist, couldn’t come at a better time. . . . Kendi has gifted us with a book that is not only an essential instruction manual but also a memoir of the author’s own path from anti-black racism to anti-white racism and, finally, to antiracism. . . .  How to Be an Antiracist gives us a clear and compelling way to approach, as Kendi puts it in his introduction, ‘the basic struggle we’re all in, the struggle to be fully human and to see that others are fully human.’ ”—NPR

    About the ICF NYC Breakfast and Book Club

    Meetings will be held consistently on the second Monday of each month at 8 AM New York time (except where may be otherwise indicated).  Attendance at every meeting is not necessary.  You may participate based upon your preference for the book.  The intended purpose of this offering is to broaden and deepen our knowledge of current practices in the coaching profession and in the business world.

    Please register early!  If registration is low, or non-existent, for any specific book, we will revisit the selection and float a poll to the membership to select a replacement book.  We therefore encourage participants to register early for meetings so that we may assess interest at an early stage.

    Meeting Guidelines:

    • Please be sure to read at least portions of the book so that meaning, intent and application may be discussed with depth.  

    • As with any virtual call, please be prepared to have your video and audio on, with limited distraction.  Turn off all notifications.  

    • Come in your pajamas! We don’t care about how you look, only the intellectual contribution you bring.

     

    Meet our Breakfast and a Book Club Host


    Lora Lebo, MHRM, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC

    Director

     

    www.BigBoldIdeas.com

    www.linkedin.com/in/loralebopcc

    @BigBoldIdeas

                        

    Lora is a graduate of the University of Miami, attaining her PCC designation, and has more than twenty-five years of experience in Human Resources working for Fortune 500 Companies.  Lora earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Stockton University, and her Master of Human Resource Management from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University.  Lora also obtained her EO Investigation certificate from Cornell University and spent many years of her career conducting employment related investigations.  Lora holds her Senior Professional of Human Resources designation through HRCI and her Certified Senior Professional designation through the Society for Human Resource Management and is the founder of Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC.

     



    • March 08, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EST)
    Register


    Join ICF NYC for its March Breakfast and a Book Club meeting to kick off your week with a mental boost! This month we delve into Marion Franklin’s The HeART of Laser-Focused Coaching.  

    Summary Details

    When: March 8, 2021, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    Facilitator:  Lora Lebo, MHRM, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Format:  Virtual - Zoom meeting format, cameras enabled

    CCEUs: 1 TBD

    About The Book

    Title: The HeART of Laser-Focused Coaching

    Author: Marion Franklin

    Publication Date: 2019

    Description: What would it mean for your coaching if you got right to the heart of the matter — every time?

    You can. Learn rarely taught tips and concepts that will immediately elevate your coaching while avoiding the common pitfalls.

    Marion Franklin, the Coach’s Coach, has been training and mentoring coaches for more than 20 years. Every student she has mentored or taught who sought ACC, PCC, or MCC has gotten their credential using the material in this book designed for all levels of coaches. No matter where you are in your coaching journey, this book has something for you.

    This book is different because it:

    • Includes brilliant tools for beginner-to-seasoned coaches

    • Offers advanced techniques for developing powerful questions without any lists

    • Provides principles of human behavior that help you quickly identify what’s really going on

    • Contains the 25 Themes that underlie every coaching situation and make coaching and questioning much simpler

    • Shares a step-by-step, easy to follow, way to create a shift in perspective

    • Presents 17 strategies that clients unknowingly use that actually work against, not for them

    Begin using even one or two of the concepts and principles in this book and notice your coaching immediately elevate to a new level. Your clients will notice the difference!

    You will experience this innovative approach to masterful coaching with two full laser-coaching sessions with commentary — much like eavesdropping in on the mind of a master coach.

    Marion shares unprecedented concepts that will help new coaches and even the most experienced coaches gain new insights and ideas, including a deeper understanding of what they already know.

    • Automatically improve your coaching by applying one rarely known principle.

    • Never feel stuck around what question to ask.

    • Feel more confident by quickly identifying what’s really going on.

    • Know exactly what to listen for in every conversation.

    • Discover a simple “2 inquiry” approach that instantly enables you to deepen your curiosity.

    This book will not only boost your confidence and mastery as a coach, it will enable you to produce sustained results for your clients. I designed this book to not only show you what laser-focused coaching looks, sounds, and feels like, but to show you HOW TO coach for permanent, life-altering change.

    When using the Laser-Focused approach, you’ll be able to:

    • avoid getting seduced by the story

    • ask questions that get right to the heart of the matter

    • have the client do all of the summary

    • know how to create the shift and what to do afterwards

    • recognize the client’s underlying pattern and know how to address it and so much more

    New and experienced coaches alike will benefit greatly from the detailed strategies and wisdom shared from Marion’s years of experience.

    Cheryl Richardson, NYTimes Bestselling author of Take Time for Your Life


    About the ICF NYC Breakfast and Book Club

    Meetings will be held consistently on the second Monday of each month at 8 AM New York time (except where may be otherwise indicated).  Attendance at every meeting is not necessary.  You may participate based upon your preference for the book.  The intended purpose of this offering is to broaden and deepen our knowledge of current practices in the coaching profession and in the business world.

    Please register early!  If registration is low, or non-existent, for any specific book, we will revisit the selection and float a poll to the membership to select a replacement book.  We therefore encourage participants to register early for meetings so that we may assess interest at an early stage.

    Meeting Guidelines:

    • Please be sure to read at least portions of the book so that meaning, intent and application may be discussed with depth.  

    • As with any virtual call, please be prepared to have your video and audio on, with limited distraction.  Turn off all notifications.  

    • Come in your pajamas! We don’t care about how you look, only the intellectual contribution you bring.

     

    Meet our Breakfast and a Book Club Host


    Lora Lebo, MHRM, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC

    Director

     

    www.BigBoldIdeas.com

    www.linkedin.com/in/loralebopcc

    @BigBoldIdeas

                        

    Lora is a graduate of the University of Miami, attaining her PCC designation, and has more than twenty-five years of experience in Human Resources working for Fortune 500 Companies.  Lora earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Stockton University, and her Master of Human Resource Management from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University.  Lora also obtained her EO Investigation certificate from Cornell University and spent many years of her career conducting employment related investigations.  Lora holds her Senior Professional of Human Resources designation through HRCI and her Certified Senior Professional designation through the Society for Human Resource Management and is the founder of Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC.

     



    • April 12, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)
    Register


    Join ICF NYC for its April Breakfast and a Book Club meeting to kick off your week with a mental boost! This month we delve into Greg McKeown’s Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.  

    Summary Details

    When: April 12, 2021, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    Facilitator:  Lora Lebo, MHRM, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Format:  Virtual - Zoom meeting format, cameras enabled

    CCEUs: 1 TBD

     

    About The Book

    Title: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

    Author: Greg McKeown

    Publication Date: 2014

    Description: Have you ever:

    • found yourself stretched too thin?

    • simultaneously felt overworked and underutilized?

    • felt busy but not productive?

    • felt like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas?

    If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist

    Essentialism is more than a time-management strategy or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution toward the things that really matter.

    By forcing us to apply more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy—instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.

    Essentialism is not one more thing—it’s a whole new way of doing everything. It’s about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.

    “A timely, essential read for anyone who feels overcommitted, overloaded, or overworked.”—Adam Grant

    About the ICF NYC Breakfast and Book Club

    Meetings will be held consistently on the second Monday of each month at 8 AM New York time (except where may be otherwise indicated).  Attendance at every meeting is not necessary.  You may participate based upon your preference for the book.  The intended purpose of this offering is to broaden and deepen our knowledge of current practices in the coaching profession and in the business world.

    Please register early!  If registration is low, or non-existent, for any specific book, we will revisit the selection and float a poll to the membership to select a replacement book.  We therefore encourage participants to register early for meetings so that we may assess interest at an early stage.

    Meeting Guidelines:

    • Please be sure to read at least portions of the book so that meaning, intent and application may be discussed with depth.  

    • As with any virtual call, please be prepared to have your video and audio on, with limited distraction.  Turn off all notifications.  

    • Come in your pajamas! We don’t care about how you look, only the intellectual contribution you bring.

     

    Meet our Breakfast and a Book Club Host


    Lora Lebo, MHRM, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC

    Director

     

    www.BigBoldIdeas.com

    www.linkedin.com/in/loralebopcc

    @BigBoldIdeas

                        

    Lora is a graduate of the University of Miami, attaining her PCC designation, and has more than twenty-five years of experience in Human Resources working for Fortune 500 Companies.  Lora earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Stockton University, and her Master of Human Resource Management from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University.  Lora also obtained her EO Investigation certificate from Cornell University and spent many years of her career conducting employment related investigations.  Lora holds her Senior Professional of Human Resources designation through HRCI and her Certified Senior Professional designation through the Society for Human Resource Management and is the founder of Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC.

     



    • May 10, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)
    Register


    Join ICF NYC for its May Breakfast and a Book Club meeting to kick off your week with a mental boost! This month we delve into David Drake’s Narrative Coaching.  

    Summary Details

    When: May 10, 2021, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    Facilitator:  Lora Lebo, MHRM, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Format:  Virtual - Zoom meeting format, cameras enabled

    CCEUs: 1 TBD 

    About The Book

    Title: Narrative Coaching

    Author: David Drake

    Publication Date: 2018

    Description: This is a rare book; it is grounded in both a deep academic rigor and a deep personal understanding of how people change. It is a treasure chest of information and insights based in over twenty years of experience. It will enable you to get to the crux of people’s issues in less time and help them make significant shifts in the moment. This book is an indispensable resource for anyone who works with people’s stories and wants to develop themselves so they have more impact.

    The tools and models are presented in simple and clear language. However, there is a depth here that offers a limitless guide for your learning. Narrative Coaching is timely because it works at the level of identities, addresses the collective narratives that shape our stories, and expands the roles and modalities we can use to bring about transformational change with individuals and teams.

    What is new in this edition:

    • It goes deeper into attachment theory and applied mindfulness

    • It offers design thinking as a framework for adult development

    • It shows how change is a naturally human and integrative process

    • It offers more examples and cases, e.g., how to coach without goals

    This book will both challenge you and inspire you to think in new ways about what is possible in your life and in your practice.


    About the ICF NYC Breakfast and Book Club

    Meetings will be held consistently on the second Monday of each month at 8 AM New York time (except where may be otherwise indicated).  Attendance at every meeting is not necessary.  You may participate based upon your preference for the book.  The intended purpose of this offering is to broaden and deepen our knowledge of current practices in the coaching profession and in the business world.

    Please register early!  If registration is low, or non-existent, for any specific book, we will revisit the selection and float a poll to the membership to select a replacement book.  We therefore encourage participants to register early for meetings so that we may assess interest at an early stage.

    Meeting Guidelines:

    • Please be sure to read at least portions of the book so that meaning, intent and application may be discussed with depth.  

    • As with any virtual call, please be prepared to have your video and audio on, with limited distraction.  Turn off all notifications.  

    • Come in your pajamas! We don’t care about how you look, only the intellectual contribution you bring.

     

    Meet our Breakfast and a Book Club Host


    Lora Lebo, MHRM, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC

    Director

     

    www.BigBoldIdeas.com

    www.linkedin.com/in/loralebopcc

    @BigBoldIdeas

                        

    Lora is a graduate of the University of Miami, attaining her PCC designation, and has more than twenty-five years of experience in Human Resources working for Fortune 500 Companies.  Lora earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Stockton University, and her Master of Human Resource Management from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University.  Lora also obtained her EO Investigation certificate from Cornell University and spent many years of her career conducting employment related investigations.  Lora holds her Senior Professional of Human Resources designation through HRCI and her Certified Senior Professional designation through the Society for Human Resource Management and is the founder of Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC.