with hosts David Matthew Prior, MCC, Jeremy Robinson, MCC, Marion Franklin, MCC, and Meryl Moritz, MCC
The last few months of stay-at-home orders and restrictions on social interactions have stripped away many of our go-to-distractions, presenting an unprecedented opportunity for deepening reflection. Simultaneously, this period has magnified the inequities within our society, shining a bright spotlight on areas in need of change and demands for change.
Some of our most experienced coaching colleagues reflected on what they have been observing, and spontaneously happened upon three conversational horizons: Humanity, Humility and Humor. Within these horizons, they observed dynamic tensions: how there's been a dearth of humor and yet it brings levity; that everyone is consciously in a period of learning, change, and adaptation, yet recognizing that we actually don't have the answers -- no matter how much experience and mastery each of us brings to particular subject areas; and finally, there’s a sense of the upwelling of support and genuine desire to contribute and give back, yet a beguiling uncertainty in how to make a firm commitment in a time of economic uneasiness and instability.
Utilizing a coaching-fishbowl format, the audience will be invited into an informal, intimate MCC coaches’ salon, followed by smaller community breakouts inspired by the evening’s topic. The session will conclude with a full community gathering with opportunities for the audience to share their reflections as well as dialoging 1:1 with the MCC coaches.
Summary DetailsWhen: July 15, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Dialogue Hosts: David Matthew Prior, MCC, Marion Franklin, MCC, Jeremy Robinson, MCC and Meryl Moritz, MCC
Format: Virtual Zoom Meeting format - Attendees will be invited to turn on their cameras
CCEUs: 1.25 RD
7:00 - 7:05 Opening/Arrival/Session Overview
7:05 - 7:20 Host coaches in dialogue
7:20 - 7:40 Small-group discussions
7:40 - 8:00 Large-group sharing
8:00 - 8:15 Final reflections and close
Who is this event for: All members - experienced to new - who want to listen to and contribute to the dialogue on how they may be finding opportunities for humor, humility and humanity in their work
Note: This event will NOT be recorded. Register only if you will be able to attend at the scheduled time of the virtual meeting.
In this inaugural Creative Conversations event, some of our most experienced coaching colleagues will engage in dialogue about their time of reflection, and what opportunities they are seeing and pursuing in their work. From there we will transition into facilitated small-group coaching conversations around what each of us sees as opportunity and how to further what matters most to us. We will then reconvene to share with the group at-large before closing, inspiring new ideas and actions.
Meet our dialogue leads
Marion Franklin, MCC
Marion Franklin is a Master Certified Coach since 2006 and a Professional Certified Coach since 1998, Marion currently teaches her own unique ICF-approved coach training program, Laser Coach Your Way to Sustainable Success, emphasizing masterful coaching skills. Marion’s book, The HeART of Laser-Focused Coaching: A Revolutionary Approach to Masterful Coaching was written for coaches at all experience levels. She created and facilitates an ongoing weekly group Mentor Practicums, “Coach with Confidence,” offering certification preparation/ICF CCEUs.
Marion enjoys mentoring and preparing coaches for the ACC, PCC, or MCC certification with a 100% success rate thus far. Her wisdom and insight are evident through her e-book/audiobook, Life’s Little Lessons and CoachCamps audios.
Marion maintains individual coaching clients and is in demand for her laser approach and direct style of coaching. Marion has been interviewed on television for her coaching expertise, has been a featured presenter, and was cited in The Wall Street Journal.
Jeremy Robinson, MSW, MCC
Jeremy is President of Robinson Capital Corp. He’s Faculty & Fellow, Zicklin Leadership Initiative at Baruch College. He is Founder of Executive Coach Academy. He’s a co-founding faculty of iCoachNewYork, now in its 18th year. He was Co-Academic Director of Executive Coaching Program at the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania.
Jeremy is co-author of Becoming An Exceptional Executive Coach. His chapter “Executive Coaching” was published in 2019 in Professional Coaching Principles and Practice by Springer.
David Matthew Prior MCC, BCC
David is a leadership and team coach with 20+ years of organizational coaching experience based in the New York City Metropolitan area. His work in coaching executives and senior leadership teams spans internationally across a diversity of industries including financial services, insurance, communications, public relations, music, fashion, consumer goods, technology, consulting firms (big 4), mining, bio-tech, shipping, health care and world agencies. He teaches in the Columbia University Coaching Program.
Meryl Moritz, MCC
How do we improve business results? Meryl addresses this in her work with global leaders and teams, focusing attention on the intersection of relationship excellence and brilliant execution. Coaching for 25 years and a coach educator for 22 years, Meryl has been assisting new coaches in business development strategies for the duration. She herself has felt the pain of needing clients and she is thrilled to share her journey and her time-tested approaches. ICF Global honored Meryl for her contributions to coaching by bestowing her with the Circle of Distinction Award 2019 of which she is hugely proud.