Lunch and a Book Club The HeART of Laser-Focused Coaching

  • March 08, 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


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Join ICF NYC for its March Lunch and a Book Club meeting to kick off your week with a mental boost! This month we are fortunate to have Marion Franklin join us as we delve into her book The HeART of Laser-Focused Coaching.  

Summary Details

When: March 8, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Note this month’s time change from the typical schedule)

Facilitator:  Lora Lebo, MHRM, PCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP  and special guest, author Marion Franklin, MCC

Format:  Virtual - Zoom meeting format, cameras enabled

CCEUs: 1 Core

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


Big Bold Ideas Coaching & Consulting, LLC




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.


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