The Neuroscience of the Updated Core Competencies

  • March 17, 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


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There is no question about it; the core competencies work. Explore the neuroscience of why they do. This is an opportunity to learn the key neuroscience principles behind the competencies and practice integrating them into your coaching.  

Summary Details

When: Mar 17, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30PM

Presenters: Brian Gorman, ACC, and Jeff Nally, PCC

Format:  Virtual - Zoom Meeting, cameras will be enabled

CCEUs:1.5 Core

Who is this event for: All levels of coaches and all areas of coaching

The Event

We’ve all used the core competencies in our coaching. During this workshop, you’ll learn some of the neuroscience that makes them work!

  • Learn the value of intentionally applying neuroscience to your coaching practice

  • Understand how neuroscience informs ICF’s core competencies and how those competencies can inform and strengthen your coaching

  • Discover ways in which you can move your client “out of his head” to make progress on achieving his intentions

  • Experiment with different coaching techniques that will make your coaching more powerful for your client and for you

  • Learn the neuroscience of why some of your coaching techniques are effective and others are not

Event Agenda

7:00 to 7:05 PM  |  Welcome and Opening Remarks
7:05 to 7:25 PM  |  Embodies the Coaching Mindset – How you use the two networks even if you weren’t conscious of it.
7:25 to 7:55 PM  |  Establishing Agreements – Role play, managing time, wandering client, uncertain goals, create focus for the session (break-out discussion)
7:55 to 8:25 PM  |  Cultivating Trust & Safety – Understand the client within their identity 

 8:25 to 8:30 PM  |  Closing



    Brian Gorman, ACC 



    Coming of age during the civil rights movement, then attending college as anti-Vietnam war protests grew from whispers to claim a national voice, it is not surprising that change took root in Brian Gorman early and has never let go. For decades, he has been engaged with change at the individual, organizational, and social levels. Today, Brian works as a certified professional coach. Through his business TransformingLives.Coach, he serves clients who are facing major personal and professional transitions in their lives. He is an International Coach Federation (ICF) certified professional coach, a member of ICF-New York City, and a Board member of the Gay Coaches Alliance. Brian addresses change in the workplace, and the leader’s role in change, in his articles for Forbes Coaches Council. In December he presented at TEDx Hartford on his journey through change which began as a freshman at Syracuse University, continued through his own coming out, taking in and adopting a homeless gay teen, and much more. Brian’s business, TransformingLives.Coach, is a Certified LGBT Business Enterprise. 


    Jeff Nally, PCC 

    Nally Group: No-Nonsense Neuroscience?

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    Jeff Nally is an executive coach, speaker, and author who brings together neuroscience research, coaching methodologies, and well-being strategies to help leaders achieve what they really want at work and in life. This combined focus creates better leaders, teams, and organizations and produces results with the brain in mind.

    Jeff has 23 years of professional experience in HR, executive coaching, and leadership development. Jeff has been an executive leader in corporate and not-for-profit organizations. He has held HR leadership positions at Commonwealth Aluminum, Commonwealth Industries, CLARCOR Air Filtration Products, and Humana.

    Jeff is a nationally-recognized speaker who applies neuroscience and coaching to help people interact with the brain in mind to create better leaders, teams and organizations. He is a frequent speaker at business, coaching, and human resource conferences across the US.

    Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky, and a Masters in Business Administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta.

    Jeff is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, a Results Professional Certified Coach through The NeuroLeadership Group, and a certified StrengthsFinder Performance Coach.

    Jeff is also a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources through the Human Resources Certification Institute and a Senior Certified Professional through the Society for Human Resource Management.  Jeff volunteers his time advancing the HR and coaching professions. He is a past chair of the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management State Council, and a past president of Louisville SHRM. Jeff is a member of the Ohio Valley Charter Chapter of the International Coach Federation.

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