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16th Annual Coaches Breakfast and Book Exchange

Join us once again to step back from your hectic coaching and consulting life to break bread, relax, network, and share with the coaching community.  

We are pleased to announce that this year’s Exchange will be facilitated by ThePlayGroup, four quirky coaches who promise a good time for all!

When: Friday, December 12, 2014 from 8 until ~10:30 AM

Where: Indiana Wesleyan University, 4100 Rockside Rd (our usual place)**
We will provide a catered Breakfast, included in your cost. 

Cost: $10.00 for members AND non-members
Cost includes coffee/juice and breakfast.

***Please REGISTER IN ADVANCE for this event whether you are a member or non-member (for our catering count)  P.S.  if you decide at the last minute, please come anyway… but if you know now, tell us!

Requirement for admittance:  
Bring a *GIFT WRAPPED BOOK for the random exchange.  It can be new or previously read, but should be something you've found useful or inspirational, in coaching or in life.  When your recipient opens the book, be prepared to tell why you selected to share that book -- that's the fun part!
Be sure to put this fun holiday networking event on your calendar today!

Coaching & Social Media -- TWO HOUR Program!  Bring Your Laptop or Tablet

There’s a lot going on in social media right now.  The biggest thing is pay-to-play to get traffic to your website. People are using social media and just posting tips and information. If you’re looking for a way to use social media to find new clients that’s just not going to work.
Social media is evolving incredibly rapidly: YikYak, SnapChat, Secret, Vine. Even if your business isn’t using these tools it will help you to know how their influence is in all online relationships.
In this special 2-Hour program with Sage Lewis you will:

  • Learn how to effectively communicate online today
  • Discover how business and people intersect today
  • Understand how clients can find you on social media
  • Recognize how Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook are -and- aren’t useful

Sage LewisSage Lewis is President of SageRock Search Marketing. Sage founded SageRock with his wife, Rocky, in 1999. He is a best selling author, teacher at Cleveland State University, and speaks at all the major industry conferences. Sage has become known as the “Web Marketing Video Guy” on YouTube where he has created 100’s of videos that have amassed over 555,000 views.

Coaching Alchemy: Transforming Subconscious Patterns into Conscious Choice - October 10, 2014

It is said that as much as 95% of our behavioral responses are subconscious. 

Raising awareness of subconscious cognitive, emotional or behavioral patterns is a “must” before they can be explored and a choice made to strengthen, eliminate or replace the pattern. 

This is all well and good as a principle but really, how do you access these unconscious patterns; both yours and your clients’?  Once awareness is raised, how do you discern whether to encourage exploration or containment?  When attempting to change a pattern, what is different or not compared to any other change effort? 

In this session you will explore these questions and practice coaching alchemy using the principles and tools presented to facilitate the coaching conversation.  

Juliann Spoth, Ph.D, PCC is an executive coach, consultant, author and educator with over 34 years of experience in individual, team and organizational development.  For Juliann coaching is a calling and offers a way to serve others by bringing a blend of knowledge and skills that touch on personal growth, individual change, and group and organizational dynamics.  Her executive coaching practice has spanned 18 countries, five continents, and multiple industries and is focused on working with leaders to expand their leadership capacity, competence, and compassion.  Juliann is also the Chairperson and a faculty of the Gestalt Institute’s Coaching Certification Program (ACTP) and workshops, and is a Master Coach for leadership programs at Case Western Reserve University.  She is a Board Certified Coach (BCC) and a Gestalt Professional Certified Coach (GPCC™).  Juliann has published chapters and articles in OD and coaching and has spoken at national, regional and local professional organizations on organizational and coaching topics.  Her Ph.D in organizational behavior is from CWRU

 The Coaching Collective - September 12, 2014


The Coaching Collective:
Tapping into the Wisdom of Groups 

When you coach in isolation, you can become “invisible” to yourself in your coaching habits.  In this highly interactive session, you will have the opportunity to coach AND see how others coach.  You will walk away with a broader perspective on your options in the moment, learning from coaches who are different from you.   

We invite you to learn by doing: attendees will participate in short, real-time coaching sessions, both as client and coach.

In this program you will:
  • Participate in live, hands-on coaching, while observing others coaching in the same situation.
  • Leave with a higher awareness of options/paths to take in the coaching conversation.
  • Increase awareness of coaching presence and the coaching space.


Jim Smith, NCOC®, PCC, The Executive Happiness Coach®, is a global provider of executive coaching, and personal and workplace transformation services. 

Jim’s passion is to create a Happier world and workplace, one Leader at a time.

Since 1992, he has coached leaders from twenty-seven countries and six continents to achieve greater leadership effectiveness and balance.  
Jim achieved the highest designation in Ontological Coaching (NCOC™) through The Newfield Network where he serves as a Mentor Coach, as well as the PCC (Professional Certified Coach) designation through the ICF.  He is a founder and past two-term president of the ICF Cleveland Chapter.

Jim has touched the lives of over 16,000 people through his work on Happiness, Leadership, and Coaching, and he has a passion for helping coaches – and the coaching profession -- thrive.

Finally, Jim wants you to know this: he worships Dark Coffee, Dark Beer, and Dark Chocolate... and deeply believes that Happiness is a Decision, not an Event!

Register for this Event



 Cool Tools:  Show & Tell - August 8. 2014

Bring your favorite coaching tools to share. 

Contracts, check lists, forms, assessments, exercises, experiments, toys, cards, gadgets, and innovative ideas are welcome! 

Bring written instructions for the tool or resource, Include Your name, Your company, Your coaching niche, Your tag line, Your contact information. Provide 50 copies of each information resource you bring to distribute. 

There will be 6 Facilitated Roundtables & 2 Rounds 30–minutes each      DOWNLOAD THE COOL TOOLS INFORMATION SHEET HERE.
2 Intake/Feedback/Closure Tables
  • Contracts / Agreements
  • Client Information Sheet
  • Intake Questionnaire
  • Midway Survey
  • End of Engagement Closure/Coach Evaluation / Feedback Form


2 Assessment Tables
  • Free Assessments
  • Fee-Based Assessments

2 Client Development & Homework Tables
  • Goal and Progress Management
  • Action Traction
  • Ideal Image
  • Meditation
  • Cool Tools
  • Experiments and Exercises


Best AHA’s of the ICF 2014 GLOBAL Midwest Conference -- July 11, 2014

A “fly-on-the-wall” view of some of the conference’s best ‘take-aways’ 
from Leadership Coach, Joel Head, 
and Individual and Organizational Development Coach, Janet Maurer 

PLUS a Table Topics style exchange, facilitated by Dan Saad, with all who attended the conference that simply ROCKED!

Joel H. Head, ACC, is the Managing Partner of Headwinds Ltd. which he founded in 2002. An entrepreneur, leadership coach and organization performance consultant, Joel works with senior leaders who are passionate about building more engaged and accountable teams, enhancing their own leadership capability, and improving firm performance. He is a Preferred Partner with the Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Network and has counseled senior executives in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. 
Jan Maurer, BCC, GPCC, ACC is an experienced coach, trainer and organization development professional.  She draws her experience from electrical, telecommunications, academic, water technology, and heavy construction equipment industries.  She has held positions in sales, marketing, management, training and organizational development.  Jan has conducted training and development programs nationally and internationally. She began her company, Avant-Edge, LLC, in 2008 to focus on helping individuals and organizations make the behavioral changes taught in training.  
Dan Saad, ACC, is a credentialed coach through the International Coach Federation. Dan's current client list includes business owners, executives and business leaders, and professional service providers in the following businesses and industries: fortune 100 companies, banking, real estate, entertainment, construction, manufacturing, restaurateurs as well as a national association.  The focus for clients is their development as an effective leader, manager and coach, producing results through others, building team leadership and management skills.  Dan’s coaching practice includes working with business owners on developing mission and vision statements, strategic / operational planning, employee development, and the development of growth strategies.

Concious Coaching to Create Awakening

  Within us is a calling to a higher way. It is a subtle, but powerful, ever-present calling. It is an ideal that is known by something deep within which knows this as our true nature. As coaches we experience this personally and professionally. Personally, most coaches are answering the call to a “higher way” by choosing to be a coach. As coaches we see the wholeness within our clients no matter the outer circumstance.

Coaches strive to be living examples of the conscious lifestyles that we endorse. The better the coach the more the coach embodies this consciousness with a peaceful presence and heightened awareness.

In this session we will explore how to further awaken this consciousness within ourselves and respectfully connect with our clients from this place. 

Come join Susanna Margaret Goulder, the Spiritual Catalyst, to:
  • Learn how to tap into the wisdom of your unconsciousness in your sessions
  • Explore how to expand your awareness of full-bodied sensory and intuitive information that is present
  • Discover how (and when) the spiritual dimension can be added to your coaching practice in ways that are comfortable for you and appreciated by your client no matter who you coach, where you coach, or what you coach about
  • Learn respectful, effective communication skills to connect soulfully with your clients 
Susanna Margaret Goulder, GPCC coaches individuals and organizations to explore their authentic truth so they go forward personally and professionally with meaning, purpose and passion. Susanna is Gestalt Professional Certified Coach, an ordained interfaith minister, an award winning business owner, and a professional speaker. Previously, Susanna enjoyed 22 years as a set decorator in motion pictures and television. She is best known as the original set decorator for “Sex & The City”. Susanna left her successful career to lead a more purposeful life helping others find their passion and purpose too. 



Everything is Marketing When Building Your Practice

"How To Predictably Grow Your Practice and Better Serve Your Clients Every Year While Enjoying More Control, Time Off, And Bottom-Line Net Profits!"

When you think of marketing your coaching business does it make your stomach churn? Do you ever wonder what cute, different and unique ‘thing’ do I need to do to get my name ‘out there’? Do you fret about the huge expense required to market? It doesn’t have to be that way! Join Dr. Ron, THE DENTAL COACH© as he energetically and interactively guides you through the in’s and out’s of crafting YOUR marketing approach that will be beneficial to your bottom line. He will help you model similar behaviors with your clients; and the morning will be a lot of fun…cuz’ it reflects YOUR personality and style. No “one size fits all” approach here. Bring your creative personality and expect to leave with at least ten valuable ideas you can immediately apply to your coaching business!
Dr. Ronald Arndt, DDS, MBA, MAGD, MCC, BCC coaches successful dental practitioners to be highly profitable and more completely fulfilled in their personal and professional lives.  Dr. Arndt is the first and only dentist in the world to hold the coveted designation Master Certified Coach (MCC) awarded by the ICF and the Board Certified Coach (BCC) designation awarded by the Center for Credentialing & Education. 


April 17, 2014 - Teleseminar With Blair Wagner - Move Your Coaching Business from Strategy to Execution

Move from “thinking about” to “seeing results” in your coaching business

Learn how to jumpstart your coaching business during our evening teleclass with Blair Wagner tilted “Move Your Coaching Business from Strategy to Execution: How to go from generating ideas to implementing your plan (without getting lost and wasting money in the process).” 

Blair will share the secrets to building a successful coaching business including:

•    How to manage the tsunami of business ideas you generate, put a plan together, and GET IT DONE!
•    Early warning signs that you are wasting your time
•    5 steps that will move you from “thinking about” to “seeing the results”
…and much more

Call-in information will be sent to all registrants prior to the teleseminar.
    If you missed the event, you can listen to it here!

April 11, 2014 - Create Stronger Client Relationships

Creating Solid, Sacred Coaching Relationships to Foster Transformation

  Betsy B. Muller, MBA, ACP-EFT, CEHP, CEC

When you coach another human being, you create a sacred contract. The processes you choose for initial consult, client intake, building rapport and pacing sessions are critical to building a solid relationship. Learn ways to work smarter as you promote positive client transformation, build your practice, assure legal protection, and receive powerful testimonials. This interactive program will include a relationship assessment checklist; group exercises, and sharing of best practices and cases for discussion.

  • Learn 5 ways to create solid rapport with a new client before the 1st session
  • Discover 3 actions to use in your sessions to steadily build your coaching relationships.
  • Understand the “Power Differential” concept to build more trust and safety.
  • Identify behaviors to avoid that could seriously damage the relationship.
  • Learn 5 methods to create sustainable success for your coaching practice.

March 14, 2014 - The Role of Values in the Coaching Experience

  • What role does values play in your coaching?
  • Understand how values influence effectiveness
  • Learn how to work with a client based on their values patterns
  • Discover a new tool to increase values awareness

    Presented by Debra Griest, PH.D. an executive coach and owner of D.L. Greist & Associates who specializes in working with highly educated technical professionals who have been promoted into leadership roles. 

February 14, 2014 - Powerful Questions

How Powerful are the Questions YOU Ask?

     -- stimulates reflective thinking.
     -- challenges presuppositions.
     -- are thought-provoking.
     -- generates energy & new perspectives.
     -- provokes insight & learning.
     -- touches deeper meanings.
     -- evokes more questions.
A deeper understanding of what is known in NLP as the “internal map of reality”
can give us clues that can help us amplify the power of our questions
Presented by
Charles Eduardos, C.Ht.
Life Transformation Coach
Motivational/Inspirational Speaker

January 14, 2014 - Changing Paradigms:  Lessons learned while letting go

Changing Paradigms . . .
Lessons Learned While Letting Go

Coach, Grow a Business, and Write 3 Books
While Spending 412 Days at Sea.

Katherine Burik
Strategic Job Search Guru
The Interview Doctor, Inc.