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BE. CHOOSE. CAUSE. Global Coaching Conference

Lead Well. Do Good. Drive Change.

September 9-11, 2020

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2020 Agenda

What should I expect?

Wednesday: All sessions are sequential so that everyone can attend all!

Thursday and Friday: Sessions are scheduled in blocks. In addition to the morning Keynotes and evening panels, attendees can join up to 5 sessions daily, with plenty of breaks and opportunity for conversations outside of the breakout sessions

Stay tuned for login information to our Attendee Platform soon, where you can access all sessions, plan your schedule, and more!

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Be.Choose.Cause. offers International Coach Federation Continuing Coach Education Units for almost every session, in a mixture of Core Competency and Resource Development. Full synchronous attendance over the course of 9/9-11 can garner up to 20 CCE Units.

Community Day

9:00 am - 9:30 am (EST)

How Coaching Creates Global Solutions - Opening Remarks

Janet M. Harvey, Magda Mook, Morel Fourman

The next frontier for the amplifying effect of professional coaching is with social progress and the early returns are outstanding. Come learn what is happening and what potential exists to turn up the volume.

9:30 - 10:30 (EST)

Coaches Care NPO Showcase

Moderated by Sarah Lloyd

10:30 - 11:00 Am (EST

Promoting Community Resilience and Collaboration at Times of Disruptive Change with ICF South Florida

Dr. Loubna Noureddin, PCC and Marcia Teixeira, ACC

Moderated by Sarah Graves, PCC

11:00 am - 12:00 pm (EST)

Case Study: Loving Classroom

David Geffen, Thulani Makhoba, and Morel Fourman

Moderated by Karen Steckler, PCC

Loving Classroom

1 Resource Development CCEU

Racial Equity Forum

1:00pm - 1:30pm (Eastern)

Fireside Chat with Dr. Yusef Salaam

Dr. Yusef Salaam and Janet M. Harvey, MCC

.5 Resource Development CCEU

1:30pm - 2:30pm (Eastern)

Panel Discussion: Exploring Solutions for Racial Equity

Ron Busby, Sr. and Dr. Carl B. Mack

Moderated by Zakiya Larry

1 Resource Development CCEU

2:30pm - 3:30pm (Eastern)

Unconscious Bias

James H. Pogue, Ph.D

1 Resource Development CCEU

3:30pm - 4:30pm (Eastern)

Building Stamina for the Long-Haul: What White People Need to Understand

Robin DiAngelo

Learn what systemic racism is so that you can step out of denial and into a place of insight

1 Resource Development CCEU

4:30pm - 5:30pm (Eastern)

Criminal Justice Reform

Dr. Yusef Salaam

1 Resource Development CCEU

5:30 - 6:30pm (Eastern)

Open Rooms for post-forum discussion

Learning Together

8:30-8:45 AM (Eastern)

Welcome Remarks

CEO Janet M Harvey

8:45-9:00 AM (Eastern)

Pachamama Attunement Ritual

Oscar Miro-Quesada

Visionary Speaker Keynote Sessions

9:00 - 10:00 AM (Eastern)

The Cool Block…City, State, Nation, Continent

David Gershon

“The Cool Block is an exemplary how-to-guide for communities to make significant impact on climate change in an effective and achievable way.” – Gavin Newsom, Governor of California

1 Resource Development CCEU

9:00 - 10:00 AM (Eastern)

Women Can’t Hear What Men Don’t Say: Encouraging Positive Communication With Men

Dr. Warren Farrell

Dr. Farrell provides a remarkable communication program to assist couples in moving beyond the current tripwire assumptions that lead to so much gender-based conflict

1 Resource Development CCEU

9:00 - 10:00 am (Eastern)

Holding Out For A (Different Kind of) Hero

Jo Saxton

This session will not only ignite your passion to ‘be the change in the work against trafficking, it will give highlight the distinct responses leaders and coaches can make

1 Resource Development CCEU

Breakout Sessions

10:30 - 11:00 AM (EST)

Leading with Humanity: What Responsibility Do We Each Have?

Veronica Lysaght, ACC

It’s not policies on climate change, pandemics or inequality that will make the difference to our societies

.25 Core Competency CCEU, .25 Resource Development CCEU

10:30 - 11:15 AM (EST)

Time for a New Paradigm of Leadership

Morel Fourman

This session is an invitation for leaders, teams and coaches to reflect, renew and restart. Be ready to think your unthinkable and to see your world and life differently – practically and in a good way.

.75 Resource Development CCEU

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

Making More Resourceful Choices when Working at the Edge

Kathryn Pope, PCC & Alan Arnett, PCC

A Powerful Framework for Break-through when working at the edge

1.5 Core Competency CCEU

10:45 - 11:30 AM (EST)

Voice for Awareness & Transformation

Doug Nathan, ACC

Leave with insight into how Voice moves, the power of listening for transformation lines to hear and explore what matters most, and skills for co-creating relationship through deep listening and appreciation.

.75 Core Competency CCEU

11:15 - 11:45 AM (EST)

Courage to STOP for a Minute

Kish Modasia, PCC

Courage to STOP takes just a minute

.5 Core Competency CCEU

11:15 AM -12:00 PM (EST)

How to Lead in a Strange Land

Christine Balling

Whether in a foreign country or a conference room full of strangers, one can lead outside of ones comfort zone effectively and with alacrity

.75 Resource Development CCEU

11:15 AM - 11:45 PM (EST)

The Power of Independent Thinking and Why it Matters

Jane Adshead-Grant, MCC

The capacity to generate the best independent thinking in others through the gift of your attention; listening with palpable respect, free from interruption and judgement; a gift to ignite the human mind in front of you

.5 Core Competency CCEU

11:15 - 12:15 PM (EST)

Can Defining Moments be Self-Generated?

Micheline Germanos, PCC

Is it possible to create our crucible moments from within and if the answer is yes, what learning process and self-discovery journey does it require from us?

.5 Core Competency CCEU, .5 Resource Development CCEU

12:00-1:30 PM (EST)

Lunch N Learn ~ Resource Gallery ~ Any Speaker Lunch ~ Project Visioning

12:45 - 1:15pm (EST)

Meditation: Establishing Presence

Amy Coffman, ACC

15-minute meditation to establish a calm state and expand awareness

.5 Resource Development CCEU

Breakout Sessions

1:00 - 3:00 PM (EST)

Practicum: Learn How To Deploy Cool Block... City, State, Nation, Continent

David Gershon

"Be part of creating carbon neutral cities now, in every cool block you walk."

This Practicum will build upon David's Keynote Address on Thursday Morning

2 Resource Development CCEUs

1:30 - 2:30 PM (EST)

The 8 Laws of Change: Fostering Wellbeing through Social Values

Stephan A. Schwartz

When wellbeing is the first priority the social outcome is more productive, more efficient, easier to implement, longer enduring, nicer to live under, and much much cheaper

1 Resource Development CCEU

1:30 - 2:30 PM (EST)

Case Study for Trauma Informed Care

Dr. Jessica Vera, Wendy Elliott, and Grace Holden

Trauma affects people of every race, age, ethnicity and socioeconomic level and it can be a single isolated event or a series of events which can bring out feelings of terror, helplessness and lack of control and power.

1 Resource Development CCEU

1:30 - 3:00 PM (EST

The Power of a Growth Mindset

Beth Egan, PCC

By re-framing your thoughts from 'fixed' to 'growth' you empower yourself to take the learning from life's challenges and live a more empowered and fulfilled life

1.5 Core Competency CCEU

1:30 - 3:00 PM (EST

Reciprocal Influence, Shared Power: A Coach Approach to Community Transformation

Beth Buelow, PCC

By acknowledging and removing barriers to connection and enlisting constituents as full partners, leaders can expand the capacity for generative systemic change in their communities and organizations.

1.5 Core Competency CCEU

1:30 - 2:30 PM (EST)

Creating A World That Works for All - Empowering Positive Transformation

Dr. Shariff Abdullah

Participants will gain a powerful new perspective on seemingly disparate and intractable issues, along with visionary and practical means to transform our challenges into opportunities.

1 Resource Development CCEU

Explore Project Visioning OR Attend Breakout

3:00 - 4:00 PM (EST)

Emotional Intelligence Leads to Resilience During Change

Cathy Mott, PCC

The ability to tap into and harness their personal power to live a life of resilience

1 Core Competency CCEU

3:00 - 4:00 PM (EST)

From Exploitation to Nurturing: A Systemic View of Positive Change - Part 1

Dr. Josie McLean

Founded on her doctoral thesis, Josie will share an overview of the ‘how to’ of moving organisations from exploitation to nurturing your people and the planet.

Part 2 presented on Friday

.5 Resource Development, .5 Core Competency CCEU

3:00 - 4:00 PM (EST)

Case Study - Kool 2 Care: How many small actions cause big change.

Zachery Gaither

Making it kool to care about the planet and future generations will help in the fight against the climate emergency

.5 Resource Development, .5 Core Competency CCEU

4:30-5:30 PM (EST)

Cause Panel - What Are We Learning?

Moderated by JM Harvey

David Gershon, Warren Farrell, Jo Saxton


1 Resource Development CCEU

Inspiring Calls to Action Together

8:30 - 9:00 AM (EST)

For Whom & What Do We Choose for Action with Special Tribute to 9/11/2001

inviteCHANGE CEO Janet M Harvey

Follow a calling, listen to your gut, tune into your heart. I bet you notice being unsettled and no longer able to look away, shrug your shoulders and tolerate inequity. Let's join together, inspire commitment and sustaining action for a thriving world.

.5 Resource Development

9:00 - 10:00 (EST)

Making Waves Of Change

Alison Teal

Take a virtual wild adventure around the world to understand why water is our greatest treasure on earth AND how we can protect it!

1 Resource Development CCEU

9:00 - 10:00 (EST)

Eliminating Toxic Attitudes To Foster Healthy Communities

Eldra Jackson III

Unconscious pieces of our mental and emotional "wardrobe" are with us throughout all of our interactions ....when we take a risk on self and open up to not only what is possible within self, but the light present in the so-called other.

1 Resource Development CCEU

9:00 - 10:00 (EST)

The Most Hidden Crime

Jane Charles

Expand your community's awareness and discover how to appropriately intervene on behalf of young people coerced into the sex trade. Sustainable and system-wide change in every community provides the path to eliminate this social issue

1 Resource Development CCEU

Breakout Sessions

10:30 - 11:15 AM (EST)

Developing Your Courageous Heart through Challenging Your Implicit Bias

Lyssa DeHart, MCC

Explore ways to get courageous and curious about your biases so you create safe containers for having important and meaningful dialogue

.75 Core Competency CCEU

10:00 - 11:30 AM (EST)

How to Measure Your Social Impact

Lisa Nitze

Learn how to develop and implement methods for measuring social impact.

1 Resource Development

10:30 - 11:30 AM (EST)

Case Study: WBECS-Ethical Coach in Ethiopia

Kathryn Bean, ACC

.5 Resource Development CCEU

10:30 - 11:30 AM (EST)

Conversations that Drive Change for a Better World

Neil Scotton, PCC and Janet Harvey, MCC

Introducing a free tool for catalysts, concerned citizens, professional coaches and clients that easily and consistently opens up deeper, inspiring and transformative conversations.

1 Resource Development CCEU

10:30 - 11:30 AM (EST)

Systemic Coaching: Delivering Value Beyond the Individual

Professor Peter Hawkins

Explore the turning point in coaching from one focused on individual development to systemic coaching focused on greater beneficial value to all stakeholders.

1 Resource Development CCEU

10:30 AM - 11:30 PM (EST)

Are You Addressing the Symptom or the Problem?

Latisa Be

True transformation cannot happen until you grieve your losses!

.5 Resource Development, .5 Core Competency CCEU

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

Combatting Child Sex Trafficking In Your Schools, Communities, Churches, and Homes

Jacquelyn Aluotto

Most Important reason- To protect our youth and children.

.5 Resource Development

11:30 - 12:45 PM (EST)

The Last Bastion of Authenticity (At Work): Your Mental Health

James Pratt, PCC

"I can be an ally to people with mental illness everywhere by simply sharing how I'm really doing"

.5 Resource Development, .25 Core Competency CCEU

11:30 - 12:30 PM (EST)

Leveraging the Power of a Coach for Self & Service

Janice Frechette-Artinger and Bryan Powell, PCC

Elevate your personal and professional effectiveness as an Executive Director -- Get a COACH!

.5 Core Competency CCEU, .5 Resource Development CCEU

11:30 - 12:00 PM (EST)

Super Charge Your Leading with Mindfulness

Xavier Lee

Understand & apply mindfulness to enhance coaching

.5 Resource Development CCEU

12:00-1:30 PM (EST)

Lunch N Learn ~ Resource Gallery ~ Any Speaker Lunch ~ Project Visioning

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM (EST)

Meditation: Establishing Presence

Amy Coffman, ACC

15-minute meditation to establish a calm state and expand awareness

.5 Resource Development CCEU

Breakout Sessions

1:00 - 2:00 PM (EST)

Where now world? How coaches can change our trajectory as we rebuild our world?

Charly Cox

Attendees will consider the wider social and environmental imperative of their work and come away believing in their ability to impact the wider systems in which they live and work

1 Core Competency CCEU

1:30 - 2:15 PM (EST)

Coaching: Amplifying and Accelerating Social Change

Magdalena Nowicka Mook

.75 Resource Development CCEU

Coaching changes lives. UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals illustrate that there is a huge need for social progress initiatives. These initiatives can be hugely supported by professional coaching for a greater good of the entire planet.

1:30 - 3:00 PM (EST)

Resiliency: Bouncing Back from Change

Teresa Bitner, ACC

Practical actions for building resiliency immediately while assessing your own resiliency, learning tools for your team and action planning to build resiliency in your organization

1.5 Resource Development CCEU

1:30 - 2:30 PM (EST)

Change Your VIEW: A Humane Approach to Change Leadership

Zu Dietzenbach

The “Change your VIEW - a human approach to change”, provides a framework to help change leaders to provide the support their people need to make successful transitions

.5 Resource Development, .5 Core Competency CCEU

2:00 - 3:00 PM (EST)

Case Study: Country Development through a Coach Approach in Kenya

Morel Fourman and Mike Eldon

1 Resource Development CCEU

Our team’s coaching approach harnesses diversity and builds the coaching, leadership and technical capacity of officials who lead “Service Delivery Units” and focus on their county governments’ most critical projects.

2:00 - 3:00 pm (EST)

De-Cluttering: Creating A Space for Cause

Ingrid Pope, ACC

Attendees will gain a completely novel and surprising look at the clutter in their landscape, as well as unexpected insights into how they can create space for new behaviors and endeavours

.5 Core Competency CCEU

Explore Project Visioning OR Attend Breakout

10:30 AM -12:00 PM (EST)

Healthy People Requires Healthy Food

Dr. Jagger Harvey

Through stories of solving obstacles to the delivery of healthy food, from Kansas to Kathmandu, Dr. Harvey highlights the role of professional coaching at key moments in his career

1 Resource Development CCEU

3:00 - 4:00 PM (EST)

Case Study: Positive Impact without Sacrificing Profit

Stephen Carter & Dr. Sterling Carter

1 Resource Development

3:00 - 4:00 PM (EST)

From Exploitation to Nurturing: A Systemic View of Positive Change - Part 2

Dr. Josie McLean

Founded on her doctoral thesis, Josie will share an overview of the ‘how to’ of moving organisations from exploitation to nurturing your people and the planet.

Part 1 delivered on Thursday

.5 Resource Development, .5 Core Competency CCEU

4:30-5:30 PM (EST)

Cause Panel - What Call To Action Inspires Us?

Moderated by JM Harvey

Alison Teal, Eldra Jackson III, Jane Charles

Answering this question: What is the commitment needed to meet the inevitable opportunities our global issues present?

1 Resource Development CCEU

5:30 - 6:15pm (EST)

Closing Ritual

Oscar Miro-Quesada