• Capital Coaches Conference - 2018 (sponsored by Metro DC ICF)
    • What we'll do The bi-annual coaching conference comes back to DC. The theme is 'Coaching Changes Lives'. We're thrilled to have some brilliant speakers who will discuss team coaching (positive teaming) - Alexander Cailllet , adult development (psychology of growth) - Jennifer Garvey Berger, and improv and coaching (positive play). • What to bring • Important to know

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  • International Coaching Week - Porch Party
    • What we'll do We'll celebrate the culmination of International Coaching week with appetizers and drinks. Coaching happens best in person, some say. Let's test that theory out, after a week of online connection. Hosted by the MetroDC ICF chapter and Positive Business DC. • What to bring • Important to know

    Polly-Reeder Home

    3201 Cathedral Ave NW · Washington , DC

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  • From Personal to Professional Excellence - DC Metro ICF - ICW Webinar Series
    Mary Elizabeth Lynch will present a coaching webinar - From Personal to Professional Excellence: Living and Coaching from Your Values and Strengths


    ON YOUR COMPUTER · Washington, DC

  • Wire Your Brain for Confidence! Book launch with author, Louisa Jewell
    • What we'll do Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wire-your-brain-for-confidence-in-2018-dc-tickets-41525765683 Join me and my dear friend Louisa Jewell, author of Wire Your Brain for Confidence; The Science of Conquering Self-Doubt, for an up-close and personal discussion about her newly launched book! Have you been stopping yourself from going after the life you really want? That’s going to end in 2018. Louisa is going to share her best strategies for conquering self-doubt in your life and building a more action-oriented kind of confidence that will break down any barriers you have to create your best life in 2018! We’ll have drinks and yummy nibblies and enjoy an intimate discussion where you can get all of your questions answered and unlock the key to unshakable confidence. Order a copy of Louisa’s book on Amazon, Barnes and Noble or Indigo, read it over the holidays, and then bring it with you for Louisa to sign. Your book is your entry into the event. Louisa is only in town for one night so don’t miss this opportunity to meet her and tap into her incredible wisdom on this topic! More about Wire Your Brain for Confidence: In this approachable game-changing book, positive psychology expert Louisa Jewell guides you from fear to courage, with the ability to accomplish the goals that seemed impossible, and puts you on the fast track to flourish in every area of your life. Here’s what some pretty cool people have said about Louisa’s book: “Timely and well-written, Jewell helps translate complex research into a book that is understandable, practical, and vital for not just surviving the modern world, but remaking it. Amidst all the competition, demands upon our time, and societal pressure, Jewell provides a clear path forward, not only for you but for girls and women everywhere striving to define success and worth for themselves.” - Shawn Achor, NY Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage “Louisa Jewell has written a brilliant book that is steeped in research, filled with novel ideas, and memorable stories. I learned things from this book that I will use for years to come.” - Tom Rath, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How Full is Your Bucket?, StrenghsFinder 2.0, Eat Move Sleep & Are You Fully Charged? “Wire Your Brain for Confidence offers a practical step-by-step guide to achieving goals for anyone who has struggled with self-doubt. Louisa Jewell demystifies the science behind action-oriented confidence and makes it accessible to all. This book will empower you to go for your dreams and live your happiest life.” - Marci Shimoff, #1 NY Times bestselling author, Happy for No Reason and Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul • What to bring A copy of Ms. Jewell's book - Wire Your Brain for Confidence • Important to know

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  • Horse Sense for Coaches!
    All participants must bring a lawn chair as we will be sitting around the horse training ring in the Equestrian Center all day. Join the ICF METRO DC Chapter for a fun-filled Fall Day as we observe and apply the leadership skills and coaching competencies demonstrated by a professional trainer (Louis Wood) and his client (a 2000 lbs. horse!) In watching and reflecting upon Louis’ interactions with the horse, we’ll consider many core competencies needed by coaches and organization leaders at all levels. Among the topics will be: · Establishing shared understanding of needs and expectations · Gaining commitment and increasing motivation · Developing meaningful relationships · Dealing with conflict resolution and change · Establishing clear and concise lines of communications This unique event is open to members of the ICF Metro DC Chapter, your coaching clients and their teams, and to coaching school communities in the Metro DC area. Come as a group or as an individual and jump into discussions that may change your approach to coaching and leading. For more information about our facilitator, Louis Wood, and this program check out www.horsesenseforleaders.com. AND DON”T FORGET !!!! Each participant must bring his/her lawn chair as we will be in the Equestrian Facility. It may also be helpful to bring a clipboard to write on as we will not have desks available. Tickets $150.00 Member $150.00 Guest http://icfmetrodc.org/meetinginfo.php?id=226&ts=1498921668

    Frying Pan Park

    2709 West Ox Road · Herndon, VA

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  • Acting “As If”: Gain Confidence & Presence by Using Your Strengths
    Join the Dulles SHRM - Society of Human Resource Management - while founder Shannon Polly discusses the book she co-edited - Character Strengths Matter. According to recent research, teams that have the opportunity to use their strengths everyday report higher levels of profits, productivity, customer satisfaction, and employee retention. In fact, they are 50% more likely to have low turnover, 38% more likely to have higher levels of productivity and 44% more likely to have high customer satisfaction ratings. Studies from the Gallup organization indicate that people who focus on their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged in their jobs and over three times more likely to report having an excellent quality of life in general. Shannon Polly has just written and edited a new acclaimed book, which is the foundation of this course: Character Strengths Matter: How to Live a Full Life. Research shows that using your character strengths in new ways for just one week increases well-being for almost six months. The ability for managers and their employees to leverage strengths is becoming a critical skill. • Learning objectives of session: • How you can identify strengths in yourself and others using the Values in Action (VIA) Strengths™ online assessment tool • Practical tools for leveraging strengths and giving strengths-based feedback • How to apply strengths to overcome obstacles • Powerful questions that build employee self efficacy around strengths • Tools and tips on how to conduct a brief coaching session • The science behind why strengths-based managing works 7:30-8:00 Networking 8:00-8:10 Chapter announcements 8:10-8:30 Breakfast 8:30-8:45 Sponsor Announcements & Minute with M/M 8:45-9:45 Program 9:45-10:00 Closing remarks/raffles

    Hidden Creek Country Club

    1711 Clubhouse Rd · Reston, VA

  • Webinar - Intro and Insights on Appreciative Inquiry
    Learn about a successful change management approach and the Change Management Institute...all at once. https://www.change-management-institute.com/events/usa-cmi-author-series-webinar


    ON YOUR COMPUTER · Washington, DC

  • Happy Songs - a cabaret....with science
    Any of you members near Baltimore, come hear a combination of open mic and a cabaret performance by Shannon Polly featuring - Happy Songs - and some information about the science of well-being. It's Positive Humanities in the flesh.

    Cabaret at Germano's

    300 South High Street · Baltimore, MD

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  • ICF Converge International Conference for Coaches
    ICF Converge 2017 is your opportunity to connect with coaching colleagues from around the world and deepen personal and professional relationships. It will also take your coaching education to a new level. As an ICF Converge participant, you won't just learn. You'll do, as you take concrete, specific steps to strengthen your coaching skills, build your business, and engage in crucial conversations impacting the global coaching community. The biggest coaching conference in the US comes to DC this year. Don't miss it! https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ICFConverge/aaStatic.asp?SFP=RlVMV0FGQ0xANDgy

    Marriott Wardman Park

    2600 Woodley Road NW, 20008 · Washington, DC

  • Shift + 360 - Certification for Coaches
    Positive Business DC is thrilled to provide it's first certification course for its members in the DC Area. Register here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=FEMTAD9WEEENY The shift+ 360 is different than traditional 360's, it uses: • appreciative questions to understand the best of what is solution-focused questions to identify specific desired behaviors • systems thinking to garner allies from the client's "people system" • social network analysis to gain insight into energy raising behaviors and energy zappers Overall, this process is not just about the individual client. It is about creating an environment that is conducive to the client's progress and engagement; creating fertile soil for successful growth. It is about creating deeper, lasting change, faster, and with more dialogue, disclosure, and depth of thought by all participants—all stakeholders in each other's success. In the certification process you will: • Get grounded in key Positive Psychology concepts • Feel confident in using the shift+ 360 • Be capable in garnering allies for your client • Challenge the traditional 360 approach of confidentiality • Be comfortable sharing feedback with your client • Learn how to involve the social system over the entire engagement • Understand how this approach actually leads to more clients • Experience a mindshift for you—coach You will receive 7.85 core competencies and 6.9 resource development CCEs from ICF for completion of this training. Register (https://www.paypal.com/cgibin/webscr?cmd=_sxclick&hosted_button_id=FEMTAD9WEEENY) now!

    AdvantEdge Business Centers

    2101 L St. NW, Suite 800 · Washington, DC