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Elevating Connections: Redefining Coaching

May 10, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Elevating Connections: Redefining Coaching

Being connected is fundamental to every relationship. The most successful professionals know how to shift relationships beyond simply being connected — they know how to engage and elevate relationships in unique and powerful ways that generate mutually beneficial results. For coaches, talent development professionals, and leaders alike, these skills are essential to staying ahead of the ever-changing professional landscape that everyone faces in the world of business.

Join us for our first ever mini-conference during International Coaching Week 2018! This special event will include two interactive workshops in which you will learn the “secret sauce” and how to apply it to elevate your connections and redefine what coaching looks like in your practice or organization. Attendees will earn 3 ICF CCEs (1.5 core competency and 1.5 resource development).

LinkedIn 101 –  Everything You Should Know About LinkedIn in One Fun Presentation
Presented by William Arruda

Whether you’re a professional seeking to advance your career, a coach looking to expand your practice or a talent development executive tasked with increasing engagement in your organization, LinkedIn is an extremely valuable tool. If you think of LinkedIn as the place you go when you’re looking for a new job, you’re missing out on the true power of LinkedIn. Today, every professional can benefit from having a stellar profile and executing a consistent LinkedIn networking strategy. In this keynote, personal branding guru William Arruda will show you how to build a stellar profile – one that will make people want to get to know you. You’ll also learn how to use LinkedIn to stand out from your peers, grow your visibility and enhance your credibility while delivering greater value to your team and organization. You’ll leave with actions you can take immediately so you can expand your success!

About William 

Dubbed the Personal Branding Guru by Entrepreneur magazine, William Arruda has been credited with turning the concept of personal branding into a global industry. He is the founder and President of Reach, the global leader in personal branding with representatives in 49 countries and products that have been used by more than a million people around the world. He has the distinct privilege of having delivered more personal and social branding keynotes to more people in more places than anyone else on earth! American Express, British Telecom, Google, Gucci, IBM, J&J, Microsoft, Pepsi and Target are just a few in a long list of clients. He partners with his corporate clients to inspire and engage their talent through the power of personal branding and LinkedIn. William is a spokesperson on personal branding, social media. He has appeared on BBC TV, the Discovery Channel and NPR and he’s been featured in 1,000+ publications. He’s the bestselling author of the definitive books on executive branding, Ditch. Dare. Do! and Career Distinction and he writes a regular column for Forbes. He holds a Master’s degree in Education.

EY’s Approach to Transition Coaching: Supporting Clients
Presented by Leslie Goldenberg 

In a world where constant change and disruption are the norm, organizations must evolve the way they support their leaders.  EY, a leading global professional services organization, believes providing leaders the clarity they need, when they need it most through coaching unlocks a leader’s fullest potential and provides an exponential return on investment for the organization.  Based on our experience of coaching thousands of executives, they discovered what differentiates leaders who thrive versus those who get stuck during defining moments in their professional and personal lives.  The secret ingredient is an intentional focus on relationships first, results second.

This session describes the four kinds of relationships leaders must pay attention to during times of change and transition to have the highest level of long-term success and impact.  As a participant in this session, you will have the opportunity to experience the transition framework EY developed, first-hand, which builds better leaders – faster.

You will gain insights into how transition coaching can support an individual in discovering a path and facilitating their learning to overcome obstacles.  Come to the session prepared to process a change you are currently going through to gain a greater sense of clarity and walk away with the confidence to apply the concepts you learn with others.

Specifically, this session will:

  • Describe why coaching leaders during defining moments matters
  • Provide an overview of EY’s Transition Framework
  • Give participants an opportunity to practice using the framework real-time
  • Provide best practices for applying the concepts with leaders in your organization


About Leslie

Leslie is an executive coach at EY specializing in leadership transitions.  Her typical client is an executive with a track record of success who wants to “up their game” as a result of a change in role, organization or business strategy, or the wish to find new sources of meaning in work and life.    Her purpose as a coach is to provide a developmental relationship that generates clear benefits for leaders and the systems they belong to.

Leslie’s style blends a backbone of business acumen honed in her years as a strategy consultant, together with empathy and intuition developed over 20 years of coaching practice.  She joins with her clients to think through their responses to the permanent state of change in today’s organizations.  She strives to help leaders name what is sensed, search for the meaning in patterns, and move from intention to action.  Leslie invites exploration of the often unspoken questions about life and leadership. She believes that for both coaches and leaders, courageous self-examination and a quest for self-knowledge are necessary for success.  A customized 360 stakeholder feedback process tailored to the client’s learning agenda is often a key feature of her coaching engagements.

Leslie’s fascination with the challenges facing leaders in complex enterprises began with her own experiences.  She was a partner in a boutique consultancy, a senior manager in a Big Four firm, and a global leader in the executive development function at IBM.  She earned her M.A. from UCLA and B.A. from UC Berkeley.  She holds coaching certifications from the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Hudson Institute of Coaching.  She is also an award-winning ceramic artist.  Leslie lives in Los Angeles with her husband of 28 years and three teenagers.

ICF Members $49 Non-Members $69



May 10, 2018
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Handlery Hotel
950 Hotel Cir N
San Diego, CA 92108 United States
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