Upcoming events

    • 09/14/2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Westwood Club

    Richmond - Leading Through Complexity: Seeing Through 7 Ethical Lenses

    Linda Fisher Thornton

    CCEUs:  Core Competencies 0.5; Resource Development 0.5


    Increasing complexity is driving the need for better leadership thinking. It’s not just knowledge we need - it’s also insight, putting things into perspective in a meaningful way. Since today’s issues are complex, we will need a way of thinking about them that helps us see the richness of the full picture. In this interactive session, Leading in Context CEO Linda Fisher Thornton will share the 7 Lenses Model of Ethical Leadership introduced in her book 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership.

    Linda has been in the leadership development field for over 25 years and is an Adjunct Associate Professor for the University of Richmond SPCS. Her book is currently used to develop leaders on several continents and is required reading at prominent universities. She will share insights from her recent work that take our understanding of “good leadership” to a higher level of complexity.  Coaches will gain insights that apply to their own ethical choices and to coaching others to apply ethical thinking.

    Discussion Topics Include:
    • Why don’t we agree on one definition of ethical leadership?
    • The need for a higher level understanding of leadership
    • “Seeing” in multiple dimensions helps us make better choices
    • The 7 Lenses of Ethical Responsibility
    • Intro to the Four Quadrants and 14 Guiding Principles of Ethical Leadership
    • Insights into developing ethical leaders (who can handle complexity)
    • Implications for coaching

    This course will address the following core competencies:

    • ·       Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards
    • ·       Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client
    • ·       Creating Awareness

    At the end of the presentation, participants will have an understanding of:

    • ·       The scope of ethical leadership
    • ·       A model for seeing 7 ethical dimensions of any situation
    • ·       Insights for coaching clients as they handle complex ethical challenges
    • ·       A chance to take home a copy of 7 Lenses (via a drawing)


    Linda Fisher Thornton is leading a movement to Unleash the Positive Power of Ethical Leadership. Linda is CEO of leadership development firm Leading in Context LLC and Adjunct Associate Professor of Applied Ethics and Global Leadership for University of Richmond SPCS. Her book 7 Lenses is a practical guide to a higher level of leadership with the ethical values built in.

    Linda's focus is on upgrading ethical thinking skills by applying multiple lenses of ethical responsibility. She tells the human story of the kind of leadership we need - fully inclusive, respecting differences, and building trust inside organizations and across boundaries. Her Leading in Context blog is in the Top 100 Most Socially Shared Leadership Blogs (CMOE) and she is in the Inc. Top 100 Leadership Speakers for 2019. Her website is LeadinginContext.com.

    11:30am-12:00pm:          Networking

    12:00pm:                            Lunch

    12:20pm:                            Announcements

    12:30 – 1:30pm:                Speaker presentation

    1:30 – 2:00pm:                  Additional networking for those interested

    • 09/14/2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Bryant and Stratton College 301 Centre Pointe Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23462 (It is off Baxter Road, just off Independence)

    Are you considering self-employment as a professional coach? Or, are you somewhere along the self-employment path, wrestling the tests, challenges and enemies that path inevitably calls to fore? You are in good company!

    This session explores entrepreneurship as a Hero's Journey: an archetypal tale in which the hero (you!) goes on an adventure, overcomes a decisive crisis, and returns home transformed for the benefit of others. Hear true stories of the types of challenges you can expect on this never-ending journey. Develop a coach approach for your business that prepares you for the inevitable challenges of solo-preneurship. In the context of the Hero's Journey, "failure" becomes fertile ground for growing yourself as a coach, increasing both your capability and capacity to serve others. You will discover, in fact, that the only way to show up as a champion, with treasure to share, is to successfully traverse the darkness.

    Learning Objectives:

    1.      Develop resilience as a coach and business person by adopting practices to support a growth mindset.

    2.      Bring Whole Self to the business by leaning in to what you do best, in the service of your clients.

    3.      Identify and remove common Business Blockers most entrepreneurs are blind to.

    1.5 CCEUs

    This course will address the following ICF Core Competencies:

    A. Setting the Foundation  

        1. Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards

    B.Co-Creating the Relationship

    1.  Coaching Presence

    Bio, Liz Garrett

    Whole-being, well-being wiz, Liz Garrett, MA, CHWC, has been successfully self-employed since 1998. She specializes in reality-based programs that work on all levels–mind, body and spirit–for deep and lasting change in individuals and organizations. 

    • 09/14/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 3 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016

    September 14, 2018

    Location: Carilion Riverside III 2A

    Presenter: Sandi Boyd, PCC

    Program Title: The Next Level Coaching Presence: Creating your Empowering Coaching Triad

    As coaches, we know that the coaching presence is the foundation of what we give to our clients. What if we were able to take our presence to the next level? To serve our clients in a way that magnifies their resourcefulness and ability to achieve their outcomes quicker?

    We can do this through our own emotions that control everything in our life-our mood, decisions and our actions!

    By identifying the powerful positive emotions that control your patterns of behavior-Physiology, Focus and Language (the Triad) is vital to you showing up in a peak emotional state to serve your client to the best of your ability. When you show up in peak state you will influence your client’s emotional state allowing them to be more resourceful and creative to achieve and exceed their outcomes.

    In this session, we will create your personal Coaching Triad. We will condition this peak state so you can access this powerful emotion to be fully present with your client and for them to achieve breakthroughs and solutions.


    • 1.     Capture the physiology, focus/beliefs and language of a recent outstanding coaching/training experience where you are the coach.
    • 2.     Discuss the impact the emotions you experienced had on how you were showing up.
    • 3.     Create/draw an empowering Coaching Triad for how you will show up as a coach beginning now.
    • 4.     Identify (2) opportunities where application of their Triad could serve them in other areas of their life.
    • 5.     Commit to (1) action the coach will take immediately after this program to condition their Triad so it becomes who they are.


    Sandi Boyd is a graduate of Georgetown University, Leadership Coaching, Relationship Coaching Institute and the Robbins Research International Results Coaching Academy and has been a PCC certified coach for 9 years. She helps transform her clients lives through her Coaching Triad and the results focused, purpose drive and massive action coaching system. She also helps savvy, successful woman to date successfully and find the love they desire.

    Sandi is a passionate about living her life to the maximum and to helping transform the lives of her clients. As an avid follower of Tony Robbins and has successfully completed 2 fire walks, 2 board breaks and the high wire/telephone commitment walk that has earned her the title of “Badass Sandi”.

    You may issue approval to each attendee for the following hours:

    Core Competencies


    Resource Development*


    No Registration fee. Bring your own lunch.

    • 10/02/2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Join us for a follow up conversation of our September 14 program with Linda Fisher Thornton.  Please plan to discuss the program and her book 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership on Tuesday, October 2 at 7:00 pm ET.  We will meet on Zoom.  

    The book can be purchased at Amazon:   https://www.amazon.com/Lenses-Learning-Principles-Practices-Leadership-ebook/dp/B00H22IGLY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1532979250&sr=8-1&keywords=7+lenses+learning+the+principles+and+practices+of+ethical+leadership

    • 10/12/2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Westerre Conference Center, 3831 Westerre Parkway.

    VUCA Tools™ for coaches: Making it safe so you and your clients don’t have to play it safe.

    .5 Core CCEU

    .5 RD CCEU

    Ann V. Deaton, PhD, PCC

    VUCA-Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous. A term coined in the 1990’s by the US Army War College, VUCA is now used as an adjective to capture the rapidly changing terrain in our lives, i.e., we live in a VUCA world.  Change is constant. Sometimes it’s all we can do to survive another day.

    We coaches, and our coaching clients, often experience the volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity of VUCA as a threat. We therefore react in predictable, yet primitive, ways:

    • Fight: We try to fight change, or deny it, even attacking those we hold responsible.
    • Flight: We attempt to escape or avoid change, to flee its inexorable path.
    • Freeze: We freeze in place, unsure of what to do and unable to make a move in any direction.
    • Appease: And, in addition to the standard Fight/Flight/Freeze reactions, we try to survive the threat of VUCA through appeasing the powers that be, simply complying and bending to what others want without considering if it’s the right thing to do or what we are called to do.

    When we label change as risky and experience VUCA as dangerous, we go to the most primitive part of our brains, where our actions are limited to survival responses. Faced with VUCA, when we most need to access our brain’s amazingly rich capabilities, we simply react.

    VUCA Tools™--Values, Us, Curiosity, and Aspirations. VUCA Tools arose from the recognition that coaching embodies much of what it takes to respond effectively to a VUCA world. VUCA Tools begins with the possibility that our observation of VUCA is simply awareness. Recognizing VUCA as our new reality enables us to consciously engage with changing circumstances. VUCA Tools are four approaches that enable us to access the strategic and planful parts of our brains to respond thoughtfully, instead of just reacting.

    This session provides coaches with an introduction to the concept of VUCA, and the framework and methodologies of VUCA Tools to enable your clients to thrive instead of just survive in the midst of challenging times. You’ll come away from the session with a new lens for what you offer as a coach, and tools to use to ensure that you, and your clients, flourish.

    Ann V. Deaton, PhD, PCC

    Ann Deaton, PCC is a leadership and team coach.  Her work focuses on coaching individuals, teams, and groups who are experiencing significant change and growth. In addition to coaching, she facilitates workshops and team-building sessions for corporate, nonprofit, and government clients. Ann’s strengths are in creating the kinds of rich and open sessions that expand perspectives and ideas – and then holding clients accountable as they take action to realize their goals.

    Ann has her doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with specializations in health psychology and neuropsychology, from The University of Texas.  After a two-decade career in health care, she decided to pursue Leadership Coaching Certification with the Newfield Network and earned her Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coach Federation.  Ann founded DaVinci Resources coaching practice in 2003, and co-founded The Bounce Collective coaching and consulting business in 2009.

    In addition to her work with individual clients and teams, Ann facilitates leadership and coaching skills development courses for corporate, government and university clients.  She is the author of two books: VUCA Tools for a VUCA World: Developing Leaders and Teams for Sustainable Results and Being Coached: Group and Team Coaching from the Inside (with co-author Holly Williams).

    Contact Ann at:


    The Bounce Collective

    412 Libbie Ave.

    Lower Level, Suite #4

    Richmond, VA 23226


    11:30am-12:00pm:          Networking

    12:00pm:                            Lunch

    12:20pm:                            Announcements

    12:30 – 1:30pm:                Speaker presentation

    1:30 – 2:00pm:                  Additional networking for those interested

    • 10/12/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 3 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016

    October 12, 2018

    Location: Carilion Riverside III 2A

    Presenter: Barbara Lemons, ACC, BCC

    Presentation Title:  Understand Self as Coach

    Barbara Lemons lemonsb@icloud.com

    Understanding Self as Coach

    Presenter:  Barbara Lemons, ACC

    I.                 Visual Explorer Exercise
    a.     Participants select a photograph that reflects their individual coaching style
    b.    Share photo with others in small groups and why they chose it
    II.               Dissecting “coaching style…"
    a.     Examine individual assumptions about individual coaching style
    b.    Freelance or deliberate?
    c.     Relationship or task focused?
    d.    Supportive or Challenging?
    e.     Tease out potential coach biases
    III.            Using Coaching Models to help stay focused
    a.     Choosing the right model
    b.    Criteria for coaching model selection
    c.     Evaluating model fit and coaching effectiveness
    IV.            ICF coach competencies
    a.      Review and discuss competencies as they play out in our coaching conversations
    b.     Incorporating competencies into personal style
    c.      Getting feedback on coach effectiveness
    V.               Continued Growth and Development as a coach
    a.     Resources
    b.    Practice
    c.     Community

    Barbara Lemons is a member of the International Coach Federation, holding the designation of Associate Certified Coach.  She is also Board Certified by the Center for Credentialing & Education and is a Society for Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional (SCP).  Barbara has been affiliated for more than 28 years with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), a global leadership development provider, where she managed coaching services for the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe.   She is currently principal of her own consulting business and works in an adjunct capacity for CCL as an Executive Leadership Coach and as a Facilitator for Coaching for Human Resources Professionals (CHRP), an ICF-approved coach-specific training program.  Barbara holds a master’s degree in adult counseling, a bachelor’s degree in business administration,  and is qualified to administer a wide range of workplace, personality, and 360 assessment instruments.  

    You may issue approval to each attendee for the following hours:

    Core Competencies


    Resource Development*


    A large portion of the content described is considered personal development and reference material. This portion does not qualify for Core Competency curriculum.  It is Resource Development.

    No Registration fee. Bring your own lunch.

    • 11/09/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 3 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016

    November 9, 2018

    Location: Carilion Riverside III 2A

    Presenter: Sacil Armstrong

    Presentation Title:  Creativity and Empowerment Coaching Using the Zentangle Method

    The Zentangle© Method

    The Zentangle© Method is a fun and simple way to create beautiful abstract art, using repeating patterns called tangles. You create tangles using a combination of 5 shapes – dots, lines, C and S-curves, and imperfect circles – you can create hundreds of tangle patterns. Zentangle art is non-representational, so you can focus on each mark and not worry about the result. Not knowing what the final product will look like frees you from expectations. Once you know the method, you will likely enjoy increased focus, creativity, self-confidence and an increase sense of well-being.

    Sacil Armstrong is a Creativity & Empowerment Coach with art & being.  She has over 25 years of experience with facilitation, community engagement, creativity, and a lifetime of intuitive awareness. She specializes in personal coaching using art, successfully serving clients from 8 to 98 years old, as well as groups, organizations, and corporate teams.

    Her clients tame their anxiety, recognize stress triggers, and gain confidence as they practice being present explore their own creativity. Her art has been featured in several books, including The Beauty of Zentangle and 500 Tangled Artworks.

    You can find her online at artbeingva.com



    You may issue approval to each attendee for the following hours:

    Core Competencies


    Resource Development*


    A portion of the content described is considered teaching a tool or resource.  This portion is Resource Development.

    No Registration fee. Bring your own lunch.

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