Upcoming Events

    • 08 Feb 2018
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd's Vineyard Drive, Apex, NC 27502
    • 4

    CCEUs Approved:  1.5 Core Competencies

    When you were a new coach did you focus on asking questions? Has that changed with experience? We will explore the effect on coaching of shifting attention from the “self” that asks questions to the “self” as a coaching tool. We will do this experientially with a series of exercises in which participants work in pairs to coach each other using these two different manifestations of “self.” Come prepared to coach and be coached. Registrants will be sent two articles to read before the February Cutting Edge Conversation.

    Participants should leave with greater awareness of:

    • How focus on using our “self” as a tool differs from focus on using our skills

    • How these two points of focus impact our coaching

    • How use-of-“self” contributes to our coaching presence

    Facilitators: Lou Raye Nichol, PCC and Rick Rocchetti, CPC

    Lou Raye Nichol, PCC, co-founded and directed the Business Coach Institute and the NC State University Business Coaching Certificate Program. She and her husband, Brian Nichol, authored THE ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COACHING, which serves as the textbook for the NCSU program. She retired from teaching and full time coaching in 2013, but still works with returning clients and non-profit leaders. She mentors students on the NCSU program and coaches seeking ACC and PCC certifications. In retirement she has returned to her first career as a pottery artist. She is a past president and treasurer of the ICF-RAC.

    Rick Rocchetti is an independent consultant whose work focuses on leadership development, executive coaching, strategy, culture and teams. Rick has designed and led complex change programs for over 30 years and has been coaching for over 25 years. His work has included positions of responsibility in local government, corporate, small business and non-profit settings. He recently has completed his Business Coaching Certificate program and is PCC Pending. He has written and published articles on leadership, leader development, culture and coaching.

    Please contact Kelly Best at KellyBestCoaching@gmail.com or 919.389.0640 if you want to facilitate a Cutting Edge Conversation event and/or have an idea for a topic discussion.

    Attendance limited to 20.

    • 20 Feb 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 15


    Facilitator:  Raquel Dominquez

    Please contact Raquel Dominquez  if you want to facilitate a DURHAM Cutting Edge Conversation event and/or have an idea for a topic discussion.

    Attendance limited to 20.

    • 21 Feb 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • The Frontier Classroom, 800 Park Offices Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

    CCEUs: Approval in Process

    Like all humans, we coaches are creatures of habit, subject to our own filters, learning, egos, and blind spots. How can coaching professionals—from the newest to the most seasoned—step out of our default patterns and comfort zones to truly dance in the moment? In this highly experiential workshop, coaches will learn the basic rules and skills of improvisation, developing core competencies in an entirely new way. By letting go of control and engaging in true collaboration, coaches will experience greater freedom, creativity, listening, presence, power, and willingness to take risks and go deeper into the unknown. Coaches will walk away with enhanced skills, a greater awareness of their personal blind spots and growth opportunities, and a toolkit of exercises to use for their own continued development and with clients.

    Our professions, our lives, and the lives of our clients call for constant improvisation and on-the-spot communication. We live and work in a world of constant change. Improvisation skills can help us truly play full out—even as the game changes! In fact, improvisation skills are precisely the same skills that coaches must embody to excel in our engagement with clients.

    Most people think improv is a skill you’re born with or not. The truth is that the skills of improvisation can be learned and practiced, and can help you up your professional and personal game. Plus...it’s FUN!!!

    Improvisation practice will help coaches:

    • Become more comfortable and adept at thinking on your feet

    • Access your innate creativity

    • Feel more confident

    • Stay present

    • Listen well

    • Build trust, rapport, and safety with clients and others

    This session is highly experiential and interactive. Participants will actively engage in exercises that will have them interacting in group and one-on-one forms. The session will involve mental, verbal, and physical engagement (design is sensitive to inclusion and accommodation of participants with physical disabilities). Coming out of this workshop, participants consistently report a profound sense of connection and rapport with their fellow attendees; the session fosters deep camaraderie that some describe as “magical.”

    Related ICF Core Competencies:

    B. Co-creating the Relationship

    4. Coaching Presence—Ability to be fully conscious and create spontaneous relationship with the client, employing a style that is open, flexible and confident.

    C. Communicating Effectively

    5. Active Listening—Ability to focus completely on what the client is saying and is not saying, to understand the meaning of what is said in the context of the client’s desires, and to support client self-expression.

    D. Facilitating Learning and Results

    8. Creating Awareness—Ability to integrate and accurately evaluate multiple sources of information and to make interpretations that help the client to gain awareness and thereby achieve agreed-upon results.

    Presenter: Carrie Spaulding, PCC

    Carrie Spaulding is a Professional Certified Coach credentialed by the International Coach Federation and a professional improviser with 17 years of experience performing, teaching, and directing improvisation professionally. With her dynamic, engaging spirit, Carrie facilitates powerful group trainings and events. Workshops come alive as Carrie, a former educator, helps organizations, teams, and individuals achieve their professional and personal goals with her creative, experiential, and outside-the-box approach. Carrie leads seminars with warmth, passion, and humor, and leaves participants armed with improved skills, new tools and strategies, and a feeling that professional development was never this much fun! In her private coaching, Carrie specializes in helping thirtysomethings break through Thirtysomething Panic and create the careers, relationships, and lives they want. Carrie brings a host of tools and a breadth and depth of experience to her practice, and continually draws from her improvisation, performance, and education backgrounds to enhance her coaching presence and impact. Learn more at www.carriespaulding.com.

Past events

17 Jan 2018 2018 Annual Membership Meeting
11 Jan 2018 Cutting Edge Conversation: Your One Word for 2018 - Setting Your Intention
07 Dec 2017 Raleigh Cutting Edge Conversation: 2017 in Review, Stefanie Zizzo
21 Nov 2017 DURHAM Cutting Edge Conversation: How to gracefully end the Coaching Relationship?
15 Nov 2017 Exploring Ethics in Coaching: Case Studies
10 Nov 2017 BOOK CLUB MEETING- Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
09 Nov 2017 Raleigh Cutting Edge Conversation: Stepping Into Your Greatness
18 Oct 2017 WEBINAR Ethics: How would you feel if someone complained about you as a coach
12 Oct 2017 Raleigh Cutting Edge Conversation: Leadership and Relational Coaching (L.A.R.C.)
26 Sep 2017 Partners Networking Event
20 Sep 2017 Workshop: Badass Business Development
19 Sep 2017 DURHAM Cutting Edge Conversation: The Roles We Play
14 Sep 2017 Raleigh Cutting Edge Conversation: Mindfulness as a Vehicle to Highlighting Character Strengths in the Coaching Process
08 Sep 2017 BOOK CLUB MEETING: The Coaching Habit... Michael Bungay Stanier
06 Sep 2017 WEBINAR Ethical and Moral Maturity in the Coaching Profession
16 Aug 2017 Workshop: Preventing Executive Derailment
15 Aug 2017 DURHAM Cutting Edge Conversation: Group Coaching: The Power and the Potential
10 Aug 2017 Raleigh Cutting Edge Conversation: Using Heart Coherence to Accelerate Client Growth and Transformation
11 Jul 2017 Fierce Conversations: Presenter Molly Breazeale
20 Jun 2017 DURHAM Cutting Edge Conversation: Tools of the Trade
14 Jun 2017 Coaching Through ART: An Integrative Coaching Experience
08 Jun 2017 Raleigh Cutting Edge Conversation: Discovering Our Clients' and Our Own "Time-Truths
05 Jun 2017 Annual Members Breakfast - ALL WELCOME
16 May 2017 DURHAM Cutting Edge Conversation: Accessing the “wise mind” concept
12 May 2017 BOOK CLUB MEETING: Conversational Intelligence, Judith Glaser
11 May 2017 Cutting Edge Conversation Raleigh: Coaching through Diversity and Differences
05 May 2017 Half Day Workshop: Expanding Your Reach: Best Practices and Tools for Group and Team Coaching
19 Apr 2017 Webinar: 7 Steps to Building a Cash-Flowing Business
18 Apr 2017 DURHAM Cutting Edge Conversation: Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD)
13 Apr 2017 Cutting Edge Conversation: The Tools of Insight
05 Apr 2017 Organized Member Networking
24 Mar 2017 BOOK CLUB MEETING: Triggers... Marshall Goldsmith
23 Mar 2017 Cutting Edge Conversation: Can You Hear, See or Feel What I'm Saying?
15 Mar 2017 Resource Sharing Opportunity! Learn About Available Resources to Grow Your Coaching Business
09 Mar 2017 Cutting Edge Conversation: Redefining Freedom for Self, Practice and Clients
21 Feb 2017 DURHAM Cutting Edge Conversation Launch
15 Feb 2017 Webinar: How to Coach Your Clients to Be Influential
09 Feb 2017 Cutting Edge Conversation: Spirit - An Accessible Coaching Tool?
18 Jan 2017 Annual Membership Meeting
12 Jan 2017 Cutting Edge Conversation: Your One Word for 2017 - Setting Your Intention
08 Dec 2016 Cutting Edge Conversation: The Science and Art of Nonverbal Communication in Coaching”
30 Nov 2016 Webinar: How to Practice the Double Pause to Increase Awareness in Your Coaching by Marilyn O'Hearne
11 Nov 2016 BOOK CLUB MEETING: The Power of Habit: Charles Duhigg
27 Oct 2016 Cutting Edge Conversation: Ending the Coaching Contract: Is it Good-bye or Just Au Revoir?
19 Oct 2016 WEBINAR: Coaching with Science-based Spirituality by Jayne Gardner
07 Oct 2016 2016 ICF Raleigh Annual Conference
29 Sep 2016 Cutting Edge Conversation: Leadership: An Inevitable Coaching Role
26 Sep 2016 A Masterful Conversation with ICF Executive Director Magdalena 'Magda' Mook: “Exploring Key Issues and Future Coaching Trends”
20 Sep 2016 WORKSHOP Granular Coaching: What do I do next? by Stephen Bowers
09 Sep 2016 BOOK CLUB MEETING: Daring Greatly: Brené Brown
07 Sep 2016 Organized Member Networking Event
30 Aug 2016 Board Happy Hour
25 Aug 2016 Cutting Edge Conversation: The Brain within Its Groove: Thinking Tools to Get Out of a Rut
17 Aug 2016 WEBINAR: Mindfulness - The Science of Performance and Productivity by Divya Parekh
28 Jul 2016 Cutting Edge Conversation: The Power of Patterns in Coaching
23 Jun 2016 Cutting Edge Conversation: The Power of Story in Coaching
15 Jun 2016 EVENING WORKSHOP: The Listening Laboratory by Marilyn Shannon
03 Jun 2016 New Member Breakfast | Workshop
26 May 2016 Cutting Edge Conversation: Using Metaphors in Coaching
20 May 2016 International Coaching Week: The HeART of Coaching Event
18 May 2016 International Coaching Week - Organized Member Networking
06 May 2016 BOOK CLUB MEETING: The Power of Full Engagement: Tony Schwartz
28 Apr 2016 Cutting Edge Conversation: Understanding and Overcoming Decision Making Biases
20 Apr 2016 WORKSHOP: SELLING without Hype or Manipulation! Using the Core Competencies by Denise Hedges
24 Mar 2016 Cutting Edge Conversation: Working with The Business Canvas to Strengthen Your Business
09 Mar 2016 WORKSHOP: NLP - Influential Communication in Coaching by Jerry and Marilou Seavey
25 Feb 2016 Cutting Edge Conversation: Creating a Trusting Environment for Adult Self-Awareness
17 Feb 2016 WEBINAR: How to Coach Social + Emotional Intelligence by Laura Belsten
05 Feb 2016 BOOK CLUB MEETING: Mindset: Carol Dweck
28 Jan 2016 Cutting Edge Conversation: One Word For the New Year: Your Intention for 2016
13 Jan 2016 Annual Membership Meeting
15 Dec 2015 2015 Holiday Social
11 Dec 2015 WILMINGTON AREA Cutting Edge Conversations: Reflection on Your Year in Review & How can we provide support or ideas to your Action Planning & Vision for 2016
09 Dec 2015 Cutting Edge Conversations: Giving The Gift of Presence to Yourself and Others
20 Nov 2015 BOOK CLUB: How the way we talk can change the way we work
11 Nov 2015 WORKSHOP: Mindful Coaches - Transforming How We Think, Interact and Work with Our Clients
02 Nov 2015 Board Meeting November
29 Oct 2015 Cutting Edge Conversations: Remote or Face-to-Face?
09 Oct 2015 CONFERENCE: Fearlessly Leading From the Inside Out
05 Oct 2015 Board Meeting October
29 Sep 2015 Triad Cutting Edge Conversations: How do you as a coach promote direct communication with your clients?
24 Sep 2015 Cutting Edge Conversations: Breaking Barriers: Moving Clients from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset
09 Sep 2015 3 Easy Steps to More Clients: THE MARKETING BLUEPRINT YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR by Krista Martin
27 Aug 2015 Cutting Edge Conversations: Leadership Agility
25 Aug 2015 Triad Cutting Edge Conversations: What Do We Mean by “Accountability” in Coaching?
21 Aug 2015 BOOK CLUB: The Power of Introverts
12 Aug 2015 Leveraging the ‘Power of Many’ Webinar for Coaches: 6 Elements for Successful Collaboration by Leslie Flowers
30 Jul 2015 Triad Cutting Edge Conversations: What Do We Mean by "Accountability" in Coaching?
15 Jul 2015 How to Get Paid What You Are Worth (Teleseminar) by Dinah Snow
09 Jul 2015 Cutting Edge Conversation RTP: Let's Go to the Movies
19 Jun 2015 BOOK CLUB: Brain at Work
18 Jun 2015 Cutting Edge Conversation Raleigh: Your Year - Your Word - Revisited
17 Jun 2015 Triad Cutting Edge Conversations: What Do We Mean by "Accountability" in Coaching?
11 Jun 2015 Durham Cutting Edge Conversation: Your Year - Your Word - Revisited!
10 Jun 2015 Workshop: Book New Clients through Workshops Right Here in Your Community by Noa Ronen
27 May 2015 Triad Cutting Edge Conversations: Connecting with Your Community as a Coach
22 May 2015 New Member Brunch
21 May 2015 Cutting Edge Conversation: Connecting with your Community as a Coach
19 May 2015 Coaching Cafe Durham
19 May 2015 Coaching Cafe - Raleigh
18 May 2015 International Coaching Week
14 May 2015 Durham Cutting Edge Conversation: Connecting With Your Community As A Coach
29 Apr 2015 ICF Raleigh - Triad Cutting Edge Conversations: How Do We Promote Creating Awareness in Our Clients on a Consistent Basis?
29 Apr 2015 Working in Partnership with Therapists Teleseminar by Leonid Frolov
23 Apr 2015 Cutting Edge Conversation:Listening Skills for Coaching and Beyond!
17 Apr 2015 BOOK CLUB MEETING: April 2015
09 Apr 2015 DURHAM CEC: Open Forum
27 Mar 2015 WILMINGTON AREA Cutting Edge Conversations: Taking the Client from Possibilities to Designing Actions
26 Mar 2015 Cutting Edge Conversation: Exploring Our Possibilities
20 Mar 2015 BOOK CLUB MEETING: March 2015
12 Mar 2015 DURHAM CEC: Staying True to Our Coaching Profession
11 Mar 2015 The GENIUS Within: An Integrative Coaching Experience by Annelies Gentile
02 Mar 2015 RESCHEDULED Annual Meeting
26 Feb 2015 Canceled due to weather - Cutting Edge Conversation: Exploring Our Possibilities
25 Feb 2015 CANCELLED! Annual Meeting
20 Feb 2015 BOOK CLUB MEETING: February 2015
13 Feb 2015 WILMINGTON AREA Cutting Edge Conversations: Exploring our Possibilities
12 Feb 2015 CHAPEL HILL Cutting Edge Conversation: Public Perception of Coaching
22 Jan 2015 Cutting Edge Conversation: Your Year - Your Word
20 Jan 2015 WEBINAR: It's a SNAP with Laura Rose
15 Jan 2015 Webinar: Getting More Out of Your Membership
13 Jan 2015 WILMINGTON AREA Cutting Edge Conversations: Your Year, Your Word
08 Jan 2015 CHAPEL HILL Cutting Edge Conversation: Your Year - Your Word
10 Dec 2014 Define Your Self, Define Your Market: Become a Tribe Leader with Suzanne Ballantyne
02 Dec 2014 Holiday Celebration
20 Nov 2014 Cutting Edge Conversations: Preparing to EnJOY the Holidays
12 Nov 2014 The Visual Brain - Coaching, Neuroscience, and Points of You with Lauren Paparone
04 Nov 2014 Board Meeting
30 Oct 2014 CHAPEL HILL Cutting Edge Conversation: What We Want it to Be
23 Oct 2014 Cutting Edge Conversations: Radical Radiant Self-Care
14 Oct 2014 Board Meeting
13 Oct 2014 WILMINGTON AREA Cutting Edge Conversations
08 Oct 2014 How to Talk So Others Will Listen with Brian Hillard
25 Sep 2014 Cutting Edge Conversations: The More
10 Sep 2014 Keys to Effective Leadership with Christina Motley
08 Sep 2014 WILMINGTON AREA Cutting Edge Conversations: New Starts, Renewal & Revitalization
28 Aug 2014 Cutting Edge Conversations: Shoot the Breeze and Contacts
13 Aug 2014 WEBINAR: Learn How to Overcome the Top 5 Challenges that Coaches Experience by Carla Reeves
05 Aug 2014 Board Meeting
24 Jul 2014 Cutting Edge Conversations: Start With "Why?"
15 Jul 2014 Board Meeting
14 Jul 2014 WILMINGTON AREA Cutting Edge Conversations: How to Stay Inspired as a Coach
09 Jul 2014 WEBINAR - Getting Booked Solid: More Clients. Less Marketing by Pete Smith
26 Jun 2014 Cutting Edge Conversations: A DEEP BREATH!
17 Jun 2014 Board Meeting
16 Jun 2014 WILMINGTON AREA Cutting Edge Conversations at the Carolina Coast
11 Jun 2014 Speaking with Power - Amplify your speaking skills by Katie Gailes
29 May 2014 Science of Coaching: ICF Advance Conference in Atlanta GA
22 May 2014 Cutting Edge Conversations: Amplify the Power Of Connection
20 May 2014 Coaching Symposium Open to the Public: Amplify Your Power, Using Coaching as a Way to Connect
13 May 2014 Coaching Perspectives: Building Competence and Achieving Goals
12 May 2014 Board Meeting
24 Apr 2014 Cutting Edge Conversations: Coaching with the presupposition, “Behind every behavior is a positive intention".
17 Apr 2014 Board Meeting
09 Apr 2014 PERFORM LIKE A ROCK STAR and Still Have Time for Lunch by Orna Drawas
27 Mar 2014 Cutting Edge Conversations: Are you sweating while coaching your client?
27 Mar 2014 WEBINAR: Expand Your Coaching Business by Coaching Social + Emotional Intelligence by Laura Belsten
12 Mar 2014 Getting Out of Our Heads: Improvisational Theater for Coaches by Anoo Tree Brod
27 Feb 2014 Cutting Edge Conversations: What is uncomfortable for you?
27 Feb 2014 Annual Membership Meeting
10 Feb 2014 Board Meeting
23 Jan 2014 Cutting Edge Conversations: To New Year Resolution Or Not To New Year Resolution
15 Jan 2014 Make 2014 THE Best Year! Half-Day-Breakfast Wellness Workshop
11 Dec 2013 December Holiday Social
21 Nov 2013 Cutting Edge Conversations: Social Media: Caring Coaching vs Cyber Bullying
13 Nov 2013 Coaching Teams, speaker Beth Minton
24 Oct 2013 Cutting Edge Conversations: Boo! Who's Hiding Behind That Mask?
26 Sep 2013 Cutting Edge Conversations: Bee the Queen Bee!
11 Sep 2013 How to Connect with Emotional Intelligence, speaker Bill Murray
22 Aug 2013 Cutting Edge Conversations: Group Action
14 Aug 2013 Dispelling Fear: The Turning-point from Vision to Action with Kathleen O’Grady (ACC)
25 Jul 2013 Cutting Edge Conversations: Coaching With Confidence or Don't Take This Personally
10 Jul 2013 Visual Coaching with Mind Mapping by Sackeena Gordon Jones
27 Jun 2013 Cutting Edge Conversations: Managing Spaghetti Sessions
12 Jun 2013 Break Away from the Email Madness! (POSTPONED) by Judy Griffin
22 May 2013 Coaching: The Secret Strategy to Your Ultimate Success!
21 May 2013 Cutting Edge Conversations: International Coaching Week - Success Stories
25 Apr 2013 Cutting Edge Conversations: Filling the Well
17 Apr 2013 The Big Picture of ADHD by Dan Galloway
28 Mar 2013 Cutting Edge Conversations: Fishing for Information
13 Mar 2013 What's Your True Tilt? by Pam Boney
28 Feb 2013 Cutting Edge Conversations: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
13 Feb 2013 Annual Meeting - All Welcome!
23 Jan 2013 Cutting Edge Conversations: THE MOMENT OF TRUTH - Converting Prospects Into Clients
12 Dec 2012 Open Mic Luncheon!
14 Nov 2012 Championship Speaking: Winning with your Message by Alan Hofler
24 Oct 2012 Cutting Edge Hot Topic: To Niche or Not to Niche
17 Oct 2012 Cool Assessment Tools to Add Depth to Your Coaching Practice by Kim Conklin
19 Sep 2012 Aspects of Effective Feedback in Executive Coaching
22 Aug 2012 Cutting Edge Hot Topic: Are You Willing to Get Paid?
26 Jul 2012 Teleconference: The Ins & Outs and Value of Mentor Coaching
18 Jul 2012 Eight Steps towards building a Coaching practice that ROCKS
27 Jun 2012 Cutting Edge Hot Topic: I Am a Member, Now What?
20 Jun 2012 Active Listening: A Critical Tool for Coaching
16 May 2012 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Growing Your Coaching Business - But Didn't Know Whom to Ask
18 Apr 2012 Revitalizing Your Energy for Coaching! by Suzi Snyder
21 Mar 2012 Your Newsletter/Blog: It's All About Adding Value! by Eileen Batson and Nancy Bolts
15 Feb 2012 What’s that about? A unique opportunity to learn what is happening in the coaching community
09 Feb 2012 Community Coaching Outreach: Meet-n-Greet
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