ICF WA State's Virtual Lunchtime Learning Series

Do you have limited time?  Do you want coaching education, but don't want to drive an hour to get it?  Do you have a computer?  Welcome to the Lunchtime Learning Series.  Each month we bring you a great training opportunity!

All our classes offer 1 to 1.5 ICF CCEUs! 

*depending on length of the class.

The Lunchtime Learning Series is in full swing. 
Check out our upcoming classes!

All new and renewed ICF Washington State Chapter Members have access to all the past Lunchtime Learning classes through the Members Only Section of the Website. 

The Lunchtime Learning Series is held on the Zoom virtual platform, if you are not familiar, please visit www.zoom.us.  Get a free account and download the app for your computer, tablet, or phone.  Check out our classes below.  We look forward to seeing you in a class soon!

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, January 19, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PST)
    • Zoom Room
    • 54

    January 19, 2021, 12 noon - 1:30 pm PST 

    Presented by

    Andrea Bordenca

    CEO, Institute for Generative Leadership USA
    CCEUs 1.0 Core Competency & .5 Resource Development

    Hosted by ICF Washington State

    Description of Webinar

    Do you want to lean how individuals and organizations can move from activity-based busy-ness and overwhelm to resilience and commitment-based results?  This session will develop an awareness of the current linguistic, emotional and physiological patterns that create a task-oriented work ethic, which can lead to the sense that there is an ever-growing to-do list. Join us to learn the structure of commitment-based action, as we engage you in whole body practices that build new neural pathways and provide you with a depth of choice to relate to others with more intention and clarity, and to facilitate the development of resilience.

    As social animals, we  broadcast to others. Our clients say they want to be more present, more at ease, find their voice, find their value.  In order to be present, to create that space, it starts with the body and our ability to settle our nervous system. Overwhelmed leaders, parents may unknowingly be bringing their own unease, overwhelm, even panic to others through somatic connection. Effective leaders (and coaches) create safe spaces, including and most importantly with yourself! As coaches it is important to be aware of and create psychological safety. It happens in our body. Resilience grows in safety. Coaches will learn about Somatics and Nervous System Patterns, including breath and voice, giving coaches a place to intervene with their clients and themselves to bring the safety and resilience needed in the face of overwhelm. During the session you will engage in paired exercises to experience the habitual tendencies that have been reinforced over time and practice ways to deepen listening through increased consciousness and results-oriented accountability. At the end of the session you will have the benefit of sharing this with coaching clients, as well as the ability to practice navigating yourself out of overwhelm.

    Part 1 - Introduction

    Andrea will share:

    • IGL CEO background and why she chose generative leadership and coaching as a profession.
    • What is generative leadership?

    Part 2 - Context

    Experiential Demonstration & Practice: The physiological, emotional, and linguistic embodiment of overwhelm.  - Getting it in the body.  Different levels breath. Mechanics of dropping breath

    Discussion: What did you notice? Familiar? How does this show up in your life or in your clients’ worlds? We will introduce ways to intervene by what is showing up in breathing patterns and the narratives that accompany.

    Part 3 - Anatomy of Action

    Context to Commitment - Based Action vs Activity

    Experiential Demonstration and Practice: How commitment lives in the body, the phenomena of wanting to say or do something and the body’s resistance. 

    Part 4 - Programming the Body to Intervene


    All sections have Q & A.

    Invitation to Follow up Learning and Practice:

    FGL- 3 weeks of curated practice, 3 full day workshops with learning partner practice in between. Dates:  https://vu179.infusionsoft.app/app/orderForms/V-FGL-workshop---March-2021

    About Andrea

    Andrea Bordenca is CEO of the Institute for Generative Leadership (IGL) US and stepped into that role after twenty years applying generative leadership skills in her life and business. She is also Chairperson and CEO of DESCO Medical Services, a national field service org; founder of Lead Yourself Youth, which adapts IGL for educators & students; and co-founder of the Women’s Collaborative.

    Andrea holds multiple certifications, including coaching certifications from Newfield Network and Strozzi Institute. Andrea is also certified to teach a 6 week teleclass “Listening to Bodies Long Distance”, a course developed by Somatic Coach, Suzanne Zeman that offers participants guided practices to build somatic awareness to access deeper levels of connection to others. Andrea is a masterful presenter and has presented CCEU program to other ICF Chapters. You can learn more about Andrea at andreabordenca.com.

    Please retain your confirmation email. It will have the Zoom Access on it.  Real time assistance will not be available prior to the webinar.

    • Thursday, February 18, 2021
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom Room
    • 149

    February 18, 2021, 4:30 - 6:00 PM PST 

    Presented by

    Michael Bungay Stanier

    CCEUs 1.5 Core Competency

    Hosted by the Western Region ICF Chapters: ICF Washington State, ICF LA, ICF Vancouver and ICF Orange County

    Description of Webinar

    Too often we equate "helpful" with "advice". Now, there's an important place for giving advice in a coaching relationship. But it has to be the right advice, offered for the right reasons, at the right time.

    And too often, that gets sabotaged by your Advice Monster.

    In this session that's both practical and provocative, you'll

          Discover the three Advice Monsters ... and what drives each one.

          Uncover which of the Advice Monster is most likely to sabotage your coaching conversations

          Begin the process for taming your Advice Monster, so you can keep it in its cage

          And as importantly, you'll know how and when to best offer up your awesome advice, ideas and suggestions

    This session will not only help you refine your presence and impact as a coach, it will give you tools you can teach to your clients.

    About Michael Bungay Stanier

    Michael Bungay Stanier is the author of six books which between them have sold more than a million copies. He’s best known for The Coaching Habit, the best-selling coaching book of the century and already recognized as a classic. Michael was a Rhodes Scholar and plays the ukulele badly. He’s Australian, and lives in Toronto, Canada.

    Learn more at www.MBS.works.

    Please retain your confirmation email. It will have the Zoom Access on it.  Real time assistance will not be available prior to the webinar.

Past events

Thursday, December 10, 2020 Lunchtime Learning: Navigating the updated ICF Core Competencies
Thursday, November 12, 2020 Having Difficulty Navigating Through Change? Learn about High Impact Coaching
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Lunchtime Learning: Creating Captivating Breakthrough Sessions – How To Powerfully Enroll New Clients, even in an Uncertain World
Thursday, October 22, 2020 Lunchtime Learning:Are You Curious About Revisions to The ICF Code of Ethics and What This Means for You? Staying Out of Ethical Hot Water Training
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Lunchtime Learning: Coaching for Psychological Capital
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Lunchtime Learning: Understanding diversity and racial justice. Panel discussion
Thursday, July 09, 2020 Lunchtime Learning: Embedded Leadership Coaching - Why it Works!
Tuesday, June 09, 2020 Lunchtime Learning: The Amazing ATEBAR Formula: The powerful & foundational 6-step formula for MasterFull coaching
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Lunchtime Learning: More Clients, Less Marketing: How to create more leads and income by doing less
Monday, April 13, 2020 Eastside Virtual Program - Do Less, Achieve More
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 Lunchtime Learning: Tapping Insight to Solve Insoluble Problems
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Lunchtime Learning: Mini Habits: A Small Tool for Big Success
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Lunchtime Learning: Relational Presence for Coaches
Thursday, January 23, 2020 Lunchtime Learning: Harness Your Coaching Skills to Create Transformational Presentations and Pitches
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Lunchtime Learning: Create Programs that Sell: Your Fast Track to More Clients, Income and Impact
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Lunchtime Learning: 5 Steps To Getting Off Your Butt, Building Your Coaching Business, and GETTING CLIENTS!!
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 Lunchtime Learning: Language; the gateway to freedom and success
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Lunchtime Learning: TEDx Secrets Revealed
Thursday, August 29, 2019 Lunch and Learn with David Drake:From Velcro to Velocity: The Art of Getting Unstuck
Thursday, August 15, 2019 Lunchtime Learning: Navigating to PCC, Dancing with the Markers
Tuesday, July 09, 2019 Lunchtime Learning: Coaching to make the Invisible Visible with Dr. Carol Turner, MCC
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Lunchtime Learning: What your clients are looking for in their relationship with you
Thursday, May 02, 2019 Lunchtime Learning: The LIFT PRINCIPLE with Lynn Taylor
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 Coaching for Hope and Possibility with Anne Jolles
Monday, April 29, 2019 Coaching by Differentiating Facts Versus Stories with Brit Poulson
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Dinner & Learn~Advancing the Profession of Coaching: United with ICF Global
Tuesday, April 09, 2019 Lunchtime Learning: The Power of Somatics in Coaching
Thursday, March 14, 2019 Lunchtime Learning: The Coach as Speaker
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Lunchtime Learning: Astonishing Results: Free Your Clients
Tuesday, January 08, 2019 Lunchtime Learning: Savvy Strategic Alliances
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: Playing with the Power of Metaphors
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: The Negativity Bias - How to Deal with Difficult Client Situations
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: Keeping Your Legacy Alive
Monday, September 24, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: The Customized Approach: Eliminate Stress in the Coaching Client Relationship
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: The Real Reason Your Marketing Isn’t Working
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: Don’t Just Write a Book, Write a New Revenue Stream
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 1st Virtual Allied Professional Networking Event
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 ICF Western Region Event with Dr. David Drake
Tuesday, June 05, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: Health of the Human Spirit: Holistic Stress Management for the 21st Century
Friday, May 11, 2018 Virtual Meetup: Striding Forward with ICF Washington
Thursday, May 10, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: The Neurobiology of Somatic Coaching: Embody Your Social and Emotional Intelligence
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: ICF Global Ethics Community - Ethics Complaint Process
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: Affiliate Programs - How the big players extend their circle of influence and create a steady stream of income
Monday, May 07, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: Getting to a Powerful YES - How to enroll clients to fill your practice with ease
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: Narrative Coaching, Where Belonging and Becoming Meet
Monday, March 12, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: Buying Signals: Converting Casual Conversations Into Sales
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: Coaching in Organizational Settings – A Career Counselling Panel for Coaches
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Lunchtime Learning: Clients Contemplating Suicide: How to Detect and Refer
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Expanding Coaching Presence through Intuition
Monday, September 18, 2017 Is There an Inspired Thought Leader Inside of You?
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Putting Mindfulness in Motion
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 StoryJacking: Rewrite the Narrative
Thursday, June 15, 2017 From Crickets to Clients
Thursday, May 18, 2017 The Four Basic Legal Agreements Every Coach Needs
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Coaching Mastery through Mentor Coaching and Coaching Supervision
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 ICF WA Virtual Networking Event
Monday, May 15, 2017 Getting Ready for Opportunity before it Knocks
Monday, April 17, 2017 Take the Refreshing & Clarifying Pause: Unconscious Bias
Thursday, March 16, 2017 Helping Clients Set B.I.G Boundaries and Overcome What Gets In the Way
Thursday, February 23, 2017 Transformational Questions: From "What" to "Who"
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Niche in a Nutshell
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 ICF WA Virtual Networking Event
Thursday, December 01, 2016 Voice Dialogue
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Conflict Management Coaching: The Joys and Challenges
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Masterful Secrets
Monday, August 22, 2016 The Art of Mindfulness, Positive Psychology and Coaching
Thursday, July 28, 2016 Reflective Journaling for Coaches
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Your Small Biz Test Kitchen: How to Create Purple Cow Products and Services
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Establishing Credibility as a Coach through Evidence-Based Strengths Strategy
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Turn Your Limiting Beliefs into Gold
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 The Resilient Coach
Thursday, June 25, 2015 Triggers: Creating Behavior that Lasts - Becoming the Person You Want to Be
Thursday, April 30, 2015 Neuroscience of Learning