CCC Facilitators


10:15 AM-11:05 AM and 11:20 AM-12:10 PM

Breakout workshop #1 will run from 10:15-11:05 AM

Breakout workshop #2 will run from 11:20-12:10 PM

PLEASE NOTE: The same topic will be discussed during both morning workshops timeslots for each workshop, however Workshop MD, Co-Creating Transformative Change

within Healthcare: Application of Adult Development GPS, will be discussing a topic separated by two parts, part 1 11:05-11:20 AM, part 2 11:20-12:10 PM.



2:45 PM-3:35 PM and 3:50 PM-4:40 PM

Breakout workshop #3 will run from 2:45-3:35 PM

Breakout workshop #4 will run from 3:50- 4:40 PM

PLEASE NOTE: The same topic will be discussed during both afternoon

Morning Break-out Sessions

Session A: Adult Development and the Ethical Practice of Coaching
Facilitators: Kori Diehl, PhD, MBA, PCC & Frank Ball, MCC
Bio’s: Dr. Diehl coaches extensively in the metro area, using her prior careers in finance, telecommunications and consulting to establish credibility and rapport with senior executives in both the public and private sector. She envelopes her practice of coaching with a deep knowledge of evidenced-based theories and applications for leadership and change. Her doctoral dissertation was the first to investigate the intersection of adult development theory, executive coaching and futures studies, where she found evidence that individuals at various stages of adult development envision the future differently. Kori views coaching as the practice of anticipatory anthropology which asks the question “what do you imagine the future to be?” Through this question, clients tap into values-based alternatives for the future that compel them to take action in the current moment.

Frank Ball has been coaching leaders in organizations for more than twenty years. He brings the perspectives of a former OD practitioner and extensive experience as a manager to his coaching work. Frank received his initial coach training through New Ventures West, followed by study with the Newfield Network and the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. He studied Adult Development with Otto Laske of the Interdevelopmental Institute for two years. He has been an adjunct faculty member in Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformation Leadership, teaching in the Training Specialist, Organization Development, Change Management, Leadership Coaching and Transformational Leadership certificate programs since 1997. He was designed PCC in 1999 and MCC in 2005 by the ICF. Frank lives in Vint Hill, Virginia with his wife Nancy. They have two children and four grandchildren who live nearby.
Description: Having been inspired by the possibilities of Adult Development through Dr. Garvey Berger’s keynote, join us to explore the realities of these concepts for ourselves, our clients and our profession. Consider the questions “so what?” and “now what?” as we ponder the challenges of education, self-knowledge, assessment, effective coach/client matches, and the underlying ethical considerations of each relative to Adult Development. This session will be highly interactive and will evolve organically following the interests of the participants. Expect small group interactions and large group sharing.

Session B: VUCA as an Imperative for Vertical Development
Facilitator: Steve Heller, PCC

Bio: A PCC-credentialed member of the ICF, Steve Heller served for many years on the Board of Directors of ICF-DC (including a term as the chapter's President). He obtained his Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University in 2005. After six years as an Adjunct Faculty member for that program, Steve served as its Program Director from January of 2015 through early 2017. In 2016, he played a key role in the Georgetown coaching faculty’s delivery of a unique series of custom-designed leadership development workshops to White House Chiefs of Staff and Deputy Chiefs of Staff, White House Liaisons, and Civilian Agency Chiefs of Staff, at the request of the Obama Presidential Personnel Office. He is a member of the cadre that coaches TED Fellows, provides leadership coaching to Fellows at the Halcyon Incubator, and coaches graduates of Back on My Feet’s revolutionary program for supporting people from homelessness to independence.
Description: In an age that can be characterized as immersing us all in a regular dose of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA), there is a compelling argument to be made for leaders to explore their behavior intentionally through the perspective of adult development theory. In this session we will generate some practical takeaways vis-à-vis how we, as coaches, might support our clients in strengthening the capacities called for by this reality.

Session C: The Relationship Between the Immunity to Change and Adult Development
Facilitator: Bonnie Kawchuk, PCC

Bio: Leadership coach and Founder of The Leading Voice, Bonnie Kawchuk, Ed.M. is known for her capacity to address complexity and her ability to support leaders to sustain behavioral change. With 20 years of international facilitation and coaching experience, Bonnie has coached at all levels and functions of Fortune 10 and Global 500 companies in 23 countries. She has also taught adult development and leadership programs at Harvard University and Cornell University. In addition to coaching, Bonnie is an entertaining and thought-provoking keynote speaker and a licensed Immunity to Change facilitator. Bonnie holds degrees from the University of British Columbia and Harvard University in leadership and adult development.
Description: The Immunity to Change process holds multiple possibilities for our clients. In and of itself, it is a powerful change process to help achieve a goal. But what else does the Immunity to Change offer? How does the process influence development? What transformational potential does it hold? During this session we will explore the multiple purposes of the Immunity to Change and work with sample maps to learn how a client’s answers can help us gain deeper insight into a client’s stage of development.

Session D: Co-Creating Transformative Change within Healthcare: Application of Adult Development GPS
Facilitators: Joy Goldman, MS, PCC & Petra Platzer, PhD, PCC

Bio’s: Petra Platzer, PhD, PCC is a graduate of Georgetown’s Leadership Coaching program and serves as co-director of Georgetown’s Health and Wellness Coaching program. She is also lead faculty of the Leadership Development track in the State of Virginia’s interprofessional collaborative, SYNC: Transforming Healthcare Leadership. As a former cancer researcher and leader at the Cleveland Clinic, her leadership coaching practice focuses on our healthcare systems and leveraging her training in Adult Development and Polarity Management.

Joy Goldman MS, PCC is a graduate of Georgetown’s Leadership Coaching Program, and The Physician Coaching Institute, and is the Executive Director for Leadership Coaching & Mentoring at Wiederhold & Associates. As a former nurse, Joy has held positions in Nursing Administration and Leadership & Organizational Development for over 35 years, and has been coaching healthcare leaders since 2008. Joy is active within ICF and is the Immediate Past President for the ICF Maryland Chapter. Joy and Petra have co-authored 2 articles in the AAPL’s Physician Leadership journal and the Library of Professional Coaching’s recent special edition on Physician Leaders.
Description: Part 1: Integration of Adult Development Framework in a Healthcare System (Case Study) Have you ever had the desire but were unsure about how to integrate tools pertaining to adult development theory into your client proposals and offerings? Have you even wondered whether this framework was relevant to your client work? In this session, we will discuss the process we’ve used in working with a multi-year client system where this framework was integral to our work, both within the client system and within our coaching team. We will share lessons learned and tips for your practical consideration. Part 2: Designing Your Own Adult Development GPS Application with Client(s) This is a hands-on experiential learning session leveraging a 3 step process for integrating the Adult Development framework into an engagement. After hearing one example of individual and systemic application in the prior session, you’ll have the opportunity to design a hypothetical and/or real client engagement using an adult development lens. Leave feeling more prepared to answer questions and how to design a vertical development process to better meet your clients where they are.

Session E: Practical Stage-Based Techniques for Meeting the Majority of Clients Where They Are
Facilitator: Susan Collins, PhD, PCC

Bio: Susan is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), a graduate of Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Certificate Program (2002) and George Mason University’s Advanced Coaching Program in Leadership & Well-Being (2012). Since 2000, Susan has applied her background in leadership coaching, stages of adult development, organizational development, neuroscience, mindfulness meditation, and somatic experience to help leaders address seemingly insurmountable challenges more effectively. Currently an internal coach in a large federal agency and a coach in private practice, Susan works with leaders and teams to help them tackle complex challenges with greater equanimity and more success. Her gentle style offers both challenge and support as clients step up to and move beyond their learning edge, enabling them to grow more and more able to take on more and more opportunities. Susan also coaches people with their dogs as partners to reveal the way their thinking and behavior impact the way they show up in their relationships and as leaders. Susan lives in Arlington, VA, with her fourth dog, Deena.
Description: Adult Development Theory provides a powerful lens through which to appreciate others’ underlying thinking and inform potential action. Becoming skilled with stage distinctions takes a lot of knowledge and practice, but that doesn’t mean a novice in stage theory can’t apply fundamentals well. The majority of our clients make meaning from certain “centers of gravity”, so tools that focus on this common territory provide leverage to understand and meet others where they are more fully. This session introduces participants to techniques for bridging different ways of thinking and seeing that arise from the most populated stages of meaning-making. These techniques help coaches understand most of their clients better, develop better-suited transformative practices, and offer clients strategies for communicating with those at different stages more effectively.

Session F: The Five Edwina’s
Facilitator: Pamela Potts, SHRM-SCP, PCC

Bio: Pamela works with leaders who are interested in developing and deepening their own leadership style and presence. Her coaching style combines wit and wisdom to inspire leaders to learn how to express strength through vulnerability and courage, while focusing on tangible outcomes and results. She has an innate ability to identify core development needs and creative ways to help leaders implement next steps. Pamela is sought after for her compassion, humor, wisdom and results-oriented approach. Her clients are leaders who describe themselves as life-long learners that want to be able to handle complexity, ambiguity and rapid change with thoughtful, deliberate choices that maximize the outcomes for all stakeholders. Pamela is certified to administer the Leadership Circle Profile and the Maturity Assessment Profile (MAP). She leads a virtual community of practice focused on Adult Development. 
Description: In Bill Joiner’s book, Leadership Agility, he shows a central figure (Ed) at five different stages. Many coaches use this “Five Ed’s” tool with their clients, however, Ed is a CEO. Most leaders are mid to senior level. In this session, we start with a scenario featuring Edwina, a senior leader, as the central figure. Five small groups are assigned one stage each and discuss how that stage would react in the scenario. The groups then come back together to share with each other how they see their stage leader reacting to the scenario. Together we build the “Five Edwina’s.” This is a good option for experienced adult developmenters.

Session G: From Conventional to Postconventional Meaning Making: Navigating the Transition
Facilitator: Chris Wahl, MCC

Bio: Chris Wahl, MCC, has been a coach and consultant for leaders and teams for over 25 years. As the first to envision coach training that focused on developing leaders, Chris founded the D.C. based Georgetown Leadership Coaching Program, and has shepherded hundreds of coaches through a rigorous learning process. Chris was also one of the first to include adult development theory and application in a coach training curriculum. Chris has studied adult development for 15 years with various experts in the field, and is one of twelve adult development practitioners who is certified to score the Maturity Assessment Profile. She teaches programs in adult development for coaches and leaders, and specializes in coaching leaders in transition. Chris is an author, radio show guest and host, and is certified as a developmental coach.
Description: Many transitions aren’t easy. One of the most difficult developmental transitions occurs when moving from conventional to postconventional stages of adult development. This workshop will focus on that transition. Our cultural context, being largely conventional, doesn’t offer much support for clients who want to keep developing themselves, thus the cultural pull not to move to the postconventional tier is strong. Coaches will learn distinctions related to this transition, identify tools and supports for clients moving through this transition, and identify ways to help clients sustained a transformed view of themselves.

Afternoon Break-out Sessions:

Session A: Team Coaching is Culture Play
Facilitator: Holly Williams, PCC

Bio: Holly Williams’ passion is coaching leaders to build their leadership capacity to transform the culture in which they lead. For over 20 years, her company MAGUS Group Coaching has worked with executives and teams who are committed to leadership development and culture change through coaching. In her work on the faculty at Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership and the University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management, she helps others build leadership and coaching capacity. After taking an MBA at George Washington University, Holly led teams in a Fortune 10 technology company. She published Being Coached: Group and Team Coaching from the Inside with co-author Ann Deaton in 2014. Her next book Coaching is Culture Play: From the Inside will be published in 2018.
Description: In this interactive session, participants will learn how to coach a team and be coached in a team to reach these goals, using ICF Competencies and PCC Markers. In particular, the two most relevant to Team Coaching are found in Setting the Foundation: Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards and Establishing the Coaching Agreement. In working through these first two competencies, coaches have the opportunity to demonstrate and use all of the other ICF competencies. After first re-familiarizing ourselves with the competencies, we will use the fishbowl approach and set up a fictitious leadership team with participant volunteers. Their roles will be simple and the volunteer coach will have a chance to coach through setting the foundation, including both ethics and the coaching agreement. Following the fishbowl, we will debrief in a group what participants being coached and those coaching noticed about their experience, in addition to audience reaction. At the conclusion, participants will have a better understanding of how team coaching relates to culture and why the competency model is critical in leading team coaching work in organizations.

Session B: Sensing: The Art of Data Collection in Team Coaching
Facilitators: Amy Yeager, ACC & Nancy Nachbar, ACC
Bio: Nancy Nachbar and Amy Yeager are ICF-certified coaches and are on the faculty for the Corentus Team Coaching Certificate Program. Collectively, Nancy and Amy bring more than 35 years of experience working with, suffering on, finding joy in, and supporting teams. They are passionate about helping individuals and teams to improve performance, increase impact, and achieve greater ease and satisfaction in their work.

Amy is certified as a Senior Trainer in SAVI® (the System for Analyzing Verbal Interaction) and in the Group Development Questionnaire (GDQ) for assessing a team’s stage of Development. Nancy has doctoral and masters degrees in public health, with a focus on behavior change, and has worked in more than 20 countries.Nancy and Amy live with their husbands and daughters, who offer them many opportunities for learning and development every day.
Description: Teams constantly provide data—from body language, to patterns of speaking, to the way people position themselves at the table. As team coaches, we observe and track team behavior patterns so we can bring them to the team’s awareness and help the team shift to more productive ways of interacting. This session will explore the art of sensing to collect data on a team, offering tools and techniques to collect and categorize the vast amounts of information available. Participants will have the opportunity to begin learning and to apply these techniques while observing a team in action.

Session C: Ways to We: How to Coach Teams to Form
Facilitator: Dan Brown, PCC

Bio: Dan coaches executive, management and project teams within government agencies, non-profit organizations and private enterprise. He recently lead the design and delivery of a two-year, climate-change initiative at a federal agency, at the center of which involved coaching five teams. He is currently coaching the learning & development team of a global construction company, marking his 10th major, team-coaching engagement. Dan received his certificate in leadership coaching from Georgetown University and completed the Team Coaching & Human Dynamics Course offered by Alexander Caillet and Chris Wahl in 2013. In addition, Dan is a certified Immunity-to-Change Coach, and frequently uses that method in group facilitation and team-coaching environments. Dan has been a coach for American University’s Key Executive Leadership Programs since September 2013. Prior to coaching, Dan spent 28 years as a partner in an international, B2B information company. He’s the founder and principle of his firm, Xponential Coaching & Consulting in Washington, D.C. He received his B.S. in Agronomy from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1980. He lives in Washington with his wife and two daughters.
Description: In this experiential session, learn what it takes for teams to bond into a powerful “We” as the first critical step toward collective performance. Seat yourself in a simulated team environment and with your peers play with applying Alexander Caillet’s I-4 Team Formation Tool in combination with CCL Visual Explorer cards. Leave this session not only with a proven method that you can use with teams you coach, but also surprising insight into four personal concerns that you most need addressed when participating on a real teams in your professional life. A must-attend work session for aspiring and experienced team coaches.

Session D: Team Agreements: a Power Tool for Teams and Team Coaches
Facilitator: Valerie Lingeman, PCC, M.A.

Bio: Valerie Lingeman is a leadership and team coach and organization development professional committed to the betterment of leadership, organizations, and society. Valerie enjoyed a 25-year career in the Intelligence Community, where she managed on the front lines of intelligence collection before redirecting her career to focus on leader and organization development. She has consulted independently since 2010. Valerie integrates models, tools, and mindsets from multiple coaching disciplines into her work with teams. She studied the fundamentals of coaching with New Ventures West, studied team and organizational relationship systems coaching with Team Coaching International and the Center for Right Relationship, and developed expertise in action learning methodologies and coaching under the mentorship of Appleby and Associates, the World Institute for Action Learning, and Authenticity Consulting. She has an M.A. in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University and a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University.
Description: Many teams spend a lot of time talking about what they are doing: “What’s next on the project? Who’s doing what? When is the deadline?” Fewer teams invest in conversations about how they are doing it: “How are we doing at communicating clearly? How are we doing at handling conflict? How is trust on this team?” These how conversations can feel scary, and many people avoid them. Teams soldier on, but results and engagement aren’t what they could be. In this session, we’ll dive deep on one tool we can use to create a team culture that supports great teaming and results: Team Agreements. They are more powerful than you might think.

Session E: Trust: the Oxygen Teams Need to Thrive
Facilitator: Ann Deaton, PhD, PCC

Bio: Ann V. Deaton, PhD, PCC is a leadership and team coach in Richmond, Virginia. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology, specializing in neuropsychology and health psychology, at The University of Texas. After her first career in health care, Ann trained in coaching with the Newfield Network. She founded DaVinci Resources coaching practice in 2003, and joined The Bounce Collective in 2009. Ann works with individuals, teams, and organizations who are experiencing significant change and growth. She has coached dozens of teams where trust has been an issue, partnering with them to create that sweet spot of safe space and structures and practice in how they want to be with one another. Ann has authored two books on group and team coaching: Being Coached: Group and Team Coaching from the Inside (with Holly Williams, 2014) and VUCA Tools for a VUCA World: Developing Leaders and Teams for Sustainable Results (2018).
Description: What’s it like to be on a team where people don’t trust each other? Are you confident coaching a team where distrust is their primary issue? We coaches recognize Trust as a fundamental requirement for effective, open dialogue, and positive results. We’ve developed skills that enable us to enhance trust in our 1-1 coaching, but how do they translate when coaching with a team? In this session, we’ll explore the components of trust, the impact of distrust and trust on our brains and our relationships, and, most importantly, explore tools for building and rebuilding trust on teams.

Session F: The Unique Role of a Team Coach
Facilitator: Steve Sheehy, MSW, PCC ICF

Bio: Stephen Sheehy is founder and President of Keys to Future, an executive coaching and organizational development consultancy. He brings over twenty-five years of experience in leadership, team and organizational development. Prior to starting his company, Stephen held key HR leadership roles at several companies including AstraZeneca, Exelon Corp. and Day & Zimmermann. He brings a unique blend of business experience, leadership and organization development expertise and a solid understanding of what it takes to be successful in today’s organizations. Stephen has extensive experience helping teams achieve improved and sustained results through assessment, development and coaching. He is certified in numerous team assessment and development approaches.
Description: As organizations continue to do more with less, they are increasingly turning to teams to generate the results they need. The use of Team Coaching is quickly growing as organizations seek to improve team productivity, engagement and results. While traditional coaching skills are relevant, team coaching requires practitioners to adopt additional knowledge and skills. In this presentation, we will discuss what it takes to be a team coach and cover the following: - Critical distinctions for team coaching - Coaching competencies unique to work with teams - The role of team coach and how it can evolve throughout engagement

Session G: Teams- a System with Many Voices
Facilitators: Phil Sandahl, MCC, CTPC, CPCC, ORSCC & Freddi Donner, PCC
Bio’s: Co-Founder of Team Coaching International (TCI), Phil Sandahl is an internationally recognized coach, trainer, and author. He has worked with teams in North America, Europe and Asia. Phil has presented at conferences in Finland, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Canada, Australia, and the U.S. Phil has trained more than 1,500 team coaches from more than 45 countries. The TCI certification program leads to the designation: Certified Team Performance Coach™ (CTPC). The training also certifies coaches in the Team Diagnostic™ suite of team and team leader assessment tools. The TCI methodology and tools have been used with thousands of teams worldwide and the team assessment is in 22 languages. Phil is also co-author of the leading textbook on coaching: Co-Active Coaching: Changing Business, Transforming Lives, with more than 120,000 copies in print and in 10 languages.

Freddi Donner, PCC is a Certified Team Performance Coach™ (CTPC). She has been coaching since 2004, and focused in on team coaching in 2013. She served on the Board of Directors of the ICF DC Metro Chapter for 5 years and was the President, from 2015 to 2016. Freddi works with teams in private and government sectors in the DC metro Region. Her area of expertise is interpersonal communications, and is usually found coaching individuals and teams who have high technical skills and are moving into leadership positions.
Description: Coaching teams is exhilarating, chaotic, unpredictable, challenging, and enormously rewarding. It’s also more complex than the one-on-one dynamics we know from individual coaching. A team is a whole, and it is the parts; it’s the culture and the voices in the culture. This session explores the impact from both perspectives and provides a practical orientation and tools for working with teams using those two perspectives. Join Phil Sandahl and Freddi Donner as they share their experience and experiential activities to help teams bring awareness and action to their team coaching.