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Chapter Meeting Leading with Y.E.S. – A Practical Guide to Discovering and Living Your Extraordinary Story

March 15, 2018
7:00 PM EDT - 9:00 PM EDT
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Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza

Silver Spring, MD

Leading with Y.E.S. – A Practical Guide to Discovering and Living Your Extraordinary Story

Facilitated by author Maria Van Hekken, PCC and Lori Evans Ermi, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PCC

As president and founder of Yes2Yes Leadership-for-Success Coaching, Maria brings a wealth of experience and a remarkable approach to executive and leadership coaching. She has over 20 years of experience as a trusted advisor to leaders and executives including C-level, senior executives, top talent and emerging leaders. She helps leaders truly expand the scope of their thinking, communicate more effectively, manage difficult conversations successfully, hold people accountable in a clear, collaborative way, and create a vision that others will want to achieve.

Lori is founder of The Ermi Group, a leadership development firm in the DC metro area.  She focuses on executive, team and group coaching and has spoken on many topics such as Leading Millennials, and Adult Stages of Development. She brings 20 years’ experience in leadership and executive corporate roles, and has led The Ermi Group for 10 years.

In this workshop, Maria and Lori create an experiential environment to explore the power behind our own extraordinary stories.  The coaching community knows that our “stories” are powerful tales that can either support us, keep us stuck, and propel us forward.  Both Georgetown-trained and ICF certified coaches, Maria and Lori will bring this generous offering to life for the participant. 

Scott Eblin, founder of The Eblin Group has said, “It’s been written that, ‘We are the stories we tell ourselves.’ If that’s the case, then we need to do all we can as leaders and people to make sure those stories are positive, powerful and extraordinary.”

Maria has spent the last 10 years testing her concepts and crafting a book that answers this question and exceeds expectations.  The result is Leading with Y.E.S. It’s written in her inimitable personal style that makes the reader feel Maria is there with them offering encouraging ideas and advice.  Leading with Y.E.S. delivers a step-by step process to finding positive leader ship by uncovering and living your extraordinary story.  It’s a must for anyone who wants to lead well, love work and leave a lasting legacy.

Lori has used Maria’s book in team building retreats, and team coaching engagements with much success, and will share with us how this can be a dynamic resource to use in our coaching businesses.

Participants will receive a complimentary copy of Maria’s contribution to the leadership and coaching community.  Be prepared to reflect and declare your great story as Maria and Lori guide us through a short journey to Leading with Y.E.S.



$35.00 Member

$45.00 Guest

$35.00 ICF MD Member - Guest Ticket