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Intl. Coach Federation Event: How Courageous Conversations Can Transform Your Coaching and Life
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Intl. Coach Federation Event: How Courageous Conversations Can Transform Your Coaching and Life
Intl. Coach Federation Event:  How Courageous Conversations Can Transform Your Coaching and Life


When: Wednesday May 17, 2017
4:30 - 8:30 PM
Where: Midpoint Bistro and Bar
40 West 45th Street
New York, New York  10036
United States
Patrick Williams, EdD, MCC and BCC
Art Weiss


Celebrate ICF’s International Coaching Week May 15 – 21, 2017

Enjoy a presentation followed by Coach Salon – an evening of cocktails, conversation and a delicious feast!




Dr. Pat Williams, MCC will speak briefly on living purposefully and the importance of courageous, emotionally transparent conversations.


Many of us lock things that never get resolved in our mental dungeons, yet often we could move forward with conversations that pre-empt potentially painful interactions. The means and methods for personal self-disclosure will be shared and experienced in an interactive manner by Dr. Pat.


Dr. Pat will draw on his new book to address how “the magic of revealing ourselves to a trusted other allows us to reclaim energy that has been keeping the cellar door locked.” In addition, he will explain why we need to learn to discover and share our unique purpose, or “raison d’être” for our lives on this planet. By referencing conversations with the dying and the regrets they expressed in thinking back over their lives, Dr. Pat will share personal stories that impacted him and others.


Dr. Pat will be available for book signing for those interested in a copy of his book, Getting Naked: Ways to Uncover your Authentic Self at Work, Home, in Relationships, and Life (On Being Emotionally Transparent at the Right Time, the Right Place, and with the Right Person)


Three things you will learn from the presentation:

1)   How to incorporate and evoke powerful self-disclosure into your coaching (Competency Direct Communication)

2)   How to expand a coaching conversation into a deeper place encouraging transformation, not just goal attainment.

3)   Powerful methods for incorporating metaphor and imagery into your coaching.



4:30 pm – Registration

5:00 pm – Presentation

6:15 - 8:30 pm – Cocktail reception with Passed Hors D'Oeuvres, Antipasti, Pasta station, Filet Mignon Carving Station, and Open Bar

Ticket prices: Pre ticket sales end at 12pm May 16th

-       ICF Members and ATD Members registration:  $50 / at the door $60

* For member number, enter “ATD”

-       Guest registration: $60 / at the door $70

Registrations are not taken at our ATD NYC site.


This event qualifies for 2 CCEUs: 1.25 Core Competencies and .375 Resource Development


About our Presenter:

One of the early pioneers of coaching, Pat Williams is often called the “ambassador of life coaching”.  Pat has been a licensed psychologist since 1980 and began executive coaching in 1990 with Hewlett Packard, IBM, Kodak and other companies along the front range of Colorado. 

He acquired his coach training at Coach University, and taught for Coach U as well. He then started his own coach training school--the Institute for Life Coach Training. (ILCT)—which specializes in training those with a human-services orientation. He has authored six books about professional coaching, all published by W.W. Norton.

Pat is an International Coach Federation past board member, past president of the Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO), an honorary VP of the Association of Coaching Psychology, and a Founding Member of Harvard University’s Institute of Coaching, as well as one of the first 24 Master Certified Coaches (MCC) internationally.


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