The Power of Coaching: Art and Science

March 2-3, 2017
Charlotte, NC

The third Carolina Coaching Conference's theme is The Power of Coaching: Art and Science. As practicing or aspiring coaches, human resource professionals, health professionals, consultants, and coaching leaders this conference challenges and expands your thinking about the art and science of coaching.

Conference Design

This year's conference continues the tradition of interactive sessions. The program targets coaching core competencies and offers networking opportunities among fellow coaching practitioners. Our renowned and respected presenters and expert panelists will cover a range of topics including:
  • Happiness
  • Mindfulness
  • Self Leadership
  • Career Coaching
  • Success and Emotional Intelligence
  • Group Coaching
  • Confidence
  • Use of Metaphors
The conference will be preceded by an optional pre-conference workshop for a more in depth conversation about leveraging coaching and mentoring to support diverse leaders' advancement.

Keynote Speakers

Catherine Sanderson, Ph.D., is the Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Psychology) at Amherst College. Professor Sanderson's research examines how personality and social variables influence health-related behaviors, the development of persuasive messages and interventions to prevent unhealthy behavior and the predictors of relationship satisfaction. Her keynote describes cutting-edge research from the field of positive psychology on the factors that do (and do not) predict happiness. Participants learn practical (and relatively easy!) ways to increase their own psychological well-being.

The conference concludes with keynoter Dr. Karen Oldham, a licensed clinical psychologist and senior trainer and facilitator with the Potential Project. Karen runs a 20-year private practice offering psychotherapy, supervision, mindfulness classes, and mindfulness in business. Initially attracted to the neuroscience and research data of mindfulness; health and wellness benefits became a part of her own mindfulness journey. Learn how incorporating mindfulness into the workplace fosters productivity, creativity and resilience.

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Continuing Education Units
  • Conference attendees are eligible for 10 ICF Core Comp CCEU's and an additional 2 ICF Resource Development CCEU's for pre-conference workshop attendees.
  • Conference attendees are eligible for 10 BCC CEU's and an additional 2 BCC CEU's for pre-conference workshop attendees.
  • The application is in process for HRCI recertification credits.

Bonus offer: Two complimentary assessments

All conference participants can take two complimentary assessments prior to the conference: Lumina Spark and Self-Actualized Leader Profile.

Lumina Spark
Gold Sponsor Lumina Learning is a global talent development organization with offices in over 40 countries and solutions translated into 24 languages. Lumina Spark, their flagship psychometric solution, enhances self-knowledge, communication skills, one's ability to influence and have impact, and helps create powerful interpersonal relationships. Spark independently measures the level to which each individual has opposite, competing and contradictory aspects of their personality e.g. their level of introversion and extraversion. It measures three unique yet integrated views of you the Underlying you, the Everyday you and the Overextended you. The model can be used at a big picture 4 colour level, an 8 aspect level or a detailed full 24 quality level dependent on your application. Learn more about the assessment.

Self-Actualized Leader Profile
Conference speaker Dr. Will Sparks will introduce and guide attendees through a leadership profile he has developed over the past 25 years. An overview of the Actualized Leader Profile model and reflective exercises will assist conference attendees to examine motivation, style and a personal leadership shadow. Used by coaches and corporate professionals, the Self-Actualized Leader Profile is intended for clients to become a more effective leader by living and leading at one's highest potential. Learn more about the assessment.
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