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The 2003 Future of Coaching Conference is headquartered at the San Mateo Marriott, just 10 minutes from the San Francisco Airport.
Conference fee is $279 until January 31, 2003, then $349.  Register at http://www.coachvilleconference.com.  Only 450 spots left!


Friday, December 6
, 2002 



Are you a coach doing something cool, progressive, unusual and/or breakthrough-oriented with your clients?  Something that is innovative, different, special?  Something that may well be part of the future of coaching?

If so, we invite you to tell us about it -- and possibly share your story at the Future of Coaching Conference in San Francisco May 15, 16, 17, 2003. 

Over the next several weeks, we are completing the agenda design and the speaker's list for the Future of Coaching Conference.  Below, you'll see what we've put together thus far -- we're seeking presenters for some of the topics below -- and we're open to coaches sharing what they know, what they use and what they do with clients that is leading edge.

Note:  We are seeking coaches who are probably not professional speakers, to share their work/stories with other coaches.  We'll help you organize your talk and provide you with any audio/visuals you may need.

The entire point of the Future of Coaching Conference is to showcase each year what is new, what is hot, what is coming, and what is building the future of coaching for all of us.

Below are some examples of what coaches will be presenting at the conference -- and we'd like to add you to this list if you're doing something cool and progressive with your coaching clients.

The format for the conference is show and tell; not just tell.  Real stories, real examples, real clients, real tools -- this keeps the learning fun and makes the lessons memorable.

Below are the session titles that we've identified thus far.  If you feel qualified to speak on that topic -- or if you have a compelling topic that is "future-of-coaching" oriented -- please let us know at thomas@coachville.com

Note #1: Below this list of titles are the descriptions of each session.
Note #2: Presenters are not compensated but their conference fee is fully waived.
Note #3. If you would like to register for the conference, visit http://www.coachvilleconference.com.  Save $70
if you register by January 31, 2003.



Sessions Planned for the Future of Coaching Conference: San Francisco, May 2003

Techno/CyberCoaching
I coach via my Palm Pilot and my clients love it!  (seeking presenter)
Headsets, Phone Systems and more...  (seeking presenter)
Instant Message Coaching  (seeking presenter)
Fully Electronic Client Intake Process  (presenter is booked)
Automated Client Management System  (presenter is booked)
Conducting Multimedia TeleClasses  (presenter is booked)
Have another idea for this category?  Email thomas@coachville.com today.


Future of Client Marketing
Craft Your Own Client Coaching Program  (seeking presenter)
The 10 Societal Trends That Coaches Can and Should be Tapping Into to Market Their Services  (seeking presenter)
The 10 Most-In-Demand Corporate Coaching Processes  (seeking presenter)
Becoming a e-Celebrity and Guru  (seeking presenter)
The Future of eMarketing for Coaches  (seeking presenter)
Tapping Into the Emerging Markets of Coaching  (seeking presenter)
The future of ecommerce and passive revenue for coaches  (seeking presenter)
Have another idea for this category?  Email thomas@coachville.com today.


Future of Practice Design and Client Specialties
The 10,000 Client Coaching Practice  (seeking presenter)
The $1,000,000 Coach/Coaching Practice  (seeking presenter)
The Future of Group Coaching  (seeking presenter)
The 7-Minute Coaching Session: Laser Coaching At Its Best  (seeking presenter)
Packaging Your Coaching Services  (seeking presenter)
Have another idea for this category?  Email thomas@coachville.com today.


Future of Coaching Tools
Goal-setting and lifestyle design systems  (seeking presenter)
Using video to reach potential clients  (seeking presenter)
(more sessions coming) 
(seeking presenters)
Have another idea for this category?  Email thomas@coachville.com today.


New Client Programs
The Inspired Life Coaching Program  (presenter is booked)
Path of Development Coaching Program  (seeking presenter)
Coaching Your Clients How to Coach Others  (seeking presenter)
How to Target the the Next Generation of Coaching Clients: Gen X, Gen Y and Gen Z  (seeking presenter)
Upgrading Your Sources of Energy  (seeking presenter)
The Transcendence Program (Preview)  (seeking presenter)
Designing a Customized Leadership Program To Fit For Your Target Market  (seeking presenter)
Crafting a Unique Proficiency-Set to Offer To Your Ideal Market  (seeking presenter)
Have another idea for this category?  Email thomas@coachville.com today.


Forward Thinking Coaches
The Impact of Technology on Human Evolution  (seeking presenter)
How Developing Coaching Theory is Changing the Face of Coaching  (seeking presenter)
Using Models and Language Constructs With Your Clients To Increase Learning and Retention  (seeking presenter)
Bulletproof Yourself and Your Coaching Practice from Legal Liability and Risk  (seeking presenter)
Nanotechnology and Its Impact on the Role of Humans in Life  (seeking presenter)
The Future of Coach Training  (presenter is booked)
Have another idea for this category?  Email thomas@coachville.com today.


Following are descriptions of each of the sessions listed above...

Techno/CyberCoaching

 
I coach via my Palm Pilot and my clients love it!
"Most of my clients are on the go and want to be in touch with me in the middle of meetings or while in their office.  And they enjoy the PDA format as well as our sessions by phone.  I've set up my client intake forms and weekly ezine to be readable via PDA, and we both use our wireless PDA to keep in touch throughout the week.  And, yes, they pay a premium for this level of availability -- to them it's worth every penny.  And to me, I've simplified my client load.  Coaching by Palm Pilot is one of the futures of coaching."

Attendee Bonus #1:  Lifetime use of 25 client forms and assessments formatted for PDA use.
Attendee Bonus #2:  Step-by-step instructions of how to use your Palm Pilot or Window-based PDA with clients.

Presenter status: AvailableInterested?  Email thomas@coachville.com describing related experience.
Note:  The description above is our best guess of the presenter's tone/story.  If you're selected as the presenter for this session, you'll be able to tweak or rewrite the description to fit your story/presentation.




Headsets, Phone Systems and more...
"I remember when I first started coaching I must have gone through 5 phone systems in the first year alone, with all varying levels of success. And don't get me started on headsets, I stopped counting after going through 20 of them! Now my equipment is tailored to my use and needs and I no longer worry about the technology behind my coaching. It supports me rather than me supporting it. I'll share what I've learned works and what products that will just waste your money."

Presenter status: AvailableInterested?  Email thomas@coachville.com describing related experience.
Note:  The description above is our best guess of the presenter's tone/story.  If you're selected as the presenter for this session, you'll be able to tweak or rewrite the description to fit your story/presentation.




Instant Message Coaching
"A recent informal survey indicates that only 2% of coaches are using Instant Message technology to coach their clients.  But the coaches who are using IM to supplement their phone or in-person coaching sessions rave about the immediate, intermediate and effective nature of this easy-to-use technology that anyone with Internet access can use.  I'll show you how it works on the overhead screen with a real client and share with you guidelines on how to manage the process.  I'll also share with you what my clients say about Instant Messaging; if you don't believe me, I hope that you'll believe them.  Because they love it and Instant Messaging is one of the futures of coaching."

Attendee Bonus #1:  Written protocol and ethical guidelines for IM use.
Attendee Bonus #2:  Review and features comparison of the 3 most common Instant Message formats (MSN, Yahoo, AOL).
Attendee Bonus #3:  Live, real-time demo of video instant messaging using a simple $50 USB-based color video camera.  Unbelievable, and simple to use.

Presenter status: AvailableInterested?  Email thomas@coachville.com describing related experience.
Note:  The description above is our best guess of the presenter's tone/story.  If you're selected as the presenter for this session, you'll be able to tweak or rewrite the description to fit your story/presentation.




Fully Electronic Client Intake Process
"Had it with the paper crush?  Me too, so I've put all of my clients on an electronic client intake process.  Easy to set up, and a much higher client compliance rate.  And we have online benchmarks/assessments to refer to jointly as a result.  We've even made some of the assessments into web-based tools that the client can continually update at their leisure.  Going paperless saves me hours of admin work each month and greatly simplified by practice.  I believe that the paperless practice is one of the futures of coaching and it cannot come fast enough!  I used to have a pretty lengthy/involved coaching intake process. It was pretty laborious for the clients to fill out. I thought if they were really committed to their success they should be willing to 'prove' that dedication by filling out a lengthy intake process. What I found was 15% of my new clients were never making it to the first call. It was then that I decided to find a better way. I now have a one page intake process that takes no more than 10 minutes to fill out. I'll share with you how this one change has made a huge impact on my coaching."

Attendee Bonus:
  Lifetime use of 10 intake forms which have been converted to interactive, electronic format.

Presenter status: Sylva Leduc is confirmed.  




Automated Client Management System
"Just as automation is occurring in every other field, so too is it coming to the coaching profession.  Coaches and clients are using software to manage their appointments and schedules, track goals and progress, handle/report payments and fees, pay bills, manage personal goals, and even design and track their coach training hours.  At the conference, you'll be introduced to a piece of software that does all this -- and more.  And we'll also point you to the websites of services that can fully automate the management -- and in some cases the delivery -- of your coaching practice."

Attendee Bonus:
  6 month trial version of the software (pending)

Presenter status: Sylva Leduc is confirmed. 




Conduct Multimedia TeleClasses
"Did you know that the "Tele" in TeleClasses means 'distance', not telephone?  Yes, it's true!  In this segment you will see how to conduct a TeleClass using not just a phone and a conferencing bridge, but also using a web-based system that pushes video, image and PowerPoint content to up to 500 students, simultaneously -- no matter what their connection speed is.  An eye opener and definitely a future of teaching and group coaching."

Presenter status: Dave Buck is confirmed 




Future of Client Marketing

Craft Your Own Client Coaching Program
"Looking to build your reputation in the world of coaching?  Interested in 'owning' a segment of the coaching marketplace?  Look no further than this segment at the conference -- we'll walk you through, step-by-step, how to organize what you know into a proven coaching program that you can use with current clients and use as a marketing tool to build your practice.  There is now ample evidence in the world of coaching that using a target coaching program is a proven way to build a practice and add more value to clients along the way.  Client coaching programs have been a supplement to the traditional 1:1 coaching format, but increasingly, are becoming essential to practice development and the delivery of coaching to multiple clients."

Attendee Bonus:
  One-year free use of a web-based tool that will walk you through the process of creating a well-organized, effective client coaching program.

Presenter status: Thomas J. Leonard and Dave Buck are confirmed.  Seeking 2 additional presenters who have developed their own coaching program and will share how they did it.  Interested?  Email thomas@coachville.com describing related experience.




The 10 Societal Trends That Coaches Can and Should be Tapping Into to Market Their Services
"I used chase my market a lot. Trying to figure out what it is they want/need. Then when I got introduced to the universal trends at a CoachVille conference I changed my entire marketing approach. Instead of chasing my clients, I let them chase me. I stay current on what the latest trends are in the market place (I read current magazines/books) and tailor my niche to where the market is already headed v. me trying to get them to go somewhere they may or may not be ready to go. For instance, women moving into leadership positions is a fairly known trend. I created 2 client programs targeted to this marketplace and that part of my practice just continues to grow and grow."

Presenter status: AvailableInterested?  Email thomas@coachville.com describing related experience.
Note:  The description above is our best guess of the presenter's tone/story.  If you're selected as the presenter for this session, you'll be able to tweak or rewrite the description to fit your story/presentation.




The 10 Most-In-Demand Corporate Coaching Processes

"I've been coaching inside corporations for years, with great success. But it wasn't until I started packaging what I was doing into well defined/targeted coaching programs that things really started taking off. I finally realized that corporations were looking for certain things and if I could tailor my programs to meet those needs, I would be in high demand. Now I'll share with you several of the programs I've been using that has required me to hire on 2 other coaches to help meet the demands.  Working in a corporate environment is not mysterious.  There are a certain number of needs they have, certain ways in which they wish to be coached and certain solutions/packages they want to buy. I am happy to share with you what I've learned because I'm fairly sure that this will reduce your learning curve and help you meet the needs of the marketplace."

Presenter status: AvailableInterested?  Email thomas@coachville.com describing related experience.
Note:  The description above is our best guess of the presenter's tone/story.  If you're selected as the presenter for this session, you'll be able to tweak or rewrite the description to fit your story/presentation.





Becoming a e-Celebrity and Guru

"It's one thing to be known in the printed media as an expert but the future of e-guru's is on the Net.  I've been the coaching expert for a major women's website and this all but keeps my practice full.  I'll share with you how I got this gig and how it works to give away advice to my readers/visitors at my section of the women's site, and how to convert some of them to clients without crossing the line of propriety.  I'm so glad I stumbled upon this opportunity -- I used to think that I should/would have to be a columnist in a magazine or newspaper. It's so much easier online, both to write and also because the audience responds immediately, given they are already online."

Presenter status: AvailableInterested?  Email thomas@coachville.com describing related experience.
Note:  The description above is our best guess of the presenter's tone/story.  If you're selected as the presenter for this session, you'll be able to tweak or rewrite the description to fit your story/presentation.




The Future of eMarketing for Coaches

"Although the Internet has been around for quite some time it wasn't until I was at the CoachVille Full Practice Conference that I saw the full scope and magnitude of eMarketing. Before I had a simple webpage that outlined all that I can do for my clients, I even wrote it so it spoke to the end reader. And sort have just been waiting for the phone to ring. Now I *get* what eMarketing really is and am revamping my entire marketing approach. It's about tapping into what people already want -- instead of trying to get them interested in something they are are not already asking for.  Duh!  I can't wait to see what else is to be unleashed in San Francisco!"

Presenter status: AvailableInterested?  Email thomas@coachville.com describing related experience.
Note:  The description above is our best guess of the presenter's tone/story.  If you're selected as the presenter for this session, you'll be able to tweak or rewrite the description to fit your story/presentation.




Tapping Into the Emerging Markets of Coaching

"Because I always like to be on the cutting edge of learning myself, I've been fascinated to see how different client types are taking to coaching. It used to be coaching was only for the very rich, the already somewhat successful or the corporations who could afford to hire a coach. Now, I know of coaching for the incarcerated, full-time college students and stay- at- home moms. From this I've noticed a trend in the type of clients who are now getting interested in coaching  -- everything from "cultural creatives" to retiring babyboomers (now there's a large market!) to creative geniuses, to first-time entrepreneurs and I now know where to look to find these emerging markets and I can't wait to share this information -- and process -- with you!"

Presenter status: AvailableInterested?  Email thomas@coachville.com describing related experience.
Note:  The description above is our best guess of the presenter's tone/story.  If you're selected as the presenter for this session, you'll be able to tweak or rewrite the description to fit your story/presentation.




The future of ecommerce and passive revenue for coaches

"From what I can see, only 5% of coaches have a merchant account and only 2% of coaches are selling products and services via their website.  I'd like to do my part to bump those numbers up to the 50/30% range by 2005.  Once you get started in e-commerce -- even if it's just to automate your coaching fee collections -- you'll find yourself intrigued by the notion of 24/7/365 passive revenue. I've both developed my own ebooks as well as marketing the work of others at my site and I get about 25 sales a week -- all 100% automatically.  I've even set up my email software (Outlook) to make a ka-ching sound whenever there's a sale at my site.  As I learn more and expand my efforts, I'm hoping to hear a symphony on busy days.  This is the best thing I've done since I became a coach and I'd love to show you how to do this as well."

Attendee Bonus #1:  Representatives from a merchant account firm will be on hand to accept applications from all attending if you'd like (98% approval rating)

Attendee Bonus #2:  Step-by-step instructions on setting up your website to handle online-realtime ecommerce..

Presenter status: AvailableInterested?  Email thomas@coachville.com describing related experience.
Note:  The description above is our best guess of the presenter's tone/story.  If you're selected as the presenter for this session, you'll be able to tweak or rewrite the description to fit your story/presentation.


Future of Practice Design and Client Specialties

The 10,000 Client Coaching Practice
"When I first heard Thomas talk about having a 10,000 client coaching practice, I thought, who is he kidding, that's not possible. But like a lot of things Thomas brings up, they tend to work on you over time. And I finally got, not only is he right on the money with this one but that large scale coaching is one of the futures of coaching!  So I could either resist or jump on the bandwagon. That was six months ago, and while I haven't quite reached 10,000 clients, I'm well on my way. As the world becomes smaller and smaller, it makes sense that our work can reach more and more people. I have a fairly simply method that I'm using to reach clients en masse and I'll share what I've learned about coaching thousands of people v. thinking coaching is only 1-1. Is coaching 10,000 clients different than coaching 30 clients?  Yes and no.  The point is, that it's now becoming possible and it's a future of coaching so it pays to learn about this trend.  I've always wanted to make a big difference in the world and now as I ramp up to 10,000 clients, I really am!"

Presenter status: AvailableInterested?  Email thomas@coachville.com describing related experience.
Note:  The description above is our best guess of the presenter's tone/story.  If you're selected as the presenter for this session, you'll be able to tweak or rewrite the description to fit your story/presentation.




The $1,000,000 Coach/Coaching Practice

"The funny thing is, when I first thought about having a million dollar coaching practice I laughed, because all I could see is how much work that would mean. I was taking what I currently earned and saw the gap between that and a million dollars and thought there wasn't enough hours in the month to make that leap. But then I got coached and quickly realized that not only was my thinking too small when it came to my own practice, I was also thinking from the old- school. It didn't happen overnight and I had to work at it, but not in the areas where I would have thought. Instead, I worked on building systems and changing the way I approached problems. Now I leverage systems that do most of the work for me. And I paid attention to what my clients were really struggling with and came up with specific solutions to help solve their problems and the thousands of people just like them who are having the same problems.  And yes, I raised my rates, but not as much as you might think."

Presenter status: AvailableInterested?  Email thomas@coachville.com describing related experience.
Note:  The description above is our best guess of the presenter's tone/story.  If you're selected as the presenter for this session, you'll be able to tweak or rewrite the description to fit your story/presentation.




The Future of Group Coaching
"If you think you know what group coaching is, then you'll want to see how this model of coaching has changed in the last 5 years. I've been coaching groups that last anywhere from 1 year to 5+ years. It's a fantastic way for potential 1-1 clients to experience coaching in an affordable format. My coaching groups have a greater success ration because of the group dynamic, they get inspired and support from all members of the group, not just me. I'll show you how to get started, select a focus, market your group and serve them for years."

Presenter status: AvailableInterested?  Email thomas@coachville.com describing related experience.
Note:  The description above is our best guess of the presenter's tone/story.  If you're selected as the presenter for this session, you'll be able to tweak or rewrite the description to fit your story/presentation.




The 7-Minute Coaching Session: Laser Coaching At Its Best
"Coaching in under 10 minutes? I wouldn't have believed quality coaching could happen that fast....but then I noticed that most of the great coaching I've done has been very quick. And, in fact, if the client has a great shift early on a 30 minute phone call, it can get watered down by staying on for the next 20 minutes. So, now I schedule most of my session for 10 minutes. It's quick and to the point and my clients have never gotten more value! And I do leave it open for them to call me more than once a week, so if they need more time, it's available to them. At first I thought this would scare off most of my clients or at worst seem so impersonal, but you'd be amazed at how personal things can get in 7 minutes. We get to the good stuff right from the get go, so in fact, I find our session are in some way MORE personal than a traditional 30 minute call."

Presenter status: AvailableInterested?  Email thomas@coachville.com describing related experience.
Note:  The description above is our best guess of the presenter's tone/story.  If you're selected as the presenter for this session, you'll be able to tweak or rewrite the description to fit your story/presentation.




Packaging Your Coaching Services
"When I look back over my coaching career, I realize that the format of my coaching has changed fairly dramatically. Whereas I used to help my clients reach specific goals via 4 hour-long coaching sessions, I now use multiple formats to coach my clients. And the great thing is, as my coaching approaches and formats have expanded, my clients success has increased as well. So now my coaching doesn't always look like the  traditional 1-1 coaching like it did when I started. I now offer group coaching and what I call buddy coaching, where a small group (2 or 3 people) will team up around a similar goal or project. This allows them to get some 1-1 coaching but also benefit from the group dynamics. I've also use different media and delivery formats to coach my clients, whereas before it was all over the telephone. I meet in person with some clients and I offer semi-annual retreats for those looking for a more experiential approach to coaching. Bottom line is that I now provide the marketplace coaching in the formats and packages it wants and I am being rewarded for it."

Presenter status: AvailableInterested?  Email thomas@coachville.com describing related experience.
Note:  The description above is our best guess of the presenter's tone/story.  If you're selected as the presenter for this session, you'll be able to tweak or rewrite the description to fit your story/presentation.


Future of Coaching Tools

Goal-setting and lifestyle design systems

"One of the greatest benefit to me becoming a coach, has been the incredible lifestyle changes I've made over the last 5 years. Gone are the long work weeks, struggling to get ahead financially, and not being able to get where I wanted to go in life. Using a pretty straightforward approach, I've redesigned my lifestyle from scratch. And, in the process, am now able to accomplish and achieve so much more.  I've used several online goal-setting and achievement systems to do this and I'm now using them with my clients.  I'll show you which one is best and how to integrate these into your coaching -- and into your own life!"

Presenter status: AvailableInterested?  Email thomas@coachville.com describing related experience.
Note:  The description above is our best guess of the presenter's tone/story.  If you're selected as the presenter for this session, you'll be able to tweak or rewrite the description to fit your story/presentation.




Using video to reach potential clients

"I found a lot of my potential clients were not reading the great material I was sending them. Apparently they are so inundated with emails and information that they were tuning out even my great stuff. (shocking!) I wanted another way to reach them, to cut through the clutter as it were. What I found has worked wonders. I now use a 5-minute video that I email my network once a month. The response has been phenomenal. I personalize my message so it appears I am speaking directly to my target market. They can see me and get a feel for who I am much more so than in an email or ezine.  I generally select one typical situation that my ideal clients are facing and I share my approach in the 5-minute video clip.   I'll demonstrate how easy it is to get started (less expensive than you think!) and walk you through the tech/editing process as well.  Video is definitely one of the futures of coaching!"

Attendee Bonus:
  Step-by-step instructions on how to set up, tape, edit, stream and archive a 5-minute coaching video.  (Our real-world, project-specific instructions make this a LOT easier.)

Presenter status: AvailableInterested?  Email thomas@coachville.com describing related experience.
Note:  The description above is our best guess of the presenter's tone/story.  If you're selected as the presenter for this session, you'll be able to tweak or rewrite the description to fit your story/presentation.




New Client Programs

The Inspired Life Coaching Program
"It's not news that coaches work with clients to help them identify what inspires them vs just motivates them, but it is news that there is now a six-month client program that helps a client design a life that is inspiring.  For some clients, this is a simple tweak or two, but for most clients, it's a life redesign process.  I've been using this program with coaches and clients and can't wait to walk you through how well this works.  Because designing an inspiring life takes on a life of its own.  It's a much more intriguing game than goal setting and life improvement.  And it will affect you as the coach as much as it will your clients.  Imagine, a practice full of clients crafting or leading inspiring lives.  Now, that's coaching as far as I am concerned. So much more can get done with clients who are at this level of play."

Presenter status: Dave Buck is confirmed. 




Path of Development Coaching Program
"It wasn't until I saw the Path of Development chart from the School of Coaching, that I realized there was a central theme running through most of the work I'm doing as a coach. Traditionally, I've worked with creative/entrepreneur types to help them be a lot more productive. But under the surface, I have been helping them move along their path of development. And from that, amazing things start to happen for them (they lighten up, are more inspired, much more creative, naturally driven, living more sustainably, etc.). Now, I am using that same Path of Development process with other types of clients and they are responding well to this focus." 

Presenter status: Thomas J. Leonard is confirmed. 




Coaching Your Clients How to Coach Others
"If coaching really is an advanced form of communication and relating skills then I quickly learned to coach my clients how to coach. Keep in mind these clients have no desire to be full-time coaches. But the difference these skills are making in their life and in their business is astounding. Key relationships are taking off. Teamwork is building, where before there was none. It's now become a specialty niche for me to teach others what I do. And clients are willing to pay for this advanced communication skill set, because they can't get it anywhere else."



Presenter status: AvailableInterested?  Email thomas@coachville.com describing related experience.

Note:  The description above is our best guess of the presenter's tone/story.  If you're selected as the presenter for this session, you'll be able to tweak or rewrite the description to fit your story/presentation.




How to Target the the Next Generation of Coaching Clients: Gen X, Gen Y and Gen Z
"Late last year I started noticing that more and more of my clients were younger than me. I found myself enjoying coaching individuals 20 years my junior. They had a freshness to them and were more willing to look at what role they are playing with their success. It was at that time that I decided to target a younger client than I had previously been doing so. What I learned was that Gen Xers and Gen Yers and Gen Zers respond different to different marketing approaches and how I coach them is very different than how I coach baby boomers. They come from very different places in life and my coaching adapts to where they are at. Which keeps me fresh as well and not locked into how life used to be lived when I was younger.  And they are so well connected, the referral rate is even higher than from my traditional clients.  I recommend this type of client; they'll keep you open-minded and creative.  I'll show you how I coach them."

Attendee Bonus:  Survey of Gen X, Y and Zer's on how they prefer/need to be coached -- in their own words.  A great learning tool to be even more effective with all of your clients.

Presenter status: AvailableInterested?  Email thomas@coachville.com describing related experience.
Note:  The description above is our best guess of the presenter's tone/story.  If you're selected as the presenter for this session, you'll be able to tweak or rewrite the description to fit your story/presentation.




Upgrading Your Sources of Energy


"As someone who knows firsthand the long-term costs to having expensive sources of energy (adrenaline, conflict-based), I'm super excited about the Sources of Energy program from CoachVille. There are so many different areas we can work on with our clients, but I've found their energy sources to be some of the most profound. For starters, none of my clients have ever even heard about the concept, so it's a new territory for them. And more importantly, the shifts they make in this area are amazing to watch. It's pretty thrilling to watch a client shift from a negative energy source (conflict based) to a more positive one (inspiration) and watch how that one change impacts their entire life in amazing ways."

Presenter status: AvailableInterested?  Email thomas@coachville.com describing related experience.
Note:  The description above is our best guess of the presenter's tone/story.  If you're selected as the presenter for this session, you'll be able to tweak or rewrite the description to fit your story/presentation.




The Transcendence Program (Preview)

"I've always been interested in becoming a big enough person so that I stop reacting to the people and events around me -- even reacting to myself!  And, although I've made some progress to-date, it's been slower than I'd like. My approach has been fairly haphazard, with no structure around it. I now want to coach my clients to transcend a lot of the day-to-day stuff they deal with, but I haven't found an easy  way for them to get their arms around it. Until I saw the Transcendence program from CoachVille. Finally, a program that unlocks the secrets to becoming transcendent!  Why not start at the top and work your way down?  It's so much easier."

Presenter status: AvailableInterested?  Email thomas@coachville.com describing related experience.
Note:  The description above is our best guess of the presenter's tone/story.  If you're selected as the presenter for this session, you'll be able to tweak or rewrite the description to fit your story/presentation.




Designing a Customized Leadership Program To Fit For Your Target Market
"Although companies always talk about how their people are their best asset or they put their people first, most organizations haven't put together a well defined strategy and plan for how to turn the everyday manager into a leader.
I've found that by customizing a leadership program for their unique situation has been the missing link they have been
looking for. There really isn't a cookie cutter approach to leadership that fits for all leaders and for all organizations. So we custom tailor a program that meets their needs and allows them to see the value in bringing me in for the implementation of this process. Win-Win-Win.  And, leadership isn't just for companies but is also perfect for, and popular with teen groups, students, community leaders, cultural creatives and more."

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Crafting a Unique Proficiency-Set to Offer To Your Ideal Market
"I've been coaching entrepreneurs for years. And I've have a great track record with my clients. But it wasn't until someone
asked my how I coach my entrepreneur clients, that I realized the importance and significance of using proficiencies. Up until that time, I sort have been using a shot gun approach to my coaching. Not really following any set of guidelines or rules, and while it's been working, I wondered if the results I have been having could be replicated by someone else. How could I coach someone else to do what I do? This is where the entrepreneurial proficiencies come into play. By forcing myself to set out the proficiencies for entrepreneurs I landed on the skills that I've been training and coaching my entrepreneur clients to use for years. The key thing about proficiencies is that they are both what the entrepreneur needs to do and how they need to grow/change to be successful. Which is key for my busy clients (2 for 1 if you will). My coaching has improved since I created them too, as now I'm able to articulate quicker and more clearly what I want my clients to focus on next.  I'll show you how to craft proficiencies for virtually any market."

Presenter status: Thomas J. Leonard is confirmed. 




Forward-Thinking Coaches


If you are a forwarding thinking person, and coach, then you'll find these special topics to be of great interest, given they'll expand your thinking and validate what you've been sensing.  And, given most of the coaches -- new to coaching or veterans -- coming to the Future of Coaching Conference are forward thinkers, you'll be in great company as you engage in these larger issues affecting society, humans and coaches.


The Impact of Technology on Human Evolution
" We humans have been evolving at a nice little, calm, steady rate for the past 100 years, and then two things hit us hard. First, the advent of psychology/therapy in the western world that helped us see who and what we are and how we are wired to respond to life and others. And second, the onslaught of technology -- everything from email to the web to mobile devices to super computers to e-relationships to virtual meaning.  And technology, given it evolves at tens or hundreds of times the rate that humans have been evolving, is already redefining who humans are and what our ultimate role is in life.  Oh my.  Big changes ahead.  Which is good news for coaches given we're in the reinvention and evolution business.  During this session, you'll learn how to make the most of these changes."

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How Developing Coaching Theory is Changing the Face of Coaching
"Coaching theory?  Is there such a thing?  Yes!  And it's developing quickly, just as theory has developed in/around every other profession and discipline.  During this session, you'll learn the current state of coaching theory and have an opportunity to design the next stage of this theory in an interactive process.  Fun -- and edifying -- stuff that will naturally forward your effectiveness as a coach because you'll be coaching from a more knowing place."

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Using Visual Models and Language Constructs With Your Clients To Increase Learning and Retention
"After coaching for some time, I sat back and wondered what it is I was doing that was allowing my clients to be so successful. It then occurred to me that it wasn't happening by accident or by chance. Something I was doing with my clients week in and week out was allowing them to grow in ways they never could before. Interestingly enough I've been wondering about that for some time now, but didn't have the language for it until recently that what I've been doing is using some basic models and languaging that is allowing my clients to move forward whereas before they were stuck. It isn't magic. It isn't just artful questioning, there is a method and approach to my coaching that is transferable to other coaches. I'll share what's worked for me and allowed me to build my practice fairly easily. The upside bonus to having this awareness is now I'm able to articulate what I do with my clients in a way that they can get and understand v. just getting the benefit from. Which enhances the learning even more. You then have an educated and aware client v. just an aware one.  The key is visual models and using language to convey what you know very quickly.  And that will stay with the client long-term."

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Bulletproof Yourself and Your Coaching Practice from Legal Liability and Risk
"As a solopreneur, I had never really given the legal aspects of my coaching practice much thought. I figured that was something the other guys needed to worry about not me. And even though we live in a pretty litigious society (here in the states anyway), I thought I was pretty immune (or was in denial) about the whole thing. Then my brother, a lawyer, was over dinner, explaining a case he was working on that sounded very much similar to my situation. And although the case ended up being dropped, it was enough of a wake-up call for me to take the necessary steps to reduce any risk I had.  I now use an agreement that spells out the scope of the coaching and assigns responsibilities to each party.  I also educate my client on the types of things/areas/events that I am NOT qualified to coach them in.  Much cleaner for our relationship; far less risk to me."

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Nanotechnology and Its Impact on the Role of Humans in Life
"Although I'm not overly techie, I am aware enough to realize that the rate and magnitude of change that is happening to society as a whole, has never occurred before in human existence.  And the fact, that the world is changing so quickly is having an effect as well. But that is nothing compared to what is coming. For the last 50 years or so molecular biology has been working away fairly quietly and over the next decade will be release some fairly startling information. Or maybe given the rapid pace of invention, maybe it shouldn't be startling at all. Currently there are wet labs where scientists compile programs into DNA sequences that are spliced into genomes in order to breed bacterial robots. That's right,  bacterial robots! Soon instead of cutting down a tree and building a table out of it, we'll be able to grow tables....what the effect of this on humans is yet to be determined. But I do believe that humankind will have to change the way it views things over the next 50 years more so than the previous 5,000. Nanotechnology is probably THE biggest thing to affect the human race since computers and the Internet were developed.  Hold on!  It's going to be a very exciting ride.  And a huge opportunity for coaches."

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The Future of Coach Training
"Until recently, coach training was coach training -- spend a couple of years learning coaching skills and models and working with clients to properly integrate that knowledge.  However, coach training is quickly evolving from the study, memorize and apply model to the just-in-time learning model where the coach comes up to speed in new areas very, very quickly thanks to information technology.  Intrigued?  I'll see you at my session."

Presenter status: Thomas J. Leonard is confirmed. 





Now what?



Whew!  Quite the conference, yes?

If you see a segment listed above that you feel qualified to conduct, please email thomas@coachville.com

If you don't see a segment that you feel should be included (related to the future of coaching) and you'll like to lead it (or not), please describe it to me at thomas@coachville.com

If you like what you see and you wish to register for the conference, please visit http://www.coachvilleconference.com
Conference fee is only $279 until January 31, 2003; then $349.



Best,


Thomas J. Leonard
CoachVille.com
thomas@coachville.com

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