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Take a Bold Stand Through Coaching

 Join ICFAZ's Fall Summit
October 24, 2023
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Desert Willow Conference Center

Please join us for a day of learning, connection and inspiration. 

Book Exchange
There will be a book exchange table. So bring your coaching-related books to add to the table and select a new book to take home.


ICFAZ Fall Summit October 24, 2023

Registration, Breakfast and Welcome: 8:00 to 8:45

Morning Keynote: 8:45 to 9:45
“Happy, Healthy Mission Ready: A Journey of Deliberate Care and Empowerment”
Vickie Mudra, PCC

Break: 9:45 to 10:00

Breakout Session One: 10:00 to 11:00

Beyond Surviving: Empowering Lives With the Keys to Unlock Resilience
Vickie Mudra, PCC

Organizing the Foundation to Stand On
Kirsten L. Drozdowski, PCC

The Power of Leveraging the Working Genius – A Journey to Enhanced Teamwork and Collaboration
Paul Willis

Elevate Your Coaching with Somatic Mindfulness
Carrie Tkaczyk, PCC

Break: 11:00 – 11:15

Breakout Session Two: 11:15 to 12:15

Preparing for the ICF Exam #1
Uta Komala Rohde, MCC

Using Emotional and Positive Intelligence to Battle Imposter Syndrome
Rose Snyder, ACC

The Fiscally Fit Coach
Jeff Shumate

Turn Your Coaching Skills into Coaching Revenue
Karen Cappello, MCC

Lunch and Networking: 12:15 to 1:15

Afternoon Keynote: 1:15 to 2:15
“Why Me? Why Not?”
Bettina Straight

Break: 2:15 to 2:30

Breakout Session Three: 2:30 to 3:30

Exploring the I in DEIJB
Presented by Bettina Straight

Turn Fear Into Confidence: Lessons We Learn From the Sky
Elle Cronin, PCC

The Hand-mind Connection
Patrick McNeil

Exploring New Horizons in Coaching Where Leadership Meets Neuroscience
Candice Liozu, ACC

Break: 3:30 to 3:45

Breakout Session Four: 3:45 to 4:45

Preparing for the ICF Exam #2
Uta Komala Rohde, MCC

Advanced Coaching Method: Boldly Building Teams and Groups
Carrie Sackett

More than a Brain Taxi: The Body as an Essential Component of Personal and Leadership Development
Sarah Martin, ACC

The Coherent Coach: What are We Feeding the Field?
Dr. Kathy Norwood, MCC

Final Remarks and Conference Close: 4:45 to 5:00

Social Hour: 5:00 to 6:00
Includes refreshments and adult beverages

With Highlights from ICF Converge Conference
Everyone is welcome!

Our Keynote Speakers



Vickie Mudra, PCC

Vickie Mudra, PCC – Happy, Healthy Mission Ready: A Journey of Deliberate Care and Empowerment

Vickie Mudra is a PCC coach and workplace readiness and resilience consultant. She is also the Founder and CEO of the Institute for Deliberate Practice. She brings her leadership experience to help people master the art of getting from where they are to where they want to go and build their personal and organizational readiness and resilience.

Widely recognized by executives, colleagues, and her clients for deep talents in program management and workforce development, Vickie is on a mission to energize and empower those who care for others, fostering workplace cultures that prioritize purpose, growth, and well-being.

Vickie has over 30 years of experience in corporate, healthcare, and non-profit leadership. She holds a Master's degree in Public Health and Disaster Management. Her coaching certifications include Energy Leadership Master Practitioner, Resilience and Resilience First Aid, Happiness Studies, Leadership Circle, Emotional Intelligence, and Conversational Intelligence.

Bettina Straight

Pre-Conference Video for Arizona Coaches

Bettina Straight – Why Me? Why Not?

Bettina Straight is the Chief Inclusion Officer and SVP of Talent, Leadership, and Culture at So Others Might Eat, a non-profit agency supporting the homeless community in Washington DC, as well as an independent trainer and consultant. She holds a BA in Sociology, an MS in Student Personnel Administration and has been training on leadership and diversity topics for over 20 years. As a trainer, her goal is to help participants see a subject from a new perspective, to engage them in respectful, honest, and productive conversation, and to leave them with a sense of connectedness and new understanding. Using personal experience, observation, and the wisdom of those who know more than she does (as well as a bit of humor), she is willing to hold discussions others tend to avoid. 

In her own words, “Beyond anything, I hope people know that my goal is to help them become even more successful than they already are, whether that’s an individual, a team, or an entire organization.  I am invested in helping make that happen, even when the conversations that guide us are difficult.”  Bettina serves on the Board of Roland Park Place, an active retirement community in Baltimore, MD and lives quite happily with her wife Kristi and their two spoiled pups. When not out in the world training and speaking, she can usually be found singing loudly at a concert or driving her zesty yellow Mini Cooper with the top down.

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Desert Willow Conference Center

4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ  85049

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