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Webinar – Discover the Power of Leading with Y.E.S. through Living Your Extraordinary Story: Yes2Yes!

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

If you’re looking to open up brand new possibilities for your coaching, attend this experiential webinar and learn firsthand how to help your clients uncover their new story in their life, their relationships, and in their leadership. We are all storytellers; Our clients have unique stories and as coaches, we have them too. These stories define and shape our presence and influence our actions with everything we do. When we help our clients discover and live their extraordinary story, we help them understand themselves in new ways, and increase their effectiveness as leaders.

It’s this notion of story and its impact on our effectiveness, growth and legacy that is the focus of leadership coach Maria van Hekken’s book, Leading with Y.E.S. During this webinar, Maria will share an overview of her book and take us through the seven essential steps that guarantee your ability to create positive change. You will also learn how to work with inquiry and process with your coaching clients so that they (like you!) can take the action necessary to live into their own extraordinary story.

Specific learning objectives:

  • Gain a better understanding of the power of story in leadership and life. Learn to listen for your client’s story and what they are holding as true. Learn simple ways to help your client discover their true passion (Creating awareness, Powerful Questions).
  • Identify threads that run throughout your client’s life and support their shift from negative to positive. (Creating Awareness, Powerful Questions, Direct Communication and Active Listening)
  • Learn how to amplify what you say in a positive, fearless, humble and kind way (Coaching Presence, Building Trust and Intimacy, Direct Communication)
  • Shape your leadership or coaching presence so it tells others you can be trusted, you care, and that you are for real. (Coaching Presence, Powerful Questions, Building Trust and Intimacy)
  • Support your client in creating Y.E.S. (Your Extraordinary Story) and find ways to sustain positive results.  (Designing Actions, Managing Accountability)


Member Pricing: $15.00
Non-member Pricing: $20.00
EMP Members attend free, check your email for the discount code!

All registrants will receive a recording after the call. You do not have to listen live to receive the CCE Credit. You must register before March 21st to receive the recording.

CEU award:
1 Core Competency CCE
.5 Resource Development CCE

Thank you to our event sponsor:

William James College - Click to learn more

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About the Presenter

Maria van Hekken

Maria van Hekken is a leadership coach who helps executives and their teams become even more successful with a special approach that inspires positive vision, encourages positive action, and delivers positive results. She has an established record of success supporting diverse leaders in corporations, the federal government, and universities.

Bringing a Positive Vision to Coaching As president and founder of Yes2Yes® Leadership-for-Success Coaching, Maria brings a wealth of experience and a unique, positive approach to executive and leadership coaching. She has over 20 years’ experience as a trusted advisor to leaders and executives including C-level, senior executives, top talent and emerging leaders. She helps leaders build exceptional team performance, communicate more effectively, manage difficult conversations successfully, reach higher levels of performance, hold people accountable in a clear, collaborative way, and create a vision that others will want to achieve.

Maria did her coach training at Georgetown University and is faculty in the Georgetown Leadership Coaching program. She holds an International Coach Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential, and has served as the president of the Philadelphia area chapter of ICF.

Special areas of Maria’s expertise include leadership development, communication skills, team performance, on-boarding, managing up, leadership presence, relationship building, conflict management, mindfulness, adult development, working with high potential leaders, career development, and multiple generations in the workforce.

Leading with Y.E.S. The combination of practical experience in the work force and one-on-one coaching with hundreds of clients has led Maria to write her first book, Leading with Y.E.S. It is based on her proprietary method to guide individuals to identify and live what she calls Y.E.S.: your extraordinary story. Her purpose is to help people fully resonate with their extraordinary story so they can be effective and successful leaders in all aspects of their lives. She enjoys spreading her message of Y.E.S. by working with clients, writing blogs, leading seminars and speaking to groups around the country.

Maria van Hekken obtained her certificate in leadership coaching from Georgetown University and holds a Bachelor of Science in environmental biology. Maria is certified in Leadership Practices Inventory® LPI 360°, the Maturity Assessment Profile (MAP) Adult Development Assessment, and Leadership Agility 360°. Over the past several years, she has focused her professional development on the powerful application of adult development stages in coaching, studying with experts in the field, Susanne Cook-Greuter and William Joiner.


March 21
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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