On December 4, 2014, ICFNE celebrated our third successful year in partnership with the Massachusetts Conference for Women (MCW), where the value and profession of coaching gained much-deserved visibility!
ICFNE has become an integral part of the Massachusetts Conference for Women, which took place at the Boston Convention Center with more than 10,000 in attendance. 50 coaches from our membership represented ICFNE during the Coaches Corner event, bringing positive visibility to the profession of coaching.
During the last two hours of the day, 300 hundred women attended the Coaches Corner where they were coached by our certified coaches in 20-minute laser coaching sessions to get support on how they could best optimize their inspiration gained from the day. Collectively, all the ICFNE members that participated in the conference impacted thousands of people through connecting, networking, and coaching.
Additionally, the vendor booth brought even more visibility to the coaching profession and ICFNE. Throughout the day, anyone interested in getting coached or wanting to learn more about the coaching profession could talk with an ICFNE member at the booth situated in the conference marketplace. They could sign up on the spot to receive the ICFNE mailing list plus they could refer to the newly launched test pilot Member Directory on the ICFNE website to find a coach.
It was a win-win experience for everyone involved! Coaches participating in the Coaches Corner received a complimentary ticket to the conference, where they listened to thought leaders, engaged in professional development, and were engaged and inspired! The opportunity for coaches to both give and receive inspiration, rejuvenation, and positive energy made it a great day for all!
This Boston-based event now ranks as the largest women’s conference in the USA! ICFNE is fortunate to be part of this growing movement! The Texas and Philadelphia Conferences for Women have also adopted this coaching model that was pioneered in Massachusetts.
All of this would not be possible without our amazing ICFNE MCW Committee who worked so hard behind the scenes to make this another powerful and rewarding experience. Thank you for all your time, effort and talents, we could not have done it with out you!
Inspired again by this amazing opportunity for coaching, we are already working on some exciting plans to further leverage this remarkable experience and bring it to new heights! Join us next year!
Anne Jolles and Stephanie Marisca
Co- Chairwomen for the Partnership of Massachusetts Conference for Women and ICFNE Coaches Corner, 2014
What is it like to participate in the ICFNE Coaches Corner? We’ll let some of the participants tell you:
This was my first time to the MA Conference for Women. It was astounding! The many keynote speakers and presenters were so impressive for their accomplishments as well as how they connected to the audience and shared their experience in ways that we could identify. The massive event was seamless and 10,000+ attendees moved through the day like it was choreographed. What struck me most was this: I was part of a group of 10,000+ people who were all intently seeking inspiration and hoping to apply their learning to their own lives. It was incredible to be immersed in such an energy of possibilities, dreams, and goals! (A coach’s dream!) Check out our recap of some of the day’s highlights.
~ Alex Carleton, SHIFT Coaching & Consulting
Thank you so much for bringing such a great event together!! I am honored to have played a role; and am still rolling with the energy!
~ Dwayna Covey, New Season Coaching
The Mass Conference for Women collaboration was a wonderful experience. It is a powerful and inspiring experience, and the coaching was the highlight, again. Very moving!
~ Lisa S. Borchetta, Firebird Life Coaching
“Thank you” for having me as a coach this year at the MA Conference for Women, proudly representing ICF. I met some fabulous people and coached very unique individuals. It was a challenging and rewarding exercise in meeting the client where they are and changing goals and conversations on a dime. Thanks for selecting me and allowing me to be part of such an experience!
~ Melissa Churchard Hannon, Align to Achieve
Thank you for the opportunity to be part of our ICF-NE team at the Coaches Corner for this year’s Massachusetts Conference for Women. It is a special honor to be able to have a positive impact on the lives of attendees who participate in this coaching experience. Much appreciated!
~ Denise Ebacher King
It was a wonderful experience. I enjoyed getting to know others with the ICFNE. It was a day well-spent. Thank you for making it fun and productive. Your preparation was perfect. I used it all.
~ Penny Harris, Renewable Philanthropy
Here are some pictures from this year’s event: