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What We Learned About Disruption in 2020 and Preparing for an Awesome 2021

Thursday, January 14, 2021, 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM
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2020 was a year of massive disruption. Some coaches saw an increase in business; others saw a drop. Those who saw clients in person had to rapidly shift to video delivery. Coaches had to pivot and re-invent new ways of meeting potential clients. And that’s just the actual business of coaching. Kids were home, holidays modified, remote work became the norm. In short, everything changed and as we finish 2020 many are hopeful about 2021. And yet there’s a lot of uncertainty. There’s no doubt that 2021 will be different--however it won’t be what we used to think of as “normal.” That “normal” may never return.


Despite all the disruption, some coaches thrived during 2020. This interactive session distills the lessons learned as well as those that still need to be learned in order for coaches to thrive. We will cover the macro events shaping our coaching work and then zoom in to the practical things you can do to grow and build your business during another year of uncertainty. How can you stand out and make the impact that you know you can?


In this session, you will learn:

  • How to make disruption your ally
  • How to stand out while coaching remotely
  • Ideas for growing your business and impact
  • Ways to increase your resilience when the goal posts keep shifting/li>


All registrants will receive a recording of the event afterwards. You do not have to listen live to receive the CCE Credit. You must register before event commencement to receive the recordings.


CCE Units:  .75 Core Competencies; .75 Resource Development; 1.5 Total CCEUs

Please note:  ICFNE will provide one copy of your CCE certificate when you have met the qualifications for attendance.  We are not able to provide additional copies. We recommend you download and print the email containing your CCE certificate immediately upon receipt.


David Goldsmith is an executive coach and one of the founders of the coaching profession. He is one of the first Master Certified Coaches and Board Certified Coaches.


As Executive Director of 7 Paths Forward (7PF), he is responsible for growing an organization that dramatically improves the coaching profession by developing higher quality executive coaches. 7PF is focused on creating catalytic learning experiences and building a dynamic learning community of great coaches and professional colleagues. David co-founded and served as Executive Director of the Foundation of Coaching which later became the Institute of Coaching at Harvard, furthering the profession’s commitment to research, where he is now a Fellow.


David is known as the grandfather of coaching in Japan. As coaching spread around the globe, he trained the first Japanese coaches, helping to establish coaching there, and partnered with Coach 21 and Coach A to establish Japan’s largest coaching organizations. David was also a columnist for the popular “Dear Coach” feature in the London Sunday Times.


As a pioneer in the coaching industry, he worked closely with Thomas Leonard and served as the first President of Coach U. During that time, he co-founded the International Coach Federation. He also served as COO of, leading the company through its expansion. David then organized the first coaching conferences that showcased research about the profession.

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