$40 – $425

EBC Conference and Alumni Reunion 2019

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Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara

1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard

Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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We invite you to our first Evidence Based Coaching Conference and Alumni Reunion to network with old and new friends, learn from scholar-practitioners in the field of coaching, and celebrate the graduation of EBC Cohort 35. Enjoy beautiful Santa Barbara at the Hyatt Centric Hotel located right on the shores of East Beach. Register for optional wine tasting on Friday afternoon in the eclectic funk zone of Santa Barbara.

All are welcome to attend. Whether you are looking for CCEUs, interested in the coaching program, or are an alum looking to reconnect with your colleagues, this conference will meet your expectations and more!

7 CCEU credits available (4 core and 3 RD) upon completion

Registration closes Monday, April 1.

Day 1 – Friday, May 10

Registration check in opens at 4:00 pm

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Welcome reception with Fielding Graduate University President Katrina Rogers, PhD

Join conference attendees, presenters, Fielding Graduate University leadership, and Evidence Based Coaching graduates for a celebratory kick off to the conference. This is a great time to network! Appetizers and a drink ticket provided.

Day 2 – Saturday, May 11

Registration check in opens at 7:00 am

7:00 am

Continental breakfast and networking

8:00 am

Welcome by Terry H. Hildebrandt, PhD, MCC, MCEC, Director of Evidence Based Coaching

8:15 – 9:45 am

Jenny Rogers, MA: Developing and Sustaining a coaching practice (via ZOOM)

Being able to coach is just part of the process of being a coach. Coaches need to learn how to run a coaching business; how to market; what to charge clients; and how to sustain a business practice. Based on her newly revised book, Building a Coaching Business: 10 Steps to Success, Jenny will briefly review the ten critical components for developing a successful business practice—the tasks involved and the possible pitfalls. https://jennyrogerscoaching.com/

9:45 – 10:00 am Break

10:00 – 11:00 am

Leni Wildflower, PhD, PCC: Coaching to Create Meaning in Life and Work

How to perform work that has meaning and to create a meaningful life has become a popular topic. Dr. Wildflower will review the psychologists and philosophers who have researched the process of meaning making in recent history. Then she will discuss the ways in which coaches can assist clients in gaining greater clarity and direction to enable their personal and professional lives to become more meaningful. www.wildflower-consulting.com

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Terry Hildebrandt, PhD, MCC, MCEC: How to Effectively Choose and use Assessments

Assessments have become a standard and expected practice in many coaching engagements. Dr. Hildebrandt demystifies the complexity of instruments by using integral theory to understand when and how to choose the best assessment for any coaching engagement. He also discusses how assessments can add value to your clients and to your coaching business.www.terryhildebrandt.com

12:00 – 1:30 pm: Lunch on your own

Concurrent Track Workshop Options 1:30 - 5:00 pm

Session 1A - 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Laura Hauser, PhD, MCC, MCEC: Coaching teams for enterprise-wide impact: A case study

Join Fielding alum and EBC faculty, Dr. Laura Hauser who will give you the real story behind a complex team coaching engagement from beginning to end. Hear how she navigated the twists and turns during the evolution of this coaching engagement that resulted in enterprise-wide change. Image the implications for the growing practice of coaching teams in the workplace. www.leadership-strategies.com

Session 1B - 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Carrie Williams, PCC, Evidence-based Coach, Author: Eyes on the Prize! Rewiring Your Brain for Goal Achievement

Every generation of goal-setters has its own unique set of beliefs, values, and motivations. Yet the standard of goal setting, S.M.A.R.T. goals, has remained virtually unchanged for 4 decades. Evidence-based coach Carrie Williams, shares her G.R.E.A.T. Goals program, designed to include the elements necessary for successful 21st century goal achievers. www.rainshadowcoaching.com

2:30 – 2:45 pm Break

Session 2A - 2:45 – 3:45 pm

Erek J. Ostrowski, PhD, PCC: Group Coaching for Meaningful Learning and Change in Entrepreneurs

Learning in entrepreneurial firms hinges on social interaction, yet many entrepreneurs lack opportunities to engage with peers in meaningful reflection and learning. Based on key insights from his doctoral research, Dr. Ostrowski will describe the social and experiential learning processes inherent in group coaching that help foster learning and change in entrepreneurs. www.vervecoaching.com

Session 2B - 2:45 – 3:45 pm

Desiree Briel Rodi, MBA: Leveraging EQ and Active Listening to Move from the “What” to the “Who”

This workshop will provide a first-hand experience of the value and power of active listening, and the foundational connection between EQ and coaching. In addition, you will learn skills to improve your coaching, move from the “what” to the “who” and deepen your client’s awareness to empower them to create change. www.brielrodiconsulting.com

3:45 – 4:00 pm Break

Session 3A: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Kathy Norwood, EdD, PCC: Unleashing the Transformative Potential of Appreciative Inquiry/Coaching

How do we awaken one’s soul to launch bold imaginings and creative actions? We will investigate transformative AI research and examine the interplay between light and shadow with Appreciative Coaching. We will explore how deeper levels of intuition and wisdom emerge when the coach and client learn to enter a heart coherent state. https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathy-norwood-ed-d-pcc-bb2a783/

Session 3B: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Marjorie Woo, PhD, James Warner, PhD, and Keystone Alumni: Coaching in China: Lessons of Experience in Transforming Self, Others, and Organizations

The Continued Rise in Coaching and Coaching Certification in China. This workshop will briefly explore the continued growth of coaching in China and Asia Pacific; provide several examples of how coaching has supported the transformation of Chinese leaders, organizations and individual coaches; and how/why coaching and rigorous coaching certification programs enable Chinese leaders to be professional coaches and better leaders in this rapidly changing business environment. www.keystonegroup.cn/en/, https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-warner-phd-4173a55/

6:00 - 7:00 pm

EBC Cohort 35 Graduation Ceremony

Come celebrate the new grads! This is an optional complimentary event, and one worth joining.

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Closing Dinner and Dancing

Enjoy a delicious dinner while enjoying a view of the beautiful Santa Barbara beaches! Dinner, drink ticket, and dancing provided! Conference attendees can register additional guests to join in the festivities.


Friday, May 10

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Wine Tasting at Municipal Winery in the Funk Zone - $40 per person

Saturday, May 11

6:00 – 7:00 pm

EBC Cohort 35 Graduation Ceremony - Complimentary


*Not included in registration fee

Hyatt Centric - 1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, California, USA, 93103

Limited rooms available – first come first served; your guests are welcome to book their room through this link as well

$185/night per room

Link to registration: Online Reservations

Deadline for hotel reservations: April 5, 2019

For hotel registration assistance, contact: Debbie Lemke -Director of Academic Conference and Event Services at djlemke@fielding.edu 805.898.4057

Have family or friends traveling with you?

The following events are open to guest registration:

Friday wine tasting: $40

Friday night reception: $40

Saturday night dinner: $80

For questions or more information, contact Diane Phan at dphan@fielding.edu

Refund policy: A full refund is available if cancellations are made two weeks or before the event date. Cancellations made within one week of the event will incur a 20% fee. Cancellations made between 3- 6 days and will incur a 40% fee. Refunds will not be honored 24 and 48 hours before the event.


Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara

1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard

Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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