The 13th annual Capital Coaches Conference (CCC) is the leading North American conference for coaches and allied professionals. Organized by the International Coach Federation (ICF) Metro DC Chapter, the conference brings more than 400 coach practitioners, educators, thought leaders, and professionals from related fields (HR, OD, L&D, business, government, and nonprofit leaders) together in the world capital of coaching – Washington, D.C. – to explore what is new and next.

We delight in announcing our 2016 theme: Designing Innovative Conversations

From the boardroom to the classroom, and across the generational spectrum, people are being called upon to stretch, explore, and design new ways of living and leading. How can coaching support this shift? The theme Designing Innovative Conversations invites presenters to share conversations, models, methods, approaches, and ideas for leveraging the power of human interaction to ignite innovation and growth.

Opening keynoter Warren Berger, bestselling author of A More Beautiful Question, sets the stage with an interactive keynote that invites participant  exploration of the intersection between coaching and the innovative Design Thinking world. Now a hot topic in business, Design Thinking is a human-centered, question-based methodology used by organizations to design innovative products and services – from the Netflix interface to the Magic Bands worn at Disney World. How can we design impactful coaching conversations that help individual and organizational clients transform? This and other beautiful questions will be explored.

The 2016 CCC is presented by


Check out some highlights from the 2015 Capital Coaches Conference:





“I loved it, I had a blast. Volunteering was a fabulous way to connect, meet new people, and feel like I was contributing.”

“The sessions were very useful and educational, and didn’t cater only to new coaches. The pace of both days was perfect, leaving enough time to chat with other coaches. All in all, I would say this was the best conference yet.”