Dear Colleagues:

The Future of Coaching is nearly here.

Our profession has reached an inflection point. More coaches are entering the market than ever before – with and without coach credentials. Demand is growing and so is supply, which in turn affects hourly coaching rates. Organizations are bringing coaching indoors. The federal government now offers coach training courses.  Increasingly, coaching is seen as a critical skillset and mindset that leaders must have.

The market is undergoing dynamic change.

Where, when, whom, and even how you coach will be different in the next five years and beyond. You’ll have a much better understanding of the role that neuroscience plays in coaching. You’ll engage more deeply with social and emotional intelligence. You’ll use new and existing technology in ways you can’t imagine today.  You’ll be coaching younger leaders as millennials mature.  Mindfulness practice and coaching will merge.

It’s critical to prepare today for the arrival of this brave new coaching world.  In response, we have expanded our 12th annual Capital Coaches Conference (CCC) from one day to a weekend, added special educational sessions, increased networking opportunities, and selected a larger conference venue to accommodate the more than 600 participants and presenters who are coming to the World Capital of Coaching – Washington, DC – to shape the future.

Here is a small sample of what you’ll experience at the 2015 CCC:

  • Futurist Charles Eisenstein sharing his vision of a new paradigm of sacred economics
  • Coaching pioneer Julio Olalla on deepening our connections to ourselves and the world
  • Special sessions from noted authors Doug Silsbee and Scott Eblin on mindful leadership
  • Coaching from the Nexus of Neuroscience and Mindfulness
  • Building a Sustainable Business as a Coach Entrepreneur
  • Using Anticipatory Anthropology to discover and transform “hidden futures”
  • The Future of Coaching in Organizations – What are the trends and how can coaches position ourselves for a profitable future?
  • Future Vision – A World Café conversation on where we’ve been, where we are, and where we are going as a profession

The future is up to each of us.  Twenty years ago, a handful of innovative thinkers with a big idea came together to establish the ICF.  Now, we have the opportunity to envision the next 20 years with these and other great thinkers.  Join us October 3-4, 2015 at the Marriot North Bethesda as we co-create The Future of Coaching.

Be your best,


Carol photo (2013)

Carol Goldsmith, PCC, NLPT
Chair, 2015 Capital Coaches Conference
Past President, ICF Metro DC Charter Chapter