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October 10-11, 2024 | Falls Church, VA

Coaching: Taking It To The Next Level

Are You Ready to Transform Your Coaching Practice?

The 2024 Capital Coaches Conference isn't your average professional development event. It's an immersive experience designed to ignite your passion, fuel your growth, and connect you with a vibrant community of fellow coaches.


Led by experts in the coaching field, these sessions are buzzing with energy and fresh ideas


Designed to spark meaningful connections that last long after the conference ends


Where you can share best practices, learn from each other, and find the support you need to thrive

Surprise Moments

To keep you engaged and inspired throughout the event

Schedule At A Glance


7:00 am - 7:00 pm Registration Desk

Pick up your badge and hop into the action.


7:30 am - 8:30 am Grand Ballroom

Join us for breakfast, included with your registration.

Opening Session: Venture Boldly Forward into the Unknown: Nomad Insights to Transform Your Work, Leadership, and Life

08:30 am - 09:30 am Grand Ballroom

On January 1, 2018, Carrie Spaulding set out on a solo nomadic adventure, living and working all over the United States. More than six years later, Carrie, still a nomad, shares what she has learned in her ultimate improvisation--and how you can take bold, intentional action into your own unknown future.

Carrie’s story and insights will inspire you to venture boldly forward, right where you are, and help you to identify your own brave experiments to supercharge your growth, joy, contribution, and internal freedom. In a constantly changing world, discover ways to disrupt yourself for continuous growth, and learn to foster your own development and expansion with greater courage, compassion, and conviction. Take your life and work off auto-pilot and get on the road with the intentional action that will bring you deeper and deeper into who you are and what you are here to do.

Learn to:
Invoke the power of decision to dramatically increase your success
Take on intentional “Right Risks” and the mindset that increases chances of reward
Strengthen resourcefulness and confidence in your ability to thrive in the unknown
Stretch out of your comfort zone while honoring your authentic self
Develop and increase your trust in your intuition and creativity
Create and cultivate deeper connections with yourself, with others, and with the world around you
Adapt and keep going amidst grief, uncertainty, loss, change, and disruption
Use bumps in the road to course-correct and spring forward

The Missing Piece of the Burnout Puzzle

09:45 am - 10:45 am Salon 1

Here’s an all-too-common scenario: high-achieving leaders and professionals feel increasingly demotivated and unfulfilled by their old drives and dreams. What used to excite them has lost its luster, and they’re craving more meaning and fulfillment in both life and work. They feel stuck and disillusioned. They may suffer burnout symptoms and performance setbacks, allow their fear of the unknown to keep them mired in misery, trade one unsatisfying job for another, or find that their work-related despair is infecting their personal lives as well.

What if the sense of dissatisfaction and disengagement they’re experiencing in their work isn't burnout after all? What if, instead, it's an invitation to something deeper and greater than they've ever experienced before? What if they're not stalling out but growing in a powerful new way? In this session, you’ll learn how these experiences actually fit neatly into an adult development stage theory which psychologists have been using for decades, most commonly called “Vertical Development.” This mid-career angst is a common symptom of crossing over from one developmental stage to the next. For leaders, understanding how to navigate this shift can turn a season of burnout into a season of incredible transformation.

This session will give you tools and techniques to apply with leaders so they can embrace this growth and find more fulfillment in work and life.

Coaches: Are You Missing Out on 5 Core Competencies by Failing to Master This One?

09:45 am - 10:45 am Salon 4

Join Anne Kelly, PCC; Jennifer Lukas, ACC, Board of Directors, ICF Metro DC Chapter; and Gloria Valentine, ACC, Leadership Coach,, as we delve into the enormous topic of Ethical Coaching.

We will go immediately to the heart of what the ICF is looking for in a Performance Evaluation recording. Offering breakout group discussions and whole-group debriefs, we will focus on one competency coaches cannot afford to neglect.

This session will unlock ICF requirements and clarify the Domino Effect: Missing out on one competency and its negative impact on FIVE other Competencies. As a result of demystifying Coaching Ethics, your roadmap to the next level of Coaching will be clearer.

After this session, coaches will know the importance of the basic foundation exploration and evoking skills that underlie the ICF definition of coaching, skills which, in turn, empower us to demonstrate all eight of the coaching competencies. This is a highly interactive session, and the content is appropriate for ACCs, PCCs, MCCs, and coach applicants. Plus, we have fun!

Music Makes Me: The Next Level of Music in Coaching

09:45 am - 10:45 am Vienna

Neuro-Science has confirmed for years the power of music in our brains. As coaches, we have embraced Somatics as a powerful coaching modality. What keeps us from doing the same with music? Come to a highly experiential workshop to explore this Next Level of your own coaching.

Doing the Coach Dance Across Generations

09:45 am - 10:45 am Great Falls

For the first time in our history there are five generations working together in the workforce. Each of these generations were shaped by different historical events that influence their worldview, core values and expectations for the workplace. These differences create challenges in the workplace for leaders in navigating the complexity of staff relationships and ensuring an engaging productive workplace for staff who may possess different expectations for their role, their career trajectory, how they are treated and supported at work. In this interactive session we will explore how generational differences have created challenges for coachees and how we can support their continued growth through coaching.

Participants will leave with increased knowledge about complexity, how complexity shows up in coaching and learn simple practices they can immediately apply in their work.


7:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration Desk

Registration continued


7:00 am - 8:15 am Grand Ballroom

Looking to make the most out of your conference experience? Join us for a networking breakfast in the main ballroom. This is a fantastic opportunity to connect with fellow attendees in an informal setting and build meaningful relationships that could contribute to your professional growth. By attending the breakfast, you'll be able to share your ideas, learn from others, and expand your network, ultimately enhancing your overall conference experience. Don't miss out on this valuable opportunity to make lasting connections!

Being the Right Coach for Anyone

08:30 - 09:30 AM Salon 1

Session Description to Come

The AI-Driven Coach: How Rapid Advancements in AI and Digital Coaching Technology are Redefining the Practice of Coaching

08:30 - 09:30 AM Salon 4

Over the last three years the coaching profession has been undergoing rapid transformation.

The rapid rise of digital coaching platforms along with near overnight rise of generative AI has fueled unprecedented transformation in the coaching industry. As these new AI-driven technologies continue to evolve, the nature of coaching and how we define coaching will continue to change in unexpected ways. During the session we will explore the digital coaching landscape, the latest AI-driven technologies and the impact AI is having on coaching as a practice and a profession.

Dr. Woodward will also share his insights from the newly launched NYU SPS Coaching Innovation Lab.

Emotions Matter! Identify Your Motivational Fingerprint to Pursue the Life You Want

08:30 - 09:30 AM Vienna

Over the past few decades, in study after study, emotional forces have been shown to massively outweigh human rationality in determining our actual choices and actions. This insight is reshaping both science and industry as its power is harnessed for therapeutic and commercial ends. Understanding this dynamic can enable coaches to better serve their clients, our coaching practices and our personal lives.

What are "first principles" underlying all human motivation? This session explores such principles within the context of two fundamental questions:
· “Where in your life do you wish to make a change?”
· “What level of change do you wish to make?”

Also, this session includes an opportunity to experience a newly developed 3-minute online measurement tool that enables coach attendees to clearly identify their key emotional needs and those of their clients as well as get started on a personal path to emotional fulfillment.

Learned Bravery: Empowering Transformational Change in Coaching

08:30 - 09:30 AM Great Falls

Being an effective coach and change-agent requires bravery: the bravery to challenge deeply embedded world views, the bravery to listen without internalizing, and the bravery to explore unchartered territory that could benefit the client.

Despite the importance of bravery in coaching, fear can cut off the pivotal conversations and actions needed for desired, lasting change. Wonderfully, research on adult development shows that bravery is a skill that can be learned and developed – and it is cumulative so that each brave step creates a foundation for another brave step.

Learned Bravery is the focus of this workshop! Learned Bravery is an evidence-based process for learning and developing the bravery needed to facilitate and support transformational change!"

Traps for the Unwary 2.0 - Pricing and Business Pitfalls in the Business of Coaching

09:45 - 10:45 AM Salon 1

Is your coaching-client ratio in alignment with your bottom line? Do you wish you could coach more but are unsure of how to make it happen financially? If you’ve ever wanted transparency regarding your earning potential and wondered about the top business pitfalls in getting there, this workshop is for you.

In this highly interactive session, you’ll discover trends in coach-pricing as well as the top five business pitfalls new business owners make when setting up a coaching practice. Join Sarah Happel, MCC & GMU Coach Fellow, and Jim Sims, PCC, Esq. to demystify attaining your financial goals and legally protecting yourself as you do it. You will leave with concrete resources to support you in confidently offering your coaching rates and protecting your business for years to come.

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Registration Rates

Register by July 15 to Save - Rates Increase by $100 on JULY 16

ICF Metro DC Member

Metro DC Chapter Members

$ 399
  • All Access
  • 24+ Sessions
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Thursday Lunch & Reception

ICF Member

Not a Metro DC Chapter Member

$ 450
  • All Access
  • 24+ Sessions
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Thursday Lunch & Reception


Not an ICF Member

$ 525
  • All Access
  • 24+ Sessions
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Thursday Lunch & Reception

Register bY july 15 to save $100!

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