Coaching Niche Forum: A Panel of ICF Coaches discuss how they work and market to their niche,
Moderated by Bonnie Souther
Each coach has his or her passion and special interest in coaching. Come join us for an exploration of specialties and niches and tell us what your passion is as we make our introductions around the room. After introductions, Bonnie Souther will moderate a panel of four of our member coaches, each with a unique specialty or niche. They will share what brought them to their specialty and how they help their clients realize their coaching goals. Questions from the audience are welcomed and encouraged.
Dr. Hank Clemons: Emotional Intelligence Training and Coach
Hank Clemons is the Founder and CEO of the Society of Emotional Intelligence – a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing emotional intelligence into practice in all walks of life including schools, families, organizations, and communities. Hank is also an Executive Emotional Intelligence Coach to leaders and organizations. As a coach, he partners with individuals to identify their strengths and development areas that are then used to create an action plan that leads to increased performance, productivity and overall well-being. He recently became a certified hypnotherapist to expand his coaching services to clients with emotional barriers. Hank is also a Training Partner of MHS (Multi Health Systems) where he certifies individuals in the use of the EQ-i 2.0 – the most widely used validated assessment on emotional intelligence in the market today. He is the radio show host of: “Let’s Talk EI”. The show is broadcast weekly at 12:00 noon EST and features guests that provides timely information on topics related to emotional intelligence.
Susan Hahn: Executive and Physician Leadership training and Coaching
As an executive coach, workplace mediator, and trainer, Susan works with diverse organizations throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. She is a credentialed executive coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation and a certified mediator through The Maryland Institute for Continuing Education of Lawyers. Susan is a Certified Physician Leadership Coach through the Physician Coaching Institute. Her coaching partnerships with physicians focus on supporting them as they move into leadership positions (i.e. chair and chief roles), and/or work through common leadership development challenges
Michael Parise: Life/Spiritual Growth Coaching
Michael is former Catholic priest and a life coach and spiritual mentor who helps busy executives and professionals who are drowning from responsibilities at home and work. His gifts are warmth, clarity, and personal connection. His clients feel his integrity and appreciate his candor and humor. Whether he is focused on practical life issues or matters of the soul, clients experience a shift in their energy and focus, so they feel more peaceful and satisfied. It’s not just Michael’s sincerity that wins people over, it’s his focus on their potential for positive personal spiritual growth.
Wendy Rudd Certified Life Coach, ELI-MP
Wendy Rudd received her B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University in 1995. She began her teaching career working at a Title 1 school working with a diverse population of students and families. Her biggest challenge in the classroom was meeting the needs of her students that ranged in ability from Autistic to Gifted. In 2003, Wendy gave birth to twin girls and moved to Sarasota to be closer to family. Her daughter, Jayme was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder and tested high on the gifted spectrum by the age of 6. While learning to navigate through the daily struggles that came with these two diagnoses, Wendy came to realize the importance of self-care and what it means to “put your own oxygen mask on first before helping others”. Following her passion for helping and educating others she became a Certified Life Coach through the International Coach Federation Accredited Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) Coach Training Program. It is through the coaching process that she is able to help parents of children with special needs be the best version of themselves so that they can be the best parent for their child(ren).