Cultivating Conversations that Matter
March 23 (Tampa)
Panel: Dr. Sandra Braham, Sherri Sutton & Bobbi Gemma (Facilitator)
In our ever-increasing polarized world, we encounter incivility and conflict daily. Helping our clients navigate these difficult and stressful conversations is more critical every day as they are faced with “hot” topics that set off emotional responses.
Masterful coaches ask powerful questions that help the client move from point A to point B. We’re highly skilled at not giving advice or leading the client, but we often struggle when our own biases and barriers mask our client’s triggers, preventing both of us from seeing the big picture.
Join us to begin cultivating conversations honoring our own triggers and having greater insight into our clients. We will explore opportunity with a live client demonstration, working with powerful questions, introspection, and feedback. Whether you are new to coaching, or have many years in the profession, you will be able to add some new techniques to help your clients, neighbors, friends, and community.
About our Panel
This panel will be moderated by Bobbi Gemma, MCC. Bobbi is a Master Certified Coach and founding member of ICF. She has been coaching for nearly 25 years. Bobbi also teaches coaching at University of Miami and Virginia Tech and mentors new and experienced coaches. She works with executives and leaders in a wide range of organizations globally and is a member of ICF-CF.
Joining Bobbi will be Dr. Sandra Braham, the President and CEO of Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services (GCJFCS). Sandra has spent 20 years in the non-profit sector including 10 years as the CEO of YWCA, El Paso, the largest YWCA in the nation.
Sherri Sutton rounds out our panel. Sherri is the Chief Unlearning Officer for Positive Impact Force. Sherri is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP), a certified Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator, on the board of Social Enterprise Alliance Tampa Bay, and is a member of ICF-CF.