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The Real Difference Between Coaching and Therapy with a bonus session on ICF Philosophy and Process of Self-Regulation of Coaching

April 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Event Date & Time:

Date:  Monday, April 9th, 2018


5:30-6:30pm Networking & Dinner

6:30-8:15 Program & Bonus Presentation

8:15 Q & A, Networking

The Real Difference Between Coaching and Therapy

This is one of the most common questions about coaching, “What’s the difference between coaching and therapy?” Do you often struggle with answering this question in a way that doesn’t criticize therapy but still promotes coaching? Learn how to define therapy and the basic therapeutic modalities and see how they can both be similar and different to the core competencies of coaching. Learn simple language that will help you explain the difference to potential clients.

Plus earn 1.5 Core Competency CCEUs.

 About Our Presenter:     

Lisa claims that despite her expansive education and experience, her greatest training came from being a sandwich maker and cashier at Wendy’s restaurants. Working with cranky customers and apathetic employees taught her how to motivate and serve others with compassion and tact. Her numerous retail and administrative positions that helped finance her education also helped contribute to her ability to work with a wide range of personalities in an even wider range of settings.

Lisa is a dynamic and enthusiastic executive coach and trainer.  As a lover of learning and personal growth, Lisa’s unique experience and education makes her a favorite of executives and employees alike.  She is funny, fun, interested, and interesting.  As a mother, wife, and psychologist, Lisa has years of listening experience as well as cheerleading, supporting, and comforting others.  She brings these skills to organizations, leaders, and individuals.

Lisa got her start in the banking industry and while getting her graduate degrees worked as a real estate appraiser.  Yet she credits her auspicious beginnings as a cashier at Wendy’s for creating the powerful and patient communicator that she is today.  Lisa has worked with hundreds of companies, professionals, and employees at all levels of an organization.  Her years of clinical and professional experience have helped her to be comfortable with any issues that arise and navigating uncomfortable situations with ease.

Currently Lisa is the owner of a private coaching and consulting business delivering presentations, executive and personal coaching, and an entertaining blog for her readers.  She is a veteran speaker and trainer and is a lead trainer for one of the top international coaching companies in the world.  She is also a corporate trainer for an elite corporate training and management company.   Lisa is married and has three young adult children.  She loves hiking, biking, and reading.

****BONUS: ICF Philosophy and Process of Self-Regulation of Coaching By Tom Horne****

ICF has a strong program and support network focused on Self-Regulation of the Profession of Coaching in the United Sates.

Discussion will include the Foundations of the concept of self-regulation and how it compares to the regulated coaching profession in areas outside of the United States. We will also look briefly at European Union views, an alternative initiative in Australia, an example of US Court Opinions on Coaching, how ICF responds to potential regulatory actions, a high level look at legal requirements regarding Client Confidentiality, and finally a brief look at the Recognition of Coaching as a Distinct Profession.

Tom Horne, Family Business and Executive Coach

Tom is an intuitive coach who brings experience working in and leading family and public businesses for over 30 years. He helps teams and individual leaders to communicate effectively thereby creating a developmental and performance oriented context in both large and small organizations.
Additionally, Tom coaches and mentors owners and managers in privately held companies in the area of board development, succession planning, effective family participation, implementing growth and performance improvement strategies, and assuring alignment of family and corporate interests.
Tom’s special coaching skills include active listening; strong intuition; being a stand for clients’ greatness; relating personal experiences; and enabling clients to create effective, achievable improvement plans with measurable results and effective follow through and accountability.

NOTE: We encourage registration online so we may accommodate guest needs.


April 9
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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DePaul University (O’Hare Campus)
8770 W. Bryn Mawr Triangle Plaza Building (2nd Floor)
Chicago,IL60631United States


ICF Chicago

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