Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare Virtual Conference

Innovation is Our Future. Self. Community. World.

April 27 – 29, 2023

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) has approved this event for
11.75 CCE hours (7.75 Core Competencies and 4 Research Development)

2023 Award Winners


9:30 am to 10:00 am EST

Virtual Networking

10:00 am to 10:15 am EST
10:15 am to 11:15 am EST

Real Time Leadership: A framework for Success

David and Carol have pulled together years of coaching experience and identified a 4-part framework to help leaders and leadership coaches go from good, to great, to extraordinary. They will share their model with the acronym MOVE to pull together insights that will be useful to you. M - Learn to be mindfully alert like an elite athlete O - Find the power of options and always having four ways to win V - Finding and validating your ideal vantage point E - Learn to engage and effect change They will walk you through cases and ways that people have overcome challenges in real time to find the winning moves when stakes are high.

11:15 am to 12:15 pm EST

Humanocracy: Unleashing the power of human ingenuity at work

Most large organizations are still bureaucratic at their core — hierarchical, authoritarian, and rule-choked. Until this changes, our organizations will continue to be timid, inertial, and incremental. There is, however, an alternative. In healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, and other industries, one can now find a small number of vanguard organizations that are proving it is possible to run large, complex institutions with a minimum of bureaucracy. These management renegades are resilient, empowering, and enjoy substantial productivity advantages. In his presentation, Gary will outline practical strategies for making the jump from bureaucracy to humanocracy, and describe how inspired coaches can play a pivotal role in building organizations that are fit for the future an fit for human beings.

12:15 pm to 12:45 pm EST

Virtual Networking

12:45 pm to 1:45 pm EST

Artificial Intelligence Coaching

This session will take a critical look at what AI is, common misperceptions, what we actually know about using AI in coaching based on empirical research, and the role that AI could play in the future of coaching.

1:45 pm to 2:45 pm EST

Beyond the Absence of Disease: Communication, Health and Well-being

Despite major advances in the science of positive health and well-being, the dominant discourse in the public arena and in the industry has been to focus on physical and mental health as distinct areas of health promotion and interventions. Yet both are closely inter-related and, an integrated approach to health and well-being is considered more effective. This talk will focus on positive health science, its determinants and the need for translation to influence policy and practice. Coaches can apply the emerging science in coaching conversations and programs now, and help accelerate mindset transformation in healthcare and beyond.

2:45 pm to 3:00 pm EST
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST

Virtual Networking

9:30 am to 10:00 am EST

Virtual Networking

10:00 am to 10:15 am EST

Opening & Tony Grant Award for Research Excellence

10:15 am to 11:15 am EST

Are coaching dogmas holding us back?

What are the most frequently expressed needs of leaders in their coaching? You might be surprised to hear that it is not what leadership competencies frameworks, or some definitions of coaching suggest. In this fire-side conversation Professor Tatiana Bachkirova of Oxford Brookes University and Angela Passarelli, director of research at the Institute of Coaching, will discuss challenging findings of Tatiana’s latest research project. In questioning other coaching dogmas, they will also touch on ideas which might need to be reconsidered, e.g., one authentic self to discover, one way of seeing the purpose of coaching, one main underpinning science behind our craft and any other that you are interested to include in this conversation.

11:15 am to 12:30 pm EST

Vision of Excellence Award & How Do We Know What Our Clients Need From Us?

For 150 years behavior change has been guided by normative categories but for nearly 100 of those years we should have known that was a mistake. In this talk Dr. Hayes will show how a focus on processes of change reveals this fundamental error and how the field is now preparing to correct it using ""idionomic"" methods. Stated simply if we want to know what our clients need from us we need to stop treating human beings as error terms and instead adopt a view that every human voice deserves to be heard. He will show concrete new methods for doing just that.

12:30 pm to 1:00 pm EST

Virtual Networking

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST

Advancing Coaching Research at the IOC

Advancing the science of coaching is core to the mission of the IOC. In this session, IOC directors Drs. Angela Passarelli and Pamela Larde will discuss the Institute’s current research initiatives, as well as highlight the inaugural studies funded by the IOC-ICF coaching research grant program. CEO of the International Coaching Federation, Magdalena Mook, will join us to share her perspective on the role of research in the coaching profession as we look to the future together.

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

The Power of Age and Generational Diversity For Coaches

It’s well documented that having a diverse workforce is very critical to an organization’s performance, productivity and profitability. However, there is an area of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) that is often overlooked — but extremely relevant to all professionals and the coaching industry at large. And that is AGE. Also, mentorship is the cornerstone of personal and career growth. From the “experience rich” leader (Boomer/Gen X), to the “emerging professional” (Millennials/Gen Z) — every generation has a quiver of invaluable insights and perspectives that can benefit each other. This is why mutual mentoring between generations should be reinforced and embraced in the workplace. Let’s have a multi-generational conversation about it!

3:00 pm to 3:15 pm EST
3:15 pm to 3:45 pm EST

Virtual Networking

9:15 am to 9:45 am EST

Virtual Networking

9:45 am to 10:15 am EST

Opening & Ellen Shub Award for Coaching for Social Good

10:15 am to 11:15 am EST

Promoting Racial Equity: Moving from Principle to Practice

Research has revealed a “principle-practice gap,” where individuals and organizations state commitments to racial equity in principle, but fail to take the action necessary to promote meaningful change. When further examining this gap, Dr. Williams has discovered a breakdown in communication and disconnects at the individual and systems level that stifle progress. In this keynote address, she will discuss these evidence-based trends and propose how to leverage these insights to build more effective inclusion strategies.

11:15 am to 12:15 pm EST

Beyond Languishing to Flourishing: Physician Well-being and the Role of Coaching

In this keynote session, Dr. Palamara will provide an overview of the physician burnout crisis, the factors that contribute and promote their workplace well-being, and the role of coaching in supporting physician well-being. Dr. Palamara will also share practical strategies to incorporating positive psychology into workplace conversations and data from recent trials on the impact of physician coaching initiatives on well-being and burnout.

12:15 pm to 12:45 pm EST

Virtual Networking

12:45 pm to 1:45 pm EST

Deep Connections: The Secret to Successful Lives, Organizations, and Great Human Achievements

Some of the most successful leaders, boards, organizations, and collaborations have a secret power: their partnerships. It’s not their skills or experiences that matter most, it is their ability to partner--to forge deep connections. Explore the threads that are common to extraordinary partnerships and collaborations. Understand how you can become better coaches and leaders through the relationships you nurture. Spark ideas for how collectives of leaders can collaborate to change organizations for the better. Learn from the experience of one of the greatest collaborators of our time, Dame Graça Machel, as she shares her thoughts on partnering with The Elders (from Nelson Mandela to Jimmy Carter), with the amazing community of female leaders that she works with at The Graça Machel Trust, and her other deep connections.

1:45 pm to 2:00 pm EST
9:30am - 10:00am EST

Yoga for Everyone

Angela Miller Barton, Membership Program Coordinator at Wellcoaches Corporation

This will be a gentle yoga practice for all levels designed to help keep us alert and energized for learning during the conference. Please dress in attire that you are able to move about in, if possible.

Transcending the Boundary Between 1on1 Coaching and Organizational Development

Miu Che, Coach (ICF PCC) & Project Manager at CoachA
Nao Fukubayashi, Researcher at CoachA

While coaching is known as an effective approach to develop leaders, how can it truly contribute to organizations' needs to spontaneously transform as a whole in this rapidly changing world? In this session, we, as a pioneer in Japan's coaching, will share our methodology and evidence that we have developed through 25 years of practice and would love to exchange wisdom with you.

Creating a Coaching Culture in Academic Medical Centers: UNC School of Medicine Case Study

Darelyn (DJ) Mitsch, MCC, Founder at Healthcare Coaching Institute
Bryant Murphy, MD, MBA, Sr Associate Dean for Leadership Development at UNC School of Medicine

Explore a good start for building a coaching culture to gain the most traction. DJ and Bryant will present a journey map and how HCI’s signature Leader as Coach program is engaging senior leaders to support a culture of coaching.

Conflict Builds Powerful Relationships & High-Performing Teams

Leslye Taylor, Executive Coach & Consultant at PlanA!

Join this networking event to learn how conflict can be used as a tool for deep connection and innovation on teams. You’ll leave with new connections, new self-awareness, and a strategic plan to grow your capacity to engage in healthy conflict.

12:15pm - 12:45pm EST

Mindful Meditation Practice and Training

Eric Kaufmann, Chief Executive Officer at Sagatica

This session is a "twofer:" both real-time practice for deeper presence and peace, and training for meditation and its application to coaching.

Barcelona 2022: co-creating an impactful community in EMEA

Ramón Estrada, Founder CEO Coach at Copilot to Leaders
Rolf Pfeiffer, Managing Partner at Schwarz & Pfeiffer Executive Advisory Partners GmbH

Join us in discussing "The Future is Now," IOC Leadership Forum in Barcelona in 2022, brought together 50 participants and organizers from 16 countries. And was the stepping stone of annual live co-creation events to nurture an impactful community of IOC coaches in the EMEA region.

Creating a Brave Space for Black Women Coaches: Addressing Challenges, Celebrating Wins, and Sharing Vision

Pamela Larde, PhD, Director of Education at Institute of Coaching
Shelena Johnson, Founder I Leadership + Transition Coach at Hey Coach Lena LLC
Dr. Tracy Asamoah, MD, ACC, Leadership & Career Coach at Tracy Asamoah Coaching

In this discussion, we will explore the specific challenges that black women coaches and coachees face in their professional lives. We will also discuss the strategies and techniques that have been effective in overcoming these obstacles, as well as share the wins that have been achieved. Additionally, this session will cover the vision and upcoming initiatives for the black women in coaching group, including educational opportunities, peer coaching initiatives, and research projects that address systemic issues that affect black women coaches and coachees.

Prioritizing Human-Centered Leadership in the New World of Work

Rosette Cataldo, AceUp Advisor and Paul Tripp, Executive Coach & AceUp Advisor

With the world and workplace in a constant state of flux, leaders are required to be more adaptable, empathetic, and, above all, human. Join AceUp to discuss how to create a leadership development strategy that is both people-centric and drives business performance.

Speaker Meet & Greet - David Noble and Carol Kauffman

David Noble, Founder at View Advisors; Senior Advisor at Egon Zehnder, Carol Kauffman is Co-Founder of the Institute of Coaching

3:00pm - 3:30pm EST

Mindful Meditation Practice and Training

Eric Kaufmann, Chief Executive Officer at Sagatica

This session is a "twofer:" both real-time practice for deeper presence and peace, and training for meditation and its application to coaching.

The Evolution of Coaching

Eileen Coskey Fracchia, CEO at El Camino Group

An info session around the exclusive two-day IOC Leadership Forum (ICLF) in-person members event and why we've chosen "The Evolution of Coaching: Learning from the Past, Living in the Present, Leading the Future," as the ICLF topic.

A Dialogue on Coach Well-Being in a Digital Environment

Hunter Black, PhD, People Science Manager at BetterUp
Sarah Haidar, PhD, Data Scientist at BetterUp

Join behavioral scientists from BetterUp’s Coaching Science team in a virtual networking session where we will:
• share insights on emerging research on the well-being of coaches
• facilitate a dialogue and generate ideas on how to support coach well-being in a sustainable way

  • First, I learned from the latest research on coaching to stay critical towards my own biases as a coach and to notice the dogmas that are holding us back as coaches. Second, I got inspired by top executive Coaches such as Carol Kauffman and David Noble who shared their perspectives on how to help clients grow their leadership. I started using their framework and approach. Third, the latest research on Coaching Effectiveness in Healthcare and within other sectors broadened my awareness of what is really helping clients to cope with mental health issues. Last but not least the latest research and experiments with AI in coaching were refreshing and taught me how to embrace AI and see the opportunities instead of the threats.

  • The 2023 IOC Virtual Annual Conference was engaging, inspiring and accessible. It was a wonderful way to meet, network with, and hear from coaches and top experts from around the world. I especially enjoyed learning about coaching approaches to treat burnout with questions to guide your client's perspective, ideologies to differentiate illness from wellness and to support well-being in our coaching practices and communities, and perspectives on added uses and points of consideration for the effects of A.I. in our field. The conference was well-organized, with personable and timely facilitation, and included recorded sessions, so I was able to rewatch the presentations and catch the ones I missed later on. From one coach to another, I recommend this conference as a great resource not only for CEU's but also as a way to continue to develop and refine your skills!

  • I thoroughly enjoyed attending the IOC 2023 Conference in April. The conference had a wide range of speakers who were able to share their knowledge and research. As a certified executive coach I had many takeaways from the sessions! As a coach, focusing on the whole person is key to having an impact on my clients.  I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the way we view well-being as well as burnout and how we can support our clients in this arena. I found the PERMA model a useful tool in looking at the way we view well-being. It was such a great learning experience for me and I strongly recommend attending this conference. Each session I attended left me wanting to learn more!


What if I’m not a member of the IOC?

We welcome all who are interested to join the conference. IOC Members receive a discount and additional benefits throughout the conference and after.
If you are interested in becoming a member, the IOC is offering an exclusive conference discount to join as an Affiliate member when you register for the conference.
This offer allows you to save $80 when you join as an annual member. You can take advantage of this offer when you register here

What if I miss a session?

All speakers who have consented to being recorded will be accessible for 60 days after the conference. If you are worried you may miss a session and are curious if it will be recorded please reach out to

How many CEUs do I receive?

Harvard Medical School is offering accreditation and continuing education credits. For a full list please click here

How do I receive my IOC member discount?

Current IOC members receive a discount of $30 off the conference fee. Please contact

Is the virtual conference hosted on zoom?

Yes, you will receive an email via HMS with a special link and code to access the conference over the three days. 

How do I access the virtual conference?

Once you register you will receive an email from Harvard Medical School with details on how to access each day. The Conference will be delivered via Zoom and you will have a code to use each day to access the daily sessions.