The Evolution of Coaching:
Learning from the Past, Living in the Present, Leading the Future



September 21-22, 2023

San Diego, CA

We invite you to join the Institute of Coaching and a wonderful team of dedicated IOC Fellows and thought leaders for a two-day gathering to explore the evolution of coaching, learn from the past, live in the present and lead into an exciting future.

Together, we will explore the evolution of coaching as an industry and look towards ways to enhance and inspire more depth in our own coaching process. We will begin with reflections on the history of coaching with guests who have been instrumental in building the core evidence-base on which the current profession of coaching is based, including leadership, health and wellness, career, positive psychology and other domains.

With senior leaders from a variety of industries, thought leaders from a wide range of scientific, psychological and spiritual spheres, we will engage in dialogue about how we can increase our capabilities and skills in a world filled with disruption, where our talents and gifts are needed more than ever.

We are excited to come together in beautiful San Diego for learning, support, and community.


Venue Information


Estancia La Jolla Hotel

9700 N. Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: 858-412-0500

Room Rate:  $339 plus a $39.00 per night Resort Fee
Cut-off Date:  August 21, 2023

Booking Link: Institute of Coaching

Conference Agenda

8:00 am to 8:45 am EST

Registration and Breakfast

8:45 am to 9:00 am EST

Coming to Presence through Meditation

9:00 am to 10:30 am EST

The Coaching Journey: How Far We Have Come

We’ll take a look back to the roots of this expanding developmental modality, reflecting together on our personal journeys that have culminated in being a part of one of the world’s fastest growing professions.

10:30 am to 11:00 am EST


11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST

IOC Research: Engage on Human-Centered Leadership

Participants will have an opportunity to work directly with the IOC Director of Research in a workshop on the evolution of an emergent form of leadership-in-action that we call “human-centered”. Together, we will examine what is evolving in the post-pandemic era that impacts how leaders and organizations thrive in the new hybrid world of work.

12:00 pm to 1:15 pm EST


1:15 pm to 3:15 pm EST

Shaping the Workplace of Today and Tomorrow

C-suite executives, AI experts, and thought leaders with a wide range of backgrounds will come together in “the fishbowl” to dialogue with participants around issues related to the disruptive technologies, global dislocations, eco-anxiety and more—and to explore the potential impact of coaching—where, when and how.

3:15 pm to 3:45 pm EST


3:45 pm to 5:30 pm EST

Coming Together: Coaches and Leaders Fostering the Age of Inclusion

A diverse panel of executives and coaches will come together to share their knowledge on how to create a sense of belonging and inclusion in the workplace. How can we catalyze and leverage diversity in human-centered organizations through culture and behavior change, alignment, vision, and collaboration? What is the coaches role?

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EST

Cocktail Reception

7:30 am to 8:00 am EST

Coming Together through Mindfulness and Grounding

8:00 am to 9:00 am EST


9:00 am to 10:00 am EST

The Challenges of Being Human in an AI-driven World

In this interactive workshop, we will deepen and expand our humanity with an exploration of how to transcend our ego. Led by a decorated former Navy SEAL commander we will find our way to a personal and transpersonal ground that is always available to us in times of duress, as well as times of tranquility, even peace. We will learn, from the wisdom of battle, what can be applied to our individual quest for improvement: How do we face complexity and disruptions and still coach from the wise core of our being?

10:00 am to 10:30 am EST


10:30 am to 12:15 pm EST

Co-learning Lab: Putting the Practice to Work

When coaching a senior leader, what do you see others do not? What do they see you do not? Six top executives within various industries will join with us together for coaching. Attendees will have the opportunity to coach these executives on their most complex questions and challenges of today—and to observe their colleagues in action!

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm EST


1:15 pm to 2:15 pm EST

Human Development at a Crossroads

Scott Barry Kaufman, the best-selling author of Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization and host of the world’s #1 psychology podcast, will join us for a keynote and fireside chat: an evidence-based examination of the future of human development.

2:15 pm to 2:30 pm EST

Closing Discussion

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST

Salk Institute Tour

This will be a guided tour of the Salk and how the vision of Jonas Salk came to life and continues to thrive today. This is a perfect place to explore and contemplate all that has been shared and taken in during our time together in the conference. What might our vision be going forward into the future of coaching? Learn more about the Salk Institute here: The Salk Institute

Cancellation Policy

Cancel by July 15 for a full refund. There are no refunds after July 15 (in emergency situations you may be able to transfer your registration).