Certified Coaches Federation Annual Conference 2017
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Live Global Online Event


2017 Annual Life Coach Conference

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Let Adversity Make You a Better Coach...

We are conditioned to avoid adversity at all costs, yet adversity, like soil, grounds us and makes us grow. Each time we face and overcome adversity, we’re given the opportunity to become resilient, confident, and courageous… to rise above any setbacks we may face in our lives and help others do the same.

As coaches, we create value by offering our clients a perspective that teaches them how to plan, prepare and persist against any form of adversity. Our conference celebrates the people who have become who they are today because of their unique perspective and strategies on Overcoming Adversity, and how you can be an even more successful coach as a result.


"Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity."
- Lou Holtz

Featured Speakers

Short talk model presentations (TEDx style)

Day 1 | Saturday, September 30

Rod Macdonald

11:05 am (ET)

Fear of Water to Four-Time Ironman: How to Crush your Fears

Jenna Goodhand

11:35 am (ET)

Let Your Tragedy Be Your Strategy

Isabel Ferreira

12:05 pm (ET)

Your Miraculous Life

Shirley Ann Felder

12:35 pm (ET)

Talking Trash

Tracy Thibodeau

3:50 pm (ET)

Falling Gracefully: Finding Your Life's Purpose

Mike Chambers

4:20 pm (ET)

Battling the Adversity Within

Dietrich Desmarais

4:50 pm (ET)

Overcoming Adversity with the Neuroscience of Emotional Intelligence

Gina Papanou

5:20 pm (ET)

Reclaiming Your Life After Burnout

Day 2 | Sunday, October 1

Dai Manuel

11:05 am (ET)

Seeking a Life Free of Addiction started with a Choice

Jolie Engelbrecht

11:35 am (ET)

I bet nothing bad EVER happened to you! .... and other things people say to Happy People

Charles Mugaviri

12:05 pm (ET)

Maturing through Adversity

Rosemary Workman

12:35 pm (ET)

From Blindsided to Blessed: How to Swiftly Turn Tragedy to Triumph in Four Steps!

Lesa George

3:50 pm (ET)

Hot Coals: The Fine Art of Forgiving

Tim McClure

4:20 pm (ET)

Tipping Points: The Big Impact that Small Things Can Make on Our Lives

Karen Hourtovenko

4:50 pm (ET)

Life is a Decision

Natalie Wilson

5:20 pm (ET)

Strength, Courage, and a Little Bit of Lipstick


Four half-day workshops led by these exceptional facilitators

Norm Trainor

Day 1 - 1:15 pm (ET)

8 Best Practices of High Performing Coaches

Abe Brown

Day 1 - 6:00 pm (ET)

Building Trust and Credibility in Branding as a Coach

Bill Carr

Day 2 - 1:15 pm (ET)

Speech Mastery: The Art of Influence

Derrick Sweet

Day 2 - 6:00 pm (ET)

Learn How to Earn Six Figures a Year as a Healthy Wealthy and Wise® Partner & Coach

General Admission

$197 + appl.tax

Gold Admission

$297 + appl.tax
  • Conference RECORDINGS
  • Certified Coach MEMBER DIRECTORY Featured Listing
  • Certified GROUP COACH Practitioner™ Course (Value$479)

VIP Admission

$897 + appl.tax
  • Conference RECORDINGS 2017
  • Conference 2016 Highlights RECORDING
  • Certified Coach MEMBER DIRECTORY Platinum Listing
  • Certified ADVANCED COACH Training Course™ (Value $1979)
  • Certified GROUP COACH Practitioner™ Course (Value $479)

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Live Global ONLINE Event

With the goal of making a positive impact on the world, this GLOBAL online event is designed to be accessible and convenient for you!

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If you are interested in being a sponsor for this event, please e-mail support@certifiedcoachesfederation.com or call Derrick Sweet at 1.866.455.2155