Certified Coaches Federation Annual Conference 2017
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Overcoming Adversity

2017 Annual Conference

September 30 - October 1, 2017
Calgary, Alberta


Let Adversity Give Life to Possibility...

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.

As coaches, one of the most valuable contributions we can offer our clients is 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.


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

Featured Speakers

Day one features short talk model presentations (TEDx style)

Josée Boisvert

Broadcast Your Story With New Language

Mike Chambers

Battling the Adversity Within

Dietrich Desmarais

Overcoming Adversity with the Neuroscience of Emotional Intelligence

Jolie Engelbrecht

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

Shirley Ann Felder

Talking Trash

Isabel Ferreira

Your Miraculous Life

Lesa George

Hot Coals: The Fine Art of Forgiving

Jenna Goodhand

Let Your Tragedy Be Your Strategy

Karen Hourtovenko

Life is a Decision

Rod Macdonald

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

Dai Manuel

Seeking a Life Free of Addiction started with a Choice

Tim McClure

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

Charles Mugaviri

Maturing through Adversity

Gina Papanou

Reclaiming Your Life After Burnout

Tracy Thibodeau

Falling Gracefully: Finding Your Life's Purpose

Natalie Wilson

Strength, Courage, and a Little Bit of Lipstick

Rosemary Workman

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

2016 CCF Conference Speakers Panel
2016 CCF Conference Speakers Panel


Day two features four half-day workshops led by these exceptional facilitators

Derrick Sweet

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

Abe Brown

Building Trust and Credibility in Branding as a Coach

Norm Trainor

8 Best Practices of High Performing Coaches

Bill Carr

Speech Mastery: The Art of Influence

General Admission

$399* until July 5, 2017
  • Full Price $599* (*plus GST)

Gold Admission

$599* until July 5, 2017
  • Full Price $799* (*plus GST)
  • Conference RECORDINGS
  • Saturday Night NETWORKING Cocktails & Hors d'Oeuvres
  • Certified Coach MEMBER DIRECTORY Featured Listing

VIP Admission

$899* until July 5, 2017
  • Full Price $1,099* (*plus GST)
  • Conference RECORDINGS
  • Priority SEATING
  • Saturday Night NETWORKING Cocktails & Hors d'Oeuvres
  • Sunday Night DINNER
  • Certified Coach MEMBER DIRECTORY Platinum Listing
  • Certified Advanced Coach Training Course™ (only until July 5th!)

“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


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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