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Welcome to the San Diego Professional Coaches Alliance

Hello, I’m Elizabeth Fried.  As your president serving my second term, I’m delighted to welcome you to The San Diego Professional Coaches Alliance (SDPCA).  We are a professional learning community dedicated to providing abundant opportunities and connections for coaches.  We also encourage others interested in  coaching and allied fields to join us as well as those who serve coaches.  Our goal is to co-create a better world for all.   SDPCA offers stimulating professional development programs that cover a balance of coaching skill core competencies as well as business and personal development.

We are proud to be an approved provider for CEUs by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the Center for Credentialing in Education (CCE) for the BCC.  As such, we  are committed to bringing our members excellent programming  in our vision to become the premier coaching organization in Southern California.  We’d love for you to join us at a meeting and try us out.  You’ll find our members warm and welcoming and truly interested in getting to know you.  I encourage you to subscribe to our monthly newsletter  by completing the brief form on the right hand side of this page so you can stay up to date on latest speakers, workshops and planned activiites.  Also, if you are looking for a way to develop your leadership skills, we have many opportunities to  volunteer   in a variety of roles.  We’ll look forward to seeing you soon!

SDPCA Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings are the second Monday of every month at The Sheraton Four Points, 8110 Aero Drive, San Diego 92123 (858-277-8888). Meeting registration and networking take place from 9:30 – 10:00 am.   Our meeting and guest speaker run between  10:00 am – noon.  Check out this month’s Guest Speaker below!

After each meeting at 12:15 PM, you can join Coaches in Action.  This sub-group meets with an experienced coach to do some “rapid recall” of what you learned and how you can apply it in your coaching practice. Sometimes the speaker will join you as well. It’s a great opportunity to ingrain your learning and get to know your colleagues on a deeper level. These sessions usually lasts about an hour,  depending on the interest and conversation. It is not only useful, but fun! Feel free to bring your own lunch or grab something from the coffee bar in the lobby if you want.

All meetings are free to members, except for those seeking CEU credits.  These members will be charged a $15 processing fee. While pre-registration is not required, all members and guests must sign in and wear their badges at the meeting to gain entrance.  Guests are always welcome. First-time guests attend for free unless CEU credits are desired.  In that case the first-time guest will be charged a processing fee at the non-member rate of $25. Meeting costs for returning non-member guests are $20 (cash or check) per meeting, plus $25 if CEU credit is desired.  If you decide to join the day of your first paid meeting, the $20 meeting fee will be applied to your yearly membership if paid in full on that day.

EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2014: The non-member guest fee has increased to $25 per meeting. The cost  of obtaining CEU credit for meetings remains an additional $25.00.

August’s Speaker 

1.0 CEU Approved in Resource Development from ICF  

August 11, 2014

Your Signature High-End Client System

with Jon Block

Jon Block

Many coaches struggle with getting high-end clients. They don’t have a signature process or package that solves a deep problem, and what they charge does not reflect their true value. Here & Now’s Rainmaker System solves that, enabling you to earn at least $10,000 per month. 

Coaches Will Gain:

1. Confidence
2. Clarity on their high end-offer
3. A deeper understanding of whom they serve and the key transformation they provide

About Jon Block
Jon Block is the founder of the Here & Now Network, a training company that empowers coaches and service providers to create high-end packages that deliver massive transformation and move humanity forward. He created Here & Now in 2011 and since helped hundreds of entrepreneurs to quit their day jobs and/or double their practices. He is most fulfilled by seeing his clients evolve into their highest potential. He lives in San Diego, and enjoys time with his girlfriend Roni, his parents, and attending concerts, plays, and movies.

September’s Speaker 

1.0 CEU Approved in Core Competency Units from ICF  

September 8, 2014

Leadership as a Hero’s Journey

with Eric Kaufmann

Eric KaufmannLeaders are accountable for results. And, leaders face unrelenting uncertainty on the path to results. Great coaches guide leaders to courageously leverage obstacles and uncertainty, and build engaged teams in which people are both powerful and empowered. This presentation is a call to arms. It shares practical ideas and tools that deepen your ability to be a coach that is effective, efficient, and deliberate; a coach whom leaders are drawn to follow.

Coaches Will:

1. Apply a four step process to managing ambiguity and anxiety
2. Develop a plan for addressing fear in leadership
3. Analyze and minimize the barriers to addressing uncertainty in leadership.

About Eric Kaufmann

Eric’s diverse and varied life is a commitment to understanding and teaching wisdom. His published book, Leadership as a Hero’s Journey, shares practical ideas and tools that deepen a leader’s ability to be efficient, effective and deliberate; a leader whom people are drawn to follow. The crucible of Eric’s journey contains 13 years of leadership consulting, management at Fortune 100 firms, degrees in business and psychology a quarter century of Zen practice, living in Israel and South Africa, teaching as a Master Scuba Diving instructor, and working as a certified hypnotherapist.