Over 200 Professional Coaches Impacting Society at the 7th Annual Capital Coaches Conference - June 2, 2010, GWU - Cafritz Center

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The Metro DC Chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF) is pleased to announce its 7th Annual Capital Coaches Conference. This year's theme is Thriving Coaches, Growing Community, Flourishing World with keynote speaker Daniel H. Pink.

A New York Times best seller author, Daniel Pink's (http://www.danpink.com) fourth and latest book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us examines the three elements of true motivation: autonomy, mastery and purpose. His articles on business and technology have been published in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company and Wired. He served as Vice President Al Gore's chief speechwriter from 1995-1997 and as an aide to Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. He received a BA from Northwestern University and a JD from Yale Law School.

"Given the interest and enthusiasm from the community, the caliber and quality of our speakers and breakout sessions, this year's conference promises to be extraordinary," said Susan Samakow, President Metro DC Chapter, ICF. "Our chapter proudly hosts this annual event and we've seen a steady and significant increase in attendance each year." The Metro DC Chapter is the largest chapter of the International Coach Federation in the United States with over 630 members.    

Other featured speakers include Patti Digh (http://www.pattidigh.com), award winning blogger and author of Life is a Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful and Live Intentionally and Seth Kahan (http://www.sethkahan.com) author of Getting Change Right: How Leaders Transform Organizations from the Inside Out.

"We provide the nation's capital with a local forum for the art and science of coaching," said Steve Heller, Co-chair, 7th Annual Capital Coaches Conference and President-elect, Metro-DC Chapter, ICF. "With over 45 volunteers and over 200 attendees, the Annual Capital Coaches Conference provides an excellent opportunity for the community on so many different levels."

"Attending coaches can take advantage of these unique educational opportunities and receive CCEU's from the ICF as a result of their demonstration and commitment to enhance their learning and improve their skills. They also have the opportunity to network and improve their ability to impact their clients, whether individual, business, non-profit or government," said Samakow.

Earlier this month the National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center was the recipient of the Metro DC Chapter's Prism Award. The Prism Award salutes the organization that has made the greatest commitment to coaching initiatives and impact on employees in accomplishing significant business results. It is one of the many ways the ICF Metro DC Chapter demonstrates its commitment to the highest standards and ethics in coaching. The 2009 Prism Award recipient was the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.

"Whether you're an experienced or new coach or someone who's interested in our speakers, programs and breakout sessions, I really believe we are offering something of value not only for those who coach, but for everyone," said Heller.

For more information on how the chapter is impacting society or to arrange interviews with the keynote speaker or session presenters please contact Conference Publicity Chair, Angela Charles, 301.774.5118 or email. For conference schedule visit http://www.icfmetrodc.com/ccc-sched.phtml; ICF Metro DC Chapter, visit http://www.icfmetrodc.com; or to learn more about ICF, visit http://www.coachfederation.org .

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