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Maximizing Coaching in Organizations

  • Wed, June 19, 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • University of Phoenix, 8200 IH-10 West San Antonio, Texas 78230
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Coaching is an investment that pays off with its ability to enrich employees’ development, achieve strategic goals, and transform workplaces. Learn how to maximize that investment at San Antonio ATD’s June learning event, Maximizing Coaching in Organizations, on Wednesday, June 19 from 11am-1pm, at University of Phoenix, sponsored by The Center for Coaching Excellence.

ATD San Antonio is partnering with International Coach Federation (ICF) of San Antonio to present two leading coaching authorities. Mary Verstraete, PCC, President of the Center for Coaching Excellence, and Carissa Gay, PCC, President of ICF San Antonio.

They’ll facilitate a discussion on:
          ✔ Defining coaching
          ✔ Identifying coaching purposes and
          ✔ Validating the partnership between internal and external coaches.

About the Speakers:

Mary Verstraete, PCC
President, Center for Coaching Excellence

With more than 30 years’ experience in leadership development, training, and consulting, Mary’s focus is developing leaders of significant influence and shaping professional coach training programs to deliver effective, lasting impact.

In 2007, Mary cofounded the Center for Coaching Excellence (CCE), an organization that provides International Coach Federation-approved coach training and workshops throughout the United States. In addition to her work at CCE, she is a leadership consultant and coach who works with clients in the St. Paul-Minneapolis metro area and around the U.S.

She earned a B.S. degree in Organizational Administration from the University of Northwestern, St. Paul, Minnesota. She is an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC), and holds additional certifications as a Level 1 Gallup StrengthsFinder Coach, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Instrument (MBTI) Administrator, Brand Tool Box® Brand Alignment Facilitator, Certified ScrumMaster and Scrum Product Owner, Leadership Agility® 360 Coach, and Conversational Intelligence® Coach with a concentration in the neuroscience of communication.   

Mary hails from the beautiful Twin Cities area of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, where she resides on a hobby farm with her husband of 40+ years. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and spending time with her two adult daughters and three grandchildren.


Carissa Gay

President, ICF San Antonio

Carissa Gay, MA, PCC is the current President of the San Antonio Chapter of the International Coach Federation. ICFSA is dedicated to helping individuals and organizations drive change and unlock human potential.

Carissa’s career spans 20 years in non-profit, academic, and corporate leadership roles, all focused on coaching, training, and talent development. Working 10 years in the non-profit world (four of which were in the world’s coldest capital), she developed programs to help government, business, and educational leaders improve their communication skills and create a strong organizational culture.

Today she is CEO of Courageous Leaders, a coaching and training organization specializing in leadership and career development, helping impact-minded professionals identify their personal brand and expand their opportunities. She also serves as the Southeast regional trainer for Center for Coaching Excellence, training managers and leaders in the conversational coaching skills that produce high-performing teams.

Carissa holds degrees in English and Christian Education, and a Master's in Counseling. She is credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach (ICF), as well a certified practitioner in emotional intelligence, career management, and brain-based coaching, all part of her mission to equip leaders of vision, courage, and significant impact.

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