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Coaching CoP - "Successful Coaching for Federal Executives and Senior Leaders"

  • 03 Oct 2017
  • 6:40 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Little Falls Library, 5501 Massachusetts Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20816

Coaching CoP

Topic: Successful Coaching for Federal Executives and Senior Leaders

Join us for our October 3rd meeting to hear an expert panel of coaches explore the world of coaching Federal executives and senior leaders. Penny Potter, Keith Earley, and Mark Sachs will share their knowledge and experience to highlight what is unique in working with this population and what qualities and skills are needed by the coach to be successful. Panelists will discuss common challenges when coaching these clients and relate real-life situations they have encountered. Time for audience questions and participation will be included.

Panelists: Penny Potter, Keith Earley, Mark Sachs

  • Penny Potter is Director of Executive Education at George Mason University where she oversees the Mason Institute for Leadership Excellence. She holds a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University and has extensive experience in development and management of leadership coaching programs for the federal government. 
  • Keith Earley has achieved success as an HR executive, OD consultant and lawyer and has extensive coaching experience in government, corporate and nonprofit settings. He has a PhD and Masters from Fielding Graduate University, a Masters in Organization Development from American University and a law degree from Rutgers University.
  • Mark Sachs is an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and has coached executives and leaders in the federal sector for more than 10 years. He has a Masters in Organization Development from American University/NTL Institute and a Masters in Sociology from Rutgers University. 


October 3, 2017 – Tuesday
6:40 pm Greeting and Networking, Program begins 7:00 pm (Sharp) - 9pm

Location: Little Falls Library, 5501 Massachusetts Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20816. Tel: 240-773-9520

Directions: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches/littlefalls.html 

$5 per person donation is requested to help pay for meeting expenses.

RSVP Info: If you want to attend please RSVP by email to Peggy Linden, Coaching CoP co-leader, at peggy.linden@gmail.com. 

We tend to receive more than enough responses to fill the room within just a few hours.  In order to balance who attends we delay notifying those on the attendance list for up to a week to include those who have not attended recently.  We also encourage new members to attend.  We apologize if you do not get on the attendance list each month and hope you understand that we want to include more members, not only those who responded quickly.  We limit our sessions to 30 attendees as we sit in a circle to encourage full participation.  RSVP only if you want to attend, no need to send 'regrets.'

Please let us know if you are a new member or have not attended the last three or more sessions (April through October).  We often receive more than twice the number of requests for attendance than we can take.  We are very grateful for your interest and support. 

You will receive notification within the next seven days about whether you are on the list to attend or on the waiting list.  Also, please include the phone number where you can be reached if we need to contact you the day of the meeting. 

Be sure to check your email for any updates if the weather is challenging or for any other changes that evening. 

The waiting  list is for those who are willing to contact Peggy on the day of the session to fill cancellations.  We often are able to accommodate those on the waiting list.

Policy for people who are “no-shows”:

Since we have terrific programs scheduled, we want to provide an opportunity for as many attendees as possible.  To enable us to fill openings please email Peggy at least before 10 a.m. the day of the meeting, Tuesday,  if you will not be able to attend so she can contact those who email to fill openings.  From now on those who are 'no-shows' will  be placed on the waiting list for future meetings until we have openings.  If you contact Peggy after 10 a.m. she may still be able to fill your place.

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