- Sun, Oct 29, 2017 01:00 AM
707 Southwest Washington Street
Latitude: 45.521, Longitude: -122.679
The Coaching UNconference If you’re looking for career inspiration and professional development, what you don’t need is another presentation, book, or seminar planned months ahead of time. As coaches, what we really want out of an event is to experience community, connection and personal value. The best and most meaningful professional development experiences are born from thought provoking discussions, creative collaboration, and new relationships - none of which happen in the overly controlled environment of your average conference ballroom, or while sitting in a lecture. At most events, the real magic is in the discussions and connections between sessions amongst the attendees. So, we thought, why not create an event that focuses on the magic? Welcome to the Coaching UNconference! The Goal The goal of this UNconference is to bring forth the brightest minds in the coaching community that feel strongly about the topic of coaching, and create a unique experience that covers the topics of YOUR choice. Whether you’re interested in improving your coaching skills, exploring a specific field of coaching (like executive coaching or health coaching), or learning business and marketing as a self-employed coach, we’ve got you covered. Why? Because YOU get to set the agenda for this conference. Once the agenda is created (at the event), you’ll have opportunities to connect and learn, all while having fun and making it what you want it to be. The Process and the Facilitator We’ll be following a proven UNconference process for this event, led by Megan O'Leary, the Director of Member Services from Oregon Entrepreneur Network. Megan is an experienced facilitator with a track record of leading engaging, collaborative UNconference events, so prepare yourself for a transformational experience! So, what exactly is an ‘UNconference?’ Think of this as an open conference that is driven by its participants. Unlike traditional conferences, an UNconference allows for flexibility, open discussion, and debate, all fueled by its attendees. Innovative conversations with some of the brightest people, about the most interesting topics. Discussions without any formal agenda, and unplanned dialogue driven ultimately by whatever peaks your interest most. UNconferences are proven to be highly productive for whatever issues people feel most strongly about. EXPECT fascinating questions, surprising results, inspiring quotes, unexpected laughter, and engaging work. Why attend? This UNconference is your chance to learn from others in the coaching profession, seek out answers, and openly ask questions about whatever matters most to you. Build a collaborative network, establish partnerships, and be in a close community with a diverse group of people who share similar values and interests. Open your awareness to new ideas for yourself, your coaching, or your business. Be exposed to the latest coaching trends and issues, new projects, emerging businesses and tools. How Does it Work? Simple. We provide the theme — coaching. When you arrive, we will kick off with an ice-breaker, introduce everyone, then our facilitator will guide us to collectively build the day's agenda around your needs, interests, and areas of expertise. The sessions will be broken up into 45-minute discussions. Dedicated spaces are reserved for gatherings and sessions throughout the day. Who should attend? If you took the time to read through all of this, then YOU! The event is open to anyone with an interest in the topic of coaching. The goal is to bring together a diverse mix of individuals and professionals from all types of coaching backgrounds, and all skill levels. Whether you’re a seasoned coach, or fresh out of coach school taking your first steps in the profession, we invite you to join us. Whether you’re working for a company, or you’re a self-employed coach running your own business, you are welcome. And no matter who you coach - executives, entrepreneurs, yogis, athletes, soccer moms (or soccer dads), wellness-seekers, or someone else we haven’t thought ot - we wholeheartedly invite you to join us. Not a coach, but interested in coaching? You’re welcome to join us, too! About Your Hosts - The Women With The Bright Idea Annie Weller and MaryAnn McNulty were tired of waiting around for the next great coaching event to come to Portland. So, of course, they decided to create one. Annie and MaryAnn are active leaders in the local business and coaching community, and are excited to sponsor Portland first UNconference event for coaches. Annie Weller, M.S., ACCThe Leadership Lab Annie is a business and nonprofit coaching and consultant, speaker, author and founder of the Leadership Lab, a nonprofit career, academic and transitional coaching organization. She is the founder of the Find Your Tribe podcast. Annie has over 15 years experience as a serial entrepreneur working with creative, passionate and emerging thought leaders who are looking to create an exceptional life, business and community. She specializes in helping her clients create and sustain greater profitability and efficiency in their small businesses and nonprofits. MaryAnn McNulty, MBASuperPowers for Solopreneurs MaryAnn is a sought-after speaker, trainer and coach, founder of Portland Conscious Women Entrepreneurs and Coaching Professionals of Portland, and a business instructor at Mercy Corps Northwest. With an MBA and over 20 years of experience in business, MaryAnn's specialty is helping coaches, consultants and experts master the skills, strategy and mindset of being an entrepreneur so they can shorten the learning curve of growing a profitable business. About Our Facilitator Megan O’Leary Director of Membership Services, Oregon Entrepreneur Network Megan manages recruitment, retention and educational programming for OEN’s statewide network. She is focused on providing an excellent and beneficial experience for members, connecting them to resources and building a strong and thriving community. Megan has over 13 years of professional experience, getting her start as an AmeriCorps Member with the education organization City Year, and spent over a decade developing programs, managing staff, training volunteers, raising money and organizing special events in the education industry. In addition to her current role at OEN, Megan also serves as Board Chair for YNPN Portland. Tickets are limited to the Coaching UNconference. Make sure you sign up sooner than later to take advantage of our early bird rate. Early Bird Tickets: $35 - Limited to the first 50 people until October 1st Regular Tickets: $50 Starting October 2nd, or when 50 early bird tickets are sold, whichever comes first Day of Event Tickets (at the door): $65 The Coaching UNconference Agenda 9:00am - 9:30am Arrive early, get some coffee and settle in 9:30am - 10:00am Overview and group agenda setting 10:00am - 10:45am Session 1 10:45am - 11:30am Session 2 11:30pm - 12:15pm Session 3 12:15pm - 1:00pm LUNCH 1:00pm - 1:45pm Session 4 1:45pm - 2:30pm Session 5 2:30pm - 3:00pm Closing remarks Your ticket includes access to the full day of UNconfernence events, as well as snacks and a light lunch. When: Saturday October 28th, 9:00am-4:00pm *All NedSpace events have a Code of Conduct which all participants, members, partners, visitors, vendors, guests must abide by.