Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Trainer's Edge SIG

  • September 27, 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Montgomery County Community College, Parkhouse Hall (PH) 124, 340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422


  • Non-Members may attend 2 SIG meetings at no cost. If they wish to attend a third meeting they must either pay the $30 registration fee or join ASTD PHL Chapter

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"Career Coaching" with Maria van Hekken

Program Description:

During this Career and Leadership Coaching session, we will focus on:

  • Exploring the attributes of a competent coach
  • Assessing coach training and certification
  • Determining how coaching, therapy and mentoring differ
  • Developing a trusting coaching relationship and creating a safe coaching climate
  • Examining the role of active listening and thought-provoking questioning
  • Identifying coaching priorities and client tasks
  • Developing a fluid coaching plan tied to specific performance outcomes
  • Determining coach-client fit and the importance of chemistry

    About the Speaker:

    Maria van Hekken is a dynamic leadership and executive coach who helps individuals and teams become even more successful by inspiring positive vision, encouraging positive action, and delivering positive results. She has an established record of success, supporting diverse, technical executives, leaders and their teams in corporate, public, and nonprofit sectors. 

  • President and founder of Yes2Yes® Leadership-for-Success Coaching, Maria brings a wealth of experience, passion, and a unique, positive approach to leadership coaching. Maria has served as the President of the Philadelphia Area Chapter of the International Coach Federation and holds an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential. Maria van Hekken has over 20 years’ experience as a trusted advisor to leaders, executives, partners, board members, engineers, and scientists throughout her career and is expert in helping leaders reach new levels of performance. 

  • She obtained her certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University, and holds a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Biology. Maria is certified in Myers-Briggs® Step II Type Indicator, TAI Inc. ProDevelopment Assessment, Leadership Practices Inventory® LPI 360°, Changewise Leadership Agility 360, and is trained to use the MAP Adult Development Assessment.

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