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April Monthly Meeting
Featuring Joie Seldon, M.A.

Emotional Intelligence for Coaches
Sustaining Yourself While Supporting Your Clients

New Location
American Bookbinders Museum
355 Clementina Street
San Francisco, CA  94103

                                              Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM


Coaches, more than most professionals, understand the importance of Emotional Intelligence for both their clients and for themselves. Having a high level of Emotional Intelligence deepens your ability to work with your client’s emotions in optimally productive ways.

At the same time, coaches are human too, and creating a successful coaching practice can have many emotional challenges.  

There is a great deal about emotions themselves that is not often talked about. This presentation offers a unique perspective on emotions, their meaning, their somatic manifestation and the function of core emotions we all share.

It offers an opportunity to learn more about this universal language and how to be fully present with your client’s emotional states in a pro-active way.

In this experiential presentation, you will learn:

·      Exactly how you experience emotions in your body

·      What to do with your own challenging emotions

·      Tools for self-management and stress reduction

Take your coaching skills to the next level by helping your clients utilize their own emotions as a resource for success, while you do the same for yours.

The Core Competencies this presentation addresses are:

1) Co-Creating the Relationship: Establishing Trust and Intimacy With The Client, and Coaching Presence.

2) Communicating Effectively: Powerful Questioning, Direct Communication.


3) Facilitating Learning and Results: Creating Awareness.

Joie Seldon 2017

Joie Seldon, M.A. is an executive and leadership coach and expert in Emotional Intelligence. She works with CEO’s, mid-level Fortune 500 execs, and entrepreneurs to support their career development, while improving their inter-personal leadership skills with Emotional Intelligence (EQ), communication skills and presence.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Somatic Counseling Psychology, and for thirty years was an actor and highly respected acting teacher in Los Angeles and San Francisco, bringing a unique set of skills, training, and life experience to her groundbreaking work.

She is the author of “EMOTIONS: An Owner’s Manual,” due out in May. It is a practical workbook on EQ, and the results of twenty-five years of Joie's passionate pursuit of emotional wisdom.

As a sought after speaker, Joie has presented to Project Management Institute, AT&T, Northern California HR Association, Women in Consulting, Powerful Women International, US Association of Body Psychotherapy and more. She was on the board of directors of ICF-SFBAC for the past three years.

CCEU Credits 1.5

Some Details about our new location:

Bookbinders Museum website: 
Bookbinders Museum

Note:  The Museum’s front entrance is at 355 Clementina Street (enter from 5th Street). The ICF meeting will take place in the back of the space, near Folsom Street.  There is a private entrance to the space at 854 Folsom Street and attendees are encouraged to enter from Folsom Street.  Both entrances will be open.

  • SFMTA Fifth & Mission Parking Garage 833 Mission St. (between Fifth and Fourth)
  • SFMOMA Garage 147 Minna St. (between Third and New Montgomery)
  • Hearst Parking Center 45 Third St. (between Mission and Market)
  • Ace Parking 322 Tehama St. (between Howard and Folsom)

Public Transit


  • AC Transit/Golden Gate Transit/SamTrans Transbay Terminal at First and Mission Streets
  • Caltrain Fourth and Townsend St. station
  • BART Montgomery or Powell St. station
  • Muni Metro Mongtomery or Powell St. station serves J-Church, KT-Ingleside/Third St., L-Taraval, M-Oceanview and N-Judah lines
  • Muni Bus Routes 8-Bayshore, 14-Mission, 27-Bryant, 30-Stockton, 45-Union/Stockton

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