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Change. With the challenges we have faced in 2020 and those that lie ahead in 2021 and beyond, change has become a constant. Collectively, we’re learning to “expect the unexpected.”

But as organizations and individual professionals, how do we grow stronger from changes that have shifted our world forever? How do we become resilient and navigate the disruptions that are the new norm?

The Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF) have partnered to bring you a series of free panel discussions that will explore the power of coaching in organizational change initiatives.

Leveraging the Power of Coaching & Change Management to Navigate Disruption is an open and FREE four-part series that will bring you together with change management and coaching professionals to discuss how to leverage both disciplines with regards to four unique topics. The sessions will be recorded and made available for free for two weeks after the live air date.

These sessions can count toward your self-study resource development credits for the ICF Credential renewal. If you intend to use any of these sessions for this purpose, please track the hours spent in each session and fill in the total hours under “Self-Study” when prompted in your renewal application. If you have any questions about your ICF Credential renewal, please contact

Join Us for 4 Panel Sessions

  • Social Justice | March 17

    Social Justice | March 17, 2021 | 12 Noon (New York)
    Hosted by ACMP

    Expert practitioners in coaching and change management will share how they are addressing social justice issues in working with their clients or organizations.


    A recording of the session is available to ACMP and ICF Members respectively. If you are an ACMP Member, please visit their website for more information. For ICF Members, the recording can be found here.

    Session Chat | Download

    Session Q&A | Download

    Resources & Collateral | Download

    Prompta DEI Culture Change – with Prompta AI | Download


    Latise Hairston, PCC
    Latise Hairston is a dynamic, accomplished certified Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategist respected for delivering a consistent creative vision based on data-driven decision making. She has a proven track record of effectively designing and managing large-scale culture transformation projects overseeing the entire implementation cycle, including within a multi-billion-dollar hospitality organization.


    June Jimenez
    In June’s role as Vice President of Social Innovation, Impact and Investment at YWCA USA, June focuses on creating and implementing social change at the individual, collective and systemic levels to advance YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. In this role, June drives priority initiatives such as: 1) the implementation of the Strategic Business Plan across nearly 200 independent 501c3s in 45 states in the District of Columbia; 2) the piloting, scaling and resourcing of best-in-class, mission-aligned programs; 3) data collection and storytelling to build a culture of data-driven decision making, and; 4) establishing a culture of innovation and continuous learning to propel the strategy and agenda for the organization. June earned her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and earned her Executive MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

    Tim Morton
    Tim is the Managing Partner of Prompta (Latin for Readiness), proudly Canada’s first certified diverse change management consulting and coaching firm and the 2018 Canadian LGBT+ Business Enterprise of the Year. To date, he’s supported over 30 organizations to thrive through transition, including having enabled M&A integrations valued at $32 billion in aggregate. His work life mission is focused on improving corporate cultures, and enhancing working lives. He’s passionate about championing culture change to effectively drive diversity, equity, inclusion, and equality. Tim facilitates safer, kinder and more accepting business environments to enable employees to bring their whole self to work.

    Sharlyn Turner-Bryant, ACC
    Sharlyn Turner-Bryant is the CEO/Founder of Push Play Coaching, LLC. She brings a wealth of diverse HR experience to her practice to assist clients who have been jarred in the workplace to regain confidence, their voice, new perspective and enhanced performance. Sharlyn’s true passion is identifying the facilitators that allow all employees and leaders to excel in the workplace. As a former global Sr. HR Business Partner, Sharlyn’s taken innovative approaches to retain and engage underrepresented talent by weaving DEI into her overall strategy. Sharlyn extends her reach by working with non-profit organizations whose aim is eradicating the racial economic divide in housing and employment.

    Recently, Sharlyn and co-host Joy Andrews launched The Home/Work podcast to help people to physically and emotionally adjust to work/life during the pandemic. Sharlyn is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, ICF Professional Coach and currently completing Positive Intelligence Quotient (PQ) certification.

  • Leadership From the Front Lines | April 14

    Leadership from the Front Lines | April 14, 2021 | 12 Noon (New York)
    Hosted by ICF

    Leaders from different industries will share what they learned about leadership while managing seismic external forces and changes related to health, safety, working from home, stress management, social justice, politics and the economy, and equality in their organizations.   


    A recording of the session is available to ACMP and ICF Members respectively. If you are an ACMP Member, please visit their website for more information. For ICF Members, the recording can be found here.

    Session Chat | Download

    Session Q&A | Download

    Resources & Collateral | Download


    Deborah Elder
    Deborah is transitioning from a large, urban school district where she served as Executive Director of Innovation to a medium sized district to serve as Chief Academic Officer for Instruction, Accountability and Innovation. Throughout her 27 years as a public educator, she has developed a wide range of organizational change strategies in her work with families, industry partners, and educators. She recently completed an EdD in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California. Covid19 has presented opportunities to foster unprecedented organizational agility with a focus on dismantling systemic inequities, and Deborah is determined to leverage coaching and support systems toward more meaningful student outcomes.

    Tony Garver
    Tony Garver is the Chief Administrative Officer for First Onsite Restoration. Tony has a strong 24-year background in the restoration industry and has built, from the ground up, both IT, and the Legal/Risk functions by sourcing and empowering leaders in each department. In his current role, Tony has broad responsibility for the Integration Management Office, Internal Communications, and Human Resources for the global organization.  He is currently building out the department responsible for employee and customer experience. Tony leverages both Executive Coaches and Change Management practitioners with his transformational work and consistently sees the value these disciplines provide to his organization. Rounding out this unique background, Tony has a rich entrepreneurial experience as the founder/operation of an insurance salvage and adjustment business, discount home improvement retain chain, and a marketing agency as well as an MBA and MS in Marketing from the University of Colorado.

    Jeff Reynolds
    Jeff Reynolds is the CEO of Human Growth Systems. His 25 years of experience has demonstrated a unique ability to grow data driven businesses, both organically and through acquisitions, leading some of the most brilliant and creative marketing professionals in the world. His human centered leadership merges a deep understanding of behavior analytics with scalable business systems. As President and COO, he led a team at Material+ (fka LRW) from 100 to 1200 employees through double digit organic growth and ten acquisitions to become a powerful $300MM growth brand in analytics driven marketing services. Jeff’s coaching and change management skills have been essential leadership tools through the dynamic growth the business and most recently through the COVID crisis. Moving 20 offices and 1200 professionals to WFH, restructuring the business, leveraging less utilized staff and driving employee engagement through business and social unrest were all instances where leadership needed deep tools and skills to manage in a changing environment. Jeff completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas and master’s degree and doctoral work at Northwestern University.

    Kimberly Southern Weber
    Kimberly currently serves as the Global Director of Organizational Effectiveness with a leading space technology firm. With 20 years of experience in the technology sector, Kimberly has led large scale digital transformation initiatives, always keeping people at the center of technology, human resources design, strategy, and growth. Passionate about achieving results and driving positive change, Kimberly recently built a corporate organizational effectiveness team from the ground up – establishing a formal executive leadership development program, a change management office, talent and performance function, an employee engagement framework, and a succession process to ensure sustainability of organizational performance for an organization with over 4000 team members geographically distributed across the globe. As an experienced coach, Kimberly approaches teams and individuals with trust in grit, growth-mindset, and a confidence in everyone’s ability to fulfill their potential. Kimberly currently serves as President of the Denver Metro ACMP Chapter.

  • Re-Opening after COVID-19 | May 19

    Re-Opening after COVID-19 | May 19, 2021 | 12 Noon (New York)
    Hosted by ACMP

    Expert practitioners in change management and coaching will share how they are supporting organizations to pivot to virtual, re-open offices, or embrace a new hybrid approach and how they support employees and leaders to address physical and psychological safety and adapt to the new way(s) of working.

    A recording of the session is available to ACMP and ICF Members respectively. If you are an ACMP Member, please visit their website for more information. For ICF Members, the recording can be found here.


    Session Chat | Download

    Session Q&A | Download

    Resources & Collateral

    • DDI Global Leadership Forecast 2021 | Download
    • Karate Kid Cinema Coach | Watch


    Headshot of panelist Houston BarberHouston Barber
    Houston is the Superintendent of Frankfort Independent Schools with 20+ years of experience in the academic sector. He has been recognized for demonstrating a natural aptitude for education management solutions, as well as for inciting positive organizational change programs, and has a verifiable history of contributing directly to student growth and institutional expansion throughout his career. Professional focal points include classroom administration and instructional design, organizational change initiatives, academic and athletic coaching, and numerous facets of educational technology, consultation, and program management. Delivering superior administration in the latter areas of expertise requires utilization of effective communication and negotiation skills, systems analysis, and resource management to support efficiency and maximum results.

    Dhru Beeharilal, PCC
    Dhru Beeharilal is an Executive and Business Coach with over 10 years of program, project, and change management experience and 10 years of coaching experience. Dhru works with individual leaders and organizations on creating effective strategies for people, process, and change management and helps them shift their perspectives and mindsets in order to adjust to the new remote and hybrid world we live in. He earned his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School and became a Certified Scrum Product Owner in 2013 before going on to earn his Professional Certified Coach certification in 2019 from the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

    Afsheen Ismail-Wey, PCC
    Afsheen is the CEO and HR Advisor and Leadership Coach at The Phoenix Coaching Co. She has interviewed 100+ global leaders during the last 18 months in a quest to identify leadership success factors in changing times, which she has now codified into a signature program – The Authentic Inclusive Leadership Code. She has an extensive HR background spanning 18+ years and has lived and worked in 7 countries in the last 20 years. She is an ICF-Credentialed Coach (PCC), received her M.B.A. from Baylor University, Texas and her coaches training from the Coaches Training Institute. She is also a certified HBDI, MBTI and VOICES 360 practitioner as well as trained in the use of PROSCI Change Management tools.

    Lisa De Nicola, ACC
    Lisa is a Corporate Consultant and an ICF-Credentialed Coach (ACC). She partners with leaders to become better people leaders while creating more self-fulfillment. Her degree in HR Management and 15 years specializing in Talent Acquisition for global organizations like L’Oréal USA and is where she fell in love with people over profits. She is now focused on helping businesses prepare themselves for the future of work. Her mission today is to help organizations and leaders create the foundation of their business with a people first approach. Lisa has helped leaders create more meaningful relationships with their employees, communicate more effectively as they lead through crisis, leadership development and prioritize their well-being inevitably, helping their teams do the same.

  • Coaching Change Leaders | June 16

    Coaching Change Leaders | June 16, 2021 | 12 Noon (New York)
    Hosted by ICF

    Experts in both coaching and change management will share how they leverage both disciplines to support leaders who are driving transformational change, and the value of being certified in both disciplines.  Furthermore, they will share lessons learned on how best to blend coaching and change management to support organizational transformation. 

    Session Recording

    A recording of the session is available to ACMP and ICF Members respectively. If you are an ACMP Member, please visit their website for more information. For ICF Members, the recording can be found here.


    Session Chat | Download

    Session Q&A | Download

    Session Slides | Download


    Abraham M. Gutsioglou, Ph.D.
    “Dr. G” is an author, speaker, professor, and international consultant on a mission to teach the world the art of “thinking differently.” He leverages his skills in change management and coaching to help companies and individuals around the world to see themselves and the world around them in a different way.


    Regina Ross, ACC
    Regina L. Ross is a transformational strategist and coach who has over 20 years of experience helping leaders and organizations successfully navigate change. Regina’s change management career spans from her early days as an Industrial Engineer leading process improvement initiatives to her more recent roles as a Strategic HR Business Partner and Change Management Director facilitating leadership and organizational development efforts. Regina combines change management and coaching best practices to execute her role as described by Prosci’s Karen Ball who suggests that “change practitioners are like orchestra conductors who unify the team, set the tempo, and listen actively to help shape the sound and outcome of the performance.” Regina employs the ‘coach approach’ in stakeholder management by asking powerful questions to create awareness and drive accountability for action. Regina listens actively to build trust with project team members and she coaches sponsors to ask the right questions so that critical issues affecting the health of the project are surfaced. In addition to her Coaching (ICF ACC) and Change Management (Prosci) credentials, Regina holds professional certifications in Human Resources (HRCI PHR) and Lean Process Improvement (NIST / VP-MEP).

    Aris Scarla
    Aris Scarla is a manager in the Change Management Services Branch of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). There, he works with executive and senior leaders to build and sustain a change-ready organization. Aris believes the key to delivering better business results is through changing mindsets and behaviors by enhancing an individual’s change skills competency. He uses his specialized change management expertise to support leaders in improving organizational effectiveness, resolve complex business issues, and increase benefit realization on projects and initiatives. After spending 20+ years in the FAA, Aris has an in-depth knowledge of how government works and its ability to lead change. For the past five years, Aris has been leading a group of dedicated change professionals focusing on supporting leaderships’ change capability and developing a sustainable change management program. Aris is a certified change management practitioner, trained business coach, and member of the Association of Change Management Professionals.

    Marcia Teixeria, ACC
    Marcia is a Leadership Development Coach and Change Management/Business Consultant with over 30 years of experience working in corporate organizations. She built and managed cross-functional teams in Brazil, Spanish-speaking Latin America, and the United States. She has designed, launched, and led projects that enabled organizational change, simplified decision making, and strengthened employee engagement. She has managed and coached individuals and teams to become more collaborative, high-performing, capable of meeting their personal and business goals, supporting their organizations to meet results, and become more customer-centric.

About ACMP & ICF’s Partnership

The Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF) have been proactively exploring the numerous synergies between change management and coaching, particularly the power of coaching in organizational change initiatives. For this exploration, the ACMP and ICF formed a task force – the result of which is this panel series, Leveraging Coaching & Change Management to Navigate Disruption. 

The goals of this task force are to:

  • Explore how these two professions complement each other
  • Support the continued development of shared competencies
  • Build organizational resilience
  • Increase value to members of each organization

This task force is especially exciting as ICF launches a new brand that reflects the forward motion of the industry. Part of this new brand calls attention to ICF Coaching in Organizations – one of six family organizations that make up the whole, or “One” ICF. Learn more about this family organization here, or about the ICF ecosystem here.

More on ACMP and ICF

The Association for Change Management Professionals ® (ACMP®) is a nonprofit professional association dedicated to advancing the discipline of change management. ACMP serves as an independent and trusted source of professional excellence, advocates for the discipline and creates a thriving change community. What began in 2009 as a small group of visionary change leaders from around the world, is now a global community of nearly 5,000 change practitioners. ACMP offers its members the space to learn, share and cultivate professional change practices so they, and their organizations, can achieve intended outcomes and results.

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is empowering the world through coaching. ICF is more than a membership organization for trained professional coaches. We are a hub for all things coaching, represented by six unique family organizations:

We’re working to make sure that coaching is an integral part of a thriving society and that every ICF Member Coach represents the highest quality of professional coaching.

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