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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 
1.5 CCEU's offered - This is a Sample Document - Attendees receive for attending

Attending this event will provide

1.5 Core Competency CEU’s                                                                                                                                                  

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The Boundries Between Coaching and Therapy

A conversation with Kristi Nigh, MSW, and Tom Krapu, PhD, PCC

Summary of workshop:

Using her combined experiences as a coach and ​as a ​trauma therapist, Kristi will describe some of the ways that trauma may show up within a coaching relationship. She will provide an overview of the ​effects of trauma on the brain and body, and explain the rationale for why a referral to therapy may be in the best interest of a client that is experiencing the effects of trauma during the course of a coaching engagement. She will discuss potential signs and symptoms that may indicate that a client may benefit from a referral to therapy, and provide guidance about how to make an effective referral.

Tom has a wide range of experience as a PhD psychologist and PCC level coach where he has developed a specialization on the distinction between coaching and psychotherapy. Tom will discuss the coaching mindset, and how it informs the difference between the predisposition one brings to coaching versus psychotherapy.

There will be plenty of time for Q&A. Click Here to Register for the November 25, 2014 Meeting

Kristi Nigh, MSW, LCSW, CDWF-C

Kristi Nigh, MSW, LCSW, CDWF-C is a Professional Coach in private practice at Kristi Nigh, LLC.  She completed training with the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and is currently working towards certification as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). Kristi received her Master of Social Work degree from the Brown School of Social Work, where she also serves as an Adjunct Professor. As a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Candidate, she incorporates elements of The Daring Way™ (a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown) into her work with coaching clients who wish to travel this path.

Kristi has twelve years of experience in the mental health field and has provided services in a range of settings, including outpatient, intensive-outpatient, and residential treatment centers; domestic violence shelters; rape crisis and mental health advocacy centers; medical facilities; and within the St. Louis public high schools. Prior to becoming a Coach, she served as a trauma therapist at Safe Connections, working with women and teens who have experienced sexual and relationship violence. She is trained and experienced in the delivery of trauma-focused therapies including EMDR, Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Tom Krapu, Ph.D., PCC

Tom Krapu, Ph.D., PCC has worked with individuals in their development for over 30 years and since 2001 as a coach, trainer and facilitator. Tom has obtained the PCC professional coaching certification from the International Coach Federation and has coached over two thousand hours with dozens of leadership coaching clients. This includes mid and senior executive level leaders, company presidents and CEOs, and teams in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. His work has had an international focus including coaching engagements in Malaysia, South Korea and Japan, as well as across Europe and the United States. His executive coaching experience includes working with executives in diverse sectors of the economy from technology, to healthcare, investment, publishing, manufacturing, government and higher education (Client List). He is an Arbinger-trained coach licensed in Arbinger\'s Results Coaching method and has been an Arbinger facilitator. Tom was a contributor to the book Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict.

Since 2001, Tom has been providing coaching and consulting services. He has helped plan annual offsites that are engaging and create stronger more collaborative teams. Tom participated in the 2010 Prism Awarded program at a federal agency, an ICF award recognizing coaching programs that produce outstanding business results. He has proven results at the individual, team and organizational levels. Being self-employed since 1985 he manages three direct reports and runs his organization with a passion for results and world class customer service.

Tom has been an adjunct faculty at several institutions of higher learning. He currently serves as adjunct faculty providing coach training for the Institute for Life Coach Training. Tom has reviewed manuscripts and presented for past ICF Research Symposia, presented in the research track for the international conference (Long Beach) and both served on and chaired the ICF Research Committee where he advised on implementation of the ICF research agenda, vetted research proposals and helped develop the ICF Research Portal: ICF Research Portal. He served on the Education Committee in the role of co-chair of the research track of the conference committee for the 2011 International conference in Las Vegas. Within the ICF, Tom started a Special Interest Group, and has collaborated with other coaches and presented on topics two of the ICF's international conferences (Denver and Quebec City). He has designed and delivers a full day continuing education workshop on the coaching profession (link), elements of which are offered in his coaching mindset telecourse.

Click here to register for the  November 25, 2014 Meeting

The meeting cost is $20 (for guests who are not visiting us for the first time)

Meetings are free for members and first time visitors.

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What Date: November 25, 2014
What Time: 5
:30 – 7:30 p.m CST
Where: The Heights, 800 Dale Avenue, Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Join Us for After Hours Networking

ICF St. Louis creates opportunities for new and seasoned coaches to network and develop relationships with other professionals in the community by sharing successes and challenges to enrich both their professional and personal life.

We want our members to become a part of the community and creating a network of collegues, friends and connections is the first step!

Enjoy Networking from 7:45 to 9:45pm.

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1221 Strassner Dr, St Louis, MO

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