IOC Roundtable Learning Event - West Coast

June 23, 2022 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Zoom Virtual Meeting

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Exploring Boundaries and Expectations in Coaching

Please join Eileen Coskey Fracchia, IOC: Strategic Advisor & Roundtable Leader, and the 19th West Coast Roundtable host committee, Eric KaufmannDave Shaw and Tracy Yates for our virtual Roundtable – Thursday, June 23, 8:00am – 10:00am PST., via Zoom

Once again, we are being called to examine the essence and assumptions of the role of a coach. Expectations are evolving as existing and prospective clients are uncertain, (maybe now more than ever), how and what to address regarding professional, company and/or organizational development needs, and are looking to professional coaches for suggestions and solutions. It's time to explore our own capacity, competence, confidence, and conscience (our ethical compass) that guide our choices as we respond to client requests.

We will spend time in small and large group discussions/ activities that are meant to provoke conversation, stimulate ideas, and provide a platform for our topic: Exploring Boundaries and Expectations in Coaching. We, the host committee, have spent many hours over the last couple of months, talking about the polarities present in this big topic. We rallied between the ideas of:

  • Curiosity <> Certainty
  • Competence <> Imposter Syndrome
  • Agility <> Boundary
  • In the Moment <> Construct
  • Learning Agility <> Confidence

During our Roundtable we will delve into these ideas and specifically address:

  • Are the expectations of a coaching relationship different in 2022 than they were in 2019?
  • Are there more / different hats we are being asked to wear…and what does that mean?
  • How do we stay trust-worthy? How do we maintain our integrity and respond to client expectations?
  • How do we choose from many possible responses to client demands and behaviors?
  • How are we readying ourselves to respond to implicit or explicit requests, especially those that stretch our boundaries?

If you have questions or need additional information, please email Eileen Fracchia or Tiffany Dally.


Roundtable meetings promise:

  • A marketing-free, inclusive, and peer-based learning space for coaches to learn about and share new coaching concepts and research.
  • A community of coaching professionals to provide peer coaching and support for developing the “growing edge” of our respective capabilities.
  • Ways to apply the resources available through the IOC to real coaching situations through case consultation and group seminars.

The format is a series of three to four 2-hour events over the course of the year. Each session includes a topic facilitated by an IOC member, discussion of practice and application with that topic, along with case consultation and peer coaching depending on the topic and needs of the group.

HOST: IOC Strategy Advisor, Founding Fellow and West Coast Roundtable Leader

Eileen Coskey Fracchia, M.S.E. L. is founder and managing principal of El Camino Group, LLC, a strengths-based leadership, and organizational performance effectiveness firm. With over four decades of leadership and management experience, Eileen specializes in helping individuals and organizations realize their full potential and navigate their road to success.

Eileen has a strong track record of accelerating individuals, team, and organizational performance and has transformed countless leaders ranging from C-Suite level executives to emerging leaders and developed high impact organizations spanning small teams to expansive global organizations.  
As an adjunct faculty member of Loyola Marymount University teaching in the Executive MBA program, guest lecturer at other universities, and seated on many organizational Board-of-Directors, she is dedicated to serving her community and helping others to do the same. Eileen  is currently working with multiple clients, across business sectors nationally and globally. She and her partners are working on programs focused on integrating tested coaching and leadership philosophies with diversity and inclusion practices to bring about positive societal and cultural change.

Beyond her work as an executive coach, business consultant, community builder, and renowned speaker, Eileen is a Founding Fellow, Thought Leader, Strategic Advisor, and Roundtable Leader of the Institute of Coaching (IOC), at McLean, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate.   She and her husband Don are proud parents of their 3 adult children, and live in Los Angeles, California.