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Hybrid Chapter Meeting & Program: Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Insights from Master Certified Coaches (Hosted by ICF North Texas)

  • June 14, 2024
  • 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
  • Zoom


  • ICF Austin, Houston, or North Texas

Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Insights from Master Certified Coaches
Moderator: Paula Holland, CPCC
Panelists: Debra Austin, MCC | Neena Newberry, MCC | Fred Sanders, MCC

Register with our event host, ICF North Texas, here


Embark on a transformative journey with us in this one-hour panel discussion, where experienced Master Certified Coaches share their invaluable insights, lessons learned, and insider tips on mastering the art and science of coaching.

Join our moderator, Paula Holland, CPCC, and our esteemed panelists as they reveal the secrets to their success, drawing from their own rich experiences and diverse backgrounds. From navigating the complexities of client relationships to honing your unique coaching style, this discussion promises to provide aspiring coaches with the guidance and inspiration needed to elevate their practice to new heights.

Explore the essential skills and competencies required to excel in the field of coaching, and uncover practical strategies for building a thriving coaching practice. Our panelists will delve into topics such as client acquisition, business development, and effective marketing techniques, offering actionable advice to help you attract and retain high-value clients.

Discover the importance of continuous learning and professional development in the journey to mastery, as our panelists share their favorite resources, recommended practices, and personal growth strategies. Whether you're a seasoned coach looking to expand your practice or a newcomer to the field seeking guidance, this panel discussion is sure to provide valuable insights to support your professional growth.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the best in the business and take your coaching practice to the next level.

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0.5 Core Resource Development


This is a hybrid event with options to attend either in person, or virtually. Please see the ICF North Texas site for correct pricing.

Presented by:

Resilience, creativity, and breakthrough results are the foundation of What’s Next For My Life, the coaching company founded in 2007 by Mental Fitness Coach, speaker, award-winning author and artist, and 20+-year breast cancer survivor Paula R. Holland, CPCC. Her ground-breaking survivor coaching programs and award-winning cancer journals earned her the title of “Gamechanger” in CURE Today Magazine and inclusion in the first-ever Wall Street Journal article recognizing cancer coaching as a growing profession. Paula now curates shared art experiences that ignite the imagination and evoke shared empathy, connection, and acceptance for teams, organizations, and individuals. Her audiences gain innovative ideas and tools that reduce stress and build the sustainable resilience required to flourish in today’s chaotic world.

Debra Austin, MCC is a coach, consultant, facilitator and speaker. She helps professionals clarify their vision, create a roadmap for success and overcome obstacles like low productivity and “head trash” that may be stopping them from achieving their goals. She is a proud graduate of Purdue University (BS) and Southern Methodist University (MBA). She is recognized by the International Coaching Federation as a Master Certified Coach (MCC). Debra is also a wife, proud mother of two amazing adult sons and a two-time cancer survivor.

Neena Newberry, MCC is an award-winning speaker, author, and executive coach, Neena launched Newberry Solutions in 2008 to focus on her passion for developing strong leaders, especially women. A former Deloitte executive, her experience includes 14 years of strategy, operations and human capital consulting and a role on Deloitte’s U.S. HR Executive Team supporting 34,000 employees. Newberry Solutions was honored as a 2023 Inc. Power Partner and in 2024 by the University Texas as one of the Longhorn 100—one of the fastest growing Longhorn-led businesses. The company provides executive coaching, leadership development programs, and now the award-winning New Lens App – which is designed to make leadership development affordable and scalable. Visit for leadership articles and resources. Neena’s insights are regularly featured in Fast Company, Forbes and The Wall Street Journal. In the past two years, Neena was named by DCEO Magazine as one of the Dallas 500, the most powerful business leaders in Dallas. She is an official member of the invitation-only Forbes Coaches Council and teaches in Executive Education at SMU’s Cox School of Business.

Dr. Frederick C. Sanders, MCC (affectionately known as Freddy) is an award-winning, international divinity coach. He has served as an executive and leadership coach for numerous organizations, including Lyra Health, BetterUp, CoachHub, and The Vision Investment. He also serves as an ICF mentor coach. In 2022, Freddy completed his master’s and Ph.D. in professional coaching and human development from the International University of Professional Studies. He proudly sits among the two percent of elite coaches worldwide who hold the Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential through the International Coaching Federation. In 2023, he was voted Gold Winner of Best Executive Coach. In his private practice, Freddy passionately and unapologetically specializes in championing the development, empowerment, and advancement of high-impact men of color globally. He envisions a world where the highest sense of integrity, agency, and freedom fully emerges among all life on Earth.

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