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ATDps Seattle Chapter Meeting ~ THE COACH APPROACH: Leveraging Coaching to Improve Performance

  • March 19, 2019
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Mercer Island Community and Event Center,8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040


  • Special code required for non members who are attending the Chapter meeting for the first time.
  • If you would like to join the chapter for the next year and qualify for member rates at upcoming events, use this option.
  • Special pre-registration rate for members.
    Walk in rate will be $25.
  • Special pre-registration rate for non-members.
    Walk in rate will be $45.

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 ATDps: March 2019 Seattle Chapter Meeting

THE COACH APPROACH: Leveraging Coaching to Improve Performance


Whether in the role of coach or client, use of the key skills of coaching (effective listening, asking powerful questions, and providing direct feedback) can lead to greater performance through its focused, goal-oriented approach. Regardless of the type of coaching, how it’s used, or for which industry, the customized nature of coaching is ideal to move a “coachee” from the current state to a desired future state as measured by the goals set within the coaching engagement, in turn raising the performance and engagement level of the client as well as that of the coach.

This interactive session will provide tools and job aids for your tool kit, whether you have experience with coaching, don’t know anything about it, or are somewhere in between. Bring your questions, curiosity, and open mind to start leveraging coaching in your work for greater performance!

After the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe and apply the three key skills of effective coaching;
  • Implement a coaching process for increased performance; and
  • Evaluate performance through the use of coaching.

Speaker Bio

Lisa Downs, M.S. Ed., ACC, CPLP is a leadership development consultant, facilitator, and coach through her company, Downs Leadership, specializing in supporting technical professionals and executives to work at their best and achieve their desired business results. Lisa began her career in education in 1996 and has worked in organizational learning and development since 2003.

Lisa’s previous roles have included working in learning and leadership development with the technology company EMC (now Dell Technologies), The Boeing Company, PEMCO Insurance, and T-Mobile. She also has six years of experience working in the accounting industry, supporting CPAs with their learning and executive leadership development.

While a member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Board of Directors, Lisa served as the Chair of the National Advisors for Chapters Committee in 2013-2014. She is also a past Chair of the ATD Chapter Recognition Committee and a past President of the ATD Puget Sound Chapter.

She facilitates, and led the design and development of, ATD’s Expert Coach™ Program. Lisa also developed and facilitates ATD’s Essentials of Identifying and Developing Your High Potentials series and facilitates both their online and in-person versions of the Coaching Certificate and Creating Leadership Development Programs Certificate courses. She also spent this past academic year as a Leadership Coach for the Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking within the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.

Lisa is the author of Time Management Training, Listening Skills Training, and Negotiation Skills Training in the ATD Workshop Series, as well as the TD at Work publication titled Managing Learning Programs.


7:30 AM – Doors open, networking

8:00 AM – Presentation

9:00 AM - Additional Networking

9:30 AM – End



Pre-Registration - Members attend at no charge (Walk In Rate Members $25)

Pre-Registration - Non-Member $40.00 (Walk-In Rate $45)

Online Registration Closes On The Sunday Prior To The Chapter Meeting. At That Time We Are No Longer Able To Accept Pre-Registrations.

Please note that once the online registration is closed, we encourage and welcome you to attend and pay at the door.

We are not able to issue refunds after the Friday prior to the meeting.  Substitutions are encouraged.




ATD Puget Sound Chapter
P.O. Box 46368
Seattle, WA 98146


Email:  contact.us@atdpugetsound.org

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