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2018 Webinars













Your 2018 Webinar Facilitators

                Jim Reklis, PCC

               Jim Reklis, PCC

Jim is an executive leadership coach who empowers business owners, executives and managers who want less stress and more success in life, work, and leadership. He is an expert in leadership development and team building from extensive experience working with businesses and non-profits. 

He specializes in helping leaders navigate transitions, growth, and actualizing potential in business and personnel. RCC exists because of Jim's passion to invest in leaders and organizations to make a difference in the world. Training another generation of professional coaches is part of his life vision.

Jim is a CCE Trainer, and President of Reklis Coaching & Consulting


    Annie Perdue-Olson, MA

   Annie Perdue-Olson, MA

With a breadth of professional experience in human resources, operations, finance, and program development for small to mid-size organizations, Annie focuses her work on partnering with leaders of nonprofit organizations and small business owners to leverage leadership potential, build healthy organizations, identify critical metrics of success and facilitate process improvements to achieve organization outcomes.

Annie holds a Masters in Human Resources and Change Leadership from the University of St. Thomas. She is a professionally trained coach and certified in the administration of multiple assessments for individual and team growth.

Annie is a CCE Trainer, Senior Advisor, and President of Olson & Associates.


            Mary Verstraete, PCC

           Mary Verstraete, PCC

Mary is a leadership consultant and coach. She assists ambitious, successful business professionals in establishing incalculable leadership influence that creates a mark in the world, cultivating an unwavering legacy of lasting significance. 

 As a business consultant, Mary collaborates with leaders in establishing a culture of communication effectiveness, synergistic teams, and strong employee engagement—all built on the foundation of trust that contributes to organizational legacy. 

Her leadership and consulting website is Mary

Mary is President and Cofounder of the Center for Coaching Excellence. She continues to expand coaching into diverse industries by developing customized coach training used in companies such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, and MJ Senior Housing, and Fairview Hospitals. 

Let's Talk Certification

Let's Talk Certification

The path to certification can be confusing and complex. The CCE training process has streamlined the process and guides you step-by-step in your training and certification.

The webinar will break down the International Coach Federation requirements for certification and bring understanding to the process. You will receive step-by-step guidance toward gaining certification. 

Mary Verstraete, CCE President will facilitate the conversation. 

Bring your certification questions! 


Tuesday, August 14

12–1:00pm CT

Facilitator: Mary Verstraete, PCC

The Art of Generating Self-Guided Feedback

The Art of Generating Self-Guided Feedback

In a coaching conversation, have you ever asked yourself: “How can I get this person to see for himself what needs to change?” Or, “How can she gain clear perspective?” How do you as a coach facilitate clarity for the client?

First, it is important to recognize that people can be extremely sensitive to feedback and often are their own worst critics. The benefits of feedback may not be effective as it's often misconstrued as devaluing and disapproving even when offered with the goal of being highly beneficial to the person.

Second, there is coaching skill that can generate clarity. Self-guided feedback facilitates a conversation that asks people for feedback on themselves or the situation before feedback is given to them. Skillful coaching questions that generate self-guided feedback act like a floodlight, bringing clarity to a person that is clear and articulate.

Results. When people generate their own feedback, they are observing for themselves what needs to be changed or developed. Several results can occur:

  • Accepting ownership
  • Increased confidence
  • Self-awareness
  • Clearer perspective
  • Options for the situation
  • Increased likelihood of lasting change


Tuesday, April 10

6–7:15pm CT

Facilitator: Mary Verstraete, PCC

Don't Blur the Boundaries!

Don't Blur the Boundaries!

How can we apply coaching that generates the most beneficial results and not blur the lines with other development professions? Certainly understanding coaching skills is important; however, there are other preliminary steps:

It first begins with clarity on people-development professions. Coaching is often confused with therapy, counseling, mentoring, training, and consulting. Although each of these industries support people in their development and growth, coaching offers a unique approach.

Second, as a coach, you will find it critical to be able to accurately articulate the distinctions among these approaches to convey the clear expectations of coaching and ensure that the client doesn‘t confuse coaching with other people-helping professions.

 Third, understand the practical guidelines and application of the professions. Example: When does coaching and consulting and training work together in particular situation? Is there ever a place for training in a coaching conversation? When should you never cross the boundaries of the professions? 

 Free Gift: Following the webinar, you will receive a free download of Comparisons Among Professions.


Tuesday, June 5

6–7:15pm CT

Facilitator: Mary Verstraete, PCC

Getting the Most From Assessments

Getting the Most From Assessments

Assessments can play an important part in coaching because of the self-awareness they generate. "Choosing Assessments Wisely" crucial in preventing assessment results sitting on a shelf somewhere with people only remembering that they took the assessment and never accessing the results again.

In this webinar, Annie Perdue-Olson will lead you in: 

Overview of Assessments 

  • Defining clearly the purpose of the assessment to identify assessments that will accomplish that purpose. 

Strategizing Impact

  • How to leverage that assessment awareness to activate positive transformation in the lives of clients.

Strategic Framework   

  • How to facilitate a client’s ability to grow in awareness. 


September 11


Facilitator: Annie-Perdue-Olson, MA

Your Coaching Agreement

Your Coaching Agreement

An agreement represents the relationship with your clients. It is crucial to include standard clauses covering all angles of the relationship. CCE has created a coaching agreement using the International Coach Federation Ethics Committee guidelines that. We want to share the agreement with you.

Tuesday, May 8

67:15pm CT