ICF-Long Island, Inc.

What Makes Coaching Work? Presence, Partnership, and Positivity, October 17, 2017

International Coach Federation – Long Island Chapter (ICF-LI) Presents:

What Makes Coaching Work? Presence, Partnership, and Positivity

Speaker:  Meryl Moritz

Date: Tuesday October 17, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Place: The Hampton Inn, 120 Jericho Turnpike Jericho, New York 11753

CCE Units:  1.5 ICF CCE Units pending

Successful coaching is not only learning a set of skills and implementing them properly for the benefit of your client. Successful coaching requires a coach to demonstrate 1) Presence, 2) Partnership and 3) Positivity throughout the ‘lifetime’ of the coaching engagement.

In this Workshop you will learn:

  • What does Presence look like?  Presence is more than paying attention in the coaching session, listening, and allowing the Client to do most of the talking. Presence can be observed by how deeply the Coach hears what the Client is saying. Presence can be seen by how alert the Coach is to how the Client is thinking and feeling. Presence is demonstrated by how curious the Coach is to learn about the Client–her learning style, her beliefs, her values, her dreams, her hopes and her fears.
  • What is meant by Partnership in coaching?  All coach-specific training emphasizes that coaching follows the Client’s agenda.  But how is this upheld during the coaching session?  Partnership goes beyond defining a goal for coaching and building an action plan to get to the goal. Partnering with a Client means the Coach is always following the Client’s lead, asking questions about “what next?” in the session.
  • What does Positivity look like when a Coach practices it?  Positivity is evident in the Coach’s mind set or ‘state’ – the Coach sees the potential of the Client at every turn in the road and can remain objective in the face of strong, or negative emotions. 

Speaker Profile:  Meryl Moritz is a Master Certified Coach of senior executives, their teams, and high-potentials who are intent on delivering increasingly greater performance and improving business results.

Since 1994, Meryl has coached in scores of global organizations. She was a partner in the Princeton, NJ firm Leadership Strategies until 2002, when she founded Meryl Moritz Resources LLC to deliver leadership development services, coaching program design, and leadership coaching to major organizations. She is certified in a 360◦ instrument based on leadership agility and uses this extensively to support leaders whom she coaches.


To register: Go to www.icf-li.com. The early bird fee for Full Members and Associate Members is $25 (if paid by10/14/17) and $35 at the door. The early bird fee for non-activity paid Affiliate Members is $35 in advance and $40 at the door. The fee for non-members is $40. A light dinner will be served.  For more information and reservations contact Ronit Hakimi at: treasurer@icf-li.com.

International Coach Federation-Long Island chapter is comprised of professional business and personal coaches who work with individuals and organizations in areas such as life and work transitions, workplace issues and relationships by providing support and resources to achieve their goals. Go to www.icf-li.com to learn more.


In 1997, ICF-Long Island, Inc., The Long Island Coaching Alliance was founded as a chapter of the International Coach Federation by a group of executive, business, and personal coaches. It was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 2001.

The founding coaches developed ICF-Long Island, Inc. as a means of creating:

  • support for one another
  • a forum for professional development
  • community outreach programs

ICF-Long Island, Inc.  coaches are dedicated to partnering with individuals, groups and business that want to make effective changes.

ICF-Long Island, Inc. members are coaching professionals who offer a range of coaching specializations including:

  • ADHD coaching
  • Business coaching
  • Career coaching
  • Divorce coaching
  • Executive coaching
  • Leadership coaching
  • Life coaching
  • Mentor coaching
  • Relationship coaching
  • Retirement coaching
  • Transition coaching
  • Workplace coaching


ICF-Long Island, Inc. Executive Committee:

Marc Miller- President
Maribeth T. Kraus – Immediate Past President
Mindy Stern – Public Relations Director
John Little – Membership Director
Maryann Hennessey and Lois Cooper – Co-Directors of Programs, Education, and Professional Development
Ronit Hakimi – Treasurer
Joshua Lissauer – Secretary


ICF-Long Island Board 2016

BACK L to R: Joshua Lissauer, Marc Miller, Mindy Stern, John Little

FRONT L to R:  Maryann Hennessey, Lois Cooper, Maribeth Kraus, Ronit Hakimi


Our Mission is to:

1.    Educate the Long Island (LI) community and create a strong market for coaching here on LI.
2.    Provide ongoing support, tools, and networking opportunities to our members.
3.    Help our members achieve their goals.

International Coach Federation Core Purpose


To advance the art, science and practice of professional coaching.

It is the immediate goal of the ICF to take our organization to the next level and become a strong (and unified) voice for the coaching profession and provide ever-increasing value for members.

Contact Information and Inquiries

We are always available and responsive and encourage your comments, suggestions and feedback so that we can better serve your needs.

To contact the ICF office, please e-mail icfheadquarters@coachfederation.org or call 888.423.3131 (toll free), or +1.859.219.3580.