ICF-Long Island, Inc.

Making Changes - Not Challenges: A Panel Discussion - March 20, 2018

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


Date: Tuesday March 20, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

PlaceMarriott Residence Inn
9 Gerhard Road
Plainview, New York 11803
(516) 433-6200

Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 ICF CCU Pending

MAKING CHANGES – NOT CHALLENGES presents a collaborative discussion of new approaches for handling common life-changing conditions. As agents of change, coaches meet the twists and turns of life in its various forms as they assist their clients in structuring their life and work transitions. Being informed about the interventions that are available in response to illness, aging and changing family structures enhances a coach’s ability to foster client awareness and support innovative transformation.

Our outstanding panelists include:

  • Harriette M. Steinberg, ESQ., is an engaging and powerful speaker. Recognizing the need to alleviate the adverse financial and emotional effect that conflicts have on families, she is passionate about using mediation and the newest conflict resolution process, Collaborative Practice, to support conflict resolution.
  • Beth Polner Abrahams, ESQ., concentrates her law practice in estate planning, elder law and is a respected expert in Special Needs Planning. She will present valuable information about Special Needs Trusts and other interventions.
  • Roxanne Polak, Ph.D., is one of the pioneers of Collaborative Divorce Practice on Long Island. She has an expertise in the areas of interpersonal relationships, marital and divorce counseling, parenting and communication skills, and anxiety and depressive disorders.

To register go to www.icf-li.com. The early bird fee for Full Members and Associate Members is $30 (if paid by 3/13/18) and $40 at the door. The early bird fee for non-activity paid Affiliate Members is $40 in advance and $45 at the door. The fee for non-members is $45. A light dinner will be served.  For more information and reservations contact Ronit Hakimi at: treasurer@icf-li.com.

The International Coach Federation is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high ethical standard, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches across a variety of coaching disciplines. ICF is active in representing all facets of the coaching industry including Executive, Life Vision and Enhancement, Leadership, Relationship, and Career Coaching. Its 27,000-plus members located in more than 135 countries work toward the common goal of enhancing awareness of coaching, upholding the integrity of the profession, and continually educating themselves with the newest research and practices. 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
Lois Cooper – Directors of Programs, Education, and Professional Development
Ronit Hakimi – Treasurer, Director of  Corporate Compliance
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.