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Evidence Based Coaching Symposium

Hosted by Fielding Graduate University.

Set yourself apart from others in the field with an Evidence Based Coaching (EBC) certificate. This multidisciplinary-based coach certification program can be completed in one year through a combination of online, teleconferencing, and face-to-face sessions. Fielding’s EBC is an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP)


Julie Shows, Master Certified Coach, is the founder of The Coaching Connection. For over 20 years Julie has worked in the areas of leadership coaching, mentoring and coach training.  As a leadership coach, her focus has been on working with emerging leaders and helping them transition from managing to leading. Julie’s other focus has been training and mentoring coaches to understand and demonstrate the foundational ICF Core Competencies.  She has been an active participant in the development and assessment of coaching competency through her work in the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Program where she served as Program Director from 2010 -2014 and Training Director from 2015-2018.  Julie also participated in the design and delivery of the International Coach Federation PCC Markers...

Deepa Awal is an educator and coach with her own practice specializing in discerning the fundamental ways in which our ‘way of being’ supports or hinders our dreams and goals. What began as an interest in Vedanta and personal growth has grown into transformational work with individuals and groups. Starting her career in the corporate world with developing executives, Deepa now has her own practice specializing in coaching women and leaders with cross cultural backgrounds. Her personal experience as an immigrant from India informs her coaching with cross-cultural coaching clients.  She speaks fluent English and Hindi, lives in Philadelphia and has two adult daughters. Deepa has a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Stern School of Business, New York University and...

In addition to serving as Director of the Evidence Based Coaching Program at Fielding Graduate University, she is the principal coach for The Willow Group. She is author of the book 'Silenced and Sidelined: How women leaders find their voices and break barriers.' Dr. Arnold trained as a leadership coach at Georgetown University through their Center for Continuing and Professional Education. She is certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as a Master Certified Coach (MCC) and a Board Certified Coach (BCC). She holds three degrees from Fielding Graduate University, including a PhD in Human Development. She is also a fellow with the Institute for Social Innovation and continues post-doc research on voice and silencing. SYMPOSIUM SESSION Practice Room: PREPARING FOR YOUR MCC (1.0...

Carly Anderson, MCC has been a trained coached since 1998, and held ICF Master Certified Coach credential since 2004. She is an active member of the ICF Credential Assessing team since 2005, regularly reviewing Performance Evaluations of coach applicants for MCC, PCC and ACC credentials. She is a volunteer contributor supporting ICF MCC and PCC Communities of Assessors, such as to improve Feedback Writing on Performance Reviews. Carly is trained by ICF in their PCC Markers Assessment System and co-led PCC Markers Cohort 16 training; she is one of the core team of 15 people who updated the PCC Markers in 2020 and is the creator of "The Upgraded Target Approach: Clarifying the ICF Core Competency Model," and the “Ten Characteristics of...