5 December 2013
Hosted by Patricia Hirsch, MCC, MBA


“MCC Panel: Discussing the Impact and Future of Professional Coaching”


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Karen Keller, MCC; Marilyn O’Hearne, MCC; Patricia Hirsch, MCC

ICF credentialed coaches come together in discussions about the future and impact of professional coaching.

Being influential means creating an internal shift in your beliefs, attitudes, emotions, and thought processes, leading to actions that give you power. As a former clinical psychologist and current Master Certified Coach (ICF) Dr. Keller brings to the table 20 plus years of research, study and development of the true source of influence. Influence is the single most important factor in determining the extent of your success. Dr. Keller has coached hundreds of small business owners, transformational leaders, and corporate executives, like PepsiCo, Pizza Hut, Lear, and American Express. Dr. Keller coaches a combination of methods, creates insight into human behavior and strategies, all intended to increase the client’s influence and get results. Dr. Keller is the creator of the soon-to-be-released Keller Influence Indicator (KII), the first scientific measurement of influence!



Marilyn O’Hearne, MSW, MCC is a globally experienced, since ’98, executive, leadership, and mentor coach. With Marilyn as their visionary thought partner, clients move from overwhelm to clarity, focus, and effectiveness. Her clients report renewed people (our greatest natural resource!) and energy which lead to prosperity rather than burn out and loss of talent. She has lived in Spain and Brazil; served as an adjunct professor of Organizational Behavior and International Business in Hong Kong and Malaysia and continues to work internationally, including with United Nations leaders. Marilyn served as a Director, Global International Coach Federation Board, 2007-2012, including 2 years as Vice-President, and recently on the Advance Cultural Competency Advisory Team. Currently she is on the Association of Coach Training Organization’s board. She also served as Director of Education for a nonprofit in Brazil. Marilyn contributed to “Coaching by the Book” and “Law and Ethics in Coaching.”



Patricia Hirsch is in the business of assisting clients begin to learn to observe their own observations such that they live a life of power causing results with open and honest communication. Patricia is the founder of Design Your Life Coaching (est. 2001), a coaching and leadership development company. During the past 31 years, she has held numerous mentoring, leadership and management positions. Through individual and team coaching, she has worked extensively to facilitate relationships across cultural, educational, emotional and other discourses. Her work has focused on senior executives, board members, teams and individuals. Patricia has delivered key addresses to marine, financial and coaching organizations. Patricia’s coaching and leadership development methodology is grounded in somatic, linguistic and emotional competence. She draws on each of these domains in her work with clients to raise awareness, enable action and generate sustainable and high levels of performance.