April 28 to 30, 2019
Vancouver, Canada

Our Promise at the The Power of Coaching event is simple:You will uplevel your communication skills,
get smarter about the changing world we’re in,
and understand how to grow your business better.


The Power of Coaching LIVE supports and centers underrepresented topics, and leaders that confront the status quo. We collaborate with speakers and teachers who are active in the trenches, fearlessly
creating the new normal, and who have the experience to help us challenge our assumptions.

Through a format we’re calling a “wisdom potluck,” there will be space for anyone with wisdom to share during Q&A and masterminding sessions.

Our content sections will be led by some very exciting leaders, including professors, TEDx Speakers, business leaders, musicians and founders of technology companies. They have led reform in politics, mental health, racial justice and more. We are simply delighted to welcome to Power of Coaching LIVE:

Brooke Donatone, PhD, LCSW

Brooke Donatone, PhD, LCSW

Mental Health in the Age of Gaslighting

After an article she published on Slate went viral, and attracted the attention of trolls, Dr. Brooke Donatone realized her approach towards mental health is profoundly needed. In private practice for over a decade, she specializes in LGBT issues, chaotic families, depression, anxiety, specific phobias, and trauma.

Her paper on the Focused Suggestion with Somatic Anchoring Technique in the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis won the William S. Kroger Award for Best Paper. She received her Ph.D. in Social Work from NYU, and an MSW from SUNY Stony Brook. She is also the current President of the New York Milton H. Erickson Society for Psychotherapy & Hypnosis (NSEPH).

Trudi Lebron

Trudi Lebron

Unpacking Racial Bias

Leadership to Trudi means (1) creating racial and ethnic diversity across the coaching industry and (2) challenging all leaders, including coaches, to leverage their business models to create social impact. In short, she calls the coaching profession a key player in social change, period. That is, if it fulfills its potential. She consults, speaks, coaches and hosts the popular podcast “That’s Not How It Works.”

Trudi holds a BA in Theatre, MS in Psychology with concentrations in Social Change and Public Administration, and is a PhD candidate in Social Psychology. After her controversial training at the Thrive Transformational Leadership Retreat in 2018, she’s become one of the most sought-after diversity teachers serving the coaching profession. 

Maribel Jimenez

Maribel Jimenez

Innovations in Lead Generation

Maribel’s middle name might as well be ‘collaborative,’ or is it ‘out-of-the-box?’ Whichever, she has a reputation for being an innovator in the area of lead generation. It doesn’t matter how great your offer or product is if you lack in this area!

Whether you’re sick of the traditional launch model and/or interested in adapting it, Maribel will bring her 20 years of biz development for organizations up to multimillions in revenue, and help us see lead generation in fresh ways. In addition to being CEO of Your Dream Launch, she is also the mom of 4, and co-founder, with her husband, of a martial arts non-profit helping to build youth leaders via sports.

Emily Levy

Emily Levy

Social Contribution

Three parts activist leader, three parts nurturer, two parts digital marketer, one part artist, one part rebel. That’s Emily. When you don’t find her investigating abnormalities in a recent election or consulting with leaders about how to do their work more powerfully, you might find her untangling a client’s email automations.

Emily has been a leader in social justice movements since childhood, and in the movement for secure and transparent elections in the U.S. since 2004. Her consulting business combines activist experience, deep listening skills, and digital marketing expertise to elevate the work of women leaders and social impact organizations.

Sonali Fiske

Sonali Fiske

Cultural Appropriation

Decolonization, tokenism, white supremacy, there is scarcely an uneasy topic Sonali is afraid to lead us through, and always with heart. A Sri Lankan-American mentor to underrepresented, woman-identifying voices of color, Sonali centered over 20 powerful stories of black, indigenous women of colour in her recent online offering “Dismantling White dominance in Women’s Entrepreneurship”and is credited with helping to tip the narrative in the transformational industry towards equity and inclusion.


Sonali is a council member of the International Council of Interfaith & Indigenous Women, and a celebrated teacher and speaker.


Christine Korol, PhD, Reg. Psy.

Christine Korol, PhD, Reg. Psy.

Behaviour Change that Lasts - Online & Off

Christine is the CEO and Co-Founder of Caera Technology, a platform for therapists and coaches to measure the outcomes of their work with clients. She is also the owner of a busy private practice in Vancouver, Canada and teaches other therapists how to use technology safely and ethically.

Christine is a member of the Department of Psychology at BC Children’s Hospital and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at UBC.

Justin Livingston

Justin Livingston

Inclusion & Equity: a Case Study

Justin Livingston is the CEO and Co-Founder of MentorHub, an EduTech company creating customized, optimal learning environments fro Transformational Coaches and Mentors. He is an absolute Expert in the art and science of ethical selling, marketing and conscious business building.

For close to a decade, he has been a ‘go-to resource’ for the most successful Transformational Leaders and Conscious Business owners on the planet.

Rachel Bagby

Rachel Bagby

Power Up Your Voice

Rachel, an award winning vocal artist and graduate of Stanford Law School, is the author of Divine Daughters: Liberating the Power and Passion of Women’s Voices and Daughterhood: Sounding / Hidden Truths / Ignite Your Freedom. She has devoted over 30 years to teaching world-changers how to voice true power concisely enough to be deeply heard and heeded.

Founder of Dekaaz Facilitation™, she mentors leaders to harness child-simple practices that fortify grown-up creativity. Why? To galvanize the forces of nature within and bring bodacious work to Life. Drawing on skills honed as a founding member of Bobby McFerrin’s ensemble, “Voicestra,” Rachel’s improvisational techniques amp up her audience members’ presence and messages to increase communicative power.

Tina Forsyth

Tina Forsyth

The Boutique Agency Model

After starting her own coaching business in 2000, Tina quickly came to see the need to partner visionaries with high-level support. With her natural ability to bring both strategy and implementation to the table, Tina quickly began working with 6 to 7-figure leaders within the coaching industry, and thus, the role of the Online Business Manager was born.

She saw the demand for a high-level support rising and created the International Association of Online Business Managers in 2008 — the home of the Certified OBM® Training — the only program of its kind. In the 10+ years since its inception, the OBM (Online Business Manager) industry has now become established as a key role on the team of fast-growing online and virtually based businesses.

Wendy L. Yost

Wendy L. Yost

Positively Impacting the Future through Profitable Partnerships with Colleges & Universities

Wendy L. Yost inspires intentional action by combining leadership and spiritual principles. Examples include her TEDx Talk and a series of Leadership Academies she offers based on a university leadership course she taught 30+ times over the last decade. With 25 years of experience in Higher Education, Wendy has been contracted to work with over 50 universities across the United States and Canada, and over 100 different departments on college campuses.

She has contributed chapters to several best-selling books and is currently working on a Children’s Book to create conversations about trusting our senses, including intuition. A common thread woven through all of Wendy’s work is her passion for helping people reconfigure their thoughts and their lives, so more of their time, energy and attention is available for what matters most.

Dr. Cleopatra Abdou Kamperveen

Dr. Cleopatra Abdou Kamperveen

Measuring Change

Dr. Cleopatra Abdou Kamperveen (Dr. Cleopatra) is a scientist and university professor. She has received nearly $3 million in support of her research program, and she has been cited more than 1,000 times. Her scientific studies demonstrate that reproduction, health, and human development and aging are universal—but not uniform—human experiences, with special attention to uncovering how marginalized populations can flourish, even against great odds. She is the Founder of the IdeaSpringz think tank and of IdeaSpringz institutes and programming, including the Global Institute on Preconception and the Premester (GIPP); #colormemommy; and the In Bloom Pregnancy Prep System, which teaches women how to capitalize on the magic of the premesterTM to achieve their healthiest biological clock, fertility, and pregnancy.

The IdeaSpringz mission is to develop uncommon questions that will lead to innovative, outside-of-the-box answers to the most wicked problems of society, healthcare, and industry. Through IdeaSpringz, Dr. Cleopatra helps health insurance companies, healthcare providers, corporations, nonprofits, and other organizations use science and grant funding to develop innovative growth strategies, including connecting ethically and authentically with harder-to-reach population segments. Dr. Cleopatra serves as Director of Strategic Growth for Just Like My Child Foundation, which has developed the scientifically validated Girl Power Project curriculum that has been empowering girls and communities in Uganda for the past decade and is now going global.

Andrea J. Lee, Your Host

Andrea will be facilitating the following sessions ++

  • Opening Keynote: The Power of Coaching
  • Big Emotions and How to Work with Them
  • Conflict Navigation and Everyday Violence
  • New Coaching Skills for Today’s World
  • Pricing, Products and Innovation for Thought Leader Businesses

Our Speakers Have Been Spotted At:

To facilitate your travel and planning,
here is our general schedule – all times in local, pacific time zone:

Saturday, April 27

Registration: 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Networking: 8:00 – 9:00 PM

Sunday, April 28 – Day One

Registration: 8:00 – 8:45 AM
Program: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Evening activity: 7:00 – 9:30 PM

Monday, April 29 – Day Two

Networking + Mastermind: 8:00 – 9:30 AM
Program: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Optional Invitation Session: 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Evening activity: 7:30 – 9:30 PM

Tuesday, April 30 – Day Three

Networking + Mastermind: 8:00 – 9:30 AM
Program: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Final activity + celebration: 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Specific times may shift, based on what’s generated onsite, however we will ensure ample time for synthesis, connection, movement and refreshment!

Had enough information, and ready to confirm your seat? We’d be delighted.

A little more about your host

In case you don’t know me, I discovered the coaching world nearly 20 years ago, as a burned out business owner of a recruitment business. Little did I know, the reason that business was failing was because I really needed coaching skills. Turns out, I was about to learn them, and fast, as the customer service manager, then General Manager, then COO of the world’s first online coach training company!

In those roles, I helped support over 100,000 coaching businesses in a time when coaching was still a mystery all mixed up with sports.
We learned the hard way, as pioneers of a new industry, what it takes to provide clients what they most need.

Through books (Multiple Streams of Coaching Income, anyone?) trainings (How Not to Mess Up a Joint Venture: Sharing the Money was a favorite) and support offerings (like Online Business Manager with business bestie Tina Forsyth, and Events without Borders, the first livestream service of its kind), I have watched, and taken part in, so much good from the coaching world.

I believe coaching is one of the most powerful forces for good in the world.

And yet, recently, I’ve felt sad – people talk about coaching as a big investment that didn’t create a result, or, worse, led to setbacks. Sometimes, I see things sold in the name of coaching that isn’t at all coaching, even if we use a generous definition of it!

The fact is, there’s an enormous amount of power involved in coaching well, like being great at doing internal surgery. Being entrusted with this, I think it’s our job to continuously find ways do better.

We can do much better.

When we invest in making our coaching excellent, we rebuild trust with clients,
and we say yes to the next chapter for coaching

It’s true, over the years, I’ve also helped a good number of businesses make significant money – I still do that with a small number of private clients. Then in 2018, in my work on emotional abuse prevention, I had a video on Upworthy.com go viral, and an article “I verbally abused my husband: Here’s How I Stopped” was accepted in the Washington Post. I’m in the middle of a Master’s degree, and some might say, rather accurately, that I have a full plate. But the vision for The Power of Coaching simply would not quit me, so here we are.

That’s why, after leading 13 live trainings, and returning from 27 months of sabbatical, I’m so thrilled, and why I urge you to join us at The Power of Coaching LIVE.

There are exciting times ahead, with challenges in the world that coaching can help to meet. It’s time to double down on the impact we have for our clients and communities, and re-committing to becoming the best at our craft.

Above everything else, I know this for sure:
you are so much more powerful than you think.

The question that remains is: what are you going to do about that?

“Andrea is in tune, not only with what people need, want and will buy, but what our ecology and our humanity needs.”

– Anna Dargitz,
PhD, Certified Coach, former Dean of Students, Graduate School of Coaching

“The business coach version of Neil Armstrong.”

– Judy Anne Payawal,
Founder, Soul Coach®

“Andrea was an important guide and mentor for me, and my company, at a time when we were growing fast, and through hard times too. She taught me how to show my teeth when I needed to, to go for it with my crazy ideas, and how to love myself.”

– Chelsea Berler, 
Founder, Solamar Agency

“A unique animal: a philosopher with a business brain. She also knows how to make the money happen.”

– Indrani Goradia, 
Founder, Indrani’s Light Foundation

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