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By Coaches for Coaches: The Power of Somatic Skills in Coaching

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Virtual - Zoom link will be included with registration


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By Coaches for Coaches Presents

The Power of Somatic Skills in Coaching

Guest Speaker - Brett Hill

Wednesday, April 24th, 2024 12:00PM - 1:30PM PT

(Will continue every 4th Wednesday of the month)


This session is both educational and experiential. The session includes a demo of somatic techniques and the rationale for why, and when to use them. Topics such as how this work aligns with ICF principles, simple practices attendees can use right away, and an overview of the neurological basis for the work are all covered.



Brett Hill

After graduating with a degree in interpersonal communication, he became a technology expert and has had a distinguished technical career. He presented at technical conferences worldwide for companies like Microsoft, authored books, and was awarded Microsoft’s distinguished “Most Valuable Professional” award for 9 years.

Brett’s true passion through this time was not only “inner work.” but also teach teaching mindfulness and meditation in many forms. He studied Hakomi, a mindfulness-based somatic psychology, with founder Ron Kurtz and trained in group leadership under the guidance of Amina Knowlan, creator of Matrix Leadership.

In addition, he taught beginning and advanced meditation for several years at the Lotus Center in Okla. City and established the Quest Institute meditation center in Dallas. He has a few meditations online and creates custom recordings for clients specifically for their needs.

He credits much of his professional success in the corporate world to skills and tools learned from the accomplished teachers he sought out. “Mindfulness has helped in every aspect of my professional and personal life. I believe passionately that it’s the most important skill a person can develop as it can transform not only your life but the world.”

After obtaining several coach certifications, he developed and teaches The Mindful Coach Method to help “bridge the gap” so coaches can experience and use coaching presence, coach-centered mindfulness, and the somatic techniques he has found so essential in his work, yet are often missing in coach training.

Brett is on a mission in his work as a coach, teacher, speaker, and author to help people be more present and connected to their authentic voice, and the world itself. He specializes in mindful communications and coach training so we can connect authentically, speak truly, and listen deeply. What does the world need more than this?

Certifications include International Coaching Federation, Somatic-Wellness & Mindfulness Coach, and Mindful Facilitator by the Institute for Organizational Mindfulness. He’s also an alumni of the Inner MBA by Sounds True, and has hundreds of hours of training in Hakomi, Matrix Group Leadership, Martial Art, Contact Improvisation and others.


Interested in  volunteering your time to support these sessions.

You can submit your interest through the volunteer interest form.

This event will occur the following dates in 2024.

  • May 22nd
  • June 26th
  • July 24th
  • August 28th
  • September 25th
  • October 23rd
  • November TBD
  • December TBD

No CCEUs will be provided.

What is For Coaches By Coaches Initiative?

For Coaches - By Coaches initiative brought to its members by ICF WA.

In this initiative, any coach member of ICF WA chapter, can bring forth a topic for an event or a session, which they have some level of expertise in. On the fourth Wednesday of every month, one of the coaches, who has made a submission, will be invited to co-host the session on the topic that they submitted, with ICF-WA. If you are interested in Co-Hosting a session with ICF-WA on a specific topic, please fill the form here.

Session FAQs

Who can volunteer as a presenter and co-host for a session of For Coaches By Coaches?

  • Anyone interested in presenting should complete the Interest Intake sheet. Submissions will be considered based on availability, alignment to our chapter's mission, and in context of other educational events and programs the chapter is offering. Submissions to the interest form are not guaranteed selection for leading a By Coaches For Coaches event. We reserve the right to decline topics.

How will I know I have been selected?

  • Co-director of Programming will be reaching out to all the coaches with submissions by end of the month in which we have received the submissions, conveying if they have been selected, and sharing 3 options of sessions. The coach member will have to then confirm their availability for one of the sessions, which will then get confirmed in the calendar along with their topic.

When will it be held?

  • Coaches Create will be held at 12pm-1:30pm on the fourth Wednesday of every month, starting from February.

Duration and Structure of each session

  • Each session will be 60 minutes long, with the co-hosting coach initiating the session with ~20 - 30 minutes of presentation on the topic, followed by 30 minutes of discussion including Q&A

Will CCEUs be offered for these sessions?

  • CCEUs will not be offered for these sessions in general, unless the presenter applies to ICF for competency credits themselves. They can reach out to the Co-Directors of Programming to understand the process.

What are the restrictions on advertising my business through this?

  • The coaches will be given 5 minutes at the end to share about their offerings, provided all the Q&A has been done.

How will you measure the engagement and performance of the session? We use the following metrics and ways to get feedback and measure the performance of the session:

  • In session survey to gauge how the participants resonated with the session as well as if they found it useful and aligned to the expectations

  • Attendance to registration ratio

  • NPS (Net promoter score)

  • Informal feedback discussion in Coaches Café and Networking Café if any common attendees

I would like to volunteer my time to support these sessions. What are the opportunities and how do I volunteer?

  • We are looking for volunteers in multiple spaces, from hosting events, analyzing the participation data to selecting the sessions for Coaches Create.

You can submit your interest through the volunteer interest form.