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ATD-LI & ICF-LI Joint Meeting - December 6, 2018

ATD LI / ICF LI Joint Meeting:   Fighting the War for Talent with Coaching 

Date:           Thursday, December 6, 2018

Time:          6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Place:         Marriott Residence Inn
…………………….9 Gerhard Road
…………………….Plainview, New York 11803
…………………….(516) 433-6200

Continuing Education Credits:   1.5 ICF CCU Pending

Topic:           Fighting the war for talent with coaching


The growth in demand for talent over the past few years has seen Long Island businesses search for answers around talent development. This session focuses on the overlap between talent development and coaching and addresses questions like:

  • What is coaching?
  • How do we use coaching and coaches in the talent development portfolio?
  • What success metrics for coaching provide a compelling business case for organizations?
  • What is the International Coaching Federation?
  • What can coaches do to better serve organizational stakeholders?

Our Panelists:

Lois Cooper, Author, Associate Certified Coach at Lee Hecht Harrison, Motivational Speaker and award-winning Diversity & Inclusion Consultant and Trainer, has 25 years of human resources experience. With expertise in employee relations, change management, conflict resolution, performance management, organizational design and development, supplier and workforce diversity and corporate social responsibility, Lois is a featured speaker for The Conference Board, Disability Matters US and EU, the National Urban League, the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and other thought leadership summits. Lois received her MBA from Baruch College and her BA from American University. Lois is also the current Board Chair for the Urban League of Long Island, Co-Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Council for SHRM Long Island.

Maribeth Kraus is a former business executive, ACC accredited coach and the founder of MB Kraus Solutions, LLC. She utilizes her coaching skills and broad business experience along with the knowledge and mentoring skills she acquired throughout her management career to help her clients succeed in their careers and businesses. Maribeth holds the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) accreditation earned from the International Coach Federation, the “gold standard” in the coaching profession.  She holds a BA from Queens College, City University of New York, an MA in Social and Organizational Behavior from George Washington University, Washington, DC, and professional certifications in Coaching and Career Planning and Development from New York University. Maribeth is also a Certified Career Transition Coach an International Coach Federation approved program offered through Career Thought Leaders.  She is the past-president of ICF-Long Island (formerly known as the long Island Coaching Alliance) and an associate of Career Thought Leaders.

Marc Miller, President of MLM Coaching & Consulting, LLC, has a Ph.D. in Psychology from Adelphi University, and a Professional Coaching Certificate from the iCoachNewYork Professional Coaching Program, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College/CUNY and has earned the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF). Marc specializes in coaching professionals, executives, managers, and other leaders on improving their emotional intelligence, and on developing more effective communication and collaboration on organizational teams. He is also a divorce mediator and a Certified Divorce Coach®. Marc is the current President of the Long Island Charter Chapter of the International Coach Federation.

Sayeed Islam is President of Talent Metrics, LLC, a management consulting firm and an assistant professor at Farmingdale State College. An expert in industrial and organizational  psychology, Sy conducts private consulting in the areas of training and development with specialties in training evaluation, training  design, and facilitation.  He holds degrees from Hofstra University (PhD, Applied  Organizational Psychology), Fairleigh Dickinson University (MBA/MA, Human Resources Management/Industrial-Organizational Psychology) and Rutgers University – New Brunswick (BA, Economics).  Sy has been an active ATD Long Island Board member and Past President, currently serving as VP Programming.

Stephanie Burke SPHR, SHRM-SCP is Human Resources Manager at Atlas Financial Holdings. With a rich Human Resources background and a passion for learning, she is experienced in all areas of Human Resources including performance management and talent development. Stephanie earned her Bachelors degree in Business  Administration – Human Resource Management from Baruch College and MS Human Resource Management from St. Joseph’s College. Stephanie is ATD Long Island President-Elect and currently serves as VP Membership.


Members (paid members of ICF-LI): $40

Non-Members: $50

For more information and reservations contact Ronit Hakimi at: treasurer@icf-li.org.


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
Trillium Fox – 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.