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OD Book Discussion CoP - May

  • 11 May 2016
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • McLean, VA


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OD Book CoP
Event Title The Coaching Companion: Get the Most from Your Coaching Experience by Daniel Sheres and Carylynn Larson

The Coaching Companion provides practical guidance for getting the most out of your coaching investment. If you are new to coaching, this volume will get you started with tried-and-true principles that support successful outcomes and lasting value. If you have experience working with a coach, the tips provided will serve as useful reminders that the value you receive depends largely on how you approach the process. Although it was initially written with the client in mind, we found very quickly that the advice was equally applicable to coaches in their own development. And since the release of this book, we have been encouraged to see the value of the advice as extending even beyond the field of coaching - it is equally useful for anyone who seeks to learn, grow, and advance their lives.

This presentation will offer participants the chance to leverage the wisdom offered in this book to advance personal and professional growth initiatives in their own lives. Participants will have the opportunity to work with the authors and each other in a group setting, identifying opportunities to facilitate their own growth processes, and clarifying the relationship between our internal approach to growth and the external factors that can either help or hinder our efforts. The authors will be available for autographs and copies of the book will be available for purchase.


Carylynn Larson (Principal, Creating Open Space) & Daniel Sheres (Principal, The Sheres Group)

Carylynn Larson

Carylynn (Cary) Kemp Larson is a leadership coach, educator, and speaker with a rare combination of formal education, professional training, and extensive experience in leader development and team dynamics. She coaches leaders across levels, from senior executives to team leads - in healthcare, human services, science and technology, engineering, and manufacturing sectors. She has extensive experience working with scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs.

Over the course of her career, Cary has worked for and with The Center for Creative Leadership, the U.S. Air Command Staff College, 20+ government entities, multiple nonprofits, and several private sector firms. She is regularly called upon to speak at leadership conventions on topics such as emotional intelligence, adaptability, and engagement. Cary has served on faculty at The George Washington University, George Mason University, and the United States Naval Academy. Her first book, The Coaching Companion: Get the Most from Your Coaching Experience, was published in March 2015.

Cary holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (George Mason University), a Certificate in Leadership Coaching (Georgetown University) and is certified through the International Coaching Federation and International Association of Facilitation.

Daniel Sheres

Daniel is an executive coach and leadership development specialist focusing on coaching senior executives and management teams to be more creative, collaborative, and influential. His practical, results-based approach is rooted in experiential learning and Human Givens psychology and draws on many years experience as an executive coach, management consultant, and entrepreneur.

Daniel’s expertise has been leveraged across many industries including healthcare, hospitals, pharmaceutical, defense, legal, and telecommunications. He leads seminars in individual and team-based resilience and is a recognized thought leader in the areas of leadership and talent development. As an executive coach, he has been actively engaged in coaching and facilitating individual and team leadership development at Deloitte, the World Bank, Oscar Insurance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Pentagon. He is the co-author of The Coaching Companion: Get the Most from Your Coaching Experience.

A graduate of the College of William & Mary, Daniel also holds a Master’s degree in Health Policy and Management and Certificate in Health Finance and Management from Johns Hopkins University as well as a Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. He holds a black belt in Aikido and teaches nationally on Aikido principles and their use in executive development to corporate executives.

CoP Leaders:
Paula Pierce

Janice Shack-Marquez

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Insperity Tysons Corner Office
1650 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 600
McLean, VA 22102
For directions to the meeting location please contact lauren.schoon@insperity.com

Cancellation policy: Event follows federal Office of Personnel Management policy and decisions.  If federal government is closed, event will be canceled.

**Please register in advance to ensure sufficient seating.

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