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Focus On: Coaching

  • May 26, 2020
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Zoom Conference Bridge


  • Use if you are a member of another ATD chapter.

Our panel of experts will kick off this session by answering your questions pulled from ATDKY's Community Connection forum and then dive into collaborative breakout sessions led by each expert to help focus in on the aspects of coaching you seek to put into action.

Professional Capability: Coaching

Coaching Experts

  • Vivian Blade, MBB, MBA, PMP
  • Jeff Nally, PCC
  • Jacque Saltsman, CPCC, ACC
  • Brian Houp, PCC
  • Trish Candler, SHRM-SCP, RCC

Breakout Topics

Vivian Blade - Coaching as enhanced development vs corrective action.  What do learning designers need to do when designing leadership development programs?

Jeff Nally - What are the considerations for internal and external coaching?

Jacque Saltsman - How can you take a “coach approach” in conversations to build more trust and foster creativity? 

Brian Houp - How can you use coaching to increase the impact you are having within the team you lead?

Trish CandlerHow do you pair, match, or connect a coach with an employee when you are the one doing the matching?

About Our Speakers

Vivian Blade

Vivian Blade works with the world's top organizations to grow the high-performance capacity of an inclusive workforce and leadership pipeline, reducing turnover of valuable talent.  In her work as a talent and performance excellence strategist, author, empowerment speaker, and executive coach, her passion in Building Leaders and Developing Excellence empowers companies to fuel incredible leadership, and professionals to fuel incredible careers.  Her approach to equipping professionals with the skills and self-confidence to be great leaders is realized in inspired teams and higher levels of business performance.

For over 20 years, Vivian successfully led the development and execution of customer-centered, quality-based, growth business strategies for General Electric and Humana, both Fortune 100 companies. Her corporate experience as a leader and individual contributor spans product management, marketing, ecommerce, Lean Six Sigma and customer experience. 

Vivian is a prolific writer whose articles, featured in a number of professional, industry, and business publications, and published books have helped thousands of professionals succeed. She is the author of the book, "FuelForward: Discover Proven Practices to Fuel Your Career Forward", which reveals the inside secrets of career success, and a contributor to two books published by the Association for Talent Development "Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing a Job You'll Love", and “Work the Problem: How Experts Tackle Workplace Challenges”.

Vivian’s expertise in her field is evident in the degrees and professional certifications she holds: MBA and B.S. in Business Administration, GE Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (LSSMBB), Black Belt (LSSBB) and Green Belt (LSSGB), Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Net Promoter Associate, and ASTD Training and Consulting Skills Certificates.  She extends that knowledge to others in the world of academia as an Adjunct Professor of Project Management for the University of Louisville College of Business, and formerly as an Adjunct Professor of Lean Six Sigma for Ivy Tech Community College’s Corporate College Division.

Vivian is also passionate about making a difference in her community, leading and serving on the board of directors for a number of service and professional organizations.

Jacque Saltsman

With over a decade of experience supporting Talent Development and Business Leadership with mindfulness and wellbeing, Jacque Saltsman guides executives and leaders at all levels to lead with more presence and courage for greater impact and results. Her specialties include coaching engagements and workshops focused on mindful leadership, women leaders, highly effective communication and emotional awareness. Her happy, healthy clients span from corporate, nonprofit, small businesses to start-ups. 

She is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) from the Co-Active Training Institute and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation. She has a Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a focus on Behavior Change from Clemson University as well as advanced training in Adult Development, Somatic Awareness, Mindfulness, and Women’s Empowerment.

Jeff Nally

Jeff Nally is an executive coach, coaching supervisor, professional speaker, and author who creates no-nonsense neuroscience solutions with leaders to be more human at work. Jeff is the president of Nally Group Inc., a practice focused on the science of leadership and human interaction. Jeff created and led the Executive Coaching Practice at Humana where he coached senior leaders and established Humana’s Women in Leadership Group Coaching Program for the top 120 women at the health, insurance, and well-being company.

He is co-author of Rethinking Human Resources, and Humans@Work with other HR and coaching thought leaders. Jeff is the Vice President of the Global Coach Community at CoachSource where he develops and engages over 1,100 external coaches as they are connected to executive coaching engagements in corporations around the world.He is a professional member of the National Speakers Association and is the president of the NSA Kentucky Chapter Board of Directors.

He is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. He is a Results Professional Certified Coach through The NeuroLeadership Group, and he graduated with distinction with a Certificate in the Foundations of Neuroleadership from The Neuroleadership Institute. He earned a coaching supervision certification and leads professional development for experienced coaches. Jeff volunteers as a board member at The Society for Human Resource Management Foundation and Stand Beside Them Inc., where he volunteers to coach military veterans. 

Trish Candler

As a Talent Management Strategist with LG&E and KU Energy LLC., Trish Candler's areas of focus includes; Talent Management, Succession Planning and Assessment Strategies. In these focus areas she utilizes coaching, mentoring, and program development, coordination and facilitation.

In her current role, she created and coordinated a new business focused program that won international recognition for excellence from the Association for Talent Development as well as coordinated a new internal business coaching program that received international accreditation from the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches.

Her education includes a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from Northwood University, Master’s of Art in Spirituality from Bellarmine University, SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) through Society for Human Resource Management, Registered Corporate Coach TM (RCC TM ) through World Association of Business Coaches and numerous certifications in assessment instruments.

Brian Houp

Brian Houp is an Executive Leadership Coach that supports CSuite Executives and Senior Leaders in large organizations. His 1on1 leadership development work focuses on increasing capacity, improving performance and ensuring the leader can embrace the love of their work regardless of the challenges they face.

In 2013, following 14 years of successfully leading several teams through multiple mergers and acquisitions, Brian decided to shift his talents to building his own executive coaching and leadership development firm. At ReZone Coaching, he helps key senior leaders to begin to shift the way they see themselves, their work and those around them. With an increased awareness and intentional shifts of new and improved behaviors, leaders begin to quickly make positive strides that benefit themselves and everyone around them.

Regardless of the industry, title or business segment, all clients say the same things about their experiences with Brian. “He genuinely cares about me and my success. He challenges me to think differently and helps me figure out how to show up differently so I can get the improved outcomes that I want.”

Brian is known for his patient, open and honest communication style that leaves nothing unsaid. He knows the pitfalls of ‘success at all costs’ and believes passionately that every leader must find a way to establish his or her right combination of solid business results, ongoing personal development and a high quality of life that provides fulfillment for both themselves and those they care about most.

As a self-described "obsessive overachiever," Brian was shamefully voted the "Office Workaholic" at a very challenging time in his personal life. His wife was battling cancer for the second time, other family members struggled with serious addiction problems, and he was helping raise 2 young nephews in addition to his own sons. From this low point in his life, Brian has excelled to a place that now allows him to bring a unique combination of empathy and perspective in a way that leads to successful outcomes time and time again. 


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