April 2018 Chapter Meeting

When: 04/19/2018 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Brio Tuscan Grille, 4720 Piedmont Row Drive Charlotte, NC 28210

"The Coach as Speaker: How to Create A Masterful Speaking Presence," by Denise Hedges

The speaker for our ICF-Charlotte chapter meeting on April 19 is Denise Hedges, PCC, a Coach U faculty member, trainer, and speaker who specializes in helping coaching build their practices. 

"Speaking to groups is the No. 1 way to build a coaching practice, but only if who you're being in front of the room is as present, authentic, and sincere as it is when you're interacting with clients," Denise says.

Denise advocates
applying the same core competencies to speaking as we do to our coaching. She'll talk about how to create a safe and supportive environment in our meeting rooms that honors our audience's agenda.

"When you're open and flexible in the moment, you create a dynamic synergy with your audience," Denise says.

In this highly interactive and thought-provoking session, participants will learn:

  • How to manifest a presence that's warm and genuine while being profoundly audience-focused and intensely purposeful.
  • How the message you send goes beyond the words you speak.
  • What goes into creating a compelling, interactive presentation that evokes insight and encourages people to expand their thinking.
  • How to provide masterful coaching as you engage audience members.
  • How to make an offer from the stage that speaks to the needs of your audience members and lands like an opportunity for further exploration and growth . . .  and how to stay unattached as you do it.

CCEUs: 0.5 Core Competencies, 0.5 Resource Developement

Register for this event by 11:59 p.m. April 18. Space is limited to 40 people.
Your cost is $18, due at registration. See FAQ below for details.

11:30-12:30 -- Lunch
12:30-1:30pm -- Program

Brio Tuscan Grille -- in a private room at this traditional Italian restaurant
4720 Piedmont Row Drive
CharlotteNC 28210


1) What's the cost? $18 per person, due when you register. Taxes and other expenses are being subsidized by ICF-Charlotte.
2) What are my food options? We have a two-course meal. Course 1 will have fixed soup-of-the-day and salad options. Course 2 will include a fixed menu of three choices, including a vegetarian option.
3) What if I want soup and salad? You can select the soup of the day for Course 1 and the salad option (with or without chicken) for Course 2. 
4) What if I want something else to eat? For banquet accommodations, we are restricted to a preset lunch menu. No substitutions are allowed.
5) Does the fee include drinks? Yes, iced tea, coffee, soft drinks, and hot tea are included.  
6) Can I come but not eat? Unfortunately, we do not have a fasting option for this meeting.
7) Do I need to select my food at registration No. You can make your choices at the restaurant the day of the event.
8) What about parking? There is no cost to park at Brio. Valet service is available, but not required.

Meet Denise Hedges

Denise Hedges is a business development coach and speaking coach with over 30 years' experience in sales and marketing. She specializes in training and coaching business owners to market themselves more effectively using the strategy of speaking. Denise will have CDs available to buy and will be available for complimentary business consultation and coaching sessions.

Visit her website at