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Navigating the Grey: How to Integrate Consulting into Your Coaching Practice


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Note: Regular priced registration for in-person attendance has closed. Virtual livestream remains unchanged. All registrants should have received the arrival instructions or the Zoom webinar link, depending upon your registration type. 

Should you still wish to attend in-person, walk-in prices are in effect.

Important: If you plan to attend as a walk-in, you will need to stop by the NYU event desk in the Kimmel lobby at 60 Washington Square S, New York, New York 10012 to get registered with security. You have not been pre-cleared so will need to be registered for building entry.  You will then be directed to pass through security and up to the event on the 4th floor. If you have not already purchased a walk-in ticket prior to arriving, at the auditorium entrance, you will check in and register with the ICF NYC team and be guided to acquire the walk-in ticket. If you did purchase your walk-in ticket prior to arrival, show the registration confirmation and the the team will check you in. Please ensure you have the following with you:

- Photo ID

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Navigating the Grey: How to Integrate Consulting into Your Coaching Practice

Join ICF NYC and NYU’s MS Program in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting for our Fifth Annual Coaching Event. This year we dig into the grey space between coaching and consulting – the prospective opportunities, how to navigate the differences, and more, in what we hope is the start of a conversation where we learn together and explore the possible.

For the first time since 2020, ICF NYC returns to live programming with a 90-minute panel followed by a one-hour networking reception. Or, join us virtually as we livestream the conversation. Virtual attendees will be able to contribute to the interactive discussion components of the program.

The Discussion:

Throughout the history of modern business, consultants have coached and coaches have consulted. However, the space between coaching and consulting has always been a bit grey. As the coaching profession continues to evolve, we are seeing more conversation around the blending of the coaching and consulting skill sets necessary to service the needs of the marketplace. The success of the NYU Master of Science program in Executive Coaching & Organizational Consulting illustrates the importance of blending the two critical skill sets.

This year we will convene a panel to take a deep dive into the unique relationship between the practices of coaching and consulting and discuss ways of blending the two to enhance your coaching practice.

The panel will:

  • Address the false dichotomy of coaching vs. consulting
  • Share approaches to organizational consulting
  • Discuss ways to blend consulting services into your coaching practice
  • Consider ways to navigate ethical considerations in the grey

    Event Logistics:

    Location for In-person Attendance: Kimmel Center, NYU, 60 Washington Square S, New York, New York 10012 (Please bring photo ID for security)

    Zoom Link for Virtual Attendance: Webinar link will be emailed 24 hours in advance of the event.

    Note: The event will be recorded. All registrants (in-person and virtual) will receive a link to the recording after the event. 

    Event Agenda:

    5:30 | Doors Open | Live Attendees Check-in

    5:50 | Virtual Livestream Log in

    6:00 - 6:10 PM | Welcome Opening Remarks by ICF NYC and NYU SPS

    6:10 - 6:55 PM | Panel Discussion

    6:55 - 7:27 PM | Interactive Discussion and Q&A

    7:27 - 7:30 PM | ICF NYC Closing Remarks

    7:30 - 8:30 PM | Reception (Live Attendees)


    Note: Advance registration closes at 9PM on March 19, 2023.  Registration will then re-open but $10 increase for day-of pricing. 

    In-person @ Kimmel

    • $45 – ICF Members NYC, ICF Global Members, and NYU Alumni
    • $55 – In Person – General Public/Guests
    • $25 – NYU students (capped at 25 tickets)

    Virtual Livestream 

    • $35 – Guests
    • $25 – ICF NYC Members, ICF Global Members and NYU Alumni
    • FREE – Current NYU students and faculty

    COVID guidance: There are no requirements for any attendees. NYU encourages guests to wear masks while in campus buildings. 


    Meet Our Panel:

    Panelist information is being published as we receive it.

    D Mark Schumann, PCC, brings a career of helping senior leaders communicate to his coaching practice. Formerly the leader of the communication consulting business of Towers Perrin, Mark completed his coaching certification at Columbia University. He is a faculty member of the NYU Master's program in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting.



    Sandra (Sandi) Stewart, MBA, MCC is an executive, team and group coach with her firm SLS Coaching & Consulting that she launched in 1999. She is an instructor of coaching for the ACTP coaching program, Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance delivered at American University, Rutgers University and North Carolina State University. She is an author of Building the Core Competencies of Change: A Guide to Coaching in Organizations. And she has served on the ICF Independent Review Board investigating and adjudicating worldwide ethics complaints for ICF and been a participant in the ethics code update and review processes.

    Sandi has her MBA from Columbia University and a BA from Colgate University and spent a number of years working in strategy and marketing for Fortune 500 companies as well working as an independent organizational management consultant for private and non-profit organizations. She was Adjunct Professor of Leadership Development at Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. Her next book project is to contribute to an academic book on building organizational coaching culture.

    Jessica Singh, MD is a Yale-trained emergency medicine physician who, after practicing as an attending physician in the community, was the first physician to pursue a formal one-year fellowship in Physician Wellness through the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. After completing fellowship, Dr. Singh transitioned careers and founded Sukhayu Wellness, a wellness practice formed with the mission of helping individuals, communities and organizations nurture health and enhance fulfillment and well-being.

    Dr. Singh’s work as a physician wellness consultant focuses on a systems-level process improvement approach to wellness. She collaborates with organizations to assess healthcare provider burnout in the context of quality, safety and cost, with the goal of empowering initiatives for systems change to mitigate burnout.

    An academic at heart, she has spent the past 18 months writing and revising her first book, a current work in progress, that bridges the gaps in medical education and provides ways for physicians to enhance their well-being and fulfillment, inside or outside allopathic medicine.

    In her individual and group work, Dr. Singh practices integrative holistic coaching and mind-body skills. She is passionate about facilitating environments to explore the root source of well-being and helping people to enhance fulfillment in all aspects of life.

    In addition to being a National Board Certified Health and Wellness coach, Dr. Singh is an Associate Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation, and holds certifications in yoga teacher training by the Sivananda yoga retreat, mind-body medicine

    by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Interactive Guided Imagery by the Academy of Guided Imagery, and Ayurvedic wellness counseling by Kerala Ayurveda Academy.


    Michael “Woody” Woodward, PhD, PCC is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Executive Coaching at New York University (NYU) where he is the lead faculty for the Master of Science program in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting (ECOC). He is author of the Amazon top selling career book The YOU Plan.

    As a coach practitioner Dr. Woodward has worked with executive leaders from Bacardi, Sugar Foods, SAP, and The Miami Herald among many others. Early in his career, he served as an HR consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (PwC) and IBM Business Consulting Services. He also served as founding faculty and coach at the Florida International University (FIU) Center for Leadership. Dr. Woodward has also been an advisor to the Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year and Entrepreneurial Winning Women programs.

    Dr. Woody received a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Miami, a master’s in industrial and organizational psychology from Springfield College, and a PhD in industrial and organizational psychology from Florida International University where he published award-winning research on teamwork titled Cooperation and Competition: The Effects of Team Entrainment and Reward Structure, which earned him an appointment as a Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Scholar.

    Notice on Event Recording: 

    This event will be recorded and live streamed. All in-person attendees acknowledge their comments and images may be captured and recorded by the film crew.

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