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Online Skill Building for LifeMAP Coaches and AAPCA Members: Developing Effective Coaching Goals, 5/28/21, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, $10

DESCRIPTION: LifeMAP was developed in 2008 to meet the obvious needs of adults with Asperger and related autism spectrum profiles who often require practical assistance—short- or long-term one-on-one coaching for the purpose of empowering the participants and improving their quality of life. Each coaching situation begins with meeting each client where they are and helping them to articulate where they want to be. In this presentation participants will learn how to develop effective client coaching goals, based on the techniques and coaching approaches developed over the LifeMAP program’s 10-plus years of experience and more than 2600 clients served.

Bio: Nataliya Poto, MA, is the Director of Asperger Autism Professional Coaching Association (AAPCA) and of LifeMAP Coaching Programs at the Asperger/Autism Network (AANE). She began as an intern at AANE back in 2008 and her first project was to develop and evaluate LifeMAP coaching program. Over the last 12 years, the LifeMAP program has served more than 2,600 clients. As a LifeMAP Coach, Mrs. Poto successfully assists clients with their goals in the areas of higher education, career development, employment, personal growth, relationship-building, independent living and more. She and her team also conceptualized LifeMAP’s unique coaching approaches into the AsperCoach curriculum, a Certification program offered annually at AANE as well as recently founded AAPCA. Prior to joining AANE, Mrs. Poto taught Psychology at UMASS Lowell and conducted applied research evaluating employment and music intervention programs for youth with Asperger/Autism. She is the co-author of several research articles published in peer-reviewed journals. Her research has been presented at national and international conferences. A native of Ukraine, Mrs. Poto for the last 15 years has been residing in Northern MA with her husband and her son. Mrs. Poto enjoys traveling, skiing, gardening, and spending time with her family.

WHO: LifeMAP Coaches (free), AAPCA Members ($10), AsperCoaches ($10)

WHEN: Friday, May 28, 2021

TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

WHERE: Online via Zoom

FACILITATOR: Nataliya Poto, MA

COST: free to LifeMAP coaches, and a $10 charge to AAPCA members and AsperCoaches

REGISTRATION:  This training session is restricted to LifeMAP coaches and AAPCA members and AsperCoaches.  To register, please email cynthia.deferrari@aane.org for the registration link.


May 28
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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