ICF-Long Island, Inc.

International Coach Federation – Long Island Chapter (ICF-LI) Presents:

Willpower – Unlocking This Secret Success Factor

Speaker:  Uri Galimidi, MSc, MBA, ACC 

Date: Tuesday September 19, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Place: The Hampton Inn, 120 Jericho Turnpike Jericho, New York 11753

Credits: 1.5 ICF Continuing Education Credits approved


Are your clients striving for a meaningful change in life? Committed to achieving a goal, but something’s holding them back? Frustrated by inability to overcome an undesired habit, or to adopt a new healthier habit?

Scientific research has long established that willpower is the best predictor of success in life. More than intelligence or inherent talent, willpower is the single most highly correlated determinant of success in all areas of life: career, education, relationships, health, financial stability, and business.

Through videos, exercises and discussion you will:

  1. Learn about the science of willpower and mindfulness
  2. Learn about and practice two science-based interventions that you can use in your own life and with your coaching clients

About our presenter:

Uri founded The Will To Change Inc. in 2008, with the objective of helping his clients discover and overcome what is holding them back, so they can continue to grow and achieve their most ambitious goals.

Before launching his career as a coach, Uri was an executive in the Management Consulting Industry, including partner with the global consulting firm Accenture, vice president with Oracle Corporation, and senior vice president with PwC Consulting.

Uri earned both his MSc in Bio-Medical Engineering and his MBA in South Africa. Uri is a certified Corporate Coach (ICF – ACC) and holds a PMP (Project Management Professional) certification from the PMI (Project Management Institute).

To register go to www.icf-li.com. The early bird fee for Full Members and Associate Members is $25 (if paid by 9/14/17) and $35 at the door. The early bird fee for non-activity paid Affiliate Members is $35 in advance and $40 at the door. The fee for non-members is $40. A light dinner will be served.  For more information and reservations contact Ronit Hakimi at: treasurer@icf-li.com.

International Coach Federation-Long Island chapter is comprised of professional business and personal coaches who work with individuals and organizations in areas such as life and work transitions, workplace issues and relationships by providing support and resources to achieve their goals. Go to www.icf-li.com to learn more.


In 1997, ICF-Long Island, Inc., The Long Island Coaching Alliance was founded as a chapter of the International Coach Federation by a group of executive, business, and personal coaches. It was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 2001.

The founding coaches developed ICF-Long Island, Inc. as a means of creating:

  • support for one another
  • a forum for professional development
  • community outreach programs

ICF-Long Island, Inc.  coaches are dedicated to partnering with individuals, groups and business that want to make effective changes.

ICF-Long Island, Inc. members are coaching professionals who offer a range of coaching specializations including:

  • ADHD coaching
  • Business coaching
  • Career coaching
  • Divorce coaching
  • Executive coaching
  • Leadership coaching
  • Life coaching
  • Mentor coaching
  • Relationship coaching
  • Retirement coaching
  • Transition coaching
  • Workplace coaching


ICF-Long Island, Inc. Executive Committee:

Marc Miller- President
Maribeth T. Kraus – Immediate Past President
Mindy Stern – Public Relations Director
John Little – Membership Director
Maryann Hennessey and Lois Cooper – Co-Directors of Programs, Education, and Professional Development
Ronit Hakimi – Treasurer
Joshua Lissauer – Secretary


ICF-Long Island Board 2016

BACK L to R: Joshua Lissauer, Marc Miller, Mindy Stern, John Little

FRONT L to R:  Maryann Hennessey, Lois Cooper, Maribeth Kraus, Ronit Hakimi


Our Mission is to:

1.    Educate the Long Island (LI) community and create a strong market for coaching here on LI.
2.    Provide ongoing support, tools, and networking opportunities to our members.
3.    Help our members achieve their goals.

International Coach Federation Core Purpose


To advance the art, science and practice of professional coaching.

It is the immediate goal of the ICF to take our organization to the next level and become a strong (and unified) voice for the coaching profession and provide ever-increasing value for members.

Contact Information and Inquiries

We are always available and responsive and encourage your comments, suggestions and feedback so that we can better serve your needs.

To contact the ICF office, please e-mail icfheadquarters@coachfederation.org or call 888.423.3131 (toll free), or +1.859.219.3580.