1/14/15 – David Marquet on “Turning the Ship Around” by Empowering Your Staff; Nicole Zafian on Education for Coaches to Improve their Business

Segment 1 – Stephen Covey loves his Intent-Based Leadership for Organizations, from the  author of “Turn The Ship Around,” David Marquet.   Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 2 – Language re-wires our brain, make some path for dissent, and other leadership tools from author of “Turn The Ship Around,” David Marquet.  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 3 – Business Development Series – Education for Coaches to increase, sustain and manage their businesses – AND an ICF Advance on the Science of Coaching – from the Learning Manager at International Coach Federation Nicole Zafian.  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 4 –  ICF Advance for Experienced Coaches, and the best kept secret of Coach Education: Communities of Practice – all from the Learning Manager of the International Coach Federation, Nicole Zafian.  Today on The Coaching Show!


David Marquet


David Marquet Expert on Leadership and Innovation | Author of Turn the Ship Around, Retired US Navy Captain David Marquet imagines a work place where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity. A place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work – a place where everyone is a leader.

A 1981 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, David Marquet served in the U.S. submarine force for 28 years. David Marquet single-handedly “turned his ship around” when he became Captain of the USS Santa Fe, a nuclear powered submarine which had a crew ranked dead last in retention and operational standings. By treating his crew as leaders, not followers, Marquet’s ship went from “worst to first.”

The Santa Fe continued to win awards after his departure and promoted a disproportionate number of officers and enlisted men to positions of increased responsibility, including 10 subsequent submarine captains. After riding USS Santa Fe, Stephen R. Covey said it was the most empowering organization he’d ever seen and wrote about Captain Marquet’s leadership practices in his book, The 8th Habit.

Marquet is the author of Turn the Ship Around! How to Create Leadership at Every Level. Fortune magazine called it the “best how-to manual anywhere for managers on delegating, training, and driving flawless execution.”   Captain Marquet retired from the Navy in 2009, and speaks to businesses and groups who want to create empowering work environments that release the passion, initiative, and intellect of each person. His bold and highly effective leadership approach can be summarized as “give control, create leaders.” Doing so creates environments where we coax our inner superhero to action.


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Nicole Zafian


Nicole Zafian is the Learning Manager at the International Coach Federation (ICF).  In her role at the ICF, she works with the various ICF Global continued education initiatives, including the Communities of Practice, virtual education, and the ICF Advance events.  Since graduating from Purdue University with a B.A. in Psychology, Nicole has worked on training and professional development within organizations for over 10 years.    Coachfederation.org





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