Welcome to
"The Essence of Being Masterful" Live Event!

After years of coaching, it's natural for seasoned coaches to fall into a routine and, at times, feel a sense of complacency or even boredom. Our event is crafted to reignite the passion within coaches, encouraging them to explore new ways of being.

Here's what you will learn: 

Important Details

March 26th - 28th

12 noon to 3 pm ET

Let go of performing to discover your authentic master coach within

Integrate the MCC anchors into your coaching style

Learn the key things assessors listen for

Go with the flow of the coaching conversation

Be supportive and empathetic without care taking

Help clients trust in themselves while leaning on the powerful coach/client alliance

Customise questions AND observations that are responsive to the client’s agenda without leading

Use language that is clear and concise 


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Annie Gelfand

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Listens Actively


Maintains Presence


Cultivates Trust and Safety


Establishes and Maintains Agreement


We will explore each of the 8 ICF Core Competencies, the new MCC Behavioral Statements, rating scales and revised MCC Minimum Standards. Participants will be invited to share their thoughts and questions about each Core Competency in group discussion. For example: “What do you imagine is a masterful coach? How does each behavioural statement relate to that? What is one way you could demonstrate this Behavioral Statement in a coaching conversation?

Core Competencies addressed and explored:

Facilitates client Growth


Evokes Awareness



Elizabeth Arthur 

I believe that the 2023 Essence of Mastery Summit was the best summit I have attended so far. This summit was much more interactive and really made clear what is needed for Mastery. Annie in particular did an amazing job at dispelling the myths of MCC giving me new energy around working towards this credential. Looking forward to the 2024 Essence of Mastery.

This 2023 summit was amazing, the in person virtual interaction has elevated the experience and learning enormously.

So much value add in the discussions and reflections; the wisdom, live coaching demo's, thanks Annie you really delivered.


Pamela Taylor 


Jennifer Porter 

The Essence of Mastery was more than I expected and has inspired me to keep growing and pursue greater excellence in my work as a coach. I loved being part of the community in the live sessions and look forward to participating each year to come. Thank you for this labor of love that serves us all in such meaningful and powerful ways!


Lucinda Dalrymple 

You continue to Wow me, from year one to year 7. The way each offering is co-created to each and every Amazing human that shows up. My curiosity is peaked, my awareness and learning evoked and I am looking forward to see what greatness the next year brings.  I am grateful for your brilliant idea called the “Essence of Mastery Summit.


Justine Williamson 

The professional life of a coach can be lonely sometimes. This informative, authentic and inspiring Summit brings you back in from the coaching wilderness, and has something to offer coaches at ACC, PCC and MCC levels to help all continue to grow and develop as coaching professionals

Ainsley Groves

The EOMS continues to be the best resource for me as a coach to get connected to my people, feel inspired and most importantly learn more about myself as a coach, tangible skills to be a better coach and how to support clients with an MCC mindset and being.
A beacon of being better so we can give more to our clients.


Fiona McKay 

It's extremely helpful to be able to access training in this way. It makes it possible wherever people are located in the world and whatever their schedule. I feel privileged to learn from so many amazing MCCs!


Gina Lepore

This is my first time in the Mastery Summit - I thought I only wanted to get my CCEUs but I got so much more. I am a PCC coach but maybe now I'll consider the MCC path.


Ellen Kocher 

I absolutely loved my first Essence of Mastery Summit. Sharing and learning with and from like-minded coaches opens our minds and provides growth that no other "training" I have attended. I encourage coaches of every level to attend the summit to - well - understand what the "summit" of coaching can be.

I am so glad you found your way here. I am your host and co-founder of the Essence of Mastery Summit. I have been coaching since 1997 and am honoured to be not only an ICF Master Certified Coach, but also an PCC/MCC assessor for the International Coaching Federation.

Are you ready to apply for your ICF MCC? Or maybe you are committed to continually hone your coaching mastery? This event is for you.

It is specifically meant for coaches who would like to raise the bar on coaching mastery and qualify for ICF CCEUs at the same time.

I'm Annie Gelfand, 
Host and Creator of the Summit

Hey there!



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Your All-Access Pass Includes

9 hrs for this event. For all five events, a total of 39 hrs Virtual live and interactive recordings with Annie and lifetime access to recordings for each of her events that you purchase.


Private community for participants of the Essence of Mastery Summit as well as groups for live events so you can connect closely with fellow participants.


9 CCEUs each for the March, June, Sept and Dec events and 3 CCEUs for the Oct event. The 2024 Summit offers five events for a total of 39 ICF CCEUs. The deadline for qualifying is 03.31.2025 via answering quizzes for each event.

core competency units

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Explore new ways of being with your clients to help them feel more heard, seen, and understood.

Build your coaching confidence by breathing life into the ICF Core Competencies as you prepare for your PCC or MCC performance evaluation.

Learn state-of-the-art and time-tested tools taught by Master Coaches to increase your coaching effectiveness.

Allow your inspiration to inform YOUR unique coaching style, so that your clients connect their vision and ability to act upon their intentions.

Connect with a community of coaches on the continual path to mastery.

This Summit is Designed to Help Coaches

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