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CAHR19 Expo | Career Advancement Zone

With tailored one-on-one professional coaching and mentoring services, the California HR Conference has all the resources and tools you’ll need to get to the next level and break through professional plateaus.

Professional Coaching at CAHR19

We at the 2019 California HR Conference know that as HR professionals, your success depends on your ability to be in service to others. But what happens when you’re constantly supporting others without investing in your own personal and professional development? Burnout.

This is why CAHR19 is giving you an opportunity to invest in your development by signing up for a free 30-minute customized coaching session at our event with a professional coach provided through the International Coach Federation Los Angeles! Sign up (after registering) for a half hour devoted entirely to you and your future. 

What is the International Coach Federation Los Angeles (ICFLA)?

The purpose of ICFLA is to provide support, education, training and resources to practicing and aspiring professional coaches by helping them enhance their professional skills, and grow their practices. ICFLA actively promotes awareness of coaching to the community at large.

ICFLA had the pleasure of having an exhibit booth at last year’s California HR conference, as well as offering complimentary coaching sessions during conference breaks. The coaching last year was so successful that we are delighted to return this year as an exhibitor AND to offer complimentary coaching on both Monday, 8/26 and Tuesday, 8/27 during the conference Expo between 10:30 am – 4:00 pm in the Career Advancement Zone!

Coaching topics may include:

  • Professional Development
  • Strategize the next phase of your career
  • Define goals for your future
  • Assess your leadership skills to increase effectiveness
  • Work more effectively with your board and/or your staff team
  • Time Management
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Care
  • Problem-solve an issue you are facing
  • Other

How to be coached at CAHR19:

1) Use the calendar to sign up for your 30-minute session. (Sign-up link available on attendee registration confirmation page!)

2) Show up at least 5 minutes prior to your coaching session to check in

3) Notify ICFLA immediately if you need to cancel or reschedule as these amazing sessions are sure to go fast!

4) Get the most out of your complimentary session! Search for resources on how to be coached.


Meet Your CAHR19 Coaches

CAHR19 Coach Rachel Karu Rachel Karu – ICF Los Angeles Immediate Past President / Board Member

Rachel’s personal journey as a Recovering Perfectionist inspired her to create Stepping into More – A professional and personal development company, dedicated to supporting clients to unleash their Purpose and Passion. Rachel has coached hundreds of successful leaders and individuals who have it all and yet are feeling empty and burnt out. Prior to launching Stepping into More, highlights from Rachel’s corporate experience includes: Human Resources Manager at EMI Music Distribution and Manager of Organization Development and Training at Easton Sports.

Rachel earned an MS in Counseling for Business, Industry and Government, achieved her Coaching Credential through the International Coaching Federation and is a Certified Strengths Coach. Rachel is the Past President for the International Coach Federation, Los Angeles and still serves on the Board of Directors. Rachel served as the manager for the Association for Talent Development’s Westside Breakfast for over 10 years. Rachel was a PIHRA member for many years and has spoken at numerous districts meetings and conferences. Clients include: Facebook, Intel, CISCO, Raytheon, United States Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Allergan, Philips, Braille Institute, Mattel, Viacom, and Disney/ABC Media.

Rachel’s personal journey as a recovering perfectionist inspired her to write Stepping into More: Lessons from a Recovering Perfectionist ( and Produce her CD of songs – Stepping into More ( Rachel is proud and delighted to be married for 29 years and to be called Mom by her two top teachers – her children.

CAHR19 Coach Camille McKinneyCamille McKinney – CEO at Leveraged Leaders

Camille McKinney is CEO at Leveraged Leaders, a leadership coaching and consulting company. She is hired by professional women who want to show up as inspiring and empowering leaders in ALL areas of their lives, while navigating the pressures that come with success. She believes that women can move to the next level by leveraging their intuitive ability to lead by tapping into their innate emotional intelligence.
Camille has a degree in Business Management and has completed Coach U’s Core Essentials and advanced coaching programs. She is a licensed facilitator of Corporate Coach U’s Coaching Clinic™, a training program that is delivered as part of a comprehensive, interactive learning experience, Empowering Performance Through Coaching.

Camille is also a Peer Advisor for Linkage Inc.’s peer advisory program, LinkEDGE. This program bridges the development gap that exists in many organizations for mid-level leaders, providing a customized learning opportunity to develop their leadership skills leveraging Linkage’s Purposeful Leadership model.

Camille has over 25 years of experience in leadership, performance consulting, training/facilitation and Emotional Intelligence to go beyond traditional leadership development to support leaders in revealing their hidden potential by becoming more of who they are as leaders, both in business and in life.

CAHR19 Coach Sarah KhambattaSarah Khambatta – ICF Los Angeles President 2019

Sarah Khambatta is the founder of Dreams Transform Reality; a company committed to clients getting massive results in their businesses and careers by expanding their confidence, capacity and strategies. Sarah’s clients range from Executives and Managers to Creative Strategists at companies such as Google, Onzie, Deutsch Los Angeles, PMK•BNC, Vladimir Jones, Venables Bell & Partners, Goodby, Silverstein and Partners, and Merck.

Sarah coaches her clients to create powerful relationships, communicate in challenging moments with compassion and confidence, becoming true leaders in their own lives. Her clients have results such as tripling their profits, claiming new careers, accepting offers for raises or bonuses they previously let pass them by, increasing their company’s net worth by inventing new company-wide procedures and booming in their own dream business.

Prior to Coaching, Sarah was the General Manager of two large live theatres and an outdoor venue bringing theatre to Broadway and from Broadway to Los Angeles. She managed creative productions with Hollywood and NY Talent while collaborating with Directors, Producers, and Performers. Now she coaches artists and people to implement their vision and become the biggest version of themselves in reality.
Sarah is a graduate of Bard College in New York, receiving her BA in Theatre and Dance. She received her International Coaches Federation credential as a (PCC) Professional Certified Coach through the accredited coaches training program, Accomplishment Coaching in San Diego.

To connect with Sarah, visit

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