Engage with one another, develop knowledge and skills, share expertise, and contribute to our community.


The Coaching Community of Practice is a highly engaged and dedicated community committed to continuous learning and the ongoing development of coaches, consultants, and those interested in the field of coaching. Meetings are highly participative and topics range from coaching models, tools, techniques, and new approaches to the business aspects of coaching. Practicing coaches, those in transition, and those seeking to learn more about coaching are encouraged to join us.

As we tend to fill up rapidly, please contact Peggy Linden at peggy.linden@gmail.com to receive meeting announcements and for signing up in advance. No walk-ins please..

Meeting Frequency:
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month usually from 6:40 – 9:00 pm at the Bethesda Regional Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814 or the Davis Regional Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817. No meetings are held in June, July or August.

A $5-10 donation per meeting is requested and parking is free or metered for a short time.

Meeting Venues:

Bethesda Library
7400 Arlington Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
Library Phone: 240-777-0970
Davis Library
6400 Democracy Boulevard.
Bethesda, MD 20817.
Tel: 240-777-0922

For additional information and directions to the library go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library

Peggy Linden, PCC - As a certified coach she provides individual, mentor, and group coaching to help people get unstuck and move forward with more ease.   Peggy is a coach, OD Practitioner, CranioSacral Therapist, and artist. She helps clients meet their goals by incorporating coaching, creativity, and somatics in her practice.

As a change catalyst, Judy Rodgers partners with individuals and teams to create and sustain the desired outcomes they seek. Judy is a leadership and life coach, OD consultant, facilitator, and trainer with 20 years of experience.  She is a Hopkins Fellow in Change Management, Co-Active Professional Coach and received a Master's in Applied Behavioral Science-Organization Development from the Johns Hopkins University.

Upcoming events

    • 01 Nov 2016
    • 6:40 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Bethesda Regional Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814

    DC Area Coaching CoP - November 2016

    (please contact Peggy Linden to register)

    Topic: Discover Your Greatest Coaching Asset - Your Body!

    The body IS the most powerful tool we have as human beings and gives us multiple pathways for working with coachees! This pathway is always available to us as we experience the world, but so often we are unconscious to our full power and capacity. To support our clients in making transformational change, we must engage the ‘whole’ of US, and the fastest way in is through our bodies! We need to know ourselves before we can engage in the domain of the body with our clients. Where do we coach from? How does our body support or sabotage active listening and trust building? What does our body have to do with asking powerful questions and making direct statements to our clients? We must first learn to recognize and manage our own dance, in order to ‘dance’ with our clients. Come play as we expand our self-awareness and explore strategies for using ourselves wisely with our clients.

    Presenter: Jane Kerschner

    Jane Kerschner as a PCC and NCOC well-being coach, weaves together her life’s work as
    an educator and her development as an ontological coach. She serves as a mentor coach for Newfield’s Coach Training Programs. She recently completed 3 1⁄2 years serving on the Metro DC ICF Board as Director of Professional Development. Jane’s amazing twelve-year coaching journey has included learning opportunities that enhance her ability to coach the whole person – especially accessing the wisdom of the body. The pathway of the body has opened up rich territory for her clients as well as herself to generate lives of joy, purpose, and well-being. 

    Co-Leaders for the Coaching Community of Practice:

    Peggy Linden
    Judy Rodgers  


    6:40 PM Greeting and Networking

    7:00 PM (sharp) - 9:00 PM Program


    Bethesda Regional Library
    7400 Arlington Road
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    Tel: 240-777-0970




    To register: Please RSVP to peggy.linden@gmail.com 

    You must sign up ahead of time and be confirmed by Peggy, please do not drop in, as meetings are always fully booked.

    If you plan to attend please RSVP by email to Peggy Linden, Coaching CoP co-leader, at peggy.linden@gmail.com.  Phone calls only on the day of program before 5:30 pm for cancellations or questions:  301-908-3909.

    NOTE:  We are requesting a contribution of $5 per person for this session to pay for our room rental costs.  

    New Policy for people who are “no-shows”
    Since we have terrific programs scheduled for this year, we want to provide an opportunity for as many attendees as possible.  To enable us to fill openings please email me at least before 10 a.m. the day of the meeting, Tuesday, if you will not be able to attend so I can contact those who email that day to be on the waiting list.  From now on those who are 'no-shows' will  be placed on the waiting list for future meetings until we have openings.  If you contact me after 10 a.m. I may still be able to fill your opening although it doesn't provide much notice for those on the waiting list. 

    Cancellation policy: If session is cancelled Peggy Linden will send out an email announcement.  If schools or libraries are closed this meeting will be cancelled also.

Past events

04 Oct 2016 Coaching CoP - "Infographics – Grab Your Audience’s Attention: Sell Your Services"
04 Sep 2016 Coaching CoP September - Shift into Thrive
03 May 2016 Coaching CoP
05 Apr 2016 Coaching CoP
01 Mar 2016 Coaching CoP
02 Feb 2016 Coaching CoP
05 Jan 2016 Coaching CoP
01 Dec 2015 Coaching CoP
03 Nov 2015 Coaching CoP
06 Oct 2015 Coaching CoP
01 Sep 2015 Coaching CoP
07 Apr 2015 Coaching CoP
03 Mar 2015 Coaching CoP
03 Feb 2015 Coaching SIG
02 Dec 2014 Coaching SIG
04 Nov 2014 Coaching SIG
07 Oct 2014 Coaching SIG
02 Sep 2014 Coaching SIG
06 May 2014 Coaching SIG - FULL
01 Apr 2014 Coaching SIG - FULL
07 Jan 2014 Coaching SIG
03 Dec 2013 Coaching SIG
10 Sep 2013 Coaching SIG
02 Oct 2012 Coaching SIG - (FULL)
04 Sep 2012 Coaching SIG
03 Apr 2012 Coaching SIG
06 Mar 2012 Coaching SIG
07 Feb 2012 Coaching SIG
03 Jan 2012 Coaching SIG
06 Dec 2011 Coaching SIG
01 Nov 2011 Coaching SIG: November 2011
04 Oct 2011 Coaching SIG: October 2011
06 Sep 2011 Coaching SIG: September 2011
03 May 2011 Coaching SIG: May 2011
05 Apr 2011 Coaching SIG: April 2011
01 Mar 2011 Coaching SIG: March 2011
01 Feb 2011 Coaching SIG: January 2011

Who We Are

Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network (CBODN) - is the premier DC Metro area network and community of practice of Organization Development (OD) practitioners. Founded in Chesapeake Bay, MD, our name still pays homage to our founders, and we are grateful for their brilliant minds and vital contributions to the field of OD.

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