Cocktails & Events

Coaching Cocktails are intimate online meetups to encourage community among change-agents, focused on the important work of making our workplaces more meaningful and joyful.

Upcoming Cocktails

- meetups and other events -

Please help us create Coaching Cocktails events for you.

At this point in mid-2020, we're noticing ... something.

Remote meet-ups have exploded. (D’uh!) And, we’re loving it. So many of you are pushing our community's ideas of what's possible forward. And we’re excited by the future.

We’ve also noticed far fewer signups for our meetups this June, July, and August.


  • We think it’s timing.
  • Or, is it Zoom fatigue?
  • Is it that you have so many new options to choose from!
    German speakers say der Qual der Wahl, the Brits say Spoilt for choice.
  • Or, is it something else?

We’ll be scheduling more events in the next days. In the meantime, please tell us what you want from a meetup / cocktail. We want to keep our meetups joyful. They're cocktails parties! Not chores.

So please help us create Coaching Cocktails events for you. Be spicy and tell us what you want, what you really really, really want.

Our typical format is 100 minutes of online conversation, powered by "whoever comes is the right people," with a short talk, workshop, or interview followed by relaxed discussion of participants' own related themes in a Lean Coffee-inspired format. But we shake things up too.

Our Monthly Personal Retrospectives for the global community of change makers are special. You’re invited.

Deborah Hartmann Preuss, Steve Holyer and John McFadyen have been holding this online distributed space since 2013, drawing energized colleagues from New Zealand to New Mexico.