AUGUST 2011IN THIS ISSUE: Message from Kim Clausen, President No DCF event in August; Next DCF Meeting September 8th Special Interest Groups (SIG) Upcoming Teleclasses, Workshops and Events Membership in the DCF DCF is on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & YouTube! Resource Library General Meeting Information Contact UsMessage from Kim ClausenPresident, Denver Coach FederationTHE POWER OF A VISION “Nothing happens unless first a dream is created.” - Carl SandburgLast month I wrote about belief being the seed of your success, and that we mustbelieve we have value and are deserving of success in order to achieve what we desire.It is our belief that leads to action, which leads to results.This month we are going to take our belief and turn it into a vision.As a coach, you have probably asked your clients the question, “What would you do ifyou knew you couldn’t fail?” It is a powerful question that opens up so manypossibilities. But have you asked yourself that question, really pondered the thought,and developed your life plan accordingly?To have a success coaching career, it is important to have a vision of what you wantyour career to look like. You can’t get to where you want to go without a clear vision ofwhat you want.We have all heard this time and time again, but so few of us take the time to set a cleardirection for ourselves. We are much like the story of the cobbler’s son who has noshoes. We focus on others’ goals and dreams, but not on our own.
What is a vision?In his book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey teaches that wemust begin with the end in mind. He states, “Begin with the end in mind means to workeach day on a task, or project with a clear vision of your desired direction anddestination, and then continue by flexing your proactive muscles to make thingshappen.” Having a clear, specific, vivid and inspiring vision for your coachingcareer/business is critical to achieving it.Creating a vision is the process of developing a picture in your mind of what you wantfor your life in the future, translating it into the written word and developing it evenfurther into specific action steps. You can have visions for all aspects of your life:business, health, finances, relationship, career and more. Visioning uses both mentaland physical tools of your mind and body, such as the thoughts and actions to createand realize your goals.It’s been widely acknowledged by experts that there is power in defining, declaring, andthen committing to what you want your life to look like. Your vision is the articulation ofyour desired future.A clear vision will help to set a desired course for you. Without this direction to guideus, we often fail to achieve the quality of life we want and expect.Creating Your VisionImagine that it is one year from now. You are reflecting back on the year and thinkingabout your career as a coach. What do you want to be celebrating? Whataccomplishments and achievements do you want to have made during the past twelvemonths?As coaches, we know the vital importance and powerful impact of writing out our goals.You must first “see” yourself as successful in your mind in order for that success tomaterialize. The following exercise will help with that.Dedicate a solid, uninterrupted block of time and write a Future Letter. Pretend that it isone year from now, and you are writing a letter to someone you care about who wouldwant to celebrate your success. Share what has transpired and what you haveaccomplished during the past year as a coach.The goal of this exercise is to identify your objectives for the year. This format helpsconnect with what you really want, not what you think you should do. While you cancertainly write whatever is compelling to you, important areas to address are: 1. What does your coaching business/career looks like (number of clients, type of clients, your fees, revenue generated, etc.)? 2. What skills have you developed, and how do you feel about them? 3. What is your business/career infrastructure (Employed? Where? Self employed?)? What does that look like? 4. What marketing strategies are you implementing? 5. What does your typical work day look like? 6. What you have learned throughout the year? 7. Anything that is important to you regarding your business/career.Try balancing what you would love to have happen in your business/career withwhat you believe can happen. You want to balance what you currently believe ispossible with what you could believe possible.Better to write about what you believe you could accomplish (i.e., I have written
the outline of my new book; I have gone to a writers conference; I have a lead on anagent; I have written 4 amazing chapters and have sent 30 query letters) thansomething that is a huge stretch for your belief (i.e., I am a best selling author). Ofcourse, if you want to have a best-selling book in contract within a year and believe youcan do it, then do not hold back!Take time for yourself to create your own vision for your life. Tap into the belief thatyou have been building and don’t hold back.Erma Bombeck stated this beautifully: “When I stand before God at the end of my life, Iwould hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I usedeverything you gave me.”Don’t let your talent die inside you. Build your belief, create your vision and set it intoaction.Blessings,Kim Clausenkeclausen@netzero.netNo DCF event in August; Next DCF Meeting September 8thDate: September 8, 2011Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM(SIGs: 6:00-7:00 PM)Location: PPA Event Center, 2105 Decautur St, Denver, CO 80211Speaker: Therese Kienast, MCC, CPCCTopic: "4 Secrets to Discovering Your Powerful Presence"*Offering the following CCEUs: 1 Business Development; .5 Core CompetencyIn less than 90 minutes get an Unfair Advantage!What is it that makes a coach irresistible, magnetic, inspiring, and a CLIENTMAGNET?The answer can be found in three simple words… A Powerful Presence.This talk is a mirror that will begin to transform your business (and your life). ThereseKienast, founder of Radical Leadership(TM) (MCC former trainer of coaches around theworld for the ICF), shares her path and what she knows to be true about why somecoaches have more clients clamoring to hire them than they can possibly handle andothers dont.Discover the secret ingredient to becoming a CLIENT MAGNET!Take a peak at yourself. Discover what it is about you that has someone choose to hireyou or not. Discover in an instant, a Radical shift that will have you "show up" as thekind of person YOU would want to hire. Begin to see how you can become a clientmagnet by being more of yourself than ever.
What you can expect:As a result of your Radical Leadership experience, you will naturally: Enroll more clients and serve more people. Add more value to your clients’ lives. Create the income you want. Receive genuine, discerning and caring feedback on when you are most powerful and compelling and when you are “selling out” on yourself. Begin to Calibrate, practice and play with your unique strengths in a rigorous respectful community.Learning Objectives: Begin to be aware of your Impact at new and powerful levels. Begin to discover and receive genuine, discerning and caring feedback on when you are most powerful and compelling and when you are “selling out” on yourself. Calibrate, practice and play with your unique strengths in a rigorous respectful community. Begin to see where you can choose differently to be inspired, engaged and enrolled with your life, and as a result to be Inspiring, Engaging, Enrolling to your clients and others in your life.Therese originally designed her course, called Radical Leadership because she saw waysof "Be-ing" that attracted clients like crazy! She had more clients calling her than shecould possibly coach. She shares her discoveries with other coaches on why this was andHOW to make this happen for their practices too. As successes stories go, Theresespeaks often of how Radical Leadership got "Usurped" by corporations around the worldas they saw the transformational power it brings. In 2011 Therese is committed to bringRadical Leadership back to the home for which it was originally intended, her belovedcoaching community.About Therese KienastIn her speaking and coaching Therese Kienast combines humor, a tender heart, toughlove and powerful truths, leading her clients to success. She defines success as “creatinglife the way you want it — having fun, doing what you love and realizing the results youwant!”Therese is founder and principal of People Builders Inc., a company dedicated toindividuals designing their life and their dreams. Having coached for over the pastfourteen years, she partners with executives and entrepreneurs to clearly define whatthey want in their lives and then powerfully create that! She is also Founder of RadicalLeadership — which is a program designed for leaders to radically lead from a place ofpersonal power and unique Essence; thereby empowering their staff and associates tocreate from passion and a deep sense of purpose. The word “radical” means: rooted,foundational and fundamental as well as extreme & drastic; this paradox is an importantpart of the Radical Leadership Program. This pioneering leadership program is for thoseleaders committed to creating their future and the future of those around thempowerfully and with a compelling vision.During her past fourteen years as a coach, Therese has trained coaches around theworld for The Coaches Training Institute; designed and delivered coaching courses tomanagers in several Fortune 100 Companies; is recognized as a Master Certified Coach(MCC) by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), a graduate of The CoachesTraining Institute’s Certified Professional Co-Active Coaching Course (CPCC). Theresehas also been an on-going leader in developing the coaching community in Chicago andaround the world, is known as a “coach-of-coaches” and served as past president of the
International Coaching Society. She brings twenty plus years of experience in sales,management and entrepreneurship to the coaching partnership.PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the monthly meeting including DCFmembers.*Offering the following CCEUs: 1 Business Development; .5 Core CompetencyCLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the September 8, 2011 DCF Meeting.Special Interest Groups (SIGs)EXPLORING COACHING AS A PROFESSION SIGThe Exploring Coaching as a Profession will not be meeting in AugustFUNDAMENTALS OF STARTING YOUR COACHING PRACTICE SIGThe Fundamentals of Starting Your Coaching Practice will not be meeting in AugustMARKETING FOR THE ESTABLISHED COACH SIGThe Marketing For the Established Coach will not be meeting in AugustEXECUTIVE AND BUSINESS COACHES SIGAugust 17, 20117:00PM - 9:00PM727 East 16th Avenue, Denver, CO 80210Facilitated By: Gary HawkThe next Executive and Business Coaches SIG is August 17th.We meet on the 3rd Wednesday evening of each month in 2011 – except December.We meet at 727 East 16th Avenue, Denver, CO 80210 (Very Important - it is 16thAvenue, not street).For more information and to reserve your seat for May, contact Gary Hawk firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-333-4757.Facilitator:Gary Hawkgaryhawk@getclarity.com303-333-4757Teleclasses, Workshops and EventsCheck out our upcoming teleclasses and workshops!SEPTEMBERSeptember 9, 2011 (workshop)*Offering the following CCEUs: 1.5 Business Development; 2 Core CompetencyEarly Bird Registration through August 19th:DCF Members - $47 / Non-Members - $97
In this workshop, you will uncover the ONE THING that will have your ideal clientCLAMORING TO HIRE YOU and learn the secret ingredient to MAKE YOUR BUSINESSBUILD ITSELF.Radical Business Building Breakthrough:"Holy Cow Youre Hot! Why Dont Your ClientsKnow It?" - Therese KienastOCTOBEROctober 14, 2011: (Teleclass)*Offering 3 CCEUs in the area of Core CompetencyIn this interactive session, learn the foundations of learning and gain tools that will helpyou structure a coaching conversation based on learning theory.The Power of Learning: Sustaining Meaningful Change for our Clients - Micki McMillanNOVEMBERNovember 4-5, 2011: (Workshop)Don’t forget sale prices increase soon so register for the event now to save BIGThis 2 Day Seminar will retail for $597 (a day of coaching with Michael costs $2,500)Early Bird Registration through September 9th:$249 ($217 + $32 food) for DCF Members; $279 ($247 + $32 food) for Non-MembersThere will be a FREE Teleclass Preview in October: Details Coming Soon!DCF is pleased to present “Grow Your Business Grow Your Life – LIVE featuring BusinessBuilding Expert Michael Charest.As a BONUS preview, please click here for the free Business Building Module articlefrom Michael on Overcoming Business Setbacks.Grow Your Business Grow Your Life – LIVE - Michael CharestMembership in the Denver Coach FederationGive yourself the gift of membership in the Denver Coach Federation and join now!Even though we aren’t meeting in August, there are still plenty of reasons not to waituntil September to become a member.Our new members will be welcomed with a New Member Reception in September, andwe’d like for you to be one of our new members.As a member of DCF, you will be part of a very special group of individuals committed tomaking a difference in the lives of their clients, connecting with other coaches,developing themselves, and advancing the profession of coaching. There are manybenefits to membership in DCF, including attending the monthly meetings at noadditional cost. The educational presentations during the meetings delivered by highlysuccessful coaches with special expertise are a wonderful resource for developing yourcoaching skills and building your business. As a member, you also have the opportunityto network with other coaches. In addition to the monthly educational programming, wealso have other programs and events, such as workshops and teleclasses with reducedrates for members.It’s very easy to join by going to the DCF Website and filling out the form:http://sn.im/joindcf.If you have questions about membership, please call me at 303-503-9681.
Thank You!Karen McGeeDCF Membership DirectorDCF is on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & YouTube!Check out the Denver Coach Federation on:FacebookBecome a Fan!TwitterYou TubeLinkedInIf you have any questions, please feel free to email us at email@example.comResource LibraryThe Denver Coach Federation has a fabulous Resource Library with over a hundrededucational tapes and books addressing such disciplines as leadership coaching,executive and corporate coaching, career coaching, relationship coaching, life coaching,and spiritual coaching, as well as practice development for coaches. Its purpose is topromote education, business development and support for DCF members.The Resource Library is perhaps best known for its great selection of audiotapes.Several years worth of ICF Conference audiotapes include leadership and coachingtopics by such high-profile individuals as Laura Berman-Fortgang, Ken Blanchard, JackCanfield, Wayne Dyer, Cheryl Richardson, and Benjamin Zander, along with many othermasterful coaches. A variety of other resources include such great tapes as "High EndCoaching" and "Personal Evolution" by Thomas Leonard and Frederic Hudsons book, TheHandbook of Coaching.In addition to developing leadership and coaching skills, audiotape topics are specific toself-promotion and networking, use of assessments, therapists as coaches, attractionprinciples, team coaching, self- coaching, emotional intelligence, appreciative inquiry,speaking, and getting published. Members may borrow up to four resources per monthupon signing "The Agreement for Resource Check-Out".Brenda Cody, M.S., Resource LibrarianBrenda@WorkSolutionsGroup.com720-989-8743General Meeting InformationRegular Monthly MeetingsMembers: No ChargeNon-Members / Guests: $25 per meeting fee
When: 2nd Thursday of every month6:00PM - 9:00PMSIGs start at 6:00PM, and the General Meeting starts at 7:15PM sharp.Where: PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur Street, Denver, Colorado 80211Phone: 303-433-8247The PPA Event Center is on the corner of 21st Avenue and Decatur StreetPPA Event Center website: www.ppaeventcenter.comMap to PPA Event Center:Questions? Comments? Ideas to Share?We welcome your comments and ideas and are happy to answer questions.Contact Information:firstname.lastname@example.orgDCF Board MembersKim Clausen, Presidentkeclausen@netzero.net303-465-0454Marty Vondrell, President-ElectMarty@MartyVondrell.com