APRIL 2011IN THIS ISSUE: Message from Dr. Barbara Flood, President DCF April Meeting: April 14, 2011 Special Interest Groups (SIG) Teleclasses and Workshops Election Announcement Membership in the DCF DCF is on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & YouTube! Resource Library General Meeting Information Contact UsMessage from Dr. Barbara FloodPresident, Denver Coach FederationI am visiting friends in Tucson and feeling the beginning of the desert heat. After thecool winds of the Rocky Mountains, it is a pleasant relief. As I am winding down mytenure as the president of the Denver Coach Federation, I am reminded of all of theseasons of the past year. It has been a tremendous pleasure to work with such atalented and enthusiastic organization.In this past year, the Denver Coach Federation Board of Directors has gone through ametamorphosis as we took on the task of expanding our vision and our foundation forthe organization. Your participation in that vision has been very inspiring, providing thenecessary clarity.Volunteering to serve always has its unexpected fruits; the people, the challenges, thenew view of one’s own strengths and frailties. I remember the first time I came to theDCF. As I walked into the room, I felt an amazing energy of excitement, acceptance andsincere belief in the possibilities for all of us. I knew that I was in the right place. Hereeveryone could flourish.When I was invited to broaden my participation to include a position on the BOD, I wasthrilled and honored. I was delighted to have the opportunity to give back, to offer myappreciation through my service to an organization I so admired. And I was curiouswhere we would be led in the way of expansion and growth.
With the support of a talented and enthusiastic BOD and the vision and clarity of ourmembers, we have together expanded our opportunities to preserve the intent andpurpose of the coaching industry; educated our membership and the larger communityregarding coaching; and successfully protected our legacy as coaches and our freedomto offer our skills and talents.I want to thank you for allowing me this opportunity.Now I will gently recede to the background, holding the space to champion the DCF andthe new President as Kim Clausen takes the gavel. Her leadership will take us evenfurther on the path of successfully defining and clarifying the role of coaching.We are fortunate to be alive in this place at this time. We live in interesting, challengingand extremely rewarding times. Our work can and will transform the world.Warmly,Dr. Barbara FloodPresident, DCFbarbaflood@aol.comDCF April Meeting: April 14Date: April 14, 2011Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM(SIGs: 6:00-7:00 PM)Location: PPA Event Center, 2105 Decautur St, Denver, CO 80211Speaker: Michael CharestTopic: "How to Master the Sales Process"In this presentation, you will learn that there is but ONE reason for all your marketingefforts. And it’s NOT TO GET CLIENTS. It’s to secure consultations!By the end of the session, you will know our proven and finely tuned 11-step systemto master the Sales Process. And, opportunities for role play will be incorporated intothe presentation so you can experience the challenges and triumphs of conducting aneffective Complimentary Consultation.What are the benefits of conducting a well thought-out and professionally executedComplimentary Consultation? 1. Its an opportunity for you to provide value. 2. Its an opportunity for the prospective client to experience your service. 3. Its an opportunity for the prospect to determine if they want to hire you. 4. Its an opportunity to determine if you want the person as a client.Attendees will learn the specific steps in creating a consultation schedule: 1. The 3 keys to getting prospects to want a consult! 2. How long the consultation should last to benefit both you and the client.
3. How EXACTLY to conduct the consultation. 4. How to identify the three key persuaders that have people wanting to buy from you!Come join Michael and your colleagues for an evening of innovating thinking and actionand learn how to grow your business through the "Complimentary Consultation."About Michael CharestMichael Charest is a 12-year veteran business coach, consultant, author, and speak¬er.He is president of Business Growth Solutions, a company specializing in helping solo andmicro businesses attract more clients, grow their business, and live the prosperous lifethey deserve! To date, thousands of business owners have grown as a result of Michael’slive seminars, teleprograms, audio products, books, and workbooks. Michael held seniormanagement positions with both Embassy Suites and American Golf Corporation, thenfounded two successful companies, (Coach & Grow Rich and Business Growth Solutions)so he understands first-hand, the struggles of the small business owner.Michael’s current speaking program focuses on sharing his knowledge and experience instarting a business, surviving in business, and how to sell and market yourself and yourproducts in a successful, ethical, non-stressful and “fun” way. In addition to his trainingand speaking, he wrote and published, “From Grunt to Greatness…A different kind ofself-help book” in October 2005. This is a humorous, but hard-hitting lesson on lovingourselves now and enjoying the journey as we pursue our personal best.Michael’s passion is writing and speaking. He travels throughout the United States andin¬ternationally delivering high-energy, educational, inspirational, and humorous talks.Michael is a member of the National Speakers Association, the Heartland NSA, and theInternational Coach Federation.For more information on Michael and his products and services, visitwww.MichaelCharestSpeaks.comwww.bgsllc.comwww.growyourbusinessgrowyourlife.comPLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the monthly meeting including DCFmembers.CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the April 14, 2011 DCF Meeting.Special Interest Groups (SIGs)EXPLORING COACHING AS A PROFESSION SIGApril 14, 20116:00PM - 7:00PMFacilitated By: Judy Sabah, MCC, PMCOur discussion may include, and is not limited to: understanding how coaching differs from related professions learning what makes an exceptional coach determining if self-employment suits you choosing your niche and specialty investigating training programs, certification & mentor coaches getting started . . .
Facilitator:Judy Sabah, MCC, PMCjudy@judysabah.comwww.judysabah.com303-777-1765FUNDAMENTALS OF STARTING YOUR COACHING PRACTICE SIGApril 14, 20116:00PM - 7:00PMFacilitated By: Dr. Barbara FloodMission – To ensure that new coaches build their business, improve their coaching skills,market effectively and stay active and engaged in DCF. The SIG will help new coacheschart a course toward professional and financial success. In addition, coaches whocomplete this six-month curriculum should be prepared to mentor the next group ofcoaches entering the SIG.Facilitator:Dr. Barbara Floodbarbaflood@aol.comwww.barbaraflood.com303-906-1545MARKETING FOR THE ESTABLISHED COACH SIGApril 14, 20116:00PM - 7:00PMFacilitated By: Brenda Cody & Karen Van CleveThis month, bring your biggest marketing challenge and well brainstorm together howto get you over that speed bump. On the flip side, bring your best marketing ideas!Maybe one of your marketing ideas can help address someone elses marketingchallenge!This SIG is for experienced coaches (2 or more years in the business) and will beconducted as a master mind to share ideas and experiences. Our goal is to help yougrow your business.If you have any questions, please contact either of the facilitators:Co-Facilitators:Brenda Cody, M.S.Brenda@WorkSolutionsGroup.com720-989-8743Karen Van CleveAnthony Robbins Success CoachICF ACC and IAC Certified Coachcoachkaren@comcast.net303-987-5957
EXECUTIVE AND BUSINESS COACHES SIGApril 20, 20117:00PM - 9:00PM727 East 16th Avenue, Denver, CO 80210Facilitated By: Gary HawkThe next Executive and Business Coaches SIG is Wednesday, April 20, 2011 from7-9pm.If you coach leaders or business owners and enjoy learning about different approachesfrom some like-minded coaches, come join us. Bring your wisdom, your experience,your challenges and your sense of humor.We meet on the 3rd Wednesday evening of each month in 2011 – except June andDecember.We meet at our new location, 727 East 16th Avenue, Denver, CO 80210 (VeryImportant - it is 16th Avenue, not street).For more information and to reserve your seat for April, contact Gary Hawk email@example.com or 303-333-4757.Facilitator:Gary Hawkgaryhawk@getclarity.com303-333-4757Teleclasses and WorkshopsCheck out our upcoming teleclasses and workshops!APRILApril 5, 12 & 19, 2011: (Teleclasses)Insights & Revelations: Inside the World of Master Coaches"Do As I Say" or "Do As I Do"MAYMay 14, 2011: (Workshop)Social Media WORKSHOP for Coaches - Ingrid ElfverJUNEJune 11, 2011: (Workshop)Applied Positive Psychology - Kurt ShusterSEPTEMBERSeptember 9, 2011Radical Business Building Breakthrough:"Holy Cow Youre Hot! Why Dont Your ClientsKnow It?" - Therese KienastOCTOBEROctober 14, 2011: (Teleclass)The Power of Learning: Sustaining Meaningful Change for our Clients - Micki McMillan
Election AnnouncementCalling All Leaders!Its that time of year again, when we elect our new Board of Directors who will continueto serve the Denver Coach Federation and the professional coaching industry.If you have a desire to make an impact in the coaching industry and make a differencein the lives of others, then wed like to encourage you to consider running for our openposition - Marketing Director. This position requires minimal time investment, will makea huge impact, and will bring you great fulfillment.To learn more, check out the job description at DCF Board Position Descriptions andsend a confidential inquiry email to firstname.lastname@example.org.You can just check it out before you decide - there is no obligation whatsoever.Were looking for leaders like you! Come join us - youll be glad you did!Most sincerely,Barbara Flood, PresidentKim Clausen, Incoming PresidentMembership in the Denver Coach FederationThe time is right to join the Denver Coach Federation (DCF) and show your commitmentto the profession of coaching. If you’re not currently a member, please go to the DCFwebsite and join on-line. You can invite your coaching friends and colleagues to joinalong with you so all will benefit from what DCF has to offer.As a member of DCF, your voice will join with others’ voices to influence the future ofcoaching in Colorado. There are numerous benefits to membership in DCF but one of themost important is the opportunity to interact with other coaches prior to and during themeetings, especially if you participate in one of the Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Wecurrently have four different SIGs and I’m sure there will be one to benefit you. TheSIGs are: Exploring Coaching as a Profession; Fundamentals of Starting a CoachingPractice; Marketing for the Established Coach; Executive and Business Coaches. We alsohave programs and events like workshops and teleclasses in addition to the monthlymeetings with an educational component.With your participation as a DCF member, we can grow our membership, strengthen ournetwork, build skills, and increase awareness of the value and impact of coaching. And,if you would like to volunteer for the Membership Committee, please let me know.Thank You!Karen McGeeDCF Membership Director
DCF 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 feeWhen: 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: 303-433-8247
The 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 MembersDr. Barbara Flood, Presidentbarbaflood@aol.com303-906-1545Kim Clausen, President-Electkeclausen@netzero.net303-465-0454Karen McGee, Membership Directorkarenhmcgee@comcast.net303-503-9681