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Denver Coach Federation Newsletter December 2011

  1. 1. DECEMBER 2011 IN THIS ISSUE: Message from Kim Clausen, President No DCF Meeting in December; Next Meeting January 12, 2012 Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings Special Teleconference with 2012 ICF President, Janet Harvey, MCC: Dec 7, 2011 DCF Board of Directors Positions Available Calling All Volunteers! Membership in the DCF DCF is on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & YouTube! Resource Library General Meeting Information Contact Us Message from Kim Clausen President, Denver Coach Federation A NEW YEAR'S BENEDICTION FOR YOU As we bring 2011 to an end, all of us from the DCF Board of Directors wish you and your family a joyous holiday season! Additionally, I would like to offer you a special benediction. I love benedictions because they are an utterance of good wishes, or the form of a blessing that one bestows upon another. And we can never have too many good wishes. So here's a New Year's Benediction for you. In 2012, I wish for you these things: May you reflect upon 2011 and feel GRATITUDE. Gratitude for your accomplishments and success, and even for the challenges that helped you grow in wisdom, experience and strength. May you look to 2012 and be filled with HOPE. Hope in all things that matter most to you - 1 of 9 12/26/2011 3:47 PM
  2. 2. love, family, relationships, good health, joy, and prosperity. May you approach 2012 with great BELIEF. Belief that you can be abundant, Belief that you deserve to be prosperous, and belief that you bring value to those you serve. And may you step into 2012 with great ANTICIPATION. Anticipation for success in all areas of your life, and for the achievement of your dreams. These are my 4 wishes for you - gratitude, hope, belief and anticipation. Blessings to you this holiday, and here's to an amazing 2012. We'll see you on the other side! Your President, Kim Clausen No DCF Meeting In December; Next Meeting January 12 Date: January 12, 2012 Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM (SIGs start at 6:00PM before the general meeting) Location: PPA Event Center, 2105 Decautur St, Denver, CO 80211 Speaker: Heather Lutze Topic: "Thumbonomics: The Essential Business Roadmap to Social Media & Mobile Marketing" Just look around. The world navigates The Web Via Their Thumbs on their Smartphone or iPhone! How does a business plan for the future and innovate now for Findability and profits. Fully 65% of adult internet users now say they use a social networking site like MySpace, Facebook or LinkedIn, up from 61% one year ago. This marks the first time in Pew Internet surveys that 50% of all adults use social networking sites. Adapt or Die…Which Do You Choose For Your Company? Our goal as business owners is to attract the right customers and persuade them to buy, but with people searching in a myriad of different places, how do I ensure that my business gets found with Social Media? Social Media Sites like Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter ARE SEARCH ENGINES! You will be inspired with new ideas and a greater understanding of how to leverage Social Media for Findability and how keyword research can help find you, including what tangible steps you can take to be successful on the key Social Media sites. The presentation will cover: 2 of 9 12/26/2011 3:47 PM
  3. 3. Becoming findable under the right keywords How to setup and optimize your Social Media sites How to get real business from Social Media Mobile Marketing Tactics like QR Codes, Optimization and more. CEO Interviews and Case Study with Industry CEO Visionary Tony Hseih, CEO Zappos CEO Interview and Case Study with Governor of Colorado John Hickenlooper CEO Interview and Case Study with Keegan Gerhard, Celebrity Chef for Food Network CEO Interview and Case Study with Charlie Cole, VP of Luck Brand Jeans CEO Interview & Case Study with Bill Gerth, Head of ComCast Twitter Team! This presentation will give you strategies, tactics, tools and tips to optimize your Social Media Marketing efforts in conjunction with your website. Social Media Marketing, just like a website, can be so much more than just an online brochure. Optimizing your Social Media correctly, using free, low-cost tools and Heather’s strategies; website owners can dominate the first page of search engine results. This is the Findability Formula for Social Media – an in depth look into Social Media and a “how-to” approach to dominating search results and market share online. Led by Social Media expert Heather Lutze, this high-energy and informative presentation is not just for geeks, but designed for everyone on your team responsible for attracting customers and driving sales. About Heather Lutze Heather is the widely acclaimed speaker, trainer, and consultant who literally wrote the book on search engine marketing. Two books, in fact—The Findability Formula: The Easy, Non-Technical Approach to Search Engine Marketing and the brand new Thumbonomics: The Essential Business Roadmap for Social Media & Mobile Marketing. Her writing and in-demand keynotes are delivered with the same witty, “no-geek-speak” style that has managed to demystify Internet marketing for countless business owners. Breaking free of corporate “cubicle” jobs over ten years ago with nothing more than a dream of entrepreneurship and a computer in the basement, Heather built her business into a multimillion-dollar company—the Findability Group. Today she leads a dedicated and slightly obsessed team of search marketing pros—their mission—to connect clients with their perfect customers online. PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the monthly meetings including DCF members. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the January 12, 2012 DCF Meeting. Special Interest Groups (SIGs) EXPLORING COACHING AS A PROFESSION SIG The Exploring Coaching as a Profession SIG will not be meeting in December. Facilitator: Judy Sabah, MCC, PMC 303-777-1765 3 of 9 12/26/2011 3:47 PM
  4. 4. FUNDAMENTALS OF STARTING YOUR COACHING PRACTICE SIG The Fundamentals of Starting Your Coaching Practice SIG will not be meeting in December. Facilitator: Dr. Barbara Flood 303-906-1545 MARKETING FOR THE ESTABLISHED COACH SIG The Marketing for the Established Coach SIG will not be meeting in December. The topic in January is "Giving Talks to Service and Business Groups." Facilitator: Benjamin Aderhold, Ph.D 303-656-5362 EXECUTIVE AND BUSINESS COACHES SIG The Executive and Business Coaches SIG will not be meeting in December. Facilitator: Gary Hawk 303-333-4757 Special Teleconference with 2012 ICF President, Janet Harvey, MCC: December 7, 2011 at 10am ET Earlier this year, the ICF announced that beginning April 1, 2013, all ICF members will be required to have completed at least 60 hours of coach specific training to be a member (or maintain membership) with the ICF. Janet Harvey will share during the call session the details of the MER initiative (MER = Minimum Eligibility Requirements) and then answer questions you may have. Date: December 7, 2011 Time: 10:00am Eastern time Dial in details: 1-218-895-3953 Code: 129058# The call facilitator is the 2011 Professional Coaches Association of Michigan President, Kathy Igoe. Any questions about the bridge number and teleconference, please visit or contact by email: No RSVP is required. For more information about the Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MER) for ICF Membership, visit 4 of 9 12/26/2011 3:47 PM
  5. 5. DCF Board of Directors Positions Available The new DCF Board of Directors take their positions in January, and we need your support. We have a several roles open, and we need a few leaders to step up and join us. We want you on our team! President Elect Director of Communications Secretary Click here for the job descriptions on the DCF website for more details. These roles require minimal time and are extremely rewarding. This is a great way for you to GIVE A LITTLE and GET A LOT. Additionally, these roles are critical to the Denver Coach Federation. Without your support, we cannot continue to provide the great programs and community that we have been able to offer for so many years. Our Coaching Chapter is exceptional. Let's keep it that way. Come join us! Please send an email to Calling All Volunteers! We invite you to share your skills, talents, and experiences with DCF and play a bigger role in the coaching community. How? Read on to see how easy it is to play full out. We have opportunities for you to be of service in the following areas: Facilitator for one of our monthly Special Interest Groups (SIG) - Facilitating a SIG allows you to grow as a leader, meet lots of amazing coaches, and develop an exciting program that you can use in other areas of your coaching practice. DCF Blogger - Would you like to learn more about blogging in a safe environment and would enjoy sharing emerging trends with the coaching community? Then this has your name written all over it. :) Manage DCF Twitter - Are you a tweeting fanatic and have a few extra minutes each week to tweet out to coaches and the community about our DCF meetings, events, and programs? Manage DCF Facebook - Post our events, speakers, coaching tips, etc. It's a great way to network. Greeters - Remember how you felt when you came to your first DCF meeting? Help our new guests feel welcome and at home. Channel 9 News Health Fair - Help us be a part of this great program so that we can be of service to the community. PBS Phone Support - Set up a date/time for us to give back to this important community 5 of 9 12/26/2011 3:47 PM
  6. 6. program. DCF Press Releases - Do you have experience writing and sending out press releases? We'd love your help in getting this started! - Find out when these events are and encourage our members to attend to help coach job seekers in finding their new dream job. It might even lead to new clients! Assist with DCF workshops - We enjoy providing valuable workshops for our DCF members and invite you to be a part of this dynamic, engaging program. We occasionally need help in identifying interesting workshops, getting info about the workshop in the montly newsletter, etc. Identify teleseminar opportunities for DCF members - Is there a topic you think the members would get value from or is there a speaker who you know of who would "WOW" our members? Jump in and be a part of this initiative! Follow up with DCF speakers - Assist them with accommodations, transporation, special needs, etc. - This will allow you to meet some "Movers and Shakers" in the world of coaching! Create a member survey asking for feedback on what areas/topics they're interested in to ensure we're meeting the needs of our members. Resource Management Support - Go through the existing DCF resources on file and determine what's current/beneficial to coaches and what's outdated. Resource of the Month - Highlight a resource from our library and write a brief summary of it for our monthly newsletter. What a great opportunity to learn a new coaching skill, and then share it with your peers. Please contact Kim Canning at 303-349-9128 or to learn more about these exciting opportunities or to get signed up today. We value your creative ideas and are committed to being the #1 resource for coaches in Colorado. Thank you for making a difference! We truly appreciate you and all that you share with us. The DCF Board of Directors Membership in the Denver Coach Federation The Denver Coach Federation has had a wonderful year, and we're preparing to have an even more exciting year in 2012. Our vibrant community of coaches has grown over the past year and is actively engaged in many different ways of coaching and helping clients grow and develop. Our community will continue to get stronger as more coaches, both new and experienced coaches alike, make a commitment to become active members of the Denver Coach Federation. We have much to offer one another as we build our organization and our profession, and the first step is to join the Denver Coach Federation. As a member of DCF, you will be part of a wonderful community of individuals committed to making a difference in the lives of their clients, connecting with other coaches, developing themselves, and contributing to the profession of coaching. Our community includes brand new coaches as well as very experienced and highly successful ones. We also welcome those who are exploring coaching as a profession or have not yet started the process of becoming a coach. There are many benefits to membership in DCF, starting with being able to attend the monthly meetings at no additional cost. The educational presentations during the meetings are delivered by highly successful coaches with special expertise and are but one of the resources available for helping you develop your coaching skills and build your business. As a member, you also have the 6 of 9 12/26/2011 3:47 PM
  7. 7. opportunity to network with other coaches and participate in one of the Special Interest Groups (SIGs). The SIGs are led by experienced coaches, giving you the opportunity to learn and engage in lively discussion. Three of the four SIGs are held immediately prior to the meeting, and one is held off-site on a different day. The SIGs currently available are: Exploring Coaching as a Profession; Fundamentals of Starting a Coaching Practice; Marketing for the Established Coach and Executive Coaching. In addition to the SIGs and monthly educational programming, we also have other programs and events such as workshops and tele-classes, with reduced rates for members. It’s very easy to join by going to the DCF Website and filling out the form: If you have questions about membership, please call me at 303-503-9681. Thank You! Karen McGee DCF Membership Director DCF is on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & YouTube! Check out the Denver Coach Federation on: Facebook Become a Fan! Twitter You Tube LinkedIn If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at Resource Library The Denver Coach Federation has a fabulous Resource Library with over a hundred educational 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 to promote 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 coaching topics by such high-profile individuals as Laura Berman-Fortgang, Ken Blanchard, Jack Canfield, Wayne Dyer, Cheryl Richardson, and Benjamin Zander, along with many other masterful coaches. A variety of other resources include such great tapes as "High End Coaching" and "Personal Evolution" by Thomas Leonard and Frederic Hudson's book, The Handbook of Coaching. In addition to developing leadership and coaching skills, audiotape topics are specific to self-promotion and networking, use of assessments, therapists as coaches, attraction principles, team coaching, self- coaching, emotional intelligence, appreciative inquiry, speaking, and getting published. Members may borrow up to four resources per month upon signing "The Agreement for Resource Check-Out". Brenda Cody, M.S., Resource Librarian 7 of 9 12/26/2011 3:47 PM
  8. 8. 720-989-8743 General Meeting Information Regular Monthly Meetings Members: No Charge Non-Members / Guests: $25 per meeting fee When: 2nd Thursday of every month 6:00PM - 9:00PM SIGs start at 6:00PM, and the General Meeting starts at 7:15PM sharp. Where: PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur Street, Denver, Colorado 80211 Phone: 303-433-8247 The PPA Event Center is on the corner of 21st Avenue and Decatur Street PPA Event Center website: Map to PPA Event Center: Questions? Comments? Ideas to Share? We welcome your comments and ideas and are happy to answer questions. Contact Information: 8 of 9 12/26/2011 3:47 PM
  9. 9. DCF Board Members Kim Clausen, President 303-465-0454 Marty Vondrell, President-Elect 720-389-4870 Karen McGee, Membership Director 303-503-9681 Marketing Director Position Available Carol Schultz, Education Director 303-805-7635 Reuel Hunt, Treasurer 303-734-0444 Kim Canning, Secretary 303-805-0704 Barbara Flood, Past President 303-906-1545 Copyright 2011 Denver Coach Federation 9 of 9 12/26/2011 3:47 PM