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Denver Coach Federation Newsletter February 2012

  1. 1. FEBRUARY 2012 IN THIS ISSUE: Message from Marty Vondrell, President Next DCF Monthly Meeting: February 9, 2012 Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings Calling All Volunteers! Membership in the DCF DCF is on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & YouTube! Resource Library General Meeting Information Contact Us International Coaching Week is February 5-11, 2012 Message from Marty Vondrell President, Denver Coach Federation We started off the year with such a great meeting in January. I am very appreciative of the great attendance and energy of the meeting, and all the SIGs that came before the meeting. We also welcomed in a new board of directors during the meeting. I am very excited to be surrounded by such a great group of people, and the other volunteers that make this ICF chapter such a special group. As many of you know, I am a leadership coach. I constantly study leadership and how I can be a better coach and leader. There are four main principles that I subscribe to when it comes to leadership, and I wonder if you are utilizing them all as you lead yourself and your coaching into your future. Coaching itself is such a great leadership activity because we are in the infancy of an industry that presents such promise to the future of people, their communities and the organizations that are built by people. I got these principles from a mentor of mine, Pam Boney. She founded the Tilt 360 Leadership Predictor because of the opportunities in coaching leadership to anyone that has the competencies, intelligence and drive to be a leader. I believe - in fact, I know - that leadership can be learned because it is based on character traits (chosen personas), not personality traits (innate). The first principle is Balanced. We need to be balanced leaders. We need to use all four meta-factors of leadership somewhat proportionately. They are Wisdom (Head), Humanity1 of 8 1/30/2012 10:43 PM
  2. 2. (Heart), Resilience (Spirit), and Courage (Gut or Body) to reveal ourselves as a whole person leader. The second principle is Conscious. We want to increase our awareness of who we are and how we are received by others. We need to show up with others in a way that we connect on all the different levels that are possible. This awareness needs to be about all the meta-factors of leadership. The third principle is Creative. We need to bring our ingenuity and ideas utilizing our unique combination of strengths to our leadership. We all have strengths in our unique leadership and through our development of those strengths, we also have to be conscious of over-using those strengths so that we do not derail our progress. The fourth principle is Inspired. We need to bring our own unique attributes and proclivities to how we lead ourselves and others. This will happen if we are consciously employing the other principles and increase our understanding of ourselves. I will talk more about leadership in the coming year, and I want us all to become the leaders we intend. These principles can help you to grow yourself and your loved ones into your grandest imagined world. With the warmest regards, Marty Vondrell President, Denver Coach Federation Next DCF Monthly Meeting: February 9 Date: February 9, 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: Doug Stevenson Topic: "Storytelling for Coaches" As a coach, you hear stories from your clients and prospects all the time. Perhaps you share a story or two, as well. Stories are the way we explain, justify and interpret the events of our lives. The right story, strategically crafted and told in a compelling way, will help you close more business. Whether you are meeting with a potential client one-on-one, or speaking in front of a group, you’ll be able to overcome objections and answer questions more effectively with a story than with facts and logic alone. Would you like to grow your business? Every Rotary Club, Sertoma Club, and business networking group is looking for speakers on a weekly basis to give a 20 – 30 minute talk. Doug will share a simple methodology for using strategically-chosen stories in your presentations that frame what you do as a coach and give your listeners a "test drive" of what it is like to work with you. With Dougs engaging method, youll have people asking to schedule an appointment with you immediately after you speak. Are you preparing to give a keynote speech or conduct a workshop? Do you want to conduct a breakout session at the ICF annual conference? Stories are the foundational pieces of any presentation. They’re fun for you, fun for your audience and they engage attention while they teach.2 of 8 1/30/2012 10:43 PM
  3. 3. This is a must-attend meeting if you want to learn the secrets of next level storytelling for coaches. At the end of this talk you will be able to: Identify three strategic sales stories to use in one-on-one or group presentations. Answer an objection or question with the right story. Make the process of partnering with a coach an essential element in personal and professional success. About Doug Stevenson Doug Stevenson is a former actor, now professional speaker, trainer and speaker’s coach. He is the author of the book, Doug Stevenson’s Story Theater Method (formerly titled Never Be Boring Again – Make Your Business Presentations Capture Attention, Inspire Action and Produce Results), which details his method combining acting, comedy and storytelling techniques for business presentations. He is also the creator of The How to Write and Deliver a Dynamite Speech System. Doug has coached hundreds of business professionals, speakers, coaches and trainers on strategic storytelling and speech construction and delivery. He also helps coaches enhance their marketing presentations with effective stories and metaphors. Doug has brought his acting experience to the keynote platform to bring a unique perspective to speaking and coaching. He helps presenters use strategically chosen and crafted stories to make their content more entertaining, powerful, engaging and memorable. PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the monthly meetings including DCF members. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the February 9, 2012 DCF Meeting. Special Interest Groups (SIGs) EXPLORING COACHING AS A PROFESSION SIG February 9, 2012 6:00PM - 7:00PM Facilitated By: Judy Sabah, MCC, PMC Our 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, PMC 303-777-17653 of 8 1/30/2012 10:43 PM
  4. 4. FUNDAMENTALS OF STARTING YOUR COACHING PRACTICE SIG February 9, 2012 6:00PM - 7:00PM Facilitated By: Jean DiGiovanna Join us this month for the Fundamentals of Starting Your Coaching Practice SIG to learn from our guest speaker, Dhyan Atkinson, on how to start your business with a clear plan and infrastructure to achieve success. Mission – 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 coaches chart a course toward professional and financial success. In addition, coaches who complete this six-month curriculum should be prepared to mentor the next group of coaches entering the SIG. Facilitator: Jean DiGiovanna, CPCC 303-413-8001 NEW - SUCCESSFUL COACHES SIG Facilitated by: Marty Vondrell and Reuel Hunt This NEW SIG is designed to provide seasoned coaches a place to come together to exchange ideas, build relationships, and create a small community within DCF. Please contact Marty or Reuel to receive the date and time of the next meeting of this SIG. Marty: Reuel: Facilitators: Marty Vondrell and Reuel Hunt Email Marty or Email Reuel 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. Its a great way to4 of 8 1/30/2012 10:43 PM
  5. 5. 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 program. DCF Press Releases - Do you have experience writing and sending out press releases? Wed 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 theyre interested in to ensure were meeting the needs of our members. Resource Management Support - Go through the existing DCF resources on file and determine whats current/beneficial to coaches and whats 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 Reuel Hunt at 303-734-0444 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 As we enter February with International Coaching Week upon us, I invite you to join and become an active member of the Denver Coach Federation (DCF). We have just voted our new Board into place with three new members and changes in President, President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, and Communications Director. The DCF Board is committed to serving you and Colorados coaches, and we can do that best with an actively growing, engaged and committed membership. As a member of DCF, you will join a wonderful community of individuals who are committed to making a difference in the lives of their clients, to connecting with other coaches, to developing themselves, and to 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 are5 of 8 1/30/2012 10:43 PM
  6. 6. exploring coaching as a profession and who 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 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. The SIGs are held immediately prior to the meeting, and we invite you to check them out. 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. When highly experienced coaches, coaches building their practices, and those who are just getting started join together to support their chosen field, magic happens. So please join us and help create the magic. 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 Hudsons book, The Handbook of Coaching.6 of 8 1/30/2012 10:43 PM
  7. 7. 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 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:7 of 8 1/30/2012 10:43 PM
  8. 8. Questions? Comments? Ideas to Share? We welcome your comments and ideas and are happy to answer questions. Contact Information: DCF Board Members Marty Vondrell, President 720-389-4870 Reuel Hunt, President Elect 303-734-0444 Karen McGee, Membership Director 303-503-9681 Levya Braman, Communications Director 303-919-7771 Carol Schultz, Education Director 303-805-7635 Tom Lietaert, Treasurer 419-699-6100 Jennifer Drake, Secretary 303-507-7993 Kim Clausen, Past President 303-465-0454 Copyright 2012 Denver Coach Federation8 of 8 1/30/2012 10:43 PM