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Denver Coach Federation Newsletter November 2011

  1. 1. NOVEMBER 2011 IN THIS ISSUE: Message from Kim Clausen, President DCF November Party: November 10, 2011 Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings Upcoming Teleclasses, Workshops and Events In the Spotlight - Levya Braman 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 TRAITS OF THE SUCCESSFUL I love to study businessmen and women, political leaders, athletic superstars and other influencers who have not only achieved great levels of success in their lives, but are also models of character, integrity and leadership. Many times we naively think that those who have attained great success wake up every day and take a "lucky" pill or an "easy" pill and that it all comes together effortlessly for them. But they will tell you that nothing can be further from the truth. They attribute their success to incredible focus, perseverance, and a discipline for success. Think of thought leaders in our industry – Jack Canfield, Tony Robbins, or your favorite mentor. These people have not had their success handed to them. No, they are not one of the "lucky few." Regardless of their personalities, backgrounds, or vocation, the thought leaders and influencers of our era seem to have similar traits. And do you know what that means for us? If we develop those same traits, then we can also achieve great levels of success. Here are just a few of the traits of the successful that I have observed. They are not allergic to hard work. They are not afraid to fail.1 of 9 11/6/2011 4:22 PM
  2. 2. They are not afraid to take risks. They are not successful every time. They are willing to do what it takes to be successful. They are disciplined. They put quality, service and integrity ahead of the money. They truly care about the well-being and success of their clients. They are not driven by ego. They know where they are headed. They work with focus and purpose. They have their head right. They have incredible habits of success. Do you notice there is nothing in that list about "smarts," education or silver spoons? No, it is about focus, hard work, discipline and the right success habits. I have read many books in my life about what it takes to be successful. Without having a model for me to actually "see" success, it was all just theory. Over the years, finding mentors I could study has made the idea real for me that "I can have it too, if I just do what they teach and model." It is tangible; it is something I can get my arms around and work toward. Watching others makes me reflect on my own success habits and question my own level of determination. So much of our success, or lack thereof, is in our mind. Men like Jack, Tony, or your favorite mentor have their heads right. They couldn’t have gotten to where they are without it. It is that simple. So what about you? What do you do? Do you start with a clear picture of what you want to accomplish? Do you eliminate distractions? Do you work with purpose and focus? Do you even know where you are going? What are the voices in your head saying to you? Are they rooting you on and telling you that you can do it, or are they side-swiping you at every corner? Do you keep going even when the going gets tough, or do you just say "it wasnt meant to be?" We all have within us the incredible ability to achieve great levels of success. We were created for greatness. It is what makes us feel most alive. It is what we are here for. The only thing that gets in our way is ourselves. I challenge you to re-examine your own success traits. Whats working for you and what isnt? Then create a plan to eliminate barriers and pave the way for your success. Find a mentor who is actually living what you aspire for. Study, observe and model what they are doing. Get your head right, and realize that if they can do it, you can too. Its not more education or smarts. Everything you have is inside you right now. Blessings, Kim Clausen DCF November Party: Nov 10th Date: November 10, 2011 Time: 6:30PM to 9:00PM2 of 9 11/6/2011 4:22 PM
  3. 3. (Item to Note: The following 3 SIGs will NOT be conducted the evening of November 10th: Exploring Coaching as a Profession, Marketing for the Established Coach, and Fundamentals of Starting Your Coaching Practice). Location: PPA Event Center, 2105 Decautur St, Denver, CO 80211 Were having a party - and youre invited! Mark your calendars and be sure to join us for Novembers Denver Coach Federation meeting. Novembers meeting will be a not regular meeting, but instead a GREAT time of fun, food, music, games, prizes and networking with your fellow DCF members. But you must register soon, because this event is limited to 100 people. So dont delay, or you just may miss out on tons of fun! PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the party including DCF members. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the November 10, 2011 DCF Meeting. Special Interest Groups (SIGs) EXPLORING COACHING AS A PROFESSION SIG The Exploring Coaching as a Profession SIG will not be meeting in November or December. Facilitator: Judy Sabah, MCC, PMC 303-777-1765 FUNDAMENTALS OF STARTING YOUR COACHING PRACTICE SIG The Fundamentals of Starting Your Coaching Practice SIG will not be meeting in November or 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 November or December. The topic in January is "Giving Talks to Service and Business Groups." Facilitator:3 of 9 11/6/2011 4:22 PM
  4. 4. Benjamin Aderhold, Ph.D 303-656-5362 EXECUTIVE AND BUSINESS COACHES SIG November 15, 2011 7:00PM - 9:00PM 727 East 16th Avenue, Denver, CO 80210 Facilitated By: Gary Hawk The next DCF Executive and Business Coaches SIG will be on Tuesday, November 15th from 7 to 9 p.m. The Executive and Business Coaches SIG is an added benefit of your membership in DCF. We exist solely to provide the time and space to discuss issues and explore topics specifically related to executive coaching. While the monthly DCF meetings are a great place to network and learn – our SIG is a place that focuses the time, energy and wisdom to the work of coaching executives and leaders. If you are not a member of DCF, come by anyway. Maybe we can convince you that the SIG alone is worth the minimal membership fee, not counting all the other benefits of DCF. We meet at 727 East 16th Avenue, Denver, CO 80210 (16th Ave and Clarkson St). Please Note: it is 16th Avenue, not street. Directions to the meeting room: Enter through the tan door on the north side of the building. Look for Get Clarity signs. Our training room is downstairs. NOTE: The only entry to our center is the north door; the main entrance to the building is always locked. There are several parking spaces around the building and you can also park in the permit only parking lot directly west of the building. Come join us and let Gary Hawk know you are coming: or 303-333-4757. Facilitator: Gary Hawk 303-333-4757 Teleclasses, Workshops and Events Stay tuned - upcoming teleclasses and workshops for 2012 will be announced soon! In the Spotlight: Levya Braman4 of 9 11/6/2011 4:22 PM
  5. 5. Denver Coach Federation is proud to announce Levya Braman as our member "In the Spotlight." Levya is a dedicated DCF member who shares her warm, friendly personality with our members, ongoing support and commitment to DCF, and passion for the coaching industry. Levya graduated from The Ford Institute for Integrative Coaching in January 2005. Before she began her coaching career, she had a wide-range of work experiences in the non-profit sector, corporate America, healthcare, and as an entrepreneur, owning several of her own businesses. She has a BSW and an MS in Management, and after working in several high-stress management positions, decided it was time to switch careers and follow her love of helping others. She really enjoys coaching because she gets to do work that’s important to her while also making a difference in the lives of others. She specializes in coaching busy professionals, entrepreneurs, company executives, and women who are seeking balance between their work and personal lives. She helps them identify what’s important to them so that they’re living a life that’s in alignment with their priorities. Creating healthy relationships and self-care are part of her focus. Click here to read more. 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 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 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.5 of 9 11/6/2011 4:22 PM
  6. 6. 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 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 Our next event will be our party coming up on November 10th. Members (Full, Affiliate and Student) may each bring a guest, and the party promises to be lots of fun. It’s just another example of the advantages of joining the Denver Coach Federation and being part of our community of coaches. 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 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 303-503-9681.6 of 9 11/6/2011 4:22 PM
  7. 7. 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. 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 - 9:00PM7 of 9 11/6/2011 4:22 PM
  8. 8. 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: DCF Board Members Kim Clausen, President 303-465-0454 Marty Vondrell, President-Elect 720-389-48708 of 9 11/6/2011 4:22 PM
  9. 9. 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 Federation9 of 9 11/6/2011 4:22 PM