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January 2012 Denver Coach Federation Newsletter

  1. 1. JANUARY 2012 IN THIS ISSUE: Message from Kim Clausen, Past President Message from Marty Vondrell, President Next DCF Monthly Meeting: January 12, 2012 Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings In the Spotlight: Carol Hewett 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 Past President, Denver Coach Federation ITS TIME TO PASS THE BATON Dear fellow DCF members, My tenure as President of the Denver Coach Federation is complete. It has been a tremendous honor to serve such an incredible organization. Our new President and dedicated Board members will continue on to serve you and fulfill its mission to further the coaching profession. Thank you for the privilege of getting to know you. Please continue to stay involved, serve this organization with your time and talents, nurture great relationships and strengthen this community. Ill continue to stay involved and will see you at the meetings and events. Best wishes to you, Kim Clausen1 of 10 1/8/2012 12:30 PM
  2. 2. Outgoing President of the Denver Coach Federation Message from Marty Vondrell President, Denver Coach Federation Hello members and welcome to 2012! I have high expectations for the DCF and the field of coaching. I believe in the powerful impact coaching will have on our clients, our corporations and our community in the new year. We are living in fascinating times. We are entering a time when it is more important than ever to be present in the moment, exercise multiple perspectives, be true to yourself and lead a fulfilling life. I believe that coaching, more than anything else, can help people, organizations and communities create what they truly want. The DCF Board of Directors has created a vision of giving for 2012. We would like to inspire you all to create what you want by helping others. Creating a focus on giving to clients, giving to organizations, and giving to our communities. Coaching is a higher calling and through it, we can help our clients by providing perspective and the presence to help them create what they want. Someone once said that we can get everything we want by helping others get what they want. I invite you to help yourself by helping others get what they want. With a pure focus of helping others, this focus of inspired giving will enable us to have everything we desire. I am honored to be your president for 2012. I have a passion for leadership, and I will do my best to provide it. I ask that you get involved personally and professionally in the DCF. We are an organization that is inspired to enhance your coaching industry long into the future. I am here for you, the board is here for you, and we are all here for each other. Please reach out to me, personally, or anyone on the board to make your feelings and thoughts heard and get involved. The DCF is for all of us, and I know the impact and difference you can make will be truly amazing as we give of ourselves into this New Year. With the warmest regards, Marty Vondrell President, Denver Coach Federation Next DCF Monthly 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,2 of 10 1/8/2012 12:30 PM
  3. 3. 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: 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, Yelp.com 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)3 of 10 1/8/2012 12:30 PM
  4. 4. EXPLORING COACHING AS A PROFESSION SIG January 12, 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 judy@judysabah.com www.judysabah.com 303-777-1765 FUNDAMENTALS OF STARTING YOUR COACHING PRACTICE SIG January 12, 2012 6:00PM - 7:00PM Facilitated By: Dr. Barbara Flood January Emotion of Coaching: facilitated discussion on why people seek a coach and why they do not. Identifying your target market: Speaker - Jean DiGiovanna Homework: look at 5 different web sites and make a "wish list" of what you would like on your site and a list of what you definitely DO NOT want on your web site. 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: Dr. Barbara Flood barbaflood@aol.com www.barbaraflood.com 303-906-1545 MARKETING FOR THE ESTABLISHED COACH SIG January 12, 2012 6:00PM - 7:00PM Facilitated By: Benjamin Aderhold, Ph.D The topic in January is "Giving Talks to Service and Business Groups." Facilitator: Benjamin Aderhold, Ph.D4 of 10 1/8/2012 12:30 PM
  5. 5. ben@hyperfocuscoach.com 303-656-5362 NEW - SUCCESSFUL COACHES SIG January 12, 2012 5:00PM - 7:00PM 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. Facilitators: Marty Vondrell and Reuel Hunt Email Marty or Email Reuel In the Spotlight: Carol Hewett To kick off the New Year, DCF is proud to announce that our member "In the Spotlight" is Carol Hewett. Carol has been an active member of DCF since 2002, having served on the Board of Directors for two years, in addition to participating on several committees. As a dedicated development professional with expertise in business, life and primarily career coaching, Carol focuses on asking thought-provoking questions to uncover her clients issues and needs. From there, she identifies the next steps in creating a plan that is reasonable, on target and attainable for each client. Her ideal clients are people of all ages who want to find a more rewarding career, entrepreneurs who want to build their business, and people who want to grow in their current career. Carol graduated from Coach U Coach Training Program (CTP) in November 2002. She continues to update her training via Special Interest Groups through Coach U, attends ICF conferences, and enjoys the special interest programs that DCF provides, including the DCF Marketing SIG. Click here to read more. DCF Board of Directors Positions Available Be a part of the vision of giving by serving on the DCF Board of Directors. We have a several roles open, and we need a few leaders to step up and join us. We want you on our team!5 of 10 1/8/2012 12:30 PM
  6. 6. 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. Lets keep it that way. Come join us! Please send an email to info@denvercoach.com 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! Jobing.com - 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"6 of 10 1/8/2012 12:30 PM
  7. 7. 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 nrg4life@comcast.net 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 Happy New Year! As we start the New Year, I invite you to join and become an active member of the Denver Coach Federation. Our organization is committed to serving you and Colorados coaches, and we need everyones support and commitment in order to do that. 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. 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. There are four SIGs held immediately prior to the meeting. The SIGs currently available are: Exploring Coaching as a Profession; Fundamentals of Starting a Coaching Practice; Marketing for the Established Coach and Successful Coaches. 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: http://sn.im/joindcf. If you have questions about membership, please call me at 303-503-9681. Thank You!7 of 10 1/8/2012 12:30 PM
  8. 8. 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 info@denvercoach.com 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 Brenda@WorkSolutionsGroup.com 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.8 of 10 1/8/2012 12:30 PM
  9. 9. 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: www.ppaeventcenter.com Map to PPA Event Center: Questions? Comments? Ideas to Share? We welcome your comments and ideas and are happy to answer questions. Contact Information: info@denvercoach.com www.denvercoach.com DCF Board Members Marty Vondrell, President Marty@MartyVondrell.com 720-389-4870 President Elect Position Available Karen McGee, Membership Director karenhmcgee@comcast.net 303-503-96819 of 10 1/8/2012 12:30 PM
  10. 10. Director of Communications Position Available Carol Schultz, Education Director carol@verticalelevation.com 303-805-7635 Reuel Hunt, Treasurer rjhunt@earthlink.net 303-734-0444 Kim Canning, Secretary nrg4life@comcast.net 303-805-0704 Kim Clausen, Past President keclausen@netzero.net 303-465-0454 info@denvercoach.com Copyright 2012 Denver Coach Federation10 of 10 1/8/2012 12:30 PM