ICF Colorado Newsletter
Message from Stephanie Wachman
President, ICF Colorado
Time is flying by, and I can't believe it's
already April. I am so excited about what our
chapter is involved with that I can hardly sleep
at night! As we mentioned at our last Chapter
Meeting, we are actively working on the final
details for the October 17th, 2014 Colorado
One Day Conference. The theme for this
conference is "Unleashing the Authentic Leader
The conference will take place at Red Rocks,
and we will have 2 big Key Notes and 4 break
out sessions followed by a not-to-be-missed networking reception.
Early bird registration for ICF members will be posted soon. Space
will be limited to about 110 attendees; more details to follow.
International Coaching Week is around the corner - May 19-25th!
We are finalizing the details for that week, so if you are interested in
volunteering some time to this amazing program, please contact
Reuel Hunt, email@example.com.
At the chapter meeting, we also talked about the upcoming joint
networking event with ASTD and NSA, which is Thursday, August
21st, 6:00-8:30 pm, at The Living Room in Denver. In addition to
this networking event, we have also arranged for ICF Members to
get discounts with these chapters for their events and teleseminars.
We have a link on the ICF Colorado site to see their events:
The energy on our board is contagious, and we will keep you posted
on all that's new and exciting, including the addition of at least 6
more teleseminars this year. On April 24, 2014, the Teleseminar
IN THIS ISSUE:
Special Interest Groups
April 24, 2014 Teleseminar
Free & Low Cost Tools and
Services: Resources to
IN THE SPOTLIGHT:
ARTICLES: Learn about
specific topics related to
General Meeting Information
ICF Colorado Meetup
Our ICF Colorado Meetup
Groups are an opportunity
for our community to
continue conversations and
keep communications going
in-between our monthly
topic is "Logosynthesis®: A New Process to Remove Obstacles to
Successful Coaching" presented by Laurie and Jonathan Weiss. Click
here to register
This month's speaker and Past President Laura Belsten's topic,
"Expand Your Coaching Business by Coaching Social + Emotional
Intelligence," will be a great opportunity to learn new ways to grow
our businesses. Laura is a brilliant mind and thought leader in her
field, so you won't want to miss this! Remember you can get CCEUs
for attending. Click here to register.
Finally, ICF Global has a huge event coming up June 19-21, 2014 in
Cleveland Ohio. Early bird registration ends April 15. If you are
interested in attending, visit the 2014 ICF Global Conference—North
America Midwest site: http://icf-midwest.com/, and let’s not forget
about the Global Conference in Sweden; their theme is Courage to
Create Change: Coaching for a Sustainable Future September
18-20, 2014 Malmo, Sweden: http://www.icfglobal2014-europe.org
I look forward to seeing you all in April, and remember, we have
great Special Interest Groups that take place before the general
meeting. The SIG on Building Your Coaching Business will be in the
big conference room. The Experienced Executive Coaches Case
Study Group will meet in the boardroom, and it's a BYOCS (Bring
Your Own Case Study). For information, you can contact me at
Please invite guests and enjoy all that ICF Colorado has to offer.
President, ICF Colorado
April 10, 2014 Monthly Meeting
Date: April 10, 2014
Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) conducted before the general
meeting from 6:00 - 6:50pm.
PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur Street, Denver, CO 80211
Speaker: Laura Belsten, Ph.D.
Topic: "Expand Your Coaching Business by
Coaching Social + Emotional Intelligence"
*CCEUs: 2 in Core Competencies
This program focuses on coaching social +
emotional intelligence, and how coaches can use
this specialty to expand their coaching practices. Participants will
receive an overview of social + emotional intelligence why it’s
important to their clients (both the business case and the health and
wellness case for enhancing social + emotional intelligence.
Participants will receive an overview the 26 distinct competencies,
and how to set up a complete 6 – 12 month coaching program
around those competencies. Participants will engage in several
ICF CO Meetup Groups
currently in Boulder and Ft.
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interactive exercises, and have the opportunity to take an
assessment after the program so they may identify their own S+EI
strengths and potential development needs. This program is
designed as a highly engaging, content-rich, evidence-based and
fun presentation that will support coaches in expanding their
coaching business through social + emotional intelligence coaching.
Participants will take away an up-to-the minute overview of the field
of social + emotional intelligence and its application to coaching,
and specifically, how it can be used to enhance and expand our
Participants will have an understanding of how social + emotional
intelligence can be measured and the various assessment
instruments on the market.
People will come away with a coaching tool called "Name It to Tame
It" – a strategy that coaches can use immediately to help their
clients with emotional self-awareness and behavioural self-control.
About Laura Belsten, Ph.D.
Dr. Laura Belsten has been an executive coach in private practice
for over 17 years. She is a Master Certified Coach through the
International Coach Federation, as well as past president and
long-standing board member of ICF-Colorado . She is the founder
and president of CEO Partnership, a Denver-based executive
Dr. Laura Belsten is an internationally known expert and author of
the Social + Emotional Intelligence Profile®. She studied
extensively with international EI experts, and became certified in
four other leading emotional intelligence instruments before
founding the Institute for Social + Emotional Intelligence® in 2010.
She has been on the faculty of the University of Denver for over 23
years where she teaches graduate courses in leadership and
communication, including a graduate course in Coaching Emotional
Intelligence. She is an executive coach in private practice for over
17 years, a Master Certified Coach (MCC) through the International
Coach Federation, and earned her Ph.D. in Leadership &
Organizational Communication from the University of Denver in
Dr. Belsten has a long history of teaching graduate level courses at
the University of Denver, including a graduate course in Coaching
Emotional Intelligence. In 2010 Dr. Belsten opened the Institute for
Social and Emotional Intelligence, offering online specialty classes in
the S+EI field, including a 12 CCEU hour certification class of the
PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the monthly meetings &
events including ICF Colorado members
ICF Colorado Members (Full, Affiliate, Student): Free
ASTD-RMC Members: $20 (need to enter code)
CCEUs: 2 in Core Competencies
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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the April 10, 2014 Meeting
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
BUILDING YOUR COACHING BUSINESS SIG
April 10, 2014
6:00 - 6:50pm
How to Get Clients Now
Ever wonder why some independent professionals have all the
business they need, while others struggle by with only a few clients?
Could there be some hidden secret no one is telling you?
If you know you could be bringing in more clients but don't know
what to do or where to start, this information-packed business
building workshop will teach you some simple, proven strategies for
getting more clients now.
Here is what we're going to cover:
Learn what really works to market your business and what doesn't.
Uncover where you might be stuck and what to do about it.
Get clear on your goals and where you need to focus.
Choose your actions and make a plan to get clients now.
Having a business filled with clients is easier than you think! You'll
leave with a plan you can begin using right away to get clients now.
Donna Feldman is a business and social
media coach who works with business owners
and professionals at any stage from start-up
to maturity, or those in transition from one
business to another. She provides individual
and small group business and marketing
coaching as well as social media coaching,
consulting and training.
Donna is the founder of The Networking Gurus, co-author of the
book "99 Networking Nuggets" and publisher of The Networking
Gurus News, a monthly e-newsletter of networking know-how and
venues in Denver. She regularly delivers presentations and
workshops on networking, marketing, and social media to business
groups and professional organizations.
Mission – To ensure that new coaches build their business, improve
their coaching skills, market effectively and stay active and engaged
in ICF CO. The SIG will help new coaches chart a course toward
professional and financial success.
Dinah Snow, President-Elect, ICF Colorado
Certified Money, Marketing and Soul ® Coach
EXPERIENCED EXECUTIVE COACHES CASE STUDY SIG
April 10, 2014
6:00 - 6:50pm
If you are an Executive Coach who wants to grow your skills and
bounce ideas around with other Executive Coaches, then this group
is for you!
Each month, we will be reviewing and discussing a case study or
new industry development from HBR (Harvard Business Review).
Members who are interested in this Case Study Group need to
register with Stephanie Wachman so that articles can be sent out
and read in advance of the meeting.
For the April meeting, it is BYOCS (Bring Your Own Case
EXPERIENCED COACHES SALON
April 16, 2014
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Location: see information below
Facilitated by: Judy Sabah
5+ Years of Coaching Experience? You’re Invited to Check Us
The Salon format is a safe place in the home of one of the
participants where experienced seasoned coaches share their
journey as coaches with other like coaches in open, safe intimate
dialogue, while boring deep into shared seasoned coach's issues.
Location: Judy's home in Denver, CO
(address and phone sent to RSVP’s)
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for the March 19 salon.
We look forward to seeing you there!
April 24, 2014 Teleseminar:
"Logosynthesis®: A New Process to Remove Obstacles to Successful
Speakers: Laurie Weiss, Ph.D., and Jonathan B. Weiss, Ph.D.
Time: 1:00 - 2:30pm
(call in details provided upon registration)
Free for ICF Colorado Members (Full, Affiliate, Student)
$25 for Non-Members
ASTD-RMC Members: Receive special rate for meetings when enter code
(provided in your ASTD-RMC member area)
Logosynthesis® is a deceptively simple verbal technique for removing obstacles to effectiveness. It
dissolves reactions to past, present or anticipated stressful situations. It is based on a
spiritual/metaphysical point of view that holds that our basic life energy can get stuck in reaction to
anything that happens to us that we can’t fully process; Learn to identify the triggers to these
reactions and retrieve the energy bound up in the stuck experiences.
About Laurie Weiss, Ph.D. and Jonathan Weiss, Ph.D.
Laurie Weiss, Ph.D., and Jonathan B. Weiss, Ph.D., are partners in life and
work. These internationally recognized authors, psychotherapists and
relationship specialists have been married (to each other) more than 50
years, and have more than 40 years experience as business partners,
coaching people in powerful ways to improve the quality of their
The Weisses have been introducing State-of-the-Art personal development
tools to Colorado since they opened their practice:
Transactional Analysis, 1969 (Games People Play, I’m OK, You’re OK)
Money & You: Management by Agreement, 1980 (which inspired the Win/Win Forum)
Effective Inner Child Work, 1989 (recommended by John Bradshaw)
And now, Logosynthesis® www.logosynthesiscolorado.com
They are the only Certified Logosynthesis® Practitioners in the United States.
Click here to register for the April 24, 2014 Teleseminar
Free and Low Cost Tools and Services: Resources to Share
We are in the process of creating a list of free and low cost tools and resources to provide to our
ICF Colorado chapter members to assist them in conducting their businesses and to have as a
Please let us know the tools and services you have found to be a benefit and valuable for your
business' we'd love to include them on the list: email@example.com
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Julie Somerville
By Tom Lietaert,
Communications Director for ICF Colorado
As master-level Health Coach Trainer, Julie Somerville has positively
impacted millions through her customized training programs for
organizations and government agencies. Health Coach Julie mediates
between her clients and their bodies – helping each to understand the other,
ultimately resulting in a lifelong friendship.
Prior to launching her business full time in 2009, Julie spent over 9 years in
Training and Employment Coaching, encouraging economically-challenged populations to reach
their goals. Today, Julie offers a wide range of services: Health Coach Training, consulting,
individual coaching, workshop facilitation, and speaking engagements.
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Membership in the ICF Colorado
The newsletter is the perfect time to thank all of you for being members. We are who we are due
to all of you!
I am part of the one day conference committee, and I am very excited for what we have planned!
It makes me so proud to have so many talented people working on our team to bring you a
wonderful conference. I encourage all of you to attend.
Please continue to invite others to our conference and our meetings. They receive their first
Have a wonderful April, and I will see you at the meeting.
Why Join ICF Colorado?
* A community of individuals committed to making a difference in the lives of their clients.
* Connect with other coaches.
* Become engaged in the work of learning together and creating a strong community.
* Receive valuable training each month that you can directly apply to your life or work with clients.
Click here to Join or Renew:
Click here to learn about Member Benefits
If you have questions about membership, please call me, Shannon Rios Paulsen, at 720-515-3212.
To your unlimited potential and success!
Shannon Rios Paulsen
ICF CO Membership Director
General Meeting Information
Regular Monthly Meetings
Members: No Charge
Non-Members / Guests: $25 per meeting fee
When: 2nd Thursday of every month (unless otherwise noted)
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
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:
2014 ICF Colorado Board Members
Stephanie Wachman, President
Dinah Snow, President Elect
Shannon Rios Paulsen, Membership Director
Tom Lietaert, Communications Director
Helle Hegelund, Education Director
Walt Hastings, Treasurer
Kara Thate, Secretary
Dina Brecheisen, Marketing/PR Director
Reuel Hunt, Past President
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