ICF Colorado Newsletter
IN THIS ISSUE:
Message from Stephanie Wachman
President, ICF Colorado
2014 is off to a great start! I realized that I
never formally introduced myself since coming
in as chapter president.
I am originally from Montreal, Quebec and
moved to Colorado over 15 years ago. I
received my BA from McGill University and
worked for over 18 years in business
development, sales, sales training and
marketing. My passion has always been in
helping business leaders and high potential
professionals achieve more. I began coaching 4
years ago with a focus on Executive Coaching and Productivity
Training and received certification from CTA. I am also currently
enrolled in Judy Sabah’s ICF Certification Class. I have been married
to my wonderful husband David for 15 years, and we have two
boys, ages 9 & 13 (a teenager YIKES!). We love to ski, hike and
My vision for ICF Colorado is to bring as much opportunity,
education, networking, business guidance, community outreach and
great positive, fun energy to our chapter as we can handle. The
motto for the year is let's "try it;" if we succeed, GREAT! If we fail,
GREAT! Let's just take chances and stretch ourselves to the benefit
of our chapter.
Our board is incredible and working hard to bring this vision to light.
We are currently planning a one-day conference, international
coaching week and the development of a new website.
ICF Colorado offers some great resources, including a Facebook
Page and LinkedIn Group.
Lastly, I want remind everyone that ICF Global has amazing
Special Interest Groups
IN THE SPOTLIGHT:
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ARTICLES: Learn about
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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
ICF CO Meetup Groups
currently in Arvada,
Boulder, Glendale and Ft.
Interested in hosting an ICF
CO Meetup Group in your
partners that offer discounts and professional resources to help you
build your business. Go to www.coachfederation.org and look under
member benefits. Benefits include: audio recordings, website
development for coaches, assessments, discounts at Staples,
liability insurance, and coaching magazines. Also offered through
ICF Global are a Career Center and Reciprocal Peer Coaching
Speaking of Peers, ICF Colorado will be launching a Peer Advisory
group to support our members in leveraging their business and
coaching experience with other coaches representing different
niches and backgrounds. These small groups will be made up of new
coaches and senior coaches. We will dive into real business issues
and help you get real results. Each group will have 8-10 coaches. If
you are interested in facilitating a group or getting more
information, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note:
Participation in these groups will be fee based.
As always, the success of our chapter is dependent on your support,
so please volunteer, bring a fellow coach to one of our meetings,
mentor a new member, and enjoy all the programming that we have
We are thrilled to welcome new members to our chapter:
Greg Aden and Patricia Landaker!
(We will be welcoming more new members in future newsletters).
See you in February!
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February 13, 2014 Monthly Meeting
Date: February 13, 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: Tom Daly
Topic: "4 Gateways to Radical Self-Care
To truly care for yourself at the soul level
often requires radical shifts in your thinking,
feeling, being, and acting. Self-care at that
level is the foundation for living fully and
authentically and is also the most essential
place to come from when guiding and
coaching others. Your own experience of
caring for yourself at those most vital levels
Comments? Ideas to
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comments and ideas and
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Advance Your Practice
allows you to truly empathize and support others in their
and Career with
In this program, we will explore how to identify and address your
self-care needs using the 4 Gateways coaching model. 4 Gateways
is a powerful, experiential process for addressing an enormous
range of issues. Through the 4 wisdom gateways, you and your
clients step out of conditioned ways of seeing and view any issue
with fresh perspectives, aligned with purpose, engaged with
passion, and directed by right use of power. Through the process
both we and our clients can transform our inner lives, our
relationships, and our world.
ICF Colorado extends
outside just the monthly
meetings. You might not be
connected with the very
valuable ICF Colorado
Attendees will learn to take clients through specific, proven
processes that shift viewpoint and experience, and open the door to
resolving almost any personal or professional issue. For attendees,
what they learn during this talk will give them additional coaching
tools that can make the work they do with their clients more
powerful and effective. The 4 Gateways inquiry process makes life
easier for coaches, as they quickly transition clients from struggle to
About Tom Daly
Tom Daly is a nationally respected leadership coach, teacher, coach
trainer, and holistic healer. Tom has devoted his life to exploring
and communicating the language of the heart and soul through
exploring deep inner spaces. Over the past 35 years, Tom has taken
thousands of people through the transition from psychological and
emotional conditioning to the freedom of self-knowledge, inner
peace and effective living. His workshops and retreats have a crisp
intensity that integrates inner work with outer results.
In the late 1980s Tom and his wife and partner, Jude Blitz,
co-created the Living Arts Foundation, an organization dedicated to
the awakening of consciousness and well-being by using practical
tools to help integrate the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual
worlds. Providing many avenues for personal, group, and
professional growth, their organization offers a variety of classes
and workshops including: 4 Gateways Coaching, The Inner King and
Inner Sovereign Training, Elder Re-Firement, Women in Power,
Family Constellation Work, and Radical Self-care groups.
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)
First time visitors to ICF Colorado:
click here to send an email requesting coupon code to receive first
meeting for free.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the February 13, 2014 Meeting
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Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
BUILDING YOUR COACHING BUSINESS SIG
February 13, 2014
6:00 - 6:50pm
The topic for February is "Discover Your Niche Masterminding
Learn the 3 essential elements of a marketable niche.
How to know if your niche is hot or not.
Brainstorming out of the box.
Join us at the Building Your Coaching Business SIG to learn about
tools, tips and resources to help start and grow your business.
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
February 13, 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.
EXPERIENCED COACHES SALON
February 19, 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 email@example.com for the February 19 salon.
We look forward to seeing you there!
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Learn more about our ICF Colorado Members
CHECK THIS OUT!
Each month we feature an ICF Colorado member so we may have the
chance to learn more about the wonderful people that form our fabulous ICF
Click here to learn about the members featured in 2013.
Click here to learn more about the members featured in 2014.
We look forward to featuring more members and "meeting" you each month!
ARTICLES: Learn about specific topics related to coaching
by ICF Colorado Members
Check out these value-packed articles to learn more about specific topics
related to coaching.
Click here to read the 2013 articles
Membership in the ICF Colorado
Hello! If you are reading this, you are either a member of ICF CO or you are curious about ICF CO!
We have been attracting a lot of new and wonderful members lately, so I have been asked many
questions about why they should join. They ask me why I joined and what is my benefit. I would
like to share:
First is community; this organization provides a wonderful group of people that I call friends and
The second is connection; we spend so much time solo as coaches and consultants that connecting
is crucial to inspire us and bring out new ideas.
The third is potential; when I meet the amazing people that come to the meetings, there is always
potential for new learning and sometimes partnership on new business ideas. I have made some
wonderful connections at the meetings.
The fourth is learning; we have had some excellent speakers. EVERY meeting I learn
something I can use as a leadership and executive coach.
OK, if you have not signed up already, what are you waiting for??
The ICF CO is growing, and we want you to be a part of this exciting time in our history! Whether
you are a member or not, please join us at our next meeting. Please introduce yourself to me, the
membership director. I want to meet you and learn about the amazing person YOU are.
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
Copyright 2014 ICF Colorado