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ICF Colorado Newsletter November 2012

  1. 1. NOVEMBER 2012IN THIS ISSUE: Message from Marty Vondrell, President Next ICF Colorado Monthly Meeting: November 8, 2012 Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings Interested in serving on the ICF CO Board of Directors? NEW: ICF Colorado Meetup Groups Reuel Hunt: My Experience at the ICF Global Conference in London – October 3rd to 6th, 2012 Calling All Volunteers! Membership in the ICF Colorado ICF Colorado is on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & YouTube! Resource Library General Meeting Information Contact UsPLEASE NOTE:Denver Coach Federation is now ICF ColoradoThe Denver Coach Federation is now ICF Colorado.We are excited about the completion of the rebranding of our name!Please note that the new contact email is info@icfcolorado.orgMessage from Marty VondrellPresident, ICF ColoradoSo here we are … my last message before our last meeting together as I serve as your President. Ican’t believe how fast the time has gone. It’s been a wonderful year.What a wonderful meeting we had last month. The feedback on how you felt about buildingcommunity that I personally received from you after the meeting was very touching. It remindedme why I got into coaching in the first place. It is so very special to share community with all of
  2. 2. you great coaches.This month (November 8th) we are going to have our Holiday party since it is our last meetingbefore the season. This is always a great meeting because we get to share great quality time witheach other.I’m looking forward to talking to each of you about where you have been and where you aregoing. These are the conversations that keep me rejuvenated, and nothing is more importantabout the ICF CO.Live in Joy, and see you November 8th!With the warmest regards,Marty VondrellPresident, ICF Coloradomarty@martyvondrell.comNext ICF Colorado Monthly Meeting: November 8, 2012Date: November 8, 2012Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PMSpecial Interest Groups (SIGs) conducted before the general meetingfrom 6:00 - 6:50pm.Location: PPA Event Center, 2105 Decautur St, Denver, CO 80211Cost:ICF Colorado Members and Non-Members: Free*Members and Non-Members must register for this holiday celebration.Registration is limited to 65 people!Were having a party - and youre invited!Mark your calendars and be sure to join us for Novembers ICF Colorado meeting.
  3. 3. Novembers meeting will begin with some announcements, and then we will startthe party for a GREAT time of fun, food and networking with your fellow ICF COmembers.You must register soon because this event is limited to 65 people.So dont delay or you just may miss out on the fun!Dress is casual (jeans).We will also be conducting the annual board election at the beginning of the evening.PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the monthly meetings including ICF Coloradomembers.CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the November 8, 2012 meeting.Special Interest Groups (SIGs)EXPLORING COACHING AS A PROFESSION SIGNovember 8, 20126:00PM - 6:50PMOur 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 . . .BUILDING YOUR COACHING BUSINESS SIGNovember 8, 20126:00PM - 6:50PMJoin us in the "Building Your Coaching Business" SIG to get more clear on your niche, your serviceofferings and your target market and learn the best ways to connect to your audience.Jean will facilitate engaging exercises and discussions that will help you reach more clarity andconfidence in how & what to market.Mission – To ensure that new coaches build their business, improve their coaching skills, marketeffectively and stay active and engaged in ICF CO. The SIG will help new coaches chart a coursetoward professional and financial success.Facilitator:Jean DiGiovanna, CPCCjean@workshopuniversity.comwww.workshopandwebinarsuccess.com303-413-8001
  4. 4. EXPERIENCED COACHES SIGNovember 14, 20127:00PM - 9:00PMLocation: see information belowFacilitated by: Reuel Hunt5+ Years of Coaching Experience? You’re Invited to Check Us OutThe next meeting of the Experienced Coaches SIG is November 14th from 7-9pm.In our new format, we focus and go deeper on one topic that surfaces during our check-ins, andwe keep our check-ins bottom-lined and time sensitive (most of the time) - so we can go deeperon a chosen topic.Summary of the October SIG meeting: We began with check-ins all around, including sharingof resources relevant to each persons check-in. The check-ins led to a discussion on this monthsfull member meeting topic of "Community Building," and we noticed a common thread in ourcheck-ins of how in each of our cases there were synergistic events showing up when we areoperating from our intuitive selves. We plan to continue this last thread at the November meeting.Location:3855 S. Hibiscus Way Denver, CO 80237(west on Hampden from 1-25 to Happy Canyon)We look forward to seeing you there!Please contact Reuel to receive more details about this SIG.Facilitator:Reuel Huntreuel@coachingkids.orgInterested in serving on the ICF CO Board of Directors?Its that time of year again, when we elect our new Board of Directors who will continue to servethe ICF Colorado and the professional coaching industry.If you have a desire to make an impact in the coaching industry and make a difference in the livesof others, then wed like to encourage you to consider running for one of our open positions:President ElectMembership DirectorTo learn more, check out the job descriptions by clicking here:ICF CO Board Position DescriptionsANDSend an email inquiry to info@icfcolorado.orgPlease include your bio and the position of interest to you.Were looking for leaders like you!
  5. 5. Come join us - youll be glad you did!NEW: ICF Colorado Meetup GroupsWe are excited to announce that ICF Colorado is starting Meetup Groups! This will be anopportunity for our community to continue conversations and keep communications goingin-between our monthly meetings.There are 2 Meetup Groups; feel free to join the location that is the best match for you:Link on Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/ICF-Colorado-Coaches-Corner/*Please check the link above for any updates/changes announced by the Meetup Groupleaders.Meetup Group with Jennifer Drake, ICF CO Secretary:Last Tuesday of each month at 7:00pmLocation - Whole Foods, 870 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale, COMeetup Group with Tom Lietaert, ICF CO Treasurer:Third Thursday of each month at 7:00pmLocation - Starbucks, 3336 Arapahoe Road, Erie, CO (287 & Arapahoe)Questions? Please contact info@icfcolorado.orgReuel Hunt: My Experience at the ICF Global Conference in London –October 3rd to 6th, 2012My experience began on October 3rd with 130 other international chapter leaders, with sharesfrom several of extraordinary things coaches are doing around the world, including awards foroutstanding accomplishments – including Hungarian, Italia, Russia, Victoria & Bulgaria (jointcollaborative award), and Jakarta Chapters. Here is a link to the Friday Oct. 5th newsletter withmore details:http://www.coachfederation.org/includes/media/docs/ConferenceDaily2.pdfEven though Japan did not get paperwork in nor was the current president at the conference, weheard how the coaching community came in after the three major disasters and supported thehuman recovery. I personally spent time with several coaches from Japan and heard some of theirstories, and culturally they hold that close in.This was the last Global ICF Annual Conference, and I hasten to say that the regional conferencesare getting off very successfully with one in Chicago last June, and several others gettingscheduled, including one in Minneapolis next June. There are plans to have a Global ICF Summitevery three years.North America is broken up into 4 regions, and although functioning very well with chapter leaderson each regional leader council, the form, structure and geographics are still in the "storming andforming" stages.The Mega Catalysts (Keynote Speakers) were powerfully amazing this year:Brene Brown, David Whyte, and Camila Batmanghelidjh.
  6. 6. Video and audio recordings of these and various breakout sessions will be available for purchasewithin 45 days. More information at: http://coachfederation.org/London2012/Newsletters for each day of the conference are also on the above link.More about the conference and the transition to more active ICF Regions next month,including more about the regional conferences.Thank you,Reuel Hunt,President ElectCalling All Volunteers!We invite you to share your skills, talents, and experiences with ICF Colorado and play a biggerrole 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. ICF Colorado 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 ICF Colorado Twitter - Are you a tweeting fanatic and have a few extra minutes each week to tweet out to coaches and the community about our ICF Colorado meetings, events, and programs? Manage ICF Colorado 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 ICF Colorado 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. ICF Colorado 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 ICF Colorado workshops - We enjoy providing valuable workshops for our ICF Colorado 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 ICF Colorado 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 ICF Colorado 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
  7. 7. to ensure were meeting the needs of our members. Resource Management Support - Go through the existing ICF Colorado 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 rjhunt@earthlink.net to learn more about theseexciting 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 ICF Colorado Board of DirectorsMembership in the ICF ColoradoFor our former members who have allowed their memberships to lapse, we invite you to renewright away and re-commit to being a part of our community of coaches. Our educationalprogramming has been very powerful over the last year, and we’ve had some wonderful meetings.Renewing your membership will also give you the opportunity to renew the friendships you madewhile a member.For those of you who aren’t yet members, we invite you to tour our website, check out the pastand upcoming programs and call if you have questions. We invite you to join our chapter andbecome engaged in the work of learning together and creating a strong community.So why should coaches and prospective coaches want to join ICF Colorado? As a member of ICFColorado, they will join a wonderful community of individuals committed to making a difference inthe lives of their clients, connecting with other coaches, developing themselves, and contributingto the profession of coaching. Our community includes brand new coaches as well as veryexperienced and highly successful ones. We also welcome those who are exploring coaching as aprofession and who have not yet started the process of becoming a coach.There are many benefits to membership in ICF Colorado starting with being able to attend themonthly meetings at no additional cost. The educational presentations during our meetings aredelivered by highly successful coaches with special expertise and are but one of the resourcesavailable for helping our members develop and refine their coaching skills and build theirbusinesses. As a member, one has the opportunity to network with other coaches and participatein one of the Special Interest Groups (SIGs). The SIGs are led by experienced coaches, givingparticipants the opportunity to learn and engage in lively discussion. Two of the three SIGs areheld immediately prior to the meeting, and we encourage everyone to check them out. In additionto the SIGs and monthly educational programming, we also have other programs and events suchas workshops and tele-classes, with reduced rates for members.When highly experienced coaches, coaches building their practices, and those who are just gettingstarted join together to support their chosen field, magic happens. So please help us grow ourmembership and be part of the magic we can create.It’s very easy to join by going to the ICF Colorado website and filling out the form:http://sn.im/joinicfcolorado.If you have questions about membership, please email info@icfcolorado.orgThank You!
  8. 8. ICF Colorado MembershipICF Colorado is on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & YouTube!Check out the ICF Colorado on:FacebookLike Us on FacebookTwitterYou TubeLinkedInIf you have any questions, please feel free to email us at info@icfcolorado.orgResource LibraryThe ICF Colorado has a fabulous Resource Library with over a hundred educational tapes andbooks addressing such disciplines as leadership coaching, executive and corporate coaching,career coaching, relationship coaching, life coaching, and spiritual coaching, as well as practicedevelopment for coaches. Its purpose is to promote education, business development and supportfor ICF Colorado members.The Resource Library is perhaps best known for its great selection of audiotapes. Several yearsworth of ICF Conference audiotapes include leadership and coaching topics by such high-profileindividuals as Laura Berman-Fortgang, Ken Blanchard, Jack Canfield, Wayne Dyer, CherylRichardson, and Benjamin Zander, along with many other masterful coaches. A variety of otherresources include such great tapes as "High End Coaching" and "Personal Evolution" by ThomasLeonard and Frederic Hudsons book, The Handbook of Coaching.In addition to developing leadership and coaching skills, audiotape topics are specific toself-promotion and networking, use of assessments, therapists as coaches, attraction principles,team coaching, self- coaching, emotional intelligence, appreciative inquiry, speaking, and gettingpublished. Members may borrow up to four resources per month upon signing "The Agreement forResource Check-Out".Brenda Cody, M.S., Resource LibrarianBrenda@WorkSolutionsGroup.com720-989-8743General Meeting InformationRegular Monthly MeetingsMembers: No ChargeNon-Members / Guests: $25 per meeting feeWhen: 2nd Thursday of every month (unless otherwise noted)6:00PM - 9:00PMSIGs start at 6:00PM, and the General Meeting starts at 7:15PM sharp.Where: PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur Street, Denver, Colorado 80211
  9. 9. Phone: 303-433-8247The PPA Event Center is on the corner of 21st Avenue and Decatur StreetPPA Event Center website: www.ppaeventcenter.comMap to PPA Event Center:Questions? Comments? Ideas to Share?We welcome your comments and ideas and are happy to answer questions.Contact Information:info@icfcolorado.orgwww.icfcolorado.orgICF Colorado Board MembersMarty Vondrell, PresidentMarty@MartyVondrell.com720-389-4870Reuel Hunt, President Electrjhunt@earthlink.net303-734-0444Membership Directorinfo@icfcolorado.org
  10. 10. Dinah Snow, Communications Directordinah@dinahsnow.com303-499-0408Education Directorinfo@icfcolorado.orgTom Lietaert, Treasurertom@sacredodyssey.com419-699-6100Jennifer Drake, SecretaryJennifer@guidingtransformation.com303-507-7993Kim Clausen, Past Presidentkeclausen@netzero.net303-465-0454 info@icfcolorado.org Copyright 2012 ICF Colorado