August 2014 ICF Colorado Newsletter
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  • 1. ICF Colorado Newsletter August 2014 Message from Stephanie Wachman President, ICF Colorado I hope you have all enjoyed your summer so far and have taken some time to relax and unwind. I write to you from 30,000 feet on my way to Seattle for some R&R and much appreciated family time. As we look ahead to our upcoming meeting in September, I would like to share with you some exciting news about what ICF Colorado has been working on. 2 Exceptional Community Outreach Volunteer Opportunities: We were very successful with International Coaching Week and Dress for Success. A wonderful ICF member and volunteer Becky Bringewatt shares her experience below: I had the honor of presenting a stress management class to the Denver chapter of Dress for Success as part of International Coach Week this year. The women in this program are all returning to the workforce for various reasons, and some of them are looking for better jobs than they have had in the past. They receive help with interview skills and are given clothing suitable for the job interview they will be attending. The women in the group are all working very hard at accomplishing their goals, and they are hungry for any knowledge or information that will help them transform their lives. Many of the women in the program have been homeless or nearly so, and all have suffered from extreme circumstances in their lives that I can only imagine. They are fighters and dreamers, and they just don't give up. I really enjoyed spending time talking about stress and things that IN THIS ISSUE: President's Message No Monthly Meeting in August; next meeting Sept 11 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) ICF CO Mentor Coaching Group Program: Early Bird ends Aug 15th August 21, 2014: Summer Networking Bash October 17, 2014: Fall Conference IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Carl Dierschow FEATURED ARTICLE: Toward More Powerful Questions, Part 3 Membership General Meeting Information Sponsors of our Fall Conference
  • 2. reduce stress levels that are easy and free (which was really appreciated). I got to know about the lives of these wonderful women and their struggles and achievements. I took away a new appreciation for the work I do, and how it can influence others' lives. Meeting with these women inspired me to do more and complain less because I really have nothing to complain about! I would recommend doing service work with the Dress for Success program because of the motivation of the women in the group. They have a monthly meeting for any women in the program who want to develop skills, and they appreciate connecting with members of the community to present for them. This is an underserved population who simply cannot afford coaching services, but are very willing to learn and implement new skills. You will be happy you did! Another terrific volunteer opportunity I’d like to share with you is our new and very strong relationship with Stand Beside Them. The mission of this non-profit organization is to help veterans and their families/caregivers attain the happiness and quality of life here at home that they so deserve after serving our country. Stand Beside Them, Inc. provides free coaching and mentoring to transitioning service members and their families. As you know, due to government cutbacks for our military and because of withdrawals from operations overseas, thousands of military are transitioning out to civilian life . . . many will not find jobs right away and could use some coaching support during their reintegration. Whether it is in finding employment, starting new businesses, completing their educations, improving personal relationships, assessing for new vocations, or locating health care to fully meet their needs, Stand Beside Them (SBT) volunteer coaches are needed to help veterans and their families transition to civilian life. They are looking for experienced life, business, career, wellness, educational, executive, and leadership coaches holding certification from an established coach training school, or ICF credentials, with a minimum of 100 hours of client coaching experience and are seeking a minimum commitment of twelve (12) pro bono hours. Information on how to become a coach with this terrific organization coming soon on the ICF CO website. Links to these two organizations: and Dress for Success. Finally, remember our joint Summer Networking Event is coming up August 21, 2014. Dina Brecheisen has been working tirelessly to put this networking event together, and we really appreciate her efforts. Also, the tickets for the October Conference are going fast. We have posted speaker information and audio/video recordings for you to listen to by visiting our website's home page. Enjoy the rest of your summer, and we’ll see you at the Summer Networking Bash in August. Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook and join our LinkedIn discussions. Stephanie Wachman President, ICF Colorado 720-232-3693 A Cuppa Creative The Institute for Generative Leadership Aden Leadership Learn about being a sponsor for the Fall Conference. ICF CO Meetup Groups Our ICF Colorado Meetup Groups are an opportunity for our community to continue conversations and keep communications going in-between our monthly meetings. ICF CO Meetup Groups currently in Boulder and Ft. Collins. Interested in hosting an ICF CO Meetup Group in your area? Let us know: Link on Meetup *Please check the link above for any updates/changes announced by the Meetup Group leaders. Questions? Please contact Check out ICF CO: Facebook Like Us on Facebook Twitter You Tube LinkedIn
  • 3. No Monthly Meeting in August; next meeting September 11, 2014 Date: September 11, 2014 Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM Special Interest Groups (SIGs) conducted before the general meeting from 6:00 - 6:50pm. Location: PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur Street, Denver, CO 80211 Speaker: Hilary Blair Topic: "Communication Chiropractic: Align Your Voice with Your Message!" *CCEUs: 1.5 in Core Competencies Are you contradicting yourself? Is your body sending a different message than your voice and different still from the words themselves? Explore and examine exactly what you are "saying" from a totally new perspective - that of a veteran stage/voice-over actor and teacher and then give yourself a little chiropractic adjustment to embolden your step into the message. The three areas, verbal, non-verbal, and message are more easily received, and often more powerful, when all three are saying the same thing. If not, we can be perceived as disconnected, hiding something, or untrustworthy. This presentation and/or workshop will give you the tools to identify the parts of the communication equation that are under your control and allow you to make conscious choices to be more authentic and clearer. Your audience wants to listen, you have much to share, and now make it easier for them to hear you. About Hilary Blair Hilary Blair, CEO and lead coach for Articulate: Real&Clear, presentation and speaking voice expert, is a highly regarded coach and facilitator working extensively across the US with a variety of businesses including Am. Express, Janus Funds, Staples, ABRH, Liberty Global, State of Colorado, Hunter Douglas, eLuminate and is the presentation coach for Count Me In events. She works with entrepreneurs, lawyers, CEO’s, actors, teachers, writers, project managers, etc. Hilary’s years as a stage, film and voice over actor, teacher, and voice coach present a unique skill set. She sees beyond habits and learned behaviors to what is unique and authentic in the individual or group. In addition, she facilitates workshops that use improvisation in order to improve leadership skills, team building and creativity. She is on faculty for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and has been adjunct faculty for the University of Denver, Metropolitan State, University of Colorado –Boulder, and the University of Northern Colorado. She is an active member of Toastmasters and is a board member of VASTA – the Voice and Speech Trainers Association. She holds an MFA in acting from the National Theatre Conservatory and a BA from Yale University. PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the monthly meetings & Questions? Email us at Questions? Comments? Ideas to Share? Advance Your Practice and Career with LinkedIn Discussions ICF Colorado extends outside just the monthly meetings. Jump in and join the conversation! Questions about the ICF Colorado LinkedIn group? Contact: Carl Dierschow
  • 4. events including ICF Colorado members Cost: ICF Colorado Members (Full, Affiliate, Student): Free Non-Members: $25 ASTD-RMC Members: $20 (need to enter code) CCEUs: 1.5 in Core Competencies 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 September 11, 2014 Meeting Special Interest Groups (SIGs) BUILDING YOUR COACHING BUSINESS SIG No meeting in July or August September: Guest Speaker - Richard Palmer-Smith who will be talking about how to craft a signature talk that gets clients. October: Guest Speaker - Our own Jim Knickerbocker, PhD, who will lead us through a business building activity. Facilitator: Dinah Snow, President-Elect, ICF Colorado Certified Money, Marketing and Soul ® Coach 303-499-0408 EXPERIENCED EXECUTIVE COACHES CASE STUDY SIG No meeting in July or August If you are an Executive Coach who wants to grow your skills and
  • 5. bounce ideas around with other Executive Coaches, then this group is for you! Facilitator: Julie Holunga 720-442-3938 EXPERIENCED COACHES SALON August 20, 2014 7:00PM - 9:00PM Location: see information below Facilitated by: Judy Sabah 5+ Years of Coaching Experience? You’re Invited to Check Us Out! 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 for the salon. We look forward to seeing you there! Facilitator: Judy Sabah ICF Colorado Mentor Coaching Group Program for ICF Colorado Members and Non-Members Early Bird Registration and Intallment Plan option available through August 15th. After a successful 2014 Winter/Spring program, we are excited to announce the 2014 Fall/Winter Mentor Coaching Group Program! Program is being led by Judy Sabah, MCC and co-founder of ICF Colorado. Judy Sabah, MCC, is the co-founder of ICF Colorado, and also co-founded the Colorado Chapter of the National Speakers Association. She has been coaching for nearly 20 years, is a graduate of CoachU, and a Master Axiological Consultant. Judy has been a long-standing member of the ICF assessor team and is regularly involved in the review process for applicants acquiring their credential. A leader, communicator, and a relater, her energy, motivation and zest for life is contagious, whether she is mentoring a fellow coach or giving a presentation. ICF Credential Path Limited to 10 participants 7 – 60 minute sessions over 13 weeks
  • 6. Entire focus for this program is on core competency skill building and enhancement in group sessions for participant preparation to complete the ICF exam process. Each participant will submit 3-recorded coaching sessions, no longer than 30 minutes in length, with good sound quality. Individual, private feedback will be given on these sessions. One recorded session at the beginning of program, one before 4th session, one before 6th session. Meetings will be a combination of group meetings and meetings by phone/webinar. In person meetings: September 16, October 28, December 9 12 Noon – 1 PM / Location: Shift Workspaces, 383 Corona St, Denver, CO 80218 Other meetings by phone/webinar: September 30, October 14, November 11 and 25 Participants will receive 10 hours of Mentor coaching credit as participants. Click Here to Register August 21, 2014: "Summer Networking Bash" Meet up, Re-energize and Network with the Three Best Organizations in Denver meeting at The Living Room! Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm Location: The Living Room 1055 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203 Food: Hors d'oeuvres Drinks: Two happy hour cocktails per person Cost: $20: Pre-registration online $25: Walk-in End your summer with a bang! Join us for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and networking with 3 of the finest professional organizations in Colorado: National Speakers Association Colorado Association of Talent Development (formerly ASTD) - Rocky Mountain Chapter ICF Colorado You will network with like-minded professionals and foster new relationships in a relaxed and fun environment! Click here to register for the August 21, 2014 Summer Networking Bash Unleashing the Authentic Leader Within October 17, 2014 at Red Rocks Conference Center Click the names of our Keynote Speakers and Breakout Session Leaders
  • 7. to hear them discuss their presentation via audio or video! ICF Colorado is excited to bring our coaching community together with trainers, consultants, speakers and corporate leaders for a transformational personal and professional development experience. Our world-class keynote speakers, along with top notch breakout session facilitators, will engage...inspire...evoke...provoke...challenge...empower and bring us to a new place of understanding and acting upon what it means to be an authentic leader in our families, communities, businesses, organizations . . . and most importantly, in ourselves. Forward thinking. Paradigm shifting. Game changing. You'll meet powerful people who will help you improve your business and make your clients more successful. Our Compelling Keynote Speakers: Julio Olalla and Stephen McGhee Our Breakout Session Leaders: Dr. Paul Radde, Kim Hill, Judy Sabah and Greg Aden Cost: $189.00 A fantastic value with the speakers and events we have lined up. That includes food and drinks, except for the cash bar at the end of the day. Don't wait until the last minute! Click here to register for the October 17th Fall Conference IN THE SPOTLIGHT Carl Dierschow Carl Dierschow, ACC, is a small business coach with Small Fish Business Coaching. He works with owners of small companies who are seeking significant transitions to improve their business results such as customer attraction, employee engagement, and building referrals. He was a co-founder of the Hewlett-Packard Coaching Network, a worldwide community of practice for coaching in that company. His new blog, The Values Based Business, is rapidly gaining recognition for its support of companies which are based on powerful foundations based on deep values. Click here to read more FEATURED ARTICLE: Toward More Powerful Questions, Part 3 of a 3 Part Series This month's Featured Article is Part 3 of a 3 Part Series from our Treasurer, Walt Hastings. Click here to read Walt Hasting's article: Toward More Powerful Questions, Part 3 In our ongoing efforts to add value to your membership, we're starting a new feature to our newsletter—the Featured Article. We'd love to receive submissions from YOU about coaching in your niche, particular processes that you use, interesting client issues you've coached or anything interesting or fun you'd like to share. This is a win-win for all of us! While this is not intended to be a sales pitch piece, we would be happy to link the article submitted back to your website. Feel free to recycle great articles that
  • 8. you've already written. If you’d like to submit an article for consideration, send them to: Be sure to include an article (up to one page, ~500-750 words preferred), your name, company name, contact info, link back to your website (or the blog link if you’ve already published it) and a brief bio. We look forward to more great stuff from YOU. Tom Lietaert, ICF Colorado Communications Chair Membership in the ICF Colorado It has been raining like crazy in the mountains and feels like winter to me already up here at 7,900 feet! On a SUNNY note, we continue to make progress in attracting new, wonderful members. The only thing I would like to ask is: Who will you invite to be a guest at our next meeting? My challenge to you is to invite two people to be your guest. We have great programs; you are in service to others by sharing our programs and members with them. Have a wonderful August! 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
  • 9. 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 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: 2014 ICF Colorado Board Members Stephanie Wachman, President 720-232-3693 Dinah Snow, President Elect 303-499-0408 Shannon Rios Paulsen, Membership Director 720-515-3212 Tom Lietaert, Communications Director 419-699-6100 Helle Hegelund, Education Director 720-570-0369 Walt Hastings, Treasurer 303-526-9490
  • 10. Kara Thate, Secretary 612-599-4635 Dina Brecheisen, Marketing/PR Director 720-354-8956 Reuel Hunt, Past President 303-734-0444 Copyright 2014 ICF Colorado