ICF Colorado Newsletter
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
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
I really enjoyed spending time talking about stress and things that
IN THIS ISSUE:
No Monthly Meeting in
August; next meeting Sept
Special Interest Groups
ICF CO Mentor Coaching
Group Program: Early Bird
ends Aug 15th
August 21, 2014: Summer
October 17, 2014: Fall
IN THE SPOTLIGHT:
Toward More Powerful
Questions, Part 3
General Meeting Information
Sponsors of our Fall
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: http://www.standbesidethem.org and Dress for
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.
President, ICF Colorado
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Groups are an opportunity
for our community to
continue conversations and
keep communications going
in-between our monthly
ICF CO Meetup Groups
currently in Boulder and Ft.
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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.
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 &
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events including ICF Colorado members
ICF Colorado Members (Full, Affiliate, Student): Free
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
Guest Speaker - Richard Palmer-Smith who will be talking about
how to craft a signature talk that gets clients.
Guest Speaker - Our own Jim Knickerbocker, PhD, who will lead us
through a business building activity.
Dinah Snow, President-Elect, ICF Colorado
Certified Money, Marketing and Soul ® Coach
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
bounce ideas around with other Executive Coaches, then this group
is for you!
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
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 salon.
We look forward to seeing you there!
ICF Colorado Mentor Coaching Group Program for ICF Colorado 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
ICF Credential Path
Limited to 10 participants
7 – 60 minute sessions over 13 weeks
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
$20: Pre-registration online
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
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
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
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
Our Compelling Keynote Speakers: Julio Olalla and Stephen McGhee
Our Breakout Session Leaders: Dr. Paul Radde, Kim Hill, Judy Sabah and Greg Aden
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, 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
you've already written.
If you’d like to submit an article for consideration, send them to: Tom@sacredodyssey.com. 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
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
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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