ICF Colorado Newsletter
Message from Stephanie Wachman
President, ICF Colorado
I am thrilled to report that our membership is
way up. We are now at 100 active members,
so thank you all for supporting ICF Colorado,
and please continue to bring colleagues and
guests to our upcoming meetings.
This is going to be a terrific month, and we
have a lot to share. Early Bird Registration for
the October 17th One Day Conference is
going to be exclusively available to ICF
Colorado members for a limited time. The cost
for early bird registrations will be $159. We
have a very limited amount of seats and are accepting
pre-registration now. All you have to do is email your name to
email@example.com, and we will be able to secure a spot for you
until registration officially opens. The theme for the Red Rocks
Conference is "Unleashing the Authentic Leader Within." This
conference will deliver real, applicable insight and information for
sustainable results. It is also designed to support our coach/leader
community in getting to know one another, and the service we can
The morning keynote presenter will be Julio Olalla, a recognized
leader in the field of personal transformation. Considered by many
to be the founder of coaching, he has trained over 50,000 executive
coaches worldwide and worked with CEOs and heads of government
around the world. A sought-after keynote speaker, he is a member
of the Coaching Hall of Fame, author of From Knowledge to Wisdom:
Essays on the Crisis in Contemporary Learning, and the founder and
president of Newfield Network.
The afternoon keynote presenter will be Stephen McGhee, a top
IN THIS ISSUE:
Special Interest Groups
May 21, 2014 Teleseminar
Week: May 19-25 -
IN THE SPOTLIGHT:
Carolyn Rose Hart
FEATURED ARTICLE: The
Only 3 Ways to Grow A
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
business leadership consultant, author, speaker and documentary
filmmaker. For the past 18 years, he has been leading senior level
executives to go beyond self-imposed limitations to create
astonishing results. His work brings extraordinary outcomes to
seemingly unsolvable scenarios. Stephen has led executive
wilderness trips to Argentina, Chile, Idaho and Colorado.
We will also have 4 Break Out Coaching Sessions that day.
Information will be posted soon at www.icfcolorado.org.
International Coaching Week is May 19-25th! We are
partnering with Dress For Success to provide them with much
needed coaching to their clients who are looking for work.
Dress for Success Colorado is an affiliate of an international
non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women
located in more than 125 cities across 15 countries. The professional
clothing, employment retention programs and ongoing support that
they provide to their clients symbolize their faith in every woman's
ability to be self-sufficient and successful in her career.
As part of International Coaching Week, Dress for Success and ICF
Colorado are joining forces, and our members are being asked to
donate their time to help these women grow their confidence and
professionalism through coaching.
For this week to be a success, we need your support, so please
volunteer. Information on the program and the times we will need
volunteers is on our website. Just click on this link:
This month's speaker, Denise Hedges, will be presenting "SELLING
Without Hype or Manipulation! Using the Core Competencies." This
will be a great opportunity to learn how to sell our services with
I look forward to seeing you all in May, and remember we have
great Special Interest Groups that take place before the general
meeting. SIGs on Building Your Coaching Practice will be in the big
conference room. The Experienced Executive Coaches Case Study
Group will meet in the boardroom, and this month we will be
discussing Narcissistic Leaders and how to work with them. Next
month we will have a representative from Emergenetics discuss
their assessments, and how they are used in the corporate
environment. For information, you can contact me at
Please invite guests and enjoy all that ICF Colorado has to offer.
President, ICF Colorado
May 8, 2014 Monthly Meeting
Date: May 8, 2014
Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) conducted before the general
ICF CO Meetup Groups
currently in Boulder and Ft.
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CO Meetup Group in your
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meeting from 6:00 - 6:50pm.
PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur Street, Denver, CO 80211
Speaker: Denise Hedges
Topic: "SELLING Without Hype or
Manipulation! Using the Core Competencies"
*CCEUs: 1 in Core Competencies; 1 in
Wish you were better at closing sales?
Wish you could get more comfortable with
selling yourself? Frustrated because you
haven’t found a way to do that without
sounding too slick and salesy?
Denise Hedges is an expert in sales and marketing. She can teach
you how to sell by being your most authentic self. When you come
from a place of integrity, genuine caring, and a deep desire to serve
people, you’re automatically more attractive to potential clients.
You'll learn how to use the core competencies of active listening,
powerful questioning, and direct communication throughout the
sales process. It’s all about establishing trust and being of service to
The subjects covered in this presentation are business development,
marketing and sales. And Denise provides these by focusing on the
ICF core competencies of active listening, powerful questioning, and
direct communication as they pertain to the sales process. She’ll
show you how selling is really about establishing trust and being of
service to people. This will not only result in a larger client base and
more income, but also better and stronger relationships with clients
and potential clients.
About Denise Hedges
Denise Hedges is a business development coach and marketing
strategist with over 25 years experience in sales and marketing. As
the co-founder of Business BreakThrough Institute, she’s created
the world’s foremost attraction-based sales and marketing system.
Denise specializes in working with coaches, helping them move past
any doubt or uncertainty about sales and marketing, attract more
clients, and make more money!
Denise is a Professional Certified Coach and a member of the Coach
University Faculty, training personal and business coaches all over
Check out her website at:
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)
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CCEUs: 1 in Core Competencies; 1 in Resource Development
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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the May 8, 2014 Meeting
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
BUILDING YOUR COACHING BUSINESS SIG
May 8, 2014
6:00 - 6:50pm
Are You Taking Advantage of the Lead-Generating Power of
You’ll find out how to do so with multi-faceted marketing
professional, Debra Jason. In this informative presentation she
reveals how to:
Set up your LinkedIn headline so it's optimized for keywords.
Strategically place your keywords in 5 additional profile
locations so that prospects find YOU when searching
Avoid the biggest mistake people make when inviting others
to LinkIn with you.
Customize your LinkedIn URL so it's easy to share with
Begin an engaging interaction when you receive an invitation
& don't know the person who contacted you (but they might
be a good lead).
With 277 million members in more than 200 countries and
territories (as of March 2014), LinkedIn is the world’s largest
professional network on the Internet. And, it is one of the top 5
social media tools being used marketers!
A recipient of the Rocky Mountain
Direct Marketing Association's
(RMDMA) "Creative Person of the
Year Award," Debra Jason started
The Write Direction in 1989. Past
President of the RMDMA, she is a
seasoned copywriter with more than
25 years of experience in the field of
In 2012, after 10 years living in paradise on the Garden Island of
Kaua'i, Hawaii, Debra Jason returned to Boulder, CO where she first
started her business. A recipient of the "Creative Person of the Year"
award, she founded The Write Direction in 1989. Since then she has
personally written thousands upon thousands of words for hundreds
of clients around the country (and some overseas). You'll find Debra
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
May 8, 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 May, we will be discussing Narcissistic Leaders and how to work
with them. In June, we will have a representative from
Emergenetics discuss their assessments, and how they are used in
the corporate environment.
EXPERIENCED COACHES SALON
May 14, 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!
May 21, 2014 Teleseminar:
"How To Get Paid What You Are Worth: 7 Field Tested Steps to Create
Coaching Offers That Inspire More Yes's, Even at Higher Fees"
Speaker: Dinah Snow, President-Elect, ICF Colorado
Time: Noon - 1:15pm
(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)
Do these questions and concerns run through your head?
"I'm so confused about how I should price and package my coaching services. My coaching school
suggests one way, but it seems like the coaches who are making a great living are doing
something else." Or, "I have a hard time enrolling clients into my coaching program even at low
fees. How is it possible that I could enroll more people if my fees are higher?" "How am I ever
going to make a living as a coach?"
Don't make the mistake of settling for any paying client. It's time to transform your money
mindset, your fees, and your offers to finally land the ideal clients and income you deserve.
Discover the top 5 ways entrepreneurs sabotage their earning potential so you can put a stop to it
How to recognize if your "Money Imprinting" is supporting or blocking you.
The field-tested 7-step blueprint you must follow to welcome higher fees – and profits.
Learn the ONE simple action you must take (that most people skip) to immediately inspire more
About Dinah Snow
Dinah Snow, Certified Money, Marketing and Soul® Coach and President-Elect
of the International Coach Federation – CO, is an Empowered Pricing Expert,
engaging workshop leader, and down to earth marketing mentor on a quest to
guide purpose-driven coaches and entrepreneurs to translate their native
genius into a client-attracting signature talk and compelling offers that inspire
more yes's – all so they get paid what they are really worth.
Whether clients seek to lift the invisible ceiling off their income or welcome
higher fees and more clients, they learn to create those results by acting on
Dinah’s field-tested and proven strategies, often seeing a 100% ROI with their
first speaking event or next two clients. Best of all, they trust their brilliance and communicate
their value with confidence, authenticity and ease so the right people can come forward, invest and
Dinah honed her skills through 20 years of "in the trenches" coaching and speaking experience in
combination with world class training from experts like Blair Singer, T. Harv Eker, Kendall
SummerHawk, Lisa Sasevich, Coach Training Institute, and many others.
Click here to register for the May 21, 2014 Teleseminar
International Coaching Week: May 19-25, 2014
Calling all coaches and our ICF Colorado Community!
Dress for Success Colorado is an affiliate of an international non-profit organization dedicated to
improving the lives of women located in more than 125 cities across 15 countries. The professional
clothing, employment retention programs and ongoing support that they provide to their clients
symbolize their faith in every woman's ability to be self-sufficient and successful in her career.
As part of International Coaching Week, Dress for Success and ICF Colorado are joining forces and
our members are being asked to donate their time to help these women grow their confidence and
professionalism through coaching.
Many Dress for Success clients have been negatively affected by the recent job market decline and
are seeking new positions; others simply may want to improve and update their portfolios for
future employment opportunities.
TWO WAYS ICF COLORADO MEMBERS CAN VOLUNTEER:
1. We need 2 volunteers (men and women coaches) for every time spot on May 20-23 for the
following spots. Click here to volunteer and submit your available dates/times
2. Dress for Success is looking for a presenter for a life skills class that will be offered to their
Professional Women’s Group on Tuesday, May 20th from 6:30pm-8:00pm. If you are interested in
presenting, please send your proposal to Stephanie Wachman, ICF Colorado President:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Carolyn Rose Hart
By Tom Lietaert,
Communications Director for ICF Colorado
Carolyn Rose Hart is the author of the award winning book and Amazon #1
eBook best seller, Step Up Step Out - Share Your Gifts and Be an Agent for
Change (endorsed by Barbara Marx Hubbard and Lynne Twist). She is also a
contributing author to the international anthology, Pebbles in the Pond -
Transforming the World One Person at a Time. Carolyn Rose holds a Master
of Education degree and is certified with the Academy for Coaching
Excellence. Along with life transition coaching, Carolyn facilitates programs
and trainings for The Pachamama Alliance.
Click here to read the full article
FEATURED ARTICLE: The Only 3 Ways to Grow A Business
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
This month's Featured Article is from our awesome President Elect, Dinah Snow.
Click here to read Dinah Snow's article:
The Only 3 Ways to Grow A Business
We look forward to more great stuff from YOU.
Tom Lietaert, ICF Colorado Communications Chair
Membership in the ICF Colorado
Time to Celebrate!
We hit 100 members last month! It was our goal! Let’s all take time to acknowledge ourselves for
what we did to contribute to that. Maybe you invited someone to a meeting. Maybe you really
connected with one of our guests, and then they became a member. In some way, just by being a
member, you helped us reach out goal! We don’t always take the time we should to celebrate. Will
you take a moment and dance in a circle to celebrate you? Humor me here! I think we miss the
opportunity to celebrate all the great things we do in life. Take a moment and reflect right now on
one thing you want to celebrate yourself for today. Acknowledge yourself for that and all the great
things you do! I look forward to seeing you at the meeting and celebrating!
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