JUNE 2012IN THIS ISSUE: Message from Marty Vondrell, President Next ICF Colorado Monthly Meeting: June 14, 2012 Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings In the Spotlight: Helle Hegelund 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 in process of rebranding name to ICF ColoradoAs announced at the May monthly meeting and in last months newsletter, the Denver CoachFederation is in process of rebranding our name to ICF Colorado.This transition will be taking place over the next few months.We appreciate your understanding as we work to make updates as quickly as possible.Message from Marty VondrellPresident, ICF ColoradoWelcome to summertime! The pools are opening, and the kids are getting out of school. The daysare getting hotter, and people are talking about their upcoming vacations. Life is good! Do youfeel it? Are you appreciating it? Take time to bask in the moment right now. As coaches know,there is nothing more important than the present moment. My hope is that you are taking plentyof these moments every day. In my humble opinion, it is a key part of living an empowered life.At the ICF Colorado, we continue to grow. We are at record high membership levels! I love theenergy at the meetings and the positivity is contagious. In May, we hosted an ICF booth at theinternational ASTD conference that was a wonderful success. We met hundreds of people and
answered lots of questions. It is very fulfilling to watch the coaching industry blossom into aninstrumental part of business and society.At this months meeting, we have an amazing panel of seasoned coaches that have offered toimpart their wisdom and experiences for us. This will be a great meeting to learn tips andsuggestions to grow and to refine our coaching practices. We have a wide variety of specialtiesrepresented; I am really looking forward to it. It will be a great send off to the summer since wedo not have general meetings during July and August.As a coach, we all talk to our clients about what they are doing, what they are feeling and whothey are being. It may surprise you that I talk to my clients a lot about what they should stopdoing. This month I would like to challenge you. It is critically important to contemplate what wedo, and that includes what we should STOP doing. What should you stop doing? What is that onething that would improve your life or business if you stopped doing it? I challenge you to searchfor it. It may be easy to find, or it may be a little harder. You may be able to find it in the momentof contemplation, or you may have to ask your coach or colleagues. Either way, I challenge you tolook for it, find it, and eliminated it from your life for 21 days. See what happens and evaluate theresults.You do not have to change the world. You only have to change yourself in a positive direction,little by little, one thing at a time to make a powerful impact. As Gandhi said, "my life is mymessage." I hope you will make your life your message. What you do and what you choose NOT todo is your message. I look forward to witnessing your message at the next ICF Colorado meeting.With the warmest regards,Marty VondrellPresident, ICF Coloradomarty@martyvondrell.comNext ICF Colorado Monthly Meeting: June 14Date: June 14, 2012Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM(SIGs start at 6:00PM before the general meeting)Location: PPA Event Center, 2105 Decautur St, Denver, CO 80211Speakers: Laura Belsten, Karen Van Cleve, Judy Sabah, Ann Strong, and TC NorthClick here for all speaker biosTopic: "Structure and Insights into a Successful Coaching Practice"For our June meeting, we will have a panel of seasoned coaches who have created a structure of asuccessful coaching practice discuss their perspectives, insights and experiences regarding what ittakes to be a successful coach. There will be an open Q&A session conducted at the end of thediscussion.Key take-aways: An overview of the key elements of a successful coaching practice. Key contributors to each of the panelists success in their different areas of coaching, including an overview of their pathway to success. Open questions from the audience to individual panelist or to the panel as a whole.We see this presentation as the beginning of a continuing dialogue with the ICF Coloradocommunity, with discussions feeding into the SIGs, setting the stage for expanded community
outreach, and much more.REQUEST TO SUBMIT QUESTIONS FOR PANEL PRIOR TO JUNE MEETINGTo "jump start" the discussion, we wanted to provide an overview of the current status andevolution of professional coaching. As you review the information below, we request you email usat firstname.lastname@example.org with questions you would like to have the panel address at the meeting.Key Points from the ICF Global Study:* Total number of coaches worldwide is 47,500. Total revenue generated worldwide from coaching is nearly $2 billion USD dollars ($m 1,979 USD). The annual average revenue generated by coaching is $47,900 USD.The ICF Membership numbers in 1999 were 2,122 members (based in North America), and thenumbers in 2012 are 21,972 members (May) in 114 countries - 51% in North America or about11,000. (This number is subject to change).*The ICF did a major global study, and the final report will be out toward the end of June; be sureto look for that upcoming report.Consider these 7 Key Elements of a Successful Coaching Practice: The Coach Business Marketing - the "What" Marketing - the "How" Sales & Sustainability Technology & Equipment Team to help run your businessWhich of these elements do you find the most challenging? The least challenging? Why?Share with us at email@example.com.PANEL OF SPEAKERSClick here for all speaker biosLaura Belsten
Karen Van CleveJudy SabahAnn StrongTC NorthClick here for all speaker biosPLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the monthly meetings including ICF Coloradomembers.CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the June 14, 2012 Meeting.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)EXPLORING COACHING AS A PROFESSION SIGJune 14, 20126:00PM - 7:00PMOur 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 SIGJune 14, 20126:00PM - 7:00PMFacilitated By: Jean DiGiovannaFor the June meeting, guest speaker Leigh-Ann Zaharevich will share practical, usable ideas tohelp you build a sustainable coaching business.Leigh-Ann has studied with some of the top business minds in the world, including Michael Gerber,author of the bestselling business book, The E-Myth. She is one of 50 people in the world certifiedto facilitate his entrepreneur bootcamp. For over 17 years, she has served as a business coach,developing leadership development programs and facilitating team strategy and communicationsessions.Mission – To ensure that new coaches build their business, improve their coaching skills, marketeffectively and stay active and engaged in DCF. The SIG will help new coaches chart a coursetoward professional and financial success. In addition, coaches who complete this six-monthcurriculum should be prepared to mentor the next group of coaches entering the SIG.Facilitator:Jean DiGiovanna, CPCCjean@workshopuniversity.comwww.workshopuniversity.com303-413-8001NEW - EXPERIENCED COACHES SIGJune 20, 20127:00PM - 9:00PMLocation: see information belowFacilitated by: Marty Vondrell and Reuel Hunt5+ Years of Coaching Experience? You’re Invited to Check Us OutThe next meeting of the Experienced Coaches SIG is June 20th from 7-9pm.Our 15-minute presentation for the meeting this month will be a continuation of the "SuccessfulCoaches Panelists" presentation from the June ICF Colorado general meeting.
Summary of the May SIG meeting: Our meeting began with check ins around the circle (wedecided to include feedback and the receiving of resources and ideas from others in the circle aswe checked in). We discussed the shared experience of this SIG - sense of community withlike-minded folks; save, free and open expression; sharing and receiving current neededresources, including marketing ideas; and good energy and inspiration of shared new tools andideas. Jonathan and Laurie Weiss made a very valuable 15-minute interactive presentation on theaffirmation of the value of logosynthesis and a discussion around framing of this concept forcoaching and the business community.Location:3855 S. Hibiscus Way Denver, CO 80237(west on Hampden from 1-25 to Happy Canyon)We look forward to seeing you there!The NEXT MEETING is always the Wednesday after the regular ICF Colorado General meeting.Please contact Marty or Reuel to receive more details about this SIG.Marty: firstname.lastname@example.orgReuel: email@example.comFacilitators:Marty Vondrell and Reuel HuntEmail Marty or Email ReuelIn the Spotlight: Helle HegelundICF Colorado proudly recognizes Helle Hegelund as our member "In the Spotlight." Helle is aninternational life coach and executive coach who helps individuals improve the quality of theircareers and overall life. As an ICF Colorado volunteer, she is an integral part of our ongoingsuccess with her contributions to the Education team.Colorado became home to Helle three years ago after leaving her home country of Denmark.Drawing from 15 years of experience as a Human Resource Development Consultant in which shecoached, trained, and helped develop employees and leaders, Helle uses a blend of inquiry,presence, and compassion in her current practice coaching women who struggle with work-lifebalance. Her work on international training projects has also given her unique and extensiveknowledge of intercultural aspects for coaching individuals from around the world.As a certified Integral Coach from New Ventures West coaching program, Helle’s coachingphilosophy is based on Integral Coaching, a discipline that enables clients to become more awareof their current approach to situations, to see new possibilities, and then to build sustainable newcompetencies to achieve meaningful outcomes. She is also certified in assessment tools such asMBTI, Emotional Intelligence, and 360 degree feedback.Click here to read more.
Calling 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about these
exciting 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 ColoradoSummer is approaching but you can still join now - attend the June meeting as a new memberAND participate in our Spring Membership Drive. Please help us build our membership and earnStarbucks cards in the process. For every new member who puts your name in the referral field onthe application, you will earn a $10 Starbucks card. When we tabulate the results of ourMembership Drive in November, the member who has brought in the most new members will wina $50 gift card. That’s pretty fabulous and we all benefit from having a robust and growingorganization. So, please invite your colleagues and fellow coaches to join and put your name inthe referral field when they fill out the application.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/joindcf.If you have questions about membership, please call me at 303-503-9681.Thank You!Karen McGeeICF Colorado Membership DirectorICF Colorado is on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & YouTube!Check out the ICF Colorado on:
FacebookBecome a Fan!TwitterYou TubeLinkedInIf you have any questions, please feel free to email us at email@example.comResource 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 80211Phone: 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:firstname.lastname@example.orgICF Colorado Board MembersMarty Vondrell, PresidentMarty@MartyVondrell.com720-389-4870Reuel Hunt, President Electrjhunt@earthlink.net303-734-0444Karen McGee, Membership Directorkarenhmcgee@comcast.net303-503-9681Communications DirectorPosition AvailableCarol Schultz, Education Directorcarol@verticalelevation.com303-805-7635
Tom Lietaert, Treasurertom@sacredodyssey.com419-699-6100Jennifer Drake, SecretaryJennifer@guidingtransformation.com303-507-7993Kim Clausen, Past Presidentkeclausen@netzero.net303-465-0454 email@example.com Copyright 2012 ICF Colorado