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March 2013 ICF Colorado Newsletter

  1. 1. MARCH 2013IN THIS ISSUE: Message from Reuel Hunt, President Next Monthly Meeting: March 14, 2013 Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings ICF Colorado Meetup Groups In the Spotlight: David Hamilton Article: The Informed Coach: Understanding Critical Distinctions Between Coaching and Psychotherapy and Knowing When to Make a Referral NEW! Community Alliance Team, External Community Building OPPORTUNITY! For ICF Certified Coaches: National Park Services Interested in Hiring Local ICF Certified Coaches Calling All Volunteers! Membership in the ICF Colorado ICF Colorado is on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & YouTube! Resource Library General Meeting Information Contact UsMessage from Reuel HuntPresident, ICF ColoradoNew beginnings: connection – community – contribution . . .We have just scratched the surface of what ICF CO will be able to offer our community this year.We have a new board of directors, a fresh focus on developing a powerful and supportive coachingcommunity, and a continual effort to ensure that the speakers and SIGs we bring in monthly meetthe developmental and professional needs of our chapters new and experienced coaches.NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORSTo start with, we are very excited about the strength of our new board of directors and theaddition of some very talented volunteers. The new board is comprised of:
  2. 2. Stephanie Wachman - President ElectShannon Rios - Membership DirectorHelle Hegelund - Education DirectorDinah Snow - Communications DirectorTom Lietaert - TreasurerMonica McNulty - SecretaryFor more information on the board and the leadership team, visit: VOLUNTEERSWe have a number of new volunteers taking on critical roles in our continued community buildingfocus:Bryan Fretwell, Suzanne Mariner, and Carl Dierschow own the follow-up and response tomember responses from last months meeting. Expect to hear more from them in the upcomingmeeting.Laura Menze is the leader of our new Community Alliance Team in building community allianceson behalf of ICF CO. She is looking to build her team - see the article in this newsletter titled,NEW! Community Alliance Team, External Community Building.Judy Sabah is holding the bigger view of Community Building, inspired by our program lastOctober. Expect to hear more from her in coming months.MARCH SPEAKER: LIZ WENDLINGLiz is the Sales Coach for Women and the author of "The Unstoppable Business Woman" and soonto be released second book, "Its Not What You Sell, Its How You Sell." Liz is driven by herpassion for sales and generating results for her clients. She believes everyone that has a businessis also the sales person for that business. Her interactive presentation will focus on Client-Attracting Sales Conversations and how to understand what it takes to turn an interested prospectinto an invested client.This is a not-to-be-missed presentation and a great opportunity to learn how to grow yourbusiness through sales.JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR ICF CERTIFIED COACHESThe National Park Services (NPS) is very interested in hiring local ICF Certified coaches. Pleasereview the NPS submission process and guidelines in the separate article (titled OPPORTUNITY!For ICF Certified Coaches: National Park Services Interested in Hiring Local ICF CertifiedCoaches) included in this newsletter if you think this opportunity would be of interest to you.Coaches should send their resume and answers to the NPS Specific Questions to President@ICF-Colorado.orgFINAL MESSAGEI want to reemphasize that we are here as stewards of the wellbeing of the coaching professionand community, and as a part of the professional coaching community, your input, support, andengagement is needed, respected and honored. Please let me know your thoughts along with howyou want to support and engage with our community. You can reach me you success in your coaching journey,Reuel J. Hunt
  3. 3. President, ICF ColoradoNext Monthly Meeting: March 14, 2013Date: March 14, 2013Time: 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 80211Speaker: Liz WendlingTopic: "Client-Attracting Sales Conversations:Converting Interested Prospects into Invested Clients"*CCEUs: pendingFor the meeting on March 14th, we are happy to present Liz Wendling.Every coach must conduct sales conversations! Your ability to conduct effective salesconversations is the essential key to having a profitable coaching practice. It is one of the mostimportant business skills for a woman to master.Everyone sells something!Whether you choose to call your sales conversation an enrollment conversation, a discoverysession or complimentary consultation it is the initial meeting or interaction you have with apotential client that determines if they will say yes to you and your offer.Great Sales Conversations Generate Great Results!About Liz WendlingLiz Wendling is the Sales Coach for Women and the author of "The Unstoppable Business Woman"and soon to be released second book, "It’s Not What You Sell, It’s How You Sell." Liz is driven byher passion for sales and generating results for her clients. She believes everyone that has abusiness is also the sales person for that business.Liz understands the challenges that business owners are facing selling in todays market andknows how to turn around their disappointing sales results.Liz shows clients how to tap into and use their innate strength, power and confidence to developsuccessful businesses and attract new clients. She teaches them to create effective, dynamic andfluid sales conversations that turn interested customers into paying customers and raving fans.Her clients no longer get stuck or stopped when they are selling. They know exactly what theyneed to do when it’s time to step up and present their products and services.
  4. 4. PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the monthly meetings including ICF Coloradomembers.*CCEUs: pendingCLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the March 14, 2013 MeetingSpecial Interest Groups (SIGs)EXPLORING COACHING AS A PROFESSION SIGMarch 14, 20136:00PM - 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 SIGMarch 14, 20136:00PM - 7:00PMJoin us at the Building Your Coaching Business SIG to learn about tools, tips and resources to helpstart and grow your business.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.Our guest speaker for March is Kim L. Miles, Business and Executive Coach who will be speakingon:"The Art of Networking in Person" - a great next step to build on last months focus on craftingyour core marketing message.Learn more about Kim at (720-282-9202)Facilitator:Dinah Snowdinah@dinahsnow.comwww.dinahsnow.com303-499-0408EXPERIENCED COACHES SIGMarch 20, 20137:00PM - 9:00PMLocation: see information below
  5. 5. Facilitated by: Reuel Hunt & Lauren Fisher5+ Years of Coaching Experience? You’re Invited to Check Us OutThe next meeting of the Experienced Coaches SIG is March 20th 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 so we can go deeper on a chosen topic.Summary from February Meeting:Attendees strategized ways that experienced coaches can support the new ICF CO initiatives.Location:3855 S. Hibiscus Way Denver, CO 80237(west on Hampden from 1-25 to Happy Canyon)Please contact Reuel to RSVP and to receive more details about this SIG.We look forward to seeing you there!Facilitators:Reuel Huntrjhunt@earthlink.netLauren Fisherlaurenkfisher@comcast.netICF Colorado Meetup GroupsOur ICF Colorado Meetup Groups are an opportunity for our community to continue conversationsand keep communications going in-between our monthly meetings.Interested in hosting an ICF CO Meetup Group in your area? Let us know:info@icfcolorado.orgLink on Meetup:*Please check the link above for any updates/changes announcedby the Meetup Group leaders.ICF CO Meetup Groups currently in Boulder (changing from Erie), Glendale and Ft. Collins.Questions? Please contact info@icfcolorado.orgIn the Spotlight: David Hamilton
  6. 6. Having worked across a number of industries from the music business, to public relations, to thecorporate world in New York City for ten years, David has landed in the coaching profession tohelp people create more meaningful work and life paths via one-on-one coaching, workshops andonline group coaching programs.Growing up, David was the shy and sensitive type, and over the years has done a lot ofself-growth to become brighter, bolder, more authentic and social while keeping that sensitivityintact. He loves helping people to express themselves more boldly, compassionately andauthentically in their lives, careers and businesses.Click here to read more about DavidArticle:The Informed Coach: Understanding Critical Distinctions Between Coachingand Psychotherapy and Knowing When to Make a Referralby Becky Bringewatt, MA, LPC, NCC, Coach and Meg’n Deaner, MA, LPC, NCC, CoachCoaches usually work with coachees who have intentionally chosen the unique service of coachingas distinct from other professions. While they may go to an accountant for tax advice, or apersonal trainer to lose weight, they choose a coach to maximize their potential in a variety ofbusiness, executive, and life situations. The small business owner may hire a coach as anaccountability partner to ensure he follows through with the networking plans he keeps puttingoff; a busy corporate executive may hire a coach to set aside a couple of hours a month devotedto discussing leadership challenges and opportunities; a working mother may hire a coach toconsciously improve her work/life balance. These individuals would be unlikely to hire an attorney,a caterer, or a psychotherapist to tackle these challenges, so the coach fills a distinct niche.However, a great coach is keenly aware of when to refer coachees to other professionals.Distinguishing between coaching and psychotherapy (shortened to “therapy” below), and otherprofessions, is of particular relevance as the coaching profession continues its development.Recently in Colorado, the Department of Regulating Agencies (DORA) has sent cease and desistletters to coaches who were suspected of performing therapy or pseudo-therapy with theircoachees. As a coach, it is important to be clear with your client that you are not providingtherapy, you are not qualified to provide therapy, and that coaching is not therapy. You must alsopractice your coaching in this manner in order to retain your integrity as a coach and stay withinthe ethical guidelines of coaching. ICF ethicsThe boards governing counselors, social workers, and other types of therapists have the ability toissue cease and desist orders if they believe the person named in the complaint may beperforming therapy or pseudo-therapy. There will be a legal proceeding by the board to determineif the complaint is valid. The person facing such charges may hire legal experts in order to helpthem defend themselves. The course of the findings can take several months, and it can be rathercostly to the person and the business both financially and emotionally. Professional liabilityinsurance may cover some of your legal costs in such a situation, so it might be time to researchyour insurance options. It is possible that the person named in the complaint (in this case, thecoach) could be fined and even face felony charges if it is found that they are practicing therapywithout proper credentials and expertise.Click here to access the full article
  7. 7. Becky Bringewatt Megn DeanerNEW! Community Alliance Team, External Community BuildingOne of our new members, Laura Menze, is leading the charge in a new role for ICF CO as theleader in building Community Alliances on behalf of ICF CO, and she is looking to build herteam! While the ultimate goal is to build community, awareness, and connection, the CommunityAlliances Team will focus on reaching out to: Business Networking Groups (including local chambers) Religious Organizations (Churches, Synagogues, Mosques, etc.) Charities & Non-Profit Organizations Coaching Schools Career Service Organizations Organizations & Associations related to coaching (ASTD, CHRA, etc.) Political/Government affiliated with Mental Health, (The Mental Health Board, local Senator, etc.) Media (TV, Radio, Newspapers, Prominent Local Social Media, etc.)Some ideas in growing these partnerships might include: Offering respective members of each organization (ICF-CO & alliance organizations) a discount on meetings, conferences, or memberships, etc.. Opportunities for ICF-CO members to provide presentations to various organizations and vice versa. Developing long-term relationships so that these organizations have an ICF-CO ‘go-to’ person who will be available to them long-term. Having our finger on the pulse of mental health issues and legislation in CO so that we might have a say in what would be beneficial for the coaching community. Getting ICF-CO in the news and creating awareness about coaching and what is available to people. Developing opportunities for local communities to tap into our resources for their patrons, etc.If you have ideas you’d like to share beyond what is outlined here, please contact Laura Menzeor Judy Sabah. After all, this is new frontier - the Wild West! Laura and Judy can use all the helpthey can get in tackling this endeavor!
  8. 8. If you are passionate about coaching, passionate about ICF CO and are willing to commit tobuilding a long-term relationship in the role of an Internal Coaching Community Builder or aCommunity Alliance Leader in any of the categories above, please let Laura or Judy know how toreach you and what area you might be interested in.Together, we can build an incredible coaching community that reaches beyond our wildestdreams!Contact:Laura Menzelmenze@lifequestalliance.comJudy Sabahjudy@judysabah.comOPPORTUNITY! For ICF Certified Coaches:National Park Services Interested in Hiring Local ICF Certified CoachesThe National Park Services (NPS) is very interested in hiring local ICF Certified coaches.If you think this opportunity would be of interest to you, please review the following NPSsubmission process and guidelines below. Coaches should send their resume and answers to theNPS Specific Questions to: and we will forward them to theappropriate individual. This is a time limited opportunity, so please submit the requestedinformation if you are interested.Submission GuidelinesIn the subject line, please use the following format: Coaching Bio, Name, Date of Submittal, ICFChapter, ICF Certification Level (MCC)Resume Guidelines Include the following: Picture Contact Information Education History Professional Career and Coaching Experience International Coaching Federation Certification Client List: name of companies and/or agencies References we may contact to solicit testimonial your coaching work, where possibleNPS Specific QuestionsQuestions 1-5 can be provided at the end of the coachs resume under a separate section entitledNPS Specific Questions or on a separate page as an attachment with the same title. 1. What type of coaching do you engage in (life, career, performance, etc.,)? 2. What do you believe are your coaching strengths and how do you differentiate yourself from other coaches? 3. What industry segments have you developed a reputation in (e.g. financial, marketing, operations)? 4. What percentage of time do you spend coaching in the public sector versus private sector? 5. What levels of professionals have you coached (e.g. SES, CEO, GS-15 Division Director, etc.)?Once materials are submitted, NPSs Learning and Development office will review them and select
  9. 9. coaches that best fit their needs. Selected coaches will be referred to NPS "client" offices who willcontact the selected coaches, and they will enter into contracts with them directly.Questions? Contact Reuel Hunt at President@ICFColorado.orgCalling 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! - 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
  10. 10. 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 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: You!ICF ColoradoICF Colorado is on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & YouTube!
  11. 11. 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 80211Phone: 303-433-8247The PPA Event Center is on the corner of 21st Avenue and Decatur StreetPPA Event Center website:
  12. 12. Map 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 MembersReuel Hunt, Presidentrjhunt@earthlink.net303-734-0444Stephanie Wachman, President Electstephanie@coachinglib.com720-232-3693Shannon Rios, Membership Directorshannon.r.rios@gmail.com720-515-3212Dinah Snow, Communications Directordinah@dinahsnow.com303-499-0408
  13. 13. Helle Hegelund, Education Directorhelle@hegelundconsulting.com720-570-0369Tom Lietaert, Treasurertom@sacredodyssey.com419-699-6100Monica McNulty, SecretaryTMJMcNulty@msn.com720-840-7501 Copyright 2013 ICF Colorado