ICF Colorado Newsletter
IN THIS ISSUE:
Message from Stephanie Wachman
President, ICF Colorado
Spring is just around the corner and that
means we will soon see a renewal of plants,
trees, gardens and lightweight clothing.
Renewal this spring also means that it's time to
revisit your status with ICF Colorado and ICF
Global. Many memberships are coming up, and
we hope that you will continue to support us in
the year(s) to come.
Professional coaching has grown rapidly over
the last several years. While this presents
coaches with many new opportunities, it also creates a more
competitive marketplace. In the 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study,
coaches said their No. 1 obstacle was "untrained individuals who call
themselves coaches." Coaches need credibility to set themselves
apart and a community to grow alongside.
ICF CO and ICF Global are two separate memberships with two
separate membership fees with terrific benefits. It's important to
become a member of both. ICF Members both Global and Local get
instant credibility by using the ICF brand and by becoming part of
the largest community of professionally trained coaches.
Top 4 Benefits of ICF Global Membership
Click here to join ICF Global
Professional clout: The ICF sets the standard in the profession.
The existence of the ICF Code of Ethics, Ethical Conduct Review
Process, member eligibility requirements, and the ICF Core
Competencies tells the world that ICF Members are held to high
Tools to market yourself: The Marketing Toolkit provides access
to a range of tools, from a sample coaching agreement to press-
Special Interest Groups
Free & Low Cost Tools and
Services: Resources to
IN THE SPOTLIGHT:
ARTICLES: Learn about
specific topics related to
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
ICF CO Meetup Groups
currently in Boulder and Ft.
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Continuing education opportunities: The ICF is passionate about
continuing education for coaches. ICF Members can earn CCE units
through chapter events and ICF Virtual Education.
Interested in hosting an ICF
CO Meetup Group in your
area? Let us know:
Extra money in your pocket: Members are eligible for monetary
discounts on everything from final reports of ICF research studies
and ICF Credential first-time and renewal applications to goods and
services by ICF Business & Media Partners.
Link on Meetup:
Top 4 Benefits of ICF Colorado Membership
*Please check the link
above for any
announced by the Meetup
Click here to join ICF Colorado
Click here for a full list of ICF CO member benefits
At a local level, the benefits of being a member include:
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Being part of a community on a monthly basis: Monthly and
bi-monthly speakers, conferences and teleseminars with experts
who share valuable content for personal, professional and business
Special Interest Groups: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for
specialized monthly program topics and other education events.
Opportunities to build leadership skills: Leadership and
volunteer opportunities with the chapter will lend even more
credibility to your resume.
Networking opportunities: Networking opportunities with coaches
and other professionals associations.
If the time has come to renew your memberships, please consider
all that ICF has to offer and join us for another exciting and eventful
President, ICF Colorado
March 13, 2014 Monthly Meeting
Date: March 13, 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
Panel of Speakers
Topic: "Behind the Scenes Insight Into
How and When Organizations
Hire/Contract With Coaches"
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comments and ideas and
are happy to answer
*CCEUs: 1 in Core
Competencies; 1 in Resource
What are the criteria that organizations use to identify the most
suitable coaches? How is coaching evaluated in organizations and
what tools/methods are used to quantify this? How do coaching
decision-makers go about finding the most suitable coaches?
Join us to learn, ask questions and interact with a panel of
representatives from various organizations in Colorado who will
provide information and awareness on when and how they
Hire/Contract with coaches.
In addition to obtaining knowledge on current trends and future
possibilities within the coaching practices our intention is to create a
highly interactive session where you will be encouraged to ask
important and clarifying questions and have fruitful conversations
with panel members and other participants.
The members of the panel will start with a brief introduction
followed by opening up to questions and dialogue with the audience.
About Our Panel of Speakers
Senior Manager, Global Learning and Development at Western
Lisa D. Simon
Account Manager, Western Management Development Center,
Center for Leadership Development, U.S. Office of Personnel
President of Business Leadership at Innovative Career Consulting
A Talent Development Project Manager from PWC
Senior Consultant, Organizational Effectiveness, a senior consultant
in organizational effectiveness for FCC Services
Quest Coaching Consulting, LLC has insight into the Health/Wellness
Coaching field, specifically industries that use Health Coaches
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)
CCEUs: 1 in Core Competencies; 1 in Resource Development
First time visitors to ICF Colorado:
click here to send an email requesting coupon code to receive first
meeting for free.
Advance Your Practice
and Career with
ICF Colorado extends
outside just the monthly
meetings. You might not be
connected with the very
valuable ICF Colorado
Jump in and join the
Questions about the ICF
Colorado LinkedIn group?
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the March 13, 2014 Meeting
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
BUILDING YOUR COACHING BUSINESS SIG
March 13, 2014
6:00 - 6:50pm
The topic for March is "Speak to Get Clients: 3 Must-Have's to
Get Booked." You can't get clients sitting behind your computer,
surfing social media, or burying yourself in all the other stuff that
"needs" to get done. It's your time to get visible, gain access to
large numbers of your ideal clients and start generating a steady
inflow of prospects and clients. Speaking is the fast track to get you
Join us at the Building Your Coaching Business SIG to learn about
tools, tips and resources to help start and grow your business.
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
March 13, 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.
EXPERIENCED COACHES SALON
March 19, 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!
Free and Low Cost Tools and Services: Resources to Share
We are in the process of creating a list of free and low cost tools and resources to provide to our
ICF Colorado chapter members to assist them in conducting their businesses and to have as a
Please let us know the tools and services you have found to be a benefit and valuable for your
business; we'd love to include them on the list: email@example.com
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Dinah Snow
By Tom Lietaert,
Communications Director for ICF Colorado
Dinah Snow, President-Elect of ICF Colorado, is a conscious pricing expert and
down to earth marketing mentor on a quest to guide purpose-driven women
entrepreneurs to charge and get what they are really worth. Dinah is
masterful at empowering her clients to translate their native genius into a
client-attracting signature talk and compelling offers that inspire more yes’s.
As a Certified Money, Marketing and Soul®, Sacred Money Archetypes®, and
Public Speaking Coach, Dinah honed her skills through over 20 years of "in the trenches"
experience plus world class training from experts like Blair Singer, T. Harv Eker, Kendall
SummerHawk, Lisa Sasevich, Coach Training Institute and others.
Click here to read the full article.
ARTICLES: Learn about specific topics related to coaching
by ICF Colorado Members
Check out these value-packed articles to learn more about specific topics
related to coaching.
Click here to read the 2013 articles
Membership in the ICF Colorado
Hello Members! I am excited to tell you we have some wonderful new members that recently
joined the ICF Colorado. I encourage you to come to the next meeting to meet them.
I would also like to challenge you to invite a guest to the next meeting. We know that guests turn
into members. That means it is really crucial for us all to work together to invite others to our
meetings. You all are individual membership directors! We are serving others by inviting them
because they will be part of an excellent program, and they may meet others that can assist them
in moving forward in their life at the meeting.
Thank you for being a part of the ICF CO. I know I am grateful to be a part of such a high caliber
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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