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October 2012 ICF Colorado Newsletter

  1. 1. OCTOBER 2012IN THIS ISSUE: Message from Marty Vondrell, President Next ICF Colorado Monthly Meeting: October 11, 2012 Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings Interested in serving on the ICF Colorado Board? Deadline Oct 5th NEW: ICF Colorado Meetup Groups 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 is now ICF ColoradoThe Denver Coach Federation is now ICF Colorado.We are excited about the completion of the rebranding of our name!Please note that the new contact email is info@icfcolorado.orgMessage from Marty VondrellPresident, ICF ColoradoI will keep this message short and sweet. I am extremely excited about our meeting this month!We are really going to shake things up and create new connections.On October 11th, Patty Beach and Barbara Edwards are going to present Community Building: theAlchemy of Engagement. We will be experiencing and learning about a process to createengagement in groups and teams of people that is resulting in amazing change across the globe.We see this workshop as a key strategy to build a stronger community for ICF CO and to buildalliances with the greater Denver community. This will result in more growth for ICF CO coaches,
  2. 2. our clients and Colorado businesses.So this is just the beginning of what is possible with the learnings we will experience. Click here tocheck it out & sign up now.We are expecting the largest attendance of the year, and I hope you all can make it. I was verysorry to have to miss the meeting in September, and I hope it went very well for each of you.Remember what Mahatma Gandhi said… "Be the change you want to see in the world."Live in Joy and see you October 11th!With the warmest regards,Marty VondrellPresident, ICF Coloradomarty@martyvondrell.comNext ICF Colorado Monthly Meeting: October 11, 2012Date: October 11, 2012Time: 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 80211Speakers: Patty Beach and Barbara EdwardsTopic: "Community Building - the Alchemy of Engagement"(By community we mean: groups, neighborhoods, workplaces, churches, associations, schools etc.basically any place where people interact to live or get work done.)**CCEUs Pending"Whatever the problem, community is the answer." Margaret WheatleyDesigned to build coaching skills in the area of group engagement, this session is an opportunityto experience Peter Blocks (a father of organizational development) Community Building Process.Community building skills expand your ability to lead transformational group conversations.Individuals leave community building sessions with clarity of purpose, renewed hope andultimately committed action toward a better future.
  3. 3. In this dynamic session you will be introduced to the basics of community building and use itimmediately to strengthen the ICF Colorado Community. We will also explore the potential for ICFColorado to host a larger Denver wide event that will connect you to leaders in your communityand expand your positive impact on what matters most to you.Some takeaways from this session include: How to foster engagement, commitment and forward movement toward a positive future. How to create circles of connection and admiration to support each other and come together to create unique solutions we can not achieve alone. How to use a powerful mode of inquiry (Block’s 6 conversations for community) that confronts people with their choices and facilitates a paradigm shift from a consumer based mentality (someone else will fix it) to a citizen mentality (if it is going to be, it is up to me).About Patty Beach and Barbara EdwardsPatty Beach, MSOD, MCCwww.leadershipsmarts.comPatty’s an agent of conscious change, supporting leaders in their particular mission to create abetter world. Her practical, insight-driven consulting empowers individuals, motivates teams, andcreates opportunities for breakthrough leadership and performance.Patty brings 15 years of experience in leadership development. Her clients include executives inpublic agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Her clients include Amgen, Lucent and the USDepartment of Energy. She holds an MS in Organizational Development from PepperdineUniversity and has earned the acclaimed ICF Master Coach Certification. Patty’s coaching style isengaging, creative, and upbeat. Her irrepressible curiosity, adventurous spirit, and practical toolsmotivate and empower clients to make immediate and lasting change. Patty illuminates blindspots, nurtures hidden talents, and inspires clients to develop as individuals and leaders withinlarger systems. Nothing’s more delightful to her than climbing into the sandbox with people,imagining a brighter future, and building the path that leads there.Patty has been involved in Block Community Building workshops in Ohio and Alaska and is eagerto introduce this exciting methodology to Colorado.Barbara Edwards, MA Psychologywww.barbedwards.orgBarbara’s mission is to impact the world by igniting people’s passion and meaning for their lives.Barbara creates environments where people want to live fuller, more meaningful and engagedlives. By bringing powerful music, profound teaching and provocative questions/dialogue together,Barbara has people engaged in ‘Big Talk’ where they think, talk and act on their most importantimpacts of their lives.Barbara has an M.A. in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and over 20 years of experience inthe field of Organizational Development. She brings her experience as a senior consultant forFranklin Covey, psychotherapist, CTI trained coach and a trained mediator and facilitator to herwork. As a singer and storyteller, she weaves music, poignant story and dialogue to deepenlearning and take concepts from intellectual understanding to heartfelt passion, to transformation.Her clients include McKinsey & Company, Accenture, TRW, General Dynamics Shining MountainWaldorf School, The State of Colorado, Johnson and Johnson, Avaya, and Parke DavisPharmaceuticals.
  4. 4. PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the monthly meetings including ICF Coloradomembers.*CCEUs pendingCLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the October 11, 2012 Meeting.Special Interest Groups (SIGs)EXPLORING COACHING AS A PROFESSION SIGOctober 11, 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 SIGOctober 11, 20126:00PM - 7:00PMFor the October meeting, Jean will be facilitating a session with the group where each person mayshare a lesson learned from running his/her business over the summer, and then Jean will conducta short visualization where each attendee may set some clear intentions for the upcoming year.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.Facilitator:Jean DiGiovanna, CPCCjean@workshopuniversity.comwww.workshopandwebinarsuccess.com303-413-8001EXPERIENCED COACHES SIGOctober 17, 20127:00PM - 9:00PMLocation: see information belowFacilitated by: Reuel Hunt5+ Years of Coaching Experience? You’re Invited to Check Us OutThe next meeting of the Experienced Coaches SIG is October 17th from 7-9pm.
  5. 5. We continue our format of focusing and going deeper on one topic that surfaces during ourcheck-ins, and keeping our check-ins more bottom-lined and time sensitive so we can go deeperon a chosen topic.Summary of the September SIG meeting: We began with check-ins all around, includingsharing of resources relevant to each persons check-in, and a number of connections of resourcesto needs were made. Two Common Themes were identified and discussed in depth: One relatingto the October general meeting - Community Building, and one discussed in an earlier meeting -Logo Synthesis, which Jonathan and Laurie Weiss presented.Location:3855 S. Hibiscus Way Denver, CO 80237(west on Hampden from 1-25 to Happy Canyon)We look forward to seeing you there!Please contact Reuel to receive more details about this SIG.Facilitator:Reuel Huntreuel@coachingkids.orgInterested in serving on the ICF CO Board of Directors?Deadline October 5thIts that time of year again, when we elect our new Board of Directors who will continue to servethe ICF Colorado and the professional coaching industry.If you have a desire to make an impact in the coaching industry and make a difference in the livesof others, then wed like to encourage you to consider running for one of our open positions:President ElectMembership DirectorEducation DirectorTo learn more, check out the job descriptions by clicking here:ICF CO Board Position DescriptionsANDSend an email inquiry to info@icfcolorado.orgPlease include your bio and the position of interest to you.Deadline to submit your interest and information: October 5th.Were looking for leaders like you!Come join us - youll be glad you did!NEW: ICF Colorado Meetup GroupsWe are excited to announce that ICF Colorado is starting Meetup Groups! This will be an
  6. 6. opportunity for our community to continue conversations and keep communications goingin-between our monthly meetings.There are 3 Meetup Groups; feel free to join the location that is the best match for you:Link on Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/ICF-Colorado-Coaches-Corner/*Please check the link above for any updates/changes announced by the Meetup Groupleaders.Meetup Group with Carol Schultz, ICF CO Education Director:First Wednesday of each month at 7:30amLocation - Kunjani Coffee in Parker, COMeetup Group with Jennifer Drake, ICF CO Secretary:Last Tuesday of each month at 7:00pmLocation - Whole Foods, 870 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale, COMeetup Group with Tom Lietaert, ICF CO Treasurer:Third Thursday of each month at 7:00pmLocation - Erie, CO (specific location in Erie to be announced)Questions? Please contact info@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! 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!
  7. 7. 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 rjhunt@earthlink.net 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 are
  8. 8. held 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/joinicfcolorado.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: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.com720-989-8743
  9. 9. General 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:info@icfcolorado.orgwww.icfcolorado.org
  10. 10. ICF Colorado Board MembersMarty Vondrell, PresidentMarty@MartyVondrell.com720-389-4870Reuel Hunt, President Electrjhunt@earthlink.net303-734-0444Karen McGee, Membership Directorkarenhmcgee@comcast.net303-503-9681Dinah Snow, Communications Directordinah@dinahsnow.com303-499-0408Carol Schultz, Education Directorcarol@verticalelevation.com303-805-7635Tom Lietaert, Treasurertom@sacredodyssey.com419-699-6100Jennifer Drake, SecretaryJennifer@guidingtransformation.com303-507-7993Kim Clausen, Past Presidentkeclausen@netzero.net303-465-0454 info@icfcolorado.org Copyright 2012 ICF Colorado

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