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Denver Coach Federation Newsletter April 2012

  1. 1. APRIL 2012IN THIS ISSUE: Message from Marty Vondrell, President Next DCF Monthly Meeting: April 12, 2012 Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings Attention DCF Members: Post your picture to your profile for the Find a Coach Directory by April 11th to be entered in drawing for gift card Calling All Volunteers! Membership in the DCF DCF is on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & YouTube! Resource Library General Meeting Information Contact UsMessage from Marty VondrellPresident, Denver Coach FederationI am looking out my office window at another beautiful sunny day in March and appreciate livingon the front range in Colorado. It feels like summer outside and spring is in the air. What a greatmetaphor for coaching. It is such a privilege to practice coaching and support growth and renewalas a vocation.If you came to the meeting last month, you now know one of my many failures in life and how"dumb" we can be when we dont hear our inner voice and listen to our intuition. If you come tothe meeting in April, I will tell another "interesting" story that has given a lot of insight for me inmy life and my coaching business. I love that I can share it with you in this way, and I appreciateall the words of encouragement about my storytelling.The leadership model that I use in my coaching practice is a four quadrant model that I havespoken of before. It is crucial to be balanced across these four meta-factors that include Head,Heart, Body, and Spirit. For me, the DCF gives me the perfect opportunity to experience the heartand spirit of my business.The heart is about my relationships with people, many of which include the members of the DCF.These connections are attuned, responsive, and contributive to my whole coaching/life experience.Coaches naturally connect better than "normal" people, and I love the conscious interaction.
  2. 2. The spirit is about my ideas, many of which have been inspired by the interactions with membersand speakers of the general DCF meeting and Special Interest Groups (SIG’s). The enthusiastic,optimistic, and altruistic nature of our members gives me warmth in my "beingness" that isinvaluable.If you have not been to the DCF meetings in a while, please make the effort that is needed after along day on a Thursday night so that we might share some time together for everybodys benefit.We are all in this together, and the support that we can provide each other may be just what youneed to improve your life and business.Its my proud honor to lead and associate with such amazing people at the DCF. Please make yourassociates and colleagues aware of the community we continue to build in this great organization.The abundance attitude is becoming pervasive, and we wish to build on this with every interaction.I truly look forward to the next interaction I have with you!With the warmest regards,Marty VondrellPresident, Denver Coach Federationmarty@martyvondrell.comNext DCF Monthly Meeting: April 12Date: April 12, 2012Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM(SIGs start at 6:00PM before the general meeting)Location: PPA Event Center, 2105 Decautur St, Denver, CO 80211Speaker: Jean DiGiovannaTopic: "Learn the Top Secrets to Launching High Impact Workshops & Webinars and the 5 BiggestMistakes to Avoid"You have expert knowledge in your business and valuable services to offer, but how do youpackage your expertise for high impact to reach a larger audience, gain exposure and leave peoplewanting more? Workshops and webinars are one of the most rapid and effective ways to reach alarger audience, position yourself as a global expert in the 21st century and grow your business in2012.Whether you are exploring workshops or webinars for the first time or are an experiencedworkshops/webinar facilitator, you will leave this highly interactive session with: The secret formula for creating high impact workshops and webinars that deliver a ton of value and still leave your attendees wanting more. The 5 biggest mistakes coaches make when first diving into workshops and webinars. (This will save a lot of headache down the road!) Your signature topic and a repeatable process to uncover future topics. Clarity on whether your topic is "webinar appropriate" and the key differences to keep in mind when designing webinars vs. workshops. The critical steps to get you started in creating powerful workshops and webinars. The golden principle you must follow if you want to turn your attendees into repeat customers.
  3. 3. If you are ready to get your message out to a whole lot more people, join us to learn practicaltools you can put to immediate use, network with like-minded individuals and discover how easy,fun and lucrative it is to turn your knowledge into powerful workshops and webinars!About Jean DiGiovannaJean M. DiGiovanna, CPCC and founder of Workshop University ( isa certified coach, speaker and educator with over 20 years of experience in corporate training,consulting and instructional design. She has delivered hundreds of workshops and webinars inbusiness and life strategies to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits and academia and has spokenboth nationally and internationally helping thousands of individuals find their voice and get theirunique message out to the world. Jean is a member of the National Speakers Association andInternational Coach Federation and has been published in WorldWIT, Boston Magazine, Mass HighTech and the Boston Globe. She was named one of the top 10 Coaches of Boston by WomensBusiness Boston in 2007, spoke at the 2010 Global Coaching Conference and is a publishedco-author of Success is a State of Mind alongside Mark Victor Hansen, Les Brown and DeepakChopra. Outside of work, Jean enjoys the outdoors, designing art & jewelry and salsa dancing.More info can also be found at http://www.workshopandwebinarsuccess.comPLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the monthly meetings including DCF members.**Offering 1.25 CCEUs in Business DevelopmentCLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the April 12, 2012 DCF Meeting.Special Interest Groups (SIGs)EXPLORING COACHING AS A PROFESSION SIGApril 12, 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 SIGApril 12, 20126:00PM - 7:00PMFacilitated By: Jean DiGiovannaJoin us in April as several local coaches will share their experiences starting up, lessonslearned/biggest mistakes to avoid and answer questions you may have as you get started.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-month
  4. 4. curriculum 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 SIGApril 18, 20127:00PM - 9:00PMLocation: Cellar Wine Bar in Highlands (fairly close to I-25)Facilitated 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 April 18th from 7-9pm.Location: Cellar Wine Bar in Highlands (fairly close to I-25).2556 15th Street in Denver - (303) 455-9463(They will have an area designated for us).Although they serve alcohol, they also serve other beverages and a selection of food itemsincluding tapas, etc.We look forward to seeing you there!The NEXT MEETING is always the Wednesday after the regular DCF General meeting.Please contact Marty or Reuel to receive more details about this SIG.Marty: marty@martyvondrell.comReuel: rjhunt@earthlink.netFacilitators:Marty Vondrell and Reuel HuntEmail Marty or Email ReuelAttention DCF Members: Post your picture to your profile for the Find aCoach Directory by April 11th to be entered in drawing for gift cardDCF Members: You still have time to get entered into the drawing for a $10 Starbuckscard. All you have to do is make sure you have a photo of yourself posted in the coach directoryon our DCF website. That’s it. How easy is that! Everyone who has a photo posted on our websiteby 5pm on Wednesday, April 11th will have his/her name entered into a drawing. The winner ofthe drawing will be announced at our monthly meeting on Thursday, April 12th.Your yearly dues include having your contact info on our site. Having a photo with your contactinfo will dramatically increase the probability of someone then visiting your business website. Inaddition, your photo also adds to the professionalism of our site. This is an easy way for you toincrease your exposure in our community. I’m encouraging you to take advantage of this benefit.Levya BramanDCF Communications Director
  5. 5. Calling All Volunteers!We invite you to share your skills, talents, and experiences with DCF and play a bigger role in thecoaching 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. DCF 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 DCF Twitter - Are you a tweeting fanatic and have a few extra minutes each week to tweet out to coaches and the community about our DCF meetings, events, and programs? Manage DCF 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 DCF 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. DCF 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 DCF workshops - We enjoy providing valuable workshops for our DCF 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 DCF 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 DCF 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 DCF 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 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.
  6. 6. The DCF Board of DirectorsMembership in the Denver Coach FederationWe just kicked off our Spring Membership Drive and invite you to participate and win fabulousprizes. OK, maybe not fabulous but certainly very nice to have. For every new member who putsyour name in the referral field on the application, you will earn a $10 Starbucks card. When wetabulate the results of our Membership Drive in November, the member who has brought in themost new members will win a $50 gift card. That’s pretty fabulous, and we all benefit from havinga robust and growing organization.So why should coaches and prospective coaches want to join DCF? As a member of DCF, they willjoin a wonderful community of individuals committed to making a difference in the lives of theirclients, connecting with other coaches, developing themselves, and contributing to the professionof coaching. Our community includes brand new coaches as well as very experienced and highlysuccessful ones. We also welcome those who are exploring coaching as a profession and who havenot yet started the process of becoming a coach.There are many benefits to membership in DCF starting with being able to attend the monthlymeetings at no additional cost. The educational presentations during our meetings are deliveredby highly successful coaches with special expertise and are but one of the resources available forhelping our members develop and refine their coaching skills and build their businesses. As amember, one has the opportunity to network with other coaches and participate in one of theSpecial Interest Groups (SIGs). The SIGs are led by experienced coaches, giving participants theopportunity to learn and engage in lively discussion. Two of the three SIGs are held immediatelyprior to the meeting, and we encourage everyone to check them out. In addition to the SIGs andmonthly educational programming, we also have other programs and events such as workshopsand 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 DCF Website and filling out the form: you have questions about membership, please call me at 303-503-9681.Thank You!Karen McGeeDCF Membership DirectorDCF is on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & YouTube!Check out the Denver Coach Federation on:FacebookBecome a Fan!TwitterYou Tube
  7. 7. LinkedInIf you have any questions, please feel free to email us at info@denvercoach.comResource LibraryThe Denver Coach Federation has a fabulous Resource Library with over a hundred educationaltapes and books addressing such disciplines as leadership coaching, executive and corporatecoaching, career coaching, relationship coaching, life coaching, and spiritual coaching, as well aspractice development for coaches. Its purpose is to promote education, business development andsupport for DCF 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:
  8. 8. Questions? Comments? Ideas to Share?We welcome your comments and ideas and are happy to answer questions.Contact Information:info@denvercoach.comwww.denvercoach.comDCF Board MembersMarty Vondrell, PresidentMarty@MartyVondrell.com720-389-4870Reuel Hunt, President Electrjhunt@earthlink.net303-734-0444Karen McGee, Membership Directorkarenhmcgee@comcast.net303-503-9681Levya Braman, Communications Directorlevya@watersedgelifecoaching.com303-919-7771Carol Schultz, Education
  9. 9. 303-805-7635Tom Lietaert, Treasurertom@sacredodyssey.com419-699-6100Jennifer Drake, SecretaryJennifer@guidingtransformation.com303-507-7993Kim Clausen, Past Presidentkeclausen@netzero.net303-465-0454 Copyright 2012 Denver Coach Federation