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  1. 1. OCTOBER 2011IN THIS ISSUE: Message from Kim Clausen, President DCF October Meeting: October 13, 2011 Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings Upcoming Teleclasses, Workshops and Events In the Spotlight - Paul Siefert Calling All Volunteers! Fr*ee Two-Day Coach Training Workshop for Volunteers Membership in the DCF DCF is on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & YouTube! Resource Library General Meeting Information Contact UsMessage from Kim ClausenPresident, Denver Coach FederationTHE TWO C’sI remember when I first heard about the Denver Coach Federation. I was thinking about becominga coach and visited the DCF to get recommendations on which coaching school to attend. Iremember specifically meeting Ann Strong, Mike Faber, and Reuel Hunt that night. That was morethan 5 years ago.But admittedly, I remembered not "getting it" on that first visit. I didnt understand why a bunch ofpeople who were in the same profession would come together once a month to…do what?Fortunately, it didnt take long for the light bulb to come on and for me to realize what anincredible resource of friends, colleagues, business partners, referral partners, and community Ihad right at my finger tips.What a powerful perspective this was for me - to not view these other coaches as my competitors,but as my allies, business partners and friends.I have built a very successful business in a very short period of time, and its in large part due to asimple perspective, which is the Two C’s - Competition OR Collaboration. Do I want to viewthe people who have so many commonalities with me and who share my same passions as mycompetition or my collaborators?
  2. 2. Yes, this sounded good in theory, but wait a minute!They are in the same business as me!They serve the same client base as me!They are trying to build their businesses too!They might take my clients!Heres the reality, and heres what shifted my perspective. There are a lot more people in theworld who need to be coached than I could ever coach individually. A full practice for me would be20-40 people per year one-on-one, and perhaps 100-200 in groups. So what about the otherBILLIONS of people who need to be coached? Whos going to coach them? Surely not me.Then it hit me. What if I join forces with others who can serve the people I cant? What if I workwith people who have businesses synergistic to mine, and we can put our resources together tooffer more?By doing this, we can get the word out to more people. TOGETHER we can support each other inthe mutual growth of our businesses. By aligning instead of competing, we can get more peoplecoached, and we can ALL have successful coaching practices.So instead of viewing other coaches as my competition and acting in isolation, I chose tocollaborate with many others, and it has sky rocketed my visibility and success.What a blessing for us to have this opportunity in our very own backyard with the Denver CoachFederation. There are many major cities around the country who do not have coaching chapters, ortheir chapters are small and stagnant. I talk to many other coaches who yearn for the communityand connection that we are so privileged to have.So next time you come to a DCF meeting, look around, soak it in, make an effort to get to knowyour fellow coaches who are potential collaborative partners and appreciate the incredible gift wehave right in our own back yard.Blessings,Kim Clausenkeclausen@netzero.netDCF October Meeting: Oct 13thDate: October 13, 2011Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM(SIGs: 6:00-7:00 PM)Location: PPA Event Center, 2105 Decautur St, Denver, CO 80211Speaker: Micki McMillan, M.Ed., MCCTopic: "The Power of Learning: A Gateway to Exceptional Coaching"*Offering 1.5 CCEUs in the area of Core CompetencyProfessional coaches can get trapped in the black hole of “buying our client’s story” when we aredancing between being compassionately supportive while challenging with appropriate skepticism.We are paid to be the professional ignorant as well as the professional cynic, but sometimes wemiss the mark.A way to avoid the trap of the black hole of coaching is to use the learning process as a means togetting to what our clients really want for themselves. Learning is the capacity to do something inthe future that we cannot do now. The problem with learning in a knowing culture such as ours is
  3. 3. that to learn is to threaten our self-esteem.In this highly interactive session, you will gain insights into the power of the learning gap – theplace between one’s current reality and desired result. In the gap, the coach can elicit newpossibilities and new ways of thinking that allow the client to learn with greater ease,self-awareness, and greater understanding of the learning process.The Learning Objectives include: Participants will be able to evaluate the learning process as it relates to their coaching practice, and determine the value of ‘learning to learn’ for their clients. Participants will be able to practice powerful questions to open up clients’ awareness of current reality and desired results. Participants will be able to experiment with this coaching conversation structure as a means of using learning as a foundation for coaching.About Micki McMillanMicki McMillan, coach and consultant, is CEO and founding partner for the Blue Mesa Group.Once the highest-ranking woman in gas and electric operations, Micki McMillan has deep insightinto the specific challenges executives face in highly competitive cultures. As one of just over 600Master Certified Coaches (MCC) in the world, Micki has spent over 15 years coaching individualsand executive teams at organizations like The Coca-Cola Company, Merck and Co. Inc., Yale NewHaven Health, Western Union, Colorado State University, Entergy, Trinity Health, Centura Healthand Royal Dutch Shell. Inspired by her mentor and leadership-coaching pioneer Dr. Fred Kofman,Micki has given back to her profession by mentoring other coaches and serving as affiliated facultyat Naropa University, Seattle Pacific University and Colorado State University.Micki is the program director for the Transformational Coaching Program®, which is an approvedACSTH (Approved Coach Specific Training Hours) program, and is pending approval for an ACTP(Accredited Coach Training Program).As a coach, consultant, leader, speaker and teacher, Micki is recognized and respected for herclarity of purpose and "no-nonsense compassion." While her communication style is natural andstraightforward, Micki has an uncanny and masterful ability to open up clients’ eyes to theirdeepest values and most penetrating desires, all while driving clients towards achievement andimmediate results.PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the monthly meeting including DCF members.*Offering 1.5 CCEUs in the area of Core CompetencyCLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the October 13, 2011 DCF Meeting.Special Interest Groups (SIGs)EXPLORING COACHING AS A PROFESSION SIGOctober 13, 20116:00PM - 7:00PMFacilitated By: Judy Sabah, MCC, PMCOur discussion may include, and is not limited to: understanding how coaching differs from related professions
  4. 4. 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 . . .Facilitator:Judy Sabah, MCC, PMCjudy@judysabah.comwww.judysabah.com303-777-1765FUNDAMENTALS OF STARTING YOUR COACHING PRACTICE SIGOctober 13, 20116:00PM - 7:00PMFacilitated By: Dr. Barbara FloodMission – 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:Dr. Barbara Floodbarbaflood@aol.comwww.barbaraflood.com303-906-1545EXECUTIVE AND BUSINESS COACHES SIGOctober 18, 20117:00PM - 9:00PM727 East 16th Avenue, Denver, CO 80210Facilitated By: Gary HawkThe next DCF Executive and Business Coaches SIG will be on Tuesday, October 18th from 7 to 9p.m.(The Executive and Business Coaches SIG will now be meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of the month -except December).The Executive and Business Coaches SIG is an added benefit of your membership in DCF. We existsolely to provide the time and space to discuss issues and explore topics specifically related toexecutive coaching. While the monthly DCF meetings are a great place to network and learn – ourSIG is a place that focuses the time, energy and wisdom to the work of coaching executives andleaders. If you are not a member of DCF, come by anyway. Maybe we can convince you that theSIG alone is worth the minimal membership fee, not counting all the other benefits of DCF.In the past 3 years of meeting on a separate evening from DCF, we have explored a lot of topics,learned a bunch from each other and had some lively discussions. Our meeting in October promisesto deliver the same – and you will need to show up to experience it.We will start the evening with a Featured Fifteen Minute presentation by Karen McGee, StrategicDevelopment Coach. She will speak about what the authors present in A General Theory of Love –an insightful look at the science of human emotions. She will give her own take on it, and how ourconnections with others are so important to our happiness and well-being. I’m confident we will allhave something to add to the discussion.We meet at 727 East 16th Avenue, Denver, CO 80210 (16th Ave and Clarkson St).Please Note: it is 16th Avenue, not street. Directions to the meeting room: Enter through the tan
  5. 5. door on the north side of the building. Look for Get Clarity signs. Our training room is downstairs.NOTE: The only entry to our center is the north door; the main entrance to the building is alwayslocked. There are several parking spaces around the building and you can also park in the permitonly parking lot directly west of the building.Come join us and let Gary Hawk know you are coming: or303-333-4757.Facilitator:Gary Hawkgaryhawk@getclarity.com303-333-4757Teleclasses, Workshops and EventsCheck out our upcoming teleclasses and workshops!OCTOBEROctober 14, 2011: (Teleclass)*Offering 3 CCEUs in the area of Core CompetencyIn this interactive session, learn the foundations of learning and gain tools that will help youstructure a coaching conversation based on learning theory.The Power of Learning: Sustaining Meaningful Change for our Clients - Micki McMillanNOVEMBERNovember 4-5, 2011: (Workshop)*Offering the following CCEUs: 12.75 Business Development; 1.25 Core CompetencyIn just 2 very hands-on days, with intimate one-on-one attention from Michael, you will createYOUR Custom Master Blueprint for building your business… a full-proof time management systemyou can apply to your business RIGHT AWAY! So you know exactly what to do, when to do it, andfor how long to get clients and grow your business – No More Guessing!Ticket prices increase October 15th for “Grow Your Business Grow Your Life LIVE!"Register by Oct 14 and SAVE BIG:Members - $319 (includes Salad/Sandwich Lunch + Snacks & Beverages);Non-Members - $349 (includes Salad/Sandwich Lunch + Snacks & Beverages)To register for the November workshop:Grow Your Business Grow Your Life – LIVE - Michael CharestAnnouncing a FREE Teleclasss with Business Building Expert Michael CharestHello DCF,We are coming to Denver for an incredible Two DAY business building event AND sending youa FREE teleclass gift (below)!Take your business to a new level and join us at:GROW YOUR BUSINESS, GROW YOUR LIFE LIVE!In Colorado November 4 & 5We are going to inspire you to take action and teach you a specific, comprehensive, step-by-stepsales and marketing SYSTEM that is guaranteed to grow your business… Satisfaction 100%guaranteed.Learn more and read over 200 testimonials at www.GrowYourBusinessGrowYourLife.comAnd now, lets get you that FREE GIFT.
  6. 6. FREE TELECLASS: It’s Time to THRIVE!You’ve built a modestly successful business. You’re paying the bills. You’re havingimpact with your clients. You’re doing OK.But is this what you signed up for? Is this all you want?What happened to the travel? Vacations? Passive revenue? Making a bigger impact and leaving alegacy?You want to earn $500,000 per year, not work so hard for $100k.It’s Time for YOU to Thrive!Join us in this FREE teleclass and learn: The Big LIE - There is something that “the gurus” aren’t sharing and it’s very important! How to double your business without spending another minute or dollar. (Seriously) Five critical success factors to achieving $500,000. (Do these and $500k is guaranteed.) How to “manipulate time” and get more done in an hour than you ever thought possible!WHEN: October 20, 2011TIME: Noon - 1:00pm Mountain timeWHERE: From the comfort of your home!INVESTMENT: F*R*E*EREGISTER: Click here to registerSincerely,Michael Charest,President, Business Growth SolutionsIn the Spotlight: Paul SiefertDenver Coach Federation is happy to announce that Paul Siefert has been chosen as our OctoberVolunteer of the Month. We sincerely appreciate Paul’s willingness to jump in and offer hisexperiences, talents, vision, and commitment to DCF and the coaching community!Paul moved to the Denver area in 2009 and started attending DCF events in 2010. He became avalued, contributing member to our organization in March 2011.His extensive background and experiences include a career as a former sales trainer for Fortune500 companies, a member of the IBM/ROLM Executive Briefing Center, a Masters in MarriageFamily Child Counseling (MFCC), and a licensed Financial Advisor/Coach. He participated in TonyRobbins “Advanced Skills Training for Coaches” and completed his training as a coach withICF-certified Express Coaching Inc. In his spare time, he has earned a Black Belt in Karate. He is
  7. 7. quite the busy guy, and yet he still has time to give back to DCF. What a great guy!Click here to read more.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 Kim Canning at 303-349-9128 or to learn more about theseexciting opportunities or to get signed up today.
  8. 8. 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 DCF Board of DirectorsFr*ee Two-Day Coach Training Workshop for VolunteersOn October 10th and 11th, you may qualify to attend a free two-day coach training workshop forvolunteers, who in turn, will be teaching the same skills to women in prison.Do you have a passion to make a difference? Would you love an opportunity to join a team oftrained coaches delivering coaching workshops in the Denver Womens Correctional Facility -facilitating coaching skills workshops with women in prison?- Teaching them the basic elements of coaching- Teaching them to teach the same skills to other women in prison- Creating a positive virus that can ripple out into the rest of the worldThis project is designed to replicate in Colorado what we have created over the past year inOklahoma and is created on the shoulders of the other work we have done in prisons, churches,schools, corporations, and other organizations over the past 10 years.The material in the following links demonstrate the impact of our brief work in Oklahoma, followingnine years of similar work in many other parts of the country:- Acknowledgment Letter from a prison staff member:Acknowledgement Letter from Kathy Conrad 5-10-11- Description of our Inner Freedom Program:Description of CKI LOP Inner Freedom Work- Ten year history and detailed description of our work:Ten Year History & more of Coaching Kids- Evidence based outcomes - Pre and Post EQ (Emotional Intelligence) Assessments:LOP Assessments Summary- Feedback from the ladies in the Oklahoma Prison:LOP Feedback form April 26, 2011LOP Feedback Form May 6, 2011We are pleased to invite you to apply to attend our two-day free training in the Denver, CO metroarea on October 10th and 11th.If you are interested in attending or interested in future opportunities, please contact Reuel Hunt at303-734-0444 or, and we will send you a volunteer application to start theprocess.Thank you,Reuel Huntwww.CoachingKids.orgwww.Life-On-Purpose.orgwww.PrisonProject.orgMembership in the Denver Coach Federation
  9. 9. Our New Member Reception in September was a great way of welcoming our new members for2011 and was lots of fun. Thank you to all who were able to participate. Even though the receptionis in the past, we’d still like to welcome you to the Denver Coach Federation community in thefuture. New members and guests are always welcome, and we encourage you to join now andstart taking advantage of the benefits of membership and belonging to our community of coaches.As a member of DCF, you will be part of a wonderful community of individuals committed tomaking a difference in the lives of their clients, connecting with other coaches, developingthemselves, and contributing to the profession of coaching. Our community includes brand newcoaches as well as very experienced and highly successful ones. We also welcome those who areexploring coaching as a profession or have not 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 the meetings are delivered byhighly successful coaches with special expertise and are but one of the resources available forhelping you develop your coaching skills and build your business. As a member, you also have theopportunity to network with other coaches and participate in one of the Special Interest Groups(SIGs). The SIGs are led by experienced coaches, giving you the opportunity to learn and engagein lively discussion. Two of the three SIGs are held immediately prior to the meeting, and one isheld off-site on a different day. The SIGs currently available are: Exploring Coaching as aProfession; Fundamentals of Starting a Coaching Practice; and Executive Coaching. In addition tothe SIGs and monthly educational programming, we also have other programs and events such asworkshops and tele-classes, with reduced rates for members.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 TubeLinkedInIf 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 years
  10. 10. worth 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 month6:00PM - 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:
  11. 11. 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 MembersKim Clausen, Presidentkeclausen@netzero.net303-465-0454Marty Vondrell, President-ElectMarty@MartyVondrell.com720-389-4870Karen McGee, Membership Directorkarenhmcgee@comcast.net303-503-9681Marketing DirectorPosition AvailableCarol Schultz, Education Directorcarol@verticalelevation.com303-805-7635Reuel Hunt, Treasurerrjhunt@earthlink.net303-734-0444Kim Canning, Secretarynrg4life@comcast.net303-805-0704Barbara Flood, Past Presidentbarbaflood@aol.com303-906-1545 Copyright 2011 Denver Coach Federation