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April 2018 ICF Colorado Newsletter


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April 2018 ICF Colorado Newsletter

  1. 1. View this email in your browser April 2018 IN THIS ISSUE Message from Lisa Hale, ICF-CO President Message from Jacquie Fedo ICF-CO President Elect ICF Colorado Chapter Honored at ICF Global Event April 20th: Virtual Program May 10th: In-Person Meeting Latest News on Programs: April - July Education Groups Credentials Corner & Notice About CCEs ICF-CO Leadership Team What’s going on in the world of Coaching – AND –
  2. 2. Three ways to create clients by Dr. Lisa Hale, PCC, President, ICF Coloradoge enough that serving is fun, not overwhelming, and we Happy April esteemed colleagues! As some of you may know, your President-Elect Jacquie Fedo (BOY next year is going to be great!) and I attended the ICF Global Leaders Forum in Vancouver a couple of weeks ago. This is a gathering of chapter leaders from around the world during which we collectively consider the needs of our members and how to best meet them through programming, business development support, client development, credentialing and professional development and, frankly, in the most fun and professional way possible. The experience for us was made even more extraordinary because ICF-CO was honored with a chapter recognition award. ICF is by far the largest and most well-known professional coaching association with 32,000 members. The Global organization conducts research and keeps its fingers on the pulse of what’s happening in the world of professional coaching. We are seeing a vast increase in the use of coaching as the go-to vehicle for personal and professional development. We’ve known for quite some time that it is the most effective way to create a large amount of change in a short amount of time in both individuals and groups (families, teams, organizations). The change made is, of course, what the client most wants. The path of professional excellence in the ICF core competencies specifically focuses on prioritizing client insight and learning. Why? Because that is the most sure-fire way to make sure that the changes they experience are embedded. In other words, it’s transformation instead of mere information. Recently a colleague shared with me that she was seeking to grow her practice and wanted some specific tips on creating new clients. It occurred to me that the best way to create clients is to get inside the world of a person who wants a large amount of change in a short amount of time, and then give them an experience of transformation. Information about coaching has never really sold a engagement to someone. Transformation (or at least a glimpse of the possibility of it) is deeply enrolling because it is about serving the needs of the client. So what are three ways to create new clients? It all begins, of course, with Conversation. Have some conversations. This seems basic and not helpful perhaps to a person who talks to people all the time. Consider this shift: Have conversations in which you (the coach) ask the person you are speaking to curious questions to find out about their world. Think of it like research. Have the conversations from a place of high spirits and generosity. I am personally not extremely extroverted, so when I first heard this idea it seemed hard to me. Who would I have conversations with? The answer I heard was this: Whomever could use some assistance. Think about the people you already work with, know, or have worked
  3. 3. with in the past. Here are seven places to create conversations: Consider existing clients. Who do they love, work with, associate with or talk about who seem like you could assist with a conversation? Offer such a conversation as a gift from your client – IN SERVICE to your client’s most deeply held values and desires. This might mean the client’s wife, husband, parents, children, boss, colleagues, associates, partners. Use your imagination and come from pure desire to serve. 1. Places you’ve attended talks. In what way could you share an idea or framework that could really help a person in those audiences? Create a workshop and offer to deliver it. 2. Professional organizations where you notice a great intention and an opportunity for improvement. Enterprise rental cars recently rented a car to me, and they had some struggles. I offered to have a conversation with the location manager to discuss how he might address this problem before it became a litany of customer complaints. He was very grateful. This is effective whether you coach organizations or individuals. Leaders are people. Their problems and wants are all personal at the end. 3. These conversations can be opportunities to deepen your skills, to advance your credentials, and to expand your repertoire of tools and skills. This is the root of professional excellence. Coach a lot. Have fun. Come from service. To your professional and personal flourishing. In Service, Lisa Hello Coaching Colleagues! Exciting things have been happening within our chapter these last 15 months, and more is to come as your creative ideas, interests and needs continue to surface. Our board has really been humming as a cohesive, hard-working and fun team, and we want to extend the opportunities for more of you to participate, grow and lead. We are truly open to your hearts desires of what you want to learn, programs you might like to create and lead, and opportunities we can find to bring coaching into the marketplace.
  4. 4. Our Co-Directors of Education made an intentional pivot this year to bring more education to a wider audience state-wide. That means there are lots of ways for you to get involved by attending or leading an educational group. Keep your eyes open for new member- initiated and member-led programs coming this spring! The best way for you to receive the full value of your ICF Membership(s) is for YOU to bring your gifts and talents to one another, our membership and our community. My personal desire is for each of you to be the person you were created to be and to have a thriving coaching practice to support all that you want to do. Being actively involved with our chapter gives you access to business growth ideas, coaching opportunities and ongoing personal growth and professional development. Please get involved! We encourage you to reach out and connect with any one of us on the board with your ideas and interests. We want to find ways for you to contribute and participate in a way that fits with where you are today, and how you want to grow into your future. We are working on our succession planning for 2018, so now is the time to lean in and be curious. Cheers, Jacquie Fedo ICF-CO President-Elect ICF Colorado Chapter Honored at ICF Global Event Amazing news about our ICF Colorado chapter: ICF CO was announced as a 2017 International Coach Federation (ICF) Chapter Recognition honoree during the 2018 ICF Global Leaders Forum, which took place March 15–17, 2018, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. “It is so refreshing to see ICF Chapters innovate and create unrivaled value for their members and clients. The depth of creativity and the scope of ideas generated are quite awe-inspiring. What’s most important is that the chapters and their leaders can learn from one another and leverage these successful approaches. I am truly impressed with all the winners and delighted to see what new ideas we will be celebrating next year,” ICF CEO/Executive Director Magdalena N. Mook said.
  5. 5. Honorees were selected based on their annual chapter activity reports and evaluated according to ICF’s criteria for high-performing chapters, and selected by a panel of ICF volunteers from around the globe. The International Coach Federation (ICF) is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high ethical standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches across a variety of coaching disciplines. ICF is active in representing all facets of the coaching industry, including Executive, Life Vision and Enhancement, Leadership, Relationship, and Career Coaching. Its 31,000-plus members located in more than 140 countries work toward the common goal of enhancing awareness of coaching, upholding the integrity of the profession, and continually educating themselves with the newest research and practices. Congratulations to all ICF Colorado members and leaders; you made this happen! Change Lives with the CVI (An Introduction to the Core Values Index) April 20th Virtual Program Date: April 20, 2018 Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm MT "Change Lives with the CVI (An Introduction to the Core Values Index)" Location: Virtual Program (Webinar) CCEs: 1 in Resource Development Speaker: Lynn Taylor ABOUT THE PROGRAM This program will focus on the unique structure of the Core Values Index™ (CVI), how it differs from traditional assessments, what it reveals about a person, and its impact in the coaching community. Participants will be provided a free, comprehensive CVI ($50 value)
  6. 6. and specific insight into how to interpret the results. The Core Values Index™ (CVI) is the only human nature assessment using strategic values in a word-choice format. It reveals the innate nature of a person and the core motivational drivers that dictate job performance. As a coaching tool, The CVI™ delivers a values- based human nature profile. With it, we see how a person views the world from their unique perspective and how they will respond to life’s challenges with predictable strategies and tactics. Working with core-values nature provides a springboard for understanding motivation for action, sense of personal mission, and the feeling that individual work and life activity are “meaningful.” Using the CVI, a coach helps clients discover who they are and how to consciously direct life choices based on their deepest innate core value. Doing so causes people to live the life they are called to live, do the work they are naturally wired to do, and make their highest and best contribution in the world to flourish as a human being. You’ll learn: What is the CVI and how is it different from "all the other assessments"? What do my CVI results mean? How can I use the CVI to improve my coaching and help my clients? As a coach, how I can help companies hire better and improve job satisfaction using the CVI? ABOUT LYNN TAYLOR Lynn Taylor is the creator of the Core Values Index™ (CVI) , the only assessment to numerically identify the unchanging human characteristics that dictate future job performance and align these with the responsibilities of a given role for guaranteed success. His training sessions deliver candid conversations that lead to significant team connectivity, transparency, trust, communication and ROI for organizations that partner with him. Coaches who work with Lynn find new ways to connect more meaningfully with their clients using the CVI. More than 2000 leaders have benefited from Lynn’s coaching and training. In his role as titular CEO of numerous companies he positioned more than 8000 individuals into their
  7. 7. seat of highest and best contribution, increasing bottom-line performance beyond expectations. Lynn Taylor is a leading speaker for Vistage, the world’s largest CEO membership organization. His CVI-based training has been rated “the best in the history of Vistage.” Lynn is a business optimization expert in the areas of human capital, C-level performance, executive coaching and organization design. Lynn has performed more than 200 successful turnaround projects over the past 20 years. He and his Core Values Index™ have been installed in thousands of organizations large and small to increase human productivity and job satisfaction. ======================== PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the programs & events including ICF Colorado members Cost: ICF-CO Members Virtual Program - $15.00 ICF-CO Members Virtual Program & CCE - $15.00 Non-Member Virtual Program - $20.00 Non-Member Virtual Program & CCE - $30.00 The Coach as Communicator: Create a Masterful Speaking Presence May 10, 2018 In-Person Meeting Date: May 10, 2018 Time: 6:00 - 8:30pm MT "The Coach as Communicator: Create a Masterful Speaking Presence"
  8. 8. Location: CU Denver, 1380 Lawrence downtown, 2nd Floor, Denver, CO CCEs: 0.75 in Core Competencies and 0.75 in Resource Development Speaker: Denise Hedges ABOUT THE PROGRAM Speaking to groups is the number one way to build a coaching practice, but only if who you’re being in front of the room is as present, authentic, and sincere as it is when you’re interacting with clients. But, what’s the key to making it happen? Never stop being a coach! Apply the same core competencies to speaking as you do to your coaching. Create a safe and supportive environment in your room that honors your audience’s agenda. When you’re open and flexible in the moment, you create a dynamic synergy with your audience. In this highly interactive and thought-provoking presentation, you will learn: How to manifest a presence that’s warm and genuine while being profoundly audience-focused and intensely purposeful. How the message you send goes beyond the words you speak. What goes into creating a compelling, interactive presentation that evokes insight and encourages people to expand their thinking. How to provide masterful coaching as you engage audience members. How to make an offer from the stage that speaks to the needs of your audience members and lands like an opportunity for further exploration and growth … and how to stay unattached as you do it! The bottom line: Talking with a client in a coaching setting is very much like speaking to a group of people you don’t know … if you approach it the right way. ABOUT DENISE HEDGES Denise is a passionate speaker and results-oriented business development and speaking coach with over 30 years experience in public speaking, sales, and marketing. She’s traveled across the country for more than a decade, speaking to groups of business owners as small as six and to more than a thousand. Denise has helped thousands of business owners move past any uncertainty or fear they have about sales and marketing, so they can attract more clients and make a lot more money! She absolutely loves to speak, and loves to teach coaches, consultants, and other service professionals how to use speaking to build their practices.
  9. 9. Denise is a dynamic speaker with an innate ability to connect deeply with audiences of a hundred or a thousand. Audience members are encouraged, motivated, and inspired by her authenticity and passion. She’s been described as a coach with a capital “C.” She holds the designation of PCC – Professional Certified Coach – one of the highest distinctions awarded by the International Coach Federation. Denise is a certified graduate of Coach University and a member of the Coach U Faculty, teaching marketing and business development. She also holds a Masters Degree in Counseling and a BA in Psychology from the State University of New York. As a highly effective Introduction Leader trained by Landmark Education Corporation, Denise led Introductions to the Landmark Forum, a transformational program offered in more than 100 cities worldwide. ======================== PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the programs & events including ICF Colorado members Cost: ICF-CO Members Program - No Fee ICF-CO Members Program & CCE - No Fee Non-Member Program - $35.00 Non-Member Program & CCE - $45.00 Latest News from our Co-Education Directors We’re always looking for great programs for the chapter. If you’d like to lead a program yourself (webinar or in-person), fill out the form which we use to capture all the essential information. And if you’ve heard of a great speaker, please contact Carl or Suzanne so we can make the connection!
  10. 10. And I’d like to recognize the great work of our Education Group leaders: As you’ve seen, we changed how we support smaller education groups in 2018. The new structure is much more based on using virtual tools, so you can sign up for multiple groups and participate from the comfort of your home or office. This change has been quite popular, and groups are filling up. Please check out the groups and sign up for the ones most valuable for you! The virtual groups are also accessible for other coaches across the state. If you know of a coach who might find them useful, make sure to let them know they can sign up! We welcome all, as long as we have space available. And we’d like to recognize the brilliant work by the coaches leading these groups. They’re talented, skilled, and wonderfully generous! Click the button below to register for Education Groups: We now have the Education programs set through June: IN-PERSON EVENTS May 10th: Denise Hedges The Coach as Communicator: How to Create a Masterful Speaking Presence May 20th: Save the Date - A Special ICF Colorado Surprise! Here’s a hint: Cultivating Mindfulness and Coaching Presence Because Coaching Presence is an essential part of being an extraordinary coach, ICF-CO is inviting you to experience a full day, deep dive into cultivating mastery of this ICF Core Competency. June 14th: Lisa Hale Lessons From the Field: Reflections on the UCD Leadership Coaching Pilot Program
  11. 11. July 12th: Summer Picnic Location TBA Please note that the April - June meetings will be held at the University of Colorado, in downtown Denver (UCD), 1380 Lawrence, 2nd Floor. VIRTUAL PROGRAMS April 20th: Lynn Taylor Change Lives with the CVI (An Introduction to the Core Values Index) Click here to register May 14th: Carol Harris-Fike The Power of Somatics in Coaching Click here to register Questions or comments about programs? Carl Dierschow / 970-225-6889 / Suzanne Mariner / 303-910-9534 / Carl Dierschow & Suzanne Mariner ICF-CO Education Directors EDUCATION GROUPS (formerly known as Special Interest Groups - SIGs) Click the button below to learn more
  12. 12. about each Education Group and Register! Credentialing & Core Competencies You are invited to be a part of the Credentialing/Core Competencies education group that meets on the fourth Friday of each month from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. The next date is April 27th and we will be meeting on Zoom. (The link will be provided by e-mail.) The next session will focus on Core Competency # 6: Powerful Questioning. Asking powerful questions is at the heart of masterful coaching. We will discuss strategies to enhance our skills of inquiry. In addition, we will hear progress reports of those moving toward their next credential. Coaches of all skill levels are invited! Facilitated by: Walt Hastings | 303-526-9490 | Executive Coaching Mastermind ICF Colorado’s Executive Coaches are gathering monthly to offer an exclusive community and collaboration while presenting opportunities for new knowledge, challenging experiences, and cross-networking. Expect to discuss professional goals, marketing niches, coaching techniques, frameworks and tools, best business practices, and more. Let’s take 2018 to a whole new level! Commitment is requested from January 2018 to October 2018 and limited to 12
  13. 13. participants. Meetings will be held virtually. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month (March - November 2018) from 10:30am - Noon MT Facilitated by: Sheryl Zausen | Experienced Coaches Salon Date: May 16, 2018 Time: 7:00-9:00PM If you are wanting to experience an intimate small group and are an experienced coach, 5+ years or more of experience, you may enjoy our Salon. Our focus is on sharing ideas and experiences and supporting one another and deepening our relationships. *This salon meets the Wednesday evening after the monthly general meeting; location is provided when RSVP is submitted to the facilitator. Hosted by: Judy Sabah, MCC | | 303-777-1765 Interpersonal Skills in Coaching During our round table "wisdom pool" for new and seasoned coaches, we will discuss and practice tools for effective communication. We will address ways to enhance relatedness with your clients and how to better support your clients with their relationship issues. This group will be meeting virtually on Zoom the fourth Wednesday of each month from Noon - 1pm MT from January - October 2018. Facilitated by: Jim Sharon | | 303-796-7004 Ruth Sharon | | 303-796-7004
  14. 14. Best Year Yet & Accountability Jacquie Fedo will be leading a Best Year Yet© Plan Development and Accountability SIG. Best Year Yet© is a proven success process of creative self inquiry, reflection and planning. If you shy away from strategic planning, this process is truly simple and you can do this. If you're experienced in business planning and notice that your plans mainly focus on business results, this process brings YOU back into the strategic plan as the main recipient incorporating the whole you, your family, personal health and wellness goals. This education group will require several investments: Initial 6 hours of group facilitation to create your 1-page BYY Plan. 2-3 dates will be offered for in-person instruction or may be completed online individually. Current dates: February 10th in Centennial, CO & February 24th in CO Springs. 1. Subscription to the annual online version of Best Year Yet© costs $109.2. In-person training will cost $125 to cover the cost of beverages and snacks.3. Monthly virtual Zoom Accountability Group(s) offered on Mondays at 2pm.4. Groups limited to 6 participants.5. Facilitated by: Jacquie Fedo | | 303.748.4161 Continuous Coaching Development These workshops are highly interactive "live coaching" practice of all the ICF core competencies. This offering is designed for seasoned coaches to keep their skills sharp through practicing their contracting, listening, partnering, questioning, designing actions, etc., and getting feedback from other coaches on how well they did on their chosen area of practice. Also designed for those new to coaching to see how they might incorporate the coach's toolkit in how they lead others. Benefits: Live coaching practice and feedback on chosen core competencies Introduction to new material/models and tools used by other coaching training organizations approved by the ICF Increased understanding of how coaching applies to leadership in a variety of situations and groups of people Growth in confidence to use a coaching approach in our lives and in our work Exploration is becoming a credentialed coach is the right career path
  15. 15. Mixing with other coaching professionals in the region to share best practice Feel the stretch and learn something new to practice each and every time! Meeting Logistics: Monthly in-person meetings in Colorado Springs. First Thursday of the month, 6:00-9:00pm, except when that clashes with Denver ICF-CO meetings. Light snacks and refreshments provided. Minimum 6, maximum 20 Facilitated by: Geo Roberts | Credentials Corner March 2018 The ICF has made some significant changes to the credentialing process. To see how these changes may affect you, go to this link on their webside: updates Total Pre-Paid Fee Persons: 84 Affiliate: 4 (provide supportive role for coaches) Professional Coaches: 80 Coaches who are global members: 71 Credentialed Coaches ACC: 18 (23%) PCC: 21 (25%) MCC: 8 (10%) Total Credentialed Coaches: 47 Important: Notice about CCEs This is a reminder that Continuing Coaching Education credits are important! Even if you’re not pursuing a credential right now, maybe you’ll want to in the future. At that point, you’ll be scrambling to go back in your records to find CCEs from programs you attended, mentor coaching hours, and hours of coaching client sessions. So go ahead and create a spreadsheet or other document, and update it at the end of every month. You’ll be glad you did! And ALWAYS request CCEs for program you attend, even if you’re not working toward a credential right now. Our Colorado ICF Chapter encourages all members to be credentialed with the ICF and to continue to improve their coaching skills by striving to achieve the next level of credentialing. Many coaches find that the choice to pursue credentialing is often driven less by any external requirement and more by the desire to up-level the skill and range of our coaching and attain
  16. 16. (59%) Non-Credentialed Coaches: 33 (41%) This information is supplied to give you a "bird’s eye" view of where our Chapter stands in having ICF credentialed coaches. . greater mastery, thus enabling us to deliver more value to current and future clients. To qualify for a credential, a certain number of coach-specific training hours are required. To renew a credential, 40 CCE’s (Continuing Coach Education) hours are required. Our Chapter can supply some of these hours for you through attendance at monthly meetings or participation in special events, such as webinars, workshops, and the ICF-CO Conference. If you anticipate needing CCEs, you can register to receive them when you sign up on our website to attend any of our events for which CCE's are being offered. Even if you’re not currently pursuing credentialing (or advanced credentialing), we suggest that you request the CCE certificate whenever the option is offered, and keep it on file for later use, as needed. You can also ask our Virtual Assistant, Kelly Johnson, to provide you with CCE certificates going back as far as two years previous (but no farther than two years). Kelly may be reached at 303-840-5994 or at Please allow at least two weeks advance notice to process your request. ICF Colorado Leadership Team
  17. 17. Carl Dierschow Co-Education Director 970-225-6889 Suzanne Mariner Co-Education Director 303-910-9534 Donna Read Co-Membership Director 571-217-1434 Sarah Roberts Co-Membership Director 303-507-6305 Reuel Hunt Andy Scantland
  18. 18. Financial Director 303-734-0444 Marketing Director 720-493-8888 Monica McNulty Secretary 720-840-7501 Walt Hastings Credentialing Director 303-526-9490 Chris Coward Business Development Director 267-226-7935 Copyright 2018 ICF Colorado