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December 2012 ICF Colorado Newsletter

  1. 1. DECEMBER 2012IN THIS ISSUE: Message from Marty Vondrell, President No December Monthly Meeting; Next Meeting January 10, 2013 Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings Interested in serving on the ICF Colorado Board? ICF Colorado Meetup Groups In the Spotlight: Pam Lippitt Article: How to Create a Nourishing Money Relationship with Your Clients Calling All Volunteers! Membership in the ICF Colorado ICF Colorado is on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & YouTube! Resource Library General Meeting Information Contact UsMessage from Marty VondrellPresident, ICF ColoradoThis is it - 2012 is rapidly coming to a close. We had our Holiday Party, conducted our last generalmeeting of the year, and completed the Board of Director elections.I am delivering my last message as I start to pass the presidential baton to Reuel Hunt.We really have had a great year!• Our membership reached the highest levels EVER!• We upgraded our name to ICF Colorado to match our new official subchapter status of theInternational Coach Federation.• We increased our alignment with the national organization.All of these achievements are cause for celebration!To finish the year, the Board will have our annual retreat in December to dream up all the changes
  2. 2. and growth of the coming year. It will be a great way to wrap up and launch into the New Year.This is always an exciting time for the board to exercise its creativity to create a betterorganization. I know it will be a great one this year with such powerful board members.As you plan for the New Year, I ask that you intensify your contribution to this great organization.We are the coaches that will help create the future of our Colorado citizens, businesses andcommunity. How will you contribute to that?I can assure you that what you give will be repaid in full in so many ways. I know I have receivedmuch more than I have been able to give as President.Live in Joy, and have a Happy Holiday Season!With the warmest regards,Marty VondrellPresident, ICF Coloradomarty@martyvondrell.comNo December Monthly Meeting; Next Meeting January 10, 2013Date: January 10, 2013Time: 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 80211Speaker: Michael StratfordTopic: "Provoke, Evoke or Go Home!"*CCEU: 1 in Core Competencies; 1 in Resource DevelopmentPresencing transformation is NOT an option!In this vibrant talk . . . leaders, speakers, coaches and others of influence are challenged to besomething more - to be the embodiment of a presence that is dedicated to:* Provoking meaningful and lasting change in others instead of just helping them get more stuffdone.* Evoking what is more powerful, congruent and fulfilling from people.
  3. 3. * Passionately engaging in the process of transformation instead of the ordinary transactionalfocus of how to get goals accomplished and acquire more things.Attendees will learn: 1. The context of effective provocation 2. Three of the key areas to provoke 3. Three of the key areas to evokeAbout Michael StratfordMichael is a champion of uniqueness. It’s been said he’s a blend of Robin Williams, and the Dalailama. But that doesn’t include the business savvy, range and depth of experience garnered from56 different jobs, his clearly provocative nature, and the mastery born of 2 decades of coachingclients from rock bands to Fortune 500 company execs and their teams.And while doing all of that, he has trained over 6,000 coaches and authored 4 books on coachingincluding Masterful Questions and The Game of Coaching. He’s even had time to run the NYC andSan Diego Marathons, act on Broadway and Soap operas, and marry an Aussie who is his A to Zand then some.In field of Executive Coaching, he has earned a reputation for helping others achieve a level ofexcellence in communication, leadership, and team performance. Michael has coached clients indiverse industries such as banking, IT, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and even the gamingworld. Among others, he’s focused on Leadership Development and teamwork at Cisco Systems,Ford, GM, GE, the Whirlpool Corporation, Wells Fargo, Healthcare Services IT, Abbott Labs andonline gaming company, Blizzard Entertainment.Michael specializes in the Art of Provocative Inquiry for Leadership Development. His creativity,love of language, and sensing acuity have helped his clients align with emerging trends andpersonally congruent solutions. Michael has a light and playful approach. Yet through his keeninsights, masterful coaching and training, he quickly reveals a depth of knowledge andunderstanding on a wide range of human and organizational issues.PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the monthly meetings including ICF Coloradomembers.*CCEU: 1 in Core Competencies; 1 in Resource DevelopmentCLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the January 10, 2013 MeetingSpecial Interest Groups (SIGs)EXPLORING COACHING AS A PROFESSION SIGJanuary 10, 20136:00PM - 7:00PMOur discussion may include, and is not limited to: understanding how coaching differs from related professions learning what makes an exceptional coach
  4. 4. determining if self-employment suits you choosing your niche and specialty investigating training programs, certification & mentor coaches getting started . . .BUILDING YOUR COACHING BUSINESS SIGJanuary 10, 20136:00PM - 7:00PMDetails for this SIGs January meeting are in process of being confirmed and will be announced inthe January newsletter.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 SIGDecember 19, 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 December 19th from 7-9pm.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 November SIG meeting:We began with check-ins all around, including sharing resources relevant to each personscheck-in. The "dive deep" topic began with a discussion about noticing physical manifestations ofthe impacts of stress on our clients - chronic loss of energy, illnesses, etc, and our awareness ofhealth alternatives to typical western medicine. Our discussion revolved around the importance ofconnection, community, touch, and the extreme importance of "being heard." We also discussedthe importance of our continuing focus this year on Community Building for the ICF-ColoradoChapter.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 send your RSVP to Reuel at rjhunt@earthlink.netFacilitator:Reuel
  5. 5. Interested in serving on the ICF CO Board of Directors?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 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.Were looking for leaders like you!Come join us - youll be glad you did!ICF Colorado Meetup GroupsOur ICF Colorado Meetup Groups are an opportunity for our community to continue conversationsand keep communications going in-between our monthly meetings.There are 2 Meetup Groups; feel free to join the location that is the best match for you:Link on Meetup:*Please check the link above for any updates/changes announced by the Meetup Groupleaders.Meetup 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.orgIn the Spotlight: Pam Lippitt
  6. 6. ICF Colorado is proud to feature Pam Lippitt as our member "In the Spotlight."After graduatingfrom Ithaca College, Pam Lippitt spent 13 years at top NYC and Baltimore advertising agencies;managing multi-million dollar accounts like Pan American Airlines, Bufferin Aspirin and FORD. Sheis an expert in crafting compelling marketing messages.Like many women, Pam traded in her career to stay at home with her two boys. However, stayingat home turned into freelance marketing work and never ending volunteer opportunities.Four years ago, Pam became a partner with John Gray, Ph.D. (world-famous author of Men AreFrom Mars, Women Are From Venus), and became a Mars Venus Success Coach and MasterLicensee for Mars Venus Coaching of Colorado.Click here to read more about PamArticle:How to Create a Nourishing Money Relationship with Your Clientsby Tom Lietaert, ICF-CO TreasurerWhat happens in your body when you talk to a prospective client about money? The conversationabout money typically evokes anxiety for both parties.So why do so many of us struggle with money while for others it seems to come so easily? Is itpossible that your relationship with money and your habits around money are sabotaging yoursuccess?I’ve worked with hundreds of folks around their relationship with money. One of the issues that Ifind most of us share is an inability to open ourselves to fully receiving. The following is a simplereframing of money that can support you in creating a relationship with money that is nourishingand fulfilling.Click here to access the full articleTom Lietaert is a Money Mentor and creator of the Intimacy With Money programs.
  7. 7. For more information, go to www.intimacywithmoney.comCalling 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! - 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 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 to learn more about these
  8. 8. exciting 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 areheld 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: You!ICF ColoradoICF Colorado is on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & YouTube!Check out the ICF Colorado on:FacebookLike Us on Facebook
  9. 9. TwitterYou 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.com720-989-8743General 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:
  10. 10. Questions? Comments? Ideas to Share?We welcome your comments and ideas and are happy to answer questions.Contact Information:info@icfcolorado.orgwww.icfcolorado.orgICF Colorado Board MembersMarty Vondrell, PresidentMarty@MartyVondrell.com720-389-4870Reuel Hunt, President Electrjhunt@earthlink.net303-734-0444Membership DirectorPosition AvailableDinah Snow, Communications Directordinah@dinahsnow.com303-499-0408Helle Hegelund, Education Directorhelle@hegelundconsulting.com720-570-0369
  11. 11. Tom Lietaert, Treasurertom@sacredodyssey.com419-699-6100Jennifer Drake, SecretaryJennifer@guidingtransformation.com303-507-7993Kim Clausen, Past Presidentkeclausen@netzero.net303-465-0454 Copyright 2012 ICF Colorado