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December 2013 ICF Colorado Newsletter

  1. 1. ICF Colorado Newsletter December 2013 IN THIS ISSUE: Message from Stephanie Wachman President, ICF Colorado As I write my first contribution as President of ICF Colorado, it is a balmy 8F and snowing. This freezing cold Colorado weather is certainly not a metaphor for what’s heating up in 2014. But before I get into what is planned in the coming year, I wish to extend a BIG Thank You to our past president Reuel Hunt for all the work he did last year in building this amazing board and his contribution to ICF as a whole. Unfortunately Reuel suffered a mild stroke last week and has asked me to extend his appreciation to everyone who contributed to making last year such a success. Reuel is doing much better, and we wish him a speedy recovery. I’ve gotten to know Reuel quite well over the past year, and he is one tough cookie!! Excited!! That’s the best word to explain what we are working on in 2014. We have scheduled our board retreat for December, and we have a full list of exciting programs and opportunities to work on for our members in the coming year. As many of you know, Judy Sabah is offering an ICF Certification Class starting in January; if you haven’t had an opportunity to sign up, visit our website and register. It’s a great way to get the mentor hours and coaching you need to pass the test! In February, we are also planning to help our members understand what they need to get hired by an organization and are working to build a panel discussion with companies that contract coaches, wellness companies, HR directors and those who are charged with hiring coaching. This panel will give you the understanding of what you need to present and who you need to contact when marketing your services. President's Message December 2013 Holiday Party Special Interest Groups (SIGs) - 3 of 4 not meeting in December Mentor Coaching Group 2014 ICF Colorado Board of Directors IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Glen Cooper ARTICLE: Coaching Across Cultures - Look for Gems in Your Own Culture & Mine for Treasures in Others Membership General Meeting Information ICF Colorado Meetup Groups Our ICF Colorado Meetup Groups are an opportunity for our community to continue conversations and keep communications going in-between our monthly meetings. ICF CO Meetup Groups currently in Arvada,
  2. 2. We have many more hot programs in the hopper: A one-day conference for coaches. Major involvement in International Coaching Week. Many more Teleclasses. A new website, blog, Facebook, newsletter. Fabulous speakers. Joint events with ASTD and much more . . . As we close the books on 2013, Reuel and I would like to thank all of our board of directors, volunteers and members for making 2013 the amazing year it was, and we hope to see you at the upcoming holiday party. As I take the reins as President, I am looking forward to serving our community with infectious energy, focus and fun. Wishing you a very happy and safe holiday season, Stephanie Wachman President, ICF Colorado 720-232-3693 Boulder, Glendale and Ft. Collins. Interested in hosting an ICF CO Meetup Group in your area? Let us know: Link on Meetup: /ICF-Colorado-CoachesCorner/ *Please check the link above for any updates/changes announced by the Meetup Group leaders. Questions? Please contact Check out the ICF Colorado December 2013 Holiday Party on: Date: December 12, 2013 Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM Facebook Like Us on Facebook Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will NOT be conducted in December. Twitter Location: SHIFT Workspaces, 383 Corona Street, Denver, CO 80218 You Tube LinkedIn We're having a party - and you're invited! Mark your calendars and be sure to join us for December's ICF Colorado Holiday Party. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at We are going to have an exciting evening with AMAZING FOOD and a special workshop designed to get you in the festive mood with Impulse Theater's very own Sara Vandas. She will be take us through some fun improvisational exercises - guaranteed FUN! PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the monthly meetings & events including ICF Colorado members Cost: ICF Colorado Members: Free *ICF CO members may bring one adult guest for free Questions? Comments? Ideas to Share? We welcome your comments and ideas and are happy to answer questions. Non-Members: $25.00 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the December 12, 2013 Party Contact Information:
  3. 3. Advance Your Practice and Career with LinkedIn Discussions ICF Colorado extends outside just the monthly meetings. You might not be connected with the very valuable ICF Colorado LinkedIn group. Jump in and join the conversation! Special Interest Groups (SIGs) EXPLORING COACHING AS A PROFESSION SIG SIG not meeting in December 2013 Our 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 SIG SIG not meeting in December 2013 Join us at the Building Your Coaching Business SIG to learn about tools, tips and resources to help start and grow your business. Mission – To ensure that new coaches build their business, improve their coaching skills, market effectively and stay active and engaged in ICF CO. The SIG will help new coaches chart a course toward professional and financial success. Facilitator: Dinah Snow 303-499-0408 EXPERIENCED EXECUTIVE COACHES CASE STUDY SIG SIG not meeting in December 2013 If you are an Executive Coach who wants to grow your skills and bounce ideas around with other Executive Coaches, then this group Questions about the ICF Colorado LinkedIn group? Contact: Carl Dierschow
  4. 4. is for you! Each month, we will be reviewing and discussing a case study or new industry development from HBR (Harvard Business Review). Members who are interested in this Case Study Group need to register with Stephanie Wachman so that articles can be sent out and read in advance of the meeting. Facilitator: Stephanie Wachman 720-232-3693 EXPERIENCED COACHES SALON December 18, 2013 7:00PM - 9:00PM Location: see information below Facilitated by: Reuel Hunt & Lauren Fisher 5+ Years of Coaching Experience? You’re Invited to Check Us Out! The Salon format is a safe place in the home of one of the participants where experienced seasoned coaches share their journey as coaches with other like coaches in open, safe intimate dialogue, while boring deep into shared seasoned coach's issues. Location: Judy's home in Denver, CO (address and phone sent to RSVP’s) Please RSVP to for the December 18th salon. We look forward to seeing you there! Facilitators: Reuel Hunt Lauren Fisher Mentor Coaching Group Programs for ICF Colorado Members Check out our new Mentor Coaching Group Programs! These programs are offered at a discounted registration fee for ICF Colorado members and may not be offered in the future. These programs are being led by Judy Sabah, MCC and co-founder of the ICF Colorado. Program #1: ICF Credential Path for New Coaches or Coaches in Training Limit of 10 participants; 5 - 60 minute sessions over 10 weeks. Content for meetings focuses on components of application requirements and how to meet those requirements.
  5. 5. Program #2: ICF Credential Path for Experienced Coaches Limit of 10 participants; 7 - 60 minute sessions over 13 weeks. Entire focus for this program is on core competency skill building and enhancement in group sessions for participant preparation to complete ICF exam process. *Early Bird: $525 early registration by January 3, 2014 For more details, dates and fees, please visit 2014 ICF Colorado Board of Directors We are excited to announce the 2014 ICF Colorado Board of Directors: President: Stephanie Wachman President-Elect: Dinah Snow Education Director: Helle Hegelund Membership Director: Shannon Rios Treasurer: Walt Hastings Marketing & PR: Dina Brecheisen Secretary: Kara Thate Communications: Tom Lietaert IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Glen Cooper by Dinah Snow Communications Director for ICF Colorado Glen Cooper has coached owners of, appraised and/or sold, over 500 businesses in 34 years! After selling his business brokerage, appraisal and coaching firm in Maine in 2010, he returned to his native Colorado. Glen also served many years as a course author and senior instructor for the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). He has earned many professional designations in the fields of commercial real estate (CCIM), business brokerage (CBI and Fellow of the IBBA) and business appraisal (CBA and BVAL). He now practices as a sole practitioner business broker and business coach in Denver, where business owner/operators call on Glen when they get stuck in the process of building and/or selling their firm. He gets them unstuck. Click here to read the full article ARTICLE: Coaching Across Cultures – Look for Gems In Your Own Culture and Mine for Treasures In Others by Helle Hegelund Education Director for ICF Colorado Amita came to me because she was unhappy about her work situation. During our coaching conversation she realized how much her own cultural background being raised by Asian-Indian immigrants had a huge impact on how she perceived herself and her behaviors. Being humble and accommodating were important values in her culture contributing to
  6. 6. harmony and no conflicts. However, it also held her back from expressing her feelings and needs and as such being fully engaged and satisfied at work. The awareness of the cultural dimension was an eye opener for Amita and a good starting point for her journey toward a more satisfying and fulfilling life blending values of her own culture as well as cultural values and behaviors from the US culture. Click here to read the full article Membership in the ICF Colorado Happy Holidays! I am really looking forward to our FUN holiday party at SHIFT workspace with a fun evening of Improv planned! I have known I should do improv and a friend in HR in corporate America told me she recently had to do an improv session. Everyone is realizing the benefit of this fun but very skill-building activity. I am excited to say that we have been networking a bit with NSA (National Speakers Association) and ASTD (American Society for Training and Development) about happy hours and/or partnering on our one day conference. No final decisions have been made but if you want to be a part of either of these fun events by volunteering (happy hour/networking or the one day conference), please let me know! Things are a movin’! We would love for you to join us! Look for future announcements on this from our marketing team and membership team. We are here to provide a committed, professional group that contributes great ideas, skills, networking and knowledge to all of us who are members of ICF Colorado. Again I would like to request if you have any ideas for attracting new members that you speak with me at the next meeting. I wish each of you an amazing day . . . until the meeting. I look forward to seeing your smiling face! If you know other coaches out there, that are not members, please assist all of us and ask them to attend a meeting, again the first meeting is FREE with the coupon on our site! Why Join ICF Colorado? * A community of individuals committed to making a difference in the lives of their clients. * Connect with other coaches. * Become engaged in the work of learning together and creating a strong community. * Receive valuable training each month that you can directly apply to your life or work with clients. Click here to Join or Renew: Click here to learn about Member Benefits If you have questions about membership, please call me, Shannon Rios, at 720-515-3212.
  7. 7. To your unlimited potential and success! Shannon Rios ICF CO Membership Director General Meeting Information Regular Monthly Meetings Members: No Charge Non-Members / Guests: $25 per meeting fee When: 2nd Thursday of every month (unless otherwise noted) 6:00PM - 9:00PM SIGs start at 6:00PM, and the General Meeting starts at 7:15PM sharp. Where: PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur Street, Denver, Colorado 80211 Phone: 303-433-8247 The PPA Event Center is on the corner of 21st Avenue and Decatur Street PPA Event Center website: Map to PPA Event Center: 2013 ICF Colorado Board Members Reuel Hunt, President 303-734-0444 Stephanie Wachman, President Elect 720-232-3693 Shannon Rios, Membership Director 720-515-3212 Dinah Snow, Communications Director 303-499-0408
  8. 8. Helle Hegelund, Education Director 720-570-0369 Tom Lietaert, Treasurer 419-699-6100 Monica McNulty, Secretary 720-840-7501 Copyright 2013 ICF Colorado