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Message from Lisa Hale,
A Holiday Gift from
Jacquie Fedo, 2019 President
The Ignite Pro Bono Project
January 10, 2019
Latest News on Programs
December 2018 - March 2019
Education Groups 2019
Credentials Corner &
Notice About CCEs
2018 ICF-CO Leadership
Observations and Personal Reflections
by Dr. Lisa Hale, Ph.D., MCC, MCEC
President, ICF Colorado
This message is the last I shall be writing in this forum as President
of ICF-CO. I am filled with many emotions,and thoughts. One thing I
know is that our chapter is in good hands in 2019 with Jacquie Fedo
in the lead, and with the board she has gathered with your approval.
Knowing that makes leaving this post easier. Still, I am sad to go. It has truly been my great
honor to serve the profession of coaching, to serve each of you individually, and to establish
and make real a vision for what our organization can be. I personally have grown
enormously in the process right alongside our organization.
I’d like to share a mixture of observations and personal reflections.
When I was first presented with the invitation to be President Elect, I had already served on
the board for nearly a year as Education Director. My experience of the board was that it
functioned just fine, and our chapter was fine. I agreed to take the President Elect role
because someone jokingly prodded me with the remark, "You can’t be a leadership coach if
you don’t lead the chapter." So, I said yes. The truth is that when the opportunity was there,
something inside me said, "Do this!" What do you call that when you have inner guidance
like that? Is it inner wisdom? That internal God-Wink? I call it all of those things. I got the
wink and took the plunge.
I had no idea what I was stepping into.
I really had no clue what I saying yes to, but I knew I was a yes for this assignment. By the
time I really took the reins, there was so much more to do, so much more to address, and
so much more required of me than I had ever imagined when I said yes. Yet, I had
committed, so there was nothing else to do but be present to what was needed and start
figuring it out.
I was guided to make a great many more inner wisdom decisions. Assembling a stellar
team, establishing principles that we all could agree to (many hands, commitment, good
will, creativity, enthusiasm). I am grateful that those winks guided me, and that all I had to
do was stay the course. I have grown enormously every step of the way.
Now that we are three years from that day when I said yes, I am stunned at the changes I
see in all of us: you as members, us as an organization, me personally. We have set the
stage for a thriving and growing organization. We can handle any size membership now. We
have a solid financial foundation and excellent systems in place for both tracking and sharing
information, so that our decisions are well informed. Our presence is growing. Our coaches
are growing. We have professionalized every aspect of the board – the serving on it, the way
we interact, the way we execute, and the way we keep track of things. Thus, we lead with
All of that is truly wonderful and critical. However, what I am most awed by is what I’ve seen
in our profession, and the expression of our profession in Colorado.
The profession of coaching provides humanity with a critical resource for its evolution. Our
work is only as important as the thriving of the entire planet. That’s how I see it. Because
our work is so critical and requires us to be so intimately trusted in the most vulnerable of
places (in the presence of an adult willing to grow), it is absolutely imperative that we treat
our work with the highest integrity and professionalism. Since that is what coaching is,
doesn’t it make sense that our professional organization support us in our professionalism at
every step of the way? I believe so.
My experience leading our organization has helped me crystallize even more just how
fundamental our own personal growing is to our performance as coaches. I am grateful for
the shaping of me that your trust in me has wrought. Thank you so much for that.
There are more people seeking the help, support and growth that professionally excellent
coaches can support than there are coaches of that high caliber. We are needed. Our
organization is needed.
I have been honored to serve you. I have been enriched in the experience. I love you, what
we all do, and this organization. I am so glad I said yes.
To the next level.
Dr. Lisa Hale
2017-2018 ICF-CO President
A Holiday Gift
What we do for our clients is hold a sacred space where they can vulnerably and
profoundly experience lasting shifts. Things that once done, cannot be undone. Years ago,
a coach friend of mine took me through an exercise where I created that transformative
shift creating more joy, peace, love and connection in the midst of the holiday hustle.
I offer her gift to you.
Create your own quiet moment of reflection and put yourself into the future. Pretend you
have a coffee date with yourself to look back over the holiday season, and you notice that it
has been one of the better ones. Consider who you spent your time with, and how you
were present. Notice what filled you up and rejuvenated your soul. Embrace those feelings
and set your intentions to the choices that will earn your YES and have more freedom to
the ones that won’t.
May you be filled with blessings and abundance available to each of us.
2019 ICF-CO President
THE IGNITE PRO BONO PROJECT HAS LAUNCHED!
On November 9, ICF-CO in partnership with the Posner Center for International
Development, launched a pro bono coaching project under the ICF Global Ignite Initiative.
8 coaches and 8 clients representing 7 different non-profit organizations were matched for
coaching. As per the Ignite requirements, each coach is credentialed with the ICF, and
each client organization’s work relates to the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goal #4
Each participating coachee is receiving up to 10 session hours of coaching over a six-
month period. At the kickoff meeting at the Posner Center on November 9, coaches and
coachees that attended got to meet each other in person and learn the context for this
project. There was so much gratitude and excitement in the room!
ICF Colorado is tremendously appreciative of the volunteer coaches: Walt Hastings,
Jacquie Fedo, Catherine Saar, Joan Eden, Sara Boaz, Tracy Burke, Jim Tedford, and Patti
To learn more about the Posner Center for International Development and its member
To learn more about the ICF Foundation Ignite Initiative: https://foundationoficf.org
If you would like to participate in future pro bono coaching opportunities, please contact
Donna Read, Director of Business Development
Chris Coward, President Elect
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Matthew Shakir- Denver
Lorraine Miller- Centennial
Merlin Schaefer - Longmont
Laura Zaragoza - Boulder
ICF-CO Membership Director
Create Your Vision for the Coaching Business You'll Love
January 2019 In-Person Meeting
Date: January 10, 2019
Time: 6:00-8:30pm MT
Topic: Create Your Vision for the Coaching Business You'll Love
Speaker: Carolyn Rose Hart, PCC
Location: CU Denver
1380 Lawrence, 2nd Floor, Denver, CO 80204
CCEs: 1.5 in Resource Development
Building neural pathways for a successful business takes repetition
and clarity of vision. Carolyn will introduce you to a proven system of success based on solid
state blueprinting and why this matters to the coaching business. Once you gain awareness
of how this proven, reliable and repeatable formula works, your business grows quickly and
you have the experience of a vibrant business.
What if you could use a solid state blueprint and have a breakthrough in your results?
Blueprinting, Bridging and Building — to create a business and move forward without
What You'll Learn:
You'll gain a powerful tool of blueprinting or creation of a vision for shifting self-
limiting conversations and making a difference through sharing your gifts as a coach.
You'll build awareness of self-limiting conversations and the NeuroScience behind
what sabotages the dreams of your business and that of your clients.
You'll create your own draft outline of your personal vision for your coaching practice,
looking 3 years out.
You'll start moving your vision into a full spectrum priority based on Carolyn's 3-Step
PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the programs & events
including ICF Colorado members
ICF-CO Member - Meeting & CCE: No Fee
ICF-CO Member - Meeting Fee: No Fee
Non-Member Meeting Fee Only: $35.00
Non-Member - Meeting & CCE: $45.00
COCO Members: Rate listed on website
Latest News from
our Co-Education Directors
HAVE YOU PLANNED YOUR COACHING EDUCATION FOR 2019?
We hope you found 2018 to be a powerful year for the development of your coaching skills
and growth of your practice. In 2019 you can expect to see a diverse and powerful array of
ICF-CO meetings, webinars, and Education Groups. We’ll be announcing the Education
Groups later this month, so if you have a desire to create a group, make sure to fill out this
form as soon as possible. It’s a fabulous way to share your expertise and accelerate your
own learning in a particular area of interest.
If you’d like to present at an in-person meeting or webinar, please fill out the appropriate
form on our website.
And if you would like to be a part of our inspiring Education Leadership Team, please contact
the incoming Director of Education, Andy Scantland.
Carl Dierschow and Suzanne Mariner
ICF-CO Co-Directors of Education
Click the button below to register for Education Groups:
January 10, 2019: Carolyn Rose Hart, PCC
Create Your Vision for the Coaching Business You’ll Love
Click here to register
February 7, 2019: Tom Krapu, Ph.D., PCC
PCC Markers: Behaviors of the Professional Certified Coach
Click here to register
March 14, 2019: Terry Hildebrandt MCC
Creative Coaching with Images: Zooming In using Points of You® tools
Click here to register
January 23, 2019: Patrick Williams, MCC
Energizing your Coaching with The Magic and Mastery of Metaphors
Click here to register
February 20, 2019: Leon Vanderpol, PCC
What Kind of Coach Are You? The Coaching Continuum
Click here to register
Questions or comments about programs?
Carl Dierschow / 970-225-6889 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzanne Mariner / 303-910-9534 / email@example.com
Carl Dierschow & Suzanne Mariner
ICF-CO Education Directors
(formerly known as Special Interest Groups - SIGs)
Click the button below to learn more
about each Education Group and Register!
Credentialing & Core Competencies
The Credentialing/Core Competencies education group that
typically meets on the fourth Friday of each month will not be
meeting in December, due to the proximity of dates to
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. See you in January!
Walt Hastings, DMin, MCC | 303-526-9490 |
Executive Coaching Mastermind
This Education Group will not be meeting in December 2018.
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 participants. Meetings will be held
virtually. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month (March - November 2018) from
10:30am - Noon MT
Sheryl Zausen | firstname.lastname@example.org
Experienced Coaches Salon
Meetings are virtual and conducted on Zoom the 2nd & 4th Fridays of each month
at 9am MT.
Jacquie Fedo | email@example.com | 303.748.4161
Continuous Coaching Development
This Education Group will meet in December 2018.
We are calling the next sessions of the Continuous Coaching
Development Education Group, "Working on the Core" -- those things
at the heart of what makes us grow. You’ll gain 2.5 CCE Units towards
your ICF certification, and .5 Resources credit.
Here's the agenda:
6.00 – 6.10pm:
Meet and Greet
6.10 – 6.30pm:
An icebreaker/warm up to get us in the frame and perceptually ready
6.30 – 6.55pm:
Brief Introduction to a model or thought process which might help you as you work with
your clients, and then a chance for you to select one of the ICF Core Competencies to work
6.55 – 8.30pm:
Small Group Triads or Quads. This is a process of “close in coaching” where one person acts
as the coach, someone else the client, and then either one or two observers, depending
upon attendance. Our aim is that everyone has the opportunity to practice some “how to’s”
on a competency or indicator of a competency they select. For instance, deepening our
listening, or designing actions, etc. These will all start from establishing a “coaching
agreement” for the first 5- 10 minutes of their practice session. Then, each coach will have
10 minutes to coach the client, with observer(s) collecting evidence of how the coach did in
practicing their chosen skill area. There will be a “time-out” of 10 minutes during the
practice period for either the client, coach or observer(s) to spot the coach doing something
well, ask for help, or simply make an observation. So 30 minutes total, then swap roles until
all have completed. Quads will have to work faster, but will get more learning!
8.30 to 9.00pm:
Review, summarize, and commit, plus share any announcements.
Come get yourself ready for a set of fantastic evenings of exploring why coaching is the best
way of leading and learning there is on the planet.
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.
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
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!
Monthly in-person meetings in Colorado Springs.
First Thursday of the month, 6:00-9:00pm, except when that clashes with Denver ICF-CO
Light snacks and refreshments provided.
Minimum 6, maximum 20
Geo Roberts | firstname.lastname@example.org
"Bolder in Boulder" an MCC-led group to refine and deepen coaching
This Education Group will not be meeting in December 2018.
Sara (Zora) Boas | email@example.com
Total Pre-Paid Fee Persons: 104
Important: Notice about CCEs
This is a reminder that Continuing
Coaching Education credits are important!
Even if you’re not pursuing a credential
(provide supportive role for coaches)
Professional Coaches: 86
Coaches who are global members:
ACC: 21 (35%)
PCC: 25 (42%)
MCC: 14 (23%)
Total Credentialed Coaches: 60
Non-Credentialed Coaches: 26
This information is supplied to give
you a "bird’s eye" view of where our
Chapter stands in having ICF
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
greater mastery, thus enabling us to
deliver more value to current and future
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
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
allow at least two weeks advance notice to
process your request.
2018 ICF Colorado Leadership Team
Copyright 2018 ICF Colorado