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February 2013 ICF Colorado Newsletter

  1. 1. FEBRUARY 2013IN THIS ISSUE: Message from Reuel Hunt, President Next Monthly Meeting: February 7, 2013 Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings Interested in serving on the ICF Colorado Board? ICF Colorado Meetup Groups In the Spotlight: Jena Sawyer Article: The Final Global Annual International Coach Federation Conference - October 2012 in London Calling All Volunteers! Membership in the ICF Colorado ICF Colorado is on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & YouTube! Resource Library General Meeting Information Contact UsMessage from Reuel HuntPresident, ICF ColoradoConnection – community – contribution . . . (continued)The core tenants of Professional Coaching are sometimes lost in the everyday hustle and bustle oflife, especially when starting and sustaining a coaching business. At our January meeting, MichaelStratford challenged us coaches to Provoke, Evoke, or Go Home. While the essence of coaching isto build connection and an alliance with our clients and potential clients, there is a time for beingprovocative.I say that the core tenants of coaching hold true whether our clients are executives, professionals,teams, organizations, other coaches, kids, parents, couples, even inmates…and some core tenantscoaching has at its foundation include: 1. Alliance/relationship – designing up front how the relationship will be, trust, expectations,
  2. 2. and desired outcomes. Coaching is a co-created relationship. 2. Connection - our clients hire us because they like us and can connect with us, and feel connected and supported. 3. Heard - our clients feel heard – one thing that is most missing in our society – even with all the social media “connection”. I feel that the current run on social media is a reflection of how hungry we are to be heard and to connect. 4. Perspectives and awareness– we help our clients learn how to look at any situation through different perspectives or lenses and to become more aware and conscious, both locally and globally. And, this entire letter is just my perspective at this sitting. 5. Effective communications – how we listen with powerful questions and direct communications. 6. Action & Accountability – designing action, planning, and goal setting, and managing progress and holding accountability.We are blessed as a relatively new profession to already have a vibrant international associationholding ethical guidelines and professional standards – ICF-Global.And a reminder of the ICF Colorado Chapter and Board purpose statement, a statement answeringthe question "we exist for the sake of what?":"We support the growth and sustainability of the coaching community in our area by connectingour members with valuable resources such that they thrive personally and professionally."We are here as stewards of the wellbeing of the coaching profession and community, and as a partof the professional coaching community, your input, support, and engagement is needed,respected and honored. Please let me know your thoughts, how you want to support and engagewith our community. You can reach me at President@ICFColorado.org.Looking forward to seeing you at this month’s meeting with Amanda Trosten-Bloom speaking onAppreciative Inquiry.Wishing you success in your coaching journey,Reuel J. HuntPresident, ICF ColoradoReuel@CoachingKids.orgNext Monthly Meeting: February 7, 2013Date: February 7, 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: Amanda Trosten-Bloom
  3. 3. Topic: "Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Approach to Personal and Organization Development"*CCEUs: pendingFor the meeting on February 7th, we are happy to present Amanda Trosten-Bloom, who is awidely acclaimed consultant, master trainer, energizing speaker, and pioneer in the use ofAppreciative Inquiry.Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a revolutionary way of inspiring and engaging people individually, inteams, and in large-scale organizational and community change. Since its inception in themid-1980’s businesses, non-profits and communities around the world have achieved stunningresults, using AI for strategic planning, merger integration, culture transformation and more.Featured in Fast Company, The Christian Science Monitor, Training, Human Resources Executive,the OD Practitioner, it is also the subject of hundreds of articles, texts and educational programs.This program introduces participants to the philosophy and practice of this approach to changethat has been described as "a radical shift in mainstream organizational thinking." Providingparticipants with a brief experience of AI, as well as case studies of global and local organizations’success, it will demonstrate how Appreciative Inquiry can support ICF members – as well as theassociation itself – in identifying and aligning around strengths, envisioning bold new futures,embracing change, and increasing motivation and engagement.About Amanda Trosten-BloomAmanda Trosten-Bloom is a widely acclaimed consultant, master trainer, energizing speaker, andpioneer in the use of Appreciative Inquiry for high engagement, whole system change, She buildsresults oriented partnerships with organizational and community leaders and teams in support ofstrategic planning, culture change and organizational excellence. Working across sectors inbusiness, nonprofit and government organizations, her clients have included: Hewlett-Packard;the Unitarian Universalist Association; IHS; ACT; Hunter Douglas Window Fashions Division; theNational Security Administration; Goddard Space Flight Center; The Denver Foundation; and theCities of Boulder, Denver and Longmont, CO; Boulder County, CO.Amanda is also co-author of Appreciative Leadership: Focus on What Works to Drive WinningPerformance and Build a Thriving Organization (McGraw-Hill, 2010); the best-selling Power ofAppreciative Inquiry: A Practical Guide to Positive Change (Berrett-Koehler: 2003 and 2010),Appreciative Team Development: Positive Questions to Bring Out the Best in Your Team(iUniverse, 2005); the Encyclopedia of Positive Questions – Volume One: Questions to Bring Outthe Best at Work; and more than a dozen articles and book chapters. https://positivechange.org/PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the monthly meetings including ICF Coloradomembers.*CCEUs: pendingCLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the February 7, 2013 Meeting
  4. 4. Special Interest Groups (SIGs)EXPLORING COACHING AS A PROFESSION SIGFebruary 7, 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 determining if self-employment suits you choosing your niche and specialty investigating training programs, certification & mentor coaches getting started . . .BUILDING YOUR COACHING BUSINESS SIGFebruary 7, 20136:00PM - 7:00PMJoin us at the Building Your Coaching Business SIG to learn about tools, tips and resources to helpstart and grow your business.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 SIGFebruary 13, 20137:00PM - 9:00PMLocation: see information belowFacilitated by: Reuel Hunt & Lauren Fisher5+ Years of Coaching Experience? You’re Invited to Check Us OutThe next meeting of the Experienced Coaches SIG is February 13th from 7-9pm.In our new format, we focus and go deeper on one topic that surfaces during our check-ins, andwe keep our check-ins bottom-lined and time sensitive so we can go deeper on a chosen topic.Summary of the January SIG meeting: We began with check-ins all around, including sharing ofresources relevant to each persons check-in. The check-ins led to a discussion on this topic: "Weexplored individual answers to two questions, What does community building mean? and Whathas inspired you in your life? Answers to the first question took two paths: community building inthe coaching community and community building with other communities – business/corporate,legislation, media, non-profit/philanthropic, education, other associations - and it was fascinatingto see what inspiration had led different ones in the group to be successful experienced coaches."
  5. 5. So, I ask you: "What has inspired you?" and "What does community building mean to you?"Location:3855 S. Hibiscus Way Denver, CO 80237(west on Hampden from 1-25 to Happy Canyon)Please contact Reuel to receive more details about this SIG.Please send your RSVP to Reuel at rjhunt@earthlink.netWe look forward to seeing you there!Facilitators:Reuel Huntrjhunt@earthlink.netLauren Fisherlaurenkfisher@comcast.netInterested 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 DirectorSecretaryTo 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.Interested in hosting an ICF CO Meetup Group in your area? Let us know:info@icfcolorado.orgLink on Meetup:
  6. 6. http://www.meetup.com/ICF-Colorado-Coaches-Corner/*Please check the link above for any updates/changes announced by the Meetup Groupleaders.Meetup 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: Jena SawyerICF Colorado is proud to feature Jena Sawyer as our member "In the Spotlight." After 20 years ofcorporate accounting and finance experience, Jena Sawyer discovered yoga when she couldn’tsleep. She had everything she thought she wanted in life, yet she felt empty, unfulfilled, andunsatisfied. Yoga did help her sleep, and she also discovered that movement held a key to deeplevels of wisdom and clarity. As her life transformed, she became interested in helping otherwomen walk their own path to fulfillment, satisfaction and peace. Through her coach training withNewfield Network, she gained valuable tools and insights, and an even greater commitment toguiding other women on their journey.Jena loves working with women who feel like something is missing. They’re overwhelmed,frustrated, and exhausted, and they think the key to the results the want is to try harder. Theytake great care of the people and details around them, and look forward to “someday” whenthey’ll get to relax or make the difference they know they’re here to make.Click here to read more about JenaArticle:The Final Global Annual International Coach Federation Conference –October 2012 in Londonby Reuel Hunt, ICF-CO PresidentIt isn’t the last global conference, just the last annual – and I hasten to say that the regionalannual conferences around the world are filling the gap very well, and there are plans under wayto have global conferences every three years or so. For those of us who have been attending theannual conferences with coaches from around the world each year for several years, we will missthis amazing annual event.The conference began in London for me on Wednesday morning (October 3rd) with an all- dayGlobal Leader Forum – ICF Chapter leaders from around the world followed by severalpresentations from ICF Global Staff and Board who focused on what has transpired in the coachingprofession around the world the last year and what we see looking forward. It was an inspiring
  7. 7. way to begin the conference.Every year I have found the keynote speakers to be profound, especially this year with BrenéBrown speaking on “Daring Greatly: How the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live,love, and lead.” I found it to be right on and very timely.Here is an outline of the conference with the theme of “Connect, Learn, Inspire:”Click here to access the full articleReuel Hunt is founder and Executive Director of Coaching Kids, Inc., a non-profit founded in 2001that takes coaching and coaching skills training to youth and those that work with youth, includingin prisons. For more information go to: http://www.coachingkids.orgCalling 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! Jobing.com - 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
  8. 8. 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 rjhunt@earthlink.net to learn more about theseexciting 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.
  9. 9. 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:http://sn.im/joinicfcolorado.Thank You!ICF ColoradoICF Colorado is on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & YouTube!Check out the ICF Colorado on:FacebookLike Us on FacebookTwitterYou 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 Information
  10. 10. Regular 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: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 Members
  11. 11. Reuel Hunt, Presidentrjhunt@earthlink.net303-734-0444President ElectPosition AvailableMembership DirectorPosition AvailableSecretaryPosition AvailableDinah Snow, Communications Directordinah@dinahsnow.com303-499-0408Helle Hegelund, Education Directorhelle@hegelundconsulting.com720-570-0369Tom Lietaert, Treasurertom@sacredodyssey.com419-699-6100Marty Vondrell, Past Presidentmarty@martyvondrell.com720-389-4870 info@icfcolorado.org Copyright 2013 ICF Colorado