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February 2018: ICF Colorado Newsletter


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February 2018: ICF Colorado Newsletter

  1. 1. View this email in your browser February 2018 IN THIS ISSUE Message from Lisa Hale, ICF-CO President February 21: Virtual Program Latest News on Programs: In-Person Meetings & Virtual Programs - Feb - June First New Member Happy Hour Education Groups Credentials Corner & Notice About CCEs ICF-CO Leadership Team Big Rocks First by Dr. Lisa Hale, PCC, President, ICF Colorado Coaches! When you have a lot to do, what do you do first? How do you organize your flow? Most people do it like this: At random. Whatever is easiest or first to mind, or right in front of your nose, gets done first. The result? Usually the result is an in-completed stack of to-do’s. That’s not so bad in and of itself. The stressful bit is that often the really most important things don’t get done and
  2. 2. then we lose sleep, get cranky, slip into a not so creative state of mind and then fear sets in, and we believe that voice that says, “I suck.” So, we have some choices right? 1, We can either keep on that same track knowing that It’s “normal” enough and just tolerate stress, worry and overwhelm. Or 2. We might simply not sleep and work and stretch ourselves too thin until our health suffers, our mood and relationships suffer, and ultimately our effectiveness suffers too. Or 3. We might consider this “Big Rocks First” approach. What is it? Big rocks are the truly most life-giving, results producing, stress reducing things we can do in a day. Medium rocks are important too. And the small rocks are also probably not to be neglected. If we don’t put the big rocks first, we will inevitably run out of space for the rest. Imagine this: You have a jar. You also have a pile of sand, a pile of pebbles, a pile of medium rocks and a pile of big rocks. If you put the rocks in at random, this is what you get! The rocks are not all fitting in the jar. In this analogy, the jar represents the fixed amount of
  3. 3. time, energy, space for whatever it is that is important to you. Now imagine that you slow it all down. Think about what is MOST important to you. You can do this in thinking about your life, your year, your quarter, day or hour. It can be abstract allocation of time and attention, or specific. What matters most to you? For many of my clients the things on the following list show up. What is it for you? Family Love Making money Making a difference Health Getting my job done well Spending quality time with friends, family Doing Art Sleep Vacation Exercise Prayer In a given day, it might be a deadline or a specific project AND some of the general big rocks are still key. One client has a routine in the morning with her son that gets him off to school with a great lunch, lots of mommy kisses and a little exercise. She also has a 30 minute per day commitment with her husband for alone time and conversation. She volunteers on three boards AND she runs a full time business. So some of her BIG ROCKS change daily. However, some are the same every single day. Every day, her commitments to exercise, her family, and her spiritual practice are her fixed Big Rocks. On some days, her established client meetings are also Big Rocks. And the Medium rocks that are correspondences, administrative issues that need taking care of, grocery shopping – those things must get done too, but they are not so fixed in time. The smaller rocks are things like watering the plants, doing the dishes, straightening up the living room, filing the bills. The magical thing is that when she fits the big rocks in first – ALL of the things that are really important to her get done on those day. You see, everything fits in the jar when you put the big rocks in first. The smaller rocks, the pebbles and the sand fill the spaces in between. Like this:
  4. 4. All the rocks fit – and there is even some space at the top for a little ‘kick the can’ time. In your life, which would you rather have? The Jar on the left? Or the jar on the right? Spend time sorting out your big rocks. Maybe test it out! With gratitude for your service, Lisa "Life Coaching Isn’t Just For Grownups – Three Skills Every Child Should Learn Before The Age Of 10" February 21st Virtual Program
  5. 5. Date: February 21, 2018 Time: 10:00 - 11:00am MT "Life Coaching Isn’t Just For Grownups – Three Skills Every Child Should Learn Before The Age Of 10" Location: Virtual Program (Webinar) CCEs: 1 in Core Competencies Speaker: Renaye Thornborrow ABOUT THE PROGRAM When faced with challenges or disappointments, most kids don’t have the tools to handle them. As a result, they often get down on themselves or give up on themselves – developing belief systems that can hold them back for the rest of their lives. As coaches, we’ve seen the impact of childhood events on adult clients over-and-over again! Coaching isn’t just for grownups. It’s a game changer for our youth when they learn how to break through limiting beliefs and proactively create supportive beliefs to help them thrive. Life coaching can help kids learn how to use the power of their thoughts to handle the ups and downs of growing up and to develop a mindset for creating happiness, confidence, and success in life. In this session coaches will learn about three mindset skills that all kids should learn before the age of 10 and how they can use stories and activities to coach kids (the skills work for grownup clients too). This is for you if: You are a parent or have kids in your life You have clients who are parents You work with kids or want to work with kids Three learning objectives: 1. Why life coaching is critical for our youth. 2. Three mindset skills to help kids (and grownups) overcome disappointment and move forward empowered. 3. How you can use stories to evoke awareness, learning, and action in kids. ABOUT RENAYE THORNBORROW
  6. 6. Renaye Thornborrow is the founder and CEO of Adventures in Wisdom™, author of The Adventures in Wisdom Life Coaching Program for Kids™ Curriculum, and leader of a worldwide movement to empower kids. Her company’s WISDOM Coach™ Certification program is helping professionals on 6 continents and over 30 countries use coaching stories and activities to bring life coaching and personal development to kids ages 6-12. Through the coaching stories, kids learn how to handle the ups and downs of growing up, to bounce back from disappointment, to think for themselves and make good decisions, and to go for their dreams and make them happen. Renaye is a personal development expert, member of the International Coaches Federation, and former 3-year board member for the Association of Coach Training Organizations. She is also a retired corporate marketing executive and holds a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Texas. She and her husband of 27 years are the proud parents of 15-year old twins – a son and a daughter. ======================== 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 Latest News from our Co-Education Directors This year we’re offering six ongoing Education Groups (formerly called SIGs). These groups are turning out to be quite popular, so make sure you get in before they’re full! Note
  7. 7. that you can register to join multiple groups, as they are now being offered at different times throughout the month. To make these professional development opportunities more widely accessible, most of the groups are virtual, so that you can participate no matter where you live! Click the button below to register for Education Groups: We now have the Education programs set through June: IN-PERSON EVENTS March 8th: Panel Presentation & Discussion Breakthrough Coaching: How Masterful Coaches Inspire Extraordinary Results April 5th: Jonathan & Laurie Weiss A Simple Process for Lasting Change *Please Note - the April meeting is the first Thursday of the month May 10th: Denise Hedges The Coach as Communicator: How to Create a Masterful Speaking Presence June 14th: Lisa Hale Lessons From the Field: Reflections on the UCD Leadership Coaching Pilot Program July 12th: Summer Picnic Location TBA Please note that the March - June meetings will be held at the University of Colorado, in downtown Denver (UCD), 1380 Lawrence, 2nd Floor. VIRTUAL PROGRAMS February 21st: Renaye Thornborrow Life Coaching Isn't Just For Grownups Click here to register March 21st: Tara Butler-Floch Getting to a Powerful & Committed "Yes" - How to enroll clients to fill your practice with ease
  8. 8. April 20th: Lynn Taylor Change Lives with the CVI (An Introduction to the Core Values Index) 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 FIRST EVER NEW MEMBER HAPPY HOUR January 25, 2018 The first ever new membership happy hour took place on January 25, 2018, at the Hacienda Restaurant at Mexico and Colorado Boulevard in Denver. Strange as it seemed to us, this event was held in the same place, although the name has changed, as the very first meeting of the ICF Colorado Chapter in 1996. While the number of people attending was not huge, the evening proved to be delightful. We had ample opportunity to introduce new members to the history, mission, vision, educational benefits, and career opportunities that the Chapter has begun to offer since the beginning of 2017. The three current Membership Co-Directors, Donna Read, Chris Coward and Sarah Roberts led the meeting. New members attending were Joan Eden, Amy Sargent, Jeani Ringkob, and Pattie Risch. We started the evening with introductions, which, unlike most introductions, led to us getting to know each other really well and to find many, many similarities in our backgrounds and interests. Chris opened the session and welcomed everyone into the Chapter. Donna presented the history of our chapter from 1996 thru to today while Sarah introduced everyone to our mission, vision, and purpose. We noted that the current board, under the direction of our President, Lisa Hale, has
  9. 9. instigated more change and developed more opportunities for the membership than has been done since the early years of the Chapter. All agreed that this was a fun, really bonding experience that should happen on a regular basis and include any chapter member who would like to attend. The next meeting will be held towards the end of April in Boulder. Stay tuned for that announcement. Chapter membership now stands at 78 members of which four are emeriti and two are affiliates. We are growing nicely. Please note that Donna Read is taking a leave of absence from the membership committee to finish her dissertation. She will return to full board activity in October 2018. Sarah Roberts has graciously stepped in to replace Donna and will remain as a full board and committee member. Wishing you all a wonderful month, Donna, Chris, and Sarah EDUCATION GROUPS (formerly known as Special Interest Groups - SIGs) Click the button below to learn more about each Education Group and Register!
  10. 10. Credentialing & Core Competencies The Credentialing/Competencies SIG will be meeting on the 4th Friday of each month from 1:00 to 2:00 PM via Zoom. (The Zoom link will be provided as the date draws nearer.) We will spend approximately two-thirds of our time focusing on the ICF Core Competencies, and one-third reporting our individual progress toward out next credential. This SIG is continuing to be led by Walt Hastings and Ralph Datema. All members and prospective coaches are welcome to participate at no cost. If you are interested, please contact Walt or Ralph. Facilitated by: Walt Hastings 303-526-9490 Ralph Datema 303-974-0947 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 participants. Meetings will be held virtually. Facilitated by: Sheryl Zausen |
  11. 11. Experienced Coaches Salon Date: February 14, 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 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
  12. 12. 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 Credentials Corner January 2018 Total Pre-Paid Fee Persons: 83 Affiliate: 5 (provide supportive role for coaches) Professional Coaches: 78 Coaches who are global members: 66 Credentialed Coaches ACC: 19 (24%) PCC: 17 (22%) MCC: 8 (10%) Total Credentialed Coaches: 44 (56%) Non-Credentialed Coaches: 34 (44%) This information is supplied to give you a "bird’s eye" view of where our Chapter stands in having ICF credentialed coaches. Important: Notice about CCEs 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 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
  13. 13. LOOKING BACK OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS The following statistics are good indicators of the health of our Chapter. In the past seven months, we have accomplished the following: - Membership has grown from 62 to 83 (up 21) - Number of coaches has grown from 55 to 78 (up 23) - Number of ICF Global members has grown from 45 to 66 (up 21) - Number of credentialed coaches has grown from 29 to 44 (up 15) - Number of ACC coaches has grown from 12 to 19 (up 7) - Number of PCC coaches has grown from 12 to 17 (up 5) - Number of MCC coaches has grown from 6 to 8 (up 2) During 2017, our credentialing effort has encouraged 4 members to get their ACC credential, 3 members to get their PCC, and 2 members to get their MCC. 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 Lisa Hale President 505-690-3354 Jacquie Fedo President Elect 303-748-4161
  14. 14. Donna Read Co-Membership Director 571-217-1434 Sarah Roberts Co-Membership Director 303-507-6305 Reuel Hunt Financial Director 303-734-0444 Andy Scantland Marketing Director 720-493-8888 Monica McNulty Secretary 720-840-7501 Walt Hastings Credentialing Director 303-526-9490
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