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August 2012 ICF Colorado Newsletter


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August 2012 ICF Colorado Newsletter

  1. 1. AUGUST 2012IN THIS ISSUE: Message from Marty Vondrell, President No Meetings in July or August - Next ICF Colorado Monthly Meeting: September 13, 2012 Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings Teleclass September 5th: "How to Find Your WOW, NOW!" Member Benefits: Know Any Local Business Owners? Calling All Volunteers! Membership in the ICF Colorado ICF Colorado is on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & YouTube! Resource Library General Meeting Information Contact UsPLEASE NOTE:Denver Coach Federation in process of rebranding name to ICF ColoradoThe rebranding of our name from Denver Coach Federation to ICF Colorado is going well and thechanges are almost complete.We appreciate your understanding as we work to make updates as quickly as possible.Please also note that the new contact email is info@icfcolorado.orgMessage from Marty VondrellPresident, ICF ColoradoSummer is going by fast, and it has been almost 2 months since we have gotten together for ageneral meeting. I hope youre enjoying your summer as we start to enter the beautiful, hotAugust nights. Summer really is a special time of year that most of us take some extra time toslow down and take at least a break or vacation from work. That might be even more appropriatein our coaching business when things tend to slow down a little bit, and it is important to developourselves. I know I have taken my fair share of long weekends with the family, in addition to
  2. 2. week-long family vacations.As I have shared in the past, I am always working on myself. I think this is imperative for coachesbecause it is essentially a requirement to grow and improve yourself when you are growing andimproving others. I also think it is important to do it in a playful way. I thought I would take amoment to give you my short list for summer reading, learning and reflection.A couple of re-reads for me are Eckhart Tolles The Power of Now and Dan Pinks A Whole NewMind. Not only are these works powerfully influential to help you create a better life for yourself, Ialso believe they are very powerful for the business we are in. We can learn so much aboutourselves and ultimately give that to our clients with our presence. For me, these books havebeen especially influential; sometimes I can only read a few pages or paragraphs before I need to"go inside myself" to contemplate what it means to me. I believe these are good practices.Another couple of books are Brene Browns The Gifts of Imperfection (or check out her TED talk,The Power of Vulnerability) and Stuart Browns Play. Both of these books can be transformationalin re-evaluating how you are being in your life. I emphasize this because it is so important tocultivate the attributes of ourself that we value. I am wondering if this shouldnt be a futuremeeting topic. What do you think? Please let me know.No matter what you are doing or reading this summer, I hope it brings happiness and fulfillmentto your life or inspires something in you to make the most out of life. We are part of the mostdesirable profession I can imagine, and we are all worthy of it.Do what you love, laugh along the way, and I will see you in September!With the warmest regards,Marty VondrellPresident, ICF Coloradomarty@martyvondrell.comNo Meetings in July or August -Next ICF Colorado Monthly Meeting: September 13Date: September 13, 2012Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM(SIGs start at 6:00PM before the general meeting)Location: PPA Event Center, 2105 Decautur St, Denver, CO 80211Speaker: Ben Dooley
  3. 3. Topic: "The 3-Step Process to Confident Coaching Connection"It’s an inevitable part of coaching. Sometimes the connection with our clients is great—there’senergy and flow and the coaching feels effortless—and then sometimes the coaching feels hardand flops around, and were not sure how to get back. What makes it even worse is when we getstuck in a mindtrap and can’t quite figure how to get out.I don’t care how new or experienced you are, this occurs more often than you think and it’s hardto prevent. As a result, your coaching is not nearly as effective and impactful as you believe it tobe.In other words, once that disconnect happens, and it invariably does, there’s little hope.Until now.This interactive and fun workshop shows you three incredibly easy and amazingly powerfultechniques that will not only get you instantly “out of your head” but get you back “into yourclient.” Armed with this knowledge and experience, your coaching will be more confident andempowered. In other words, you’re on the path to Your Coaching Magnificence.Hey, new coaches! Although this workshop deals with some Advanced Coaching techniques, you’llfind that it is pretty easy to grasp. Not only that, but after this, you’ll have a more solid foundationof client connection upon which to build your coaching skills in your training.But suppose you’ve already gotten your coach training. That’s Perfect. This material is an excerptfrom the more detailed and advanced “Fast Pass to Master Coaching” teleclass, designed to takewhat you’ve learned and dig it even deeper and help you grow more quickly into that powerfulMaster Level coach.However, if you’re one of those experienced coaches, then you’re cordially invited to join in thefun. Sure, you may know this stuff already, but most likely not in this specific context. And it’salways great to get a little spark to your coaching, isn’t it? Well, this workshop is full of sparks thatother MCCs and experienced coaches have found great value in. In other words, you just mightlearn something that will sharpen your coaching even more.There is truly something here for everyone, and after attending, your coaching will never be thesame.About Ben DooleyBen Dooley is a PCC coach who facilitates the bi-weekly COACHING SKILLS FORUM telecalls, is theauthor of BeDo Bits Newsletter for Coaches and the eBook “Finding Your First Five Clients”, as wellas also Past President of the ICF Chicago Chapter and is currently serving as the spunkycheerleader for the upcoming 2012 Midwestern Regional Coaching Conference. In fact, with justabout everything his does in the coaching world demonstrates his overwhelming commitment to
  4. 4. coaching coaches and helping them discover their powerful coaching magnificence, coachingconfidence and coaching success.His experiences as a professional actor, clown, restaurant reviewer, waiter, and just about everyother temp job in town has taught him some powerful lessons about authenticity and personalpower. His coaching is a delicious blend of playfulness and wisdom, packed with creativity andlearning. He is committed to filling in as many of the gaps that coaches struggle with, and iswinding up his Bigger Game of helping 2012 coaches by 2012.PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the monthly meetings including ICF Coloradomembers.*CCEUs pendingCLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the September 13, 2012 Meeting.Special Interest Groups (SIGs)EXPLORING COACHING AS A PROFESSION SIGNo meeting in July or August; next meeting is September 13, 20126:00PM - 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 SIGNo meeting in July or August; next meeting is September 13, 20126:00PM - 7:00PMFacilitated By: Jean DiGiovannaFor the September meeting, Jean will be facilitating a session with the group where each personmay share a lesson learned from running his/her business over the summer, and then Jean willconduct a short visualization where each attendee may set some clear intentions for the upcomingICF year.Mission – To ensure that new coaches build their business, improve their coaching skills, marketeffectively and stay active and engaged in DCF. The SIG will help new coaches chart a coursetoward professional and financial success. In addition, coaches who complete this six-monthcurriculum should be prepared to mentor the next group of coaches entering the SIG.Facilitator:Jean DiGiovanna,
  5. 5. 303-413-8001EXPERIENCED COACHES SIGThis SIG will be meeting in AugustAugust 22, 20127:00PM - 9:00PMLocation: see information belowFacilitated by: Marty Vondrell and Reuel Hunt5+ Years of Coaching Experience? You’re Invited to Check Us OutThe next meeting of the Experienced Coaches SIG is August 22nd from 7-9pm.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 contact Marty or Reuel to receive more details about this SIG.Marty: marty@martyvondrell.comReuel: rjhunt@earthlink.netFacilitators:Marty Vondrell and Reuel HuntEmail Marty or Email ReuelTeleclass September 5th: "How to Find Your WOW, NOW!"Speaker: Ben DooleyYes, it’s true. It only takes 5 simple words to completely EXPLODE your coaching!I know it sounds hard to believe, but these 5 words may be the most important words that you’veever discovered. And once you know them, your coaching will never be the same. These 5 wordswill help you discover and define your own personal WOW! Factor. That same factor that will helpyou attract the perfect clients, amaze your clients, develop the perfect website, discover an ease
  6. 6. and flow to your coaching and most importantly show up as the powerful, amazing, incredible,impact creating, world changing coach that I BELIEVE you to be.Join this exciting and interactive experience and learn How to find your WOW, NOW!Coaches who attend will: Receive instant acknowledgement and recognition for who they are in the world. (Always a great encourager for more. You know, what you give attention to grows.) Learn how to begin showing up powerfully in their coaching (and in their lives). Discover the recipe to creating unshakable and deep coaching confidence. Begin to stand out from the ever growing sea of “ Cookie Cutter ” coaches and be able to apply this work to their marketing, website, sales, attracting clients, coaching presence... shucks, really everything. I’m telling you, I’m not kidding when I say that it will change your life. These 5 words are amazing and the applications are limitless. That’s how wow this WOW really is. Really? Do you need more ? They will also have a fun and powerful exercise they can bring immediately to their clients so they can find their own WOW! One last one. Wouldn’t you love your coaching to be easy and effortless? Here’s how.Date: September 5, 2012Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM MTLocation: Teleclass; conducted by phoneCost:ICF MEMBERS - YOU MUST BE AN ICF COLORADO MEMBER TO RECEIVE THE MEMBERREGISTRATION FEEICF Colorado Members (Full, Affiliate, Student): FreeNon-Members: $10**CCEUs pendingAll participants, including ICF Colorado Members, must register for the teleclass.CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: ICF CO September 2012 TeleclassMember Benefits: Know Any Local Business Owners?In our pursuit to add value to our membership and increase our visibility as a profession, we arelooking for local businesses to partner with.Do you have any contacts with local businesses who might be interested in offering our membersa discount for using their services? (For example: a store, restaurant or service that would offerour members a coupon for discounts).We’d love to see our logo partnered with other Colorado businesses!Please contact Tom Lietaert (ICF CO Treasurer) with your suggestions or or (419) 699-6100.
  7. 7. Calling 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 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.
  8. 8. The ICF Colorado Board of DirectorsMembership in the ICF Colorado(DCF is officially changing its name to International Coach Federation Colorado next month!)We’ll be starting our meetings again after our summer break, so now is the perfect time to join orrenew your membership if you’ve not already done so. We’ll be officially launching our new nameand image in September, so it will also be a fun meeting for your first one as a new or returningmember. We’ll have some fun things to give away as we celebrate our new image as well, so besure to join us for the fun!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 have questions about membership, please call me at 303-503-9681.Thank You!Karen McGeeICF Colorado Membership DirectorICF Colorado is on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & YouTube!Check out the ICF Colorado on:FacebookLike Us on FacebookTwitterYou Tube
  9. 9. LinkedInIf 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.net303-734-0444Karen McGee, Membership Directorkarenhmcgee@comcast.net303-503-9681Communications DirectorPosition AvailableCarol Schultz, Education Directorcarol@verticalelevation.com303-805-7635
  11. 11. Tom Lietaert, Treasurertom@sacredodyssey.com419-699-6100Jennifer Drake, SecretaryJennifer@guidingtransformation.com303-507-7993Kim Clausen, Past Presidentkeclausen@netzero.net303-465-0454