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ICF Colorado Newsletter September 2012

  1. 1. SEPTEMBER 2012IN THIS ISSUE: Message from Marty Vondrell, President New Member Reception at September ICF Colorado Meeting Next ICF Colorado Monthly Meeting: September 13, 2012 Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings Teleclass September 5th: "How to Find Your WOW, NOW!" ICF Colorado Meetup Groups In the Spotlight: Jean DiGiovanna 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 is now ICF ColoradoThe Denver Coach Federation is now ICF Colorado.We are excited about the completion of the rebranding of our name!Please note that the new contact email is info@icfcolorado.orgMessage from Marty VondrellPresident, ICF ColoradoI just cant believe the summer is over so quickly. The pools are closing and kids are going back toschool. If you feel like me, hopefully the time flew by because we are truly being present in themoment and embracing life as it comes - "The Precious Present" (a great little book if you haven’tread it).The good news is that we are getting together again in September! The Board of Directors has
  2. 2. planned an excellent fall lineup of meetings, and I am very excited about what is happening forthe ICF CO. Additionally, we coaches are revving up for some of the busiest times of our year.Change is in the air!This short message is such a great opportunity for me to let you know how much I respect andappreciate what you do. I know how hard this business can be. I’m sure that most of you agreethat client acquisition is the toughest part of this business. How come people don’t understandhow awesome the coaching process can be for anyone?I also know how gratifying and rejuvenating it can be. I want a balance of these for you. I want abalance of challenge and success for all of us. That is how we feel the joy of creation in ourbusiness. That is how we actualize ourselves. It is an ongoing process, and the result is growth.Especially as a coach, we have no choice but to make this happen.Remember, we cant ask our clients to do what we are not willing to do ourselves. Are you trulychallenging yourself to your highest potential? Are you making the most of every day by trulybeing in the present? Are you also taking time to envision your vision of the future? If you werecoaching yourself, what is the question that would shake you up and make you find the answer?These are tough challenges, but how could we expect anything less of ourselves when wechallenge and push our clients like this every day? Take the time to answer them for yourself. Justas it does for our clients, these questions will change your reality.I hope your coaching practice is shaping up to be exactly as you envisioned. I know sometimes Ifeel like Im alone in this challenge of creating a business in a coaching profession that is on theraw and ragged edge of helping people change. This is a huge proposition and, although exciting,is really one of the hardest things anybody can do, which is change themselves while helping otherpeople change.We have a good speaker/coach coming in from Chicago this month, Ben Dooley. If you haveexperienced any of his work or read about him in any of the coaching forums, you are probablyanticipating a perspective changing evening like I am.Do what you love and enjoy (be in joy) along the way!With the warmest regards,Marty VondrellPresident, ICF Coloradomarty@martyvondrell.comNew Member Reception at September ICF Colorado MeetingIn order to honor the new members who joined ICF Colorado in 2012, we will be having a NewMember Reception at the September meeting instead of the Special Interest Group (SIG)meetings we usually have prior to the general meeting. The New Member Reception will start at6:00pmThis is a special opportunity for our new members to meet each other and learn more about ICFCO and their important role in the future of our organization. All members will be welcome at theNew Member Reception.We look forward to seeing you and kicking off our exciting fall programming along with officiallyintroducing our new name and image to our membership.Karen McGeeICF CO Membership Director
  3. 3. Next ICF Colorado Monthly Meeting: September 13, 2012Date: September 13, 2012Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM(No Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will be conducted at the September meeting as we will becelebrating the New Member Reception from 6:00 - 6:50pm)Location: PPA Event Center, 2105 Decautur St, Denver, CO 80211Speaker: Ben DooleyTopic: "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.
  4. 4. 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 tocoaching 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 September; next meeting in OctoberBUILDING YOUR COACHING BUSINESS SIGNo meeting in September; next meeting in OctoberFacilitator:Jean DiGiovanna, CPCCjean@workshopuniversity.comwww.workshopandwebinarsuccess.com303-413-8001EXPERIENCED COACHES SIGThis SIG will be meeting in SeptemberSeptember 19, 20127:00PM - 9:00PMLocation: see information belowFacilitated by: Reuel Hunt
  5. 5. 5+ Years of Coaching Experience? You’re Invited to Check Us OutThe next meeting of the Experienced Coaches SIG is September 19th from 7-9pm. We continueour format of focusing and going deeper on one topic that surfaces during our check-ins, andkeeping our check-ins more bottom-lined and time sensitive, so we can go deeper on a chosentopic.Summary of the August SIG meeting: We began with check-ins all around, including sharing ofresources relevant to each persons check-in, and a number of connections of resources to needswere made.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 Reuel to receive more details about this SIG.Facilitator:Reuel Huntreuel@coachingkids.orgTeleclass 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 easeand 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:
  6. 6. 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 TeleclassNEW: ICF Colorado Meetup GroupsWe are excited to announce that ICF Colorado is starting Meetup Groups! This will be anopportunity for our community to continue conversations and keep communications goingin-between our monthly meetings.There are 3 Meetup Groups; feel free to join the location that is the best match for you:Meetup Group with Carol Schultz, ICF CO Education Director:First Wednesday of each month at 7:30amLocation - Kunjani Coffee in Parker, COMeetup Group with Jennifer Drake, ICF CO Secretary:Last Tuesday of each month from 6-7pmLocation - Whole Foods, 870 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale, COMeetup Group with Tom Lietaert, ICF CO Treasurer:Date / Time - TBALocation - TBAQuestions? Please contact info@icfcolorado.org
  7. 7. In the Spotlight: Jean DiGiovannaICF Colorado is proud to feature Jean DiGiovanna as our member "In the Spotlight." Jean M.DiGiovanna, CPCC and founder of Workshop University & ThinkPeople, is a certified coach, speakerand trainer helping thousands of individuals find their voice and get their unique message out tothe world. Jean serves as the facilitator of the Building Your Practice SIG and presented at the ICFColorado April 2012 meeting on "Learn the Top Secrets to Launching High Impact Workshops &Webinars and the 5 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid."Jean has maintained memberships in ICF chapters in each state she has lived. Before Jean movedto Colorado in 2010 and join ICF Colorado, she was a member of ICF New England since 1999.She feels involvement with ICF and their chapters represent her profession and it is critical thatshe belongs to that profession, not just because she is a coach, but because the chapter provideseducation, connection and community to help support her growth and the continued growth of herbusiness.Click here to read more about JeanCalling 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
  8. 8. 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 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 ColoradoFall is just around the corner; we’re back from our summer break, and now is a great time to joinor renew your membership. We’re officially launching our new name and image this month, andwe’re having our New Member Reception instead of our Special Interest Groups (SIGs). So if youjoin now, you’ll be one of the new members we’re welcoming and celebrating. We’ll have somefun things to give away as we launch our new image and recognize our new members, so be sureto 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 their
  9. 9. businesses. 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:http://sn.im/joindcf.If 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 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".
  10. 10. 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:Questions? Comments? Ideas to Share?We welcome your comments and ideas and are happy to answer questions.Contact Information:info@icfcolorado.org
  11. 11. www.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.com303-805-7635Tom Lietaert, Treasurertom@sacredodyssey.com419-699-6100Jennifer Drake, SecretaryJennifer@guidingtransformation.com303-507-7993Kim Clausen, Past Presidentkeclausen@netzero.net303-465-0454 info@icfcolorado.org Copyright 2012 ICF Colorado