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July 2014 ICF Colorado Newsletter


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July 2014 ICF Colorado Newsletter

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July 2014 ICF Colorado Newsletter

  1. 1. ICF Colorado Newsletter July 2014 Message from Stephanie Wachman President, ICF Colorado I am very happy to say that our membership, our monthly meetings and our teleseminars have enjoyed the highest level of attendance that we at ICF Colorado have seen in a very long while. As a board, we appreciate all that you bring to our meetings, and find that now is the time to ask what else we can do to support you as members. Last year we were asked for support with ICF Certification and, as a result, we were very successful in offering an ICF certification program taught by our own Judy Sabah. We are thrilled to be able to offer that program once again this fall. For information, please email Kelly Johnson for registration information; details will be posted on the website soon. Your suggestions, comments and ideas about what else we can do to benefit you as members would be greatly appreciated, so please use this time to send us your thoughts. You can send them directly to me, We are always looking to grow and build and can really only do this successfully by getting input from our members. This summer, we are looking forward to our joint networking event with ASTD-RMC and NSA-CO; if you are interested, you can register now by going to our website; it's on the home page. Keep in mind that our one-day conference is scheduled for October 17. We are thrilled to have wonderful sponsorship for this event: Newfield Network (Platinum); Blue Mesa Group (Gold) and A Cuppa Creative (Bronze). IN THIS ISSUE: President's Message No Monthly Meeting in July or August Special Interest Groups (SIGs) August 21, 2014: Summer Networking Bash October 17, 2014: Fall Conference IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Note from Tom Lietaert, Communications Director FEATURED ARTICLE: Toward More Powerful Questions, Part 2 Membership General Meeting Information Sponsors of our Fall Conference
  2. 2. Finally, I want to once again thank our wonderful board and our conference committee for all the hard work that you have put into making ICF Colorado the success that it has achieved so far this year. I look forward to seeing everybody in August, and I wish you all a wonderful July. Stephanie Wachman President, ICF Colorado 720-232-3693 No Monthly Meeting in July or August Don't miss the Summer Networking Bash; details below. Special Interest Groups (SIGs) BUILDING YOUR COACHING BUSINESS SIG No meeting in July or August September: Guest Speaker - Richard Palmer-Smith who will be talking about how to craft a signature talk that gets clients. October: Guest Speaker - Our own Jim Knickerbocker, PhD, who will lead us through a business building activity. Facilitator: Dinah Snow, President-Elect, ICF Colorado Certified Money, Marketing and Soul ® Coach 303-499-0408 EXPERIENCED EXECUTIVE COACHES CASE STUDY SIG No meeting in July or August If you are an Executive Coach who wants to grow your skills and bounce ideas around with other Executive Coaches, then this group is for you! A Cuppa Creative Learn about being a sponsor for the Fall Conference. ICF CO Meetup Groups Our ICF Colorado Meetup Groups are an opportunity for our community to continue conversations and keep communications going in-between our monthly meetings. ICF CO Meetup Groups currently in Boulder and Ft. Collins. Interested in hosting an ICF CO Meetup Group in your area? Let us know: Link on Meetup *Please check the link above for any updates/changes announced by the Meetup Group leaders. Questions? Please contact Check out ICF CO: Facebook Like Us on Facebook Twitter You Tube LinkedIn Questions? Email us at
  3. 3. Facilitator: Julie Holunga 720-442-3938 EXPERIENCED COACHES SALON July 16, 2014 7:00PM - 9:00PM Location: see information below Facilitated by: Judy Sabah 5+ Years of Coaching Experience? You’re Invited to Check Us Out! The Salon format is a safe place in the home of one of the participants where experienced seasoned coaches share their journey as coaches with other like coaches in open, safe intimate dialogue, while boring deep into shared seasoned coach's issues. Location: Judy's home in Denver, CO (address and phone sent to RSVP’s) Please RSVP to for the salon. We look forward to seeing you there! Facilitator: Judy Sabah Questions? Comments? Ideas to Share? Advance Your Practice and Career with LinkedIn Discussions ICF Colorado extends outside just the monthly meetings. Jump in and join the conversation! Questions about the ICF Colorado LinkedIn group? Contact: Carl Dierschow August 21, 2014: "Summer Networking Bash" Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm Location: The Living Room 1055 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203 Food: Hors d'oeuvres Drinks: Two happy hour cocktails per person Cost: $20: Pre-registration online $25: Walk-in End your summer with a bang! Join us for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and networking with 3 of the finest professional organizations in Colorado: National Speakers Assocation Colorado Association of Talent Development (formerly ASTD) - Rocky Mountain Chapter ICF Colorado
  4. 4. You will network with like-minded professionals and foster new relationships in a relaxed and fun environment! Click here to register for the August 21, 2014 Summer Networking Bash Unleashing the Authentic Leader Within October 17, 2014 at Red Rocks Conference Center ICF Colorado is excited to bring our coaching community together with trainers, consultants, speakers and corporate leaders for a transformational personal and professional development experience. Our world-class keynote speakers, along with top notch breakout session facilitators, will engage...inspire...evoke...provoke...challenge...empower and bring us to a new place of understanding and acting upon what it means to be an authentic leader in our families, communities, businesses, organizations . . . and most importantly, in ourselves. Forward thinking. Paradigm shifting. Game changing. You'll meet powerful people who will help you improve your business and make your clients more successful. Our Compelling Keynote Speakers: Julio Olalla and Stephen McGhee Our Breakout Session Leaders: Dr. Paul Radde, Kim Hill, Judy Sabah and Greg Aden Cost: $189.00 A fantastic value with the speakers and events we have lined up. That includes food and drinks, except for the cash bar at the end of the day. Don't wait until the last minute! Click here to register for the October 17th Fall Conference IN THE SPOTLIGHT Note from Tom Lietaert, Communications Director My apologizes! Shortly after the May meeting, I had a mild heart attack (I had a couple of stents put in and am doing great). This breakdown, while providing some great opportunities, has turned my world upside down. In all of the excitement, I seem to have misplaced the cards with the names of the people who were drawn at the May meeting. If you were one of those people, please contact me directly at, and I'll be sure to include you in a future issue. Again, I'm very sorry for this. FEATURED ARTICLE: Toward More Powerful Questions, Part 2 of a 3 Part Series This month's Featured Article is Part 2 of a 3 Part Series from our Treasurer, Walt Hastings. Click here to read Walt Hasting's article: Toward More Powerful Questions, Part 2 In our ongoing efforts to add value to your membership, we're starting a
  5. 5. new feature to our newsletter—the Featured Article. We'd love to receive submissions from YOU about coaching in your niche, particular processes that you use, interesting client issues you've coached or anything interesting or fun you'd like to share. This is a win-win for all of us! While this is not intended to be a sales pitch piece, we would be happy to link the article submitted back to your website. Feel free to recycle great articles that you've already written. If you’d like to submit an article for consideration, send them to: Be sure to include an article (up to one page, ~500-750 words preferred), your name, company name, contact info, link back to your website (or the blog link if you’ve already published it) and a brief bio. We look forward to more great stuff from YOU. Tom Lietaert, ICF Colorado Communications Chair Membership in the ICF Colorado Happy July! We are continuing to GROW our membership! That is very good news for all of us. If we are not growing, usually not much is happening! Take time during the month of July to think about where you can GROW. What is it that you want to commit to for your own growth and development? I am committing to get my Six Sigma green belt. Let me know what you are commiting to. Hope you have a wonderful summer, and I look forward to seeing all of you again in September! Why Join ICF Colorado? * A community of individuals committed to making a difference in the lives of their clients. * Connect with other coaches. * Become engaged in the work of learning together and creating a strong community. * Receive valuable training each month that you can directly apply to your life or work with clients. Click here to Join or Renew: Click here to learn about Member Benefits If you have questions about membership, please call me, Shannon Rios Paulsen, at 720-515-3212. To your unlimited potential and success! Shannon Rios Paulsen ICF CO Membership Director
  6. 6. General Meeting Information Regular Monthly Meetings Members: No Charge Non-Members / Guests: $25 per meeting fee When: 2nd Thursday of every month (unless otherwise noted) 6:00PM - 9:00PM SIGs start at 6:00PM, and the General Meeting starts at 7:15PM sharp. Where: PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur Street, Denver, Colorado 80211 Phone: 303-433-8247 The PPA Event Center is on the corner of 21st Avenue and Decatur Street PPA Event Center website: Map to PPA Event Center: 2014 ICF Colorado Board Members Stephanie Wachman, President 720-232-3693 Dinah Snow, President Elect 303-499-0408 Shannon Rios Paulsen, Membership Director 720-515-3212 Tom Lietaert, Communications Director 419-699-6100
  7. 7. Helle Hegelund, Education Director 720-570-0369 Walt Hastings, Treasurer 303-526-9490 Kara Thate, Secretary 612-599-4635 Dina Brecheisen, Marketing/PR Director 720-354-8956 Reuel Hunt, Past President 303-734-0444 Copyright 2014 ICF Colorado