JUNE 2013IN THIS ISSUE:Message from Reuel Hunt, PresidentNext Monthly Meeting: June 13, 2013Special Interest Group (SIG) MeetingsICF Colorado Meetup GroupsIn the Spotlight: Laura MenzeARTICLE: Beating the Odds of the ICF Global Survey ResultsCommunity Alliance Team, External Community BuildingCalling All Volunteers!Membership in the ICF ColoradoICF Colorado is on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & YouTube!Resource LibraryGeneral Meeting InformationContact UsMessage from Reuel HuntPresident, ICF ColoradoOur Local Coaching Community: connection – contribution – competency – clarity
Topics include:ICF-Midwest Regional Conference: Minneapolis, MN – June 20-22, 2013June 13th Monthly Meeting Speaker: Cynthia James – Integrative Technologies, Roadmapto FreedomInternational Coaching Week: Follow UpNew streamlined ICF Global Credentialing ProcessWith our new full board and expanding volunteer base, we are excited to serve our growingcoaching community.ICF Midwest Regional Conference - Minneapolis, MN from June 20-22, 2013ICF Colorado is a member of the ICF Midwest Region. Our regional conference this year is inMinneapolis, MN, and two of our Past Presidents are presenters at this conference. Registration isopen at http://icf-midwest.com/June 2013 ICF CO Speaker:Cynthia James - Integrative Technologies, Roadmap to FreedomCynthia’s newest program, Advanced Awareness Coaching, offers depth, focus and results forhigh-level business creatives, and how to use this in your coaching will be the focus of herprogram.International Coaching Week: Follow UpWe got a late start on the International Coaching Week this year, and we are already working onsystems and structures for next year. This year, we got some awareness out to the public aboutcoaching, partly by highlighting how the profession has grown:The coaching profession and the International Coach Federation (ICF) have grown tremendously inthe last 14 years from an estimated 2100 coaches in 1999 to an estimated 47,000 in 2012. TheInternational Coach Federation has 117 chapters in 50 countries with 45 chapters in the US. Clickhere to see more data at our website.ICF Global has launched an upgraded website with streamlined Credentialing Process:http://www.coachfederation.org/credential/?navItemNumber=502Final Message:I invite you, as a coach, to join our community, become involved, play with us:Join our chapter – ICF ColoradoJoin the global community - ICF GlobalContribute/volunteer, make a difference, give back and grow with us.Wishing you success in your coaching journey,Reuel J. HuntPresident, ICF Coloradopresident@ICFColorado.org303-734-0444Next Monthly Meeting: June 13, 2013Date: June 13, 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: Cynthia JamesTopic: "Integrative Technologies, Roadmap to Freedom"*CCEUs: TBDIntegrative Technologies is an original program based on case studies from over 25 years ofworking with clients and Cynthia’s own personal experiences. It combines traditional forms oftherapeutic practice and alternative modalities of healing. Cynthia’s objective is to teach thecoaches how to be more effective in working with clients on all levels; mentally, physically,spiritually and emotionally.Cynthia will address historical trauma, the mind/body connection and creative expression throughan experiential lecture and multi-media presentation. It is through this process that Cynthiateaches the attendees how to recognize, in themselves, for their clients and in community, theinner pain that affects the ability to thrive. She teaches that nothing from the past is who we are,who our clients are, today.About Cynthia JamesCynthia James is a transformational specialist and one of today’s brightest and best lovedinspirational leaders and teachers guiding thousands of people to make changes at a deep level forlasting healing in their lives. Her newest program, Advanced Awareness Coaching offers depth,focus and results for high level business creatives.Cynthia James has completed two Master’s Degree programs; one in Consciousness Studies fromthe Holmes Institute where she was awarded the honor of distinguished alumni, and the other inSpiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She currently serves as AssociateMinister at Mile Hi Church in Denver. Cynthia has uniquely combined the creative arts withinnovative therapeutic techniques to bring powerful personal growth and expansion to individualsof all ages, cultures, and lifestyles, including facilitating the message of her award-winningbook, What Will Set You Free as a workshop to women in prisons.Cynthias life was transformed as she transcended her childhood of violence and abuse. Througheducation and personal healing, she created the foundation for her programs; including beingcertified as a PTSD facilitator. Ms James is personally committed to utilizing creative expressionas a vital and effective healing modality.PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the monthly meetings including ICF Coloradomembers.*CCEUs: TBDCLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the June 13, 2013 Meeting
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)EXPLORING COACHING AS A PROFESSION SIGJune 13, 20136:00PM - 7:00PMOur discussion may include, and is not limited to:understanding how coaching differs from related professionslearning what makes an exceptional coachdetermining if self-employment suits youchoosing your niche and specialtyinvestigating training programs, certification & mentor coachesgetting started . . .BUILDING YOUR COACHING BUSINESS SIGJune 13, 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.Our guest speaker for June is Lynn Allen, Copywriting Whiz. Lynn will be teaching us about"Marketing Copywriting Basics: 3 Questions You Must Ask Before You Start to Write."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:Dinah Snowdinah@dinahsnow.comwww.dinahsnow.com303-499-0408EXPERIENCED COACHES SIGJune 26, 20137:00PM - 9:00PMLocation: see information belowFacilitated by: Reuel Hunt & Lauren Fisher
5+ Years of Coaching Experience? You’re Invited to Check Us Out!The next meeting of the Experienced Coaches SIG is June 26th 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 from May Meeting:We began with check-ins all around, including sharing of resources relevant to each personscheck-in. The check-ins led to a discussion on this topic: We looked at how whatever happens tous, it is how we hold it, how we are with it, how we react to it or dont, and how we respond thatcounts. We looked at how this is showing up in our lives, and how important it is to keep thisthought in our presence.NEW Location:1200 S. Monaco #26 Denver, COPhone: 303-777-1765Please contact Reuel to RSVP and to receive more details about this SIG.We look forward to seeing you there!Facilitators:Reuel Huntrjhunt@earthlink.netLauren Fisherlaurenkfisher@comcast.netICF Colorado Meetup GroupsOur ICF Colorado Meetup Groups are an opportunity for our community to continue conversationsand keep communications going in-between our monthly meetings.ICF CO Meetup Groups currently in Arvada, Boulder, Glendale and Ft. Collins.Interested in hosting an ICF CO Meetup Group in your area? Let us know:email@example.comLink on Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/ICF-Colorado-Coaches-Corner/*Please check the link above for any updates/changes announcedby the Meetup Group leaders.Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.orgIn the Spotlight: Laura MenzeAbout Laura Menze:Laura knows what it takes to make big changes in life. In 2009
she took a leap of faith and left the corporate world in InternationalMarketing, transitioned to a career in coaching, and became anentrepreneur. As if that wasn’t enough of a change, in 2012 shefulfilled one of her life-long dreams and moved to Denver to be closerto the mountains she loved even though she knew no one in theDenver area. She walks the walk so that she can talk the talk andcontinue to walk future clients through their personal transformations…whatever they may be.Laura works primarily with professional singles in middle-age who are successful in theirprofessional lives and perhaps not so successful in their personal lives. Her clients typically valuepersonal growth & self-awareness and are looking to courageously make changes to find the loveof their life and create the life that they love.Click here to read more about LauraARTICLE: Beating the Odds of the ICF Global Survey Resultsby Dinah SnowConscious Business Coach & Communications Director of ICF ColoradoIn December of 2012, the International Coach Federation-Colorado chapterBoard took on a project to collect information from past and presentmembers, as well as the 2012 ICF Global Survey, for the purpose of helpingthe ICF-CO Board better serve the needs of its members.As the Communications Director and leader of that project, I’ve doneextensive research to bring the most significant findings forward so we, as anorganization, can do our part to raise the success rate and satisfaction of ourmembers.Make sure you read my summary of the most eye-opening findings and the 3 success keys to beatthe odds so you can be proactive in building and growing your coaching business.Click here to read the full articleCommunity Alliance Team, External Community BuildingOne of our new members, Laura Menze, is leading the charge in a new role for ICF CO as theleader in building Community Alliances on behalf of ICF CO, and she is looking to build herteam! While the ultimate goal is to build community, awareness, and connection, the CommunityAlliances Team will focus on reaching out to:Business Networking Groups (including local chambers)Religious Organizations (Churches, Synagogues, Mosques, etc.)Charities & Non-Profit OrganizationsCoaching SchoolsCareer Service OrganizationsOrganizations & Associations related to coaching (ASTD, CHRA, etc.)Political/Government affiliated with Mental Health, (The Mental Health Board, local Senator,etc.)Media (TV, Radio, Newspapers, Prominent Local Social Media, etc.)
Some ideas in growing these partnerships might include:Offering respective members of each organization (ICF-CO & alliance organizations) adiscount on meetings, conferences, or memberships, etc..Opportunities for ICF-CO members to provide presentations to various organizations andvice versa.Developing long-term relationships so that these organizations have an ICF-CO ‘go-to’person who will be available to them long-term.Having our finger on the pulse of mental health issues and legislation in CO so that wemight have a say in what would be beneficial for the coaching community.Getting ICF-CO in the news and creating awareness about coaching and what is available topeople.Developing opportunities for local communities to tap into our resources for their patrons,etc.If you have ideas you’d like to share beyond what is outlined here, please contact Laura Menzeor Judy Sabah. After all, this is new frontier - the Wild West! Laura and Judy can use all the helpthey can get in tackling this endeavor!If you are passionate about coaching, passionate about ICF CO and are willing to commit tobuilding a long-term relationship in the role of an Internal Coaching Community Builder or aCommunity Alliance Leader in any of the categories above, please let Laura or Judy know how toreach you and what area you might be interested in.Together, we can build an incredible coaching community that reaches beyond our wildestdreams!Contact:Laura Menzelmenze@lifequestalliance.comJudy Sabahjudy@judysabah.comCalling 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 SIGallows you to grow as a leader, meet lots of amazing coaches, and develop an excitingprogram that you can use in other areas of your coaching practice.ICF Colorado Blogger - Would you like to learn more about blogging in a safeenvironment and would enjoy sharing emerging trends with the coaching community? Thenthis has your name written all over it.Manage ICF Colorado Twitter - Are you a tweeting fanatic and have a few extra minuteseach 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 agreat 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 beof service to the community.PBS Phone Support - Set up a date/time for us to give back to this important communityprogram.ICF Colorado Press Releases - Do you have experience writing and sending out pressreleases? Wed love your help in getting this started!Jobing.com - Find out when these events are and encourage our members to attend tohelp 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 ourICF Colorado members and invite you to be a part of this dynamic, engaging program. Weoccasionally need help in identifying interesting workshops, getting info about the workshopin the montly newsletter, etc.Identify teleseminar opportunities for ICF Colorado members - Is there a topic youthink 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 into ensure were meeting the needs of our members.Resource Management Support - Go through the existing ICF Colorado resources on fileand determine whats current/beneficial to coaches and whats outdated.Resource of the Month - Highlight a resource from our library and write a brief summaryof it for our monthly newsletter. What a great opportunity to learn a new coaching skill, andthen share it with your peers.Please contact Reuel Hunt at 303-734-0444 or email@example.com 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 ColoradoGreetings from the Membership Director of ICF Colorado! I must say I learn a lot at everymeeting, and they are very valuable to my life! I hope all of you consider attending our nextamazing meeting. We will be off for a couple of months in July and August. Be sure to come to ourJune meeting! Learn some wonderful skills to allow you to be the best person you can be withCynthia James! We all can use support and strategies for life success, and Cynthia will bepresenting us with those. We are really working on creating a wonderful environment for us all tothrive at the ICF Colorado! I hope you will remember to invite your friends and family to attendthat may benefit from our wonderful programs. If you know other coaches that are not members,please assist us and ask them to attend a meeting - the first meeting is FREE by requesting acoupon code!For our former members who have allowed their memberships to lapse, we invite you to renew
right away and re-commit to being a part of our community of coaches. Our educationalprogramming has been very powerful over the last year, and weve 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 arent 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.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 on the ICF Colorado website:http://sn.im/joinicfcoloradoIf you have questions about membership, please call me, Shannon Rios, at 720-515-3212.To your unlimited potential and success!Shannon RiosICF CO 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Resource 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:
Questions? Comments? Ideas to Share?We welcome your comments and ideas and are happy to answer questions.Contact Information:email@example.comICF Colorado Board MembersReuel Hunt, Presidentrjhunt@earthlink.net303-734-0444Stephanie Wachman, President Electstephanie@coachinglib.com720-232-3693Shannon Rios, Membership Directorshannon.firstname.lastname@example.orgDinah Snow, Communications Directordinah@dinahsnow.com303-499-0408Helle Hegelund, Education Director