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January 2013 ICF Colorado Newsletter

  1. 1. JANUARY 2013IN THIS ISSUE: Message from Reuel Hunt, President Next Monthly Meeting: January 10, 2013 Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings Interested in serving on the ICF Colorado Board? ICF Colorado Meetup Groups In the Spotlight: Gayle Rodgers Calling All Volunteers! Membership in the ICF Colorado ICF Colorado is on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & YouTube! Resource Library General Meeting Information Contact UsMessage from Reuel HuntPresident, ICF ColoradoNew beginnings: connection – community – contribution . . .We are excited about the possibilities for ICF-CO in 2013, and I am proud to be taking over thehelm from Marty Vondrell as the new President. Marty will be working on a new coachingopportunity in Seattle. We will certainly miss him and wish him all the best.The new Board met in December and created a new purpose statement; a statement answeringthe question, "We exist for the sake of what?"We support the growth and sustainability of the coaching community in our area by connecting ourmembers with valuable resources such that they thrive personally and professionally.From that purpose statement, we selected three key areas of focus for the next six months:Board Agreements, Values, Norms• To build a solid, cohesive and professional leadership team equipped to support a thriving
  2. 2. coaching communityCommunity Building in General Meetings• To foster a stronger sense of member engagement and belongingMember Retention and Satisfaction• To meet the needs of a diverse community of coaches and build a stronger chapterTo build a thriving coaching community, we need your help!I invite you to join us in taking our organization to a new level of quality and growth bycontributing your skills and talents as a volunteer or Board member and by engaging in your localcoaching community.With three of our Board members moving on to other ventures, we now have several openingsthat need to be filled as soon as possible: Membership, Secretary and President-Elect.Please go to our website to review the position descriptions. Let us know of your interest byemailing info@icfcolorado.org. One of our Board members will contact you with application details.My personal vision for ICF CO and for the Board is that through connection, community andcontribution, we build a thriving, vibrant supportive membership and Board that brings ourpurpose statement to fruition.We are excited to kick off 2013 with Michael Stratford, "Provoke, Evoke, or Go Home" on January10th.Yes, we are holding in balance the full spectrum of all the coaching profession elements, providingyou the coaching community and the resources needed to thrive both personally andprofessionally.Wishing you Joy, Peace and Prosperity in the New Year,Reuel J. HuntPresident, ICF ColoradoReuel@CoachingKids.orgNext Monthly Meeting: January 10, 2013Date: January 10, 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: Michael Stratford
  3. 3. Topic: "Provoke, Evoke or Go Home!"*CCEU: 1 in Core Competencies; 1 in Resource DevelopmentPresencing transformation is NOT an option!In this vibrant talk . . . leaders, speakers, coaches and others of influence are challenged to besomething more - to be the embodiment of a presence that is dedicated to:* Provoking meaningful and lasting change in others instead of just helping them get more stuffdone.* Evoking what is more powerful, congruent and fulfilling from people.* Passionately engaging in the process of transformation instead of the ordinary transactionalfocus of how to get goals accomplished and acquire more things.Attendees will learn: 1. The context of effective provocation 2. Three of the key areas to provoke 3. Three of the key areas to evokeAbout Michael StratfordMichael is a champion of uniqueness. It’s been said he’s a blend of Robin Williams, and the Dalailama. But that doesn’t include the business savvy, range and depth of experience garnered from56 different jobs, his clearly provocative nature, and the mastery born of 2 decades of coachingclients from rock bands to Fortune 500 company execs and their teams.And while doing all of that, he has trained over 6,000 coaches and authored 4 books on coachingincluding Masterful Questions and The Game of Coaching. He’s even had time to run the NYC andSan Diego Marathons, act on Broadway and Soap operas, and marry an Aussie who is his A to Zand then some.In field of Executive Coaching, he has earned a reputation for helping others achieve a level ofexcellence in communication, leadership, and team performance. Michael has coached clients indiverse industries such as banking, IT, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and even the gamingworld. Among others, he’s focused on Leadership Development and teamwork at Cisco Systems,Ford, GM, GE, the Whirlpool Corporation, Wells Fargo, Healthcare Services IT, Abbott Labs andonline gaming company, Blizzard Entertainment.Michael specializes in the Art of Provocative Inquiry for Leadership Development. His creativity,love of language, and sensing acuity have helped his clients align with emerging trends andpersonally congruent solutions. Michael has a light and playful approach. Yet through his keeninsights, masterful coaching and training, he quickly reveals a depth of knowledge andunderstanding on a wide range of human and organizational issues.PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the monthly meetings including ICF Coloradomembers.*CCEU: 1 in Core Competencies; 1 in Resource DevelopmentCLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the January 10, 2013 Meeting
  4. 4. Special Interest Groups (SIGs)EXPLORING COACHING AS A PROFESSION SIGJanuary 10, 20136:00PM - 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 SIGJanuary 10, 20136:00PM - 7:00PMDo you have big dreams for growing your coaching business and adding more clients and revenuein 2013? Do you have a rock solid plan on how you will make it happen? Join us atthe January SIG to hear Tara Powers, an experienced and successful corporate and personalcoach, review 8 simple steps for accomplishing your goals this year and help you gain more clarityon your direction for 2013.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:Jean DiGiovanna, CPCCjean@workshopuniversity.comwww.workshopandwebinarsuccess.com303-413-8001EXPERIENCED COACHES SIGJanuary 16, 20137:00PM - 9:00PMLocation: see information belowFacilitated by: Reuel Hunt & Lauren Fisher5+ Years of Coaching Experience? You’re Invited to Check Us OutThe next meeting of the Experienced Coaches SIG is January 16th 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 of the December SIG meeting: We began with check-ins all around, including sharing ofresources relevant to each persons check-in. The check-ins led to a discussion on this topic:
  5. 5. "Following a reflection on the 2012 significant events, including young white male shootings,natural weather related human suffering, the election, and the US financial cliff, we talked aboutthe importance of building community, connection and contribution, and we ended with questions,and some suggestions, about how to incorporate that into the monthly ICF Colorado Chaptermeetings."Location:3855 S. Hibiscus Way Denver, CO 80237(west on Hampden from 1-25 to Happy Canyon)Please contact Lauren or Reuel to receive more details about this SIG.Please send your RSVP to Reuel at rjhunt@earthlink.netWe look forward to seeing you there!Facilitators:Reuel Huntrjhunt@earthlink.netLauren Fisherlaurenkfisher@comcast.netInterested in serving on the ICF CO Board of Directors?If you have a desire to make an impact in the coaching industry and make a difference in the livesof others, then wed like to encourage you to consider running for one of our open positions:President ElectMembership DirectorSecretaryTo learn more, check out the job descriptions by clicking here:ICF CO Board Position DescriptionsANDSend an email inquiry to info@icfcolorado.orgPlease include your bio and the position of interest to you.Were looking for leaders like you!Come join us - youll be glad you did!ICF Colorado Meetup GroupsOur ICF Colorado Meetup Groups are an opportunity for our community to continue conversationsand keep communications going in-between our monthly meetings.Interested in hosting an ICF CO Meetup Group in your area? Let us know:info@icfcolorado.org
  6. 6. Link on Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/ICF-Colorado-Coaches-Corner/*Please check the link above for any updates/changes announced by the Meetup Groupleaders.Meetup Group with Tom Lietaert, ICF CO Treasurer:Third Thursday of each month at 7:00pmLocation - Erie, CO (specific location in Erie to be announced)Questions? Please contact info@icfcolorado.orgIn the Spotlight: Gayle RodgersICF Colorado is proud to feature Gayle Rodgers as our member "In the Spotlight." From a juniorhigh Home Economics teacher in Minneapolis to stay-at-home Mom to owner of a manufacturingcompany (bookbindery) for 20 years, and now coach, trainer and speaker, Gayles life has beenfun, hectic, and varied. Gayle, her husband and 8-month old son moved to Colorado to ski in1977. They took a 10-day ski trip to Snowmass mid 70’s and then went back to Minneapolis andlooked at their ski hill. Not long after that they moved. They love living in Denver and onweekends visiting their condo at Keystone.Gayle is a Life Coach, a certified Dream Coach® Group Leader (Marcia Wieder), certified in NLP,and is a Trained True Purpose Coach, Speaker, and Trainer. She specializes in teaching teens herL.O.V.E to Choose 5-step system for making great decisions. Her Dream Book 10-step programsupports that focus by providing teens (or adults) with the necessary skills and tools to achievetheir dreams.Click here to read more about GayleCalling 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
  7. 7. 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! 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 ColoradoFor our former members who have allowed their memberships to lapse, we invite you to renewright away and re-commit to being a part of our community of coaches. Our educationalprogramming has been very powerful over the last year, and we’ve had some wonderful meetings.Renewing your membership will also give you the opportunity to renew the friendships you made
  8. 8. while a member.For those of you who aren’t 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 by going to the ICF Colorado website and filling out the form:http://sn.im/joinicfcolorado.Thank You!ICF ColoradoICF 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.
  9. 9. 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 MembersReuel Hunt, Presidentrjhunt@earthlink.net303-734-0444President ElectPosition AvailableMembership DirectorPosition AvailableSecretaryPosition AvailableDinah Snow, Communications Directordinah@dinahsnow.com303-499-0408
  11. 11. Helle Hegelund, Education Directorhelle@hegelundconsulting.com720-570-0369Tom Lietaert, Treasurertom@sacredodyssey.com419-699-6100Marty Vondrell, Past Presidentmarty@martyvondrell.com720-389-4870 info@icfcolorado.org Copyright 2013 ICF Colorado