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January 2014 ICF Colorado Newsletter

  1. 1. ICF Colorado Newsletter January 2014 IN THIS ISSUE: Message from Stephanie Wachman President, ICF Colorado This past week I decided to try and get off the info grid. I wanted to go cold turkey, but I had a compulsion to periodically check my cell phone . . . and by periodically I mean every hour instead of every 5 seconds. I also decided not to respond to emails and VMs for a few days over the holiday. This was a pretty good exercise for me! I learned that my need to check email isn't a compulsion, but a need to stay connected, even if I can't always connect. This need to be connected got me thinking about ICF Colorado, our community and how truly important it is to stay connected to one another, even if we can't always physically connect. Although we would love to have you join us at every ICF Colorado meeting, we know that it is not always possible. At our December board retreat, we really focused on what we can do to help our members stay connected. Our focus in 2014 is to continue bringing excellent speakers to our meetings and give you plenty of notice of what's coming up on our calendar. We are also working on more webinars/teleseminars that you can call into as well as peer advisory groups to help you grow your business. 2014 will also provide ample opportunity for more networking with peers and volunteer opportunities. Connection was really evident at the Holiday Party at Shift. The food was great as was the entertainment, and there were many areas where members could just hang out and socialize. The best part about this party was to see how happy and joyful everyone truly was. Remember that if you can't always physically connect with our ICF President's Message January 2014 Monthly Meeting Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Mentor Coaching Group WEBINAR: Jan 30, 2014 IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Mary Gail Becker ARTICLES: Learn about specific topics related to coaching Membership General Meeting Information ICF Colorado 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 Arvada, Boulder, Glendale and Ft. Collins.
  2. 2. Colorado chapter, there are terrific resources available to you on the ICF Global website. 2014 is going to be a very happening year for us, and I look forward to connecting with all of you at our upcoming meeting featuring Jan Rutherford. I had coffee with Jan last year, and he is a fascinating man. His talk will be motivating and captivating. I look forward to seeing you all in 2014! Happy New Year, Stephanie Wachman President, ICF Colorado stephanie@coachinglib.com 720-232-3693 Interested in hosting an ICF CO Meetup Group in your area? Let us know: info@icfcolorado.org Link on Meetup: http://www.meetup.com /ICF-Colorado-CoachesCorner/ *Please check the link above for any updates/changes announced by the Meetup Group leaders. Questions? Please contact info@icfcolorado.org January 9, 2014 Monthly Meeting Date: January 9, 2014 Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM Special Interest Groups (SIGs) conducted before the general meeting from 6:00 - 6:50pm. Check out the ICF Colorado on: Location: PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur Street, Denver, CO 80211 Speaker: Jan Rutherford Topic: "Self-Reliant Leadership: Helping Leaders Develop Self-Reliance to Create Powerful Futures" *CCEUs: TBD Facebook Like Us on Facebook Twitter You Tube LinkedIn In this highly interactive presentation, Jan Rutherford uses the power of story to engage and help leaders develop self-reliance by altering perspectives on everyday experiences that can provide inspirational learning opportunities for growth and development. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at info@icfcolorado.org Self-Reliant Leadership means asking yourself tough questions, and having the courage to answer them and act. Jan provides an overview of self-reliant leadership principles to inspire others to be more focused, more collaborative, and more resourceful to achieve more than they thought they could by taking advantage of three omnipresent opportunities: Hearing the Unheard, Crucibles, and Mentors. Questions? Comments? Ideas to Share? About Jan Rutherford Jan Rutherford entered the US Army at age 17, and spent six years in Special Forces as a medic and “A” team executive officer, and three years as a military intelligence officer. He has over 25 years of business experience in executive roles in business development, marketing, sales, information technology, training, product management and government affairs. Contact Information: info@icfcolorado.org www.icfcolorado.org Jan is the founder and the managing partner of the J3 Leadership We welcome your comments and ideas and are happy to answer questions.
  3. 3. Group, LLC – a leadership development firm focused on helping executive teams develop self-reliance to create powerful futures. As a professional speaker, he presents to leaders at organizations and associations in the U.S. and Europe, and for CEO members of Vistage International. He is also a consistent blogger on the subject of leadership and change. Jan is the author of “The Littlest Green Beret: On Self-Reliant Leadership” where half the proceeds go to the Special Operations Warrior and Green Beret Foundations. Jan serves as a Senior Advisory Council Member for the Colorado ESGR (a Department of Defense volunteer program), and the University of Colorado Denver Boots to Suits program. PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the monthly meetings & events including ICF Colorado members Cost: ICF Colorado Members (Full, Affiliate, Student): Free Non-Members: $25 First time visitors to ICF Colorado: click here to send an email requesting coupon code to receive first meeting for free. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the January 9, 2014 Meeting Special Interest Groups (SIGs) EXPLORING COACHING AS A PROFESSION SIG January 9, 2014 6:00 - 6:50pm Our 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 . . . Advance Your Practice and Career with LinkedIn Discussions ICF Colorado extends outside just the monthly meetings. You might not be connected with the very valuable ICF Colorado LinkedIn group. Jump in and join the conversation! Questions about the ICF Colorado LinkedIn group? Contact: Carl Dierschow carl.dierschow@smallfish.us
  4. 4. If you have an interest in facilitating this SIG, please contact the ICF Colorado Board at info@icfcolorado.org BUILDING YOUR COACHING BUSINESS SIG January 9, 2014 6:00 - 6:50pm The topic for January is "Setting the Course for 2014 with Topics to Help You Get Clients and Grow Your Business." Have a voice in the topics and speakers we bring to this SIG. Share your most pressing business needs and challenges. Bring resource ideas to help others in the SIG access the support they need. Join us at the Building Your Coaching Business SIG to learn about tools, tips and resources to help start and grow your business. Mission – To ensure that new coaches build their business, improve their coaching skills, market effectively and stay active and engaged in ICF CO. The SIG will help new coaches chart a course toward professional and financial success. Facilitator: Dinah Snow, President-Elect, ICF Colorado Certified Money, Marketing and Soul ® Coach dinah@dinahsnow.com www.dinahsnow.com 303-499-0408 EXPERIENCED EXECUTIVE COACHES CASE STUDY SIG January 9, 2014 6:00 - 6:50pm 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! Our popular understanding of emotion is erroneous and can cause people to respond in performance-diminishing or even careerlimiting ways. Come learn about and practice a new coaching technique that transforms potentially derailing emotions (anger will be used as an example) into leadership accelerators. This session will be taught by Charles Jones, a cognitive theorist who has developed a game changing new theory of emotion. Each month, we will be reviewing and discussing a case study or new industry development from HBR (Harvard Business Review) unless otherwise noted. Members who are interested in this Case Study Group need to register with Stephanie Wachman so that articles can be sent out and read in advance of the meeting. Facilitator:
  5. 5. Stephanie Wachman stephanie@coachinglib.com 720-232-3693 EXPERIENCED COACHES SALON January 15, 2014 7:00PM - 9:00PM Location: see information below Facilitated by: Reuel Hunt & Lauren Fisher 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 info@icfcolorado.org for the January 15th salon. We look forward to seeing you there! Facilitators: Reuel Hunt rjhunt@earthlink.net Lauren Fisher laurenkfisher@comcast.net Mentor Coaching Group Programs for ICF Colorado Members Check out our new Mentor Coaching Group Programs! These programs are offered at a discounted registration fee for ICF Colorado members and may not be offered in the future. These programs are being led by Judy Sabah, MCC and co-founder of the ICF Colorado. Program #1: ICF Credential Path for New Coaches or Coaches in Training Limit of 10 participants; 5 - 60 minute sessions over 10 weeks. Content for meetings focuses on components of application requirements and how to meet those requirements. Program #2: ICF Credential Path for Experienced Coaches Limit of 10 participants; 7 - 60 minute sessions over 13 weeks. Entire focus for this program is on core competency skill building and enhancement in group sessions for participant preparation to complete ICF exam process. *Early Bird: $525 early registration by January 3, 2014 For more details, dates and fees, please visit http://icfcolorado.org/mentor-coaching-group-programs
  6. 6. Webinar: "How To Choose A Target Market That Will Get You Booked Solid" Date: January 30, 2014 Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm Mountain Time CCEUs: TBD Speaker: Ana Melikian Registration Fee: ICF Colorado Members (Full, Affiliate, Student): Free Non-Members: $20 Learn the 3 main reasons why it is essential to define your Target Market, and participants will be guided through specific exercises on how to choose their best target market and what are the next steps after you define your target market. About Ana Melikian Ana Melikian, PhD, BCC, ACC works with self-employed professionals who hate marketing and selling. She loves to use metaphors to help her clients to focus on growing their businesses while making a difference. She is a Psychologist and an Elite-Level Book Yourself Solid Coach personally trained by the New York Times Best Selling author Michael Port, the creator of the Book Yourself Solid® system. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the January 30, 2014 Webinar IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Mary Gail Becker by Tom Lietaert Communications Director for ICF Colorado Mary Gail received her coach training from The College of Executive Coaching, is a Board Certified Coach and has been a Licensed Psychologist since 1991. She moved to Colorado and joined the ICF CO 18 months ago. Mary Gail has 35 years experience in mental health, including being a School Psychologist, a University Assistant Professor, and 20 years in private practice. Her training includes clinical psychology and neuropsychology. She has a wealth of experience motivating individuals to enhance their Emotional Intelligence, increasing their satisfaction in work and home relationships. Her work with families gives her empathy for the difficulties maintaining a balance in our life choices and bringing meaning to our lives. Click here to read the full article
  7. 7. ARTICLES: Learn about specific topics related to coaching by ICF Colorado Members Check out these value-packed articles to learn more about specific topics related to coaching. Click here to read the 2013 articles Membership in the ICF Colorado Hello wonderful members! Hope you had a happy and peaceful holiday. Remember to set those goals for the new year because we all know that those that write down their goals are more successful in achieving them. Please think of any people in your community that would benefit from coming to our coaching meetings. We have had some really excellent speakers recently, and I believe that many more than just the coaching community could benefit from our meetings. Look forward to seeing you at the next meeting! If you know other coaches out there that are not members, please assist all of us and ask them to attend a meeting, again the first meeting is FREE with the coupon on our site! 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: http://sn.im/joinicfcolorado Click here to learn about Member Benefits If you have questions about membership, please call me, Shannon Rios, at 720-515-3212. To your unlimited potential and success! Shannon Rios ICF CO Membership Director General Meeting Information
  8. 8. 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: www.ppaeventcenter.com Map to PPA Event Center: 2014 ICF Colorado Board Members Stephanie Wachman, President stephanie@coachinglib.com 720-232-3693 Dinah Snow, President Elect dinah@dinahsnow.com 303-499-0408 Shannon Rios, Membership Director shannon.r.rios@gmail.com 720-515-3212 Tom Lietaert, Communications Director tom@sacredodyssey.com 419-699-6100 Helle Hegelund, Education Director helle@hegelundconsulting.com 720-570-0369 Walt Hastings, Treasurer walthastings@hotmail.com 303-526-9490 Kara Thate, Secretary thate.kara@gmail.com 612-599-4635 Dina Brecheisen, Marketing/PR Director dinabrecheisen@gmail.com 720-354-8956
  9. 9. Reuel Hunt, Past President rjhunt@earthlink.net 303-734-0444 info@icfcolorado.org Copyright 2014 ICF Colorado