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Message from Lisa Hale,
January 11th: In Person
January 31st: Virtual
Exciting Changes for
Meetings & SIGs
Credentials Corner &
Notice About CCEs
ICF-CO Leadership Team
Beyond the Blessings of "White Space"
by Dr. Lisa Hale, PCC, President, ICF Colorado
Have you ever had a mentor or teacher tell you something over and
over again, maybe even for years? Then, suddenly you experience
what they’ve been suggesting for yourself. You test it out. Then
smack! The truth of it hits you right between the eyes? It happens a
lot to me that way. My mother used to say that I always had to learn
things the hard way. I prefer to think of it as a human trait rather than ingrained
stubbornness. Perhaps we all learn best when we experience things for ourselves.
Nonetheless, mentors and coaches can help us notice what we are learning and deepen
My mentor Steve Chandler has been preparing me to really understand what lies beyond
white space for some years now. Just this last week, I saw it all in a new way.
Last month, in this column we talked about the blessings of white space in your calendar.
In particular, we stressed the importance of treating spaciousness as a commitment. To
recap: The key to truly grasping the value of that white space is to realize for yourself what
it costs you when you don’t have it. Our list included:
Unable to truly enJOY the moment
Things slip between the cracks
My presence suffers
My clients get less of me
I’m distracted with my friends and family
It is equally important to notice the gifts in preserving space. Our list included:
Having energy and love for my loved ones
Time for reflection
Kick the can time allows creativity
Inspiration occurs in the space
Ideas that shorten tasks occur
I think of my clients
I get excited about things in my life
Protecting white space in our lives gives us room to breathe. So what could lie beyond
white space? I believe it is a gift.
Last week, I personally witnessed what lies beyond. I saw the gift that came to one young
man in what lies beyond the white space. The gift for this young man was healing,
recharging, renewal. What is the gift that might lie beyond white space for you? As you
consider that, read on for the story of this young man.
After writing about white space last month, inspiration struck! I was inspired to give my
three kids the experience of learning to ski. I learned how to ski over 40 years ago, and
though I have had at least 15 years or so in that time when I didn’t ski much, for a lot of
years, it was part of my life. Skiing as a family created some of the best memories of my
childhood, and I thought it would be a great opportunity to make happy memories for my
own children as well.
So we went to Winter Park for a few days, we skied together, laughed, relaxed, and we had
Before the exploration of “white space” from last month, I might have planned to work a
little, bring my laptop, keep up with email, and be available for clients and board members.
Instead, this week, I chose to protect the time and the spaciousness it could give me. The
result was right out of the gifts listed above: energy and focus to really be with my kids. I
helped them deepen their learning from the ski school, and experience the quiet and joy of
being 100% focused in "this present moment." We were creative and relaxed together, and
I reflected and connected with each of my beautiful young adults individually and
collectively. I also found time to connect with my own inner self. Because of that, when we
met up with friends and the young fellow with them, I got to see something amazing. I saw
the miracle of human awakening, that gift that lies beyond white space.
This young man has been wrestling with severe anxiety, depression and emotional
wounds. His cycle included insomnia, drug addiction and, as a consequence, significant
hopelessness. It was tragic to see. He was with his family on this ski trip. It was a break
from his job and his worry. The white space was hard won for him. What was amazing is
what occurred during this break from his work.
He spent his days learning something new, working very hard physically and being focused
on fun. At night he slept well, and during the day, he was with people who love him, and
people whom he loves. For him, these skiing days were in the zone of “Beyond White
Space.” And these days were healing. He began to see that a life in which he is excited
about what he is doing each day could be worthwhile. He discovered that when he sleeps
at night, he isn’t as anxious during the day. Skiing was the vehicle. When he returned, I
learned that he decided to go back to school and to create a different life that he could be
excited about. He saw a possibility to be happy, engaged and healthy. He had forgotten
that this was possible, and that gift in the "beyond white space" reminded him.
It took protecting some white space to find his way, and finding his way has changed his
outlook on life.
May 2018 bring you much growth, joy and fulfillment.
With love from your ICF-CO Leaders!
January 11, 2018
In Person Meeting
Super-Vision for Coaches:
Staying Clear and Sharp to
Uplevel Our Client Impact
Dr. Terry Hildebrandt, MCC
Thursday, January 11, 2018
6:00 PM until 8:30 PM
Location: Pavilion Tower One
2851 South Parker Road
Aurora, CO 80014, CO 80014
CCE: .5 in Core Competencies and 1 in Resource Development
Much confusion currently exists in the United States regarding what “coaching supervision”
is and is not and how both experienced and new professional coaches can benefit from
hiring a “supervisor.” In reality, “coaching supervision” has nothing to do with what we
traditionally consider supervision in the workplace.
Coaching Super-Vision is the interaction that
occurs when a coach brings their coaching work
experiences to a supervisor in order to be
supported and to engage in reflective dialogue
and collaborative learning for the development
and benefit of the coach, their clients, and their
organizations. (European Mentoring & Coaching
Coaching Supervision focuses on the
development of the coach’s capacity through
offering a richer and broader opportunity for
support and development. It creates a safe environment for the coach to share their
successes and failures in becoming masterful in the way they work with their clients.
(International Coach Federation).
PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the programs & events
including ICF Colorado members
ICF-CO Member - Meeting & CCE: No Fee
ICF-CO Member Meeting Fee Only: No Fee
Non-Member - Meeting & CCE: $45.00
Non-Member - Meeting: $35.00
"The Negativity Bias: How to Deal with Difficult Client Situations"
January 31st Virtual Program
Date: January 31, 2018
Time: Noon - 1:30pm MT
"The Negativity Bias: How to Deal
with Difficult Client Situations"
Virtual; Call in detail provided upon
CCEs: 1.5 in Core Competencies
Maria Nemeth, PhD, MCC
ABOUT THE VIRTUAL PROGRAM
As coaches, we always hope that our clients will greet our coaching with a sigh of relief,
enthusiasm, or acknowledgement that we’re on the right track together.
However, what happens in the coaching situation when clients become irritated or
confused? Or even angry that the session(s) are not going the way they would like them to
go? You’re running into the Negativity Bias.
In this session, Maria will share what she’s learned from 38 years of working with coaches
about how to turn a difficult situation from a possible breakdown into a powerful
breakthrough for your client.
ABOUT MARIA NEMETH
Maria Nemeth, PhD, MCC, is the Founder and Director of the
Academy for Coaching Excellence, and has been teaching and
training for the past 30 years. An accomplished Licensed Clinical
Psychologist working with people in crisis, she is also a well-known
expert in leadership excellence, personal/professional development,
and financial empowerment. Voted one of the 50 most influential
people in wealth management in the UK, her work has been
featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Maria is the author of two highly-acclaimed books:
The Energy of Money, available in five languages, and its follow-up, Mastering Life’s
PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the programs & events
including ICF Colorado members
ICF-CO Members - Virtual Program & CCE: $20.00
ICF-CO Members - Virtual Program: $20.00
Non-Member - Virtual Program & CCE: $35.00
Non-Member - Virtual Program Only: $25.00
Exciting Changes for our Meetings
and NEW Education Groups
Exciting Changes in 2018 for Programs!
We’re excited to offer a new structure for our Education Groups (previously known as
Special Interest and Mastermind Groups) for 2018! By moving them to a virtual format,
they will no longer be scheduled for 6:00pm on the day of our in-person meeting. This
gives us greater flexibility on SIG meeting times/days/locations and format. Expect to see
an increase in our offerings, which are included in your ICF-CO membership or activity fee
- no matter how many you join!
We are reinforcing that learning has much greater impact when you’re connected to a
group over a longer period of time, so we’re encouraging you to sign up with the intention
of participating for the entire year. Sure, conflicts may arise, but please do participate in
your groups as best you can over the course of the year.
This new approach is designed to provide more value and greater access to coaches
across the entire state, especially those for whom a Thursday evening meeting in Denver
is not as convenient.
Sign up for the group(s) which will help you meet your 2018 coaching goals! Some groups
may have a limit on size, so don’t wait too long to sign up.
Click the button below to learn more about each Education Group and Register!
If you would like to lead an Education Group, please contact Carl Dierschow or Suzanne
Mariner, Co-Education Directors.
Carl Dierschow / 970-225-6889 / email@example.com
Suzanne Mariner / 303-910-9534 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Restructuring of Monthly In-Person Meetings
As you see, we’ll be restructuring our regular monthly in-person meetings based on the
great feedback we’ve received from members. At our first monthly membership meeting
on January 11th, we’ll have some dinner, socializing and networking time at 6:00pm, with a
more structured activity starting at 6:30pm. Then the main speaker will start at 7:00pm and
complete at 8:30pm. CCEs will be increased from 1.25 to 1.5 (another great benefit of our
We’ll be offering the webinar programs at various times to help you work it into your
schedule. We’ll always try to give you at least a month’s advance notice. These webinars
tend to be a bit more specialized in their focus, and we’re always seeking to include CCEs
for this great content.
If you’re interested in bringing a program to ICF-CO – in-person, webinar, or workshop –
then please submit a proposal and we’ll consider it. If you know someone else who would
bring great value for our members, encourage them to submit their own proposal, or
contact us directly.
Carl Dierschow & Suzanne Mariner
ICF-CO Education Directors
(formerly known as Special Interest Groups - SIGs)
Click the button below to learn more
about each Education Group and Register!
Credentialing & Core Competencies
The Credentialing/Competencies SIG will have our first meeting in the new format and
venue on Friday, January 26th at 1:00 PM. This Special Interest Group will be meeting on
the 4th Friday of each month from 1:00 to 2:00 PM via Zoom. (The Zoom link will be
provided as the date draws nearer.) We will spend approximately two-thirds of our time
focusing on the ICF Core Competencies, and one-third reporting our individual progress
toward out next credential. Our January meeting will study competency # 3 – Creating
Trust and Intimacy.
This SIG is continuing to be led by Walt Hastings and Ralph Datema. All members and
prospective coaches are welcome to participate at no cost. If you are interested, please
contact Walt or Ralph.
Executive Coaching Mastermind
ICF Colorado’s Executive Coaches are gathering monthly to offer
an exclusive community and collaboration while presenting
opportunities for new knowledge, challenging experiences, and
cross-networking. Expect to discuss professional goals,
marketing niches, coaching techniques, frameworks and tools,
best business practices, and more. Let’s take 2018 to a whole
new level! Commitment is requested from January 2018 to October 2018 and limited to 12
participants. Most meetings will be held virtually.
Michelle Sugerman, PMP, PCC | email@example.com | 303-525-5033
This information is supplied to give
you a "bird’s eye" view of where our
Chapter stands in having ICF
hours are required. Our Chapter can
supply some of these hours for you
through attendance at monthly meetings or
participation in special events, such as
webinars, workshops, and the ICF-CO
Conference. If you anticipate needing
CCEs, you can register to receive them
when you sign up on our website to attend
any of our events for which CCE's are
Even if you’re not currently pursuing
credentialing (or advanced credentialing),
we suggest that you request the CCE
certificate whenever the option is offered,
and keep it on file for later use, as
needed. You can also ask our Virtual
Assistant, Kelly Johnson, to provide you
with CCE certificates going back as far as
two years previous (but no farther than two
years). Kelly may be reached at
303-840-5994 or at
allow at least two weeks advance notice to
process your request.
ICF Colorado Leadership Team
Monica McNulty Walt Hastings