ICF Colorado Newsletter
Message from Stephanie Wachman
President, ICF Colorado
It’s official. Registration is now open for the
biggest and most exciting event ever put
together by ICF Colorado: Unleashing the
Authentic Leader Within on October 17th at
Red Rocks. ICF Colorado members can take
advantage of early bird pricing by registering
before the end of June. To register, visit
Keep in mind that we only have space for
another 90 seats as tickets have begun selling
For those members who are interested in registering for Judy
Sabah’s ICF CO Certification class, we are excited to inform you that
it will be offered again this fall. To pre-register, please contact Kelly
Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information on the class will be
posted on our website later this month.
If you have been participating in our Experienced Executive Coaches
SIG, you have probably noticed that we continue to grow. Our
discussions are lively and our learning exceptional. Julie Holunga will
now be facilitating the group. This month we will have presenters
from Emergentics discuss this new and innovative assessment tool.
If you are interested in discussing a specific topic or have an idea,
let Julie know: email@example.com
I am really looking forward to this month's speaker, Tama Kieves.
Tama is an honors graduate of Harvard Law School who left her law
practice with a corporate law firm to write and help others soar in
the work they're meant to do. She is the bestselling author of This
Time I Dance! (Tarcher/Penguin) and also Inspired & Unstoppable:
Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work! (Tarcher/Penguin) which hit
IN THIS ISSUE:
Special Interest Groups
June 25, 2014 Teleseminar
October 17, 2014: Fall
IN THE SPOTLIGHT:
Toward More Powerful
General Meeting Information
ICF Colorado Meetup
Our ICF Colorado Meetup
Groups are an opportunity
for our community to
continue conversations and
keep communications going
in-between our monthly
ICF CO Meetup Groups
the top 100 books for all books on Amazon.com. Tama will discuss
with us how we can get inspired. This is a terrific opportunity to
learn from a world recognized speaker. To register, visit:
As we head off on a short summer break, I want to wish everyone a
relaxing and happy July. Especially to our board members and
volunteers who support ICF Colorado with such passion and
enthusiasm. Thank you! You should feel proud in the knowledge
that ICF Colorado is stronger than ever. Since January, we have
grown by over 23 new members and the growth continues. Please
continue to bring guests to the meetings so they can enjoy all that
we have to offer.
Finally, remember to save the date! On August 21st, we partner
with the National Speakers Association CO and ASTD-RMC for a fun
networking event at The Living Room on Broadway. Watch for
details in future newsletters and on our website.
Wishing everyone a great July and a safe summer. See you at the
Networking Event in August.
President, ICF Colorado
June 12, 2014 Monthly Meeting
Date: June 12, 2014
Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) conducted before the general
meeting from 6:00 - 6:50pm.
PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur Street, Denver, CO 80211
Speaker: Tama Kieves
Topic: "When You're Inspired, You're
*CCEUs: 1.125 in Core Competencies;
0.375 in Resource Development
Tired of feeling overwhelmed by the
fluctuations in your business, finances and
your mood? Ready to feel truly alive as
you pursue your passion? Let Tama Kieves
help you get out of your head and into
your Inspired & Unstoppable life! This
session is designed to go beyond
providing more "information" and 8 easy
steps–it's a shift into lasting
transformation. As Kieves candidly shares
"how one Harvard lawyer left it all to have it all," you'll be
encouraged to discover how you, too, can own your Inspired Power
to answer the voice of anxiety or limiting beliefs. "When You're
currently in Boulder and Ft.
Interested in hosting an ICF
CO Meetup Group in your
area? Let us know:
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Inspired, You're Unstoppable!" is an opportunity to make a
significant breakthrough while engaged in group exercises,
interaction and support, personal attention and passionate
About Tama Kieves
Tama Kieves, an honors graduate of Harvard Law School, left her
law practice with a corporate law firm to write and help others soar
in the work they're meant to do. She is the bestselling author of
This Time I Dance! (Tarcher/Penguin) and also Inspired &
Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work!
(Tarcher/Penguin) which hit the top 100 books for all books on
Featured in USA Today, the Huffington Post and on Oprah radio, she
is a sought-after speaker and career/success coach, who has helped
thousands world-wide to discover, launch, and thrive in the life,
calling and businesses of their dreams. Tama's spoken at Canyon
Ranch, TEDx, and is on the faculty of the Omega Institute, the
premier North American Holistic Center.
Says Tama, "I am here to champion achievers, artists,
entrepreneurs, visionaries and all who seek to work and live from
inspiration instead of fear." www.TamaKieves.com
PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the monthly meetings &
events including ICF Colorado members
ICF Colorado Members (Full, Affiliate, Student): Free
ASTD-RMC Members: $20 (need to enter code)
CCEUs: 1.125 in Core Competencies; 0.375 in Resource
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 June 12, 2014 Meeting
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Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
BUILDING YOUR COACHING BUSINESS SIG
June 12, 2014
6:00 - 6:50pm
"You Had Me at Hello! Learn to Speak Your Client's
Have an amazing product or service but not enough playing clients
. . .
Struggle to share your expertise in a way that is TRULY client
attractive . . .
Get burnt out from Networking and "Death by Coffee Dates"
And Would like to get off the Revenue Rollercoaster Once and
For All . . .
Join our guest speaker, Allison Castano, The Business Ninja, to learn
how to Get Noticed and Get Clients Faster by simply
learning WHAT your clients need to hear and HOW to speak so they
can FIND YOU!
You'll walk away knowing:
How to translate your Expertise into what your Clients want to hear
3 Rockstar Tips that will Elevate & Separate you from the Crowd
The #1 Item to ALWAYS include about your Business when speaking
Grab a friend and see you then!
Allison Castano, MBA, spent 8 years traveling
the globe in the Up with People program and
on board cruise ships before getting sucked
into Corporate Life. After 15 years making big
sales and marketing dreams come true for
Fortune 500 companies, she "broke free from
the CUBE" and now helps Entrepreneurs Get off
the Revenue Rollercoaster Once and For all!
Allison currently speaks, coaches and laughs a
lot all over Denver.
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.
Dinah Snow, President-Elect, ICF Colorado
Certified Money, Marketing and Soul ® Coach
EXPERIENCED EXECUTIVE COACHES CASE STUDY SIG
June 12, 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!
Topic for June: Emergenetics Assessment Profile
Do you find yourself exhausted after an 8-hour day at work, but not
after a 10-hour day?
Why do some colleagues hear you better than others?
Why do some colleagues speak up at meetings more than others,
even when the quieter ones have useful information to share?
Join Erin Peereboom at the Executive Coaching SIG on June 12 to
learn more about Denver-based company, Emergenetics. The
Emergenetics Profile is a unique tool that provides a clear window
into the way you think and behave. Formulated by Denver native,
Geil Browning, Ph.D. and Wendell Williams, Ph.D. in 1991, the
Profile is built on years of work focused on personality and the
brain. Based on a split-brain model, the Profile is focused on four
different thinking attributes that compose a left- and right-brain
concept. Additionally, the Profile measures three behavioral
How does Emergenetics work for you and your business?
What kind of results will you see with this tool?
• The ability for people to value their strengths and understand
more about themselves…which means increased employee morale
and higher productivity.
• The ability for a group of people to understand more about each
person and the group as a whole…which equates to stronger, more
effective teams and work groups.
• The ability for an organization to capitalize on a collaborative
workforce…which creates cognitively diverse and results-oriented
• The ability to provide real, meaningful dialogue and information
about the way a person works and goes about their work…which
translates to a better platform to capitalize on employee strengths.
EXPERIENCED COACHES SALON
June 18, 2014
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Location: see information below
Facilitated by: Judy Sabah
5+ Years of Coaching Experience? You’re Invited to Check Us
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for the March 19 salon.
We look forward to seeing you there!
June 25, 2014 Teleseminar:
"Learn How to Overcome the Top 5 Challenges That Coaches Experience"
Speaker: Carla Reeves
Time: Noon - 1:00pm
(call in details provided upon registration)
Free for ICF Colorado Members (Full, Affiliate, Student)
$25 for Non-Members
ASTD-RMC Members: Receive special rate for meetings when enter code
(provided in your ASTD-RMC member area)
Do these questions swirl through your mind?
Where do I get clients?
How do I keep clients?
How do I deliver an incredible coaching experience – EVERYTIME!
How do I generate referrals?
How much should I be charging?
These are the TOP 5 Challenges coaches experience and there's a simple solution to each one of
Come to this call...we'll cover each of these challenges and how to solve them all. We'll show you
Create raving fans who send you referrals over and over again
Price effectively, and...
Deliver such a deep coaching experience your clients keep coming back
About Carla Reeves
Carla Reeves is the Vice President of Business Development for
JournalEngine™. She is an entrepreneur, a certified Frame of Mind Coach
and a mother of two. Carla specializes in coaching leaders, teaching them
how to unveil and switch their thought patterns to ignite significant change
and transformation. Carla is passionate about the unique process of
coaching with a journal and she works with hundreds of coaches
every year on the art of incorporating journaling into their
coaching businesses using the online journaling platform
Carla has been a featured speaker for American Express, the
Arizona Power Women in Business Conference, the Valley of the
Sun Romance Writers, the National Charity League, the West
Valley Women, MOPS – Mothers of Preschoolers, the Girl Scouts, the Junior League of Phoenix and
the Phoenix Youth at Risk. Before joining forces with Frame of Mind Coaching, Carla founded Sanity
Journals, a company dedicated to inspiring personal growth through journaling. Carla has led
dozens of interactive coaching workshops for Fresh Start Women’s Foundation and Sanity Journals
and has published a series of guided journals for new mothers, young campers and coaches.
To learn more about incorporating journaling into your coaching process, go to
Click here to register for the June 25, 2014 Teleseminar
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
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
Our Compelling Keynote Speakers: Julio Olalla and Stephen McGhee
Our Breakout Session Leaders: Dr. Paul Radde, Kim Hill, Judy Sabah and Greg Aden
The regular cost for this amazing day is $189 – 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.
But if you reserve your seat now, you can save $30 with the early-bird discounted rate of
$159 if you sign up by June 30.
But with just 110 seats, it's quite likely that we'll fill up before that deadline.
Don't wait until the last minute!
Click here to register for the Early Bird rate
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Kelly Johnson
By Tom Lietaert,
Communications Director for ICF Colorado
This month we wanted to honor a special member of the ICF CO team, Kelly
Johnson, our Virtual Assistant. Kelly has been an invaluable support to the
board and generously gives her time well beyond expectation. We
are profoundly grateful for you Kelly!
Kelly Johnson, owner of Cornerstone Virtual Assistance, specializes
in working with coaches and authors and manages the technical,
creative, and administrative projects for their businesses. She will
be celebrating 10 years in business in September 2014 and has
been the Virtual Assistant (VA) for the ICF Colorado since 2005.
Kelly's certifications include Professional Author’s Assistant,
Shopping Cart Certified Strategist, and Hootsuite. Services offered include, but are not limited to,
website and blog maintenance, newsletter creation, book publishing support, desktop publishing,
and teleseminar/webinar management.
Click here to read the full article
FEATURED ARTICLE: Toward More Powerful Questions
In our ongoing efforts to add value to your membership, we're starting a
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: Tom@sacredodyssey.com. 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
This month's Featured Article is from our Treasurer, Walt Hastings.
Click here to read Walt Hasting's article:
Toward More Powerful Questions
We look forward to more great stuff from YOU.
Tom Lietaert, ICF Colorado Communications Chair
Membership in the ICF Colorado
Happy June everyone!
We have very good membership news to report; our membership is growing every month and so is
our meeting attendance! Please keep inviting friends, co-workers and anyone else to our meetings.
The meetings are truly a product of all of the amazing people that attend. All of us as members
have a responsibility to growing our organization because when we grow, we provide more
opportunity for networking, knowledge sharing and fun at our meetings. I hope you are enjoying
this wonderful summer we are having. Get out an enjoy this beautiful place that we live!
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
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
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
Dinah Snow, President Elect
Shannon Rios Paulsen, Membership Director
Tom Lietaert, Communications Director
Helle Hegelund, Education Director
Walt Hastings, Treasurer
Kara Thate, Secretary
Dina Brecheisen, Marketing/PR Director
Reuel Hunt, Past President
Copyright 2014 ICF Colorado