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May 2013 ICF Colorado Newsletter

  1. 1. MAY 2013IN THIS ISSUE:Message from Reuel Hunt, PresidentNext Monthly Meeting: May 9, 2013Special Interest Group (SIG) MeetingsICF Colorado Meetup GroupsIn the Spotlight: Anita MartinNEW: Summary Now Available of March 2013 ArticleCommunity 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- International Coaching Week: May 20-26, 2013- ICF-Midwest Regional Conference: Minneapolis, MN on June 20-22, 2013- May Monthly Meeting Speaker: Bob Dunham - "Coaching in Organizations"- Volunteers: new this month- New streamlined ICF Global Credentialing ProcessWith our new full board and expanding volunteer base, we are excited to serve our growingcoaching community.We are pleased with the response to the presentation by our board members at last monthsmembership meeting. We are happy you enjoyed our interactive engagements.ICF International Coaching Week: May 20-26, 2013Each year a week is designated by ICF Global to raise the awareness of our profession and engagewith our local communities. This year ICF Colorado members are doing a number of things,thanks to our volunteers. Please email me at if you would like to join
  2. 2. the other volunteers.There is a free virtual conference each day on May 21-25: http://www.radicalconversations.comICF Midwest Regional Conference: Minneapolis, MN - 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 Expanding VolunteersNew volunteers for the ICF International Coaching Week include: Annie Given, Becky Bringewatt,Carolyn Gary, Danielle Hicks, Dinah Snow, Laura Menze, Patrice Miller, Stephanie Smith, TaraHooey, and Vicki Kenny Petersen. Thank You Volunteers.ICF-Colorado May 9 Program: Bob Dunham – "Coaching in Organizations"Bob’s program will provide an overview of the perspectives, skills, and key points of coaching forprofessionals in the organizational context. http://generativeleadership.coICF Global has launched an upgraded website with streamlined Credentialing Process. MessageI invite you, as a coach, to join our community, become involved, play with us, and join our ICFColorado chapter: Join the global community - ICF Global:, andcontribute/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: May 9, 2013Date: May 9, 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: Robert Dunham
  3. 3. Topic: "Coaching Excellence in Organizations"*CCEUs: TBDThe challenge for coaches in organizations is that organizations have their own structure,dynamics, and requirements for effective action. Being a team leader, manager, executive, andleader are roles that require specific skills, and these need to be integrated into the perspectivesand actions of coachees.Coaching Excellence in Organizations (CEO) is a discipline that provides coaches with the eyes tosee the organizational structure and individual skills that coachees need to be aware of in theirorganizational roles. This approach also provides the coach with experience in the actions andpractices of effective management and leadership. These actions and practices are rooted in thefoundation that all human action and coordination of action arises and are shaped inconversations, making the skills available to coaching. These skills shape the results andperformance of teams, managers, and leaders, making the coaching approach valuable to theorganizations, and enabling coaches to make more valuable offers in the organizational world.This presentation will provide the overview of the perspectives, skills, and key points of coachingfor professionals in the organizational context.Participants will learn to see the landscape of action in organizations, how to assess keybreakdowns and what interventions they can make as coaches. This will enable coaches to makeoffers of more value to organizations for their performance, and enabling coachees to expand theirskills to be more valuable in their organizational roles.About Robert DunhamRobert Dunham, founder of the Institute for Generative Leadership, has worked as a consultant,educator and coach to executives and management teams nationwide in leadership,communication, teamwork, and people process redesign since 1981. Robert developed theaction-based discipline of Generative Leadership and management offered by EnterprisePerformance in the three-year Generative Leadership Program™. He also founded the Companyof Leaders, an ongoing community for embodied leadership development.Robert is co-author of the forthcoming book The Innovator’s Way – the Eight Generative Practiceswith Dr. Peter Denning, which will be published by MIT Press in 2010. He has published articlesincluding The Body of Management, What Makes Leadership Work?, and Back to School – The Top14 Mistakes that Executives Make. He has also published the articles The Missing Customer andInnovation as Language Action with Dr. Denning. He has written over 30 proprietary papers onleadership and management used in his leadership and management development programs. Heco-holds two patents for workflow technology based on the structure of human coordination.PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the monthly meetings including ICF Coloradomembers.*CCEUs: TBDCLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the May 9, 2013 MeetingSpecial Interest Groups (SIGs)EXPLORING COACHING AS A PROFESSION SIGMay 9, 20136:00PM - 7:00PMOur discussion may include, and is not limited to:
  4. 4. 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 SIGMay 9, 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 May is Ann Strong, Founder of Thriving Coaches, who will be discussing"Free Your Genius, Own Your Niche."Even if youre fairly certain you dont have a Genius or a niche, join us to become reacquaintedwith your Genius and maybe even meet your niche!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 SIGMay 22, 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 May 22nd 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 April 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 what is happening in ourworld of increased violence and how helpless and even "numb" large numbers of people seem tobe becoming, and we talked about how coaching brings aliveness, hope, and an "un-numbness" topeople. We also discussed the importance of the coach leadership style of "unfolding andallowing," while staying alert and present, rather than "force and action," and how that shows upin our lives and our practices.Location:3855 S. Hibiscus Way Denver, CO 80237(west on Hampden from 1-25 to Happy Canyon)Please contact Reuel to RSVP and to receive more details about this SIG.
  5. 5. 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:info@icfcolorado.orgLink on Meetup:*Please check the link above for any updates/changes announcedby the Meetup Group leaders.Questions? Please contact info@icfcolorado.orgIn the Spotlight: Anita MartinOverview of Business and Services:I am on a mission to help those who inspire and empower others, ie: professional speakers andcoaches, add value to their presentations and workshops. I do this in a couple of ways: 1. Wework together to develop a workshop or webinar for you if you dont already have one. 2. We thenmake sure that participants in ANY of your programs walk away with something of value andquality that they can refer back to and use to refer you to others. Specifically, I am talking abouteffective, useful and beautifully designed handouts that enhance your work, not distract from it.Anita’s Business Philosophy:
  6. 6. As always, content and information is hugely important. But if that information is presented in away that nobody sees it or wants to look at it, what good is it? We live in a time when it is easierthan ever to make things look pretty, but that doesn’t mean they are well-designed. The definitionof design is beauty with a use and purpose.Click here to read more about AnitaNEW: Summary Now Available of March 2013 ArticleThe Informed Coach: Understanding Critical Distinctions Between Coachingand Psychotherapy and Knowing When to Make a Referralby Becky Bringewatt, MA, LPC, NCC, Coach and Meg’n Deaner, MA, LPC, NCC, CoachBecky and Megn created a summary of their March 2013 article.Click here to access the summaryCommunity 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 Menze
  7. 7. or 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! - 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!
  8. 8. 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 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 ColoradoI want to say that I truly enjoyed our last meeting. We had wonderful speakers from our veryown board that received rave reviews! I enjoyed meeting all the members and guests. WOW, wehave some AMAZING people and other AMAZING people that are considering being ICF members.I would ask that all our current members reach out to colleagues and friends and invite them toattend with you. If they use the code on our website that first very valuable meeting is FREE! Iwork mainly on my own as a coach, that is what I created my work to look like! However, nowthat I am working on my own I really crave that connection! Our meetings provide the perfectopportunity for that wonderful connection that we all need so very much in our lives. I am alsosuper grateful for the other amazing members on our board that I get to share with and spendtime with. Come to our next meeting, hear some amazing speakers and meet wonderful peoplejust like yourself!For 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 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 their
  9. 9. businesses. 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. Lets create an amazing Spring this year fullof blooming coaches and coaches in full bloom taking their practices to the next level! I lookforward to meeting you all at the next meeting!It’s very easy to join on the ICF Colorado website: 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 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.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 getting
  10. 10. published. 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.
  11. 11. Contact Information:info@icfcolorado.orgwww.icfcolorado.orgICF Colorado Board MembersReuel Hunt, Presidentrjhunt@earthlink.net303-734-0444Stephanie Wachman, President Electstephanie@coachinglib.com720-232-3693Shannon Rios, Membership Directorshannon.r.rios@gmail.com720-515-3212Dinah Snow, Communications Directordinah@dinahsnow.com303-499-0408Helle Hegelund, Education Directorhelle@hegelundconsulting.com720-570-0369Tom Lietaert, Treasurertom@sacredodyssey.com419-699-6100Monica McNulty, SecretaryTMJMcNulty@msn.com720-840-7501info@icfcolorado.orgCopyright 2013 ICF Colorado