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November 2013 ICF Colorado Newsletter

  1. 1. ICF Colorado Newsletter November 2013 IN THIS ISSUE: Message from Reuel Hunt President, ICF Colorado Our Local Coaching Community, connected to the Regional, National and International Coaching Communities: connection – contribution – competency – clarity We are pleased to have Tracey Trottenberg-Kansas as our speaker this month (Nov 14th), a top ten finalist in the country's largest speaker contest for women earlier this year. Don't forget our Holiday Party on December 12th. What's Happening: ICF CO Board Officer Elections: November 14th Holiday Party: December 12th ICF Credentialing - Mentor Coaching Group Programs leading to ACC, PCC or MCC. Executive Coaches SIG is very successful since Sept. launch. Community Outreach Committee: Laura Menze and Judy Sabah We will need you here as we focus on this next year. ICF Colorado Coaches Corner – Meetup in Boulder, Ft Collins, Arvada and Glendale: and for Ft. Collins: /ICF-CO-Northern-Colorado-Coaches/ President's Message November 2013 Monthly Meeting Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings Holiday Party: December 12 Mentor Coaching Group Nominees for the 2014 ICF CO Board of Directors IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Tom Lietaert ARTICLE: Eight Guidelines to Powerful Coaching and Positive Relationships Membership General Meeting Information ICF Colorado Meetup Groups The 2014 ICF Global/ICF Midwest Regional Conference hosted by ICF Cleveland ( will be held on June 19-21 next year; the Midwest Region Conference website link: Our ICF Colorado Meetup Groups are an opportunity for our community to continue conversations and keep communications going in-between our monthly meetings. I invite you to join our community, join our chapter – ICF-Colorado - and join the global community - ICF Global , and contribute - ICF CO Meetup Groups currently in Arvada,
  2. 2. volunteer, engage, make a difference, give back and grow with us. Start thinking about where you want to participate with us in 2014 and look for new programs and new places to plug in; we will need you as we expand and grow next year. Wishing you success, Reuel J. Hunt President, ICF Colorado 303-734-0444 November 2013 MONTHLY MEETING Date: November 14, 2013 Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM Special Interest Groups (SIGs) conducted before the general meeting from 6:00 - 6:50pm. Boulder, Glendale and Ft. Collins. Interested in hosting an ICF CO Meetup Group in your area? Let us know: Link on Meetup: /ICF-Colorado-CoachesCorner/ *Please check the link above for any updates/changes announced by the Meetup Group leaders. Questions? Please contact Location: PPA Event Center, 2105 Decautur St, Denver, CO 80211 Speaker: Tracey Trottenberg-Kansas Topic: "Ignite. Influence. Impact: How to Speak Powerfully, Share your Message, and Rock from any Stage" *CCEUs: TBD You know that you have a vision and are here to deliver a message and make a greater impact by sharing your voice and story. You know it’s what you’re meant for! Today more than ever, you must stand out and not get lost in the crowd. Knowing how to share your message in a way that ignites, influences and impacts your audience whether on stage, at a networking event, with your team or in the boardroom is the key. Learn how to master your message and communicate your story, business and services in a powerful, passionate and purposeful way that is truly you! Check out the ICF Colorado on: Facebook Like Us on Facebook Twitter You Tube LinkedIn If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at About Tracey Trottenberg-Kansas As a Master Trainer and Professional Speaker working across the globe for over two decades, Tracey Trottenberg-Kansas has worked with thousands of coaches, authors, speakers, entrepreneurs and specialists to help them hone their message and show up more authentic and powerful on stage. Along the way, she’s been fortunate enough to share the stage with luminaries such as Les Brown, Lisa Nichols, Marianne Williamson and more. She specializes in teaching the "inner AND outer game" of speaking to access your true power, passion and purpose, and to share your message and establish your presence in a way that demonstrates your leadership and preserves your femininity. She loves teaching women how to step into their authentic voice and own any stage. PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the monthly meetings including ICF Colorado members. Questions? Comments? Ideas to Share? We welcome your comments and ideas and are happy to answer questions. Contact Information:
  3. 3. *CCEUs: TBD CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the November 14, 2013 Meeting 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! Special Interest Groups (SIGs) EXPLORING COACHING AS A PROFESSION SIG November 14, 2013 6:00PM - 7:00PM 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 . . . BUILDING YOUR COACHING BUSINESS SIG November 14, 2013 6:00PM - 7:00PM Join us at the Building Your Coaching Business SIG to learn about tools, tips and resources to help start and grow your business. The topic for November is Social Media and Your Business. Find out why social media is an important tool for your business and how to use it to build know, like, trust relationships. Presented by Kelly Mirabella, who is a social media consultant, trainer and enthusiast. Passionate about helping people learn how to use social media for business, Kelly is the owner of Stellar Media Marketing, which was recently awarded the DTC-Colorado Business Women's Business of the Year award for 2013. Learn more at Questions about the ICF Colorado LinkedIn group? Contact: Carl Dierschow
  4. 4. 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 303-499-0408 EXPERIENCED EXECUTIVE COACHES CASE STUDY SIG November 14, 2013 6:00PM - 7:00PM Note from the facilitator, Stephanie Wachman: I will be out of town for the November meeting enjoying some warm sun and relaxation in Delray Beech, FL. The SIG will still be meeting, and Dina Brecheisen will facilitate. Stay tuned as we are going to have some special guest coming in 2014: the Leadership Development Director for Resnik Partners, an HR Director from a large CO corporation, and a visit from EMERGENETICS Assessments to guide us through the latest in assessment testing at the corporate level. See you in December! 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! Each month, we will be reviewing and discussing a case study or new industry development from HBR (Harvard Business Review). 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: Stephanie Wachman 720-232-3693 EXPERIENCED COACHES SALON November 20, 2013 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. Summary from October Salon: We began with check-ins all around. The theme of the evening was very upbeat, the energy was good and each coach was pleased
  5. 5. with something important they had achieved. The evening continued with identifying resources each needed to move forward with a project and the satisfaction experienced when we do that. Location: Judy's home in Denver, CO (address and phone sent to RSVP’s) Please contact Reuel or Lauren to RSVP and to receive more details about this SIG. We look forward to seeing you there! Facilitators: Reuel Hunt Lauren Fisher Save the Date: Holiday Party - December 12, 2013 We are excited to host the Holiday Party for ICF Colorado on December 12, 2013 at SHIFT Workspaces located at 383 Corona Street. We are going to have an exciting evening with AMAZING FOOD and a special workshop designed to get you in the festive mood with Impulse Theater's very own Sara Vandas. She will take us through some fun, improvisational exercises guaranteed fun! 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. For more details, dates and fees, please visit Nominees for the 2014 Board of Directors We had a great response to the request for nominations for serving on the 2014 Board of Directors! Here are the nominees:
  6. 6. Walt Hastings - Treasurer Dina Brecheisen - Marketing & PR Kara Thate - Secretary Dinah Snow - President Elect Tom Lietaert - Communications The voting period begins and ends at our general meeting on November 14th when election results will be shared. IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Tom Lietaert by Dinah Snow Communiations Director for ICF Colorado Tom is our current ICF-CO Treasurer. He is a Money Mentor at Sacred Odyssey, Life Coaching and Transformational Programs, llc. He has been coaching and facilitating personal transformation processes for individuals and organizations for nearly two decades, including facilitating large scale change visioning processes for social-profit organizations. He is a Shadow Healing Community® Certified Leader & Coach and has completed the Newfield Network Coaches Training program, The Boulder Psychotherapy Institute’s Gestalt & Existential Therapy training program and The ManKind Project Certified Leader training programs. He has served as an Army Officer, a Teamsters Union Steward, a Middle School Teacher and is the owner of a residential remodeling company, Sacred Spaces Home Services. He has served on numerous boards and committee’s for The ManKind Project (MKP; a social profit organization), The Interfaith Justice and Peace Council of Toledo (IJPC) and has served on The Rape Crisis Hotline for the Toledo YWCA. Click here to read the full article ARTICLE: Eight Guidelines to Powerful Coaching and Positive Relationships by Monica McNulty Secretary for ICF Colorado As a professional life coach, my journey in coaching over the last 2 years has been profound, and I’m excited to share some principles that have been born out of my experience. Many see coaching as focusing on clarifying priorities, removing obstacles and accomplishing goals. Certainly these are some of the reasons why people hire a coach. However, what I have come to understand, and have experienced in my own life, is that the true power of coaching lies at a level much deeper than goals and accomplishments. Life coaching is about transforming my way of being in the world, and in relationship with others Click here to read the full article Membership in the ICF Colorado Happy November! I want to take this opportunity to ask you "is there anything you need to do to better take care of you?" We know that our health directly relates to our performance as coaches. I encourage you to commit to doing one thing for your health that you know will make a difference in your well-being. I truly see it as part of my job as a coach to stay healthy.
  7. 7. I have recently worked to eliminate sugar/chocolate from my diet. Now that took commitment (especially during Halloween)! I cannot tell you all the benefits of this, including a better memory and clearer mind! What will you commit to this November to increase your level of health so you can be the best coach possible? We are here to provide a committed, professional group that contributes great ideas, skills, networking and knowledge to all of us who are members of ICF Colorado. Again I would like to request if you have any ideas for attracting new members that you speak with me at the next meeting. I wish each of you an amazing day . . . until the meeting. I look forward to seeing your smiling face! 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: 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 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.
  8. 8. 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: Map to PPA Event Center: ICF Colorado Board Members Reuel Hunt, President 303-734-0444 Stephanie Wachman, President Elect 720-232-3693 Shannon Rios, Membership Director 720-515-3212 Dinah Snow, Communications Director 303-499-0408 Helle Hegelund, Education Director 720-570-0369 Tom Lietaert, Treasurer 419-699-6100 Monica McNulty, Secretary 720-840-7501 Copyright 2013 ICF Colorado