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March 2010 Newsletter
Philadelphia Area Coaches Alliance March/2010
Dear PACA Community, In This Issue
March is upon us and no hint of spring in sight quite yet. March Dinner Meeting
But don't let that keep you from coming out to the monthly
meetings.You won't want to miss the new stuff (ex. Snow Cancellation Policy
Organizational Coaching SIG) or excellent speakers we
have lined up.
Last month the PACA Board met for our annual strategic planning retreat.
We began planning so that we can position PACA to do even greater things Exciting Membership
over the next few years.Our vision is to truly have an impact on both the News
coaching community and the world.To make that possible, we will be
shoring up our Personal Foundation - ring a bell Coach U./Coachville PACA Sponsors
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Part of that Personal Foundation will be to have even greater involvement
from you, the membership.We hope to provide more ways for you to be
involved that are easy and fun.If you have any suggestions for how to help Quick Links
make this happen, please let me know!
What you get out of PACA is directly proportional to your involvement. We PACA Website
absolutely want you to be involved.We want you to get more out of your
membership to PACA than any other professional group that you belong to. Our Events
I'm looking forward to making that happen with those creative, fabulous
ideas I can already hear brewing in your heads.
Next month I hope to see you at the presentation by Caroline Miller.I saw
her at the ICF Conference in December and she is awesome.An absolute
not miss.As an ex-scientist myself, I really appreciated the science that she Connect
shared around positivity. I am certain you will as well.
As last month, I continue to look forward to working with and getting to
know many more of you over this year.
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March Dinner Meeting Yahoo! Groups
Date & Time: Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM Visit PACA's
Topic: "The Perfectly Comfortable Sales Program"
Speaker: Flo Schell
Location: Double Tree Guest Suites, 640 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Interested in
Meeting, PA (610) 834-8300 Being Interviewed
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Pat Weeks at:
6:00PM: Registration & Networking
6:30PM: Buffet Dinner Served
6:45PM: President's Announcements
7:15PM: Speaker: Flo Schell
8:30PM: Additional Networking
9:00PM: Meeting Adjourned Products And
Now, more than ever, a coach's ability to feel comfortable explaining what
they do and how they do it to a potential prospect is the keystone to Materials At
success. Most of the coaches are uncomfortable with selling and marketing Monthly Meetings
themselves and their services. Often their businesses opened with great
enthusiasm but never got off the ground, or never reached their full potential.
Did you know?
There is something that would be of great value to coaches: a perfectly
PACA members are
comfortable sales approach that would value their integrity whether they are
welcome to bring and
an introvert, an extrovert, or someone in between. Most people think of
display their coaching
confrontation, manipulation, pressuring someone, and facing rejection when
products at all monthly
they think of 'selling.'
PACA meetings. A
This is because we have had poor sales experiences ourselves.
member-only benefit, a
table will now be available
Isn't it time for a kinder and gentler way of selling?
just for PACA members to
display their items.
You will learn:
- How to redefine the word 'selling' so that it is something you embrace
So bring your coaching
tools, books, flyers of
upcoming events, etc. and
- How to meet someone new for the first time in an easy and comfortable
share with our community!
- How to use the Question/Question technique to make another person feel
For more information,
please contact Clare
- How to master the art of networking
- How to make yourself visible to the world in a way that is comfortable for
Flo Schell is a Certified Business and Life Coach from the
Thomas Leonard School of Coaching celebrating her 9th year in
business. She founded Perceptive Coaching Systems in 2001,
and dedicated her business to helping people find positive Good News for
approaches to life and work. You
In 2003 she launched Franchise Coaching Systems, a coaching Have you been:
and consulting business based on her 16 year career in
franchising with Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc. She transitioned from that Covered in the
company as VP of Franchise Sales and dedicated her new business to the news?
growth of companies that use franchising as a business model. Published in a
It was during this period that Flo realized that many of her coaching Quoted as an
colleagues were really uncomfortable with the idea of selling themselves and expert?
their services. She realized she had something special to offer her new
colleagues. Then we want to know!
Send your good news links
In 2006, she released her book Stop Selling: Start Clicking!, (MP Press) to communications@
written with coaches in mind. Its intention is to take the fear and the mystery philadelphiacoaches.org
out of selling and to offer a selling model that is perfectly comfortable for so we can share with the
coaches. The final version combined the relationship selling principles she whole PACA community.
had used in Corporate America with the evolutionary principles of Coaching.
Just last year, Flo expanded her business to include the No. 1 Mentoring
Agency. Answering a need that resulted from a difficult economy, Flo
provides both business growth mentoring and career growth mentoring
through this agency.
You can visit Flo at http://www.floschell.com
Snow Cancellation Policy
This is the time of year when we often get snow/bad
weather on our meeting nights! We want you to
know that your safety is our primary concern. In the
event of inclement weather and a subsequent
meeting cancellation, PACA will notify meeting
attendees of the cancellation, no later
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than 1:30 PM the day of the event. You will be notified via your meeting
registration email address. We will also post a notice on the PhilaCoaches
Yahoo Group. If we cancel, you will have a credit you can use within 60 days
for a future program.
Mark Your Calendars!
Don't Miss These Great Events!!
DATE SPEAKER TOPIC CCEUs
Thursday, Flo Schell The Perfectly Comfortable Business
3/18/10 Sales Program Development
Thursday, Caroline How Coaches Can Benefit
4/15/10 Adams Miller from Positive Psychology -
C - Suite
Plans are also heating up for the 3rd annual Mega
Mixer event - we're expecting over 200 attendees from
the greater Philadelphia area who are in the
professional/leadership development industry. It's a
great opportunity to network and begin building
relationships that lead to collaboration/business.
May 20th starting 5:30-8:30 - lots of heavy appetizers and open bar to
welcome you and encourage stepping out of your friend zone, expanding
your horizons. So, give up your keyboard/ "crack"berry and come for some
Reminder: To participate in a leadership book club monthly, go to
http://www.frumi.com. Under book club - it's a great teleconference that
reviews latest leadership books with other coaches and leaders from around
the country.March 5 is next one.
How are we doing? I welcome your feedback - please email me at:
Thanks in advance,
VP Corporate Affairs
News from Membership
from Rosy Elliott
The Membership Committee is thrilled to announce
the launch of our New Member Drip Campaign.This
is a 4 step communication process that we
developed with the generous support and guidance
of thinkBIG Innovative Design and Marketing, LLC, a
Marketing-Advertising-Public Relations agency.
The New Member Drip is designed to help new members feel connected to
the vibrant coaching community that is PACA and to let them know how they
can get involved and to maximize the benefits of PACA membership.
PACA Sponsors Michael Charest!
Grow Your Business,
Grow Your Life LIVE!
Are you ready to take your coaching
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business to new levels?
Join Michael Charest for an incredible
sales and marketing one-day event coming to the
Sponsored by the Philadelphia Coaches Association. 7 CEUs available!
This one-day event will help you build the business of your dreams and serve
more people by creating a solid foundation, choosing the most effective
marketing strategies for you, mastering the complimentary
consultation, and coaching to objections!
Don't miss this one-day special event:
Date & Time: Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Register by March 12th for only $77 (regular $117)
Plus, get a free audio "Economy Shmonomy-How to Make 2010 Your Best
Year!" Enter coupon code PACABONUS.
For over 200 testimonials and to register, go to:
Other Exciting Events
Association of Career Professionals International - Greater
Friday, March 12, 2010 7:45 to 10:00 am at the Pyramid Club, 52nd Floor,
1735 Market Street in Philadelphia
Branding for Your Business and Your Clients
In today's competitive market, it's more important than ever for job seekers
to understand their strengths, differentiate themselves, and convey unique
qualifications. The same holds true for your business! The contemporary
approach to this marketing orientation has come to be known as Personal
Register online at www.acpinternational-philadelphia.org
Due to the alliance between PACA and ACP International, PACA members
register at the Member fee of $25
One of our Mega Mixer partners, Delaware Valley Association
for Psychological Type is offering a discount to PACA members
"The Neuroscience of Leadership" Brain Savvy Insights for
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2010
Networking begins at 9:30 AM
Program runs 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Delaware County Campus
760 W. Sproul Road, Suite 200
Springfield, PA 19064
Registration: Please register no later than Monday, March 16, 2010. Please
click on the "Register Now" link below to rsvp and for payment information.
NJ Professional Coaches Association Hosts:
What is the one of the biggest challenges for coaches and
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Running the business side of a small business?
Want some answers? Then register now for:
How to Thrive as a Chief Everything Officer (CEO) the business of
running a small business or practice.
Sponsored by the NJ Professional Coaches Association
This one-day business forum is packed with exciting speakers, presentations
and networking opportunities that will help you increase your confidence,
business acumen and systems knowledge!
Don't miss Keynote Speaker: Michael Port, author of Book Yourself Solid
When: Saturday, April 17, 2010
Time: 8 AM - 5:30 PM
Where: Florham Park, NJ
For more information and to register, go to: http://www.njcoaches.org/CEO/
Yahoo PACA Discussion Group:
Subscribe by sending an email to PhilaCoaches-
firstname.lastname@example.org. Use it to ask questions of colleagues or
Anyone can subscribe, but posting is a MEMBER BENEFIT. For any
questions contact Laura Pumo.
Connection with Your Executive Board!
Join us at a PACA Board Meeting to get better acquainted with your
Board: 1st Thursday of each month from 10:15 AM - 12:00 Noon.
As location varies, please contact PACA Secretary Christine Fontana
email@example.com or 610-585-6960 to confirm your
attendance at a Board meeting and receive instructions.
If you have suggestions or observations about our community, please feel
free to contact any of the Board members
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