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  1. 1. Please click here to see a webpage version CLICK HERE 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 Upcoming Events have lined up. C-Suite 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 students? Other Exciting Events 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 Member Area ideas I can already hear brewing in your heads. Contact Us 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. with PACA As last month, I continue to look forward to working with and getting to know many more of you over this year. Add PACA as a friend Warmly, on Facebook Joanne Joanne Vitali PACA 2010 President Connect with PACA on LinkedIn Subscribe to PACA on March Dinner Meeting Yahoo! Groups Date & Time: Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM Visit PACA's Web Site 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 Directions: Click here for Our New Member Column? REGISTER HERE! Please contact 1 of 5 3/10/2010 7:34 PM
  2. 2. Pat Weeks at: AGENDA 6:00PM: Registration & Networking 6:30PM: Buffet Dinner Served 6:45PM: President's Announcements 7:15PM: Speaker: Flo Schell 8:30PM: Additional Networking Display Your 9:00PM: Meeting Adjourned Products And Now, more than ever, a coach's ability to feel comfortable explaining what Promotional 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 long-standing 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 rather tools, books, flyers of than fear upcoming events, etc. and - How to meet someone new for the first time in an easy and comfortable share with our community! manner - How to use the Question/Question technique to make another person feel For more information, comfortable please contact Clare - How to master the art of networking Sautter at - How to make yourself visible to the world in a way that is comfortable for you. or 610-304-5829. 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 magazine? 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 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 REGISTER HERE! 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 2 of 5 3/10/2010 7:34 PM
  3. 3. 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 - Personally and Professionally 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 live networking!! Reminder: To participate in a leadership book club monthly, go to 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, Sheree Butterfield 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 full service 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 3 of 5 3/10/2010 7:34 PM
  4. 4. business to new levels? Join Michael Charest for an incredible sales and marketing one-day event coming to the Philadelphia area! 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 Philadelphia Chapter 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 Branding. Register online at 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 to: "The Neuroscience of Leadership" Brain Savvy Insights for Psychological Type Date: Saturday, March 20, 2010 Time: Networking begins at 9:30 AM Program runs 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Location: 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 other entrepreneurs? 4 of 5 3/10/2010 7:34 PM
  5. 5. 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: Yahoo PACA Discussion Group: Subscribe by sending an email to PhilaCoaches- Use it to ask questions of colleagues or share presentations. 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 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 Forward email Email Marketing by This email was sent to by Update Profile/Email Address | Instant removal with SafeUnsubscribe™ | Privacy Policy. Philadelphia Area Coaches Alliance | 26 Hill Road | Ivyland | PA | 18974 5 of 5 3/10/2010 7:34 PM