March 2014 ICF Colorado Newsletter

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Published on March 6, 2014

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March 2014 ICF Colorado Newsletter

ICF Colorado Newsletter March 2014 IN THIS ISSUE: Message from Stephanie Wachman President, ICF Colorado Spring is just around the corner and that means we will soon see a renewal of plants, trees, gardens and lightweight clothing. Renewal this spring also means that it's time to revisit your status with ICF Colorado and ICF Global. Many memberships are coming up, and we hope that you will continue to support us in the year(s) to come. Professional coaching has grown rapidly over the last several years. While this presents coaches with many new opportunities, it also creates a more competitive marketplace. In the 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study, coaches said their No. 1 obstacle was "untrained individuals who call themselves coaches." Coaches need credibility to set themselves apart and a community to grow alongside. ICF CO and ICF Global are two separate memberships with two separate membership fees with terrific benefits. It's important to become a member of both. ICF Members both Global and Local get instant credibility by using the ICF brand and by becoming part of the largest community of professionally trained coaches. Top 4 Benefits of ICF Global Membership Click here to join ICF Global Professional clout: The ICF sets the standard in the profession. The existence of the ICF Code of Ethics, Ethical Conduct Review Process, member eligibility requirements, and the ICF Core Competencies tells the world that ICF Members are held to high standards. Tools to market yourself: The Marketing Toolkit provides access to a range of tools, from a sample coaching agreement to press- President's Message March 2014 Monthly Meeting Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Free & Low Cost Tools and Services: Resources to Share IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Dinah Snow ARTICLES: Learn about specific topics related to coaching Membership General Meeting Information ICF Colorado Meetup Groups Our ICF Colorado Meetup Groups are an opportunity for our community to continue conversations and keep communications going in-between our monthly meetings. ICF CO Meetup Groups currently in Boulder and Ft. Collins.

releases to business-card templates. Continuing education opportunities: The ICF is passionate about continuing education for coaches. ICF Members can earn CCE units through chapter events and ICF Virtual Education. Interested in hosting an ICF CO Meetup Group in your area? Let us know: Extra money in your pocket: Members are eligible for monetary discounts on everything from final reports of ICF research studies and ICF Credential first-time and renewal applications to goods and services by ICF Business & Media Partners. Link on Meetup: /ICF-Colorado-CoachesCorner/ Top 4 Benefits of ICF Colorado Membership *Please check the link above for any updates/changes announced by the Meetup Group leaders. Click here to join ICF Colorado Click here for a full list of ICF CO member benefits At a local level, the benefits of being a member include: Questions? Please contact Being part of a community on a monthly basis: Monthly and bi-monthly speakers, conferences and teleseminars with experts who share valuable content for personal, professional and business development. Special Interest Groups: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for specialized monthly program topics and other education events. Opportunities to build leadership skills: Leadership and volunteer opportunities with the chapter will lend even more credibility to your resume. Networking opportunities: Networking opportunities with coaches and other professionals associations. If the time has come to renew your memberships, please consider all that ICF has to offer and join us for another exciting and eventful year. Stephanie Wachman President, ICF Colorado 720-232-3693 March 13, 2014 Monthly Meeting Date: March 13, 2014 Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM Special Interest Groups (SIGs) conducted before the general meeting from 6:00 - 6:50pm. Location: PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur Street, Denver, CO 80211 Panel of Speakers Topic: "Behind the Scenes Insight Into How and When Organizations Hire/Contract With Coaches" 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 Questions? Comments? Ideas to Share? We welcome your comments and ideas and are happy to answer questions. Contact Information:

*CCEUs: 1 in Core Competencies; 1 in Resource Development What are the criteria that organizations use to identify the most suitable coaches? How is coaching evaluated in organizations and what tools/methods are used to quantify this? How do coaching decision-makers go about finding the most suitable coaches? Join us to learn, ask questions and interact with a panel of representatives from various organizations in Colorado who will provide information and awareness on when and how they Hire/Contract with coaches. In addition to obtaining knowledge on current trends and future possibilities within the coaching practices our intention is to create a highly interactive session where you will be encouraged to ask important and clarifying questions and have fruitful conversations with panel members and other participants. The members of the panel will start with a brief introduction followed by opening up to questions and dialogue with the audience. About Our Panel of Speakers Diane Lujan Senior Manager, Global Learning and Development at Western Union Lisa D. Simon Account Manager, Western Management Development Center, Center for Leadership Development, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Shawna Simcik President of Business Leadership at Innovative Career Consulting (ICC) A Talent Development Project Manager from PWC Brian Fretwell Senior Consultant, Organizational Effectiveness, a senior consultant in organizational effectiveness for FCC Services Julie Somerville Quest Coaching Consulting, LLC has insight into the Health/Wellness Coaching field, specifically industries that use Health Coaches PLEASE NOTE: Everyone must register for the monthly meetings & events including ICF Colorado members Cost: ICF Colorado Members (Full, Affiliate, Student): Free Non-Members: $25 ASTD-RMC Members: $20 (need to enter code) CCEUs: 1 in Core Competencies; 1 in Resource Development First time visitors to ICF Colorado: click here to send an email requesting coupon code to receive first meeting for free. 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! Questions about the ICF Colorado LinkedIn group? Contact: Carl Dierschow

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the March 13, 2014 Meeting Special Interest Groups (SIGs) BUILDING YOUR COACHING BUSINESS SIG March 13, 2014 6:00 - 6:50pm The topic for March is "Speak to Get Clients: 3 Must-Have's to Get Booked." You can't get clients sitting behind your computer, surfing social media, or burying yourself in all the other stuff that "needs" to get done. It's your time to get visible, gain access to large numbers of your ideal clients and start generating a steady inflow of prospects and clients. Speaking is the fast track to get you there. Join us at the Building Your Coaching Business SIG to learn about tools, tips and resources to help start and grow your business. 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, President-Elect, ICF Colorado Certified Money, Marketing and Soul ® Coach 303-499-0408 EXPERIENCED EXECUTIVE COACHES CASE STUDY SIG March 13, 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! 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 March 19, 2014 7:00PM - 9:00PM Location: see information below Facilitated by: Judy Sabah 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. Location: Judy's home in Denver, CO (address and phone sent to RSVP’s) Please RSVP to for the March 19 salon. We look forward to seeing you there! Facilitator: Judy Sabah Free and Low Cost Tools and Services: Resources to Share We are in the process of creating a list of free and low cost tools and resources to provide to our ICF Colorado chapter members to assist them in conducting their businesses and to have as a resource. Please let us know the tools and services you have found to be a benefit and valuable for your business; we'd love to include them on the list: IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Dinah Snow By Tom Lietaert, Communications Director for ICF Colorado Dinah Snow, President-Elect of ICF Colorado, is a conscious pricing expert and down to earth marketing mentor on a quest to guide purpose-driven women entrepreneurs to charge and get what they are really worth. Dinah is masterful at empowering her clients to translate their native genius into a client-attracting signature talk and compelling offers that inspire more yes’s.

As a Certified Money, Marketing and Soul®, Sacred Money Archetypes®, and Public Speaking Coach, Dinah honed her skills through over 20 years of "in the trenches" experience plus world class training from experts like Blair Singer, T. Harv Eker, Kendall SummerHawk, Lisa Sasevich, Coach Training Institute and others. Click here to read the full article. ARTICLES: Learn about specific topics related to coaching by ICF Colorado Members Check out these value-packed articles to learn more about specific topics related to coaching. Click here to read the 2013 articles Membership in the ICF Colorado Hello Members! I am excited to tell you we have some wonderful new members that recently joined the ICF Colorado. I encourage you to come to the next meeting to meet them. I would also like to challenge you to invite a guest to the next meeting. We know that guests turn into members. That means it is really crucial for us all to work together to invite others to our meetings. You all are individual membership directors! We are serving others by inviting them because they will be part of an excellent program, and they may meet others that can assist them in moving forward in their life at the meeting. Thank you for being a part of the ICF CO. I know I am grateful to be a part of such a high caliber group! 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 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: 2014 ICF Colorado Board Members

Stephanie Wachman, President 720-232-3693 Dinah Snow, President Elect 303-499-0408 Shannon Rios Paulsen, Membership Director 720-515-3212 Tom Lietaert, Communications Director 419-699-6100 Helle Hegelund, Education Director 720-570-0369 Walt Hastings, Treasurer 303-526-9490 Kara Thate, Secretary 612-599-4635 Dina Brecheisen, Marketing/PR Director 720-354-8956 Reuel Hunt, Past President 303-734-0444 Copyright 2014 ICF Colorado

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