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Our mission is to grow and develop a competent coaching community that drives results for individual coaches and those they serve. We do this by providing strong credentialed coaches, educational programs, and rich resources for internal and external coaches, and organizations and individuals seeking coaches.
Vote for the proposed slate for the
2015 Board of ICF-North Texas Coaches
November 14 Monthly ICF-NT Meeting
A Members Only Event
Giving Thanks: Pay It Forward “Gold Elephant Book Exchange”
• Connect – this is a members only event, so this is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow members better (personally & professionally)
• Learn – share knowledge informally during the book exchange
• Enjoy – Camaraderie + creative responses (and humor) during the event
What you need to do:
Bring a gift-wrapped book that is meaningful to you – ideally, a book from your own library to ‘pay it forward'. Place your name on the gift-wrapped book.
Be prepared to share the following when your book is chosen: What 1 or 2 'golden nuggets' of wisdom in this book had meaning for you? What do you hope the next person finds in this book?
What to expect during the event
Each member upon arrival to the event will turn in their gift wrapped book and receive a number. When your number is called, you get to choose a gift and the person who brought the book will quickly share their wisdom. This continues until all gift wrapped books are gone. Each member will get an opportunity to share their wisdom during the event!
This is a special end of year event designed for members only. The event will be similar to a traditional white elephant gift exchange. Unlike ‘white elephants’ (which are often useless), the books are ‘gold elephants’ that will contain some unique nuggets of wisdom when opened by the recipient! Discovering those golden nuggets will be part of the event as we talk about the books we give (and the ones we receive)!
Please note: In order to participate in the book exchange part of the program, members need to bring a gift wrapped book to share.
Holiday Party - Friday, December 12, 2014
5:30-8:30 at Hackberry Creek Country Club
No one knows how to party like coaches! Bring your significant other and relax. We will celebrate 2014 and enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Drop in for a drink or stay for the evening. We will be so glad to see you and meet your “date
Holiday Party Pricing:
$20 for members registering by December 8
$25 for members registering after December 8
$25 for non-members registering by December 8
$30 for non-members registering after December 8
Would you like to help? Contact Dana Phillips, at 972.874.8069 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to October!
September’s meeting on coaching assessments and tools was highly attended, informative and fun. Speaking of tools, Coaching World is a free quarterly online magazine produced by the International Coach Federation. Issues are full of insightful articles, videos, case studies, and research designed to inform coaching practices, inspire new ideas, and offer tools. Click here for a look at the most recent issue, and to subscribe go to ICF’s link.
This month, chapter member Ingrid Martine, MA, PCC, will be discussing a topic at the core of coaching—change. “Overcoming The Immunity to Change: The 3 Steps NOT Taken That Cause Personal and Organizational Change Efforts to Fall Short” will be the focus of Ingrid’s October 10 lunch meeting discussion. She’ll continue this subject with an afternoon workshop “Helping Clients See the Invisible: Their Immunity to Change, Plus 2 Unconventional Steps to Overcome It.” You can earn 3.5 core competency CCEUs from these two programs.
The Board has made some changes to the Chapter Bylaws. One of these changes was to re-institute the president-elect position to provide for greater continuity. The Board is pleased to announce that Neil Phillips, PhD, PCC, has been named President-elect and will be the 2015 Chapter President. Neil brings several years of Board experience and chapter involvement. He has held the roles of VP Technology, VP Social Media/PR, and Prism Vice Chair. Other changes to the Bylaws were made to clarify and simplify some processes and language. You can read more about the changes on Page 4 of the October Newsletter. The current Board will approve the final slate of 2015 nominees for the Board of Directors at its October meeting, and will present the slate to the membership for approval. We plan to announce the new Board at our November chapter meeting.
Thanks for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event.
Francesca Spinelli, PhD, PCC
President, ICF North Texas Coaches