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Whether you are seeking a
coach or are a coach,
ICF North Texas (ICF NT)
is the best professional
coaching resource in
Dallas/Fort Worth!


 

 

Whether you are seeking a
coach or are a coach,
ICF North Texas (ICF NT)
is the best professional
coaching resource in
Dallas/Fort Worth!


 

 

Whether you are seeking a
coach or are a coach,
ICF North Texas (ICF NT)
is the best professional
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Dallas/Fort Worth!


 
HomePresident's Message

 

April … ICF is “Leading into the Future”



The mission of ICF is to “lead the global advancement of the coaching profession” and the numbers show your professional ICF coaching association is healthy and in high growth.

ICF Membership Grows:

To 30,000 Members from 140 countries
A Credential milestone last year: 20,000 ICF Credential-holders

Chapters are Added:

 Arkansas-Oklahoma, Bahrain, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic,  Egypt, Jordan, North Florida, and Tunisia
ICF currently has 131 chapters and charter chapters in more than 70 countries
Compared to March, 2016, at 125 chapters in 60 countries

Regional Advisory Councils Develop to:

Bridge between ICF Chapters and Global (ICF-NT met with the Southeast RAC in Warsaw)
Work to create synergy in regions and offer guidance on how to best serve members in local communities

ICF Global Leaders Meet and Strategize:

First year in 2016 in Charlotte, NC: 170 leaders from 56 countries
This year in 2017 in Warsaw, Poland:  203 leaders from 68 countries
Our own Sara Smith, MCC (USA) was introduced as a new member of the 2017 ICF Global Board of Directors and did a great job of facilitating many of the sessions!

Strategic Plan to Expand the Scope and Influence of ICF by:

Establishing a Thought Leadership Institute to capture what coaching is today and inform our decisions for the future
Expanding activities of the ICF Foundation (which ICF-NT will explore joining this year)
Creating offerings for organizations and corporations building coaching cultures

More details about these exciting headlines will be shared in our upcoming Program meetings, website and newsletter updates, and our Annual Chapter Meeting scheduled for November 10.

I invite you to help our chapter continue the journey of ICF to ‘lead into the future’ with Excellence, Relevance and a Strong global voice! Speak up, volunteer and share your ideas with me at President@icf-nt.com



 

Jude Olson, PhD, ACC

ICF-NT President

 

  

 
 

Welcome to September

 

The major summer heat is behind us and I am really looking forward to autumn. Over the summer months, your board team members have been very busy with upcoming events.

 

Our Laser Coaching event, celebrating Coaching Week, is with the Girls Scouts on September 7 during their regional mangers meeting. Steve Coxsey has been working on ensuring that this a great experience for both the Girl Scouts and the volunteer coaches. It is a great time for ICF-certified coaches to give the experience of coaching to those who have never received it before. If you are interested in participating at the event on September 7, please contact Steve Coxsey.

 

The September program features our very own Valerie Sokolosky on Personal Branding. This topic is Valerie’s niche and she is going to share her wisdom from ten years of experience in Fortune 500 organizations on what it takes to own your personal brand. You can thank Laurel Rolls for scheduling this program as well as all the other great programs this year.

 

The Prism Symposium is in the final planning stages. Pam Van Dyke and the Prism committee are quickly filling in all the gaps for the October 6 event. We are looking for a few more volunteers to assist on the day of the event and I am personally asking you to please consider it.

 

We need the following volunteers in order to provide a great experience for the attendees and make the Prism Symposium a success:

 

·         Registration Table Coordinator (1 or 2): Register attendees on the day of the event and create nametags prior to the event.

·         Sponsor Coordination: Sponsors set-up and main contact.  Also, assist with some of the table decorations.

·         Photographer: Take photos throughout the day.

·         Greeters/Guides (3 to 4): Direct attendees to the various activities during the day.

 

Please contact our Prism board chair, Pam Van Dyke (817-726-9948) or me (469-994-9326) if you would like to volunteer.

  

The American Airlines C.R. Smith museum is closing the doors to the general public for the day. We will have the entire museum to ourselves and all attendees will be free to look around at their leisure. We are also hoping to have some American Airlines team members in the museum to share some of the history with attendees.

 

Prism Symposium brief:

 

·         Date:       Thursday, October 6

·         Time:      9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

·         Venue:    American Airlines C.R. Smith museum (http://crsmithmuseum.org/plan-an-event/)

·         Keynote: Kate Canales (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08sA69AGrF8)

·         Theme:   Design and Innovation in Coaching

·         Caterer:  Wendy Krispen Caterer (http://wendykrispincaterer.com/)

 

“Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible;

and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

~ Francis of Assisi

 

Randy Fernandes, CPCC, ACC