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Whether you are seeking a
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is the best professional
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Whether you are seeking a
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HomePresident's Message

Dear Colleagues:
From March 15-17, 2018, ICF Global hosted the Global Leadership Forum (GLF) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This event brought together ICF chapter presidents and other board leaders to share ideas and learn about strategies to create more vibrant chapters and deeper ties with Global and other chapters in our region and around the world. Of the 131 ICF chapters, 127 attended. Kristin Robinson, our board VP for Programs, and I represented the ICF-NT chapter and board, and our own Sara Smith, co-chair of the Global board, also attended. What an overwhelming mix of ideas, resources, good food, perspectives, and people with a passion for the excellence of coaching!
GLF is about leadership development. How are we showing up as leaders? What do we want the experience to be for those we lead and also for ourselves? How do we empower others and then get out of the way so they can own what they are doing? Why is inspiring others more important than motivating others? How do we inspire others to positive productive action? How do we create space for important conversations that connect? What does it mean to really, I mean really, listen? How do we align our personal vision with the vision of the organization and the team? Where does co-creating leadership begin? How do we hold ourselves and each other accountable?
So many questions—and so many conceivable answers, depending on the circumstances, context and personalities involved. I offer no answers here but present these as food for thought.
We are all leaders just as we are all members of groups and teams in our professional and personal lives. Our experiences are based, at least in part, on what we give and how we play in the proverbial sandbox. What do we need to flourish and how do we support those around us to thrive? In the words of John C. Maxwell, "The challenge of leadership is to create change and facilitate growth."
In closing, I ask that you share your leadership strengths with our chapter. We need you and your inspiration and your gifts. We’ll make it work. Let’s reach out and help each other learn and grow and prosper—personally and professionally. I’d love to hear from you at president@icf-nt.com.
Leading with you, side by side,

Catherine A. Oleksiw, Ph.D., PCC
ICF-NT President, president@icf-nt.comDear Colleagues:
From March 15-17, 2018, ICF Global hosted the Global Leadership Forum (GLF) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This event brought together ICF chapter presidents and other board leaders to share ideas and learn about strategies to create more vibrant chapters and deeper ties with Global and other chapters in our region and around the world. Of the 131 ICF chapters, 127 attended. Kristin Robinson, our board VP for Programs, and I represented the ICF-NT chapter and board, and our own Sara Smith, co-chair of the Global board, also attended. What an overwhelming mix of ideas, resources, good food, perspectives, and people with a passion for the excellence of coaching!
GLF is about leadership development. How are we showing up as leaders? What do we want the experience to be for those we lead and also for ourselves? How do we empower others and then get out of the way so they can own what they are doing? Why is inspiring others more important than motivating others? How do we inspire others to positive productive action? How do we create space for important conversations that connect? What does it mean to really, I mean really, listen? How do we align our personal vision with the vision of the organization and the team? Where does co-creating leadership begin? How do we hold ourselves and each other accountable?
So many questions—and so many conceivable answers, depending on the circumstances, context and personalities involved. I offer no answers here but present these as food for thought.
We are all leaders just as we are all members of groups and teams in our professional and personal lives. Our experiences are based, at least in part, on what we give and how we play in the proverbial sandbox. What do we need to flourish and how do we support those around us to thrive? In the words of John C. Maxwell, "The challenge of leadership is to create change and facilitate growth."
In closing, I ask that you share your leadership strengths with our chapter. We need you and your inspiration and your gifts. We’ll make it work. Let’s reach out and help each other learn and grow and prosper—personally and professionally. I’d love to hear from you at president@icf-nt.com.
Leading with you, side by side,

Catherine A. Oleksiw, Ph.D., PCC
ICF-NT President, president@icf-nt.comWelcome 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

Dear Colleagues:


Leadership graphic
From March 15-17, 2018, ICF Global hosted the Global Leadership Forum (GLF) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This event brought together ICF chapter presidents and other board leaders to share ideas and learn about strategies to create more vibrant chapters and deeper ties with Global and other chapters in our region and around the world. Of the 131 ICF chapters, 127 attended. Kristin Robinson, our board VP for Programs, and I represented the ICF-NT chapter and board, and our own Sara Smith, co-chair of the Global board, also attended. What an overwhelming mix of ideas, resources, good food, perspectives, and people with a passion for the excellence of coaching!

GLF is about leadership development. How are we showing up as leaders? What do we want the experience to be for those we lead and also for ourselves? How do we empower others and then get out of the way so they can own what they are doing? Why is inspiring others more important than motivating others? How do we inspire others to positive productive action? How do we create space for important conversations that connect? What does it mean to really, I mean really, listen? How do we align our personal vision with the vision of the organization and the team? Where does co-creating leadership begin? How do we hold ourselves and each other accountable?
So many questions—and so many conceivable answers, depending on the circumstances, context and personalities involved. I offer no answers here but present these as food for thought.


We are all leaders just as we are all members of groups and teams in our professional and personal lives. Our experiences are based, at least in part, on what we give and how we play in the proverbial sandbox. What do we need to flourish and how do we support those around us to thrive? In the words of John C. Maxwell, "The challenge of leadership is to create change and facilitate growth."

In closing, I ask that you share your leadership strengths with our chapter. We need you and your inspiration and your gifts. We’ll make it work. Let’s reach out and help each other learn and grow and prosper—personally and professionally. I’d love to hear from you at president@icf-nt.com.

Leading with you, side by side,

Catherine A. Oleksiw, Ph.D., PCC
ICF-NT President, president@icf-nt.com