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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
coaching resource in
Dallas/Fort Worth!


 
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August . . . Get Ready to Converge17!


Aug Converge 2017

It’s time to pack your bags and head to Washington D.C. for ICF Converge 2017! There’s still time to sign up (register now) for your opportunity to connect with coaching colleagues around the world—including your ICF-NT colleagues and Board members—Catherine, Tim, Mike, Steve, Tracy, Lisa, Kristin and Randy. Look for an ICF-NT happy hour/reception on Wednesday evening at 6 PM, at a location within walking distance of the hotel. RSVP on our Facebook Page!

 

Why head out to a Converge17? (ICF Converge 2017)


1. 
Learn and Apply—Speakers and workshops will provide more than just learning. You'll take concrete, specific steps to strengthen your coaching skills, build your business, and engage in crucial conversations that impact the global coaching community. Here are some of the intriguing titles:

  • Go Hack Yourself
  • The Science of Attention
  • Decoding the Millennial Mindset

Our very own Catherine Oleksiw will be presenting Friday afternoon (Aug 25) on the topic of Beginning to Build Your Case for Coaching ROI.

 

2.  Network in Neighborhood Lounges—You’ll find coach colleagues from the SE Region, as well as ICF Global staff, exhibitors, and sponsors making connections in four topical neighborhoods around which Converge17’s education is organized:

  • Community Centers, which focus on the practice of coaching
  • Development Zones, which highlight content to help you build your coaching business and build strong coaching cultures in your organizations
  • Converge University, which focuses on the science of coaching
  • Turning Points, which provides a window into the future of the industry with new technologies and systems.

Look for a special Prism ceremony and our ICF-NT Reception on Wednesday evening!

3.  Volunteer for Ambassador and Pro Bono Coaching—Another great way to meet new folks is to volunteer! Register ahead to be a Converge17 Ambassador. Or register for ICF’s unique initiativeIgnite, Transforming DC through Coachingwhich gives you the opportunity to share the transformative experience of coaching with nonprofit organizations in Washington DC that include a focus on education. Sightsee in Washington DC while making a difference.

 

Remember to take your business cards and bring back some Best Practices for ICF-NT! Write 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