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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!


 
HomePresident-Elect Message


 

Dear Members,

During the week of May 15-21, 2017, ICF chapters around the world are celebrating ICF International Coaching Week (ICW). Introduced in 1999, this annual event is a time for coaches to educate the public on the value of coaching and offer pro bono coaching in their communities. Let’s all celebrate the potential impact of coaching by participating in International Coaching Week.

As we increase awareness of the coaching profession through ICW and continue to build our North Texas Chapter community, we are identifying more ways to celebrate coaching. This year, the North Texas Chapter is instituting a new award, the Distinguished Service Award, to recognize distinguished service to the coaching profession and to the chapter. This is our opportunity to honor North Texas Chapter members who continue to serve as leaders and contributors to our chapter, freely sharing their expertise, experience, wisdom and good spirit. This award will be presented at the first ICF-NT Chapter Annual Meeting to be held Friday, November 10, 2017. (More specifics on the annual meeting are forthcoming.)

To be eligible, the individual must be nominated by a coach who is an active member in good standing with the ICF North Texas Chapter and holds a current ICF Credential. The nominee also must be an active member in good standing with the ICF North Texas Chapter and hold a current ICF Credential. In addition, the nominee must have or have had an active coaching practice.

Key Criteria in selecting the Distinguished Service Award include:

  • Contribution to ICF-NT
  • Contribution to the Coaching Profession
  • Role Model (for Ethics and Best Practice)
  • Professional Practice
An advisory board comprised of ICF-NT Chapter past presidents will review all applications and make a recommendation to the ICF-NT Board of Directors for final approval of the 2017 Distinguished Service Award winner.

The nomination application will be available in May with submissions due in early September. Eligible coaches may nominate more than one individual, and may nominate themselves.

Please contact me at Pres-Elect@icf-nt.com for additional information.

Help us honor our own by submitting a nomination for the Distinguished Service Award.

Respectfully yours,

 

Catherine A Oleksiw, Ph.D., PCC
ICF-NT President-Elect

 


 
 

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