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2020 Board of Directors Election

Please read about our Slate of Candidates and vote using the button at the bottom of the page.

Kristin Robertson, PCC, President

Kristin Robertson is a certified executive and team coach, trainer and company culture consultant whose passion is to increase the number of employees who are excited to go to work on Monday morning. She believes that coaching changes an organization’s culture one conversation at a time.

Robertson has coached hundreds of executives and managers with outstanding outcomes.  Some results of her coaching have been clients who: achieved promotions to dream jobs, shattered the glass ceiling with a promotion to VP, achieved partner at a professional services firm, achieved record high Net Promoter scores for the team, and discerned career paths that played to their strengths. Her expertise lies in emotional intelligence, organizational savvy, leadership skills and team coaching.  In addition to coaching, she is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Texas at Dallas Executive Education.

Kristin has held numerous executive positions in both software and financial services companies, consulted with dozens of companies both large and small, and served on the faculty of HDI University. She is an ICF-credentialed Professional Certified Coach and a trained spiritual director. Kristin served as Director of Programs for our chapter from 2017 – 2018 and as President-Elect in 2019. 

Her vision for the 2020 board is to increase our chapter’s impact on the internal coaching community, through outreach, targeted programming and experiments with new meetings times and venues.

Kathleen Klaviter, PCC, President-Elect

Kathleen Klaviter Kathleen Klaviter has more than 20 years of experience in organization and leadership development supported by executive coaching with a current client focus on strategic transitions and alignment for the individual or organization. She honed these skills as an internal consultant at Texas Instruments and as the North American Director of Training and OD for Hanson Building Materials America, where she designed and implemented a leadership development program for managers and a high potentials’ initiative which included the first executive coaching program.

An ICF-credentialed Professional Certified Coach, Kathleen is about to complete a year as Director of Programs 2019 and was Alliances Director 2018 and Membership Director in 2014 and 2015. She co-led the Ambassadors before that. Always willing to participate, Kathleen has volunteered on several Celebrate Coaching and Prism committees and arranged several of our Holiday parties since she joined the chapter in 2010.

She also just rolled off the Board of the Park Cities Rotary and participates in the OD Network. Kathleen earned her master's in Organization Development and Change Management from UT-Dallas and her bachelor’s from Southern Methodist University.

Kathleen wants to continue serving on the Board because of the excellent coaches she interacts with, the continuous professional development opportunities and as a way to support the organization from which she gains so much.

Mike Caracalas, PCC, Past President

Mike Caracalas is completing his term as President of ICF North Texas. He has been an ICF North Texas and ICF Global member for over seven years and holds the PCC credential. For the 2020 board, Mike has been nominated to be Past President.

Mike’s first exposure to coaching in the corporate world was 22 years ago, at Sun Microsystems, when he brought the GROW coaching model inside to help sales managers raise their effectiveness with their sales reps. In 2000, Mike received his first training in the Co-Active model of coaching and began incorporating coaching into his work as an HR Business Partner. In 2011, Mike left internal corporate employment, completed his coach certification, and has been coaching full time ever since.

Mike’s vision for his final year on the board is to support and mentor the incoming board members and ensure continuity of programs started under his tenure as President. That includes the board’s focus on generating a broader level of member engagement, as well as championing pro bono coaching efforts

Tim Kincaid, EdD, PCC, Secretary

Tim Kincaid, EdD, MBA, PCC, is currently serving as the ICF North Texas Board Secretary and wishes to continue serving in that capacity for 2020. An ICF-credentialed Professional Certified Coach, Tim has been an ICF North Texas Chapter member for many years, and has served on the Programs Committee and the 2016 Prism Nomination/Selection Committee. He was Director, Membership in 2016. Tim received his ICF certification in 2010.

Tim’s company, Kincaid Associates Coaching & Consulting LLC, provides leadership coaching, training, and consulting for change management and strategic communications. Tim is on the roster of coaches for three coaching companies, as well as UCLA-Anderson Business School, the Rice University Doerr Institute for New Leaders, and UNT. Tim also teaches graduate and undergraduate level university courses. He has more than 25 years of corporate experience.

Tim wants to continue serving as Board Secretary in 2020 to support the ongoing expansion of ICF North Texas to facilitate the professional development of chapter members, and to expand the coaching profession’s positive visibility and meaningful impact throughout North Texas and the world.

Jay Harris, PCC, Treasurer

Jay Harris is a retired Baptist minister, counselor, and denominational leader with 50 years in ministry. Coaching has played a key role in his most recent 18 years directing new church starting and leadership development with the 400 churches of Tarrant Baptist Association.

Jay serves as a lead coach training faculty member and mentor coach with Coaching 4 Today’s Leaders, Coaching 4 Clergy, and ReFOCUS Coach. He is also a certified Life Plan Facilitator with the Paterson Center. Within his coaching practice, Coach Impact, Jay coaches a myriad of individual and group applications.

Jay joined the North Texas Chapter in 2015. As an ICF-credentialed Professional Certified Coach, Jay finds great joy in serving with the remarkable people on the Board of the ICF North Texas Chapter. The board and membership are active in promoting quality coaching understanding, value and impact throughout North Texas, the country and world. Jay has discovered a true extra level of fulfillment by getting involved, volunteering and serving.

Steve Hendon, PCC, Director of Programs

Steve Hendon is a veteran in the world of small business development, having spent over 40 years in sales, sales management, marketing, team building, and training. He is the co-founder of Maximize People, providing training and support in the applied science of Positive Psychology and serving people in 15 countries around the world, and counting. Steve received his BBA from West Texas State University and coach training from the International Coach Academy. He is trained to administer the DISC Behavior and Motivator assessments through his affiliation with Target Training International.

Steve joined the ICF North Texas Chapter over three years ago. As an ICF-credentialed Professional Certified Coach, Steve believes that ICF North Texas has continually had strong leadership and a commitment to the community, its members, and the profession of coaching. Steve believes being active in the chapter provides fellowship, learning, and inspiration and has been instrumental in helping him grow professionally.

Steve has had the pleasure of serving on the Programs Committee for the last three years. The superb leadership and commitment of Kristin and Kathleen helped him to understand that the wonderful work this chapter does month in and month out, does not just happen. He is humbled and grateful to be considered for a position on the Board of Directors and believes that it is time to give back to ICF North Texas by serving on the Board.

Laurie J. Goetz, ACC, Director of Membership

Laurie Goetz served as Director of Membership for ICF North Texas in 2019 and wishes to continue in that role for 2020. During the past year, Laurie has simplified the monthly meeting check-in process, re-defined the membership benefits and published our membership benefits chart, welcomed more than 40 new members to our Chapter, and supported the Celebrate Coaching 2019 event. She has been a member of the Chapter and of ICF Global since 2016, and previously served on the Membership Committee.

As an ICF-credentialed Associate Certified Coach, Laurie focuses on developing leaders and helping them build a coaching culture within their organizations. She has a passion for collaborating with professionals to maximize their personal potential, enhance engagement with their teams and ultimately, build better businesses. Before launching her coaching practice in 2018, Laurie had more than 30 years of experience in the banking and finance industry; half those years as a business leader in management roles and the other half spent designing and leading talent management programs. In addition to having completed the UTD Executive and Professional Coaching graduate certificate program in spring 2018, Laurie holds an MBA from the University of Dallas and a BSBA in Organizational Behavior from Boston University.

Laurie believes that ICF North Texas has untapped opportunities to attract, develop and retain the many talented coaches in our community and she would like to continue in her role as Membership Director, to help us accomplish our mission.

Susan Daniel, ACC, Director of Alliances

Susan Daniel, an ICF-credentialed Associate Certified Coach is a talent development professional specializing in leadership and organizational development, experiential learning and performance coaching. Susan’s professional experience includes various leadership roles with companies such as: Exeter Finance, Lennox International, GM Financial and Walt Disney World Resort. Susan is an internal coach who enables strategic communications and intentional collaboration among business leaders. She is responsible for identifying, developing and implementing various talent development strategies that impact organizational effectiveness while building rapport and credibility with diverse groups across the organization.

Susan joined the ICF North Texas board in January 2019 as Director of Alliances. She wanted to meet more people, expand her professional network and play a bigger role in serving the chapter. She often refers to ICF-NT as her “tribe.” When discussing the benefits of being an active member of the ICF-NT community, Susan emphases the sense of belonging that comes from engaging with other likeminded professionals.

Since joining the board Susan has initiated a new partnership with the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Dallas. The natural synergy that exists between ICF and ATD paves the way for developing a long-term strategic alliance between the two organizations. Alliances also continues the ICF North Texas tradition of reaching out to a nonprofit organization during International Coaching Week to educate the public on the benefits of professional coaching. In addition to providing pro bono coaching, a new staff development workshop called “Experience Coaching” has been introduced as part of this yearly initiative. Susan is excited to continue in her role as Director of Alliances in the coming year with a focus on nurturing key partnerships with professional associations, the business community and nonprofit organizations.

Staci Witten, ACC,  Director of Online Platforms
As the owner and President of SWP Associates, Inc. Staci Witten offers leadership, career and business coaching, consulting and training services. She applies her more than 20 years in human resources and successful business ownership as she serves individuals and organizations through one-on-one, team and group coaching.

Staci is an ICF-credentialed Associate Certified Coach with a focus on empowering professionals and business owners to optimize their strengths so they can experience more balanced and fulfilled lives. As an entrepreneur, Staci has a knack for being at the forefront of technology and social media. She has helped other business owners build their brand on LinkedIn and other platforms 

Staci currently serves on the Board as the Director of Online Platforms. In 2020, she looks forward to continuing to bring more value to its members through the website, social media, and other technology. She also plans to encourage more involvement on our platforms through committee development and social media engagement.

Jane Koenecke,  Director of Communications

Jane strengths and expertise inspire personal and organizational development as well as promote  healthier environment of excellent connectivity and engagement. For many years she led a team and orchestrated internal and external communication and events across all stakeholders at Interstate Batteries, well known for its remarkable culture. After recently branching out beyond the corporate world, Jane focuses on helping people drive change. Whether its within themselves or shifting with their organization, industry, or marketplace, Jane helps individuals and organizations gain clarity, set a strong direction, and create a strong pace of achievements that are often beyond what seemed possible.

Jane was certified in Quantum Leadership group training in 2010 and served as an internal coach in addition to her strategic communications role. In 2019 she became fully-trained as a Co-Active Training Institute (CTI) Coach, and she will be certified in early 2020.

Jane is eager to join the ICF Board as Director of Communications because she is confident she can make a positive impact. In addition to expanding on the improved web site and social media platforms and excellent learning events she believes she can help everyone get a fresh look at what is most important for coaches and the coaching profession in North Texas: together we can develop how we may shape people’s thinking and actions about coaching. She looks forward to developing relationships and to learn more about coaching and our impressive coaching community in North Texas.    

2020 Board Positions Still Open

The following Board positions remain open. Please contact Kristin Robertson ( 817-577-7030) for more information.

Director of Special Events