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March 2019 Newsletter

Published on 3/7/2019

Important Dates

March 26 Webinar
. 12:00-1:00 PM CST. Meet Your Inside Team by Cynthia Loy Darst.

March 28-31 All-Texas ICF Conference
& Retreat at Canyon of the Eagles.

April 12 Luncheon Program
at Hackberry Creek Country Club. 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM. Details coming soon.

International Coaching Week 2019
: April 29 - May 5, 2019

New Members and New Credentials

New Members In February

Nidra Garza
Randy Raines
Richard Stoner, ACC

New Member Credential Award
Deborah Goodner, ACC

President's Message

Read the President's Message 

Monthly Events

March 8 Luncheon Program
Radical Candor: An Interactive Book Discussion
Randy Mayeux

11:15 AM – 1:15 PM


Members: Register by March 6 – $35 / Register after March 6 – $45

Non-Members: Register by March 6 – $45 / Register after March 6 – $55


Our March 8 Luncheon Program features Randy Mayeux, a broad-based knowledge consultant, professional speaker, and writer. He is the founder, and now consultant, for Creative Communication Network.

Randy Mayeux will provide a full synopsis of the book Radical Candor, and lead interactive exercises modeled after the insights from the book. These exercises will model techniques that allow coaches to have more direct and effective conversations with their clients, as well as helping their clients do the same with their direct reports and their teams.


CCEUs for this program: 1 Resource Development

Read the full program description and register by clicking on the link.

March 8 ICF-NT Luncheon Program 

March 26 Webinar
Meet Your Inside Team
Cynthia Loy Darst, CPCC, ORSCC, MCC

Tuesday, March 26


12:00 – 1:00 PM CST


Webinar Cost: No Fee


Registration is required / Payment in advance only

Participants must view the webinar live in order to receive CCEUs.

This online webinar will be recorded, but you must be registered to access the recording.

Our Tuesday, March 26 Webinar will be facilitated by Cynthia Loy Darst, Co-Active Coach, speaker, author, and co-owner of Team Darst.

We all know the frustration of trying to make a change in our lives, only to find our good intentions derailed along the way. While some obstacles may be external, most of what gets in the way comes from inside—from the differing positions and opinions of the “Players on your Inside Team.” By discovering who is on this team and how the game is played we can gain new awareness and return to conscious choice and aligned action.

CCEUS for this webinar: 0.5 Core Competencies / 0.5 Resource Development

Full Webinar description and registration link coming soon. 

Chapter News

2019 All-Texas ICF Conference & Retreat
March 28 - 31, 2019


If a yoga practicum, kayaking, mindfulness hiking, walking the labyrinth, wildflower hiking, and eagle watching aren’t your thing, perhaps connecting and collaborating with like-minded coaches and earning CCEUs (maybe up to 14 credits) will draw you to the 2019 All-Texas ICF Conference & Retreat at Canyon of the Eagles, March 28–31, 2019. Register at

The Painted Sky Inn (512 334-2070) has a few places available for rental and Thunderbird Resort (512 756-4878) has a 4-bedroom/3bath unit for rent. Register and bring your friends with you. Your registration fee includes the program and your meals. Check out the schedule and the special events under Files at

Call Canyon of the Eagles to schedule an on-site massage. If you have a special meal request, call Salina McCullough or Lee Reissig at 512 334-2070 no later than March 12 to order a special meal.

Save the Date!
International Coaching Week 2019 Events


During International Coaching Week 2019 (April 29 – May 5, 2019), ICF will invite individuals and organizations from around the world to “Experience Coaching.”

During ICW 2019, ICF North Texas will be partnering with the North Texas Food Bank to provide pro bono coaching to their team members. There will be several opportunities for our members to participate, support this valuable not for profit in our community and gain some coaching hours in the process.

Susan Daniel, Director of Alliances, is leading this effort, and she has shared a few important ways you can participate.

Volunteer to Support Planning

Contact Susan at if you’d like to be involved in the design of this initiative. There are roles that anyone can play—no matter your knowledge of the North Texas Food Bank or your number of years of coaching experience.


Save these Dates:

March 2019: More information is coming via social media and email about ways you can be involved in ICW 2019.

May 14, 2019: Staff Development Workshop with North Texas Food Bank. Four ICF-NT members are needed to help design this workshop to share coaching skills with the leaders of the North Texas Food Bank.

June-August 2019: Individual Staff Coaching (slots will be made available to sign up for this soon!). Forty coaches are needed to provide three hours of pro-bono coaching over a three-month period.

More information about ICW 2019 will be shared on our website at shortly.

Get Involved

Looking for more ways to get the most out of your ICF North Texas Membership?  We have numerous ways to volunteer and get more involved every month.

Join a LINC

Laugh  Interact  Nurture  Contribute 

Learn about active LINCs and how to join.

If you’re interested in creating a LINC, please contact Jim Cooper. He’ll give you a pat on the back, some best practices for getting started and make sure that we know about your new LINC so we can communicate it to the chapter.

News from ICF Global

ICF Global Membership
Renew Now Through March 31

One requirement of full membership in the ICF North Texas Chapter is that you’re also in good standing with the ICF Global organization. It is often misunderstood that a membership in ICF North Texas includes a membership in ICF Global and it does not. These are two separate memberships, each with unique benefits to you—the coach and member.

January 29 was the beginning of the renewal season for all ICF Global memberships. If you are a member of ICF Global, your membership expires on March 31, 2019. All memberships now expire on the same date each year and that is March 31.

You will receive emails about the renewal process but if you want to get a jump on it, you can renew at

Information on the benefits of membership can be found on the respective websites for ICF North Texas and ICF Global.

For questions, contact

Contact Information 


President  Mike Caracalas, PCC
President-elect  Kristin Robertson, PCC 
Secretary  Timothy Kincaid, PCC
Treasurer   Jay Harris, PCC
Past President Catherine Oleksiw, PCC
Programs   Kathleen Klaviter, PCC
Alliances  Susasn Daniel, ACC
Membership   Laurie Goetz, ACC
Communications   Lisa Seay, ACC

Our Mission

Our mission is to grow and develop a competent coaching community that drives results for coaches and those they serve. We do this by providing strong credentialed coaches, educational programs, and rich resources for internal and external coaches, and organizations and individuals seeking coaches. 

Our Vision

ICF-NT will be known as the leading resource for the coaching community and the organizations and individuals it serves by providing:
  • A collaborative network of credentialed coaches
  • Continuing education 
  • Impactful contributions to the coaching profession