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May 2019 Newsletter

Published on 4/29/2019

Important Dates

May 10 Luncheon Program
. 11:15 - 1:15
Team Coaching: A Systems Approach to Building High Performance Teams, by Mike Caracalas, PCC, CPCC.

May 10 Workshop. 1:30 - 3:30 (Following the Program). Sharpen the Coaching Saw: The Power of Questions led by Mina Brown, MCC.

June 14 Luncheon Program
. 11:15 - 1:15 Details to be announced soon.

New Members and New Credentials

Please join us in welcoming the following new members to our chapter:

Ginette Hamby
Julie Markese, PCC
Ann Marie Rogers
Chris Schoolcraft
Jeanie Vance

President's Message

Read the President's Message 

Monthly Events

May 10 Luncheon Program
Team Coaching: A Systems Approach to Building High Performance Teams
Mike Caracalas, PCC, CPCC

11:15 AM - 1:15 PM

Members: Register by May 8 – $35 / Register after May 8 – $45

Non-Members: Register by May 8 – $45 / Register after May 8 – $55

Our May 10 Luncheon Program features our current  ICF North Texas President, Mike Caracalas. In addition to being a PCC and CPCC, Mike Caracalas is a Certified Team Performance Coach (CTPC) by Team Coaching International. He partners with leadership teams in large organizations who want to produce better results in a sustainable way. Over the past eight years, Mike has developed a Team Coaching practice in which he uses the Team Diagnostic Assessment© to help teams establish a baseline understanding of their performance and develop concrete plans of action to improve.

High Performance Teams succeed on both levels: 1) they produce meaningful, positive results; and 2) they do it in a sustainable way that leaves team members energized and motivated. In research that will be shared in this presentation, only about 12 percent of teams report being High Performance Teams. That leaves nearly 90 percent of teams failing to come close to their potential. In this presentation, we’ll define Team Coaching, share a powerful model for High Performance Teams, and explain the skills and roles necessary to coach teams to high performance.

CCEUs for this program: 1 Core Competency Credit

Read the entire Luncheon Program description and register here:

May 10 ICF North Texas Luncheon Program

May 10 Workshop
Sharpen the Coaching Saw: The Power of Questions
Mina Brown, MCC

1:30 – 3:30 PM

(Immediately following the luncheon program)


Workshop Cost: $35

Join us for the fourth in the series of Sharpen the Coaching Saw ICF competency skill development workshops. Our chapter MCCs and MCC LINC volunteers have partnered together to bring you an opportunity to stretch your coaching skills through learning, demonstration and observed practice. Each workshop is a stand-alone learning experience and participation in previous sessions is not required. We have something to offer all levels.

The May workshop will tap into the power of questions. Mina Brown will lead an interactive and exploratory discussion about powerful questions—the road to awareness: what makes questions “powerful,” how to recognize or challenge clients’ perspectives, how to hear what the client is saying and not saying, and provocative new frames for curiosity.

Coaches from our MCC LINC group will facilitate unique breakout practice activities for each of the four experience levels. We’ll share our learning and take away a practice challenge.

Register for your spot today. At $35, it will be the best investment in yourself for 2019! All proceeds go to our ICF Chapter.

CCEUs for this workshop: 2 Core Competency Credits

Read the entire Workshop description and register here:

May 10 ICF North Texas Workshop

Chapter News

International Coaching Week 2019 - Experience Coaching

2019 marks the 20th year of International Coaching Week (ICW), a global celebration of the coaching profession. ICW is intended to educate the public about the value of working with a professional coach. This is a week when individuals around the world rally together to increase the visibility, understanding and impact of professional coaching. One way visibility is increased is through offering pro bono coaching to non-profit organizations that may not otherwise experience coaching.

International Coaching Week kicked off on Monday, April 29 and formally ended on May 5, 2019. ICF North Texas will be partnering with the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) and celebrating ICW for more than just one week. Throughout the summer, more than 40 of our members will be coaching NTFB employees.

Our partnership with NTFB begins this month when Susan Daniel, Director of Alliances, along with Sherry Yellin, an ICF North Texas member, will present a leadership development workshop to staff to help prepare them for the coaching experience.

Our coaches will begin their partnership with their coachees in June providing three hours of coaching to each employee. That’s over 120 hours of coaching impact!

To learn more or to get involved, contact Susan at



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.  Take a look at the opportunities and see  

Join a LINC

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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.

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  Susan Daniel, ACC
Membership   Laurie Goetz, ACC
Communications   Lisa Seay, ACC
Online Platforms  Staci Witten, 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