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September 2019 Newsletter

Published on 9/3/2019

Important Dates

Sept 13   Luncheon Program: 11:15A - 1:15P

Sept 26   Webinar: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Oct 11     Celebrate 2019:  7:30 - 11:30 AM

Oct 24     Texas Conference for Women:  Austin, TX 

April 2-5, 2020  All-Texas Retreat & Conference:
Canyon of the Eagles

New Members and New Credentials

Welcome to our new chapter members:

Angela Gunshore
April Lewis
Elaina Wesel

President's Message

Read the President's Message 

Monthly Events

September 13 Luncheon Program
Wired to Win: The Neuroscience Behind Success
Dr. Jayne Gardner, PhD, MCC, LPC, LMFT


Our September 13 luncheon program features Jayne Gardner, PhD, MCC, LPC, and LMFT. Dr. Gardner is an emerging New Thought Leader, Author, Certified Master Coach and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She specializes in the psychology and science involved in spiritual transformation. She is founder of The Divine Intelligence Institute®. Her new book, Divine Intelligence: Spiritual and Scientific Process for Awakening the “Creator" Within©, outlines a process combining the latest science with 15 universal spiritual truths. Through her proprietary Divine Intelligence Process®, people accelerate their spiritual advancement. She also offers a Spiritual Life Coach Certification™ (endorsed by the International Coach Federation). Learn more at

Please join us as we explore the neuroscience behind coaching interactions. In this experiential presentation you’ll learn from Dr. Jayne Gardner an innovative “rewire” process that you can use with your clients or employees to inspire action by breaking through the boundaries of limiting beliefs and buried emotions. This workshop is for coaches, learning and development professionals and others who want to deepen your learning in neuroscience and add to your professional toolkit.

CCEUs for this Program: 1 Core Competency Credit

Read the entire luncheon program description and register here:
September 13 Luncheon Program

September 26 Webinar
Sales Mastery for Coaches: How to Build Influence and Enroll More
Clients Using Skills You Already Possess as a Coach
Chris Kenney


Our September 26 webinar features Chris Kenney, a Sales and Mindset Expert who firmly believes building a successful coaching business doesn't have to be difficult or take a long time. Having built several businesses to multiple six-figures, he took his current coaching practice to over $300K in its very first year—without a website, blog or social media presence. Yes, you read that right!

Chris knows the key to building a successful business is to focus on one thing—sales. He specializes in teaching his clients how to sell in an authentic, non-pushy, genuine way while charging more than they ever thought possible. He knows when you master selling and have a simple step-by-step process to follow, doors open and opportunities get created beyond those you have previously dreamed of. As a Coach, you not only create more income, you also dramatically increase the results you have for your clients and your impact on the world. Chris will share how sales conversations can be both fun and effective when you are using a process that feels authentic to you—and is firmly focused on being of service to your potential clients.

CCEUs for this webinar: 1 Resource Development Credit

Read the entire webinar description and register here:
September 26 Webinar

Celebrate Coaching 2019

Registration is Now Open!

ICF North Texas Special Event

Celebrate Coaching 2019: The Business Case for Building a Coaching Culture

Friday, October 11, 2019 
7:30 AM – 11:15 AM
This event will take the place of our normal Friday chapter luncheon meeting.


La Cima Club

5215 North O'Connor Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039


Member:  $75.00

Member Guest: $75.00

Non-Member: $85.00

Complimentary Valet Parking will be available.

Registration is required before Friday, October 4, 2019. Payment in advance only.

Mark your calendars! You are not going to want to miss this very special, informative and inspiring event for several reasons:

  • It celebrates all types of coaches in an organization: internal coaches, external coaches and managers using coaching skills
  • You’ll learn why a coaching culture is important and how to create it with your client organizations
  • Our own Sara Smith, MCC and member of the International Coach Federation Global Board, will provide an overview of the recent ICF/HCI research on Building a Coaching Culture
  • You will hear from a panel of experts who have built coaching cultures in their organizations, including IBM, BNSF and others. You’ll learn how to build a coaching culture and how it benefits all stakeholders.
  • Our keynote speaker, Steve Sosland, Chief People Officer, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, has transformed at least three organizational cultures using coaching as a lever
  • CCEUs: 1 Core Competency and 1.5 Resource Development
  • A special attendee bag for each participant
  • Opportunity to bring your clients to celebrate with you

Don’t miss it. Click here to register today. Early bird registration ends on October 4, 2019.

Special sponsorship opportunities are available to ICF NT members. For more information on Sponsor Opportunities, Sponsors: Celebrate Coaching 2019 - 10/11/2019 (please note you must be logged in as a member to see these opportunities.


Don’t miss this Special Event!

Chapter News

Texas Conference for Women

October 24, 2019
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Austin Convention Center

On Thursday, October 24, ICF North Texas is partnering with other Texas chapters to provide laser coaching at the Texas Conference for Women in Austin, TX.

ICF North Texas members submitted their business cards for the drawing that was held at our August 9 chapter meeting. The following five coaches were selected to volunteer at this event:

Ben L. Dilla, PhD, BCC

T. J. Johnson, Ed.D., JD

Jude Olson, PhD, ACC

Lisa Yarbough, ACC

Beth Cory, ACC

For additional details about this event, visit


2019 Distinguished Service Award to ICF North Texas and the Coaching Profession
Award Nominees Sought!

It is our tradition at the North Texas chapter of the International Coach Federation to honor someone who has served both the chapter and the coaching profession with a Distinguished Service Award each year. We will announce the winner of the 2019 award at our Annual Meeting on November 8.

Because ICF North Texas was the first chartered chapter of the International Coach Federation, we have a distinguished past and many legendary leaders who helped to establish the legitimacy of coaching as a vocation and a needed service to both individuals and organizations.

Do you know someone who has served our chapter and advanced the coaching profession? Please complete this form to submit your nomination.

Contact Kristin Robertson, President-Elect, at with any questions.

2020 ICF All-Texas Retreat and Conference

April 2 - 5, 2020
Canyon of the Eagles on Scenic Lake Buchanan

Calling all ICF North Texas Coaches who want/need Space … space for yourself, space for learning, and space to connect with other coaches in the Texas ICF community.

Make your plans now to attend the 2020 ICF All-Texas Retreat and Conference, April 2 – 5, 2020

Canyon of the Eagles, 16942 Ranch Road 2341, Burnet, TX 78611 (

Early Bird Registration begins on September 10, 2019. In the meantime, you can see what the buzz is all about by joining us on Facebook:

Why attend?

  • Recharge, rejuvenate and recreate in a beautiful natural setting—the perfect Space for YOU
  • Learn and grow as a person and as a coach—the perfect Space for LEARNING
  • Network, share with others, enjoy your colleagues—the perfect Space for CONNECTING

All while being able to earn a minimum of 10 CCEU’s.

The conference was a sell out in 2019, and we expect the same this year. Mark your calendar and register when early bird starts on September 10.

Make sure you are a member of the ICFTX Facebook group for the latest updates:

As we have for the past two years, we will update the Facebook group with all the information you’ll need so that we won’t fill your inbox!

This Month's Volunteer Opportunities

Greet members at September meeting (Contact Laurie Goetz at

Create monthly announcement slides (Contact Lisa Seay at

Like celebrating? Join our planning team
for Fall Celebration events (contact Kristin Robertson at


Join a LINC

augh  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

2019 Global Coaching Survey
It's Not Just for Coaches... Spread the Word


The last time a Global Coaching Study was commissioned by Price Waterhouse Coopers and the ICF was 2015. But, it’s the fourth time that this important survey has been conducted. What is it? The survey is designed to engage with as many coaches as possible to provide an up-to-date picture of the coaching profession and empower coaches to embrace the opportunities and meet the challenges ahead. It explores diverse topics, including Industry size and revenue, the business and practice of coaching, and perspectives on industry trends, including regulation, technology and more.

And it’s not just for coaches. This will be the second time that managers/leaders using coaching skills are included in the study. In 2015, their inclusion enabled us to achieve powerful insights into the growth of coaching cultures within businesses and organizations.

Anyone who fits one of the categories below can take the survey:

  • External coach practitioners
  • Internal coach practitioners
  • Coaches who self-identify as both external and internal coach practitioners
  • HR/talent development managers/leaders who use coaching skills
  • Managers/leaders who use coaching skills

The survey benefits coaches by giving them insights into where they can grow their business and help them understand where they fit into the marketplace.

The survey is open through December, 2019. But, don’t delay. Complete the survey and send the link to someone you know who is a coach or someone who is a manager or leader utilizing coaching. We all can benefit by participating in this important research. For more information, visit ICF Global.

Thanks to Our Volunteers


A special shout-out and many thanks to our August volunteer greeters, Nicole Carelock and Natalie Mendez. Your welcoming smiles, enthusiasm, and organizational skills were all very appreciated!

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