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October 2019 Newsletter

Published on 10/7/2019

Important Dates

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

Oct 24     Texas Conference for Women:  Austin, TX 

Oct 29     Webinar: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Dec 5      Annual Holiday Party: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
               Noah's of Las Colinas

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

New Members and New Credentials

Welcome to our new chapter members:

Deanna Goodson, ACC
Tricia Green, PCC
Caswall (Chad) Harrigan, ACC
Jenni Hubby, PCC
Shawn Landrum
Tanya Thomas, MCC

President's Message

Read the President's Message 

Monthly Events

Celebrate Coaching 2019: The Business Case fpr Building a Coaching Culture)

Please click on the graphic for more information and to register.

October 29 Webinar
Breaking the Ice of Nice™
Laurie Hall, MSc, PCC

12:00 – 1:00 PM CDT

Webinar Cost: No Fee for Members / $10 for Non-Members

Our October 29 Webinar features Laurie Hall, MSc, PCC of New Horizon Strategies, LLC. As a "Dare to Lead™" certified facilitator, Laurie bases this webinar on Dr. Brené Brown's recent best-selling book of the same title. This webinar is designed to help coaches explore how to hone communication effectiveness by determining their unique Call to Courage. You’ll gain a better understanding of the fears and needs linked to giving and receiving feedback—and a specific tool to use going forward. Are you ready to Break the Ice of Nice?

Many leaders tell us their organizations are pretty good, but a little too nice. When we avoid having tough conversations because we don’t want to hurt people’s feelings, are we effectively communicating? The answer is no! Dr. Brené Brown’s research around Daring Leaders shows the number one barrier to braver leaders is the lack of courage to have tough conversations. What would happen if leaders replaced being nice with being more courageous? What impact could this have with teams, with organizations, and with customers?

CCEUs for this webinar: 1 Credit

Read the entire webinar description and register here:
October 29 Webinar

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. Here are the volunteers representing ICF North Texas at this event:

Ben L. Dilla, PhD, BCC

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

Jude Olson, PhD, ACC

Lisa Yarbough, ACC

Ken Jenkins

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.

Please 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 ends October 31, 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!


Mark Your Calendar Our Annual Holiday Party

Thursday, December 5, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Noah's of Las Colinas

This Month's Volunteer Opportunities

Greet members at October meeting (Contact Laurie Goetz at

Create monthly announcement slides (Contact Lisa Seay at

Like celebrating? Join our planning team for the Holiday party (contact Kathleen Klaviter at


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

                          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 the members of our chapter who are volunteerng at the Texas Conference for Women this month. Thanks for representing ICF North Texas to the women of Texas!

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