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February 2020 Newsletter

Published on 2/3/2020

Important Dates

Feb 13   Webinar 12:00 - 1:00 PM CST

Feb 14   Luncheon Program 11:15 A - 1:00 P

Mar 12   Webinar 12:00 - 1:00 PM CST

Mar 13  ONLINE Meeting/Program 11:15 A - 1:00 P

Mar 25  Save the Date!
             ICF Global Leaders Forum (GLF) Reception 
             6:00 - 8:00 PM in Fort Worth

April 2-5   All-Texas Retreat & Conference
                at Canyon of the Eagles

New Members and New Credentials

Please welcome our new members:

Andy Deufel
Dana Williams

New credential congratulations go to:

Ken Jenkins, ACC
Frederick Sanders, ACC
Terrance Turpin, ACC

President's Message

Read the President's Message 

Monthly Events

February 14 Luncheon Program

Where is this Conversation Going?
Establishing the Coaching Agreement for Effective Outcomes

Meg Rentschler, LCSW, PCC and Steve Coxsey, MA, PCC

11:15 AM – 1:15 PM

Members: Register by February 12 – $35 / Register after February 12 – $45

Non-Members: Register by February 12 – $45 / Register after February 12 – $55

Our February 14 luncheon program features Med Rentschler, PCC, and Steve Coxsey, PCC. Meg Rentschler, LCSW, PCC is an instructor and mentor for two coach training programs. She has worked with hundreds of coaches to build skills and businesses as professional coaches. Stephen Coxsey, MA, PCC, is a coach trainer, mentor, and assessor with twelve years of experience coaching small business owners and ten years of experience coaching senior managers and emerging leaders in business and government organizations.

Meg and Steve will overview the importance of the coaching agreement for an overall engagement and how it sets up an expectation to have a clear agreement for each session. They will explore the components of a clear, workable session agreement, the challenges in co-creating one, and how we draw on other core competencies and coaching skills to overcome those challenges. They will call on the wisdom and knowledge of the group in an interactive exercise where we identify common difficulties in establishing the session agreement and use creating coaching approaches to overcome them.

CCEUs for this program: 1 Core Competency Credit

Read the entire program description and register here:

February 14 Luncheon Program

February 13 Webinar

Panel Discussion on Coaching Modalities

Southeast Region Webinar Series


Thursday, February 13
12:00 PM Central Time

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

Join our first official webinar of the Southeast Region Webinar series.The ICF Southeast Regional Webinar Series is collaboration among the 15 chapters in the Southeast Region. Starting in 2020, we’re offering nine webinars throughout the year. The purpose of this professional development series is:
  • Interact online with other coaches in the ICF Southeast Region and globally
  • Engage in high quality professional development while earning CCEUs

CCEUs for this webinar: 1 Resource Development CCEU

Read the entire webinar description and register here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Chapter News


Remembering Russ Yaquinto


We will miss the big, warm hugs that Russ Yaquinto had for all in ICF North Texas where he has been a member for nearly 20 years and served as a dedicated volunteer on the Ambassador team. He passed away in January.


Through the years Russ would often welcome members at the front door of meetings with his friendly smile and welcoming presence. He made a significant contribution as a coach in the UT Dallas EMBA program and he was known for his generosity, often providing pro bono coaching and insights for deserving organizations and individuals.


As an MCC and the Principal of The Change Connection, Russ was a human development specialist, inspiring ‘aha moments’ that enabled people and organizations to accomplish more. He was a memorable author and speaker, certified in Performance Intelligence, Myers Briggs, and Winslow Personal Dynamics as well as trained in brain-based leadership.

He was a part of the first Board in 2003 alongside our first official President Judy Womack. He also served on TACT (the Ambassador's Calling Team) for several years before taking on the lead role of this outreach program. He could have been the Forrest Gump of our chapter, had it not been for his amazing intellect and quick wit. Russ was everywhere: Prism, volunteer coaching initiatives, North Texas Food Bank... if there was a place to serve, Russ was often the first to raise his hand. He was always there with a huge, engaging smile and a willingness to help our chapter, its stakeholders and our community at large.

We treasure his passion, integrity and service of others, 
and our hearts go out to his wife Jan and his extended family.

2020 ICF All-Texas Retreat and Conference


April 2 - 5, 2020

Canyon of the Eagles on Scenic Lake Buchanan

The maximum number of attendees for the 2020 ICF All-Texas Coaches Retreat & Conference at the Canyon of the Eagles in April has been reached.

If you'd like to sign up for the waiting list, please click on the Registration Link to be redirected to a page to fill in your information. If a seat becomes available you will be notified.

Be sure to join the ICFTX Facebook group (

Can’t Attend? Be a Friend!

For those who cannot attend in person, we have a number of opportunities available for sponsorship—including our Friends category. A $100 donation as a Friend of the All Texas Retreat will provide you a mention in our digital program and the satisfaction of knowing you are showing your support of our Texas coaching community and future events—-whether you are able to attend or not.

Read all the retreat details here: 2020 All-Texas Retreat & Conference.


Get Involved

Greet members at February 14 Luncheon Program (Contact Laurie Goetz 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

Champions of Change!

This year is the 25th anniversary for ICF Global and for ICF North Texas, an outstanding time in our history to show the world that we are all about transformation. Not only are we in service of our clients who are making real and lasting changes in their lives, with ICF we make continual changes to better serve coaches and the community throughout organizations. Here is an excerpt from Sara Smith’s blog on ICF Global that reminds us of how important it is that we be champions of change.

How organizations are seen defines them. As champions of change, one of our jobs—each one of us—is to make sure we are not the only ones who see our ICF as transformed. Let’s find every opportunity to tell the world who we are becoming. Champions of change know how to leave the past behind and live into the future. We have lots to be proud of in the past 25 years, but let’s not reminisce too long on our past. Let’s see ourselves as the International Coaching Federation: more valuable to members and society and more influential than ever before.

In 2020, let’s celebrate and be grateful for our heritage as we turn our collective efforts toward creating the future. It is a future where we are professional coaches and coaching in organizations. Where we represent the cornerstones of ethics, coaching competencies and training. Where we personify thought leadership and responsibility in our society.

Sara Smith, MCC, is the 2020 Chair of the ICF Professional Coaches Global Board, founder of ICF Southeast Region, and a passionate advocate for our coaching community. As Principal of Smith Leadership she guides business executives, athletic coaches and university executives to and through meaningful transformation. She has 30 years of leadership experience with IBM and a bachelors and a masters degree from TCU. Sara was part of ICF North Texas chapter leadership for eight years, the Southeast Region for six years and she remains connected with our ICF North Texas chapter.

Please watch for many opportunities ahead that will highlight the rich history of our chapter and our profession, and new possibilities as we celebrate throughout this year.

2020 ICF Professional Coaches Membership Renewal Season Begins in February

As we celebrate our 25th Anniversary at ICF, this is also a time for us to be reinvigorated by our shared passion for coaching. The ICF Membership Renewal Season begins on February 4. Be on the lookout for more information on renewing your Global membership and receiving the value and ever-growing list of benefits ICF offers to its members, as well as some of the exciting plans we have in store for 2020.

Thank You to Our Volunteers

Sandi Knight is our new sponsorship coordinator!

Contact Information 


President  Kritin Robertson, PCC
President-elect &
   Special Events Kathleen Klaviter, PCC 
Secretary  Timothy Kincaid, PCC
Treasurer   Jay Harris, PCC
Past President Mike Caracalas, PCC
Programs   Steve Hendon, PCC
Alliances  Susan Daniel, ACC
Membership   Laurie Goetz, ACC
Communications   Jane Koenecke
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