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March 2020 Newsletter

Published on 3/2/2020

Important Dates

Mar 12   SE Region Webinar 12:00 - 1:00 PM CST

Mar 13   Online Meeting/Program 11:30 A - 1:00 P

Mar 25   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

May 4-10  International Coaching Week

New Members and New Credentials

Please welcome our new members:

Drew Allen
Elita Driskill
Darius Frasure
Sue Shibley, ACC

New credential congratulations go to:

Princeton Abaraoha, ACC

President's Message

Read the President's Message 

Monthly Events

March 12 Southeast Region Webinar
Exploring the Ethical and Legal Guidelines of the Coaching Agreement
Scott Howard, JD, MCC

March 12, 2020


12:00 – 1:00 PM CST


Webinar Cost

ICF Global Members – $10 / Non-ICF Global Members – $20

Scott Howard, JD, MCC is an associate coach on the Lawyers Life Coach team who has coached CEOs, senior leaders, attorneys, prominent architects, world-class academics, executives and high potentials.

A coaching agreement is one of the top three ways coaches fall into trouble. We hear about the coaching agreement but what does it truly mean? Is it a competency, a document or a concept? Point of fact—it transcends core competencies and expands into the legalities and ethics of our industry.In our discussion, we'll explore the coaching agreement and examine the ethical considerations central to it. You'll discover available resources and a tool for building a great coaching agreement.

CCEUs for this Webinar: 1 Core Competency Credit

Read the entire Webinar description and Register here:
March 12 SE Region Webinar

March 13 Online Meeting and Program
25 Years of Coaching and Learning: Tips, Tools and 2020 Timely Teachings
Judy Feld, MCC

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM


Online Meeting Fee: Members - $10 / Non-Members - $20

Our March 13 Online Program features Judy Feld, MCC, a past president of ICF Global and founder of ICF North Texas. Judy was the first winner of the ICF North Texas Distinguished Service Award and in 2018 she was inducted into the inaugural ICF Global Circle of Distinction.

Judy will begin the Program with a brief overview of her "Past, Present and Future" and then present the newly-updated "Twenty-five Tips, Tools, and Teachings" organized into five major areas. She’ll relate her curated observations to the ICF Core Competencies and to the current challenges and opportunities facing the coaching profession, our clients and certain in-demand coaching niches. Judy will pause frequently for questions, comments and requests from the audience and also supply additional resources for each of the items covered. Attendees may ask Judy anything!

CCEUs for this Program: 0.75 Core Competency and 0.25 Resource Development

Read the entire Program description and Register here:
March 13 Online Meeting and Program

March 25 Welcome Reception for ICF Global Board and Staff Postponed

This is an Invitation Only Event Has Been Postponed.

Chapter News

March 25 Southeast Region Webinar Series


While we offered a few opportunities to connect with other chapters through webinars last year, we are thrilled to be offering you a webinar every month this year, including nine that are part of the Southeast Region Webinar Series. While the pricing has changed, you will see we are getting outstanding information on many of the hottest topics in coaching, and these webinars offer a great value in continuing education.

Starting in March, the Southeast Region webinar series monthly webinar is $10 for ICF Global members and $20 for non-ICF Global members. You receive one CCEU for each webinar attended. Our ICF North Texas Chapter will be featured on the Southeast Region Webinar Series in May, July and December this year, and we will offer ICF North Texas area-only webinars as well.

We can be excited about the Southeast Region Webinar Series because it offers us:

  • Collaboration among the 15 chapters in the Southeast Region
  • Nine webinars in 2020!
  • Continued learning opportunities by established industry experts
  • Online interaction with other coaches in the ICF Southeast Region AND Globally
  • Opportunities to engage in high-quality, professional development, while learning CCEUs at a great value

Tyra Brenham, who does the behind-the-scenes work on these webinars said, “We are thrilled for our members to be able to engage with members of other chapters!” Mike Caracalas, who worked closely with ICF Southeast Region leadership added, “It’s all about leveraging the outstanding expertise we have across our chapters, to bring our ICF North Texas members and associates great value and great learning.”

Register for the upcoming webinar on March 12, where Scott Howard, JD, MCC, will provide us with important information for the great foundation we want to set with every client about our integrity and professionalism. He will have the latest on ICF’s new information.

If you are a global ICF member, remember you can access the Interpretive Statements (to be treated as a living document) here. And if you have any questions about the Interpretive Statements, the ICF Code of Ethics, or ethics in coaching, you can contact the ICF Ethics Assist line at or +1.859.226.4245.

2020 ICF All-Texas Retreat and Conference


April 2 - 5, 2020

Canyon of the Eagles on Scenic Lake Buchanan

Registration is full, but 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.

International Coaching Week Provides Opportunity to Give Back


As part of International Coaching Week 2020 ICF North Texas is heading back to the North Texas Food Bank to share the experience of coaching with their leadership team.

Last year several North Texas Food Bank staff members participated in a facilitated workshop on coaching that included the opportunity to be paired with an ICF-NT coach for three hours of pro-bono coaching. This year we are expanding our partnership with new ways for our ICF North Texas members and associates to get involved.


We are eager to see how we can continue to contribute to this highly respected community organization responsible for bringing almost 77 million meals to those in need while working with more than 200 partner agencies across 13 counties.


Look for more information coming soon on how you can participate!


Get Involved

ICF North Texas Chapter members will have opportunities to volunteer at our March 25 Welcome Reception. We will have a better idea of what our needs are going to be as this special draws closer.

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 Memberships Expire on March 31

Be sure to renew your ICF Global membership before it expires on March 31, 2020. Global ICF membership features several benefits, including local engagement and networking through ICF Chapters, discounted event attendance, learning opportunities and access to the latest in cutting-edge research.


Renew Now


Note: If you have already renewed or joined as a new member in 2020, your ICF Membership will not expire until March 31, 2021.

Thinking of Applying for a Prism Award?
Sign Up for an ICF Global Webinar on March 10

After February’s presentation featuring Sandy Mitchell, who talked us through the wonderful experience she had with her company, APEX Leadership Coaching, making it into the top five internationally, we hope many of you will nominate a sponsor of yours this year.

ICF is holding a Webinar on March 10 at 1:00 PM EST for 2020 Prism Award Coaching Sponsors and Nominating Coaches. Register for the Webinar here. ICF will open nominations for the 2020 ICF International Prism Award on April 6. The nomination deadline will be June 1, at 2:00 PM EST.

If you are an ICF-credentialed coach or an HR or talent development professional who wants to spearhead your organization’s Prism nomination, register now for this Webinar, Preparing for Prism: An In-depth Look at the 2020 Nomination Process. The webinar will help you learn more about the 2020 Prism nomination process and discover strategies for preparing a successful nomination.

Thanks to Our Volunteers

Our steering committee has been helping to organize this year’s International Coaching Week celebration and joint initiative with the North Texas Food Bank. Thank you Sherry Yellin, Demi Prentiss and Michele Galen.

Thanks to our President-Elect Kathleen Klaviter for agreeing to be our Director of Special Events.

Thank you, Lisa Ong for helping to welcome participants to the February meeting.

Thanks to Sandi Knight for volunteering to be our new Sponsorship Coordinator.

We appreciate you all!

Contact Information 


President  Kritin Robertson, PCC
President-elect  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 
  • Contributions that impact the coaching profession