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January 2021 Newsletter

ICF North Texas | Published on 1/11/2021

Introducing our new ICF branding! Read the newsletter to learn more.


Important Dates

Jan 13 Business Building Workshop 11:00am-1:00pm CT

Jan 14 SE Region Webinar: 12 Noon - 1:00pm CT

Jan 27 Business Building Workshop 11:00am - 1:00pm CT

Feb 11 SE Region Webinar: 12 Noon - 1:00pm CT

Feb 12 Virtual Chapter Mtg/Program 11:15am - 1:15pm CT

New Members and New Credentials

Please welcome our new members:

Benjamin Cooper
Anthony Gerth
Sandra Harrison
Jeremy Jameson
Shastan Kuschke
Mike Mowery
Brian Rosenberg
Lauren Smith
Lizette Warner

New credential congratulations go to:
Terry Buzzard, ACC
Randy Fernandez, PCC
Melody Ford, ACC
Lisa Seay, PCC

President's Message

Read the President's Message 

Monthly Events

January 14 Southeast Region Webinar
What to Do When a Client Mentions Suicide
Dr. Michael J Marx, PCC

Our January 14 Southeast Region Webinar features Michael J. Marx, MBA, EdD, PCC, CPCC. Michael is an ICF Professional Certified Coach specializing in business coaching and corporate consultation. Dr. Marx has served as the leader of the ICF ‘Global Community of Practice on Ethics.’ He also serves on the ICF Independent Review Board and Leads Ethics Code Review Team for the Interpretive Statements. Additionally, he is a past-president of Christian Coaches Network International and the author of Ethics and Risk Management for Christian Coaches (2016). Recently he and his team have founded a non-profit.

Suicide is a topic no one likes to discuss. Yet discussing it is very needed. There is a real possibility that someone will reach out to their coach for help for themselves or—more likely—for someone else. This presentation will give you the basics you need for such a conversation. Coaches listen well, ask powerful questions, and help the client formulate an action plan. A layman’s suicide intervention is very similar. The only difference is the action plan becomes a safety plan.Breaching confidentiality is sometimes necessary when a client threatens harm—either to themselves or someone else. This webinar will center on the actions a coach can take when the red flags go up and provide ample time for Q&A to address relevant concerns.

CCEUs for this Webinar: 1 Core Competency Credit

Read the entire webinar description and register here:
January 14 Southeast Region Webinar


Coach to Creator: Tips, Tools, and Strategies to Launch and Leverage Your Business

It’s here: a business building program for coaches created by coaches. This five-month business development program offers coaches exclusive access to experts and peers. Through workshops and cohort groups participants will grow their coaching business and build their network.

This program begins with a free workshop in January. Mastering the Fundamentals of a Successful Coaching Business, which has its own event registration on our website. Read on for the links to register.

Please be sure to attend one of these free virtual workshops and see more about The Business Building Series pricing and registration details on our website for the Coach to Creator online program that begins in February and finishes with graduation in May, 2021.

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ICF Southeast Business Building Series Workshop
Mastering the Fundamentals of a Successful Coaching Business
Barry Foster

Offered on:
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT

Workshop Fee: No Cost

Barry is celebrating his 25th anniversary of The Corporate Coaching Center, founded in 1996, and is focused solely on the success of his clients. Barry’s expertise includes entrepreneurial start-ups, seasoned corporate executives, or an entire team with the development of the person being foremost for any organization to succeed. With a background in sales, sales management, and sales team development, Barry has consistently exceeded expectations and is uniquely qualified to assist any organization with the challenges of leadership development and managerial performance.

Like coaching itself, there are tried and true fundamentals and basics that work and form the foundation for your coaching skills. So too, are the fundamentals and basics of establishing a strong and enduring coaching business.
  • Discover why your business is like a peanut!
  • What do the numbers 16 and 5 have in common with your success?
  • How can three bubbles be foundational to your business model?
  • These important questions and many others will be answered in this Business Fundamentals workshop!

CCEUs for this Virtual Workshop: 1.5 Resource Development Credits 

Read the entire workshop description and register here:
January 13 Business Building Workshop

Chapter News



New Branding Reflects ICF North Texas and Global Coaching Leadership

Over our first 25 years, the International Coaching Federation (ICF) has evolved from providing support for an emerging profession to being the leader in our coaching community and the world’s largest organization of professionally trained coaches. Together with ICF North Texas and more than 140 other chapters across the globe, we ensure that coaching is an integral part of a thriving society and that our members represent the highest quality of professional coaching.

ICF is the clear leader to the future of the coaching profession and we can all be proud to be part of this influential organization. Please see the article under the Global News section of the newsletter on ICF Global’s new organization structure.

For these reasons and more, we are extremely pleased to reflect how ICF North Texas and ICF have transitioned through the years by introducing our new branding! Take a look at our more colorful, modern image:
Additional materials featuring our new branding will be revealed in the weeks ahead, and we hope you will be proud of the more modern approach of your coaching home with ICF.

A Big Thank You to All Our Chapter Volunteers in 2020!

Connie Armbrust
Mina Brown
Cheryl Close
Jim Cooper
Steve Coxsey
Judy Feld
Laurie Goetz
Kathy Kee
Sandi Knight
Neena Newberry
Lisa Ong
Demi Prentiss
Lisa Seay
Stanley Ward
Lisa Yarbough

Roger Blaker
CurVie Burton
Sharon Coleman
Beth Cory
Susan Daniel
Michele Galen
Steve Hendon
Tim Kincaid
Jane Koenecke
Catherine Oleksiw
Amanda Panko
Kristin Robertson
Susan Shapiro
Alma Weaver-Jones
Sherry Yellin

Tyra Bremer
Mike Caracalas
Larry Cochran
Ka Cotter
Andrew Deufel
Kathrine Glass
Ken Jenkins
Kathleen Klaviter
Natale Mendez
Jude Olson
Valerie Pelan
Dara Rossi
Cherie Silas
Staci Witten

ICF North Texas Chapter Thanks Sara Smith, MCC

We are so grateful for your service and dedication to Coaching, Sara! Especially through this very crazy past year, you shared compassion in everything you did in your role as Chair Of The Board, ICF Professional Coaches at International Coaching Federation. You also helped us to keep moving forward and see clearly that the world needs coaching more than ever before and that ICF is setting our pace and doing what is needed to prepare and support us now and in the future.

With your dedication, we have individually, and as an ICF chapter, been able to increase our coaching impact, leadership, and volunteering and to keep our sense of community (so important during this time). Thank you, thank you, thank you, Sara!

Member Snapshot

Our ICF-North Texas Chapter has recently surpassed 200 members! To help us know more about the type of coaching they perform, their expertise, and the impressive caliber of our DFW coaches, we want to share a snapshot of a member in each newsletter and on social media starting in 2021.
Meet Neena Newberry, PCC

Coaching Business: Newberry Executive Solutions Providing coaching for high-performing women leaders, often VP level and up in Fortune 500 companies.

Training: College of Executive Coaching (2011) and ongoing focus on neuroscience and the mind-body connection.

Certified: In a variety of assessment tools (Hogan, MBTI, FIRO-B, etc.)

Coaching awards:

  • Three client organizations/nominees have been recognized with Prism Awards
  • Received 13 awards including multiple from the Dallas Business Journal, Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the United Way (Advocate of the Year).
  • In 2020, her New Lens® app received a Gold Stevie Award for Women in Business for Best New Product. New Lens® is an affordable, high-impact, scalable solution to help people develop their leadership skills. It combines the secret sauce of executive coaching with award-winning content.

Coaching moments:
“I love it when I get to help my clients continue to grow as leaders throughout their careers. Over 75 percent of my clients get promoted after our work together and I have several clients who I partnered with to get to two or three promotions. It’s exciting to help them show up as their authentic selves and make a huge impact. What truly gets me excited is seeing someone step into who they really are and create a lasting ripple effect.”

Roles or volunteering for ICF?
  • Served on the board of ICF in Houston for two years and then four years in North Texas.
  • Served as the President of ICF North Texas in 2012 and later served as a Global Prism Award Judge.
  • Represented ICF-NT in London at the ICF Global conference, sharing our best practices with other chapter leaders around the world.
Opportunities you've enjoyed through ICF?
  • Led Programs for ICF North Texas and Chaired the Prism Award before becoming president in 2012.
  • Revamped the Prism Award event in 2011 to build a stronger connection with the business community and make it a bigger learning event for our membership.
  • Coaching Week volunteer; in 2020 assembled a volunteer group of ICF North Texas coaches to provide pro bono coaching to nonprofits funded by the United Way. We served over 13 organizations.

Why you are a member ICF NT?
“Membership in ICF-NT gives me an opportunity to give back to the coaching community and continue my professional growth and development. I have enjoyed being a part of the MCC LINC which is helping me take my coaching to the next level.”

Volunteer Opportunities for January


The Communications Director is looking for a Communications Manager for this year who would volunteer 1 to 2 hours a month to organize messaging around monthly and special events (working alongside virtual assistants). If you enjoy writing, editing and organizing, as well as an opportunity to get more involved with ICF members, please contact

Also, if you have Public Relations skills or connections in DFW, please reach out to

Join a LINC

augh  Interact  Nurture  Contribute 

Members are welcome to join these new LINC groups: 
ACC Prep and Coaching Start-Up
Internal Coaches group
PCC Certification group

If you are interested in learning more about the currently active LINC groups, contact Laurie Goetz at for more information.

News from ICF Global

Review of ICF Global's New Organizational Structure

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) remains the parent/umbrella organization and provides strategic direction for and coordination of the complete ICF ecosystem. Instead of one single organization, we have evolved to include six family organizations under the ICF global banner, each with its own dedicated board and resources:
  • ICF Professional Coaches
  • ICF Credentials and Standards
  • ICF Coach Training
  • ICF Foundation
  • ICF Coaching in Organizations
  • ICF Thought Leadership Institute
Four of these family organizations are based on ongoing work within ICF:
  • ICF Professional Coaches: the membership organization for trained, professional coach practitioners. This family organization was led by our own Sara Smith recently and most closely aligns with what was ICF was before the transition.
  • ICF Credentials and Standards: the body that oversees and manages credentialing of individual coach practitioners. This family organization most closely aligns with what was the ICF Credentialing department.
  • ICF Coach Training: the body that oversees and manages accreditation and approval of coach-training providers. This family organization most closely aligns with what was ICF Training Program Accreditation.
  • The ICF Foundation: the nonprofit/philanthropic arm of ICF. This organization launched more than 15 years ago, and will continue its work as an ICF family organization.
The two remaining family organizations are dedicated to entirely new work to meet the direction and needs of professional coaching:
  • ICF Coaching in Organizations: a new organization specifically for businesses and organizations that use coaching. By expanding our influence in organizations, we will enhance the market for ICF coaches and lead the way in setting high standards for managers and leaders using coaching skills.
  • ICF Thought Leadership Institute: the goal of this family organization is to create and influence the future of coaching. It facilitates interaction between innovators, researchers, technologies, venture capitalists, press and influencers to build and maintain the most comprehensive and highest-quality body of knowledge on the art and practice of coaching.
As a result of this organizational expansion, ICF Global Members and Chapters will be able to access new opportunities for learning, networking, collaboration and business development. If you know of someone who could benefit from an ICF North Texas and ICF global membership, please reach out to our ICF North Texas Director of Membership, Laurie Goetz ( for more information. 


Thanks to Our Volunteers


Thank you to our 25th Anniversary Event raffle prize donors Mina Brown and Stewart Leadership/Tyra Bremer.
Big thanks to Ken Jenkins and Sandi Knight to planning and producing our 2020 Holiday Party.
Our thanks to Team Delegate for your sponsorship throughout 2020.

Contact Information 


President  Kathleen Klaviter, MSOD, PCC
President-elect  Tim Kincaid, PCC 
Secretary  Natalie Mendez, ACC
Treasurer   Jay Harris, PCC
Past President Kristin Robertson, PCC
Programs   Steve Hendon, PCC
Alliances  Susan Daniel, ACC
Membership   Laurie Goetz, ACC
Communications   Jane Koenecke, ACC
Online Platforms  Teresa Dabney, 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