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February 2021 Newsletter

ICF North Texas | Published on 2/1/2021

Important Dates

Feb 10 Bus. Building Series Workshop: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT

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

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

Feb 18 Virtual Chapter Workshop: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT

Feb 24 Bus. Building Series Cohort Group: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

Mar 4 Save the Date! Virtual Happy Hour: 5:00 - 6:00 PM CT

Mar 11 SE Region Webinar: 12:00 - 1:00 PM CT

Mar 12 Virtual Chapter Mtg/Program: 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM CT

New Members and New Credentials


Please welcome our new members:

Joy Gardner, ACC
Dale Hintz
Linda McChristian

New credential congratulations go to:

Grace Carleton, ACC

       Board Member Message

Read the Message from our Programs Director 

        Monthly Events

February 11 Southeast Region Webinar
“See” What I Mean? Using Visual Tools to Add a New Dimension to Coaching Conversations
Carla Yetter

12:00 – 1:00 PM CT
Webinar Cost:
ICF Global Members – $10 / Non-ICF Global Members – $20

Carla Yetter is a leadership development coach with a focus on mid-career professionals. Considering herself a ‘right-brained’ engineer, she combines her technical training, management and leadership experience with a love of visual expression to create a unique coaching experience. By co-creating sketches, mind maps, and diagrams, individuals and teams can process complex ideas efficiently and gain new insights that are not available through words alone.

From cavemen to cartoonists, human beings have understood the power of simple images to communicate big ideas. Each of us uses images to communicate every day; we text a photo to a friend, create a chart for a presentation, or draw a map on a napkin. We understand that using visual images allows us to communicate complex ideas quickly, compactly, and often without a language barrier. In this webinar we will explore and practice several ways to incorporate images and visual elements into our coaching practice.

CCEUs for this Webinar: 1 Core Competency Credit

Read the entire webinar description and register here:
February 11 Southeast Region Webinar

February 12 Virtual Chapter Meeting and Program
Scaling the Coaching Conversation to Groups, Virtually and Online
Jennifer Britton, PCC

11:15 AM – 1:15 PM
Virtual Meeting and Program Fee: Chapter Members: $10 / Non-Chapter Members: $20

Our February 11 Program features Jennifer Britton, MES, CHRL, PCC, CPCC, BCC. Jennifer is a coach, author and thought leader in the area of group and team coaching. She has also been an early pioneer in the virtual and remote space. Since the early 1990s she’s led teams and programming virtually, first in the international humanitarian sector, later through her company, Potentials Realized, an award-winning coaching skills training company. Since 2004 when she opened her doors, she’s offered virtual programming of some sort. Most days you’ll find Jenn leading a myriad of virtual programs – from remote team development sessions, to virtual retreats for business owners, to group coaching programs leveraging journaling.

Scaling the coaching conversation to groups and teams virtually has never been more important. During this interactive session, Jennifer Britton will share best practices for coaching many, with a specific emphasis on the virtual and online space. Jennifer will lead an interactive session touching on the best practices for designing, marketing and implementing virtual group and team coaching. This session will be followed up with a two-hour presentation on February 18 on group coaching.

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

Read the entire program description and register here:
February 12 Chapter Meeting and Program

February 18 Virtual Workshop
The Power of 5s in Boosting Your Virtual Group and Team Coaching
Jennifer Britton, PCC

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Virtual Workshop Fee: Chapter Members: $69 / Non-Chapter Members: $79

Join us for our two-hour virtual workshop featuring Jennifer Britton, MES, CHRL, PCC, CPCC, BCC. Jennifer is a coach, author and thought leader in the area of group and team coaching. She has also been an early pioneer in the virtual and remote space. Since the early 1990s she’s led teams and programming virtually, first in the international humanitarian sector, later through her company, Potentials Realized, an award-winning coaching skills training company. Jennifer Britton is the author of five books. She is also the co-host of the Remote Pathways Podcast.

Join Jennifer for a highly interactive two-hour virtual workshop and receive a workbook to take forward with your work along with ten core resources you can adapt for your own virtual coaching with groups and teams.

CCEUs for this Workshop: 1.5 Core Competency and 0.5 Resource Development Credits

Read the entire workshop description and register here:

February 18 Chapter Workshop

Save the Date!
ICF North Texas Happy Hour

Thursday, March 4
5:00 – 6:00 PM

Would you like to make new connections and strengthen old friendships within the chapter this year? We are planning three virtual happy hours for 2021 in which you’ll get a chance to have fun and hang out with your ICF North Texas colleagues. The first one is Thursday, March 4 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM CT. Mark your calendars for an hour of community-building with your chapter. Watch for registration information that is coming soon.

Chapter News


SE Region Business Building Series

You can still attend the Business Building Series that starts February 10. 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. Come and learn how to bring in clients so that you can spend your time doing what you do best—coaching.

Regular Registration (by February 10):

$497 (for ICF Global members, not only chapter members)
$597 (for non-members)

Register here:

Roll-Out Continues on Our New Branding Materials

We hope you will download this icon to use on your email signature, in presentations you give or anywhere you can highlight that you are a member of the International Coaching Federation and its very first location with our North Texas chapter!

Visit to see the entire new brand that more clearly and comprehensively represents the various families and sections that make up our International Coaching Federation.

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. This month we feature Ken Jenkins, ACC.

Ken has been a member of ICF North Texas and ICF Global since 2017.

Before becoming a coach, Ken saw what happened with people who were faced with moments few of us experience. He has helped people and businesses deal with mass casualty incidents. He became an expert who prepared executives and their teams for crises, such as plane crashes, and taught them how to support people in and through traumatic experiences.

Fast forward to today, and it is easy to see how this work helped him to become a coach who can quickly make it clear to his clients how they are showing up for others and who they are in the world. “I can help people bring intense focus to how they live their everyday lives, without having to go through the trauma that makes it crystal clear.” Ken is a big fan of facing fear with vulnerability and empathy which are very useful as he continues to provide disaster and crisis training alongside his coaching services.

Business: Ken Jenkins, LLC. Offering personal leadership coaching, leadership for business professionals, and executive coaching.

Coaching Credential, Certifications: Ken holds an ACC credential from ICF and is also certified in TRACOM’s Social Styles Assessments.

Training: Coach Academy International

Volunteering: ICF North Texas 25th Anniversary Committee, Texas Coaches Coalition Board and a Manager of ICF North Texas Programs Team.

Why are you a member? “I came to try it out for a while, waiting to be disappointed by a program and it never happened. So, I became a member and I’ve recently found that the more I say yes and become more involved, the more benefits I receive. And now I get to be part of the cutting-edge, relevant topics we bring to our fellow coaches as part of the Programs Team!”

Volunteer Opportunities

We are seeking individuals who can help plan our best Celebrate Coaching event yet!

Please reach out to Director of Events Sandi Knight if you are interested in helping.

Join a LINC

Laugh  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 for more information.

ICF Global News

ICF Global 2021 Snapshot Survey - COVID-19 and the Coaching Industry

The year 2020 turned out to be like no other in recent history. The challenges posed by the global pandemic were unparalleled for society as a whole and inevitably the full impact was felt across many economies and industries, including the global coaching profession.

This survey collects up-to-date information on the state of the coaching industry, enabling a side-by-side comparison of three snapshots of the coaching industry, pre-pandemic, a unique mid-pandemic study and now a third study to see where the coaching industry is as we hopefully enter the ‘era of vaccines.'

The 2021 COVID-19 and the Coaching Industry Survey is open to coach practitioners and to managers and leaders who use coaching skills in their roles.

Your response is vital as this study aims to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the coaching industry worldwide. The International Coaching Federation (ICF) has proudly commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) to conduct this research on their behalf.

If you know of other coaches who would be interested in participating, please forward them the link. The survey is available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish. If you have any questions about this research please email: Thank you in advance for your interest in this survey.

Thanks to Our Volunteers

We want to thank Jay Harris for his volunteer coaching at North Texas Food Bank and Texas Women's Conference. He was missed in earlier mentions.

Great thanks to Stewart Leadership for their January prize donations.

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
Special Events  Sandra Knight, ACC

Also, please contact Steve Hevesi for interest in sponsorship opportunities

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