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November 2021 Newsletter

ICF North Texas | Published on 11/1/2021

Important Dates

Nov 8 Virtual Coaches Gathering: Details in Newsletter

Nov 11 SE Region Webinar: 12:00 - 1:30 PM CT

Nov 12 Chapter Meeting/Program: 11:15 AM-1:15 PM CT

Nov 14 at Midnight: Voting Deadline - 2022 Board

Dec 10 Chapter Webinar: 12:00 - 1:00 PM CT

December Holiday Party: Details Coming Soon

New Members and New Credentials


We Welcome our New Member:

Minnette Velez

     Board Member Message

Read the Board Message 

     Monthly Events

November 11 Southeast Region Webinar
Assessments: What Coaches Need to Know
Tom Krapu, PhD, PCC

11:00 – 12:30 PM CT

Webinar Cost: ICF Global Members – $10 / Non-ICF Global Members – $20

With an inexhaustible curiosity, Tom can be counted on for a highly collaborative, reliable, but flexible use of evidence-based facilitation and coaching methods. Tom Krapu, PhD, PCC earned a PhD in counseling psychology where he emphasized assessment as well as test and scale construction. Tom is sought out for his expertise in 360 best practices and is often chosen as an executive coach because of the depth of training and experience he brings in the area of assessments. Tom's optimistic, but real executive coaching approach increases the effectiveness and sustainability of the leaders and organizations where he coaches.

This webinar presents fundamental “resource development” as it relates to assessment in coaching. What assessment is and core principles of assessment will be presented. In addition, the role assessment plays in an executive coaching engagement will be presented in detail along with best practices. Attend this presentation to better equip yourself to add value for your leadership and executive coaching clients.

CCEUs for this Webinar: 1.5 Resource Development Credits

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

November 12 Virtual Chapter Meeting and Program
Growing Coaching Competencies with a Cross-Cultural and Identity Lens
Lisa Ong, PCC, Diane Whiting, PCC, and Rogers Turner

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

Lisa M. Ong, PCC, CPA, is an award-winning diversity and inclusion strategy consultant, speaker, and professional certified executive coach. As a widely-known "talent gardener" and "inclusion connector,” CEOs hire her to co-create their diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy to cultivate belonging cultures as great places to work. D CEO Magazine named her to The Dallas 500 in their 2021 and 2020 directories as "one of the most powerful business leaders in DFW."
Diane Whiting, MSOD, PCC is a Coach Supervision Practitioner who works with new and experienced coaches. Her work is directed at deepening the coach’s practice through reflection and reinforcing the importance and role of the coach’s ongoing self-development resulting in greater impact as a coach. She is passionate about walking alongside her coaching clients on the journey of transformation from ‘doing’ coaching to being a coach.
Rogers Turner Jr, an accomplished trainer, communicator, published author, and Executive Life Coach has lived and worked abroad for Fortune 200 entities with expertise in sales, sales training, relationship marketing and cyber security. He is President of Leveling Up Today, LLC, a referral-based coaching practice dedicated to working with individuals who are "lost" and know it, helping them gain life clarity, purpose, and alignment, and solving challenges through experiential exercises.
In this program, participants will learn how to use an identity exercise that Diane Whiting has used to help coaches in training to reflect on their own identity and how it shapes their coaching lens. Lisa M. Ong will share a tool to assist you in mapping your own and your clients' map of the world to increase awareness of how our values shape our behavior and to better understand your client's current behavior and how they may behave in the future given their cultural context, values, experiences, and beliefs. Lisa and Diane will be joined by Rogers Turner to share their experiences and client examples. The panelists will explore how a greater awareness of identity and culture has strengthened their coaching connection and presence to grow their coaching niches.

CCEUS for this Program: 1 Core Competency Credit

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

     Chapter News


Voting is Open for Your ICF North Texas 2022 Slate of Board Directors and Officers

Voting Ends at Midnight on Sunday, November 14

Voting is available to Members only.
Members must be logged in to access the ballot.

The Slate of Directors and Officers for the 2022 ICF North Texas Board was approved by the current ICF North Texas Board. According to our bylaws: “Members of the Board of Directors shall serve a minimum of two (2) years and a maximum of three (3) terms (six years) with an allowance of an exception for the President-Elect position. If a member is elected as President-Elect for the sixth consecutive year of service, he or she may serve a seventh year as President.”

Please vote YES to accept the 2022 slate by clicking here.

Board Members Proposed for the 2022 Slate:

  1. Past-President: Kathleen Klaviter, 1st year of 4th term

Executive Officers:
 2. President: Tim Kincaid, 1st year of 4th term (6th year as an Officer)
 3. President-Elect: Staci Witten, 1st year of 2nd term (1st year as an Officer)
 4. Treasurer: Jay Harris, 1st year of 2nd term (3rd year as an Officer)
 5. Secretary: Natalie Mendez, 2nd year of 1st term (2nd year as an Officer)

 6. Alliances: Dara Rossi, 1st year of 1st term
 7. Communications: Open
 8. Membership: Cheryl Close, 1st year of 1st term
 9. Online Platforms: Teresa Dabney, 2nd year of 1st term
10. Programs: Steve Hendon, 1st year of 2nd term
11. Special Events: Sandra Knight, 2nd year of 1st term

For more information on each person on the slate, please click here.

If you are interested in the Communications position, please contact Tim Kincaid ( for more information.

November 8 Virtual Coaches Gathering in English and Spanish


 In November 2020, ICF Mexico hosted the first virtual gathering between our two countries. Ninety-minute back-to-back conversations took place in English and in Spanish for coaches to meet, exchange experiences and views on the future of coaching, and make new friends. ICF San Antonio and ICF Chicago were the only participants from the US. A similar event is occurring this year on November 8, and ICF San Antonio, ICF Houston, and ICF Chicago are participating, as well as a few members of ICF North Texas.

Please contact Natalie Mendez at if you are interested in participating. We want to understand and better serve any Spanish-speaking coaches in our North Texas area and we are excited about what this may open up for us ahead.

November 8 event:

•    10:00 – 11:45 (CT) English group
•    12:00 – 13:45 (CT) Spanish group
•    13:45 – 14:00 (CT) All attendees

Please Update Your Member Profile on Our Website

When was the last time you updated your profile information for our Find A Coach member directory on the ICF North Texas webpage? This is an important way to make yourself available to potential clients and to make connections with other members and associates. Be sure to verify that both your email and your physical (street) mailing address are current, as ICF-NT will distribute important items to you personally in the coming few months.

Follow this 90-second, easy training video (created by our member, Dara Rossi) for instructions on how to log in and update your profile and member directory listing.

Thank you for helping us to enhance our member profile information and create a more robust Find A Coach listing for those interested in your professional coaching!

Member Snapshot - Patricia Hayden, ACC

In our ongoing effort to help you connect with our wide variety of professional coaches at ICF-NT, we are pleased to feature Patricia Hayden, ACC this month!

We love that Patricia is known for her cross-cultural approach to coaching, which she can provide in several languages.

Organization / What type of coaching do you offer? My coaching expertise is leadership development, cultural intelligence and strategic communication at the Senior Executive and C-Suite level. This has been a natural evolution of my international business career in the US, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. My business is called Intercultural Consulting
Credentials: I am an ICF Certified Coach (ACC). I am also a Certified Professional Coach (CPC). I hold a master’s degree in International Economics and Latin American Studies from the Anderson School of Business (UCLA) and a BA in foreign languages from Georgetown University. I am the author of the Global Work Styles Inventory™ (GWSI), a global leadership development tool and cross-cultural competency/workstyle capability assessment for individuals and teams. And I am also a certified BrainStyles® coach.

Training: I bring 20+ years of global business and management consulting expertise to my coaching work every day. I work in English, Spanish, French, or Portuguese, depending on the communication preferences of my clients.

Why coaching: Through my work in management consulting, over time, I was repeatedly asked to work one-on-one with leaders and teams to help them enhance cultural awareness, cultural alignment, interpersonal communication skills, and more. That led me down a path to becoming a professional coach and consultant. For me it is an honor and a privilege to be a trusted advisor and executive coach to high performing leaders and their organizations.

Favorite client or team story: I was brought in as an executive coach to a C-level client who was having difficulty leading a global team preparing the launch of a consumer product in time for an upcoming Super Bowl. The advertising had been paid for but the product, due to myriad cultural differences and interpersonal communication style misfires, the product development was way behind schedule. My client, realizing I knew the languages (and cultures!) of his product launch partners, brought me in to decipher his local team's blind spots as well as other cultural and linguistic stumbling blocks. I became a trusted advisor to all sides of the endeavor and ultimately brought them together to overcome their differences. Their work picked up speed and the product launched in time for the Super Bowl.

Why you are a member ICF NT? I have lived locally and worked globally for years. I first joined ICF Global, then I quickly realized there is indeed a local ICF North Texas chapter and I wanted to join. Expanding my work here in North Texas is important to me and I can see that ICF North Texas is a great place to enhance my local business growth. The seminars and ongoing learning are solid, and I especially enjoy neuroscience topics that are offered and training like the recent Brilliance rather than Burnout that helps us stay our best for our clients. I really appreciate how ICF North Texas makes it easy to get the CCEUs we need to recertify our credentials. It is amazing to qualify for national credentials with a vast array of offerings from our local chapter.

What else would you like to share with members? I have not only enjoyed travel around the globe for work, I have been able to enjoy it personally and to tie it in with my passion for medieval studies. The photo here shows me at the moment I met a Bedouin woman in the rugged desert canyons of the “Lost City” of Petra in southwestern Jordan. She was selling rocks from this prehistoric site, famous for being a once thriving trading center along the Silk Road. It is really fun to live what I would otherwise only see in movies like Raiders of the Lost Arc! My travels and experiences often help me to relate even more to my culturally-diverse clients, and I’m so thankful I get to work in this fascinating niche of coaching.

Get Involved

Making plans for 2022? Have you scheduled time to volunteer with ICF North Texas? Volunteering is a wonderful way to develop contacts, use your expertise, and become a leader in your local chapter. Programs, Special Events, Membership, Communications—whatever you enjoy doing, we have a role for you!

Please reach out to Natalie Mendez at

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

       Global News

2021 Live Quarterly Credentialing Q&A Calls

ICF Credentials and Standards and ICF Professional Coaches have partnered to create an informative pre-recorded Credentialing Informational Video for you to view at your convenience, along with a series of Quarterly Q&A Calls to answer all your follow up questions.

To attend a Live Quarterly Q&A call, we ask that you register using one of the links below. Once you register for the call, watch the Credentialing Informational Video (link provided after registration). In the video, you will receive information to access the Live Q&A calls.

Dates and Times of the 2021 calls include:
•    Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at 11 a.m. (New York): Register here.
•    Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at 8 p.m. (New York): Register here.

Many thanks for your interest in ICF Credentialing. We look forward to your participation.

           Share Your Credentialing Story

Anyone can call themselves a coach, but only ICF Credentialed coaches have been verified as having met the global gold standard for professional and ethical practice.

Wherever you are on your Credentialing journey, we want to hear your story. Why did you decide to pursue an ICF Credential and what do you value most about being an ICF Credentialed coach? Go here to share your story with us.

If you haven't already, we invite you to CELEBRATE your updated ICF Credential Digital Badge on social media. Join us for the “ICF Shine On!” campaign.

Here's how to participate:
•    Share your ICF Digital Badge on your preferred social media outlet.
•    Tag ICF (links are at the bottom of this email) and use the hashtag #ICFShineOn
•    Tell the world why you love your ICF Credential Digital Badge

For more information about ICF’s Credential digital badges, including instructions for adopting and sharing a digital badge, please visit the ICF Digital Badge Resource page.

If you have not adopted your badge and cannot find your Digital Badge acceptance invitation, please contact us at, and the ICF Credentials and Standards team will resend it.

Thanks to Our Volunteers

Great thanks to Steve Coxsey, Ken Jenkins and Susan Shapiro for serving as the 2022 Board Nominating Committee. We appreciate your diligence and collaboration over several months in bringing together the slate for the 2022 Board election.

Contact Information 


President  Kathleen Klaviter, MSOD, PCC
President-elect  Tim Kincaid, PCC 
Secretary  Natalie Mendez, ACC
Treasurer   Jay Harris, MCC
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


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