ICF Michigan Newsletter
April 2013   
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Dear ICF Michigan Community:


Even though the weather hasn't been cooperating, the calendar tells us that it is indeed, SPRING! Little green shoots are emerging from the ground and we're reminded that a lot has been going on under the earth that has been invisible to the naked eye. Even though we feel "stuck" in this long winter season, life experience and a reliance on biology convince us that the cold will finally pass, trees will bloom and we'll get on with the next season of life.   How often do we need to remind ourselves and our clients that we've been here before and that some forms of change just can't be rushed? The transition from winter to spring is one grand lesson in patience and trust.


Only a small amount of patience is needed to anticipate some exciting events in store for ICF Michigan coaches. The rest of this month's newsletter is dedicated to highlighting these Spring and Summer events. Check out these offerings and get on board. We're now providing CCEUs for almost all of our events including attendance at Coaches Cafes! And if you haven't heard about it, ICF has just launched its new website. Be sure to visit the new site and enter their Blog contest (see details below)

 

Warm Regards,
Barb


Barb Grigsby

2013 ICF Michigan President

bmgcoaching@gmail.com  

248-669-9002

 

HIGHLIGHTS FOR APRIL

West Michigan Spring Forum - May 16 in Grand Rapids.

Join fellow coaches to network and learn how to grow your coaching business. Click here for more information and to register.

 

ICF Michigan Midwest Regional Conference!
Be sure to take advantage of Early Bird Registration which ends Tuesday, April 30th. Click here to register.

ICF Coaching Week is May 20-26!
Please click here for more information and to see how you can participate.

ICF Website and Blog Launch:  25 Days of Giveaways-Enter to win now!
To celebrate the launch and thank ICF Members for their support, the newly redesigned ICF blog is hosting 25 Days of Giveaways beginning April 24. ICF Members can enter to win at Coachfederation.org/blog by completing a daily activity, such as tagging ICF in a Facebook status, following ICF on Twitter or leaving a comment on the ICF blog. Each day, a winner will be selected at random to receive an ICF "swag bag" that contains items such as coffee mugs, shirts, and notebooks.

Teleclass Program starting in June! 
ICF Michigan is pleased to announce that we will be launching a Teleclass program beginning in June! The program will feature speakers from around  the country who will be sharing their wisdom and experiences as coaches for participant self-development and practice growth.

The 1-1.5 hour teleclass programs will also provide the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Credits (CCEU's) that can be applied to renewing of ICF credentials. The credits will be free to chapter members.Stay tuned! 

 

Wanted: Enthusiastic Members!
The Membership Committee is seeking members from outside of Southeast Michigan to join our team! Our team looks for new and innovative ways to grow ICF Michigan members from across the state and provide value and services that ICF Michigan members want and care about. We are a lively group and meet virtually once a month to develop new strategies and ideas! Come join our group and connect with new members! Please c
ontact Deborah Voyt and join the team!