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ICF Michigan Newsletter

February 2017

 

Dmitry Kondratyev
2017 Board Member

Coaches Column  

  

Service as a Purpose

What is the purpose of my life? Chances are we have all asked this question at one time or another, and while some have found the answer, others are still looking. Those that have found the answer often conclude that their purpose is connected to a larger vision. Regardless of the term we use to describe that larger vision: God; Universe; or Humanity for instance. When we connect with an idea, value, or belief that is larger than us we get an opportunity to act in a way that supports it. I call such action service.

Service, in part, is the purpose of my life. In the past ten years, I have served on numerous boards. Whenever my values were in harmony with the values of an organization, I'd offer my service. As a coach, I was naturally drawn to the ICF Michigan Board, and I am excited to join the Board in 2017. My focus is on Member Relations, and I am looking forward to having many conversations with fellow coaches as well as those considering coaching as their profession. Do you remember what attracted you to become an ICF Michigan Chapter member? Was it the content of the teleclasses, the opportunity to develop new relationships, or something else?

I am passionate about coaching, as defined by the ICF. The core competencies provide a foundation that sets coaching apart from other ways to support an individual or an organization. Coaching, as a recognized profession, is about twenty years old. There is much work ahead as we educate the public and professionals in the fields of human resource, consulting, corporate training, education, and psychology. One of the most effective ways to inform the public and professionals is to grow the membership of the Chapter and I need your help! I am looking for a few members that share similar values and see service as their purpose to join my team. Remember, TEAM is an acronym for Together Everyone Achieves More. Please contact me to learn more. Let 2017 be your best year yet!

 

NEWS FROM ICF MICHIGAN 

INCREASE YOUR INVOLVEMENT AND MEET NEW COACHES

We are in need of team members to help in various capacities.  Experience is not necessary, however, some (not all) positions require a minimum credentialing of ACC. This is a fun way to get to know other coaches and contribute to your community!  Email support@icfmichigan.org for more information. 


MI COACHES CONNECTION 

If you have attended our recent MI Coaches Connections, then you realize the tremendous value packed into a three-hour space. And, you can earn CCEUs in the process. Look for details on our next event coming soon! 

 

OPPORTUNITY FOR PRO BONO COACHING

Looking for an excellent opportunity to offer pro bono coaching? Consider Women For Change, a non-profit organization that makes coaching accessible to lower-income women who are seeking to change their lives. The coaching program covers a 12-week period. If you are a credentialed coach with the International Coach Federation or International Association of Coaches, Jackie Browning can give you more information. Contact her at jbrow603@yahoo.com and start bringing positive change to someone's life. 

 

NEWS & RESOURCES FROM ICF GLOBAL

ICF GLOBAL CONFERENCE RETURNS IN AUGUST 2017

Save the date!  ICF Converge 2017
The first ICF Global Conference since 2012 will be held August 24-26, 2017 in Washington, D.C. at Marriott Wardman Park. This first-of-its-kind global event is designed to strengthen connections within the coaching community and offer cutting-edge opportunities.
Click here for a link to sign up to be notified when registration opens.

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2017 BOARD MEMBERS

Please don't hesitate to contact our dedicated Board members with questions, observations or suggestions. 

 

Vicki Hepler, President

Mary Selzer, Past President

 


Kathy Vlietstra
, Administrator

MISSION STATEMENT

A dynamic, diverse community of coaches, which grows, develops, connects, and serves
our members, supporting communities and individuals with the highest standards of professional coaching.

 

CHOICE MAGAZINE

Choice, the magazine of professional coaching, is a quarterly magazine dedicated to the coaching industry. ICF members can use discount code  PROUDMEMBERICF to receive a 10% discount on purchases.  Visit their site at http://www.choice-online.com/

 

RENEW YOUR ICF GLOBAL MEMBERSHIP TODAY

 

Your ICF Membership will expire on March 31, 2017. To remain an ICF Member in good standing, renewal is required annually. You can renew your ICF Membership today by visiting Coachfederation.org/renew.

ICF Membership provides credibility, community and opportunities for continuous professional growth.

Renewing your ICF Membership is the best way to set yourself apart in a crowded marketplace.
By choosing to rejoin ICF in 2017, you'll enjoy continued access to cutting-edge research, resources and marketing tools that help you become the best coach you can be.

As an ICF Member, you'll also continue to enjoy the many benefits of ICF Global Membership, including discounts on ICF Credential applications (initial and renewal), discounted registration for ICF Converge 2017, and products and services from ICF's Business Solutions Partners. Invest in yourself and your career: Rejoin ICF for another year.

 

TOP 10 REASONS TO JOIN ICF MICHIGAN

There are lots of great reasons to join ICF Michigan, whether you are just starting out as a coach or have an established career... 

Check them out here!

 

LINKS TO OUR CURRENT TELECLASSES AND CALLS

TELECLASS WITH GUEST
KRISTEN BEIREIS 

February 22 at 1:00 pm 

Topic: "Values: Your Key to
Easy Marketing in 2017"

Click here to register

NOTE: SAVE THE DATES  

Our next Experienced Coaches Teleforum will be February 28 at 4 pm.

Our first Core Competency teleclass of 2017 will be March 14 at 1 pm. 
More info coming soon! 

 

  ADDITIONAL LINKS

 

COACH CAFÉS

 Join us for Collaborative Coaching Conversations both virtually and throughout Michigan!!  


Click Here
for more information about locations and meeting dates for Coach Cafés.
 

 

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