I'm so proud
to be a coach!
I say this because of recent experiences. Here are a couple of
Last week was the Midwest Regional Coach Conference in Minneapolis.
What a wonderful event! Everything about the experience was positive.
What stands out for me is the quality of break out speakers, the
quality of one to one conversations with coaches I never met before,
and the amount of fun and joy that was woven into the entire
gathering and well-planned events.
Being with fellow coaches is uplifting and inspiring. We all love the
work that we do, so our shared attitude and emotion is positive. We
all want to be better, to improve our skillfulness, so we share an
intention of openness to new ideas and tools that will support our
clients. We all desire to connect with others who are committed to
making the world a better place, so we welcome diversity in all its
forms and look for moments of integration.
Upon returning home, I had a wonderful phone conversation with one of
ICF Michigan's more experienced coaches - a woman I have never had
the pleasure of meeting. While this woman has been successfully
coaching for 9+ years following her certification with Coach U, she
told her daughter that even if she was never able to make a dollar
from her work as a coach, the difference that coaching has made in
her personal life was enough. That resonated so deeply with me. What
I've learned about myself through my coach training and in subsequent
seminars, conferences, teleconferences, and in every interaction with
committed coaches has made a profound difference in the quality of my
life. I am so very grateful.
What a wonderful life we coaches have! ... the chance to experience
the fullness of our own lives and to provide the same opportunity to
Enjoy the summer months ahead and the life and work you choose.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND OTHER NEWS
July 17th Teleclass
"Coaching at the Intersection of Success and
Spirituality: Integrating Business and Spirituality in
Coaching" with Val Hastings and Cornelia
Shipley. Click here for more information, and
the link to register.
Annual Statewide Forum
In Okemos, MI. Don't miss our all-day event packed with
business development sessions, special speakers and panelists,
networking and more. Click here for more
Affiliate Relationship - MBPA
and ICF Michigan
Consider joining the Michigan Business and Professional Association
(MBPA) (http://michbusiness.org/). Benefits
of membership include joining an association of 20,000 business
owners and professionals, state-wide networking events and seminars,
vendor discounts, and much more. ICF Michigan members will be invited
to join MBPA at a substantially discounted annual rate of $50
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