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ICF Michigan Newsletter

November 2017

 

Coaches Column

 

Gwendolyn EscoDavis, ICF Michigan Member

The Transforming Power of Coaching 


One early Saturday morning my phone rang. The voice seemed somewhat familiar. It was a former coaching client requesting to re-engage my services.
 
I will call this client "Bob." Bob had owned a multi-million dollar company for 24 years. He knew every detail and aspect of the business. His company had recently gone through a merger and he was not pleased with the level of professionalism and knowledge of top management. The new systems were convoluted. He felt the merger move was professional suicide to the successful business that he had built.
 
After the merger, his total control was drastically reduced and his entire life had changed.
 
Professionally, Bob was having disagreements with top management daily. Personally, his son had dropped out of school in his senior year and was hanging out and drinking; his daughter was overweight and his wife complained about everything - his words. Bob felt his whole world was falling apart - he had no power and felt that it was all due to other people not being responsible for their actions.
 
After a few coaching sessions, Bob consented that perhaps the root cause was not external but internal; that he was in control of his actions and reactions and he realized that he needed to change how he showed up to life. Self-awareness and being present was a challenging process.  
 
We crafted a roadmap for transparent self-awareness. A first action was taking time to understand his son. Bob began to withhold judgment of others that was challenging because Bob was unaware that he was judgmental. He began to listen before speaking. Bob realized that being prominent, successful and having stellar business acumen, he had to evolve to a new level of understanding.

The end results: communication at work flowed two-ways; he allowed people to be responsible for their jobs. He realized that most of them had the capabilities to do a fine job.  Bob and his son began to spend quality time together.  Bob and his wife took time for date night, and Bob's daughter became daddy's little girl again and started a sport to lose weight.

Bob began to change the way he showed-up to life. Every aspect of Bob's life changed because he changed.

During the coaching partnership, I received a heartfelt note from his wife stating that I had saved their marriage. The note was my validation that my coaching style empowers the total person.

 

NEWS FROM ICF MICHIGAN

THE ICF MICHIGAN ANNUAL CONFERENCE IS BACK!

Planning is underway for an annual conference in Fall 2018! We value and need your input! Stay tuned for more information in future emails and newsletters.  Also, if you are interested in taking part in the planning and development, please contact Vicki Hepler at conference@icfmichigan.org  

 

Please give your input regarding the conference.  We'd love to hear from you!

Survey link (just 5 quick questions): -https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/332FSD6

 

ICF MICHIGAN MEMBER COACH CELEBRATIONS

Congratulations to Rebecca Kraus! Rebecca completed the ICF Coach Knowledge assessment and is now registered as a Mentor Coach and offering mentoring coaching services to ACCs.  

 

Congratulations to Barry Demp!

After over 7 years of publishing this blog it now receives about 10,000 web visits each month and has about 2000 daily subscribers! Furthermore, Worldwide Coaching Magazine, which has a readership of over 35,000, shared Barry's blog with the coaching community in their October 2017 edition.

 

Congratulations to Mary Jo Asmus!

 Mary Jo Asmus has received her certificate in Coaching Supervision through a rigorous program hosted through CoachSource and taught by the Goldvarg Consulting group. Coaching Supervision"is the interaction that occurs when a coach periodically brings his or her coaching work experiences to a coaching supervisor in order to engage in reflective dialogue and collaborative learning for the development and benefit of the coach and his or her clients" (ICF). If you'd like to know more, you can contact Mary Jo at mary.jo.asmus@aspire-cs.com

Congratulations to Nan Reed Twiss!
Nan has earned her CTPC (Certified Team Performance Coach) granted by TCI (Team Coaching International) and is looking forward to now coaching teams as well leaders.

Congratulations to Gail Walter! 

The International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaching administered their first examination this fall.  This is the first national certification and Gail is happy to now be a national Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (HBC-HWC).

Congratulations to Andre Mello! 
Andre is a new member of ICF Michigan and just launched his own coaching business,  Wyse Coaching.  Very exciting, Andre!
 

If you have something to celebrate, we want to hear from you! Have you recently completed a training?  Received your credentials? Been honored? Please send your coaching-related successes to get posted in the next newsletter to support@icfmichigan.org by December 10th for the next newsletter. Looking forward to hearing from you!

 

COMING SOON!

Make plans to attend the 2018 Midwest Region Coaches Conference in the "City of Bridges", Pittsburgh, PA


You will experience:

* The latest in current research to enhance your impact and value
* National key speakers and peer coaches sharing their best practices and insights
* Renew, revitalize and recognize the difference Coaches make in the world
* Engage in the direction of our profession and your role in it
* Connect with fascinating professionals from across the nation and from various types of coaching
* Experience the art and cultures that is modern day Pittsburgh, PA
* Join us for three days of connecting, learning and bridge building.

Registration will open in February 2018. Bookmark the link and check back for information  - 2018 Midwest Coaches Conference

 

NEWS & RESOURCES FROM ICF GLOBAL

NEW ICF WEBSITE 

The all-new ICF website is scheduled to go live Monday, December 11! An email with important details about the launch will be sent to Chapter Leaders on Friday, November 10. The information will be distributed to all ICF Members the following week.

ARTICLES OF INTEREST 

* The Lazy Coach http://bit.ly/2ySSbmR
* 4 Reasons to Attend Your Next Conference http://bit.ly/2hhLhQo
* 5 Inspired Ideas to Lift Your Coaching Game (Infographic Included) http://bit.ly/2yPQEQN
* The Paradox of Coaching http://bit.ly/2gQoCOp

 

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

 

Andrea Fleischfresser Secretary, Social Media

Beki Fraser President Elect


Cathy Mott Director

Cedric McSween
Director 


Dmitry Kondratyev Member Relations


Jackie Browning Treasurer, Outreach

Nadine Henry Marketing

Nan Reed Twiss Education & Development


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.

 

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!

 

CHOICE MAGAZINE

Choice, the magazine of professional coaching, is
a quarterly magazine dedicated to the
coaching industry.

ICF Michigan members
can use discount code  PROUDMEMBERICF to receive a 10% discount on purchases. 
Visit their site at
 http://www.choice-online.com/ 

 

LINKS TO OUR CURRENT TELECLASSES AND CALLS

 

CORE COMPETENCY TELECLASS -  

DOUBLE FEATURE! 

December 12 from
2:30 - 4:00 pm

Topic: "Facilitating Learning and Results: Planning and Goal Setting AND Managing Progress and Accountability"

Click here to register


EXPERIENCED COACHES' TELEFORUM
December 19 at 4:00 pm

Topic: "How Did You Do and What Next?"
Click here to register

 

HAVE YOU RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP

OR WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN ICF MICHIGAN?

If you were an ICF Michigan member last year (through May of this year), your renewal is past due. Please renew now if you haven't done so.  Starting this month, you are no longer be considered an active member if you have not renewed.  We don't want you to miss out on all the benefits a membership offers!

Click here to renew your existing membership.

Click here if you would like to become an ICF Michigan member for the first time.

If you are unsure if your membership is overdue, or if you have questions, please contact support@icfmichigan.org  

 

DID YOU KNOW?

We have renewed our partnership with the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) and have provided for each member the benefit of a premium level membership. 
Check your email for information from SBAM with instructions on how to activate your membership and begin taking advantage of the many options available to you. You will also have the opportunity to opt out should you choose not to participate. 

SBAM has a wide range of benefits and services available and we hope you will take the time to explore how this partnership might benefit your coaching business. 

 

  ADDITIONAL LINKS

 

COACH CAFÉS

 Join us for Collaborative Coaching Conversations throughout Michigan!!  


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

 

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.

 

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