winds of winter have arrived and we are quite fortunate in Michigan
to have escaped the severe results of so many tornadoes that struck
the Midwest region this past week. Still and all, many of you
experienced prolonged loss of power and I hope that by now your power
has been restored and your dwelling is cozy warm once again.
With Thanksgiving a week away, there is no better theme for the
November newsletter than that of GRATITUDE. While there have
certainly been storms and moments of anxiety throughout the past
year, I'm feeling an abundance of gratitude at the moment on so many
levels. On the professional level, I want to express my gratitude to
each of you for making the choice to be a part of the ICF Michigan
community and for making this past year of my Presidency so joyful
You may recall that at the beginning of the year I shared the theme
of "Engagement" with the hope that all ICF MI members would
experience a higher degree of connection to fellow coaches as well as
increased passion for the profession of coaching. From all
indications, this intention has been realized. Participation levels
in all ICF Michigan offerings continue to rise. The
Annual Fall Forum was well attended with over 60 attendees and
satisfaction levels (measured through the follow up survey) were
exceedingly high with a 90% rate of very satisfied. Monthly
Teleclasses and Coach Cafes participation grows monthly.
We now have our new ICF MI website and are pleased at the number of
visits it draws daily. Suffice it to say, it's been a very good year
for ICF MI and I want to sincerely thank the 2013 Board of Directors
for their full engagement and contributions this past year. Each
Board member played a critical role in championing the committee
work. While they are often behind the scenes, the work that they do
is visible to us all and benefits us all.
On the subject of the Board, it's my pleasure to invite you to vote
for 2 new members who will begin a 2 year term to the ICF MI Board
beginning in January. We have 3 excellent candidates who meet the
criteria of ICF membership and ICF accredited coach training. Each of
the candidates is either already credentialed or in the process of
being credentialed. The candidates are: Brenda Ball, Lisa
Bradley-Mitchell and Kathy Munoz. Since we have two Board positions
open, you will need to select 2 of the 3 candidates to fill those
positions. Please visit this link and cast your votes before end of
November 29. The results of elections will be
announced in the December newsletter.
On behalf of the entire ICF Michigan Board of Directors, I wish you a
grateful heart, an abundant coaching practice and a wonderful
UPCOMING EVENTS AND OTHER NEWS
December 5th Teleclass
"How to Remain Present and Powerful When Your
Buttons Get Triggered" with Judy
Katz. Click here for
more information, and the link to register.
19th Coach Happy Hour
Join us at the Red Fox English Pub in Royal Oak from 5:30 - 7:00 pm
for an informal yet structured gathering to meet with other
coaches. Click here for
June 19-21, 2014 in Cleveland, OH. Save the dates for this huge
international conference, and be on the lookout for more information
coming soon. There are lots of opportunities to be a part of
this great event. Click here for
Affiliate Relationship - MBPA
and ICF Michigan
Consider joining the Michigan Business and Professional Association
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 (normally $125).
Please don't hesitate to
contact our dedicated Board members with questions, observations or
Vice-President, Marketing and Outreach Champion
Mary Jo Asmus,
Education and Events Champion
Education and Events Champion
Sandy Marshall, Education and Events Champion
Deb Voyt, Membership and Volunteer Opportunities Champion
Kathy Vlietstra, Administrator
Message - Jennifer Britton
Jennifer Britton provided a
Fall Forum follow-up call on Coaching Extras last
The call was recorded.
Click here for the recording.
Join Jennifer on Friday 12/6 and 13
(10:30 - 1:30 pm ET) for the
Business Planning Retreat, or work with her in an
individual mentoring day
(11/27, 12/2 or 4).
You are also invited to check out
her program offerings at www.groupcoachingessentials.com
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