Welcome to February.
I have to admit, I was a bit apprehensive on January 9. I was sitting at the head of the table and leading the first Board meeting of 2015. A group of disparate coaches came together with one core purpose: to support the North Texas Chapter of the ICF in better meeting its mission.
Our mission is the first topic on the home page of the website. Our mission is to grow and develop a competent coaching community that drives results for individual coaches and those they serve. We do this by providing strong credentialed coaches, educational programs, and rich resources for internal and external coaches, and organizations and individuals seeking coaches. To that end, we came together for the first time and I experienced that sense that everything is working as it should. There are many initiatives in progress and the results will be part of the fulfillment of our mission.
During the week of January 19, you received a survey from Laurel Rolls seeking input on programs and presenters during this year. If you haven’t responded, please do. Your input lets us design programs that meet your needs and expectations.
Three core communication methods will be going through revisions this year. Lisa Krishnan is leading a redesign of the website. We are also looking at the design of the monthly newsletter. Our goal is to improve your access to crucial content areas. The third area we are working through involves advertising. As our chapter grows, we are receiving more requests for advertising for coach training programs, coaching positions, and pro-bono opportunities. We want to provide you the opportunity to know about those without bombarding your inbox with the ads. If you want to provide input on any of these topics, please let me know at email@example.com.
February’s program features Beverley Wright on the topic of Team Coaching. She’ll be working with a team of coaches from IBM. As a group, Beverley and the coaches have been influential in the development of a coaching culture at IBM. There is no afternoon workshop, so join us for the luncheon program with Beverley and your fellow coaches.
I’m looking forward to seeing you at the luncheon.