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February 2019 Newsletter

Published on 2/18/2019

Important Dates

Friday, Feb 22:
ICF-NT Webinar. 12:00 - 1:00 PM CST. Astonishing Results: Free Your Clients of Negative Beliefs, Painful Memories, and Emotional Triggers. By Michael Kline.

Friday March 8: ICF-NT Luncheon Program. 11:00 AM 01:15 PM. Radical Candor. By Randy Mayeux. Details coming soon.

March 28 - 31, 2019: All Texas Conference and Retreat at Canyon of the Eagles. Read the article in this newsletter for more details.

New Members and New Credentials


New Members for January 2019:
Kathleen Cabot-Smith
Amy Chorost, PhD, MCC
Jennifer Henagar, ACC
Stephen Hevesi, ACC
John Paine
Brad Sullard, ACC

New January Credential Awards:
Lance Blakley, ACC
Beth Fenton, ACC
Page Lawrence, ACC
Tammy O'Neil, ACC
Anitha Reddy, PCC

President's Message

Mike Caracalas, PCC

Read the President's Message 

Monthly Events

February 22 Webinar
Astonishing Results: Free Your Clients of Negative Beliefs, Painful Memories, and Emotional Triggers
By Michael Kline

Friday, February 22

12:00 – 1:00 PM


Webinar Cost: No Fee

Registration is required / Payment in advance only

Participants must view the webinar live in order to receive CCEUs.

This online webinar will be recorded, but you must be registered to access the recording.

Our February 22 Webinar features Michael Kline, a Master Certified RIM Facilitator & Trainer and a Certified Jack Canfield Speaker and Trainer. This webinar is an experiential journey in which participants will gain:

  • The ability to create with the client, opportunities for ongoing learning during coaching and in work/life situations, and for taking new actions that will most effectively lead to agreed-upon coaching results
  • The ability to develop and maintain an effective coaching plan with the client
  • The ability to hold attention on what is important for the client, and to leave responsibility with the client to take action

CCEUS for this webinar: 0.5 Resource Development and 0.5 Core Competency

Register for the February 22 Webinar Here

March 8 Luncheon Program
Radical Candor: An Interactive Book Review
By Randy Mayeux


11:15 AM - 1:15 PM

Members: Register by March 6 – $35 / Register after March 6 – $45

Non-Members: Register by March 6 – $45 / Register after March 6 – $55

Our March 8 Luncheon Program features Randy Mayeux, a broad-based knowledge consultant, professional speaker, and writer. He is the founder, and now consultant, for Creative Communication Network.

In this presentation, Randy Mayeux will provide a full synopsis of the book Radical Candor, and lead interactive exercises modeled after the insights from the book. These exercises will model techniques that allow coaches to have more direct and effective conversations with their clients, as well as helping their clients do the same with their direct reports and their teams.

March 8 ICF-NT Luncheon Program

Chapter News

2019 ICF All-Texas Conference & Retreat
March 28 - 31



The buzz is on! Sixty-one coaches yearning to learn, collaborate and connect have already signed up for 2019 All-Texas ICF Conference at Canyon of the Eagles, March 28–31, 2019.

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to earn up to 10 CCEUs and join other Texas coaches for learning, community and restoration opportunities. Daring Leadership, Resilience, Direct Communication—"The Red-Headed Step Child Competency,” and Helping Coaches Sell High-End Packages are just a few of the topics that will be offered as workshops. You can’t afford to miss this conference if you’re serious about increasing your competencies and income. Register at

The Canyon of the Eagles is sold out.  
Call 512-715-9896 to book at The Painted Sky Inn, which is just four miles away.  Camping and RV hook-ups are options. Post to Facebook if you’re looking for a roommate. 

We hope to see you there!

A January Tradition-Past President's Brunch


On a Saturday in January every year, a gathering happens that many of our members may not know about. Yet it is an important tradition within our ICF North Texas chapter. The prior year’s Board, the incoming Board and all Past Presidents of ICF North Texas are invited to a brunch to recognize leaders of the chapter and acknowledge the contributions of all who have led our chapter to where it is today.


Past Presidents in attendance at this year’s brunch were: Jim Cooper, Judy Feld, Randy Fernandes, Neena Newberry, Catherine Oleksiw, Jude Olson, Neil Phillips, Susan Shapiro, Alma Weaver-Jones and Beverley Wright. Each were invited by Mike Caracalas, 2019 ICF NT President, to share a memory of their year leading our organization. The accomplishments shared truly reflect a story of chapter highlights throughout the years. And, it was agreed that documenting the chapter history is an important priority. For more information or to share history of the chapter, please contact Catherine Oleksiw at


Catherine acknowledged the 2018 outgoing Board of Directors with words of gratitude and also with a gift of a journal (perhaps to capture those memories of their time on the Board). The meeting concluded with a welcome to the 2019 Board along with well-wishes for a great year ahead from all our chapter’s past leaders.


We are fortunate to have so many people who remain connected and engaged in supporting our chapter--long after their formal leadership role has ended.

Get Involved

Looking for more ways to get the most out of your ICF North Texas Membership? We have numerous ways to volunteer and get more involved every month.
Watch this space for ways to sign up to volunteer your time or get in touch with a member of the Board. 

Join a LINC

Laugh  Interact  Nurture  Contribute 

Learn about active LINCs and how to join.

If you’re interested in creating a LINC, please contact Jim Cooper. He’ll give you a pat on the back, some best practices for getting started and make sure that we know about your new LINC so we can communicate it to the chapter.

News from ICF Global

ICF Global Membership
Renew Now Through March 31


One requirement of full membership in the ICF North Texas Chapter is that you’re also in good standing with the ICF Global organization. It is often misunderstood that a membership in ICF North Texas includes a membership in ICF Global and it does not. These are two separate memberships, each with unique benefits to you—the coach and member.

January 29 was the beginning of the renewal season for all ICF Global memberships. If you are a member of ICF Global, your membership expires on March 31, 2019. All memberships now expire on the same date each year and that is March 31.

You will receive emails about the renewal process but if you want to get a jump on it, you can renew at

Information on the benefits of membership can be found on the respective websites for ICF North Texas and ICF Global.

For questions, contact

Contact Information 


President  Mike Caracalas, PCC
President-Elect Kristin Robertson, PCC
Secretary  Timothy Kincaid, PCC
Treasurer   Jay Harris, PCC
Past President Catherine Oleksiw, PCC
Programs   Kathleen Klaviter, PCC
Alliances  Susan Daniel, ACC
Membership   Laurie Goetz, ACC
Communications   Lisa Seay, ACC

Our Mission

Our mission is to grow and develop a competent coaching community that drives results for 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. 

Our Vision

ICF-NT will be known as the leading resource for the coaching community and the organizations and individuals it serves by providing:
  • A collaborative network of credentialed coaches
  • Continuing education 
  • Impactful contributions to the coaching profession