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June 2019 Newsletter

Published on 6/3/2019

Important Dates

June 14 Luncheon Program 11:15A -1:15P June 14 Workshop - 1:30 - 3:30 PM June 25 Webinar - 12:00 - 1:00 PM CDT July 12 Luncheon Program 11:15A -1:15P

New Members and New Credentials

Please join us in welcoming our new chapter members:
      Valarie Alexander
      Charlotte Williams

President's Message

Read the President's Message 

Monthly Events

June 14 Luncheon Program

Meaningful Alignment: Mastering Emotionally Intelligent Interactions at Work and in Life

By Susan Steinbrecher and Robert Schaefer, PhD

11:15 AM – 1:15 PM

Members: Register by June 12 – $35 / Register after June 12 – $45
Register by June 12 – $45 / Register after June 12 – $55

The difficulty we all face when effectively communicating with coworkers, customers, neighbors, and even family members, is a very real and painful social problem. Our lives have become so immersed in smart technology that contacting one another at any hour of the day or night has become the new normal. In fact, our ability to connect through multiple mediums has never been easier—or more powerful. Unfortunately, this omnipresent connectivity often fails to facilitate encounters that are meaningful and personally rewarding. When we do engage in face-to-face communication, many of us lack the tools required to tackle the difficult subject and to engage the difficult person. Despite the glowing promise of the Information Age making us more productive, we’ve lost what matters the most in the process: the art of conversation. Participants will:
  • Learn the science behind disconnection and the skills required to gain alignment with another
  • Learn about maladaptive and adaptive strategies for emotional self-regulation
CCEUs for this program: 1 Core Competency

Read the entire luncheon program description and register here:
June 14 Luncheon Program

June 14 Workshop

Meaningful Alignment: Mastering Emotionally Intelligent Interactions at Work and in Life

By Susan Steinbrecher and Robert Schaefer, PhD


1:30 – 3:30 PM

(Immediately following the Luncheon Program)

Workshop Cost: $69

What is worse than having a high-stakes conversation? Avoiding one. By our basic nature, many of us have difficulty handling emotionally charged conversations. Our capacity to manage emotions, handle conflict, and communicate authentically is not innate—it must be learned. Meaningful Alignment will provide you with well-defined, practical, and effective tools to manage your emotions and deftly facilitate the emotions of others during a tough conversation. Diminish stress with the skills outlined in this book and experience more satisfaction from your relationships, at home and at work.

CCEUs for this workshop: 2 Core Competency

Read the entire workshop description and register here:

June 14 Workshop

June 25 Webinar

The Impact of a  Coaching Culture on Change Initiatives

By Sara Smith, MCC, CPCC, and 2019 Global Board Vice Chair

12:00 – 1:00 PM CDT

Webinar Cost: No Fee for Members / $10 for Non-Members


ICF North Texas is hosting this webinar on behalf of the ICF Southeast Region.

As a member of our chapter, you can participate with members from up to fifteen other chapters in this webinar presentation by Sara Smith, one of our own ICF North Texas chapter members.

Our June 25 Webinar features Sara Smith, MCC, CPCC, and Vice Chair of the 2019 ICF Global Board.
Sara has been a member of the ICF since 2001 and became a member and volunteer in the ICF North Texas chapter in 2006. She was the founding leader of the ICF Southeast Region and served as its co-leader for 6 years. Sara was elected to the ICF Global Board of Directors in 2017 and currently serves as Vice Chair.

Coaches who work in organizations often ask for the numbers to prove the value of coaching. What they should also ask is, “how do you help a client get there?” Sara will answer those questions and guide participants in how to engage clients (and potential clients) in these important questions.
She will present a summary of the 2018 ICF/HCI (Human Capital Institute) study results for executives. The presentation you will hear is designed to help ICF members sell the value of coaching to clients and HR organizations. This presentation, the speaker notes and the study itself give ICF coaches what they need to deliver a compelling business case to for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. This is a tool to help ICF coaches differentiate themselves from those who call themselves coaches.

CCEUs for this webinar: .5 Core Competency and .5 Resource Development

Read the entire webinar description and register here:
June 25 Webinar

Chapter News

Don't Miss the 9th Annual World Business and Executive Coach Summit (WBECS)


As ICF coaches, the quality of our coaching is our most valuable asset, which is why this year our chapter is partnering with WBECS—the World Business and Executive Coach Summit.


At WBECS—which is a complimentary, live-online summit featuring over 40 of the most brilliant minds in the coaching profession—they share their best tools and strategies and even do live coaching demonstrations (which we have found to be especially valuable).


By registering through our Chapter, you’ll be able to earn up to 5 CCE Units attending your favorite sessions at no cost. You may be receiving invitations from other professionals you know and trust but if you register through our custom link for ICF North Texas, you are eligible for special benefits that are only available to ICF members including:

  • Personalized concierge email service
  • Exclusive ICF membership area hosted by the WBECS Team including complimentary access to all 2019 Pre-Summit session recordings, available through the end of June 2019!

WBECS attracts the most amazing presenters covering a wide range of topics, and this year have added in themed learning tracks to make it easy for you to select the sessions that make the most sense for your practice.

Here are just a few examples of the live classes you’ll be able to attend when you join the complimentary Pre-Summit

  • Peter Bregman – Emotional Courage and Coaching: The Key to Helping Your Clients Get Massive Traction on Their Most Important Work (and Getting Your Most Stuck Clients Unstuck)
  • Tracy Sinclair – The Power of Coaching for Systemic Change and Performance
  • David Peterson – The DNA of VUCA: Coaching leaders to deal with chaos, complexity, and exponential change
  • Peter Hawkins – Delivering Value Beyond the Individual and Beyond the Team
  • Erica Dhawan – Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence

Simon Sinek will also be a featured WBECS Speaker this year!


Reserve your spot for the complimentary WBECS Pre-Summit now. The first week has just ended but there are three weeks to go with many fabulous speakers and topics.

International Coach Week - In Action


You may not know that for the ICF North Texas chapter, International Coaching Week goes on for months. International Coaching Week is a global event celebration that educates the public about the value of working with a professional coach and acknowledges the results and progress made through the coaching process.


To celebrate the benefits of coaching and to give back, ICF North Texas has chosen to partner with the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB). The partnership kicked off with a coaching workshop for 27 members of the NTFBs External Affairs Department. The workshop, held on May 15, was designed to help members of the NTFB employ coaching in their day to day work life. Participants learned the role of a coach and the benefits of fostering a coaching culture. They also had the chance to practice two key coaching competencies—active listening and powerful questioning—and then they learned how to apply a simple coaching model for conducting effective coaching conversations.


This workshop was designed by two of our ICF North Texas members, Sherry Yellin, PhD, ACC, BCC and Susan Daniel, MA, ACC. Drawing on their years of experience in the field of coaching and team development they combined content to create a highly interactive and engaging two-hour workshop. A team of ICF-NT coaches were also onsite with Sherry and Susan to assist. A special thanks to Mike Caracalas, Kathleen Klaviter, Laurie Goetz, Jay Harris and Staci Witten.


Beginning in June, 21 NTFB staff members will be paired with an ICF North Texas coach and truly get to experience coaching through three sessions held throughout the summer. We look forward to continuing to partner with this North Texas organization that brings so much value to our community.


20th Annual Texas Conference for Women
October 24, 2019 at the Austin Convention Center

It’s that time again. The 20th Annual Texas Conference for Women will be held Thu Oct 24, 2019 in Austin.


As in years past, ICF certified coaches will have the opportunity to engage attendees at this sold out event. ICF North Texas will receive 5 – 7 volunteer slots. Volunteer coaches will be demonstrating and educating the public on the benefits and transformational power of professional coaching.


If you would like to consider committing your time and expertise to make an impact at this event while representing ICF North Texas, you will have the opportunity to enter a drawing over the next three months during our monthly chapter meetings. You are eligible to enter the drawing each time you attend the June, July or August ICF North Texas monthly meetings.


Place:   Austin Convention Center

Date:    Thu Oct 24, 2019

Time:    7:30 AM –5:00 PM


Volunteers will have a two-hour coaching shift, with 20 –30 minutes per client. Volunteers will receive:

  • Free general admission to this sold out event
  • Keynote presentations and breakout sessions
  • Lunch
For additional details about this event visit

Membership Has Its Benefits - Here Are Five
By Laurie Goetz, ACC, Director of Membership

The IRS recognized 63,866 trade and professional associations in FY2016. Of those, you are likely a member of at least one professional association. And, whether you’re a member of ICF North Texas or not, we want you to know the value of membership—especially in a crowded space with so many groups vying for your attention.

Five Benefits of ICF North Texas Membership:

  1. Meeting and Event Discounts. You can save on our monthly luncheon and workshop events with your membership in ICF North Texas. If you attend three of our monthly events, you’ve likely earned back half of your $60 annual membership fee.
  2. Free Professional Development Events. For 2019, ICF North Texas is offering free webinars for members. Not only do you get access to some great learning from our esteemed webinar presenters, but you’re also earning free CCEUs. Priceless, right?
  3. Coach Directory. As a member, you are eligible to enter your information into our Coach Directory. Organizations or individuals who are searching for a coach regularly tap into this resource. But, you’re only able to list yourself if you’re a Full Member of our chapter (not available to Associates). Additionally, certified coaches that are Full Members are also able to use the ICF logo in your emails and on your LinkedIn or personal business website. That’s free marketing that could pay for your membership several times over if you land one new client.
  4. LINC Groups. Laugh, Interact, Nurture and Contribute. Who wouldn’t want to do that? These special interest groups within ICF North Texas are self-organized and informal, but only offered to members of our chapter. You can also start a LINC about a topic that interests you. Simply raise your hand, suggest a topic and we’ll get the word out to the chapter.
  5. Mentoring and Networking. With more than 180 members, you can’t help but grow your network. Current coaches, professionals working as internal coaches in organizations, and coaches in training are all a part of our community. There’s undoubtedly someone you’ll meet with whom you’ll establish a connection, a business partnership or a friendship.
If you’re a current member of ICF North Texas and need help maximizing your benefits, reach out. And, if you’re not a member, what are waiting for? Click Here to join. Or, reach out to Laurie Goetz, Director of Membership at with questions.


Coming Soon - NEW ICF North Texas Website


This summer, the ICF North Texas website will be undergoing some much-needed updates. It will remain of source of information for our members and potential members, but information will be presented in a more reader-friendly manner with the most important things you’re looking for readily available.

Stay tuned...we can’t wait for you to see it!

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.  Take a look at the opportunities and see  

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 Coaching Survey
Have a Voice in Coaching Research

The Global Coaching Study is commissioned by ICF and conducted by PwC. It’s based on a comprehensive survey of the coaching industry, and explores topics including industry size and revenue, the business and practice of coaching, and perspectives on industry trends.


For thirteen years, ICF and PwC have been partnering to conduct industry research on coaching in organizations and on coaching clients. To date, three Global coaching studies have been published and three Global Consumer Awareness studies.


The 2019 survey launched on May 31, 2019 and will be available to take through December 2019. You may also invite managers, leaders and coaching clients to participate in the survey.


Click here and have your voice heard in this important research. You can also view an executive summary of the 2016 research on the ICF website.

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
Online Platforms Staci Witten, 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