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January 2020 Newsletter

Published on 1/6/2020

Important Dates

Jan 10   Luncheon Program 11:15 A - 1:00 P

Jan 14   Webinar 12:00 - 1:00 PM CST

Feb13   Webinar 12:00 - 1:00 PM CST

Feb 14  Luncheon Program 11:15 A - 1:00 P

Mar 12  Webinar 12:00 - 1:00 PM CST

Mar 13  Luncheon Program 11:15 A - 1:00 P

April 2-5   All-Texas Retreat & Conference at Canyon of the Eagles

New Members and New Credentials

Please welcome our new members:

Michele Galen
Meryl Gunter

New credential congratulations go to:

John Paine, ACC

President's Message

Read the President's Message 

Monthly Events

January 10 Luncheon Information
The Path to Prism
Sandi Mitchell, PCC, and Siobhan O'Leary


11:15 AM – 1:00 PM


Members: Register by January 8 – $35 / Register after January 8 – $45

Non-Members: Register by January 8 – $45 / Register after January 8 – $55

Sandi Mitchell

Siobhan O’Leary

Our January 10 luncheon program features Sandi Mitchell, PCC, and Siobhan O’Leary. Sandi Mitchell is CEO of Apex Catalyst Group, a firm focused on building leaders and their companies. Siobhan O’Leary is an executive coach and people and culture strategist with her firm, Aubergine Partners. They will talk about how they got on the global stage in Prague (oh, and affected the lives of hundreds of leaders and their teams in the process). You’ll learn what they did to build a world-class leadership program in this company that grew from 35 to 600 people in 6 years. You’ll hear how, with the direction of Millennial executives, they implemented a coach-centric leadership program almost from the beginning and how they created a language that permeates every level of the organization, based on values.

CCEUs for this program:
1 Resource Development Credit

Read the entire program description and register here:

January 10 Luncheon Program

January 14 Webinar Information
Creating Your Best Year Ever: 2020
Katherine Bock, PCC


12:00 – 1:00 PM CDT


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

Our January 14 webinar features Katherine Bock, PCC. Katherine is a career turnaround coach who helps professionals take charge of their careers to create more success, meaning and balance in their lives. As coaches, we realize the importance of clearing space for that which we want to create and the very important need for clarity about our values and the difference we want to make in the world and our lives. Before we create goals that are in alignment with our vision and values, we need to identify those values and create a mission statement for our business/lives.

Prior to the webinar
, please create a simple Mission Statement. Google “personal mission statement” prior to the call and write a “first bad draft” of your mission statement. Go to for a simple online process for creating a personal and business mission statement.

CCEUS for this webinar: .75 Resource Development and .25 Core Competency Credits

Read the entire webinar description and register here:

January 14 Webinar

Chapter News

2020 ICF All-Texas Retreat and Conference

April 2 - 5, 2020
Canyon of the Eagles on Scenic Lake Buchanan

Register Here


Now is the time to reserve your place at the 2020 ICF All-Texas Coaches Retreat and Conference at the Canyon of the Eagles in Burnet, Texas, April 2 – 5, 2020.

Register now. Don’t be left out. Time is ticking!

As of today, there are nine spaces for people who want to register. It will then be sold out—which is expected to happen this month, based on our data. (We would love to have nine more North Texas coaches in attendance.)

Two documents will be added to our Facebook group to assist you in identifying a roommate, for those wanting to cut their costs or for those wanting to room with someone who already has a reservation at Canon of the Eagles. There are also rooms available at Painted Sky Inn.

Be sure to join the ICFTX Facebook group (  We will update the Facebook group with all the information you'll need.  Emails are not being sent out so watch the Facebook group for updates.

For lodging and other details, visit the Retreat & Conference Facebook page at

Can’t Attend? Be a Friend!

For those who cannot attend in person, we have a number of opportunities available for sponsorship—including our Friends category. A $100 donation as a Friend of the All Texas Retreat will provide you a mention in our digital program and the satisfaction of knowing you are showing your support of our Texas coaching community and future events—-whether you are able to attend or not.

Register Here

ICF North Texas 2019 Holiday Party - A Good Time Was Had By All!

The 2019 ICF North Texas Holiday Party was hosted at Noah’s Event Venue in Irving and had a fun ugly sweater theme (and contest!). With a buffet dinner provided by Blue Mesa, drink tickets and a holiday themed photo booth, there was something for everyone.

As a part of the festivities, games were played and prizes were awarded.  Although we know everyone in our chapter is a winner, here are the winners of the games and raffle prizes.    

Ugliest Sweater-Susan Daniel’s husband, Tom Daniel

Holiday Bingo game-Susan Potter


Free 2020 Meeting – Sara Smith

Free 2020 Workshop – Thomas Alvey

Free 2020 Chapter Membership – Kristin Robertson

Free 2020 Celebrate Coaching event – Beth Cory

Free 2020 Holiday Party – Steve Hendon


Thanks to Kathleen Klaviter, ICF North Texas President Elect for 2020, for her work to put together such a festive evening. You can view pictures on our Member Only Facebook Page by clicking
here.  (If you haven't requested to join the Member Only page, do so today!)

What's a LINC?


Laugh Interact Nurture and Contribute—an acronym that represents how our larger chapter gets smaller and more effectively connects our members to each other. LINCs are member-only small groups that are formed around a common interest. Our chapter has had LINCs formed to help members achieve their credentials or level up their credentials, to share in the discussion of a book that everyone has read, and to learn about digital marketing tools.

All that you need to do to launch a LINC group is identify an area of interest, put a little description around it and identify a place to meet (it can be virtual). Contact Jim Cooper or Cheryl Close, our members who launched the LINC concept and help us maintain the “loose” structure around it. They will assist, along with our Board leadership, to help you promote it to our chapter.

One of the currently active LINCs is the Digital Marketing LINC that meets on the first Friday of the month. The next meeting is February 7 at 9:30 AM CST. Click here to register.

This Month's Volunteer Opportunities

Greet members at January 10 Luncheon Program (Contact Laurie Goetz at

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

Congratulations to Our Own Sara Smith, MCC

Congratulations to Sara Smith, MCC, who has been elected Chair of the 2020 ICF Global Professional Coaches Board of Directors! Get the full election results at

Updated ICF Competencies - Webinar Available

In any profession, it is best practice to perform a job analysis regularly to ensure a competency model remains a valid and accurate reflection of professional practice. ICF last conducted a job analysis in 2008, and our profession has since grown and evolved significantly.

Over the past 24 months, ICF has been engaged in rigorous job analysis research. From start to finish, more than 1,300 coaches—both ICF Members and non-members—from around the globe have participated in this process. These coaches represented a diverse range of coaching disciplines, training backgrounds, coaching styles, and experience and credentialing levels. No other coaching certification body has undertaken this level of research, and we’re incredibly proud of the quality, integrity and validity of our evidence-based approach to credentialing and to the value it brings to ICF credential holders.

Learn more about the job analysis work and the new competency model, including a recorded webinar that contains questions and answers from ICF members about the credentialing process and the new model.

ICF is Growing!

This month, January 2020, marks a new beginning for ICF and a slight but important change to the name of our organization. The International Coach Federation is now The International Coaching Federation. It’s not just a new name, but a new way of serving coaches, coaching clients, our communities, and the world.

Also in 2020, ICF is celebrating its 25th anniversary, having been founded in 1995.

Learn more about the bold steps we’re taking to lead the future of coaching and accelerate the pursuit of our vision at


Thanks to Our Volunteers

Kristin Robertson-Site Selection for the holiday party.
Steve Hendon and Tyra Bremer-Planning holiday party activities.

Contact Information 


President  Kristin Robertson, PCC
President-elect  Kathleen Klaviter, PCC 
Secretary  Timothy Kincaid, PCC
Treasurer   Jay Harris, PCC
Past President Mike Caracalas, PCC
Programs   Steve Hendon, PCC
Alliances  Susan Daniel, ACC
Membership   Laurie Goetz, ACC
Communications   Jane Koenecke
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