Coaching Week Begins
This year International Coaching Week is May 4 – 10 and each of us can take this opportunity help someone learn about coaching - and to experience it - to expand the benefits and influence of ICF North Texas and strengthen coaching cultures.
Now in its 25th year, ICF North Texas has been setting a high standard in our profession and helping clients to find a coach and benefit from their professionalism. Yet many people have never experienced professional coaching or are even aware of what it is, so we are actively working to change that.
Many Opportunities to Volunteer
In the spirit of our coaching, where we often empower and build up our clients, we hope you will participate in one of several opportunities to volunteer as a way to help people learn and share more.
North Texas Food Bank (NTFB):
Many of us will band together to provide a comprehensive coaching experience from June through September. Their coaching experience will truly impact their culture, with individual and group coaching for 25 of their leaders, along with workshops led by ICF North Texas professional coaching volunteers.
For questions please contact Program Chair Susan Daniel (email@example.com, 817-907-5429) or Volunteer Coordinator Demi Prentiss dprentiss@BrightLifeCoaching.org, 210-262-1479). You may register to volunteer using this form.
We need far more volunteers this year who can offer their time and professional coaching or workshop or volunteer management, to impact the NTFB culture at a pivotal time in their history. Almost all the work will take place online:
- One-on-one coaching – Volunteers will provide three hours of coaching and participate in two online coach meetings.
- Group coaching – Volunteers will team with another coach for two group coaching meetings with four to eight NTFB leaders.
- Live workshops – Volunteers will present an opening workshop and a wrap-up session to the entire group.
Learn more about NTFB here.
Additional Volunteer Coaching Opportunities:
Susan Shapiro, PCC, is facilitating volunteer opportunities to support small business owners through difficulties brought about by the pandemic. We are currently encouraging small to midsized companies to apply for our service and learn more. https://Successinkind.org, Susan Shapiro (and Jon Shapiro and Jill Perrin)
Steve Hendon, PCC, has pulled together business and coaching leaders, the local Chamber of Commerce and the City Council to respond to small business owners in Cedar Hill area. https://practicetobusiness.com/
At our Virtual Happy Hour, many of our coaches shared other new ideas they are using to help their community and to share more about coaching with potential clients. Check out what our fellow coaches are doing for Coaching Week here.
We encourage you to post what you are doing with the use of ICF’s hashtag - #ExperienceCoaching. They have developed a blog at experiencecoaching.com that can help people learn more about professional coaching and how to connect with one of us, so using this hashtag is a great way to educate more people about our growing profession.
Learn more about ICF International Coaching Week here.
21st Annual Texas Conference for Women - Call for Volunteers
It’s that time again! The 21st Annual Texas Conference for Women will be held Thursday, October 1, 2020, in Austin. Tickets for this event will go on sale through TCW on Wednesday, May 6.
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 in 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: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Time: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Volunteers: Volunteers are usually assigned 2-hour coaching shifts, 20-30 minutes per client
- Free general admission to this sold out event
- Keynote presentations and breakout sessions
If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Susan Daniels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's Our 25th Anniversary
ICF North Texas Wants Your Favorite Chapter Photos from the Last 25 Years
Please gather your Chapter photos to help us to capture the many special memories over the past 25 years. We will provide a link for uploading your photos very soon. We look forward to making our celebration in November, the anniversary of our first chapter meeting, a wonderful tribute!
Congratulations to Our ICF North Texas 2020 Mascot, Cinnamon
During our recent Happy Hour, several participants brought their pets (and a few fake pets) to a contest for our first ICF North Texas mascot. Here we see owner of ElementC and Coach Lisa Seay, ACC, holding our winner, her beautiful rabbit, Cinnamon. Lisa rescued Cinnamon and her daughter bunny, Gumdrop. “Cinnamon makes great company while I’m working at home, except when she crunches loudly on carrots and celery.” Thanks for representing ICF-NT, Cinnamon!