Save the Date!
ICF North Texas 25th Anniversary Event
Rick Carson, author and speaker who is best known for Taming Your Gremlins
will join us after our members-only briefing.
Please watch for more details and registration to come soon for this interactive, online workshop!
ICF North Texas and North Texas Food Bank Partnership
Our partnership with North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) continues. Our aim is to optimize their individual and team performance through the partnership with ICF North Texas to implement a coaching culture at NTFB. This year we are offering individual and group coaching and workshops to train NTFB leaders in coaching skills to take forward.
This month we’d like to especially thank our group that put together the opening and closing workshops and overall support for the coaching experience including Larry Cochran, Susan Daniel, Jude Olsen, Tim Kinkaid, Demi Prentiss, Lisa Seay, and Sherry Yellin.
Susan Daniel, Director of Alliances for our Chapter Board, led this initiative alongside a very active steering committee. During a recent meeting she facilitated with the pro bono coaches who participated, we heard many valuable comments about the experience so far. Comments such as these were shared over and over.
“It was a wonderful opportunity…
- To participate in group coaching.”
- To observe and learn from other coaches.”
- To help the leaders who are in such a high stress time.”
One volunteer coach captured an important point about the experience from her perspective. “A lot of us are really busy, but you made volunteering so easy this year! It was an amazing experience and it filled my heart.”
Demi Prentiss, who gathered up our 45 pro bono coaches on behalf of our chapter, shared that when she asked for help, “We got tons of people volunteering! I’m proud of our organization. We’re a group of givers.”
Leader of the group coaches Michele Galen added, “Our pro bono coaching added up to more than 400 hours donated, and we know and are grateful for the many hours being contributed beyond the actual coaching. I’m very impressed with our coaches’ level of participation.”
Suzanne Drotman, Vice President of People and Culture of NTFB, explained how meaningful the coaching has been for their 34 leaders who got very engaged in the comprehensive offering (individual and group coaching plus workshops to help them learn some coaching skills themselves). “Your efforts fit into our vision and priorities so beautifully this year,” Suzanne explained. “We had more buy in, more momentum – and we needed that because we also have a great deal more stress through the pandemic and a great deal of transition happening.”
As we head into the final weeks of this important partnership with NTFB in 2020, we are excited to see what additional value comes forth. Please watch for metrics and more in our October wrap up and continue to appreciate all who are making this such a valuable coaching experience.
Should I Find a Mentor or Coach?
As coaches, we are often asked to help others clarify and move forward. During these months it may be more important than ever to have someone we can call to help with how we are pivoting and our overall success. If you do not have a close, ongoing relationship with a mentor or coach to help you stay grounded and be accountable to your values, we encourage you to find that relationship. Perhaps you can barter or create new ways to get and share this important component to your growth journey. Ready, set, GROW!
Additional Learning, Featuring Many ICF North Texas Coaches!
In our ongoing effort to inform members about ongoing opportunities to learn and earn educational credits, here is an annual opportunity for the All Texas Retreat & Conference.
All Texas Retreat & Conference
A Virtual Event Featuring 12 Webinars
From September 8 – December 8, 2020
Each Webinar is $25
Mark your calendar for the All Texas Virtual Retreat & Conference! Come learn from some of the top minds in coaching. For every stage of the coaching journey, these sessions will deepen your expertise as a coach and equip you with practical tools for expanding your impact.
Explore the diverse offerings of the All Texas Virtual Retreat & Conference—each one is $25. To sign up, click here to register. After registering (managed by fellow chapter ICF-San Antonio), you will receive a confirmation email with information to access the Zoom Link for the session or sessions you want to attend.