help_outline Skip to main content
Add Me To Your Mailing List


December 2020 Newsletter

Peggy Peterson | Published on 12/7/2020

Important Dates

Dec 10 Chapter Webinar: 12:00 - 1:00 PM CT

Dec 10 Virtual Chapter Holiday Party: 6:00 - 7:00 PM CT

Jan 8 Virtual Chapter Meeting/Program 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM

Jan 14 SE Region Webinar: 12:00 - 1:00 PM CT

New Members and New Credentials

Please welcome our new members:
Jeremy Jameson
Benjamin Cooper
Lauren Smith
Lizette Warner
Shastan Kuschke
Anthony Gerth
Brian Rosenberg

New credential congratulations go to:
Bobby Quinten, PCC
John Rex, PCC

President's Message

Read the President's Message 

Monthly Events


December 10 ICF North Texas Chapter Webinar
Meet Your Audience Where They Are!
Push Through Your Fear in 2021 and Learn to Leverage Social Media for Your Coaching Business
Staci Witten, ACC


Our December 10 Webinar features Staci Witten, ACC. Staci is a leadership, business and career coach. She is also known to ‘geek out’ on all things digital marketing. Approximately 20 years ago, Staci was a human resources executive by day, and an entrepreneur by night. She founded a successful online company, Craft of the Month Club, Inc, where she created and sold monthly craft subscriptions. Since then, she has owned and sold various companies and continues to stay current on digital marketing trends. As a coach, she helps entrepreneurs overcome obstacles and embrace digital marketing and technology so they can leverage time and increase revenue.

During this webinar, Staci Witten, ACC, will share her strategy to take your social media presence to the next level. You will learn how to be strategic in your approach, and spend less than one hour each week creating multiple pieces of content to post across various platforms. Plan your digital media strategy for 2021. Come geek out with Staci and discover a marketing content strategy to implement in the new year.

CCEUs for this webinar: 1 Resource Development Credit

Read the entire webinar description and register here:

December 10 Chapter Webinar

ICF North Texas Virtual Chapter Holiday Party
Thursday, December 10
6:00 - 7:00 PM CT
A Chapter Members Only Event
Fee: No Cost

Come one, come all to the ICF North Texas Virtual Holiday Party.

Wear your holiday attire. Bring your favorite holiday treat and/or beverage. Put up a holiday backdrop. Join us for fun, fellowship, and a big helping of holiday spirit.

Enjoy festive activities that include group activities, holiday trivia, and a long list of great door prizes.

We hope to see you there!

Register Here:

December 10 Virtual Chapter Holiday Party

        Chapter News

Coaching in DFW into 2021

As coaches, we come alongside our clients and support them into what they want out of life. Similarly, ICF comes alongside all of us to support us to our next level as coaches. As we move beyond 2020, coaching is becoming more important to our community. It is a great time to take a fresh look at our market as we enter the needs of 2021.

We recently had the chance to interview our ICF North Texas member Teresa Pool, MCC, who is also a past president of our chapter, President of Transitions for Business, and ACTP Director of Training at the UT-Dallas Executive Business and Coaching Program. With this variety of roles and years of experience, Teresa has an expansive view of our DFW market for coaching.

When we asked about trends in her own business as well as in training student coaches, she shared, “I see how many coaches are excited about the field, invest in training, and yet have challenges learning to be an entrepreneur. They often struggle to get the message out to the right audience in right way and right timingwhich is a big contrast to the exciting marketplace opportunities all around us.” A coach for more than 19 years, Teresa said, “I still don’t see an end to the growth. There are actually going to be more internal coaching jobs because business leaders are realizing how coaching at more levels continues to bring a strong return on investment.” From Teresa’s perspective, for both internal and external coaching roles, “the trajectory of coaching continues to go up and up and up!”

Leaders of organizations have come to understand and believe that, as Teresa says, “coaching works, it really works. When people experience being listened to, fully heard… to reflect and experience powerful questions… it really works.”

Rest assured, ICF-North Texas and ICF Global are continually look for ways to help coaches connect with the many opportunities in our marketplace. With this in mind, we have already begun to include more marketing programs in our plans for 2021 and are considering additional pro bono coaching opportunities to increase our connections with our community. We are grateful for members like Teresa who help our chapter to keep a pulse on the coaching marketplace across DFW and what is ahead. Especially with the challenges of the pandemic, people need our services, and we want to help our coaches get all the business they want.

Build Your Personal Plan to Get to Your Next Level

Whether you are trying to get to the next level of accreditation, build your business or enhance your coaching, here are some excellent ways for ICF members and associates to grow in 2021.

  1. LINC Group for new coaches. View the Listing of Active LINC Special Interest Groups here.

  2. ICF Southeast Region’s newest version of Business Development Series. See more information on this virtual series designed specifically to help you build, sustain, and expand a successful coaching practice below.

2020 Business Development Series Virtual Event

Now in its fifth edition, the 2020 BDS the most extensive virtual event on business development in ICF history. Attend BDS to learn how to build your brand, tools, business and platform with webinars and ondemand content released throughout 2020. Build your brand, your tools, your business and your platform to show your thought leadership. For more information on the 2020 BDS line-up and registration terms and conditions please click here

2020 Texas Conference for Women a Big Success

For the fourth year running thanks to the generosity of 51 volunteer coaches from all four ICF Texas chaptersAustin, Houston, North Texas and San Antonioover 450 attendees experienced coaching (many for the first time) through the first-ever virtual Texas Conference for Women’s Coaches Corner.

The 21st Annual Texas Conference for Women (TCW), normally a one-day event, was held over seven days in October, with 10,000 attendees from all over the United States. Attendees signed up for available coaching slots and all were filled by the noon of the second day. Despite numerous technical issues in getting everyone connected virtually, feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Thank you to all who participated!

Meet Our ICF North Texas 2021 Board


Thank you for participating with your votes for our 2021 Board Members in November.

We also thank Teresa Dabney for stepping forward soon after the vote to offer to serve as Director of Online Platforms. After learning of her expertise, the board voted to accept her for that Board position.

We are eager to see what unfolds in the year ahead as coaching continues to provide for a growing need across our community, and we are grateful for the contributions of our new board.

Board Executives

Board Directors

President: Kathleen Klaviter, PCC

Alliances: Susan Daniel, ACC

President-Elect: Tim Kincaid, PCC

Communications: Jane Koenecke. ACC

Treasurer: Jay Harris, PCC

Membership: Laurie Goetz, ACC

Secretary: Natalie Mendez, ACC

Online Platforms: Teresa Dabney, ACC

Past-President: Kristen Robertson, PCC

Programs: Steve Hendon, PCC


Special Events: Sandra Knight, ACC

To learn more about the 2021 Board visit here.  

Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for two to three people who would like to help coordinate emails and social media for monthly webinars and chapter meetings OR the chapter’s special events. Training will be provided. Volunteers will work and coordinate activity and schedule with the Communications team. Please reach out to if you are interested.

Join a LINC

Laugh  Interact  Nurture  Contribute

Members are welcome to join these two new LINC groups: 
ACC Prep and Coaching Start-Up
Internal Coaches group
PCC Certification group

To join, visit our LINC page on the ICF North Texas website here.

If you are interested in learning more about the currently active LINC groups, contact Laurie Goetz at for more information.

Thanks to Our Volunteers

Our thanks and gratitude to Mike Caracalas and Staci Witten for their valuable contributions over the years, as they leave the Board at the end of 2020. You have made an incredible difference in the experience we have been able to offer members, and it has been an honor to have your leadership for ICF-NT.

Great thanks to 25th Anniversary Event raffle prize donors Mina Brown and Stewart Leadership/Tyra Bremer.

Thank you to Ken Jenkins and Sandra Knight for planning our December Holiday Party.

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, 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