Congratulations to ICF North Texas for a Successful Ignite Initiative!
Over the past few years, we have heard over and over how much our coaches have found great fulfillment in volunteering their professional coaching services. We are so pleased to announce that this very meaningful work has also earned us some fantastic recognition from the International Coaching Federation Foundation. ICF North Texas has received an Ignite certificate for our recent engagement with the North Texas Food Bank!
ICF Foundation is pleased to acknowledge ICF North Texas as one of only ten chapters
to earn an ICFF Ignite Certificate this year for this remarkable initiative.
Under the leadership of our recent Director of Alliances, Susan Daniel, our ICF North Texas coaches came together to provide pro bono coaching and leadership development to a vital group of leaders who serve and support our community to address hunger and other United Nations "Sustainable Development Goals” (SDG), including Zero Hunger, No Poverty, and Good Health and Well-Being.
Year one focused on the External Affairs department offering 26 staff members a live onsite coaching workshop and one-on-one pro bono coaching as part of our annual International Coaching Week event.
Year two centered on coaching as part of the NTFB’s leadership development strategy. All 30 talent leaders from across the organization ranging from frontline supervisors to the executive team participated. This comprehensive initiative took place over several months and included leadership development online workshops, group coaching by level and one-on-one coaching for all NTFB leaders.
Year three provided ICF North Texas the opportunity to engage once again with the NTFB offering any Food Banker employee who wanted to experience coaching as part International Coaching Week the opportunity to participate in one-on-one coaching.
We have been recognized by the ICF Foundation for our contribution to NTFB and the ‘Zero Hunger’ Sustainable Development Goal of the United Nations. Now in its fourth year, Ignite recognition highlights the chapters that demonstrate leadership through pro bono coaching efforts.
ICF North Texas thanks you for your involvement and support in helping us to be recognized as a vibrant ICF chapter that is known for our community service and outreach through the alliances we create. Through our expert volunteers, we support our community at large.
International Coaching Week Returns in 2022
International Coaching Week (ICW) will return in 2022 to “Reimagine the Future.” Join the global coaching community virtually from May 16 – 22 to celebrate the power and impact of professional coaching. More information and details are forthcoming for ICF North Texas members to participate in ICW 2022. Stay tuned!
Great Volunteer Opportunity with ICF North Texas – Project Manager
As ICF North Texas continues to grow and offer a more dynamic experience for our members and associates, we have a new opportunity for a volunteer who can take on a project manager role. This volunteer would serve as the chapter liaison to the board members and key stakeholders, as well as external partners. At first, we would need this volunteer manager to document project plans. Then, in an ongoing manner, to help us to streamline efforts, improve efficiency, and create a sustainable process that will easily transfer to new board members, managers and other volunteers.
Plan, organize and drive deadlines for tasks related to completing chapter projects and events. Act as a volunteer liaison between the board, committee chairs, and external partners. Serve as a liaison in a checks and balances capacity to ensure the appropriate people are involved, that best practices from years prior are considered, and that projects are completed on time.
Ideally, we are looking for someone who has project management or integration management skills.
If you know someone who is not part of our chapter who would be interested in being a resource, please email Lizette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Member Snapshot – CurVie Burton, ACC
In our ongoing effort to help us know our community members, even when we do not get a chance to be together in person every month, we are pleased to bring you our Member Snapshot of CurVie Burton, ACC, CPQC, PMP, who has been a member of ICF North Texas for more than five years.
Credentials and Training: CurVie holds an ACC credential from ICF and is also a Certified Positive Intelligence Coach (CPQC), and a Certified Project Manager (PMP). His favorite tools are. 360 feedback, Emotional Intelligence (EQ), The Road to Prosperity (Holistic Goal Setting), and Positive Intelligence (PQ).
CurVie Burton is a “Bridge Builder” - CurVie Burton is an executive coach, business consultant, and trusted advisor, partnering with individuals and teams helping them move from where they are to where they want to be. CurVie’s company, TheRoadB4U www.TheRoadB4U.com) is now in its seventh year. He integrates coaching, consulting and advisory Services in a unique and effective way for his clients. He is open to serving all who are willing to invest the time and do the work. Because of his background and who he is, many of his clients are leaders in technical arenas and/or men and women of color moving into leadership and executive roles.
Why Coaching? CurVie has a passion for people and his coaching started in his early career years at General Motors Corp (GM) and accelerated during his tenor with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and Hewlett Packard (HP). “I was really good at projects and discovered you can’t be effective at projects without the people,” CurVie explains. “I moved from being in IT to consulting to business leadership in my corporate career, and all the while I was mentoring and coaching. That part just came natural to me.” CurVie says that he sees how his various leadership roles created a foundation for his true passion: to serve, assist and develop leaders. He says, “As I formalized my company, TheRoadB4U, about seven years ago, it quickly became clear that all of me and all of my experiences translate very well in how I support my clients’ evolution to what’s next for them.”
Beyond Business: “We all have a responsibility to give back, and I’m pleased to volunteer and serve in several ways,” CurVie says.
CurVie says that when he attended the very first All Texas Retreat in 2018, he entered a whole new world of coaching possibilities. He shares, “We had 61 coaches from all across Texas come together to immerse ourselves in learning, sharing, and relaxing with each other for two and a half days. That was such a rich experience for me”. He volunteered to be a part of the group to plan the next retreat, and that evolved into TCC, a strong governance and delivery model for Retreat sustainability. He is glad to have helped found the TCC. “As a leader in a broad organization like TCC, I am constantly reminded that being part of ICF North Texas provides a great advantage. We have an awesome chapter and no matter what lens you view it from—state, national or global—North Texas rocks. Over and over, we see how our chapter’s strength is making a difference.” Although the Retreat and TCC are separate from ICF, they both provide coaches a way to connect with coaches like nothing else.
- Founding member and Past Chair of the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) (www.itsmfleaders.org/). ITSMF’s mission is to assist African American leaders move up and be successful in leadership roles in IT. After 26 years of service at ITSMF, CurVie is still active leading the Men’s Initiative for the organization. The focus of that initiative is to help men be better, working from the inside out.
- Mentor and Strategic Advisor to Menttium (www.menttium.com/) where the focus is on Women and People of Color. CurVie explains, “I have been mentoring individuals in collaboration with Menttium for over 23 years, and it gave me a great smile to speak with my very first mentee and learn that she has become a Senior Vice President in HR for a publicly traded company.” It was a humbling for him to hear that this very capable woman told him she still regarded her mentoring experience with him as the best she has ever had. What a great reminder of how we get to impact people, even years after we have crossed paths.
- Founding Board President of the newly formed Texas Coaches Coalition (TCC). TCC organizes and manages the annual All Texas Retreat and Conference, coordinating, harnessing, and delivering a broad range of learning and networking opportunities for coaches from around the state of Texas and beyond. TCC is committed to expanding and elevating coaches and the coaching profession so that we coaches and our clients know and receive great value from the practice and delivery of coaching services.
Note: there is still room for this year’s retreat March 31-April 3 in New Braunfels. More here.
What else should we know about CurVie? “I really love hanging out with family!” In addition to five siblings, CurVie has three grown sons and gets to be “G-Diddy” to his five grandchildren (ages 11, 4 , 3, 3, 1). He shares, “I gladly trade my pen and notebook for a crayon or paint!" He added, "I also enjoy music—R&B, gospel, smooth jazz, and soul. I love to tap my foot, and I would really look forward to taking a 'stepping' dance class someday soon."
All Texas Retreat and Conference: March 31 – April 3
The All Texas Retreat and Conference has announced a full lineup of Keynote and Breakout Session speakers who have been selected to inspire and energize attendees. The three-day event has been designed to allow attendees to CONNECT with fellow coaches, experience professional SUPPORT and LEARNING through keynotes and workshops, and leave feeling INSPIRED and motivated. To learn more about the speakers or register for the event, visit www.texascoachescoalition.org. The All Texas Retreat and Conference is March 31 - April 3, 2022 at T Bar M in New Braunfels, Texas.