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March 2022 Newsletter

ICF North Texas | Published on 3/7/2022

Important Dates

Mar 10  SE Region Webinar: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CT

Mar 11  Virtual Chapter Meeting 11:15 AM-1:15 PM CT

April 8  Virtual Chapter Meeting 11:15 AM-1:15 PM CT

Apr 14  SE Region Webinar: 12:00 - 1:30 PM CT

Mar 31 - Apr 3  All Texas Retreat & Conference

May 16 - 22  International Coaching Week

New Members and New Credentials

Welcome to Our New Members!

Jamie Seaux
Janice Rose-Gill

Congratulations on Your New Credentials!

Denise Johnson Blow, ACC
Natalie Mendez, PCC
Lisa Rubenstein, PCC

     Board Member Message


Read the Board Message 

       Monthly Events

March 11 Virtual Chapter Meeting and Program
Feeling Crispy: Building Your Burnout Recovery Plan
Kate Steiner, PhD


11:15 AM – 1:15 PM
Virtual Chapter Meeting / Program Fee: Chapter Members: $10 / Non-Chapter Members: $20

Dr. Kate Steiner is a Burnout Recovery expert, coach, consultant, and founder and CEO of LIFT Wellness Consulting. She supports professionals in overcoming the burden of burnout, through a proven reflection and developmental process. Holding a Master’s of Counseling and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, her practice is grounded in the research-based Steiner Self-Reflective Sustainability and Wellness (SSRSW) model, published in the Oracle Research Journal. She has been a researcher in wellness and burnout for over 15 years. Dr. Steiner is the author of Burnout: A Guide for Every Professional to Identify, Prepare, and Recover their Joy and host of the From Burnout to Recovery Show with Dr. Kate. Her mission is to end the burnout cycle for professionals so they are living happier, healthier lives.

Burnout was a career factor before the pandemic and increased as coaches provided emotional support as they maintained a sense of calm, confidence, grace, and patience (while managing their own pandemic impacts). How do you create space for yourself and show up for your clients, friends, and family? In this session, you will be introduced to a model that builds resilience to burnout. This is not about finding balance; this is about integration. You will learn to observe your wellness, prepare for burn events, and recover in your personal way.

CCEUs for this Program: 1 Resource Development Credit

Read the entire program description and register here:
March 11 Virtual Chapter Meeting and Program

March 10 Southeast Region Webinar
Fun with Coaching “Stuck”
Teresa Pool, MCC

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CT
Webinar Cost: ICF Global Members – $10 / Non-ICF Global Members – $20

Teresa Pool is a highly experienced coach and human behavior specialist with over 25 years of working with leaders and teams to select the best talent, overcome barriers and create a higher degree of success. Her passion is identifying and resolving the people component of challenging business problems. Her work spans multiple industries and companies of all sizes. Her specialty is partnering with senior executives and high potential leaders that want to move quickly to the next level of performance.

“Help! What do I do with a client that stalls, doesn’t know what to do next, can’t decide or take action? When they are totally stuck and neither one of us seem to know what to do about it, I feel like I’m failing as a coach and the client isn’t getting any value from what I have to offer. Where do I go from here?”

Sound familiar? It is an uncomfortable place to be. Sometimes the coach takes on blame, “If I was a better coach, I’d know how to get us moving again.” Sometimes the frustration is laid at the feet of the client, “This client isn’t coachable.” Or the coach reverts to their mentoring/teaching/consulting toolkit to get things moving. In this session, we will reframe stuck and see the amazing opportunities it provides both coach and client. Growth occurs in the juicy place right before things get unstuck.

CCEUs for this Webinar: 1.5 Core Competency Credits

Read the entire webinar description and register here:
March 10 Southeast Region Webinar

       Chapter News

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.

Primary Responsibilities:
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

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.
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 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.”

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).

Beyond Business: “We all have a responsibility to give back, and I’m pleased to volunteer and serve in several ways,” CurVie says.
  • Founding member and Past Chair of the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) ( 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 ( 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.
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.

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 The All Texas Retreat and Conference is March 31 - April 3, 2022 at T Bar M in New Braunfels, Texas.

Get Involved

Making plans for 2022? Have you scheduled time to volunteer with ICF North Texas? Volunteering is a wonderful way to develop contacts, use your expertise, and become a leader in your local chapter. Programs, Special Events, Membership, Communications—whatever you enjoy doing, we have a role for you!

Please reach out to Cheryl Close at or if you have ideas or interest in Celebrate Coaching, please contact Sandra Knight at

Join a LINC

Learn  Interact  Network  Connect

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

If you are interested in learning more about the currently active LINC groups, contact Cheryl Close for more information

       Global News

ICF Global Membership Renewal Is Open – Renew by March 31

The International Coaching Federation ensures the entire coaching profession maintains high standards and a stellar reputation. It combines the strategic industry work with your individual work to provide you:
  • Networking that creates connectivity with peers, clients, prospects, and most highly-regarded coaches, locally and globally
  • Outstanding professional development
  • Discount and member-only opportunities
  • Small community special interest groups to help you focus on what you need
  • Staff support with answers that help you build your coaching profile and maximize your coaching experience
  • Leadership and volunteer opportunities throughout the year
Renew your ICF Global membership here by March 31.

If you have any questions about membership renewal, please reach out to

                                           Latest Consumer Awareness Study Now Available

Findings from the 2022 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study are now available, and as an ICF Member, you can access the report for free! The report provides key insights into consumers’ perceptions and motivations, which you can use to better understand consumers and market your coaching services accordingly.

Commissioned by ICF and conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), this is ICF’s fourth—and largest—consumer awareness study, incorporating 30,727 responses from across 30 countries. The 2022 Study also includes new demographic information that has not been explored in past studies, such as a respondent’s labor market position and whether they live in an urban, suburban or rural area.

The findings from this study are invaluable to ICF and professional coaches alike as we work to empower more individuals across the world through coaching!

The full study is available for free to ICF members and $30 for non-members.

Thanks to Our Volunteers

Thank you to our past presidents who attended the recent past president's brunch and to all past leaders who stay engaged in our chapter's success.

Contact Information 


President  Tim Kincaid, PCC
President-elect  Staci Witten, PCC 
Secretary  Natalie Mendez, ACC
Treasurer   Jay Harris, MCC
Past President Kathleen Klaviter, PCC
Programs   Steve Hendon, PCC
Alliances  Dara Rossi, ACC
Membership   Cheryl Close, PCC
Communications   Lizette Warner, PCC
Online Platforms  Teresa Dabney, ACC
Special Events  Sandra Knight, 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