International Coaching Week 2022
Request for Proposals – Accepting Proposals April 1 – 15
Proposal Submission Deadline – April 15
To celebrate the power and impact of professional coaching during International Coaching Week (ICW), this year the ICF North Texas Chapter will host 45-minute “Lunch and Learns” from May 16 – 22, with two session per day from 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM and 12:15 – 1:00 PM. The structure will include a 15-minute micro learning session and 30-minute discussion / breakout sessions. These live learning engagements are free to the public.
Chapter coaches interested in hosting a Lunch and Learn (L&L) are asked to submit a proposal by April 15. Your proposal for the L&L topic of your session should pivot off the theme and around a potential client question such as, "What would your future look like if ..." or "How would your future be different if..." For Example: “What would your future look like if you could successfully engage your employees?” or “How would your future be different if you could maximize your LinkedIn profile?”
This is a public event to raise awareness of coaching, which is ICW's main focus. Creating a proposal with an audience in mind is important.
To submit a proposal, please complete and submit this Google form no later than April 15.
Be sure to mark your calendars:
April 1 – 15 Submit your Proposal
May 16 – 22 Lunch and Learns
What is Celebrate Coaching?
For the past few years our coaching clients and interested DFW organizations have given us excellent input about our Celebrate Coaching events, our annual opportunity to learn more about professional coaching and its effectiveness. Celebrate Coaching is a wonderful example of how our chapter creates fresh approaches to demonstrating the impact of coaching worldwide, one of the aspects of our overall mission. With events like this, we support a strong ecosystem for our chapter members.
In 2022, we will Celebrate Coaching on October 14. We are honored to bring you a high-stakes coach-speaker during Celebrate Coaching.
Save the Date - October 14, 2022!
Let’s say a big hello to Beth Corey, PCC and get a glimpse of her coaching world and beyond! As a reminder, we enjoy providing a glimpse of a member each month to help you get to know each other and inspire camaraderie even when we cannot be sitting side by side. Beth is an excellent example of the high caliber of coach we have at ICF North Texas, and we are proud to share more about her this month.
Organization: I formed Enliven Coaching, LLC in 2010. Naming my business was important to me. I have a memory of about 50 index cards placed on my office floor with words I had written on each card. Those cards laid on my floor for weeks as I tiptoed around them to get to my desk. One day, I came across the word Enliven while reading, went to my office and sure enough that word was on one of the index cards. To me when something is enlivened it has more life, action, motion and spirit. One of the definitions is “to make more interesting.” I think when we as humans develop toward our fullest possible expression of who we most authentically are, we become more enlivened…more interesting.
Coaching Offered: Executive, Leadership and Personal Development Coaching. I work predominately for companies who have valued leaders that the company is desiring to see rise to their next level of their leadership, contribution and performance. They call it upleveling. I call it transformation.
Credentials: I am an ICF Professional Certified Coach. I worked as an ACC for years and one day earning my PCC credential became important to me. Everything was in place, I just needed to submit my application. Now, I am enjoying the lovely meandering toward MCC (or at least desiring to coach as close as I can hover to an MCC). I love that we are in a profession that is in service to others and to do this well we get the opportunity to continue developing ourselves. I feel like a kid in a candy store when I think about the learning we get to pursue.
Why coaching? It is an absolute privilege to be a coach. I am extremely honored when a company invites me in or when an individual selects me to partner with and we journey forward together. While most of my coaching is coded Leadership or Executive Coaching, the coaching experience is often deeply personal and transformative. I work to partner in a way that is positive, collaborative, authentic and yields results. I trust the process of coaching.
Coaching feels in beautiful alignment with my gifts, focusing my energy on my favorite parts of my previous corporate and leadership experience. Coaching is most often where I feel “in flow.” What is important for me is to be in the space of coaching in a mutual partnership with someone who has a desire to live, lead and illuminate more of their greatness.
Favorite client story: My favorite client story is more of an amalgam of many client stories. It is the story told or witnessed by their faces. Those magical moments in coaching where things connect for our clients. There is often a softening and seeing. We get to be present to those moments.
Roles or volunteering for ICF: I co-lead with Mina Brown and Laurie Goetz in ICF’s PCC LINC group and I enjoy pro bono coaching opportunities offered through ICF. In addition, I serve on a working committee for Spiritual Formation for my church and stay active as a resource for families with children newly diagnosed with Autism.
Tell us about your participation in LINC groups. I participate in both the MCC and PCC LINCS. Both LINC groups have been an experience of learning, acceleration and friendship. At the end of each LINC session, I feel it was time well spent and I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to connect and learn from others.
Why are you a member of ICF North Texas? We have got to be in one of the most special ICF chapters around the globe. We are an incredible hub for extraordinary coaches, generous humans and a deep well of professionalism and experience.
What else would you like to share with members? For newer coaches, I would like to say this is truly a journey. Be patient with yourself. You may see coaches who look like they have it all going on but it took them time, effort, failing, regrouping, trying again. Stay with it. The rewards are rich.
To more established coaches, I would like to say thank you. I am so proud to be in this profession and to gather with fellow coaches who use their unique gifts to serve and make the world a better place by lifting and supporting others. I thank you for lifting and supporting me along my way. I have needed you.
Something fun about yourself: In 2019 I walked the ancient pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile journey. I started in a small town in France and crossed over the Pyrenees and into Spain. For 35 days I walked through the exquisite terrain of Spain. The Spaniards are most welcoming of pilgrims making this journey. It was an experience of a lifetime. I walked in awe, wonder and appreciation by myself but moving along the way with others from all over the world. Below you can see me at the start and the finish of this journey.
In addition, here I am with my husband and two of my three children. And this last photo shows my husband and I marking our recent 30th wedding anniversary.