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April 2024 Newsletter

ICF North Texas | Published on 4/1/2024

Important Dates

Apr 12 Chapter Meeting & Program 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM CT

May 9 Southeast Region Webinar 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT

May 10 Chapter Meeting & Program 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM CT

Oct 11 Celebrate Coaching 2024: Chapter Flagship Event

New Members and New Credentials

Welcome to Our New Members

Katy Akester, ACC
Lyndsey Corbin
Megan Morrow
Kimberly White
Congratulations on Your Certification
Allison Williams, ACC
Carolyn Covey Morris, ACC

     Board Member Message

Mayme Doumbia, PCC

Read the Board Message

       Monthly Events

April 12 Hybrid Chapter Meeting and Program
Practical Steps to Promote Your Coaching Practice Online
Cory Miller

11:15 AM – 1:15 PM

In Person at Las Colinas Country Club, 4400 N O’Connor Road, Irving, TX 75061
Or Virtually Via Zoom

In-Person Attendees Registering by April 7: Members–$40 / Non-Members–$50
In-Person Attendees Registering after April 7: Members–$50 / Non-Members–$60

Virtual Attendees: Members – $30 / Non-Members - $40

Cory Miller is a veteran entrepreneur and marketing strategist. In 2008, he started iThemes, a pioneer in building cutting-edge web design software and training for tens of thousands of customers around the globe. Over a decade and starting from a home office, Cory grew iThemes into a multi-million-dollar enterprise, leading a team of 25-plus people in four countries, with office headquarters in Oklahoma City. In 2018, iThemes was acquired by a private equity-owned web hosting company. Key to the iThemes success are the online marketing practices he’ll be sharing today. For the last four years he's led a community of WordPress web professionals, agencies and software companies as well as co-founding a startup focused on helping counselors market their practice online.
Join us for an empowering one-hour presentation where we delve into the key practices to effectively showcase your coaching expertise on the vast landscape of the internet. Whether you're a seasoned coach looking to expand your online presence or just starting out in the coaching world, this program is designed to equip you with practical strategies to reach and engage with your audience in the digital realm.

Throughout the presentation, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions, share insights, and connect with fellow coaches seeking to elevate their online presence. By the end of the session, you'll walk away with actionable steps and newfound confidence to take your coaching practice to new heights in the digital age. Don't miss out on this invaluable opportunity to unlock the full potential of your coaching practice online. Join us and start making waves in the digital world today!

CCEUs for this Program: 1 Resource Development Credit

Read the entire program description and register here:
April 12 Hybrid Chapter Meeting and Program

       Chapter News


ICF Credentialing Resources

2024  ICF Credential Webinar Series
ICF recently launched a credentialing webinar series designed to support chapters in promoting the value of ICF credentials by providing information on the credentialing process. Please consider joining the newest seven-part series, co-hosted by the ICF Professional Coaches, ICF Learning and Development, and ICF Credentials and Standards teams. All webinars can be accessed through the ICF Learning Portal on the dates listed below. Recorded versions of the webinars will also be made available on the site.

    •  Part 2: Credentialing Requirements on April 4
    •  Part 3: ACTC Team Coaching on May 2
    •  Part 4: The ICF Credentialing Exam on June 13
    •  Part 5: Renewing Your Credential on September 5
    •  Part 6: Mentor Coaching Versus Coaching Supervision on October 3
    •  Part 7: Giving Back Through the ICF Foundation and Ignite on November 7

Participants in the live webinars will receive CCE units automatically in their transcript. Members viewing the recordings can also earn CCE units upon completion of the learning checkpoint.

2024 Credentialing Q&A Calls
ICF Credentials and Standards staff will be available live to answer questions about the credentialing or credential renewal process. These are one-hour calls and are not recorded. Individuals must register for the call in order to receive the link to attend.

Spring Dates for Credentialing Q&A Calls:
April 10 | 10:00am (EDT) – Registration Link
April 10 | 6:00pm (EDT) - Registration Link

2025 All Texas Retreat & Conference
Super Early Bird Registration Until April 30, 2024

The 2025 All Texas Retreat & Conference will be held March 20-23, 2025 in Navasota, Texas at Camp Allen. A special Early Bird registration rate of $299 is only available until April 30, 2024. Learn more and register here, or use the QR code below.

New Connection Crew LINC Group

Our chapter is forming a new LINC Group to support new chapter members. The Connection Crew LINC Group will focus on fostering connections among members, helping build relationships, and exchanging ideas. We will share relevant resources, information, and best practices to help new members succeed and navigate the organization effectively.

This new LINC Group will meet the third Monday of the month from 12:00 – 12:45 PM CT, via Zoom.

If you have joined ICF-North Texas in the past 12 months, you are welcome to participate. Please contact Dara Rossi at if you have questions. If you are interested in joining this LINC Group, you can register here.

ICF North Texas Awarded Chapter DEIB Grant

The International Coaching Federation places diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) at the forefront of everything we do. For 2024, ICF Global has established four meaningful DEIB focus areas and goals, including:
  • Expanded representation for our underrepresented communities
  • Investing in education to increase our diversity intelligence
  • Creating an accessible environment
  • Establishing policies that reinforce equity throughout the coaching profession and ICF community
To further those goals within our own community, ICF North Texas recently applied and was awarded a DEIB grant from ICF-Global. This grant will be used to help us better understand what is important to our own members and what actions we need to take to grow and increase our members’ feeling of belonging. Through a series of “Belonging Focus Groups” and interviews to be conducted during 2024, we will assess the current state of belonging within our Chapter, uncover and reflect on our blind spots, and identify opportunities for improvement. The findings resulting from this Belonging Focus Group project will provide information as to how we can remove barriers, grow our Chapter, and build a stronger diverse community of ICF-North Texas coaches.

If you are interested in learning more or would like to participate in this DEIB Belonging project, please contact Laurie Goetz (

Member Snapshot - Laura Myers, PCC

Our Member Snapshot is an ongoing glimpse of your fellow members, giving you a great network of resources available to you and reminding you why it is so valuable to belong to ICF-North Texas. This month our feature member is Laura Myers, PCC.
Laura Myers has been a member of ICF-North Texas since 2021 and is an active participant in the 2024 Program Committee, Finance Committee, and the ICF-North Texas Speakers Bureau. She volunteered in 2023 on the Special Events Committee and is still a member of the PCC Credential Support LINC group.

Why coaching? In 2005, Laura began participating in Transformational Education seminars and began practicing coaching. She lost her sister in a tragic car accident in 2006 and during the memorial realized how different her sister’s perspective of herself was in comparison to the people that spoke of her greatness. She was inspired by this and made it her mission in life to inspire others to acknowledge their magnificence and rejoice in it.
Her coaching journey continued when a good friend referred her to a coach. Having a coach helped her become aware of depression as a habit and supported her in changing that habit. Her coach also was a major pillar of support when Laura was diagnosed with cancer in February of 2020, helping her through treatment and the year long journey of healing.

Coaching career: Laura currently works as an internal coach with JP Morgan Chase & Co. Laura’s coach was an advocate in Laura’s gaining her coaching certification which Laura used to share her coaching talents in her internal role at J.P Morgan Chase & Co. This resulted in the company creating a coaching position for her. Laura focuses her coaching practice on career, corporate and executive coaching. She works internally in organization development and leadership development. Having worked in organizations for over 30 years, it was a natural progression for her to coach in support of leaders expanding on their talents. She works with teams and groups in these efforts.

When asked why she loves coaching, Laura speaks of the positive impact coaching has on the world. She imagines a world where everyone has the love and support of a coach. Her goal is to make that happen one person at a time.

Coach training: Laura is a PCC credentialed coach and holds the following certifications: Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) Masters Certification – Executive and Professional Coaching, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX; ACI Certified Confidence Coach; American Confidence Institute. She is currently working on the Stewart Leadership LEAD NOW! Assessment certification.

Favorite coaching story: One of her favorite coaching stories is one where she worked with an individual who wanted to build their confidence to be bolder in speaking up in meetings and sharing their knowledge. As this person progressed in achieving this goal, they were surprised how that confidence to speak their truth also rolled over into their homelife and made a great difference to their family dynamics. They were very proud of the positive impact on all aspects of their life.

Why ICF-North Texas? Laura enjoys building community with fellow coaches who are passionate about making a difference in this world. She joined ICF-North Texas because it is a great way to be a part of something, to immerse herself into a community of individuals who are up to something—something greater than themselves, something that makes a difference in the world.

Laura attended the 2022 Texas Coaches Coalition retreat and conference and found it to be an emotional breakthrough. She had been isolated because of her cancer diagnosis and enjoyed being in the community for the first time in two years. Laura actively participates in the ICF-North Texas community because she enjoys immersing herself with people who have similar missions.

Feel free to reach out and connect with Laura Myers at

Proud mom, Laura, with daughter Major Kali Myers, at the USAF Recruiting Banquet

Get Involved

We are looking for Chapter Partner Ambassadors for our NEW Partner/Sponsorship Committee.
Are you a relationship builder? A new committee is launching. ICF-North Texas is rebuilding its sponsorship program. We want to partner with businesses and services that complement the coaching industry. And, we need volunteers to help restructure the program and serve as a liaison between the Chapter and Partners. Contact Staci Witten at for more information.

Join a LINC

Learn  Interact  Network  Connect

Members are welcome to join these LINC Groups:
ACC Credential Support LINC
PCC Credential Support LINC
MCC Credential Support LINC
Business Building LINC
Digital Marketing LINC
Ready to Retire - Now, Later, or Never? LINC
Road to Advanced Coaching Mastery LINC - New Group
Connection Crew LINC – New Group

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

       Global News

New ICF Membership Benefit - Create Your Own Website

ICF Global is offering a new cost saving ICF member benefit for creating a free, customizable website for your coaching business through the ICF Member Websites Platform.

This benefit is available to all ICF members in good standing, and it is a great way to show your affiliation with ICF to potential clients and to capitalize on ICF’s global presence.

Learn more by clicking here.

We Value Our Volunteers

Our award-winning chapter is successful and works so well because of our volunteers. Volunteering increases the value of ICF membership in so many ways. Sharing your time and talents as a volunteer helps us expand the impact of professional coaching throughout North Texas and beyond.

Volunteers benefit, too. Volunteering can help you build your network and grow your coaching practice. Serving on a committee is a great way (for new members, especially) to get involved and meet other professional coaches who are potential collaboration partners, allies, source of referrals, and friendship.

ICF North Texas Board of Directors


President-Elect Dara Rossi, PCC
Secretary Sue Shibley, ACC
Past President Staci Witten, PCC

Alliances Mayme Doumbia, PCC
Communications Lisa Yarbough, PCC
Diversity Equity Inclusion Belonging Laurie Goetz, ACC
Membership Cheryl Close, MCC
Online Platforms Teresa Dabney
Special Events Ben Dilla, 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