CHECKING IN July 2012 Newsletter
Welcome to Checking In, the monthly newsletter for ICF San Francisco Bay Area Coaches
members and friends. In this newsletter you will find details about
the next chapter gathering, ways to take advantage of your ICF San
Francisco Bay Area Coaches membership and other valuable pieces of
information to benefit you as a coach.
President's Message - July 2012
Hello Members and Friends of ICF San Francisco Bay Area Coaches (SFBAC),
I'm delighted to share great news about our 6-month transition from 4 Bay Area ICF chapters to become one unified mega-chapter...and the exciting new actions we've taken in response to the Transition Team's recommendations AND the inputs received from all of you who participated in our recent Member Survey.
SF Bay Area Coaches chapter is vibrant and growing rapidly! We've
grown by more than 50% since May 1st, when we launched our new membership and dues structure.
See below for the latest update from the Transition Team and our
heartfelt thanks and acknowledgements of all of you who have contributed
to this huge transition effort.
spoke, we listened, and we're taking action. In response to your
inputs on our recent Member Survey (which also validated the Transition
Team's recommendations), our Programs Director Eydie Watts and our
Programs Committee continue to focus on offering a diverse range of
inspiring, high quality educational programs at our monthly chapter
gatherings. Make sure to catch "Coaching and the Neuroscience of Emotion" at our July 11th chapter gathering. (See below for details.)
We've also added 3 new positions to our dynamic 2012 SFBAC Board to start up and lead some exciting new activities and initiatives for our coaching community:
- Director of Virtual Programs
- Janet Fjeldstad ... responsible for live-streaming our speaker
programs to satellite gatherings around the Bay Area and to
member's homes. Janet will also create and host CCEU-eligible
teleseminars and webinars, and solicit outstanding instructors and
speakers to teach them.
- Director of Special Events & Logistics Support
- Fabienne Doze ... responsible for leading the planning and
implementation of special events and non-traditional chapter
gatherings, including dinner meetings, large social gatherings, and
a Fall 2012 coaching fair/expo. Fabienne will also provide logistics
support for SFBAC member gatherings and events around the Bay Area.
- San Francisco Liaison
- TBD ... responsible for representing the interests of SFBAC
members located in San Francisco. This person will supplement the
Liaison Reps we already have on our Board (North Bay Liaison -
Janet Valette, East Bay Liaison - Susan Chritton, Silicon
Valley/South Bay Liaison - Pat Obuchowski).
I'm also pleased to announce that Scott Wu has joined our Board as Director of Marketing & PR,
taking over and expanding upon the good work that Janet Fjeldstad
started. In his role, Scott will be responsible for external
communications and attracting new members to grow our chapter.
We will also be announcing our new Special Interests Group (SIG) Program next month, so stay tuned!
is a very exciting time to be a member of SF Bay Area Coaches. If you
haven't joined us yet, what are you waiting for? We have a lively
community of coaches that you'll love to be with and grow with. If
you're a member of Global ICF, you're eligible to join our chapter at a
discounted dues rate. Click here to learn more about our membership benefits, our dues, and to join online.
San Francisco Bay Area Coaches is a vibrant, innovative, fun and
wildly successful community of professional coaches ... the go-to place
to learn, grow, succeed and thrive together.
the way, you may have noticed our new newsletter format ... short
excerpts of articles with links to the rest of the story. We know that
emails can be overwhelming, so we aim to present our newsletter in a
more digestible (and tasty!) form. Let us know what you think!
I look forward to seeing you at our July 11th monthly gathering!
All the best,
Keiko Hsu, CPC, ACC, CDC
President - ICF San Francisco Bay Area Coaches | www.sfbayareacoaches.org
San Francisco, CA
Coaching and the Neuroscience of Emotion
Presenter: Janet Crawford, MA
live in a culture that privileges rational thought while often
dismissing emotion as a lesser evolved human capacity. Yet, when we care
deeply about something, life has meaning. When our emotions run amok,
life spins out of control. Emotions are the core of human experience.
clients come to us wanting to change, and invariably, emotions play a
starring role. In this session, we will explore the neuroscience behind
the intriguing and sometimes baffling world of emotion. Janet
Crawford, our expert speaker for July, will present how to:
- Understand how emotional patterns develop and how they shape the stories that frame the client's experience.
- Understand the
role of emotion in motivation and have options for helping clients
design practices for enhancing an emotional climate that
facilitates positive change.
- Understand the role of the coach's emotional state in influencing client outcomes.
- Understand the biological imperative for healthy lifestyle practices in producing positve emotions and change.
- Learn practical
ways to introduce biology into the coaching conversation to
empower the client's understanding of what drives their behavior
and to expand their thinking about possible change strategies.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Handlery Hotel - Union Square Room
351 Geary Street (Powell & Mason St)
Free for SF Bay Area Coaches members. The cost for guests is $20.
6:45 Welcome and announcements
NEW!! 8:15 Reception for speaker following the presentation (cash bar available.)
Janet Crawford, M.A., Principal of Cascadance, www.cascadance.com,
has over 15 years of experience coaching and consulting with
executives in Fortune 500 companies and high potential start-ups.
Through aligning business with human biological design, she primes
leaders and organizations for productivity, innovation and
collaboration in the 21st Century. Her approach combines traditional
leadership development and executive coaching with cutting-edge
insights from neuroscience, anthropology and evolutionary biology. She
is expert at identifying the key changes in leadership behavior and
corporate culture that catalyze cascades of positive transformation
throughout organizations. Her vision is a world where innovation,
engagement, health, caring, and accountability are common denominators
Welcome New Members!
We welcomed 11 new members in June, bringing our current membership to 113!
welcome Jessica Michaelson, Kathryn Goldman, Barry George, Brenda
Warren, Sue Bock, Rebecca Pronchick, Fabienne Doze, Robin Spencer, Tara
Butler, Robert Seidenspinner, and Jantina Lloyd.
Click here to learn more about the benefits of membership!
remember, if you join at our monthly gathering, the cost of your
attendance as a Guest at that meeting will be deducted from your
|Video: Meet Alan Roby
Roby shares how he has been inspired by the unification of the four
Bay Area ICF chapters and why coaches benefit from being in community.
(Click on Alan's picture to view video)
ICF Updates July 2012
"Connect, Learn, and Inspire!" ICF International Conference in London!
coaching professionals from around the globe in London, October 3-6,
for the ICF Global 2012 Conference - "Connect, Learn, and Inspire!" Be
part of another of ICF's dynamic learning and networking experiences for
coaches internationally. Attendees represent over 30 countries
Registration for the year's largest coaching conference is open!. Speakers include Brene Brown, David Whyte, and Camila Batmanghelidjh!
Planning to attend? Hotel registration is now open at Novotel London West. Early Bird registration is available through August 31, but the special ICF discounted room rate will only be available until August 2, 2012. Don't wait-the block will fill up fast! For room rates and details, go to Coachfederation.org/ICFGlobal2012.
Be sure to bookmark Coachfederation.org/ICFGlobal2012, follow ICF (@ICFHQ) on Twitter , and subscribe to the ICF Facebook timeline for the latest conference news and information!
ICF SFBAC Leaders Meet with ICF Global Leadership Team
representatives from ICF-SFBAC (Keiko Hsu, Greg Peters, Eve Siegel)
met for dinner recently with ICF-Global leaders Damian Goldvarg (ICF
President Elect), Magda Mook (Executive Director) and George Rogers
(Assistant Executive Director), who were visiting San Francisco to
attend a conference.
Damian shared his strategic priorities, which include:
- Strategic Alliances with businesses and associations (especially with their HR leaders),
- Leadership development for chapter leaders and board members,
- Measuring the ROI of coaching, and
- Engaging more MCCs in the coaching community.
Rogers, who is in charge of credentialing, said the 3-tiered
credential structure is here to stay but ACC portfolio candidates will
soon be required to submit an audio recording of a coaching session.
talked about a disturbing trend of "struggling coaches" who are
passionate about coaching but do not have a financially viable
practice. She urged ICF to require coaching schools to teach and mentor
their students on how to develop a successful coaching business, in
addition to teaching coaching skills.
Stay tuned for future updates!
ICF Special Events Calendar - Not Just for ICF Members!
The ICF Events Calendar lists a variety of events and training classes, including Core Competency calls that are available and free to all coaches. Many offer CCEUs, as well. You can learn more here.
Chapter Consolidation: (Final) Notes from the Transition Team
I am pleased to bring you good news. No, make that GREAT news!
SFBAC Transition Team has officially completed what it set out to do,
and we've now handed off the next step - implementation - to the SFBAC
Chapter, which now has over 100 members. The new chapter is vibrant and
but one of our committees have completed their work. That one, the Web
Site Specification committee, has now officially been handed over to
the chapter. They are working hard on having our new site ready
sometime this Fall.
time this team worked together was one of the most amazing experiences
for me, the Transition Team Coordinator. When I offered to take the
reigns back in December, I had no idea how much I would grow as a leader
and a coach through this process. And when Johannes Starke offered to
join me in leading our team, I knew we were going to go great places!
want to take a moment to thank the many members of this team who came
together to create a brand new chapter. Four cultures grew into one new
culture, something really wonderful to experience.
give a rousing hand for Johannes Starke and committee members Keiko
Hsu, Nancy Montier, Susan Blake, Pauline Tang, Janet Valette, Becca
Pronchick, Pat Obuchowski, David, Laidlaw, Sherry Davis, Eve Siegel,
Jennifer Hanlon, Greg Peters and Joel Orr. We are especially
grateful for the efforts of the volunteers who are not on board -
Johannes, Nancy, Pauline, Becca, David, Jennifer, and Joel.
we first were getting started, many others stepped up to help out, but
then had to drop out for personal and/or business reasons. Please know
how grateful I am to each of you for everything you were able to offer
to our team.
you haven't yet joined the chapter or come to visit us recently,
please come to one of our community gatherings. Come say Hello!
With great respect and wishes for much business success for us all,
Transition Team Coordinator (Retired)
Membership Survey Results Are In
May 18th 2012 a membership survey was sent to current members of SFBAC
and past members of SF Coaches. The goal of the survey was to
understand the needs of our members better in order to create a more
effective and vibrant coaching community. The survey was sent to 179
people and 47 people responded - a participation rate of 26% (which is
The result of the survey has been compiled and some of the key findings are shared below.
Top 3 reasons members joined SFBAC: 1) To join a coaching community (85%) 2) To Network with other coaches (80%) 3) To obtain additional coaching education (54%)
Top 3 areas SFBAC can improve on: 1) Meeting Timing Issues (68%) 2) Ineffective programming (42%) 3) Meeting location/travel time (21%)
Top reasons members enjoyed SFBAC: 1) Networking and meeting other coaches (40%) 2) Having a liked-minded community (33%) 3) Programming: specifically great speakers (33%) 4) Educational and growth opportunities (15%)
Top recommendations for future events/meetings: 1) Coaching drills, skills, demos, practice 2) Practical coaching seminars/presenters 3) Business Development/building 4) Like it as is
results have also been shared with the SFBAC leadership. The board is
currently looking into immediate ways to act on the key findings above
as well as looking for longer term opportunities.
you so much to everyone who took the time to respond to the survey!
Your feedback and insights will be invaluable in fostering an
interesting, fulfilling and valuable coaching community. If you did not
have an opportunity to participate and would like to provide
suggestions or ask questions please contact Wilson Li at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sacramento Coaches Association July 2012 Meeting
Be the Master of Your Inner CEO: Using Intuition to Grow Your Coaching Practice
in particular sometimes feel overwhelmed or discouraged in launching,
developing, or growing the business - especially in these uncertain
times. Intuition can be a valuable tool to help you grow your business
and achieve your goals. Join us and learn how!
In this interactive and practical session, you will learn:
- The benefits of using intuition in your coaching practice
- 5 simple steps to engage and expand your intuition
- How to use your intuition for clarity, laser focus and confidence
- How to make decisions more readily
Rueppel, Ph.D., is an international known business intuition expert,
speaker, trainer and mentor. She is also co-author of the just-published
book Entrepreneur Extraordinaire. As a Business Intuitive, Susan works
with entrepreneurs, business owners and corporate professionals to
help them launch or grow their businesses quicker and easier. She
provides immediate answers to tangible results. In her intuitive
business accelerator consultations, training and mentoring with
thousands of clients, she makes intuition practical and accessible for
powerful results in all areas of business. You may learn more about her
by visiting her website: www.energeticwisdom.com.
When: July 10, 2012, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Academy for Coaching Excellence
1900 Point West Way, Suite 122, Sacramento
Click Here to learn more and to RSVP!
Advanced Coaching Series-Neuroscience, Consciousness, and Transformational Coaching
program powerfully weaves the three strands of coaching, consciousness
and practical, irrefutable neuroscience together, taking you through
an inside-out process so that you understand it deeply in your core.
Experiential and transformative in nature, the program will give you
both highly effective new tools as a coach and deepened personal
awareness as a human being.
as a powerful, experienced coach, this program will blow the roof off
your effectiveness, both with your clients and in your own life. If you
are a trained and proficient coach who is interested in truly advanced
coaching training, this is perfect for you.
Where: Best Western Corte Madera
When: Friday, September 14 to Sunday, September 16, 2012
Cost: $495 per person
This class is eligible for 18 ICF CCEUs
Click Here to learn more and to register
About the Leaders:
Over the past ten years, Ann Betz and Ursula Pottinga
of BEabove Leadership have been deeply engaged in studying, thinking,
writing and teaching both a powerful model of consciousness and the
neuroscience of coaching. Their "7 Levels of Effectiveness" provides a
road map for understanding and shifting transformationally. It's
powerful, potent work on its own, but their expertise in neuroscience
grounds this theory scientifically, and their understanding of masterful
coaching makes it real, applicable, and highly useful as a coach.
The newly unified SFBAC has the potential to be much, much more than the sum of its parts. That includes you.
This is your challenge: Do not rely on past history - you get to
choose, to have an impact, to create the future. Here's my picture -
come find me at the next meeting and introduce yourself! I want to meet you and hear what you have to say!