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July 2014

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President’s Message - Soulstice and Cycles and Change

Leadership Transition
Every year the summer solstice is a time of celebration and change, and we at SFBAC are also celebrating our accomplishments thus far while undergoing a mid-year transition. Our President, Krisztina Kohlhaas, has stepped down due to an incredible coaching business opportunity she is taking on, and our Vice President, Marijke Hallberg-Patiris, has stepped up to fill the role. We are confident that the momentum built so far this year will only continue to strengthen on the fabulous foundation that’s been laid for SFBAC. 
Looking Back At What We’ve Built
2014 has been an incredibly impactful year so far. We have boosted membership by 20% since the year began. We have launched some meaningful new programs, such as the Coaching School Liaison program, International Coaching Week, Book Club, and Mastermind Groups. We have redesigned our website and collateral and laid a solid foundation of infrastructure for years to come. We have opened up a dialogue about transparency and collaboration on the Board, and how is the best way to do business. We can be proud of ourselves for what we've accomplished together.

What We See Before Us
We firmly believe in the power of a connected, heart-based community of coaches whose goal is to help coaches help others. Our intention has always been to expand and strengthen connectivity within the membership. Going forward, we will focus on interactive events in various parts of the Bay Area; not just San Francisco. The launch of our pot-luck book-club, for example, has offered a way for people to meet in a meaningful way, connect, and network. We are planning to offer these in various locations, and would love some collaboration from interested members. We are also thinking about creating “Coaching Meet-ups” locally in each region to foster more connectivity, and attract more coaches into a wider pool. It is part of our vision to foster both personal and business opportunities with our community.

As we’ve said throughout, we on the leadership team very much appreciate hearing from you, but we will also be reaching out to speak with you. Our group is made up of coaches after all, and meaningful conversations are the bread and butter of our soulwork and our work in the world. So please take some time now to consider your one to three best ideas for accomplishing the sustainable connected community we all desire. It would also be great if you could speak to anything you are able and willing to do to foster that.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you all. We feel it’s an honor to be members of this vibrant community.
—Krisztina Kohlhaas & Marijke Hallberg

Welcome New Members
We’re happy to announce the following new members:
North Bay - Traci Manalani
South Bay - Lisa Walker
San Francisco - Andrea Wedell

New members, be sure to create your profile at, and join our private FaceBook group at If you have questions about this, contact

July Monthly Gathering - note date change
Wednesday July 16th* 2014
6:30-9:00 pm (6:30-7:15 networking)
FREE for members. Cost for guests is $20.

Attend in San Francisco at the Handlery Hotel, Click here.
Attend via a Regional Streaming Video Party**, Click here.
Attend via Video Livestreaming, Click here.

Exploring the Enneagram: A Fantastic Framework for Success and Insight
With Beatrice Chestnut, Psychotherapist and Enneagram expert
Beatrice Chestnut calls the Enneagram System of Personality Types and Subtype  “the best tool available for therapists and coaches because it provides a framework for accurately and efficiently helping clients understand their key motivations, coping strategies, strengths, challenges, and stuck points.
In our July meeting, you’ll receive a thorough introduction to the Enneagram as a coaching tool and learn how to use it to both understand yourself at a deeper level, and how to gain insight into your clients and support their growth. You’ll also have a chance to experience firsthand how the Enneagram works.
Beatrice Chestnut is a psychotherapist who has been studying the Enneagram for over 20 years. She’s certified in multiple Enneagram training programs and is past president of the International Enneagram Association. In addition to her private practice and Enneagram workshops, she facilitates human sensitivity training groups at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and at the University of San Francisco’s School of Law.

CCEU Credits: 1.5
Refund Policy: ICF SFBAC maintains high standards for its programs and speakers. Even so, we cannot guarantee that every program will resonate with every viewer. ICF SFBAC therefore maintains a "No Refunds" policy for viewer satisfaction with program content. Refunds will be considered for cancelled programs or technical failures at the point of origin (refunds are not available if the program is not viewable due to technical failure at the Purchaser's end).

* We usually meet the 2nd Wednesday - this month is an exception.
**For RSVP questions contact:
North Bay: Elisabeth Von Halem:
East Bay: Kym Cadle:
Santa Cruz: Janette Valentino:
South Bay/Silicon Valley: Fabienne Slama:    
South Bay RSVP has decided to carpool up to San Francisco for July meeting. Meet at Sofia University at 5:00 pm.

Ways We Learn and Grow Together
We meet on the 2nd Wednesday evening of each month (this month is an exception) and offer several options for participating in or viewing our speakers, described below. For Options #1, 2, and 3, please pre-register for the event. Go to, and click on the Event Calendar to find your desired viewing option.

FREE Admission for SFBAC Members & Virtual Program Subscribers.  $20 for Non-Members.

1.  SF Gathering … Attend our main San Francisco meeting in-person.  Gather with your fellow coaches in a lively, large-group setting. Create connections. Meet the speaker.
2.  Regional Gathering … Attend a Regional Streaming Video Party (RSVP) at a designated Bay Area meeting location near you. Enjoy the evening with coaches in your local area, and watch the live-streaming broadcast together in an intimate, small-group setting. 
3.  Individual Viewing … Watch the live-streamed video broadcast on your own computer in your home or office, in real time. 
4.  Video Recording … If you missed the event, watch the video recording afterwards. Go to, and click on Storefront.

How Non-Members Can Save Money

If you’re not a Member of SFBAC, join our chapter to access our great speaker programs and lots of other benefits!  Go to, click on Join SFBAC for more details.

If you’re a member of  a different ICF chapter but would like to attend SFBAC’s livestreaming broadcasts and access to our Storefront, purchase a Virtual Program Subscription to save on per-event fees. Go to, click on Virtual Program Subscription for more details.
** CCEUs are offered to attendees of our live events or livestreaming broadcasts who pre-register or sign in AND submit a Feedback & CCEU Request Form.  CCEUs are for Core Competencies or Resource Development, depending on program content.  (CCEUs for Resource Dev’t  are available for viewing a video recording after the event. If the viewer submits a Feedback & CCEU Request Form.)

Support Our Sponsors

We’re so grateful to have CRR Global Advanced Coach Training as an annual sponsor.

Click to learn more about our annual sponsor, CRR Global.

Thanks to Enneagram Coaching Programs for their support this summer.

Click to learn more about Enneagram Coaching Programs.
Enneagram Expertise 1:
Thanks to our sponsor Enneagram Coaching Programs we can look forward to three months of articles that delve deeper into the Enneagram. Here’s the first from Ginger Lapid-Bogda, PhD.

Coaching with the Enneagram | deeper, better, faster and more sustainable coaching

If you want to enhance your coaching skillset with a personality system that works with any coaching methodology, the ancient system called the Enneagram is worth exploring. That’s why many innovative companies – for example, Genentech/Roche, – as well as organizations that have longstanding track records for success, such as Nestle, Best Buy and Avon, are using the Enneagram.

More than a personality system, the Enneagram is a map of the human character, one that defines nine different styles, identified as numbers One through Nine, each reflecting worldviews and motivational structures, distinct habits of thinking, feeling, and behaving, and unique paths to develop in almost any personal or professional area. Cross-cultural and uncannily accurate, the Enneagram is ideal for coaches to use with clients and for the coach’s own personal and professional development.

The 9 Enneagram Types | what they seek and avoid
Ones | Seek perfection; avoid making mistakes
Twos | Seek appreciation and being needed; avoid feeling unworthy
Threes | Seek respect and admiration; avoid failure
Fours | Seek self-expression and connections with others; avoid rejection and deficiency
Fives | Seek knowledge and wisdom; avoid intrusion by others and loss of energy
Sixes | Seek certainty, meaning and trust; avoid negative scenarios from occurring
Sevens | Seek stimulation and pleasure; avoid pain and discomfort
Eights | Seek control and justice; avoid feeling vulnerable or weak
Nines | Seek harmony and comfort; avoid direct conflict and ill will

—Ginger Lapid-Bogda, PhD,

Book Club Blessings
People feel blessed to have book club! Here’s what two members had to say about the second meeting on June 23rd:

  • Over a lovely potluck lunch in Marijke Helberg’s beautiful, flowering garden, the group had a lively discussion based on the book, My Grandfather's Blessings, by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.  Marijke-- herself a doctor as well as a coach-- suggested this book for its wisdom about becoming our authentic selves and finding fulfillment from the heart in serving and sharing with others.  As we read aloud and listened to inspirational passages from this book, we also experienced the value of coming together and building our coaching community in creative, supportive ways like this.  — Eve Siegel
  • Ahh, what an incredibly satisfying book club event that was! -- so full of engagement, spontaneity and just the right amount of spunk to spice it up. Marijke, your breathtaking home and garden has my senses still reverberating with its surrounding beauty and detail: Let there always be nature, birds, dogs and friends! —Stania Zbela

The next book is Tribal Leadership, by Dave Logan.  Time and place TBD - will announce in the August newsletter.

Member Benefits Highlight

Highlighting some of the benefits of membership:

Join a MasterMind Group by clicking here.

Share your profile with our fantastic mailing list by clicking here.

Members Making It Happen

Enjoy a discount to Joie Seldon’s Leadership Telecourse

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Advantage Telecourse

This 4-week course will help you develop new ways of responding to stress and other challenges in your business or career.  Learn:
•   The foundation for Emotional Awareness and Management.
•   Tools for building productive relationships.
•   THE coolest and most effective technique for getting unstuck, and becoming emotionally fluid.
Led by Emotional Intelligence expert and business and career coach Joie Seldon, M.A. Starts July 8th.
A substantial discount is being offered to SFBAC members.
For more information and to register email joie at, or go to
Discount code: eqleader

Submissions For Future Newsletters

We hope you found this issue of Checking In fun and helpful. Our goal is to provide you information useful to you as a coach, and to help members and friends share their announcements with this community. Please submit announcements to Submissions are due by the 25th of each month.

Gail Whipple
Communications Director
ICF San Francisco Bay Area Coaches
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