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October 2014

Tony Scopelite

President’s Message
The rain was an amazing introduction to fall this week… a time to harvest abundant blessings, stand in gratitude, and relax a little into the pause promised by the change of seasons.

We on the SFBAC board are grateful to be rounding out another successful year of serving coaches in the greater Bay Area, and we’re excited to be preparing for the holidays with our traditional holiday get-together in San Francisco.

The theme for the latter part of this year has been Connection, Collaboration and Community. To offer more connection in the community, we continue to offer RSVP live-streaming events locally, and a book club every other month in various parts of the bay. Towards collaboration, we invite you all to actively participate. As an ICF-chapter, we are involved in the ICF Western Region Advisory Council (WRAC) where we’re collaborating to find ways of sharing programs with each other. In terms of community, we’re slowly expanding our reach in the global community by offering our speaker program more broadly to anyone nationally and internationally who might be interested in accessing the content we offer.

So much to look forward to, and so much to be grateful for! We coaches matter as we have our growing impact on the world. It is my personal wish for us all to be present as the leaves fall, be grateful for the fruits in our basket, and gather closer for thanks as the year winds down towards the holiday season. May love and abundance keep you all well at this time of positive change.

—Marijke Hallberg

Welcome New Members
We’re happy to announce the following new member:
San Francisco - Paul Larsen

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

October Monthly Gathering
Wednesday October 8th 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 Lives Streaming, Click here.

Coach Smarter, Not Harder: Brain science to optimize efficiency and leadership 
Sunil Bhaskaran

Sunil Bhaskaran, a former engineer, became very interested in Brain Science as a vehicle for helping business owners and corporate professionals enhance their focus, creativity, confidence and performance…to work smarter, not harder.

Sunil began coaching and training people in 1989 and has been in high demand as a mentor, private coach and keynote speaker ever since. His “Brain Performance Program” has made a profound difference in the bottom-line of thousands of people worldwide. Additionally, Sunil has designed leadership, diversity, and accountability trainings for the corporate world at companies like Cisco, Comerica Bank, Compass Cares.

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).

*For RSVP questions contact:
North Bay: Elisabeth Von Halem:
East Bay: Kym Cadle:
South Bay/Silicon Valley: Fabienne Slama:    

Hear Here: How To Get With Our Programs

We meet on the 2nd Wednesday evening of each month and offer several options for participating in or viewing our speakers, described below. For Options 1, 2, and 3 below, please pre-register by going 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.

SF Gathering … Attend our main San Francisco meeting in-person. Gather with fellow coaches in a lively, large-group setting. Create connections. Meet the speaker.
Regional Gathering … Attend a Regional Streaming Video Party (RSVP) at a designated Bay Area location near you. Enjoy the evening with coaches in your locale, and watch the live-streaming broadcast together in an intimate, small-group setting. 
Individual Viewing … Watch the live-streamed video broadcast on your own computer in your home or office, in real time. 
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, click on Join Online for more details.

If you’re a member of  a different ICF chapter but would like to attend SFBAC’s livestreaming broadcasts and access our Past Event Videos, purchase a Virtual Program Subscription to save on per-event fees. Go to, click onVirtual 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.
Click here to learn more about this month’s sponsor, The Leadership Circle:

Leading With Relationship Systems Intelligence™ 

f you were at last month’s presentation by Faith Fuller you will love this article by her and her colleagues…

RSI: Changing the Face of Leadership
— by Marita Fridjhon, Anne Rød and Faith Fuller

Leaders need a new paradigm that can offer the speed and scale required to adapt and thrive in the face of constant change."  - an excerpt from RSI: Transforming the Face of Leadership

Relationship Systems Intelligence™ is an advanced and courageous way of approaching leadership and team interactions. The development of RSI™ within a team or organizational system accelerates collaboration and supports the creative thinking needed to face the challenges of this millennium. In the same way that Emotional Intelligence equips individuals to master their internal life, and Social Intelligence engenders empathy, RSI enables leaders and teams to tap into the true potential of human beings’ collective intelligence and creative powers.

The basic principle of RSI is the redirection of focus from the individuals within the system, to the whole system as an entity in itself. This shift in focus enables Leaders, teams and organizations to move beyond personal concerns and petty conflicts to a positive and generative group identity. The strength of a team’s identity provides resilience and the resources necessary to navigate the constantly changing challenges organizations face. 

Download this complimentary white paper in its entirety.

Leadership Circle Profile Certification: San Francisco Nov. 19-21, 2014

Grow your practice - take coaching deeper. Master three breakthrough assessments that will add velocity to your client's leadership effectiveness: Leadership Circle Profile 360 ™ (LCP), Manager Edition™ 360, and  Leadership Culture Survey™ for teams and entire organizations.    

Only LCP measures leadership competencies (what's going on) and reactive
behaviors (why it's happening). That's why leading organizations, consultants/coaches, and top universities consider our assessments their "strategic advantage". 

Take a Free Test Drive Demo - Register for Certification  
ICF approved for 20.85 hours CCEU 

The Leadership Circle Profile is:
More Revealing–It 's the only 360 linking leadership competencies to core beliefs governing behavior.
More Advanced–Instantly reveals key opportunities for your executive’s development. No reams of documentation. Enables coaching to start at a breakthrough rather than require months trying to reach one.
More Than Just an Assessment–Rich theoretical underpinnings of LCP provide pathways to transformation. No other tool offers this.
More Efficient–It's easy to use. Allows a coach to meet leaders “where they are” without spending valuable coaching time finding out where that is.

"After nearly 1000 coaching sessions with many instruments, LCP has led to the best 1-on-1 coaching sessions I have EVER experienced! It goes beyond feedback on behaviors and competencies (which it includes) to the source: core beliefs and assumptions out of which those behaviors live." David Womeldorff, author, coach, Former Consulting Director of Bank One Corporation’s Learning and Leadership Development.

Book Club: The Honeymoon Effect

We’re loving our new book club so we’re meeting October 26th, 2 pm, to discuss “The Honeymoon Effect: the science of creating heaven on earth” by Bruce Lipton.

Lipton is a renowned cell biologist and researcher, now internationally recognized for writing and speaking about the direct connections between science and spirit. Gay Hendricks, PhD, writes, “What a pleasure to read Bruce’s entertaining romp through the science of loving relationships! Bruce makes it clear that couples can learn from the quantum physics, biochemistry, and psychology that promote conscious loving relationships.” 

This book offers a fascinating perspective on how we all relate and interact with each other, so we’ll be discussing these in our next event:

What: “The Honeymoon effect: the science of creating heaven on earth” by Bruce Lipton
When: October 26th 2pm
Where: Private home in the SF Marina District 
How: Register through the website for address and directions.

SFBAC Joins The Greater Good to promote Self-Compassion
The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley presents:
Self-Compassion & the Cultivation of Happiness with Dr. Kristin Neff

November 7, 2014
Live @UC Berkeley Campus... or via webcast
6 CE hours available for health professionals
SFBAC members receive 10% off with the code PERICF

This day-long seminar led by self-compassion pioneer Kristin Neff, will offer strategies for cultivating self-compassion, boosting happiness, and reducing stress in yourself and others.
Drawing on a decade of her trailblazing research, Dr. Neff will provide simple tools for giving ourselves the support we need whenever we suffer, fail, or feel inadequate. She will provide an introductory overview of self-compassion, weaving together lecture, scientific research, video presentations, small group exercises, and discussion.

Submissions For Future Newsletters

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Gail Whipple
Communications Director
ICF San Francisco Bay Area Coaches
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