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April 2015

Tony Scopelite


President’s Message

As we spring forth to April, I have to look back and tell you March was an amazing month.

The unexpected highlight was the 4-day ICF-Global Leadership Forum in Atlanta where about 175 ICF leaders from 53 countries came together to meet, mingle, and make history in 2015, this 20th anniversary of the organization. It was magical to feel the energy, share meaningful encounters, and be a part of setting the intention for the future… and a much-needed reminder of the power of meeting in-person, as a group, for deeper connection to take place. 

In addition, people from other chapters were impressed with the collaborative functioning of our board this year, and some have called us for support in implementing something similar in their chapter.
  • Peter Docker gave an inspiring keynote address based on Simon Sinek’s work, “Start with Why,” and expanded on it. There is a possibility he might be able to speak for us in October.
  • Fields Wicker-Miurin was equally inspirational with her emotional appeal for global collaboration towards the benefit of the common good in the world!
  • We are also on-track to moving our monthly meetings to a vibrant, inspirational space at the Impact Hub in San Francisco in the old Chronicle Building on 5th and Mission. Our next meeting will be held at the Handlery Hotel, but we’re hoping to gather at the Impact Hub by May. We will certainly keep you informed. So please renew your membership to be a part of the offerings! …and inquire about becoming a participant on our board if the opportunity for collaboration interests you.

Here’s wishing all the best of spring when the greens are greener, and the flowers most fragrant.  May all of your energies burst through with a delightful spurt of  growth.

—Marijke Hallberg

Welcome New Members
We’re happy to announce the following new and returning members:
East Bay - Agathe Pin, Christina Otero
South Bay - Inna Tregub
North Bay - Teri McClanahan
San Francisco - Pam Daghlian, Suzanne Teer
Santa Cruz - Rebecca Perry
Outside of SF Bay Area - Paula Olmstead, Kelly Hansen

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

How We Meet Monthly:


In Person

At the Handlery Hotel, 351 Geary Street, San Francisco


LiveStream our monthly meetings taking place in San Francisco - all you have to do is register on our website and you’ll receive instructions on how to view from your computer.

Local Gatherings

Created by the community at large, these events are all over the place, literally and figuratively! By way of example, South Bay is experimenting with gathering on Saturday morning after the meeting for breakfast to discuss our livestream experience and come up with a plan for growing our local gathering.

If you’re interested in championing a local gathering, contact Gail Whipple ( for tips. In the meantime, as of press time, here are current local champions you can contact for more info:

April Monthly Gathering
  • Wednesday April 8th 2015 6:30-9:00pm (6:30-7:00 networking)

  • FREE for members. Cost for guests is $20.

  • To register for attending in San Francisco, at a local gathering, or individual live stream session, Click here.

Soul Naming presented by Melanie DewBerry

Do you struggle with how to talk about yourself? Maybe, you’re over talking hoping to convince your potential client. Or worse, you give away more of your service or product to prove you’re good. You struggle with how to articulate what you do. You’ll say it ten different ways; each time losing your confidence and your audience.

It’s time to talk Soul Naming. No trend, flash or boring bullet points. This is a resonant based conversation.

Why Soul Naming? Because, story is the greater connector and bypasses resistance… Because your soul wants in your business… Soul Identity Branding speaks gives your clients a right brain vision of what you can do for them.

Melanie can name you, and give you language to speak about your services and products.


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Calling All Coaches:  International Coaching Week is Coming


May 18-24 2015 is ICW and we’re building on our great success last year, offering coaching at SCORE and doing renegade coaching in Union Square. Fill out this google form or contact Tina Ambrosini ( for more deets - slots fill quickly for these popular events. Here’s the proposed schedule so far:

  • Monday, May 18: Under construction

  • Tuesday, May 19th: Speed Coaching at The Hub Spot. Need 8-12+ volunteer coaches

      • Time tentative: 9am-4:30pm

      • Please let me know what times you are available and how long you are willing to coach for that day - flexibility helps!

    • Wednesday, May 20th:  Coaching & Mentoring w/ SF SCORE

      • All volunteer opportunities have been filled!

    • Thursday, May 21: Onsite coaching with Yelp

      • Need 8-12 volunteer coaches—including executive coaches

      • 9am – 4:30pm

      • Please let me know what times you are available and how long you are willing to coach for that day - flexibility helps!

    • Friday, May 22:  Renegade Coaching in Union Square

      • Need as many volunteer coaches as possible

      • Coaching in Union Square from 12noon – 4pm–meet at the Handlery Hotel lobby at 11:30am.

      • Critical mass makes a critical difference!

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

ICF - San Francisco Bay Area Coaches
268 Bush St. #4039
San Francisco, CA 94104