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August 2016

Tony Scopelite







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President’s Message


The long hot days of summer are upon us - unless you live in San Francisco! The surprise for every San Francisco visitor in July and August is how surprisingly brisk, cold and foggy our city by the bay can be! And it seems that everyone is on vacation - being everywhere else, but home.

It’s also a time for mid-year reflection. Everyone in the SFBAC family - board, committees and members, have made terrific strides in the first half of 2016. In thinking about what we have accomplished, I would like to acknowledge all of you, as it’s quite a list:

  • We have established a leadership sustainability plan for SFBAC and expanded our board to 16 members;

  • We developed our first 1-page business plan - and are on track with implementation;

  • Initiated our quarterly member networking events to help build member connections and resources within our community;

  • Members at SFBAC, Sacramento and San Diego chapters accepted our International Coaching Week challenge and expanded it to an entire month-long outreach that provided hundreds of pro-bono coaching hours to their communities;

  • We have created an internal resources page for our members to assist in building their practice, sharing tools, ideas and apps that can help streamline operational processes;

  • Our website it undergoing a massive transformation - and once it is rolled out, we anticipate you will find it much more interactive and relevant to you.

We have begun planning our October interactive networking event, where we want to have professional photographers, brand specialists, social media marketers & copywriters available to help members tighten up their online profiles, get current headshots and shoot a 1-minute video introduction. We will also have members from our Marcom team available to help show you how to upload your photo and bio into our new website’s Coach Finder page. We want it to be easy for prospective clients to find you!

AdobeStock_37453692.jpegCan you help us have a successful October meeting? If you, or someone you know, would be willing to volunteer their expertise in headshots, copywriting, videography or social media strategies, please send an email to Jon Shuster at or Curt Mandell at and let them know. We know the exposure to promote your talents to our members will be a great opportunity!
--Ricci Victorio, President

Inbox Inspiration

“How can you know what you’re capable of if you don’t embrace the unknown?”

Esmerelda Santiago



Welcome New Members


We’re happy to announce the following new members, who will bring our new member count to 31 for this year:


North Bay - Barbara Waxman


New members, please be sure to create your profile at, and request to join our private Facebook group in order to receive our latest news and information. You can also LIKE our external Facebook page, follow us on Twitter @SFBACoaches and/or join in on the discussion on LinkedIn.


If you have questions about this, contact Tony Scopelite


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August Coaches Gathering

 Public Speaking with Ease Through Luminous Listening


Attend the SF Bay Area Coaches Chapter this month and experience dynamic speaker and coach Lee Glickstein as he shares with us the path for becoming masterful communicators.


What if you could:

  • Be more authentically effective in individual or group presentations?
  • Harness your speaking skills to expand your coaching practice and build your coaching platform?
  • Enhance your effectiveness in one-on-one communications?

What would it mean for your business?


Join us for a night of interaction and insight. Deepen your understanding of ‘how to’ engage your own unique style without using performance techniques. Learn how to listen while speaking, allow for natural silences, and how to make your listeners feel truly seen.

Get ready to get your feet wet with dyads, small group circle exercises, and ‘in the moment’ coaching for a few volunteers willing to take a risk and to speak up front.


Are you ready to show up powerfully and to dissolve any group public speaking anxiety?  Join us the second week in August for some fun and learning!


Lee Glickstein

Lee Glickstein is the founder of Speaking Circles International, Author of Be Heard Now! Tap Into Your Inner Speaker and Communicate with Ease, Random House Books and Sounds True Audios.

When: Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: The Impact Hub San Francisco, 925 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

How We Meet Monthly

In Person

Impact Hub San Francisco: 925 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103

Live Streaming

Live stream our monthly San Francisco meetings

To Register

Simply visit our website to save your place at the in-person meeting or receive instructions on viewing from your computer.

 Social Media

Don’t forget to request to join our private Facebook group. You can also LIKE our external Facebook page, follow us on Twitter @SFBACoaches and/or join in on the discussion on LinkedIn. We invite you to visit our social media pages during and immediately after our monthly gatherings, as we are always posting great insights from these events.

Member Input Needed

 Chapter Website Is Getting Re-Design

Hello chapter members! As some of you may already know, we are redesigning our website for a fresher and more interactive feel. We always welcome our members to participate and contribute, and we would like to request your input or feedback.


  • What new features you would like to see on the new website?
  • Is there anything you would like to see more of? Less of?
  • What would bring even more value?

Please feel free to send your ideas to Sophie Leroi at:


ICF Releases Global Coaching Study

Findings from the 2016 ICF Global Coaching Study are now available at:


Opportunity to Get Involved

The SFBAC Chapter is looking for volunteers for a special project to help us evaluate our tech tools. This will be about a 20-hour project or less that we would like completed in 1-2 months. If you are tech savvy and are interested to be more engaged in our chapter please contact:

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