SFBAC LOOKS AHEAD TO 2018
CHAPTER MONTHLY MEETING
RESOURCES & ANNOUNCEMENTS
President’s Message | 2018 Strategic Update
2018 Strategic Planning Update
In October, our board members—both retiring and new—met for an entire Saturday to review our successes, identify opportunities for growth, and recommit to our core values for our chapter. Our December newsletter is dedicated towards sharing each committee’s objectives for the coming year.
Our primary discussion topic was our value proposition as a chapter —why do we want to participate and what do we want to experience? We came up with 5 foundational objectives to guide our activities for the coming year:
Building opportunities for coaches to build their practices
Be the “Go to place” for clients seeking to find coaches
Outreach to HR professionals for coaches within organizations
Building your business (tactical)
Building accountability for skillsets in coaching
Provide peer mentor coaching opportunities
Encouraging a sense of our “Tribe” within the coaching community
Providing networking for collaboration and referral opportunities
Providing a platform to contribute expertise to each other and the community
“Mining the rock stars”—Identifying individuals to share their expertise with our chapter
For the individual and the profession
Governance, standards, and measurements of ability through ICF standards and ethics
I would like to personally thank each and every person who volunteered to give their time, energy, and creativity to help make 2017 a wonderful, fulfilling, and exciting year for our chapter and members! Without your enthusiasm, organizational skills, persuasive personalities, and, at times, persistence, I don’t know how we could have had such great programs, interactive events, pro-bono coaching opportunities, and community outreach. We achieved our goal to do this without stressing out, with joy and playfulness. Well done, team!!
At the close of the year, I would like to acknowledge those who have completed their terms on the board. Sue Steinfeld has been on the board as long as I have, and Janet Fjeldstad has been part of the board team for 9 years! We are so grateful for your devotion and willingness to contribute. We celebrate our many successes together and look forward to your continuing as board mentors for our chapter.
Florian Brody, Vice-President 2017,
Communications Director 2016
Sue Steinfeld, Secretary, 2015-17
Ray Pifferrer, Treasurer 2017,
Membership Director 2016
Janet Fjeldstad, Operations 2017,
Co-Secretary 2016 and Historian 2008-17
Sahar Azarabadi, Membership Director 2017
Sponsorship & Communications 2016
Jon Shuster, Programs Co-Director 2016-17
Lisa Monzón, Events Director 2017
Rob Balaam, Volunteer Coordinator 2017
For 2018, we are excited to welcome new members and many returning faces!
Ricci Victorio, President
Deanna Stouder*, Vice President
Wendy Edelstein*, Secretary
Javier Llerena**, Treasurer, Membership/Sponsorship Director
Sophie Leroi, Communications Director
Tracy Irvine*, Social Media & School Liaison
Brandon Maslan*, Pro-Bono Events
Curt Mandell, Programs & Education
Shelli Hendricks**, Programs & Events Director
Lisa Peay DuBridge**, Events Development
Manoj Ramanan**, Volunteer Coordinator
*New role, continuing board member
**New board member
We are still looking for a couple of energetic coaches who would like to help with program coordination or on our awesome communications team. Please contact Manoj Ramanan at email@example.com for more information.
I am humbled and honored to continue as your President in 2018, and invite your ideas, creativity, energy, and participation as we look towards an exciting New Year. My heart goes out to each and every one of you, to wish you a wonderful holiday season, celebrating and reflecting with friends, colleagues, and family.
With warmest regards, until next year,
Welcome New Members
We are happy to have you as part of the the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of ICF and want to make sure that you feel at home and as part of this group of outstanding coaches.
Please reach out to any of our board members should you have a question.
San Francisco: Kenneth Berger
East Bay: Teresa Berry, Shelli Hendricks
South Bay: Kathrin Wyss
Which brings our new member count to 50 for this year.
As a member you get the benefit of creating a profile at www.sfbayareacoaches.org. Please make sure you complete the profile as it shows both potential clients and your peers that you are now part of the leading professional association in coaching.
We are on several social media platforms. Please consider joining us!
Facebook Group - SF Bay Area Coaches
Facebook Page - ICF San Francisco Bay Area Coaches
Twitter - @SFBACoaches
LinkedIn - ICF San Francisco Bay Area Coaches
Meetup - ICF San Francisco Bay Area Coaches
If you have questions about this, contact Tony Scopelite firstname.lastname@example.org
Coaching Websites, the sponsor of the ICF-SFBAC newsletter, has a holiday heap of saving for our members this month (through Dec. 31. Get three free months of website hosting plus a bonus offer when you scratch the snow off the scratcher.
Kimberly Errigo offers 20 years of experience in client transformation through leadership coaching, mind-body medicine, and mindfulness training. New business mentoring mastermind session begins January 9. Reserve your seat today!
SFBAC Looks Ahead to 2018
Your SFBAC board and committee members have big plans for this next year, all of which are in service to you, our members. Here’s what we’ve got in the works:
Programs & Events
As we wrap up 2017 and make preparations for the year ahead, your Programs & Events Team has set a clear course for the New Year. We are pleased to be finalizing a robust schedule with these strategic goals for 2018:
Continue to support Bay Area conferences and events through pro bono coaching services
Offer impactful quarterly events in various locations around the Bay Area
Provide practical content on building your business, investing in your foundation, building and sharing capability and building relationships
Focus on coaching competencies as the foundation for our content
Leverage the deep expertise within our membership community
For January, we will kick things off with a special networking event “Making it Real.” This will be a great opportunity to act on your New Year’s resolution to take your business to the next level. Here you will bring your business development ideas and make it real with the assistance of your fellow chapter members—developing or refining your action plan, identifying support resources, and connecting with an accountability partner. This is a great way to tap into the collective wisdom of our chapter and make some new networking contacts. It promises to be a productive and fun meeting. Please plan to join us in January! Look for more details to follow in coming weeks.
We are currently accepting nominations for speakers on these topics. Please nominate a fellow coach to present by using the Speaker Nomination Form here.
For questions or recommendations, please email Program & Events Director, Shelli Hendricks at email@example.com.
As we enter the new year, we have some exciting news for our members that I would like to share. We are building a more robust, informative and commerce - centric platform for our members that will consist of the following:
1. Creating a platform that will support newcomers as well as veterans members to thrive and grow their business.
2. Working in strategic partnerships that will increase the benefits of being a members of the chapter.
3. Opening our chapter to members that have those special nuggets of wisdom, gifts and talents to share those more broadly with our community.
4. Twice yearly membership drives to encourage our members to participate.
I believe in the power of social media but I do not underestimate the true power of personal contact. I will reach out to each of you to say hello and find out how I can add more value to your current membership.
We will continue to keep you informed about ICF news, the latest developments and research in coaching, and SFBAC’s programs and events via our Facebook group, Facebook page, Twitter, Meeup, newsletter, and website.
Speaking of our website, plans are underfoot to roll out a new version next year--one that will include member profiles, Ask a Mentor Coach, and a blog. We are also committed to growing our content on the new site. We want your input: What would you like to see on our new website?
Just for fun: We know that external coaches typically work from home. Those of us with pets do so in good company. Do you have a photo in which you’re coaching while your pet is “assisting” you? If so, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we may publish it on our website (and make the both of you famous!).
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 6:30 pm
American Bookbinders Museum
355 Clementina St., San Francisco
Making It Real
Please plan on joining us at a special networking event – “Making it Real.” This will be a great opportunity to act on your New Year’s resolution to take your business to the next level. Here you will bring your business development ideas and make it real with the assistance of your fellow chapter members–developing/refining your action plan, identifying support resources, and finding an accountability partner. This is a great way to tap into the collective wisdom of our chapter and make some new networking contacts.It promises to be a productive and fun meeting!
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Our Monthly SFBAC meetings
The ICF San Francisco Bay Area Chapter meets monthly either in person or via Zoom webinar. We have secured a temporary space at the Kimberly Errigo offers 20 years of experience in client transformation through leadership coaching, mind-body medicine, and mindfulness training. New business mentoring mastermind session begins January 9. Reserve your seat today! in San Francisco located at 355 Clementina Street. If you have access to space, please contact Wendy Edelstein at email@example.com. All of our webinars and presentations will qualify you to earn CCEUs for continuing education.
Please register at the SFBAC website to save your place at the in-person meeting or receive instructions on how to view the live stream from your computer.
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