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,