President's Message - News and More News
Hello Members and Friends of ICF San Francisco Bay Area Coaches (SFBAC),
did you attend our October gathering, "Evening with the Masters" on
October 10th? It was panel discussion featuring three certified
master-level coaches (MCCs) who did live coaching demonstrations.
There was also an optional pre-event "Dinner with the Masters." I
missed this fabulous event because I was in Hawaii for my honeymoon
(Yes!) but I was able to watch the video replay of the MCC Panel
Discussion and coaching demonstrations. If you're a SFBAC Member, you can watch the video replay too!
Getting access to audio or video recordings of our past meetings is one of the many benefits of being a Member. Just go to www.sfbayareacoaches.org, log in to access the "Member's Only" area, and click on Past Events.
sure to join us for our November 14th gathering, featuring "Deep
Listening: Diving Beneath the Surface with Your Clients," presented by
guest speaker Susan Strasburger, PhD.
CAN'T GET TO SAN FRANCISCO FOR OUR MEETING?
If you're located outside the city, consider participating in a Remote
SFBAC Gathering in North Bay, East Bay, or Silicon Valley/South Bay ...
and listen to our speaker remotely with other Coaches in your area! See
more details below about our "Listen In" pilot program.
WANTED: Volunteers to help us keep SFBAC vibrant and valuable for our members!
are coming to the end of this year of transition, and there is still
work to do. Be a part of carrying this community forward! We're now
seeking volunteers to serve on our 2013 SFBAC Board of Directors and committees.
If you're a SFBAC Member who would like to contribute in some way to our wonderful coaching community, please contact me at keiko@WingsForWomen.net so
we can explore what role(s) would be a good fit for your skills, your
interests, and your time availability. Even if you can only spare a few
hours a week, you can serve a vital role in our chapter!
you're not a Member yet, please take this opportunity to join us! We
are a lively community of coaches that you'll love to be with and grow
with. ICF members can join our chapter at a discounted dues rate. Click here to learn more about our membership benefits, our dues structure, and to join online.
ICF San Francisco Bay Area Coaches is a vibrant, innovative, fun and wildly successful community of professional coaches ... the go-to place to learn, grow, succeed and thrive together.
I look forward to seeing you at our November 14th gathering!
All the best,
Keiko Hsu, CPC, ACC, CDC
President - ICF San Francisco Bay Area Coaches | www.sfbayareacoaches.org
San Francisco, CA
Welcome New Members
Welcome to the following new members:
East Bay: Janet Parks
North Bay: Gary Lam
San Francisco: No new members this month!
South Bay: Daniela Fankhauser
Diving beneath the surface with your client
Susan Strasburger, PhD
listen well, right? It goes with the profession and practice of
coaching after all. But what about those moments when we are
experiencing emotional reactions to what our clients are communicating?
How do we maintain concentrated awareness when we are confused about how
to proceed? Or stay fully present when we are having self-doubt about
our coaching mastery in general or with a specific client?
is a presentation you will not want to miss. During this interactive
evening, Susan will take you through best practices for listening deeply
and well -- and some of the pitfalls. A brief taste of what you can
anticipate include techniques for:
- Returning to presence and self-attunement, especially after feeling "triggered".
- Processing agreements that support safety for our clients and more flow and ease for the coaching relationship overall.
- Leveraging intuition during moments of choice by taking risks and being willing to "make mistakes".
And much, much more....
Sign up at http://sfbacnov2012.eventbrite.com
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Location: Handlery Hotel - Union Square Room, 351 Geary Street (Powell & Mason St)
Cost: Free for SF Bay Area Coaches members. The cost for guests is $20.
Time: 6:30 Registration
6:50 Welcome and announcements
8:30 Community building and refreshments
Strasburger, PhD, has been a leadership and team development consultant
for over 20 years. For much of this time, she has partnered with
Interaction Associates, a pioneer in the field of collaboration. Susan
also offers Integrative Counseling,www.susanstrasburger.com, a blend of strategic coaching and in-depth counseling for individuals and couples in transition.
holds degrees from Yale, Mills and UCSF, and certifications in
coaching, diversity leadership and nonviolent communication. More
important than credentials, however, is her commitment to authentic
presence, which she believes is nurtured (within ourselves and for our
clients) through "deep listening."
Vote with Your Presence: Listen In! Pilot Program
Have you ever said (or thought) this?
"I'd really like to get together with other coaches, but I just can't get into San Francisco for meetings."
being with a community of coaches is important to you but coming into
San Francisco is just too hard, we encourage you to participate in
"Listen In!" - a private pilot program of broadcasting our monthly gatherings to the coaching community.
- Private - The live broadcasts will be accessible to groups
of coaches who gather to listen in
community and engage in discussions about the topic.
- Pilot - This is a beta test, or pilot program, of a system
for making our meetings accessible
to coaches for whom coming into San Francisco just isn't practical. If
sufficient interest is generated, the
program will be expanded.
- Broadcasting - The meetings will be broadcast via conference
call technology so that coaches can
listen to the presentations.
- Gatherings - A key reason given by members and guests for
participating in meetings
is the importance of being part of a community of coaches. Many
of us either work independently or work as
coaches on a part-time basis and
appreciate the boost we get from being with other coaches.
- Coaching Community - The pilot program is open to both
members and guests at no charge.
you want easier access to our monthly gatherings with their enriching
information and conversation, vote with your presence and help us test
this program! Gather with other coaches at a location in the East Bay,
North Bay or South Bay to participate remotely.
If this pilot program is successful, we will expand to additional locations.
Contact Virtual Programs Director Fabienne Doze (firstname.lastname@example.org), North Bay Regional Liaison Janet Valette (email@example.com), South Bay Regional Liaison Pat Obuchowski (firstname.lastname@example.org) or, for the East Bay, Communications Director Susan Blake (susan@susanTblake.com) if you would like to host or attend a Listen In! gathering.
Vote with your presence!
Need more reasons to join the International Coach Federation (ICF)-- besides
the added value to your professional coaching career by being part of
the premier coach organization recognized worldwide? What about
(almost) free coaching for you?
Coming Soon... The ICF Reciprocal Peer Coaching Program!
Can you imagine getting quality coaching almost free, just because you're an ICF member?
A new program offered by the International Coach Federation (ICF) will
allow you to receive coaching at almost no cost! By giving coaching to
one ICF coach, you can receive coaching from another ICF coach. You will
only need to pay a nominal coordination fee for the program to match
you with a coach and client and monitor each reciprocal peer coaching
relationship. The aim of the ICF Reciprocal Peer Coaching program is to
make coaching more financially accessible for coaches-- thereby
strengthening the ICF coaching community by supporting ICF coaches in
their ongoing professional and personal development with the best means
we know how - coaching!
More information about this program will be available on the ICF website in later November. Check it out!
Special Coaching Resource by San Francisco Coach, C.J. Hayden, MCC, to Support The ICF Foundation
ICF member C.J. Hayden, MCC. will help support foundation efforts to
promote social good through pro bono coaching and research through a
donation of part of the proceeds of her new book, 50 Ways Coaches Can Change the World. Her
book offers professional coaches of all niches ideas, examples, and
resources on how to make a difference in the world with contributions
from almost 50 coaches. Nearly 50 coaches contributed to the
publication, providing an anecdote or other motivation to create change.
typical coach enters our profession with a desire to help people and
make a contribution. But this intention can get lost in the course of
building a successful business or career. I wrote this book to support
coaches who want to incorporate social responsibility, sustainability,
and global citizenship into the way they work. Donating some of the
proceeds to the ICF Foundation is an important part of walking my talk,"
For information on 50 Ways Coaches Can Change the World , go to Coacheschangetheworld.com.