I'm thrilled and deeply honored to be the President of SF Coaches for 2012. This is an exciting year
of transition as we merge the four Bay Area ICF chapters into one
unified Bay Area chapter. What a wonderful opportunity to connect with
more coaches and lift each other up as we all do great work in the
delighted to work with a dynamic and fantastically talented Board of
Directors this year. Our 2012 board has a wonderful blend of experienced
and new members who are dedicated to serving our membership by offering
fresh, leading edge programs with memorable guest speakers who will
feed your spirit and provide you with valuable skill building, ongoing
professional growth and mastery, business development strategies, and
also continuing our focus to make this a warm and inviting community
for coaches in the Bay Area. The Relationship-Building Sessions during
our monthly chapter gatherings have enabled participants to connect with
like-minded people, share their experiences, and explore collaboration
opportunities. Our gatherings are a great place to get inspired and
of all, we're committed to your success as a professional coach.
We'll be exploring new programs and partnerships to increase public
awareness about coaching and to bring in more referrals for our members.
Our vision is for SF Coaches to be a vibrant, innovative, fun and
wildly successful community of professional coaches ... the
"go-to-place" to learn, grow, succeed, and thrive together. The world
will be a transformational year for our organization and for the world.
We invite you to be an active participant in our lively community of
professional coaches. I look forward to connecting with you at our next
Keiko Hsu, CPC, ACC, CDC
President - SF Coaches |www.sfcoaches.com
San Francisco, CA
Meet the SF Coaches Leadership Team:
SF Coaches Board of Directors is composed of gracious volunteers with
bold visions for this organization. Meet your leaders, below, and learn
more about their responsibilities. If you'd like to be considered for
next year's Board, please contact Keiko Hsu or any of the board members
Keiko Hsu | keiko@WingsForWomen.net
- Holds the vision and holds accountability for the board and the organization
- Is forward thinking, present, curious and open-minded
- Provides leadership to and effective management of SF Coaches and its Board
- Facilitates monthly chapter gatherings
- Holds the vision with the President of what's going on with SF Coaches, the Board and membership
supports fulfillment of short-term goals and the long-term strategic
plan, providing back-up and ensuring follow through
- Remains up-to-date with the Policy & Procedures Manual and the By-Laws and guides revisions as the board grows and evolves
- Partners with the President on strategy, visioning, and brainstorming
Alan Roby | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Manages and maintains financial records and files of all financial documents
- Prepares a financial statement for the SFC monthly board meetings
- Creates an annual budget proposal to be approved by the Board
- Reconciles accounts, pays bills and reimburses approved expenses in a timely manner
- Is the leading advocate for wise spending and good stewardship of SF Coaches assets
- Negotiates with and signs contract(s) with meeting venue(s)
- Takes minutes at board meetings and distributes to board members on a timely basis
- Clarifies commitments during board meetings and helps manage agreements and action items
- Is a creator and keeper of historical information
- Works with Programs Director(s) to audio-record Guest Speakers and post the recordings on SFC website
- Creates an annual summary of chapter events for the ICF
Ensures action items have measurable time lines, resources, and accountability
Olina Qian | email@example.com
- Secures great speakers, using our pre-screening and intake process for potential speakers
- Plans and facilitates networking sessions and live coaching demos at chapter gatherings
- Plans and leads Quarterly Mentor Coach calls
- Writes compelling event announcements with Communications Team to publicize to maximize attendance
- Posts all events on SFC website, EventBrite, and other online sites
- Gathers member feedback after each event
- Handles logistics for chapter gatherings including meeting room layout, handouts, snacks, ICF CCEU certificates
- Networks with Program Directors from other successful chapters to find best practices
Kellie Barrow | firstname.lastname@example.org
Wilson Li | email@example.com
- Welcomes guests and members and holds the space for connection at monthly gatherings
- Actively promotes member benefits and involvement, and facilitates enrollment in SF Coaches
- Gathers feedback on the membership experience
membership retention activities, including membership outreach
campaigns, membership surveys, monitoring member satisfaction,
facilitating the membership renewal process
- Processes membership applications and renewals, maintains membership lists and online profiles
- Sends monthly meeting attendee lists to Communications Team to update our email lists
- Helps new members get oriented into SF Coaches
stewards for the Chapter's Membership Goals and recommend membership
recruitment and retention strategies, working with the SFC Board
Susan Blake | susan@susanTblake.com
- Releases information to members and our broader network on a timely basis
- Ensures professional look and content to all publications
for communications within our chapter and our general email list,
including our Newsletters and any announcements and reminders
and promotes our programs and membership benefits via timely emails and
newsletters to our members and our general email list, in tandem with
other Board members and our Virtual Assistant
Marketing & Public Relations Director
Janet Fjeldstad| firstname.lastname@example.org
- Responsible for external communications and attracting new members to grow our chapter.
and promotes our programs and benefits via our website and external
channels to attract new participants and potential new members
- Secures and maintains relationships with existing and potential sponsors and advertisers
the Marketing Committee, which sets the strategic direction based on
clearly understanding the needs of our target market, and provides
specific guidance and recommendations to the Board and other committees.
- Responds to requests from the media and research organizations
- Works with local media to raise public awareness of the benefits of coaching
Eve Siegel | email@example.com
- Serves as the official go-between with the ICF for SF Coaches
- Stays current with ICF member and chapter offerings and disseminate information to the board and members as appropriate
- Stays current with the ICF website and its offerings and make recommendations to the board regarding their use
- Stays current with ICF procedures and ensure that SF Coaches is in compliance
- Serves as an information resource to membership and the Board regarding ICF matters
East Bay Liaison
- Represents the interests of East Bay members
North Bay Liaison
Janet Valette | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Represents the interests of North Bay members
South Bay/Silicon Valley Liaison
Pat Obuchowski| Pat@InVisionaria.com
- Represents the interests of South Bay/Silicon Valley members
Julie Daley | email@example.com
- Holds the big vision of SF Coaches and keeps the board on track towards that vision
- Supports the current President, especially to facilitate an orderly and smooth transition
- Connects the current board to the past and make sure that the wheel is not continually reinvented
- Chairs the Board Nominations & Elections Committee
- Summarizes last year's accomplishments during the 1st Quarter of the term and provide the annual report to ICF
Not sure whom to contact? Please use this address for all other inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chapter Consolidation: Notes from the Transition Team
on guiding and facilitating a successful merger of the four Bay Area
ICF chapters, the Transition Team has met three times so far and is now
meeting on a regular bi-weekly schedule. We are meeting every other
Friday via conference call from 8:30 am to 10:00 am. You are welcome to participate in those calls and have your voice heard! Please contact Johannes Starke at email@example.com for access to the conference call and related documents.
early work has generated consensus on ideal outcomes, perhaps the most
important of which is that whatever grows out of this process is fueled
and shaped by the needs and desires of the members.
Not just the members of the Transition Team, but the members of the four chapters and potential new members as well. You.
To that end, we are working on ideas for capturing your concerns and suggestions.
What is important to you in a community of coaches?
What drew you to participate in your previous chapter - or not?
How can we leverage technology to connect us - especially when we are so geographically widespread?
What feeds you as you do your work,that this chapter could provide?
What gifts can you contribute to the shaping and feeding of this community?
These are just a few of the questions we are wrestling with and bringing to you.
you are interested in shaping this new group through working with the
Transition Team, attending an event in which many voices can be heard,
having a single conversation, or submitting a thought or a
thought-provoking question, you have an opportunity
help build something that can not only meet your needs but impact the
lives of coaches throughout the Bay Area and, in a ripple effect, the
people of the Bay Area itself.
To help in these specific areas, contact:
Nancy Montier for Communications (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Eric Hoffman for Technology (Eric@totem-labs.com)
Becca Pronchick for Membership (email@example.com)
We especially are looking for help with new ways of looking at meeting structure and connection. Please contact Julie Daley, Transition Team leader, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have ideas or questions.
Meanwhile, the next meeting for SF Coaches is Wednesday, February 8th!
Break out of your mold! Get on BART and get on over to the city! Grab a
friend and carpool! Get a rowdy group together from the east, north and
south and head to San Francisco! Come and connect, and make your voice heard.
What Does the Coaching Profession Look Like Today?
Presenter: Janet M. Harvey, MCC, President of the ICF
Celebrate International Coaching Week,
an annual weeklong global celebration of the coaching profession, with
Janet M. Harvey, MCC, current president of the International Coach
Federation (ICF). Janet will be discussing the results of the 2012 ICF
Global Coaching Study, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). It is
one of the most comprehensive global studies ever carried out on
professional coaching and provides answers to the following questions:
- What are the opportunities and challenges that face coaches today?
- What are the global revenues generated by coaching?
- What are the average fees per 1 hour coaching session?
- What strategies are coaches using to deal with the down economy?
The study provides a
clear picture of the coaching profession that will help us take it
forward for the next 10 years. Be sure to bring your questions; Janet
will be hosting a Q & A.
Date: Wed., Feburary 8, 2011
Location: Handlery Hotel - Union Square Room, 351 Geary Street (Powell & Mason St)
for SF Coaches members and members of the other San Francisco Bay Area
ICF Chapters (EBC, NBC, SVA). The cost for guests is $15.
Time: 6:30 - 6:45 p.m. Registration
6:45 - 7:20 p.m. Structured Networking
7:20 - 8:40 p.m. Presentation
8:40 - 9:00 p.m. Program Wrap-up
About the Presenter
M. Harvey, MCC, president of ICF, has 25 years of successful
professional experience as both a corporate and entrepreneurial business
executive utilizing coaching for leadership development of individuals
and teams in diverse private and public sector settings around the
globe. She is Partner & CEO of inviteCHANGE, an ICF-ACTP and CCE
Holding the belief
that long-term, thriving success for the ICF depends upon full member
engagement, continuously fresh creativity, and colleagues helping
colleagues develop, Janet also understands the importance of
establishing and gaining adoption for global coaching standards that
will accelerate the perceived value of earning a professional
credential. Janet values the opportunity for modeling and inspiring a
deepening commitment, by every coach she meets, to excellence and
advancement of the art, science, and practice of professional coaching.
Click here to register http://sfcfebruary2012.eventbrite.com/
CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL COACHING WEEK WITH US !
February 5-11, 2012
The ideas are endless and are only limited by your imagination! International
Coaching Week (ICW) is a weeklong global celebration of the coaching
profession held annually, during the first full week in February.
founded in 1999 by ICF member Jerri N. Udelson, MCC, ICW is a
designated time each year for coaches and clients to educate the public
about the value of working with a professional coach and to acknowledge
the results and progress made through the coaching process.
this extended commemoration, coaches around the world offer a variety
of activities and pro-bono services in their local communities to share
what coaching has the ability to do.
How to Participate
all over the world choose to participate in International Coaching Week
through a number of activities and pro bono coaching opportunities. The
ideas are endless and are only limited by your imagination!
- Create a special offer to build your practice
Coaches is providing a template to be used for you to offer a special
promotional offer in marketing or promotional materials, e-mail blasts
or newsletters for International Coaching Week. Please contact Janet
Fjeldstad (see below) to obtain the template
Janet Fjeldstad - Marketing and PR Board member
International Coaching Week website
Welcome New Members!
We want to give a big warm welcome to our new members who havejoined this November, December and January:
Welcome Ellen James, Nancy Koo, Katherine Badriyeh,Wilson Li, and Laura Halsey!