CHECKING IN February 2012 Newsletter
Welcome to Checking In, the monthly newsletter for ICF San Francisco Bay Area Coaches
members and friends. In this newsletter you will find details about the
next chapter gathering, ways to take advantage of your ICF San
Francisco Bay Area Coaches membership and other valuable pieces of
information to benefit you as a coaches.
Dear Members and Friends,
I am pleased to announce that our local coaching community has a new official identity: ICF San Francisco Bay Area Coaches.
I know, that's a
mouthful! But it's a name that captures the area-wide nature of this
community, honors our affiliation with the ICF, and differentiates us
from other "Bay Areas" around the world. This name was one of three
options developed by the Transition Team, and was the one recommended to
the Board. The Board unanimously accepted that recommendation, so
welcome to the new
ICF San Francisco Bay Area Coaches!
I would also like
to take a moment to thank Janet Harvey, President of the ICF, who spoke
at our chapter meeting on February 8th. Of all of the places she could
have been during International Coaching Week, she chose to be with us on
the 8th, and it was a great meeting! In addition to Janet's
presentation, we took time to gather attendees' input/feedback
about the chapter merger. That was a very valuable exercise that helped
people to really feel the sense of community in the room. The energy
of the room was absolutely sizzling with excitement! Thank you to
everyone who attended, and to everyone who helped make it such a
wonderful gathering. I look forward to seeing everyone at next month's
A final note: The work of the Transition Team continues to focus on the different puzzle pieces that will contribute to a single, unified chapter.
These include issues ranging from building a dues structure that meets
the needs of the members and the chapter, recommending options for
meeting formats and delivery mechanisms that serve a membership that is
diverse in experience, focus and location, and updating our technology
to take advantage of best practices in a cost-effective way. Please see
the Transition Team report (below) for details, and remember: Your voice
See you on March 14th!
ICF San Francisco Bay Area Coaches - One Chapter, One Newsletter!
before there were five local newsletters - one each for the North Bay,
East Bay and Silicon Valley chapters, and two for SF Coaches - now there
newsletter brings you information about goings on in all regions of the
San Francisco Bay Area. This includes the consolidation of the SF
Coaches "Checking In" and "Coaching Resources" newsletters into one.
so much information to share, we are planning to make the best possible
use of technology so that the email you receive each month isn't
onerous to scroll through. Meanwhile, please be patient and take the
time to read the announcements from members and friends below!
If you want to submit coaching-related announcements for future issues, please contact Susan Blake, Communications Director, at susan@susanTblake.com.
Welcome New Members!
We want to give a big warm welcome to our newest members: Dale Larson, Pat Obuchowski, Janet Valette, Dana Clark, and Lina Maria Mesa.
Coaching From the Way of the Horse
Presenter: Kimberly Carlisle
March 14, 2012
351 Geary Street (at Union Square)
San Francisco, CA
6:30 - 6:45 pm Registration
6:45 - 7:15 pm Relationship Building
7:15 - 9:00 pm Program
confirm that a large part of successful interpersonal communication is
based on non-verbal cues. Horses are particularly sensitive to
non-verbal cues; it's one of the reasons that they have been able to
survive in the wild for millions of years. They are also extremely
perceptive at reading human body language, movements and intention. They
give us 1000 pounds of clear, unmasked and immediate feedback as to how
we present ourselves in the world.
Read more... (http://www.sfcoaches.com/monthly_gathering.php)
Chapter Consolidation: Notes from the Transition Team
The Transition Team is progressing with its efforts on the successful unification of the four SF Bay Area chapters. Here is a summary of the actions that are happening now:
- The SF Coaches Board
approved the new chapter name that the Transition Team recommended,
"ICF San Francisco Bay Area Coaches." The board is now pursuing
capturing all of the places where the chapter name must be updated.
- The Meeting Structure/Visioning Team and the Technology team
are compiling recommendations for the business, education, community,
and other functions that the new chapter will serve. The Technology
team will then seek technology solutions that will support those
- Communications is
gathering notes taken last fall during the final meetings of East Bay,
Silicon Valley and North Bay chapters so that we can address the needs
of all the communities. If you want to provide input here, send Nancy
Montier an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Membership/Enrollment will be proposing a fee structure to the board. Please contact Becca Pronchik (email@example.com) if you want to provide input into that decision.
- Finance is
a steward of the combined funds leftover from the three closing
chapters, and recommends that money go to a strong technology platform.
- How Do They Do It? Several
team members are participating in conference calls with other large
metropolitan chapters to learn from them what's working and not.
- East Bay Coaches Representative Needed -
As part of the chapter unification process, 2012 board positions were
added for representatives of the former East Bay Coaches, North Bay
Coaches and Silicon Valley Coaches Federation chapters. The board
position for the East Bay Coaches representative is still open. The
board meets on the third Wednesday of the month. If you would like to
apply to represent the former East Bay, please contact Keiko Hsu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Membership/Enrollment needs 2 or more additional team members. Please contact Becca Pronchik at email@example.com.
- Communications needs 1 or more additional volunteers. Please contact Nancy Montier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We especially are looking for help with new ways of looking at meeting structure and connection. Please contact Pat Obuchowski at email@example.com.
Remember, your input is important! Make your voice heard - by phone, by email, or in person!
2012 ICF Global Coaching Study - Highlights
are some highlights from the 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study Executive
Summary, focusing on the current state of the coaching
industry-highlighting the coaching profession's growth and uncovering
new trends since the 2007 survey:
- 12,133 coaches from 117 countries responded (the 2007 study had responses from 5,415 coaches from 73 countries).
- The profession is growing, with an estimated 47,500 professional coaches generating close to $2 billion (USD) in annual revenue/income.
- North America, Western Europe, Australia and Asia account for 76 percent of the estimated global total of professional coaches.
- New markets for coaches and coaching are opening in Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Coaches are looking confidently to the future, with expectations over the next 12 months of increasing demand (clients and sessions) leading to growth in annual revenue and income from coaching.
- Key issues for the future: 1) Encouraging professional training for coaches; 2) Increasing awareness of coaching benefits; and 3) Regulation of the coaching profession.
For further information, download the Executive Summary here:
Videos about this study are also available at http://www.coachfederation.org/coachingstudy2012/
A Few Words from the President of ICF
kick off International Coaching Week here, ICF President Janet Harvey
gave a dynamic and passionate talk at the February 8th gathering of ICF
SF Bay Area Coaches about moving to the next level of developing
coaching as a profession.
core purpose now of ICF," she said, "is to lead the global advancement
of the coaching profession. ICF is the only self-regulated, globally
recognized certifying coaching organization. Therefore, each of us as
ICF-certified coaches needs to consider that we are ICF-- and support
this organization that supports us in our professional development as
this end, Harvey strongly encouraged her coaching audience to "educate
our clients about the value of working with certified coaches-- who have
a high level of coaching-based training that is peer-review based
(e.g., certified coaches have to pass oral exams showing they know how
to coach)." And, she added, "96% of surveyed clients of ICF-certified
coaches indicated they would return to work with these coaches!"
| COACHING RESOURCES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Let's Get Reading
Continuing education is essential to being a successful coach. Let's make it fun!
take the larger Bay Area ICF coach group and start forming book
groups. Each group can make its own rules, but I would suggest that the
group decide on frequency and how books are selected. To begin, I will
help people organize as well as run one based in the Walnut Creek area
where we would meet in person once per month. Other groups may prefer
to work together by phone or web. This could be fun - read books you
hadn't considered and push the envelope of your education a bit!
Contact me at denise@dpkcoaching to
indicate interest in my Walnut Creek group, forming a group or becoming
part of a group once enough people in an area are interested. Please
indicate what format you are looking for, if you would be willing to
lead it and any other information that would help us form some great
groups. Let's do it!
Denise P. Kalm
Intrapreneur - innovator, idea-generator, delivery-engine
North Bay Region: Save the Date
all coaches who would like to gather informally for connection &
community in the North Bay. We'll meet in a Novato restaurant (TBD) for
drinks & food, then for those who want more, a performance at 8 PM,
guaranteed to make you laugh.
Look for an Evite with all of the details by March 3rd. Also, you can "like" our NBC Facebook Page:
to find the information there, once we finalize the specifics. Hope to see lots of you there!
Janet Valette, Liaison for NBC to the ICF San Francisco Bay Area Coaches, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Final Stage of Recovery from Sexual Abuse
Trauma Recovery Coach, Rachel Grant, for this down-to-earth and
transformational course or share this opportunity with your network.
you are an adult survivor of sexual abuse and are no longer satisfied
with simply understanding the impact of the abuse or the connections
between your past experience and your present day life but are instead
asking, "What do I do about it?" then this course is for you.
By participating in this workshop, you will:
- Explore the effects of the abuse as they show up in your present day experiences
- Clarify and set recovery goals and see measurable results
- Learn techniques and strategies for breaking free of patterns of thought or behavior
- Transition from surviving to beyond surviving
techniques and lessons shared in the course are not just ideas I teach,
but are what I used during my own recovery to reach a place that is
Topics we will explore in the course include:
- Techniques for Challenging False Beliefs: Learn to Rewire Your Brain
- Exploring the Abuse & Resulting False Beliefs: Letting Go of Shame & Guilt
- Our Emotions: Fear, Anger, Abandonment
- Our Relationships: Trust, Intimacy, Vulnerability
- How to Move On
Begins March 14 - only 8 spots available!
Register for the Course
Before March 2: $430
March 2-9: $530
Contact Rachel at 415-513-0700 or email@example.com
The Big Shift Experience 2012
March 23-25, 2012
Hi there, it's Bill Baren.
I would like to invite you to The Big Shift Experience, a highly-experiential, 3-day business growth workshop.
broken down everything I've done in the last 3 years to create a
7-figure coaching business and am laying it out as systemized plan,
which I'll be sharing with you at the event so you're able to model and
implement the exact same business strategies I've used.
And you'll leave this unique transformational
business training event with your own roadmap for expanding your
business in 2012, and you'll create a new vision for your business
that's far greater than what you currently hold as possible.
During this event you will discover:
- A simple, focused plan for adding $100,000 or more to your business
- My top secrets for working with Joint Venture partners so that you reach 10 times as many people in 2012
powerful new way of enrolling clients into premium coaching packages
that is in complete alignment with your personal values and integrity
- Shift your money & success consciousness: Achieve freedom from beliefs and mindsets that hold you back from success
The event is March 23-25, 2012 at the SFO Hyatt Regency.
Get full details at:
There is a special reduced ticket rate for members of ICF SF Bay Area Coaches and any former members of the other Bay Area coaching chapters.
I'd love to have you join us.
Founder and President, Bill Baren Coaching (and past Co-President, SF Coaches)
Integral Coaching Principles with New Ventures West
Earn 24 CCEUs with the founder of Integral Coaching®
Rejuvenate Your Coaching Practice
Join New Ventures West founder James Flaherty for Integral Coaching Principles:
training is ideal for experienced coaches, practitioners trained in
other methodologies, HR and OD professionals, and anyone looking to take
their practice to the next level.
You will learn the Integral Coaching® methodology experientially, and come away with:
- Powerful, body-centered approaches for listening and attuning to each client
- A greater understanding of how Integral Coaching® supports lasting transformation and excellence in others
- A personalized self-development plan intended to deepen and integrate your own experience with life
- Greater freedom and a sense of renewal in your work with clients
certified through the International Coach Federation will receive 24
hours of Continuing Coaching Education Units (CCEUs): 16 in Core
Competencies, and 8 in Personal Development.
Date: April 18 - 20, 2012
Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Lauren Coaching Center, San Francisco
Tuition: $1275 ($175 early registration discount through March 9)
Spaces are limited. Learn more and register here.
Questions? We'd love to hear from you: firstname.lastname@example.org /800.332.4618.
an intensive three-day training for coaching professionals who are looking to add freshness, rigor, and depth to their practice.
Certify as a Presence-based Enneagram Coach with Deep Coaching
New Training Cohort begins March 28
Special Discount for ICF and SFBAC Chapter Members - $500 off program tuition
Program Description: An advanced coaching school for experienced human growth professionals
who share our vision of a world where people live with less judgment,
more compassion and in relationship with their deeper intelligence. Deep
Coaching professionals support others in creating this evolutionary
radically compassionate and counter-intuitive approach to the change
process is based on a deep understanding of the nine rich dimensions of
one-year program includes in-depth distance courses, a live intensive, a
5-month faculty-supervised fieldwork program, and ongoing contact with a
community practicing personal and professional presence.
- Build your capacity and confidence in the power and the deep,
raw intelligence of presence-based coaching as a basis for real and
sustainable client change
- Gain understanding, skills and tools to work with the multiple dynamics affecting your client's growth
- Grow yourself and expand your business
community is actively applying this work within the medical, legal,
social change, spiritual guidance, organizational, leadership, and
personal awareness arenas. We are accredited as an Enneagram School by
the International Enneagram Association (IEA) and are approved by the
For more information: visit www.deepcoachinginstitute.com and listen to a coaching demo: "Coaching Through the Unknown." Contact Diana Redmond, DCI Director at email@example.com for additional information, to discuss the application/registration process and to receive your $500 discount code.
is a warm, welcoming, inclusive community - a place where coaches come
together. Whether you are a new or seasoned coach, you have come to the
right place. We are glad you are here!
January, February and March gatherings of SF Coaches are free to anyone
who was a member of the East Bay, North Bay or Silicon Valley chapters
in December 2011.