ICF South Florida continued to expand our community outreach through our participation in March at the World Happiness Summit in Miami - providing attendees with Continuing Education Hours and hosting a booth. Our booth received a lot of attention and we were able to make many new coaching friends. Member Valerie Freilich was our liaison and opened up the opportunity for us to work with the Summit and its founder Luis Gallardo - ICF SF continues to 'spread the word about coaching'!
For International Coaching Week in May, our partnership with Ignite was super exciting and we are planning a bigger event in 2018. Read all about it below International Coaching Week
As the only certified coach on a panel discussion – Does everyone need a coach? – on WIOD.com AM radio on July 2, 2017, I was able to speak about ICF, ICF South Florida, the benefits to members and our Find a Coach website feature for potential clients to find the best coach for their needs, in their native language
Matt Hoelscher,VP of ICF SF, and I attended the Global Leadership Conference in Warsaw Poland in March. We were able to connect with ICF Chapter Leaders from around the world and share best practices. Next year's conference will be in Vancouver. Our new President and VP, President Elect will attend. Stay tuned for upcoming election news!
In addition to leading the chapter, I am working with one of our seasoned coaches, Barbara Perino, PCC, to bring a business building/mentoring program to Our Developing Coaches. Be on the lookout for a quick survey. We want your help in designing our program.
Continue to check out our website for more info about events and great content.
Hope to see you soon!
President ICF South Florida
• Andrew Sercombe Webinar: Never The Same Again
• Denise Hedges: SELLING without Hype or Manipulation:
Using Core Competencies
• Chris Pearse Webinar: Coaching For Self-Awareness with Chris Pearse
• Mariano Vazquez, Master Certified Coach - MCC Camino a la Maestría por
Thanks Marcelo, VP Latin American Programming for introducing us to Mariano, MCC who shared his wisdom
• Steve Panowyk, Coaching Leaders to Lead Culture Evolution
• Suzie Hise Webinar: Coaching Through the Harrison Assessment
• Ignite Miami Event:
• Gregg Levoy: Callings: The Power Of Passionate Work
• Sheri Boone and Jamee Tenzer: Webinar: Mentor Coaching Mastery
Phew, and that was just the first half of the year!
Thanks to Angela de Sousa, VP Programming North, Loubna Noureddin, VP Programming South, and Urs Brunner, our masterful communications and marketing VP!
More Communication, More Content
Watch for our Monday morning and Weekend inspirational messages. Let us know what you think.
More Meetup Opportunities
August 30, 2017, 3 simultaneous Coach Coffee meetups in Boca Raton, Aventura and Doral. Quite a few members want us to provide more community to our coaching community. Bring your ideas for a hot coaching topic or discuss a challenging client situation. (Of course, always ensuring client confidentiality – no names or distinguishing data). A Board member will sponsor to keep you up to date on ICF Global and Regional Initiatives.
• Summer Social: August 17, 2017
• October Surprise: October 17, 2017 Meet an ICF Global Board member – bring your questions and suggestions!
Holiday Social: Early December
More contact: Find out more about us and Find and Hire a Coach to engage in your own personal transformation – www.icfsouthflorida.org/coach
Stay tuned for upcoming events and get on our mailing list icfsouthflorida.org
Are you a member of ICF Global, but not the ICF South Florida Chapter? If so, we would like to invite you to a coffee or a quick phone call to speak to you about our chapter.
Our members are actively working together on projects and opportunities relevant to our local coaching community, such as The World Happiness Summit, International Coaching Week, and support for Developing Coaches. Chapter benefits include discounts on events, lots of great networking, and a variety of meeting options.
Click the JOIN US tab at www.ICFSouthFlorida.org for more info, or email Membership@ICFSouthFlorida.org to start the process and begin experiencing the benefits.
International Coaching Week
Through the International Coaching Week, ICF South Florida wanted to engage the broader community, to let them hear from coaches about their powerful personal transformation. We partnered with Ignite, a fast-paced geek event whose by line is: Enlighten us, but make it quick – 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15 seconds. The result is a fast and fun presentation which lasts just 5 minutes. Alex de Carvalho was our guide, having put on many successful Ignite Miami events.
Ignite’s mission is “Everyone Speaks” based on the belief that public speaking builds confidence in individuals and that events like Ignite build community. Their goal is to make it possible for anyone, anywhere, to learn to present their ideas and their stories. Ignite is also about having fun, aims to stomp out “death by PowerPoint”.
A huge THANK YOU to our Speakers at the Joint ICF South Florida and Ignite event recognizing International Coaching Week – a global celebration of the profession of coaching. Each speaker shared their engaging and uplifting Personal Transformation stories – for one of the best received events from our ICF SF Chapter in 2017.
• Matthew W. Hoelscher, PCC - How to Make Love Last In Marriage .
• Paula Holland De Long, ACC - Should It Take Facing Death to Learn How to Live? Dare to Live What Matters Now.
• Sven Gade, ACC - I was a Sunshine Captain
• Bari Schanerman, ACC - Seriously, Where is my Happy Island?
• Zeina Darwich, pursuing ACC - Listen to Your Inner Voice to Find Your Passion!
• Shannon Egan - It's Not the Job. It's YOU!
• Virginia A Jimenez - How I Made Love After War
• Anne Molina - Finding Career Fulfillment
Clare Merlo, President ICF South Florida presented a quick ICF ‘commercial’ by sharing a few facts and the benefits of being a part of our community!
ICF started in 1995, now 30,000+ members!
20,000+ Certified Coaches – Urs Brunner, VPMarketing & Communication for ICF South Florida makes it 20,001 having just received his ACC. At an average of 11 clients at any one time, coaches coach millions of people a year! Helping people reach their full potential.
ICF gives us the infrastructure to support us as coaches – Coaching Competencies, Body of Knowledge, Ethics
ICF Certification shows the world that we are Professionals. As of the International Coaching Study of 2016, verage hourly rate for coaches in the world is $231
Join us to help spread the word about the power of coaching!
If you missed the Ignite event you can check out all the speaker videos here.
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We will do this again next year and we want more speakers, more transformation, more coaches and more connection at the 2018 Ignite. If you want to be involved email Membership@icfsouthflorida.com
Paula Holland de Long’s Story
The Ignite South Florida event took me out of my comfort zone.
I’ll confess. Even though I speak a lot and love being on stage, the idea of having only 5 minutes and 20 slides to share my story about the personal transformation I experienced in the wake of breast cancer was a little scary. OK a lot scary. It felt risky. Like stretching out of my comfort zone. Like being encouraged to walk my talk. In short, it was just like what I challenge my clients to do. How could I not step up?
I am so glad that I did. It felt wonderful to be on the stage talking how finding life coaching changed my life, and seeing the heads of the audience nodding along.
It was also extremely powerful for me to hear the life-shaping experiences, passions, and unique perspectives of the other speakers (we had 8 total) and to learn how coaching had transformed them. We all got to see a new side of each other, and you could feel the buzz in the room after the performances ended.
Want to be a Roving photographer? or a reporter for ICF South Florida? or a Content Creator? Contact Paula@whatsnextformylife.com for more details.