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September 3

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Fall Membership Special
SAVE 30%

Fall is here, and it’s time to resume our monthly Chapter meetings, and continue to maintain the connections to each other that are so important right now.
In celebration of the new season that lies ahead for ICF Georgia, we want to recognize just how important you are to the life and energy of this Chapter with a special opportunity.
When you join or renew your membership between September 1, 2020 and November 30, 2020, you will save 30% off the regular annual dues. Your membership doesn’t expire until next year? That’s great! You can still renew now and save 30%.

What this means:
ICF Georgia Members (or current ICF Global members)
Annual membership is reduced from $99/year to $69/year. Use promo code Fall2020MBR at checkout.
ICF Georgia Affiliate Members (not a current ICF Global member): Annual membership is reduced from $139/year to $97/year. Use promo code Fall2020AFF at checkout.
If you are not a member and want to join, click here. If you are a member and want to renew, click here.
For more information, please contact Claudia Rossi, Membership Director, at Claudia@RevolutionYouCoaching.com.
ICF GA Coaching Conversations with Masterful Coaches with Tony Klingmeyer, MCC
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm EST

How do you deal with challenging coaching situations and clients? Join us for this wonderful opportunity to collaborate, share and learn as we discuss various dilemmas we all face as coaches.
Important Note
Registering for this event does not secure attendance at the ICF GA Virtual Chapter Meeting that shortly follows at 7:00 pm. 

If you plan to attend Coaching Conversations and the Chapter Meeting, you MUST register separately for each program. Registrants of both events will receive two event confirmation notifications.
ICF GA September Chapter Meeting
Body-Centered Coaching with Patricia Hinton Walker
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST
With many people living in an increasingly disembodied world at the computer and on mobile devices, learn about and literally experience and practice body-centered coaching! Often, we do not realize that our ‘whole beings,’ including our bodies, are communicating with us. Sitting endless hours at home or work, staring at screens, makes us become disconnected from ALL of our senses in a culture that almost exclusively, values learning through our Head Center. 
Learning Objectives

• Effectively use the principles of body-centered coaching while coaching all types of clients.
• Build Body-Centered Coaching knowledge and skills.
• Deepen knowledge of the inclusion of the body and the neuroscience-related basis of
body-centered coaching.
• Add to a toolkit of practical interventions to use with clients.

CCEUS: .75 Core Competencies and .25 Resource Development

Body-Centered Coaching (developed by Marlena Field), builds on an integration of the teachings of the Hakomi Method and ICF coaching competencies.

These techniques combine mindfulness with access to the body’s wisdom and intelligence, creating a whole-person centered approach. It enables clients to experience a greater depth of insight, awareness and recognize the need to engage the body in positive ways, especially during these stressful times.
Patricia Hinton Walker, PhD, RN, FAAN, MCC, CBCC, NBC-HWC, is an accomplished coach and ICF Coach Trainer at MentorCoach LLC, in Bethesda, MD. She provides leadership for the Health and Wellness Coaching Certification program at MentorCoach (an ACTP program). She is one of the few approved, certified Body-Centered Coach Trainers who integrates this content into all of her coaching. She is creative, experienced, brings life and humor to teaching/training while focusing on use of evidence-based coaching and education strategies.
Pat is certified in health/wellness (CWC), executive (CEC), Body-Centered (CBCC), and Social-Emotional Intelligence coaching (SEI Coach) and is provisionally certified in the Community Resiliency Model (CRM, designed to assist individuals with strategies using body-centered approaches to stay in their ‘resilience zone’ particularly during stressful times. Recognized as a leader in the application of mHealth (mobile health) technology/data for just-in-time evidence for health behavior change, she advocates for the use of population health data and its use in improving health and wellness in businesses and organizations. 
ICF GA Government Community of Practice
Lunch and Learn with Dr. Sue Stein, EdD, PCC
Thursday, September 10, 2020
11:45 am to 12:45 pm EST

Do you want to learn more about how to develop your coaching skills and build your coaching network in the government sector?

Join us for our next monthly ICF Georgia Government Community of Practice Lunch and Learn forum! 

Dr. Stein will discuss, "The Government Coaching Community of Practice: Benefits, Resources and Best Practices."
The ICF Georgia Government CP hosts this webinar series the second Thursday of each month, from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm. All ICF Georgia Government Community of Practice Lunch and Learn forums are free. You do not have to be a member of ICF Georgia to participate.

The ICF Georgia Chapter Government Community of Practice (CP) supports coaching in the government sector by providing targeted resources, professional development, and networking opportunities for internal and external coaches in federal, state and local government, and others who are interested in government coaching. 
If you would like to be added to the ICF Georgia Government Community of Practice email distribution list for announcements about Government CP events and resources, please email info@icfgeorgia.org or rweinkle@trifectacoach.com.
Dr. Sue Stein, EdD, PCC
Government Sector Executive and Leadership Coach
and Instructional Designer/Instructor
  • Founder - ICF Metro DC Chapter Government Coaches Community of Practice
  • Executive, leadership, and transitions coach with over 20 years’ experience for Government agencies (TEI, DoT, DAU, DLA, IRS, DoD, EPA, WHS, OCC, USCIS, HHS, FRB, USCBP, NOAA, USPTO)
  • Coach for Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Executive Core Qualification (ECQs) competencies
  • Instructional designer and instructor with 20 years of experience with state, national & corporate curricula.
ICF Georgia Webinar Coaching Presence:
The Art of Giving Up The Need to Know
with Lerae Gidyk, MCC
Thursday, September 24, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Time for the fun stuff! In this session, we will take two core competencies, Active Listening
and Powerful Questioning, and
turn them into your coaching presence SUPERPOWERS!
Whether our busy minds need to know the answer, the "right" question, the details of a situation, or any number of other distractions, our attachment to "knowing," limits our ability to expand our listening presence and diminishes our curiosity.
In this webinar, we will dive deeply into what it means to give up the need to "know" and give you tips to expand your overall coaching presence. The most powerful questions come from deep contextual listening which we can do more effectively when we are fully present. Therein lies our opportunity as coaches.

CCEU: 1.5 Core Competencies
Lerae Gidyk, MCC, founded Soul Designs International Coaching Company in 1999. Since then, she has been promoting coaching and conscious choice with clientS across the globe. Lerae specializes in the areas of personal, leadership and mentor coaching. She attained her Master Certified Coach designation in 2006 and has been a faculty member with Coach U/Corporate Coach U since 2000. Relational Coaching is the philosophical underpinning for Lerae's methodology, and she believes that the caliber of relationships one has, can influence and potentially determine the quality of the results one can achieve. Lerae lives in Scotch Creek, BC, Canada, on North Shuswap Lake with her husband, two children and her beloved Berner, Lola.
Robin Mladinich

Inspire 2 Impact (i2i) Leadership Group

Describe your business. Inspire 2 Impact (i2i) Leadership Group specializes in executive leadership and career coaching. We work with individuals and teams across various organizations to increase leadership capacity and effectiveness, which produces sustainable, high-level performance at an individual and enterprise level. We help people recognize and develop their natural leadership abilities. 
Who is your ideal client? My ideal client is a high-potential and successful mid-level to C-suite executive who is seeking to transform their leadership skills and effectiveness in order to fuel career growth and satisfaction. Much of my time is spent coaching Executive MBA students who are seeking to have a greater impact as leaders in their professional and personal lives. My client base includes those in career transition, seeking to accelerate their career, and career changers as well.
Why are you a member of ICF Georgia? I am a member of ICF Georgia to connect with other coaches to share ideas and collaborate. I value the professional development opportunities and being able to learn new coaching tools and skills that I can use in my practice. I appreciate the support I receive from this great community.
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Business Success Tip

Communicate What You’re Up
To During These Uncertain Times 
Have you been receiving emails from Ed from Delta? Me too.
Apparently, Ed, is the CEO of Delta Airlines. As many of you are (were?) Delta frequent flyers, you may have been drawn to read his email updates.
I wanted to know what Delta was doing to keep their passengers and crew safe, while trying to run a company during this pandemic. Ed would not only share information about the precautions Delta was taking, but that he was also missing weddings and graduations with his own family too.
It was an official business communication but with a real person behind it. It made me WANT to read it.
This is a perfect opportunity to send out an email (or two) about what you and your company are up to in these changing and increasingly virtual times.
Your clients may assume that just because you both always worked together in person, that you can’t do it virtually. Let them know how you have adapted.
Perhaps you have added or re-introduced coaching topics, programs or trainings that are relevant to the top issues people and companies are facing today. Anything to do with stress management, virtual learning, managing emotions, resiliency, team communication, personal leadership, wellness, mindfulness and creativity are hot topics right now.
My son, Nick, age 23, works for a global engineering company and is also finishing up his college degree. He just attended a company wide Zoom training on how to be professional on Zoom. That was a great opportunity that trainer hopped on! She responded to the companies that needed to educate their young professionals — reinforcing a Zoom meeting wasn’t the same as a TikTok video. That was great listening and responsiveness to the needs of her clients!
As you share your updates, make sure to add something a little personal. Give them a peek into your life, business, or how you’ve been perfecting the best sourdough bread during Covid! Before you doubt sharing something personally, look around. Have you noticed how the world has taken the word authentic to a whole new level? During a Zoom call, we want to see a picture of you with your kid coloring beside you or your dog who wants to love all over you during an important call. 
It makes you more real during this time as we are seeking what’s genuine and honest.
What is one thing professionally and personally you could let your community know about in an email update? You never know when your email will be the perfect message they needed to hear!

Remember, what you do today plants seeds in your business to bloom in 30, 60 & 90 days and even 6 months and 1 year.

Laura West, CPCC, is a Business Success Coach and Founder of the Center for Joyful Business. She’s also been called, The Coach Whisperer by ICF GA members! She helps align your energy, discover your voice and authentic marketing style to create a meaningful and successful business. Sign up here for more creative business success strategies.
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