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December 10

How is your coaching creating light for both you and for others? Share here with #LIGHT.
Its here! A business building program for coaches created by coaches. This
five-month business development program offers coaches exclusive access to experts and peers. Through workshops and cohort groups, participants will grow their coaching business and build their network.

The program initially begins with a FREE workshop in January, Mastering the Fundamentals of a Successful Coaching Business, presented by Barry Foster. See below for the two date options for attending this FREE workshop.
Like coaching itself, there are some tried and true fundamentals and basics that work and form the foundation for your coaching skills. So too, is establishing a strong and enduring coaching business.

  • Discover why your business is like a peanut!
  • What do the numbers 16 and 5 have in common with your success?
  • How can three bubbles be foundational to your business model?

These important questions and many others will be answered in Barry's Business Fundamentals workshop!!
BONUS: Receive a Coaching Tools Handout!
Details about Coach to Creator program
Monthly Workshops
Monthly 2-hour workshops that includes 90 minutes of learning and 30 minutes for networking and space to develop your action items (based on the material you just learned to help build your business).

Workshop Dates: February 10, March 10, April 14
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CST

Moderated Cohort Working Groups
Two weeks after the monthly workshop, participants will then discuss progress made on action items and allows time for additional networking.

Moderated Cohort Dates: February 24, March 24, April 28
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST / 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Private Facebook Group
To keep the conversation going between scheduled events, we’ll have a private Facebook group. After you register, you will receive a link to the Facebook group. Please allow 1-2 business days to confirm your access to the group.
Workshop Descriptions
February 10 Krista Smith, StoryBrand Certified
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. CST
Krista Smith shares how to define your audience, write content to reach them, and how to select and use various communication channels to attract and engage your clients. Krista has been designing websites and helping business owners create and share their messages on all communication platforms for over 15 years. We recommend reading Donald Millers StoryBrand before this presentation.

February 24 – Moderated Cohort Working Group
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST / 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Participants will share their progress, best practices, and lessons learned in a moderated discussion and smaller cohort groups.

March 10 – Elizabeth Pampalone: Six months of Algorithm-Proof Social Media
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CST
Social media is probably the last thing on your to-do list. Yet, it is probably the first thing on your mind. For most small business owners, these two things never sync up and it stays unfinished and becomes a stress. Elizabeth will share her proven formula for creating 6-12 months of evergreen posts for social media. She will also share some of her favorite tools and tricks on creating stunning images in no time.
Social presence is the ability to create awareness for your business into a community of target customers. This takes your content to the next level by translating content information into customer engagement. Elizabeth will cover:
•  Which social media platforms to choose.
•  How to develop an editorial calendar for social media.
•  What to Talk About.
•  Ways to drive engagement.
•  What not to do on social media.
•  Best tools to use.

March 24 – Moderated Cohort Working Group
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST / 11:00 am - 12 pm CST
Participants will share their progress, best practices, and lessons learned in a moderated discussion among smaller cohort groups.
April 14 – Chris Kenney: Sales Mastery for Coaches
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CST

During this training -- designed specifically for coaches -- you will learn:
• How to close the sales you want at the price point you want.
• How to position your services to create maximum impact during the sales conversation (and have your clients excited to say yes to working with you!).
• The Business Model for building a successful coaching practice (and why most people have this completely upside down!).
• Chriss EXACT step-by-step Signature Sales System – used to close more than $4 million in coaching services. You will leave the training with the exact system in place, ready to use on your very next sales call!

April 28 – Moderated Cohort Working Group
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST / 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Participants will share their progress, best practices, and lessons learned in a moderated discussion and smaller cohort groups.

May 12 – Graduation
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CST
Coach to Creator Pricing:

Super Early Bird (by January 17, 2021): 
ICF Global members: $247, Non-members: $347

Early Bird (by January 31, 2021):
ICF Global members: $347, Non-members: $447

Standard Registration (by February 10, 2021): ICF Global members: $497, Non-members: $597

Your investment for this customized business building program includes: monthly workshops, cohort working groups, access to the private Facebook group, bonus material, and the unique opportunity to build your coaching business alongside other coaches.

Note: The member discount applies to ICF Global members. If you are a member of a local ICF chapter only, the discount is not included.
Once the program begins on February 10, 2021, registration will be permanently closed.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the following links:
•  Zoom link for the Workshops.
•  Zoom link for the Cohort Working Group.
•  Zoom link for the May Graduation.
•  Private Facebook Group.
Note each event has a separate Zoom link. Please allow 1-2 business days to confirm your access to the group.
Please contact us if you do not receive these links after registering.
ICF Georgia Coaching Supervision Events
Virtual Monthly Sessions Nov. 2020 – Feb. 2021
Led by Ken Giglio, PCC 

Join us as Ken Giglio, PCC, Principal of Mindful Leadership Consulting, and a certified coach supervisor, leads supervision groups for coaches based on his Tri-Lens Coaching Supervision Model™.
In these experiential sessions, through a live supervision format, participants will have the opportunity to give and receive coaching supervision and experience, through a reflective dialog, and how to view their work through a more systemic lens.

The ICF recognizes coaching supervision as part of a coach’s continuing professional development, and CCEU’s will be counted toward Continuing Coach Education requirements. 
Free for ICF GA Members

Registration for each
individual session is required.

CCEU: 1.5 core
competency per session.

Note: Ongoing coaching supervision is a required practice by European and Australian coaching bodies, and it is also required by a growing number of corporations for coaches to obtain work.

Each session meets via Zoom from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021 - - - - all ICF-GA members who hold a PCC or MCC credential are welcome.

Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 - - - - all ICF-GA members who hold a PCC or MCC credential are welcome.

Pre-work for Group Coaching Supervision:
Please come prepared to present to the group a coaching case or theme(s) from your coaching practice that you are curious about, have questions around, or may be struggling with. Reflect on how this coaching situation is impacting you and your relationship with your coaching client, and also how the system in which the client works might be impacting the coaching engagement.

Ask yourself: What am I noticing? What am I sensing in my body and my surroundings?
Ken Giglio, is principal of Mindful Leadership Consulting, LLC, a leadership consulting and executive coaching firm that partners with executives and teams in global organizations. Ken's executive coaching, consulting, and supervision are focused on "Mindful Leadership," the courage to confront and shift the self-limiting mindsets and behaviors that undermine personal, team, and organizational effectiveness. He develops leaders who are self-aware and agile in the moment -- leaders who are focused on business strategy, building effective relationships, and achieving sustainable performance and results.

Ken holds a degree in Psychology from Fordham University and obtained his Executive Coaching Certification from The Hudson Institute of Coaching. He is also a Certified Coaching Supervisor through the Coaching Supervision Academy (CSA), where he currently works with the faculty team. He is also certified in numerous leadership assessments. Visit Ken's Coaching Supervision Page.
ICF GA’s Virtual Fall Book Club
Emotional Agility by Susan David, Ph.D.

This is not your typical book club! We read books that are applicable to our profession!

Enjoy the opportunity to have biweekly, transformational conversations with a group of your peers. We engage in exercises and discussions; we learn new tools and perspectives, and we have fun doing it.

We want you to join us!

Zoom Meeting Day and Time
9:00 am to 10:00 am EST
Wednesday, December 16
Chapters 9 -11 will be discussed.
Marshall Goldsmith says about this work: “David proves that no one trait is more indicative of success than the ability to collaborate gracefully with your own emotions.”
Book Club Hosts
Barbara Davis and Bob Weinkle
Our PURPOSE: The ICF-GA book club exists to further the professional development and expertise of our coaches. Not only does this support our continuing education, but provides a forum for meaningful dialogue on topics important to developing coaching, leadership, and successful life skills.

Our FORMAT: The one hour, facilitated meeting will take place at the scheduled times. We will cover a specific amount of pages in each meeting (you are not required to read the entire book in advance, nor attend all of the meetings).

Simply read the designated pages PRIOR to each book club meeting and attend when you can prepare, discuss and engage.

December Member Spotlight

Lele Ruby
Ruby Coaching
Describe your business. Inspired by my father who recently passed away, I coach family caregivers of people with dementia.
Who is your ideal client? A family member who is caring for someone with dementia.
Why are you a member of ICF Georgia? I find as an entrepreneur, it can be isolating — I love having a community of people to share and learn from.
The word discipline can bring up huge resistance for freedom-loving entrepreneurs! What if discipline isn’t about whipping yourself into a frenzied pressure cooker of non-stop focus and productivity?

What if it looked more like Delightful Discipline? Where you embrace structure, daily rituals, new rhythms AND exquisite self-care.

Incorporating more Delightful Discipline into your day will help get things done in your business that will help expand your success. What you do in your business now – today – will plant seeds for 30, 60 and 90 days into the future.

One way to start adding Delightful Discipline into your day is to bookend your day with morning and evening rituals to help create some soul supporting structure.

Morning Rituals: Creating a morning ritual with your cup of coffee or tea and writing morning pages to help process all that is on your mind (which these days is probably a lot!) This helps free the brain clutter. Then, listen to a favorite podcast or read something inspirational to get the creative juices flowing. This will give you more creative energy to get things done.

Evening Rituals: Light a candle before you retire for the evening, put some calming sleep-inducing essential oils into a diffuser and write a gratitude list. Be appreciative for what is going well in your life, your business and in your day. As much as you might worry about the future possibilities, being grateful in this moment is good for your mind, body and spirit. Bookending with rituals will help trigger that you are beginning and ending your day. Aligning your energy sets the tone for a day filled with more flow and ease and a night filled with nourishing sleep.

Other ways you can add Delightful Discipline to your day -- 9-1-1 rituals: Create a list of things you can do in the moment when the anxiety, doubt or heartbreak gets the best of you. Post the list where you can refer to it when you get in the grip: take a walk, drink water, call a friend, text a lifeline, read something inspirational, look on Facebook for the positive stories that are everywhere. Breathe.

Daily Passion Project: What is the action you can take today to help move your business forward? Make sure you are clear about what projects you can work on, people to connect with, relationships to nurture, programs to design and get ready to market. If you don’t get clear on this then you’ll find yourself wondering what to do and you might default to too much news, falling into an abyss of stuckness and non-action.

Media Boundaries: What is your Healthy Discipline around reading and watching the news? We want to balance being informed, as this impacts the industries and people in the world by loading up our nervous system with more than it can handle. I check in the morning, lunch and the evening. At least that is my goal. On the weekends I am creating free time to not look for hours so I can just be and create… or clean!

Which of these Delightful Discipline ideas are you going to add to your day?

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 for more creative business success strategies here. Get your free ebook, Daily Flow Rituals here.
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