November 2018
President's Message
Dear Coaches!
I hope November is going well for you. I can't believe the end of 2018 is almost here, and what a year it's been.
October was an exciting month to connect with our new members. We began the month with our first-ever Onboarding Calls to get to know our new members. Our Membership Ambassadors did a wonderful job leading the conversation -- They shared why they joined ICF, talked about the benefits of joining, and led an engaging conversation that included Q&A. Thank you to all who joined. Our next Onboarding Calls will take place in January, so stay tuned for more information.
We then ended the month with our New Member Meet Up at Vella Wine Bar. It was a fantastic evening getting to know our new members and we are looking forward to seeing them at our upcoming events.


Ready to party? Then, join us on November 28th as we kick off the holidays at Cibar at The Inn at Irving Place Gramercy Park. We'll celebrate the spirit of coaching with wonderful colleagues, friends, food, and fun. Looking forward to seeing you there - it won't be the same without you! Learn more and register here, Eat, Drink & Be Merry with the ICF NYC Chapter .

Membership and Credentialing:
A warm welcome to our 8 newest Chapter members. Glad to have you in our professional coaching community. Looking forward to getting to know you! You've put our Chapter members at more than 700 members!
Congratulations to our 12 newest PCC and ACC credential holders. An ICF credential is a differentiator. Wishing you much continued success in your professional pursuits. Did you know? More that 50% of our members are ICF credentialed. We're here to get you the information you need to apply for yours! Contact ICF to learn about the process.
ACC Holders: Vincent Schera, Carol Davidson, Carla Nascimento, Juliane Corman, Isabelle Lee-Gelard, Pamela Sohn, Gowri Cavale, and Benjamin Jooste.
PCC Holders : Beena Kavalam, Jennifer Daure, Katherine Lewis, and Michael Wise
Community Outreach: There is a volunteer NYCHA coaching opportunity to work with graduates of NYCHA's entrepreneur programs in child care and new business start-up. Please email with your interest to participate. The coaching program will launch in December and the one-on-one coaching sessions will begin in January 2019.

Upcoming Events:
The board and committee members have been hard at work planning the remainder of 2018 and the beginning of 2019 and we are excited to share our upcoming events with you:

Friendly reminder- the location for the event has changed to
Lee Hecht Harrison | 230 Park Ave | Suite 600 | New York, NY 10017. Tickets are pre-sale only, no at-the-door sales.  If planning to attend, ensure you have purchased your ticket in advance.
November 28 - ICF NYC- Live Event- Eat, Drink & Be Merry with the ICF NYC Chapter
December 4 - ICF NYC- Live Event - Manhattan Evening CoachCafe
December 6- ICF NYC- Live Event- Manhattan Day CoachCafe
January 16-  Live Event Save the Date: Kick-Off to 2019 and Volunteer Opportunities!
January 25-  Webinar-   Save the date: LinkedIn for Your Coaching Practice: Build Brand Visibility, Get More Clients

Additional Learning Opportunities:

November 8 - ATD NYC- Live EventIntroduction to Evidence-Based Coaching - Workshop
ICF NYC is a vibrant Chapter because of you. We appreciate your contributions, engagement and feedback as we continue to learn what works and do more of it!
Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!!
Amy Bloustine, ACC
President, ICF NYC Chapter
The Social Corner
Be in the know about what's happening, trending, and best of all share within your social networks by posting the links below:

#Coaching is a #collaborative process. Why not try #collaboration in your #coachingbiz, too? @lauragmeinder explores 3 ways that you can collaborate to grow your business  #CoachingWorld

Using #coaching skills in an organization is listed as 1 of 10 ways to develop #workforce without an L&D budget via @Forbes

The @ICFHQ Global #BoardReport from September's meeting is now available at 

Research from @IowaStateU has found that asking #questions can help everyone learn  #CoachingWorld
Member Updates
Stand Beside Them
Special Announcement
Stand BesideThem helps veterans find employment, start new businesses, complete their education, improve personal relationships, assess for new vocations, or locate health care to fully meet their needs.  I nterested in pro bono coaching opportunities with veterans? Complete your application at  
ICF Global Announcements
The ICF Global Communities of Practice  (CPs) are virtual groups of coaches interested in a specific topic area. Participants share best practices, emerging trends, tools and tips to advance their professional development.
The ICF Reciprocal Peer Coaching program creates opportunities for professional growth and is accessible to all ICF Members.  
ICF Advance 2018
ICF Advance 2018 will deepen your knowledge of coaching science and give you the tools to apply that knowledge to evolve your coaching practice.
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ICF NYC 2018
Board of Directors 

Amy Bloustine, ACC

Past President 
Margaret McLean Walsh, PCC

Erin Hyland

 Director of Strategy and Sponsorship
Robin Schletter

Director - Professional Development
Sue Negrey, ACC

Director - Special Events
Susan Ginsberg-
 O'Sullivan, ACC

Carolyn K. Carlson

Director -
Strategic Alliances
Yana Blackwelder, PCC

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