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Friday, September 4, 2020
9:00 am to 10:30 am
We are inviting you to ICF Georgia's VIRTUAL Coach-a-Latte Conversation!

A relaxed, friendly and informal way for you to VIRTUALLY meet and network with other coaches in Georgia and explore the many rewards and challenges of coaching.

Join us online -- hope to see you!
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 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.
ICF Southeast Region Town Hall
In the past two months, the ICF SE Region held two town halls on the topic of Racial Injustice and Systemic Racism. Over 200 attendees joined in both sessions to create space for open dialogue around this important topic and learn strategies to address the challenges both for us as coaches and human beings. ICF Global also participated, sharing the Global stance on racial inequality and diversity, and its plans for furthering the cause as an organization which includes the creation of a task force focused on these issues.
Town Hall Videos

Town Hall #1: Watch here.
Town Hall #2: Watch here.
Read about: ICF Statement of Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging and Justice


ICF GA Webinar: The Mentor Coach Hour
  • The importance of having a mentor coach regardless of your coaching level. 
  • Coaches can still share their related experiences with clients during coaching sessions, as long as they end with the question: “How does that resonate with you?”. 
  • Staying flexible about the coaching session length depending on the client and session focus topic.

ICF SE Regional Webinar, Empowering Women
Professionals to Be Exceptional with Sally Helgesen

  • Becoming aware of what is holding you back, as you may have been playing small and not going after the bigger goals in your coaching practice. 
  • Practicing soaking in acknowledgements and accomplishments, without the negative self talk of what you didn't do or didn't accomplish. 
  • Leveraging relationships beyond just building them. 
  • Creating a daily practice of asking for support in your personal and professional life. 
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Business Success Tip

Nurture Your Current Clients and Community Every Day

Every day do something in your business
to nurture your relationships.
Check in on current clients, past clients, colleagues and industry friends. You never know when planting that seed is the perfect timing for a need they have.
It can be something simple like sending an email, leaving a voice mail or checking in on social media. People are busy and tired right now and they want to be seen and acknowledged. 
You don’t have to be selling something. Be generous with your attention and time each day.
What if you picked 3 people each day to check in on? 
In a month you’ll have reached out to over 90 people! Simply by taking simple micro-actions each day.

What if…
You end up having an inspirational conversation with someone? (inspiration is priceless right now!)

You share a tip or piece of advice that helps someone and makes their project, life or career easier. They’ll remember that and remember the impact you had.

You send some positive greetings and you feel good and it gives you the energy to do something else important in your business?

What if you just happened to show up in their inbox in the right timing and they need what you have and are ready?

What if you get into a conversation about what they are dealing with and it turns out you have the perfect solution and they didn’t even know you offered that?
It’s a simple marketing action you can take each day.
Reach out using email, LinkedIn, Facebook, phone call or text messaging. When in doubt, do what’s easy, It’s better to reach out, then stress about getting it perfect! 
Remember, what you do today plants seeds in your business to bloom in 30, 60 and 90 days -- and can even be 6 months to a 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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