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August 20

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ICF GA Webinar
Mentor Coach Hour with Mickey Parsons
TODAY! August 20, 2020, 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm EST
Learning Outcomes:
Participants will experience one hour of group mentor coaching by a master certified coach and coach specific trainer (CCEU & ACSTH). Topics will center on helping practicing coaches master ICF core competencies, and leveraging coaching skills toward certification.

Mickey Parsons, has been a Master Certified Coach since 2007, and serves as Assistant Professor of Psychology at Life University in Marietta, GA. He began coaching in March of 1999 (working with over 2,000 leaders) as well as mentored, supervised, and trained over 100 coaches.

Bring your questions to this webinar! Dr. Parsons will be on hand to discuss topics such as business development for coaches, mentoring, supervision, and PCC to MCC pathway.
Mickey Parsons, is founder of The Workplace Coach, providing executive coaching services for senior business leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs. As an executive leadership coach, Mickey draws on the principles of organizational development and coaching psychology to serve as a catalyst for clients who are ready to excel in their business and/or professional lives. He has coached thousands of leaders, from executives at Fortune 500 companies to local business owners.     
Mickey’s coaching expertise is grounded in his extensive experience in employee assistance leadership, corporate education, and organizational development. He serves as Assistant Professor of Coaching Psychology at Life University, where he created and teaches in the MS Coaching Psychology track.            

ICF Southeast Region Town Hall

UNITED: Strategies to
Address Racial Bias

Thursday, August 20, 2020 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm EST
The second ICF Southeast Region Town Hall on racial injustice moves the discussion forward to educate us about the realities of racial bias and to share strategies on how to address it, when encountered, in our daily lives.

Based on feedback from our first session, we have expanded to a 2-hour program that will include:

  • Defining racial bias and identifying related implicit and explicit behaviors.
  • Sharing strategies to address racial bias.
  • Experiential opportunities for attendees to engage and share.

We invite you to join us as we continue the conversation to navigate this difficult time and work together to affect positive change in our communities and the world.
This event is FREE — there are no CCEUs.

Tonya Echols, President ICF Georgia Chapter, will facilitate the discussion.

Akasha Saunders, Vice President ICF Caribbean, will provide strategies to address racial bias.

Anik Clemens, Senior Development Manager, North America, will represent ICF Global.
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 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. 
We Kicked Off the Chapter’s Inaugural Government CP Lunch and Learn with 11 Participants!
Participants were able to learn that you don’t have to be a certified coach to join ICF and ICF Georgia!

We discussed alternate methods to earning your ACC credential other than an ACTP program. This is especially helpful for government trained coaches who gain their coach training through multiple classes and workshops.

Future monthly Lunch and Learn topics will include: 
Government coaching lessons learned from a experienced federal coaching mentor.

Government coach training programs and training opportunities.

Free coaching tips/tools to benefit the Pro Bono government coach.

Thank You to Our Sponsors
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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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