July 2022 Newsletter
Dear Members and Friends of ICF Austin,

ICF Austin board members Tracy Winter, President; Susana Morales, Director-At-Large; Phil Soloninka, Membership Director; Jennie Loev, Communications Director; Susan Corbin, Treasurer; and Fred Richardson, Business Alliance Director gathered for a board retreat on June 30th. They were later joined by advisory board members Marcia Rhode, Cathy Morris, and Kelley Russell-DuVarney. The board is excited to foster our vibrant community of coaches to increasing support of one another and our local Central Texas community.

And, we're so excited to share all of the upcoming activities we have planned for our members, starting with our in-person "Summer Social" event at Chez Zee! We can't wait to see you there!

Registration for the event has been extended to Friday so don't wait! Register below:

Here's a photo from the Board Retreat:

Our Chapter is Growing!
Welcome New Members!
We’re delighted to welcome our new members to the ICF Austin Charter Chapter! We look forward to learning more about you and getting to know you.
Upcoming Events
Summer Social (in-person social event at Chez Zee's Gallery)

Please join us for an evening of hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and community at Chez Zee's gallery. Live jazz music will be provided by ICF Austin's own Ofie Ofuatey-Kodjoe. Register by July 20th.

Cost: $45 per person.

Date: Wed, July 27th 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Chez Zee's Gallery - 5406 Balcones Dr. Austin, TX 78731 (Phone: 512-454-2666)
Southeast Regional Webinar Series
"Our Inner World: Coaching in the Presence of Trauma"

How do we continue to coach in service of our clients while they feel capsized under strain? Where do we find the resilience to be adaptive to uncertainty?

Let us explore the tools that we currently have and look at what else may be needed to coach clients to clarity and strength during these uncertain times.

Date: Thurs, August 11th 11:00am-12:30pm

Speaker: Brad Hardie, PCC

1.0 Core Competency, 0.5 Resource Development
Virtual Coaching Conversations (Monthly)

Let's have lunch together online for Virtual Coaching Conversations! This is a fun-filled hour of networking, community building and deep discussion of all things coaching.

Date: Friday, August 12th 12-1pm
"Explorations into the Being and Doing of Coaching" Happy Hour Book Club

Join us for a deep dive each month into a chapter of our new book.
Grab the beverage of your choice and share your insights and experiences related to the month's topic, written by ICF Austin member and Treasurer Susan Corbin, ACC.

"Chapter 4: Coaching Lessons

Date: Friday, August 19th 5:30-6:30pm

.75 Core Competency, .25 Resource Development
Chapter Meeting (Monthly)
Topic: "Coaching for Disruption"

AI has been called, “the new electricity,” and 9.5 out of 10 CEOs expect their job to be disrupted by it. One study predicts nearly half of all jobs will be automated within 15 years. Overwhelmed at the thought of so much change? So are your clients, unless they’re not yet aware of its scale. Our speakers, who combine engineering and coaching certifications, have developed coaching models that encapsulate methods for bringing individuals and organizations to greater levels of resilience.

Date: Tuesday, August 23rd 6:30-8:00pm

Speakers: Pierre Dussault Eng and Peter Scott

1.0 Core Competency, 0.5 Resource Development
Committee Spotlight: Communications
The communications committee is looking for folks who want to connect with fellow coaches and help spread the word regarding all things ICF Austin! 

If you’d like to know who you would be working with, here’s some fun things to know about our Communications Director, Jennie Loev (pronounced "love"):

Why did you join ICF Austin?
To connect with Austin’s amazing coaches.
What is your #1 goal for the communications committee during your tenure as communications director?
I’m excited and eager to increase the connectedness of our coaching community through increased engagement and online support for one another.

Why coaching?
The warm, friendly community and the beautiful outdoors. There are so many places to connect with nature in the Austin area.

What is your favorite place to visit in and around Austin?
Laguna Gloria and Mayfield Park. Between the beautiful, quirky, and interesting sculpture garden to the peacocks, they’re two of our best kept secrets.

Share something about you that might surprise others.
I love animals and I have “adopted” a wild squirrel that I have named Almondine (technically, she adopted me). I feed her almonds while she sits on my leg. Occasionally, my cat, Ali, joins us.

Each month, we’ll spotlight a committee so you can learn more about what’s going on with our chapter, our board members, and our current volunteers.

We encourage you to join a committee to further your connection with your fellow coaches in meaningful ways. If you want to join the communications committee, Jennie Loev would love (pun intended) to hear from you at communications@icfaustin.org.
Reminder: 2022 Texas Conference for Women
Volunteer Opportunity 🙋
The 2022 Texas Conference for Women, featuring Selena Gomez (more speakers to be announced) "provides connection, motivation, networking, inspiration and skill building for thousands of Texas women each year."

Dates (in-person and virtual):

In-Person: November 9th (Austin Convention Center)

Virtual: November 10th-11th and 14th-15th
Spaces are limited and coaching slots will be awarded on a first come first served basis.

This is considered a paid/in kind coaching event by ICF global.

Commitment: Two 2-hour shifts (minimum). 

Each shift is approximately 20-25 minutes long. To fulfill your volunteer commitment, you may sign up for either or both event types.
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