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September 17

What are you or your client doing to let go of the loss, but still holding on to the love? Share with us here with #LOSS.
Join 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 Dates (EST)
9:00 am to 10:00 am

Wednesday, September 30  
Wednesday, October 14         
Wednesday, October 28      
Wednesday, November 11  
Wednesday, December 2   
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 the meetings).

Simply read the designated pages PRIOR to each book club meeting and attend when you can prepare, discuss and engage.
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 Georgia Virtual Chapter Meeting
Body Centered Coaching with Pat Hinton Walker
  • Our body is an underutilized resource for learning and change. We have three brains: head brain, heart brain, and gut brain. We need to ask powerful questions to all of the brains.
  • We need to listen for and explore body centered metaphors like, “I’m on top of things.”
  • Pat did a powerful coaching demonstration involving decision making and physically stepping over the line.

ICF Georgia Government Community of Practice
Lunch and Learn

Our guest speaker, Dr. Sue Stein, offered some tips about external coaching in the government sector. Given the fact that many of the clients are funded by their federal agency and not self-funded, it is important to emphasize being on time to sessions and ensuring that as a coach you are very thorough in the coaching agreement and the definition of coaching and boundaries. Additionally, it is important to have an up front agreement on what constitutes “coaching time” (just the sessions or also preparing for the session and providing/reviewing assessments and exercises).
Fall Membership Special
SAVE 30%

Fall is here, and it’s time to resume our monthly Chapter meetings, and continue to maintain the connections to each other that are so important right now.
In celebration of the new season that lies ahead for ICF Georgia, we want to recognize just how important you are to the life and energy of this Chapter with a special opportunity.
When you join or renew your membership between September 1, 2020 and November 30, 2020, you will save 30% off the regular annual dues. Your membership doesn’t expire until next year? That’s great! You can still renew now and save 30%.

What this means:
ICF Georgia Members (or current ICF Global members)
Annual membership is reduced from $99/year to $69/year. Use promo code Fall2020MBR at checkout.
ICF Georgia Affiliate Members (not a current ICF Global member): Annual membership is reduced from $139/year to $97/year. Use promo code Fall2020AFF at checkout.
If you are not a member and want to join, click here. If you are a member and want to renew, click here.
For more information, please contact Claudia Rossi, Membership Director, at Claudia@RevolutionYouCoaching.com.
Robin Mladinich

Inspire 2 Impact (i2i) Leadership Group

Describe your business. Inspire 2 Impact (i2i) Leadership Group specializes in executive leadership and career coaching. We work with individuals and teams across various organizations to increase leadership capacity and effectiveness, which produces sustainable, high-level performance at an individual and enterprise level. We help people recognize and develop their natural leadership abilities. 
Who is your ideal client? My ideal client is a high-potential and successful mid-level to C-suite executive who is seeking to transform their leadership skills and effectiveness in order to fuel career growth and satisfaction. Much of my time is spent coaching Executive MBA students who are seeking to have a greater impact as leaders in their professional and personal lives. My client base includes those in career transition, seeking to accelerate their career, and career changers as well.
Why are you a member of ICF Georgia? I am a member of ICF Georgia to connect with other coaches to share ideas and collaborate. I value the professional development opportunities and being able to learn new coaching tools and skills that I can use in my practice. I appreciate the support I receive from this great community.
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Business Success Tip

Communicate What You’re Up
To During These Uncertain Times 
Have you been receiving emails from Ed from Delta? Me too.
Apparently, Ed, is the CEO of Delta Airlines. As many of you are (were?) Delta frequent flyers, you may have been drawn to read his email updates.
I wanted to know what Delta was doing to keep their passengers and crew safe, while trying to run a company during this pandemic. Ed would not only share information about the precautions Delta was taking, but that he was also missing weddings and graduations with his own family too.
It was an official business communication but with a real person behind it. It made me WANT to read it.
This is a perfect opportunity to send out an email (or two) about what you and your company are up to in these changing and increasingly virtual times.
Your clients may assume that just because you both always worked together in person, that you can’t do it virtually. Let them know how you have adapted.
Perhaps you have added or re-introduced coaching topics, programs or trainings that are relevant to the top issues people and companies are facing today. Anything to do with stress management, virtual learning, managing emotions, resiliency, team communication, personal leadership, wellness, mindfulness and creativity are hot topics right now.
My son, Nick, age 23, works for a global engineering company and is also finishing up his college degree. He just attended a company wide Zoom training on how to be professional on Zoom. That was a great opportunity that trainer hopped on! She responded to the companies that needed to educate their young professionals — reinforcing a Zoom meeting wasn’t the same as a TikTok video. That was great listening and responsiveness to the needs of her clients!
As you share your updates, make sure to add something a little personal. Give them a peek into your life, business, or how you’ve been perfecting the best sourdough bread during Covid! Before you doubt sharing something personally, look around. Have you noticed how the world has taken the word authentic to a whole new level? During a Zoom call, we want to see a picture of you with your kid coloring beside you or your dog who wants to love all over you during an important call. 
It makes you more real during this time as we are seeking what’s genuine and honest.
What is one thing professionally and personally you could let your community know about in an email update? You never know when your email will be the perfect message they needed to hear!

Remember, what you do today plants seeds in your business to bloom in 30, 60 & 90 days and even 6 months and 1 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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