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Welcome to ICFGR!

Kathy Harman
We are a small but mighty charter chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF) whose coaches embody the creativity and energy found in our host city of Richmond, Virginia. Our mission is to be a dynamic ICF chapter known for promoting the coaching profession through increasing awareness, sharing knowledge and expertise, and empowering others to reach their full potential.

Our primary goals for 2014 are to:
- Promote coaching in Virginia
- Educate our members and support them in developing their coaching business.
- Engage members to fully support our profession and chapter

I invite you to browse our site to learn more about who we are and how we support coaches and their clients. Take a look at our upcoming events detailed below, or check out our Event Calendar to see what’s going on. We always welcome new members and guests at our monthly meetings, where you will meet the friendliest coaches in the country!

If you are looking for a coach, take a look at our
About Us section to learn more about selecting a coach. Then use our Find-a-Coach feature to locate a Richmond area coach who is just right for you. If you’re a coach, we have many resources to support you and your business. If you’re interested in becoming a coach, come talk to seasoned coaches to learn more about the profession and how to start your journey.

Join us today to become part of our friendly, open and supportive network of coaches!


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Cheers!
Kathy Harman, MCC, CCM

2014 ICFGR President


Click Here to read the July 2014 President's Message



Breaking Bias - Coaching Different Cultures/Generations, Communication with Clients


ICFGR is pleased to offer another webinar hosted by the New York chapter in our ongoing collaboration among East Coast Chapters for professional development. You register for this event just as you would any other ICFGR event.

If you attend the seminar and want to obtain CCEUs for it, email Nancy Kindervater at info@icfgr.com with the beginning and ending passwords from the webinar. Recordings will be available to those who register, but CCEUs are only provided to those who attend the live event.

What: Breaking Bias - Coaching Different Cultures/Generations, Communication with Clients
When: Wednesday September 3, 2014 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Who: Josh Davis, PhD
Where: Via GoTo Webinar (link sent to registrants one day prior to presentation)
How much: $20 for members; $30 for guests

CCEUs: 1.5 Core Competencies
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Josh Davis, PhD presents Breaking Bias. The human brain is deeply and intrinsically biased. The reality is that many biases are completely unconscious to us, yet they dramatically affect nearly every decision we make. From the individual to large teams, biased decision-making can scale to adversely impact entire organizational systems and culture. ??We know how critical sound decision-making is, and how costly a poorly made one can be, not only for us, but for our communities and organizations as well. This is why it is imperative that all leaders identify and minimize bias whenever possible. ??The question is how do we break bias, before it breaks us? ?

Three things you will learn:
• The different groups of biases
• The way bias affects decisions
• Bias mitigation techniques

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
• **REGISTRATION will close at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 2 to allow for administrative preparation to support a smooth experience for all. Please plan ahead to the best of your ability.
• Within 24 hours of the teleclass, you will receive an email from icfgr.com. Sometimes these emails go to spam folders. Please check them before emailing us for assistance.
• Upon receiving the email, you will be prompted to register with GoToWebinar and it will provide you with all of the information you need to participate in the webinar.

Biography: Dr. Josh Davis is the director of research for the NeuroLeadership Institute. His research deals with adaptive emotional state control and mind-body connections. He has received funding from the National Science Foundation, and as taught at New York University, Columbia University and Barnard College.
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September 2014 Program


What: Coaching Through Conflict: Yours and Theirs
When: Friday, September 12, 2014 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Who: Barbara Hulburt LLC
Where: Westwood Club, 6200 West Club Lane
How much: $25 for members; $40 for guests
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Coaching Competencies:
  • Coaching Presence
  • Active Listening
  • Direct Communication
  • Creating Awareness
  • Personal Development of the Coach
This session is designed to help coaches sharpen their skills in dealing with conflict. These skills are useful whether a coach is addressing a conflict that has arisen with a client or working with a client who needs tools to deal with conflict in other settings. In either situation, the foundational skill is what I describe as “listening without ego” – a way of staying present as a listener and not getting sucked into the mistaken belief that other people’s “stuff” is about you. Removing the filter of our ego (or at least pushing it out of the way for a few minutes) is what makes it possible for people to listen effectively and engage in creative problem solving. Read More
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July 2014 President's Message

Dear friends and colleagues,

Happy summer! This is a time of relaxation, vacation, joy and renewal, and it's hard to believe we are halfway through the year! Highlights for 2014 so far include our collaboration on the Capital Coaches Conference and with other ICF Chapters in the Northeast Region.

Changes in ICFGR Membership effective January 1, 2015

Going forward we will need to prepare for some changes, most notably the ICF’s decision to require every ICF chapter’s members to be members of ICF Global. While we support ICF’s decision, we want to assure that we serve as the hub of all coaching in Central Virginia. In that spirit, the board has modified the way those in the coaching community can come together under ICFGR’s banner.
  • As of January 1, 2015, we will offer an “Affiliate” designation through ICFGR, which will include anyone who wants to join ICFGR and not join ICF Global.
  • Affiliates will pay the current member rates for dues and programs and enjoy full access to online resources. They can serve as committee chairs (Programs, Communications, Outreach, and Membership)
  • Members must join ICFGR and ICF Global. They will pay the current member rates, enjoy full access to online resources and also be eligible for the following members-only benefits:
  • Listed on Find a Coach
  • Vote on chapter affairs such as new board roster
  • Serve as officers on the board (President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer)
Summary of ICFGR Community Types

Benefits

Member

Affiliate

Guest

Dues

$75

$75

N/A

Programs

$25

$25

$45

Webinars

$20

$20

$30

Be listed on Find A Coach

Yes

No

N/A

Able to vote

Yes

No

N/A

Able to serve as an officer on the board

Yes

No

N/A

Able to serve as a Committee Chair

Yes

Yes

N/A

Access to online program materials

Yes

Yes

No

Access to Member Directory

Yes

Yes

No

Access to online business resources

Yes

Yes

No


Please note that you are eligible for ICF Global membership if you have at least 60 hours of ICF-approved coach training or are enrolled in such training. ICF Global is OUR organization, a way for us support the continuing development and growth of our profession while protecting us from unnecessary regulation from outside agencies. As the profession matures, we will increasingly need ICF Global to ensure we are recognized, respected and distinguished from other helping professions. Supporting ICF Global is in our best interest as coaches in any stage of our careers.

Your board believes that this structure will allow us to continue to serve our area coaches most effectively, and we invite current members to express your thoughts on this. Please email us at info@icfgr.com with your comments.

Programming Updates

We continue with our enlightening programs. July featured Karen Conrad on establishing trust and intimacy with our clients by taking a page from the book of customer service. The energy was high!

We also offered in an interesting teleseminar given by ICF New York: Dr. Ryan M. Niemiec speaking on VIA Character Strengths. We will see more of these shared teleseminars in the coming months, as we partner with other ICF chapters to enhance the number and accessibility of our programming opportunities.

I hope you are enjoying your summer, and I am looking forward to seeing you at the August chapter meeting. Remember that the meeting will be August 15 instead of August 8! Same time of day, same place. We will be hosting Dinah Snow who will present "How to Charge and Get What You are Really Worth: 3 Practical Steps to Immediately Boost Your Coaching Fees."

Cheers!
Kathy
President, ICFGR


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