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Welcome to International Coach Federation, Greater Richmond!

Our member coaches embody the creativity and energy found in our host city of Richmond, Virginia. ICFGR's mission is to be a dynamic chapter known for promoting the coaching profession through increasing awareness, sharing knowledge and expertise, and empowering others to reach their full potential.

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!

All the best,

Melissa M. Lubin, PhD, ACC
2015 ICFGR President

Click Here to read the March 2015 President's Message

June 2015 Learning Intensive - Creating Awareness - From Beliefs to Insights

ICF Greater Richmond is pleased to host Vicki Escudé, MCC, for a daylong learning intensive on how we can create awareness with our clients. We selected this program format rather than a conference to allow attendees to dive into one topic relevant to all of us that emphasizes experiential learning. Vicki is a seasoned coach educator as well as an active practitioner. Grab your spot for this excellent learning opportunity!

Friday June 12, 2015
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m
Luck Stone Companies,
515 Stone Mill Drive
Manakin Sabot, VA 23103

Until May 15, 2015: Members and affiliates pay $150 and guests $175
After May 15, 2015: Members and affiliates pay $175 and guests $195
Participants receive 8 CCEUs
Lunch is included in the registration fee
Maximum attendance is 50 participants
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Creating Awareness - From Beliefs to Insights
Become comfortable moving into deeper areas with your clients for their highest personal and professional growth, inviting clients to experience greater joy, expansion and new possibilities in their lives.

In this full-day workshop, Vicki will invite us to explore what keeps your clients stuck in old patterns, how to identify and address these patterns, and when to creatively incorporate coaching strategies for best results. Coaches will have the opportunity to enhance their own personal and professional growth in this highly experiential and interactive workshop. All ICF competencies will be incorporated into this workshop.
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March 2015 President's Message

Greetings Coaching Colleagues,

Happy spring!

As we step into this vibrant season, I am buoyed by the metaphors that pop up--like golden daffodils--in my mind! Just the act of moving our clocks forward one hour—springing forward—illustrates how coaching can be a catalyst for moving forward in our life’s journey. And as any coach knows, there is nothing like an impactful coaching session to put a spring back in your step!

For those of you who trotted on down to Rigby’s Jig for our March chapter meeting—“It Takes You to Tango”—you’ll remember how Tom Davidson and his lovely wife Ellen shared with us the analogy of dancing to coaching. They demonstrated how the aspects of connection, communication and collaboration impacted their dancing partnership and encouraged us to think about how those same aspects impact the relationships we develop with our coaching clients. It was a beautiful way to envision the art and science of coaching. Thinking about the synchronicity of those two dancing together still makes me smile!

In early March, I shared the dance floor with coaches from around the world at the International Coach Federation’s Global Leaders Forum in Atlanta, GA. This was the first time that ICF Global sponsored an event to bring together leaders from every chapter for learning, discovery and engagement on a global scale. Imagine being in one room where coaches from 117 ICF chapters, representing 57 countries, were present! It was an amazing experience where my understanding and appreciation of coaching was expanded in new and profound ways. I look forward to sharing with you what I learned in July’s chapter meeting!

Until then, enjoy tip-toeing, through the tulips…


Melissa Maybury Lubin, Ph.D.
Virginia Tech Richmond Center and
Virginia Tech Hampton Roads Centers,
Newport News & Virginia Beach
Office: 804.662.7288
Mobile: 804.387.8377

February 2015 Program

Coaching Resilience
Friday, February 13, 2015
Networking 11:30-12:00
Lunch 12-12:30
Program 12:30-1:30
Hile Rutledge
Westwood Club, 6200 West Club Lane
$25 for members; $40 for guests
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Coaching Competencies:
  • Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client
  • Designing Actions
  • Planning and Goal Setting
  • Managing Progress and Accountability
  • Personal development of the Coach
  • Business Development and Marketing
Resilience is more than just endurance. True resilience is the ability to return to form or “bounce back.” The current demand and interest in the topic of resilience reflects the bombardment of stressors that so many people are feeling and the sharpness of their impact on our lives and work. Emotional Intelligence in general and the EQ-i tool in particular give us a terrific tool to build our resilience. People with effective EQ have greater resilience. Read More
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