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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

Competent to the Core: Mastering the ICF Core Competencies

ICFGR is pleased to offer this monthly series of eleven Teleclasses hosted by the Philadelphia Chapter of ICF throughout 2015. The goal of this series is to raise your awareness of the practical benefits of actively weaving the core competencies into each and every client meeting. A unique coaching model will be presented that clearly demonstrates the ease with which all the core competencies can effortlessly flow throughout every coaching conversation. You'll learn to incorporate best practices so that you can be the masterful coach you want to be. You can attend individual classes scheduled for the first Monday of each month except February (first Tuesday),August (no class) and September (second Monday). Find out more about the topics and the presenter, Lynn Meinke, PCC. Registration available for each Teleclass.

Register Now for Monday, April 6, 2015 Competency #4: Coaching Presence
7-8:15 PM
Coaching begins with you! What gifts, skills and talents do you bring to coaching? You are the container of the coaching process! How does that show-up when you are coaching? Read More

April 2015 Program

“What I Know Now (that I Wish I Knew Then)” Panel Discussion
Friday, April 10, 2015
Networking 11:30-12:00
Lunch 12-12:30
Program 12:30-1:30
Westwood Club, 6200 West Club Lane
Registration Fee by April 6: $25 for members; $40 for guests
*Registration Fee after April 6: $30 for members; $45 for guests
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(*Our venue for chapter meetings, Westwood Club, is enforcing a surcharge for those participants that do not register 72 hours in advance. Although we will continue to accept last minute registrations, we will be charging a higher rate ($5) to cover the cost of that surcharge.)

  • Rick Albee, PCC, a seasoned career and executive coach who founded Hiller Avenue Partners, LLC, and provides career coaching as a part-time associate for Lee Hecht Harrison
  • Estelle Brodeur, ACC, a Duke Certified Integrative Health Coach who’s coaching practice incorporates health, wellness, life and career
  • Alix Miller, PCC, a veteran educator and trainer who launched Avancer Coaching in 2004 to provide life, leadership and career coaching
  • Helena Nyman, MCC, who has attracted clients from more than 45 countries as the president of Nyman Consulting International and founder and president of the Executive Center of Excellence
Coaching Competency:
• Business Development and Marketing

“There are no regrets in life, just lessons.” – Jennifer Aniston, actor. Business development and marketing are at the forefront of most coaches’ minds, so who better to share valuable lessons than other successful coaches? This interactive panel – moderated by ICFGR Program Co-chair Marcelle Fowler – will take attendees’ questions and discuss business development concerns raised in the recent ICFGR member survey. Our panelists will draw upon their diverse paths, backgrounds and areas of expertise to offer practical views on what has worked for them – and may help you – as you contemplate your own path to growth in your coaching career. Read More
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May 2015 Program

2015 Coaching Practicum
Plum Cluverius, Facilitator
*Monday, May 4, 2015 *1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (*date/time change)
Westwood Club, 6200 West Club Lane
Registration Fee: $25 for members; $40 for guests
This program offers 3 CCEUs.
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Coaching Competencies:
  • Establishing agreement
  • Establishing trust and intimacy
  • Coaching presence
  • Active listening
  • Powerful questioning
  • Direct communication
  • Creating awareness
  • Designing actions
Great coaches are always looking for ways to improve. This is a chance to hear from fellow coaches when you just hit one out of the park or consider alternate coaching moves that could be more effective in a specific situation. The chapter heard great feedback from the coaching practicum last December, so we decided to offer it again this May.

The 2015 Coaching Practicum is an opportunity to learn by doing. You’ll observe and debrief coaching demonstrations, coach a client and receive feedback from peers in the safety of a small group, and you’ll be coached. Read More 
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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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