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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



How to Help Your Clients Turn Their Loss into a LAUNCH PAD

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: How to Help Your Clients Turn Their Loss into a LAUNCH PAD
When: Thursday August 7, 2014 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Who: Christina Rasmussen, Founder of Second Firsts, The Life Starters
Where: Via GoTo Webinar (link sent to registrants one day prior to presentation)
How much: $20 for members; $30 for guests

CCEUs: 1.5 (1.175 Core Competencies, .325 Resource Development)
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Christina Rasmussen is on a crusade to change the way we live after loss. As the founder of Second Firsts, Christina spends her time speaking, coaching and helping thousands of people to rebuild, reclaim and re-launch their whole lives - using the most powerful tool for personal reinvention: the human mind. This session is for anyone who has suffered a loss, whether due to death, divorce, loss, break-up, abandonment, isolation, depression and loneliness and is looking for a brand new start.

Participants will learn:
  • How to help clients Re-Enter Life after divorce and loss before they are able to tackle big goals. It is paramount to help people find their way out of the waiting room with small steps, and small goals BEFORE they leap
  • Why the power of loss can create a portal to a brand new life that was never possible before.
  • What is the POWER OF GRIEF and how it can transform the client's identity both personally and professionally.
  • Learn the ONE key ingredient (that most people skip) to immediately inspire more yes's.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • **REGISTRATION will close at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 6 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. Read More
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    August 2014 Program


    What: How to Charge and Get What You are Really Worth: 3 Practical Steps to Immediately Boost Your Coaching Fees
    When: Friday, August 15 (third Friday), 2014 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Who: Dinah Snow
    Where: Westwood Club, 6200 West Club Lane
    How much: $25 for members; $40 for guests 
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    Coaching Competencies:
    *Establishing the Coaching Agreement
    *Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client
    *Active Listening
    *Creating Awareness
    *Planning and Goal Setting

    Are you awesome at what you do yet shy away from pricing your services at a higher level? Do you charge less than what you are worth to win the client and wind up resentful, working harder – and short on cash? Are you just getting by or are you thriving?

    Don’t just settle for getting any paying client. It’s time to transform your money mindset, your fees, and your offers to finally land the clients and the income you deserve. Learn the ONE simple step you must take (that most people skip) to immediately inspire more YES’s that positions your offer as the ONLY choice, instead of any other.

    Presentation Takeaways:
    • Discover the top 5 ways entrepreneurs sabotage their earning potential so you can put a stop to it starting now
    • How to recognize if your 'Money Imprinting' is supporting or blocking you
    • The field-tested blueprint you must follow to welcome higher fees – and profits. Read More
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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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