Thursday, September 01, 2016 10:00 AM (PDT) • Cutter’s Point (formerly Forza's) is located at 2209 N Pearl St #104
Monday, September 12, 2016 10:00 AM (PDT) • Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, WA 98004 Conference Room #1
Monday, September 19, 2016 6:30 PM (PDT) • Shoreline Conference Center--18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:00 PM (PDT) • Zoom
Thursday, October 06, 2016 (PDT) • Swedish Club 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Please Welcome Sharmin Banu to the ICF Board
Sharmin has joined the ICF Board and will be the Director of Social Media and Marketing. She has already done an excellent job of managing our FB and LI pages for a few years.
Sharmin is a highly regarded Career and Leadership coach. With 12 years of experience in the software industry as an Engineer and Manager, she has been coaching since 2009. Her passion is to help clients tap into their intrinsic motivation and core values, leading to deeper engagement essential for a thriving workforce in today’s world.
Sharmin writes regularly publishing her articles in the ICF blog and Personal Branding Blog sites. She is a Career and Leadership Coach at Impact Group with most of her clients coming from Boeing and Microsoft.
She presents workshops for organizations, both for-profit and non-profit, and speaks at various professional events. She holds an MS in Computer Science, a Certified Professional Coach, a PCC from International Coach Federation (ICF) and a Certification for EQ in Action, Tilt 365 and Executive Coaching with a Backbone and a Heart. She was awarded the 2015 Coach of the Year by ICF WA Chapter.
Born and raised in Bangladesh, Sharmin loves the Pacific Northwest. She lives in Kirkland WA with her husband and their young daughter.
2016 Zoom online learning programs
Growing Your Coaching Practice: Why Executive Presence Matters
Reprinted from February, 2016 Coaching World magazine
As a professional coach practitioner, establishing your credibility with prospective clients and organizational decision-makers from day one is essential. You have just a brief time to establish rapport and the basis for developing a coaching relationship. If you do this, you will consistently win business and enable your practice to thrive.
How does cultivating executive presence help you? In working with leaders we must communicate who we are and what we stand for through our words and interactions. The qualities of presence enable us to build trust, establish credibility and accelerate outcomes. Research in established theory and literature from psychology to management and leadership, communication and social action theory, as well as philosophy and ethics, enabled us to build a science based model of the qualities of leadership we can define as executive presence. We’ve learned by piloting this model with others, and then, by modeling these qualities, that we can win business and build strong relationships that sustain our practice.
By Beth L. Buelow, PCC, TheIntrovertEntrepreneur.com
The coaching partnership is largely comprised of talking; the coach asks questions, reflects,
Dear Master Coach
By Patricia Burgin, MA, MCC
I became a coach in mid-career after already being known as a subject matter expert in my sector. Now I just want to be available to coach! But many of the people and organizations who hire me know me from my first act--and they keep asking me for advice on stuff. How do I redirect them?
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2016 ICF Newsletter Publishing Schedule
by Nora Tabler, ICF Director of Communications
Newsletter is published quarterly:
First quarter: February 15, 2016
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