ICF Washington State
Quarterly Newsletter
April - June 2016


North Seattle Satellite Meeting - Monday, May 16, 2016 6:30 PM (PDT) • Shoreline Conference Center--18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline

Establishing Credibility as a Coach through Evidence-Based Strengths Strategy - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:00 PM (PDT) • Zoom Online Classroom

Inland Northwest ICF WA Satellite Meeting - Sunday, May 22, 2016 1:00 PM (PDT) • virtual meeting

South Sound ICF WA State Satellite Meeting - Thursday, June 02, 2016 10:00 AM (PDT) • Cutter’s Point (formerly Forza's) is located at 2209 N Pearl St #104

PRISM 2016 - Tues, June 14, 2016 (PDT) • Meyderbauer Center, Bellevue

Your Small Biz Test Kitchen: How to Create Purple Cow Products and Services - Wed, June 22, 2016 12:00 PM (PDT) • Zoom Webinar


Karen Fenstermacher, ICF Washington State President

Greetings on this beautiful day in May as I sit down to write to you, our esteemed ICF WA State membership!

First, I wanted to congratulate all of you who have renewed your ICF membership and thank you for your continued commitment to your association and to your profession.  ICF Global sent us a list of 503 member names as of the last week in April.  66.94 percent of the 503 had renewed as of that date.  This is great progress so far.  Please help us reach our goal of 100% renewal!!

Did you know that the week of May 16th is International Coach Week?

I wanted to highlight an awesome program developed by a group of leader coaches in one of our thriving satellites... 

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The Fourth Annual ICF Washington State Awards Gala

Our 2016 Coaching Gala was held this year at the lovely Talaris Conference Center in a “glass surrounded setting” among weeping willow trees, duck ponds and bridged pathways symbolic of our collective journeys.

We celebrated our own – the special achievements of our veteran coaches announcing Two ACES Awards and applauding recently awarded credential holders including newly minted ACCs and PCCs.  We salute their commitment to the coaching profession.  It was an evening of camaraderie, networking and fun as we recognized each other and listened to the stories of coaching.

ACES Award - Advancement of Coaching Excellence and Service.The ACES Award recognizes a coach who authentically acts, motivates and inspires excellence and commitment to achieving goals that advance the development of coaches and the coaching profession and the coaching community.

ACES Awards honorees:


Jan Berg

Patty Burgin


New ICF ACC Coaches

New PCC Coaches

During the evening the stories we shared honored individual coaches for demonstrated coaching excellence, significant and sustained client impact, and leadership in the coaching profession.  Many of the stories highlighted the ICF competencies, ethics and core values of integrity, excellence, collaboration and respect.

This evening of celebration and networking honors our work as coaches.   We honored both our success stories and the meaning and fulfillment we get from partnering with clients and one another as professional coaches.

A special thank you to all the volunteers who made this event possible!

Check out the ICF WA Lunchtime Learning Series.  Each program has a registration page on our website.  The cost is $15 for ICF WA Members and $25 for non members.

Establishing Credibility as a Coach through Evidence-Based Strengths Strategy

May 18, 2016 from 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm PST

Presented by DeAnna Murphy                        

1.5 Core Competency CCEUs

While there are many strategies available, there are few more powerful than the effective application of strengths in coaching.  “All great results come through strengths,” Peter Drucker taught—and knowing how to use strengths in coaching gives you a differentiating edge.  It accelerates client growth more profoundly as innate strengths are called forth and capitalized on in resolving challenges.

Your Small Biz Test Kitchen: How to Create Purple Cow Products and Services

June 22, 2016 from 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm PST

Presented by: Tea Silvestre                               1.5 Resource CCEUs

There is an idea that says, if you build it, they will come. Companies who produce remarkable products in a remarkable manner, get noticed.  In this class we’ll talk about a better way to develop your core offerings and signature programs.

Reflective Journaling for Coaches

July 28, 2016 from 12 noon - 1:30 pm PST

presented by Dr. Keith Webb, PCC                  

1.5 Core Competency CCEUs

Through journaling you can increase your self-awareness, spot areas for your own personal development, and increase your learning – all in order to deliver more effective coaching results for your clients.

Masterful Secrets
Sept 20, 2016 from 12 noon - 1:30 pm PST

presented by Marion Franklin, MS, MCC, BCC   

1.5 Core Competency CCEUs

Realize the importance and impact of the first question after hearing the client’s situation. The reflection and first question after the client’s situation sets the depth for the rest of the conversation and begins to move it forward. Learn how to masterfully thread questions.

Cinergy Conflict Management Coaching, the Cinergy Model

October 26, 2016 from 12 noon – 1:30m PST

Presented by Cinnie Noble, JD             

1.5 Core Competency CCEU

More details to follow….


Please Welcome Two New ICF-WA Chapter Board Members

May, 2016


Antonella Capizzi, ACC, Director of Satellites
Antonella is a Senior Leadership Development Consultant and Executive Coach whose relentless belief in individuals’ potential for growth and transformation guides her coaching practice.

Starting her leadership career in the non-profit sector, she has gained leadership and consulting experiences in Human Resources Management and Talent Development within multinationals across several markets, from biotech and medical devices companies to telecommunication, software companies, and the hospitality industry.

Antonella earned her Master Degree in Social Sciences in Italy, and a Master’s Degree in HRM in the UK, at the London MET Business School. Along with other people development certifications throughout her professional journey, Antonella has completed a Master Certificate in Coaching Competencies at a well-known ICF accredited Coaching School in Italy (Coaching&Coaching®).



Federico Vecchiarelli, ACC, Director of Chapter Events
Federico is an Executive Coach and Senior Talent Development Consultant who brings 17+ years of experience crossing sectors such as Engineering, Construction, Oil & Gas, Market Research, and Fashion & Luxury. His focus is on talent management, organizational development, learning & training, and his coaching area of expertise is executives, C-level officers and top leaders. He received coaching training in Italy, with Coaching&Coaching, and in the US with CTI. Federico has a Master in Business Administration and HR from Pavia University. He served as VP of Programming for the ICF South Florida Chapter in 2015.


The Life-Changing Magic of Launching a Minimum Viable Product

By Beth L. Buelow, PCC, TheIntrovertEntrepreneur.com

Do you have a beta course, or a draft of a draft of a new program or workshop, languishing
in your idea file? Are you stuck because it seems overwhelming? Or you haven’t figured out
how it’s all going to work, if it’s going to work? Is perfectionism threatening to sabotage a
fabulous idea?

If so, I have some good news that will help you cut through perfectionism, inertia, and attachment.

Click here to read the full article.

Changing Habits to Change Your Life: A Q & A with Gretchen Rubin reprinted from February, 2016 Coaching World magazine

Since authoring her 2009 bestseller, The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin has been leveraging research-based insights from diverse fields, such as history, the social sciences and neuroscience, to provide her audience with practical tools and tips for leading happier, healthier and more productive lives. In her latest book, Better Than Before— released in paperback late last year— Rubin explores the art and science of habit formation and provides actionable strategies for changing the bad habits that may be holding you back.

In this interview, she describes how some of the principles and strategies she outlines can help coaches better understand their clients and themselves.

Click here to read the full article.


Dear Master Coach
By Patricia Burgin, MA, MCC 


Dear Master Coach:
I’m a very social extrovert with a spotty history of tolerating silences in conversation. (The word on the street is that you are too.) We both know that silence can do a lot in a great coaching conversation. How have you learned to “wait for it?”


Hi Effusive!

I just looked up “quotes about silence” and scanned through the first page of self-help images. Interestingly, most of them intoned wisdom about silence being used as a means of correction, punishment, self-defense, withdrawal, disapproval, and general unhappiness. Along the lines of, “I don’t get mad, I get silent.” If you’re like me, you’ve experienced that kind of silence somewhere along the line. (Bad girl.)
Sheesh. And then you stroll into a coach-training course and your mentor coaches say, au contraire! silence doesn’t have to be dangerous. In fact, it can be respectful, creative and generative. That’s when your visceral preparedness for the other shoe to drop when someone gets quiet comes up for review.

Click here to read the full article.


2016 ICF Newsletter Publishing Schedule

by Nora Tabler, ICF Director of Communications

Newsletter is published quarterly:

First quarter: February 15, 2016
Second quarter: May 16, 2016
Third quarter: August 15, 2016
Fourth quarter: November 14, 2016

Copy Deadline:  
February 9, 2016
May 10, 2016
August 9, 2016
November 8, 2016


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