In early September, Vice President Anu were at the orientation session of the UW Bothell MBA class to launch the fall coaching program. Only a year ago this was merely a dream, an audacious idea and now here we are bringing ICF closer to the business community one strategic relationship at a time.
Our intention has come down to one simple word –Relationships!
With whom? Internally with our members and externally with the business community, the consumers of coaching.
Why? Promoting ICF/coaching so that consumers are more aware of coaching. Providing support for professional excellence for the members.
How? This is how we manifested our intention during this last quarter (July-Sept)
-Completed the MBA coaching program pilot with University of Washington Bothell Business School with very high notes. Ten of our coaches coached total 14 MBA students. Launched phase 2 in Sept. Total 24 coaches will provide coaching to the entire class.
-Wrapped up our very first Ignite Project. Our members provided pro-bono coaching for the leaders of two local non-profit organizations. One of the leaders sent us this testimonial: " (through coaching)...I found the happiness I sought. I am on a journey now of new discovery and have renewed confidence.͟"
-Showcased coaching at a premier business event in Seattle, GeekWire Summit. 18 members have worked relentlessly for three months for this. We wrote an article, hosted a trade show booth and provided 25-min coaching to 82 attendees in two days.
Supporting Professional Excellence
-For the very first time delivered this webinar - Pathway to Credentialing: From Daunting to Do-able. A panel of mentor coaches discussed ways coaches can make strides in the credentialing process.
-Planning an in-person event on Nov 10, Autumn Renewal: Connections That Inspire. This event is organically co-created by the five satellites in our chapter. It is a testimony of how creative we become when we tap into our collective resourcefulness.
-Provided total 16 virtual and satellite events (July-Sept).
Leadership Beyond Washington
We are regularly in conversation with other chapter leaders, specifically those in the North America Western Region (Canada and US) to learn and to collaborate. ICF Leaders in Arizona are learning from our satellite model as they are in the process of creating a One Arizona chapter by consolidating multiple city-based chapters in Arizona.
This week I was having a conversation with the past president of the New York Chapter. She was quite intrigued by our coaching promotion initiatives.
Checkout our website, join the social media outlets on Linked In(page), Facebook (interactive group),Facebook page and/or Twitter. Bring your ideas for promoting coaching at a scale. Let’s create a splash in the market place and hence create more business opportunities for our member coaches. Stay tuned for the call for volunteers. Join hands in our I-to-We mission.
-Sharmin Banu, MS, PCC
President ICF Washington
Dear Master Coach
AUTUMN RENEWAL: CONNECTIONS THAT INSPIRE
You are invited to an engaging, live event in Seattle on November 10-Autumn Renewal: Connections That Inspire. Brought to you by the five satellites of Washington State ICF, you will be treated to a fishbowl coaching experience with mentor coaches, breakout sessions with several speakers who will inspire your creative instincts, and a special approach to networking that will help us build a community that is aware of each other’s unique skills, preparing us to expand our work outside the familiar boxes.
The event will take place on the beautiful grounds of the Talaris Conference Center in Seattle on Nov 10, 10 - 3PM, lunch included. Help us build community among the members of our satellites, mark your calendars and spread the word to others in your circle of professionals. More details to follow.
ICF Booth and Coaching Sessions at The GeekWire Summit
Our team attended the GeekWire 2018 Summit on Oct 1-3 at the Seattle Sheraton. We presented a trade show booth and provided a total of 82 coaching sessions to the attendees. It was a huge success! We exceeded our goal by 36%. The coachees loved the sessions and got real value in 20-25 minutes. The project started in June. The team created this content-rich page and wrote this article to attract the delegates.
We had a total of 18 people in our team - Aidan Waine, Anu Arora, Janet Harvey, Janet Williams Hepler, Janis Machala, John Brewer, Julie Lynn Hankes, Kelly Holm, Kendra Redman (ICF Global Rep), Kristiina Hiukka, Lori Dye, Margo Myers, Mate Rivera-Uribe, Micheline Germanos, Miryam Chavarria Romero, Samia Kornweibel, Sharmin Banu and Stacy Duhon. Here is a message to the team from John Brewer, our project lead -
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