Coach More, Coach Better, Coach Connected
A Conversation with Sara Smith, MCC, CPCC, Chair, ICF Professional Coaches Global Board of Directors
11:30 am to 1:15 pm, Pacific Time, November 10, 2020
CCEUs: 1 Resource Development
Please read this invitation to our final Chapter General Meeting of 2020. It is not to be missed! The theme of the discussion: Coach More, Coach Better, Coach Connected, by understanding the benefits of our association with the ICF. Our guest is a global board leader from the ICF, Sara Smith.
Did you know… the ICF has ~130 chapters, and over 40,000 members, in over 70 countries?
We are delighted that Sara Smith, Chair of the ICF Professional Coaches Global Board of Directors, has accepted our invitation to visit our chapter.
This will be a fantastic opportunity to understand more about the International Coaching Federation (ICF), its purpose, how it operates, and how it can help you succeed!!
Our event is on November 10th, 11:30 am to 1:15 pm. Sara Smith will lead an exploration of
- Why coaching is so important in these times.
- The purpose, operations, and offerings of the ICF including the benefits of membership.
- Best practices crossing her desk, as the chair of a global ICF board in a time of great change and disruption.
- How the ICF can help you, “coach more, coach better, coach connected”.
And, you will have an opportunity to ask questions, engage other participants in breakout groups, and influence our chapter to be of extraordinary impact in 2021.
If you have attended many of our events this year, we look forward to seeing you for this culmination of the year. If you have not been able to make events or if you are an ICF coach who is not a part of our chapter, this is an outstanding opportunity to reconnect.
Sara C. Smith, MCC, CPCC
Chair, ICF Professional Coaches Global Board of Directors
Sara Smith, MCC, CPCC, is a long-time coach from Fort Worth, Texas. After working for IBM for nearly 30 years, Sara now has her own coaching firm, Smith Leadership.
In 2010, she was asked to start an ICF region in the southeast United States. Sara founded the ICF Southeast Region and served as its co-leader for 6 years. During that time, she continued as a member of the ICF North Texas board in the role of chapter liaison to the region. Sara was elected to the ICF Global Board of Directors in 2017 and now serves as Chair of the new ICF Professional Coaches Global board, a family organization of the International Coaching Federation.
Sara has been a member of the ICF since 2001 and became a volunteer in the ICF North Texas chapter in 2006. She served on the chapter board for 3 years. During that time, she volunteered to establish a branch of ICF North Texas in a neighboring county to reach coaches in that part of the state. When the satellite branch was incorporated back into ICFNT 18 months later in a move that boosted chapter membership by over 30%.
Sara earned bachelor and master degrees from Texas Christian University and became a Master Certified Coach (MCC) in 2010. She is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) through the Coaches Training Institute and completed training through the Teleos Leadership Executive Coaching program. She also completed Neuroscience, Consciousness and Transformational Coaching through BeAboveLeadership and Organizational and Relationship and Systems Coaching (ORSC) training through CRR Global.
Sara has been an adjunct professor with the SMU Cox School of Business MBA program teaching Leader as Coach and also taught the fundamentals of emotional intelligence to doctoral students at two seminaries. She has worked with Division 1 college athletic coaches in the US and is author of Coach to Coach – Emotional Intelligence and Leadership for Winning Coaches. She now works primarily with executives in universities and medical schools in the US.
Sara spends her free time traveling with husband, Paul, being a doting grandmother to Birch and playing with Jake, a rescued greyhound. She is expanding her interest in music by playing the Native American flute and playing percussion in the Fort Worth City Band.