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Date: 2/5/2019
Subject: February 2019 ICF Sacramento Newsletter
From: ICF Sacramento Charter Chapter


Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.

– Harvey Fierstein


"No matter what opinions others have of you, your destiny will always be in your hands. You decide what you are capable of, no one else. There is no limitation except those you create in your own mind."

Dear fellow coaches and friends of ICF Sacramento,

On January 5, 2019, the Board of Directors of ICF Sacramento held its first retreat of the year and spent many hours hashing out a plan to optimize your membership and the Chapter’s impact on the greater Sacramento region. On January 8th, the Board had the opportunity to connect with you, our members, in an exciting and interactive way.  You shared some key ideas around membership engagement, programs and sponsorships. You also asked us to build out our annual calendar as much as possible for the year so you could plan ahead.  

We are excited to say that the program calendar is updated and on our website for the year. We have also started building the 2020 calendar of events, so if you know of speakers or programs that our members may be interested in, please share that information with our Programs Director, Joe Littell, at   

Per your feedback, we are continuing with three programs introduced in 2018 - the monthly Lunch & Learns and Core Competency Calls, and the International Coaching Week. Additionally, we have initiated an additional program called Membership Engagement. 
Membership Engagement is based our the motto for the year: “Ask Not What the Chapter Can Do For You…But What You Can Do For The Chapter.” The goal is to create a culture and feeling of in-depth belonging for our members, and more involvement in our activities. Advancing in this direction, we are kicking off our Special Strengths Volunteer Drive, and Quarterly Celebration Events to celebrate new and newly-credentialed members. Location and details are in the works. Stay tuned for more information.

I am excited about the possibilities and we have a great year ahead!  WE want to continue building a community of coaches where you feel connected, supported and are thriving wherever you are in your journey!  

Michele Tevis, President
ICF Sacramento Charter Chapter

Upcoming February Events

Chapter Meeting and Speaker – February 12, 2019
Local Cafe Coaches Connection - February 20, 2019
Core Competency Call - February 21, 2019

Lunch & Learn Session – February 27, 2019
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Please join us for an exciting evening meeting. Continue networking with fellow ICF Sacramento Charter Chapter coaches and be part of our guest speaker discussion on Astonishing Results!
Earn up to 0.75 Core Competency Educational Units (CCEUs)
and 0.75 Developmental CCEUs


Giving of our Strengths
To Be
Stronger Together!
ICF Sacramento Charter Chapter
Special Strengths
Volunteer Drive
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We are all blessed with unique gifts, talents and strengths to serve our community.
We ask you to work with us in collectively making our Chapter's Special Events a great success!
If you have one of the special strengths listed here, and would like to get involved and have fun with fellow coaches,
contact Tina Shaw, Director of Special Events
Get involved! It's Fun!
Special Event Leads - Do you love taking on a leadership role? Take the lead role for a special event - coordinate with sponsors, and coordinate logistics to ensure event details are handled.
Idea Generator/Resource Guru - Do you love coming up with creative ideas? Are you a database of knowledge about resources for event planning? Share your ideas and resources with the Special Events committee to make this year’s events the best yet!

Executor/Get-R-Done Person - Are you someone who loves to get into action and get things done? Join a sub-committee and put your execution skills to good use spreading the word about the value of coaching! 

Volunteer Recruiting - Are you good at making calls or direct contact with others to learn about their skills and interests, and to  invite them to employ those skills and interests in our Special Events? We need you on our sub-committee! 

Sponsor/Donation Solicitor - Are you skilled at getting donations for a good cause? Help us make calls to businesses and organizations who may want to sponsor an event or donate door prizes.

Persuasive Writing and Marketing Skills - Do you have a natural flair for writing and persuading specific audiences? Create flyers, social media postings, etc. that will entice people to participate in our events.

Graphics/Layout Expertise - Are you creative and have an eye for creating visually attractive marketing collateral? Design advertising and communication products for our events.

Photographer - Do you have an eye for framing a good photo, finding that right angle to capture people so they look their best? Be one of our Special Events photographers. 

Event Assistant - Do you enjoy being a support person and taking care of the little details during the hustle-bustle of an event? Help coordinate all the event details, include directing others, setting up, breaking down and helping guests. 

Info Table Coordinator - Do you love meeting people and sharing information with them? Manage the information table at events, provide flyers, answer questions and direct people to where they can find answers. 

ACC, PCC or MCC Credentialed Coaches - Would you like to be one of our laser coaches providing sample individual and group coaching sessions at International Coaching Week (ICW) events? We are seeking ICF-credential coaches to display your coaching talent to potential new clients.

Web Support - Do you love technology and creating stuff in a web-based platform? Creating Events communications on our Chapter website and social media to support our events. 

Project Organization/Project Management - Are you a natural at organizing data? Maybe a wiz at Excel spreadsheets? We are looking for someone who would love to support the project management of our Special Event projects.

What are the rules
February 21, 2019 - 6:00 PM Core Competency Teleclass:
Meeting Ethical Guidelines And Professional Standards
Join us for this interactive teleclass to deepen your knowledge of the ICF Code of Conduct and keep your coaching practice in alignment with professional coaching standards.
Registration Required

Welcome New
Chapter Members


                Margaret Lorenz

Katherine Adraktas
Sylvette Wake
Laurie Cozart
Sheelakee Oatzinu


Did you know that there are many Benefits of Membership with ICF Sacramento? Check out our Members Only page, available to ICF Sacramento Members, where we can post resources available exclusively to Chapter Members. You can navigate to the Members Only page from the drop-down menu under Join Us on the menu bar at the top of the website.

If you are a Chapter Member and have an upcoming telesales, workshop, group coaching or other coaching event you would like to add to our Events Calendar, learn how here:  QuickEvents Instructions for Members

If you are not yet a member and would like to become a member,
Join Us!

ICF Credentialing

The International Coach Federation just issued the

1000th MCC credential to

Ms. Lyne Desormeaux, Psy.D.:


Credentialing Information Assistance
Per our members' request, our Chapter is working on establishing assistance for our members to better understand  ICF credentialing requirements. Stay tuned!!!


What are you doing that gets perspective clients to YES?

Join us at this month's Lunch & Learn
Facilitated by Melna Jones, ACC

FEBRUARY 27, 2019 - 11:30 AM


  • Using a Client Testimonial for Media Opportunities Without Overstepping Boundaries:
  • Are you searching for CCE opportunities to renew your ICF Credential? Here are some different places to look for opportunities:
  • Want to know how coaching can impact your organization's culture and change management initiatives? This video shares research ;://
  • Brief article on how organizations can integrate coaching and newer development tools into their cultures

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