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Date: 4/4/2022
Subject: ICF Sacramento Newsletter - April 2022
From: Rebecca A Lachona

President's Message

Happy Spring!  ICF members have resources and opportunities to contribute in so many ways.  If you are looking for ways to get involved with our chapter, please fill out our: 
volunteer interest form.

Speaking of ways to get involved locally, I am so excited that we are starting a new event called “Coach's Cafés”.  We’ve heard our members’ feedback about wanting to connect in person.  These casual gatherings will be held every 2-3 months and are a way for coaches to gather socially.  We hope these events will provide the sense of community people have been searching for.

Rebecca Lachona and I are hosting the April café in West Sacramento.  You may recognize Rebecca as our Associate Director of Communications (and organizer of this monthly newsletter!).  In addition to her role on the board, Rebecca has enjoyed getting back into the Sacramento restaurant scene with her husband, Kevin. She likes coaching because it helps her feel deeply connected to others by supporting their personal growth and development.

Come meet fellow coaches and enthusiasts this month at any of the 3 coach’s café options. Scroll down for more information.

We hope to see you there! 

Amy Shuman, PCC

2022 Board President

ICF Sacramento Chapter

Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars
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Coach’s Cafés  


Want to build your coaching community? Join us for a Coach's Café!

Coach's Cafés are informal, in-person gatherings of coaches, meeting up in various locations, to connect throughout the month. Think of it as in person break-out rooms! 

These free events will be hosted by a member (so you won't be alone), however, you'll purchase your own food or beverage. Feel free to: bring a fellow coach, potential coach, and attend as many as you'd like. We hope to see you there!

April Café Information:

  • Wednesday, April 13th at 6-7 PM
    Hosted by Carrie Chown and Lisa Laughter at Morgan's Mill
    1059 Court St, Suite 105, Woodland, CA 95695

  • Friday, April 22nd at 11-12 AM
    Hosted by Robin and Steve Matthews at The Pour Choice
    177 Sacramento St. Auburn CA 95603

  • Wednesday, April 27th at 9-10 AM
    Hosted by Amy Shuman and Rebecca Lachona at Lenise's Cafe
    3150 Jefferson Blvd, West Sacramento, CA 95691

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Chapter Events

ICF Sacramento has a LOT of upcoming events in April and May!  We understand that you are busy professionals with full lives to live, so we encourage you to come join us for as long as you’re able. 

While chapter meetings, lunch and learns, and core competency events will continue to be held online, the NEW Coach's Cafés will be held in-person!  In addition, ICW events are now open for registration! 

Please check our calendar for the most current event information.


April 12:     April Chapter Meeting: Life Coaching Isn’t Just for Grownups

April 13:     NEW: Coach's Cafe @ 6 PM - Woodland, CA (In Person!)

April 14:     Ignite: Supervision and Best Practices Session (Ignite Coaches Only)


April 22:     NEW: Coach's Cafe @ 11 AM - Auburn, CA (In Person!)

April 27:     NEW: Coach's Cafe @ 9 AM - West Sacramento, CA (In Person!)

April 27:     April Lunch and Learn - Laser Coaching (Leann Ferry)   

April 28:     Core Competency Zoominar: 2 - Embodies a Coaching Mindset

May 10:     May Chapter Meeting: Heart-centered Event Management (Yvonne Basten)

May 19:     ICW: Explore and Understand the Coaching Profession

May 19:     Ignite: Supervision and Best Practices Session (Ignite Coaches Only)

May 20:     ICW: Coach's Cafe @ 5:30 PM - West Sacramento, CA (In Person!)

May 21:     ICW: Experience Coaching

May 25:     May Lunch and Learn

May 16:     Core Competency Zoominar: 3 - Establishes & Maintains Agreements

International Coaching Week (ICW) 


The main focus of ICW is to help expand awareness of the coaching profession, give people an opportunity to try it out, and see what it's like. Last year, people from all over the globe came to learn about and experience coaching with ICF Sacramento. This year, we would love to offer this opportunity to as many people as possible. 


In order to do this… We need your help


We are looking for coaches who love what they do and love to talk about it!  If this is you, we invite you to join one of our coaching panels on Thursday, May 19th


On Saturday, May 21st, we need as many coaches as possible to provide 15-minute laser coaching sessions.  If you haven’t laser coached much, don’t worry, we have a training coming up on Wednesday, April 27th (register here). 


If you are interested in being a panelist or providing laser coaching, register here


And just for fun, we want to hang out and get to know you at an ICW Coaches Cafe on Friday, May 20th.  All coaches are welcome to attend.  This is an opportunity to relax, enjoy the company of other coaches, and get jazzed about how amazing coaching is!  Join us between 5:30-8:30 at Drake’s the Barn in West Sacramento (RSVP here). 


Thank you for getting involved and helping to spread the word about how coaching can help us all Reimagine the Future!

Contact Katie Kanowsky, Director of Special Events, with any questions.
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Member Spotlight

Hello ICF Sacramento!  Angela Lindley, here. I recently interviewed Pam Ramirez, ACC, founder of Incline Coaching based in Tracy, California.  Click here to watch our interview and learn more about Pam’s experiences as a member of our community.

When Pam’s not working hard learning new things (as a self-proclaimed “lifelong learner”) or challenging herself, you might find her in the garden (she was a UC Master Gardener for almost 10 years), traveling the world, or dusting off her expansive PEZ collection. 

Angela Lindley, ACC

Associate Director, Membership

ICF Sacramento Chapter

Member News

WELCOME new and renewed members!

  • Paul Briley (Sacramento, CA)

  • Manasi Chopra (San Jose, CA)

  • Brooke Griffin (Oak Park, IL)

  • Kimmie James (Rio Linda, CA)

  • Elissa Kennedy (Davis, CA)

  • Nina Piezas-Jerbi (Geneva, Switzerland)

  • Sam Say-Kapp (Davis, CA)

CONGRATS new and advanced certified coaches!

  • Brigitte Macdonald, ACC

  • Bruce Barge, ACC

  • Kelli Keenan, ACC

  • Heather Sorensen, PCC

  • Victoria White, PCC

  • Elissa Kennedy, ACC

ICF Chapter & Global Membership Renewal 

Chapter members, if you missed the March 31st deadline, there is still time to renew your ICF Sacramento Chapter membership and your ICF Global membership. 

Your membership opens doors for connection, community, networking, continued learning and so much more!

  • Click here to renew your ICF Sacramento Chapter membership

  • Click here to renew your ICF Global membership 

For questions or help, please reach out to Director of Membership, Lisa Laughter.

Helpful How-To:
Member Calendar Events

Did you know that you can put your coaching-related events on the ICF Sacramento Chapter’s calendar?


Members have used this benefit to advertise information sessions or to direct people to their websites to register for paid events.  And good news, it’s super simple. 

Follow these steps:

  1. Login to the chapter website

  2. Click "Events"

  3. Click "Calendar"

  4. Click the “Add QuickEvent” button

  5. Fill out the Event Form 

  6. Click "Submit"

Your event is now on the calendar! 

We have created a few images for those who are more visual learners.


Contact Katie Kanowsky, Director of Special Events, with any questions. 


Ignite Pro Bono Coaching Update  

We are excited to share that our Ignite program has grown thanks to so many of you who are selflessly providing pro bono coaching to leaders in one or both of this year’s Ignite Projects:

  • Sac State EdD students & alumni

  • CA Partnership to End Domestic Violence staff members

Last year we had 28 coaches and 30 clients, this year we have 40+ coaches and 45+ clients! 

If you would like to join our reserve pool of coaches (in case our client numbers increase) please complete this form:
Ignite Coach Volunteer Form

More about the Ignite Initiative 

We can accomplish so much together!  Please contact Tracy Kreiss with any questions.

2022 ICF Credentialing Changes

Here is a preview of upcoming changes to ICF’s Credentialing Process.  For questions, please contact
Coleen Chandler.

  • Change in credential renewal date
    If you obtained your credential after May 2019, your credential expires three years after your award date, on the last day of the month. 

  • All COVID-19 exceptions are lifted 
    We are back to the standard requirements to obtain or upgrade a credential.  Pro bono hours are now back to 25 (ACC), 50 (PCC) and 250 (MCC) hours.

  • New ICF Credentialing Exam will replace the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA)
    The new exam includes 200 situational questions (multiple-choice answers), based on the new core competencies, to be launched in late June or early July.  Note: your application submission date will determine whether you take the new exam.

  • Application Review Time
    Due to an unprecedented surge of applications, ICF Global is taking 16-18 weeks to review applications. Please plan ahead and be patient. 
ICF Global News & Resources

ICF Coaching in Organizations (CIO)
Q&A Sessions

The ICF Coaching in Organizations team invites you to join a live Q&A session to answer your questions. 


ICF Coaching in Organizations strives to lead the global advancement of coaching in organizations, transforming the way people and teams work and thrive, to achieve results.  Learn more at one of these sessions:

Click here to explore additional learning resources for members (many are FREE), available via the CIO Community of Practice.   

ICF Global Updates

Some exciting things happened in March!

ICF Professional Coaches

54,624: ICF Members

1,655: New Members joined

ICF Credentials & Standards

41,382: ICF Credential-holders

1,337: ICF Credential applications approved

More ICF Global Resources

ICF Global has a wealth of resources available, including this curated list:

Thank You To Our Official Chapter Partners


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Sacramento, CA 95821
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