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Date: 5/11/2022
Subject: ICF Sacramento Newsletter - May 2022
From: Rebecca A Lachona

President's Message

I am happy to highlight International Coaching Week (ICW), which is held from May 16th to the 22nd. Make sure to browse the wide range of events you can participate in (globally!).

I thought this month would also be a great time to feature our very own Director of Special Events, Katie Kanowsky.  Katie is the organizer of our chapter ICW events, as well as a frequent host at our regular programs. 

I’ve known Katie to be calm, even in the whirlwind of planning. She told me that is something she brings to her coaching as well, to help clients think more clearly, and tune into their deeper knowing. She shared with me that her favorite pastime, floating, also brings her that sense of peace. That’s right, her self-care staple is weightlessly floating in an isolation tank to tune in and self-reflect. We are so glad to have her as part of our board and local coaching community.

Speaking of our local community, I would like to plug the Coach's Café events, which began last month. These have definitely been cup-filling experiences (pardon the pun). We hope you will join a future opportunity at a time and location that is convenient for you. We will be posting more cafés on the calendar. You can also contact me directly at  if you would like to be a host for a café in your own city.


Amy Shuman, PCC

2022 Board President

ICF Sacramento Chapter

Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars

International Coaching Week (ICW) 


Coaching week is fast approaching and your invitation to ICW should be in your Inbox. Check it out!  


We need your help


On Saturday, May 21st, 10-1 pm, we need as many coaches as possible to provide 15-minute laser coaching sessions. You can volunteer for a little while or stay for the whole event. Sign up to coach here.  


Come connect and celebrate off screen and in real life! 


It has been over two years since our programs were in person and we miss seeing your smiling faces! Join us Friday, May 20th, 5:30-8:30 pm at Drake’s: the Barn in West Sacramento for appetizers and in-person conversation with fellow coaches. You can drop-in for a little while or party with us all night. Come one, come all, bring your friends; no need to be a member or have a credential. If you are a coach, we would love to connect. Come join us! (RSVP here). 


Thank you in advance 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.

May Coach

Coach’s Cafés  


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

Coach's Cafes are informal gatherings of coaches, meeting up in various locations, to connect, share challenges and celebrations, and engage in casual conversations. For May, we’ve added a virtual cafe to meet you where you are.  


Feel free to bring a friend and attend as many as you'd like. We hope to see you there!


May Cafe Information: 

Visit our calendar to view and register for the most current events.

Chapter Events

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

In addition to our usual monthly programs, be sure to register for next week’s ICW events and latest Coaches Cafes (in-person and virtual options).   

Visit our calendar to view and register for the most current events.
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Cameron Macias Member May 2022

Member Spotlight

Hello ICF Sacramento! I recently interviewed one of our newest members:
Cameron (Cam) Macias, founder of
LCL Coaching based in Fairfield, California.

Click here to watch our interview and learn more about Cam’s experiences.

As a busy National Guard member and recruiter for the State of California, Cam spends his time helping current service members and coaching clients with a smile and a sense of humor. 


If you would like to participate in a Member Spotlight interview, click here to apply. 

Carrie Chown, ACC

Director of Finance

ICF Sacramento Chapter 

Member News

WELCOME new and renewed members!

  • Anna Ammon (El Dorado Hills, CA)

  • Allyn Fernandez (Sacramento, CA)

  • Emily Nascimento (Sacramento, CA)

  • Jennifer Osborn (Carmichael, CA)

  • Sheila Riordan (El Dorado Hills, CA)

  • Kathryn Strong (Citrus Heights, CA)

  • Marika Sykora (Mountain View, CA)

  • Ruchi Warrier (Alpharetta, GA)

CONGRATS new and advanced certified coaches!

  • Michele Smith, PCC

  • Carrie Atkin, ACC

  • Juliet Moore, ACC

  • Tony Lillios, PCC

  • Sam Say-Kapp, ACC

  • Pam Ramirez, PCC

2022 ICF Credentialing Changes

ICF Global has finalized dates and information for the new ICF Credentialing Exam. Please read further for details and contact Coleen Chandler, Director of Credentialing, with any questions.

On August 1, 2022 the new ICF Credentialing Exam will replace the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA). The new exam will:

  • Feature 170 scenario-based questions with the updated Core Competencies.

  • Be administered in person or online.  

  • Require two forms of ID. 

  • Be proctored (supervised).

Please note: your application submission date will determine whether you take the new ICF Credentialing Exam or CKA.


July 27, 2022, at 8:59 p.m. (PDT) is the deadline to submit applications for current paths.


January 31, 2023 is when the CKA and current evaluation criteria will be retired.


Renewals: Those renewing their credential are not required to take the new exam.

Ignite Pro Bono Coaching Update  

Our Ignite program has grown thanks to your help providing pro bono coaching to leaders in one or both of this year’s Ignite Projects!

If you would like to join our reserve pool of coaches, please complete this form.

More about the Ignite Initiative 

Please contact
Tracy Kreiss with any questions.

ICF Global News & Resources
Credentialing Live Q&A Webinars

Our ICF Credentials and Standards team has scheduled live quarterly Q&A calls to answer all of your questions. To attend, please register using one of the links below:

Once you register, watch the video (link provided after registration). The video provides information to access the live Q&A. Find information about credentialing changes here

ICF Global Updates

Some exciting things happened in April!

ICF Professional Coaches

56,077: ICF Members

1,266: New Members Joined

ICF Credentials & Standards

42,549: ICF Credential-holders

1,199: 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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