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Date: 6/13/2022
Subject: ICF Sacramento Newsletter - June 2022
From: Rebecca A Lachona

President's Message

It’s June!  This month we celebrate a successful International Coaching Week (thanks again to Katie Kanowski, Sarah Collins, and everyone who helped out!) and being at the midpoint of our board year.  

To keep us energized and focused, our ICF board is dedicating June to strategic planning. This will include a review of our chapter bylaws, led by Director-at-Large, Phil Mancini.

Phil comes to us with a unique skills set for this project, given his 25+ years in law enforcement, and public administration. Now, as a coach and trainer, Phil likes diving into strengths, values, and belief systems to find connections and set goals. He finds other people working toward their own self-empowerment is both humbling and inspiring.  

We are lucky to have Phil’s expertise in guiding this review (and his willingness to volunteer for… let’s be realnot our most glamorous project). Thank you, Phil, and our bylaws team!

Be sure to check out the rest of the newsletter for upcoming events, cafe connections, and member spotlights!  We invite you to fill out the form (below) if you’d like to be featured.

Amy Shuman, PCC (she/her/hers)

2022 Board President

ICF Sacramento Chapter

Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars

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!


June Café Information: 

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

Chapter Events

ICF Sacramento has a LOT of upcoming events in June and July (see below)!  We also understand that you are busy professionals with full lives, so please, register and come join us for as long as you’re able. 

Visit our calendar to view and register for the most current events.
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Greetings from your ICF Sacramento Board of Directors  


Thank you to all who participated in our April member surveys and interviews, to all who continually show up to our online and in person events, to those who we leaned on for help with ICW, to those who graciously donate their time and skill to coach for Ignite, and so much more! 


You are an amazing group of individuals and we are all so humbled and grateful to serve you on this 2022 board.


Wishing you all a very happy and healthy summer. Please stay safe and connected!

2022 ICF Board Retreat

Maryam Ghadiri

Member Spotlight

Hello ICF Sacramento!  I recently interviewed Maryam Ghadiri, Ph.D., ACC, founder of Golden Acorn based in Davis, California. Click here to watch our interview and learn more about Maryam.

As a busy member of our community, Maryam recently obtained her Ph.D. (YAAAAY!) and is gearing up to build her dream garden at her new home in Sebastopol. 

To participate in a Member Spotlight interview, click here to provide your information. 


Rebecca Lachona, ACC (she/her/hers)

Associate Director, Communications

ICF Sacramento Chapter


Member News

WELCOME new and renewed members!

  • Kelly Johnson

  • Penny Pearl

CONGRATS new and advanced certified coaches!

  • Carrie DeMuth, PCC

  • Anh Dang, ACC

  • Cindy Ames, ACC

  • Marsha Gordon, PCC

  • Kari Park, PCC

  • Kimmie James, ACC

  • Pamela Paspa, PCC

  • Tara Brennan, ACC

Ignite Pro Bono Coaching Update  

Thank you to the 43 chapter members who are providing pro bono coaching to 83 clients from our partner organizations: 

  • Sacramento State University’s Doctoral Program in Education 

  • The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

We are mid-way through our Sac State project and 88% of clients had never experienced coaching before, yet 94% would recommend coaching to others. Here are a few things clients have said about their coaching experiences: 


“Her approach allowed me to reflect on my self-imposed barriers and explore possible career pathways while empowering me to revisit my strengths and my why.”


“[Their] probing truly helped me to confront and address the areas I wanted to resolve.”


“She has helped me articulate priorities and consider alternatives during a key time of professional growth and development.”


We look forward to sharing more client feedback with you in July!  Please contact Tracy Kreiss with any questions.

To learn more, watch this brief video: ICF Foundation Mission - Ignite Initiative

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.

ICF Global News & Resources
ICW: Thanks from ICF Global
  • 99 Chapters engaged with ICF to host events and celebrate coaching in their respective communities.

  • ICF Chapters and Members offered 1,184 events in 28 languages.

  • More than 31,000 individuals from 166 countries and territories registered for ICW events on the event platform.

ICF CEO Magdalena Nowicka Mook and ICF Professional Coaches Vice President Steve Weiss have a special message to share with you. Watch and share the video with your chapter members.
Chapter Diversity Guide Available to Support DEIBJ Initiatives

The ICF Chapter Diversity Guide is now available. The purpose of this guide is to provide chapters with the steps to incorporate diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging or justice (DEIBJ) within their chapter to align with ICF's Diversity focus.

In August, ICF Global will launch chapter leader diversity workshops. More information about the workshops will be provided soon.

New Member Benefit Coming Soon: ICF Member Websites

Beginning in September, ICF members will be able to create a free website through a platform hosted by ICF Global. The ICF Member Websites Platform will enable members to create easy-to-build, customizable websites to promote their coaching services (free of charge).

Sign up for a Guided Tour to check out the site features and answer your questions.

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Wednesday, July 20 at 4 a.m. EDT (New York) | 4 p.m. HKT (Hong Kong)

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Thank You To Our Official Chapter Partners
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