ICF ~ Chicago Chapter

ICF Chicago Chapter Meeting

Area coaches gathering for an ICF-Chicago monthly program meeting.

New President Debbie Leoni and new board member, Membership Director, Lou Ness planning for 2018.

Greetings Members of ICF Chicago and welcome to the ICF 2018 Membership Renewal Event, which began February 6th and runs through March 31.  My name is Lou Ness I was recently elected to the ICF-Chicago board as the Director of Membership. As with all things new, I am discovering my way around the Chicago chapter and finding my feet as a board member. It’s very exciting. I have several charges, the first is to lead the Renewal Season for ICF. Yes, it is that time again when we step up and renew our membership in the International Coaching Federation (ICF.)

The new 2018 Board of Directors is committed to strengthening the Chicago Chapter and engaging with our members. During the 2018 Membership all board directors will  be calling you – the members. Out intention is to encourage renewals, and to also give you the membership the opportunity to speak with a person dedicated to the governing body of the Chicago Chapter. The membership calls are designed to achieve the following two goals – (1) Assist Chicago members in renewal and (2) Collecting information to help grow membership engagement and expand and utilize programs strengthening Chicago Coaches, the Chicago Coaching Community and build a community that will transform our region.

You will asked to answer the following four questions:

  1. What about the Chicago ICF Chapter has worked for you?
  2.  What has not worked for you?
  3.  What one thing  could we the ICFC Board do to make a difference for you as a Coach?
  4.  Would you be interested in working on an ICFC project or join a committee?

The call will take no more the 15 minutes. Your responses will be the foundation for strengthening the coaching community in Chicago and the ICF Chapter. Of course you are always at choice and your choice will be respected.

Thank you for partnering with the ICF – Chicago board in this effort.

Important – When you click on renew, make sure you add that you are in the Chicago Chapter – very important. ICF Chicago receives a rebate for each renewal and the the funds support programming that is affordable to everyone.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Thank you for your membership in ICF-CHicago

Lou Ness

Director of Membership

ICF-CHicago Board of Directors

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Peter James, President-Elect, Arika Clark, Director of Programs, Lisa Kaplin April Chapter Event Speaker , Debbie Leoni, ICF President & Catherine Moylan Mini

Carrie Spaulding, March Chapter Event Speaker & Debbie Leoni, ICF Chicago President


March Chapter Event Demonstration

Welcome New Board Members Deborah Gray-Young & Wynne Lacey


Are you interested in presenting a program to International Coaching Federation (ICF) Chicago chapter?


Are you interested in presenting a program to International Coaching Federation (ICF) Chicago chapter? Click on the link, complete the RFP (request for proposal) and submit.


2017 ICF Request for Program Proposal

ICF Chicago provides powerful programs that help coaches increase skills with coaching techniques, business development, building clientele, and/or networking. Presentations vary from 1 to 3 hours in length. Programs are most often held the third Monday of each month as a dinner starting with networking at the DePaul University (O’Hare Campus) 8770 W. Bryn Mawr Triangle Plaza Building (2nd Floor) Chicago, IL 60631.

The conclusion time for the program is dependent upon its length. The option of conducting a program on an alternate day, time and duration does exist.

Questions? Please contact Arika Clark at arikaclark@icf-chicago.org or Debbie Leoni at debbieleoni@icf-chicago.org. You are invited to forward this to your favorite qualified speakers, trainers and coaches.

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