May 2, 2020 Newsletter Print

President's Report

Happy Saturday ICF Chicago!  Every week that goes by brings us a bit closer to normalcy! Hope you are well and staying safe!

First, happy International Coaching Week to the professionals dedicated to helping others grow inside and out.  There is a world that needs you. You might be asking what is International Coaching Week. 

International Coaching Week is an annual celebration of the power and impact of professional coaching. and it is coming up May 4–10, 2020, ICF Members from around the world are invited to celebrate coaching’s power to positively impact individuals, organizations, communities and the world.

Coaching is a profession that changes lives, businesses, communities and effectively, our world.  We are grateful to honor the work that you are doing as a coach and want to hear more about it.  We also want to publicly celebrate the profession of coaching. The week of May 4-10, 2020 has been delegated as International Coaching Week.  We want to showcase what you are doing, how you are changing lives and how you have been impacted by the work of coaching. 
Join ICF-Chicago on our Facebook Page to share stories, insights, tears and joyful moments about your work as a coach.  If you are doing any work in line with the COVID19, tell us about it.  We want to celebrate you and the work that you do.  Answer the question: “Why did you become a coach?”, in a one-minute video made on your phone.  Send that video to [email protected] and become a part of the story we are telling about coaches this year. 

And last but certainly not least I wanted to pass along a message from Jean-Francois Cousin:

Wednesday May 6th is the first ever 'International Coaching Day'! 🙂 May I invite all my fellow ICF coaches to offer one free coaching session on that day? To register for it, simply fill-in this form:

It takes less than 1 minute to do, and it's a simple way to help make a positive difference to our world at a time where it needs coaching so much! 🙂

I am in!  Who is with me?

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What's New


Member Action Items

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 ICF International Prism Award! For more information or to apply, please visit:

Are you interested in becoming #ICFCoachoftheWeek? Fill out this form for a chance to be highlighted on our social media pages for a full week!


With Covid-19 - What's Possible NOW For Your Coaching Business
Event Co-hosted with Invite Change
Sunday, May 10 12 pm 
Click here for more info or to register

May Business Sig
Pam Slim Presents The Power of Tiny Marketing Actions
Thursday, May 14 from 12 pm to 1 pm 
Click here for more info or to register


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