May 23, 2020 Newsletter Print

President's Report

Happy Saturday ICF Chicago!!  I want to thank everyone who has joined the ICF Chicago Facebook group!  Haven't joined yet?   Click here to join.  We want to be able to share information and ideas and we would love for everyone to be a part of the conversation!

Our watch party for the launching of the ICF Chicago video #Whyacoach? was a huge sucess! A very special thank you to Michele Aikens, Danny Schuman and everyone that helped in the making of this video!  We appreciate you so much and we love showcasing the talented coaches that make ICF Chicago great! Click here to view the video.

And remember - Coaches Change Lives! #whyacoach

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What's New


Why A Coach?
As the current marketing director for ICF-Chicago, I see my role as one that promotes the profession of coaching both to the marketplace, and to coaches themselves.  In all professions there are “opportunities” for discouragement and hard questions.  My own business was greatly impacted by the onset of COVID19, and I suspect other coaching practices were as well.  Whether you are a new or seasoned coach, you may have had times when you asked, “Now, why did I become a coach?”  Today there are also unprecedented numbers of individuals and businesses grappling with their “Whys”.  Coaches are uniquely qualified to bridge the gap between “why” and “next.”  The purpose of the #whyacoach campaign is to remind coaches, businesses and individuals why a coach could be the answer to their most pressing concerns. 
I invite you to share your story of why you became a coach as part of this campaign in your social media, and on the ICF-Chicago FB Group using the hashtag #whyacoach.  Let’s answer the question of why a coach is essential now more than ever.  

Member Action Items

WBECS is hosting its 10th annual Pre-Summit! Click here for more info or to register!
Check out the tremendous video created by our Marketing team! It's our #whyacoach video.  Click here to check it out!

Join the ICF Chicago Facebook group!

Check out the installment payment option for the 2020 ICF Membership renewal season.

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

Upcoming Events

June Core Competency Call
#4 Cultivates Trust and Safety
Wednesday, June 3, from 12 pm to 1 pm
Click here for more info or to register

June Business Sig
Donna Smith Bellinger Presents Elevate Your Sales by Networking Effectively
Thursday, June 11 from 12 pm to 1 pm 
Click here for more info or to register

June Chapter Program
Amy Mercer and Laura Masters Presents M Braining
Friday, June 19 from 12 pm - 1 pm 
Click here for more info or to register

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ICF Chicago Leadership Call

ICF Chicago needs great leaders like you! Truth be told, we don't want to take up too much of your time, but we need your insight, experience and willingness to help broaden our coaching reach into both Chicagoland and the world.  (The connections are network are worth their weight in gold, too) If this sounds like you and if you are willing to join a great team, then please fill out this form and we will be in touch with you shortly.

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