July 4, 2020 Newsletter Print

President's Report

Happy Fourth of July ICF Chicago! I’m wishing you the most dazzling and exciting Fourth of July ever. Enjoy the fireworks and be safe.

We also have something to celebrate as coaches! As we celebrate ICF’s 25th anniversary in 2020, we are also pleased to celebrate another tremendous milestone for ICF. There are now 30,000 active ICF Credential-holders around the world! You are at the heart of this achievement!

The ICF Chicago Board of Directos  has extended the deadline to enter the raffle to win a Pro Coach pass from WBECS (valued at $1494) and we want to give it to one of our current members.  To enter the raffle you must complete your profile on our website (contact info and bio).  So, head to our chapter website, login with your member credentials, and update or enter a short bio and your contact information.  The benefit is twofold, first you will make it easier for those looking for coaches to find you AND you will be eligible to enter the raffle.  After you fill out your bio, simply email [email protected] and say “my profile is complete". You will automatically be entered to win!  The deadline for entry is Thursday, July 9 at 5 PM. 

Members have you voted for your new Board of Directors? Members please click here to vote.
Last, check out the message below from Sheryl Shields, ICF Chicago's Programming Director.  She is hosting a book club. It promises to be amazing!

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What's New



A Message from Sheryl Shields -
Programming Director

Coaches work with all types of clients.  Sometimes they look just like us and there's an immediate familiarity and sometimes they don’t and we struggle to bond with them. That doesn’t make you a bad coach - it just makes you human. We are all born with an innate bias towards people and communities where everyone looks like us. Our country is created like that. Due to the recent events in the news now is the perfect time to learn about how our thoughts and life experiences cause us to think and act differently around certain people. 

As coaches we know the importance of bringing our biases to light and we're going to read Bias by Jennifer Eberhardt.

We will meet on Saturdays from July 11 - Aug 8 from 9-10am CT, and read two chapters each week. During our meeting we’ll answer questions and talk about our experiences.

To check out the book or to purchase it click here Biased by Jennifer Eberhardt

If you have any questions, please mail [email protected]

It's free for members and only $25.00 for non member.

To register click here!

I look forward to discussing this book with all of you!

Sheryl Shields



#whyacoach Video - Spotlight on Michele Aikens

In the past weeks we have released the #whyacoach video  The videos that people submitted had such powerful information in them we wanted to share them all with you.  So, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting each of the people who shared a video with us. Please share them to the world so that everyone can understand the importance of coaching. 
Thank you Michele!!

Member Action Items

The nominating committe has selected the slate for the 2020 - 2021 Board of Directors. Click here to vote.

Chicago ICF is hosting a speed mentoring event on Sept 12, 2020 9am - 11am. We are looking for 20-25 people who are willing to share their knowledge in various areas from coaching specialities to business developement . The idea is that people will be in groups of 2-3 people and move between mentors every 10 minutes. This is an opportunity for them to get to ask some questions about your speciality and get to know more people in the community. If you are interested, please fill out the following application by June 28.
September 12 Application
Check out the installment payment option for the 2020 ICF Membership renewal season.  http://bit.ly/2GzAmOh

Upcoming Events

July Business Sig
Molly Gordon Presents:  Imagine That!  How to Cultivate a Coaching Practice that Fits Just Right!
Thursday, July 9 from 12 pm - 1 pm 
Click here for more info or to register
Free to Members

Biased Book Club
Led by Sheryl Shields and discussing the book Biased by Jennifer Eberhardt
Saturday, July 11 from 9 am - 10 am
Will meet every Saturday through August 8
Click here for more info or to register
Free to Members

July Chapter Program
Lynda Monk Presents: Transformational Journaling for Coaches and Our Clients
Friday, July 17 from 12 pm - 1 pm 
Click here for more info or to register
Free to members

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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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