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September 2017 Newsletter

Published on 9/11/2017

September 2017 Newsletter
Welcome to the  ICF Sacramento Chapter Newsletter

Please scroll down to view the president's message, take a peak at our speaker for the August monthly meeting and get caught up on recent ICF news.

ICF Sacramento President’s Message

I have noticed that at times these past few weeks I have been quite distracted by what is happening in the world, from floods to wildfires, to political unrest. In the midst of distressing times, it is especially important to put on our own oxygen masks first. As coaches, before we can help our clients, we need to make sure we attend to our self-care.

Here are some tactics that help my clients—and me, too.

·         Gratitude. What can I be grateful for today? It is nearly impossible to stay down when you focus on things for which you are authentically grateful.

·         Action. Whether it is donating to flood or fire victims, volunteering for a cause you believe in, or otherwise using your influence, talents or resources to help make things better, doing something allows us to stand in our power rather than helplessness.

·         Support. For me, being with other coaches helps to uplift me and inspire me to show up as my best self and to use my strengths to make a positive contribution to the world.

Spending time with the brilliant coaches in our ICF Chapter is a form of self-care for me because they teach me the great power we hold to bring love and positive change to the world, and that inspires hope for the future.

With gratitude,

Tina R. Shaw, ACC

President, ICF Sacramento 

September Events at ICF Sacramento
Tuesday the 12th from 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM
Earn 1 CCEU for Resource Development

Mary Cravets will join us in person to share her expertise
in marketing for coaches.

You love coaching, but want it to be easier to attract more clients consistently, right? This highly interactive class gives you the simplest, most effective way to generate a steady stream of high-end clients without giving up your nights and weekends. In a no-hype environment, we'll identify immediately implementable client generation tools, customized to your strengths and values. 

Applauded as "a coach approach to marketing," this method has a proven track record of helping coaches quickly generate more clients and increase their income by 50-100%.

Participants will:

  • Learn to strategically focus only on client generation activities you enjoy so you show up powerfully and consistently attract high-end clients.
  • Cut back time on marketing by 50-90%, which multiplying your results and getting your nights and weekends back. 
  • Develop a streamlined strategy so you can stop stressing about where your next client is coming from, and instead relax and focus on making a bigger impact in the lives of others. 

ICF Sacramento Charter Chapter Members and Chapter Affiliates attend Free, but please RSVP.  Guests: Please RSVP and pay guest fees of $15 via PayPal or $20.00 at the door.

Location: Academy for Coaching Excellence, 1900 Point West Way, Room 140, Sacramento, CA  95815

        Register now at:

Mary’s Bio:

Mary is a Client Generation Expert and International Speaker who works with driven, busy coaches around the world to help them fill their practices with great clients without working nights and weekends. Using her methods, the majority of her clients quickly increase their income 50-100%.

Within the coaching industry, Mary’s methods are described as a “coach approach to marketing,” and because of this, she is invited to present and teach worldwide.

Her understanding of the industry and her clients’ proven track records of success have led to invitations to participate in conversations with leaders from ACTO (Association of Coach Training Organizations), coach training school owners, and people at the corporate and leadership levels of ICF about how solve the systemic problem of coaches leaving the industry due to being unable to generate clients.

Thanks to the freedom her proven business systems afford her, Mary spends much of her time focused on family with her husband, Adam, on the beautiful central coast of California. She’s also an avid roller coaster enthusiast and a kayaking volunteer for the SeaLife Stewards wildlife protection program in Morro Bay.

To learn more about Mary, go to

And don't forget to Mark Your Calendars for these Upcoming Events!

Sept. 19th & 20th, 2017     8:00AM - 3:30PM

This year’s Sacramento Area Human Resource Association (SAHRA) Conference is fast approaching.  This is a conference that host over 250 of the region’s leading human resource professionals and service providers.  It will provide the ICF Sacramento Charter Chapter an opportunity to not only acquaint others with who we are and what coaching is about, but also will offer the opportunity to network with potential partners.  The ICF Sacramento Charter Chapter will be one of 52 exhibitors at the conference. 

This year’s conference will be held September 19-20, 2017 at the Sacramento Convention Center.   

For Additional Information  Click Here 

Oct. 10th, 2017     6:30PM - 8:15PM

How Coaching Extremes Brings Your Client Back to Their Center
, with Coleen Chandler, PCC, Coaching Artists, Performers & High Achievers

For additional information, Click Here

November 14th, 2017    11:30AM - 1:15PM

The Negativity Bias: How to Deal with Difficult Client Situation
, with Dr. Maria Nemeth, PhD, MCC

For additional information, Click Here

ICF Updates

ICF Converge 2017 was a Success! 

With more than 1,600 coaches from 60 countries in attendance, Converge17 tops as one of ICF’s best conferences to date! Between sessions, dances, the Prism Award ceremony and the Unconference, there was never a dull moment!   Visit the ICF Facebook page to see photos from the event.

How You Can Support Recovery Efforts….

Our thoughts are with everyone in Texas and on the Gulf Coast affected by Hurricane Harvey. ICF Members who wish to support the relief effort may find it helpful to consult this list of organizations published by USA Today.

Our hearts are also with the people of India, Bangladesh and Nepal, where severe rains and flooding have devastated the area. Consult this list for ways you can help.

Board of Directors
Positions Open

ICF Sacramento Accepting Applications for Vacant Board of Director Positions 

Are you interested in an opportunity to exercise your leadership muscles?  The ICF Sacramento Valley Chapter is looking to fill two key positions.  Give Back to the profession by serving in one of these rewarding positions!

rofessional Development Director

Director at Large

If you’d like to be considered, or would like more information, please email Tina Shaw, President, ICF Sacramento Chapter at