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October 2017 Newsletter

Published on 2/27/2018

October 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

As we welcome a new season our Chapter is thrilled to announce a new member has joined our Leadership Team! Please join me in congratulating Joe Littell for his new position on the ICF Sacramento Board as Professional Development Director effective this month! Joe brings a background in event planning along with a passion for learning and coaching that will serve him well in his new role. Come meet Joe at our next monthly meeting when Coleen Chandler, PCC will help us explore our creativity as coaches, and how to bring out the creativity in our clients.

October is the month we open nominations for next year's Board of Directors. Our President-Elect, Coleen Chandler will be putting together a slate of candidates to present to the Board for the ballot. This is your opportunity to take on a leadership role with our Chapter and contribute to our wonderful community of coaches! What's in it for you? You will have the opportunity to co-create the kind of professional organization you are proud to be part of, and you get to hang out with a pretty incredible group of coaches, too! If you are interested in a role, please contact us at to submit your nomination. 

After the recent tragedy in Las Vegas, my September message outlining three coping strategies during times of distress seems especially relevant. You can read it Here

I hope to see at our October meeting!

With gratitude,

Tina R. Shaw, ACC
President, ICF Sacramento 

October Events at ICF Sacramento
Tuesday the 10th from 6:30 PM to 8:15 PM
@ Academy for Coaching Excellence in Sacramento (near Arden Mall)

Earn 1 CCEU in Core Competencies


Coaching Artists, Performers & High Achievers:
How Coaching Extremes Can Bring Your Clients Back to their Center

What is Creativity Coaching? Have you even heard of it as a coaching specialization or profession

Creativity coaching is a growing field that caters to people’s creativity, artistry and resourcefulness - skills that are more and more in demand in our competitive business world.

Join Coleen Chandler, an experienced Performance and Creativity coach, for a deep dive into the world of coaching artists, performers and high achievers. See how you can incorporate your new knowledge of Creativity coaching in your practice, and prepare to be challenged and inspired as some of your assumptions about coaching creatives may be tested.

Using case studies, you will learn:

1) What Creativity coaching is and the one non-negotiable attribute that all creativity coaches must have to be successful. Tip: this will help bring more creative spunk to your own coaching style and practice.

2) The three powerful words that coaches may shy away from and creative high achievers thrive on. How embracing these words meets your clients where they are and supports their dreams.

3) Coleen's B.E.S.T model that describes the typical coaching arc that takes the client on a healing path from despair to center. Follow this model for your right-brain dominant clients.

4) The accountability structure that works best for highly creative professionals.

By the end of this talk, you will have a better understanding of this field and how to coach creative individuals. And you will be able to incorporate that knowledge into your own coaching practice.

Coleen will be available for Q&A as time allows.

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.

Register here: RSVP      

Coleen’s Bio:

Coleen Chandler, PCC, CPCC
is an accomplished Creativity and Performance coach who helps artists, performers, creators and innovative leaders focus, strategize and execute their artistic visions and professional talents to build thriving careers and live a life of creative passion. Coleen specializes in achieving peak performance (professional and personal), the creative life, presence, confidence and overcoming stage fright to give creatives and entrepreneurs the transformative tools to become highly performing individuals.

Her clients span the globe and, no matter their nationality and art form, one thread remains constant: To flourish, a creator must create; a performer must perform; an entrepreneur must expand. Coleen’s mission is to inspire creative professionals to manifest their passion and to be financially successful while living their absolute best creative life. 

Coleen is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF), a mentor, creative business consultant, and a performing singer-songwriter. She currently serves as the President-Elect of the Sacramento Chapter of the ICF. 

To know more about Coleen, go to

SAHRA 2017 Conference 

                                ICF SACRAMENTO CHAPTER REPRESENTED

The ICF Sacramento Charter Chapter was represented at this year’s Sacramento Area Human Resource Association’s (SAHRA) 2017 Annual 2-day Conference, where over 250 of the region’s leading human resource professionals and service providers were in attendance.  We were one of 52 exhibitors at the conference and had the great opportunity to introduce others to ICF and what coaching is, as well as a chance to experience it for themselves.

We want to thank those who volunteered their time to man the booth, Dawn Karner, Tina Shaw and Melna Jones.  And, we also want to give a special thanks to April Summerford, ICF Regional Development Manager, for joining us in this effort.


Building a Coaching Culture with Millennial Leaders

Findings from ICF and HCI’s latest research collaboration, Building a Coaching Culture with Millennial Leaders, were released on September 19. The study explores how first-time people managers and emerging leaders —many of whom are Millennials—can benefit from partnering with a coach and receiving training on how to use coaching skills with their peers and teams.

Action you can take:
The final report is free for ICF Members.  
 Download it now.

The NAWBO 20th Annual Women Leader Awards Gala

NAWBOthe National Association of Women Business Owners ,will host its 20th Annual Outstanding Women Leader (OWL) Awards Gala where they will acknowledge and celebrate exemplary women leaders in the business community, paying tribute to top achievers among women entrepreneurs, corporate and government leaders who have advanced the status of entrepreneurial excellence and community leadership. This year, we are thrilled to learn that one of our own coaches, Melna Jones, has been nominated in the category of “Woman On The Way Award”.

Date: Thursday October 19th, 2017 6:00PM-9:30PM

Place: Doubletree Sacramento Ballroom

For more information and to Get Your Tickets: Click Here

New ICF Members

Welcome to Our New ICF Chapter Member...

Todd Eckbald

We want to Thank You for becoming a part of the ICF Sacramento Chapter Team!

ICF Global Credential Update

23,061: ICF Credential-holders
331: ICF Credential applications approved in September 2017

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 one important position. Give Back to the profession by serving in one of these rewarding positions!

Director at Large

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

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

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

December 12th, 2017   6:30PM - 9:00PM

ICF Sacramento Holiday Party Save The Date!

This year's celebration will be at the Mayahuel’s Coa Room, 1200 K. Street, Sacramento, CA

For Additional Information  Click Here 

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