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Date: 9/23/2020
Subject: September 2020 Newsletter
From: ICF Sacramento

Presidents Message

I hope that September finds you well.  We’ve endured quite a bit this year and it doesn’t seem to be over just yet.  Here we are just a couple of days away from the beginning of Fall – leaves changing color, cooler nights, shorter days – it’s really unbelievable how fast the year has gone, and some would say not fast enough.

Despite the many crises we have endured this year, it hasn’t been all bad.  The doors to change swung wide open, or perhaps some would say that they were pushed open.  And many of you walked through them to find great expectations on the other side.  Our ICF Sacramento Chapter did as well with:

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Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Events

NOTE: All meetings in the month of September & October will be virtual.  Please continue to check our website for changes.

September 23  Unlikely Grit - September Lunch & Learn For Coaches 

September 29  Coaching Mastermind and Case Analysis

Check out our calendar of events online and stay tuned as we continue to add more.

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Join us for our Unlikely Grit - September Lunch & Learn For Coaches event


Wednesday, September 23, 11:30 am - 1:15 pm

Virtual Lunch and Learn for Coaches

"Unlikely Grit" with Helen Horyza

CCEU Core Competency - 1.25, CCEU Resource - .25

Please join ICF Sacramento for our Virtual Lunch & Learn  (L&L) on September 23rd. Our lunch and learns engage us in a current theme for coaches, aimed at deepening our insights and rising to new challenges.  We are delighted to have Helen Horyza, President of Elevate Your Career Inc., as a guest speaker


 Background: It is well established that resilience is linked to positive outcomes for individuals seeking to reach goals and live up to their potential. Grit is the vehicle for success but where does grit come from? Come learn about a change model that reveals the psychological dynamics of grit manufacturing. Uncover your own source of grit and learn how to catalyze your clients toward amazing outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the dynamics and benefits of crossroads.

  • Learn the strategic steps and strategies that allow clients to make courageous changes without taking unwarranted risk.

  • Kindle your own audacious goals.

The core purpose of a L&L is to stimulate thought and exchange of knowledge, focusing on coaching and our coaching businesses.  Please contact our Program Development Director, Kim Kristenson-Lee,, with your input on discussion ideas, topics, and follow up.


Helen Horyza is an expert in the field of career development, employee development, engagement and retention. She is an accomplished trainer, motivational speaker and executive coach. Helen holds a Master of Science degree in Career Counseling from California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) and is a professionally trained coach through Coach Training International. She is a Nationally Certified Career Counselor (NCCC) and has over 20 years of experience uncovering talent and directing it to achieve extraordinary results.

Helen is comfortable inspiring audiences large and small with her authentic, approachable style. In her keynote “Unlikely Grit” speech she describes her own story of becoming a successful business owner, utilizing a change model that she has developed. It offers practical, eye opening insights on how to maximize career potential and overcome fears.




Visit our events page for more details.

WELCOME New and Renewed Members we are excited to have you be part of this journey with us!
  • Kim Nicol
  • Pedro Olivares
  • Kathy Pujat
  • Amy Shuman
  • Nadine R Smith
CONGRATULATIONS to all of our newly certified, and advance certified coaches!
  • Craig Lomax, ACC
  • Sheron Violini, ACC
  • Charmaign Lomastro, ACC
  • Terry Walling, ACC

ICF Professional Coaches Update
34,880: ICF Members
1,079: New Members Joined in August 2020
29,899: Members Renewed in 2020
ICF Credentials and Standards Update
31,480: ICF Credential-holders
891: ICF Credential applications approved in August 2020

You are a valued member of ICF Global and ICF Sacramento Charter Chapter, we're excited about what 2020 has in store for those of us who choose to rejoin ICF for another year:
  • Monthly Meetings - where you can gather (online for now), connect, learn, and earn CCEU’s.
  • Core Competency Tele-Class – where you can earn additional CCEU's and recommit to the core competencies of our profession.
  • Lunch N' Learns - where coaches come together (online for now) to exchange awesome ideas and encourage one another.
  • Local Coach Connections – where you have the opportunity to further cement and foster the relationships between coaches within our Community.
Maintain your ICF Membership by renewing your local membership here; Member Signup / Information
News from ICF Global
ICF 25Year Picture Membership Renewal

ICF Advance 2020

Registration is Open for ICF Advance 2020!


ICF Advance 2020 is your opportunity to learn from experts working at the intersection of theory and practice about cutting-edge topics impacting coaching and coaches today.  Join us as we explore the forces that influence coaching, and explore how we can leverage the work we do to change the world.  ICF Advance 2020 will take place virtually October 12–November 10, 2020.


Friday is the final day to register for the Advance Live Event with early bird pricing.  Early bird pricing is $300 USD for ICF Members and $450 USD for non-members.  This event has been approved for 22.25 Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units (14 in Core Competencies and 8.25 in Resource Development).


Visit the website to view the full list of speakers and sessions.

2020 ICF GCS


2020 ICF Global Coaching Study & COVID-19 and the Coaching Industry

The 2020 ICF Global Coaching Study is now available!


The 2020 ICF Global Coaching Study is the largest coaching industry research study in history.  It incorporates 22,457 valid survey responses from coaches and managers and leaders who are using coaching skills in 161 countries and territories.

Because the survey closed right before COVID-19 changed the world forever, the 2020 ICF Global Coaching Study represents a new benchmark for us – the last global survey of the coaching industry conducted entirely before the dramatic changes COVID-19 has made to how we live and work.


To better understand what is, in June 2020 ICF and PwC launched COVID-19 and the Coaching Industry, a snapshot survey designed to assess the impact of the pandemic on the coaching industry worldwide.  Despite a relatively brief field period (less than one month), the survey yielded more than 10,000 responses from 140 countries and territories.  It provides a timely and accurate snapshot of how the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic impacted coaches and managers and leaders who use coaching skills.


The 2020 ICF Global Coaching Study Executive Summary and the COVID-19 and the Coaching Industry Final Report are available for free for ICF Members. The 2020 ICF Global Coaching Study Final Report is available for $95 USD for ICF Members.


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