ICF New Jersey Coach Connect - January 2020 Print

    President's Report

    Three reasons to be excited about ICF NJ in 2020, from your new chapter President, Brien Dunphy.

    Brien Dunphy, ACC
    2020 ICF New Jersey President

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    Upcoming Education & Professional Development Events

    What is most important to you as a coach in 2020?

    • Is it growing your coaching skills?
    • Building and expanding your coaching business?
    • Do you want opportunities for personal growth?
    • Is having a community of coaches to network with important?

    You will have opportunities for all of this and more through the events being planned by the Educational and Professional Development committee. You could earn 25 Core Competencies CCEUs and 10 Resource Development CCEUs during 2020 by attending the programs already planned.

    Be sure to watch our communications as we share more of the information about these events in late January and early February.

    Our next event will take place January 28th. We hope you will join us.

    January 28th - Design Your Business: Create a 2020 Vision and Strategy (series)
    Together we are greater than the sum of our individual parts. Join fellow coach entrepreneur Sharon Lipovsky and a community of coaches who are unified in their desire to take their businesses to the next level and their willingness to support each other on the path to doing so.

    Check out this interview with Sharon about what the series will look like in 2020. This is a great course for anyone who is looking to make the leap from coaching as a side hustle or is ready to level up their existing coaching business. In short, if you are ready to make more money doing work you love, this class is for you.

    Special Offer for the Design Your Business webinar series
    ICF NJ is offering a four-month payment plan for this series. If you are interested, click on the link below to learn more:

    First event of 2020 - Great Success!
    We had a great start to 2020 with a webinar on the Updated Core Coaching Competencies. The discussion was led by Elias Scultori, PCC. There were 25 people on the call and many expressed how succinctly Elias communicated the changes. In addition, we had breakouts into virtual rooms with 2-3 people in each, which gave attendees the opportunity to discuss the topic in a small group. There was a good discussion about the evolution of the competencies.

    We will be providing a link to the webinar on our website in the next few weeks.

    Lynn Schaber
    ICF New Jersey Education and Programming Director
    [email protected]

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    ICF New Jersey Community Groups

    It’s a new year and some of our ICF NJ Community Groups have already started! I just attended our newest community group - the executive and leadership coaching one - and I am happy to say I get an ‘aha’ every time I attend a community group meeting. I love to discuss different challenges and approaches with other individuals in the coaching profession.

    I am not a big believer in ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ (especially not ones about losing weight - LOL!), but I do hope you’ll choose to affiliate with an ICF NJ community group this year, if you haven’t done so already. Each one is a great forum for learning and support.

    So what’s new this year?

    • Well, our virtual Executive and Leadership group is fairly new, but already rolling at a good pace.
    • Our Monmouth Community group just moved to a new location- it is now meeting at Bellworks, 101 Crawfords Corner Rd, Holmdel NJ 07733.
    • We may be forming another in-person group - based on interest - in Northern NJ later in the spring. Let me know if you have any interest in joining or leading this group.

    If/as there are other changes this year, we will always keep you posted.

    To get specific information on dates/times for all of the community groups (and call-in information for the virtual ones), please go to this link:

    ICF New Jersey Community Groups
    Come join us!

    Denise Yosafat
    ICF New Jersey Community Groups Director
    [email protected]

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    Welcome to Our New ICF New Jersey Members!

    Bergen County
    Darreyl Davis

    Essex County
    Jenny Fox

    Hunterdon County
    Tatjana Braune

    Mercer County
    Jennifer Kirwin

    Monmouth County
    Casey DeStefano

    Morris County
    Gail Kreitzer

    Somerset County
    Monica Orozco

    New York
    David Levine

    Enrique Luzon
    Angie Pincin


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    Congratulations to Our Newly Credentialed Members

    Stace Beirne ACC
    Tania da Costa ACC
    Anne Kuhn ACC

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    ICF Global - What's New in the Coaching World?

    Now Available: Building Strong Coaching Cultures for the Future

    Since 2014, ICF’s research collaboration with the Human Capital Institute (HCI) has benchmarked the criteria for strong coaching cultures in organizations.

    Building Strong Coaching Cultures for the Future is designed as an update to prior studies, with an emphasis on the activities associated with building a strong coaching culture; namely, program design and implementation, professional development for internal coaches and managers/leaders using coaching skills, and evaluation of coaching impact.

    The final report is free for ICF Members and $30 USD for non-members.

    Learn more and download the report here.

    Key Articles from ICF Global:

    Changing the Game
    Media Relations for Coaches: Top Insights of 2019
    The Coach’s Inner Journey to a Prosperous Practice
    Normalizing Silence: Use Your Water as a Tool

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    Follow Us on Social Media!


    Our Chapter has a new company page on LinkedIN! You can now follow us on: https://www.linkedin.com/company/icf-new-jersey-chapter/.

    You can also find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/icfnj/ and on Twitter @ICFNJ.

    And don’t forget to follow our new blog. You can find it here:

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