ICF New Jersey Coach Connect - September 2020 Print

    President's Message

    Click above to hear ICF NJ President Brien Dunphy's monthly message.

    ICF NJ is pleased to announce that Willa Edgerton-Chisler will join the Board immediately in the newly created position of Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Member-at-Large.

    This new role is responsible for the development and implementation of strategies, programs and offerings that promote diversity, social equality and inclusion within the Chapter. This role will work with the Board to create a strategic vision for ICF New Jersey that embraces the diverse nature of our membership and fosters an inclusive culture.

    To learn more about Willa Edgerton-Chisler, click here.

    We are pleased to share with you that the Board of Directors has recently appointed Elias Scultori to fill the balance of the open term of President-Elect / Vice-President in 2020. We thank Elias for his willingness to step in to this role mid-year.

    To learn more about Elias Scultori, click here.

    Brien Dunphy, PCC
    2020 ICF New Jersey President
    [email protected]

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    Call for Nominations

    As the informal close of summer is upon us, we are currently seeking nominees to serve on the ICF New Jersey Board. Our call for nominations recently went out to all members. We hope you will consider taking advantage of this amazing opportunity to Give Back and Pay It Forward to your fellow coaches while you build your network of connections across ICF.

    The following positions are up for election this year:

    Communications Director
    Membership Director
    Member-At-Large – Governance and Operations

    Click on any of the names above for a description of the position. If you are interested in one of these roles or would like to nominate a fellow ICF New Jersey coach to serve, please send an email to the Nominations and Elections Committee at [email protected] by Monday, September 14, 2020.

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    Upcoming Education & Professional Development Events

    Foundations, Fall Mentor Coaching Group starts

    Developing Your Coaching Skills and Effectiveness

    Fall 2020 Group: Mondays - Sept 14; Oct 5, 12, 26; Nov 9, 23
     7:00 - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    ICF NJ is offering this Mentor Coaching program for coaches who are committed to achieving and demonstrating the levels of coaching competency and capability demanded by your desired credential level, in alignment with the ICF Core Competencies.

    Please Join Your ICF NJ Community for a CRUCIAL Discussion

    Raising Our Social Consciousness:
    What We Must Learn, Understand and Change
    About Inequities in Our Society

    September 15, 2020, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm (EDT)

    This free webinar, for which you'll earn 1.5 Resource Development CCEUs, is an opportunity for all coaches to meet within a collective, online forum (and possibly break into smaller groups), to share stories and learn from each other's lived experiences and perspectives.


    Questions? Contact Lynn Schaber at 732-822-3274 or [email protected].

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    ICF New Jersey Community Groups

    Clients can grow, and we have faith that we can grow as well. As part of this mindset, we look at mistakes or something that doesn’t work as opportunities to learn and change. My opportunity this month to change was when I realized that we really can’t use the same link for all our community groups because some of our groups wanted to form breakout groups in their sessions. I discovered that using the same link would necessitate extra monthly charges to make them hosts to get this capability…and it was just easier to go back to the ‘old way’ and let them use their own zoom links that allowed them to be hosts already.

    So…that’s exactly what we will do, starting in September! You will see different links again because some of the groups want to have the breakout group capability. Not that they will always use it, but it gives them the option. The links will be provided in our event emails that come out on Fridays. These links will also be shared by the community group leaders in their messages sent out to their groups.

    Please continue to zoom in for any or all of our wonderful ICF NJ community group meetings. Or if you haven’t tried one, check it out! They are always free to attend, and filled with tidbits of learning as well as support for each other. Come join your village of coaches!

    Mark your calendar for those upcoming ICF NJ Community Group meetings you’d like to attend (all times EDT):

    September 8 and October 13, Personal, Life, and Career, 11 am
    September 14 and October 5, Monmouth, 12 pm (NOTE: Meeting the second Monday in September instead of the first because of Labor Day)
    September 21 and October 19, Somerset/Essex/Morris County, 10 am
    September 22 and October 27, Princeton, 11 am
    October 7, Executive and Leadership, 7:30 pm (September one already happened!)

    If you would like to be added to any of the community group lists, please let me know.

    To get more information on community groups, 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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    Congratulations to Our Newly Credentialed Members

    Robin Curras, ACC Ken Jacobs, PCC
    Juanita Daly, ACC Gail Kreitzer, ACC
    Adam Feibish, ACC Carmela O'Flaherty, ACC
    Debra Hirsch, PCC Scott Snider, ACC


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    Welcome to Our New ICF New Jersey Members!


    Bergen County
    Ianthe Hernandez

    Essex County

    Hans Arnesen
    Elizabeth Moran
    Patricia Lee

    Hunterdon County

    Karen Davis
    Rachel Howard

    Mercer County

    Anne Kuhn

    Middlesex County

    Peter Accettura

    Morris County
    Janika Smit

    Somerset County
    Audrey Lloyd
    Dayanna Valenciano-Luna

    Union County
    Jennifer Milnes

    Warren County
    Jacqueline L. Idler

    Out of State
    Christopher Eng

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