ICF New Jersey Coach Connect - July 2020 Print

    President's Message

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

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    Upcoming Education & Professional Development Events

    "Developing your coaching business begins with YOU: A panel of successful coaches sharing their mindsets, tools, and practices"

    Date and Time: August 12, 2020, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

    Hear from four of our ICF New Jersey members on how they built a successful coaching business. The webinar will include plenty of time for Q & A.

    Watch for more information coming soon!

    Foundations, Fall Mentor Coaching Group starts

    Want to polish up your coaching skills? Looking for some mentor coaching hours to renew your ACC or PCC? Join this webinar series starting September 14th. It will include 6 90-minute webinars led by a certified mentor coach, either Elias Scultori, PCC or Marian Janes, PCC.

    Click here for more information.

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

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    ICF New Jersey Board Elections Coming Soon!

    ICF NJ Board of Directors (BOD) nominations and elections are fast approaching. Nomination to these offices are open to all ICF NJ credentialed members in good standing.

    Key board positions up for nomination are:

    • President-Elect (VP)
    • Treasurer
    • Communications
    • Membership

    Newly created committee roles open are:

    • Social Media
    • Special Projects
    • Public Relations
    • Member Onboarding
    • Sponsorships
    • Platforms and Technology
    • Volunteer management

    As our Chapter serves ~400 members, this is an excellent opportunity to give back to your coaching community, extend your network, and impact the future of our chapter.

    We invite you to learn more about the roles and time commitments, please reach out to:

    Brien Dunphy, [email protected], or Anne Spoldi, [email protected].

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    2020 Member Survey

    Thank you to all those who responded to our 2020 member survey!

    We want to share some of the results from the survey, as well as how we are leveraging your input and feedback.

    Consistent with past survey results, the top two reasons for being a member of ICF New Jersey were to be part of this professional organization and to have access to relevant educational programs.

    Our Education and Professional Development Committee continues to focus on skills development programs, as well as business development topics that can help members grow their businesses. This year we have augmented these programs with coach mentoring groups, the second of which will be held in the Fall.

    We recently created a strategy for ICF New Jersey to form strategic relationships to better serve our members. We identified four value pillars that are directly aligned to the reasons you belong to our Chapter. The value pillars are:

    1. Foster professional development,
    2. Enable business growth,
    3. Educate the public on the value and impact of coaching, and
    4. Ensure sustainability of our Chapter by strengthening coaching community networks.

    We have also created a forum for helping you to maximize your ICF and ICF New Jersey membership. This program will be offered on a quarterly basis and is recommended especially for our new members.

    You confirmed that email is your preferred method of hearing from us. As most of you use LinkedIn and Facebook in your coaching practice, be sure to join ICF New Jersey on those platforms. We’d love to have you be part of the ‘conversation.’

    We will continue to find additional ways to build on the input that we received from you through this year’s survey. Your feedback is invaluable to leading the Chapter and planning going forward.

    The 2020 ICF New Jersey Board of Directors

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    ICF New Jersey Community Groups

    I am so happy how all of our community groups have adapted to the COVID-19 crisis. We are having a lot of great conversations and gaining a lot of wisdom and support from each other. And with the racial injustices highlighted recently, even more to discuss. How are we and our clients thinking about this historic time? What are we doing? What help can we provide others as coaches to learn, grow, and transform ourselves, our clients, and our society? SO much to talk about.

    A few notables about our Community Groups:

    • Right now, we have no target date of returning to in-person meetings. However, there has been some discussion amongst some groups about beginning to think of a way to get together socially (with social distancing) for those comfortable with it. No firm plans yet, but we will certainly let you know if/when there are.

    • We are shifting one leader of our nighttime Executive and Leadership Coach Group. Marc Strano is officially stepping down after a hiatus. Thank you SO much, Marc, for all your work in leading this group in the past. We hope you will still stay involved as much as you can.

      And now, drumroll please…I’d like to introduce our new co-leader, Shefali Raina. Shefali just switched over to ICF NJ! She is an executive and career coach, a Forbes coach, an energy leadership index master practitioner, a meta coach through the Daniel Goleman EI program, and a self-described neuroscience geek! She is also ACC accredited. We feel so fortunate to have her step up to be co-leader along with Lynne Roe. WELCOME Shefali!

    • We are keeping track of attendance over the summer to see trends in meeting attendance. We’re finding out that often there is a core group of people who come regularly, along with a few drop-ins/new people. It makes for a great mix in each group. Although many of us miss the face-to-face contact that our in-person groups had, it has been easier for coaches in other areas of NJ to join meetings. This has been a great silver lining to the challenges imposed by COVID-19.

    Mark your calendar for those upcoming ICF NJ community group meetings you’d like to attend:

    July 6, Monmouth, 12pm
    July 14, Personal, Life, and Career, 11am
    July 20, Somerset/Essex/Morris County, 10am
    July 28, Princeton, 11am
    August 5, Executive and Leadership, 7:30-8:30pm (NOTE: New after dinner time!)

    You can find the zoom links for all of our upcoming virtual group meetings in the weekly ICF NJ event emails. The leaders of the groups also send out the links to those who have previously attended their groups. If you would like to be added to any of the community group lists, please let me know.

    And as always, please let me know if you have any interest in forming another community group (Northern NJ? Southern NJ? Western NJ? Topical?). If I hear enough interest along with someone who steps up to lead, we will target a new group to accommodate. We are always focused on how to best meet the needs of our members.

    To get information on dates/times for all of the 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

    Carrie Clark, ACC
    Eileen Cleary, ACC
    Jo Colontonio, PCC
    Janet Loesbreg, ACC
    Amanda Patrick, ACC
    Cheryl Young, ACC

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    Welcome to Our New ICF New Jersey Members!

    Atlantic County
    Brian Roberts

    Camden County
    Shelly Smith

    Essex County
    Lauren Micchelli

    Hunterdon County
    Karen Basmagy

    Mercer County
    Antonia Lewis

    Passaic County
    Adam Feibish
    Middlesex County
    Jack Levitt
    Snehal Singh

    Morris County
    Charlene Braverman
    Ryan Goodrich
    Deborah Ryysylainen

    Somerset County
    Janet Loesberg

    Out of State
    Juliane Corman (NY)
    Mark Magerman (PA)

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    Membership Renewal

    ICF Membership Renewal Deadline Approaching + Global Installment Payments Added

    If you were unable to renew your ICF Membership by June 30, you have a two-month grace period. If you are unable to renew by August 31, 2020, you will lose access to your Member Benefits on that date.

    Renew Now

    Note: If you have already renewed or joined as a new member in 2020, your ICF Membership will not expire until March 31, 2021.


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