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The Coach as a SkillPreneur - The Business Mindset and Skillset that Builds a Thriving Coaching Practice with Ed Abel
Upcoming Events...Ed Abel Webinar Rescheduled
If you registered for the webinar that was previously scheduled for May 29th, please re-register.
Why is it that some coaches thrive in this profession while others struggle? Is it luck? Are successful coaches better at coaching? Or, do they posses more certifications or better accreditation?
In this webinar presentation, you will learn how to shift your mind-set towards thinking like a savvy business owner who sells coaching services and away from the limited mindset of a coach-for-hire.
Additionally, you will learn a step-by-step process that will guide you through the most critical components of a successful SkillPreneur business and the action steps necessary to further enhance, develop, and grow your coaching practice.
Date: June 28th (last day to register is June 27th)
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Cost: $25 members/ $35 non-members
Recording: We will record the event and make it available to everyone who registers.
Speaker Bio: Ed Abel has invested more than three decades learning how to build a successful, thriving business. At age 24 with a $5,000 loan and the energy and passion of a young entrepreneur, Ed was ready to take on the world. And he did, only to emerge seven years later at the top of a $36 million organization with 585 employees.
Read more about this great event...
Save the Date...
July 11 - Webinar: Carol Courcy
Aug 08 - MD ICF Global Study
For more information on these events visit: http://www.md-icf.com/events
Get a recap on our previous events.
Board Member Spotlight...Catrese Brown
by Sharon Keys Seal
There are some things you can find out about Catrese Brown by perusing her resume: she holds a BA in Sociology and an MS in Human Resource Development; she has been a consultant on non-profit executive transition and search projects for Transition Guides for ten years; she owns her own coaching-consulting-facilitation firm, C.T. Brown & Associates; she does strategic planning and coaching through Managance Consulting & Coaching; she is a Certified Energy Leadership Practitioner.
Then there is the back story about Catrese. She was drawn to coaching after a career at Catholic Charities in training and development. Catrese saw the parallels in her role as facilitator in moving groups from one place to another to that of being a coach, who also helps individuals move their thinking and actions to new levels.
She studied coaching at the International Coach Academy. Keep an eye out for her first published research paper on group coaching, which she will send out to everyone soon.
Catrese is an Associated Certified Coach, and characterizes herself as someone who engages clients easily, and is good at hearing what they might not be saying. She enjoys helping clients who are talking around an issue to figure out exactly what that issue is. Her non-judgmental nature, and fascination with people, combine to make her someone clients can readily connect with and trust.
Catrese currently serves as Chapter Vice President, and will be President Elect in 2013, before moving into the role of President in 2014 (which will be here before we know it). Her advice to new coaches is to seek out, and learn from, the wonderful coaches in ICF MD.
Catrese appreciates the supportive, collegial environment of our chapter, and how colleagues share in their learning and expertise. She urges everyone to take advantage of the networking opportunities our chapter offers, both at and outside of chapter events.
You also won't find on her resume the fact that Catrese is a feral cat caretaker, feeding and caring for a dozen feral cats (two have taken up residence inside her home, Silkie and Spunkie). She is also a golfer of some 20 years, who finds patience to be the best virtue of a successful golfer. We are grateful to Catrese for devoting her time and energy (and patience!) to help ensure the success of our Maryland ICF chapter.
By Joy Goldman, Chair
As I prepared to write this committee update, I was thinking about the irony of "communicating what the communications committee is doing." Hopefully, you see the results of our efforts by the production of this newsletter. Each month, our committee members work "hard" at discovering exciting news about YOU and our board members; they scan the coaching literature to bring current issues forward for discussion; they serve as "johnny on the spot" in teasing you with golden nuggets from our professional development activities and our networking events; and they highlight and welcome new members. "Hard" is in quotes above as they do what they love to do which makes our work enjoyable for all!
From a measurement perspective, did you know that our page views for the month of May were up by 77%! And the average time on our site was up by close to 98%! Thanks for visiting us and keep on coming! Many thanks to Mary Ellen Waltemire, Sharon Keys Seal, Marcie Thomas and Chris Crandell for their tireless energy, passion, and creativity! I also want to extend a personal note of thanks for their tireless work and support as I dealt with a family illness.
Would you like to join in on the fun?? Our membership team is looking for fun and creative volunteers who enjoy helping to keep our members connected to the chapter and to recruit new members. Our chapter distinguishes itself by lending a personal touch to what we do. Please contact us if you'd like to hear more!
Issue of the Month...
by Chris Crandell
Advertising --- Does It Work?
We’re always looking for ways to attract new clients; this is especially so when we are just setting up our practice. We develop a website, create business Facebook and Twitter accounts, and join networking groups. Some of us consider advertising our coaching practices in various publications. But is print advertising worth the monetary investment? Have you discovered a particular type of advertising that resulted in increased business for you? What has worked…or not?
Join the conversation at: http://www.md-icf.com/forum.
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We extend a big chapter welcome to our newest members: Wanda Campbell, Amy Benaccorso and Ava Barron-Shasho. We welcome your participation in the chapter and look forward to serving you.
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