ICF Washington State
Quarterly Newsletter
July - Sept 2016

South Sound ICF WA State Satellite Meeting

Thursday, September 01, 2016 10:00 AM (PDT) • Cutter’s Point (formerly Forza's) is located at 2209 N Pearl St #104

Access Emotional Intelligence – yours and your clients

Monday, September 12, 2016 10:00 AM (PDT) • Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, WA 98004 Conference Room #1

North Seattle Satellite Meeting

Monday, September 19, 2016 6:30 PM (PDT) • Shoreline Conference Center--18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline

Masterful Secrets

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:00 PM (PDT) • Zoom

2016 ICF Washington State Fishbowl

Thursday, October 06, 2016 (PDT) • Swedish Club 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Conflict Management Coaching: The Joys and Challenges

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 12:00 PM (PDT) • Zoom Virtual Classroom


Please Welcome Sharmin Banu to the ICF Board

Sharmin has joined the ICF Board and will be the Director of Social Media and Marketing. She has already done an excellent job of managing our FB and LI pages for a few years.  

Sharmin is a highly regarded Career and Leadership coach. With 12 years of experience in the software industry as an Engineer and Manager, she has been coaching since 2009. Her passion is to help clients tap into their intrinsic motivation and core values, leading to deeper engagement essential for a thriving workforce in today’s world.

Sharmin writes regularly publishing her articles in the ICF blog and Personal Branding Blog sites.  She is a Career and Leadership Coach at Impact Group with most of her clients coming from Boeing and Microsoft.

She presents workshops for organizations, both for-profit and non-profit, and speaks at various professional events.  She holds an MS in Computer Science, a Certified Professional Coach, a PCC from International Coach Federation (ICF) and a Certification for EQ in Action, Tilt 365 and Executive Coaching with a Backbone and a Heart. She was awarded the 2015 Coach of the Year by ICF WA Chapter.

Born and raised in Bangladesh, Sharmin loves the Pacific Northwest. She lives in Kirkland WA with her husband and their young daughter.


2016 Zoom online learning programs 

*The Art of Mindfulness, Positive Psychology and Coaching
Aug 22, 2016  from 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm PST
presented by Ann Marie McKelvey, MCC

1.5 Core Competency CCEUs
Join Ann-Marie as she unpacks some of the basic teachings of coaching presence, positive psychology, and mindfulness through lecture and then does a live coaching session all followed by a Question and Answer Session. 

*Masterful Secrets
Sept 20, 2016 from 12 noon - 1:30 pm PST
presented by Marion Franklin, MS, MCC, BCC

1.5 Core Competency CCEUs
Realize the importance and impact of the first question after hearing the client’s situation. The reflection and first question after the client’s situation sets the depth for the rest of the conversation and begins to move it forward. Learn how to masterfully thread questions.

*Cinergy Conflict Management Coaching, the Cinergy Model
October 26, 2016 from 12 noon – 1:30 pm PST
presented by Cinnie Noble, JD, PCC

1.5 Core Competency CCEU
Cinnie will discuss her evidence-based CINERGY® model of conflict management coaching (also known as conflict coaching) designed to help clients optimize their ability to engage in conflict and to do so with increased confidence and competence. Cinnie will also share a coaching tool she created and her thoughts on the joys and challenges of this coaching specialty.

*Voice Dialog
December 1, 2016 from 12 noon - 1:30 pm PST
presented by BJ Levy, JD, PCC

1.5 Core Competency CCEUs
Voice Dialogue for Coaching is a discovery system that promotes exploration and acceptance of all parts of us so that we can listen to, learn about, and gain compassion for ourselves at the deepest level. Voice Dialogue brings awareness about the various ‘selves’ that our clients feel oppose each other and/or sabotage forward progress.



Growing Your Coaching Practice: Why Executive Presence Matters

Reprinted from February, 2016 Coaching World magazine

As a professional coach practitioner, establishing your credibility with prospective clients and organizational decision-makers from day one is essential. You have just a brief time to establish rapport and the basis for developing a coaching relationship. If you do this, you will consistently win business and enable your practice to thrive.

How does cultivating executive presence help you? In working with leaders we must communicate who we are and what we stand for through our words and interactions. The qualities of presence enable us to build trust, establish credibility and accelerate outcomes. Research in established theory and literature from psychology to management and leadership, communication and social action theory, as well as philosophy and ethics, enabled us to build a science based model of the qualities of leadership we can define as executive presence. We’ve learned by piloting this model with others, and then, by modeling these qualities, that we can win business and build strong relationships that sustain our practice.

Click here to read the full article.

Introverts as Clients and Coaches

By Beth L. Buelow, PCC, TheIntrovertEntrepreneur.com

The coaching partnership is largely comprised of talking; the coach asks questions, reflects,
engages in direct communication, while the client talks. Doesn’t sound very introvert friendly,
does it? It’s a wonder introverts – at least as clients – are attracted to coaching at all! After all,
introverts tend to prefer to process internally, not aloud. But as Patty reminds us in her
excellent piece, coaching might include lots of talking, but it’s even more about listening and
our capacity for silence… two very introvert friendly things.
Six years of coaching predominately introverted clients has taught me a few things, especially
about how and when to follow or break the “rules.” And of course, as an introvert myself, I’ve
noticed where my own tendencies support the coaching process or get in its way.
If you’re working with an introverted client…
You might not always know if your client is an introvert.

Click here to read the full article.


Dear Master Coach

By Patricia Burgin, MA, MCC 


Dear Master Coach:

I became a coach in mid-career after already being known as a subject matter expert in my sector. Now I just want to be available to coach! But many of the people and organizations who hire me know me from my first act--and they keep asking me for advice on stuff. How do I redirect them?

Mentor? Coach?

Dear Mentor-Coach:
I’ve noticed through my years of training and developing coaches, that many of the wise people who express interest in becoming a professional coach are like you—they’re already great at something else and they’ve usually already been called upon in life to be someone’s mentor. They come to me for coach training because they don’t want to use their SME just to consult, advise, recommend, rescue and nag. They want to learn to coach because they care about developing people.

The story of Mentor comes from...

Click here to read the full article.


2016 ICF Newsletter Publishing Schedule

by Nora Tabler, ICF Director of Communications

Newsletter is published quarterly:

First quarter: February 15, 2016
Second quarter: May 16, 2016
Third quarter: August 15, 2016
Fourth quarter: November 14, 2016

Copy Deadline:  
February 9, 2016
May 10, 2016
August 9, 2016
November 8, 2016


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