July 23 2020 Newsletter
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ICF Georgia Announces Chapter Government Coaching Community of Practice
ICF Georgia is pleased to announce the establishment of our chapter’s Government Coaching Community of Practice. The ICF Georgia Chapter Government Community of Practice (CP) supports coaching in the government sector by providing targeted resources, professional development, and networking opportunities for internal and external coaches, and others who are interested in government coaching.
The CP is open to all levels of government (internal and external coaches) at the federal, state, and local levels. The ICF Georgia Government Community of Practice is led by a steering committee of trained coaches who similarly serve in federal, state, or local governments in GA. Non-federal coaches and others who are interested in supporting government coaching are invited to participate.
There is no formal membership for the Government CP. The Community of Practice steering committee will plan and host monthly Lunch and Learn webinars, at no cost. ICF Georgia manages the Government CP email distribution list for email announcements to recipients interested in government coaching.
Tonya Echols ICF GA 2020 President
First monthly event!
Virtual Lunch and Learn August 13, 2020, 11:45 am — 12:45 pm
Guest speaker: Tonya Echols, ICF GA President Topic: Coaching Resources and Credentialing for ICF/ICF-GA.
For more information about the monthly webinars/conference calls, or to be added to the ICF Georgia Government CP distribution list, go to the ICF GA Events page or contact Bob Weinkle, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Annual ICF Georgia Summer Book Club
Book Club Hosts: Barbara Davis & Lele Ruby
Zoom Meeting Dates (EST) Thursday, 6/11: 9:00 am – 10:15 am (Part 1, pages 1 – 38) Thursday, 6/25: 9:00 am – 10:15 am Thursday, 7/9: 9:00 am – 10:15 am Thursday, 7/23: 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Join us this summer! We’ll be meeting VIRTUALLY to discuss Dave Gray’s book, Liminal Thinking: Create the Change You Want by Changing the Way You Think.
Each week, the club will discuss specific pages and exercises. You are NOT required to read the entire book before the kick off, nor attend all sessions. Come when you can.
Don’t miss this, as the discussion promises to be rich and the material relevant to your coaching practice.
Last year’s ICF-GA Summer Book Club participants rated this event as one of their favorite of the year! Hope you can join us.
ICF SE Regional Webinar
Empowering Women Professionals to Be Exceptional with Sally Helgesen Thursday, August 13, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
How Women Rise
Women’s distinctive strengths and behaviors provide them with many advantages. Yet, the very habits that helped them early in their careers can hold them back as they seek to rise. In this webinar, Sally will draw on her work with legendary executive coach Marshall Goldsmith, to help women (and the coaches who support them) identify and address habits most likely to get in the way as they seek to move to a higher level.
This program is not just for women
Men can gain a better understanding of what can hold women back, and helping them be more informed and effective supporters of female clients and colleagues.
Using vivid real-life examples that resonate and inspire, Sally will help participants:
Identify how specific habits may hinder women as they move to a higher level.
Initiate simple behavioral changes that can smooth a woman’s path going forward.
Develop accountability strategies for changes that can benefit individuals and their organizations.
Become a more powerful resource for women seeking to rise.
Participants will come away with:
An enhanced understanding of unique strengths.
An actionable template for identifying and addressing challenges going forward.
A proven means for developing support.
Tools for enhancing visibility and connections.
CCEU’S: 1.0 Core Competency and 0.5 Resource Development.
Sally Helgesen, cited in Forbes as the world’s premier expert on women’s leadership, is a best-selling author, international speaker, and leadership coach, and ranked number 6 among the world’s top 30 leadership thinkers by Global Gurus. Sally’s recent book, How Women Rise, examines the behaviors most likely to get in the way of successful women. Within a week of publication, it became a top-seller and has been sold in 17 languages. Previous books include, The Female Advantage: Women’s Ways of Leadership, hailed as a classic in its field, and The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work, which explores how women’s strategic insights can strengthen their careers.
ICF GA Webinar
Mentor Coach Hour with Mickey Parsons Thursday, August 20, 2020, 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm EST
Learning Outcomes: Participants will experience one hour of group mentor coaching by a master certified coach and coach specific trainer (CCEU & ACSTH). Topics will center on helping practicing coaches master ICF core competencies, and leveraging coaching skills toward certification.
Mickey Parsons, has been a Master Certified Coach since 2007, and serves as Assistant Professor of Psychology at Life University in Marietta, GA. He began coaching in March of 1999 (working with over 2,000 leaders) as well as mentored, supervised, and trained over 100 coaches.
Bring your questions to this webinar! Dr. Parsons will be on hand to discuss topics such as business development for coaches, mentoring, supervision, and PCC to MCC pathway. Register for Mentor Coach
Mickey Parsons is founder of The Workplace Coach, providing executive coaching services for senior business leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs. As an executive leadership coach, Mickey draws on the principles of organizational development and coaching psychology to serve as a catalyst for clients who are ready to excel in their business and/or professional lives. He has coached thousands of leaders, from executives at Fortune 500 companies to local business owners.
Mickey’s coaching expertise is grounded in his extensive experience in employee assistance leadership, corporate education, and organizational development. He serves as Assistant Professor of Coaching Psychology at Life University, where he created and teaches in the MS Coaching Psychology track.