• ICF Georgia Chapter

July 30 2020 Newsletter

Learn about the takeaways from our ICF GA Summer Book Club!


Our ICF GA Summer Book Club was such a success. We wanted to share some of the great takeaways and let you know that we are going to continue with ICF GA Book Club in the Fall.


After reading, Practice 8/Make Sense with Stories in Liminal Thinking, by Dave Gray, ICF Georgia member, Lee, was inspired to write an article in an industry publication. The book (and the book club discussion) helped her craft the article in a more developed approach, than she would have pre-Liminal Thinking. She received warm feedback and a request to be an upcoming speaker!


ICF Georgia member, Bob, is a nuggetologist! Some of his favorite nuggets from the book:

  • Reason does not get people to act, emotion is what causes people to act.

  • If you want to understand what is going on in someone’s head, have a conversation with them.

  • If something doesn’t make sense to you, then you are missing something.

  • When stuck in a recurring pattern, try something random… just do something different.

  • The best way to promote a new or different belief is not with facts, but with a story.

  • It is not possible to change the world without changing yourself.

What are you or your client doing to accept things that you do not understand? Share with us here with #IDONTUNDERSTAND.



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.


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 Events page or contact Bob Weinkle, rweinkle@trifectacoach.com.



ICF SE Regional Webinar


Empowering Women Professionals to Be Exceptional

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.

Sally Helgesen Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST

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.

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.


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.

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.


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.



ICF Southeast Region Town Hall


UNITED: Strategies to Address Racial Bias Thursday, August 20, 2020 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm EST

The second ICF Southeast Region Town Hall on racial injustice moves the discussion forward to educate us about the realities of racial bias and to share strategies on how to address it, when encountered, in our daily lives.

Based on feedback from our first session, we have expanded to a 2-hour program that will include:

  • Defining racial bias and identifying related implicit and explicit behaviors.

  • Sharing strategies to address racial bias.

  • Experiential opportunities for attendees to engage and share.

We invite you to join us as we continue the conversation to navigate this difficult time and work together to affect positive change in our communities and the world.

This event is FREE — there are no CCEUs. Tonya Echols, President ICF Georgia Chapter, will facilitate the discussion. Akasha Saunders, Vice President ICF Caribbean, will provide strategies to address racial bias. Anik Clemens, Senior Development Manager, North America, will represent ICF Global.


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