WHW-ICF OC Partnership

Dear all

The lazy hazy crazy days of summer have turned this from my August message to my mid-August message! Profuse apologies for the delay. I hope that everyone is having a great summer and that those with kids  or grandkids are enjoying having them around. If not, back to school is just around the corner...

The biggest news is that we are proud to relaunch our pro-bono coaching program in partnership with WHW. A non-profit organization, WHW provides the unemployed and underemployed the skills and resources they need to get and keep a good job. And that's where you come in. The critical moment when someone returns to the workplace — with new challenges, new pressures, new stresses and new relationships — is exactly when they need coaching the most. We have a long tradition of ICF Orange County coaches offering pro-bono coaching to WHW clients who have successfully gained employment. More recently, we have worked with tireless volunteer Cheryl Kitchner and WHW leadership to fine-tune the program to ensure that coachees get matched to their coach as soon as possible after getting their job, with as little disruption to their changing daily schedule as possible.  We apologize for the delay to those of you who volunteered earlier in the year: you will hear from us very soon. Those who didn't volunteer then but would like to now can do so by following this link. As part of the program, coaches commit to providing 6 coaching sessions over a 3-month period. These can be done by phone, video conference of face to face.

Our next live chapter meeting is in Irvine on August 22. In addition to catching up, networking with follow coaches and those interested in the world of coaching, you will also get to meet Dr. Lola Gershfeld, PSY.D. who will follow on from her successful webinar on the Emotional Connection Process for working with challenging teams. I very much look forward to seeing you there. Full details of this and all our upcoming events are available here.

Very best regards,