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President's Message

Dear Friends,

I hope you are healthy and staying safe.

Continual change seems to be our new normal. Our ICF Orange County theme for 2020 is to support professional coaches to have a successful and prosperous coaching business! At a recent board meeting, we asked if this theme was still relevant and is what our members need during these challenging economic times. We unanimously agreed to stay the course and add a slight enhancement to focus not just on business development, but also human development. Therefore, our programming will reflect on how to personally thrive and adapt to this environment positioning us for success. Grow yourself, Grow your business!

With that, I’d like to share the short story behind where our 2020 theme came from.

Back in November of 2019, I was on our Mastermind call where I had to be honest if I wanted my coaching practice to be a real business or a fulfilling hobby. It was at this meeting where the theme for 2020 was birthed. I declared to take on coaching as a business and not just a hobby. We wondered how many other coaches might be in the same situation. At that same meeting, I chose to lead by example. My word of the year is to “Show Up” and I continue committed to my goal of having a successful and prosperous coaching business!

During our Thursday night community zoom meetings, we received ongoing inspiration to reach out to people and let them know that we are here for them and that coaching is needed more than ever! Well I took it a step further and joined a 30-day challenge. At the end of the 30 days, I was to partner with 1 organization and 3 individual coaching clients. By posting on social media and making at least one call a day, I can proudly say I met my challenge and exceeded my goal.

As Christopher McAuliffe said at our last chapter meeting “Go forth, Lead and Coach! The world needs YOU.

Nourishing Thoughts,
Nanor Ohanesian
ICF Orange County – President

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From the Board Room

The above picture is from our virtual Mid Year Board meeting.

International Coaching Week:

Thank you to our co-chairs for your great leadership – Rafael Durand and Doug Gfeller!

Thank you to each of the ICW committee members for volunteering your time, passion, creativity, and adaptability - Jacqui Bryant, Katherine Baer, Brenda Beckett, Gary Hickox, LaVasha Lobbins, Jenifer Philips and Lori Banks for all the social media shares. It was so much fun teaming up with each of you.

We went through many renditions of what our ICW event was to look like due to the uncertainties of our time. But we made it work by partnering with inviteCHANGE and offering 28 webinars to our community and hosting a celebration zoom party!

Virtual Chapter Community Meeting:

Our last Virtual Chapter Community Meeting was very uplifting! For me this was the best yet, but I have said that about each one. Long Beach to Florida to Orange County we were all there for each other. Our discussion focused on two questions; 1) What has Stay-at Home taught you about yourself and your business and 2) What will you change as a result of this? The responses ranged from insightful to humorous. Some of us discovered new things about ourselves, others were reminded of things they already knew but have been ignoring and some even found out they love life just the way it is and no changes are needed. However, we all found out that we love sharing our stories with other coaches! By Doug Gfeller

I would like to thank the board for volunteering their time and those who facilitated for your support to our chapter on these weekly Thursday night community meetings. I know your contribution is appreciated by our members during these challenging times.

NEW Book Club:

We would like to invite you to join the ICF Orange County Book Club!  If you are interested in joining, please sign up here. Our first book will be Positive Intelligence by Shirzad Chamine on June 11th at 6 pm via zoom meeting. Check out his website and TedxTalks.

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Calendar of Events

Join us for connection, learning, CCEUs and success!

Future Meetings

Webinar: Coaching & Technology with Vanya Koonce and Tom Marsden - The Future for CoachBots

May 19, 2020
11:00 AM PDT to 12:00 PM PDT

Zoom (message ID will be emailed the evening before event)

The Lessons from developing a CoachBot and what the future holds.

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Virtual Chapter Meeting: Selling Without Hype or Manipulation! Using the Core Competencies

May 21, 2020
6:00 PM PDT to 7:30 PM PDT

Webinar through Zoom

When you use the core competencies during the sales process, you will come from a place of integrity, genuine caring, and a deep desire to serve people. EARN 1.5 CCEU

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Live Chapter Meeting: Business Development Mastermind Part 2 with Nahid Casazza

July 16, 2020
6:00 PM PDT to 8:30 PM PDT

Hera Hub Irvine
16480 Bake Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92618

An interactive meeting that will bond people and have people who got together in the February session report back on how their buddies / groups helped them thrive.

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Webinar: The Coach’s Roadmap to Rapid Growth

September 15, 2020
11:00 AM PDT to 12:00 PM PDT

Zoom (message ID will be emailed the evening before event)

It’s zero fun to know how to coach but not have enough clients to work with. (Plus, it makes your business look more like a hobby.) That’s why this presentation is literally one you can’t afford to miss.

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Live Chapter Meeting: The Being and Doing of the Business with Michael Stratford, MCC

September 17, 2020
5:30 PM PDT to 8:30 PM PDT

Hera Hub Irvine
16480 Bake Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92618

A combo plate experience involving some stories, Q & A, and mostly experiential learning centered in what it takes to be successful in coaching for 28 years (or more and still going) 2 CCEU

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Webinar: Creating Coaching Prosperity with Adam Quiney - Part 1

September 29, 2020
11:00 AM PDT to 12:00 PM PDT

Zoom (message ID will be emailed the evening before event)

A four part series on creating prosperity as coaches. EARN 1.0 CCEU

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Webinar: Creating Coaching Prosperity with Adam Quiney - Part 2

November 03, 2020
11:00 AM PST to 12:00 PM PST

Zoom (message ID will be emailed the evening before event)

A four part series on creating prosperity as coaches. EARN 1.0 CCEU

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Webinar: Creating Coaching Prosperity with Adam Quiney - Part 3

November 10, 2020
11:00 AM PST to 12:00 PM PST

Zoom (message ID will be emailed the evening before event)

A four part series on creating prosperity as coaches. EARN 1.0 CCEU

Webinar: Creating Coaching Prosperity with Adam Quiney - Part 4

November 17, 2020
11:00 AM PST to 12:00 PM PST

Zoom (message ID will be emailed the evening before event)

A four part series on creating prosperity as coaches. EARN 1.0 CCEU

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Live Chapter Meeting: Harness Your Coaching Skills to Create Transformational Presentations and Pitches

November 19, 2020
5:30 PM PST to 8:30 PM PST

Hera Hub Irvine
16480 Bake Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92618

Alexia Vernon will show attendees how to create presentations that provide audience members with a rich coaching experience. 2 CCEU

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