August 2018 Print


Dear members and guests,

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer! Welcome to our summer newsletter which contains some exciting opportunities for the rest of the year.

We have a full program of events and look forward to welcoming you both in person and virtually to many of them, so we can continue to grow and flourish as a community.

In this edition, we also announce the next round of pro-bono coaching and the Prism scheme which enables us to give recognition to corporate coaching programs that you are part of.

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Chapter News

A while ago, and unfortunately without any fanfare, we said goodbye to Desiree Perez as Director Programs and welcomed Vanya Koonce to that position.

Desiree sailed off into the sunset, moving on to new opportunities in the mysterious east (well, Texas) having made a huge contribution in her short time on the board.

Vanya joins us from our neighboring chapter of Los Angeles and has put together a program of webinars and live events of stunning variety that really has something for everyone.

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Community Service

We are about to launch yet another successful round of pro-bono coaching with our partners WHW, a wonderful organization which provides the unemployed and underemployed with the skills and resources they need to get and keep a good job.

This is where you come in. Here is your opportunity to use your coaching skills to excellent effect, by working with WHW's top performing clients and supporting them through the challenges and opportuninties of their newly found jobs.

We will be holding an orientation event for volunteer coaches and their clients on September 20th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

  • Program announcement and overview
  • Coach Training Overview
  • Give & Collect assessments
  • Demo Coaching Session
  • Dinner
  • Coach/Client Intro’s
  • Dessert & Wrap Up


Please contact our Project Director, Christie Cooper at [email protected] if you’d like to be a coach. 

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Prism awards

Have you been part of an organizational coaching program that’s worthy of recognition? If so, ICF-Orange County wants to hear about it!

Nominations for ICF-Orange County Prism Award will open July 30th. The ICF-Orange County Prism Award celebrates organizational coaching programs that fulfill rigorous professional standards, address key strategic goals, shape organizational culture, and yield discernible and measurable positive impacts.

As an ICF Credential-holder, you are eligible to nominate an organization for a ICF-Orange County Prism Award if you’ve participated in its coaching program as an external or internal coach practitioner.

The ICF-Orange County Prism Award program is an opportunity for organizations of all sizes and in all sectors to celebrate and share their successes with members of the coaching and business communities. Through the nomination process, practitioners and organizations are able to deepen their commitment to coaching and articulate their definition of success.

Honorees and winner will be announced at an upcoming event in December. More details to follow later.

The nomination deadline is September 30, 2018.

I invite you to learn more about the ICF-Orange County Prism, please contact me if you have any questions at all about the award or nomination process. I will be happy to assist you.

Best wishes,

Christie Cooper

[email protected]

ICF-Orange County Projects Director

CHAPTER PRISM (Co) CHAIR- open position

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