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    20 Years ICF!



ICF Celebrates 20 years of Advancing Coaching!

Since 1995, ICF has been leading the global advancement of the coaching profession in service of humanity flourishing. Join us in 2015 as we celebrate our proven legacy of excellence and look ahead to our bright future!
ICF Global is planning initiatives and events throughout 2015 to celebrate this milestone, and they've launched a dedicated 20th anniversary landing page at We encourage you to visit this page frequently to hear what people are saying about ICF's anniversary on social media and join the conversation with the hashtag #icf20.





It’s Time to Renew Your ICF Membership!


Your ICF Membership will expire on March 31, 2015. To remain an ICF Member in good standing, renewal is required annually. You can renew your ICF Membership today by visiting

ICF Members benefit from a wealth of opportunities for professional growth, networking and leadership development on the local and global levels. Renewing your ICF Membership is an investment in yourself and your coaching career.

By choosing to rejoin ICF in 2015, you’ll enjoy continued access to cutting-edge research, resources and marketing tools that help you become the best coach you can be.

As an ICF Member, you’ll also continue to enjoy the instant credibility that comes with identifying yourself as part of the world’s largest community of professionally trained coaches. Set yourself apart in a crowded marketplace: Rejoin ICF for another year.
Whether you are a Master Certified Coach or just starting your practice… whether you are an executive, life or business coach, or something in between… whether you are interested in adding coaching to your professional skill set, are simply curious about coaching, or are looking to hire a coach… ICF Houston Chapter is your best professional coaching resource!

ICF Houston Chapter is the local chapter of the International Coach Federation, the largest non-profit worldwide association of professional business and personal coaches. With more than 13,000 members in over 80 countries, and over 150 chapters in 42 countries, the ICF’s core purpose is to advance the art, science and practice of professional coaching. 

Our vibrant ICF Houston Chapter community is buzzing with programs, possibilities, and connections to help you sustain yourself, your business, and the coaching profession. If you are seeking a coach, we have resources to help you better understand coaching and help you find a professional coach from our member directory. Please join our email list to find out about upcoming programs, meetings and events. Guests are always welcome!

Join Us For Our Upcoming Events!


Upcoming Events
Click on the links here to register or see below for more info!


Upcoming Programs 

**You Must Register for These Events Separately**

This teleclass will introduce coaches to innovative strategies for partnering with clients in ways that bring out natural creativity and effectiveness.
What you can expect from this workshop:
  • Learn how to talk with clients about how to attain worthwhile goals.
  • Discover how to work with your client’s self-limiting internal dialogues so that these dialogues no longer stop them.
  • Discover a coaching tool that will show your client what is most important to them.
  • Learn specific strategies to uncover the self-limiting internal conversations and move your clients beyond their customary limits.

The core principles Dr. Nemeth teaches are based on more than thirty years of tested personal research, along with developing and leading hundreds of successful seminars and workshops. Her lectures are an outgrowth of her extensive background as a licensed clinical psychologist. She has served as a professor in the University of California (UC) system, as well as a director of clinical programs assisting alcohol and substance abuse clients. She has twenty years experience in coaching and counseling individuals and groups in state and federal agencies, profit and nonprofit corporate settings, as well as coaching and counseling individuals.

She has authored many articles and three successful books, including The Energy of Money for which she was featured on Oprah. Maria’s writing works to bring about powerful results and make significant, lasting contributions. Her newest book, Mastering Life’s Energies: Simple Steps to a Luminous Life at Work and Play, is written with the intent to make these principles widely available.

Our Members' Events – throughout ICW
Our Members' Events – throughout ICW
  Laser Sight
 April 23rd
8:00 - 10:00am
la Madeleine
Tanglewood la Madeleine (separate room)
Corner of San Felipe/Fountainview

5885 San Felipe St # 100
Houston, TX  77057 
Join us for a breakfast seminar and practicum on LASER COACHING. This is a great coaching technique to know and especially useful for anyone participating in Coaches Corner.
Two (2) CCEUs on Core Competencies
Thomas Leonard (founder of the ICF and Coach U) defined laser coaching as: "A specialized coaching technique and approach that promotes quick alignment, a rapid sense of relief, and a way of quickly unblocking someone who may have felt stuck in their way of thinking for a long time." (Thomas Leonard, 2002.)
The laser part refers to identifying the change needed quickly and getting to the core of the issue in a fast, meaningful and focused way. This technique cuts the amount of time spent with the client while giving great value.

During this practical seminar we will:
  • Learn the technique from experienced coaches and ICF Houston board members Barbara Stewart PCC and Cecilia Engquist.
  • See a live demonstration
  • Practice our skills in pairs or triads 
Cost is $15 Pre Register; $20 at the door.
Breakfast is not included in this cost, but available for purchase from la Madeleine.
We hope you can join us.

Benjamin P. Miller

Liability Protection for Coaches




Ben Miller


May 4th
6:00 - 8:30pm
Hess Club

Ben Miller is a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star (according to Texas Monthly Magazine 2014-2015). He specializes on  forming & structuring business entities (corporations, limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships, special purpose entities, non-profit corporations, joint ventures & other entities), including tax planning, liability protection. Other areas of expertise include business low, tax low, real estate and construction low. He speaks about protection of small businesses. 

Message from our President


How does one measure the pride people feel for their professional organization?  I see it when our community gathers together each month for learning, networking, and support.  I feel and experience it in the spirit of commitment, volunteerism, and collaboration that exists amongst our talented board, and committees, and members who work tirelessly to create and implement the ICF Houston Chapter experience.

There are other important signs of ICF Houston pride: each year more and more individuals explore and join our growing community of professional coaches.  Each year sponsors express growing confidence in our organization through their generous financial contributions that help support our innovative programs and exciting new initiatives.

Since 2002 ICF Houston has built a reputation as a community of purposeful professional coaches committed to making a difference - professionally and personally - through their talents, leadership, and service.

The ability to affect true change begins with a belief in the power of the individual and a vision of what can be. That is the essence of what our ICF Houston Chapter is all about. Our clients realize their full potential in partnership with our inspiring community of professional coaches as they explore their interests, develop their strengths as leaders and thinkers, and prepare for a lifetime of change and growth.  

If you are among the generations of individuals who are personally and professionally committed to constant, and never-ending growth, and are committed to helping others achieving the same, let me extend a warm welcome to our community. For those who are just learning about our ICF Houston Chapter, I hope you will enjoy exploring our Web site. We look forward to introducing you to the great qualities and people you'll find in our ICF Houston Chapter.

Aaron Kaplan
President 2014-2016
ICF Houston Charter Chapter