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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!

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Upcoming Events
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December's Program
Annual Holiday Social!

2014 ICF Houston Holiday Social 

Bacchus at the Elysium
2502 Dunlavy St.
Houston, TX 77006
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
(713) 529-2330

The Holiday Social for the ICF Houston Chapter members and guests will be held at Bacchus at the Elysium - Wine and Coffee Bar from 6:00-9:00 PM on Monday, December 8, 2014.
The event is free (to members and one guest) but registration is still required.

We look forward to celebrating the season and a great year for ICF Houston at Bacchus at the Elysium!


About As coaches we all want our clients to flourish and grow. We see that they often make great efforts to deal with the unavoidable challenges that occur on the path to success. Sometimes they waste energy. Sometimes they give up altogether. How can we help them through their difficulties so that they attain success with ease? Whether as coaches or clients, we all naturally encounter difficulty when we start out for whatever is important to us.  It’s called “trouble at the border.” Discover not only why this phenomenon is inevitable, but more importantly how to help clients to keep going with clarity, focus, ease and grace. Uncover ways to “normalize” this experience so that coaching takes place effortlessly, both for the coach and the client.  Here you will see some powerful principles that will help you to encourage your clients to move past their self-imposed limits into living the life they were meant to live.
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.

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Message from our President

Dear Colleagues: 

Welcome to the International Coaches Federation (ICF) Houston Chapter. The profession of coaching is expanding rapidly and the ICF Houston Chapter is leading the way by delivering innovative programs, educational events and networking opportunities for the professional coaching community and its sponsors.  Our vision is simply to be The “Go To” resource for Houston area coaches.

Our 2013-2014 Goals align with our 3 year strategic plan to:

  • Enhance the visibility of the ICF Houston Chapter and its members
  • Add incremental value to our membership, sponsors and community
  • Improve our internal processes to further enhance the ICF Houston Chapter experience
I would like to extend a warm thank you to Liz Plaster, our Past President, for all of her hard work and dedication these past two years. We all deeply appreciate her commitment of time, energy and passion to shaping the organization and her continued service to the coaching community.

We have a talented and committed board of directors along with an incredible spirit of volunteerism among our committee members that create and implement the ICF Houston Chapter experience.  I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve as President this year and look forward to helping define and deliver the resources, tools and programs that will enable you to serve your clients more effectively. If you’re not a member yet, I invite you to join us in celebrating the profession of coaching and in pursuit of coaching excellence.

Matt Williams

President, ICF Houston Chapter 2013-2014