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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!


March's Programs

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.

Our Members' Events – throughout ICW
Our Members' Events – throughout ICW

Justina Vail

Justina Vail

March 2nd
4:00 - 5:30pm
Hess Club

An important question for many new as well as experienced coaches is whether or not to get an ICF credential. Is it worth the time and expense and who really cares about a credential anyway?

For this program we have engaged Justina Vail, PCC to help us gain some more clarity. Justina will talk about:

- What certification means
- Whether it is important to our potential clients
- What the numerous ICF Certification pathways are 
- What training, knowledge and documentation are required to travel down each path

There will also be a Q&A discussion

    About Justina Vail
    Justina Vail, PCC CHt is an ICF Professional Certified Coach, Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®, speaker, award-winning author and award-winning actress. In her 13 years as a coach Justina has worked with executives, small business owners, and entertainment professionals at major corporations, including Warner Brothers Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, and Twentieth Century Fox.
    Justina spends much of her time supporting other coaching professionals through her teaching and mentoring. She is program director and faculty of Envision Coach Training, an ICF Accredited coach training program, and is a registered ICF Mentor Coach.

    Karen McCullough
    Karen McCullough, CSP

    March 2nd
    6:00 - 8:30pm
    Hess Club

    Serial entrepreneur Karen McCullough's opens conferences, meetings and Minds. Her mantra goes like this - "The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself." If you are ready to create your future you must attend this event!

    Houston based Karen McCullough, CSP is a busy national keynote speaker, who draws on her varied background as a highly successful educator, businesswoman, entrepreneur, and retail CEO to enlighten and entertain audiences from some of the world's top companies, universities, and organizations. On March 2nd Karen will share her insights on “How to Grow Your Business: What You Need to Know and What You Need to Do"

    About Karen
    Karen McCullough is a motivational business speaker that helps organizations and leaders cut through the generational/cultural/gender stereotypes and get back to reality by leveraging their team’s strengths, enriching the work environment, and driving better results. Karen creates customized programs for organizations that have both an educational and an entertaining component.

    She LOVES change, and her mission is to get your workplace energized by the opportunities that change presents. She believes that positive change is attainable and it is absolutely vital in today’s new world of work.

    Karen innovates through her keen perception and knowledge of human behaviors, trends, and even with a little pop culture thrown in. She is known for being on the cutting edge of relevant topics to resonate with audiences of all ages. With her uncanny sense of picking up behavioral traits that motivate and drive professional success, Karen has been able to successfully identify the key differences between the generations/genders/cultures and has identified the strengths and prime motivators that drive each group to succeed.

    Read more about Karen on her website

    **You Must Register for These Events Separately**

    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