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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!



Join Us For Our Upcoming Events!

International Coaching Week is May 19-25th!


Our very own Houston mayor Annise Parker
has issued a formal proclamation that
May 19th-25th is International Coaching Week!

Click here to see the Proclamation!

We are celebrating
International Coaching Week
by hosting various events.


Coaches Corner at United Way Monday May 19th

ICW Houston kicks off Monday, May 19th with ICF Houston's Coaches Corner for the employees of the United Way of Greater Houston. Coaches Corner is a feature of ICF Houston, and this will be a day of complimentary coaching sessions as a way of giving back to people who give so much.  The Coaches Corner event at the United Way of Greater Houston on Monday May 19th runs from 9:00-3:30. 

If you are a member, contact Randall Sylvester at RandallSylvesterPE@gmail.com to register to volunteer or contact marketing@houstoncoaches.com for more information.

Teleclass Wednesday May 21st

"States of Mind in Strategic Coaching"



David Krueger

May 21st
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Teleclass

Many of the ways we attempt change are contrary of how the mind and brain work. Dave Krueger explores the role of stress and its impact on decision-making for executives and professionals. Neuropsychology and neuroscience inform brain-based strategic coaching to achieve optimum performance. Tools and exercises are presented to enhance choice architecture. Participants will recognize and understand emotional couplings, and learn how to condition themselves to make changes that last. Dave will address a most important success strategy for clients: regulation of states of mind.

Key Issues Covered Include:
  • Self control and self regulation
  • Neural conditioning
  • Mindsets and choice architecture
  • Choice enhancements, frame, and focus in decisions-making
  • State of mind regulation for Coach and Client
  • Mapping change
  • The art and science of decision strategies
Value to Members:
  • Understand states of mind and their role in stress and executive decisions
  • Recognized and reorganize emotional couplings
  • Master basic ways to regulate states of mind
  • Learn the neuroscience of success conditioning to reprogram your mind
  • Overcome your brain's patterned responses that lead to bad decisions

    Prior to the class, participants will be emailed the call-in number and pin, as well as two documents needed for the call.
    Be sure to have both of those files close at hand during the call.
    Both the call-in info and two reference files will be emailed a final time the day of the event to those who have registered.

    Please be sure to read your confirmation email in its entirety for complete details on the call-in info and files needed.


    Register for the Teleclass HERE


    About David Krueger, M.D.

    David Krueger is an Executive Mentor Coach, and CEO of MentorPath, an executive coaching, training, publishing, and wellness firm. He works with executives in high-risk, high-reward situations to create and sustain success strategies, and with Professional Coaches to develop their expertise and practices. Author of 17 trade and professional books on success, wellness, money, and self-development, his latest book, The Secret Language of Money (McGraw Hill) is a Business Bestseller translated into 10 languages.

    A Mentor/Trainer Coach and Dean of Curriculum for Coach Training Alliance, he is also Founder and Director of his own Licensed, Specialty-Certified New Life Story Wellness Coaching, and New Money Story Mentor Training, and has trained professionals worldwide. Dave formerly practiced and taught Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis and was Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. He founded and served as CEO for two healthcare corporations, co-founded a third startup that went from venture capital to merger/acquisition, and founded the Houston Gathering of Angels, an angel investment group.


    Our Members' Events – throughout ICW

    The Houston community can experience coaching first hand through a series of special events held by members of the chapter's knowledgeable and diverse group of coaches from Monday May 19th through Sunday May 25th. Check back here for more details or look for our coaches on this website.

    If you are a member with an event, email marketing@houstoncoaches.com to let us know about it!





    Maria Nemeth

    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.

    About Maria Nemeth, PhD, MCC

    As a Master Certified Coach and the Founder and Executive Director of the Academy for Coaching Excellence, an International Coach Federation accredited training program, Maria Nemeth is an international leader in the field of coach training, and personal and executive development.

    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.

    www.acecoachtraining.com
    www.marianemeth.com


    "Trouble at the Boarder: How to Support Your Clients to Go Beyond Where They Are Stuck"



    Maria Nemeth

    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.

    About Maria Nemeth, PhD, MCC

    As a Master Certified Coach and the Founder and Executive Director of the Academy for Coaching Excellence, an International Coach Federation accredited training program, Maria Nemeth is an international leader in the field of coach training, and personal and executive development.

    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.

    www.acecoachtraining.com
    www.marianemeth.com


    "Conflict Management Services, A Conversation"


    The International Coach Federation Houston Chapter
    And
    Association for Conflict Resolution Houston Chapter



    May 5th

    2:30pm - 5:30pm

    Hess Club
     
     
    ICF
    Debra L. Bruce, Lawyer-Coach, LLC
    Tracie Zimmerman, Mediator and Certified Coach

     
    ACR
    Laury Adams, Adams’ Mediation & Financial Resource Center
    Jennifer Ortiz Prather, Regional Supervisory Attorney and Mediator, US-EEOC

     

    FACILITATOR
    Phillip Weiss, P. A. Weiss, Inc., Executive Coaching, Team Development, Facilitation







    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