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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"SELLING without Hype or Manipulation!"
Using the Core Competencies
6:00 - 8:30pm
Wish you were better at closing sales?
Wish you could get more comfortable with selling yourself?
Frustrated because you haven't found a way to do that
without sounding too slick and salesy?
Denise Hedges is an expert in sales and marketing. She can teach you how to sell by being your most authentic self… by focusing on service. When you use the core competencies during the sales process, you will come from a place of integrity, genuine caring; and a deep desire to serve people and you'll automatically be more attractive to potential clients.
You'll learn how to use the core competencies of active listening, powerful questioning, and direct communication throughout the sales process. It's all about establishing trust and being of service to people.
In this presentation, you will learn to:
•Ask for the business in a straightforward and non-threatening way… a way that potential clients welcome.
•Coach potential clients through any concerns or objections they may have. This isn't about overcoming objections.
•Talk with potential clients and customers in a way that's comfortable, authentic, and has their best interests in mind.
•Close more sales and get comfortable with the process.
About Denise Hedges
Denise Hedges is a business development coach and marketing strategist with over 25 years experience in sales and marketing. As the co-founder of Business BreakThrough Institute, she's created the world's foremost attraction-based sales and marketing system. Denise specializes in working with coaches to help them move past any doubt about sales and marketing, so they can attract more clients and make more money!
Denise is a Professional Certified Coach and a member of the Coach University Faculty. She trains personal and business coaches all over the world.
Check out her website at: http://www.BusinessBreakThroughInstitute.com
Message from our President
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.
President, ICF Houston Chapter 2013-2014