Letter from the President | ICF Indy Chapter News | April 2015

Margie BieswangerHappy Spring!

Spring is the time of year we think of renewal, isn’t it?

We see the renewal of life all around us in nature. Personally, we can feel the renewal of our energy and our spirit. And businesswise, we can use all of this renewal energy to spur our businesses forward.

Think about how powerful this spring energy is and find ways to consciously tap into that for yourself personally, for your clients, and for your business.

Speaking of renewal energy … As coaches, we’re lifelong learners, aren’t we? Yes, yes we are! Nothing re-energizes us like learning something new and being around others who inspire us and who we can learn from. It’s one of the best parts of being in this community of like-minded people.

If you haven’t already renewed your ICF membership, do it now right here.

ICF Community Remain ConnectedDon’t wait any longer. Why wouldn’t you choose to STAY in this community of learning and inspiration?

The benefits are immense. And besides, we want you here with us!!

Don’t believe me? Then just email me and we can talk. I’m here for you and I will personally respond to your message. I’d love to hear your concerns and/or hesitation. Let’s talk about it, shall we?

Our chapter is committed to YOUR RENEWAL in many, many ways. We want to be a source of energy, learning, and inspiration for you. That’s why we’ve got LOTS of choices on deck for you that will spark your “spring renewal” energy in a variety of ways.

You may not know this about me (yet!), but I’m absolutely passionate about helping coaches build successful, flourishing businesses so they can help even more of their ideal clients and make this world a better place. I tell you this because THAT is the number one reason I’ve created the brand new Business Development Series for Coaches.

Do you want to know one of the top concerns mentioned over and over at the ICF Global Leaders Forum (GLF) that I attended last month?

Business Development for CoachesOne of the top concerns at the GLF was this: that the ICF community must do more to help coaches build successful businesses so they can make a living doing what they love. I kid you not! This concern was on the mind of just about every ICF leader who spoke up at the conference.

So check out our Business Development Series for Coaches virtual program and get registered here. You will learn so much, have the opportunity to connect with other coaches, and be working on your business foundation one step at a time – all at the same time, month by month. I call that a win-win-win!

Join me Conference angleOkay, I’ve just got to share one more way you can capture this spring renewal energy AND satisfy your inner lifelong learner AND build your business AND experience the coaching community at its best.

I really do want you to join me in Kansas City, MO, this June for the Midwest Regional Conference. Register here. The SPRING SAVINGS end on April 15th. So don’t delay! Come to KC with me this June.

I’ll let you in on a secret … this is my first Midwest Conference. It’s true. I’ve never attended before. Oh, you haven’t either? Well, then you’re in good company. 😉 Why not attend this time? We’ll be newbies together.

Are you still unsure? Have you got questions? Just email me and we can talk. I know the conference will be fun, inspiring, educational, and the best coaching investment you’ll make this year. So email me and let’s talk about how to make this happen for you!!

Stay connected. Be an active part of this community. And definitely plan to attend chapter events this year.

I can’t wait to see you again or meet you for the first time!




Margie Beiswanger
ICF Indianapolis Chapter President 2015-2016

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