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

Margie BieswangerI want to extend a big welcome to those of you who are new to our chapter. We’re glad you’re here!

Likewise, I want to say to those of you who have been a part of this community for a while that we value you and are very glad you’re here!

Our goal is to have a thriving, engaged coaching community right here in Indiana. A community that you can turn to for trusted resources, guidance, networking, friendship, collaboration, continuing education, and more.

In fact, behind the scenes we’re working hard to bring you a variety of programs and events that will meet your needs. How are we doing? Have you enjoyed the chapter programming so far this year? What suggestions do you have for the chapter leaders? I’d love to hear your ideas. Just email me and let me know. I’m always here for you.

May programSpeaking of programming and events, we’ve got a fabulous May program set up that will provide 2.0 Core Competency CCEUs and will bring you some new coaching tools. We’re very excited to have Jim Smith, The Executive Happiness Coach®, joining us next week – Tuesday, May 12. All the details are here.

Make sure you register and join us. It’s going to be highly experiential and fun!

Sahms CateringPlus, we’re serving a full breakfast from Sahm’s Catering. This is not just a continental breakfast. Oh no, we’re having breakfast quiche, Sahm’s famous coffeecake, juice, coffee, and more.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful program brought to you by our hardworking and talented Programming Committee. We want YOU there.

Another way we’re expanding our programming is to offer a monthly online learning experience. Throughout this year I’ll be leading monthly virtual workshops that are held live over the internet (with slides and a workbook) with the focus on building your successful coaching practice.

Online workshopsSo check out our Business Development Series for Coaches virtual program and get registered. You will learn so much, see how to apply the information to your own business plans, and be working on your business foundation one step at a time.

Oh, and we’re also planning some evening social events and a coaches’ book club. So stay tuned for more information coming soon!

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

 

 

Margie Beiswanger
ICF Indianapolis Chapter President 2015-2016

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Our Chapter At A Glance

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The ICF Greater Indianapolis Chapter is comprised of a diverse blend of professional coaches. Here is a snapshot of our membership:

  • Our members represent a mixture of life coaches, business coaches and executive coaches.
  • Curious about our experience? We have coaches brand new to the profession, coaches with 15+ years of experience and all levels in between.
  • We currently have over 80 ICF members and over 200 Guest members.
  • Many of our members have ICF Credentials. In our chapter, we have 18 ACC’s, 9 PCC’s and 2 MCC’s!

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5 Simple Steps to Help You With Marketing and Selling Your Coaching

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At the end of the day, you are responsible for every aspect of your business because it’s YOUR business.

If your business fails, therefore, it’s down to you.

Whatever the reason.

If a client is unhappy with your service, it’s down to you to make them happy.

If your website goes down, it’s down to you to get it fixed.

If a meteorite takes out your local telephone exchange and broadband, it’s down to you to sort out a work around and get your business up and running again.

You can employ others, outsource work, and get suppliers to do stuff, but you are responsible for making it happen.

When it comes to marketing and selling your coaching then, guess what?

It’s down to you.

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Warning: 3 Online Business Myths That Are Wasting Your Time

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Being online is a time suck.

There are a million and one things to do that can keep you plugged in at any cost. Whether it’s on your PC, tablet or phone, there it is—the 24/7 world of the internet that doesn’t switch off.

You’re part of a generation where it’s the socially acceptable norm to be online—forever. Whether or not it’s really social is another debate.

But what about when you run your online business?

Is there as much a choice about whether you get to switch off or not? Check out these myths that waste your time and the realities that will save it.

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