Well, so-far-so-good as far as the Polar Vortex returning to us here in the Midwest, eh? I don’t know about you, but my energy and motivation is a LOT higher right now than it was this time last year when we were in the unrelenting grasp of the dreaded Polar Vortex of 2014. Brrrrrr.
We had our first chapter meeting of 2015 on January 27th and it was such a fabulous time of connection and learning! Wow, we have some seriously good programming lined up this year (thanks to the programming committee) and we started it off with a bang.
Here’s a compilation of just some of the folks who joined us:
We’ve got a Coffee Chat coming up on February 12th. I hope to see you there. We already have 11 people RSVPed. Can I just say that we’re going to be making a lot of joyful noise at the First Watch Café that morning?! I can hear the symphony of connection, camaraderie, and caffeine percolating now. (Okay, so I mixed some metaphors. You have permission to roll your eyes.)
At any rate, there is lots of fun stuff planned for the chapter this year. Be sure to stay on the newsletter list so that you are in the loop. And be sure to scroll down. Way down. All the way to the bottom. Each month. Yeah, I’ve got a lot I want to share each month. Because I don’t want you to miss a thing!
The chapter leadership team is having a Strategic Planning Retreat on February 5th. I’ll be updating you on the outcomes from that retreat in future communication.
And you’ll be invited to participate in the action plans we develop. Yes, YOU. We want you to help make this chapter what you want it to be. In order for that to happen, your presence and your participation will be required. Don’t worry. It won’t hurt.
Alright, I think the last big thing I want to be sure you’re aware of is that the Midwest Regional Conference is around the corner. Yes, June will be here before we know it. I plan to attend. How about you? Take a look at the dates and at Julia Mattern’s monthly column. She is keeping us updated on the conference planning (thank you, Julia).
I can’t wait to head to Kansas City and partake in the conference activities. I would love for you to plan on attending, too.
So mark your calendar and set some intentions… Set an intention that you will attend the conference. Set an intention that the registration, hotel, and other travel expenses will be easy-peasy for you to cover. Set an intention to make some wonderful new connections and friends. Set an intention that you will learn some amazing coaching tools that will set you on fire! Set an intention that you will even more fully participate in this alliance of coaches here in the Midwest and flourish because of that. Those are just some of my intentions. And I’m happy to hold those intentions for you, as well. Are you in?!
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!
ICF Indianapolis Chapter President 2015-2016