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

Margie BieswangerThere is something about September and all that “back to school” talk that has me thinking about ways to re-focus my energy and re-prioritize my goals.

Does that happen to you?

Maybe you realize that you’ve been coasting along at low speed for a bit longer than you intended to or perhaps you’ve been running on auto-pilot for a while or perhaps you realize that you’ve been playing a bit too much (because it’s summer, after all) and working too little?

And you wake up suddenly with a desire to re-focus, re-prioritize, and re-group!

Well, that’s what’s happening to me this September.

I’m ready to clear the cobwebs, shake things up a bit, and get a new perspective.

If that resonates with you, I encourage you to create some time to determine what feels “stale” in your business, your coaching practice, your daily routine, or any other aspect of your life.

Take advantage of that “back to school” energy. Take stock of what’s working and what isn’t in your life. Then resolve to shake things up so that you can start fresh, regain your momentum, and get back into the swing of things.

Of course, we’ve got lots of ways you can re-focus, re-energize, and renew yourself with our upcoming chapter events. Don’t be shy. Plan to attend one soon.

ICF coffee chatWe’ve been having a fabulous time at the morning Coffee Chats. If you haven’t attended one, please consider making it a priority to join us. I know you’ll enjoy yourself.

Here’s just part of the group we had at the August Coffee Chat. Some people had already left (sorry about that Perry Beverage and Louise Dunn!) by the time it was suggested that we take a photo.

(Pictured, from left to right: Ellyn Traub, Barbara Bougher, Amy Barnes, Mark Sprout, Ed Turi, Angela Jorden, Chris Accornero, Margie Beiswanger, Patricia Saint)




Margie Beiswanger
ICF Indianapolis Chapter President 2015-2016

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Our Chapter At A Glance


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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Midwest Conference Corner Update – September 2015

Julia MatternCall for Breakout Session Proposals

ICF Midwest Regional Conference
The Westin, Indianapolis, IN
June 23-25, 2016
The Crossroads of Coaching

We’re excited to announce that Marshall Goldsmith will be our opening and closing keynote speaker for the 2016 conference. Now, we are looking for dynamic presenters with creative, innovative and experiential proposals for our educational breakout sessions that:

  • Fit our conference theme The Crossroads of Coaching and at least one of our program tracks: The Crossroads of Complementary Disciplines, The Crossroads of Client Growth, The Crossroads of Research and Innovation, The Crossroads of Our Coaching Businesses and The Crossroads of Professional Development
  • Address one or more of the ICF Core Competencies, and
  • Can be approved for ICF CCE Units, particularly ICF Core Competency CCE Units

Detailed guidelines and the official application form may be found at http://www.icf-midwest.com/2016presenters

Application deadline: October 15, 2015

Questions may be directed to John Moore, Program Chair, 2016 ICF Midwest Regional Conference: programs@icf-midwest.com

Join our Conference Team

Are you looking to hone your leadership and teamwork skills, while developing relationships with colleagues across the region? Do you want to serve the coaching profession and make a difference in this year’s conference? We still have room on our conference team for you! For more information or to volunteer, please visit http://www.icf-midwest.com/volunteers

Help us Spread the Word

It’s your turn to help us spread the word about the conference. We want you to have some ownership in inviting the people you want to see attend the conference. So, we’ve created some buttons to help you out. Visit http://www.icf-midwest.com/buttons to download and share!

Julia Mattern
Chair, 2016 ICF-Midwest Regional Conference
The Crossroads of Coaching

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

Margie BieswangerHow’s your summer going? I, for one, can hardly believe it’s already August.

I hope you’ve treated yourself to some summer time fun.

As a coach, one of the best ways to be a role model for our clients is to make time for self-care, self-renewal, and self-growth.

What ways do you build into your schedule time for YOU and your care? Ahem. [cough cough] Uh yeah…

If I’m honest, I don’t always devote the time and energy to my own self-care that I could. Time flies … whether we want it to or not!

We’ve got to carve out those moments of care and renewal within our busy schedule.

It’s the same for our desire and need to connect with other colleagues, isn’t it?

We have good intentions to come to a chapter event to meet new people, talk further with acquaintances, and reconnect with old friends. But the next thing we know, we’re cancelling or scheduling ourselves instead of attending. I know how it is, believe me!

Our chapter wants to offer YOU ways to connect, meet new people, enrich your professional life, and have some fun with other coaches.

Because of that desire to offer you ways to engage with others in the coaching community, we’ve created a variety of events – free and paid – including morning coffee chats, evening social events, chapter meetings with CCEU programming, and online workshops.

SurveyBut what we really want is to hear from you. Yes, you. What are you most interested in learning more about as a coach? What types of programming do you want to attend next year? In what format? And at what time of day?

The programming committee wants your input. If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to complete the survey they’ve created. You can have a say in what the chapter offers next year. Take the survey HERE.

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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