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

Margie BieswangerOh my, can I just say how AH-mazing the ICF Midwest Regional Conference was? I attended for the very first time. It is NOT to be missed. Wow!

And since next June we’re hosting the conference for the Midwest Region, you will absolutely want to mark your calendar now so that you can be there. See all the details in Julia Mattern’s column. Trust me when I say you WILL want to join us.

planning committeeThere were so many outstanding presentations and workshops at this year’s conference that we plan to share a few of them with you at our own chapter meeting this month. In fact, Barbara Bougher and Julia Mattern are two of the presenters and are pictured here with me at this year’s conference. Julia and Barbara are also integral to the 2016 conference success – Julia as Steering Committee Chair and Barbara as Host City Chair. You’ll be hearing a lot more from them on the 21st at the chapter meeting. Come! Learn how to be involved with the conference. And enjoy our chapter’s upcoming moment in the spotlight. This truly IS a very special opportunity.

If you can clear your schedule to attend on July 21st, by all means, do so. We’ll have at least four (and maybe more, if time allows!) of the breakout sessions from the conference presented by our members who attended. For each breakout session we highlight, we’ll share the main points, takeaways, and coaching tools. This is going to be great! You’ll earn CCEUs and get breakfast and lunch, too. Details for registering are below and are always available at the chapter website, too.

Well, there’s much more to tell you about, so keep reading. Scroll down. 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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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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The Right Mindset to Attract Coaching Clients

Attracting clients

When you’re wondering where your next coaching client is coming from it can be very stressful.

Even coaches and consultants who’ve been in business for years often struggle with creating a steady flow of coaching clients.

Many service professionals rely on referrals, which although beautiful when they show up, are not a predictable marketing system. And now we have so many options to attract and get clients, both online and offline, I’ve noticed it confuses people all the more. It’s one of those funny things, but the more choices you have, sometimes the less action you take!

That’s why it’s critical to create a simple marketing plan that you can follow day in and day out, even when you’re busy delivering your expertise and happy with your full client list.

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Midwest Conference Corner Update – July 2015

Julia MatternAs I write this month’s update, I’m still basking in the glow of a wonderful weekend in Kansas City. Our conference is known for great, experiential learning and amazing networking opportunities that build a strong community among attendees, speakers and sponsors. The 2015 conference continued this tradition, infused with all the energy of our heart-centered theme. I left inspired by powerful keynote speeches from Simon T. Bailey and Caroline Adams-Miller, excited by new perspectives and ideas from terrific breakout sessions and fueled by all the connections to colleagues, old and new.

And now, the countdown to Indy in 2016 has officially begun! Margie and I had the honor of representing our chapter, to share our vision for the conference and invite our colleagues to join us next year. We put together a fun “commercial” that featured a video about Indy and a Letterman-inspired Top Ten List. We’ll share this with you at the July chapter meeting. Our message was well received. People are excited about our plans, and everyone I spoke with afterwards told me they’re coming to Indy!

The things that generated applause from our list were the message that Indianapolis welcomes all, our plans for a service project associated with the conference and the announcement of our opening and closing keynote speaker: Marshall Goldsmith! Marshall received his doctorate at IU, so has ties to the area. He is very excited about being our keynote and will be creating special sessions around our theme The Crossroads of Coaching. Special thanks to our colleague Sean Olson for connecting me with Marshall.

2016 ConferenceLast, but not least, we also unveiled our conference logo, which you see here. Soon, we will have buttons on the conference website that will make it easy for you to share in emails, on your website and social media. Please help us to spread the word.

I hope you’ll join us at the July Chapter Meeting for a review of this year’s conference and a planning session for 2016. I can’t wait to share our vision with you, get you up to speed on all the latest conference news and find the best role for you on our conference team!

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

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