Lately I’ve noticed a topic that has come up repeatedly in conversation.
No matter who I’ve been talking to, it’s come up at some point. It could just be me. But I think it’s something that coaches have in common.
The need for variety. The fact that we have a tendency to master something and move on. That we can get bored and lose our passion if we don’t get enough variety. That we like novelty and thrive on challenge.
We like to learn. In fact, every coach I know is a self-described lifelong learner. That speaks to our need for variety, as well.
Okay, so that may or may not be true for you. I’ll say this though, “Variety is the spice of life” isn’t an age-old adage for no reason. Right?
The ‘variety’ in your life and coaching practice will look different than mine, that is almost guaranteed. But the feeling will be the same, won’t it?
So here’s my challenge to you: Do one thing in the next couple of weeks (or sooner!) to bring some joy and some “variety” into your life.
Branch out. Reach out. Connect with others. Connect with yourself. You’ll be glad you did.
If you haven’t attended a chapter event recently, that could be your “spice of life” addition. Why not take a look at all we have to offer, get registered, mark your calendar, and join us. We’d love to see you and connect!
We just had our August social event at Cooper’s Hawk Winery (group photo below) and that certainly added a bit of variety to my week. We enjoyed good food, great company, and some delicious wine, as well.
Another thing on my mind as the summer winds down is preparing to step down as the Chapter President at the end of this year. While I have thoroughly enjoyed (and continue to enjoy) leading the chapter, it’s time for someone else to take the reins. That “someone” could be you. Are you the next President of ICF Indianapolis?
Will you begin thinking about joining our chapter’s leadership team by volunteering some of your expertise and time to our chapter?
Chapter Elections will be held in November and we’ll have a few positions on the Board available (including my role – President!!)
If you are a current member of ICF you’ll be hearing from the Nomination & Election Committee about the election process and the positions available, so don’t worry, you’ll be kept in the loop. And in the meantime, ask yourself how you might begin contributing to this dynamic chapter. We all benefit when you contribute!
Well, there’s much more to tell you about, so keep reading. 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