Letter from the President

Margie BieswangerI’m honored to be elected as your president and am most sincerely looking forward to serving our chapter for the next two years.

I have lots of ideas for growing our chapter in a variety of ways…

  • Engagement
  • Input
  • Fun
  • Programming
  • Membership
  • Communication
  • And more!

You’ll be hearing from me regularly and I’ll be asking for your input and feedback as we experiment with new ideas and revisit tried-and-true plans.

My first action as president:

Appointing the chapter vice president.

As you may recall, the position of vice president was vacant at the time of the fall elections. In order to have a full board for our chapter, I am appointing Dan Johnson as the VP for this two-year term. I hope you’ll join me in celebrating Dan’s participation in our chapter’s next phase of growth.

I’m excited to serve with Dan as vice president, Ken Burger as treasurer, and Jim Struck as secretary. You’ll be learning more about each of us as the year goes on.

My second action as president:

Inviting you to our upcoming chapter events.

Tuesday, January 27th, we’re having our first CCEU program of the year – Wisdom Roundtables – combined with lunch and our annual meeting. Click here for more information, including the registration link. I look forward to seeing you there!

And on Thursday, February 12th, I’ll be hosting our inaugural Chapter Coffee Chat. I’m looking forward to this informal way to connect with other coaches in the central Indiana area. Who knows what we’ll talk about?! So mark your calendar and plan to join me. (I mean, you wouldn’t want to leave me sitting there all by myself, would you?) This’ll be fun and informative, I promise. Plus, I’m buying the coffee!

You’ll be hearing from me frequently during my tenure as president.

I don’t want you to miss out on opportunities to connect with other coaches, earn CCEUs, learn more about ICF membership and benefits, stay up-to-date on ICF Global happenings, and more.

So watch for additional communication from me and the Indy Chapter each month – in addition to the monthly newsletter.

With that introduction, I will wish you a very Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you soon.

Here’s to an amazing year!




Margie Beiswanger
ICF Indianapolis Chapter President 2015-2016

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canstockphoto6966663The 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 64 active members.
  • About one-third of our members have ICF Credentials.  In our chapter, we have 11 ACC’s, 8 PCC’s and 3 MCC’s!

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Want to know the best tool to grow your coaching business? Well, it’s simple – regular planning! And I don’t mean a fully-fledged 30 page business plan. I’m talking about simply setting business goals and actions towards those goals, reviewing progress regularly and refocusing. Something we do with our clients – but not always for our businesses.

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The Crossroads of Coaching – ICF Midwest Regional Conference 2016 Update

Julia MatternHappy New Year!

I took advantage of the holidays to slow down and take a little break from planning. In the coming months, we will be working behind the scenes to prepare for our big announcement at the end of the 2015 conference and gearing up to launch full-scale conference planning in July.

Since it’s the time of year where we traditionally set goals, I wanted to share some of my goals for the ICF Midwest Regional Conference 2016 Indianapolis conference. Our theme, The Crossroads of Coaching, is all about the intersections of people, resources and ideas that contribute to coaching. One of my goals is to engage conference attendees, speakers and sponsors from fields and disciplines related to coaching, such as human resources, and to explore new and creative ways to use coaching skills.

Other goals center around engagement, outreach and visibility. The conference is a wonderful opportunity to engage professional coaches from Indiana, expand our community and grow our chapter, things that will last long after the conference has ended. I would also like to incorporate a service project that is associated with the conference, to engage attendees, contribute something of lasting value to the community and increase the level of awareness and perception of professional coaching in Indiana. I also want to partner with local media and leverage the conference to create more visibility for professional coaching.

Of course, I also want to create an awesome conference, with lots of wonderful educational sessions, amazing networking opportunities, great sponsors and delicious food. And I definitely want to show coaching colleagues our famous Hoosier Hospitality!

I hope one of your goals for 2015 will be to get involved in the conference. I won’t be able to attend the January chapter meeting (birthday cruise), and I’ll look forward to connecting again in person in March. Meanwhile, please feel free to contact me with any ideas/suggestions or to volunteer.

Julia Mattern
2016 Midwest Regional Conference Chair

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