President's Message

President’s Letter – February 2018

Dear Coaching Colleagues,

So much has happened since the last President’s Letter! I’m thrilled to share the latest news and encourage you to engage with the many opportunities on our near-term horizon! Each of your board members is working hard on your behalf.  Here are some examples!

Brooke Carpenter, our President-Elect, has worked energetically with Anne Kelly to offer a very cost-effective mentoring program that you can use to support your credential applications. Find out more information on our event page.

Chapter Member Lorri Manasse is leading our first-ever IGNITE initiative through which MCCs and PCCs will offer pro-bono coaching to the leaders of the Institute for Educational Leadership.

Check out the new website! Special thanks to Laura Phelps and Lee Wiercinski who spent hours designing and creating a cleaner look and refreshed content for our members. As we all know, websites are never done! We are committed to continual improvement. Share your feedback on the new site at

Mark your calendars for the following events!

  • International Coaching Week (ICW) May 7-13, 2018. We will be hosting and curating events around the Metro area. Information specific to ICW and some novel ways to get involved will be shared in February and March.

  • The Capital Coaches Conference returns on Friday, October 19, 2018! The program is built around two main tracks—Adult Development and Team Coaching. Our keynoters have been selected (Jennifer Garvey Berger and Alexander Caillet, respectively), volunteer opportunities are being identified, and registration will open shortly. Special thanks to Board Member Jim Sims for his exceptional and tireless leadership.

Get involved

  • Todd Dallanegra, our immediate Past President, is leading our Board Development efforts this Spring. This annual process helps to ensure continuity, growth and development of chapter leadership and activities. Board service is truly a two-way street – you will get as much as you give in so many ways. Check out news about the board nomination process.

  • Register and attend our next Professional Development event

  • Make plans to attend a coaching coffee near you.

  • Follow your ICF Metro DC Chapter on the website, Facebook and Twitter.

We are experiencing a wonderful uptick in the number of members who are engaged in various chapter events. Come be part of the fun!


Kori Diehl

President, ICF Metro DC Chapter