President's Welcome Message

There is lots of news to share from the Board!

The member vote to modify the by-laws is complete and the change was accepted in the majority by those who voted. This change, eliminating the one-year prior board service requirement for President-Elect, paved the way for filling all of our off-cycle vacancies. 

Shannon Polly, Charles Jewett, and Jim Sims will be joining the board.  All of their bios and pictures are posted on the website. We are confirming the areas that all board members have chosen as their “major” over the next several weeks and will post that information as well. 

We have announced two events and are hoping for a great turnout!

On July 27, our media partner, Mike Smith, will host a zoom webinar to share the many paths for your involvement in our media campaign. This is a free members-only event.

You can learn more and register online.

See some of the media placement that Mike has already arranged for us online.

Be part of the fun and get your name and coaching practice more visible through articles and interviews that Mike and his team are finding for us!

On October 19, we are hosting “Horse Sense for Leaders and Coaches.”  This is a full-day event at Frying Pan Park in Herndon, Virginia, granting 6 CCEUs for attendees at the incredible rate of $150 per person! This event is open to members, our strategic partners, and clients of members.

You can learn more and register online.

Please share this information as you might do for our Capital Coaches Conference. The experience will be enlivened by a diverse attendance! 

Speaking of the Capital Coaches Conference – the Board has agreed to move forward with planning a Fall, 2018 event!  We intend to offer a “fine dining experience” differentiated from the “bountiful buffets” of the past. We’ll be reaching out to members to join the planning fun soon!

Finally, please make sure your coaching profiles are fully populated at our find-a-coach location at We are getting new traffic through our to our find-a-coach site, and one of our strategic partners wants to search find-a-coach to connect with you for coaching opportunities! Please make sure your ICF credential status is clear, as well as identifying any tools or assessment qualifications you hold. We are committed to more great ICF-credentialed coaches doing more great work!  

Have a great summer! 

Kori Diehl, PhD, MBA, PCC, ACE Certified Health Coach

President, ICF Metro DC Chapter, 2017-2018