Chapter Blog

NEW! Spiritual Community of Practice

The ICF Metro DC Chapter has established a Spiritual Community of Practice (CP) to support and provide a community for coaches who coach individuals around topics of a spiritual nature as well as to offer support and community for coaches who are on their

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Call for Board Candidates

As Past President of the chapter, I chair the Nominations and Election Committee. ??We are seeking nominations for positions on the chapter’s 2013 Board of Directors: one as President-Elect and others as Directors.

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Agreements Help Coaches Fly Smoothly

In light of this month's chapter program, "Establishing the Coaching Agreement," I thought I'd share my own story about agreements: A 747 filled to capacity pulled onto the runway at Chicago's O'Hare. And stopped. For four hours. Delayed by unsee

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Terra Incognita: No Dragons, Just Gremlins

Medieval maps are popularly thought of as marking dangerous, unexplored territories at the edge of the known world with such phrases as, "Here There Be Dragons." Or, presumably on larger maps: "Here also are huge men having horns four feet long, and t

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Putting 'Power' Back In Empowerment

As busy professionals looking to move our practices and careers ahead, we can lose sight of how important empowering others around us can contribute to our own success. Sometimes, we view training someone on a task or area of technical expertise as a time

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The Business of Mindfulness

A few months ago, I had one of the best early morning gym workouts I had ever had. I was totally in the zone. I let go of the rest of my day and just focused on my workout. I was fully present, in a state of mindfulness. I wasn’t even aware of time. It di

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Helping New Grads Get to Work

I remember it like it was yesterday: crossing the stage, shaking the dean’s hand, smiling for the cameras, and feeling ready to take on the world. Now, I see my friends' children taking part in the same ritual. These graduates will come home after their

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Got Experience?

I get a lot of questions from people who are in their 50s needing advice about job search, career change, and what types of jobs are good for people over 50. We wrote about why companies might want to hire people with more experience rather than less in t

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Tax Tips for Tax Time

Ok, yes, it’s Friday the 13th of April, 2012. Whether or not you are superstitious, this day might be considered lucky or unlucky because it would generally be two days before you were required to file your federal tax return for last year. However, becau

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2012 ICF Membership Renewal, With a Twist

The membership renewal season is upon us, and you might have heard that there will be some changes this year. We'll do our best to keep you informed, and we ask that you please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the new requirement for ICF m

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