ICF Metro DC Community Coffees

Brief, causal, connections between professional coaches - sign up and stop by close to where you work or live. Reground yourself with colleagues. Find home. Share resources, stories of success and heart. Be inquisitive. Just be. Coffee Meet-Ups are also open to non-ICF members who are curious to meet other coaches. Times for each coffee are 8:00 am to 9:30, except for Frederick which goes from 8:30 to 10:00 am.

Jan 21 through Feb 1

April 1 to April 12

July 15 to July 26

October 21 to November 1

Current List of Chapter Coach Coffees 

Coffees in the District

The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Coaching Coffee

            RSVP to:  Nicole Pichardo at Nicole@navigocoaching.com

            Meets at: the La Madeleine Bethesda location

            Next meeting on: January 30th, April 10th, July 17th and October 23rd 8:00-9:30

The Downtown DC Coaching Coffee

            RSVP to: MaryKate Dougherty at marykate.dougherty@treasury.gov

            Cohost: Jo Ann Lucero

            Meets at: Treasury Executive Institute, 1722 I St NW, Washington DC 20006

            Next meeting on: Jan 25 8:00-9:30, April 10 8:00-9:30, July 16 8:00-9:30, October 23 8:00-9:30

Notes: This meeting is held in a private conference room in the TEI office. Plan to arrive and go through a security check, and bring your own coffee from La Colombe next door. There are usually 5 or 6 attendees calling into the group and their inclusion is well-facilitated. Newcomers are welcome. In your RSVP request dial-in info.

Coffees In Maryland

The Annapolis ICF Coaches Coffee

            RSVP to: Nancy Kobel at nancy@leaderinspired.com

            Meets at: Bean Rush Café, 112A Annapolis St, Annapolis, MD 21401

            Next meeting on: January 30, April 10, July 17, October 23 8:00-9:30

The Columbia ICF Coaches Coffee

            RSVP to: Raquel Cosden at  raquel@mybrilliantcoach.com

            Meets at: Bagels and Grinds, 7791 Arundel Mills Blvd, Hanover, MD 21076 OR Old Mill Cafe  4 Frederick Rd Ellicott City 21043

            Next meeting on: January 24 Old Mill Cafe,  April 11 Bagels and Grinds, July 19 Old Mill Cafe , Oct 23 Bagels and Grinds 8:00-9:30

The Frederick ICF Coaches Coffee

            RSVP to: Elisabeth Vismans at elisabethvismans@gmail.com

            Meets at: The Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike Unit B1, Frederick MD 21704

            Next meeting on: January 25 from 8:30 to 10:00 am. This group meets the 4th Friday in January, April, July, and October (2019 dates January 25, April 26, July 26, October 25). The 30 minutes before and after the meeting are for networking. We have a classroom in the common market reserved for that time.

Coffees in Virginia, West of the Beltway

The Reston ICF Coaches Coffee

            RSVP to: Dorothy Mackay at dmsm315@gmail.com

            Meets at: La Madeleine, The Spectrum Center, 1833 Fountain Drive, Reston, VA 20190

            Next meeting on: January 16, April 17, July 17, October 16 8:00-9:30

            Notes: We welcome all coaches for lively discussion and sharing on a variety of relevant coach topics/questions/issues/challenges.

The Warrenton ICF Coaches Coffee

            RSVP to: Linda Swanson linda@freetobecoaching.com

            Meets at: Deja Brew, 22 Main St, Warrenton, VA 21087

            Next meeting on: Meets the third Tuesday of every month from 8:00 to 9:30 am

The Vienna ICF Coaches Coffee

            RSVP to: Marcy Schwab at marcy@inspiredexecs.com

            Meets at: Peet’s Coffee and Tea, 332 Maple Ave, Vienna, VA 22180

            Next meeting on: January 22, April 9, July (tbd), October 22 from 800 to 930 am

The Loudon County ICF Coaches Coffee

            RSVP to: Larry Buxton at lwbuxton@gmail.com

            Meets at: Waterford 2, 214 South King St, Leesburg, VA 20175

            Next meeting on: Meets the second Tuesday of every month from 8:00 to 9:30 am

Notes: This group welcomes a mix of new ACC's, a few authors, and beginning and established coaches. Most attendees head their own businesses. There is free parking adjacent to the building.

The Gainesville ICF Coaches Coffee

            RSVP to: Kim Grabovsky at kim@mycoachkim.com

            Meets at: Wegmans, 8297 Stonewall Shops Square, Gainesville, VA 20155

            Next meeting on: Meets the first Tuesday of every month. Ensure that you RSVP, please 8:00-9:30

Coffees in Northern Virginia

The Old Town Alexandria ICF Coaches Coffee

            RSVP to:  Jo Ann Lucero at joannlucero@earthlink.net

            Meets at: La Madeleine, 500 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

            Next meeting on: January 31 from 8:00 to 9:30 am

The Arlington ICF Coaches Coffee

            RSVP to: Jo Ann Lucero at joannlucero@earthlink.net

            Meets at: Bayou Bakery, 1515 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 22201

            Next meeting on:  Jan 23 8:00-9:30

Notes: Adjacent to the Courthouse Metro, and serving one of the best espressos in the area. A warm and cozy environment pulling coaches of all levels mostly running their own practices.

The Springfield ICF Coaches Coffee

            RSVP to: Lisa Carey at lisa@coachlisacarey.com

            Meets at:  La Madeleine 5876 Kingstowne Center #100, Alexandria, VA 22315

            Next meeting on:  16 Jan 2019, 17 April 2019, 17 Jul 2019, 16 Oct 2019 8:00-9:30

Earn CCEUs for Attending a Coach Coffee

Through an arrangement with ICF Global, attendees earn 1 Resource CCEUs to be distributed by the Coaching Coffee host or administrator. This applies to gatherings during the following periods:

Jan 21 through Feb 1

April 1 to April 12

July 15 to July 26

October 21 to November 1

Start your own Local Coaching Coffee … or Coaching Cocktails 

Not finding it convenient to get to a Coaching Coffee but wanting that periodic connection? We understand that commuting around the DC Metro area can be taxing whether you are a coach employed at a company, or an independent coach working for yourself. With over 1,100 Chapter members we can guarantee there are a few coaches just around the corner from you. If you wish to take the lead and be the host, we can work with you to identify ICF Metro DC chapter members near you to help you reach out to them. We can even help with that. Explore more by contacting us at membership@icfmetrodc.org.

Share and Request Resources

Our Coaching Coffees have provided a wealth of information about resources that coaches are using, and coffee hosts and attendees traditionally follow-up by emailing this info to attendees.  In 2018 we will be rolling out a LISTSERV for Coaching Coffee attendees to share resources and for Coaching Coffee hosts to opt to use this as a communication channel. Stay tuned to join the LISTSERV. Coffee hosts, attendees, and other Member Connection event organizers who are active Metro DC Chapter members can send their request to membership@icfmetrodc.org.