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Coaches Coffees 

Great things happen when minds meet and conversation is kindled by a cuppa – and the ICF Metro DC Chapter’s Coaches Coffees provide a way for that to happen.

Coaches Coffees gather local groups of coaching professionals for regular meetings over coffee or a morning beverage of your choice. These monthly or quarterly meetings, led by facilitators, are designed to provide opportunities for colleagues to explore topics of interest together.

Traditionally these meetings occur at a coffee shop in your neighborhood, but currently we are adapting to the current conditions by using virtual meetings.

Meet and Mug Up

Not only are Coaches Coffees a good way to share ideas and keep on top of trends, but they’re also a good way to connect with other professionals and resources in your community.

Typical topics include:

● Business development
● Current trends
● Professional development

Earn CCEUs for Attending a Coffee

Through an arrangement with ICF Global attendees can earn one Resource CCEU, issued by the Coaches Coffees Group Host/Leader or an administrator. 


Coaches Coffees bring together coaches in the same geographical area for discussion. Usually these meetings happen in a local coffee shop or café. However, due to the impact of Covid-19, the meetings are in a virtual format

unless otherwise noted.


District of Columbia

Capitol Hill Coaches Coffee

Contact: Rebecca Scott (

Meets: We meet the first Friday of each month 8 - 9:30am. We meet on Zoom now but hope to transition to in-person soon.

Description: The Capitol Hill Coaches Coffee is an intimate group that comes together monthly to support each other to evolve professionally and personally. We value the diversity of knowledge and expertise in the group, as it has been a source of inspiration and experimentation. This facilitates our independent thinking and problem solving.

Downtown DC Downtown DC Coaches Coffee

Contact: Marykate Dougherty ( )




Annapolis Annapolis ICF Coaches Coffee

Contact: Nancy Kobel (


Bethesda/Chevy Chase Coaches Coffee

Contact: Nicoletta Pichardo (Hello@Nicoletta.Coach)

Meets: We meet on the second Wednesday of each month except July, November, and December, from 8:00 - 9:15 a.m., virtually. Members are welcome to join at 7:45 for conversation and networking.

Description: At the Bethesda/Chevy Chase Coaches Coffee Group, we focus on community building and professional development for coaching professionals. We are a collaborative community in a competitive world. Members are invited to join the closed Facebook group. 


Columbia/Ellicott City The Columbia/Ellicott City ICF Coaches Coffee

Contact: Raquel Cosden (


Frederick, MD The Frederick ICF Coaches Coffee

Contact: Jon Wikstrom ( and Tara Cassidy (  





Arlington/Old Town Alexandria Coaches Coffee 

Contact: Jo Ann Lucero ( and Emily Lord (

Meets: We will meet quarterly in 2023 on Thursdays beginning at 10 AM, ending at 11:30 AM on the following dates: February 23, May 18, September 14, and November 30. We may meet in person at some point, place TBD, we will keep you posted and announce any in-person meeting well in advance.

Description: We welcome all individuals in the Arlington/Old Town Alexandria and vicinity to include: McLean; Falls Church City or environs.


CoCo Cafe (Loudoun/Reston Coaches Coffee)

Contact: Jill Marshall ( and Margot Halstead (

Meets: We meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m., virtually. 

Description: Our meetings focus on community building/networking, professional growth, and inspiration. Meetings are primarily educational, qualify for CEUs and are a combination of guest speakers, book club, and peer coaching and are always relevant to coaching professionals.  We have been fortunate enough to have all of our presentations be from internal participants wanting to share their specialty, a newest book they are working on, a study they have read and would like to share, a book they would like company in reading and digesting, or the like. Internal participation is our bread and butter; referrals to relevant authors as guest speakers is encouraged!


Fredericksburg Coaches Coffee

Contact: Denise Antinori (


Gainesville/Warrenton Coaches Coffee

Contact: Robin Smith (

Meets: We meet on the third Tuesday of each month from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m., virtually 


Springfield Coaches Coffee

Contact: Kendel Paulsen (, Laura Lenz (, and Josh Delmonico (

Meets: We meet on the third Wednesday of each month from 8:00 am to 9:00 am (no meetings in August or January. 

Description: We are open to all in the DMV and beyond! 



Metro DC Region

After Dinner Coaches Coffee 

Contact: Matt Mattice (

Meets: Virtually, every second Tuesday of the Month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Description: The After Dinner Coaches Coffee is a virtual geographic agnostic evening gathering for coaches of all levels to network, learn, grow, and support one another. 

Treasury Executive Institute/ICF Coaches Coffee 

Contact: J. Howard ( and Jo Ann Lucero (

Meets: We will meet quarterly in 2023 on Tuesdays via Zoom beginning at 8 am and ending at 9:30 am on the following dates: February 14, April 11, July 11, and November 14.

Description: The TEI/ICF Coaches Coffee includes Treasury Executive Institute, Department of the Treasury, and other Federal Government members in the Metro DC Area. 



Whether you’re a member of ICF Metro DC or simply a first-time guest, we warmly invite you to join the next Coaches Coffee ‘near’ you.

Go to our Events Calendar for dates and times of upcoming meetings.