June 2018 Newsletter Print

A Message from the President

President’s Letter June 2018

Hello fellow chapter members,

As usual, our chapter is active!

  • It was exciting to be a part of Get Coached, our chapter’s celebration of International Coaching Week. Event chair Terry Warren along with his committee (Glenn Maul, Caleb McLaughlin, Susan Salomone, and Corrine Sandifer) produced a stellar event. I’m sure participants will agree the Spark Center made for a great venue and we are grateful to Lipscomb University for co-sponsoring. Twenty-two coaches volunteered and 40 people signed up for complimentary sessions. It’s exciting to think about so many people gaining a better understanding of our helping profession.

  • Up next, Outreach Co-Chairs Donna Yurdin and Janet Walls are putting the final touches on this year’s pro bono coaching project. Faith Family Clinic and Insight Counseling Centers (both nonprofit agencies) will benefit. Special thanks to the coaches who have agreed to volunteer to coach staff members from these organizations.

  • I hope you’ve registered for the July chapter meeting. For this event, you have the option of attending live or remotely. I’m attending live and I look forward to seeing how the format unfolds. Be sure and read about the speaker and topic elsewhere in this newsletter.

  • The Business of Coaching educational program launches next month. I’ve spoken with several people who have already signed up and I look forward to hearing about their experiences.

  • If you are an ICFTN member with social media skills and would enjoy promoting the coaching profession and ICFTN events, we need your help!  Please contact Anita Bailey, ICFTN marketing co-chair, if you’d like to learn more about this volunteer opportunity. 

Attention, ICF-credentialed coaches: changes to the credentialing process were recently announced. You can read about them here:

Thank you for the honor of serving as your chapter president.

Pam Brown



Pam Brown, ACC, CFRE | ICFTN President

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Calendar of Events

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Training & Networking


Presented by ATD Nashville Chapter | Cherrie Clay Wilkerson, Professor of the Practice of Management at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University

So many words have been used to correctly and incorrectly describe Millennials. As the largest generation in the workforce, they aren’t going away. Those organizations that take the time to learn the truth about Millennials and how to best coach them will have a competitive advantage in the marketplace.  Are you ready to ask real questions about millennials?  The answers may surprise you.

During this chapter meeting, you will:

  • Understand why millennials are different from prior generations.

  • Discover what motivates millennials in the workplace.

  • Learn how to coach millennials in your organization.

Join your colleagues for live music, a catered dinner, and an engaging topic. Click here to register.


With Dr. Julian Norris, Laura Larriva Page, Rod Francis and Ronit leMon Drobey

Be Empowered is a three-day immersive and experiential retreat program designed to reconnect coaches with their own essential capacities for deep listening, powerful conversations and their deepest sense of purpose, and offer tools to bring them forth in themselves, their lives, their coaching and into the wider social sphere. During the retreat, participants will be invited to show up with radical, embodied presence and encounter the wild world in a way that is often deeply powerful, surprising and transformative for them.

The experiential group and individual activities will include deep listening practices, conversations with the wild and others, somatic work, and nature-based practices entwined with and built around competencies-based coaching skills sessions. The aim will be to open powerful new doors for coaches to engage with their clients in sessions. The structure of the retreat will mirror the structure of a coaching session moving from alliance building and agreement through deep listening and powerful questions ending in action and accountability.

The 2018 retreat will be held at Elohee, a dedicated nature retreat center set in 220 acres of undeveloped land and nestled deep in the foothills of the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains in North Georgia. It runs over the Labor Day weekend commencing at 4pm on Friday 31st of August and finishing at 4pm on Monday 3rd September.

Cost is variable depending on accommodation. Please either go direct to Elohee to book or for more information:

Contact us directly at:

33.5 CCEU’s (Core Competency (CC): 21.75; Resource Development (RD): 11.75)


All training events are two-day classes, total of 16 CEUs upon completion. Registration required to attend. $50 for Brentwood Baptist members. Non-Brentwood Baptist members ($250 fee).

For registration and class information contact Janet Walls,


Radiant Coaches Academy-holistic coach certification training - october 22-november 2, 2018

Holistic Coach Certification

Interested in Learning More About NLP or Practicing What You Know in a Coaching Circle? 

NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) is much more than a set of patterns or “visual, auditory, and kinesthetic.”  NLP provides a powerful set of communication and change models that are useful in personal and professional change.

The coaching circle will cover the theories, pre-suppositions, and practice of NLP and Neuro-Semantics as they related to related to coaching for transformational change.

If you are interested in in learning about NLP and an important innovation in the field, Neuro-Semantics, then please let Joe Brodnicki at  Joe is a licensed Neuro-Semantic NLP trainer as well as a coach.

The study group will be held on-line. Dates and times and topics will be decided by participants.  Drop Joe an e-mail if you are interested or have questions.

Come and learn some different approaches to communicating and the use of language.



The Middle Tennessee SHRM Programs, Legal Education and Professional Development committees invite members of our business community, academic scholars, subject matter experts as well as professional and associate members to share their experiences and best practices with MT|SHRM members. Find a list of focus areas and information to submit your presentation information here.

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Welcome New Members

Please give a warm welcome (or welcome back!) to our NEW members and our RENEWING members.

Alfia Caldwell, REFRAME iT, LLC Coaching and Consulting

Sarah Cook, Project Restore Joy

Julie Cookson, Cookson Management Consulting

Angela Ellis, enhance business solutions

Rod Francis, Rod Francis Coaching

Wendy Kilbourne, Vanderbilt University

Robin Lawver, The Perfect Path

Chris Martin, UNK

John McLean, John McLean

Nina Morel, Lipscomb University

Karen Nash, Ingram Content Group

Corinne Nicolas, Nicolas Coaching

Oneida Werger, WergerCo


Member Note: Don't hesitate to contact the ICFTN Assistant, Celeste Shepherd, if you need any assistance with renewing a membership, filling out your profile, or navigating the site.

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ICFTN Seeks Social Media Volunteer

If you are an ICFTN member with social media skills and would enjoy promoting the coaching profession and ICFTN events, we need your help!  Please contact Anita Bailey, ICFTN marketing co-chair, if you’d like to learn more about this volunteer opportunity. 


Mentors Needed

The ICFTN Membership Committee would like to welcome all new Members and Returning Members.  Help us make your membership a learning and rewarding experience by letting us know your goals and intentions. As usual, we are always looking for ideas and suggestions from our membership. 2018 Membership Co-Chairs: Hank Staggs and Anna Walker

Read more about becoming a Mentor.

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Member News

Send your Member News

If you have Member News, such as career and business news items (company name change, accreditation, significant award, etc.), please send that information to ICFTN Assistant, Celeste Shepherd.

Share your Testimonial

Support your fellow coaches by letting them know how ICFTN membership can benefit them. Please share the value you get from chapter membership. Submit your testimonial to

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  • Please also follow us on Twitter. Our hashtag is #ICFTN, which can also be used on Instagram. 

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