Public Announcements


International Coaching Day 2020


The International Coach Federation has designated May 6, 2020, as or inaugural International Coaching Day celebration. During this 24-hour period, ICF is challenging every ICF coach, worldwide, to donate an hour of virtual coaching to someone in their community. The Outreach Committee and the board believe this is a wonderful opportunity to give back and help others in our community at a time when there are many people needing support. We are organizing and promoting a local International Coaching Day here in Tennessee and need your help. Please look at your calendar now to see if you can offer one or more hours on May 6. If you can, please hold that time now. We will send out additional details on volunteering and how we will match clients and coaches by the end of March.


Attract Clients, Organizations, and Colleagues

It may have slipped your mind or fell off the to-do list. Your Membership Committee wants to support you in attracting clients, organizations, and colleagues. 

WHAT?  Yes! It’s time to review your Member Profile to ensure that all your information is up to date. Since our last software update, we haven’t asked for this call to action. Here are a few items you’ll want to check on.

Update, Change or Add your picture in a web-ready format like jpeg. Future clients want to see you!

Rewrite or Add your bio – Click here for tips on writing your bio. (Note: Fill out the "Biography" section to have your bio show on the website. Information entered in the "Short Business Description" or "Long Business Description" under custom fields are not visible to the public.

Update or Add your credential ACC, PCC, MCC – visitors to our site can now search for coaches with the ICF credential but YOU have to add it or change it; it’s not automatic.

Add your business website URL to attract future clients.

Change your password, if you wish

Update your addresses – business & website

Add the coach training program(s) you attended

Add your years of experience


HOW? Here’s what you do.

  1. Go and click in the top right corner – Member Area

  2. Type in your International Coach Federation Tennessee ID (typically your email address) and your Password.

  3. Click LOGIN.

  4. You should see a navigation bar on the far left with blue letters reading Member Area.

  5. Under this area in orange lettering, Click, Member Information Editor.

  6. Now you’re ready to update, edit, or compose your information for all to see. (If you wish to hide certain fields, there is that option as well.)

If you need support, do not hesitate to contact Celeste Shepherd at [email protected]. There is no need to struggle with the process!

Thanks for putting you and your business first!  It’s one more way, ICFTN helps you grow your business and the coaching profession.


ICFTN-East Chapter Announces International Coaches Week

You are invited!

To celebrate International Coaches Week, ICFTN-East will be partnering with the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center (KEC) in hosting an event on Tuesday, April 30th from 4:30-9:00PM.  The address in Market Square is 17 Market Square, Suite 101. We will provide a panel discussion on the value of professional coaching, and a limited number of 45-minute one-to-one confidential coaching sessions with local coaches.   

What is International Coaches week?

Since 1999, ICF chapters around the globe have celebrated the profession through events designed to educate local communities about the value of working with a professional coach and to proactively demonstrate results that can be achieved through the coaching process. 

What is coaching?

At the risk of understatement, East Tennessee is passionate about its sports teams!  Quite often when asked what we do, and we reply that we are a coach, the very next question is, “Oh really, what sport?”  The ICF Tennessee East (ICFTN-E) subchapter is dedicated to changing that perception and transforming lives in the process through professional coaching.  Our definition of coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. 

Who is eligible for coaching?

Anyone is eligible and we will be offering these free coaching sessions to demonstrate the power of coaching and to celebrate International Coaches week.  The only requirement is that you bring a significant issue to the table that represents a change they want to make in their life or business. 

How do I sign up?

Interested in being coached?  If so, please visit the Coaches Week page and complete the online form and submit no later than April 15th. You will receive confirmation on your date and time by April 26th.   

What does ICF stand for?

The International Coach Federation (ICF) is the preeminent coach accreditation body for professional coaches.  It creates and sustains ethical standards by which all ICF Members and credential holders are held in order to provide appropriate guidelines, ensure accountability, and enforce standards of conduct within the coaching community.

We look forward to your participation in our celebration!



Find out why a thousand coaches joined this session

The live immersion workshops with Dr. David Drake have begun! I took part in a session and was honestly blown away by the content. We even experienced a live coaching demonstration by David right on the session. 

My main takeaway was that we need more people who can go to these deeper places within themselves and with others. We live in a time that calls each of us to do the real work of our quest and to join with others who are doing the same. This means creating more space for our full humanity.

The training left me with a sense of ease and relief and a deeper trust in my own experience and abilities as a coach. I highly recommend it!

Wanted you to know that if you’re keen to learn more, you can still register for one of the remaining sessions:

Reserve your spot here before sessions are full.

By the end of the workshop, you will have a simple, powerful process in place that you can use to uncover, understand and change what drives human behavior to have even greater impact with your clients.

Can’t wait to hear what you think!

Joanna Williams - ICFTN President-Elect





World Business and Executive Coach Summit (WBECS) is an organization dedicated to providing coaches with the world’s best training and resources, all available online. They partner with leading experts in the industry and offer interactive and digital learning experiences that allow the coaching community to grow and shape their skills. WBECS courses provide an easy and accessible way to complete CCEUs as well. Several members of our chapter participate in WBECS programs and speak highly of their experience.  

WBECS has agreed to partner with ICF Tennessee to profit-share with the chapter when members sign up for their course using the link we provide. These funds will be reinvested in YOU to provide more resources and greater benefits as a chapter member. Best, all the same discount opportunities for individuals are still available to you.  

If you are a WBECS client or wish to participate in their courses, please consider signing up through ICFTN to support your chapter. The next WBECS offering, “Narrative Coaching” will be launching soon, so watch your email and social media for more details. For additional information, please contact Joanna Williams at [email protected]


ICFTN Professional Development Committee Update - January 1, 2019

Nina Morel and Glenn Maul have accepted the role as co-chairs of our Professional Development Committee in 2019. Our goal is simple: continue to build on the excellent platform built by Walter Tieck and Dayle Savage. We have already secured Diane Watson and Amanda Blanck as committee members and are looking to add at least one more member.

The speaker at our January 11,2019 ICF-TN meeting will be one of our own members, Edy Nash. Edy will be focusing on “Conversations that Sell”. Her focus will be around turning prospective conversations into clients.

Our March 8, 2019 meeting will feature Carrie Spaulding, PCC. She will be the featured luncheon speaker and also host a workshop after lunch. Her subject matter is “Improvisation in Coaching”, and will focus on the coach competencies of active listening and coaching presence.

The Professional Development Committee has set the following two goals for 2019:

  • Provide high-quality programs in a variety of modalities for a range of coaches (varied in discipline and experience). Some of the tasks will include:

    1. a needs survey of members around preferred topics

    2. explore more virtual meetings

    3. streamlining and advertising our “call for participation” process

    4. soliciting sponsorships

    5. seeking to bring in compelling speakers to improve attendance.

  • Improve the professional profile of coaching and the business success of our members. Some of the tasks we will focus on are:

    1. Providing programs related to core ICF competencies.

    2. More communication around the importance of the core competencies and the connections between our meeting content and core competency development.

    3. We are looking to provide onboarding sessions for potential and new members.

    4. We will have a specific focus around technology and coaching.

    5. We plan to conduct a workshop with coaches and business leaders

The Professional Development Committee welcomes input and participation in our planning process.

Nina Morel and Glenn Maul


ICFTN Program/Event Cancellation Policy

No need to wait to register for ICFTN programs & events!  If you register in advance for an ICFTN program and later find that you cannot attend, we have a very fair cancellation policy:  ICFTN will issue a refund for those pre-registered for events/meetings if they inform us up to 5 business days prior to the event. After that time, we will not issue credits for luncheons or workshops if you are unable to attend.