March 2020 Newsletter Print

A Message from the President

MARCH 2020

During the last five years, two bills having potential ramifications to our profession have been introduced into the Tennessee legislature. Fortunately, in each case, a coach in our chapter found out and the chapter was able to mobilize an effort to inform and influence legislators, such that the bills were withdrawn or amended to eliminate language impacting coaches. 

Recently the board approved a contract with Schmidt Government Solutions, LLC, a Nashville lobbying firm, to represent ICF-TN related to legislation. Schmidt will: ...

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Calendar of Events

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ICFTN Member Spotlight


Patti James has traveled these United States building her career and reputation on human resources leadership and talent development ... and now calls Middle TN her forever home.

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Member News

news from east tennessee subchapter

East TN

The East Tennessee Subchapter has kicked off 2020 by regrouping and identifying what the group would like to gain by being a member of ICF Tennessee. Our initial objective is to build a cohesive and vibrant coaching community in our part of the state. We have had one face to face meeting (January 9) and one zoom meeting (January 24). We will be participating in Coaching Week by holding open sessions on May 6th at the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center. In order to get things started we will participate in a series of zoom meetings in order to build relationships and new networks as well as share our learnings and challenges. If you are interested in joining us please contact Laurie Macnair at [email protected].

Membership Moment

Did you know your ICF membership includes reciprocal coaching opportunities? You may be seeking coaching hours to achieve a higher credential or just to continue to hone your coaching skills.  Reciprocal coaching matches coaches and coachees for six session terms.  Multiple rounds are offered throughout the year, each offering unique opportunities. Some match participants by experience.  Others may include recording of the calls for use in credentialing. Learn more at


March 31 is the deadline for ICF Global membership. Please take a moment to renew in order to continue receiving our global association’s many benefits. If you aren’t already a member, consider it!  Any board member would be happy to discuss why we recommend global membership.


Instructions for How To Update Your Member Profile>>

Contact Celeste at [email protected] if you need help updating your profile.

Navigate and connect: member to  member (m2m)

It’s an exciting time to meet, learn, and grow M2M! 

The NAVIGATOR program is a way for any coach to connect to an experienced coach/subject-matter expert on a particular topic that may be on your mind. 

The CONNECTOR program matches volunteer members to a new member. 

Take advantage of this useful membership benefit.>>

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Welcome New Members

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

Grover Hardin, HASQTS,LLC

Kristin Kolesar, Kolesar Coaching & Consulting

Thomas McMinn Jr.,  Kenetic Coaching

Debbie Radish-Respess, Invisible Horizons Coaching and Consulting

Gail Southwell, Southwell Consulting, LLC

John Thalheimer, True Star Leadership

Windy Wile, Worth Wile Coaching



New Member Orientation Dates

May 15 10:00-11:00 Ankura
Aug 28 11:30-12:30 InfoWorks
Nov 13 10:00-11:00 Ankura

INFO WORKS NASHVILLE, 102 Woodmont Blvd., Ste #500 Nashville, TN 37205

ANKURA, 2963 Sidco Dr #101, Nashville, TN 37204

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

In addition to the many benefits of the ICF Global, the ICF TN local chapter provides coaches with the personal connections that can only be gained through community. Click here for a description of all the benefits your Tennessee Chapter ICF membership conveys.

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Engage with us on social media

Not sure where or how to follow ICFTN on social media?

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ICFTN social media discussion is much more robust when YOU are a part of it.

If you haven't yet started following ICFTN's Facebook page (and the East subchapter's Facebook page), Twitter feed, or LinkedIn group, we invite you to do that today. You'll see event information, photos, and curated content.

And, ICFTN wants to follow you too. Message us on Facebookwith your social media handles and we'll follow you back.

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Training & Networking

international coaching certification

International Coaching Certification

8-Day Intenstive Coaching starting in March with Impact Coaching Solutions


Click here to Register.


Holistic Coach Certification

Holistic Coach Certification Training: March 30-April 3, 2020 in Nashville.


Team Coaching
Training & Certification

2 Modules Beginning:
August 21, 2020

ICF TN members get a special discount of $100 off and raise funds for the chapter too


Contact Pat White: [email protected]






Find a list of focus areas and information to submit your presentation information here.

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