|About:Meet Our Board|
2013 ICFC Board Members
Wendy Balman, MA, CPCC, ACC is a certified professional coach and, in partnership with Shannon Bruce, CPCC, PCC, co-founder of The Leadership Collaborative, an organization that uses coaching to renew the core of individual leaders, teams and networks and to develop relationship intelligence competencies for more positivity and productivity in work and life.
As a leader, Wendy brings a unique mix of presence, play, and insight. She is a catalyst for outside-the-box thinking, is not afraid of chaos, and collaborates with clients to create awareness and alignment within the individual or group. Her improv training through Second City Chicago also shows up as she loves to explore ideas and desired futures with a creative, can-do approach.
As a trainer, Wendy is passionate about developing leadership and communication capacity in others. As adjunct faculty at Concordia University Chicago, she teaches the Organization Communication course which provides a way for students to experientially explore, learn and grow in the different realms of communication in organizational and personal settings.
Training includes: co-active coaching from The Coaches Training Institute (CTI); relationship systems intelligence fundamentals from The Center for Right Relationship (CRR); The Inside Team coach training through CRR; Team Diagnostic coaching through Team Coaching Intl.; the Leadership Program through CTI; B.A. in Organizational Management from Concordia University Chicago; and M.A. in Organization Systems Renewal from Seattle University.
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Sheila is a Coach, Human Resources professional, Assistant Professor. As a coach, Dr. Boysen-Rotelli works with individuals and groups to help them find their passion, ideal career and reach important life goals.
Shawna Myers is an Organization Development Consultant, Entrepreneur and Certified Professional Coach. She works with individuals, groups, businesses and education systems to inspire them to achieve greater levels of success.
Shawna holds a Master of Science in Organization Development from Loyola University, Chicago and is a Certified Core Energy Coach. She has taught meditation and worked with the Enneagram for over 10 years. Shawna follows her passion for teaching by serving as Adjunct Faculty, teaching courses at both Depaul University, in the School for New Learning, and also Loyola University in the Graduate School of Business. Prior to starting her own business, Shawna worked as an OD Consultant, Trainer and Coach within Health Care, Small Business and Corporate settings.
Most recently, Shawna has created the Freedom Mastermind Group to support other women entrepreneurs to transform their businesses from ones that run their lives, to businesses that bring freedom and truly support them in having the time, money and energy that they desire for their business, their families and their lives!
Shawna is available for individual, group and corporate coaching and training. She lives in Evanston, IL with her husband and three young children.
Member at Large - Denise Bouchard, ACC, CPCC
Denise is the ultimate entrepreneur having started her first successful company at the age of twenty two. She overcame two obstacles in her first business venture; one being her age and the second being a woman in the then male dominated world of telecommunications. While successfully building this venture she not only sold products and services but installed them as well. Her coaching skills started to be developed here as she trained her clients not only on the use of her equipment but on how to increase their business through the use of technology.
While being a partner in several successful telecommunications companies she was called upon to speak at seminars held for entrepreneurs. She spoke not on how technology worked but how to grow your business using telecommunications. She also conducted in-house training classes on the use of these products in growing their businesses. She soon found that she was developing open communications between her client's management and the people they managed.
Her enjoyment in helping other entrepreneurs achieve their dreams made her realize that she should look at this coaching as a new business idea. Upon investigation she found many coaches that were not skilled in coaching giving this profession a bad name.
Determined to bring her professional reputation to the coaching arena she searched
for the knowledge that would ensure her success. She enrolled in the Coaches
Training Institute where she earned her Certified Professional Co-Active Coach
Denise brings an honest, empathetic, strong, intuitive style and is totally committed to serving her clients. She is able to bring to her clients a quiet stability that makes it easy for them to collaborate. She has established a strong reputation for her ability to apply organizational and motivational skills, as well as humor, to improve business results.
After nearly a decade of working in the Christian church community in the U.S. and Canada, Janice decided to form her own business, JaniceTime. Janice is dedicated to working with people so they can reach their full potential and realize their dreams. She has a passion for truly listening, affirming feelings and experiences, and gently guiding. Janice is proud to be part of an international community of caring professionals that work with individuals and groups in a variety of settings. She is a leader who has facilitated meditation, stress management, grief support groups, personal growth retreats, spiritual guidance seminars, and more.
On a personal note, when Janice went through a major life transition she had a coach partner with her. The coach helped Janice discover her life's dream, and helped her move forward in life. Today, Janice offers this profound program from Dream University® to people who are dreaming of a better life.
JaniceTime is based in Chicago, IL, serving clients throughout the U.S. and Canada.
In addition to being a ICF-Chicago board member, Janice is a member of the eWomen Network leadership team, and a leader with Engaging Speakers.
MURRAY A. MANN, CCM, CPBS, COIS is a nationally respected thought leader in career coaching, diversity-inclusion and human resource stewardship, with 30+ years of experience in senior positions in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors.
Community Events - Susan Slocum, CPC
Susan is a Certified Professional Coach, speaker and trainer/facilitator. In 2008 she established TSAB consulting and coaching, aka, Transitional Strategies for Aspiring Baby-Boomers, and expanded and broadened her knowledge and options by becoming a certified coach through iPEC's coaching program.
Susan has been involved with mentoring and training for over 25 years. She has trained and coached start-up business and served as a mentor and coach for many organizations. She has wide ranging career experience in the non-profit and volunteer world. Her passion has always been to help make a difference in people's lives and the organizations that serve them. It is that passion that brings her to CCF.
Her main focus is on career and transition counseling and coaching. She brings many years of growth and change in her own life to her coaching and blends her professional and personal knowledge and experience to help others achieve their goals and dreams. She works with individuals and groups to help them identify and achieve the results they desire in their personal and professional lives. She particularly enjoys working with individuals who are ready to make major changes in their lives and/or to get energized about their careers again.
Susan believes we are never too old, savvy or busy to incorporate coaching into our demanding lives. She is inspired by her clients as they become more resourceful as they work to develop their true potential and is energized by their passion to live their lives to their fullest.
Susan is currently partnering with Interfaith and the Mature Workers Resource Center providing career and transition services through workshops, small groups and one-on-one programs. Additionally, Susan was co-founder and president of MEC, a non-profit which won an award for best emerging organization in 2005, has been the CEO of two non-profit organizations and has been chairman or president of many non-profit organizations and major fundraising events.
She is very excited to be involved in the coaching community. She considers board participation as the perfect opportunity to learn about, grow with and advocate for the coaching community's visibility and viability.
Past President - Kam Gupta
Kam is the Past President of Chicago Coach Federation and is located in Buffalo Grove, IL. Kam is an executive/ life coach. Kam's clients are successful executives, individuals, and organizations. Through coaching they become more effective, successful and aligned with their mission in life. Kam serves as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Celaya, MX and Executive Coach at Continuous Improvement Technology, Inc. He is an accomplished cook and teaches cooking at the School of Gastronomy in Celaya, Mexico. Kam attended MSOE and studied Organizational Behavior and earned a Masters degree. Kam also attended iPEC - Coaching Institute and studied Life, Business, and Emotional Intelligence. Kam is certified Energy Leadership - Master Practitioner (ELI-MP). Kam is a motivational speaker and has keynoted at many conferences and institutions. Kam's core expertise includes Empowered Alignment, Leadership effectiveness and development, and EI. Kam enjoys Open mind meditation, movies, writing, reading, serving and cooking for large groups and parties.
|09/14/13 -||CLARITY WORKSHOP - SHIFT To Above The Line Positive Thinking|
|07/16/13 -||North Shore Community Coach Café - Mastermind Group|
|07/15/13 -||Lincoln Park Community Coach Café - Mastermind Group|
|07/11/13 -||Schaumburg Community Coach Café - Mastermind Group|
|07/08/13 -||JULY CHAPTER MEETING with John Lazar|
|07/02/13 -||Geneva Community Coach Café - Mastermind Group|
|06/19/13 -||CORE COMPETENCY CALL - Planning and Goal Setting|