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Core Competency Calls

It’s easy. It’s fun. No need to sign up, just show up. All coaches are invited (and that means YOU).

Beginning in September our calls will be on the first Wednesday of the month as they have been but moving up to 12noon CST to hopefully be more accessible. Plus, we will now feature four different MCC coaches throughout the year: Amy Ruppert, Jackie Sloane, Susan Spritz Myers and Sheila Boysen Rotelli.

Core Competency Deep Dive Schedule:

Sept 5th: Core Competency 1: Ethics and Standards
Oct 2nd: Core Competency 2: Establishing the Coaching Agreement 
Nov 7th: Core Competency 3: Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client
Dec 5th: Core Competency 4: Coaching Presence
Jan 9th: Cancelled due to technical issues 
Feb 6th: Core Competency 5: Active Listening
Mar 6th: Core Competency 6: Powerful Questioning  
Apr 3rd: Core Competency 7: Direct Communication
May 1st: Core Competency Call 8: Creating Awareness
June 5th: Core Competency 9: Designing Actions 
July 3rd: Core Competency 10: Planning and Goal Setting
Aug 7th: Core Competency 11: Managing Progress and Accountability 
Sept 4th: Core Competency 1: Ethics and Standards
Oct 2nd: Core Competency 2: Establishing the Coaching Agreement
Nov 6th: Core Competency 3: Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client
Dec 4th: Core Competency 4: Coaching Presence

The calls take place at 12noon CST on the First Wednesday of every month. September starts the 1st competency and goes through the following August. Find us virtually through our Zoom platform. Join from Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16465588656,,6318988818# or +16699006833,,6318988818# Or Telephone: US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 6833 | Meeting ID: 631 898 8818 | International numbers available:

No need to pre-register, just show up for the virtual meeting! It is free to members as part of your membership benefits! If you have never used Zoom before, you must download the software so please allow 10 minutes before your first call to figure this out. If you would like to receive CCEUs for your attendance on the call, you will need to request this and a provide a separate payment of $15 per class or $125 for the year.


Our MCC Core Competency presenters are: Susan Spritz Myers, Sheila Boysen Rotelli, Amy Ruppert, and Jackie Sloane on a rotating basis.

Susan Spritz Myers

Susan’s coaching practice specializes in leadership development and supports clients to build greater collaboration and productivity. The results yield a greater impact at the individual, team and organizational level. Susan works with leaders and teams across industries. She connects unspoken dots for clients to leverage their strengths, uncover blind spots and manage weaknesses. Susan uses a variety of assessment tools and has an ideal tool to support each client’s needs. Susan is a Master Certified Coach (MCC) and Kolbe Master Certified Team Consultant. Clients report remarkable results and have great fun in the process!

Why Susan loves the Core Competencies: “Core Competencies can be such a great foundation for building confidence as a coach and becomes the equalizer for all coaching programs across the world. I want to embrace these competencies so we can handle any client, anywhere, any time.”

Shelia Boysen Rotelli

With more than 15 years of leadership and management experience in the business and educational arenas, Sheila is a skilled consultant, business strategist, training specialist, professional coach, educator, curriculum designer, and speaker. Having spent a good portion of her early adulthood working in the human resources arena for both small and large as well as private and public organizations, she learned what makes candidates shine and what hiring managers are looking for.

Sheila has operated as a small business owner for over a decade. After transitioning from the business sector early in her career, she transitioned smoothly into the world of education and coaching. For three years Sheila served as the Associate Director of the University of Chicago Career Center where she supported students and alumni in determining and designing their ideal careers.

For ten years she worked simultaneously in educational leadership while being an active consultant, coach and training specialist working in a variety of industries including but not limited to marketing, technology, public relations, education, hospitality, gaming, retail, non-profit, healthcare, as well as with dozens of entrepreneurs running their own show.

After over 10 years of coaching, Sheila found that most of her clients were coming to her for career guidance. In 2012, she specifically compiled all of her expertise in this area, along with her knowledge of Human Resources practices to launch Professional Success Career Coaching. Professional Success is committed to helping individuals make bold and smart career moves that fit their personality, work style, and financial needs.

Sheila received her Master Coach Certification (MCC) from the International Coach Federation and received her coach training from The University of Texas. She earned a BS in marketing, an MBA from Northern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in Organization Development and Coaching from Benedictine University.

Amy Ruppert

As a pioneer and seasoned leader in professional coaching, Amy Ruppert understands the many challenges and realities that come with leadership. With over 20 years of executive coaching experience, Amy combined her business leadership with her mastery of coaching to co-found The Integreship Group.

A Master Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation, Amy brings a broad range of experience in a variety of industries including healthcare, financial, tech, manufacturing, legal, academia and government. She has coached leaders at all levels, from the emerging leader to the C-Suite in all facets of leadership.

In addition to her coaching experience, Amy has over 15 years of experience in program and curriculum design and has herself facilitated hundreds of training and development groups in the areas of coaching skills, emotional intelligence skills and resiliency skills for leaders.

Amy has been around since the formation of ICF and started this Chicago Chapter. She wants to clear up the many misperceptions of the Core Competencies, and how they are used and how they are evaluated by ICF.

Jackie Sloane

Jackie Sloane, MCC, specializes in enhancing the ability to achieve significant results and greater well-being through how clients engage others, communicate, and cultivate relationships. She has over 25 years’ experience in executive coaching, leadership development, communication, and engagement consulting. The Generative Leadership Communication program she developed has been credited with unleashing creativity and innovation, and reducing production time at client organizations. She has served professionals, leaders, teams and groups at privately-held, nonprofit, public sector and Fortune 300 firms in a variety of industries, including academia, consumer products, financial, healthcare, manufacturing, professional services, pharmaceutical, publishing, retail, telecommunications, and utilities. She has provided leadership and professional development programs and created and delivered leadership retreats, culture change, engagement consulting for organizations such as Abbott, Accenture, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Comcast, Deloitte, Exelon, Grant Thornton, Hollister, International Truck and Engine, Legal Marketing Association, PepsiCo, Purdue University Northwest and others. She is a graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago, holds two coach certifications, including Certified Ontological Coach and Master Certified Coach, has a Certificate in the Executive Team Alignment Process and is certified by the Center for Creative Leadership to facilitate use of the Center’s assessment tools. She has completed many coaching, leadership and communication programs. She is a mentor for Chicago Innovation.