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March 11th Journey to Master Coaching

5:30-6:30pm: Networking & Dinner

6:30-8pm: Program
8pm: Q&A, Networking 

Office Evolution 8745 W. Higgins Rd. Suite 110 Chicago, IL  60631 

ICF Chicago, you asked for a panel discussion and we listened! There are over 500 coaches in the ICF Chicago chapter, and only 25 are credentialed as Master Certified Coaches. In this months chapter meeting, you have the opportunity to ask a panel of MCC's about their coaching journey, what obstacles they overcame, and tips and tricks that helped propel them to the level of MCC.

**0.5 CCEU and 1 Resource Development**


April 8th When Facts Don't Change Minds: Neuroscience-Based Coaching Strategies That Can Help

Why do clients still believe in their limiting beliefs and stories?  Why are observable, measurable facts accepted as truth for one person but not another?  Why is it that our thoughts seem to either work for us (raise our energy) or against us (drain our energy)?  And how can neuroscience research findings help us be more effective coaches when working with clients whose thoughts are keeping them from achieving their full potential? Based on the work of brain researchers including Dr. Dan Siegel, Iain McGilchrist, Lisa Feldman Barrett, and Mario Martinez, we’ll explore four phenomena -- Priming, Amygdala Hijack, Confirmation Bias, and Prediction Error – that can hinder a client’s effectiveness and limit his or her potential. We’ll look at what physiologically takes place in the brain when these phenomena occur and what a coach can do (based on neuroscience research) to be effective with a client under these circumstances.   Join us in this interactive, easy-to-understand session where we explore whether neuroscience supports the axiom “seeing is believing” or if it’s really the other way around!   LEARN MORE NOW

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**1 CCEU and 0.5 Resource Development**


May 13th Happy Hour Coach®

Group coaching can expand beyond the traditional comparison with workshops and training! Tim Ressmeyer has created the Happy Hour Coach® to help make coaching more accessible to those who haven't experienced coaching, and to bring a unique offering into both public and corporate settings. The goal is to create an environment where substantive coaching and learning takes place, yet it is informal and “in the spirit of a happy hour.” Cocktails and appetizers are typically part of the experience, but it can be held in any setting! Tim has created over 25 different content modules for Happy Hour Coach® and delivered sessions in bars, restaurants, conference centers, and at corporate offices in Illinois, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, and even Las Vegas. In this special session for the ICF, Tim will lead participants through a scaled back version of an HHC event where participants will craft their own Personal Impact Statement. The remainder of the session will be a facilitated conversation where participants can discuss, share, and innovate additional ways to apply their coaching skills in new and creative ways. Everything from content, pricing, marketing, etc. of innovative methods are fair game for discussion!           LEARN MORE NOW 

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Mark Your Calendar for the 2019 Chapter Meetings


March: Monday, 3/11 (Rosemont) - 5:30pm
April: Monday, 4/8 (Burr Ridge) - 5:30pm
May: Monday, 5/13 (Chicago Downtown) - 5:30pm
June: Friday, 6/21 (Webinar) - noon
July: Friday, 7/19 (Webinar) - noon
August: TBD
September: Monday, 9/23 (tentative Rosemont) - 5:30pm
October: Monday, 10/21 (tentative Burr Ridge) - 5:30pm
November: Monday, 11/18 (tentative Chicago Downtown) - 5:30pm

December: TBD

Peter James, ICF Chicago President-Elect, Debbie Leoni, ICF Chicago President and Angie Holleran, ICF Credentialing Coordinator from our October 15th Chapter Meeting. Thanks for an informative meeting Angie!

ICF Chicago Chapter Meeting Oct 15