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Business Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Regardless if you are just starting in the coaching world or have been in it for 10 years there are always questions about how to handle the business side of coaching, the administration part. Maybe you ask your self questions like…

What are coaches using for personal insurance?
How do I brand myself to really stand out from the crowd?
What are other coaches putting in their contracts?
What do I post on LinkedIn?

For the first time, ICF Chicago is hosting Business Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Join us each month for a one hour, interactive session, on topics such as social media,  contracts, accounting, marketing, etc. During the hour there will be a guest speaker who presents for 20-25 minutes then it is opened up for live discussions where you can share ideas, ask questions, gain insights on current trends. 

This is open to coaches of all levels; including newer coaches who have recently finished programs. These virtual events are not recorded.

Members are free, Non-members are $10.



April 17th Lawyers & Contracts


Get your business started properly with a lawyer on your team to select the ideal entity for your business and have protections in place from day one. Jade will also discuss the different types of essential contracts dependent on your business.  

Jade Carpenter is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs protect themselves and their business. As the founding attorney of The Law Office of Jade Carpenter, she focuses on small business and the advocacy and advancement of women and minority entrepreneurs. 

Jade also helps clients with a range of services including real estate, estate planning, family law, trademarks, contracts, and more. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and volunteers for In Her Shoes Foundation.  Jade earned her J.D. from The John Marshall Law School, her M.B.A. from Elmhurst College, and her B.A. from Capital University. She is admitted to the bars of Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. 

A lawyer that speaks law in plain language! Jade also enjoys kickboxing, traveling, and furry friends.


Mark Your Calendar for the 2019 Business SIGs


Wednesday April 17, 2019 12n
Wednesday May 15, 2019 12n
Wednesday June 19, 2019 12n
Wednesday July 17, 2019 12n
Wednesday August 21, 2019 12n
Wednesday September 18, 2019 12n
Wednesday October 16, 2019 12n
Wednesday November 20, 2019 12n

Wednesday December 18, 2019 12n

Please contact Arika at with any questions.