International Coaching Week 2018

Welcome to the Connecticut Chapter Celebration of International Coaching Week 2018.  During the week of May 7-11, our Chapter is excited to announce:

For ICW 2018, we are honored to kickoff a very exciting project known as the Ignite Initiative!

The Ignite Program will offer up to 10 hours of pro bono coaching per client as we all work together to Ignite Social Change through Education.

For more information about the IGNITE program go to 




On Friday, May 11th, there will be several coaches placed with Leaders from the Connecticut PTA.

We will need up to 10 volunteers for the kickoff placement event, several coaches have already expressed their interest and we welcome you to join us if you are interested.

From May 11th-December 15th, we will engage in many opportunities for you to work with the Connecticut PTA through a variety of projects which will be announced in our regular email and newsletter communications. Stay tuned for Facebook updates as well.

  • Are you an ICF Accredited Coach with an ACC renewed one time, PCC or MCC?
  • Would you like to participate in providing the gift of coaching to our statewide parent and teacher leaders who are impacting student education daily?
  • Additional Volunteer opportunities: We have committee work and need volunteers for:
    • Program event planning-July, September
    • Information coordination and sharing to our chapter-October
    • Social Media support

Please join us to Ignite Social Change through Coaching!

Contact: Margaret Ruff



International Coach Week on ICF CT Facebook: SHARE THIS VIDEO “What is Coaching”

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Revision of ICF-CT 2018 By-Laws Final Approval

Members are Invited to Review

Dear Members,

By a majority vote of the Board on March 30, 2018,  the Board has approved a revision of our Chapter Bylaws which is now a current reflection of how the Chapter operates.  All qualified members ( current registered members of ICF Global who have designated Connecticut as their Chapter) are invited to review the amended Bylaws and vote yae or nay to accept the amended Bylaws.  As stipulated in the Bylaws, your votes need to be received by April 20, 2018 by sending an email.  Thank you.

To review the proposed By-Laws,

ICF-CT By-Laws Revision 2018 Final Approved by Board 3-30-18

Warm regards.
Diana G. Ackerley, Ph.D., PCC
President ICF-CT

Wishing you a Holiday Season filled with Joy and Great Conversations!

Judith E Glaser

We had our Signature Speaking Event on December 1st with Judith E. Glaser, who is the world authority on Conversational Intelligence®. Judith, an innovative change agent, coach, and consultant elevated the discussion and enlightened the attendees in a way that was inspiring. There was an air of excitement, learning, connection, engagement, and co-creation in the room.

I am pleased to say we had an incredible turnout, and the feedback from attendees has been phenomenal.

We hope you connect with us in the many ways we are reaching out to the coaching community:

  1. We have a Coach Café scheduled for December 13th at Noon in Wilton, where you can informally connect with other coaches and share issues and get to know each other in a casual setting.
  2. On December 19th from 7-8:30pm we have a Coaching Circle scheduled virtually for those coaches who have over 300 hours coaching and business experience to discuss issues.
  3. On January 5th we have a new Coach Cafe at 11:30am in Avon where you can meet coaches closer to your area and discuss issues and get to know each other.
  4. On January 10th from Noon to 1:00pm, back by popular demand, Cindy Donaldson is presenting a Webinar on Leveraging Social Media to Build Your Practice: Part 2 LinkedIn.

We have great Programs lined up for you. Please check out our Website to register and to meet our Board, who is showcased in a video on the front page of our website. Click here.

Please note that ICF-CT is extending the deadline to register for the Membership Activity Fee (MAF) through the end of December.  Please visit the website to register.

We look forward to seeing you in the New Year – check us out and see how you can become a part of this powerhouse Chapter!

Warm regards,

Diana G. Ackerley, Ph.D., PCC

President ICF-CT

Revision of Article 5 By-Laws

Members are Invited to Review

Dear Members,
We are inviting you to review a Proposed Revision to our ICF-CT Chapter By-Laws. The Board has proposed this revision to allow us to widen the scope of presenters we can have for you at our in-person Chapter Meetings and Signature Events. The Speaker Engagement Policy (Article 5.1) in the By-Laws currently reads that “All speaker engagements are non-paid” and further “There is no reimbursement for travel expenses”.

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