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President's Message from Judy Garfinkel

Judy Garfinkel  | Published on 3/2/2021

Hi Coaches,

This morning I opened my eyes thinking and feeling this, “I can’t believe we’ve been through a whole year since the state of CT took Covid 19 measures.” This plus unlimited admiration for the shifts and changes we as a chapter (steered by our dynamic, collaborative board) and each of you individually have made in response to the ongoing challenges inherent in this crisis. We are a creative and resilient bunch!

While so much has accelerated sinch last March: ways of working, company operations, financial and geographic decisions and challenges to societal structures, the coaching industry has also continued to grow and evolve. In light of factors such as increased use of technology, new additions to the field of coaching and the adoption of coaching as a standard professional development tool, ICF Global has been hard at work refining its mission, vision and strategic plan. 

This exciting work, already underway before last year, supports us (the lifeblood of ICF) as together we support your success and growth as a coach and bring the coaching profession to the next level.  

How does this affect you? 

There are 6 defined domains through which you can participate, learn, grow and connect with ICF. Some of them are newly created and others have been expanded and refined: Professional Coaches, Credentials and Standards, Coach Training, Foundation, Coaching in Organizations (new), Thought Leadership (new).

  • The revamped core competencies will be implemented for credential renewal 2021.
  • There’s new branding for you to use in your email signature, on your website and on your social media. This includes member and credential achievement badges.
  • Down the road…ICF Global will be offering an easier to use platform for participating in professional development making it easier for us to upload CEUs from our Connecticut offerings into your profile on the global site as you gather your professional development credits or credentialing or renewal.
  • There’s so much more… Explore here. https://coachingfederation.org/

ICF-CT is here to support you.

Need help implementing the new branding? Contact our Marketing Chair Stephanie Tishler marketing@icf-ct.org

And, if you want to poke around the ICF Global site, or our ICF-CT site with a buddy? Let me know.

Or, If we haven’t had a chance to get to know one another, let’s change that! 
president@icf-ct.org 

Believing in you,

Judy