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President's Message from Judy Garfinkel

Judy Garfinkel | Published on 1/11/2022

Hi Fellow Coaches,

Happy 2022 from all of us at ICF-CT!

What are you envisioning for your 2022? Is there a word, phrase, sentence or powerful visual that will pull you toward a fuller version of you and your coaching business?

ICF-CT’s vision for 2022, which emerged from our Annual Board Retreat back in September, is for our Chapter to lead in two important areas:  Diversity Equity Inclusion and coaching throughout the ongoing challenges of these continually unpredictable times.

We are excited about the ways you can be part of making this vision a reality! 

Q: Do you want to bring ICF-CT further along in understanding, welcoming and including the people currently within our membership and people in the coaching community who are not yet represented or visible in our membership?

A: Have a chat with a member of DEI Committee member, Lori Candela.
A: Meet with Membership Chair, Naomi Rafalowicz.


Q: Do you want to kick your Technology skills up a notch? Enjoy ensuring a website works properly and/ or the challenge of solving an IT problem?

A: Talk with Steve Porcaro about joining the Technology Committee.

Q:  Do you have ideas about how programming can reach across the globe to bring new presenters to our Chapter? Do you love the idea of helping us learn new things in new ways?

A: Programs, Education, and Development Committee could be for you. Have a chat with Chair, Jean Stetz-Puchalski.

Q: Do you get energized hosting dinner parties or live events? Want to make our comeback into in-person meetings welcoming and our members comfortable and well fed? 

A: Contact me to chat.

My word for the year is ‘complete,’ as both verb and adjective. I will use this word as a guide for personal and professional growth in 2022, e.g., I am committed to completing my leadership goals as President of ICF-CT by June 30, 2022, and to finishing a coaching project I’ve been working on for years by the month of May. There, feel free to hold me accountable!!

Let your word of the year inspire new or continued involvement with our Chapter.

Believing in you,

Judy