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Date: 3/23/2021
Subject: Spotlight on Vivian Hardison & Event This Friday!
From: ICF-CT Communications


Board Member Spotlight

This month's spotlight is on Vivian Hardison, who is our chapter's Technology Chair.

Who am I?  
I am a Thought Leader, Entrepreneur, Author, Teacher, Speaker, Mentor, Community Leader, Faculty of Rotary Leadership Institute Graduate Facilitator, Asst. District Governor for D7255 and 7980, Lover of Life and all things wholesome! I am a grandmother, avid gardener a lover of flowers and big, beautiful homes with lots of space and land. I am one who lives richly, joyfully and meaningfully in all areas of my life. 
What do I do? 
I am an Abundant Life Coach – which means that I work with clients who want to experience more out of life, mentally, emotionally, physically, financially and spiritually. I spend most of my time developing and conducting workshops, classes and programs that facilitate personal development, empowerment and personal ingenuity.

What am I passionate about? 
First of all, I am passionate about my own continued unfolding and learning how to live life simply, joyfully, peacefully and abundantly. Secondly, I am passionate about helping others remove obstacles that prevent them from doing the same, at their own pace and on their own chosen path. I know for sure that once a person understands how to use their mind and the universal laws that govern thinking, he/she can have, do and be all the good that they so desire.

Our theme for March is “patience.” How do you cultivate patience in your life?
To cultivate patience in my life, I spend time in nature, especially in my garden or sitting around the pond in my back yard. These places bring me peace and help me to re-align with the serenity, sacredness and wholesomeness of life.  

You can learn more about Coach Vivian by visiting her two websites: or 

Event this Friday!

Virtual Chapter Meeting & Program

Cultivating Resilience:
Choosing Wholeheartedness in Uncertain Times


Presented by Margaret Paul, PCC, Certified Daring Way Facilitator 

On Zoom
March 26, 2021
8:00 am EDT: Welcome
8:10 am - 9:30 am: Presentation
9:30 am - 10 am: Networking and Community Connections

ICF CCEs:  1.5 Core Competency

How well we weather life's struggles depends largely on our resilience. Do we sink or swim? Do we rise or fall? When we're flat on our face, will we ever find our footing again? One of the single most important predictors of the outcome is not our sheer grit or determination; rather (and perhaps surprisingly) it is our vulnerability, curiosity, and self-compassion that determine our capacity to survive and even thrive. This 90-minute webinar will provide an overview of some core concepts from the Rising Strong Workshop, a 16-hour deep dive into cultivating resilience and wholeheartedness. Join us for this interactive and engaging session.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Identify the ways our stories of struggle and the emotions that hook us cause us to stumble and fall. 
  • Cultivate resilience through a daily practice of vulnerability, curiosity, and wholeheartedness. 
  • Embrace self-compassion as an essential part of resilience.

Register Now for Zoom Link

Nominations Reminder

Reminder! … Nomination season is in full swing and we need your help!tion season is 

We’re looking for a few eager coaches to join the board and help us lead our chapter in 2021-22, by becoming board members. 

This week, we’re putting a spotlight on finding a Chair for On-Site Meeting Management. This role will become essential, once we can gather again in-person. We hope to begin this fall.

• Be part of the team that decides where and when we will meet 
• Be the liaison between the venues and our chapter
• Run the registration table and greet the members as they attend our meetings

We’re looking for a real ‘people person.’ (You know who you are!)  You'll be the first person our members and guests come in contact with. Past experience with event management is a plus but not required.

The other open position is a Programs Co-Chair, where a strong committee is already in place to ease you into the role. (Programming is our center of gravity, the hub of learning and sharing best practices.)

The current board members in these roles are available to speak with, if you’d like to learn about them. Here is a link to the Board 

If you, or someone you know, has questions or might be interested, please contact Monica Leggett or Judy Garfinkel. One more idea … If you’d like to get involved with the Chapter but not be on the Board, please consider joining a committee whose work appeals to you. Here’s a link to our committees.

One more thing … election ballots will be sent out the first week of April, so, if you’re thinking about joining our leadership team, please let us know soon. 

We look forward to your participation!
 Monica Leggett    Judy Garfinkel

Membership News


For the 2021 renewal process, you have the option of paying all at once or in two installment payments. If you choose installment payments, the first payment of $122.50 USD (or multicurrency) occurs immediately at renewal. The deadline to renew with installment payments is March 31, 2021.

 Renew Now

Virtual Coach Cafés

Virtual Coach Cafés

Come and Share Best Practices!


 April 7
8:30 am -10:00 am
Virtual Zoom
April 21
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Zoom

Registration is Required
(You will receive zoom access information after you register.)

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