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Date: 9/7/2021
Subject: September's Message from Judy
From: ICF-CT Communications

What's in Today's Email:
President's Message

Hi Fellow Coaches,

Fresh starts can happen at any time, and coaches encourage our clients (and ourselves) to see each day, each project, conversation, or moment of introspection as a new beginning – a rosy opportunity to become more aware, to practice, learn and grow – to embody a growth mindset.

September marks many new beginnings: the Jewish New Year, the Autumnal Equinox, independence days in more than 10 countries all over the world, and in Connecticut, the yearly transition from summer rhythms to ‘back to school’ mode.  It calls ups up memories of seasonal clothes, notebooks (school supplies!), and excitement and nervousness in anticipation of new social connections (friends!), catching up with old pals, and new adventures in learning. 

Board: During the summer months, your ICF- Board of Directors (link here) has been learning from your answers to the survey, preparing the 2021-22 Budget and our Chapter’s Activity Report to send to Global. The Board will be applying that learning during our September board retreat, where we will build on the fabulous work and positive culture of last year’s board, incorporating the voices of our newest board members to set goals and priorities for the coming year. 

Are you ready to start fresh with connecting and learning in mind?

Our September ICF-CT offerings this month do not disappoint! 

Check out our event page to register for:

Reconnecting with colleagues and meet newer members – Yes! An in-person, open air (under a covered porch) social gathering at The Bradley Mountain Farm. Come early and you get to feed the goats! Chapter Social on the Farm

Leveling up! Develop your ability to show up for your clients by understanding and growing with the new coaching competency ‘Embodies a Coaching Mindset.’ Let’s learn together during this professional development opportunity – Coaching at its Core: The Coaching Mindset

Sharing experiences and asking questions:  Whether you are seasoned coach, a coach in training, coach-curious or want to chat with other coaches, Coach Cafés are here for you FREE twice a month – virtually. The next one is Sept 22nd. Sign up to get the link.

Can’t wait to see you all!

Believing in you,


Thank You to Our Sponsors

Join Us for Our Outdoor Chapter Social

 Chapter Social In-Person

Sunday, September 19, 2021
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Bradley Mountain Farm 

Cost: $20
Registration Required

We have missed you! 

Join us for an informal celebration of fun and food to kick off what is sure to be an invigorating year ahead. 

Reconnect with old friends and meet new friends, at the beautiful Bradley Mountain Farm, outdoor, covered pavilion.  And while you’re there, find out what’s in store for our upcoming fall educational programs.

Let’s spend some time connecting – in person, safely outside! There will be food, soft drinks,  games...and goats! 


 More Information and Register

Virtual Coach Cafés

Virtual Coach Cafés

Come and Share Best Practices!


September 22
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Zoom

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

September Events

 Virtual Chapter Meeting & Program

Coaching at its Core: The Coaching Mindset

Presented by Teresa Pool, MCC ACTP 
Director, UT Dallas Executive Coaching Certificate Program
Friday, September 24, 2021
8:00 am - 10 am EST: Welcome

CCEUs: Core Competencies 1.5

Teresa Pool will highlight the eight ICF abilities that comprise the Embodies a Coaching Mindset competency. This new competency reminds us of what we already know: we must transform ourselves first.

This session is intended to provide a foundational understanding of the Mindset competency and highlight the importance of focusing and developing the Who of the coach.

More Information and Register

 Special Regional Event offered jointly by the ICF Northeast Chapters

The Neuroscience of Bias

Presented by Hayden Lee, MCC and Neuroscientist Kelly Kent, Ph.D.
Master Mind Institute

Thursday, September 30, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30pm EDT

CCEUs: 1.0 Core Competencies; 0.5 Resource Development

Board & Committee Members Only

If we are ready to acknowledge that we are all swimming in racist waters, attempts to see and interrupt some of the resulting harm would be strengthened by an understanding that EVERYONE’s brain is racist. This interactive session will provide an exploration of the flaws and assets of the human brain and the coaching approach that will support the uncomfortable but necessary work of interrupting racist structures and systems.

Pro Tip: Everyone’s brain is also incredibly changeable and able to build diverse and supportive relationships. This session explores the neuroscience of bias and puts our plasticity into practice using Master Certified Coach Hayden’s Straight A’s of Transformation.


More Information and Register

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