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ICF Sacramento Charter Chapter

Next General Meeting
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
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Our Chapter is growing and our monthly participation hasTina Shaw Photo increased – Woohoo! We have a fabulously dedicated Board of Directors to support our thriving Chapter and move us into the future, and I would like to thank each of them from the bottom of my heart. I could not have successfully taken on leadership of this Board without their wisdom, support, humor and love.

Our Secretary and stand-in Treasurer, Jackie Alcalde Marr is wrapping up a two-year term. Jackie has done a terrific job keeping our documents up to date, coordinating our Board meetings, and stepping in to take on the Treasurer duties when we most needed her. Jackie’s humor, kindness and positive energy has been a blessing to us all, and we will miss her as she moves on to other adventures next year.

Coleen Chandler our Public Relations Director pulled off a highly successful International Coaching Week (ICW) with several events that showcased the magic and benefits of coaching! She brought her artistry to the Board in many ways, and I am very pleased to announce that she will continue on the Board next year as President-Elect!

Dolores Davis, Director at Large and communications guru has helped to grow our meeting participation with her friendly phone call campaigns to remind all of you to come join your tribe for some learning and fun! We are so fortunate that she will continue in her role next year!

Membership Director Diane Garga has served us well in this role; her attention to detail is a blessing in keeping our database up to date and helping us to identify and mitigate risks when the Board explores new frontiers, like Chapter Management Software. She has helped to actively grow our membership to over 60 members this year! Diane will be moving into a new role on the Board for 2017, and I couldn’t be more pleased to have her continuing with us!

Andreea Hurduzeu took on the role of Professional Development Director a couple of months ago and has hit the ground running! I could not be more pleased at the work she has accomplished in the short time she has been with us. We are so lucky to have her in this role and that she will continue through 2017.

Christine Mattos served this year as Director at Large and was a pleasure to work with! Christine is leaving the Board to continue to grow her thriving coaching practice. She may be leaving the Board, but we will continue to see her at meetings when her schedule allows.

I also want to send a big THANK YOU out to Pam Alexandra and Neil Edwards. Pam was President in January when she recruited me to the Board and was instrumental in helping me to learn my role as Professional Development Director. Unfortunately, she had to leave the Board a few months later for personal reasons. Neil Edwards took over as President, and on the heals of that promotion took on a new job that required him to step back from the Board, but not before he got me up to speed to take over as President. I want to thank both of them for their guidance, support and belief in me.

We have had many volunteers this year and I want to thank all of them. There are two volunteers that I have worked with personally that I would like to thank. Lois Payne our tireless web administrator is a delight to work with, and we will miss having her in this role next year. She has done so much for our Chapter by taking on our complicated web platform and spending many hours learning how to keep our website going and up to date. We are eternally grateful for all you do, and that you always do it with a willing heart and a smile! Leann Ferry volunteered for the ICW Committee and co-led one of the events with Coleen, and she served on our Nominations Committee this year! And even better, she will be joining our Board in 2017!

Speaking of our 2017 Board, here is our lineup:

Tina Shaw, President

Coleen Chandler, President-Elect

Dawn Karner, Secretary

James Geiger, Treasurer

Andreea Hurduzeu, Professional Development Director

Melna Jones, Public Relations Director

Leann Ferry, Special Events Director

Diane Garga, Strategic Alliances Director

Dolores Davis, Director at Large

SueAnn Freeman, Director at Large

TBA – Membership Director*


Tina R. Shaw, ACC

* If you are interested in more information, please email me at tina@partner2accelerategrowth.com with your area of interest or questions. I can’t wait to see who is ready to step into their greatness!

Who are We?  How Can We Help You?

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ICF Sacramento, a  charter chapter of the International Coach Federation, is a nonprofit professional organization of trained personal, business, corporate and specialized coaches from the greater Sacramento area, and surrounding counties  (Placer, El Dorado, Shasta, Nevada, Yuba, Amador, Solano, Napa and Stanislaus Counties).  In harmony with the purpose, mission, and integrity of the International Coach Federation. ICF Sacramento exists to Advance the Art, Science and Practice of Coaching. We do this through our Vision, Mission and Values.



Our Vision:

To create a vibrant community of professional coaches that thrive.

Our Mission:

To foster an environment that engages, supports and challenges coaches to embody the pinnacle of professional coaching.

We achieve our mission by:

  • Maintaining the International Coaching Federation’s highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Educating the public about the benefits of coaching and working with ICF Credentialed Coaches
  • Differentiating “ICF Credentialed Coaches” from other “coaches”
  • Providing resources for ongoing education and development for our coaches
  • Creating opportunities for the public to engage with professional ICF trained coaches

All ICF Sacramento Members are committed to abide by the Code of Ethics of the International Coach Federation, the  leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches.

Considering Joining as New Member?

ICF TableIf you are a coach, a coach in training or a coach wanna be, we invite you to join our community of professionals.  Educate yourself, form lasting relationships with other professional coaches and enjoy being a member of a charter chapter of the International Coach Federation.

Learn more about the benefits of Membership and Chapter Affiliation here.



Looking for a Professional Coach?

ICF Sacramento is  the premier source for professional coaches in Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Shasta, Nevada, Yuba, Amador, Solano, Napa and Stanislaus Counties.   Learn tips on how to hire a coach, how coaching might help you and choose from a list of professional coaches by specialty by clicking here.

Coaches and Other Professionals:  Considering Membership?

Don’t miss another day.  If you don’t find answers to your questions in our Members Benefits, feel free to email any of our Board or Committee Members on our Contact Page.  Gain the professional credibility of affiliation with a chapter of the International Coach Federation and support from our network of committed professional coaches.  You don’t have to be a coach to join.  Chapter Affiliate is available for those who are interested in coaching, the field of coaching or work in complementary fields, such as human resources, training and development and consulting.  We offer networking with like-minded professionals, opportunities to create strategic partnerships and exceptional programs to develop skills and learn cutting edge information.

Members:  What’s New?

Upcoming General Meeting.   Opportunities to Participate. 

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The  International Coach Federation (ICF) is the leading global independent organization that certifies coaches. The ICF has more than 22,000 members in 117 countries (2014). The ICF does not offer coach training thereby offering an independent credential for coaches wishing to align themselves with an ethical independent organization that upholds high coaching ethics.


Click here for Guide to Credentialing for up-to-date information on how to become a MCC, PCC or ACC coach.