What we're about

Our membership consists of business and personal coaches who reside in the greater Chicago area. You'll find our website to be useful whether you are looking for a coach, are established as a coach, or are considering making coaching your new profession.

A vital resource for all Chicago area coaches, both new and senior level experience. We offer a supportive community, opportunities for professional development, networking, and an enjoyable way to connect with coaches from all backgrounds and specialties.

Our monthly events focus around the International Coach Federation Core Competencies of the month:

Monthly Guiding Themes:

Jan - Active Listening
Feb - Powerful Questioning
Mar - Direct Communication
Apr - Creating Awareness
May - Designing Actions
Jun - Planning and Goal Setting
Jul - Managing Progress and Accountability
Aug - BONUS - The 12th Core Competency!
Sept - Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards
Oct - Establishing the Coaching Agreement
Nov - Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client
Dec - Coaching Presence

What’s in it for YOU?

• Network, connect and accountability within a neighborhood and/or virtual group of like-minded people in the Chicagoland area.

• Keep abreast of the changes going on at the International Coach Federation (ICF) as it continues to formalize the coach industry.

• Gain more knowledge about sources of funding for your business from organization mentors

• Meet with other coaches, mentors and entrepreneurs to learn their secrets for success.

• Learn how to create a local and/or virtual Master Mind group.

• Participate in leadership development growth path

• Acquire feedback for maximizing personal and professional growth

Upcoming events (5+)

ICFC Core Competency Calls

This is a virtual event

Our calls occur every 1st Wednesday at 1:00pm ET / 12:00 noon CT / 11:00am MT / 10:00am PT September starts the 1st competency and goes through the following August. Find us virtually through our Zoom platform. Join from Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/6318988818 Or iPhone one-tap : US: [masked],,[masked]# or [masked],,[masked]# Or Telephone: US: [masked] or [masked] | Meeting ID:[masked] | International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/dPpiNeJ6y No need to pre-register, just show up for the virtual meeting! It is free to members as part of your membership benefits! If you have never used Zoom before, you must download the software so please allow 10 minutes before your first call to figure this out. If you would like to receive CCEUs for your attendance on the call, you will need to request this and a provide a separate payment of $15 per class or $125 for the year. Presenters Our MCC Core Competency presenters are: Susan Spritz Myers, Sheila Boysen Rotelli, Amy Ruppert, and Jackie Sloane on a rotating basis. Core Competency Call Topics: Jan - Active Listening Feb - Powerful Questioning Mar - Direct Communication Apr - Creating Awareness May - Designing Actions Jun - Planning and Goal Setting Jul - Managing Progress and Accountability Aug - BONUS CALL - The 12th Core Competency! Sep - Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards Oct - Establishing the Coaching Agreement Nov - Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client Dec - Coaching Presence For more information or to buy CCEU's, e-mail Wynne Lacey at [masked].

Geneva Community Coach Cafe - Mastermind Group

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Join us for the monthly Geneva Community Coach Cafe - Mastermind Group! Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM Monthly Guiding Themes: Jan - Active Listening Feb - Powerful Questioning Mar - Direct Communication Apr - Creating Awareness May - Designing Actions Jun - Planning and Goal Setting Jul - Managing Progress and Accountability Aug - BONUS - The 12th Core Competency! Sep - Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards Oct - Establishing the Coaching Agreement Nov - Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client Dec - Coaching Presence Community Coach Café (CCC) description: “When two or more people coordinate in a spirit of harmony and work towards a definitive objective or purpose, they place themselves in position, through alliance, to absorb power directly from the great storehouse of Infinite Intelligence. ~ Napolean Hill – author of “Think and Grow Rich” Community Coach Cafes are intended to be small “Master Mind” groups of 5-7 coaches interested in social and business collaboration, learning, and development of their mutual group objectives. Vision • Transforming personal and professional potential into accelerated forward action. Mission • To build an intimate network of small groups wanting a thought-provoking and creative process to educate, support and challenge each other to become more enabled coaches, entrepreneurs, and individuals. What’s in it for YOU? • Network, connect and accountability within a neighborhood and/or virtual group of like-minded coaches in the Chicagoland area. • Keep abreast with the changes going on at the International Coach Federation (ICF) as it continues to formalize the coach industry. • Gain more knowledge about sources of funding for your business from organization mentors • Meet with other coaches, mentors and entrepreneurs to learn their secrets for success. • Learn how to create a local and/or virtual Master Mind group. • Participate in leadership development growth path for CCC Leaders and future leaders • Acquire feedback for maximizing personal and professional growth

Wilmette Community Coach Café - Mastermind Group

Monthly Guiding Topics: Jan - Active Listening Feb - Powerful Questioning Mar - Direct Communication Apr - Creating Awareness May - Designing Actions Jun - Planning and Goal Setting Jul - Managing Progress and Accountability Aug - BONUS - The 12th Core Competency! Sept - Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards Oct - Establishing the Coaching Agreement Nov - Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client Dec - Coaching Presence Description of Topic: We will explore what the attending coaches find useful for advancing and (re)invigorating our coaching. Rather than more content, we offer an opportunity to discuss as a group what the attending coaches will find useful for placing their coaching in the context of their own and clients’ beliefs. Given prior discussions, a possible focus for discussion could be: 1) what models/approach you use for thinking about coaching and for working with clients...can you explain yours in 5 minutes or less? 2) what do you want to know about other models out there? 3) if not this topic, what's on your mind? Facilitator: Self-guided

Geneva Community Coach Cafe - Mastermind Group

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Join us for the monthly Geneva Community Coach Cafe - Mastermind Group! Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM Monthly Guiding Themes: Jan - Active Listening Feb - Powerful Questioning Mar - Direct Communication Apr - Creating Awareness May - Designing Actions Jun - Planning and Goal Setting Jul - Managing Progress and Accountability Aug - BONUS - The 12th Core Competency! Sep - Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards Oct - Establishing the Coaching Agreement Nov - Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client Dec - Coaching Presence Community Coach Café (CCC) description: “When two or more people coordinate in a spirit of harmony and work towards a definitive objective or purpose, they place themselves in position, through alliance, to absorb power directly from the great storehouse of Infinite Intelligence. ~ Napolean Hill – author of “Think and Grow Rich” Community Coach Cafes are intended to be small “Master Mind” groups of 5-7 coaches interested in social and business collaboration, learning, and development of their mutual group objectives. Vision • Transforming personal and professional potential into accelerated forward action. Mission • To build an intimate network of small groups wanting a thought-provoking and creative process to educate, support and challenge each other to become more enabled coaches, entrepreneurs, and individuals. What’s in it for YOU? • Network, connect and accountability within a neighborhood and/or virtual group of like-minded coaches in the Chicagoland area. • Keep abreast with the changes going on at the International Coach Federation (ICF) as it continues to formalize the coach industry. • Gain more knowledge about sources of funding for your business from organization mentors • Meet with other coaches, mentors and entrepreneurs to learn their secrets for success. • Learn how to create a local and/or virtual Master Mind group. • Participate in leadership development growth path for CCC Leaders and future leaders • Acquire feedback for maximizing personal and professional growth

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