Upcoming Events

    • Thursday, March 23, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Remo
    • 100


    We are excited to host our second Coach Connect for 2023. Our host this month will be Kim Gray.  Kim will talk about volunteer opportunities to join our team. 

    Are you looking for connections with your coaching colleagues?

    Bring your favorite beverage and questions to this month's event, engage with other members, and share your story with us.

    Calling All Coaches and Coaches-to-Be! We invite you to join us each month to participate in 'getting to know you' conversations, meet your Board members, and learn more about the business of coaching. 

    Registration Fees:

    This event is free and open to Members, Affiliates, Partners and Guests. Registration is required so that you'll get the reminder email from Remo.


    Please contact us if you have any questions. admin@icfraleigh.org

    • Friday, March 31, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Quiet the Noise!

    The ICF Core Competencies are your answer to growing your business with dignity and grace! 

    March 31, 2023 | 12:00pm ET

    CCEUs- TBD 

    “You must use Social Media to grow your business.”
    “Effortlessly grow to six-figures while you sleep!”
    Quickly amass a HUGE WAITING LIST of high paying clients!

    CRAP! Are you getting bombarded by “gurus” who make it all sound so simple and easy?

    No wonder we feel overwhelmed, paralyzed and (think) we hate sales & marketing. We’re being lied to! Have you noticed that “the loud” folks saying this are the MARKETERS trying to sell you the secret pill, magic potion, THE formula to overnight success?

    You are a smart coach. In this program, you will not be TOLD to do anything. Rather, we will share the following principles for you do adopt if they make sense for you: Creating and growing a coaching business is not “easy.” But it can be “SIMPLE.”

    There are no “musts” in marketing. There’s what works, and what works FOR YOU. Sales & Marketing = SERVING THE ICF CORE COMPETENCIES are our guide!

    Let’s quiet the noise. You don’t NEED social media, fancy funnels, an app, high tech systems, fancy software, or to be selling all the time. Heck you don’t even need “digital marketing.” You CAN have these things, but you don’t NEED any of them. There is a “system” for growing and maintaining your business. YOUR System!

    You’ll walk away with improved self-awareness and a practical plan to help you grow your business in a manner that is ethical, dignified, and concrete...no empty promises.

    Meet Your Facilitator

    Michael Charest

    Michael Charest (Sher-est)I coach solopreneurs to grow their businesses (thousands to date!) via a proven & comprehensive business development program I created.
    With 15 years of management experience, I also teach new and struggling managers to improve their personal management/leadership skills (two similar but distinct areas) and harness the power of their teams.

    • Friday, April 07, 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Authentic Positioning Marketing with Divya Parekh

    April 7, 2023 |
    11:00am ET


    During the pandemic, people were looking for new ways to make money online and coaching seemed to be the new trend. Unfortunately, the emergence of new coaches got accompanied by a slew of awful practices including unsavory marketing, misleading advice, and unkept promises. This led to another layer of skepticism in people's minds about coaching.

    The answer to it is Authentic Positioning Marketing because it can help coaches separate themselves from traditional "icky" marketing and sales processes by building relationships with their target audience and providing value rather than just pushing a product or service. It helps them to avoid being seen as just another

    "salesperson" and instead position themselves as trusted advisors focused on helping their clients achieve their goals.

    Overall, authentic positioning marketing can help coaches build a more authentic and meaningful connection with their audience and establish themselves as go-to-experts in their fields.

    Attendees will learn the following:

    1. Understand the difference between authentic positioning and niching.

    2. How to map out their authentic positioning in 7 steps.

    3. How to implement authentic positioning to build meaningful connections, increase impact and business growth.

    Meet your Speaker:

    Divya Parekh, MS, CPC, PCC, LL 

    I bring over 20 years of rich and varied experiences to my roles as a business positioning coach, influence mastery advisor and a speaker. My professional career includes positions as a university associate professor, scientist, biotechnology professional, and as a global business relationship and leadership coach. I merge my biopharmaceutical career with my extensive experience as a coach, author, consultant, and speaker. My passion for coaching and the sincere desire to make a positive impact on people led me to develop effective evidence-based leadership and partnership programs. Due to my coaching and consulting work, I have become a veteran scientific and leadership presenter at biopharmaceutical and business conferences. I am blessed with the ability to connect with audiences across all industries and am very gratified with the reviews my appearances receive.

    Among my professional recognitions are having Women of Distinction Magazine, a magazine division of the National Association of Distinguished Professionals, feature me in one of their issues. Worldwide Branding recognized me as VIP of the Year in 2013 for showing dedication, leadership, and excellence in leadership coaching. NAPW acknowledged me as a VIP Woman of the Year in 2014 for outstanding

    leadership and commitment in coaching. Additionally, Continental Who’s Who named me as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of coaching and consulting in 2015.

    • Thursday, April 13, 2023
    • 1:30 PM
    • Webinar Via Zoom

    Southeast Regional Webinar: Intuition and Coaching Mastery: How Can They Co-exist? (ICF Houston)

    Date: Thursday, April 13, 2023 - 1:30 pm- 2:30 Eastern Time (US Canada)

    Presenter:  Annie Gelfand, MBA, CPCC, MCC

    CCEU:  1.0 Core Competencies 


    It is said that intuition is always correct but not necessarily our interpretation of it. So how do you know when you are inviting them into their own intuition versus leading them? Join us for a lively interactive discussion as we explore this entity called intuition in the context of coaching mastery.

    Learning Objectives:

    What constitutes using intuition vs. leading the client?

    How can you bring intuition into the various core competencies to benefit your client?

    Presenter Bio:

    About Annie Gelfand, MBA, CPCC, MCC

    Coaching since 1997, Founder of Radical Wisdom, she is the creator and host of the Essence of Mastery Summit, an annual event devoted to cultivating coaching mastery, and a Master Certified Coach credentialed by the Int’l Coach Federation and MCC Assessor. She holds a Master of Business Administration Degree, is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, trained in Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching and Team Coaching, Her sweet spot is mentoring credentialed coaches on the path of coaching mastery. She helps driven coaches go deep so they can be a powerful change catalyst for their own clients. If you want to stand out and feel confident as a coach, she can help you uncover your true unique coaching style so you can excavate inner blocks to success and become unstoppable. For driven coaches who are committed to being masterful.


    Because this webinar is being offered by ICF Global, registration requires a two-step process.  The first step is to register with ICF-Raleigh.  Once you successfully register and make payment, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to register with global.  Payment is only required during the first step.  The second step authorizes global to send you the Zoom link for the webinar.  

    Please contact us if you have any questions.

    • Friday, April 21, 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Bold Sales Conversations: How to Own Your Value without Feeling Pushy or Salesy with Mary Cravests

    April 21, 2023 |
    11:00am ET


    SALES. For most people, that single word brings on eye-rolls and shudders of distaste. And no wonder! Nearly everyone has been scarred by high-pressure sales tactics.

    The problem is that when those scars show up in your sales conversations, instead of enrolling clients you’re probably hearing a lot of, “I’ll think about it” or you’re offering discounts just to make the sale.

    How do you stand firm in your value while staying away from manipulative, intrusive sales tactics?

    In this session, Mary Cravets teaches how to break down resistance to

    sales and get better results by applying a proven method based on


    Attendees will participate in and walk away with the following:

    - Get your hands on a complete sales conversation structure so you can

    confidently ask to be paid what you’re worth AND empower prospects to

    feel great about saying yes to your services.

    - Shift old assumptions about sales and learn why those assumptions are

    so limiting to both you and your prospects.

    - Complete an assessment that reveals exactly how to apply the #1

    strategy to decrease stress and increase enrollment.


    Mary Cravets is an award-winning Client Generation Expert and International

    Speaker who helps people grow their businesses without working nights and


    She’s heard ALL the confusing and conflicting advice out there - so she isn’t

    surprised that most business owners struggle to establish a sustainable

    business. But she’s here to change that.

    Using her methods, the majority of Mary’s clients quickly increase their

    income 50% or more. Clients range from the former CFO of Microsoft North

    America, to coaches in their first few years of business, to thought-leaders in a

    variety of service professions.

    Mary is also a huge fan of roller coasters, obsessed with otters and proud

    Mom to her cat Inneego Montoya.

    • Thursday, May 04, 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Save the Date- The Impactful 3 Vs with Mary Russell

    May 4, 2023 |
    11:00am ET

    More information to come.

    • Friday, June 16, 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Save the Date- Q2 Event/ Speak in Flow with Melinda Lee

    June 16, 2023 |
    11:00am ET

    More information to come.

    • Friday, July 07, 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Save the Date- Discover Questions with Deb Calvert

    July 7, 2023 |
    11:00am ET

    More information to come.

    • Friday, July 21, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Save the Date- Using Silence with Laura Janusik

    July 14, 2023 |
    12:00pm ET

    More information to come.

    • Friday, August 04, 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Save the Date- Coach and Client Values with Amy Schoen

    August 4, 2023 |
    11:00am ET

    More information to come.

    • Friday, August 18, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Save the Date- Six Domains of Leadership- Jose Solera

    August 18, 2023 |
    12:00pm ET

    More information to come.

    • Friday, September 15, 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Save the Date- Q3 Event/ Get Known Everywhere with Jill Lubin

    September 15, 2023 |
    11:00am ET

    More information to come.

    • Friday, October 06, 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Save the Date- Higher Team Performance with Kimberley Parsons

    October 6, 2023 |
    11:00am ET

    More information to come.

    • Thursday, October 19, 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Save the Date- Coaching Psychology Tools with Sackeena Gordon- Jones

    October 19, 2023 |
    11:00am ET

    More information to come.

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