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ICF Colorado is proud to offer these groups to support your development as a professional coach.  Each of these is a series of virtual or in-person meetings over the course of 2018.  When you sign up for a group, you'll want to attend as many meetings over the course of the year as you can.

Cost: If you've paid your ICF-CO Activity Fee, there's no charge!  Otherwise, you're welcome to join as many groups as you like for $99 for the 2018 year.

If you sign up for more than one group and are not an ICF-CO member, you will be prompted to pay the $99 fee on each group registration page. Please note that you will only need to pay that fee one time, regardless of how many groups you are signing up for. If you are registering for more than one group, please contact Kelly Johnson for a fee waiver for subsequent education group registrations.

Each group has a limit on size and is designed as a continuing group of people for the year. So grab your spot quickly!

  • Best Year Yet and Accountability
  • Credentialing & Core Competencies
  • Interpersonal Skills in Coaching
  • Executive Coaching Mastermind
  • Experienced Coaches Salon
  • Continued Coaching Development

Best Year Yet & Accountability

Dates:January 27, 2018 in Boulder, CO & February 10, 2018 in Centennial, CO
Times: TBA
Facilitator: Jacquie Fedo

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Jacquie Fedo will be leading a Best Year Yet© Plan Development and Accountability SIG.   Best Year Yet© is a proven success process of creative self inquiry, reflection and planning. If you shy away from strategic planning, this process is truly simple and you can do this. If you're experienced in business planning and notice that your plans mainly focus on business results, this process brings YOU back into the strategic plan as the main recipient incorporating the whole you, your family, personal health and wellness goals.  This education group will require several investments: 

  1. Initial 6 hours of group facilitation to create your 1-page BYY Plan.
    2-3 dates will be offered for in-person instruction or may be completed online individually.
    Current dates are Jan 27th in Boulder, CO  & Feb 10th in Centennial, CO.
  2. Subscription to the annual online version of Best Year Yet© costs $109.
  3. In-person training will cost $125 to cover the cost of beverages and snacks.
  4. Monthly virtual Zoom Accountability Group(s) offered on Mondays at 2pm.
  5. Groups limited to 6 participants.

• Reflect upon your accomplishments and disappoints of the last 12 months 
• Apply your learning to develop your guiding principles 
• Identify how you limit yourself from reaching your full potential 
• Craft a new paradigm supported by your core values  
• Create your vision, major focus and top 10 goals for 2018
• Be part of an Accountability Group to support your efforts 

Meeting Logistics:
Six hour initial session (in-person or online study) plus monthly progress and accountability
Virtual sessions: Mondays at 2:00pm MT starting in February
In-person initial session offered in 2018 on January 27th or February 10th
Minimum: 5

ICF-CO Members: No fee to participate in this Education Group
ICF-CO Non-Members: $99 fee to participate in this Education Group

Additional Costs for this Education Group:
In-person training:
$119 for the BYY program and $6 for food and snacks = $125

ICF-CO Members: $125 fee
ICF-CO Non-Members: $125 fee plus $99 for the Education Group fee = $224

Continuing Education (CCEs) offered

About Jacquie Fedo:


Jacquie Fedo is a Certified BYY© Facilitator. She is offering this SIG as a volunteer effort and will not be receiving any payments for her facilitation. She is a certified coach through Coach Training Alliance, currently serves as the President-Elect for ICF Colorado, and has had her own Business and Leadership business since 2012, called Coaching410.  Jacquie has over 21 years of experience inspiring individuals, leaders, teams and executive boards in maximizing their potential and exceeding theirs goals. Jacquie knows how to ignite that spark that intrinsically calls each of us to a higher purpose. Having concrete steps that move you easily into your greater power and confidence is exactly what she does. Be prepared to be bold and lean into your growth edge while capturing greater joy, peace and abundance. Too good to be true? All of this is already within you. Jacquie will show you how to unlock and capture what you desire most.

Facilitated by:
Jacquie Fedo


Credentialing & Core Competencies

2018 Dates: 4th Friday of each month
Time: 1:00 to 2:00pm MT
Location: Virtual Meetings via Zoom (Zoom link will be provided as the date draws nearer.)

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This SIG focuses roughly half of its time on the eleven ICF Core Competencies and half on encouraging members in taking next steps to achieve the next higher level ICF credential. It helps coaches increase their skill level and become more effective coaches. 


• Learn the requirements and skills needed at the ACC level, the PCC level and the MCC level. 
• Be part of a supportive network that encourages members toward the next higher credential level.

Meeting Logistics:
Monthly video conference meetings
Day and time being determined
Minimum 6, maximum 15

Continuing Education CCEs offered

ICF-CO Members: No fee to participate in this Education Group
ICF-CO Non-Members: $99 fee to participate in this Education Group

About Walt Hastings:

Walt Hastings, MCC has been coaching for 17 years; is an instructor and mentor coach for two coaching schools; has been a Board member for ICF Colorado Chapter for 4 years; is currently the Director of Credentialing for the ICF Colorado Chapter; is a Board member and Director of Credentialing for CCNI (Christian Coaches Network Int.); holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from a theological seminary.

About Ralph Datema:
Ralph Datema, D.Min, ACS is an ordained Minister in the United Church of Christ, and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  He is also an ACS Certified Supervisor, and is a graduate of the Coach Approach Ministries.  He was an ACC certified coach for several years until the credential expired.  He is interested in working toward recertification, and facilitating a credentialing group that will empower each person to work toward certification.  He also holds a Doctorate of Ministry in Pastoral Psychotherapy.

Facilitated by:
Ralph Datema

Facilitated by:
Walt Hastings, MCC

Interpersonal Skills in Coaching

2018 Dates:

4th Wednesday of each month (January - October 2018)
Time: Noon - 1:00pm MT
Location: Virtual Meetings via Zoom (Zoom link will be provided as the date draws nearer.)

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During our round table wisdom pool for new and seasoned coaches, we will discuss and practice tools for effective communication. We'll address ways to enhance relatedness with your client and how to better support your clients with their relationship issues.

  • Identify and clarify your relationship strengths.
  • Develop Emotional Intelligence (IQ) qualities in communication.
  • Deepen listening skills.
  • Become more proficient in constructive conflict resolution. 
  • Consider pros and cons of self-disclosure and vulnerability.
  • Build rapport with prospective clients.

We will also solicit your ideas for topics of interest or concern.

ICF-CO Members: No fee to participate in this Education Group
ICF-CO Non-Members: $99 fee to participate in this Education Group

About Jim & Ruth Sharon:

Dr. Jim Sharon is a licensed psychologist and certified life coach; Ruth Sharon, MS, is a licensed professional counselor and certified wellness coach, in private practice together as Energy for Life. For over  four decades, Jim and Ruth have served thousands as counselors, coaches, seminar and conference speakers, and as couples retreat leaders. Since 2011, Jim and Ruth have worked together as couples coaches, and were voted "Best Relationship Coaches" in Colorado, 2015 and 2016. They are also authors of several books, including Secrets of a Soulful Marriage, SkyLight Paths, 2014.

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Facilitated by:
Jim Sharon

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Facilitated by:
Ruth Sharon


Executive Coaching Mastermind

January  - October 2018 (specific dates for each month TBA)

Time: TBA

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ICF Colorado's Executive Coaches are gathering monthly to offer an exclusive community and collaboration while presenting opportunities for new knowledge, challenging experiences, and cross-networking. Let’s take 2018 to a whole new level!

We'll discuss professional goals, marketing niches, coaching techniques, frameworks and tools, best business practices, and more. 

Meeting Logistics:
Day and time being determined

Continuing Education CCEs offered

ICF-CO Members: No fee to participate in this Education Group
ICF-CO Non-Members: $99 fee to participate in this Education Group

About Sheryl Zausen -

Sheryl Zausen is a Mastermind Facilitator and Life Coach trained through The Martha Beck Institute. She also trains coaches and leaders in Mastermind process and facilitation. Prior to coaching, Sheryl worked closely with executives in the Pharmaceutical industry facilitating meetings, group problem solving and leading groups. She has facilitated Mastermind groups for entrepreneurs and coaches since 2016, creating groups that offer opportunities for learning, knowledge sharing, accountability, networking and goal setting.

Sheryl ZausenFacilitated by:
Sheryl Zausen

Experienced Coaches Salon


Wednesday following the ICF Colorado Monthly meeting

Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm MT

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This group is a social and supportive group to its participants and has been meeting for many years. Everyone attending has time reserved for sharing. The subject of the sharing is up to the participant and may be either personal or professional. The other members of the group are committed to listening and sometimes may ask questions or comment on what the person sharing has talked about. Everything that is talked about is confidential. Anyone who has been coaching for five years or more may enjoy being part of this group. The benefits increase as a person makes coming to the group a habit and forms deeper friendships with the other members of the group. 

Be in a safe place with colleagues where anything can be shared.

Meeting Logistics:

In-person monthly meetings
Wednesday after the ICF-CO monthly meeting from 7:00-9:00pm
Minimum 2, maximum 12

ICF-CO Members: No fee to participate in this Education Group
ICF-CO Non-Members: $99 fee to participate in this Education Group

About Judy Sabah:
Judy Sabah is the host, her home is the location for the meeting. Judy is founder of the ICF Colorado Chapter and has been a member of the group for many years. 

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Hosted by:
Judy Sabah, MCC


Continuous Coaching Development

Dates: First Thursday of each month

Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm MT

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These workshops are highly interactive "live coaching" practice of all the ICF core competencies.  This offering is designed for seasoned coaches to keep their skills sharp through practicing their contracting, listening, partnering, questioning, designing actions, etc., and getting feedback from other coaches on how well they did on their chosen area of practice. Also designed for those new to coaching to see how they might incorporate the coach's toolkit in how they lead others.



  • Live coaching practice and feedback on chosen core competencies
  • Introduction to new material/models and tools used by other coaching training organizations approved by the ICF
  • Increased understanding of how coaching applies to leadership in a variety of situations and groups of people
  • Growth in confidence to use a coaching approach in our lives and in our work
  • Exploration is becoming a credentialed coach is the right career path
  • Mixing with other coaching professionals in the region to share best practice
  • Feel the stretch and learn something new to practice each and every time!

Meeting Logistics:

Monthly in-person meetings in Colorado Springs

First Thursday of the month, 6:00-9:00pm, except when that clashes with Denver ICF-CO meetings

Light snacks and refreshments provided

Minimum 6, maximum 20


CCEs offered

ICF-CO Members: No fee to participate in this Education Group
ICF-CO Non-Members: $99 fee to participate in this Education Group

About Geo Roberts

Geo has been an international leader and coach for over 40 years.  First of all as a fighter pilot and instructor in the USAF, then through pioneering leadership through coaching in the UK for global companies in technology, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, property management, retail and financial industries. He has been a member of ICF for over 20 years, and trained with the Coaching Training Institute, Laura Berman Fortgang, Marshall Goldsmith, Sir John Whitmore and many other thought leaders in the field of professional coaching.  He has written a book, IMPACT! How To Make A Positive Difference, which outlines 6 transformational leadership skills needed by everyone who desires to make their world a better place.

Hosted by:
Geo Roberts