Happy St. Patrick’s Day! (Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh!)
With today’s festivities and the first day of spring on Monday, I can’t believe how quickly the year is moving on. Since last month’s update:
Five new members have joined ICF – bringing the number of Ireland Charter Chapter members to 532!
ICF Ireland exhibited at Kingstown College’s first-ever Coaching and Mentoring Conference on 8 March in Dublin. Eileen Jameson presented Paula King with ICF Ireland’s President’s Award to honour how her dedication to coaching has significantly impacted Irish society, raising wellness and helping humanity flourish in Ireland. And we met 30+ people who are interested in ICF membership!
And before you go on to enjoy the day, I want to remind you to do a few things to ensure you get the full value of your ICF membership:
Sign up for the FREE 28th March webinar with Prof. Jonathon Passmore: Developing a Coaching Mindset. In this thought-provoking session, Jonathan will explore the concepts of self-awareness and self-development through the lens of Competency 2: “Embodies a Coaching Mindset – Develops and maintains a mindset that is open, curious, flexible and client-centred.” The session invites attendees to consider their own development processes through five questions. By the end, attendees will better understand Competency 2 and be able to reflect more deeply on how they are using self-development to hold a coaching mindset.
2023 is off to a beautiful start for ICF Ireland – thanks to all of you and your continued engagement in advancing the coaching profession in Irish society. Here are just a few of our January and early February accomplishments:
Ten new members joined in January – bringing the number of Ireland Charter Chapter members to 527!
On 13 January, we held our first in-person event in Dublin. It was wonderful to have members of the ICF Ireland family and Board members past and present have a chat, get to know each other, and have a good time!
We partnered with ICF Philadelphia to bring Laura Janusik and her enlightening and interactive (and sold-out!) webinar, “Using Silence to Maintain Presence and Evoke Awareness.”
Also, your new Board of Directors met in January to start strategising how we will continue striving to achieve ICF Ireland’s vision of ensuring coaching is an integral part of a thriving society in Ireland, and every ICF Ireland Member represents the highest quality of professional coaching. With most of our 2023 Board members being new, we took the opportunity to revisit ICF Ireland’s 2021–2023 strategic goals, which are the pillars of our 2023 planning:
ICF Ireland Coaches are associated with excellence – We support you in being the best of the best through credentialing by accredited training schools and upholding ICF ethics.
Members of ICF Ireland have a sense of family – We do all we can to ensure you feel valued, respected, supported, and included.
Strong partnerships benefit coaching across Irish society – We create partnerships that enable coaching to happen across Irish society.
Irish society thrives through coaching – We create opportunities for people to experience coaching and take those vital first steps toward the change they want to see happen in their lives.
Our complete 2023 plan is still in the works with the new Board having met for the first time on 14 January. You will hear more about them in the coming weeks. Until then, please:
Be on the lookout for a Member Survey and a few short LinkedIn polls. We hope to hear from you – your feedback will be extremely helpful as we finalise the 2023 plan.
Come meet some of your Board members at the Kingstown College Coaching and Mentoring Conference 2023 on 8th March from 9am–5pm at the RDS in Ballsbridge, Dublin. We can have a chat about some great new ICF member benefits, etc.