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Chapter events are a gathering place in which members and allied professionals network together, and leaders and innovators provide instruction and guidance on topics, tools, coaching models and trends important today and in the near future for professional coaches and coaches-in-training.

In-person Meetings held at Riverbend Church, 4214 Capital of Texas Hwy N., Austin, TX 78746 on the last Tuesday of the month from 6:00pm-8:30pm Central.

ICF CCEs are available for attending Chapter Meetings. Be sure to register online and check in at the event in order to receive them.

Upcoming events

    • September 03, 2018
    • October 25, 2018
    • Austin, Texas
    Registration is closed

    Volunteer for Mission Capital Next Level Leadership Academy

    Coaching non-profit leaders from the wider community who are participating in the Mission Capital Next Level Leadership Academy. This is a 5-hour pro-bono coaching commitment.

    We estimate that we need 12-15 coaches, starting the first week of September.

    Please contact Marcia as soon as possible. 

    Registration for this event will not guarantee you will be selected to participate. Selection will be determined based on the specific needs of the events.

    Thank you for your valued time and willingness to be an ICF Austin Volunteer.

    • October 05, 2018
    • December 14, 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Zoom (Link to be provided)
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    ICF Fall Virtual Mastermind


    We invite ICF-Greater Austin Global and Local chapter members the opportunity to participate in this fall's professional mastermind opportunity. Our mastermind groups meet every other week for 12-weeks for a total of 6 meetings, and each meeting runs approximately 1.5-hours in length. In order to participate, we request a commitment from each member to attend at least 5 of the 6 meetings. Both groups require a minimum of 3 participants and have a maximum of 6 participants along with 2 coach member facilitators. Each participant will receive a certificate for 3 Core Competency Credits and 6 Resource Credits and this opportunity is offered to you free as part of your ICF Global and Local memberships. In the case the mastermind fills, you may register your name to the wait-list and you may be contacted if there is an opening due to a cancelled registration. 

    Purpose: This Mastermind format is focused on Professional Coach Development and provides a forum for brilliant thinking around the topic(s) each coach brings weekly to the Mastermind process. We believe that an ICF local chapter Mastermind opportunity not only strengthens our own coaching community but also improves our effectiveness as coaches and thus greater positive regard in our communities.

    Benefits: You will dramatically increase your chances of resolving your coaching topic as well as possibly saving yourself time, energy, money and aggravation. You will receive support, encouragement, and feedback from proactive, objective people who are invested in your success and uphold a code of confidentiality. You will increase your connection to your community of ICF coaches.

    Testimonial: “The MasterMind process has been an amazing journey for me. It inspired me to be curious and humble in offering my questions to my colleagues, knowing they had all the answers they needed to resolve their questions. I felt delighted with the openhearted inquiry from my colleagues to more deeply explore my own aspirations and obstacles. And I felt proud to be in the company of professionals with such a high level of integrity, purpose, and accomplishment.”

    ICF-Greater Austin Member, Elly van Laar, https://ellyvanlaar.com/

    Dates for this fall’s virtual mastermind group opportunity will take place on the following Fridays: 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 12/14 from 9:00 am-10:30 am via Zoom with co-facilitators Elly van Laar and Teresa Bitner.

    Prior to our first mastermind group meeting you will receive a call from one of the group’s facilitators who will walk you through our mastermind process and answer any questions you may have. You will also receive a welcome email from your facilitators along with sufficient documentation of our mastermind process for you to be confident in your full participation at the first meeting. Should you have any questions prior to signing-up for one of the mastermind opportunities, feel free to contact Kelley Russell-DuVarney.

    • October 30, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Austin, Texas
    Registration is closed

    Volunteer for Mission Capital Emerging Leaders Academy

    Coaching new non-profit leaders who are participating in the Emerging Leaders Academy. This is a one-time, 2-hour pro-bono coaching commitment.

    We estimate that we will need 7-10 coaches, October 30, 2018.

    Please let me know if you would be interested in participating in one of these programs by email, as soon as possible.

    As a reminder, you must be a current ICF Global member in order to participate.

    Registration for this event will not guarantee you will be selected to participate. Selection will be determined based on the specific needs of the events.

    Thank you for your valued time and willingness to be an ICF Austin Volunteer.

    • October 30, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Riverbend Church 4214 Capital of Texas Hwy N. Room 5B Austin Texas 78746



    How Creativity Can Fuel Happiness And Develop Insights 

    In this session we will discover how creativity can fuel happiness and develop insights for coaches and clients.  Studies around the world have shown that creativity is linked to happiness.  Discovering the creative potential improves not only one's personal well being, leading to greater fulfillment, but it improves professional life as well.  Many believe that they don't have a creative bone n their body.  But recent studies in neuroscience have proven that humans are wired to create.  Creative problem solving and creative thinking are skills that can be learned and developed, and they can lead to breakthrough results within the coaching process.

    During this presentation we will gain inquiry and insight into the following questions:

    • How can creativity improve our lives?
    • How do we train and strengthen the creative muscle?
    • How can we learn to switch between divergent and convergent thinking during the creative process?
    • What are the benefits of art-based strategies for coaching?
    Learning Objectives
    • Coaches learn how to develop their own creative skills in order to solve challenges with their clients more creatively.
    • Coaches will get tools and strategies to help their clients become better problem solvers and to think outside of the box when trying to come up with solutions for private or professional challenges.


    Riverbend Church
    4214 Capital of Texas Hwy N., Room 5B
    Austin, TX 78746

    (512) 327-3540

    Meeting Agenda

    6:00 - 6:30 PM - Event Check-In & Social Time
    6:30 - 6:40 PM - Chapter Business
    6:40 - 8:30 PM - Guest Presentation & discussion

    Plenty of free parking!


    Whether a coach or not, everyone is welcome to attend our meetings. The following fees cover activities and meeting costs:

    • ICF Local (Austin) Members and Affiliates - FREE
    • ICF Global Members, Non-ICF Local Members -$20
    • Guests (Non ICF-Local or Global Members) - $20
    We welcome everyone!  

    About the Speaker

    Christiane Michaelis

    Christiane is an expert on the subject of creativity. She studies creativity, speaks publicly about its benefits in the working world, and demonstrates it through her company, The Dirty Easel.

    Christiane believes that business' that fail to innovate will become obsolete.  Companies that build a culture of innovation find themselves on the path to growth.  Christiane founded The Dirty Easel to help organizations use their creative muscle to innovate and drive growth.

    Through The Dirty Easel, she conducts team building workshops in which she uses experiential painting as a tool to stimulate the creative process.  The painting experience helps people understand how to work with creativity, both alone and in teams.

    Christiane was a music student in Germany where she earned her Master's degree and played double bass in orchestras.  After college she became and opera and theater director and staged productions across Europe for ten years.  Through music and theater she learned to trust the creative process of an artist and how to generate ideas and form them into a finished piece.  She taught German, theater and music to young people.  As a teacher she learned how to get others to express themselves creatively.  She moved to the United States and she found her new passion:  The Dirty Easel.  In her own words:  "The Dirty Easel synthesizes all of my artistic experiences, as well as my research on creativity.  i found that my true passion is to igniting in others a passion for creativity, for innovation, for disruption.  


    • November 09, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Austin, Texas
    Registration is closed

    Volunteer for the 19th Annual Texas Conference for Women in Austin

    Please consider committing your time and expertise to make an impact at the Texas Women’s Conference and represent the International Coaching Federation. We would love to demonstrate and educate the public regarding the benefits and transformational power of professional coaching. We are looking for 6 coaches each from our partnering ICF Chapters to serve at this year’s conference. You can find all the pertinent details below:

    TCW Details

    Please contact Marcia to reserve your spot in this SOLD OUT event by Monday, August 20, 2019. 

    Place: Austin Convention Center 500 E. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701 

    Date: Time: Friday, November 9, 2018 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

    Registration for this event will not guarantee you will be selected to participate. Selection will be determined based on the specific needs of the events.

    Thank you for your valued time and willingness to be an ICF Austin Volunteer.

    • November 09, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Genuine Joe's Coffee -- 2001 West Anderson Lane

    Join us for a fun filled hour and a half of networking and deep discussion of all things coaching!

    • December 14, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Genuine Joe's Coffee -- 2001 West Anderson Lane

    Join us for a fun filled hour and a half of networking and deep discussion of all things coaching!

    • March 28, 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • March 31, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Austin, TX

    All Texas ICF Conference & Retreat

    The clock is ticking…the Early Bird Savings of $50 expires on Oct. 31.  Registration: https://bit.ly/2MQwONr  Stay informed at www.facebook.com/groups/icftxconference.  

    Book your room at Canyon of the Eagles by calling direct and say that you’ve with the ICF group. 

    Earn up to 10 CCEUs and choose from The Business of Coaching, Self-Care of Coaching and the Mastery of Coaching tracks and get key insights and tools based on Brene Brown’s work, Emotional Intelligence and Body-Centered Coaching to name a few of the offerings.

    The Planning Committee has deliberately scheduled free time for you to relax and renew between learning sessions.  Free time activities such as Rocking Chair Reverie, mindfulness hikes, labyrinth meditation, observatory talks with astronomer are free.  Other activities such as river cruises, lake-view yoga classes, nature & wildflower walks with naturalist and massages may be booked through Canyon of the Eagles and paid for separately.

    We’re actively looking for speakers and sponsors.   The RFP and sponsorship levels are posted to the Facebook site.  Proposals are due before 11/30/18.  We’ll sign up sponsors anytime.

    Registration is not handled by ICF Greater Austin. Please see the current details to date for more information:

    ICF All Texas_Save the Date

Past events

October 17, 2018 October Virtual Happy Hour
October 12, 2018 Coaching Conversations
October 10, 2018 Confidentiality and Technology: Ethical Considerations
September 25, 2018 Trust: The Crucial Ingredient of Creating a Respectful Coaching Climate
September 25, 2018 Syntax Smart Leadership: Communication and Influence Course
September 19, 2018 Virtual Happy Hour
September 14, 2018 Coaching Conversations
August 28, 2018 Body-Mind Integration-Benefits and Practice in Coaching with Marisa Santangelo, ACC
August 10, 2018 Coaching Conversations
July 24, 2018 ***ICF Austin July Summer Social***
July 13, 2018 Coaching Conversations
June 26, 2018 Taking Your Business to the Next Level
June 08, 2018 Coaching Conversations
May 29, 2018 A Panel Conversation on ICF Core Competencies
May 11, 2018 Coaching Conversations
May 09, 2018 Mission Capital Emerging Leaders Pro Bono Coaching for International Coaching Week
May 07, 2018 Exploring our creative potential as coaches through the lens of Jungian Archetypes
May 07, 2018 International Coaching Week 2018
April 24, 2018 A Glimpse Forward: ICF Greater Austin Annual General Meeting
April 13, 2018 Coaching Conversations
March 27, 2018 Coaching Toward Emotional Effectiveness
March 22, 2018 Spring In-Person Mastermind
March 16, 2018 Spring Virtual Mastermind
March 09, 2018 Coaching Conversations
February 27, 2018 Building Your Case for Coaching ROI
February 09, 2018 Coaching Conversations
January 30, 2018 Annual Book Swap
January 12, 2018 Coaching Conversations
December 04, 2017 ICF WINTER SOCIAL
November 28, 2017 Biases and the Impact on Beliefs and Thinking
October 24, 2017 2017 Fall Workshop: Coaching to and from the Three Centers of Intelligence
October 13, 2017 International Coach Federation Global is Coming to Austin!
October 13, 2017 Calling All ICF Board Members!
September 26, 2017 Carolyn Scarborough presents: Unleash your Writing Mojo…and Sail Through that Book or Blog!
August 29, 2017 Lisa M. Walker presents: Harnessing the Gift of Conflict
July 25, 2017 ***ICF Austin July Summer Social***
May 11, 2017 May Meet the Board
April 25, 2017 A Glimpse Forward: ICF Greater Austin Annual General Meeting
April 12, 2017 APRIL WEBINAR: The Process of Highly Effective Coaching
March 04, 2017 Coffee with the Board - Members Only
October 14, 2016 Coaching Conversations
July 26, 2016 JULY Monthly Meeting - Summer Social
June 28, 2016 June Monthly WORKSHOP: Appreciative Coaching-Imagining the Future for You and Your Clients!
June 09, 2016 WEBINAR: OUR ICF: The story of our beginning, our strategy and value for our members
April 26, 2016 A Glimpse Forward: ICF Greater Austin Annual General Meeting
March 29, 2016 Leader SHIFT - ICF Global Inspiration
February 23, 2016 February Meeting. The Mindful Coach
January 26, 2016 January Meeting: Book Swap! New Year, New Knowledge
December 14, 2015 ICF Holiday Celebration
November 17, 2015 Why Feedback is So Important to Leaders & Coaches
October 27, 2015 Transcending Fears Through Increased Self-Mastery
September 29, 2015 Clarifying ICF Credentialing
July 22, 2015 ICF Summer Social: POP Up Roundtable
June 23, 2015 Stop Everything. Do ONE Thing.
May 19, 2015 International Coaching Week - Experience Coaching!
April 28, 2015 Your Words Are the Bridge to Your Value
April 23, 2015 ICF Global brings the 2015 Leaders Forum to Austin! EXTRA April Event
March 31, 2015 Mind Body Tools For Coaching
February 24, 2015 The Challenge of One
January 27, 2015 Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion
December 04, 2014 Holiday Party Time!! Come Celebrate with ICF!
November 18, 2014 Storytelling for your Professional Life
September 30, 2014 Mindful Self-Compassion
August 26, 2014 Assessment Cafe - Get a 'taste' of assessments that can enrich your practice
July 29, 2014 Creating the Future of ICF Austin
June 24, 2014 Wholehearted Living - And The Obstacles That Get In Our Way
May 27, 2014 Coaching with the Emotional Brain
April 29, 2014 Fully Awake – Understanding How Our Beliefs Drive Our Behavior
March 26, 2014 SELLING Without Hype or Manipulation: Using the Core Competencies
February 26, 2014 Demystify Jungian Theory and Make It Work For You!
January 29, 2014 Showing Up Online – Why, Where and How of Social Media
December 11, 2013 ALL Austin Coaches Holiday Happy Hour
November 20, 2013 How Do You Show Up In Your Communications? Adapting Your Strengths to Connect & Influence, with Mary K. Dunn
November 19, 2013 Texas Conference for Women *****MEMBERS ONLY OPPORTUNITY *****
September 25, 2013 "Power Tools for Living" Christopher McAuliffe, MCC
August 28, 2013 “Polarity Management: The Power of AND” Candace Bixler, MA Ed, ACC
July 31, 2013 Meet CEO, Founder and Speaker, Erik Swanson ! Habitute Warrior
June 26, 2013 Speed Coaching For Fun and Profit! Byron Van Arsdale

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