About Us

Greetings from Chapter President,
Donna Jones Daley

What’s Possible?

It’s impossible to be unaware of external conditions that confront our organization, our broader community, and our loved ones. Our individual efforts seem to be overshadowed by the enormity of today’s challenges. 

For many of us, it feels as if the world has collapsed around us. Daily routines have been altered. Bold visions for our careers, businesses, and family seem obstructed. Suddenly, without warning, we have been forced to pause.

I believe, however, that there is power in pausing. 

As coaches, we understand the significance of creating space for our clients to engage in reflection, to re-examine ways of thinking, and to create paths for transformation. Similarly, as an organization, we are positioned to engage in a “reset.” We have an opportunity to create room to examine our program content, activities, and relationships to ensure that they meet your needs. 

 As I reflected on a recent conversation I heard with Mark Cuban, owner of Dallas Mavericks, I was reminded of the benefit of connecting with our core values during times like these. After sharing his story, Mark was asked what advice he would provide to businesses to meet today’s challenges?

Without hesitation, Mark declared, “now is not the time to sale, but to be of service.” His heartfelt answer resonated with me. 

As I assume a leadership role within our Chapter, I want to focus our collective energies and efforts to support you in successfully navigating uncertainties you may be experiencing.

Over the next several weeks, we will begin sharing resources and programs with you that will demonstrate our service commitment. Leveraging the strengths of our core values, creative thinking, and collaboration skills of our Board, we invite you to let us know how we may better serve you.    

As we prepare to celebrate our 10th Year Anniversary in November, we stand in gratitude to previous leaders of our Chapter. As visionaries, they implanted service as part of our Chapter’s DNA. Please join our amazing Board of Directors and me in defining What’s Possible, as we collectively transform our Chapter “to be of meaningful service” to our members and the broader community in times of uncertainty.

All the best,
Donna

Our Mission

We are a local/state chapter of the world’s largest international non-profit coaching association. ICF-MD was formed in 2010 to meet the growing need of coaches throughout the state of Maryland to connect, learn, and promote the profession of coaching. We co-exist and collaborate with other local chapters on the east coast, including Metro DC. We provide regular networking and professional development opportunities for members and non-members in a variety of ways. By participating in chapter events, or events co-sponsored with collaborating chapters, you can earn CCEU’s toward and ICF credential or membership renewal.