August 2018

Message From The President

Mary Ellen Waltemire, PCCMary Ellen Waltemire, PCC

Volunteers are just ordinary people with extraordinary hearts~

Can you believe it? It’s the middle of the year already. As I reflect on the programs and activities of our Chapter I’m continually impressed by the great things that are happening and with the plans that are starting to take shape for an exciting 2019! All through the efforts of volunteers…

As you may know, the work of local Chapters is influenced by the strategic goals of Global ICF. These goals include:

  • ICF members represent excellence in professional coaching;

  • ICF has the strongest global brand;

  • ICF fosters the application of coaching for societal change;

  • ICF is the most relevant professional organization;

  • ICF promotes professional coaching; and

  • ICF further develops and progresses the plan to expand the scope of influence of the organization.

With these goals as a guide, our Maryland Chapter committees of membership, communication, professional development and community outreach are working hard with and for you to provide new opportunities to grow both personally and professionally, to bring awareness to the coaching profession, to partner with organizations that bring value to our communities and expand the reach and impact of coaching.

Please join me in thanking and appreciating our members who are providing leadership to so many aspects of our Chapter.

Scott Hopewell – Membership Committee
Wanda Campbell – Communications Committee
Joy Goldman – Past President & Professional Development Committee
Janet Ladd – Community Outreach Committee
Rayna Schroeder – President-Elect
Margaret Wilson – Secretary
Wendolyne Buckner – Treasurer and Finance Committee
Kat Waithe – ICF-Maryland Chapter Virtual Assistant

These individuals, in addition to many of YOU as committee members, help make our Chapter a simply amazing group of fun loving, hard working, and passionate coach colleagues! As we continue through this year and into 2019, I encourage you to consider becoming more involved in our chapter. Volunteering for our professional organization is a great way to develop new skills, help a cause that lights you up, meet new people, connect with the coaching community and expand your horizons. We have a place for YOU ~ we’re excited to grow our volunteers!!

I look forward to meeting and getting to know you and your extraordinary heart through our work with ICF-Maryland Chapter!

Yours in leadership,

Mary Ellen
ICF-Maryland Chapter President

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Meet and Greet Networking Social

Join Us Thursday, August 16, 2018
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Ale House Columbia
6480 Dobbin Center Way
Columbia, MD 21045

The ICF Maryland Board…

  • appreciates you, our members and partners;

  • wants to get to know you better, and

  • wants to hear your ideas… all in a friendly and supportive environment.

This is your opportunity to…

  • see your current friends;

  • transform “colleagues” into “friends;”

  • learn about each other, and

  • learn from each other… all in a friendly and supportive environment.

~ This is a Dutch Treat Event ~


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Using Process Art to Deepen Coaching Skills: Open Studio Process for Coaches

Presenter: Mary Collins, LCSW-C, PCC

Offered by ICF MD Professional Development Committee

Friday, August 17, 2018 • 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Earn 2.0 CCEUs in Core Competencies

Ellicott City Wellness CenterCommunity Classroom
3691 Park Avenue, Upper level
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(Park in the Howard County Circuit Court Parking Lot)
Light refreshments will be served – Tea, Water, Fruit, Veggies, etc.


$40 ICF Maryland & ICF Global Members
$55 Non-Members / Guests

Coaching relies on intuition and metaphor to access our client’s deeper wisdom. Use simple art techniques to:

  • deepen coaching presence;

  • expand client awareness; and

  • design successful, “just right” action steps.

You are invited to engage in the creative process in order to connect with the Creative Source and your own intuition. We will use intention, art making, writing and reflection in a safe space, with no critique and no comments.

This class is based on the Open Studio Process. This type of art, known as Process Art, focuses on the creative journey of art-making, rather than producing a particular end result. Any level of art experience - including no experience - is welcome.

All materials will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows for ease of movement. Please bring a journal and a pen.

Mary Collins has over 10 years experience as a life coach and business coach. She is credentialed through the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). Her passion is to teach coaches and healers the deep skills of intuition, to help them lead successful businesses that truly impact the clients they are meant to serve.

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) for over 25 years, Mary brings a sense of connection, warmth, and compassion to her work. A Reiki master, author, artist, Qi Gong teacher and Certified Open Studio Process Facilitator, Mary combines her passion for facilitating personal growth with various forms of meditation, body awareness, and creative expression. Mary’s coaching practice is based in Ellicott City, MD.


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Conversation with the President

When: Wednesday, September 12th
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Platform: Zoom Conversation


Mary Ellen would love to hear your questions. If possible, please send them to her at

Here are some of the questions from Mary Ellen to think about:

  • What are the challenges you are encountering as coaches?

  • What could we offer that would be more engaging and valuable to you?

  • What questions might you have for us?

Please Register for the Event HERE

Zoom Link: https://zoom/us/j/881478422
(from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android)

Or iPhone one-tap:
     US: +16465588656, 881478422
     or +16699006833, 881478422#

Or Telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): 

     US: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 669 900 6833 

Meeting ID: 881 478 422

International numbers available:

I look forward to seeing you there!!!

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Leveraging Polarity Thinking for Coach and Client Development: Cultivating Competency for "Both/And" Thinking

Presenter:  Cliff Kayser, MSOD, MSHR, PCC

Offered by ICF MD Professional Development Committee

Monday, September 17, 2018
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar • Earn 1.5 CCEUs in Core Competency (each webinar)

9/17/18 Webinar    REGISTER NOW!
10/2/18 Webinar    REGISTER NOW!

$35 ICF Maryland & ICF Global Members (each webinar)
$45 Non-Members / Guests (each webinar)

What do you say when asked, “What do you do?” You may start frantically thinking you need to explain how your business works, your approach, and specialty, create interest in the person you’re speaking with AND communicate your value so they’re willing to pay you what you’re worth. (or maybe you just freeze up!)

Polarities (aka Paradoxes, Dilemmas, Wicked Problems, etc.) are unavoidable -- we’re all “in” them, whether we’re aware of them or not. When Polarities in issues and challenges are identified and leveraged well, the end-goals and objectives can be attained with increased speed and sustainability. Coaches and Clients who leverage polarities well have a distinct performance advantage over the ones that don’t.

9/17 kicks-off part one of a two-part series with an interactive focus on a key polarity all Coaches face in the coaching relationship. Learning and applying the Polarity Map® and process to a tension of our own, will enable us to better apply the process with Clients. Part two on 10/2 brings attention to common polarity tensions Clients face and we’ll apply the same process interactively using the Polarity Map® to explore and organize the wisdom in the room.

Learning objectives participants can expect to achieve are:

  • Improve Coach and Client performance by providing an overview/ awareness between solvable problems and unsolvable (but leverage-able) polarities;

  • Simplify some of the complexity in the Coach / Client relationship;

  • Learn how resistance in polarity tensions can be used as a resource; and,

  • Support accelerating learning and development for Coaches and Clients.

Learning Objectives for September 17th Webinar – Coach Focus

Participants will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between solvable problems and unsolvable (but leverage-able) interdependent pairs or “polarities,” and review a list of common polarities that all Coaches are “in”;

  2. See and Map a polarity in the Coaching relationship using the Polarity Map®;

  3. Support “leverage” (maximizing the upside benefits in the polarity tension and minimizing the downside limitations) by identifying Coaching Action Steps and Early Warning Signs.

Learning Objectives for October 2nd Webinar – Client Focus

Participants will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between a solvable problem and unsolvable interdependent pairs or “polarities,” and review a list of common polarities that all Clients are “in”;

  2. See and Map a polarity that has relevance for any client using the Polarity Map®; and

  3. Support “leverage” (maximizing the upside benefits and minimizing the downside limitations) by Identifying Coaching Action Steps and Early Warning Signs.

Mr. Kayser is VP of Polarity Partnerships representing east coast operations out of Washington, D.C. He is founder/ president of XPERIENCE, LLC formed in 2007, which includes “Kayser Ridge,” a retreat and learning center he built in Berkeley Springs, WV. Mr. Kayser has 25 years of experience in organization development consulting, coaching, and leadership training. He serves as dean of the 2-year Mastery Program in Polarity Thinking and is a keynotes speaker on the topic of values and polarity values dynamics for national/global systems, organizations/ teams, and leadership competencies.

Mr. Kayser is a faculty member at American University’s Master’s in Organization Development and KEY Executive programs and is a coaching fellow for the basic and advanced coaching programs at George Mason’s Center for the Advancement of Well-being. He is an adjunct faculty at The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland and the Federal Executive Institute.

Mr. Kayser has held internal positions as Vice President of Organizational Development and Training for The National Cooperative Bank (NCB), Senior Organization Development Consultant for The Washington Post, and Corporate Manager of Human Resources and Training at The Washington Post Company.

Mr. Kayser earned Master’s Degrees in both Human Resources and Organizational Development from American University, holds a PCC designation through the International Coaching Federation, and completed his Coaching training at The Georgetown Executive Leadership Coaching Program in 2007.

9/17/18 Webinar    REGISTER NOW!
10/2/18 Webinar    REGISTER NOW!

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We are Revitalizing Our Social Media

It's just around the corner…in the meantime take a moment to look and connect with us.


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We Want Your Opinion!

Member Survey

Coming in September

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Leadership Group Coaching: Lessons Learned & ICF Maryland Annual Meeting

Presented by Holly Williams, PCC

Thursday, November 8, 2018 • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Maryland University Integrative Health
7750 Montpelier Road • Laurel, Maryland 20723

Earn CCEUs in Core Competencies

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore ICF competencies and Group Coaching

  • Sample group coaching structure and coaching process

  • Pricing; changing culture through group coaching

After distinguishing between leadership group coaching and team coaching, this workshop will focus on how (like one-on-one coaching) leadership group coaching follows the ICF competencies, from the beginning and in particular Setting the Foundation: Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards and Establishing the Coaching Agreement. We will also explore different group coaching structures and pricing. Finally, we will look at how organizations are using Group (and Team) coaching to influence and change culture.

Holly WilliamsHolly Williams is the Founder and President of MAGUS Group Coaching. Holly’s passion is coaching leaders to build their leadership capacity to transform the cultures in which they lead. For over 15 years, her company MAGUS Group Coaching has worked with executives and teams who are committed to leadership development through coaching. In her work on the faculties at Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership and University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management, she helps others build leadership and coaching capacity. Her background also includes leadership in a Fortune 50 technology firm, as well as setting up business training for a Virginia Community College and leadership in a Fortune 10 technology company. Holly took her MBA at George Washington University, completed the Georgetown professional coaching program in 2006; and she is PCC-certified by the International Coach Federation.

Holly published Being Coached: Group and Team Coaching From the Inside with co-author Ann Deaton in 2014; her second book Coaching Is Culture Play: from the Inside will be published in 2018.

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Strategize Like a Rock Star!

Bring Your Coaching Practice to Life to Create the Business You Desire

Presented by Scott Schultz, CPC

Business Development Program Series
July – December 2018
Series 5

Friday, November 16, 2018
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM     

The UMBC Training Center
6996 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD  21046
(Check with Front Desk for the Suite Number) 

Earn 1.5 CCEUs in Resource Development

Subscribers to the Business Development Program Series are automatically registered for each program.


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Two Executive Coaching Volunteer Opportunities

2019 Leadership Essentials Baltimore County Program
Seeks Volunteer Coaches

Leadership Essentials Program Overview

Leadership Essentials Baltimore County (LEBC) is a six-month program for emerging professionals, managed for Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School 

of Business and Management. The program includes leadership skill development sessions one-on-one coaching, and a team community impact project. Each coach is paired with one or more participants for the duration of the program. The coach works with the LEBC participant to set goals and then coaches the participant towards those goals.

LEBC Coach Qualifications

LEB Ccoaches are committed to the participant’s development as well as to their own personal development. They are active listeners, self-aware, and provide coaching in service to their client. At a minimum, an LEBC Coach applicant should be ICF credentialed and/or certified in a coach model/program, and have six years of professional or volunteer leadership experience.

LEBC Coach Community

Coaches join a dynamic community of coaches and are provided with unique learning experiences.

Expectations of Coaches

  • Attend LEBC 2019 Coach Welcome Reception.

  • Attend Leadership Essentials Baltimore County Kickoff on December 4, 2018, where coaches will meet their matched participant.

  • Conduct minimum two monthly coaching sessions, one hour each – face-to-face or by phone (January-June 2019).

  • Attend Coach Community sessions, as available.

  • Attend Leadership Essentials Baltimore County Closing Ceremonies on June 4, 2019.

Selection Process

The Leadership Essentials 2019 Coach Application is available on the Loyola website at

Coach Applications are due by October 5, 2018. Each application is reviewed by program staff and a get-acquainted meeting will be arranged. Coaches are selected based on their application, qualifications, experience, and meeting outcomes. Meetings will take place by November 3 and coaches will be notified of selection results the week of November 5, 2018.

For more information, please contact:

Lori Raggio, LE Baltimore County Program Manager or 410.440.5160.

Harford County Leadership Academy

Opportunity to Promote Your Business, Obtain Coaching Hours for Recertification, and Possibly Develop a Paying Client 

The Harford Leadership Academy is designed to promote the development of existing and emerging leaders and to create a committed, involved, and diverse network of leaders in Harford County. More than 900 individuals have completed this outstanding program, including leaders representing the areas of business and industry, education, government and civic organizations.

The Community Leadership Development Program is co-sponsored by Harford Community College and the Harford County Chamber of Commerce.

The Goal is to:

  • identify, educate, motivate, and develop potential community leaders;

  • expose program participants to the challenges our community faces and the opportunities that are available for community growth;

  • provide a communications network between present and future community leaders; and

  • promote leadership on a planned, continuing basis for the development of our community.


  • Provide 1 hour of pro bono executive coaching each month for 6 months.

  • Coaching will be conducted by telephone or virtually.

  • Seeking 38 volunteers.


For more details email your name and contact information to Ruth Howard at

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Do You Volunteer Your Time?

Help Us Capture Your Contribution of Time and the Impact You are Making

By Janet Ladd, PCC, Community Outreach Chair

“You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Volunteer/Outreach Tracking Form

Our Chapter‘s Volunteer/Outreach Tracking Form is a simple online tool that allows ICF Maryland to capture the pro-bono work being completed in support of our chapter and community!

Please help us track the ways in which YOU impact ICF and the world around us through pro-bono coaching and non-coaching services. Appropriate volunteer activities include time you may spend:

  • Volunteering at local or Global ICF Chapter events.

  • Supporting Turnaround Tuesday and other official ICF-MD Outreach initiatives.

  • Participating on the ICF-MD Board or one of the Chapter’s committees (membership, communications, outreach, professional development, or finance).

  • Contributions to our website, newsletter, or other publications/social media sites.

  • Speaking at one of our professional development events.

  • Personal coaching activities to which you volunteer time in support of social good or positive community change.

Steps to Document Your Contribution

You will find a link to this form in the “Quick Links” section of our website. Follow these step-by-step instructions to track your pro-bono hours and impact.

  • Log into the ICF-MD website using your regular log-in and password.

  • On the left side of the page, go to the Quick Links section

  • Click on “Volunteer /Outreach Tracking”

    • Your membership email address, ICF member number, first, and last name should pre-populate the form.

  • Follow the prompts on the form to enter the details of your volunteer activity.

  • Questions? Please contact Janet Ladd, Director of Community Outreach, at

We know how generous our members are – thank you for helping us track the volunteer time we donate to our chapter, profession, and community!

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Upcoming Events

Meet and Greet
Networking Social

Thursday, August 16th – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Ale House Columbia
6480 Dobbin Center Way
Columbia, MD 21045

Using Process Art to Deepen Coaching Skills: Open Studio Process for Coaches
Presenter Mary Collins, LCSW-C, PCC

Friday, August 17th – 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Ellicott City Wellness Center Community Classroom
3691 Park Avenue, Upper Level
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
2 CCEUs in Core Competency

Conversation with the President
Zoom Conversation

Wednesday, September 12th – 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Leveraging Polarity Thinking for Coach and Client Development: Cultivating Competency for "Both/And" Thinking
Presenter Cliff Kayser, PCC

Monday, September 17th – 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar
Earn 1.5 Core Competency CCEUs

Leveraging Polarity Thinking for Coach and Client Development: Cultivating Competency for "Both/And" Thinking
Presenter Cliff Kayser, PCC

Tuesday, October 2nd – 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar
Earn 1.5 Core Competency CCEUs

Frederick Coaches' Coffee Presents...
Topic to be Determined

Friday, October 26th – 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

The Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21704
Earn 1 Core Competency CCEUs

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