October 2018

Message From The President

Mary Ellen Waltemire, PCCMary Ellen Waltemire, PCC

“With everything, there is a line. On one side of the line is a greater chance to make good things happen (better results, better relationships, more opportunities). On the other side of the line, there is less of a chance. And with each line, you have a choice. You want to cross that line, or you don’t. You want that better chance at making good things happen (meaningful things), or you settle with the lesser chance. Your choice….”

Cross the Line – Sam Parker

I’m proud to be part of the ICF Maryland Charter Chapter because we are a bunch of “line crossers!” When one considers how to cross the line, there are four steps that we see every day in our professional ICF Maryland Chapter organization.

Choose to CommitMake that choice to improve your chances to go beyond mediocrity. Approach things you do with the intent to deliver, succeed and serve. The Professional Development committee has committed an extraordinary amount of time and energy to provide quality educational programs for you, our members in 2018; they are well on the way to scheduling even more cutting-edge programs in 2019!

Work HardGood things are rarely easy. Real effort and attention are the fundamentals behind everything. There are no quick fixes or silver bullets. The Membership Committee has done a grand job this year of connecting with and encouraging continued membership in ICF. Our local Chapter has over 250 members thanks to the efforts of our “ambassador” approach! And did you know that the Outreach Committee continues to work hard coaching clients as part of the Turn Around Tuesday program? The positive impact of coaching is being made in Baltimore City!

Focus Eliminate distractions. Minimize your exposure to negative people, thoughts and things that don’t serve your intent to succeed. The Communications Committee continues to focus time and energy on getting the word out about opportunities in our Chapter. They have explored and mastered sharing the coaching story via newsletters, the weekly coaching connection, and posts via social media.

Bounce Back – Embrace challenges. Every organization has them and like any thriving organization, we’ve worked together to consider our challenges and approached them as opportunities as we continue to grow and evolve as a dynamic Chapter.

Thanks to those of YOU who took time to cross the line and complete the ICF Maryland Chapter member survey recently. We’ll anxiously review the results of this survey as we plan for our wildly successful future. The Chapter Board of Directors is excited about what lies ahead ~ we encourage you to be an active Chapter member in the future, crossing the line with us!

Yours in leadership,

Mary Ellen
ICF-Maryland Chapter President

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Using Marketing and Technology to Enhance Your Coaching Practice

Presented by Adam Lowe, CPP, PMP

Friday, October 12, 2018
8:30 to 10:00 AM

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

Earn 1.5 CCEUs in Resource Development 

Technology and social media shape the way we run our businesses and serve our customers. Tools that, in many cases, were only available to the largest enterprises are now available to even the smallest businesses and are leveling the playing field. This is both empowering to businesses as well as challenging since the fast pace and consumerization of technology means that being good at your job is no longer enough to stay ahead in business.

In this presentation, Adam Lowe will give you an overview of some of the most effective tools that are available today. He'll share ways that you can use technology to save time and work more efficiently, provide better service to your clients, and set yourself apart from a crowded marketplace.

Learning Objectives

The goal of this presentation isn't to make you an expert on any particular product, methodology, or service. Rather, it's to give you an idea of what’s possible and how you can start making some simple changes that will have a major impact on your business.

Presenter's Profile
Adam Lowe is the President and Chief Invincibility Officer of his digital marketing agency, Adam Lowe Creative. Adam brings to the table 20+ years of experience in business and marketing strategy, management consulting, digital media, and project management. He’s been a go-to resource for D.C.-area businesses in need of smart, well-designed business, technology, and marketing solutions. An added creative plus: Adam is a PPA Certified Professional Photographer, as well as a certified PMI Project Management Professional. He serves on the boards of the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce and the Maryland chapter of the Professional Photographers of America.

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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 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!

Red Ropes, Roadies & Rolling in the Dough: Strategize Like a Rockstar to Build Your Coaching Business

Presenters: Margaret E. Wilson and Donna Jones Daley

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

Join Margaret and Donna for an interactive discussion on the lessons we’ve learned and the mistakes we’ve made over the years, including:

  • Picking a niche and sticking with it

  • Operating with a “full practice” mentality

  • Proven ways to fill your prospect pipeline

  • Back office – where to spend and where to save

  • Setting your fees and other money matters

Margaret Wilson is a leadership coach and OD professional who started a consulting and coaching firm in 2000 with a lot of optimism and little else – no clients, no work product and no clue what it would take to build a business. Twenty years later, she’s still learning and still growing her original business, Tandem Partners, as well as CopreneurCPR, a company offering coaching for couples in business.

Donna Jones Daley is Managing Partner of Noble Resource Associates. As a Global Leadership Career Strategist, Donna assists her professional clients in expanding their capacity to lead change within their dynamic business organizations. Donna has obtained invaluable operational, financial and strategic planning experience as a corporate tax attorney in a Fortune 500 media company and business advisor in a Big 4 Firm. Strategic thinking is both an art and a science. Donna supports her clients in achieving mastery in both dimensions.

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5 Star Social Media Experience

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Leadership Essentials: Recruiting for 2019

Volunteer Coaches Needed – 2019 Leadership Essentials Baltimore County Program

Leadership Essentials Program


Leadership Essentials Baltimore County (LEBC) is a six-month program for emerging professionals, managed by 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 Coaches 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, a 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.


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

Expectations of Coaches:

  • Attend LEBC 2019 Coach Welcome Reception.
  • Attend the 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. 


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

Coach Applications are due by Oct. 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

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Upcoming Events

Using Marketing and Technology to Enhance Your Coaching Practice
Presenter: Adam Lowe, CPP, PMP

Friday, October 12th – 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

The UMBC Training Center
6996 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD 21046

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

Leadership Group Coaching: Lessons Learned
& Annual Meeting
Presenter Holly Williams, PCC

Thursday, November 8th – 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Maryland University Integrative Health
7750 Montpelier Road
Laurel, Maryland 20723
Earn CCEUs in Core Competency

Strategize Like a Rock Star – Bring Your Coaching Practice to Life to Create the Business Your Desire
Presenter Scott Schultz, CPC

Friday, November 16th – 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

The UMBC Training Center
6996 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD 21046
1.5 CCEUs in Resource Development & 1.5 CCEUs in Core Competency

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