December 2019

Message From The President

Mary Ellen Waltemire, PCCRayna Schroeder, PCC

ICF MD 2019 Highlights & Preview of 2020 Events

Looking Back

As 2019 comes to a close, I want to highlight what has happened over the course of the year for the chapter. We have four committees that serve our members in various ways, and below are the highlights from 2019.

Outreach Committee: Continued to promote social good and positive community change in Maryland through the existing Turnaround Tuesday movement and the new Ignite movement. More than ten coaches/coachees and dozens of pro bono coaching hours later, we are living the mission. Thank you to committee members: Angie Dabbs, Director; Bob Clemens, Deputy Director; Fred Demers, and Janet Ladd.

Professional Development Committee: Offered over 20 educational programs in 2019 from becoming a color-conscious coach and dreamwork coaching to body-centered coaching and a series on coaching for self-leadership. Ended the year with an in-person event on health and wellness coaching featuring our own Pat Hinton Walker, MCC. Thank you to committee members: Pat Hinton Walker, Director; Alison Burrows, Wanda Campbell, Lindsey Carter, Donna Jones Daley, Fred Mael, and Carmel Taibi-Lehn.

Communications Committee: Focused on creating communication strategies in support of the 2018 member survey results through Newsletters, Coaching Connections, website, and all our social media platforms.Thank you to committee members: Bonnie Blueford, Director; Wilma Brockington-Parker, Wanda Campbell, Korey Peters, and Katrina Van Dopp.

Membership Committee: Connected and supported members during the ICF Global membership renewal process and held three successful networking socials, the latest of which was held at the Guinness Brewery in October. Membership increased from 281 to 310 over the course of the year. Thank you to committee members: Karen Jacobs, Director; Amy Stumme, Deputy Director; Pat Foye, Chris Holmes, and Monica Maloney Heidler.

Looking Forward

For 2020, the program lineup includes:

  • Mindfulness

  • Coaching for Self-Leadership Series, Part 2 with Guthrie Sayen (Including a condensed repeat of Part 1 for those who would like a refresher or were unable to attend it last year.)

  • Social-Emotional Intelligence Series

  • Resilient Leadership

  • Cultural Sensitivity

                      …and that’s only the first few months of the year!

Stay tuned for the calendar and details on all those events.

In addition, we have two special events being planned for 2020:

MUIH Retreat

Mark your calendars for Friday, April 24, 2019. ICF MD and the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) are collaborating on a one-day retreat with the theme…

“Thriving Coaches/Thriving Clients”

The retreat will be held at MUIH with workshops in the morning and then coaching demos in the afternoon.

Given that it’s our first event together of this type, we’re keeping the event relatively small, so when it’s announced, be sure to sign up quickly to reserve your spot!

I’d like to give a special Thank you to Beth Romanski, Director of Professional and Continuing Education, and Rebecca Pille, Department Chair for Health and Wellness Coaching, and their team for collaborating with us.

ICF Maryland 10-Year Anniversary Celebration

Our ICF MD Chapter will be ten years old in 2020! To celebrate, we’re planning a half-day event focusing on organizations in Maryland that incorporate coaching. We are in conversation with Johns Hopkins, who is utilizing coaching in really innovative ways around health and wellness issues. We are looking at a date in June or perhaps the fall, so stay tuned for more details. Thank you to Lori Raggio, our incoming President, and her team for leading this effort.

It has truly been an honor and a pleasure to serve as ICF MD President for 2019. I’ve made and strengthened such great relationships, and I learned so much about the chapter, about coaching and about myself this year.

What we bring to the world individually and as coaches inspires me every day, and I wish each of you all the best as you continue to share your gifts with the world.


Rayna Schroeder, PCC
2019 ICF-Maryland Chapter President
[email protected]

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Meet the 2020 Board!!!

Congratulations to Our 2020
ICF Maryland Board of Directors!!!

Meet the 2020 Board!!!

Past President

Rayna Schroeder

Rayna Schroeder has been on the ICF Maryland Board for four years and is currently serving as President for 2019. In 2018, Rayna served as President-Elect and was Membership Director in 2017 and part of 2016.

Rayna brings over 25 years of experience with leadership development, organizational development and managing change, including 13 years of experience as a PCC Leadership Coach with over 1,700 hours of coaching.

Rayna has degrees in business and positive psychology, holds top secret security clearances from multiple intelligence agencies and is published co-author of, “Becoming a Servant-Leader: A Workbook for Bringing Skill and Spirit to Professional and Personal Life,” 2012.

Rayna lives in Edgewater, MD with her wonderful husband Gary and two cats, Perry and Della. And the entire household is clear that the cats are the ones in charge.


Lori Raggio

As a business owner, leadership coach, Human Resources Executive, organizational consultant, trainer and transformational retreat leader, Lori works with individual leaders and diverse organizations. In addition to serving as President of Inspire Greatness Coaching and Consulting, LLC, she is Immediate Past President of Chesapeake Human Resources Association; President-Elect of ICF MD and on the board of directors of Healthcare Access Maryland and HobbleJog Foundation.

As a Certified Conversational Intelligence Coach and a Master Certified Intelligent Leadership Executive Coach, she trains coaches globally to obtain their IL certification. Lori is a graduate of Accomplishment Coaching, an ICF accredited coach training program.  Lori is the Program Manager for Leadership Essentials a program for emerging leaders through Loyola University Maryland as well as an adjunct faculty member at Towson University.

A Creation Catalyst Lori is powered by purpose, driven by insatiable curiosity and partners to crystallize client transformation one conversation at a time.


Donna Jones Daley

As Managing Partner of Noble Resource Associates, Donna supports emerging leaders to navigate change within their organizations and their careers. She helps her clients to move from “their Now to their Next,” by focusing on developing their professional brands.

Donna has used her passion to serve to enhance the visibility of our Chapter’s brand.

As Chair of the Business Development Community of Practice, Donna used feedback received in the 2018 Chapter Member Survey to identify engaging speakers, who shared best practices on how to build thriving coaching businesses.

Connecting with members to share information on Chapter events, Donna served as an Ambassador for the Membership Committee.

She also continues to work with our Communications and Practice Development Committees to strategically move the Chapter’s programming and organizational vision forward.

Donna holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She has credentials from the International Coaching Federation and is a certified Business Coach.


Karin Schultz

Karin is currently serving as Treasurer for the ICF Maryland Chapter. As the Owner/CEO of Zone of Potential, LLC, she is a results-oriented executive-level coach and consultant with over 33 years of leadership and intelligence expertise from the US Marine Corps and as a Senior Government Civilian with the Navy and Defense Intelligence Agency. She has extensive experience working directly with executives and an in-depth background in building and developing organizations and cohesive teams to meet business outcomes.

Her education and certifications include Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management from Roger Williams University, Gabelli School; Masters’ Degrees in Business Administration and Cyber Security Policy through UMUC; ACC through ICF; and certified master neuro-linguistics (leadership) programmer.

Karin is married to John, an incredibly talented master homebuilder and has a daughter in the USAF and a step-son in high school. Her hobbies include outdoor adventures, working out, and mind-challenging games.


Sharon Scibek

Sharon is a recognized leader in human resources with over 30 years of corporate experience in private industry, government contracting, financial services, and manufacturing. In addition, she served as an adjunct professor at Anne Arundel Community College and the graduate HRD program at McDaniel College. Her success is built on the leadership philosophy that consistently creates opportunities and results through the development of its people.

In her corporate life, Sharon developed effective recruiting and talent management programs which included onboarding and performance management. She was influential in driving change that resulted in a 22-week reduction of pension applications, and served as a chief union negotiator steering successful contract negotiation.

Sharon is a certified coach through Newfield Network. In addition, she is certified in the Caliper Assessment for Talent Selection and the Belbin Assessment for Team Effectiveness.

Sharon served as President of the CHRA Board of Directors as well as other non-profit boards.

Communications Director

Bonnie Blueford

Bonnie Blueford became an ICF Maryland Chapter member in 2018. She served on the Professional Development and Communication Committees and assumed the role of Communications Director in 2019. Her love of coaching and communications comes together to support the chapter and its members.

She is the owner of The Blueford Group, a communications and coaching organization. Bonnie founded The Blueford Group following a 30-plus-year career at Northrop Grumman Corp., where she coached at all levels, facilitated team building, and built internal communication campaigns to create an inclusive, engaged and innovative work culture.

Her current work includes culture change communication initiatives, leadership coaching and helping leaders clearly communicate their vision and strategy.

She holds a graduate certificate in Transformational Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University and a master’s in Public Communications from American University. She is an accredited ACC and a member of the International Coaching Federation.

Membership Director

Amy Stumme

Amy is a Professional Certified Coach through CTI, the largest in-person experiential coach training and leadership development organization in the world. She provides training and coaching services that help businesses increase employee engagement, build resiliency and cultivate collaborative teamwork. As a professional facilitator, she has led strategic planning sessions with dozens of businesses and nonprofits in Maryland and throughout the United States.

A mixed-media artist, Amy is the founder of Evolve Your Creativity, a series of intuitive painting workshops that combine creativity, insight, and fun. In addition, Amy volunteers her time with Seasons Hospice.

Community Outreach Director

Angie Dabbs

Angie is passionate about helping people, teams, and organizations thrive. This passion shows up in her work as an organization development practitioner and coach.

She has a long history of developing strong partnerships with her clients and supporting them in realizing outcomes that drive business strategy and contribute to growth. She believes clients often have the solutions to their most complex problems and simply need an objective partner to help them unlock the answers. 

In addition to holding a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavioral Science/OD from Johns Hopkins University, Angie is recognized as a Certified Integral Coach through New Ventures West, credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach with ICF, and is a mentor coach for graduate students. Angie feels privileged to be the existing ICF-MD Outreach Director. 

In addition to her vocation, Angie loves spending time with her husband and four kids, traveling, practicing wellness, and connecting with others.

Professional Development Director

Pat Hinton Walker

Patricia Hinton Walker, PhD, RN, FAAN, MCC, CBCC, NBC-HWC is an accomplished coach and ICF Coach Trainer at MentorCoach LLC, Bethesda, where she teaches positive psychology related coaching courses and provides leadership for the Health and Wellness Coaching Certification program. She represents MentorCoach on the advisory board to National Board for Health &Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). Pat is one of a few approved, internationally certified Body-Centered Coach Trainers and integrates this approach into her coaching. In addition to the MCC, Pat is certified in wellness (CWC), executive (CEC), body-centered (CBCC), and social-emotional intelligence (SEI).

As a former dean, university vice president and organizational consultant, Pat is a recognized leader, nurse, academic executive, coach, speaker, and author nationally and internationally. She has an established coaching business and integrates principles from health and wellness and resilience coaching into her career, executive and life-transition coaching and mentoring with national and international clients.

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ICF Maryland Holiday Party

You don’t want to miss the
ICF Maryland Holiday Party!!!

If you want to…

  • Celebrate the holiday season

  • Enjoy a meal and great conversations with your friends and colleagues

  • Meet and talk to the 2020 ICF MD Board


Eastport Yacht Club
317 First Street, Annapolis, MD  21403
(410) 267-9549

No Charge to Members and Partners
$5 Charge for Guest


Only members of the Eastport Yacht club are allowed to park in their parking lot. Guests, meaning ICF MD members and their guests, will need to park across the street at the Yacht Haven complex or on the street. According to Google maps, it looks like parking on the street is along the left-hand side of First Street. As you come down First Street to the Eastport Yacht Club, the Yacht Haven complex for parking is on the left directly across from the Eastport Yacht Club (on the right). Handicapped accessible parking can be accommodated in the Eastport Yacht Club parking lot. If individuals need handicapped parking or have trouble walking long distances, please email us at [email protected] and we will arrange for a special parking pass.

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Coming Attractions for 2020

by Patricia Hinton Walker, MCC
Professional Development Director

Our ICF-MD Chapter in 2020 is planning to meet your needs for Core Competency CEU’s and expand your coaching expertise in a variety of ways!  We are pleased with your response to our programming in 2019 and want to provide you with COMING ATTRACTIONS . . . so WATCH THIS SPACE! 

FIRST – a repeat of a very successful first time we offered a series! 

Our ICF-MD Chapter is celebrating the success of the series Coaching for Self-Leadership: Internal Family Systems (IFS) for Coaches that was presented in one of our first series by Guthrie Sayen in 2019. AND BY POPULAR DEMAND from a recent survey for continued interest, we are BRINGING GUTHRIE BACK!   

We know that many of you who attended his series were interested in MORE...and we have also heard that many of our members were not able to attend the first series so we have worked with Guthrie to meet the needs of both groups – those who wanted more and those who wanted to attend but couldn’t.  AND we have also worked it out for a SIGNIFICANT Discount for those who sign-up early!   

Part 1 is designed for those who either have not participated in the 2019 Self-Leadership Series OR would like a refresher. These four 90-minute webinars will introduce the basics for understanding and applying IFS in coaching sessions and they are all scheduled on Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time for 90-minute sessions.  

Part 2 will take those of you who answered that you were interested in a deeper understanding and more confident application of IFS principles and skills with eight more sessions! These will focus on seeing the inner realm as a system in which parts relate to each other in patterned ways.  This is essential for managing multiple parts simultaneously! The Prerequisite for Part Part 1 or participation in the webinars in 2019! 

Be sure to go online to check out significant savings around Christmas and New Year!       

START YOUR NEW YEAR OUT RIGHT!!!  After the holiday season…and maybe too many activities and too much food…Take time to TAKE CARE OF YOU. Join Dr. Sheela Reddy for her Coaching Presentation on mindfulness titled: Gentle Minds – Great Performance: Techniques for Coaches and Clients.

More Exciting Programs for 2020…

Most programs will be live on Zoom and will enable participants to attain their CORE Competency CEUs. Here is a peek at what's coming:

  • Mindfulness - Improve your Life and Your Performance (January 23)

  • Positive Psychology Coaching

  • Resilience Coaching

  • Connection(s) in Coaching and Neuroscience

  • A mini-series on Social-Emotional Intelligence

  • Another (different) Series on Core Competencies

  • Cultural Competency Coaching

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2020 Coaching for Self-Leadership Series


Professional Development Committee Presents…

2020 Coaching for Self-Leadership Series
Using Internal Family Systems (IFS) for
Coach and Client Transformation
Part 1 & 2

Presenter: Guthrie Sayen, Ph.D., PCC 

Zoom Webinars

Part 1
(Designed for those who haven't taken Part I
or anyone who would like a refresher)

Tuesdays – 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
January 7thJanuary 14thJanuary 21st January 28th  

Part1 is designed for those who either have not participated in the 2019 Self-Leadership Series OR would like a refresher. These four 90-minute webinars will introduce the basics for understanding and applying IFS in coaching sessions.

Description of Program

January 7

Introduce the IFS Model and Its Basic Tenets for Coaches

January 14

Deeper Look at Parts: What they are, how do they behave, how to work with them; a short demo and debrief

January 21

Protectors: Who they are and how to work with them; a short demo with debrief

January 28

Exiles: Who they are and how to work with them; longer demo with debrief

Pricing for Part 1
ICF Maryland & Global Members
Early Bird – by January 4th
Non-Members & Guest
Early Bird – by January 4th

Earn 5 CCEUs in Core Competencies
Earn 2.5 CCEUs in Resource Development

Part 2
(Designed for those who want a deeper understanding)

Tuesdays – 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
February 4thFebruary 11thFebruary 18th February 25th
March 10th • March 17th • March 24th • March 31st

Part 2 will take those of you who answered that you were interested in a deeper understanding and more confident application of IFS principles and skills with eight more sessions! These will focus on seeing the inner realm as a system in which parts relate to each other in patterned ways. This is essential for managing multiple parts simultaneously! The Prerequisite for Part Part 1 or participation in the webinars in 2019!

New Material
Thorough Demo
Description of Program

Feb 4


Overview of the Coaching for Self-Leadership Process


Feb 11

Thorough Demonstration with step-by-step debrief

Feb 18


The World of Parts: Who they are, how they serve, and what they want


Feb 25

Thorough Demonstration with step-by-step debrief

Mar 10


Addressing Protectors’ Fears: Gain access to exiles; Confidence-Building Technique: Preparing for a challenge


Mar 17

Thorough Demonstration with step-by-step debrief

Mar 24


Systems Thinking; Complexity Theory; Holons – these lessons will provide maps for moving more skillfully in both internal and external human systems


Mar 31

Thorough Demonstration with step-by-step debrief

Part 1
Part 2
1 & 2
ICF Maryland & Global Members
Early Bird – by January 4th
Non-Members & Guest
Early Bird – by January 4th

Save an additional $25 OFF (Coupon Code: HOLIDAY25)
for those who sign up for Part 1 & 2 on December 31st by midnight!!!

Earn 6 CCEUs in Core Competencies
Earn 6 CCEUs in Resource Development
CCEUs Pending

About Our Speaker
Guthrie Sayen, Ph.D., PCC, created and leads the ICF-accredited coach training program at The Graduate Institute; he has created multiple advanced coaching courses for Leadership That Works, an ICF-accredited coaching school; and he has trained coaches for the True Purpose Institute. In his private practice, Guthrie mentors coaches at all stages of their careers and works with wounded healers, helping them do for themselves what they are called to do for others. He also helps seekers come into the presence of the Divine, so that they can live their true purpose. For more information on Guthrie, to

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Gentle Minds – Great Performance

Professional Development Committee Presents… 

Techniques for Coaches and Clients

Presenter:  Sheela Reddy, Ph.D., M.S., ACPEC, ACC

Come enjoy a regenerating experience –
and receive 1.5 Core Competency CCEUs (pending)!!!

Thursday, February 13, 2020
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Webinar

ICF – MD/Global Members:  $30
Non-Members/Guests:  $40

What you will learn…

  • Brief history of mindfulness in the Eastern and Western worlds

  • Understanding of the intersection of Mindfulness and Meditation

  • Misconceptions about Mindfulness

  • Learn some yoga breathing and Mindfulness techniques

  • Creative ways of adapting and creating opportunities to practice and assist clients

About Our Speaker
Dr. Sheela Reddy, Executive Coach and Licensed Psychologist, has worked in the field of psychology since 1994. She has owned her holistic therapy practice since 2007. She started her Leadership Development practice MinedFul, LLC in 2015. She coaches entrepreneurs, managers and C suite leaders on their performance. She is very passionate about empowering women in leadership and helping develop their businesses.

She combines cognitive processing coaching, mindfulness and narrative replacement in working with clients who have endured emotional and or physical abuse at work and/or in their homes. Her training programs include team building, stress management, communication, diversity, and conflict management.

She has been awarded honorable mention as Howard County’s Best Therapist for the past four years. She has a Doctoral degree in Multi-Cultural Systems Psychology, and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship Certification in trauma treatment. Dr. Reddy is also certified in Coaching, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Mediation, Divorce Coaching, and Yogic Breathing. Her mission is to “Bring out the Best” in every person every day in every interaction.

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2020 Business Development Programs

will help you…

  • Drive a thriving business

  • Measure your success

  • Protect yourself and your business

By Donna Jones Daley, PCC
Professional Development Committee

Join Us each Quarter for “Must Have”
to Grow, Measure,
and Protect your Business!

“Welcome to the Business Insurance Zone”

First Quarter 

Not sure what type of business insurance or amount of coverage that you need for your coaching practice? Then this webinar is specifically designed with you in mind! Position your coaching business for growth opportunities. Gain an understanding of types of insurance policies available (general liability, professional liability and business owner’s insurance policies) and business activities covered. Our presenter will share practical insurance insights so that you can re-assess your business insurance needs.

“Who’s Watching Your Bottom Line?”

Second Quarter

Key to running a profitable and sustainable coaching business is understanding fundamental accounting best practices. Join us as we brush up on our Accounting 101 skills. Out presenter will examine importance of creating an annual business budget; tracking business revenue and coaching expenses; identifying “user-friendly” accounting software and apps; and setting up automatic payment and invoice processing for convenience of our clients and vendors. Let’s commit to getting accounting savvy!

“You Zoom. I Zoom. We All Zoom in Our Coaching Businesses!!!” 

Third Quarter

Feel as if your coaching business is not prepared to be part of the “virtual technology revolution,” then make sure you reserve to attend our webinar on using the Zoom for your coaching business. Gain insights to integrate using the Zoom platform to host on-line meetings, conduct video webinars, or have virtual coaching conversations. Our presenter wil discuss commonly used Zoom features and capabilities that will enhance your coaching brand visibility.

“Drive Social Media Engagement – Connect Compelling Content with Eye-Catching Images”

Fourth Quarter

Social media marketing data indicates that we process visual information better than text-based content. Whether you are using images to complement blog, website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, or Linked-In content, curated images increase social media engagement. Join us as we identify internet sources to access royalty free or stock photos to enhance your social media content.  Our presenter will also identify image size guidelines for various social media platforms and design and graphic websites, like Canva, to enhance your visual brand identity on-line.

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We All Want To Be Heard!!!

ICF Global and ICF Maryland is listening…

ICF Global is working with PricewaterhouseCoopers on a global survey of coaching. The information collected will influence ICF Global policy decisions. This includes which initiatives will be funded and by how much.

ICF Maryland will receive the survey results for our members. This is your second opportunity to be heard. Like ICF Global, ICF Maryland makes local decisions based on the information provided by its members.

You have until December 31, 2019, to make your voice heard!

To participate, go to and scroll down to the button that says, “Take the Survey Now.” Alternatively, contact us at [email protected] and ask for a link to the survey.

The ICF Maryland Board appreciates those of you who have taken the survey and looks forward to hearing from the other members.

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Upcoming Events

ICF Maryland Holiday Party
Eastport Yacht Club • Annapolis, MD

Friday, January 3rd – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Coaching for Self-Leadership Series
Using Internal Family Systems for Coach and Client Transformation
Presenter: Guthrie Sayen, Ph.D., PCC

Webinar – Tuesdays, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 7, Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28
Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 18, Feb 25
Mar 10, Mar 17, Mar 24, Mar 31

Earn CCEUs in Core Competencies

Professional Development Committee Presents...
Gentle Minds – Great Performance: Techniques for Coaches and Clients
Presenter: Dr. Sheela Reddy

Thursday, January 23rd – 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Earn CCEUs in Core Competencies

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