ABOUT ICF GEORGIA

Providing Partnership & Practice For Georgia’s Coaching Professionals

About Us

We are the official Georgia Chapter of the International Coach Federation, the largest worldwide resource for business and personal coaches. We offer a supportive community, opportunities for professional development, networking, and an enjoyable way to connect with coaches from all backgrounds and specialties. We actively promote awareness of coaching to our communities. Curious about what coaching is and the impact it creates? Explore the ins and outs of the coaching profession to understand more about empowering others to achieve goals through coaching here.

Our members are entrepreneurs with their own coaching business and corporate professionals using coaching as a performance and development tool in their jobs.

Join us and experience the potential of coaching through career-enhancing, powerful programs and community involvement throughout the year. Via our virtual offerings, we are able to extend beyond Atlanta to offer benefit to our coaching professionals across the state. Our meetings & events are open to both members and guests.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

TONYA ECHOLS
President

Why I am serving on the Board: I serve on the ICF Georgia Board because I want to contribute to the efforts to educate our statewide community of coaches and businesses about the benefits of professional coaching to their lives and organizations. My contributions to the board are my energy, new ideas, and commitment to spreading the word about Chapter activities, community events, and the overall benefits of being involved in with the ICF both locally and globally.

Fun Fact: Nothing makes me happier than new stamps in my passport – I love to travel as much as possible!

Business Website: www.vigeresolutions.com

JENNIFER EARL
President Elect

Why I am serving on the Board: Connection is one of my core values and serving as Program Director on the ICF Georgia Board allows me to contribute to the local coaching community by providing programming that connects our members to resources, ideas, and on-going support for their personal and career development. I bring a high level of energy, curiosity, and love of laughter!

Fun Fact: I can say the alphabet backward faster than I can frontwards – Kindergarten was a wild ride!

Business Website: LinkedIn

DENISE HALL
Immediate Past President

Why I am serving on the Board: Our profession is fairly new and governance is needed. I am pleased that ICF has stepped into this role and I want to support their efforts. Personal learning is a core value for me and I wanted to create programs that appeal to all of our members.

Fun Fact: I have two daughters adopted from China and I am an advocate for adoption.

Business Website: www.ignitecoaching.info

JENN O’CONNOR ANDREOU
Treasurer and Secretary

Why I am serving on the Board: I am serving to communicate the profession of coaching for the positive impact and amazing possibilities it creates in the world.  I am passionate about building a community of coaches to support and foster each other.  The value I bring to the board is a joy for this profession and creativity for creating awareness through my experience in marketing and advertising.

Fun Fact: I love to travel and have family living across 4 different continents: North America, Australia, Asia, and Europe

Business Website: www.springboardcoaching.org

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BOB WEINKLE
Director – Sponsorships

Why I am serving on the Board: I love to associate with people who have a passion for coaching and a desire to help others realize their full potential in life. I want to use my 35 years of leadership experience in the military, corporate, and federal sectors to expand the reach and impact of professional coaching focused on individuals, businesses and organizations throughout Georgia.  I also want to share my own coaching experience with other professional coaches through our Chapter’s supportive and nurturing events.

Fun Fact: I had the quote of the day in the New York Times (they didn’t spell my name correctly so I don’t know if that counted as my 15 minutes of “Andy Warhol” fame!).

Business Website: www.trifectacoach.com

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CLAUDIA ROSSI
Director – Membership

Why I am serving on the Board: I’ve met many inspiring coaches and been exposed to new ideas through my ICF involvement. I want to give back to the community both by enhancing the experience for existing members and by expanding our membership so that more coaches can experience the learning and collaboration opportunities that come with this group.

Fun Fact: I love doing dog agility with my standard poodles.

Business Website: RevolutionYouCoaching.com

LELE RUBY
Director – Communications

Why I am serving on the Board: Serving as Treasurer on the ICF GA Board combines both of my loves:  coaching and number crunching.  I jumped in with both feet and offered to be considered for the Treasurer board position at my first chapter meeting. I provide monthly financial statements, take minutes at all meetings and jump in for various projects especially those that involve increasing our revenues.

Fun Fact: I have visited all 50 states.

Business Website: www.rubycoaching.com

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REVA BANKA
Director – Online Programs

Why I am serving on the Board: The ICF Georgia mission, ” To educate, engage and expand the community to advance the coaching profession” totally resonates with me. By being on the board I can actively participate in this mission and also help me refine my leadership skills while serving my community.

Fun Fact: I have moved more than 15 times in the last 17 years – yes, with the same spouse and no distress moves! 🙂 These moves enabled me to see all people as humans, and I feel like a global citizen.

Business Website: LinkedIn

Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice (CPs) are virtual groups of coaches interested in a specific topic area. These communities are designed to provide a platform for sharing best practices, emerging trends, tools and tips among ICF Members to advance their professional development.

CPs provide a virtual venue for coaches with a shared interest in a specific topic to advance their professional development; deepen their subject-matter expertise; and share best practices, emerging trends, tools and tips.

Each CP is steered by volunteer leaders who help facilitate the learning and organize the conversations, ideas, and trends that emerge from the group. CPs are designed to promote active participation from their members: Sharing and discussion is always encouraged.

ICF Georgia Government Community of Practice

Purpose: The International Coaching Federation (ICF) Georgia Chapter Government Community of Practice (CP) supports coaching in the government sector by providing targeted resources, professional development, and networking opportunities for internal and external coaches and others who are interested in government coaching.

Participants: The CP is open to all levels of government internal & external coaches at the federal, state, and local levels. Additionally, non-federal coaches and those interested in supporting government coaching are invited to participate.

Organization: The ICF Georgia Government Community of Practice is led by a small steering committee consisting of two (2) advisors from the ICF Georgia chapter, one (1) member from the federal government in Atlanta, and three (3) trained coaches who also serve in federal, state, or local governments in Georgia.

Details:

  • The CP operates at no cost to the ICF Georgia chapter or to any government agency.
  • There is no formal membership for the CP. All participants are included in the ICF Georgia Government CP distribution list. ICF Georgia manages the list to ensure it remains current and accurate. The distribution list is not shared with outside individuals, vendors or organizations.
  • The CP steering committee plans and hosts monthly and/or quarterly forums with no cost for attendance.
  • The ICF Georgia CP partners with government organizations to support the benefits of professional coaching in all government sectors.
  • For more information or to be added to the ICF Georgia Government CP distribution list, contact Bob Weinkle at: rweinkle@trifectacoach.com or check the ICF Georgia website Events page to sign up for the lunch and learn forums.

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