ICF New Mexico
Quarter 1 2017: January - March
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In This Issue:
Ildi Oravecz


We want to give a "shout out" to our new and renewing Associate members
(October 2016 - March 2017).

Associate Members

Carol Richmond
Susan Junda
Ruth Sandoval
Nora Dominguez
Karen Meadows
Wendy Shannon
Matilde Machiavello
Karen Panciera
Lainie Grimmer
Anna Watkins

January 2017 - Coaching Clients to Find Their Way Through Conflict
Cinnie Noble

Cinnie Noble presented "Coaching Clients to Find Their Way Through Conflict" in January. The presentation provided a context for discussion on conflict management coaching and focused on three core competencies – goal setting, perspective taking and powerful questions – and how they apply in conflict management coaching. Attendees came away with insights to help clients identify conflict, figure out whether to do anything about a situation (and if so, what), prepare for difficult conversations, and constructively resolve a dispute and manage the related discussion. Cinnie generously gave each participant a download to an excerpt of her book, Conflict Mastery: Questions to Guide You.

March 2017 - Outward Mindset: Seeing Beyond Ourselves
Robyn Leland

Robyn Leland delivered a thought-provoking program based on the Arbinger Institute’s latest book, "Outward Mindset: Seeing Beyond Ourselves." How we "see" others is described as our mindset, and our awareness of impact on others can profoundly affect our interpersonal interactions. Differences between inward and outward mindsets, as defined by Arbinger, were presented to illustrate the advantages of collaborative environments. Videos and examples shared triggered thoughtful conversation amongst participants, and four lucky attendees left with a copy of the book!

"Coaching and The Core Quality Quadrant®"
Kathrin M. Wyss, ACC

Date: April 19, 2017
Time: 4:00 – 5:30pm

Virtual Program; Zoom (Audio & Video)

CCEUs: 1.5 in Core Competencies


What defines an individual? What makes them unique? Core qualities are a large part of the answer, and the Core Quality Quadrant Model helps to better understand them. Core qualities are attributes that form part of a person’s essence. Without their underlying core qualities, an individual would be unrecognizable. The strength of every core quality also has a pitfall. When a person’s core quality is expressed excessively, it becomes too much of a good thing, and the quality thus becomes a weakness.

The Core Quality Quadrant Model is a coaching tool used to help clients navigate their strengths, pitfalls and challenges to best fulfill their needs in work and life. This easy to understand model allows you work with your coaching clients to raise their awareness about their triggers and how to evolve their core qualities to be more effective and balanced. Kathrin will explain the model in detail and how to best use it in one-on-one and group settings. This interactive session is enriched with practical exercises.
Kathrin M. Wyss (ACC) is Swiss by nationality and has worked more than 10 years as an executive coach and change agent. Since 2015 she has worked with an affiliate in Santa Fe, NM. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Kathrin held several leadership positions in the health care industry and the Swiss government. She holds a master’s degree in pharmaceutical science and marketing. Kathrin is a certified coach in Solution Focused Coaching, Wingwave Coaching and SCOAP Coaching. She is also designated a “Fellow Member Trainer IANLP” and well trained in alternative healing practices such as shamanism. Kathrin is a highly-skilled, holistic person who knows how to break down gained insights into daily tasks to manifest sustainable success.

The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout, PhD
Reviewed by Jillian Gonzales, MA

This book choice may sound odd for a coaching community. I would have agreed until I realized how common it may be for coaches to encounter this particular group of people. As a client or people in a clients' life. Martha Stout wrote this book for lay people. Everyday people who have been impacted by sociopaths and want to know how to avoid them.

I was drawn to this topic in the last months to help me understand interactions and experiences in my immediate and larger world. At first I thought reading it would escalate my fears - in fact it did the opposite. The information presented empowered me and decreased my anxieties. The two themes that have the most impact on me are lack of conscience and inability to experience significant emotional connections. Dr. Stout points out that it is extremely difficult for non-sociopathic people to believe the frequency (1 in 25) and strength of this pathology because it so far from most people’s reality.

Dr. Stout offers the "thirteen rules for dealing with sociopaths in everyday life." The three that ring the loudest for me are; they exist much more frequently than I ever believed, go with your instincts when observing potential behaviors and three suspect the use of flattery and gaining pity. Both of these are common tools for sociopathic manipulations. Ms. Stout states that many sociopaths use the attainment of gaining pity as a cornerstone of their manipulative behavior. Martha Stout provides practical guidance for all of us to identify potential sociopaths in our lives and beyond and arm ourselves with strategies to fight against them.


Kelly Johnson, ICFNM Virtual Assistant

We have a unique member to highlight this quarter. Kelly Johnson is the Virtual Assistant for our chapter. What started as a business relationship has grown into a mutually supportive and collaborative venture. A value that Kelly and ICFNM share is the deep appreciation of authenticity in coaching communities.

Kelly Johnson was introduced to ICFNM at the Colorado chapter fall conference two years ago. Kelly specializes in working with coaches and authors. Most of the coaches she works with are also authors. As a former English teacher, Kelly is able to support authors through her writing skills.

One of the many skills Kelly has brought to ICFNM is her expertise in technology. She describes herself as the "resident geek girl." Kelly’s enthusiasm to help ICFNM raise our on-line presence has been welcomed, even when we are a little uncomfortable. Being a "geek girl" has helped her business services stand out among virtual assistants. She also offers the tenacity to stick with a problem until she finds a solution for her clients.

Something I learned about Kelly is that she has thirteen years of dance experience from ballet to jazz, tap and drill. Currently this may not be a second career though she hopes to reconvene her love for dance in the future. When asked what she appreciates about the chapter, she responded that the welcoming atmosphere drew her to ICFNM, and she wants to make it known that the "West is the Best!" Thank you Kelly. With your support and collaboration, this is very true.


It’s ICF Membership Renewal Time!

Calling all ICF Members: ICF membership needs to be renewed every year to remain an ICF Member in good standing. ICF Memberships expire on March 31, 2017. So it's renewal time! You can renew your ICF Membership today by visiting

ICF Membership provides credibility, community and opportunities for continuous professional growth. ICF Membership the best way to set yourself apart in a crowded marketplace, such as featuring the ICF logo on your web page, business cards and other business collateral. The ICF log is a powerful brand that is known and respected around the world.

As an ICF Member, you’ll also continue to enjoy the many benefits of ICF Membership, including discounts on ICF Credential applications (initial and renewal), discounted registration for ICF Converge 2017, and products and services from ICF’s Business Solutions Partners. Invest in yourself and your career:

Rejoin ICF for another year

Want to Have Your 15 Minutes of Fame? Look No Further - Appear on the ICF NM Website

If you are an ICF NM Member, please submit a listing on our Find a Coach webpage.  It's easy to do and a great place for members to locate other coaches. Use this information if you are looking for a specific coach to refer to someone.

As we continue to make enhancements to our website, please do provide feedback and insights to how we can make improvements to the Membership page or any webpages to enrich the browsing experience!


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Content to Share with Your Members 
Each month we will highlight a few great articles from Coaching World and the ICF Blog that you can share in your Chapter newsletters and other communications! ====================

2017 Leadership & Committee Changes

Ildi Oravecz

Gail Summers
President Elect

Deb Mohesky

Claudine Lonergan

Grace Solis

Gail Summers

Jillian Gonzales

The Executive and Professional  Education Center (EPEC)
is pleased to announce a new and exciting program.

The 60 hour Sherpa Executive Coaching Program
will be offered in Albuquerque.

The Program is based on the book,
The Sherpa Guide: Process-Driven Executive Coaching
by Brenda Corbett and Judith Colemon Kinebrew
The first cohort includes the following dates:
September 11 – 15, 2017
November 6 – 9, 2017

Cost: $7, 500 per person; $300.00 early bird discount
if you register on or before June 5, 2017

For more information: please email
Bruncha Milaszewski
505.277. 2525

Upcoming Events

2017 Learning & Performance Conference
Friday, May 05, 2017 from 8am-6pm at Sandia Resort & Casino

KEYNOTE: It's Not What They Learn, It's What They Use:
Integrated Solutions for Sustained Results

Presented by Michael Leimbach, Ph.D., is Vice President of
Global Research and Development for Wilson Learning Worldwide

Prices range from $129 for students to $229 for non-members.
Please check out exact pricing at the website.
For more conference information and to register:

Ildiko Oravecz, President
Gail Summers, President Elect
Sara Douglas, Past President
Deb Mohesky, Treasurer
Claudine Lonergan, Secretary
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