President’s Message

Welcome to ICF New Mexico, a chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Our vision is to be the professional organization of choice for New Mexico coaches who desire a dynamic community to grow, learn, support and develop trusting relationships. Since joining ICF New Mexico, I’ve found my people: talented, dynamic coaches who are eager to advance the profession and create a community of peers.

In 2019, our year of curiosity, we learned more about what you, our members, are looking for from ICF New Mexico. This included:

  • Learning about different coaching modalities/approaches through relevant, fun, enhancing, affordable, and experiential programs that provide CCEUs.
  • Networking/Social connection to provide a deeper sense of community and a need to provide more inclusivity for members outside the Albuquerque metro area.
  • Business development education including networking, social media, marketing, ability to refer and be referred.
  • Educational resources and knowledge of coaching trends from ICF Global and other ICF Chapters.

As a result we formed subcommittees to develop and bring to life several new types of programs including Coaching Case Analysis – an extremely impactful case study workshop, Business Building education sessions and accountability groups, and book clubs all of which can be offered virtually.

In 2020 our focus is strategic communication. We’re working to improve communication with and within our membership and to develop the support structures to make it easy for volunteers to bring their visions to life with minimal administrative burden. Two formal communication methods have been added. Monthly updates share upcoming programs and highlights from ICF New Mexico and Global. Second, we’re posting resources and programs from other chapters and organizations on our private Facebook group, which is open to members and associates. In the background, we’re developing standard operating procedures to simplify our work.

What would you like to see? I believe our greatest achievements will come by enabling our members to bring their passions and visions to life.

I’d love to discuss the possibilities with you!
Lisa Brewer, ICF New Mexico President