ICF-LI Spring 2021 Newsletter

Letter from the President

Trillium Fox

Warm Spring Greetings to the ICF-LI Community!

I hope you and your families have been enjoying the change in weather and beautiful holidays. This time of year is exciting for so many reasons, high on the list is the upcoming annual celebration of International Coaching Week (ICW)!  This is a week when ICF chapters around the world will collaborate with their communities to share the power and impact of professional coaching in this year’s theme of Defying Challenging Times.

Mark Your Calendars! This year ICW will be celebrated May 17–23. At ICF-LI, we are planning the most incredible ICW yet, with a huge thank you to Barbara Fonti, Siobhan Murphy,  and Irene Caniano for their participation in the Brainstorming sessions.

This year, our members get REWARDED for ENGAGEMENT! We believe that a vibrant coaching community is important at the best of times, and a powerful defense during challenging times. Your dedication to making this the most incredible ICW yet will earn credits towards exclusive prizes (see details below)! Keep up to date with our plans through our social media platforms, communications, and on the ICF-LI website so you don’t miss an opportunity to engage!

Keep up with ICW updates, engagement credits, and more on our ICW 2021 page.

Activities to earn engagement credits between April 1st - May 7th:

Activity category

Credits for each activity

Max credits for activity category

Follow our Social Media pages and Groups:

Facebook Profile / Group,

Linkedin Profile / Group,





Share our social media posts

(see links above)


No max!

Comment on our social media posts

(see links above)


No max!

Submit volunteer form on website



Register for an ICF-LI sponsored ICW event



Invite a guest to an ICF-LI sponsored ICW event


No Max! 

Update your profile on the new ICF-LI website



Submit an expert testimony through Vocal Video

ICF-LI Vocal Video

Click the link above and Vocal Video will walk you through the simple process of recording your responses.  No download required.



Earn engagement credits towards exclusive prizes:

5 credits: FREE registration for an ICF-LI Program of your choice (within one year)

10 credits: $10 Starbucks gift card

15 credits: ICF tumbler or COACH hat

Each credit earned will also enter you for the GRAND-PRIZE drawing! Register and join Coach Connect event May 20 where we will announce Grand Prize winners. Must be PRESENT to win!

1 – One year ICF Global membership ($245 value)

1 – Energy Fitness VIRTUAL or IN PERSON 3-month Membership and 4 Personal training sessions ($450 Value)

1 – Macari Vineyard Pasta and Vino Bundle ($115 value)   


We're thrilled to collaborate with our friends, the Marcelli family, to bring you a pasta and wine package this winter. The Marcelli's import exceptional award-winning organic cheese made by their ancestral family in the small mountain village of Anversadegli Abruzzi, Italy.

Andy and Mike Marcelli created a special recipe, "Chitarra alla Fiaccheraia – Coachmen’s Spaghetti”, featuring their incredible spaghetti and pecorino to pair with our 2016 Dos Aguas red blend. We added our latest sparkling release, HORSES 2019, because everyone needs something to sip while cooking!

Included in Bundle: Macari HORSES 2019 (*NEW* release), Macari Dos Aguas red blend 2016, Spaghetti alla Chitarra, Rega Cherry Tomatoes, 1/3lb Pecorino Brigantaccio (not pictured, ships with an ice pack), Tazza Chocolate (dessert!), Recipe Card & Small Candle  

Shopping list: Pancetta (if you'd like), Red Onion, Garlic, Chili Flakes

(Serves two)

Events and Announcements

Tuesday April 20, 2021

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1.5 CCE

StoryJacking: Rewrite the Narrative

Presenter : Lyssa deHart

Tuesday May 18, 2021

6:00-7:30 pm EST

1.5 CCE

Easy Change vs. Hard Change (The Difference Every Coach MUST Know) 

Presenter : Michael Bungay Stanier

ICF-LI Virtual Coach Connection are held on the 3rd Thursday of Every Month

Upcoming Coach Connection Events:

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Consider Serving

We’re looking for a few eager coaches to help us lead our chapter in 2021-22, by joining a committee or becoming members of the Board of Directors.

Serving on the ICF Long Island Chapter committees or Board is an opportunity to contribute your leadership experience and to make a real difference in our professional community.  Committee and Board members take an active role to influence Chapter offerings and professional development events. We develop community outreach projects that bring coaching to individuals who might not otherwise have access to coaching, and we spread the message and share the benefits of working with a professional coach. 

If you are interested in serving on the board or you’d like to get involved with a committee and have questions or concerns about the time commitment or the specific role, the current board members are available to speak with you. Here is a link to the Board of Directors.

We look forward to your participation!

If you haven't renewed already, take advantage of installment payments before ICF Memberships expire on March 31, 2021.

If you haven't renewed with ICF in the last three months, please note that ICF memberships expire on March 31, 2021.

For the 2021 renewal process, you have the option of paying all at once or in two installment payments. If you choose installment payments, the first payment of $122.50 USD (or multicurrency) occurs immediately at renewal, with the second installment payment of $122.50 USD (or multicurrency) occurring 90 days later. The deadline to renew with installment payments is March 31, 2021.

Thank you for being a valued member of the ICF community, and thank you to those who renewed their ICF Membership by February 28! Those who did will receive an email by April 19 with exclusive ICF event content.

Click here to renew!

New Platforms, Services and Tools

for ICF-LI and our Members


With more than 6 million members, and millions of connections across more than 30,000 local communities, Alignable is the online network where small business owners across North America drive leads and prospects, generate referrals, land new business, build trusted relationships, and share great advice.

Members use Alignable to get the industry answers they need, connect within their local business community or across the country, and increase buzz for their business.

Headquartered in Boston, Alignable was made public in 2014 and is venture-backed by Mayfield Fund, Recruit Strategic Partners, Saturn Partners, NextView Ventures and Lead Edge Capital.

Connect with ICF-LI on Alignable to exchange referrals, connect with the local coaching community and network with our local communities.

Vocal Video

Vocal Video is the only all-in-one platform for collecting, editing, hosting, and sharing social proof videos.

ICF-LI is using this platform leading up to ICW as a way to connect with out members in a new and fun way.  Try it out, you might even win a prize for participating!

CLICK HERE to submit a video of your own, letting our community and members know "What is your coaching specialty / niche?" and "How have you seen coaching help your clients Defy Challenging Times?" (You will be prompted to answer these questions one at a time in two brief recorded sessions.)


Here’s a scary stat… research shows we only remember 5-10% of a lesson or coaching session.

Sharpen is a new platform that helps solve this problem with a revolutionary new way to access and apply learning.Sharpen captures what the user is writing, seeing, hearing, and reading in a timestamped manner.  This allows these learnings to be recorded and recalled in the context of how the session was delivered.

Drawing on the proven methodology that users remember more when multiple senses are stimulated, Sharpen replicates this within the platform, empowering users to create “smart notes” to remember more and perform better.

With its timestamp functionality users can revisit the exact moment linked to their notes, and all Sharpen sessions are saved online, easily accessible for years to come.
Sharpen is currently offering free access to the platform as part of its Beta test. 

Visit www.sharpennotes.com for more information and for a 90 second explainer video to show you how and why it works.

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