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January 2024 Newsletter
By Shannon Norman, PCC
Posted: 2024-01-01T06:00:00Z

January 2024

President’s Corner

Shannon Norman MBA, SHRM-SCP, PCC



Happy New Year! 

Current open Board Roles:


Media & Marketing Director - (Paul Diem will continue in the Media Chair role)

Thank you to Hannah Bush for serving as our Secretary! You kept us organized by capturing board meeting minutes and always contributed by sharing your thoughts! We also appreciate your willingness to work with us as we recruit our next Secretary!

Congratulations to Lynette Robinson as she steps into the Vice President / President Elect role!

I’m loving all of the new perspectives and ideas from both our board and members! We will continue to listen to your feedback and try new things. While the survey last April has been helpful, you are welcome to continue communicating with us throughout the year!

With the new year now upon us you may be considering the impact and legacy you are creating. Please consider serving in one of the open board positions. It is a commitment of time, but I personally find it fulfilling to work closely with other coaches interested in helping our Chapter grow and increase our presence in the St. Louis Community. One person makes a difference and what’s even better is when we pull together and all work towards the same vision, we make things happen! If you are willing to learn more, drop me an email at,

Our board is preparing to hold an annual strategic planning session later this month. We will spend time focusing on feedback and ideas to strengthen the Chapter as well as what worked over the last year. It’s important to celebrate successes along the way, so here are a few: We transitioned to a new Virtual Assistant who has made a HUGE impact on our efforts…..thank you Meredith!!!!! She supports two other ICF Chapters and is full of ideas to make us even better. Our membership has grown from 80 in January 2023 to 104 in December 2023! Thank you to our Membership Director, Karen Kriegshauser for spending hours upon hours calling individuals to share more about our Chapter. Our budget has also grown by over 60%! We continue to be good stewards of our finances and Lara Thornley-Hall, Treasurer, continues to do an outstanding job staying on top of our budget. Another change for 2024 will be on program times. Historically, we’ve held monthly programs on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm CST. This makes for a long day and several members have conflicts, so we’re going to mix it up and offer a variety of times for programs going forward. We will still include time to network, but it will be prior to the program and a shorter amount of time. We encourage you to reach out to anyone you have interest in talking more with to schedule time outside of the program to network. Thank you to Julie Bergfeld for taking on the role of Program Director in a solo capacity and for your out of the box thinking. I’m excited to see what else you propose! Our board strategy session will also include Joani Alsop, Director DE&I leading us through what else we can do to grow in this area. Whew! What a talented and invested board we have!!!

Do you know someone who has interest in becoming a coach or learning more coach type techniques? Did you know they can join our Chapter even if they aren’t an ICF certified coach? The only difference is the annual membership fee is $100.

Check out the event calendar on our website to learn more about networking events and the next Coaching Cafe on February 9th. Also, new details on the 2024 Midwest Coaches Conference are below.

Learning Opportunities

Our next ICF St. Louis Chapter Event and Program

Click on the images below to learn more and register today!

Midwest Coaching Conference 2024 - Register Today!

Great news! The day has arrived for you to secure your spot at the Midwest Coaching Conference 2024. If you are an ICF Global member, you are receiving first access to our Super Early Bird registration!

Exclusive Registration Window for ICF Global Members is From December 15, 2023, to January 15, 2024, take advantage of our special rate of just $549.00. This opportunity is specially reserved for our ICF community. 

Conference Highlights:

● Theme: Flow Boldly

● Venue: The Westin Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

● Dates: September 25-27, 2024

Why You Shouldn’t Miss Out:

● Inspiring Theme: Explore the depths;Flow Boldly; and how it can transform your coaching.

● Valuable Networking: Connect with peers and industry leaders in a vibrant setting.

● Skill Enhancement: Learn from expert-led sessions and workshops tailored to empower your coaching journey.

Don’t Wait - Register Now! 

Click here to be part of this transformative event. This exclusive rate is available for a limited period only. Also, our room block is open for registration at the Westin. Click here to book your hotel room at the conference rate of $199 per night.

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