Local Executive and Life Coaches Serve United Way staff by giving of themselves




Local Executive and Life Coaches Serve United Way staff by giving of themselves

DALLAS TX-October 29,  2013 – Certified coaches of The North Texas Chapter of the International Coach Federation, (ICF) delivered over 60 pro bono coaching sessions to United Way of Metropolitan Dallas staff as part of International Coaching week, ICW.   In addition to the 26 United Way staff, other area organizations, such as Goodwill, Launchability, CASA Denton, Red Cross, Princeton Review, Childcare Group, Hope Cottage, Communities in Schools, Community Dental, Junior Achievement, and The Senior Source, received coaching.

“We are extremely appreciative to the International Coach Federation for the generous contribution of their pro bono services, providing a unique opportunity for our United Way staff, volunteers, and partners to collaborate with a professionally trained coach,” said Jennifer Sampson, president and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “Our partnership with ICF provides us with strategies necessary for us to enhance our organization, allowing us to continue finding innovative ways to make an meaningful impact in the community.”

International Coaching Week, is an annual week-long global celebration of the coaching profession. Originally started in 1999 by ICF Member Jerri N. Udelson, ICW is intended to educate the public about the value of working with a professional coach (i.e., the results and progress that can be made through the coaching process). “People walked away surprised by the tremendous value they got from just one coaching conversation. We made a significant entry in our distinguished chapter track record of providing outstanding service to the North Texas community,” stated Neena Newberry, Coaching Week Chair.

In addition to getting a taste of professional coaching, the attendees attended a workshop on how to become  change agents in their own organizations. This timely information will be put to good use by those non- profits, who lead organization-wide change on a regular basis. Dealing with change, how to hold a vision of success, and make change an asset were key lessons learned. The group learned that change must start with themselves.

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas offers North Texans highly effective ways to help people change their lives forever. United Way is one of the largest non-governmental funders — investing nearly $50 million in one year — for programs focused on Education, Income and Health in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and southern Denton counties. By breaking the destructive cycles of dropouts, poverty and poor health for hundreds of thousands of people each year, United Way donors, volunteers and advocates create long-term improvements throughout the region. To learn more, please visit

North Texas ICF Coaches, the first chartered chapter of ICF, was formed by individual member- professionals who practice executive, leadership, business, career, and life coaching.  Their parent organization, ICF Global,  has over 21,000 members, and advance the coaching profession by setting high professional standards, provide independent certification, and build a network of credentialed coaches. ICF is the leading global coaching organization, and defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.



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