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President's Message

Rachel Karu, MS, ACC, ICF Los Angeles President

November 2018


Rachel Karu, MS, ACC

Happy November ICFLA!

Life is exciting at ICFLA as we continue to grow and expand like never before. Here are some highlights:

Talent Summit

As many of you know we enjoyed the talent summit we hosted. This was a massive relationship building evening. We included other organizations including the Association Talent Development, International Society for Performance Improvement, National Speakers Association, and Organization Development in Los Angeles. We had over 150 people participate and sadly we had to turn away people who wanted to attend. We also offered participants the opportunity to update their headshots by registering with the Headshot truck at a discounted rate. It was an amazing event filled with great networking activities, membership information for all associations that participated, raffles, hot appetizers, and a full bar.

Board of Directors and Associate Directors Retreat

I recently facilitated our day long Board Fall retreat. It was an fantastic day where we celebrated successes, revised our strategy, participated in special improvisation activities to improve communication (thanks to Jeremy Rowley and Tom Henschel), reflected on our personal development, and acknowledged our appreciation for each Board member. Our Board continues to be hard at work to determine how we can Attract, Retain, and Engage our members, guests, and each other.

Board of Director Vote

By now our members have been sent the 2019 Board Slate and Ballot. Please be sure to vote by 11/20/2018. We rely on your vote to help determine who will be in leadership next year. Please also notice the 18 folks who have also stepped up to be in Associate Director  and Ambassador roles! It takes a village as they say!

HR Conference Follow up and Opportunity

We have entered a new relationship with FitPros as a result of meeting them at the HR conference. FitPros is a health and fitness company that brings wellness direct to workplaces across the U.S. ICFLA is participating in two upcoming health fairs where we will share the good word about ICFLA and offer complimentary laser coaching sessions. Here is a comprehensive list of their offerings:  fitpros.com/offerings  If you are interested in working with them as a facilitator or coach, please contact Jasmine Manalo at jasmine@fitpros.com. We are delighted to bring you potential work opportunities.

December 5 Chapter Meeting

I am so excited about upcoming chapter meeting with the amazing Dr. Lois Frankel from 6:30 – 9:30 pm at the Skirball. Her topic is relevant and important for all of us - How to Avoid the Top 10 Pitfalls of Professional Coaches.

In addition to Lois, this meeting serves as our Holiday party, thanks and appreciation to the Board, Associate Directors, and Ambassadors. We will also be welcoming our new Board of Directors, Associate Directors, and Ambassadors. I cannot believe that this will be my last meeting as your President! Please register as this is sure to be a big night and we want to ensure we have enough food, tables, and chairs.

Thanks for your continued support, enthusiasm, and co-creation of our amazing community.

On we grow,


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