Welcome to Coaching In the News - your up-to-the-minute news resource, offering a plethora of diversified and relevant news for coaches, their clients and interested individuals.

If you're looking for articles about FCCA or our members, then the "Local News" section is for you. It is all about the coaching industry within our area. There is also an archive of articles specifically submitted by our local coaching community. This is a fantastic resource for personal, business and client development within our community.

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Local News

See the latest news from FCCA and our members:

First Coast Coaches Association Receives International Award (Jan 2010)

First Coast Coaches Association Announces New Board of Directors (March 2011)

Industry News

See the latest news on coaching and the industry as a whole:

Coaching is Hot...(FORTUNE, 2011)

The Capital Network (TCN) Launches 2010 Venture Coaching Program (, 2010)

Rejoining the Workforce After a Break (U.S. News & World Report, April 15, 2010)

ICF Credential Holders Reach 6,000 (ICF, February 17, 2010)    

Google CEO Schmidt: Everyone Needs a Coach (Fortune 2009)


December 2010 Newsletter Print

Welcome New Members

Welcome to our newest members of First Coast Coaches Association!

Elizabeth Oppe
Bernadette Gambino
Kathryn Hatcher
Gerovani Blackshear
Linda Hilderbrand
Luann Allen

You can learn more about each and their specialty by clicking here to visit our member directory.

We'd also like to extend a warm welcome to our new ICF Member Affiliates!

Recently FCCA formed a group, the Strategic Growth Task Force, to check in with where we are going as an organization and how we can continue to grow the coaching community in north Florida.  As a part of that effort, we have reached out to ICF members across north Florida inviting them to affiliate with our chapter.  We've had a wonderful response, adding more than a dozen new coaches to our FCCA community. 

On behalf of our entire FCCA community, we'd like to extend a warm welcome to all our new affiliates from Pensacola to Melbourne to Gainesville and Orlando!  We look forward to you joining us on an upcoming teleseminar and hope to see you soon at one of our face to face meetings. 

We hope you'll also participate with us on Facebook and Twitter!

Interested in joining our community?

For more information about membership with FCCA, visit our website and click "Join Us."

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Talk & Tidbits

Leadership & Career Coach Opening at Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman, a national, high-tech company that has operations in St. Augustine, is currently recruiting to quickly fill the Leadership & Career Coach role at that location.   Click here for a job-description for this part-time opportunity.

They are looking to fill this position very soon.  Applicant resumes must be submitted via email to

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Feature Articles

Exciting Opportunities to Get Involved in 2011!

As we look forward to the year ahead, the time will come soon to elect a new board for FCCA.  This is a wonderful invitation and opportunity for each of YOU, our talented and creative members to step in and help lead our organization forward. 

We will have many different ways for you to contribute beginning in March, 2011.   Roles and board positions will include the following areas:

  • President
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • Program development
  • Membership development
  • Community outreach
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Finance and budget management
  • Education and resource development

With your help, we can continue to grow, thrive, expand and be the leading resource for the coaching profession in North Florida. More details will be available in January, starting with our exciting and important half day strategic planning event.  We hope you will join us for this special day, the date, time and location will be announced soon.

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Upcoming FCCA Events


FCCA Holiday Event

December 16, 2010
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Blue Bamboo
3820 Southside Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32216-4640

2010 has been an exciting time as we've launched a new communication platform, expanded our program offerings and grown our community of coaches.  Before we begin a new and exciting chapter in 2011, we hope you'll join us for some fun holiday cheer, friendship and celebration of another great year for our north Florida coaching community.

So that we may have an accurate count, the courtesy of a reply is requested by noon, December 16thClick here to register now!



Half Day Strategic Planning Retreat

Saturday, Date TBD

We will also look at the vision for FCCA and map out where we are going and "who we will be" in 2011, soliciting the ideas from the participants

The meeting will be open to all, members and guests alike.

Webinar: Building Intentional Relationships

with The Source Institute

Time TBD

"Relationship coaching is an educational extension for professional coaches, as well as for therapists, counselors, clergy, caregivers and others who are involved in being with people. Those who are competent in coaching relationships will be more effective in business, as well as all other areas of their life," states Lou Dozier. "For example, our relationship training teaches, what is referred to as, the three-legged stool which is commitment, trust and communication; used to create balanced relationships with self and others. It's very, very powerful."

More information and registration details will be provided soon!


Webinar: The Gold Mine in Online Training
How to Turn Teleseminars and Webinars into Huge Money Makers

With Kim Clausen
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
7pm Eastern

Save the date - more details coming soon!

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Coaching Events

Featured ICF Virtual Education Event*

Core Competency Calls - Coaching Presence

12/15/2010 3:00 EST PM ET
With Ben Dooley, PCC

Explore a single competency like never before, deeply and powerfully in open and exciting conversation. Bring your questions and wisdom. Expand your learning, explode your coaching. CCEUs available (small fee). Info at

For call details and bridgeline information, click here.

*These events are F-R-E-E for all ICF members!

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