Issue 41

UTD Coaching News

Open House, New Credentials, Information Session, Media

  By Judy Feld, MCC, Assoc. Director, ACTP Graduate Certificate Coaching Program

New Credentials

We are proud of the Executive and Professional Coaching Program at UTD and proud of all of our graduates. Recent graduates from our tenth cohort are already joining the ranks of ICF credentialed coaches. Our earlier cohorts also continue an impressive record of professional development.  We want to congratulate the following coaches who have received a new ICF credential-and continue to be involved in the UTD community:

Jeanne Zieger, ACC, Cohort 6B; February, 2011

Matt Williams, ACC, Cohort 7A; February, 2011

Francesca Spinelli, ACC, Cohort 7A; February, 2011

Juanita Rowley, ACC, Cohort 4; March, 2011

Gena Cox, PCC, Cohort 7B; March 2011

Next Information Session for Fall Cohort and Masters Program

The Executive and Professional Coaching Program is thriving at UTD and we continue to look toward the future.  The Master’s Degree Program is in its second year and is open for new student applications. Applications are coming in for Cohort 9A, which will begin classes on September 12, 2011.

You are invited to join an interactive group Information Session with an overview and Q&A on both programs, including options for each.  Our next one is scheduled for Thursday, April 21st at 5:30 p.m. U.S. Central time. It will be conducted on a group teleconference line so you can call from anywhere in the world. If you are interested in attending, send an e-mail to with "Information Session" in the subject line. Please include your full name and location in your e-mail. We will add your name to the reservation list and send you the call details. You may also register at the Coaching website

UTD Spring Coaching Happy Hour and Open House

If you will be in the Dallas area please join us on Thursday, April 14th, 2011 at 5:30pm Central Time at the UTD School of Management building. There is no charge for this event. It is open to all students, graduates, faculty, ICF chapter members, subscribers to the UTD Coaching News and your friends and associates in the coaching community. We'll enjoy refreshments, a friendly setting open to networking, and a brief educational presentation that will last 20-30 minutes to leave maximum time for mingling. To register (and receive a parking pass) send an e-mail to with "April Open House" in the subject line.

In the Media…

The most recent issue of the Career Planning and Adult Development Journal was devoted to the theme "Golden Boomers." It included the 5000-word article "Boomers, Escape From Your Bubble!", by Judy Feld, and includes a list of resources and references. You can request a copy of the article at

The March issue of Choice—the magazine for professional coaching is devoted to the theme “Groups That Thrive:  Secrets to a successful group coaching experience.” It contains a feature article on group coaching, Bridging The Gap: Group coaching across generations”, by Judy Feld. You can request a copy of the article at  .  Ginger Cockerham, a group and individual supervising coach at UTD, is featured with her comprehensive article “Strength in Numbers—Creating thriving coaching groups.” You can find her at .

Judy Feld, MCC, was the 2003 ICF President.  She has been a full-time executive and professional coach since 1995 and the co-founder of the Executive and Professional Coaching Program in the School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas  Feld is the co-author of SmartMatch Alliances and a mentor to innovative coaches

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