About

The ICF Gulf Coast Chapter formed from a vision shared by three coaches from neighboring states Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana who aspired to bring together coaches from the Gulf States. Their goal to establish a strong and sustainable chapter, committed to creating support and connection among coaches in the area, was achieved in early 2013. Since that time, coaches from the Florida panhandle have joined this community, expanding our range of professional involvement and fulfilling our dream of a strong and active chapter.  In 2014 we will obtain charter chapter status from the ICF.

We welcome ICF members from the Gulf Coast region to join our chapter. Contact the membership chair for additional information.

For individuals and organizations who would like to engage the services of a coach, please see Find a Coach for a list of highly qualified coaches.

 

2016-2017 Board of Directors

Craig S. Juengling, PCC : President

Craig S. Juengling, PCC

President

JuenglingC@juengling.us

Craig Juengling, PCC, brings over two decades of executive level leadership and experience to his profession as an Executive Coach. His experience is principally in health care administration as a hospital CEO or as a Division President supervising hospital chief executives. He obtained an MBA from Louisiana State University in 1982.

Running his first hospital at age 29, Craig’s responsibilities grew progressively during his years with a Fortune 5000 specialty hospital company; when he left 7 years later, he was responsible for a division of eleven hospitals located in seven states, with over 1500 employees. Later in his career, Craig built Maryland’s second largest specialty health care system by acquiring competitors and implementing aggressive internal growth strategies. Over the course of ten years, his company grew from one location with $18 million in annual revenue to eight locations with nearly $80 million in annual revenue with over 750 employees.

In 2009 Craig made the decision to leave health care and pursue a passion to become a professional and executive coach. He is one of an elite group of Executive Coaches certified by the International Coach Federation. Less than 2500 coaches in the United States have obtained the Professional Certified Coach (PCC)l credentials and even fewer bring his two decades of C-Level experience to the coaching profession.

Craig focuses his coaching practice to meet the unique challenges of executives, entrepreneurs and business owners. He loves team building and coaching executives to successfully implement key results areas including employee engagement, growth, and leadership development. He regularly conducts leadership seminars on Becoming the Employer of Choice, Understand How to Use Your Strengths, Behavioral Interviewing, Change Management, and Building High Performance Teams. Craig also serves on the faculty of LSU’s Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute Executive Education Program and is sought out as a keynote speaker for area business conferences.



Dr. Grady Batchelor, CPC, CMC : Vice President and Marketing Chair

Dr. Grady Batchelor, CPC, CMC

Vice President and Marketing Chair

gbatchelor@apus.edu

Dr. Grady Batchelor is Associate Vice President of the Center for Teaching & Learning and Associate Professor of Business and Public Administration at American Public University System. In addition, Grady is president of Grady Batchelor & Associates, Inc., an award-winning consulting and coaching practice in business since 1997.

Grady earned a Doctorate in management from Colorado Technical University, an MBA in advanced management studies from Touro University International, an MA in management and a BS in management of human resources from Bellevue University, and two Associate degrees from the Community College of the Air Force. Grady is a Certified Professional Coach (C.P.C.) graduating from The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), an International Coach Federation (ICF) Accredited Coach Training Program, a Certified Management Consultant (CMC®) from the Institute of Management Consultants USA, a Certified Manager (CM) from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers, and a Fellow of the Strategic Planning Society.  Grady is a Certified DISC trainer, an Energy Leadership Index™ Master Practitioner (ELI-MP), qualified to administer the MBTI instrument, and he is a certified trainer in diversity & inclusion, cross-cultural awareness, and emotional intelligence.



Judy Micale, ACC : Secretary

Judy Micale, ACC

Secretary

jmicalecoach@gmail.com

Judy Micale MS, ACC, CMC, ICPS, ICADC is an author, national speaker, and a Certified MentorCoach, with an international client base. She is also certified in addiction counseling, substance abuse prevention, certified facilitator for 5 Languages of Appreciation at Work and a certified Compassion Fatigue educator. She understands the importance of increasing appreciation and compassion on an individual and professional level and encourages participants in her workshops to embrace that concept. She has become known as the coach who has a great “attitude about gratitude!” Her coaching style focuses on individual strengths; by focusing on our strengths we can positively impact those around us.

Judy has also written a book” 31 Daily Inspirations for Caregivers: One Day, One Breath, One Step at a Time” which is available on Amazon & Kindle. The book came to life as she began caring for her mom who moved in with her in 2011. Judy says this has been the greatest gift she has been given. She loves that she has this time with her 86 year young mom and treasures each day with her. Yes there is a book in the works over the lessons learned from this awesome experience.
Judy offers mini retreats, individual coaching, group coaching and other opportunities, including lunch & learn style programs. Also, add in keynote presentations and other speaking engagements.



Brian J. Hotard, CPC, CIC : Treasurer

Brian J. Hotard, CPC, CIC

Treasurer

BRIAN@acuity-cp.com

Brian J. Hotard, CPC, CIC, founded Acuity Coaching Partners to help turn well-meaning intentions into a very specific destination. Combining his passion for people and his love for business, Brian has used this platform to help corporations inspire greatness in their people. Why, because the journey counts!

Brian had eighteen plus years of experience as a professional consultant prior to earning his Certified Professional Coaching (CPC) certification. In addition to his CPC, Brian holds certifications as an Energy Leadership Index™ Master Practitioner (ELI-MP), Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (CPBA), and Certified Professional Motivators Analyst (CPMA).



Rachelle Triay, CPC, ACC : Membership Chair

Rachelle Triay, CPC, ACC

Membership Chair

rachelle@anencouragedlife.com

Rachelle Triay, CPC, ACC, received her certification from the International Coach Academy and is accredited by the International Coach Federation. Rachelle has coached clients from across the United States as well as several countries throughout the world.

She grew up in the New Orleans area, graduated with an undergraduate degree from LSU, and continued her education while working, until she and her husband had their first child. They have lived in both Texas and Tennessee before settling back home north of New Orleans in Mandeville. Rachelle has homechooled for close to 15 years. As the homeschooling chapter of life comes to a close, she is excited to embark of the next chapter which includes Coaching. She is actively involved in the Gulf Coast Chapter of the International Coach Federation, where she serves a Membership Chairman.



Tamar Starck, CPCC : Program Committee Chair

Tamar Starck, CPCC

Program Committee Chair

tamarstarckcoaching@gmail.com

Tamar Starck, CPCC has been coaching people since February 2013 and completed her training and became a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) in July 2014.



Susan Hayman, ACC : Past President (2014-2015) and SE Regional Representative

Susan Hayman, ACC

Past President (2014-2015) and SE Regional Representative

sshayman@gmail.com

Susan Sadler Hayman, ACC, is from Oxford, MS. She is a graduate of Coach University, one of the first coaching training organizations, and a certified member of the International Coach Federation. She initiated the first Mississippi ICF monthly coaching meetings after moving to Oxford four years ago. She has been a coach/ mentor for undergraduate scholarship students at Ole Miss for three years in a program sponsored by the Ole Miss Women’s Council. Susan also coaches MBA students at the University on a volunteer basis.

As President of the ICF Gulf Coast Chapter, Susan is part of the South East Regional Chapter of ICF and is a member of the team that developed a “Membership Engagement” Model and Survey, that is intended to be adopted and used by other local and regional chapters.



Sheila Baker, PCC : Founding President (2012-2014)

Sheila Baker, PCC

Founding President (2012-2014)

sbaker@westervelt.com

Sheila Baker is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and leadership and team development trainer. Her clients say she inspires them to use their God-given talents to achieve personal fulfillment while making greater impacts and positive influence.

As the Director of Associate Development for The Westervelt Company, a private land resource organization headquartered in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Sheila is responsible for delivering coaching and training to develop the talent and skills of high potential leaders.

In 2002, Sheila helped lead the efforts to introduce coaching to The Westervelt Company. Since that time, she has worked to evolve and position the coaching program as a critical component for developing a pipeline of leadership talent and supporting the company’s core value to be a learning organization. Under her guidance, The Westervelt Company was awarded the Southeast Coaches Association’s 2010 Prism Award, recognizing organizational excellence through coaching. Sheila welcomes the opportunity to mentor other internal coaches as they develop and implement a coaching strategy within their organizations.

Sheila offers a wide range of training solutions including: The Coaching Clinic (a workshop designed to enhance the skills of a Manager, Coach or Team Leader); Essential Conversations for Developing Others; Presentation Skills; and Leadership Brand: What’s Yours?. She is a licensed facilitator for Development Dimensions International (DDI) training programs and is a certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Practitioner.

She holds a B.S. degree in Business from the University of Alabama. Sheila is a graduate of the Coach Training Institute and has earned her Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential through the International Coach Federation.



2015-2016 Board of Directors

Photo forthcoming

2014-2015 Board of Directors

ICF Gulf Coast Officers 2014-2015

L-R: Sue Schleifer, Secretary/Treasurer; Sheila Baker, President/Marketing Chair; Susan Hayman, Vice President; Craig S. Juengling, Program/Events Chair