Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of International Coaching Week in Bay Area Borders; Free Events February 4-9, 2008

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International Coaching Week will be marked in the Bay Area with free events and demonstrations of personal and professional coaching FREE at Borders Bookstores. The Bay Area Coaches, the four local chapters of the International Coach Federation, will partner with Borders during the week of February 4-9, 2008, to promote the profession of coaching. Professional coaches will be at Bay Area Borders, providing free in-store presentations, complimentary mini-coaching sessions, and written information about coaching.

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of International Coaching Week in Bay Area Borders,
February 4-9, 2008.

What: International Coaching Week will be marked in the Bay Area with free events and demonstrations of personal and professional coaching

Who: The Four Bay Area chapters of the International Coach Federation, in association with Borders

When: Monday, February 4 - Saturday, February 9, 2008. Weekday evenings and weekend afternoons. For an exact schedule of events, check with individual Borders stores, or visit http://www.bayareacoaches.org.

FREE 2-hour events: Meet Bay Area Coaches, February 4-9, 2008 at Bay Area Borders.

Monday, February 4, 2008, Emeryville, 5:00 PM    
Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - San Francisco, Mission Bay, 7:00 PM
Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - San Francisco, SF Centre, 1:00 PM
Thursday, February 7, 2008 - San Mateo, 6:00 PM
Friday, February 8, 2008 - San Francisco, Union Square, 4:00 PM
Friday, February 8, 2008 - Union City, 5:00 PM
Friday, February 8, 2008 - San Ramon, 7:00 PM
Friday, February 8, 2008 - Palo Alto, 7:00 PM
Friday, February 8, 2008 - San Rafael, 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 9, 2008 - Pleasanton, 11:00 AM
Saturday, February 9, 2008 - Fremont, 1:00 PM
Saturday, February 9, 2008 - Pleasant Hill, 2:00 PM
Saturday, February 9, 2008 - San Francisco, Stonestown, 2:00 PM

Where: Participating Bay Area Borders

How Much: All events are free

Information: http://www.bayareacoaches.org

More: The Bay Area Coaches, the four local chapters of the International Coach Federation, partner with Borders during the week of February 4-9, 2008, to promote the profession of coaching. Professional coaches will be at Bay Area Borders, providing free in-store presentations, complimentary mini-coaching sessions, and written information about coaching, including:

  •     What Coaching is and what makes it unique
  •     History of coaching
  •     Types of coaches
  •     Who hires coaches and why
  •     Benefits of working with a coach

Coaches will also be present to answer questions from those who want to learn more about this burgeoning field.

Coaching Overview
Coaching is a $1.5 billion international industry, which has seen incredible growth in the past 5 years. Media outlets including the Harvard Business Review, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, CBS, NBC and many others have highlighted the importance of this emerging profession. Hundreds of thousands of clients, from Wall Street to Main Street, have achieved more--faster--by partnering with a professional coach.

About International Coaching Week
Founded in 1999, International Coaching Week has two purposes: to allow coaches and their clients to acknowledge the process and results of coaching; and to help educate individuals and organizations about the benefits and value of working with a personal, business, or executive coach. Coaches offer a variety of pro bono services in their communities during the week, including free sessions, lectures, demonstrations and workshops.

About Bay Area Coaches and the ICF
Bay Area Coaches is comprised of four International Coach Federation (ICF) chapters located in the Bay Area. The groups cover territory from Marin to Monterey County, as well as the East Bay and San Francisco. Founded in 1995, the International Coach Federation is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches. Having more than doubled in size in the past 5 years, the ICF currently counts approximately 12,000 members in over 80 countries.

About Borders
Borders is a global retailer of books, music, movies, periodicals and gift and stationery items. Borders embraces its role as a vital, contributing member of the community and a center for knowledge and entertainment.

Media Contact:
Maria Cristini, (415) 648.8545
Alan Roby, (650) 583.1602

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