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About ICF Gulf Coast Chapter

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 professionals involvement and fulfilling our dream of a strong and active chapter. 

Offices and Board of Directors

Brian J. Hotard, CPC, CIC


President |President@icfgulfcoast.com


Why I’m serving on the Board: I believe in the impact of coaching. Serving Coach’s honors, the profession of Coaching and it allows me to give back to many of the coaches who have made a difference in my life. 


Deirdre Danahar, MSW, MPH, LCSW, PCC

Vice President | VicePresident@icfgulfcoast.com


Why I’m serving on the Board:  In 2013, I was excited to become one of the first ICF Gulf Coast Chapter members.  Connecting with and contributing to a community of professionals committed to the credibility, ongoing development and advancement of coaching was and remains inspiring. Through ICF I’ve been exposed to new ideas and cultivated connections with colleagues in across the Gulf Coast region and beyond.  Serving on the Board in was a natural extension of my commitment to my drive to ensure the highest quality of coaching is available.


Kirk McCarley

Membership Chair | Membership@icfgulfcoast.com


Why I’m serving on the Board:  I want to be involved in furthering the coaching profession.  Board service is an opportunity to better get to know and learn from fellow members and to enrich my experience as a coach. 


Annetta Johnson, ACC, SHRM

Programs and Events Chair | Events@icfgulfcoast.com


Why I’m serving on the Board:  As coaches, we must continue to learn and develop to be our best self and to be of service to our clients.  Serving in this position allows me to contribute to the growth of fellow coaches and our profession.  Being a recent transplant to the Gulf Coast area, I wanted to join a group of committed coaches!


Deanna Vogt, PhD

Treasurer | Treasurer@icfgulfcoast.com


Why I’m serving on the Board: Coaches serve forward-moving people, and we co-lead a process of progress. Serving and leading as we are able is part of our thrive equation. Serving our ICF chapter allows me to learn from inspiring people who do valuable work.


Michele Beisler, ACC, BSME, MSME

Secretary | micheleabeisler@gmail.com


Why I’m serving on the Board: Service to others is a cornerstone of my daily personal, spiritual and leadership practices so I am grateful to contribute my talents and experience to help the ICF Gulf Coast chapter thrive and grow. I also enjoy working with a group of professional coaches committed to creating success!


Craig S. Juengling

Past President | JuenglingC@juengling.us


Why I’m serving on the Board: As one of the original Board members of our Chapter, I felt I had a unique opportunity to help shape the future of coaching in the deep south. I am proud of the work our Board has done over the years; their advocacy for coaching and commitment to the profession is inspiring.


ICF Gulf Coast Chapter Bylaws

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