Guest Blogger: Anne Jolles¸PCC
Liz McGrory, member of the ICFNE Gala Committee, asked 2013 Life Coach of the Year, Anne Jolles, for her take on the ICFNE Gratitude Awards Gala to share with you her thoughts on the importance of this event. Check this out!
Liz: Anne, Why do you feel it’s important for our ICFNE members to attend the 2014 Gala?
Anne: My intention in life is to surround myself with interesting people doing interesting things… And that is exactly who goes to the ICFNE Gala- The nominees and the award winners are all about that.
Liz: That is a beautiful answer. What was most significant about winning an award?
Anne: I am very grateful for the recognition that I received Life Coach of the Year and The Director’s Award. That was joyful. It is extra special to be acknowledged by my peers. A wonderful side benefit of the award was being featured locally on a cable TV news show. That has been wonderful for public relations and business promotion.
Liz: It is terrific to hear that an award caused so much happiness both personally and professionally! Ok, last question. What was your favorite part of the gala last year and why?
Anne: My favorite part of the evening was actually having a chance to connect with the audience when receiving the awards as well as giving out the Special Recognition award to the Massachusetts Conference for Women to recognize their corporate partnership. The Conference for Women has been a great partner with ICFNE and it felt good to recognize them for their participation. It was fun to engage with the audience and see the smiles on all of the faces. (Click here to see pictures of all of the winners!)
Liz: Remembering your acceptance speech certainly puts a smile on my face! What great memories! Thank you for sharing Anne!
We look forward to seeing you in June!