Guest Blogger: Liz McGrory
With the voting behind us, it’s time to change our focus to attending the Gala. We get tons of questions about this special evening and thought we’d post an FAQ! If you have a question and do not see it below, please leave a comment and we’ll answer it ASAP!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Should I bring a date or a guest?
A. YES! We encourage you to bring your significant other, family, and friends and introduce them to your coaching world! Do you know someone that is thinking about becoming a coach? This is a great way to showcase what a coaching career is all about.
Q. What should I wear?
A. The Gala is an award ceremony and a celebration so plan to dress up! Aim for semi-formal… We want you to be comfortable but this is a party and an opportunity to get dolled up! Our suggestions are cocktail dress for women and a suit for men.
Q. Are the award winners expected to make a speech?
A. Yes, all winners are expected to give a gratitude acceptance speech. If this causes you anxiety keep in mind that sometimes the best speeches are the authentic ones created in the moment.
Q. What can I expect for dinner?
A. Dinner will be buffet-style, gluten-free, and labeled with any allergy information. Also, there will be a cash bar.
Q. I have never attended an ICFNE event before. I’m not going to know a soul! Should I go?
A. Absolutely! The Gala is the BEST networking event of the year for our chapter! We have the largest turnout and everyone is in celebration mood that it’s the best time to get to know new people and network! It’s a magical evening with tons of energy and inspiration. Any awkward feelings you may have now will melt once you enter the room.