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2019 Board of Directors Election

Please read about our Slate of Candidates and vote using the button at the bottom of the page.

Mike Caracalas, PCC, President

Mike Caracalas is completing his term as President-Elect of ICF North Texas. He has been an ICF North Texas and ICF Global member for over six years and holds the PCC credential. For 2019, Mike has been nominated to be President.

Mike’s first exposure to coaching in the corporate world was 22 years ago, at Sun Microsystems, when he brought the GROW coaching model inside to help sales managers raise their effectiveness with their sales reps. In 2000, Mike received his first training in the Co-Active model of coaching and began incorporating coaching into his work as an HR Business Partner. In 2011, Mike left internal corporate employment, completed his coach certification, and has been coaching full time ever since. 

Mike’s vision for his continued tenure on the ICF-NT board is to facilitate a broader level of member engagement by making it easier for members to find ways to contribute. As a member-led organization, ICF-NT is only as strong as the members who make it up. Fortunately, we are an amazing group of coaches, and if we all contribute, the sky's the limit for what we can create.

Kristin Robertson, PCC, President-Elect

Kristin Robertson is a company culture consultant, a certified executive coach, and a speaker and group facilitator whose passion is to increase the number of employees who are excited to go to work on Monday morning. She works collaboratively with her clients to grow vibrant company cultures and improve the bottom line.

Company culture has always fascinated Robertson, as both a corporate executive and consultant. She started her consulting practice assisting IT help desks and high technology call centers to streamline processes, follow best practices and create a great place to work. This experience was a perfect prelude to her company culture work, giving her a strong foundation in operational processes and metrics. According to Robertson, “If you can build a great culture in a call center, you can build it anywhere.”

Kristin has held numerous executive positions, consulted with dozens of companies both large and small, and coached hundreds of clients to improve their leadership skills. She is an ICF-credentialed Professional Certified Coach and a trained spiritual director.

Kristin served as Director of Programs for our chapter in 2017 and 2018.

Catherine Oleksiw, Ph.D., PCC, Past President

As 2018 President of the chapter, Catherine worked with the board of directors to expand the responsiveness of the board in creating a more meaningful experience for the membership and stimulating heightened engagement of membership in the chapter and with the greater ICF community. For the past two years, she has also provided the ROI model for evaluating the ICF regional retreat and been a reviewer on the ICF Global team for the Gift of Coaching award.

With over 30 years in leadership roles in state government, higher education and private industry, Catherine currently works with non-profit and philanthropic, higher education, and government leadership in creating performance systems, as well as providing technical assistance and coaching on strategic planning, performance measurement, and ROI methodology. Through 2016, in the first year of the professional coaching program for students at Rice University’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders (DINL), Catherine led the DINL metrics team. DINL was an ICF Global Prism finalist recognized at ICF Converge 2017. Catherine earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology: Measurement and Evaluation from Columbia University. She is an ICF-credentialed Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and is EQi 2.0-certified. Catherine presents on ROI for coaches including for the ICF Global 2016 Business Development series and at ICF Converge 2017.

Tim Kincaid, EdD, PCC, Secretary

Timothy Kincaid, EdD, MBA, PCC, currently the ICF North Texas Board Secretary, wishes to continue serving in that capacity for 2019. Tim has been an ICF North Texas chapter member for many years, and has served on the Programs Committee and the 2016 Prism Nomination/Selection Committee.  He was Director, Membership in 2016. Tim received his ICF certification in 2010.

His company, Kincaid Associates Coaching & Consulting, provides leadership coaching, training, and consulting for change management and strategic communications. He is on the roster of coaches for UCLA-Anderson Business School, the Rice University Doerr Institute for New Leaders, and UNT. Tim also teaches graduate and undergraduate level university courses. He has more than 25 years of corporate experience. Tim wants to continue serving as Board Secretary in 2019 to support the ongoing expansion of ICF-NT to facilitate the professional development of chapter members, and to expand the coaching profession’s positive visibility and meaningful impact throughout North Texas and the world.

Kathleen Klaviter, PCC, Director of Programs
(Changing positions on the Board this year)

Kathleen Klaviter has more than 20 years of experience in organization and leadership development supported by executive coaching with a current client focus on strategic transitions and alignment for the individual or organization. She honed these skills as an internal consultant at Texas Instruments and as the North American Director of Training and OD for Hanson Building Materials America, where she designed and implemented a leadership development program for managers and a high potentials’ initiative which included the first executive coaching program.

An ICF-credentialed Professional Certified Coach, Kathleen is about to complete a year as Director of Alliances 2018 and was Membership Director in 2014 and 2015. She co-led the Ambassadors before that. Always willing to participate, Kathleen has volunteered on several Prism committees and arranged several of our Holiday parties since she joined the chapter in 2010. She also remains active in the OD Network. Kathleen earned her master's in Organization Development and Change Management from UT-Dallas and her bachelor’s from Southern Methodist University.

Laurie J. Goetz, ACC, Director of Membership
(New member to the Board this year)

Laurie Goetz is an ICF-credentialed Associate Certified Coach with a focus on supporting leadership development at both the organizational and individual levels. She has a passion for collaborating with professionals to maximize their personal potential, enhance engagement with their teams and ultimately, build better businesses. Before launching her coaching practice in 2017, Laurie had more than 30 years of experience in the banking and finance industry; half those years as a business leader in product management and the other half spent designing and leading executive development, talent management, and succession planning programs. In addition to having completed the UTD Executive and Professional Coaching graduate certificate program in spring 2018, Laurie holds an MBA from the University of Dallas and a BSBA in Organizational Behavior from Boston University.

Laurie joined the ICF North Texas chapter in 2016 and has volunteered to assist the Membership Committee since 2017. Since joining the chapter almost two years ago, Laurie has personally found much value in both the education and the support she’s received from other coaches. She continues to be amazed at how much she is able to take away from our meetings—and she realizes that in order to keep this valuable experience going, she also needs to contribute. The timing happens to be right for her to volunteer now and share her time and experience with others. Her own “new member” experience with Tracy Cadorine was very warm and welcoming, and it feels right for her to step into the membership role as her first experience with the Board.

Laurie feels that we have to actively work on ways to engage more of our members as volunteers. For the membership committee, she thinks we need a handful of volunteers to help “onboard” our new members, acting as chapter buddies for the first few months and following up to make the new member feel welcome and included.

Susan Daniel, ACC, Director of Alliances
(New member to the Board this year)

Susan is a Disney trained, talent development professional specializing in leadership and organizational development, experiential learning and performance coaching. Susan’s professional experience includes various leadership roles in Human Resource Development with companies such as: Exeter Finance, Lennox International, GM Financial, AmeriCredit and Walt Disney World Resort. Susan is an internal coach who enables strategic communications and intentional collaboration among business leaders. She is responsible for identifying, developing and implementing various talent development initiatives that impact organizational effectiveness while building rapport and credibility with diverse groups across the organization.

Serving on the ICF-NT board feels like the next logical step for Susan. As an ICF-credentialed Associate Certified Coach, she has regularly attended the monthly chapter meetings as part of her professional development. Over time, the networking and ICF events have drawn her in, however she was looking for an opportunity to become more involved in the organization and develop new relationships. Upon hearing that the position for Alliances was open and then learning more about the responsibilities of the role, Susan became even more excited. Her impression is that this is the “right position” at the “right time” and that her skills are the “right fit” for this role.

Lisa Seay, ACC, SPHR, MBA, Director of Communications

Lisa Seay, ICF-credentialed Associate Certified Coach is on a mission to help individuals find their professional purpose (and power!) and help companies develop cost-effective, efficient and sustainable talent management strategies. As founder of the coaching/consulting firm element c, Lisa leverages her HR background to provide coaching, leadership development and team building services. She attended the University of Texas at Dallas Executive Coaching Program and was a member of Cohort 11B.

Lisa has been a member of ICF North Texas since November 2015 and joined the ICF-NT board in May, 2017 as Communications Director. Lisa served as Director of Communications on the 2018 Board as well. She wanted to meet more people and play a bigger part in the chapter so decided to find an active way to volunteer. The Communications Director role is a great fit because Lisa has a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Studies and continually seems to identify and support opportunities to more effectively share information within groups and organizations. Since joining the Board, Lisa has initiated more electronic communication, automated the process of sending out CCE certificates, supported the annual Celebrate 2018 event, and assisted with review of updates to our ICF North Texas website. She looks forward to continuing this work in 2019 and will actively be engaging a team to support Communications which includes the ICF website, the electronic newsletter, marketing and advertising, social media, and special event communications.  

2019 Board Positions Still Open

The following Board positions remain open. Please contact Mike Caracalas (, 972-863-1852) for more information.

Director of Technology
Director of Special Events