Congratulations to Mary Mirable, DTM (Club Coach); Joyce Feustel, DTM (Excelsior President, FY2010) and Excelsior Toastmasters for
a successful coaching relationship from July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010 that resulted in Excelsior Club No. 3247 gaining 5 new
members (net growth from a baseline of 12 members on July 1, 2009) and achieving Distinguished Club Status!
This successful coaching relationship was the result of a serious, diligent, sometimes challenging partnership between the coach,
officers, and the club. Their success story is featured in the publication Club Coach Weekly, produced by District 8’s John
Murphy and Patricia Hill. Please access the full article at:
An innovative synergistic partnership was forged between the coach Mary Mirable and the Club President Joyce Feustel. Joyce forged
a High Performance Leadership Project (HPL) around working with a coach to bring the club out of coach-eligible status to become a
Distinguished Club. As a successful coach, Mary gained Advanced Leader Silver credit.
Excerpts from this success story are included below, from the 5th edition of the Club Coach Weekly, dated July 31 – August 1, 2010.
The article was contributed by Joyce Feustel.
"At its July 2009 meeting the club’s membership voted to request that the District Governor assign the club a club coach. Two
individuals had already been identified as possible club coaches. Both of them attended that club meeting as well as the club officer
meeting that was held immediately afterwards. The District Governor appointed them as club coaches a few days later." (Originally,
2 coaches were assigned. Win Suseno, a co-coach could not complete his coaching year due to business commitments. bjc)
"At the club officers meeting in July, the club officers, assisted by the club coaches, had a wide ranging discussion of what
was going well at the club and where improvements could be made…The leadership determined that the club must showcase itself in the
best possible manner at each meeting, keeping in mind that the club has just 12 times a year to offer its product to potential
"Club coach Mary Mirabile suggested having club business cards printed. She also helped with the design and content of the cards.
Both coaches worked with the club’s leadership to develop a club motto: "Excelsior Invites You to Excel." This motto