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September 2021
In this Issue

President's Message
Programs and Events
     Early Bird Registration is now open for EVOLVE 2021!
     ICF Toronto Monthly Chapter Meeting - September 22, 2021
     ICF Toronto Monthly Chapter Meeting - October 27, 2021
News and Announcements
     Call for 2022/23 Board of Director Nominations!
    Corporate Outreach
     ICF Community Outreach    
Member Notices

President's Message

photo of Jane GraydonI hope you were able to spend some quality time with family and friends this summer despite our ongoing pandemic. After many years of back-to-school routines with my kids and now grandkids, September always feels like a fresh start. It’s a time to take stock, establish new routines, update goals, etc. ICF Toronto is offering lots of opportunities to consider as you contemplate your September start.    

Firstly, there are some great opportunities to volunteer with ICF Toronto. One of these opportunities that we encourage all our volunteers to consider is a Board position. Nominations are open, so please consider submitting a nomination for yourself or a colleague who wants to join our diverse 2022/23 Board of Directors - before October 8. Please also consider helping with our Communications portfolio and Coach Connect pro bono coaching, among others

Secondly, you can sign up today for early bird pricing for our annual conference - EVOLVE 2021. Robin Mahadeva and her team have created an outstanding lineup of speakers and sessions for you.

Thirdly, have you considered applying or nominating someone for an ICF Toronto award? Nominations open November 1st!  Alicia Saint, Vice President and Director of Corporate Outreach and Annual Awards, along with Ralph Cochrane, Lead Judge, are continuing to improve our awards program. It’s easy to apply! Don’t be shy!  

Welcome back to the Board Kirk Fox, who was a member of the Programming Committee and is now bringing his many years of designing and delivering learning programs to our Chapter as our new Director of Programming. Kirk is teaming up with Shahab Anari to bring you many amazing sessions to help you develop your business and as a coach.
I’m looking forward to joining in the upcoming programming and other ICF Toronto activities with you. 


Jane Graydon
President, ICF Toronto Chapter
Programs and Events
ICF Toronto Chapter conference logo - EVOLVE 2021

Register now

for EVOLVE 2021 Virtual Experience: November 15 - 19, 2021

Earn up to 23 CCEUs!

Early bird deals close on September 30!

Why register for Evolve 2021? 

•    TOP NOTCH speaker line up
•    EARN up to 23 Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units (with more TBC)
•    AMAZING virtual conference platform
•    CONTINUOUS connection and networking opportunities
•    FUN social events one of 40 early bird registrants to win a draw for Michael Bungay Stanier's newest book, How to Begin: A Proven Plan to Start Something That Matters

We have so much in store for you at EVOLVE 2021. Seats are limited so be sure to register today

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ICF Toronto Monthly Chapter Meeting 

How to Masterfully Scale Up a Profitable Coaching Business

with Dr. John Demartini

Whether you run your own coaching business or would love to start one of your own, understanding the psychology, being clear in your corporate vision, and knowing the mechanisms of activating leadership are vital elements in achieving your business goals.

Dr. Demartini will show you how to activate business growth, employ the correct individuals into every position and drive increased productivity. You will learn methodologies and action steps to help you break through whatever is in the way of taking your coaching business to the next level of success.

Photo of Dr. John DemartiniAbout Dr. John Demartini

Dr. John Demartini is a world-renowned specialist in human behavior, a researcher, author and global educator. He was just recently selected as Top Human Behavior Specialist of the Year for 2020 by the IAOTP for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession.

Dr. John Demartini is the founder of the global education organization, the Demartini Institute, which has over 72 courses on self-development, life mastery and leadership in its extensive curriculum. 

Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units for this event: 1.0 Resource Development           

Date: September 22, 2021
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST

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ICF Toronto Monthly Chapter Meeting 

How to Integrate Positive Psychology  Tools and Theories into a 
Coaching Session While Letting the Client Lead

with Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, MAPP, MCCow

One of the hallmarks of a master-level coach compared to an amateur is that the coach keeps the client in the seat of the expert of their life. In this scenario, the client leads, the coach follows. But what happens when the coach has a suggestion, skill, tool, or point of view? Join Master Certified Coach (MCC), Positive Psychology expert, and CEO/Founder of The Flourishing Center, Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, for a crash course on how to weave the coach's expertise into the coaching session, without throwing off the delicate balance of the coach and client being equals. Learn The Flourishing Center's approach for marrying the science of positive psychology with coaching psychology, along with the key research-based themes that we bring into coaching conversations.

Picture of Emiliya ZhivotovskayaAbout Emiliya Zhivotovskaya

Emiliya Zhivotovskaya is a leading voice in the world of positive psychology and the science of flourishing. She is the CEO and founder of The Flourishing Center, and creator of the acclaimed Certification in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) program that’s been offered in 13 cities across the U.S., Canada and online worldwide (, which has trained over 1,500 practitioners to date across 53 countries. 
Read more....

Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units for this event: TBC           

Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST

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News and Announcements
ICF Toronto Charter Chapter logo

Call for 2022/23 Board Nominations Open!

Are you interested in being part of a dynamic team, collaborating with other ICF Toronto Board members as we shape the future of our Chapter and bring value to our growing community?

Are you a current or past Chapter volunteer who is ready to shape the future of our Chapter?

Are you an ICF Toronto Chapter member in good standing

If you are interested in putting your name forward or would like to nominate someone else, please complete the nomination form before Friday, October 8th to participate in this very important process of sustaining our thriving Chapter!

Resources and Contact Info:

Meet our current BOD and see their bios: Please send your nominations to: by Friday October 8, 2021. Questions or more information: or (416)960-4791 x3.

Corporate Outreach

ICF & ACMP Joint Taskforce Update
logo for Converge 21 from October 26-28

Join myself and members of the ICF/ACMP Global task force at ICF Converge on October 26-28 to continue the exploration of how Professional Coaches and Change Managers can work better together.

We are continuing the discussion started at the ACMP Global Converge conference back in June and will share the 10 competencies shared by Professional Coaches and Change Managers and the 7 “new” inflection points in the Change Management Standard, where Professional Coaches can contribute and enhance the change management process. If you coach inside organizations or are an external coach partner working with transforming organizations, please join us to contribute to the conversation. I am working with ACMP Ontario to find an opportunity to share these findings and foster more discussion together, locally. Stay tuned!

Annual Awards Portfolio Update

Who will be our 2022 winners? 

Our ICF Toronto Annual Awards Program gives us a great opportunity to recognize and celebrate our members excellence and contributions to our community, ICF and to professional coaching. Through these awards, we showcase the transformational and sustainable impact that coaching has on our community, our partners and the world!

Our ICF Toronto Annual Awards Program includes our PRISM Award for excellence in organizational coaching, the Lifetime Achievement Award and Outstanding Individual Contribution Award recognizing outstanding contributions in any area of coaching.

ICF Annual Awards nominations open for all three awards November 1, 2021 through to January 31, 2022. Visit the ICF Toronto website for nomination forms, additional resources and information.

Welcome to the PRISM Advisory Team!

Pictures of PRISM advisory team - Kanchan Prinsloo, David Graham, and Dominic Scaffidi

If you are looking for support or more information on PRISM,  please reach out to our PRISM Advisory Team: Kanchan Prinsloo (previous Lead Judge) at, David Graham (previous PRISM winner) at or Dominic Scaffidi (multiple PRISM winner) at

With gratitude,

Alicia Saint, Director of Corp. Outreach and Awards

Alicia Saint
Vice President
Corporate Outreach and Annual Awards 
ICF Toronto Chapter

ICF Community Outreach

The ICF Community Outreach Program is looking for volunteers for a few of their initiatives. if you are interested, please click HERE to learn more about the opportunities available.

For additional resources, check out: Coach Connect, Coach Connect Interest Form, and ICF accreditation information.

Member Notices

Community Events brings you the latest news about upcoming community events, including professional peers.  Please see our Submission Guidelines.

Our monthly e-development opportunities and upcoming conferences and events, brought to you by local coaches and bulletin is published on the 15th of each month (or the next business day, if the 15th is on a weekend). Deadlines for ad submissions are before 5:00 pm. For 2021 newsletter deadlines, visit:


Community Events and Member Submissions - September 2021

Group Mentor Coaching with Cathy Shaughnessy, MCC
Submitted by: Cathy Shaughnessy

Submitted by: Cinnie Noble

Be in Demand! Get EQ-i and EQ 360 Certified!
Submitted by: David Cory

EQ-i2.0 & EQ360 Certification & DEI online training with EI Advantage
Submitted by: Janice Gair

Business Coaching Advantage & Team Coaching Advantage - Fall 2021
Submitted by: Maggie DiStasi, PeopleDynamics Learning Group Inc.

Submitted by: Rita McDowall

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