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President's Message
Programs and Events
    ICF Toronto welcomes you to our in-person Summer Social June 28!
    ICF Toronto Chapter meeting - June 22, 2022 'How to get the news media to feature YOU!'
    Team Coaching Series - watch for details!
News and Announcements
Volunteer Opportunities
Feature Article
     A Series of Team Coaching Cases – Nuances in Fostering Purposeful Teams by Lucy Shenouda
Coaching Community Notices

President's Message

Picture of Alicia Saint, President of ICF Toronto ChapterCheerio! I am sending you this from England whilst I am visiting my grandchildren and amidst lots of celebration for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Seventy years doing the same job…now that’s dedication! Closer to home, we too have much to celebrate about our ICF Toronto Chapter and professional coaching this month. 

It’s time for a fun Summer Social!  We are hosting our first in-person social event in over two years at the Goodman Pub, outdoors on the patio, in downtown Toronto on June 28th. Everyone is invited to this gathering! This special event is free for all who have paid the Chapter's Activity Fee ($100 annually), and $35 for all others. Come celebrate summer, reconnect with friends and make a few new ones:).
 Please register, tickets are limited.

In the spirit of celebration and dedication, I am excited to introduce you to our two newest Board members, Terri Donohue and Lisa MacVicar, who are jointly leading our newly created DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) portfolio. Both bring extensive personal and professional experience in DEI to the portfolio. Lisa is a long-standing ICF Toronto member and was on the DEI Committee in 2021. Terri recently joined ICF Toronto and is moving to Ontario. See their bios for more information and please contact them if you are interested in volunteering.

Be sure to register for our June programming event: "How to get the news media to feature YOU!" with Keka DasGupta. A reminder there will be no programming in July and August.  

Also, be sure to check out our Feature Article this month, A Series of Team Coaching Cases – Nuances in Fostering Purposeful Teams, by our very own member and team coaching expert Lucy Shenouda, PCC.

I’d also like to celebrate a long-standing partner of ours, Up With Women (UWW). UWW is looking for ICF accredited coaches to provide pro bono coaching for their fall cohort. Many of our members already volunteer and have given rave reviews about the experience. If you’re interested, please contact  

Interested in volunteering? We are looking for members who would like to join the Board Nomination Selection Committee. This committee will help select the Board for 2023/24. Read more, and if Interested, please contact Jane Graydon at

We are making lots of changes to better serve and support YOU, our community. If you like what you see, let us know—or if you have any suggestions, please send me an email at


Alicia Saint
President, ICF Toronto Chapter

Programs and Events
ICF Toronto Chapter welcomes you to our in-person Summer Social on June 28! 
Join us for our in-person Summer Social!

Just before the summer rush, don’t miss this opportunity to network and engage with your ICF Toronto colleagues! It has been a long time since members have had the opportunity to see one another live and in person! There is lots to catch up on. Join us for a beverage and appies and meet and mingle.

Space is limited so please register if you are confident you will attend. Note: Pre-registration is required to attend this special event.

Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Time: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Place: The Goodman Pub, 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto

- Members and Guests Activity Fee paid - attend free
- Members and Guests "Pay-as-you-go" - $35

More Details and Register

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Photo of the Goodman Pub

ICF Toronto Chapter meeting June 22, 2022 

How to get the news media to feature YOU!

with Keka DasGupta
Have you ever wondered why and how some of your fellow professional coaches in the industry are consistently featured in the media? Have you ever asked yourself, “Why can’t that be me?” or “How do they do it?”

Well, it CAN be you! And in this session, veteran PR expert, Art of Life-ing founder, and professional speaker, Keka DasGupta will show you HOW. 

picture of Keka DasGupta About Keka DasGupta

Keka has helped put people and brands into the media spotlight for 24 years. As a PR/marketing veteran, Keka's client roster has included a host of internationally recognized brands such as: Disney, Nike, IKEA, American Express, Johnson & Johnson, Schwarzkopf, etc. Read more...

Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units for this event: 1.5 - Resource Development

Date: June 22, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST, via Zoom
- Members and Guests Activity Fee paid - attend free
- Members and Guests "Pay-as-you-go" - $35

More Details and Register

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Enjoy your summer!

Remember to
mark your calendars for our late summer/fall programming


Team Coaching Series
Oct 12, 2022:
Predictions for the future of Team Coaching

with Karl Van Hoey and Jonathan Reitz

Nov 9, 2022: 
Team Coaching Panel of Experts

with Michelle Chambers, Dr. Catherine Carr, Dominic Scaffidi
News and Announcements
Welcome to the Board Terri and Lisa!
We welcome our newest ICF Toronto Chapter Board members, Terri Donohue and Lisa MacVicar, Directors of DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion).
Picture of Terri Donohue
Terri Donohue

Terri is an ACC Certified Transformational Life and Leadership Coach. She has a passion for empowering women and enabling self-actualization. Terri brings lived experience and DEI knowledge to the Board of Directors, and she has the power to embed diversity, equity, and inclusion within systems. 

Picture of Lisa MacVicarLisa MacVicar

Lisa has 30+ years of experience in the Interior Design, Real Estate and Commercial Furniture industries. She is a certified coach (ACC), a change management practitioner (CMP Prosci), a WELL AP and WELL Faculty member. Lisa is passionate about uncovering and dismantling systemic barriers to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. 
Volunteer Opportunities
Call for ICF Toronto 2023-2024 BOD Nomination Committee Members
Each year, a Board of Directors Nomination Committee puts together a slate of candidates for ICF Toronto Board positions that will be vacated at the end of February. The slate is then voted on at the Annual General Meeting held in January. The BOD Nomination Committee member role involves reviewing the process and criteria, interviewing all eligible candidates and working together to finalize the slate of proposed candidates. 

A diverse BOD Nomination Committee will be selected based on the following criteria: 

Must have:
  • Current ICF Toronto Membership
  • interviewing and candidate selection experience 
  • ICF Toronto volunteer experience
  • ICF Toronto event participation
  • previous board experience or equivalent (e.g. leadership in a non-profit association)
  • ICF Accreditation 
If you would like to be part of the ICF Toronto Board of Directors Nomination Committee, please send an email to Note: this is a volunteer opportunity!

Feature Article

A Series of Team Coaching Cases – Nuances in Fostering Purposeful Teams

By Lucy Shenouda, PCC

The nuances of language, structure, and narrative intrigue and influence my continuous learning and practice as a leadership and systemic team coach. While in partnership with a co-coach and a client team, the following three case studies across various sectors feature these nuances and reflective learning in fostering purposeful teams." Read more...

Coaching Community 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 2022 newsletter deadlines, visit:


Community Events and Member Submissions

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

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

Submitted by: Cinnie Noble

Business Coaching Advantage – Essentials & Advanced Coach Training
Submitted by: Maggie DiStasi, PeopleDynamics Learning Group Inc.

Submitted by: Rita McDowall

Best Books on Emotional Intelligence …for your Summer Reading by EI Advantage
Submitted by: Janice Gair

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