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January 2022
In this Issue

President's Message
Programs and Events
     ICF Toronto AGM & Chapter Meeting January 26, 2022
News and Announcements
     Corporate Outreach
     ICF Community Outreach
Coaching Community Notices

President's Message

photo of Jane GraydonI hope you enjoyed some peace and joy through the holidays, despite so many holiday plans being thwarted. I felt blessed skating through fresh snow on a deserted lake with my grandkids. As the new year of 2022 begins, I am excited about the opportunities for coaching and for ICF Toronto as a thriving community.   

Your ICF Toronto Chapter is rife with opportunity for 2022! We got off to a great start this January with Janet Harvey sharing 'The Antidote to Othering is Belonging'. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion programming is a core area of our EDI Strategy. Thanks again to our EDI team for their dedicated service in 2021. 

Thanks also to our 418 members who completed the Member Survey in December and to Jenny Barkan and the Membership Committee for initiating and managing it. Your Board will be integrating the survey results into our 2022/23 plans.  

We’d love your active participation this year, so please...
  • Complete your proxy in advance of our AGM (for members with paid activity fee only, log into your account and then click here). Once again, we have some great incoming Board members on our proxy, so please show them your support 
  • Register today for our January 26 AGM immediately followed by the 'I Love Mondays' presentation where you can gain CCEUs 
  • Nominate someone (or yourself) for an award (nominations due by January 31, 2022) 
  • Volunteer to serve on a committee: Programs, Community Outreach, Membership, Communications, Corporate Outreach or EDI 
  • Share your ideas for ICF Toronto by emailing me at or contacting any Board member before February 5. We are developing our strategic plans and really want to hear from you.  
I look forward to your involvement in our Chapter and seeing you on Zoom on January 26th!

Jane Graydon
President, ICF Toronto Chapter
Programs and Events

ICF Toronto Chapter AGM & Monthly Meeting January 26, 2022 via Zoom
Join us at 6:30 p.m. for the Annual General Meeting of the ICF Toronto Chapter. 

I Love Mondays
with George Anastasopoulos, PCC
If you want to bring fulfillment and meaning to your clients who are overworked, overwhelmed and under-appreciated at work, that’s impacting their well-being and family lives, this session is for you.

"Work is easy; people are hard.” Likely, most of your clients (managers and employees) are capable at their work; the “IT” stuff such as tasks, plans, processes, etc. It’s the “WHO”; collaborating and dealing with people, that most struggle with. Imagine coaching them to create a world where “work is easy and people are amazing.”

You can coach your clients to navigate, climb and ultimately shape the world in which they live, work and play, regardless of where they are in their company hierarchy. Supporting them to create workplaces without complaining, excuses or powerlessness, where people work and play really well together and win big. Where your clients say TGIM as often as TGIF. Where employee retention, satisfaction and engagement improves because everyone's saying “I love my work and I love working with you.”

Audience takeaways:
  • Make your coaching more transformative for your clients and those they touch. 
  • Win more clients as they visualize what's possible by working with you. 
  • The fundamental and limiting beliefs holding your clients back, and the leader beliefs that will empower them to take action. 
  • Coaching clients to apply simple, practical and concrete skills to transform themselves and those around them, and create a culture shift in their organization. Read more...  

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

Date: January 26, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST

More Details and Register

News and Announcements
Corporate Outreach

Joint Event by ACMP Ontario and ICF Toronto

ICF Toronto in conjunction with ACMP Ontario is so excited to be hosting our first ever joint webinar February 9th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. The objective is to network with fellow change professionals and learn about how ICF coaches and ACMP change managers can work better together to help organizations deliver successful, sustainable change. Findings from the ICF/ACMP Global taskforce will be presented, as well as hearing from experts in both fields.

Our guest speakers are:
  • Lisa Blanchet, CMP, Prosci, CPCC - Regional Director–Halton and Peel, ACMP Ontario | Leadership and Change Coach, LB Coaching & Consulting, and
  • Rachel Levy, B.Sc., CEC, PCC -  President, Kaleidoscope Consulting | EY Coach Canada Lead at EY | Executive Coach, Leadership & Career Strategy at Hazell Collins & Associates | Professor, School of Management, George Brown College
You can register here (note you will be directed to the ACMP Ontario website). This event is free for ICF Toronto members who have paid their activity fee. Registration is open now and there are only 100 spots available, so hurry to secure your spot! This webinar will be valuable to anyone who works internally in organizations or works with organizations in delivering all forms of transformational change. See you there!


Annual Awards Portfolio Update

Who Inspires you in our ICF Toronto community?

Hurry! Time is running out! Submit your nominations for our 2022 Toronto Chapter Annual Awards before nominations close on January 31st, 2022 at midnight (EST).

Have you partnered with an organization or a non-profit to deliver transformational change through coaching over the last 12-24 months? Submit your nomination for our annual PRISM Award!

Do you have questions about PRISM? Want to learn tips for filling out the nomination form? Ask our PRISM Advisory Team comprised of past PRISM winning coaches and judges!

Is there a member you would like to recognize for their many years of dedication, service, and contribution to ICF Toronto, Global and to the coaching profession? Karen Wright MCC, CHC, was our inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Who will it be this year? 

Who has helped you, supported you, inspired you from our community? Maybe it was a coaching program you attended that they designed or led? Maybe a pro-bono coaching initiative that had a big impact? Perhaps someone who tirelessly volunteers to support our community and ICF Global and credentialled coaching - like our inaugural winner Ann Fogolin, MCC? Who do you want recognized as our Outstanding Individual Contributor this year?

There can be three award winners. Don’t delay! Send in your nominations today! Visit our ICF Toronto website to find more information, resources and nomination forms

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 ConnectCoach Connect Interest Form, and ICF accreditation information.


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

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

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

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

DEIW Certificate and Wellness Competency Teach Textbook Launch
Submitted by: Joyce Odidison

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

Certified Team Coach Training & Certification with Team Coaching International
Submitted by: Michelle Chambers

Submitted by: Rita McDowall

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