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May 2021
In this Issue
President's Message
Programs and Events
        PD Meeting - Coaching for Social Impact in Diversity and Inclusion - May 17, 2021
        ICF Toronto Monthly Chapter Meeting - May 26, 2021
        ICF Ethics Webinar - June 4, 2021
News and Announcements
        Corporate Outreach
        International Coaching Week (ICW) - May 17 - 23, 2021
        Membership Engagement    
Member Notices

President's Message

photo of Jane GraydonHappy International Coaching Week, May 17-21. During this annual celebration, ICF Toronto joins chapters from around the world to educate the public about the value of working with a professional coach. Thank you to all the coaches who signed up to provide pro bono coaching to nonprofits in our community enabling more members of the community to experience coaching. Please “like,” “love,” “comment” and “share” to help engagement for our events #ICFTorontoICW and #ICW2021. Share how you are celebrating the power and impact of coaching this week.

Your Board of Directors, including our newest Board member, Ingrid Palmer - Director of Programming (welcome Ingrid), has been working tirelessly to plan and bring you a full calendar of events that includes:
ICF Toronto is growing and this month surpassed 1000 members. Let’s work together to sustain a thriving chapter and support one another as we make a difference in our community. If you haven’t renewed your ICF membership or you’d like to join, it’s not too late! You can do either by following instructions here. Also, be sure to visit to pay your $100 activity fee and get the best value for your membership.

ICF Global has added two new Communities of Practice – Coaching Supervision and Coach Training - bringing the number up to 11.These communities are a member benefit and offer a great way to connect with virtual groups of coaches interested in the same topic, while earning CCEUs.

Claim your ICF digital badge to give your personal coaching brand additional credibility and show clients that you are committed to coaching excellence and ethical practices.

With warm regards,


Jane Graydon
President, ICF-Toronto Chapter
Programs and Events
Join the ICF Foundation and ICF Toronto for International Coaching Week!

Coaching for Social Impact in Diversity and Inclusion

with Begum Verjee - ACC and Fabiola Solis - PCC

ICF Foundation reflects the passion and commitment of coaches to make a difference. Each of us want to make a difference. As coaches, we know that the right questions at the right time in the right place can change conversations and make an impact. Come along to this session so we can identify what matters for bridging the gap between what is needed and possible through the transformational benefits of coaching for the benefit of our planet.

Learning Objectives:

•    Acknowledge commitment and responsibility as a coach (updated core competency 2 embodies a coaching mindset and, specifically, 2.4 "remains aware of and open to the influence of context on self and others." Also considering the revised Code of Ethics: #28, "Am aware of my and my clients' impact on society. I adhere to the philosophy of 'going good' versus 'avoiding bad'.")
•    Coaches' role in impacting societal progress of Diversity and Inclusion.
•    Understand how coaches can engage in the greatest possibility for humanity.
•    Learn about the current efforts and impact from ICF Foundation initiatives.

ICF Foundation Speakers (Read more...)

 pictures of Begun Vergee and Fabiola Solis
Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units for this event: .75 Core Competencies, .25 Resource Development

Date: May 17, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST

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ICF Toronto Monthly Chapter Meeting

Leverage LinkedIn to Win: How to use LinkedIn to build your brand and generate clients

with Hayden Humphrey

picture of Hayden HumphreyLinkedIn is the most powerful tool available for coaches to build their practice, but most people are only utilizing a small percentage of its actual power, if at all.

Join Hayden Humphrey, life coach and former LinkedIn employee for this interactive webinar to learn how you can take better advantage of LinkedIn to build your brand, stand out from competitors, and generate more clients effortlessly.

Key takeaways:

1.    How to build a client-magnetizing profile
2.    Best practices and strategies for content that gets your idea client's attention
3.    How to leverage LinkedIn's built-in networking functions to develop deep, meaningful relationships with prospects and get hired more frequently

About Hayden Humphrey

Hayden Humphrey is an Uplifter, out to help people craft unscripted lives. As a coach, Hayden empowers people to break up with the scripts they were given so they can build careers and businesses that are aligned, authentic, and joyful. Read more....

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

Date: May 26, 2021
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST

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ICF Ethics Webinar

Surprise: The joy of ethics and its value for your practice!

Please Join Us for a Special Regional Event offered to ICF Chapters of the Northeast Region of North America, featuring our panel of experts:

Cathy Liska, MCC, Giuseppe Totino, MCC and Philippe Mathijs, PCC

Surprise yourself and have fun learning how the code of ethics provides value for your coaching practice. Discover some practical coaching applications and the integrated relationship between the ICF core competencies and the code of ethics. 

Join us for an interactive webinar with time to hear from experts, get your questions answered and participate in small group discussions with your colleagues.

Learning Objectives:

•    Show the practicality of understanding ethics by including examples of compliance and non-compliance and by sharing best practices.
•    Review several of the ethical standards and show the connection to the ICF Core Competencies.
•    Question & Answer segment with panelists.

Panelists (Read more...)

pictures of Cathy Liska, Philippe Mathijs, and Giuseppe Totino


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

Date: June 4, 2021
Time: 8:30 am to 10:00 am EST

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News and Announcements
Corporate Outreach

ICF Logo for Leveraging the Power of Coaching & Change Management to Navigate Disruption


Upcoming joint webinar series hosted by ICF and ACMP Global

Through a new Global joint taskforce between ICF and the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP), we’re excited to announce a series of webinars: Leveraging the Power of Coaching & Change Management to Navigate Disruption. This FREE panel series will be led by experienced coaching and change management practitioners, as well as industry leaders, who will share how they leverage both disciplines with regards to four unique topics to navigate the disruptions and create resilience and meaningful change.

Register for the next webinars to join in on the conversation:

Re-Opening after COVID-19 | May 19, 2021, at 12 noon (New York)
Coaching Change Leaders | June 16, 2021, at 12 noon (New York)

To learn more about the series and to register for the webinars,
click here.

The target audience for this series are coaches, change management professionals and the broader business community, both profit and nonprofit sectors, globally. This is also an opportunity to invite your clients or individuals in your organizations to attend, free of charge, on behalf of ICF Toronto. Please find invite here 

Hope you join these exciting events to learn and network with your fellow coaches and members of the ACMP.  Let me know what you think of the series and your clients' thoughts as well…there is power in bringing coaching and change management together!

With gratitude,

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Alicia Saint, Director of Corp. Outreach and Awards

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

International Coaching Week logo

May 17 - 23, 2021
Defying Challenging Times

ICW kicked off with its first event on May 11 and we are pleased to report that 14 diverse organizations are participating from across the GTA. They provide support services ranging from transitional housing, language and learning, business and employment, and culture and entertainment. 
They serve children, youth, and families in their various journeys to learning, attaining transitional and stable housing, hope and healing from grief, and promotion of up-and-coming performers and musicians.
Thank you to the 50+ coaches who are on board to offer a coaching experience to over 100+ nonprofit leaders, their teams, and volunteers. The response has been amazing and these events wouldn’t be possible without your support.
Thank you for sharing your expertise and taking the time to make a difference in our community. 
For a full list of participating organizations, please click here.

Membership Engagement

Hello everybody! 

I hope you had a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather we've had in the last few days. When the sun is shining, the world around us seems to be brighter!

And on this positive note, I would like to invite you to deepen your roots within a wonderful community of ICF Toronto coaches and join us on LinkedIn and Facebook.
  • Here you can follow the ICF Toronto official LinkedIn page and get all the latest news.
  • Here you can join the ICF Toronto coaches' LinkedIn group and share your passion and ideas.
  • Here you can join the ICF Toronto Facebook page and stay in touch 24/7.
See you online,

picture of Jenny Barkan

Jenny Barkan, ACC 
Director of Membership and Volunteering
ICF Toronto Chapter

Member Notices

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