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August 2021
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President's Message
Programs and Events
        ICF Quarterly Credentialing Q&A Calls - August 17, 2021
        ICF Toronto Monthly Chapter Meeting - September 22, 2021
News and Announcements
        Early Bird Registration is now open for EVOLVE 2021!     
        Corporate Outreach
        ICF Community Outreach    
Member Notices

President's Message

photo of Jane GraydonHello Greater Toronto Coaching Community!

Your Board and committees have been bringing their creativity to design a vibrant fall of experiences to help develop our community. It’s time to consider how you’d like to get more involved, as we will be inviting volunteers, Board nominations, Award nominations, Coach Connect participation, as well as hosting many events, including our annual conference.

Register now for EVOLVE 2021 at early bird ratesJoin your colleagues November 15-19 for five inspiring days of learning, connection and powerful insight. Visit the ICF Toronto EVOLVE 2021 event site to see our full agenda.

We are grateful for our many volunteers. You can make a difference while getting to know some amazing coaching colleagues by volunteering with ICF Toronto. We are looking for two volunteers to join our Communications/Marketing team with the leadership of Board member, Itopa Sule. We are also looking for a leader for our Programming portfolio and a volunteer to work with Shahab Anari on hosting  Member Meetings. We are grateful to Ingrid Palmer for her strategic contribution to the Programming portfolio. Perhaps you’d like to provide pro bono coaching as a participant in our Coach Connect program. Please share your contact information and specify areas of interest We will then reach out to you to learn more about what you’re looking for and discuss opportunities.

Thanks to our members for renewing both your annual ICF Global membership and your ICF Toronto Activity Fee. This funding helps ensure a strong association for the future.   

All the best,

Jane Graydon
President, ICF Toronto Chapter
Programs and Events
ICF Quarterly Credentialing Q&A Calls 

Hosted by ICF Global

If you have questions around the ICF Credentialing process, this is a great opportunity to find out more information and ask questions. This can include questions around the new testing platform that was just announced by ICF Global. 

Date: August 17, 2021
Time: Two sessions - 11:00 am and 8:00 pm EST

More Details and Register

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: TBC           

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

More Details and Register

News and Announcements
ICF Toronto Chapter conference logo - EVOLVE 2021

Early Bird Registration is now open for EVOLVE 2021!

Coaches - the wait is over! Join us November 15-19, 2021 for five inspiring days of learning, connection and powerful insight that will take your practice to the next level. If you are a coach or an aspiring coach, you need to attend this event
Here are just a few of our amazing speakers coming to EVOLVE 2021:

  • Dr. Marilee Adams, president of the Inquiry Institute and award winning author of "Change Your Questions, Change Your Life"
  • Michael Bungay Stanier, Founder of MBS Works and bestselling author of "The Coaching Habit" and "The Advice Trap"
  • Jennifer Britton, PCC, Founder of Potentials Realized and author of her newest book "Reconnecting Workspaces"

Visit the ICF Toronto EVOLVE 2021 event site to see our full agenda, our social events and our incredible speaker lineup.
Early bird rates will not last long, so be sure to secure your spot today.


Corporate Outreach

ICF & ACMP Joint Taskforce Update:

On August 12th, we met with the ACMP Ontario Chapter to discuss the work that is happening at the Global Joint Taskforce and explore opportunities to partner at the local chapter level. Koya Taiwo, President of ACMP Ontario was enthusiastic about exploring how Professional Coaches and Change Management Professionals can work better together in the “Change Eco-system”. Stay tuned for more news on this potential partnership in the coming months.


logo for Converge 21 from October 26-28

Join myself, Shawna Corden and Janeen Latini from the Global task force at ICF Converge on October 26-28th.  Here we will continue the discussion started at the ACMP Global Converge Conference, on the 10 shared competencies of Change Managers and Coaches and 7 key inflection points where Professional Coaches can add value in the Change Management process. Join us to shape and contribute to the learnings and discussion on opportunities to bring professional Coaches and Change Management professionals closer together.

It’s time to start planning for our 2021/22 Toronto Chapter Annual Awards!  
Our expanded Annual Awards program includes our PRISM Award for excellence in organizational coaching, the Lifetime Achievement Award and Outstanding Individual Contribution Award.  

Congratulations again to Karen Wright, our inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award winner and Ann Fogolin for Outstanding Individual Contribution Award!

Who will be our 2021/22 winners? Please take time to nominate the person or organization (PRISM) that has inspired you and contributed to the advancement of coaching and ICF.

Our ICF Toronto Annual Award program gives us a great opportunity to recognize, appreciate and celebrate our members and their dedication and contributions to our community and to professional coaching. Through these awards, we showcase the positive and lasting impact that coaching has on our community, our partners and the world!
Did you know that our very own Toronto Chapter created PRISM in 2000? We are proud that this successful model was adopted by the ICF Global in 2005 and continues to gain momentum showcasing the positive impact of ICF coaches and coaching, internationally.

Visit the ICF Toronto website for nomination forms, additional resources and information.

We have two areas that we are looking for volunteers....Read more

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 - August 2021

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

EQ-i2.0 & EQ360 Certification! Summer School is “in” with EI Advantage
Submitted by: Janice Gair

Submitted by: Cinnie Noble

Submitted by: Rita McDowall

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

Submitted by: Dr. Irena O’Brien, PhD


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