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April 2021
In this Issue
President's Message
Programs and Events
       ICF Toronto Monthly Chapter Meeting - April 28, 2021
       ICF Toronto Monthly Chapter Meeting - May 26, 2021
News and Announcements
        Corporate Outreach
        International Coaching Week (ICW) - May 17 - 23, 2021
Member Notices

President's Message
Spring is here and we are ready for photo of Jane Graydonnew beginnings, warmer weather and vaccinations. Never did I dream I’d be mentioning vaccinations in an ICF newsletter. After receiving my vaccination on Saturday I felt a deep, almost overwhelming sense of gratitude. It is now almost a week later and I still feel the power and warmth of gratitude. I am thankful for all of you who have chosen to support the Chapter and renewed your ICF Toronto membership. The Toronto Chapter activity fee provides our chapter with the financial stability so that we can plan activities and bring more value to coaches and the clients we serve. "Defying Challenging Times" is this year’s International Coaching Week (ICW) May 17 – 23 theme. Gaby Cameto and our ICW Planning Committee is partnering with non-profit organizations from various sectors to provide pro bono coaching sessions. A big thanks to the many coaches who are choosing to donate their coaching services to make coaching available to people who would not otherwise have the opportunity.

Now is a great time to get involved as an ICF Toronto Chapter volunteer, as your Board is planning implementation for our new strategy. We are making progress with our Learning/Professional Development Strategy, our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and our Digital Transformation Strategy. We are working on a new member handbook and conference, corporate outreach, and volunteer engagement as well. Please visit .

As professional coaches, we have never had a more important role to play in society. I hear about ICF Toronto coaches providing absolutely incredible life changing support to their clients through these unprecedented times. Please remember to put your own oxygen mask on first – take care of yourself. With the lockdown in Ontario continuing and new variants all around, stay safe and reach out if you need help.

Jane Graydon
President, ICF-Toronto Chapter
Programs and Events
ICF Toronto Monthly Chapter Meeting
Why You're Not Further Ahead - How to create authority in your niche  

with Doug Holt

picture of Doug HoltHave you ever wondered why you're not further ahead in your coaching business? Or, why some coaches, who seem less experienced than you, have a booming business while your business is stagnant?  

The secret is in creating authority in your niche. 

In this presentation we'll show you how to correctly identify a niche and separate yourself from others so that your ideal clients will want to work with you. We'll also use case studies and practical tips to show you the power of becoming omnipresent in your marketing and craft messaging that will leave your potential clients wondering how you know them so well, even though you haven't met. 

You will walk away from this presentation with a clear understanding of how some of the most successful coaches have captured their market in a relatively short time.  

About Doug Holt

As the owner of three businesses and the CMO of a multi-national, Doug now spends his time helping business leaders get unstuck and clear on their direction, in all areas of life. Read more….

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

Date: April 28, 2021
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST

More Details and Register

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

More Details and Register

News and Announcements

Corporate Outreach

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.

The first webinar in the series took place on March 17, 2021 on the topic of Social Justice. Many of the panelists shared how they are holding their organizations accountable to make real change around DEI and having the real, honest, difficult conversations.  

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,

More Details

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

The theme for this year's ICW is "Defying Challenging Times" and it will run from May 17 - 23, 2021. The ICW Planning Committee from the ICF Toronto Chapter has been reaching out to non-profit organizations from various sectors in the community to partner with for ICW 2021. We will provide pro bono coaching sessions to their organization, making coaching available and accessible to people who would not otherwise have access and/or resources for this type of support. The goal is to partner with at least 10 organizations and hopefully continue to work with them via our Coach Connect Program after ICW.

We will be announcing the participating organizations soon! Please visit for the latest news.

ICF Toronto Chapter members will have an opportunity to actively engage with the partner organizations for causes that connect with their values and will be contributing by providing pro bono professional coaching services. We've had a great response from coaches who are willing to volunteer their time to support these organizations by providing pro bono sessions during ICW 2021. 
We’ve also had a great response from the organizations that we’ve reached out to, with many interested in offering a one-hour experience of one-on-one and some interested in group or team coaching. We are excited that a number of organizations are also considering registering for our Coach Connect Program, following ICW.

More detailed information will be sent out to volunteers who have registered for ICW, in the next few weeks - stay tuned!

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 - April 2021

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

Business Coaching Advantage – Parts 1 & 2 starting in Fall 2021
Submitted by: Dorothy Greenaway

EQ Training & Resources by EI Advantage
Submitted by: Janice Gair

Submitted by: Dr. Irena O’Brien

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