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October 2021
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President's Message
Programs and Events
     EVOLVE 2021 Virtual Experience is one month away!
     ICF Toronto Monthly Chapter Meeting - October 27, 2021
News and Announcements
     Corporate Outreach   
Member Notices

President's Message

photo of Jane GraydonThe countdown is on… EVOLVE 2021 is just around the corner, November 15-19!  

Our annual conference is our signature event which has consistently garnered outstanding participant feedback. This year it’s going to be better than ever with our lineup of exceptional speakers, networking and fun over five days. Thank you to those who have already registered. We will be in touch in the coming weeks regarding what to expect and how to make the most of your conference experience! I’m looking forward to connecting with you as we experience an innovative and interactive conference platform. We’re not sold out yet… so register today

Did you know we have the sixth largest ICF chapter in the world? We are growing and now have over 1000 members… 1059 as of the end of September, to be exact. If you have not yet paid the ICF Toronto Chapter annual Activity Fee, please do so to take full advantage of complimentary professional development meetings, conference discount, and more.   

The ICF Toronto Awards nominations open November 1, and the details are available now at Nominate yourself or a colleague for some of these awards. 

I would like to recognize our Past President, Barb Rosen Schreiber this month for her tremendous behind-the-scenes work for our chapter. In addition to working on the Board Nomination/Selection, she has been pulling together our Annual Activity Report and supporting the Conference, among other things. I am so grateful to have her support and guidance. Thanks Barb! 


Jane Graydon
President, ICF Toronto Chapter
Programs and Events
ICF Toronto Chapter conference logo - EVOLVE 2021

Register now

EVOLVE 2021 Virtual Experience is one month away!
November 15 - 19, 2021

Earn up to 23 CCEUs!

The conference planning committee is working diligently on bringing you the best conference experience on November 15-19!

If you have already registered, you can expect information coming soon regarding your login details and how to make the most of your virtual experience.

If you have not registered yet, there is still time! Take a look at all the amazing features and benefits we have in store for you!


World-class speakers on topics that matter to coaches and aspiring coaches…

Monday, November 15, 2021 from 8:45 am to 4:45 pm
Jane Graydon - ICF Toronto President Welcome
Dr. Marilee Adams - A Map for Coaches to Move the World
Ann Betz - Your Brain is Not Enough
Arawana Hayashi - The Art of Making a True Move
Thierry Alcântara-Stewart - Wine tasting tutorial


Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 8:15 am to 4:00 pm
Wendy Woods - Morning Meditation
Akasha Saunders - Listening to See: Exploring developmental opportunities through coaching with intercultural competence
Dr. Carlos Davidovich - Unconscious Cognitive Bias in the Coaching Practice
Peter van Dijk - Climate Change: "Code Red" for Humanity


 Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Dr. Irena O'Brien - Neuroplasticity: Creating Brain Flexibility
Diane Montreuil - Visualize your Gifts: Using Nature and Creativity to Reconnect and Rekindle Ourselves and Others
Rich Litvin - The Prosperous Coach
Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 8:15 am to 6:00 pm
Cristina Tahoces - Zero Sick Days Breakfasts
Dr. Shahab Anari - How I Enrolled 17,000 People in my Online Event
Nobantu Mpotulo - Ubuntu Coaching Workshop
Catherine Venne - Mindfulness Workshop
Josie McLean - Busting Myths about Climate Conscious Coaching
Friday, November 19, 2021 from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm
Michael Bungay Stanier - How to be Ambitious
Jennifer Britton - Expanding the Coaching Conversation in Today's Evolving World
Phil Villeneuve - Musical Bingo with DJ Dancing Phil
Jane Graydon - ICF Toronto President Closing

An interactive conference platform…
to stay on track with your schedule and elevate your experience

Fun and interactive sessions…
including virtual wine tasting, mindfulness workshops, musical bingo, healthy eating and meditation

EVOLVE Café spaces at EVOLVE 2021 Virtual Experience…
for networking, reconnecting with our coaching community, and learning how to apply your new skills

Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units… 
earn up to 11.5 Core Competencies and 11.5 Resource Development units to maintain your Core Competency and Resource Development requirements via live or recorded sessions

Trade show hours…
to browse, interact and learn from our amazing sponsor partners, who we are pleased to welcome to our conference.


Bronze Sponsors: Business Coaching Advantage and Emotional Intelligence Training Company logos

Questions about the conference? Email Kim Leitch.

ICF Toronto Monthly Chapter Meeting 

How to Integrate Positive Psychology  Tools and Theories into a 
Coaching Session While Letting the Client Lead

with Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, MAPP, MCCow

One of the hallmarks of a master-level coach compared to an amateur is that the coach keeps the client in the seat of the expert of their life. In this scenario, the client leads, the coach follows. But what happens when the coach has a suggestion, skill, tool, or point of view? Join Master Certified Coach (MCC), Positive Psychology expert, and CEO/Founder of The Flourishing Center, Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, for a crash course on how to weave the coach's expertise into the coaching session, without throwing off the delicate balance of the coach and client being equals. Learn The Flourishing Center's approach for marrying the science of positive psychology with coaching psychology, along with the key research-based themes that we bring into coaching conversations.

Picture of Emiliya ZhivotovskayaAbout Emiliya Zhivotovskaya

Emiliya Zhivotovskaya is a leading voice in the world of positive psychology and the science of flourishing. She is the CEO and founder of The Flourishing Center, and creator of the acclaimed Certification in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) program that’s been offered in 13 cities across the U.S., Canada and online worldwide (, which has trained over 1,500 practitioners to date across 53 countries. 
Read more....

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

Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST

More Details and Register

News and Announcements
Corporate Outreach

ICF & ACMP Joint Taskforce Update
logo for Converge 21 from October 26-28

Join myself and members of the ICF/ACMP Global task force at ICF Converge on October 26-28 to continue the exploration of how Professional Coaches and Change Managers can work better together.

We are continuing the discussion started at the ACMP Global Converge conference back in June and will share the 10 competencies shared by Professional Coaches and Change Managers and the 7 “new” inflection points in the Change Management Standard, where Professional Coaches can contribute and enhance the change management process. 

We are also excited to be working with ACMP Ontario to design a joint event for early 2022 to share more of this work and promote networking for Coaches working in Change Management.

ICF Global Coaching In Organizations:

Jalyn Anderson met with Fiona Toy, Strategic Regional Director at ICF. Fiona is working with Renée Robertson, the Global Lead of Coaching In Organizations portfolio. Jalyn met with Fiona to continue to provide the local chapter perspective in the development of this program. Stay tuned!

Annual Awards Portfolio Update

Announcing our 2022 Awards Judging Panel

Welcome to our new Lead Judge, Ralph Cochrane, PCC

Picture of Lead Awards Judge - Ralph Cochrane

Ralph Cochrane is seasoned executive coach, leadership development facilitator and systemic team coach. He is the owner of Nexus Coaching Professionals. Ralph has diverse coaching experience, having worked with over 250 executives globally across many industries. His strong business acumen and strategic mindset are built upon a solid foundation of business knowledge and experience in leadership development, project management and sales and marketing while working in financial services for 15 years. more

Welcome to our two newest judging panel members: 

Picture of new Awards judge - Samy ChongSamy Chong, MCC, is the CIO (Chief Inspiration Officer) of Corporate Philosopher Inc. which provides coaching services to the legal community all over Canada and the US. In addition to having logged over 10,000 hours of professional coaching, Samy is also a lifelong entrepreneur who leverages his early experiences as a restaurant owner/operator in Malaysia to add value for his coaching and other business ventures. Samy has a depth of experience with the ICF Chapter, being a member of the Board of Directors for 5 years and was part of the inaugural PRISM Awards Committee. 

Picture of new Awards judge - Lucy ShenoudaLucy Shenouda, PCC, is the founder and owner of FosterEssence Coaching Inc. She is a global citizen, having lived and worked across three continents. Over twenty-five years, she supported Fortune 500 and Global 500 leaders with branding and marketing expertise. Lucy is an active member of the global coaching community, supporting educational programming, is a public speaker and a coaching supervisor trainee. In addition, she is a published author and accredited team coach. more

Welcome back again this year to our Judging Panel: 

Picture of Awards judges, Ann Fogolin and Mary-Ellen Hynd

Thank you to our Awards Judging Panel for their commitment to our ICF Annual Awards Program and recognizing excellence and outstanding achievements in our community.

Our ICF Annual Awards nominations open for all awards from November 1, 2021 through to January 31, 2022. Visit the ICF Toronto website for nomination forms, additional resources and information: .

Our ICF Toronto Annual Awards Program includes our PRISM Award for excellence in organizational coaching, the Lifetime Achievement Award and Outstanding Individual Contributor Award recognizing outstanding contributions in any area of coaching. 

If you are looking for support or more information on PRISM, please reach out to our PRISM Advisory Team: Kanchan Prinsloo, Dominic Scaffidi and David Graham. 

With gratitude,

Alicia Saint, Director of Corp. Outreach and Awards

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

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 - October 2021

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

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

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

Submitted by: Rita McDowall

The Global Workplace Wellness Summit Addressing Toxic Stress Affecting The Health of Millions of Professionals At Work
Submitted by: Joyce Odidison


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