The 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 www.icftoronto.com/Awards-2022. 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!
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
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.
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.
About 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 (www.GetCertifiedinPP.com), 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
ICF & ACMP Joint Taskforce Update
Join myself and members of the ICF/ACMP Global task force at ICF Converge on October 26-28to 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
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. ...read more
Welcome to our two newest judging panel members:
Samy 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.
Lucy 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. ...read more
Welcome back again this year to our Judging Panel:
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: www.icftoronto.com/Awards-2022 .
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.
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