Quieting the Inner Critic – a very special webinar event

Special Event – the coming together of the ICF Western Region!

In collaboration with other chapters in the ICF western region, we welcome your participation in this upcoming webinar.

QUIETING THE INNER CRITIC

Helping your clients move beyond self-doubt and into playing bigger!

July 11 from 12 noon – 1:30 pm PST

Presented by:

Tara Mohr

CCEUs 1.5 Core Competency

ICF Vancouver Island Chapter Members $20.25, Non-members $33.75

All participants in this course will have the opportunity to toss their name in a hat, and 1 lucky winner will grab a seat at the table for the Playing Big Facilitators Training! (a $2699.00 value)

About the Webinar:

Imagine for a moment what your clients would be doing if they could quiet that voice of “I’m not ready yet,” or “I need to get another degree before I can do that,” or “I don’t really know what I’m talking about here.” 

We all grapple with self-doubt. And yet you know the amazing things your clients could do, and the joys they could experience, if only they weren’t being held back by insecurity.

This workshop is about how you can help them get there.In this special 90-minute workshop for coaches, Tara Mohr, author and leading coach, will share key concepts and coaching tools from her pioneering Playing Big Facilitators Training. You’ll leave being able to immediately use these tools to help your clients quiet their inner critics so they can make big changes and courageously go for their true dreams, in both their professional and personal lives.

This workshop is about how you can help them get there

You’ll learn:

• The root cause of your clients’ inner critics (it’s not what you think!)

• How to distinguish when you are hearing your clients’ inner critic versus a realistic assessment of risks or deficits

• How gender and ethnicity impact how clients’ inner critics show up

• Why you must have a strong inner critic toolkit if you’re a coach wanting to support women’s empowerment

• The common mistakes coaches make in working with clients around the inner critic

• Four highly effective tools that you can teach your clients to use when self-doubt arises, so that it no longer holds them back.

*Core Competency of Active Listening, Powerful Questioning, and Creating Awareness

About Tara:

Tara Sophia Mohr is a women’s leadership expert, speaker, author, educator and CTI-trained coach. She offers women wise, simple, and proven strategies to make big changes in their own lives, their careers, and the world at large. 

She’s the creator of the highly acclaimed Playing Big leadership program and the Playing Big Facilitators Training, for coaches, therapists and managers who support women in their personal and professional growth.

Tara is also the author of Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create and Lead, published by Penguin Random House, and named a Best Book by Apple’s iBooks.

Tara’s work is known for its unique blend of intellectual rigor and intuitive wisdom, and has been featured on The Today Show and in publications ranging from The New York Times to Harvard Business Review to goop to MariaShriver.com. She’s been a speaker at venues ranging from BlogHer to TedxWomen to Emerging Women Live. Her Playing Big model has been part of leadership development programs at Starbucks, Google, Bank of America, Amazon.com, and many other companies. The Playing Big concepts have also been incorporated into middle and high schools in the US and UK to support girls’ leadership development.

Over 40,000 women from around the world follow Tara’s writing and wisdom. She is also a poet, and the author of Your Other Names: Poems for Wise Living. Learn more about Tara here.

Learn more about the Playing Big Facilitators Training, accredited for 46.5 CCE units – 21 in Core Competencies (CC).

Comfort AND Courage You Can’t Have Both … or Can You?

Please join us at our June 14th workshop in Victoria with Laurie Hillis!

Comfort AND Courage You Can’t Have Both … or Can You?

Polarities have been a part of our lives for years (think Ying and Yang, Extraversion AND Introversion, Work AND Play, Continuing AND Change) and they are often misunderstood as problems to be solved.

What are polarities? They are interdependent pairs of variables, they are energy systems, in short, they are the “AND” we live within daily. Also known as paradoxes, wicked problems, opposite strengths, or dichotomies, polarity thinking offers coaches and leaders a possibility approach through expanded thinking.

In this evening session we will explore the polarity of Comfort AND Courage – one that coaches and leaders may wrestle with daily. How to step into courage without giving up comfort. You’ll have an opportunity to build your own Polarity Map and to apply this process to those you support, after the session.

Come prepared to expand your thinking and to coach someone with their map development as well.

Our Facilitator – Laurie Hillis, MA, PCC, Coach Supervisor

Laurie Hillis, MA, Professional Certified Coach is a senior faculty member at the University of Alberta, in their Centre for Executive Education and the president of Megatrain, a Calgary-based leadership consulting practice in operation since 1992. In recent past she was a faculty member of The Banff Centre, Leadership Division. While there, Laurie was a Program Director for 13 years leading the design and delivery of customized, leadership development programs and she was honoured with the Faculty of the Year Award. Laurie has also been a faculty member at Royal Roads University, Victoria, coaching in the Master of Arts in Leadership Program.

With a well-earned reputation as an excellent interactive facilitator and coach, Laurie blends her practical, workplace experience with academic quests, bringing with her an ability to create a dynamic, positive learning environment. She is an accomplished writer on the topics of Leadership and Emotional Intelligence and has consulted to organizations in the public sector, private enterprise and not-for-profit.

Laurie is a passionate lifelong learner. In the life enhancing work of Dr. Brené Brown Laurie is a Master Facilitator of Brave Leaders Inc. and a Certified Daring WayTM Facilitator-Consultant. Laurie has completed many different coaching certifications In support of her passion for coaching transformation in individuals and teams.

We’ve built in time at the beginning of the workshop for you to connect/reconnect with your coaching colleagues.

We look forward to seeing you there!

You can register here.

International Coaching Week – Overview of membership benefits and resources

Come join us during International Coaching Week to hear more about the benefits of ICF membership, the fabulous resources available to you and how to find them on the ICF Global Website.

This webinar on Tuesday, May 16th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm will be offered through Zoom and the link will be provided to registered attendees closer to the event.

Our Presenter – April Summerford  

As a Regional Development Advocate with the International Coach Federation, April engages strategically with ICF Chapters and regional groups. Through constant connection with volunteer leadership she helps to identify solutions to regional challenges and opportunities for sustainable growth and development in the regions within North America. April holds a BA in Psychology, a MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, along with an ACC credential with the ICF.

You can register here.

Postcards from Poland – Nanaimo, Victoria & Virtual Events

Come join us during International Coaching Week to hear from our President, Tracy Houser, who will share updates, insights, best practices and trends from the recent ICF Global Leaders Forum in Warsaw, Poland as well as time for catching up with your coaching colleagues.

You have two opportunities to meet with Tracy on Vancouver Island:

  • Monday, May 15th – 6:00-7:30pm
  • The Grand Hotel, 4898 Rutherford Road, Nanaimo, BC
  • Light appetizers, coffee/tea and a no-host bar.
  • Please register by May 12th

AND

  • Thursday, May 18th – 6:30-8:00pm
  • The Promontory- Amenities Room (1st floor – 83 Saghalle Road in Victoria West) (we will have signs)
  • Light appetizers and coffee/tea.
  • Parking available on the street (free after 6)
  • Please register by May 15th.

We look forward to seeing you at one of these fabulous events.

If you are not able to attend in person to either of these events, there is a third opportunity to connect with Tracy.

  • Wednesday, May 24th – 7:00 to 8:00 pm
  • Webinar via Zoom
  • Please register by May 18th. 

Conversational Intelligence® and how it can support you as a Coach!

Our May webinar is on the topic of: Understanding the potential of Conversational Intelligence® and how it can support you as a Coach!

Monday, May 29th, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm via Zoom – register here

There has been a lot of buzz around Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ) and the work of Judith E. Glaser since the launch of her program in 2016. This session will provide an overview of Judith’s work and the impact that neuroscience is having on our understanding of the brain and how that shows up in our conversations. Judith makes the bold statement that 9 out of 10 conversations miss the mark. How does that impact us as coaches? What do we need to be aware of to ensure that our coaching conversations hit the mark and create meaningful impact with our clients?

Join us for a peek into this growing body of knowledge and explore the potential for Conversational Intelligence® to show up in your coaching conversations.

You can register for this great webinar by clicking on the link to Eventbrite here.

Our Facilitator – Diane Lloyd

Diane is an accomplished leader, executive coach, and speaker who inspires people and organizations to reach their full potential so they can do meaningful work in the world. She coaches leaders, entrepreneurs and individuals across the public, private and non-profit sectors, with a special passion for developing inspiring leaders. Diane completed her coach training in 2012 at Royal Roads University and has achieved the PCC credential from the International Coach Federation. In addition to the CEC credential, Diane is a certified SDI (Strengths Deployment Inventory) Relationship Awareness facilitator; a licensed Coaching Out of the Box™ trainer and now certified in her new passion; Conversational Intelligence®.

Her volunteer time is dedicated to, mentoring business students from the Gustavson School of Business and Past- President of the AFP Vancouver Island Board and supporting her daughter with 100 Girls Victoria. In her free time, Diane enjoys hosting a good dinner party, yoga, adventure travel with her family and a good book by the lake when she gets the chance.

Community Relations Project Request for expression of interest: coach-facilitators/trainers

Taking coaching to the community: a project about learning, connecting and contributing

SUMMARY

This year-long project is designed to build relationships with our communities through coaching demonstrations while building and enhancing skills for member-coaches.

For 2017-2018, community relations work will focus on bringing coaching demonstrations into organizations and businesses in communities on Vancouver Island.

The project involves:

  • recruiting experienced coaches to learn new skills and deliver coaching demonstrations;
  • securing coach facilitators and trainers to provide face-to-face and video learning for coaches in two areas: ‘coaching at the front of the room’, and ‘engaging organizations in the coaching conversation’, and
  • enrolling organizations and business in hosting demonstration coaching sessions in their establishments

At the end of the year we’ll evaluate the initiative to discover what worked well and what might need to change.

 What we are looking for:

We are looking for facilitators/trainers to provide face-to-face workshops in two areas:

  • ONE: how to ‘coach at the front of the room’, and
  • TWO: how to ‘engage organizations in the coaching conversation’

These workshops must be interactive and must include opportunities for participants to use and practice the skills they are learning.

*Facilitators need to be available to provide training between May and August 2017.

What’s in this for you?

  • 1 free banner ad on ICF Vancouver Island website and Facebook page (event registration is managed by the Events Director through Eventbrite)
  • Visibility and exposure to our ICF Vancouver Island chapter
  • Opportunity to establish and further develop your presentations/workshops through real-time feedback/input from attendees

Please note we are a non-profit organization and due to a limited budget, we do not pay for speakers or their travel or other costs.

PREPARING YOUR PROPOSAL

Review the ICF Definition of Coaching on the ICF website, which is the WHAT of ICF coaching;

Review the ICF Core Competencies and the ICF Ethics & Standards on the ICF website – these define the HOW of ICF coaching.

Determine how your presentation/workshop can best address the community relations project objectives.

Please ensure that your presentation/workshop focuses on education and learning rather than promotion or marketing of your business/product.

ICF CCEU’s – please indicate if you have delivered this type of training to other ICF chapters and previously received ICF approved CCEU’s. If your proposal is accepted and you do not have pre-approved CCEU’s we will work with you to initiate a chapter request to ICF Global on your behalf.

Submission Format: – please provide a 200-word summary of your approach and indicate *suggested dates for availability

Attach a JPEG professional photo

Email your completed proposal submission to events@vicoaches.org by noon (Pacific) on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

 

* We will be reviewing numerous proposals and a consistent format allows us to appropriately review and assess your proposal. Proposals that are submitted in a different format will be returned.

AFTER YOUR PROPOSAL IS RECEIVED

We will acknowledge receipt of your proposal within five business days and will respond with our decision regarding your proposal within 30 days of the closing date for submissions.

Our review will consider the following criteria:

  • Presentation meets ICF guidelines for training
  • Topic addresses community relations project objectives
  • Presenter respects our commitment to minimize self-promotion or product sales
  • Educational Value; your approach and content will enable coached to deliver on the project objectives
  • Speaker addresses needs of all coach experience levels

After acceptance of your proposal we will send you more specific information pertinent to scheduling your presentation.

Questions?

Please contact our Director of Community Relations (communityrelations@vicoaches.org)

Thank you for your interest in supporting our ICF Chapter!

Thinking about achieving your PCC credential this year?

 

Thinking about achieving your PCC designation? Come discover the many reasons to support your pursuit of that next level credential, some that may seem obvious and some A COMPLETE SURPRISE!

Mon, 3 April 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

In this informative 90 minute webinar, Tracey Burns, our Past President will cover:

  • Tips to ease your PCC application journey;
  • How to use your PCC journey, expanding, stretching and strengthening your application of the ICF core competencies to produce extraordinary client results;
  • What you need to know when you apply for your PCC;
  • Discussion around the new PCC markers;

And… there will be time to answer any questions you may have regarding applying for your PCC.

You can register here on Eventbrite.

Zoom info:

You can join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/5490264970

Please join us a few minutes prior to 7:00 pm PST, as we will start promptly at 7:00 pm.

Note, if the link doesn’t work please paste the link into your browser. Any questions please let us know.

If you are unable to attend, please contact our Events Director, Kathleen Asher, at events@vicoaches.org so that we can free up a spot for those who may be on a waitlist.

Our facilitator:

Tracey Burns holds her Professional Certified Coach designation awarded by the International Coach Federation and is currently finishing up her Master Certified Coach credential. Her fascination with Coaching began while operating her family owned legal research company. Realizing quickly that her company’s success depended on the emotional health and success of her employees she began reading and researching the skills needed to promote a healthy company culture and discovered Coaching. Seizing an opportunity to expand her skills and experience, Tracey spent several years in California where she completed many courses focused on developing individual and organizational effectiveness and communication. After completion of a Business Degree, Tracey owned and operated several successful businesses in law, real estate and finance. Through an affiliation with Accomplishment Coaching, an International Coach Federation Accredited Coach Training Program, Tracey also trained and led teams of Coaches in San Diego, Seattle and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Ethical + Moral Maturity in the Coaching Profession

3 Part Webinar Series
Ethical + Moral Maturity in the Coaching Profession

 

This 3-Part WEBINAR Series will ignite a robust conversation about ethical and moral maturity for our coaching chapter.  
At ICF, the area of ethics is always top of mind and we want to make it relevant and real for our local Vancouver Island coaching community. By the time you complete all three sessions you will have explored the difference between morals + ethics, reviewed relevant case studies and gained a more complete understanding of ICF’s ethical standards and the IRB (Independent Review Board).
 
WHEN:  Monday, January 9, February 13, and March 13 (sign up for one or all).
 
TIME: 6:00-7:00 p.m. Pacific Time
 
WHERE: Virtual location! Once registered, you will receive a Zoom invite to attend. You will need a monitor to participate fully.
HOW: Register via this  Eventbrite link  (Register early! There are only 15 spots available for the first two webinars to allow space for robust dialogue).
WHAT: An interactive experience that will provide you with 3 Core Competency Credits (CCE’s) if attending all three webinars or 1 Core Competency Credit per webinar.
Ethics Session 1: Moral Maturity in the Coaching Profession
Ethics Session 2: Ethical Dilemmas – Case Studies to learn from
Ethics Session 3: How would you feel if someone complained about you as a coach?

Meet Your Webinar Facilitators… a trio of ethical abundance! 

 
      Lily Seto                        Mary Prefontaine                   Michael J Marx
 

Lily Seto, PCC and Past President of the Vancouver Island Chapter of ICF, and member of the Independent Review Board (IRB) of ICF Global.

Mary Prefontaine, CPCC, Co-founder of Brew, Past Events Director of the Vancouver Island Chapter of ICF and trained associate of the Ethical Lens Inventory.
Michael J. Marx, MBA, EdD, PCC, CPCC and leader of the ICF Global Community of Practice on Ethics and member of the Independent Review Board (IRB) of ICF Global.
Follow this link to read more about the facilitators.
 
 
Questions? Contact Kathleen Asher at events@vicoaches.org
We look forward to navigating ethical maturity with you!

Welcome Aboard 2017 Board of Directors + AGM Recap

We brunched.
We voted. 
We rallied holiday cheer! 
The AGM + Holiday Brunch held on Saturday, December 10 was full of celebration for the contributions of the past year while welcoming in the possibilities that reside in the coming year.
We are pleased to announce the elected 2017 Board of Directors for our Vancouver Island ICF Charter Chapter:
President: Tracy Houser
Vice President: Maeve O’Byrne
Director, Communications: Carol Vickers
Director, Events: Kathleen Asher
Director, Secretary: David Crumpton
Director, Membership: Helen Wale
Director, Community Relations: Claire Rettie
Director, Treasurer: John Burr
Past President: Tracey Burns
Once again our gratitude to the outgoing Board: Lily Seto, Cammie Peterman, Darrin Bridge, Mary Prefontaine, Gina Ross, Teri Brigden and Tammy-Rose Dewar.
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 Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University was the perfect location to embody the holiday spirit and the regal feeling that comes with rich coaching connections. The food was plentiful as was a community presence that resulted in donations for the Mustard Seed. The generosity continued with the offering of door prizes from many of the outgoing Board of Directors in the way of coaching sessions.
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Our warm gratitude extends to Royal Roads University for helping us to make the AGM + Holiday Brunch a connective success! In particular, we appreciate the special efforts of Annette Siewertsen, of Royal Roads, who continuously goes above and beyond to support our local ICF Charter Chapter. Thank you, Annette.
More gratitude to share (because we can never be too thankful).
You will see from the photographs that the outgoing Events Director, Mary Prefontaine, has a gift for planning and an eye for details that results in creating magical convening spaces! Thank you, Mary. Tracey Burns, outgoing President, added to the day by facilitating the AGM with ease, leadership and grace. All the outgoing Board of Directors (see names above) contributed in making the day a success (from making proxy calls, reviewing policies and supporting the behind the scenes work). We offer a fond thank you to Lily Seto, outgoing Past President, who has served on the VI ICF Board of Directors for many years. Your wisdom and dedication are deeply appreciated and have made a lasting impact on our Chapter.
Finally, we extend our thanks to YOU! We are grateful for all the Vancouver Island Coaches who continue to enrich and co-create our vibrant and engaged coaching community.
We look forward to cheering on the new Board of Directors as they blaze their path over the coming year!
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Annual General Meeting + Holiday Brunch

‘Tis the Season To Gather Together! RSVP Now.

We are delighted to invite our members and friends to our Annual General Meeting and Holiday Brunch on December 10, 2016. Thanks to our partners at Royal Roads University for allowing us to host this special occasion on campus, located on Hatley Park National Historic Site in Colwood.  We will dine in the iconic Hatley Castle which is the centrepiece of the estate overlooking the breathtaking Pacific Ocean.

As a member of the International Coaches Federation Vancouver Island Charter Chapter your presence and your vote is important.  This is your opportunity to vote in the 2017 Board of Directors and to celebrate the accomplishments of the out going 2016 Board of Directors.  Watch for information on our website + newsletter.

Giving + Gratitude for the Mustard Seed.

In the spirit of the season, we invite you to make a difference in the lives of many in our community by making a financial contribution to the Mustard Seed by using the donation button on our Eventbrite page.  Or if you wish, please bring a  non-perishable food item to the AGM and we will be happy to deliver it to the Mustard Seed on behalf of our community of coaches.

Please note the business portion of our meeting will begin sharply at 11:00am so please arrive a few minutes early.

11:00am  Annual General Meeting

Details of the AGM will include:  2016 President’s Report, Treasurer’s Report and the election of the 2017 Board of Directors.  You must be a member of the Vancouver Island Chapter to vote, however, everyone is welcome.

12:00pm – 1:30pm  Buffet Brunch and Mingle Time

Thank the outgoing board and meet your board of 2017!

Register online

 

Note: Parking is in P3 which is the lower parking lot behind the Castle.