Minutes for the December 10, 2016 AGM (to be approved)

Welcome
Tracey Burns welcomed the 33 members to the meeting at 11:10

 

Tracey Burns acknowledged that quorum had been met in accordance with the By-laws.

She presented the AGM agenda, highlights from 2016 and financial statements/proposed budget on Powerpoint.

 

1 Proposed wording to change quorum for Special Resolution and confirmed that we had now transitioned to the new Societies Act (the “Act”)
  Tracey Burns explained the wording of the Special Resolution and acknowledged that the complete wording for the Special Resolution was not sent to members in accordance with the notice requirements under the Act. The membership was asked if there were any objections to proceeding to a vote to change quorum.

 

Motion proposed by:

John Burr

 

Motion seconded by:

Mary Prefontaine

 

Motion carried.

2 Quorum change vote  
Tracey Burns provided an overview of the need to change the quorum wording.

 

MOTION – that Special Resolution be accepted as follows:

 

”At AGM/SGM, quorum is set at 16 people or 15% of the

voting members in-good standing, which ever is less, including members present by proxy, with a minimum of ten members physically present.”

 

 

 

 

Motion proposed by:

John Burr

 

Motion seconded by:

David Crumpton

 

Motion carried.

 

MOTION – “Given the diverse location of the International Coach Federation, Vancouver Island Charter Chapter’s membership and the diverse location of that membership, I move that ICF-VICC amend the existing bylaw “quorum” from 20% to 15% of the membership.” Motion proposed by:

 

Motion seconded by:

 

Motion carried.

3 Approval of 2016 AGM Minutes  
MOTION – that the minutes from the January 26, 2016 AGM as circulated to the membership by E-blast and posted on the ICF Vancouver Chapter website be approved. Motion proposed by:

Wade Smith

 

Motion seconded by:

John Burr

 

Motion carried.

4 Report from the President  
Tracey Burns acknowledged and thanked the outgoing board members:

·         Lily Seto, Past President

·         Cammie Peterman, President-elect

·         Tammy Dewar, Director, Communications

·         Mary Prefontaine, Director, Events

·         Darrin Bridge, Director, Membership

·         Gina Ross, Secretary

·         Teri Brigden, Treasurer

 

And also acknowledged and thanked the ongoing board members:

·         Tracey Burns, Past President

·         Claire Rettie, Community Relations

Tracey provided a summary of the highlights from the 2016 year which included:

·         Membership increased from 141 to 145

·         ICF Vancouver Charter Chapter Communications, Community Relations & Events strategic plan improvement and implementation

·         Coach Activism project – success

·         Program sessions had 244 registered attendees for 12 scheduled events (this included approximately 10% non-members).  There was an increase in attendance from 2015

 

Tracey thanked the Directors for their dedication and establishing new relationships for the ongoing success of the Chapter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Report from the Treasurer  
Tracey Burns (on behalf of Teri Brigden) provided a brief overview of the interim financial reports (as of October 31, 2016) and the proposed Budget for 2017.  She advised that the financial statements as of December 31, 2016 would be available to the members in January 2017.

 

MOTION – that the interim financial statements be accepted as circulated and presented to the membership.

 

 

 

MOTION – that the proposed budget for 2017 be accepted as circulated and presented to the membership.

 

 

 

 

Motion proposed by:

Eva Gaudet

 

Motion seconded by:

Shryl Kennedy

 

Motion carried.

 

Motion proposed by:

Fern Schultz

 

Motion seconded by:

Tracy Houser

 

Motion carried.

7 Election of 2017 Board of Directors  
Election Chairperson was: Lily Seto, Past President.

 

Nominations were solicited from the membership through our newsletter, e-blasts and website.

 

Tracey Burns called for nominations from the floor three times. John Burr agreed to put forth his name for nomination for Treasurer for the 2017 slate.

 

2017 slate for ICF Vancouver Island Board of Directors presented to the membership:

  • Tracy Houser, President
  • Maeve O’Byrne President-elect
  • Tracey Burns, Past President
  • David Crumpton, Secretary
  • John Burr, Treasurer
  • Helen Wale, Director, Membership
  • Kathleen Asher, Director, Events
  • Carol Vickers, Director, Communications
  • Claire Rettie, Director, Community Relations
Motion proposed by:

Lily Seto

 

Motion seconded by:

Tracy Houser

 

Motion carried.

 

 

Motion proposed by:

Mary Prefontaine

 

Motion seconded by:

Wade Smith

 

Motion carried.

8 New Business  
Meeting was turned over to Tracy Houser, President who welcomed the new Board.

 

MOTION – that the 2016 AGM be adjourned.

 

 

 

 

Motion proposed by:

John Burr

 

Motion carried.

9 Adjournment  
   

Meeting adjourned at 12:16 pm.

 

Nominees for the 2018 Board of Directors for the ICF Vancouver Island Charter Chapter

ICF VANCOUVER ISLAND CHARTER CHAPTER

2018 BOARD NOMINATIONS

 

Please meet your ICF chapter members who have been nominated, are qualified as directors according to the BC Societies Act and have agreed to stand for nomination to the 2018 Board of Directors.

 

EXECUTIVE

President: Tracy Houser – Victoria: second, one-year term

Tracy Houser is a strong, thoughtful communicator who is passionate about coaching and growth and development. She focuses her energy on bringing out the best in people. Ever curious and open to new possibilities, she fuels her passion through her own constant learning and leadership development.

Tracy holds a Masters in Fine Arts and several certifications in coaching, mentoring and change management. She is credentialed as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the ICF. Her career experience ranges from small business to consulting, university teaching to international touring, and private industry to public service.

Although she is currently the Director of the Change Management Office at the Natural Resource Transformation Secretariat in the BC Public Service, she believes that “leader” is not a title you are given, it is how you choose to show up.  So, despite her official title, her self-caption on her imaginary business card is “Possibility Artist”.

I see the Vancouver Island Chapter as a vibrant organization that connects members around the island to advance the coaching profession.  We gather to learn together, share insights and best practices, develop awareness in the community of the value and impact of coaching, and to be part of global coaching trends. 

We do what we can to advance coaching, with what we have, from where we are – holding space to honour and advance coaching here on Vancouver Island.

 

Vice President: Cheryl Joslin – Metchosin

Cheryl is a strategic thinker with a passion for helping business leaders from all levels transform cultures, improve communication, and inspire their businesses to thrive.  She has 35 years’ experience working in the service industry with corporations and business owners, and has held leadership position at multiple companies including McDonald’s, Cobs Bread, and KFC/Taco Bell.

Cheryl is an ICF credentialed coach, a Certified Executive Coach and a trained facilitator with extensive experience developing executing training programs for McDonald’s Restaurants.  She is fiercely committed to her clients’ success and provides the support they need to exceed their goals and foster growth within their companies.

Known for asking questions that get to the heart of the matter, Cheryl’s style supports her clients to make choices that decide their success.  When applied to an entire workforce or organization, this can have an amazing effect on the quality of work and overall company performance.

My vision is to be an integral part of inspiring the members and the chapter to thrive by attracting and developing the highest quality of professional coaches.

 

Secretary: Kim Arsenault – Nanaimo

Kim has a Master’s Degree in Leadership from Royal Roads University. She holds a ACC designation with ICF. Kim has a caring and engaging presence. She coaches and assists leaders in attaining the best re­sults from themselves and their people. Kim is an experienced consultant and coach who continuously receives excellent reviews from clients.

My vision is that our Vancouver Island chapter be accessible to all members and provide support and education for coaches at all levels. I have seen a very successful chapter grow and really address members needs in the last few years and have been interested in contributing to that.

Treasurer – VACANT 

DIRECTORS

Varek Boettcher –  Victoria

I have always been curious. I was that kid that took things apart to see how they worked. As I grew older that curiosity developed into a passion for technology and I turned it into an IT career working in the public and private sectors for more than twenty-six years.

My wife recently completed her M.A. in Leadership at RRU. As she was graduating, our discussions turned to where I wanted to take my career. As soon as she showed me the coaching program it seemed like such a natural fit for me.  I graduated in May of 2017.

As a newly minted executive coach, I’m very interested in the experiences of new graduates and addressing some of the issues they experience.  How does one start a coaching practice?  What are the steps?  Where are the pitfalls?  How can one leverage the experience of veteran coaches in support of new graduates?

My vision is of a group of passionate coaches that look for opportunities to support our local community in developing themselves, their skills and their businesses.

 

Gina Ross –  Nanaimo as of Jan 2018

Gina Ross is a professional life coach, event leader and speaker committed to freedom through authentic expression. She leads and coaches aspiring entrepreneurial women who want to ‘find their voice’, so they can begin their soul’s work. In a world inundated with messages that we have to be something other than who we truly are. These messages often creep into how we build our businesses. Or they prevent us from ever beginning to live the lives we deeply want.

Gina’s coaching supports aspiring entrepreneurs to find, heal and share their voice – the authentic expression that wants to have impact with the people they serve. Gina graduated from and is affiliated with accomplishment coaching and has been in business for three years. In her past life she was a certified counsellor, and brings a playful and spiritual intuition along for the ride in all her work.

My vision is that we have over 200 members who are engaged, connected and contributing to the Chapter by the end of 2018. This chapter can be an inspired and powerful conduit for all coaches in our catchment and I believe we can truly be an organization that supports all coaches to thrive in their businesses.

 

Janet Sheppard – Cobble Hill

As a coach with a background in psychology and education, I am passionate about supporting people as they challenge themselves to learn, grow, and change in the pursuit of their goals and dreams.  My previous career in higher education has also fuelled my own desire to learn continuously. As I move into this new phase of my own professional development, I am excited to meet and learn from my coaching colleagues too. I find this emerging profession stimulating and rewarding and I see belonging to the local chapter of the ICF as an opportunity to be part of contributing to its development too.

One thing I loved most of all in my previous career was supporting people who were open to learning, growing, and changing in an integrated way, transforming their sense of self as they challenged themselves to navigate their academic learning and their personal and life/work paths.

It’s that transformative possibility that continues to fuel my passion for learning as a coach.

My vision is for the Vancouver Island Chapter to grow and flourish by building relationships with new and emerging coaches through local and, eventually, distance coaching programs. I see the coaching community as a ‘learning community’, or a series of linked communities of practice.

I have had some of my richest and most rewarding experiences participating in a community of practice with other professionals – social learning is an important part of professional identity development. To engage new coaches early in their careers and provide opportunities to participate in social and situated learning is a way to contribute to their professional learning, but also to the emerging profession of coaching.

Michael Atkins – Victoria

Michael Atkins is a Certified Executive Coach, who specializes in leadership development. A scholar and practitioner of leadership, he holds a Masters of Arts in Leadership and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching; moreover, he has also completed Royal Military College of Canada’s Intermediate Leadership Program, a program only offered to select military leaders. With over 17 years of military experience, he has become extremely proficient in developing high performance teams capable of dealing with high-stake situations. Should he be elected as a member of the board, Michael is extremely motivated to work hard in support of the VI ICF constituency at large.

I would like to become engaged with supporting the local coaching community. In that, I would like to use my time as a board member to promote the needs of the VI ICF constituency at large.

Unleashing Possibility in Victoria and Mid Island

It’s too soon for winter hibernation, come out and be part of co-creating your local chapter ICF activities for 2018:

Unleashing Possibility

World Café Brainstorming, Networking and Snacks

Please join us for an evening of creation for the future of the ICF Vancouver Island chapter. We look forward to connecting with new contacts and old friends.

We are hosting this event in two cities:

Victoria – Wednesday, November 1st from 6 – 7:30 pm at The Promontory, Amenities Room, 1st Floor, 83 Saghalie Rd.  Register here for the no-charge RSVP and details.

Nanaimo – Thursday, November 2nd from 6 – 7:30 pm at the Grand Hotel.  Register here for the no-charge RSVP and details for Nanaimo.

See you there!!

Freefall through a different lens – from the President’s Corner

Hello Fall,

Welcome back to the season of renewal. It is the time for finding new routines and creating vibrant rhythms in our lives. As I watch the magnificent colour parade of changing foliage, feel the crispness in the air, and smell the autumn notes of pumpkin-spice lattes – my eye is drawn to the single floating leaf that glides along an unknown draft, heading gracefully to the ground.

And I think “Freefall.”

No, I am not a scientist and I was curious as to why this particular word came to mind so I looked it up.  Freefall, in mechanics, is the state of a body that moves freely in any manner in the presence of gravity.

Okay so there were a few other definitions such as “the part of a parachute jump before the parachute opens.” I was intrigued to read “An object in the technical sense of the term “free fall” may not necessarily be falling down in the usual sense of the term. An object moving upwards would not normally be considered to be falling, but if it is subject to the force of gravity only, it is said to be in free fall. “

And that is what I’m feeling within my ICF Vancouver Island Chapter work right now – Freefall.  I am trusting in the feeling of weightlessness as the board and I dive into chapter offerings, engage with our members, and look to co-create the future.  So, are we moving upward or, are we falling down?  Sometimes it’s a bit of both.

Feeling a Rush

It is a joy to savour connections as I make personal phone calls to former board members inviting them to share their perspective on the history of our chapter. As the pieces of our history slowly come together, there is momentum for a focus on the future.  I take a deep breath and ground myself in the present.

Presently, I am stretching my own coaching skills by mindfully applying several concepts I have discovered through workshops and webinars over the past several months. Specifically, I have been concentrating on three levels of conversations from Judith Glaser’s Conversational Intelligence, Polarity Thinking and the Magic of Metaphors in coaching. Big thanks to Diane Lloyd, Laurie Hillis and Lily Seto for challenging me to expand my thinking and coaching practice.

Falling in Love All Over Again

So where were we on this idea of freefalling?  Oh yes, there is movement that comes with this season.  Our chapter work is now finding that fall rhythm and sometimes it’s just closing your eyes and jumping.  Check out the remainder of this newsletter to catch some insights into the regional webinar we offered on Relationship Systems Coaching and reflections on our local chapter Breakfast with the Board event.

We also wanted to check in on the ups and downs of our chapter activities so we put out a short member survey to hear how things are landing (pun intended) for you.  As we look to the future, we want to know how to better serve you, so thanks for the feedback.

We are ready to dig in (or should I say “jump in”) and discover what is possible for 2018.  So buckle on your ‘shute because there is more opportunity for you to get connected and fall in love with coaching all over again.

“So let’s freefall, see where we land.”

Ed Sheeran

Moving Freely

We want to ensure this chapter continues to thrive, which means rich conversations, deep learning, holding each other capable, suspending judgement and actively listening.

This is how, together, we will continue to advance the profession of coaching.

Now close your eyes, inhale and ask yourself…

“What’s the best that can happen if I jump in?”

Yahoo,

Tracy

Call for nominations to the Board of Directors for 2018

It’s that time when we weigh-in and commit to advancing the coaching profession at the local and global levels.  Yup, the local chapter is looking for new board members!

So, what might a board experience give you? Well there’s insight and connection to what’s happening what’s globally; connections locally and internationally; opportunities to learn and try out new coaching and leadership skills; places to collaborate on projects and initiatives…and FUN with people who just might become part of your tribe!

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For 2018 we’re seeking nominations for executive and director positions for one- and two-year terms.

Executive positions – for leaders and emerging leaders – with a commitment to expanding the profile of the profession, formalizing the strategic direction of the chapter, and enriching the experiences of chapter members.

  • Vice President (with a desire to become president)
  • Secretary

Directors with passion and commitment to deepening professional coaching knowledge and to expanding community experiences and curiosity about coaching work.

We’d also love it if you also have experience and skills in: community liaison and development; event planning; governance design; organizational and team development; stakeholder engagement, and strategic communication.

No – we don’t want much!

So, if you’re curious and really want the inside scoop…please connect with our nominating committee chairperson, Claire Rettie @ claire@borealiscc.org 

Don’t forget to mark your calendar, Saturday, December 9th for the Annual General Meeting.  More details to come!

Relationship Systems Coaching – a webinar with Marita Fridjhon

MEETING THE SYSTEM: COACHING FROM RELATIONSHIP SYSTEMS INTELLIGENCE (RSI)

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 – from 11 am to 12 pm PDT

Team Coaching is one of the most rapidly growing specializations within the coaching profession. And while we value the basic coaching skills of life/individual or executive coaching, it does require a different skill set in order for it to be effective. Many situations described as Team Coaching, from a systems perspective, actually is closer to what might be known as Group Coaching. In this webinar we will work on developing awareness for the difference between holding focus on the individuals within a team, vs making the Holonic shift to focusing on the collective entity of the entire team. In coaching intelligent teams, we hold the team entity to be the client instead of the individual players within the team. As we coach and engage with managers and leaders, it is important to bring modern Systems Thinking to bear on the vertical – personal – development as leader. In this webinar Marita will work on developing awareness for the difference between holding focus on the individual and/or the entire team.

The session will focus briefly on the 5 Principles of RSI, followed by a demonstration of operationalizing at least one of these principles to reveal the intelligent team that is available to the individual, partnership or team.

Outcomes

  • Learn with Marita how to coach clients to work with all their different parts, which is the first system and relationship set to work with.
  • Create a coaching agreement around how relationship matters and that it starts with being with the self, all of the self.
  • Build trust and intimacy with clients discovering their internal interdependence between different selves all playing a role in the client’s individual expression.
  • With powerful questions, coach clients how to leverage the strengths of different aspects of self.
  • Create a bridge between the systemic approaches in coaching teams, to the systemic approach in working with individuals.

About the Facilitator:

Marita Fridjhon MSW, PCC, CPCC, ORSC Certified

Marita is a coach and co-author of the ICF-accredited Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC™) program, and CEO of CRR Global Inc. CRR Global currently has partners delivering programs through a global faculty of trainers in 15 different countries throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, Turkey, Israel and United Arab Emirates.

Raised in South Africa during the Apartheid era, Marita has dedicated her career to systemic evolution and operationalizing complex theories into user-friendly tools and strategies. With degrees and training in Clinical Social Work, Community Development, Process Work, Family Systems Therapy and Alternative Dispute Resolution, she brings not only considerable knowledge but also a deep understanding of Systemic Evolution.

Marita combined her professional practice and global experience (spanning Africa, Brazil, West Indies, London and currently the US) to create a groundbreaking team coaching model leveraging the power of relationship systems.

The practice of Relationship Systems Coaching, as trained in the ORSC model, is currently one of the most powerful models affecting large-scale, impactful community and organizational change. Team coaches trained in ORSC are active in dozens of countries, including: South Africa, Japan, China, France, Turkey, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Britain, North America and Spain, to name only some.

Marita is a popular public speaker, business consultant, master curriculum designer, and continues to hold a small practice of coaching teams and partnerships.

There is no cost for this fabulous webinar!

You can register through Eventbrite by clicking here

Coaching for engagement and connection – a special learning and development opportunity

Coaching for engagement and connection

A learning and development opportunity to expand your front-of-the-room coaching skills and your network of coaching colleagues, and to help your communities experience the impact of professional coaching.

WHY and HOW

We know that coaching is not about telling – it is about demonstrating impact. Through face-to-face workshops, webinars and practical experiences this program will expand the skills needed to coach at the front of the room and to open the coaching conversation with businesses or organizations.  And, as part of the program you’ll create demonstration opportunities by connecting with community businesses and organizations so they can experience the impact of professional coaching.  We’ll celebrate the learning and the impact with a week of coaching-at the-front-of-the-room during International Coaching Week – May 7th – 13th, 2018.

WHO IS THIS FOR

Developed, in collaboration with Lily Seto, PCC, the program is open to accredited ICF Vancouver Island chapter members who have at least an ACC designation. You’ll also need to be an effective communicator, flexible and have some experience in group and team coaching.

WHEN and WHAT

Running from September 2017 to May 2018, the program starts with a face-to-face workshop on September 23, 2017, followed by two 90-minute webinars in October and January.

From October through March you’ll engage with local organizations and businesses and do two, community practice sessions. The program ends during International Coaching Week, May 7 to 13 with you completing at least two coaching-at the-front-of-the-room demonstrations in local businesses or organizations.

 

YOUR GUIDE FOR THIS WORK

Lily Seto, MA, PCC, AOCS

Lily is an experienced Human Resources and Organizational Development Consultant who has been coaching professionally for over 12 years. Her practice focusses on coaching to develop leaders and mentoring and coaching supervision of coaches who want to “up their game”.  She has also designed and trained trainers in various courses and workshops.

She also works closely with leadership teams, coaching and mentoring them to take a coaching approach to their leadership style. She is also a certified Fierce Conversations facilitator and one of six trained coaching supervisors in Canada.

Lily works internationally and is the past president of the ICF Vancouver Island Chapter, where she devoted her volunteer time to engaging the Chapter coaches in connection and development. She is the 2016 recipient of the Royal Roads University Coaching Award through Leadership Victoria and has been appointed an Independent Review Board member for the International Coach Federation Ethics committee.

 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

As part of the program you’ll be asked to:

  • secure opportunities to demonstrate coaching ‘at the front of the room’ in organizations or businesses;
  • invest a minimum of 3 hours per month from September 2017 to May 2018 in either training on how to coach from the front of the room or in coaching demos within organizations;
  • share coaching-at the-front-of-the-room with local organizations and businesses in celebration of International Coaching Week in May 2018, and
  • debrief and improve the program.

COST

$250.00 for the workshop and webinars. Potential rebate of $100 when you secure two community demos during 2018 International Coaching Week.WHAT NEXT

We have room for 12 coaches in this program.  Please copy and paste and complete the Application below and return to commrelations@vicoaches.ca by September 9, 2017.

We’ll let you know by September 12, 2017 if you’ll be part of this program.

 

Coaching for engagement and connection: Application

Name and ICF accreditation: ______________________________________, _________

ICF Vancouver Island member:  Yes ____  No ______

In 200 words tell us about:

  • Why you want to be part of this program
  • Your ideas for organizations you’ll approach for coaching-at the-front-of-the-room demonstrations
  • Previous group or team coaching experiences

Are you available to attend September 23 face-to-face session?  Yes ____  No ____

President’s Message and Invitation for ALL previous Board Members

“Long, Long Ago, in a Galaxy Far, Far Away….” Nope, that one was science fiction.

“Once Upon a Time…” No, no – that was a fairytale.

“Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start…”  Caught you humming?

Well we can’t all sing like Julie Andrews in Sound of Music, but she did have a point. So where did the Vancouver Island Chapter of ICF start? How has our story unfolded? The Board recently held a second retreat to plan for the remainder of the year and beyond. We got curious about the chapter history.

A Vibrant Future

To make plans for the future, it is helpful to know where we came from. As part of ensuring we continue to have a strong, vibrant chapter, we are looking at succession management.  Here are some of the pieces we are working on:

  1. Recruitment Strategy 2018 – Nomination Committee      
  2. Revised Board Role Descriptions
  3. Revised Chapter By-Laws
  4. Updated Onboarding Handbook and Materials

We realized that nowhere in our existing documentation is there a history of the Vancouver Island Chapter.  Rather than dig through boxes of old musty files, sleuthing out information that may (or may not) be captured, and trying to fit it together like an old puzzle without the lid to guide us…. We thought it would be far more fun, and effective, to ask our previous board members!

Breakfast with the Board

If you have EVER served on the Vancouver Island Chapter Board, we want to hear your stories, insights, and perspective on the amazing development of our local ICF chapter.  We would like to arrange your registration to join us:

Event: Breakfast with the Board

Date: Saturday, September 9th

Time: 10 am – 12 noon

Location: 1803 Douglas Street – Suite 500*, Victoria

To get your TICKET to BREAKFAST please RSVP to president@vicoaches.org

*We would like to thank BDO Consulting for their generous sponsorship of providing a beautiful, creative space for us to explore our history, gather stories, and nurture our connection.

Don’t Miss Out!

Check out the remainder of this newsletter for more nuggets such as an upcoming Virtual Learning Opportunity (webinar) on Relationship Systems Coaching, reflections on the recent Magic of a workshop on Salt Spring Island, details about our new Community Outreach initiative, more insight into our member perspective on a potential Coaching Conference and a save-the-date for our Annual General Meeting.

Isn’t it delicious?  

Warmly,

Tracy

Message from the President – the half way point

And just like that, half the year has flown by!  From ethics to conversational intelligence, from polarity to inner critics, from strategic planning to hosting great conversations about the future of coaching… it’s been REAL.  By that, I mean it has been a time of building great RELATIONSHIPS, exploring and supporting a wide range of EVENTS and ACTIVITIES and of LEARNING about both coaching and leadership.

RELATIONSHIPS are the Foundation

I have had the opportunity to welcome new board members at the start of the year, to connect personally with many of our members at events in both Nanaimo and Victoria, to meet global leaders (ICF presidents) from around the world, and to build potential partnerships with other chapters.

One of the many things I love about the coaching community is the generosity of spirit.  When we reach out to one another, someone always steps in or up; for example to lead a coaching demo or offer laser coaching during International Coaching Week. Our members have offered workshops, training, and even door prizes for our events (gift certificates for coaching services, or handmade coaching cards). And a big thanks to the board members who have been supporting one another to ensure we deliver the quality services and experiences that we so mindfully committed to at the start of this year-long journey.

EVENTS and ACTIVITIES

As we strive toward the goal of advancing the coaching profession on Vancouver Island, we know that events and activities are a cornerstone of our development.  Having opportunities to network with one another, to share ideas, best practices, case studies, and resources – this is critical in a profession that depends on a code of ethics that maintains confidentiality.  We work alone, yet we belong to this incredible gracious community.

As members (and don’t forget, your board members are also ICF members) it is easy to get lost in our daily tasks or to keep our eye firmly fixed on the next set of deliverables.  We can quickly beat ourselves up for missing a workshop, not networking often enough, not taking advantage of everything that ICF offers, not, not, not.  Today, I propose that we take a moment to breathe and reflect on what has occurred, what has worked well for us, what we wish to celebrate or acknowledge:

Service Topic Mechanism Location Timing
Chapter Activity Strategic Planning Face to Face Victoria Jan 2017
Chapter Event Ethics Part 1* Webinar Virtual Jan 2017
Chapter Event Ethics Part 2* Webinar Virtual Feb 2017
Chapter Event Networking Social Face to Face Victoria Feb 2017
Chapter Event Ethics Part 3* Webinar Virtual Mar 2017
Chapter Activity Call for Proposals Email/newsletter Online Mar 2017
Communication Chapter Newsletter E-blast Online Mar 2017
Chapter Event Prep for your PCC* Webinar Virtual Apr 2017
Communication President’s Special Message E-blast Online Apr 2017
Chapter Activity Membership Renewals Mixed Mixed Apr 2017
Chapter Event Postcards from Poland Face to Face Nanaimo May 2017
Chapter Event Postcards from Poland Face to Face Victoria May 2017
Chapter Event Postcards from Poland Webinar Virtual May 2017
Chapter Event Member Benefits* Webinar Virtual May 2017
Chapter Event Lunch and Learn Face to Face Duncan May 2017
Chapter Event Coaching demo & laser coaching Face to Face Nanaimo May 2017
Chapter Event Conversational Intelligence* Webinar Virtual May 2017
Communication Chapter Newsletter E-blast Online May 2017
Chapter Event Polarity Thinking* Face to Face Victoria Jun 2017
Regional Event Quieting the Inner Critic* Webinar Virtual Jul 2017
Communication Member Survey (re: Regional Conference) Email Online Jul 2017
Communication Chapter Newsletter E-blast Online Jul 2017

*CCEU’s offered

Between January and July 2017 

Events and Activities

~ 15 events

~ 8 webinars (virtual – anyone can attend from anywhere)

~ 6 face to face (3 in Victoria, 2 in Nanaimo, 1 in Duncan)

~ 3 activities (1 for the board, 2 for membership)

Communication and Engagement

* 3 chapter newsletters

*  1 President’s Special Message

*  1 member survey

*  Numerous targeted communication re: specific events

NOTE: Don’t forget the behind-the-scenes work to ensure financial tracking and reporting, governance and records management, and succession planning for 2018.

 LEARNING … I just can’t get enough

I took on this role as a way to get more involved in this amazing professional community. I wanted to connect more often, be challenged in my thinking, and expand my understanding.  I honestly do not believe I had any idea of the depth and breadth of professional development opportunities that ICF makes available to us!

Now having the privilege of sitting in the President’s role, I want to support as many of the events and activities as possible, having a personal presence that models the learning organization that I believe us to be.  While it has not always been easy to carve out the time, as I reflect on the various sessions that I have attended, I am blown away by the growing I have been invited to do.

What is really weird is that I keep showing up at the sessions, and it seems as if each time, there is something going on in my professional or personal life that really needs that specific learning at that moment.  A shout out to Diane Lloyd for the conversational intelligence workshop (the 3 levels of conversations continues to resonate), and to Laurie Hillis for the polarity thinking workshop (my infinity loop could benefit from this new “and” perspective).

And if this wasn’t enough learning, my role as President offers a whole new treasure box as I delve into leading a volunteer board, strategic planning, connecting to the global organization, linking to regional activities and navigating all kinds of new technical tools.

 

What About YOU?

And there is more to come!  Roll up your sleeves, or slip into your metaphorical swimsuit and jump right in.  The coaching water is truly fine.

Join us for a workshop on Salt Spring Island in August (check out the article in this month’s newsletter), a new community outreach initiative in the fall (stay tuned), more webinars, at least one more networking event and of course our December AGM.

Warmly,

Tracy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metaphor Magic for Coaches – a workshop on Saltspring Island

Join Lily Seto, PCC, as she introduces you to the Metaphor Magic Box.  Invite your coaching clients to see a different perspective by using the Metaphor Magic Box in your sessions.

Metaphors are a powerful way to work with our coaching clients.  Using metaphors, clients access another part of their brain and this tool will encourage them to think in a different way.  When using the Metaphor Magic Box in your session, your clients will begin to explore their unconscious meaning of the symbols that they choose.

In this 3 hour workshop, Metaphor Magic in Coaching, you will experience a demonstration using a Metaphor Magic Box and then there will be a debrief and a conversation on the principles of working with these metaphors effectively.  You will also have the opportunity to practice a short coaching session with a colleague using your Magic Box.

Your registration fee includes your own Metaphor Magic Box to take home.

Pending ICF Global approval, CCE’s will be available for attending this workshop.

WHEN:  Saturday, August 12th, 2017

TIME: 11:00 am to 2:00pm. Pacific Time

WHERE: Saltspring Lions Club, Saltspring Island, BC

COST:  $65 for Members / $75 for Non-Members

HOW: Register via this  Eventbrite link 

WHAT: A road trip to Saltspring Island OR an event in your community!

Lily Seto, MA, PCC, is an Executive Coach, Certified Mentor Coach and an Accredited Coaching Supervisor. She works with clients around the globe (currently New Zealand, Thailand, Germany, Malaysia, South Africa, the US, and Canada). She is also an Associate Faculty member at Royal Roads University, where she teaches the Intercultural Competence and Global Coaching course in the Advanced Coaching Certificate.

When Lily began using a Metaphor Magic Box with her mentoring and supervision clients, they had such powerful experiences that they were interested in being trained in how to use this tool. As a result, Lily now trains coaches and leaders around the world on how to use the Metaphor Magic Box as a coaching tool. Lily is the Past President of the ICF Vancouver Island Chapter, located in Victoria BC, Canada. She recently delivered this workshop to 20 participants in Prague, for the ICF Czech Republic Chapter.

Questions? Contact Kathleen Asher at events@vicoaches.org