Autumn 2019 Chapter Events – Don’t Miss Out!

Connect with your colleagues or immerse yourself in professional development! Your Chapter’s Board of Directors has planned an exciting Autumn season of events. Don’t miss out!

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Sept 9th: Conversation on Ethics in our Profession – Part 4 of 5

Webinar: The purpose of the series is to support coaches’ development of ethical awareness (maturity), and to introduce and engage the powerful tools of reflective practice. The series is based on the book, Ethical Maturity in the Helping Professions: Making Difficult Life and Work Decisions, by Michael Carroll & Elisabeth Shaw (2012).

Sept 14th: The Energy Codes – The 7-Step System to Awaken Your Spirit, Heal Your Body and Live Your Best Life

Workshop: Join Marlena Field on Salt Spring Island for this experiential  workshop that will explore alternative ways to uncover deeper reasons for being stuck and practical techniques for releasing old patterns.

Sept 26th:  Coaching Social in Victoria

Meet Up: Join your coaching colleagues at the Bard and Banker for an informal coaches meet up. This event is designed to bring coaches (members and non-members) together to connect in robust, meaningful conversations about coaching in a relaxed atmosphere.

Oct 21st: Coaching Social in Nanaimo

Meet Up: Join your coaching colleagues at the Boston Pizza in Nanaimo for an informal coaches meet up. This event is designed to bring coaches (members and non-members) together to connect in robust, meaningful conversations about coaching in a relaxed atmosphere.

Oct 26th:  Reimagining Mentorship in our Coaching Community – Victoria

Workshop:  Join ICF Vancouver Island Past Presidents Sarah Evans and Tracy Houser in Victoria for a thoughtful exploration, group discussions, theory bursts, creative visuals, personal journalling, a curiosity wall, reflection and ultimately the development of a Personal Mentor Map for 2020.

Oct 29th:  North Island Coaching Social in Courtenay

Meet Up: Join your coaching colleagues at the Bayside Cafe in Courtenay for an informal coaches meet up. This event is designed to bring coaches (members and non-members) together to connect in robust, meaningful conversations about coaching in a relaxed atmosphere.

Nov 2nd:  Reimagining Mentorship in our Coaching Community – Nanaimo

Workshop:  Join ICF Vancouver Island Past Presidents Sarah Evans and Tracy Houser in Nanaimo for a thoughtful exploration, group discussions, theory bursts, creative visuals, personal journalling, a curiosity wall, reflection and ultimately the development of a Personal Mentor Map for 2020. 3 CCEUs – resource development.

Nov 12th:  Conversations on Ethics in our Profession – Part 5 of 5

Webinar: Join coaches Lily Seto, Mary Prefontaine and Janet Sheppard in a conversation on ethics in our coaching profession. The purpose of the series is to support coaches’ development of ethical awareness (maturity), and to introduce and engage the powerful tools of reflective practice. As in previous webinars, we will begin with a case study. 1 CCEU-core competency.

SAVE THAT DATE!

October/November:  Stay tuned for your opportunity to volunteer on your Chapter’s Board of Directors or visit the Chapter’s Volunteer webpage for information

Dec 7th: Save this date for the AGM and December Celebration and watch your inbox for the official notice, invitation and details.

 

 

So Much To Celebrate! Don’t Miss Out!

It’s been a very busy and dynamic year so far for our Chapter and we have a lot to celebrate and to share with our membership community.

Membership:

We now have 143 members and are steadily growing! In celebrating this we recognize that we are maintaining an active, engaged and diverse chapter on Vancouver Island and would like to extend thanks to the Membership Committee for all of their energy to make this happen and to each of you for your dedication and commitment! ICF Global also recognizes this achievement and has given us a $2000 rebate. These funds go a long way towards the successful operation of our chapter.

Chapter Member Receives Award!

One of our long standing Chapter members, Betska K-Burr of Coaching and Leadership International Inc, was just honoured with the 2019 CEO Today Management Consulting Award of Top 100 Management Consultants of the World.

Congratulations Betska!

 

Meet One of our Newest Members: Rob Regner

Rob brings over 20 years of global business experience in senior management within the energy and forestry sectors. Leveraging his diverse background in business development, sales and marketing and operations covering six continents in both small businesses and large multinational corporations, Rob strongly believes in the power of people and maintains a relentless passion for the development of people and high performing teams. He now lives with his wife and two teenage children in Lantzville where he works with a major forestry company.

ICF Global Survey:

We are thrilled to announce that, thanks to the efforts of our chapter, we have achieved the goal of 100 completed surveys for the 2019 ICF Global Coaching Survey. This means that we’ll have access to a locally specific data deck when the survey results are published next year. Thank you for all that you’ve done to help us reach this goal!

However, we’re not done yet. The more data that we collect, the more robust and credible our results will be. That’s why I encourage you to take the following steps:

  1. If you haven’t already completed the survey, please do so today at www.coachingsurvey2019.com.
  2. Email the survey link to coaches, managers and leaders in your network and encourage them to complete the survey if they haven’t already.
  3. Share the survey link on social media. Don’t forget to mention that the survey is open to coaches and managers/leaders who use coaching skills, regardless of ICF Membership status!

Thank you for all that you do, every day, to help raise the profile of coaching and ICF in our community!

WBECS 2019 – Exciting News!

It was so great to see the level of engagement from our chapter for the WBECS Pre-Summit and hope everyone who signed up received value from the sessions they attended.

Since we had such great enrolment from the Vancouver Island Chapter we have been awarded 2 FREE EXECUTIVE SPEED LEARNER PASSES TO THE FULL-SUMMIT PLUS ACCESS TO ONE WBECS PROGRAM BY WBECS 2019!

For a chance to win these fantastic prizes, head on over to our LinkedIn Members Group Page (Our Chapter’s Private Forum) and tell us which Pre-Summit session was your favourite and your name will be entered into a draw!

And that’s not all! We have also been awarded the chance to HOST A ROUND TABLE SESSION DURING THE FULL SUMMIT. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact us for more information.

President’s Message: Gearing Up For Autumn 2019

Hello Members,

We are half way through this year and the Leadership Team is taking time to recharge as we gear up for the autumn.  A lot has been accomplished so far this year!  Tamara, Beth, Lynn and Kieran have worked hard to reach out to you and connect.  This has resulted in a 91% retention of our previous members and an additional eight new members joining our chapter.

John, in his role as Treasurer, has made sure that we are financially strong, and with Alison’s support, we are ensuring we can bring quality and diverse events that support our members in connecting and learning.

Your participation as a chapter with the World Business and Executive Coaching Summit (WBECS) has earned us some rewards that we are excited to pass on to the people who participated in the pre-summit.  Be sure to read your August edition of the Chapter Newsletter for all the details and how you could benefit from this reward. You don’t want to miss out on this!

I want to thank Delaney, communications committee volunteer, for doing such an amazing job coordinating the communications to members about WBECS.

I personally have enjoyed the special connections that all of the board members have made and how we have come together to support each other in supporting the members.  We are looking forward to getting together in the autumn to plan for next year.  Please let us know if you have something, as a chapter member, that you would like to see.

We have several new initiatives for next year for which we are seeking new directors.  Please visit our website to see how you can get involved and join in the fun and connection with the team.

Cheryl Joslin,
President
ICF – Vancouver Island Coaches Association

President’s Message: Update On The Work Your Chapter Volunteers Are Doing For You

President's Message: Wow! 12 Events in 4.5 Months!

Hello Members,

The volunteer board of directors and committees have been working very hard on your behalf to ensure we are living up to our commitment of focusing on ensuring we “THRIVE”.  Everyone is concentrating on supporting you and each other to ensure we are serving you and fulfilling your needs.

Alison, our Events Director, has organized 12 events so far this year!
To help create a successful program this year, Alison has spent time reviewing Eventbrite to ensure everyone is getting the event communications and she has been assessing the best time and dates to have events.

  • We kicked off the year on January 29th with Conversations On Ethics In Our Profession – Series 1 of 6 with Lily Seto, Mary Prefontaine and Janet Sheppard who then facilitated Part 2 of series in March.
  • February 12th there was Part 4 of the Cross Canada Coaching Series – Managing Progress and Accountability with Part 5 concluding in March.
  • February 13 Lynn hosted a North Island Coach Connection.
  • March 4th Beth organized the Mid Island Coaches Social Meet-up in Duncan.
  • March 12th we had the South Island Coaches Social Meeting in Victoria.
  • March 16th Beth Page and Sarah Evans facilitated Resilience for Coaches in Victoria and led the workshop again in Duncan on March 30th.
  • April 13th saw us up in beautiful Maple Bay for a Mid Island Social Barbecue.
  • This past Saturday we had The Missing Piece in the Coaching Industry with Betska K-Burr, The Guru Coach to kick off ICW.
  • Monday, we had The Field Guide to Emotions with Dan Newby and Curtis Watkins.

Visit the Events page on the VI Coaches website  for more upcoming events happening in May. Stay tuned for a special announcement about our Chapter’s partnership with World Business and Executive Coach Summit 2019 (WBECS) and also news about the upcoming visit and presentation from ICF Global’s Sara Smith in June.

Tamara, our Membership Director, has been focused on connecting with as many members as possible by phone, email, surveys and one on on. She is eager to understand your needs and what would have feel engaged as a Chapter member. She has been working hard with Delaney from our communications committee to ensure that everyone is getting our chapter messages.

Mike, Beth, Kieran, Lynn, Tania and Florie have planned a great International Coaching Week to promote coaching into our communities.

John keeps us in check with our finances and Maria is tracking all our needs.

I want to thank Delaney for supporting communications. Without her we would be lost.

I am so blessed and grateful to have such an amazing group of people to work with.

“The Cave You Fear to Enter Holds the Treasure You Seek”
~ Joseph Campbell

Cheryl Joslin,
President
Vancouver Island Coaches Association

Conversations on Ethics in Our Profession Webinar Series

The Conversations on Ethics webinar series continues and it is not too late to participate.

Session 3 of this 6 part series is coming up on May 2, 2019 and even if you missed the first two sessions, you can still participate, but will have to listen to Session 1’s recording first.

ICF – Vancouver Island Chapter members Lily Seto, May Prefontaine and Janet Sheppard kicked off this series in January of this year with the intention of helping coaches deepen their understanding of the nuances of how ethics come into play in our profession and day-to-day interactions with our clients.

The purpose of the series is to support coaches’ development of ethical awareness (maturity), and to introduce and engage the powerful tools of reflective practice. The experience will be facilitated through exposure to the theoretical framework of ethical maturity, and the learning will emerge from coaches’ participation in rich, stimulating, and respectful conversations in each of the webinars.

This series is designed to be accessible to a range of coaches, credentials, and experience levels. Each session offers 1 Core Competency CCEU.  Please consider participating in as many webinars as work for your schedule!


To Register for Session 3 Click Here


SAVE THE DATES!

Individual Eventbrite invitations will be posted for the following dates/times:

Session 4: July 9, 2019, 9:00-10:00 am Pacific Time (changed)

Session 5: September 9, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm Pacific Time

Session 6: November 12, 2019, 6:30-7:30 pm Pacific Time

More About Your Facilitators

Lily Seto, MA, PCC, ESIA, Certified Mentor Coach and Diploma in Coaching Supervision, is Past President of the ICF Vancouver Island Chapter. Her practice includes individual and group coaching, mentor coaching and coaching supervision, and facilitation. She is a member of the Global Independent Review Board (IRB investigates global complaints against coaches) and often explores ethics with her coaching supervision clients. She also teaches Intercultural Competence and Global Coaching as an Associate Faculty member with Royal Roads University in the Advance Coaching Certificate Program. Connect with Lily

Mary Prefontaine, CPCC, Co-Founder of Brew + Past Events Director of the Vancouver Island Chapter of the ICF. Mary specializes in leader development of individuals + teams. She is a trained associate of the Ethical Lens Inventory and encourages her clients + fellow coaches to stay alert to the conscious and unconscious biases we each hold when it comes to ethical dilemmas we face in our lives.

Dr. Janet Sheppard, CEC, ACC, Past Director of Community Relations, Mid/Up Island for the Vancouver Island Chapter of the ICF. Janet comes to her practice in coaching from a thirty year career in counselling. After retiring, Janet turned to coaching as a way to continue her passion for lifelong learning, while contributing to the learning, growth and change of her clients.  Website: www.janetsheppardcoaching.com

Be A Thought Leader! Publish An Article!

Be a Thought Leader!

Highlight your expertise while helping to advance the profile of professional coaching and our Chapter in our community.

The VI Coaches website has several blank webpages just waiting for content from our Chapter Members. Our intention with these pages is to support our members in their marketing efforts by publishing their articles under specific categories:

  1. Tools for Your Life
  2. Tools for Internal Coaching
  3. Tools for Your Career
  4. Tools for Business
  5. Organizational Coaching
  6. Tools for Leaders
  7. Tools for the Organization
  8. Tools for Coaches

Articles are being marketed via our website, our eNews, our various social media (twitter and LinkedIn) and to our professional alliances and target audience.  Our audience is quite large, it’s growing monthly and it includes your target market.

Members, do you have articles you would like us to publish on this website? Have you always wanted to write an article, but haven’t yet? This is your opportunity!

Submit your article to our Director of Communications.

Submission Guidelines

  • Articles should be informative on the subject matter, offering tips, or summarizing research.
  • Avoid any sales pitches – this will be edited out.
  • Articles should respect confidentiality, copyright laws and honour the ICF Codes of Ethics.
  • Aim for 300-2000 words.
  • You may repurpose an article you’ve already posted to your own website – just include a note in your byline “article also appears….”, but please do not submit an article you’ve already published in another publication.
  • Provide a ~25 word byline along with your website URL.
  • Provide your head-shot (optional, but preferred).
  • If you have a banner image you would like to include, please include this, as well (respecting copyright, of course).
  • VI Coaches reserves the right to edit content or to not publish articles.

It’s International Coaching Week #ExperienceCoaching

It’s International Coaching Week!

International Coaching Week (ICW) is an annual weeklong global celebration of the coaching profession. ICW 2019 is scheduled for April 29–May 5, 2019.

ICW is intended to educate the public about the value of working with a professional coach and to acknowledge the results and progress made through the coaching process.

During this week, coaches around the world offer a variety of activities and pro bono services in their local communities to enable others to Experience Coaching and its benefits firsthand.

This year, the ICF – Vancouver Island Chapter has planned several events – workshops and webinars –  for both the coaching community and the public as part of our #ExperienceCoaching dedication to the communities that we serve.

International Coaching Week 2019: Public Events

ICF – Vancouver Island Chapter is excited to host several events  – both workshops and webinars – enabling individuals and organizations to Experience Coaching during International Coaching Week 2019 (April 29–May 5).  Workshops and webinars are open to the public – We hope to see you there!

The Missing Piece in the Coaching Industry – Workshop

Facilitator:
Betska K-Burr, Accredited Master Coach (IAPC&M)

Date/Time:
Saturday, April 27, 2019
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location:
BDO Canada LLP – Victoria, BC

Re-Visit! Re-Vision! Re-Boot your coaching practice! Join us to discover this innovation in coaching that will dramatically improve your Client’s results. You will learn and practice award-winning tools to greatly enhance your coaching practice and achieve huge Client results — up to 900% change in client competency.

Click Here For Details & Registration

A Field Guide to Emotions: A Practical Orientation to 150 Essential Emotions – Webinar

Facilitators:
Curtis Watkins & Dan Newby

Date/Time:
Monday, April 29, 2019
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Location:
Webinar link provided upon registration

About:
ICF Vancouver Island is pleased to present A Field Guide to Emotions as a part of International Coaching Week 2019! The value of emotional literacy is increasingly gaining recognition as a critical area of learning for leaders, educators, coaches, parents, and individuals. In reality, though, there are few dedicated resources available to assist people in growing this essential skill. We are, therefore, delighted to present Dan Newby and Curtis Watkins, who have recently published “The Field Guide to Emotions: A Practical Orientation to 150 Essential Emotions“.

Click Here For Details & Registration

Neutralize Your Self Doubt, Strengthen Your Efficacy – Workshop For Leaders

Facilitator:
Dawn Large

Date/Time:
Saturday, May 4, 2019
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location:
BDO Canada LLP – Victoria, BC

About:
ICF Vancouver Island is pleased to present Neutralize Your Self-Doubt, Strengthen Your Efficacy – Workshop for Leaders as a part of International Coaching Week 2019! Learn and create your personalized way of strengthening your own self-efficacy in this interactive workshop. Hear how high performers strengthen their self-efficacy.
This is a public workshop – everyone is invited.

Click Here For Details & Registration

And on the Mid-Island…

Beth Page, our Chapter’s Community Relations Director for the Mid-Island, and Tania Walter Gardiner, Chapter member and organizer of the Mid Island Coaches community are working together on several opportunities to advance the profile of professional coaching in the community.

Coaches are invited to participate and can contact Beth Page for details.

Meet Your Neighbours (Duncan Networking Group):  The Power of Professional Coaching

Date/Time:
May 1
11:45am – 1:00pm

Location:
Ramada
140 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, BC

About:
Discover how professional coaching can help you get clarity, identify and align goals, overcome barriers and put inspired ideas into committed action. Tania Walter Gardiner of Integral Connections and Florie Varga of Inspired Woman will discuss the benefits of coaching and demonstrate the technique.

Cost: Just the cost of whatever you choose to purchase for lunch.
https://www.facebook.com/MeetYourNeighboursDuncan/

Duncan Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn: The Power of Professional Coaching

Date/Time:
May 28th
11:30am – 1:00pm

Location: 
Sands Funeral Chapel
187 Trunk Road, Duncan
(parking and entrance off Ypres St.)

About:
Discover how professional coaching can help you get clarity, identify and align goals, overcome barriers and put inspired ideas into committed action. Tania Walter Gardiner of Integral Connections and Florie Varga of Inspired Woman will discuss the benefits of coaching and demonstrate the technique.

During this Lunch N Learn, they will ask someone to volunteer to be coached on-the-spot for a laser focused coaching session. Is that you?  Would you be interested in being asked powerful solution-focused questions around what you want to create in your business?  If yes, then we encourage you to volunteer on the day!

Cost: 
Free for Chamber members; $5 cash at door for non-members
Must register in advance

International Coaching Week 2019: Information for Coaches

There are a number of participation opportunities for Chapter members during International Coaching Week:

  1. Participate in our chapter’s ICW events.
  2. Post links to the events on your social media. Let’s invite our communities to #ExperienceCoaching!
  3. Become an ICW Sponsor – connect with Mike Atkins, ICW committee chair to find our how.
  4. Volunteer to support an ICW event – connect with Alison Dunatov, Events Director, to find out how.
  5. Join the ICW Committee to help kick-start the planning for ICW 2020!

Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Chapter Events and Workshops – March 2019

Connect with your colleagues or immerse yourself in professional development – The 2019 Board of Directors is kicking off the winter season with a packed calendar of events.

March 4th: Mid-Island Coaches Connect – Conversations with Coaches, Duncan BC 
Join ICF-VI Coaches’ Beth and Jenna at the networking event for Mid-Island coaches where we’ll explore understanding our moment-to-moment experience to promote presence and gratitude.

March 12th: ICF-Vancouver Island Presents: South Island Coaches Meet-Up, Victoria, BC 
Join your fellow ICF Vancouver Island Chapter members (and non-members) at the Bard and Banker in Downtown Victoria for an informal coaches meet up. Connect in robust, meaningful conversations about coaching.

March 16th: Pro-D Workshop – Resilience for Coaches: Building Your Capacity, Victoria, BC 
Join Beth and Sarah in this experiential half-day session in Victoria, BC, which offers an opportunity to learn and ‘play’ with seven interrelated components of resilience to support building personal resilience at work, capacity to adapt to change and uncertainty, and maintain personal wellbeing.

March 18th:  Pro-D Webinar – Cross Canada Coaching Series – Part 5 0f 5 – Coaching Presence 
The fifth session in the Cross Canada pilot project* created by ICF chapters Vancouver Island, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Quebec features Quebec’s own Dr. James Gavin MCC discussing the competency of Coaching Presence. Deepen your learning and understanding of this ICF Core Competency during this interactive and engaging webinar.

Be sure to visit the ICF – Vancouver Island Chapter’s Events Calendar for more upcoming opportunities to connect and advance your professional development.

Stay tuned for exciting news about the Chapter’s plans for International Coaching Week (April 29th to May 5th).

President’s Message: Passing the Torch with Heartfelt Thanks

 

A Heartfelt Thank You

To all of our chapter members, the volunteers, our sponsors, the committee members and our board – thank you for another wonderful year of connection, growth and dedication to advancing the coaching profession. As my time as your chapter president draws to a close, I am humbled by the many kind words of thanks that so many of you have taken the time to share.

Vibrant, Engaged Community

Our recent AGM and Holiday Brunch was the perfect opportunity to watch quietly as coaches reconnected, discovered new friends, or rekindled collegial joy in a room full of energy and gratitude.  Not only were there old friends, but also many new faces joined us at Hatley Castle as we learned about the importance of insurance, did a quick trip of our 2018 year in review (activities, events and learning in abundance), and then held our Annual General Meeting.

‘Tis the Season of Wondrous Delight

A last-minute call to the membership brought unexpected delight in the overwhelming response to our request for door prizes. The strength of our community and the size of our hearts shone through with a bundle of extraordinary gifts donated for the special day. And the nomination and election process opened beautiful possibilities for chapter future. I am thrilled to see the continuity of board members (thanks to Cheryl, Mike and John) as well as fresh energy (Kieran, Beth, Daniel, Tamara, Lynn, Alison) join the board for 2019! Not only will there be a full board for the coming year, but no less than 8 additional chapter members have signed up to support the board through volunteering for committee or event work.  No doubt, there are more great things to come!

With gratitude,
Tracy Houser
Outgoing President

Notification of Annual General Meeting and Call For Nominations

You will, by now, have received via email the notification of the upcoming Vancouver Island Coaches Association Annual General Meeting & Holiday Brunch.

  • Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • 10:30am – 1:00pm
  • At Hatley Castle, Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC

Elections will be held at this AGM. Members (in good standing within 30 days of elections) of the Vancouver Island Charter Chapter interested in serving on the Chapter Board of Directors  are invited to complete a nomination application that has been endorsed by 2 other ICF – VI members.

Please Submit Nomination applications to the nominating committee chair Tracy Houser prior to the AGM. (See below for Form Download)

Positions open are:

President – open 1 year term
Vice- President – open 1 year term
Secretary – open 2 year term
Treasurer – 2 year term
6 Directors –  open 2 year term each

The pending motions to be discussed are the Approval of the minutes of the 2017 AGM and Approval of Financial Statements and information, and the method of voting by the membership will be by ballot.

The Festivities:

At this festive brunch, you will have the opportunity to network with your coaching colleagues, vote your next Board of Directors into action and celebrate the volunteers and successes of 2018!  This event is always rich in conversation and celebration, and this year, with the support of our new sponsor, we are certain to enjoy an even more engaging gathering of colleagues.

What you need to know:

If you are unable to attend, we request you submit a Proxy Form (Download below)

We request that you register before 9:00 am, Friday, November 30th so we can finalize catering.

Pay Parking is available in a couple of locations on campus – follow this link for a map of the campus.

***If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please send an email to the Director of Events by December 3rd.

REGISTER NOW

We look forward to seeing you there!

Download:  2018 ICF Vancouver Island Coaches Association Charter Chapter Board Nomination Form

Download: Proxy Voting Form

 


Sponsored By:

TruShield Insurance is a major sponsor of our Chapter Events with a substantial contribution towards offsetting the costs for members attending our AGM.