Call for Volunteers for International Coaching Week 2021

International Coaching Week is approaching and will take place during May 17-23, 2021.  ICW is a week-long worldwide celebration of coaches and the coaching profession. Following the tremendous success of last year’s virtual #ExperienceCoaching event, ICF-VI is organizing another invite our members to join in to help increase the visibility, understanding and impact of coaching.

#ExperienceCoaching is a pro bono coaching event on May 18, 2021 hosted by ICF-Vancouver Island from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. #ExperienceCoaching will empower communities to experience the impact of coaching at no cost while building awareness of local ICF coaches across Vancouver Island. We need your help to contribute to what will be a highly impactful #ExperienceCoaching event in our communities during a time when our communities continue to need support. This event will be conducted virtually in light of world events.

We are inviting Chapter member coaches to volunteer for our #ExperienceCoaching event as follows, with a request to confirm your interest by April 30, 2021 please.

How it will work:

  • We will market this event via traditional and social media, inviting participants to register online and sign up for a time slot to experience coaching.
  • Slots will be determined by how many volunteer coaches we have.
  • Coachees and coaches will be matched via a set of basic criteria, including time slot.
  • Volunteer coach and coachee will arrange, between themselves, which platform they will use for their coaching slot (Skype, phone, Zoom).

Participation in this event is a great opportunity for Chapter members to broaden your reach and increase awareness of the profession of coaching while providing much needed support in our Vancouver Island communities. Join your colleagues in co-creating a meaningful International Coaching Week in our region!

How to get involved:

Please contact Annette Siewertsen, Communications Director, for more information and to get involved.

With appreciation for our amazing community!

Your ICW2021 Committee

President’s Message: Visualizing a Tapestry of a Blossoming Garden as Our Theme This Year

The year has taken off with a bang!

ICF Branding Update

ICF has rolled out its bold new branding based on ICF Professional Coaches’ “new emboldened purpose … to empower coaches to achieve their ultimate goal. We have greater focus on helping you grow your clients and your business so that you can go change the world.”
For more information on ICF’s new branding please visit the One-ICF webpage.

Chapter Strategic Planning for 2021

The ICF Vancouver Island Board of Directors met in January for a strategic planning and team building session. Our Vice President, Johanna Stiver, led the team in an inspiring Social Presencing Theatre exercise as we organically listening into the emergent future of our community to co-create a theme for the year. We sensed into images of expansiveness, sowing seeds, diversity, a blooming garden, individual selves coming together into a bigger whole, a tapestry of different coloured threads in bright collaboration and playfulness. From there, we distilled the theme into: A Tapestry of a Blossoming Garden.

In our strategic planning, we discussed how to showcase and reveal the wisdom and diversity in our chapter to:

  • benefit our members
  • raise member’s profiles, and
  • to connect, grow and thrive as individuals and as a community.

Meet our Chapter’s 2021 Board of Directors Here.

Winter Events Calendar Fully Booked – Don’t Miss Out:

January’s events included:

  • Well Played: An Experiential Play Workshop for Coaches
  • ICF-Vancouver Island Virtual Wine & Cheese  – our monthly Chapter social networking and collaboration gathering

Events in February and March will include:

  • ICF-Vancouver Island Virtual Wine & Cheese (February and March)
  • Michael Bungay Stanier: How to Tame Your Advice Monster
  • Mini Habits: Small Tools for Big Success
  • Climate Coaching Alliance: Coaches Looking after Mother Earth – Learning from an Indigenous Worldview
  • Creating Coaching Prosperity

Visit the Chapter’s Event webpage to register for upcoming events.

Connecting and Learning Together Through the Challenges

We are acutely aware that we are working in a uniquely challenging context as Vancouver Island and the world continues to grapple with the impact of COVID-19. This year, we will continue to offer virtual training and opportunities for us to connect, as a coaching community, and with potential clients. The Board looks forward to exploring with you what we have learned from the experience of COVID-19 and to hearing your ideas for how it might reshape how we connect, learn, grow and thrive together as coaches and support our clients as we navigate these unprecedented times.

I’m honoured to writing this message to you as the President of ICF Vancouver Island. I put my name forward for this opportunity because I have a deep belief in the value and impact of coaching in our communities. I look forward to serving you and our community in the coming year.

Kieran

Kieran Harrop
President
ICF Vancouver Island Coaches Association

 

Meet Our Chapter’s New Board of Directors for 2021!

 

The Chapter is kicking off 2021 with an incredible team of volunteers!

Meet your 2021 Board of Directors who are excited to make this a year of inspiring connections.

 

Kieran Harrop, ACC
President

Vision for the Chapter: Supporting, connecting, and inspiring coaches and coachees in our community. To increase the visibility and impact of the ICF Vancouver Is-land. To bring together coaches, coachees and organizations to flourish and become future fit in dynamic co-creation within our social, political and ecological systems.

 


Johanna Stiver, ACC
Vice President

To connect members across Vancouver Island making the coaching community more visible and at the same time centering other voices to be more representative of coaches and clients with diverse experiences and perspectives.

 

 

 


Adele Fraser, ACC
Secretary

Vision for the Chapter: To continue the good work from this past year – offering a valuable contribution to the profession of coaching and provide connection and growth opportunities for members.

 

 

 


Fern Schultz, PCC
Treasurer

Vision for the Chapter:  A vibrant community of professional coaches supporting each other and contributing to the larger communities, which we serve.

 

 

 


Tamara Wichniewicz, ACC
Director of Membership

Vision for the Chapter: That the Chapter dynamically expand, that we efficiently and playfully collaborate, and that our Chapter and its members be seen and valued in the community.

 

 


Jilly Hyndman, ACC
Director of Events

Vision for the Chapter: Collaboration and community, uphold professional integrity, inclusivity and participation by all members.

 

 

 


Valerie Thackray
Director of Community Relations – South Island

Vision for the Chapter: To have a brand for a well-known and highly regarded coaching community of highly skilled, ethical and authentic coaches where learning from one another and continuous improvement are cultural cornerstones and coaching expertise and support are sought out by business and coaches alike.

 


Natasha Music-Laketic, ACC
Director of Events

Vision for the Chapter: Our Chapter promotes the power of coaching and is making coaching accessible to people who are curious about coaching and interested in their personal and professional growth. Our Chapter connects local coaches and provides them with opportunities to collaborate, contribute to new programs and transform.

 


Beverly MacLellan
Director of Community Relations – North Island

Vision for the Chapter: Supporting one another in furthering coaching within our communities.

 

 

 


Annette Siewertsen
Director of Communications

Vision for the Chapter: To support and inspire our members with innovative education opportunities while creating an inclusive and sustainable coaching community.

 

 

 


Lori Eisenhaur, ACC
Director of Community Relations – Mid Island

Vision for the Chapter: My vision for our ICF chapter is that we encourage a strong, supportive, and connected professional community.  My hope is that we build on our past and co-create opportunity, learning, and promotion of the coaching profession.

ICF-VI Chapter Partners with CPHR – BC and Yukon Chapter on Coaching Roundtables

Last year, Chapter member and Director of Community Relations Beth Page, organized a partnership between ICF Vancouver Island and the BC & Yukon Chapter of Chartered Professionals in Human Resources providing access to the monthly Roundtables to our Chapter members.

The Roundtables are hosted the third Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7:00 p.m and each of these Roundtable brings focus to a different topic relevant to both Human Resources professionals and Coaching professionals.  Check the Vancouver Island Coaches Association LinkedIn Group for posts of upcoming Roundtables and their topics.

Upcoming dates in 2021: January 20, February 17, March 17

January 20, 2021

5:30 – 7:00 pm Pacific

Are you interested in pursuing a career in coaching with professional development and career advancement through education, skills enhancement and networking? Here is an opportunity to ask any questions about coaching to Laurie O’Donnell, Global Executive Coaching Director with Cornerstone International Group and the Coaching Director of ICF Vancouver Charter Chapter.

Guest Facilitator: Laurie O’Donnell, ACC, is the Managing Director and office head of Vancouver and Toronto. She focuses on Industrial Practice and is a trusted advisor on Senior Management, HR, Supply Chain, R&D, Quality and Sales positions in North America and China. Laurie has 15 years in the Global Recruiting Industry filling positions in all areas of manufacturing with a special emphasis on Aerospace & Defense and Heavy Industrial. Before relocating to Vancouver, she was four years at Cornerstone International Group Beijing in China and 10 years at Cornerstone Montreal in Canada, responsible for Industrial, Energy and Aerospace sector

Roundtable Host(s): Ceyda (jay-da) Gultan, MA, ACC, CPHR, Ceyda (jay-da) Gultan, MA, ACC, CPHR is a Human Resources Executive with 20 years of progressive experience in global, national and local corporations in private, public and nonprofit sectors. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English language and a Master’s degree in human resources management. As a CPHR professional in BC, she holds a certificate in intercultural studies from UBC. Ceyda is the Past President of the International Coach Federation Vancouver Charter Chapter and she believes in the coaching principle of every person is creative, resourceful and whole.

ICF-VI Chapter members can register as follows:

As CPHR BC & Yukon Roundtables generally are for members of their association in good standing, ICF Vancouver Island Chapter members are asked to follow the process below to register for this event. Please register by emailing Emmalee Gummer with the following information:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Business Name
  3. Title
  4. Mailing Address
  5. Email Address
  6. Phone Number

You will then receive an email confirmation for your registration, and will receive the Zoom login information by the end of the day on the day before the roundtable.

Winter 2021 Chapter Events – Don’t Miss Out!

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

Click the Event title for details and registration

January 14th: ICF-Vancouver Island Virtual Wine & Cheese

Online Chapter Meet-up: Always a fun way to connect! With ICF-VI covering such a large area, the easiest and most inclusive way for us to meet as a community is online – an now it is the safest. So grab a drink and a snack and log in to the meeting from the comfort of your own home! What are your goals for the New Year?

January 21st: Well Played: An Experiential Play Workshop for Coaches

Pro-D Workshop/Webinar: let’s get 2021 started with a burst of play! You’ll leave this workshop, facilitated by Kaitlyn Lyons, CPCC, feeling lighter and refreshed, with practical tools to create joy for yourself and your clients. You’d be surprised by how useful “unproductive” play can be. A playful coach and client are relaxed, creative, and open to possibility and change! CCEUs: 1.0 Core Competencies; 0.5 Resource Development

February 11th: ICF-Vancouver Island Virtual Wine & Cheese

Online Chapter Meet-up: Always a fun way to connect! With ICF-VI covering such a large area, the easiest and most inclusive way for us to meet as a community is online – an now it is the safest. So grab a drink and a snack and log in to the meeting from the comfort of your own home! Connect with colleagues and gather great ideas to support your clients. 

February 22nd:  Mini Habits: A Small Tool for Big Success

Pro-D online workshop from 12-1:30 p.m. facilitated by James Garrett of Brain by Design. CCEUs pending. Details and registration coming soon!

March 11th: ICF-Vancouver Island Virtual Wine & Cheese

Online Chapter Meet-up: Always a fun way to connect! With ICF-VI covering such a large area, the easiest and most inclusive way for us to meet as a community is online – an now it is the safest. So grab a drink and a snack and log in to the meeting from the comfort of your own home! Connect with colleagues and gather great ideas to support your clients. Learn more about your colleagues.

March 23rd: Creating Coaching Prosperity 

Pro-D online workshop from 1-4pm facilitated by local chapter member Adam Quiney, J.D., PCC. CCEUs pending. Details and registration coming soon!

Third Wednesday of Each Month: CPHR Coaching Roundtables, a partnership between ICF Vancouver Island and CPHR – BC & Yukon Chapters

Online Roundtable: January 20, February 17, March 17 from 5:30-7 p.m.
As CPHR BC & Yukon Roundtables generally are for members of their association in good standing, ICF Vancouver Island Chapter members are asked to follow the process below to register for this event. Please register by emailing Emmalee Gummer with the following information:

1. First and Last Name 2. Business Name 3. Title 4. Mailing Address 5. Email Address 6. Phone Number

You will receive an email confirmation for your registration, and will receive the Zoom login information by the end of the day on the day before the roundtable.

 

President’s Message: Using Our Coaching Hearts to Support Change with Courage

 

#I Can’t Breathe

I have found it challenging to compose a message during such a tumultuous time.

We continue to experience the effects of COVID-19; the public loss of black lives Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and Breonna Taylor; the history and legacy of systemic racism towards Indigenous Peoples in Canada; as well as the continued perpetuation of systemic inequality.

Our world will be forever changed by the events of this year. The challenge is how to show up in a world that has become more complex than ever.

In March 2019, I attended a Dare to Lead training with Brené Brown. During this training a conversation erupted around diversity and inclusion. Multiple people stood up in the room to express their pain from being excluded. At the time I was not sure what had started it, but it was definitely overwhelming. I understood, #I Can’t Breathe, as I sat and listened to everyone’s pain. After the event I connected with the person who had started the conversation. I remember thinking how brave she was to stand up and communicate her pain in such a public way. It also highlighted the fact that you can never understand someone’s experience unless you are willing to have a conversation with them.

I am making a conscious decision to notice our differences and challenging myself to be more curious about the struggles of others. I am questioning my unconscious biases and blind spots. I am open to having uncomfortable conversations with both my clients and those around me to change the inequality in our community and our world.

We are seeing fears about the future and altered mindsets from isolation. I am asking myself how do I support clients at this time? How do I prepare them for September as we go into what is predicted to be the second wave of COVID-19? How do I assist leaders to find the courage to lead with more heart and to find empathy for their teams? The only antidote to fear is love. To get through these challenges we need braver leaders with the courage to not have all the answers.

I invite you to join me on my journey of exploration and to start a conversation in our community. Chapter members can use the Chapter’s private LinkedIn group to post and comment on what you are experiencing and how we can use our coaching hearts to support the change that is happening in the world.

Here is a link to a test created by Harvard University. This will assess your own unconscious bias.

https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/

Know you dare well enough to sit in the dark with other – Pema Chödrön

 

Cheryl Joslin
President
Vancouver Island Coaches Association

New Video Series: ICF Code of Ethics

The newest version of the ICF Code of Ethics went into effect on January 1, 2020. To give you a greater understanding of what the Code is and what it says about working ethically, ICF has created a new nine-part video series highlighting each section of the revised ICF Code of Ethics.


Click to watch the video series


Read a summary of the changes to the ICF Code of Ethics here


 

Register Through ICF-VI to Receive up to 50% Off all WBECS Full Summit Packages

Dear Members,

We hope that everyone is enjoying the WBECS Pre-Summit and is taking advantage of the line up of incredible speakers! If you are interested in continuing to learn and connect with brilliant thought leaders and like minded coaches over the next year we highly recommend that you join their Full Summit to continue your learning journey.

Go here to join the WBECS Full Summit 

As a member of ICF, if you purchase your ticket before June 25th, you’ll not only receive up to 50% off all Full Summit packages, but you’ll also get an additional discount of up to $150 by using the promo code WBECSLOVEICF.

**If you’ve already purchased your ticket and did not know about this discount, please contact icfsupport@wbecs.com and they will help you.**

By joining this year’s Pre and Full Summit, you will have the opportunity to earn over 150 CCE Units! You’ll also maintain your exclusive ICF Membership area and concierge team service.

The Super Early Bird price is only available until June 25th, so we highly recommend that you join the Full-Summit now while you can save over 50% on any ticket level, and up to $900 on their most popular Pro Coach Membership package by using the promo code above.

The Pro Coach Membership includes everything you need to be a successful coach – live content sessions weekly, implementation mastery sessions to interact with their global coach community, access to a monthly business development mastermind and a premium coach directory listing.

If you are looking to create an even bigger impact for your clients, see better retention rates and consistently grow your coaching business WBECS has all the resources you need to achieve just that!


Register Here for the WBECS Full Summit today to save over 50%.
*Offer Available until June 25, 2020*


 

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: CONNECTING FOR BALANCE AND SUPPORT

A lot has changed in our world since our last newsletter. We are facing many firsts both in our personal lives and in our businesses. It’s becoming clear that the way through this is by cultivating empathy and compassion for ourselves and for others.

Staying balanced so we can stay connected with our clients

As coaches we connect every day to help our clients stay grounded and navigate the world they live in. To be a support through this change we need to also ensure that we stay balanced and are filling up our bucket – taking time to breathe, moving our bodies, mindfully eating and connecting with people to fill us up.

Staying connected with your community for support and inspiration

As a community we are here to support you. If you need to connect for inspiration or support please reach out to us. At this time we are isolated, but alone and lonely are not the same thing. Staying connected is the answer and our community is here to support each other. Visit our Events Calendar for upcoming opportunities to connect.

Sharing your ideas and expertise

For the foreseeable future our connecting will be online and we would love to hear your ideas for making that meaningful. Please also reach out if you have mastery in an area that you would like to share. Some examples might be a virtual book club to inspire learning or a virtual masters café that would help our new coaches spark ideas on how they can support the world. Please contact Directors of Events, Olga and Alison, for thoughts and interest.

“In order for connection to happen, we have to allow ourselves to be seen, really seen.” Brené Brown


Cheryl Joslin

President, Vancouver Island Coaches Association
ICF Vancouver Island Chapter