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Date(s) - 10/06/2019
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Royal Roads University


Image ICF's Sara Smith

Presentation, Q&A and lunch with ICF Global’s Sara Smith from 11am-1pm

Workshop: The Journey to Mastery – Establishing the Coaching Agreement from 1:30-3pm.

ICF Vancouver Island are delighted to offer our members a chance to meet a visiting member of the Global Board.

We’d like to invite you to join us for lunch and a chance to hear first hand from Global their view on the outlook for coaching and the work the ICF is doing to create a future for us.

Please bring your questions and join us for what promises to be an interesting and inspiring conversation.

  • We will talk about what the ICF is working on at the global level to increase the visibility and understanding of coaching to organizations across the globe.
  • You will hear how credentialing, ethics and ICF-sponsored research help create more opportunities for us all.
  • Find out how you can take advantage of the many ways membership offers value to you and your coaching practice.
  • We will discuss the value of being a contributor to the success of the ICF, not just a consumer of services.
  • There will be an opportunity to ask any questions you have about the ICF.

After Sara’s presentation we’ll break for lunch, and then you’re invited to join us for her workshop:

The Journey to Mastery: Establishing the Coaching Agreement

In the early days of coaching, Establishing the Coaching Agreement meant to be sure and have a contract with your client. Today’s coach knows the second Core Coaching competency as the “ability to understand what is required in the specific coaching interaction and to come to an agreement with the prospective and new client and the coaching process and relationship.” It is one of the most valuable and sometimes most misunderstood of the competencies. Come learn about what it really means, how it is invaluable for the coach and how to get to the “thing beneath the thing” with your client.

  • We will talk about the competency: what it means for you as a coach and how it is measured.
  • You will watch a coaching demonstration and then debrief what you heard.

Our local chapter MCCs are being encouraged to come along and share their own coaching mastery in supporting the workshop and discussion that will follow.

What to know

  • Participants will receive 1.5 Core Competency CCE’s for attending this workshop.
  • N.B. ICF Vancouver Island Chapter is pleased to offer both the lunch and the workshop for free to give local coaches an opportunity to engage with a representative of the Global Board.
    In return we ask that if you sign up and cannot attend, please cancel your registration at least 48 hours before the event.
  • You may chose one or both of the ticket options depending on whether you plan to stay for one or both sessions.


About Sara Smith

Sara Smith, MCC, CPCC, is a long-time coach from Fort Worth, Texas and principal of Smith Leadership. She worked for IBM nearly 30 years and finished her tenure working as an internal executive coach and transformational consultant. Since leaving IBM, Sara continues to work with business executives, athletic coaches and university executives.

Sara has been a member of the ICF since 2001 and became a volunteer in the ICF North Texas chapter in 2006. She served on the chapter board for 8 years. In 2010, she was asked to start an ICF region in the southeast United States and founded the ICF Southeast Region. She served as its co-leader for 6 years. During that time, she continued as a member of the ICF North Texas board in the role of chapter liaison to the region. In 2018 she received her chapter’s Distinguished Service Award. Sara was elected to the ICF Global Board of Directors in 2017 and is now serving her second term as vice chair.

Sara earned bachelor and master degrees from Texas Christian University and became a Master Certified Coach (MCC) in 2010. She is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) through the Coaches Training Institute. She has also completed the Teleos Leadership Executive Coaching program; Neuroscience, Consciousness and Transformational Coaching through BeAboveLeadership and Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching through CRR Global.

Sara has been an adjunct professor with the SMU Cox School of Business MBA program teaching Leader As Coach and taught the fundamentals of emotional intelligence to doctoral students at two seminaries. She has worked with Division 1 college athletic coaches in the US and is author of Coach to Coach – Emotional Intelligence and Leadership for Winning Coaches.

Sara spends her free time RV’ing with husband, Paul, being a doting grandmother to Birch and playing with Jake, a rescued greyhound. She is expanding her artistic interests by playing the Native American flute and joining the Fort Worth City Band as a percussionist.