President’s Message: Engaging for Transformation

Last week’s International Coaching Week (ICW) was a great success.

Thank you to all of the Vancouver Island coaches who volunteered to coach new clients and to the ICF Vancouver Island Board of Directors who pulled together to help make this event a success. Many of the coachees who participated in ICW had never experienced coaching before and this event is a great way to promote the profession and our coaches in our communities and organizations. I received feedback from coaches that participated that it was an amazing experience.

On April 17, ICF Vancouver Island hosted Alan Seale for a wonderful Transformational Presence workshop. Alan guided the group through several powerful exercises including the 4 Levels of Engagement, Pushing Against or Partnering With, and the Deep Simple. If you missed it or want to revisit some of the learning, a link to a recording of the workshop is being sent to all members via the Spring 2021 edition of the newsletter, so be sure to watch your inboxes.

Our Communications Director, Annette Siewertsen and the Website Committee (Delaney Tosh and Sherry LeBlanc) have been busy building our new website. This is amazing news! The Committee is bringing our Chapter’s online presence into alignment with ICF Global’s updated branding.  With the ICF branding guide and the Chapter’s survey results in hand, the committee has finalized the navigation structure, fine-tuned a design direction and has most of the website built.  As the work progresses, the committee will be developing a new and improved Find a Coach member directory that will bring ease and access to our members in creating their profile and provide a good platform for marketing our Chapter members.

You may have noticed that ICF has announced a new ICF podcast channel that is available here:
This is a great resource for learning and development brought to you by coaches like yourselves, the incredible talent and expertise of our network of more than 35,000 ICF credentialed coaches worldwide.  It is also another platform to promote your coaching business and share your passion and knowledge about coaching.



Kieran Harrop
ICF Vancouver Island Coaches Association