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 Harrop
ICF Vancouver Island Coaches Association