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LEARN FROM THE MOST BRILLIANT MINDS IN COACHING AT NO COST

As ICF coaches, the quality of our coaching is our most valuable asset, which is why this year our chapter is partnering with WBECS – the World Business and Executive Coach Summit to provide you with this terrific opportunity to expand your coach training.

What is WBECS Pre-Summit?

WBECS is a complimentary, live-online summit featuring over 40 of the most brilliant minds in the coaching profession who share their best tools and strategies and even do live coaching demonstrations (which we have found to be especially valuable).

By registering through our Chapter, you’ll be able to earn up to 5 CCE Units attending your favourite sessions at no cost.

Benefits of Attending the Pre-Summit:

You’ll also receive personalized concierge email service and an exclusive ICF membership area hosted by the WBECS Team including complimentary access to all 2020 Pre-Summit session recordings, available through the end of June 2020!

WBECS attracts the most amazing presenters covering a wide range of topics and have added in themed learning tracks this year to make it easy for you to select the sessions that make the most sense for your practice

Here are just a few examples of the live classes you’ll be able to attend when you join the complimentary Pre-Summit:

  • Easy Change versus Hard Change with Michael Bungay Stanier, the #1 thought leader in coaching
  • Coaching Widespread Fear: Using Non-Reactive Empathy To Uplift Perspective with Dr. Marcia Reynolds, president of Covisioning LLC
  • Understand yourself (and others) with the ‘Four Tendencies’ Personality Framework with Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author

We promise you will gain incredible value from it!


Reserve your spot for the complimentary WBECS Pre-Summit now
Seats are filling up quickly.


Cheryl Joslin,

President
ICF Vancouver Island

President’s Message: Special Chapter Message Regarding Covid-19

Dear Chapter Members,

Events related to Covid-19 have shifted things for each of us over the past few weeks in a myriad of unexpected ways. We want everyone to know that we are here to support you in these challenging and unprecedented times and have implemented some changes in the way we reach out so that we can help maintain our connections and learning together.

All events have been adjusted and will be held virtually until September at the earliest with a focus around bringing the community together to connect and offer peer support. 

Here are a couple of upcoming events:

To start this off we are holding the second Virtual Wine and Cheese on April 23rd from 6-7:30 pm. Big thanks to Tania Walter-Gardener for being the creator and facilitator behind this idea! These Wine and Cheeses are a great way for our Vancouver Island Chapter to connect across the region. The first event was a real success and we hope to see more of you join us this time!

We also have two upcoming Discussion Forums for you to check out:

The first: Discussion Forum: Marketing Your Coaching Business will be held on Wednesday 20th May from 12-1:30pm. Panelists include Delaney Tosh on Creating your Niche, Emma-Louise Elsey on List Building and Media Plans, and Eva Van Krugel on Direct Marketing to corporates. The format will include discussion and Q&A with the panelists and participants.

The second: Discussion Forum: Business Platforms to Support a Cohesive Coaching Business will take place at a date in June, TBC shortly.

Opportunity to Partner with the Chapter Board of Director to deliver Continuing Coach Education (CCE):

If you have online professional development that offers CCE units and would like to partner with the Board to offer this to our membership at not cost please contact Director of Events. You can visit the ICF Global website to learn how you can apply to have your training program accredited for CCE units.

Similarly, if you have other non-CCEU programs and offers that you’d like to share with the membership please go ahead and post to the LinkedIn Vancouver Island Coaches Association Members’ Group. This group is another way for members to connect and interact with each other directly to build community. Feel free to pose questions and create dialogue as well as share any relevant coaching related content with the group. Reminder to turn on your notification settings to stay current with what’s happening there!

International Coaching Week is coming up May 4-10th!

ICF Members from around the world will join and celebrate coaching’s power to positively impact individuals, organizations, communities and the world.

Our local Chapter has organized a few virtual events across Vancouver Island including a virtual Experience Coaching pro bono event on May 5th, demo coaching workshops for industry, and social media marketing materials for coaches to support community during ICW. If you are interested in volunteering to offer pro bono coaching during ICW please contact Community Relations. More details to come about that soon! Please refer to this blog post for details of this ICW2020 volunteer opportunity.

How can we support you?

And finally and most importantly, please let us know how we can support you. We are committed to providing our Members with the support and resources you need to care for yourself and meet the needs of your clients during this tumultuous period.

With sincere gratitude for our community of coaches,

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

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: Happy November to Our Members

Antici-p-a-a-tion

Here we are moving into the time of fall schedules, a new school year, and of course, curiosity about what we can explore to bring us joy as the days grows shorter.

Connecting with Community

We hope you have found value in the workshops and online learning that we have offered. Whether it is in strengthening your online Linked In profile to attract new clients, examining the Code of Ethics to stay current with the standards, or signing up to join the inspirational coach conversations taking place in person up and down the island, it’s an exciting time for growing our skills. Many of you have expressed your keen desire to remain connected to the coaching community, indeed that is one of the many benefits of an ICF membership. May your exploration of virtual and in-person events bring you much joy.

For the Ravenous Learner in You

We kicked off the Cross-Canada Coaching Webinar Series in late September, with Lily Seto and Mary PreFontaine facilitating a nation-wide workshop on ethics. It was exciting to work in virtual break out groups with colleagues from Edmonton, Montreal, Calgary and Ottawa. Our sister chapters across Canada will take turns hosting online workshops on emerging coaching trends and topics. Don’t forget to check out the full line up of fall events hosted by the Vancouver Island Chapter (see table below).

We also responded to member requests for a workshop designed to assist us with our Linked In profiles – after all, it’s a great way to promote our coaching business! James Amarelo hosted a webinar and walked us through everything from customizing our URL, to developing snappy summaries, and choosing images and information to align our Linked In presence with the brand we showcase on our coaching business websites.

We build our chapter events schedule trying to reach as many members as possible through a mix of online and face to face sessions. With an intentional focus on continuing education credits for coaches, we offer a mix of topics, based on member feedback and speaker availability. If you are interested in either offering or attending something specific, please drop our Events Director, James Amarelo, a note at events@vicoaches.org.

What You’ve Been Waiting For…

And I am thrilled to announce that we have once again been able to book Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University for our Annual General Meeting and Holiday Brunch! This beautiful setting is a perfect place to reconnect with experienced members and welcome new ones over a lovely meal. As a portion of the time is dedicated to our annual general meeting, not only will we review our finances and elect a new board, but we will also celebrate our membership and how we continue, together, to advance the coaching profession (check out the sidebar invite and call for nominations).

Our Upcoming Events

The Chapter website’s Events calendar is updated regularly and is a great place to check in on upcoming events.  To date, we have events taking us into March of 2019!

November 5th:  Inspiring Coaches to Connect in Ladysmith and in Victoria. Connect with your colleagues at these face-to-face social events and enjoy rich conversations with your Chapter community – non-members are encouraged to join us.

November 15th:  Cross Canadian Coaching Series Webinar – Topic: Powerful Questioning.  Presented by the Calgary Chapter’s Jamie Davidoff, PCC.

November 24th:  ICF Vancouver Island Presents: Metaphor Magic in Coaching.  Facilitated by Lily Seto, PCC who will demonstrate the Metaphor Magic Box as a powerful tool for working with clients.

December 8th:  ICF Vancouver Island Chapter’s Annual General Meeting & Holiday Brunch.  Once again we celebrate our year, welcome our new Board of Directors and enjoy a delicious seasonal brunch at the beautiful Hatley Castle.  Watch you inbox for a call for nominations, your AGM package with agenda including slate of nominees and resolutions, and the registration details.

February 12, 2019: Cross Canadian Coaching Series Webinar – Topic: Managing Progress and Accountability. Presented by Toronto Chapter’s Sue Sheldon, MCC.

March 18, 2019:  Cross Canadian Coaching Series Webinar – Topic: Coaching Presence. Presented by Quebec Chapter’s Dr. James Gavin, MCC.

I really hope you mark your calendar and join us!

Warmly,

Tracy


For details and registration for these events visit:
EVENTS CALENDAR


Photo credit:  Photo by Char Beck on Unsplash

Announcing: Cross Canada Coaching Series

Mark your calendars! The Cross Canada pilot project, created by ICF chapters Vancouver Island, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Quebec is ready to take flight.

ICF Vancouver Island members will have exclusive free access to five webinars offered across Canada during the Fall of 2018 and Winter 2019.

The presenters are outstanding ICF credentialed coaches. These experts will deepen your learning and understanding of select ICF Core Competencies during these interactive and engaging webinars.

Please visit our events calendar page for further information.

Looking Ahead As We Plan Chapter Events For Autumn 2018

The Board met in mid-June to reflect on activities, services, celebrations and learnings of the first half of this 2018 term.  And we did some thoughtful planning around how we may serve you for remainder of the year.  In keeping with our 2018 theme of Inspired Connections, we are excited to share some of the ideas we have in development:

September 20: Cross Canadian Coaching Series – Vancouver Island Chapter Webinar – Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards

September 25: ICF Vancouver Island Chapter Webinar – LinkedIn-Aligning Brand with Impressions

October TBD: ICF Vancouver Island Webinar – Effective Networking

October 14: ICF Vancouver Island Chapter Event – Comox – Inspiring Coaches to Connect

October 17: Cross Canadian Coaching Series – Edmonton Chapter Webinar – Creating Awareness

October TBD: Potential Joint Event with ICF Vancouver Island Chapter & Mid-Island Coaches Assoc. – Inspiring Coaches to Connect

November 15: Cross Canadian Coaching Series – Calgary Chapter – Powerful Questioning

November TBD: ICF Vancouver Island Chapter Event – Magic Metaphors Workshop

December 8: ICF Vancouver Island Chapter Event – Annual General Meeting & Brunch

Want to share some feedback? Please drop a note. Or better yet, join the board (we have an opening) and help us make a positive impact.

~Tracy Houser, President

Webinar Events – Life Coaching isn’t Just for Grownups AND More Clients, Less Marketing

Thursday, February 15th – Webinar: Life Coaching Isn’t Just for Grownups
 
Life Coaching Isn’t Just for Grownups – Three Skills All Kids Should Learn Before the Age of 10 (and they work for grownups too)!
When faced with challenges or disappointments, most kids don’t have the tools to handle them. As a result, they often get down on themselves or give up on themselves – developing belief systems that can hold them back for the rest of their lives. As coaches, we’ve seen the impact of childhood events on adult clients over-and-over again!

Coaching isn’t just for grownups. It’s a game changer for our youth when they learn how to break through limiting beliefs and proactively create supportive beliefs to help them thrive. Life coaching can help kids learn how to use the power of their thoughts to handle the ups and downs of growing up and to develop a mindset for creating happiness, confidence, and success in life.

There is still time to register for this amazing webinar.  Click here!
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Tuesday, March 6th –  Webinar: More Clients, Less Marketing
 
More Clients, Less Marketing: How to Create More Leads and Income by Doing LESS
If you love coaching and want it to be easier to attract more clients consistently, join us!

This highly interactive class gives you the simplest, most effective way to generate a steady stream of high-end clients without giving up your nights and weekends. In a no-hype environment, we’ll create immediately implementable client generation tools, customized to your strengths and values.

Facilitator, Mary Cravets works with purpose-driven coaches to significantly grow their businesses without working nights and weekends. Her career focused on answering one question: “How do I make a living, making a difference?”
 

Relationship Systems Coaching – a webinar with Marita Fridjhon

MEETING THE SYSTEM: COACHING FROM RELATIONSHIP SYSTEMS INTELLIGENCE (RSI)

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 – from 11 am to 12 pm PDT

Team Coaching is one of the most rapidly growing specializations within the coaching profession. And while we value the basic coaching skills of life/individual or executive coaching, it does require a different skill set in order for it to be effective. Many situations described as Team Coaching, from a systems perspective, actually is closer to what might be known as Group Coaching. In this webinar we will work on developing awareness for the difference between holding focus on the individuals within a team, vs making the Holonic shift to focusing on the collective entity of the entire team. In coaching intelligent teams, we hold the team entity to be the client instead of the individual players within the team. As we coach and engage with managers and leaders, it is important to bring modern Systems Thinking to bear on the vertical – personal – development as leader. In this webinar Marita will work on developing awareness for the difference between holding focus on the individual and/or the entire team.

The session will focus briefly on the 5 Principles of RSI, followed by a demonstration of operationalizing at least one of these principles to reveal the intelligent team that is available to the individual, partnership or team.

Outcomes

  • Learn with Marita how to coach clients to work with all their different parts, which is the first system and relationship set to work with.
  • Create a coaching agreement around how relationship matters and that it starts with being with the self, all of the self.
  • Build trust and intimacy with clients discovering their internal interdependence between different selves all playing a role in the client’s individual expression.
  • With powerful questions, coach clients how to leverage the strengths of different aspects of self.
  • Create a bridge between the systemic approaches in coaching teams, to the systemic approach in working with individuals.

About the Facilitator:

Marita Fridjhon MSW, PCC, CPCC, ORSC Certified

Marita is a coach and co-author of the ICF-accredited Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC™) program, and CEO of CRR Global Inc. CRR Global currently has partners delivering programs through a global faculty of trainers in 15 different countries throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, Turkey, Israel and United Arab Emirates.

Raised in South Africa during the Apartheid era, Marita has dedicated her career to systemic evolution and operationalizing complex theories into user-friendly tools and strategies. With degrees and training in Clinical Social Work, Community Development, Process Work, Family Systems Therapy and Alternative Dispute Resolution, she brings not only considerable knowledge but also a deep understanding of Systemic Evolution.

Marita combined her professional practice and global experience (spanning Africa, Brazil, West Indies, London and currently the US) to create a groundbreaking team coaching model leveraging the power of relationship systems.

The practice of Relationship Systems Coaching, as trained in the ORSC model, is currently one of the most powerful models affecting large-scale, impactful community and organizational change. Team coaches trained in ORSC are active in dozens of countries, including: South Africa, Japan, China, France, Turkey, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Britain, North America and Spain, to name only some.

Marita is a popular public speaker, business consultant, master curriculum designer, and continues to hold a small practice of coaching teams and partnerships.

There is no cost for this fabulous webinar!

You can register through Eventbrite by clicking here

Coaching for engagement and connection – a special learning and development opportunity

Coaching for engagement and connection

A learning and development opportunity to expand your front-of-the-room coaching skills and your network of coaching colleagues, and to help your communities experience the impact of professional coaching.

WHY and HOW

We know that coaching is not about telling – it is about demonstrating impact. Through face-to-face workshops, webinars and practical experiences this program will expand the skills needed to coach at the front of the room and to open the coaching conversation with businesses or organizations.  And, as part of the program you’ll create demonstration opportunities by connecting with community businesses and organizations so they can experience the impact of professional coaching.  We’ll celebrate the learning and the impact with a week of coaching-at the-front-of-the-room during International Coaching Week – May 7th – 13th, 2018.

WHO IS THIS FOR

Developed, in collaboration with Lily Seto, PCC, the program is open to accredited ICF Vancouver Island chapter members who have at least an ACC designation. You’ll also need to be an effective communicator, flexible and have some experience in group and team coaching.

WHEN and WHAT

Running from September 2017 to May 2018, the program starts with a face-to-face workshop on September 23, 2017, followed by two 90-minute webinars in October and January.

From October through March you’ll engage with local organizations and businesses and do two, community practice sessions. The program ends during International Coaching Week, May 7 to 13 with you completing at least two coaching-at the-front-of-the-room demonstrations in local businesses or organizations.

 

YOUR GUIDE FOR THIS WORK

Lily Seto, MA, PCC, AOCS

Lily is an experienced Human Resources and Organizational Development Consultant who has been coaching professionally for over 12 years. Her practice focusses on coaching to develop leaders and mentoring and coaching supervision of coaches who want to “up their game”.  She has also designed and trained trainers in various courses and workshops.

She also works closely with leadership teams, coaching and mentoring them to take a coaching approach to their leadership style. She is also a certified Fierce Conversations facilitator and one of six trained coaching supervisors in Canada.

Lily works internationally and is the past president of the ICF Vancouver Island Chapter, where she devoted her volunteer time to engaging the Chapter coaches in connection and development. She is the 2016 recipient of the Royal Roads University Coaching Award through Leadership Victoria and has been appointed an Independent Review Board member for the International Coach Federation Ethics committee.

 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

As part of the program you’ll be asked to:

  • secure opportunities to demonstrate coaching ‘at the front of the room’ in organizations or businesses;
  • invest a minimum of 3 hours per month from September 2017 to May 2018 in either training on how to coach from the front of the room or in coaching demos within organizations;
  • share coaching-at the-front-of-the-room with local organizations and businesses in celebration of International Coaching Week in May 2018, and
  • debrief and improve the program.

COST

$250.00 for the workshop and webinars. Potential rebate of $100 when you secure two community demos during 2018 International Coaching Week.WHAT NEXT

We have room for 12 coaches in this program.  Please copy and paste and complete the Application below and return to commrelations@vicoaches.ca by September 9, 2017.

We’ll let you know by September 12, 2017 if you’ll be part of this program.

 

Coaching for engagement and connection: Application

Name and ICF accreditation: ______________________________________, _________

ICF Vancouver Island member:  Yes ____  No ______

In 200 words tell us about:

  • Why you want to be part of this program
  • Your ideas for organizations you’ll approach for coaching-at the-front-of-the-room demonstrations
  • Previous group or team coaching experiences

Are you available to attend September 23 face-to-face session?  Yes ____  No ____